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13 Movies I’ve Never Seen

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This is just a small sample of the movies I haven’t seen.

Movies are cool. They give you a chance to “escape” reality and there’s a movie for everyone no matter what type of film you’re into. Some movies though, according to the masses, are a “must see”. You know the ones that everybody talks about, quotes and relives for years on end?  This is where I get in trouble. Ever tell someone you haven’t seen a certain movie and get the mouth gaping, judgy bug eyes that say “What?!?! You haven’t seen- “? I’ve pretty much turned it into a game called “You wouldn’t believe what Kamesha hasn’t seen.”

Apparently, the movies I haven’t seen are grounds for revoking my citizenship. So I made a list (and this list is NOT all inclusive). A list of 13 movies I haven’t seen. According to some, I need to see these movies in order to continue being human. I can’t promise I’m going to get around to that.

  1. Gone With the Wind (1939)

“Frankly Scarlet, I don’t give a damn.”  Couldn’t have said it better myself. The Civil War-era love story does sound compelling and I believe the historical elements validate its noteworthiness. I barely got through Titanic and I love that movie so almost 4 hours for this tale? Not happenin’. Don’t judge me.

  1. It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

This one I actually feel a little bad about. It’s the perfect holiday film about self- worth, gratitude, family, and community. Every holiday season there are numerous opportunities to watch it, I just can’t seem to pencil in the time. Hopeful for Christmas 2018. I’ll keep you posted.

  1. The Warriors (1979)

I’m told this movie is a classic. My source is 1 part nuts and 2 parts Neanderthal (aka my man). This gritty New York City tale of gangs and civil unrest sounds interesting enough-but it doesn’t sound more interesting than the other 20 things I could do instead of watching this film. If the boyfriend has his way, this will be off my list soon. Stay tuned.

  1. Amadeus (1984)

I think it’s the time period that lands this one on the list. I’m a fan of classical music and love a good tale of talent, jealousy and religious rebellion, however, watching someone try to sabotage Mozart isn’t an interesting enough plot for me to look at those wigs and life sucking corsets everybody has to wear.

  1. Schindler’s List (1993)

I know, I know. This one I need to see. The historical and social relevance of this film is critical and eye-opening. I think I’m afraid to watch this film because watching people suffer is something I can’t stomach. For the sake of educating myself and seeing some of Spielberg’s finest work, I will watch this one for sure.

  1. Bambi (1942)

Put your pitchforks away. I think I’ve seen parts of this film (do the flashbacks from “9 to 5” count?) so it’s not like I don’t know anything about it. I know about Thumper and the Great Prince and that his mom dies. Can we move on now? I can feel your judgment.

  1. Old Yeller (1957)

This is another flick I haven’t seen but I get the gist of it. Boy finds dog. Boy loathes dog. Then boy loves dog. Dog becomes part of the family. Boy has to shoot dog before he turns on the family. My dad gave my dog away while I was in college so while I sympathize, I’m not devastated. Don’t call PETA.

  1. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

First, let me just say I’m a huuge Johnny Depp fan. I never got around to this flick, however. The story of the innocent misfit with shears for hands sounded silly to me (says the girl who watched Cool World in the theater when it came out..oy!) and I couldn’t get interested in the premise. Sorry this one probably won’t make the “cut” list (see what I did there).

  1. Ghostbusters (1984)

Who ya gonna call? LOVE that song (shout out Ray Parker Jr.) but that was the only thing that kept my attention when this movie was released. I couldn’t get into Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver playing parapsychologists hunting ghosts. I have seen some of the rebooted Ghostbusters though-but that’s a whole other list (In a few instances, I’ve seen the sequel before the original-talking about you Young Guns).

Don’t judge me.

10. The Untouchables (1987)

I was twelve years old when this movie came out and not into gangsters or violence. More importantly, I’m not sure my mom and dad would’ve cosigned me watching so I blame the ‘rents on this one. If it makes you feel any better I did go on to watch De Palma’s other notable flick Scarface so there!

  1. Rambo: First Blood (1982)

I just can’t with Stallone and the military warrior/vanguard thing. I’ve typecast Stallone as Rocky forever more. Rambo: First Blood isn’t my genre of movies anyway no matter how action packed it may be. The only war movie I’ve come close to liking is Saving Private Ryan because you can’t not look at all that carnage in your face. Rambo has always been next level cheesy to me. Hard pass.

  1. Platoon (1986)

Another popular, critically acclaimed war film I have absolutely no interest in. Platoon is part of a trilogy and you guessed it-I haven’t seen the other two either (Born on the Fourth of July & Heaven and Earth). This long, sordid tale of an infantry platoon in the Vietnam war plays right into my disgust for violence and bloodshed. This film is on the “no-fly” list. No surrender.

  1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Murder, prison, money laundering, corrupt officials. I don’t need to watch this movie, I’ll just log into my twitter account.

What’s on your list? Have you seen these movies? Sound off in the comments!

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