I am not a movie person. I know that such people exist — my husband is one — but I am not among them.
That’s not to say that I don’t watch movies. I do. Lots of them. But they are not always good. For every amazing Miyazaki film on my hard drive, there are two stinkers from Elizabeth Taylor’s “unfortunate period”. (I have watched The Driver’s Seat more times than I can count.) I am also a sucker for completely forgettable foreign comedies. Heidi Klum would question my cinematic taste level.
But it’s worse, because I lie. I lie about having seen important films, popular films, the ones that everyone else knows. I’m secretly convinced that everyone else lies about having seen these movies, too, but I can only be certain of my own shame. Pity me.
Here is a list of 47 movies that I could’ve been watching instead of Return of the Killer Tomatoes. Although let the record show: I have no regrets.
- Annie Hall
- American Beauty
- Back to the Future
- The Big Lebowski
- Chariots of Fire
- Dirty Dancing
- Forrest Gump
- The Godfather: Part II (and honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever watched the first from start to finish)
- I Am Curious (Yellow)
- Iron Man (any of them)
- Jerry McGuire
- Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
- Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
- The Pianist
- Pretty Woman
- Raging Bull
- Rain Man
- Reservoir Dogs
- Rocky (or the sequels, for that matter)
- Saving Private Ryan
- Seven Samurai
- The Shawshank Redemption
- The Sixth Sense
- Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace
- Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith
- Sunset Boulevard
- Taxi Driver
- Terms of Endearment
- Toy Story
- V for Vendetta
- X-Men (any of them)
2 thoughts on “47 Important Movies I Have Never Seen (But Occasionally Told People That I Have)”
I Am Curious (Yellow)?
Did you put that in there just to see whether anyone was reading the list?
I know it’s an important movie from the period, although I’ve also heard that it’s not especially good. Seems like the sort of thing I should see, even if I end up hating it (cf. Schindler’s List).