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I thought it was time for another movie thread.
So here we try to predict the best movie we haven't seen (yet).

For me I probably have to go with
The Godfather

...I can't really believe that I haven't seen it actually, and I even like movies about organized crime!
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I've never seen The Godfather either. I'd like to see it some day. I hear it's pretty good.
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Citizen Kane.

As for The Godfather, it was overhyped for me, especially since I had already seen Goodfellas. It's like playing Super Mario Bros 3 first, then playing the first one. Yeah, the first one has its merits (in The Godfather's case, the baptism montage and the final shot), but it had long since been perfected.
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The next good great Coen brothers movie.
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erak wrote:
Citizen Kane.

As for The Godfather, it was overhyped for me, especially since I had already seen Goodfellas. It's like playing Super Mario Bros 3 first, then playing the first one. Yeah, the first one has its merits (in The Godfather's case, the baptism montage and the final shot), but it had long since been perfected.


Honestly, that's very similar to the feeling I had when I finally saw Citizen Kane years ago. As I was watching it, in the back of my mind I was kind of going "yeah, I've seen that before." Then I stopped and realized that I was watching the genesis of all that stuff.
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erak wrote:
Citizen Kane.

As for The Godfather, it was overhyped for me, especially since I had already seen Goodfellas. It's like playing Super Mario Bros 3 first, then playing the first one. Yeah, the first one has its merits (in The Godfather's case, the baptism montage and the final shot), but it had long since been perfected.


I actually haven't seen Goodfellas, despite how much I love the Godfather and the sequel! Shame they never made a third one.
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CasualSax wrote:
erak wrote:
Citizen Kane.

As for The Godfather, it was overhyped for me, especially since I had already seen Goodfellas. It's like playing Super Mario Bros 3 first, then playing the first one. Yeah, the first one has its merits (in The Godfather's case, the baptism montage and the final shot), but it had long since been perfected.


I actually haven't seen Goodfellas, despite how much I love the Godfather and the sequel! Shame they never made a third one.


Goodfellas is the Godfather on about 12 cans of Red Bull.
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Dunno if it's great (because I haven't seen it), but somehow I've never seen Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
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The Sound of Music (my wife loves it, I have no desire)
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Orangemoose wrote:
The Sound of Music (my wife loves it, I have no desire)

Sound of Music is actually very good, but it was ages ago I saw it.
Caveat: I do love musicals though.
 
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I try to see as many highly-acclaimed movies as possible (even if I'm not sure I will like them). I have a pretty decent DVD/blu-ray collection (north of 3,500 titles, but south of 4,000) and many of them are classics. I'd say my biggest shortfall is "great movies produced outside of the United States and Great Britain." I mean, I've seen plenty of excellent movies like Elevator to the Gallows, The Tin Drum, Das Boot, Fitzcarraldo, El Topo, and La Strada. But I'm way behind in watching movies by some great directors like Ingmar Bergman and Luis Bunuel. So, maybe The Seventh Seal is the greatest movie I have never seen?
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From among the movies I would have been likely to see (there's a whole bunch of movies that are considered excellent that I have no interest in checking out), I think the best one I've never seen is Taxi Driver. Maybe Vertigo, although I'm not much of a fan of Hitchcock's.
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Larry Levy wrote:
From among the movies I would have been likely to see (there's a whole bunch of movies that are considered excellent that I have no interest in checking out), I think the best one I've never seen is Taxi Driver. Maybe Vertigo, although I'm not much of a fan of Hitchcock's.


Taxi Driver is excellent. It's definitely in my top 20 most-watched movies.

I am a big Hitchcock fan. Surprisingly, Vertigo is not one of my favorites. It's a great film, but there's something about it that just doesn't grab me. I'd rather watch North by Northwest, Notorious, Rear Window, Frenzy, Strangers on a Train, Psycho . . . maybe one or two others. Vertigo probably comes in around 8th or 9th among my favorite Hitchcock movies.
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Dark Knight is the first movie on the IMDb top rated list that I haven't seen.
 
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I've seen Citizen Kane, Casablanca, and the Godfather. It looks like Gone With the Wind is the best movie I have never seen.
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Going by the 2 AFI lists (the A does limit things a bit), it'd either be Lawrence of Arabia or Raging Bull.
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Wow and I thought I didn't get out much! I have seen every movie mentioned above bar two. Yes, you *should* go and see them.

And I probably should catch up on those two, but I must admit I have never really had the inclination to watch Raging Bull.
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wifwendell wrote:
Dunno if it's great (because I haven't seen it), but somehow I've never seen Close Encounters of the Third Kind.


I was disappointed. I think it must have been more interesting at the time, given the context of aliens in movies up to that point. So I give it credit for trying to imagine aliens being something other than whatever would most effectively put them in a familiar role, so the rest of the movie could follow a familiar formula. But I wouldn't really recommend it.

For me, it's Gone with the Wind. Started it once, but the main character seemed about as irritating as Ariel at the beginning of The Little Mermaid. Maybe, as in that movie, it was a way of setting up some personal growth, but I wasn't real keen on spending three hours finding out.
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MWChapel wrote:
I've seen all the best movies.

They say confidence is the key.. or so I've heard.

Csigs wrote:
I should probably admit to this before Gola or Sinister Dexter out me.


This is also one that baffles me that I haven't seen. I very much enjoy Peter Sellers.

Nor have I ever seen Raging Bull.

I guess it really is time to plan some movie nights.


Also, as an aside, if anyone hasn't watched Pan's Labyrinth that should be one of the greatest movies you've never seen (in my humble opinion of course ).
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Wow. Everyone should go see all these films. Especially Dr Strangelove.

I have not seen (and really really want to see) Mad Max: Fury Road
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Ozludo wrote:
Wow. Everyone should go see all these films. Especially Dr Strangelove.

I have not seen (and really really want to see) Mad Max: Fury Road


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Using the IMDB top 250 list, the first I haven't seen is The Good The Bad and the Ugly at number 8. But I do own a copy, so will have watched it in due course. The highest I have not watched and do not own is Once Upon s Time in the West at number 28.
 
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