There are hundreds (literally hundreds… I made a list) of famous movies that I haven’t got around to watching. Yet, throughout the 4 years of our relationship, me and Matt have given it a really good try – there’s now a considerable dent in that list.
When I was recently scanning through this monster of a list, I noticed a huge number of iconic, ultimate “best films of all time”. A lot of the films I watch and enjoy aren’t considered huge hits – small budgets and interesting plots interest me a lot more than an all-star cast and explosions – and over the past 2 years, with us owning memberships to CineWorld, we watch a lot of new releases. The classics are sadly being left behind.
Saying that, there’s an insane number of blockbusters that I really do want to watch. Matt is going to be so pleased… these are the ones he’s been suggesting I watch for years, and I’m finally in the mood to crack open that endless box of classics.
My 10 most-anticipated famous films, that I haven’t seen (yet):
“You’re gonna need a bigger boat…” How have I lived 21 years on this planet and never seen one of the most famous films of all time?
I can’t swim anyway, so the concept of Jaws never freaked me out of the water, but I really wanna see a giant shark go all badass on a load of holiday makers.
I would be absolutely loaded if I had a pound for every time Matt talked about, quoted or wanted to watch The Godfather. It’s official, I have caved and I’m ready to lose my Godfather virginity.
There are so many references to this movie in popular culture that I kind of have to watch it so I can keep up …
The Silence of the Lambs:
Honestly, this type of film is right up my alley… Thrillers are my absolute favourite, and I have no doubts that I’ll enjoy this movie.
Alfred Hitchcock is a legend, and Psycho (arguably the most famous of his films) is one I haven’t seen. Ridiculous, I know, and when I went through that huge Hitchcock phase I should have watched it, I know… but… I didn’t.
But I will.
American History X:
I pretty much only know two things about this film: neo-Nazi skinheads and the tooth curb scene. Oh, and Edward Norton. I don’t recall watching him in anything other than Fight Club, but he was absolutely brilliant.
I think this is one I’m looking forward to watching the most!
None of them. None of the Alien movies. What is wrong with me? I have the full box set, including all the Predator movies too, waiting for me at home and I just haven’t got around to watching them.
Saying that, they’re pretty much my idea of perfect.Science Fiction is my babe.
I’ve seen way too many parodies of this movie for me to not watch it (The Simpsons one was clearly the best). I’ve also put off reading Stephen King’s novel for way too long, thinking it’s too scary for me.
We’ll see. Sometimes I like a good scary movie. I just have to prepare myself for the weeks for sleepless nights afterwards! Scaredy cat…
Singin’ in the Rain:
“Singin’ in the Rain” is one of my all-time favourite songs, and Gene Kelly is life. I can’t believe I didn’t watch this sooner.
I’ll be going through a huge classic film purge soon – I’ll be watching Elvis, Marilyn, Ginger and Fred for my 101 Things in 1001 Days challenge!
The Wolf of Wall Street:
A huge hit that we just missed. No fault of anybody’s but Time, and isn’t she a pain in the arse? It’s quite a long film too… you could fit 6 episodes of Parks and Recreation into the length of this film!
Leo, crime, money and corruption though. Yes, please.
It’s one of those films that is drilled into you as an ultimate romantic classic. Even saying or reading the word Casablanca makes me swoon, and I don’t even know the plot.
I don’t care – it’s renowned as a classic must-see, and was released in 1942. It survived 73 years, and people still talk about it.
How many of these have you seen? Which one was your favourite?