In that past when it has come up in a conversation that I haven’t seen a specific movie, it usually turns into a game of which other timeless classic or all-time great have I not seen. Most of them, I probably wouldn’t mind seeing, while others are ones that I’m just not interested in.
For fun, I have documented such movies. This list isn’t definitive. I’ll add to it as I think of more, while crossing off any that I do eventually watch.
For whatever it’s worth, I started this list on March 31, 2009 (at age 24). Any movie seen before then would not count (i.e. I didn’t see the original three “Star Wars” movies until 2004, so while I technically went my entire childhood without seeing the franchise, it wouldn’t count for this list ).
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Alien (nor any of the sequals)
- All the President’s Men (want to see – renewed interest in the premise as of Jan. 2021)
- Back to the Future (nor any of the sequals)
- Blazing Saddles
- Brokeback Mountain
- Citizen Kane
- Die Hard (nor any of the sequals)
Ferris Buehler’s Day Off(watched on 5/15/09)
- Fight Club
- Ghostbusters (none of them)
Seen in small dosages repeatedly, but not in its entirety. One of my wife’s all-time favorites so it’s on a lot in our home.
Seen in small dosages repeatedly, but not in its entirety. Like “The Godfather,” it’s one of my wife’s favorites and is on a lot in our home.
- Gone with the Wind
- Groundhog Day
Saw the original in early 2020, none of the sequals.
- Indiana Jones (nor any of the sequals)
- Lord of the Rings (nor any of the sequals)
- Major League (nor any of the sequals)
- Mary Poppins
- Ocean’s Eleven (or the sequal)
- Pirates of the Caribbean (nor any of the sequals)
- Planet of the Apes (nor any of the sequals)
- Pulp Fiction
- Rocky (nor any of the sequals)
- Saving Private Ryan
- Schindler’s List
Sound of Music
- Superman (nor any of the sequals)
- The Avengers
The Karate Kid(nor any of the sequals)
- The Incredibles
- The Matrix
- The Shawshank Redemption
- The Silence of the Lambs
- Toy Story (nor any sequals)
- Transformers (nor any sequals)