I did a similar post before (here) and I’ve enjoyed doing them a lot. Kinda for the lack of work that has to go into it (just being honest) but also to show readers a no hold bars look at the real me. Namely by showing the absolute philistine / uncool cat / uninformed faker that I actually am.
Also if anyone is interested the original list still stands. I’ve still not seen any of them.
So on with the top ten:
10. Citizen Kane
There I said it.
An odd one because I like horror, loved the genre even more as a kid and I watched every other 90s slasher there was. What happened?
8. The Bourne Identity
Never seen this or its sequels but gosh it does look terribly exciting!
7. Iron Man
Not a classic as such but still a very popular and (I’m led to believe) an above average ‘comic book movie’. For some reason this film just got past me and it’s too much hassle going back now.
Not really my kind of film despite the obvious good things.
5. Gone with the Wind
Not sure why I’d watch this anyway, apart from because everyone says you HAVE TO. This, bloody Citizen Kane, bloody Lawrence of bloody Arabia. Will top ten or a hundred ‘must see’ film lists ever be updated? I’m being serious, they need updating.
4. City of God
Probably one of the most famous / popular non-English speaking films of modern times. And I’ve not seen it.
3. A couple of Harry Potters
And I’m not even sure which ones. I know I saw Philosopher’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets years ago on DVD. And I watched Goblet of Fire in the cinema. Recently on television I watched The Half Blood Prince and The Deathly Hallows Part 2. I’m just not sure about any of the series not yet mentioned. I know there’s a couple I’ve definitely not seen.
2. Blue Velvet
Not seen many David Lynch movies to be honest. Except The Elephant Man – which is probably the most un-David Lynch film he made. RIP John Hurt.
1. Either of the Matrix sequels
And I didn’t like the first that much either.