Movies, a whole lot of ’em!

When I was growing up, I never watched that many movies; in fact, I remember people asking what the last movie I was at in the theatre, and I’d say the name of a movie that’d been out on tape for a few years already. We also never watched too many movies at home; we first got cable in 1993, and whenever we would sign up for the movie channels we’d rarely watch them.

So anyway, because of this, there are literally dozens of movies that most people have watched that I haven’t watched (or even worse, never heard of). I was happy not having watched these movies because I didn’t think that they had any significance to me, but there was cultural significance. Now, I have a list about as long as my arm of movies that I want to watch or should watch. Some of the movies in this list are (in no particular order, and includes some movies that I’ve watched already) –

Back to the Future trilogy
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Romeo + Juliet
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Pump up the Volume
Top Gun
The Client
Dead Man Walking

Then, we have the Aussie Movies –
Strictly Ballroom
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Muriel’s Wedding

I *know* that I am missing quite a few movies from this list, but what I want to do is make kind of a “master” list of movies that I should watch, and try to acquire them and watch them.

I’d be interested to know if there are other movies that are ones that everyone should watch and that I probably missed out on watching; leave a comment if you have some suggestions for me to take up, and we’ll let it go from there. 🙂

4 thoughts on “Movies, a whole lot of ’em!

  1. Where to begin? 😉 I’ll put my entire dvd shelves up on the net somewhere to give you a few to choose from, but Dead Poets Society should be on the list. That’s like major necessary to see. I must rewatch it. Chocolat and Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.. why are so many of the necessary must sees involving Johnny Depp?

    Can you tell me some of the movies you have seen (and more interestingly ones you really loved) just to give me an idea?

  2. Definitely all the John Hughes 80’s classics!!

    Ill second snoskred’s Dead Poets, Edward Scissorhands and Charlie but I like the old non-Johnny Depp version better…

  3. Yes, Johnny Depp movies do seem to be must-sees. And it’s not just because he’s hawt. So I would add Ed Wood and Donnie Brasco to the list. You’re also missing classics like The Godfather (I&II, not III!), Apocalypse Now and The Deer Hunter. (Many must-sees also include DeNiro, so just start watching all his movies too. :))

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