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Life_is_Simple
2-4-11, 7:47am
This is to go along with the "Movies to Watch Over and Over" thread.

I've never seen:
- It's a Wonderful Life
:0!

iris lily
2-4-11, 8:07am
We didn't see Godfather unless just a couple of years ago. Gocfather I and II, that is. The Godfather fans on my movie board say don't bother with G III. I'ts pretty good, but I don't understand men's obsession with it. Bu tI guess they don't understand my obsession with Sex and the City (tv series, not the films.)

Kestrel
2-4-11, 8:08am
Sometimes I can't remember if I've actually seen a famous movie or not, because I've seen the famous scenes -- but did I actually see the whole movie? I know I haven't seen "Gone With the Wind", but I've read the book, so I feel like I've seen the movie. Have I actually seen "It's a Wonderful Life"? At this point I just don't know ... but I don't think so. "Shane"? Don't think so.

This isn't a famous movie, but my kids and DH swear I've seen "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" -- they swear I went to see it with them and sat thru the whole thing, but I swear I haven't seen it ... but yeah, I know all the funny scenes because I saw them on TV! {sigh}

Bootsie
2-4-11, 9:07am
Jaws
To Kill a Mockingbird (I read the book for the first time this winter)
Miracle on 34th Street
Ben Hur

Azure
2-4-11, 9:47am
Titanic

JaneV2.0
2-4-11, 10:22am
My list would go on for pages. I haven't seen It's a Wonderful Life, though I've seen snatches of it--have zero interest in it. I bet there are movies I'd enjoy, but I'm about as avid a movie buff as I am a traveler. :~)

maribeth
2-4-11, 11:26am
I just saw Terminator and Terminator 2 in the last few years. Apparently the trailer for T2 gave away the gimmick, so DH says I am the only person in the universe who was able to watch that movie without knowing about it.

I also find myself unable to watch Citizen Kane. I get bored in the first half hour and shut it off.

mira
2-4-11, 11:53am
^ I saw Citizen Kane only a couple years ago and I was unimpressed!

I've never seen Casablanca.

kally
2-4-11, 12:26pm
It's a Wonderful Life
Ghostbusters (well not famous, but popular)

Greg44
2-4-11, 1:04pm
Add me to the list of never seen It's a Wonderful Life" okay I have seen bits and pieces, when the rest of the family watches it...but never in it's entirety...something about old black & white movies and cheesy acting...! :0!

Never seen a Star Wars or Star Trek or the like...science fiction bores me to tears (actually to sleep)! Harry Potter, Twilight, etc. again seens bits and pieces, but to sit through the whole thing - pure torture. Any movies with LOTS of blow them up stuff. :~)

Unfortunately my dw LOVES all those kinds of movies!

JaneV2.0
2-4-11, 1:52pm
"something about old black & white movies and cheesy acting..."

:+1: Yes! I'm mystified as to why (generic) people who will watch the worst kind of (generic) drivel when it's presented as a "film" so often look down their noses at us teevee buffs. Is it the commercials? Another of life's mysteries. :confused:

Anne Lee
2-4-11, 6:52pm
From the AFI's Top 100 Movies (http://www.afi.com/100years/movies10.aspx)(I'll only do the top 25) Movies I've Not Seen.

1 CITIZEN KANE 1941 - No
2 THE GODFATHER 1972 -No
3 CASABLANCA 1942 - Yes
4 RAGING BULL 1980 - I walked out.
5 SINGIN' IN THE RAIN 1952 - No
6 GONE WITH THE WIND 1939 - Parts
7 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA 1962 - No
8 SCHINDLER'S LIST 1993 - No
9 VERTIGO 1958 - No
10 THE WIZARD OF OZ 1939 - Yes!
11 CITY LIGHTS 1931 - No
12 THE SEARCHERS 1956 - No
13 STAR WARS 1977 - Yes
14 PSYCHO 1960 - No
15 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 1968 - Parts
16 SUNSET BLVD. 1950 -No
17 THE GRADUATE 1967 - No
18 THE GENERAL 1927 - No
19 ON THE WATERFRONT 1954 - Yes
20 IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE 1946 - Yes
21 CHINATOWN 1974 - No
22 SOME LIKE IT HOT 1959 - No
23 THE GRAPES OF WRATH 1940 - No
24 E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL 1982 -Yes
25 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 1962 - Yes

Out of the remaining 75, I've seen 6.

pony mom
2-4-11, 8:36pm
Shawshank Redemption

I sometimes feel that I'm the only person on the planet who hasn't seen it.

Anne Lee
2-4-11, 9:13pm
pony mom, I've only seen the parts that were on when I was walking through the room. DH has outlined enough of the plot for me that I get the gist.

Oh, I've never seen Driving Miss Daisy either.

iris lily
2-4-11, 9:18pm
oh that's right, I've not seen Casablanca and I'm not interested in doing so.

I didn't see It's a Wonderful Life until I was about 32 years old and I was surprised about how much I liked it.

Miss Cellane
2-5-11, 8:33am
I haven't seen:

Any of the Godfather movies
To Kill a Mockingbird
Citizen Kane
It's a Wonderful Life (I've seen tiny parts on TV at times)

I only saw The Wizard of Oz all the way through last year. My brother got the DVD for his kids. Prior to that, I'd only seen bits and pieces on TV. Interestingly, my brother says that with both The Wizard of Oz and It's a Wonderful Life, he hated them both when watching them on TV. But he loves them now that he has the DVDs. He says that they have both been edited so much to fit into TV time slots that entire scenes that are necessary to the plot have been cut out.

Me, I didn't like the movie version of Wizard of Oz very much, because I'd read the book so often as a child that all I could do was point out all the places where the movie varies from the book.

goldensmom
2-5-11, 10:39am
I've been thinking about this topic for awhile and wondering what made a movie a 'famous' rather than a 'classic' so I decided to go with Anne Lee's list because I like it. I thought comparisons of the same movies might be fun.

1 CITIZEN KANE 1941 - Yes
2 THE GODFATHER 1972 -Yes, didn't like it
3 CASABLANCA 1942 - Yes
4 RAGING BULL 1980 - No
5 SINGIN' IN THE RAIN 1952 - Yes, great music
6 GONE WITH THE WIND 1939 - Yes, truly an epic movie
7 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA 1962 - No
8 SCHINDLER'S LIST 1993 - Yes, excellent movie that I would never watch again.
9 VERTIGO 1958 - Yes
10 THE WIZARD OF OZ 1939 - Yes, monkeys scared me, still do.
11 CITY LIGHTS 1931 - No
12 THE SEARCHERS 1956 - No
13 STAR WARS 1977 - Yes, best of all the Star War movies
14 PSYCHO 1960 - No, on my way to see it at a drive in and changed my mind
15 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 1968 - Yes, 'Thus Spake Zarathustra"
16 SUNSET BLVD. 1950 -No
17 THE GRADUATE 1967 - No
18 THE GENERAL 1927 - No
19 ON THE WATERFRONT 1954 - Yes
20 IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE 1946 - Yes, didn't like it even though 99.9% of people thinks it's wonderful
21 CHINATOWN 1974 - No
22 SOME LIKE IT HOT 1959 - Yes
23 THE GRAPES OF WRATH 1940 - Yes
24 E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL 1982 -Yes
25 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 1962 - Yes, probably my favorite of this list.

happystuff
2-5-11, 4:13pm
I usually steer clear of the sappy romances. I've never seen:

The Notebook (although I just picked it up from the library... may actually watch it at some point this weekend - lol)
Bridges of Madison County
Sex in the City (none of the movies)

Nothing else pops into mind.

maribeth
2-5-11, 4:15pm
I haven't seen Shawshank Redemption either!

Gregg
2-7-11, 11:40am
I haven't seen Shawshank Redemption either!

Me either. Don't fear pony mom, there are more of us out there.

Gregg
2-7-11, 11:44am
Avatar. But I saw Dances With Wolves.

maribeth
2-7-11, 1:28pm
Avatar. But I saw Dances With Wolves.




Then you got the point without needing a vomit bag.

Tiam
2-15-11, 5:55pm
We didn't see Godfather unless just a couple of years ago. Gocfather I and II, that is. The Godfather fans on my movie board say don't bother with G III. I'ts pretty good, but I don't understand men's obsession with it. Bu tI guess they don't understand my obsession with Sex and the City (tv series, not the films.)


Only saw Godfather a couple of years ago myself. Have never wateched Sex and the city.

mm1970
2-16-11, 8:43pm
Uh, Star Wars. Any of them. I guess I've seen bits and pieces. But considering I'm 40, it's pretty impressive that I've never seen them.

Gregg
2-17-11, 7:18am
Almost forgot about Twilight. None of them, but would consider it if I get snowed in. What is it about vampires?