I have seen a lot of movies. Unfortunately, some of them have starred Hilary Duff or were directed by Zach Braff. So, here is my contribution to the ultimate shame list. I swear each and every one of these is either owned by a friend or waiting for their turn on my Netflix list. I am still really, really ashamed to admit these. Here they are, judge away:
Gone with the Wind – 1939 (dir: Victor Fleming)
Why I should have seen it: Tons of awards, tons of pop culture references, tons of interesting old-timey racism, tons of dramatic love stories which is something I have a fondness for. (Titanic anyone?)
Why I haven’t seen it: It’s. Really. Fucking. Long.
The Usual Suspects – 1995 (dir: Bryan Singer)
Why I haven’t seen it: I watched half of it once. I think I fell asleep or was drunk or something. I keep trying to watch it and things like sleep or beer keep getting in the way.
The Shawshank Redemption – 1994 (dir: Frank Darabont)
Why I haven’t seen it: It gets lost in the giant pile of Oscar-winning movies I am attempting to see before I die.
The Shining – 1980 (dir: Stanley Kubrick)
Why I haven’t seen it: I was too afraid for a long time, and once I got in to scary movies I felt like I had seen it parodied too many times to enjoy it now.
Schindler’s List – 1993 (dir: Stephen Spielberg)
Why I haven’t seen it: I never understood why I was supposed to. No one seems to be able to tell me what it’s about or why I should see it beyond my obsession with Liam Neeson.
2001: A Space Odyssey – 1968 (dir: Stanley Kubrick)
Why I haven’t seen it: (See Gone with the Wind.)
The Exorcist – 1973 (dir: William Friedkin)
Why I haven’t seen it: I was too afraid. I won’t lie, I’m still a little scared of seeing this movie. I don’t know if I’m ready yet.
Caddyshack – 1980 (dir: Harold Ramis)
Why I haven’t seen it: I have no legitimate excuse but that I saw Happy Gilmore and was totally over all things involving comedy and golf.
The Godfather – 1972 (Francis Ford Coppola)
Why I haven’t seen it: Because honestly I am so scared that I won’t understand why it’s a big deal. I have seen so many movies influenced by Godfather that I am worried I won’t think it’s good and will be ostracized by the masses.
North by Northwest – 1959 (dir: Alfred Hitchcock)
Why I haven’t seen it: Because I am a poor human being and a shame to my family. Honestly, this is the one I am most ashamed to admit. I think it just got shuffled out of the deck and I was so much more interested in his more frightening films for a long time.