For whatever reasons, going to the cinema/watching films has never been something I've done much of. It's not that I don't enjoy it, but I've often felt that a cinema visit isn't worth it (a feeling that was reinforced when I was invited to watch Meet the Fockers).
I often found it rather embarrassing to admit I hadn't seen an absolute classic. Now I'm quite open about the fact that I haven't seen most films (or rather, I haven't seen most of the films that almost everyone I know has seen). It's even become an interesting conversation starter: people are amazed when I reel off some of the films I've yet to see (just you wait!).
It also sparked off an idea amongst friends to create a documentary about me watching classic films. It was a rather ambitious New Year's resolution, that we started but never finished.
Films I Haven't Seen
So here's the list of films I haven't seen (but feel I really should have).
strikethrough denotes films I saw whilst making the documentary mentioned above. As you can see, we didn't get very far.
Francis Ford Coppola's:
- Godfather pt.1
- Godfather pt.2 (should I bother with pt.3?)
- Apocalypse Now
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Clockwork Orange
- Pulp Fiction
- Reservoir Dogs
- Jackie Brown
- Kill Bill vol.1
- Kill Bill vol.2
- Schindler's List
- Back to the Future 1
- Back to the Future 2
- Back to the Future 3
- Blade Runner
- Alien (or any in the Alien series…)
- Terminator 2
- Terminator 3
- The Royal Tenenbaums
- Barton Fink
- The Big Lebowski
- No Country for Old Men
Notable Films I have Seen
- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
- The Star Wars series (apart from Episode II: Attack of the Clones)
- Ghostbusters (and maybe Ghostbusters 2?)
- Some of the Spielberg's: E.T., The Indiana Jones series (I think), Saving Private Ryan
- Toy Story (although maybe not Toy Story 2 and dipped in-and-out of Toy Story 3)
- Memento (probably my favourite film)
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- City of God
- Some of the Wes Anderson films: The Life Aquatic, The Darjeeling Ltd., Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Senna (probably the best film I've seen recently)
- Avatar (didn't really enjoy)
Are there any other classics I should watch? Let me know. @domchristie.
 I couldn't say no. It was awful.