I know that the title of this blog is a little bit of an oxymoron, but I recently discovered that there are a fair few films that, as a self-proclaimed film fan, I should have seen. So I will seek to rectify this in the near future (and maybe I’ll post a mini review after watching each of these so-called groundbreakingly awesome films). But in the meantime, here’s the list. Let me know if you agree/disagree that I should have seen them, or if there’s more you’d add to this list in the comments!
These films are in no particular order:
1. Jackie Brown
As a Tarantino fan, it’s terrible that I haven’t seen this film. However, today I discovered (in conversation with my colleagues) that Robert De Niro is in this film. Now I like Bobbie De Niro a little more than the average person (I think it’s genetic… my dad’s a big fan). So I’ve failed as a fan on two fronts. I seek the forgiveness of both brilliant men and will see this classic ASAP.
I know, I know… what Robert De Niro films have I seen?! It’s horrific that I’m yet to see this iconic and much celebrated trilogy.
This film, it’s been argued to me, is the greatest Christmas film ever. I would not know. I’ll be fixing that this Christmas!
4. Taxi Driver
I now feel like the worst Robert De Niro fan ever. It’s more that I have a soft spot for the man, much like my soft spot for Harry Redknapp… I don’t really understand why he’s awesome, but I accept it.
5. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
It’s in a *lot* of best film ever lists. And yet… I’m none the wiser. I haven’t seen many westerns either, so I reckon this is the place to start.
Apparently I’ll cry. A lot.
My dad likes Robert De Niro and gangster films… and the two sort of go hand in hand. I’m yet to see most of his collection.
8. Fight Club
The most I know about this film, is the first rule of fight club, is to not talk about fight club.
9. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
My dad is always horrified I haven’t seen this one… I need to find out what the fuss is about!
10. Rear Window
I’ve heard great things… and I haven’t seen that much Hitchcock!
Feel free to judge me dramatically for this list. Now I’ve finished it, I judge me for having not seen these films.