I wanted to post something a little bit different today, so I thought I’d have a look at Empire’s 100 Greatest Movies list and see which out of the top 50 I haven’t seen yet… this could be interesting. I got this post idea form the lovely Orangutan Librarian!
30 might seem like a lot to go through, but looking through the list I’ve actually watched quite a few!
Number 1: The Godfather
This is always one of those films that’s at the top of movie lists and still I’ve never had the inclination to just sit down and watch it… I have nothing against the type of film it is or the actors in it, I’ve just never wanted to watch it, for whatever reason.
Number 2: Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back
OK, truth is, I’ve watched one of the Star Wars films but I can’t remember which one? I don’t think it was this one because I don’t remember Darth Vader being in it. I didn’t like whichever SW film I saw so I won’t be watching any of the others…
Number 6: The Goodfellas
I have seen a bit of this… I want to watch it actually I’ve just never sat down to watch it. I love me a bit of Robert DeNiro. Ray Liotta on the otherhand… creepy.
Number 9: Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope
Oh hello again Star Wars… we know why I haven’t seen this film already.
Number 12: The Godfather Part II
Now why would I have watched film number 2 if I hadn’t watched film number 1?
Number 13: Blade Runner
Weirdly, I don’t even know what this film is about. How I’ve managed to avoid all aspects of the story I have no idea, especially since the sequel came out recently! I don’t even know if I want to watch this one ’cause I don’t know what the plot is!
Number 22: Apocalypse Now
I have been told loads of time to watch this and that I will enjoy it but there are so many other movies I’ve put before it. Maybe I should shove it up my watch list.
Number 25: Terminator 2: Judgment Day
OK, I might have seen this one but I can’t for the life of me remember if it was this one or the first one! However, Terminator has never really interested me so if I haven’t seen this, I won’t bother watching it.
Number 26: Heat
Another top DeNiro film I haven’t seen! Again, don’t actually know what this one is about…
Number 27: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
A dislike of Clint Eastwood has been drummed into me from a young age, as my mum doesn’t like him. I also watched Gran Tarino once and thought he was a pretty cardboard actor so I’m not bothered about watching this one.
Number 28: Casablanca
Eh, romance films used to be my thing but I’ve grown out of them now so I have no desire to watch this one.
So there we have it, there’s just a few of the many thousands of films I have yet to watch. However, these are the ones that have supposedly changed the shape of cinema and I probably should have watched… can’t help it if I don’t like Star Wars though.
What iconic movies have you not seen?