So here they are — the movies I really should have seen by now, or at least I feel I should have seen. There are still gaps. Really, there should be at least one Tarantino film on here, and some Fellini. Should I have added Tod Browning’s Freaks? The original Halloween? And if it stars Tom Cruise, should it bother me that I can’t feel much shame over not having seen it?
Note: These are not necessarily listed in order of Maximum Shame.
Probably not a lot of people are walking around saying “I can’t believe you haven’t seen Network!” But I’ve come across enough references I feel like I should have seen it a long time ago. William Holden tells people to yell out the window, right?
2. Dracula (1931)
As a classic horror fan, I should’ve seen this by now.
Probably the one I’m most embarrassed about. I sat through Torn Curtain. I own Shadow of a Doubt on DVD. But I haven’t seen Psycho?
4. Taxi Driver
Almost as embarrassing as Psycho.
With an “s”. I’ve seen the first, but everyone keep referencing the second. Plus, I like Bill Paxton.
6. Godfather & Godfather Part II
I don’t know how it happened either.
All the cool kids have already seen it.
8. Fight Club
9. 2001: A Space Odyssey
Like Network, it was in the air when I was growing up. And if I don’t watch it now, I probably never will.
Rosemary’s Baby has been in my personal top five since I was in my teens. And I loved Knife in the Water when I finally saw it. So why haven’t I seen Repulsion?
11. The 400 Blows
12. The Rules of the Game
See #7 & #11
Optional 13th: Last Year at Marienbad. So I can finally justify referencing it on Twitter.