Top 10 Movies I’m Embarrassed I Haven’t Seen

by George Watches Things

I stole this idea from filmophilia.com, a brilliant website.

Note: this list does not include movies I’ve “forgotten” or haven’t seen in a long time.

10. Drive (2011)

I was very, very excited to see Drive. I’m talking Up level excitement, here. A few hours before I was going to go, I found out it was rated R. R means I can’t get in (and I’m not tall enough to pass for 18). I’ll catch it on Amazon… I guess.

9. The Dark Knight (2008)

Oh boy. This is a biggie. It was, for a time, the highest ranked movie on IMDb. And it still is the highest movie on flickchart. All of my friends were talking about it at the time (some still are). But I’m just not into comic book stuff. I saw the last 10 minutes on cable once. I’ll catch it on cable… one of these days.

8. The Matrix (1999)

I was a fan of the “bigness” of Inception, plus people are referencing this a lot these days. I feel left out.

7. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974)

I’ve seen some excerpts, and this is my type of movie. Fawlty Towers and Keeping Up Appearances are two of my favorite TV shows ever, and Python is even drier. Coconuts.

6. The Departed (2006)

For this one, all I have to do is list names. Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Vera Farmiga, and best of all, Alec Baldwin. I need to see this film!

5. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

I’ve seen pieces of this film, but I don’t really remember it. What I do remember is seeing 2010. Honestly, it wasn’t very good.

4. Up in the Air/The Hurt Locker/(500) Days of Summer (2009)


I’ve always enjoyed film, but I didn’t really get into it until late 2010. I missed out on a lot of films made in the decade before, and I haven’t gotten caught up. These three very different movies all look very good, and I can’t wait to see them. Also, I haven’t seen Avatar either.

3. City Lights (1931)

Charles Chaplin is up there with Hitchcock and Wilder in my mind as one of the all-time great directors. I love Modern Times and The Great Dictator, but I’ve heard that this tops those.

2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

The Dark Knight used to be #1 on IMDb, but now it’s Shawshank. (Here’s that link again.) I don’t know a lot about it, but people talk about how great it is.

1. The Godfather (1972)

10 days ago, you guys voted The Godfather the best picture of the 1970s. Awhile ago, Empire named it the greatest movie of all-time. I needed to see it before, but once the “all-time” sticker is applied, it gets serious.

What movies are you embarrassed that you haven’t seen?

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