100 Movies I’m Embarrassed To Admit I Haven’t Seen Yet

Now, I’ve been highly judgmental about movies I think everyone should see.  But sadly, there are a lot of bonafide classics (Oscar winners, AFI’s Top 100, IMDB Top 250) that I haven’t seen at all.

This list would have been much longer if it wasn’t for Netflix.

  1. 12 Angry Men
  2. 25th Hour
  3. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  4. 4 Little Girls
  5. The Accidental Tourist
  6. An Affair to Remember
  7. The Age of Innocence
  8. Alien
  9. All The President’s Men
  10. American Graffiti
  11. Angels in America
  12. The Apartment
  13. Apocalypse Now*
  14. Babe
  15. Back To The Future III
  16. The Battle of Algiers
  17. A Beautiful Mind
  18. Ben-Hur
  19. The Big Chill
  20. Blazing Saddles
  21. Bonnie and Clyde
  22. Born on the Fourth of July
  23. Brazil
  24. Citizen Kane
  25. A Clockwork Orange
  26. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  27. The Crying Game
  28. Dances with Wolves
  29. The Deer Hunter
  30. Doctor Zhivago
  31. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  32. Ed Wood
  33. Fargo
  34. Field of Dreams
  35. A Fistful of Dollars
  36. The Five Heartbeats
  37. Fletch
  38. Four Weddings and a Funeral
  39. The French Connection
  40. Funny Girl
  41. Gone With The Wind
  42. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
  43. The Grapes of Wrath
  44. The Green Mile**
  45. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
  46. Hamlet (1948)
  47. Hannah and Her Sisters
  48. Harold and Maude
  49. It’s A Wonderful Life
  50. JFK
  51. The King of Comedy
  52. King of New York
  53. L.A. Story
  54. The Last of the Mohicans
  55. Lawrence of Arabia
  56. Life Is Beautiful
  57. The Maltese Falcon
  58. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
  59. Manhattan
  60. Marathon Man
  61. MASH
  62. Midnight Cowboy
  63. Mississippi Burning
  64. Moonstruck
  65. Moulin Rouge!*
  66. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  67. Muholland Dr.
  68. My Left Foot
  69. Network
  70. The Neverending Story
  71. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  72. North by Northwest
  73. Once Upon A Time In The West
  74. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  75. Ordinary People
  76. Rashomon
  77. A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
  78. Rear Window
  79. Rebel Without a Cause
  80. Road to Perdition
  81. Saving Private Ryan**
  82. Scent of a Woman
  83. Schindler’s List
  84. Sense and Sensibility
  85. The Seven Samurai
  86. Sid & Nancy
  87. Singin’ in the Rain
  88. Slacker
  89. Some Like It Hot
  90. The Sound of Music
  91. The Sting
  92. A Streetcar Named Desire
  93. Taxi Driver
  94. Terms of Endearment
  95. The Thin Red Line
  96. Tootsie
  97. Waking Life***
  98. The Way We Were**
  99. West Side Story
  100. Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

Feel free to judge me

* I tried to watch it but fell asleep** The ending was ruined for me so I wasn’t in a rush to see it*** I actually own this but I keep falling asleep when I try to watch it.
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20 thoughts on “100 Movies I’m Embarrassed To Admit I Haven’t Seen Yet

  1. aw, now that’s just tragic.
    there are some gems on there, hon.

    get with the following immediately:

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    CLockwork Orange
    Terms of Endearment
    12 Angry Men
    THE NEVERENDING STORY (OMG, you’re a mess)
    Fargo
    The Deer Hunter
    4 Little Girls (be forewarned at the graphic “surprise” imagery in this one though. some shit you just can’t unsee…)

  2. i saw schindler’s list in the theater. i have no idea why. and the sound of music might be my most favorite musical. they play it every year on network tv how have u not seen this?

  3. I can’t believe there are actually movies I have seen that Sean has not! This is the highlight of my day.

  4. You can do what I do with Godfather III – pretend it never happened. Unlike me, you’ve been spared Sophia Coppola’s acting. But Neverending Story??????? Are you serious???

  5. Great list, some of those would make MY list too. I find it ironic that you keep falling asleep to “Waking Life”. I bought “The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly” (extended version) about 3 years ago and just finished it last month. Yikes.

    To save time I’d say you can skip “Back to the Future III”, “Born on the Fourth of July”, “Godfather III”, and “An Inconvenient Truth”.

    But you HAVE to see “Blazing Saddles”. It’s as good a satire regarding racism as you’ll ever see. I don’t think anyone will make (or be allowed to make) a comedy like that again.

  6. Many people hate It’s A Wonderful Life because it used to be played thousands of times during the Christmas season. They says it cheesy and sappy and whatnot. It’s just plain good. Please watch it. Thanks!

  7. The only film I’ll judge you about is Field of Dreams. But we can still be friends.

    As for your list, I’ve seen 23 of those. I fell asleep during Moulin Rouge too, so I think that’s actually 22.

    About half of those 22 I saw in high school. I don’t know what North by Northwest had to with AP US History, but we watched it.

  8. I’ve only seen 18 of those on the list myself. The Apartment sat in my DVR for weeks but I had to delete it without watching. Maybe some day…

  9. The Movies I want to see on that list are:
    The Thin Red Line
    Taxi Driver
    Slacker
    The Seven Samurai
    Rashomon
    Once Upon a Time in the West
    The Nightmare Before Christmas
    Network
    Marathon Man
    Godfather:Part III
    The French Connection
    Dr.Strangelove
    The Deer Hunter
    A Clockwork Orange
    and Bonnie and Clyde.

  10. forget GFIII or BTFIII, Age of Innocence, Fletch!
    Having seen 97% of the movies above,(I am old)
    Please select the following as must sees first to whet your appetite you will then get on with the rest, btw excellent choices!
    Babe
    Citizen Kane
    Clockwork Orange
    Dr ZHivago
    Fargo
    GWTW
    It’s a Wonderful Life
    Marathon Man
    MIdnite Cowboy
    Rear Window
    Singing In the Rain
    Some LIke It Hot
    Taxi Driver

  11. You’re not missing much
    Waking Life*** (pretty dull, don’t bother with “Slacker” either. Same movie.)
    Alien (also dull)
    All The President’s Men (suprised this got made, really inside baseball)
    Back To The Future III (goofy, none of the angst of the first or second)
    Ben-Hur (pretty standard and very earnest biblical sword and sandal epic apart from the chariot race)
    Once Upon A Time In The West (almost glacial pace)
    Lawrence of Arabia (Not much here. I don’t think it works on a TV screen.)
    The Godfather Part III (If you’ve already seen the first two, this is a let down for some fans.)
    An Inconvenient Truth (I’m glad I watched it. Helps me make fun of people who prattle on about global warming.)

    Move them up in the queue!
    Brazil (Beautiful piece of art)
    Citizen Kane (Backs up the hype)
    A Clockwork Orange (Worth it just for the visuals.)
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Worth it just for the soundtrack)
    The Thin Red Line (Some of the best war footage ever)
    Tootsie (Hilarious and timely)
    The Apartment (Amazing acting, real characters)
    Apocalypse Now* (spectacle)
    Babe (Charming and warm)
    Blazing Saddles (un-PC and bawdy)
    Bonnie and Clyde (visually stunning)
    The Sting (crackerjack movie, tight script, well-acted)
    Taxi Driver (worth it for the last half hour)
    Schindler’s List (again, it backs up the hype. And another great Williams soundtrack. Haunting.)
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (only two movies have swept the major Oscar categories. You’ve seen Silence, so you’re halfway home.)
    My Left Foot (Daniel Day powerhouse)
    Network (Dunaway underrated in this movie. Really fragile character.)
    The Neverending Story (Look in the princesses eyes is priceless.)
    MASH (one of the best scripts of all time and Altman’s style meshes perfectly)
    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (No flaws)
    Fargo (Again, pitch perfect filmmaking. There is more to life than a little bit of money.)
    Fletch (Chase is great, more actual drama than people give the movie credit for)
    Harold and Maude (Cat Stevens!)
    The Last of the Mohicans (Mann at his best)

  12. I am the last person that can make any comments about classic movies that people haven’t seen. Everyone knows how insane my “never seen” list is. I think you’ve inspired me to do my list via Facebook note. Stay tuned for that. But as far as Back to the Future III, there’s really no reason whatsoever to see it. And u know how much I love the first two.

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