I like movies, and I’ve seen a lot of them in my time, but there are some movies that seem ubiquitous in popular culture that despite no particular effort to avoid, I’ve never seen.
Avatar – apparently no one actually likes this movie, but it is currently the top grossing movie of all-time without my contribution.
Blade Runner – I’ve been meaning to watch this for decades. Of course, it’s difficult to determine which “cut” of the movie I should watch first.
The Godfather (and all its sequels) – I remember my sister watching one of these movies when I was a kid but I was too young to handle reading the subtitles of Sicilian people yelling at one another.
Goodfellas – I guess I’m just not into mobster movies
Jurassic Park (and all its sequels) – I actually did avoid this one because I read the book and it was styooo-pid. I’m surprised it’s still such a big cultural phenomenon.
Mrs. Doubtfire – This was once on the list of top-grossing films of all-time but has been usurped. It looked dumb and creepy so I never saw it.
Pulp Fiction – I actually have avoided this one because I’ve been told that someone gets shot in the head which is something I find too disturbing to watch.
The Shawshank Redemption – I rented the videotape once, but it malfunctioned. Why have I never followed up?
The Shining – Over the years, I think I’ve gleaned the entire plot of this movie, at least the part that was reenacted by bunnies.
Shindler’s List – Always meant to watch, but never found the right time.
What hit or classic movies have you missed seeing? Which of these movies should I try to watch first?