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Old March 22 2013, 11:06 PM   #16
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Re: The Best Movies You've Never Seen

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I might have to hand in my man card for this, but I've never seen any of The Godfather movies.
don't feel bad. i haven't either.
Neither have I.
I've seen them, and while The Godfather was quite good, I couldn't get into Godfather 2, and Godfather 3 sucked.
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Old March 22 2013, 11:09 PM   #17
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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
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Old March 22 2013, 11:49 PM   #18
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I have never seen Titanic or Avatar although I suspect that I wouldn't actually enjoy them. Everyone else seems to think they're the "best" though...
Not everyone! Avatar's not bad but I hate Titanic. When Sean Connery opened the envelope to name it Best Picture at the Oscars, I actually felt physically unwell. Back in '98, republican paramilitaries blew up our local cinema. The only saving grace was that Titanic was showing there at the time.
I have read the plot synopsis of Titanic and I keep thinking that it would be so much better if it was JUST about the ship sinking.

Plus, is it just me, or does the guy who (I'm guessing, since she has children and grandchildren) Rose marries after Jack dies, have the most thankless job in the known universe? Sure, being married to Kate Winslet would be nice, but imagine having to compete with Jack...
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Old March 23 2013, 12:47 AM   #19
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Re: The Best Movies You've Never Seen

Ok granted my title is not clear, but could people suggest more great obscure movies and fewer mediocre famous ones?

A "watch" list, not a "do not bother" list. Maybe it's me but most movies are on my "do not bother" list.
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Old March 23 2013, 01:24 AM   #20
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Ok granted my title is not clear, but could people suggest more great obscure movies and fewer mediocre famous ones?

A "watch" list, not a "do not bother" list. Maybe it's me but most movies are on my "do not bother" list.

I'm confused. You're asking us to recommend obscure movies that we haven't seen?

I thought this was about confessing what celebrated classics we've never gotten around to seeing.
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Old March 23 2013, 02:29 AM   #21
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I have yet to see Alien or Aliens. As for recommending something obscure The Hanging Tree is a brilliant western with Gary Cooper that i have never heard anyone talk about.
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Old March 23 2013, 02:39 AM   #22
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Triskelion, there's a number of excellent films which are so obscure that I've never even heard of them. I recommend them highly.
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Old March 23 2013, 02:50 AM   #23
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Re: The Best Movies You've Never Seen

I have a veritable laundry list of classics.

To name a few:
It's a Wonderful Life
A Christmas Story
Casablanca
anything by Alfred Hitchcock
Planet of the Apes (or any Charlton Heston movie)
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Old March 23 2013, 02:59 AM   #24
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I've seen a lot of films. Which, given the breath of film history, is but a drop in the bucket. Using the AFI's latest top 100 film list (out of laziness, really, rather than to offer the list any particular praise), I haven't seen the following:

City Lights
All About Eve
King Kong
The Philadelphia Story
Shane
It Happened One Night
A Streetcar Named Desire
Intolerance
Nashville
American Graffiti
Cabaret
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
The Silence of the Lambs
Spartacus
Swing Time
Sophie's Choice
Yankee Doodle Dandy
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Old March 23 2013, 04:48 AM   #25
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I've never seen Schindler's List. I even own it on DVD. I bought it the day it came out back in 2004, but I've never watched it.
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Old March 23 2013, 05:13 AM   #26
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Re: The Best Movies You've Never Seen

Some great movies in this thread. Keep 'em coming!


All I'm sayin' is feel free to post whatever you guys want. Your responses are interesting.


Plus, if anyone knows any obscure movies nobody's ever heard of but you personally loved them, some of us would love to check them out!



I'm starting with your recommendations, chardman.
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Old March 23 2013, 06:37 AM   #27
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Triskelion, there's a number of excellent films which are so obscure that I've never even heard of them. I recommend them highly.
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Old March 23 2013, 08:28 AM   #28
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I've never seen Schindler's List. .
Me neither. It's at the top of the list of movies that I want to watch at some point, but haven't gotten around to. Also in that category: Apocalypse Now, Rashomon, Taxi Driver, and Vertigo.

Within SF/F, the movie that's probably at the top of my yet-to-see list is Stalker.
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Old March 23 2013, 09:07 AM   #29
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Rashomon
was not my favorite Kurosawa movie. I quite preferred his Shichinin no Samurai (Seven Samurai), Yojimbo (remade as Clint Eastwood's A Fistful of Dollars) and Ikiru - a quiet but powerful movie about an old man with a year left to live who dedicates it to standing up to corruption.

Speaking of samurai - Highlander's Christopher Lambert was in a fantastic Samurai vs Ninja movie called The Hunted. Highly recommended!

And Yami no Karyudo, Hunter in the Dark. Best. Samurai. Drama. Ever. Ok, next to Kurosawa's Ran.

Speaking of which: favorite Jackie Chan movies (based on sheer fighting brilliance):

Zu Qun r
(Drunken Master II)
Bōli Zūn (Gorgeous)
And Rumble in the Bronx is also necessary viewing.

Best fight sequences ever. Period.
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Old March 23 2013, 09:27 AM   #30
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I've never seen a lot of Westerns that are regarded as classics, simply because I've never been a big fan of Westerns.

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Casablanca. African Queen. Sound of Music. Metropolis.
By all means, you should see Casablanca, The African Queen and Metropolis. Especially the latest restoration of Metropolis containing footage that hasn't been seen in over 80 years.

But I wouldn't bother with The Sound of Music unless you're a huge musical fan or a Rodgers & Hammerstein completist. It's pretty treacly.

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. . . Back in '98, republican paramilitaries blew up our local cinema. The only saving grace was that Titanic was showing there at the time.


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I have a veritable laundry list of classics.

To name a few:
It's a Wonderful Life
A Christmas Story
Casablanca
anything by Alfred Hitchcock
Planet of the Apes (or any Charlton Heston movie)
You're kidding about Hitchcock, right? Only a handful of Tibetan monks and a few Kalahari Bushmen have never seen an Alfred Hitchcock picture.
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