10 Famous Movies I Haven’t Seen

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.

To keep all of this progress neat and organised, I store the movies I want to catch up with, the movies I’ve watched and their rating on IMDB. It’s practically Goodreads, but for films.

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.

The Godfather:

The Godfather

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:

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:

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.

The Shining:

The Shining

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

“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:

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?



31 thoughts on “10 Famous Movies I Haven’t Seen

  1. my dear god, a person hasn’t truly lived until they’ve seen the Godfather I & II. so many important references for other films and series!!! better do it, quick!

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  2. Seen several of these, Jaws, Godfather (only just recently), Pyscho, Singing in the Rain and Casablanca, but only because 4 of the 5 were for a film class I took. Cool fact: I’m actually in Jaws. Well, not me, but someone who stole my name. If you pay attention really closely, you’ll hear someone say, “Hey, that’s Ben Gardner’s Boat.”

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  3. I’ve watched most of it except American History X. Out of your list, i probably would love to watch Wolf of Wallstreet again. I have a thing for Leo too! Actually, I watched it twice already. Lol!


  4. I watched 3 of the list and my favourite is Singing in the rain, also seen int in the west end, I just love it so much! How about those very old classics Ben Hur and Gone with the wind, or Doctor Ziwago, long films but they made big impressions for me.

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