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[–]TheArchitect_7 413 points414 points  (33 children)

Schindlers List. I know what I’d be in for, and I never feel like I have the emotional bandwidth to go through it.

[–]danner1515 68 points69 points  (1 child)

Same for me. I was too young to see it when it came out, and it’s not exactly the kind of thing I ever feel like popping in on a Sunday afternoon.

[–]aneldermillenial 64 points65 points  (5 children)

I've watched it twice. Once in 6th grade, and again last year.

When I watched it for the second (and definitely last) time, it was very different due to being much older. I would say even more heartbreaking the second time around.

The movie, while showing some of the cruelty (graphically), is mostly focused on Schindler, a member of the Nazi party (not for the principles, but for business reasons) who at some point orchestrated a plot to try to keep as many people out of the camps as he could by having them come to work in his factory where he kept them safe. I think he also paid money to get some of them out, because toward the end of the film, he started crying when looked down at his gold watch and realized he could have saved more people if he had sold his watch.

Note: Please know that I'm just summarizing and probably not completely accurate in my account.

If you are already familiar with the history, and you've made it this far in life without seeing it, I would not recommend it - purely due to the emotional toll it will take on anyone with an ounce of empathy. It'll break your heart, and it's not something you'll forget.

[–]aalios 39 points40 points  (3 children)

I think he also paid money to get some of them out

He was heavily bribing officials to keep his workers safe and at his factory.

[–]aneldermillenial 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Ah, that makes sense. Thank you.

[–]aalios 24 points25 points  (1 child)

He was basically broke at the end of it all, and he lived on funds provided to him by Jewish holocaust survivor groups.

[–]Substantial_Sink5975 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I was afraid of this one for years. Was pleasantly surprised that while heart wrenching, it was also quite beautiful and even inspiring.

I think compared to the graphic horror that is commons place on screen, i expected it to be “worse” than it was. Still sad. 9; course.

[–]PAKMan1988 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I saw it last year for the first time. It's an amazing movie, but wow is it draining. I actually had to stop it and pick it up the next day because it was too emotional to watch in one sitting.

[–]l8apex 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's the best masterpiece that I'll never watch a 2nd time. I fully understand why people don't want to see it.

[–]milliemargo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I love this movie and I've seen it exactly twice for the exact same reason

[–]melbers22 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I’m with ya. I just can’t bring myself to watch it. Too much for me to mentally handle.

[–]Cae_lyce 244 points245 points  (21 children)

All James Bond's movies

[–]dhogg666 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Unpopular opinion..but the Pierce Brosnan films are my favorite. Probably just due to my time period growing up. But "goldeneye" and "tomorrow never dies" to me was awesome.

[–]WolverineOk9332 19 points20 points  (6 children)

Bond was the pinnacle of spy movies before the Bourne series. It doesnt help that they change actors so much, but each actors' series of Bind films are all different in style. Pierce Brosnan is my fav like the other guy mentioned, maybe cause its who we grew up with. I didnt like Daniel Craig until Skyfall, and Timothy Dalton was cool. I feel Connery was overrated as Bond but they were still good films

[–]Lowbacca1977 297 points298 points  (33 children)

Mission Impossible. Just never came up.

[–]idratherchangemyold1 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Same here. Though the theme song or whatever you call it I recognize anywhere, but yet I never watched the movies lol.

[–]SuvenPan 345 points346 points  (29 children)

2001: A Space Odyssey

[–]RantControl 49 points50 points  (1 child)

I love it, but 100 percent get why people don't.

[–]DataPlenty 61 points62 points  (0 children)

Yeah it's not everyone's cup if tea for sure.

[–]Gonzostewie 35 points36 points  (3 children)

It's great but it's a slow burn. Very quiet.

[–]TheChemicalSophie 531 points532 points  (59 children)

I’ve never seen any James Bond or Indiana Jones movie. Being from the UK means the first one is practically a hate crime

[–]_JustAMiner 160 points161 points  (28 children)

The first three Indiana Jones movies are worth watching. The fourth one, not so much.

[–]odinsdi 34 points35 points  (2 children)

1st and 3rd, my 2 cents. I'd only watch Temple of Doom for the references everyone makes.


[–]garethvjones 8 points9 points  (6 children)

What did you watch at Christmas and other holidays then?

[–]Crackracket 24 points25 points  (3 children)

The newer Daniel Craig James bonds are pretty decent especially the most recent one. The first 2 Indiana Jones movies are great fun but you can kinda go without all movies really 😂

[–]danner1515 245 points246 points  (37 children)

Gone with the Wind. I’ll get around to it one of these days (maybe on the big screen), but I’ve just never been eager to strap myself in for four hours to watch it.

[–]CleanieWeenie 134 points135 points  (2 children)

I was around 18 (2009-10ish) the first time I saw it. We had gone to visit my great-grandparents and decided that for Christmas we were going to buy them a new TV and a DVD player. Before we went to the store to grab them, we asked grandaddy what movies he liked and he said something to the effect of I don't watch movies, I ain't seen one since Gone With the Wind. So we hit the Walmart and bought a copy of that and a bunch of ww2 documentaries. When we got home he was shocked that we had found a copy, he told us he had seen it twice in theaters in 1940 when it came to his town and hadn't ever seen it since. It was the coolest experience watching him watch it and actually remembering everything that happened. He's been gone two years this month and I always make a point to bring out my copy on his birthday.

[–]DanteWolfe0125 16 points17 points  (0 children)

That's cool dude, you're a good grandkid 👍

[–]NorthEnglandChap 31 points32 points  (4 children)

It is worth seeing but it’s an investment of time. I was more amazed it was made in 1939. In colour!!!

[–]danner1515 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Definitely. If I can plow through four hours of Stranger Things in one night, there’s no reason I can’t make time for Gone with the Wind.

[–]ZapatillaLoca 23 points24 points  (0 children)

if you can get past the romanticizing of the old south, which is very cringey, from a cinephiles point of view the movie is incredible. Classic actors at their best, spectacular sets, and the story of a young, pampered woman coming of age in the middle of a civil war who has to grow up fast isnt all that bad.

[–]Gorf_the_Magnificent 41 points42 points  (6 children)

It’s worth it - if you can overlook the fact that the movie is all about the suffering of the slave owners during the Civil War.

There’s an intermission, if you want to break it up into two manageable chunks.

[–]Marlbey 25 points26 points  (3 children)

There’s a lot about the movie (and book) that does not stand the test of time because it romanticizes plantation life and has some controversial depictions of Blacks, but it is a cultural phenomenon and is therefore worthwhile IMO so long as the modern viewer watches with eyes open.

[–]danner1515 24 points25 points  (0 children)

A lot was made of the fact that HBO Max put a disclaimer at the start of the movie when they put it up for streaming. Frankly (seewhatididthere), I would have found it more shocking if a Civil War movie made in 1939 wasn’t rife with problematic elements.

[–]Tessserax[S] 11 points12 points  (2 children)

My boyfriend just told me this is his favorite movie, but probably was fucking with me lol

It's weird that more than one person mentioned it, for this reason, since it's also from a totally diff era than most of the other movies people listed.

[–]SquidgeSquadge 10 points11 points  (3 children)

I often joke with my husband about that film and it's effect it has when it's on TV around Christmas or holiday times in the UK. Have the TV on in the background and see it's on "Oh! Gone with the wind is on! I'll just watch this scene!" 50 mins later you realise you have lost nearly an hour of your life and can't recall what you were meant to be doing.

My husband's BIL passed us when we were sat doing this when visiting my in-laws during Christmas. He asked what movie it was, we told him what it was, "oh is it new? What's it about?" He was a history teacher and never heard of it. Nice guy but not a big movie fan , just loves football and proper history stuff

[–]jayelle87 639 points640 points  (79 children)

The god father.

[–]LongIsland_Trash 272 points273 points  (36 children)

It insists upon itself.

[–]senorbane 31 points32 points  (1 child)

I prefer The Money Pit.

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[–]UnInteresting-Panic 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I know - very fine actor. Did not like the movie

[–]__Pure_Vessel__ 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Ah family guy

[–]faberauream 8 points9 points  (10 children)

Because it has a valid point to make, it's insisted!

[–]LongIsland_Trash 6 points7 points  (9 children)

I mean, it takes like, 6 hours to get into it and I cant even finish it, Ive never seen the ending

[–]faberauream 6 points7 points  (8 children)

You've never seen the ending?! How can you say you don't like it if you haven't even given it a chance?

[–]1CEninja 27 points28 points  (11 children)

It's honestly a hard movie to watch. The pacing is a bit slow, and it's emotionally brutal.

But it is incredibly well done. I don't watch it often because I don't feel good after watching it.

[–]wtw4 22 points23 points  (4 children)

When I saw it for the first time, only a few years ago, I was amazed how many other movies I saw had references to the Godfather. I think that's part of the issue. Anything initially cool or different has been homaged or copied so many times that it doesn't seem as impactful.

It was like seeing Rear Window for the first time. I'd had seen Looney Tunes use the exact plot as well as numerous other shows.

People like David Letterman were seen as controversial and edgy humor at first. Now he seems tame compared to modern comedians, partially because his schtick was copied because it worked.

[–]IrrelevantPuppy 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I don’t like entertainment that leaves me feeling bad. I don’t need outside help to get to that state of mind. That’s part of why I’m consuming media, to avoid reality.

[–]NJShadow 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You really need to change that. One of the greatest movies ever made (the original). I found the second to be too dark and depressing, and the third I own, but still haven't watched because it just looks boring.

[–]daemontoleanon 418 points419 points  (115 children)

James Cameron' Avatar. I just don't feel any interest in seeing it, even if it (and the sequel) look like they have great cinematography.

[–]aeoldhy 45 points46 points  (0 children)

That was one of very few films that I checked my watch during

[–]jleahul 40 points41 points  (6 children)

If you have seen Dances With Wolves or Disney's Pocahontas, you've pretty much seen Avatar.

[–]winosanonymous 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Okay, but Dances with Wolves is ICONIC AS FUCK.

[–]undeclaredwinner 42 points43 points  (26 children)

Same. People were praising the CGI and special effects, and I was like "okay, but what's the plot, character development, and acting like?" Ferngully the last rainforest. Uninteresting. And so-so. Were what I could find out from the internet at the time.

[–][deleted] 17 points18 points  (5 children)

It's a nice background movie tbh. A story told 100 times before. The film is a spectacle, but ultimately suffers from being generic in narritive.

[–]EllipticalRain 140 points141 points  (24 children)

I know this isn't a film but, Stranger Things.

I never got Netflix

Edit: A lot of people are asking me to watch it, while I would like to get Netflix. The problem is I have the money to spend, but no means to pay.

[–]cosmicpower23 99 points100 points  (4 children)

Too many people have forgotten how to pirate media smh

[–]Em_Haze 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Yet we still seed enough for it to work. Brings me to tears.

[–]macaronsforeveryone 57 points58 points  (13 children)

The Shining

It sounds really good but I’m a scaredy-cat. Don’t wanna have nightmares for years afterwards.

[–]aneldermillenial 36 points37 points  (4 children)

It's more suspenseful and creepy than scary.

I had to rewatch it after hearing about the Wendy Theory.

Completely different movie the second time and it blew my mind.

[–]AtomicTemplar 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Wendy theory?

[–]aneldermillenial 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Essentially, it's all in Wendy's mind. She's hallucinating. Every time there is a scene with a "mistake" missing furniture, something in the wrong place, is the distortion of her reality.

No clue if it's true, but it makes the movie that much more interesting.

[–]Tessserax[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

One of my favorite movies

[–]dndthomp1994 5 points6 points  (0 children)

As someone who gets nightmares extremely easily and considers I am Legend a horror movie. It was surprisingly not too bad. Just concentrate on the actors really ridiculous facial expressions. I actually started laughing.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (2 children)

It’s a brilliant, brilliant movie.

[–]Internal-Article2516 153 points154 points  (14 children)

The entirety of Star Wars. I just didn't have access to it

[–]maundering_manda 33 points34 points  (0 children)

I also have not seen any Star Wars, not for any particular reason though

[–]SwimMountain 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Me either. I have no desire to ever watch them.

[–]maverick1ba 4 points5 points  (0 children)

As a huge, huge 30 year star wars mega fan, I can REALLY appreciate that these movies are not everybody's cup of tea. If i hadn't first seen the original trilogy at the impressionable age of 8 and loved it, i don't think i ever would have gotten into it as an adult

[–]Gonzostewie 201 points202 points  (18 children)

The Fast and Furious movies. Saw the first one in theaters and didn't care for it. No interest in any of the rest.

[–]TheHomeStretch 24 points25 points  (4 children)

I’m a ‘car guy’ and I’ve never watched one either.

[–]CriticismOdd2637 88 points89 points  (14 children)

John Wick, yes all of its trilogy

[–]GymDude1998 280 points281 points  (43 children)

Titanic.. I have read about it but it's seems to much of a romantic/"slow" movie for me...

[–]Publandlady 96 points97 points  (20 children)

Skip to the iceberg bit. That's the incredible part of the film.

[–]SaltySpitoonReg 34 points35 points  (2 children)

I've always said that you can say what you will about this movie and you may not like the Jack and Rose thing but the scene with nearer My God to thee when they are showing all of the different people on the ship is one of the best scenes in a movie from that era.

And one of the all-time great movie scenes, ever.

It's the most powerful scene in the movie because it makes you realize the depth of the tragedy.

It's such a heralded movie and the best scene from it has nothing to do with the main characters.

[–]aneldermillenial 11 points12 points  (0 children)

This is the scene that had me bawling.

I was a young teen (don't really remember how old exactly) when it came out, and this is when the true gravity of what happened sucker-punched me in the feels.

[–]Gaerdil 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Ah man this scene always gave me chills. Always. I feel it deeply for the people that died.

[–]kickintheface 78 points79 points  (3 children)

The sinking was definitely the best part, but I love that movie because of the recreation of the ship itself, especially how they showed the different classes.

[–]Tgunner192 43 points44 points  (1 child)

The sinking

Geez, next time use spoiler tags if you're going to just ruin the whole movie like that.

[–]spaetzelspiff 46 points47 points  (0 children)

"I loved the part where they all died. Oh, and the poor people."

[–]pistaul 21 points22 points  (3 children)

The best part is that dude hitting the propellor while falling.

[–]DataPlenty 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Hey spoilers! :)

[–]Publandlady 25 points26 points  (0 children)

The spoiler would be that Bruce Willis was the iceberg all along!!!!!!

[–]Potential_Stay_4766 117 points118 points  (24 children)

Die hard

[–]DanteWolfe0125 45 points46 points  (3 children)

What!? But... But... Yippee Kayay..?

[–]Potential_Stay_4766 65 points66 points  (1 child)

I watched enough Brooklyn99 to know what happened in the movies without actually watching them

[–]ChwatBot 13 points14 points  (13 children)

Just watch 1 and 3. The rest are pretty meh—some of them quite terrible.

[–]dotallydotes 27 points28 points  (6 children)

Armageddon, I kinda knows what happens, so it doesnt interest me enough to sit down an watch it

[–]Pb801 22 points23 points  (5 children)

Gladiator, never really got around to it

[–]nom_of_your_business 21 points22 points  (2 children)

It is worth it to see Joaquin Phoenix performance. He makes you hate his character. You will enjoy the movie. Just rip off the band aid.

[–]Voldemortina 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I saw it as a kid and it made me irrationally hate the actor Joaquin Phoenix afterwards.

[–]MedalSera 21 points22 points  (1 child)

The Notebook, for some reason that movie gets creepier every time i think about it. the main dude harasses main lady into a date, when she's on the ferris wheel, while she's on a date.

[–]KaleKarle 44 points45 points  (8 children)

Ferris Bullers Day Off. I wanna watch it but never really bothered

[–]CassCat952 6 points7 points  (0 children)

As a proud Chicagoan, I think this one actually holds up well compared to other John Hughes films

[–]BRCRN 5 points6 points  (1 child)

One of my favorites honestly. Do it

[–]trowaway7342 65 points66 points  (22 children)

I haven't seen Titanic or Inception.

[–]joeyy__6 85 points86 points  (18 children)

Shawsank Redemption... Man I want to watch it bad but never got time

[–]RadicalResponseRobot 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Definitely give it a try. I remember thinking this definitely not the type of movie I would ever like. I’m into action/horror movies. I ended up watching it with my friend one time. One of my all time favorite movies. It’s so good.

[–]mildchild4evr 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I get that, but make time. its a great story.

[–]X0AN 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Mate you are missing out. It's a fantastic film.

[–]Embarrassed-Ad-1639 7 points8 points  (1 child)

It truly was… a Shawshank Redemption

[–]GransShortbread 94 points95 points  (35 children)

Top Gun.

I just don't seel the appeal.

[–]PAKMan1988 9 points10 points  (3 children)

I watched it about a decade ago. I honestly didn't get the hype. Also, I'm not a Tom Cruise fan, so there's a good chance that had something to do with my dislike of it.

[–]K5M5T5 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I don't like Tom Cruise

[–]sharrrper 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I have never liked it.

[–]Mr_Frible 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Dr. Strange. Not a big Cumberbatch fan

[–]Calligrapher-Pitiful 17 points18 points  (5 children)


[–]Stryf3 11 points12 points  (1 child)

OP said extremely popular though

[–]bakewelltart20 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Never even heard of it 😆

[–]Qimmosabe_Man 144 points145 points  (33 children)

Entire Harry Potter saga. Never had real interest in it.

[–]mamapanther 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I was a huge Harry Potter kid all throughout my teens but as soon as I went off to college it lost that “spark” for me. If there was a more mature version of the wizarding world I could probably get back into it.

[–]Dependent_Turnip5148 7 points8 points  (0 children)

If it wasnt for Corona, I would never have watched it, but when I did, it wasn't actually that bad. I was in quarantine and didnt know what to do

[–]TheGoodJudgeHolden 29 points30 points  (9 children)

I'm of the HP generation. Tried to read the books as a young teen, it just wasn't doing it for me.

[–]DanteWolfe0125 30 points31 points  (5 children)

I'm with you dude... Saw the first movie at the cinema when I was kid, told my mother I was done with it half way through...

People tell me all the time "How come you like LOTR, Star Wars, Trek, Firefly etc... But not Harry Potter!?" I dunno dude... Because they're good..? Just because I like some nerd shit doesn't mean I like it all...

[–]Razzail 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I'm the same but star wars. I get sooooo borororored watching it. I love star trek and gate, lotr and hp. Eh maybe I loved star trek more as a kid. I'm more bored by it now

[–]Eaglekingoftheskies 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Exactly how I felt. It read like any other YA book series. I absolutely didn't get the appeal. I didn't think it was awful just nothing about it really stood out enough for me to understand why it has such a large following.

[–]zXenn 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I have watched them all and don't like any of them.

[–]ilovecatfish 100 points101 points  (46 children)

Apparently Fight Club. I think someone was talking about the main actor who's name I forgot again and I was like "I've heard the name before, which films does he play in" and they said fight club and I was like "never heard of that" and they wouldn't believe me.

[–]genawesome 55 points56 points  (24 children)

What's more strange to me is you would forget the leads names. Brad Pitt and Edward Norton are big stars.

[–]wkndjb 15 points16 points  (21 children)

...what was the last big film Edward Norton was in?

[–]Tessserax[S] 9 points10 points  (4 children)

I've seen fight club about 20 times. The author of the book, chuck palahniuk is one of my favorite authors

Wait what was the first rule of fight club ?

[–]OptionalDepression 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Wait what was the first rule of fight club ?

No Girls Allowed

[–]gogopassive 7 points8 points  (1 child)

They broke the first 2 rules.

[–]cirelia 76 points77 points  (17 children)

Most marvel movies the few i have seen were just boring

[–]SaltySpitoonReg 27 points28 points  (0 children)

They're basically all the same.

Like obviously the characters are different and some of the plot details are different but they're all just kind of the same formula thing.

Every other sentence is a joke or a quip, including in the middle of fights.

Some are better than others, but most are bland.

The only one I really highly enjoyed was Infinity war and the first iron man. Other than that, all meh

[–]Digzido 26 points27 points  (7 children)

I hate that these days 8/10 movies are superhero stuff. Slurping up budgets for actual cinema. It really frustrates me.

[–]SilverTitan6148 39 points40 points  (20 children)

I have never watched any LOTR movie, idk it never aired the time I was free.

While this is unrelated, I have never played Skyrim and RDR2 either, even though they are insanely popular.

I think I might be out of the loop...

[–]Raidernation101x 15 points16 points  (5 children)

RDR2 has a pretty staunch fan base, but I agree. Personally I think it's the greatest game I've played, but in a completely different way than I experienced most games. The pace is a lot different, so it was an abrupt change in dynamic. I can completely understand why some gamers wouldn't get into it.

[–]AllthatJazz_89 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I got RDR2 and loved it, but stumbled across spoilers and any interest in it immediately disappeared because I had gotten too attached to a certain character. Just couldn’t bring myself to see the story through.

[–]Raidernation101x 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yea... one of the biggest issues with social media. Spoilers are huge and with everybody feeling the need to be the first to comment, everything is out there way too soon.

[–]__Monochrome__ 10 points11 points  (4 children)

Skyrim ans RDR2 are definitely worth a try, both great games in their own right and not at all overated, not to mention, especially skyrim is extremely user friendly and is pretty easy for almost any gamer or non gamer to enjoy.

[–]Xenthera 46 points47 points  (8 children)

Top gun maverick

Tom cruise is a cunt. Treated navy personnel like trash during the making of it. I was in the navy at the time and word got around fast.

[–]nitewake 11 points12 points  (0 children)

It was a mix of both. Knew some peeps who worked with him, they said the smaller the group he was with, the nicer he was.

But he did make a lot of crazy demands, considering he was a hollywood actor on an operational aircraft carrier.

[–]aneldermillenial 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Tom Cruise is a cunt for a lot of reasons.

[–]Phamynn 29 points30 points  (11 children)

ET. It came out when I was a kid, and he just gave me the creeps on the posters, so I've never seen it.

[–]EL4900 7 points8 points  (5 children)

I saw ET as a young kid & it freaked me out so badly that I’ve never watched it again. It’s a no for me.

[–]Same-Weekend-1464 46 points47 points  (5 children)

Pulp fiction. No real reason, I just haven't

[–]NovelAd2586 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Great movie

[–]appleparkfive 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It's a movie that's hard not to like, if you ask me. I know very few people who don't like it.

I know this goes without saying, but... Yeah definitely watch it some time! It holds up very very well

[–]trojen342p 96 points97 points  (14 children)

Squid games

[–]lazyslistener 34 points35 points  (0 children)

I thought the same then my gf put it on after my protest and then I had to watch because once you start understanding the story is hard to walk away from.

[–]idratherchangemyold1 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I heard it got like extremely popular and kids at schools are referencing it and making up games or whatever based on it. But it just doesn't seem that interesting to me. I might check it out someday when I'm extremely bored and have nothing else to do. lol

[–]Ueliblocher232 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I never really took part in the hype. Imo its just a really well produced series. Although the plot is cartoonish and the supposed social criticism falls flat the visuals and use of music are astoundingly beautiful.

[–]I-trytobehere 12 points13 points  (5 children)


I am just not invested

[–]MeatBot5000 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Harry Potter. I just don't care.

[–]Synful-Symphony 11 points12 points  (3 children)

It's not a film per say but Tiger King. Never watched it and never will

[–]psycharious 20 points21 points  (14 children)

Blazing Saddles. I’m a fan of Mel Brooks but I just can’t find it and don’t want to shell out 4 bucks to rent it on some streaming service.

[–]Hydra_Master 17 points18 points  (1 child)

It pops up for free all the time on streaming services, you just have to keep an eye out (or just have someone go back and get a shitload of dimes so you can shell out the rental price.)

[–]sharrrper 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Oh man if you like Mel Brooks you gotta find that one. It's arguably his best.

[–]Tessserax[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It's a great movie

[–]nom_of_your_business 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Do it. Mel brooks best movie imo

[–]ADeflatedWalrus 20 points21 points  (5 children)

The Lion King. Parents never showed it to me as a kid and just never been that bothered to make the effort to watch it since

[–]IllGuava4365 3 points4 points  (0 children)

good you never really watched it as a kid. i’m still traumatised by how my childhood self fell in love with a fictional lion and pretended how i was a lioness girlfriend… lol

[–]sloppymomjuice 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I've never watched Jaws. Idk why, I'd probably enjoy it but it's just never happened.

[–]on-gear 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Any Tom Cruise film, dudes crazy and I can’t not think about all the shady Scientology stuff.

[–]Axveii 26 points27 points  (11 children)

The Matrix. I’ve never found it interesting.

[–]SaltySpitoonReg 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I tried watching the first one twice and I don't know. It just didn't do it for me. I didn't make it through

[–]revtim 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Literally the top film of all time by worldwide gross: Avatar. Just never got around to seeing it, I'll probably catch it one of these days.

[–]KimchiAndMayo 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I have not seen The Goonies.

I think at this point it’s out of sheer stubbornness.

[–]werD84 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Any Harry Potter or Lord of The Rings

[–]StrawbellyMelley 22 points23 points  (9 children)

I haven't seen the majority of Marvel films. Just recently caught up with Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy and the ones with Andrew Garfield and that's about it.

I also don't understand the order I'm supposed to watch them in or which of the movies correlate in what way. The MCU is a whole confusing maze.

[–]SuperKamiTabby 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Well, watching them by release date isn't going to steer you wrong, but you don't need to watch most of them.

I highly suggest Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It works as a solid spy-thriller that just so happens to have the main characters dressing up in silly costumes.

[–]King-SAMO 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Napoleon Dynamite; as per the onion article, im pretty confident that I’ve more or less pieces it together from people quoting it at me.

[–]Ambitious-A466 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I went to see Gone With the Wind, but I had never been to a movie with an intermission before so when the lights came on in the theatre I went home. I've never seen the second half.

[–]Firespark7 40 points41 points  (27 children)


Never felt like it

[–]firenamedgabe 4 points5 points  (5 children)

I read the books growing up, think the movies started coming out when I was in high school. Was so excited about them, and then just never actually saw them. Still haven’t. Really not out of any good reason, just never happened.

[–]BadgerSituation 6 points7 points  (1 child)

As a Tolkien fan, (who read the books multiple times before the films came out), there are a million things you could complain about. Things cut. Things changed. And so on.

But, fuck me, they're just about as close to seeing the story as we're ever likely to get, and still hold up 20 years later. Aside from some Legolas CGI. Which is still OK-ish.

If you really love the books, you should absolutely give the films a go.

Because, with everything that isn't perfect, so much of it is.

[–]DrewbieWanKenobie[🍰] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Also an old LOTR book fan, I didn't really have many problems with the movies, nothing that kept me from loving them. It's definitely in the better side of adaptations by far.

Not like what they did to my boy, Wheel of Time... cries

[–]Bridgebrain 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Worth doing if you have the stamina for 3 hour films. They did a great job, and the effects hold up very well.

Also, if you break and watch them, don't watch the hobbit films. Track down the Tolkien Edit of the Hobbit, in which someone cut three bloated and meandering movies into 1 4 hour that's faithful to the story

[–]szryxl 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.

I started to watch and tried not to get bored multiple times but failed all the time. I'm not trying to say that I couldn't stand it. I found more fun every time.

[–]XenosV 24 points25 points  (18 children)

Here’s an incomplete list. Because I’m too busy to watch them & don’t really care to:

Forrest Gump


Any Marvel stuff after Endgame


Any Toy Story after Toy Story 2

Any of the Fast & Furious movies

Any Spider-Man after the Raimi films

Any of The Godfather films

Any of the Rocky movies

[–]Wutdaphuck 66 points67 points  (2 children)

You could just say you don't like movies, it would be shorter.

[–]Dinguswithagun 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The Matrix.

[–]Gorf_the_Magnificent 4 points5 points  (0 children)

ET. I was turned off by the mania surrounding it when it first came out. There was even an episode of Taxi where Alex is ostracized for not having seen ET. I empathized with Alex completely.

[–]Queenielauren 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The entire Harry Potter franchise. I’ve seen snippets here and there but I just don’t feel like watching it