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Title: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 10, 2010, 09:44:27 AM
Just curious -- what's the highest rated movie on IMDB's top 250 that you've never seen?  (Link to the list: http://www.imdb.com/chart/top). 

For me, it's #19, CITY OF GOD.  I'm sure its a great movie and I'd watch it if the opportunity came up, but I'm not going to seek it out.

(You may want to skip over the 2010 releases---I understand many/most of you haven't had the chance to see INCEPTION or TOY STORY 3 yet.  Besides, those movies are likely to sink further down the list as time goes on). 



Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: The Burgomaster on October 10, 2010, 10:38:24 AM
#17, TOY STORY 3


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Jim H on October 10, 2010, 11:13:33 AM
#43 - Vertigo.  I've actually been meaning to get around to Vertigo for quite a while, I even checked it out of the library once and never got around to it before it had to go back.


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: 3mnkids on October 10, 2010, 11:22:31 AM
#47, Amelie. After reading about it I know its not my type of movie and I will never watch it.  Chick flicks suck.   :teddyr:


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: El Misfit on October 10, 2010, 02:06:30 PM
The Godfather parts 1&2


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: claws on October 10, 2010, 02:23:52 PM
#1 The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

I rented the video once but only managed to see bits and pieces. For some reason the DVD always flew under my radar. I'm now aiming to get the Blu-ray one of these days.


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Jack on October 10, 2010, 03:37:49 PM
#1 - The Shawshank Redemption. 


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: zombie #1 on October 10, 2010, 04:06:40 PM
7 - Shindler's List


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: JaseSF on October 10, 2010, 08:06:38 PM
# 2 - The Godfather

I counted them up and I've seen 100 of the 250 although I own I'd say at least 25 on DVD I have yet to watch.


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Mr. DS on October 10, 2010, 08:15:02 PM
13. Seven Samuri


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: SkullBat308 on October 10, 2010, 08:32:32 PM
#8. Twelve Angry Men


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Newt on October 10, 2010, 09:26:59 PM
#3 The Godfather: Part II

I have not seen 96 of the top 250.  Better than half of those just do not appeal to me, so I am unlikely to chose to see them - Godfather II included.


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Flick James on October 11, 2010, 01:56:51 PM
The highest rated I've never seen is Seven Samarai. I don't know why I've not seen it. And it's on Netflix for streaming. Sweet.


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Hammock Rider on October 12, 2010, 08:50:33 AM
#25...The Usual Suspects


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Pilgermann on October 12, 2010, 09:01:18 AM
2.  The Godfather


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: ulthar on October 12, 2010, 02:00:15 PM
3. THE GODFATHER, Part II

I've seen bits and pieces, just never the whole thing.

The highest ranked one I've seen none of:

7. SCHINDLER'S LIST


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Andrew on October 14, 2010, 08:12:29 AM
Just curious -- what's the highest rated movie on IMDB's top 250 that you've never seen?  (Link to the list: [url]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/url]). 

For me, it's #19, CITY OF GOD.  I'm sure its a great movie and I'd watch it if the opportunity came up, but I'm not going to seek it out.


Ignoring "Inception," then I'm in the same boat as you.  "City of God."

#8. Twelve Angry Men


13. Seven Samuri


These are both incredible films, and I'd recommend them to anyone.  "Twelve Angry Men" and "Rashomon" make for a great combination if you watch them the same night, and both will really get you to thinking.  I last watched "Rashomon" about five months ago, and sometimes I still turn the film and its ideas over in my head.

The highest rated I've never seen is Seven Samarai. I don't know why I've not seen it. And it's on Netflix for streaming. Sweet.


The newly restored Criterion version of "Seven Samurai" is due out this month.  I will say that men seem to like it more than women, but "Seven Samurai" is an amazing movie.

#47, Amelie. After reading about it I know its not my type of movie and I will never watch it.  Chick flicks suck.   :teddyr:


I'm not a fan of chick flicks, but I like "Amelie" a lot.  It's a very creative film, and a lot of fun.  You'll never look at a lawn gnome the same way again.


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Flick James on October 14, 2010, 05:56:07 PM
Quote
The newly restored Criterion version of "Seven Samurai" is due out this month.  I will say that men seem to like it more than women, but "Seven Samurai" is an amazing movie.

Hehe. Well, that's just it. My wife is not terribly keen on Asian cinema in general, but especially something more testosteronic (new word?) like Seven Samurai.

I agree about Twelve Angry Men. It's right it should be rated so high, and sometimes overlooked as the virtually perfect film that it is in terms of performance, execution, editing, you name it. The claustrophobic feel of the film is fantastic, almost a No Exit quality to it.


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: ChaosTheory on October 14, 2010, 06:19:08 PM
2. The Godfather. 

I've seen 155 of the movies on the list.  So let me get this straight: Sin City is better than Heat, Fargo and Blade Runner; Avatar is better than The Exorcist, District 9, The Thing, The Terminator, Night of the Hunter, The Graduate, Big Lebowski and In Bruges; and Crash (not the Cronenberg one) is better than Toy Story 2, Patton, and Anatomy of a Murder.  Yeah, OK............


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on October 14, 2010, 06:43:17 PM
Seemingly, like a number of people, it'd be #1. "Shawshank Redemption."

Going a bit further, I've seen 103 or 41.2% of the 250 movies listed. Of those 103 films, I liked 74% and disliked 26%. That normally would be good ratio of like to dislike, but with these films supposedly being the best films ever made, the ratio might not be that good.


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Jack Slater on July 20, 2011, 03:11:56 AM
cool idea for a thread. If I dont count Toy Story 3 then it would be #47 Spirited Away (2001)


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Psycho Circus on July 20, 2011, 05:51:21 PM
12 Angry Men (1957), Schindler's List (1993) and they are closely followed by Inception (2010)


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: RCMerchant on July 20, 2011, 07:02:08 PM
#3 The Godfather part 2

I've not seen 99 of them.

I'm disappointed that KING KONG (1933)  didn't make the list.

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Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Jack Slater on July 20, 2011, 07:48:01 PM

I've not seen 99 of them.


Got me thinking. How many haven't I seen 29 not to shabby. agree King Kong should make the list.

Toy Story 3 (2010)
Spirited Away (2001)
The Lives of Others (2006)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Metropolis (1927)
Downfall (2004)
Black Swan (2010)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
The King's Speech (2010)
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Into the Wild (2007)
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Mary and Max (2009)
The Social Network (2010)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
In Bruges (2008)
Fanny and Alexander (1982)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
Let the Right One In (2008)
Big Fish (2003)
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Infernal Affairs (2002)
Festen (1998)
Roman Holiday (1953)
A Separation (2011)


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: bob on July 20, 2011, 08:02:25 PM
#20 Once Upon A Time in the West (1968)


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Criswell on July 20, 2011, 08:43:40 PM
I have never seen the Godfather, both parts.


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Mr. DS on July 21, 2011, 07:34:00 AM
Inception


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Vik on July 21, 2011, 08:00:03 AM
I've seen the top 6, and 62 other movies from the list (I did one of those facebook questions, I saw 68 in total).


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Jim H on July 21, 2011, 11:37:06 AM
As an update, I have not seen 65 of the top 250.  Mostly the older ones, pre 1980.


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Criswell on July 21, 2011, 04:48:13 PM
Inception
Good, Make sure to keep it that way.


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Allhallowsday on July 21, 2011, 07:37:52 PM
Just curious -- what's the highest rated movie on IMDB's top 250 that you've never seen?  (Link to the list: [url]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/url]).  
For me, it's #19, CITY OF GOD.  I'm sure its a great movie and I'd watch it if the opportunity came up, but I'm not going to seek it out.
(You may want to skip over the 2010 releases---I understand many/most of you haven't had the chance to see INCEPTION or TOY STORY 3 yet.  Besides, those movies are likely to sink further down the list as time goes on).  
CITY OF GOD is powerful cinema.  Not for the lily-livered or weak-kneed, but worthwhile.

I don't go to new movies much.  I can't remember the last "new" movie I looked at.  I haven't seen those 2010 releases, though I'd definitely sit through both INCEPTION and TOY STORY 3.   
Also Top 60 not seen: 
31. MEMENTO (sounds cool) 
47. SPIRITED AWAY (I've seen parts of this) 
55. THE LIVES OF OTHERS 
57. THE DEPARTED (I know, I know. I mean I KNOW.  And I love MARTIN SCORSESE's films.)

The list is long.  I may come back. 



Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Mofo Rising on July 22, 2011, 01:59:14 AM
Inception
Good, Make sure to keep it that way.

Don't listen to that man. Inception is a fantastic movie.


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Doggett on August 04, 2011, 07:43:06 PM
6. 12 Angry Men


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Mofo Rising on August 04, 2011, 07:53:02 PM
#49 City Lights (1931)

A week ago it would have been North by Northwest and Vertigo, but I just watched both of those. Not a terrible list, but it's certainly skewed towards young male internet-users.


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Kaseykockroach on August 05, 2011, 03:35:53 AM
I haven't seen #113 and have no desire to.
The only superhero film I ever liked was the '89 Batman, and that was only because I love Jack Nicholson.


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: FatFreddysCat on August 05, 2011, 08:17:51 AM
I've never seen "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," which currently ranks at #4. I dunno, why, I guess Westerns aren't really my thang.


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Vik on August 05, 2011, 01:47:24 PM
I've never seen "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," which currently ranks at #4. I dunno, why, I guess Westerns aren't really my thang.
I can't imagine anyone disliking The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, even if you don't like westerns. It's just that good.


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Rev. Powell on August 05, 2011, 03:37:29 PM
I've never seen "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," which currently ranks at #4. I dunno, why, I guess Westerns aren't really my thang.
I can't imagine anyone disliking The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, even if you don't like westerns. It's just that good.

Don't think of it as a Western, just think of it as an adventure story.  It's set during the Civil War and a lot of the trappings of a conventional Western are missing (there are no Indians or saloon scenes).  I think TGTB&TU may be the ultimate "guy" movie.


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Doggett on August 05, 2011, 05:09:11 PM
I've never seen "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," which currently ranks at #4. I dunno, why, I guess Westerns aren't really my thang.
I can't imagine anyone disliking The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, even if you don't like westerns. It's just that good.

Don't think of it as a Western, just think of it as an adventure story.  It's set during the Civil War and a lot of the trappings of a conventional Western are missing (there are no Indians or saloon scenes).  I think TGTB&TU may be the ultimate "guy" movie.

More than Predator???


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Rev. Powell on August 05, 2011, 07:39:12 PM
I've never seen "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," which currently ranks at #4. I dunno, why, I guess Westerns aren't really my thang.
I can't imagine anyone disliking The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, even if you don't like westerns. It's just that good.

Don't think of it as a Western, just think of it as an adventure story.  It's set during the Civil War and a lot of the trappings of a conventional Western are missing (there are no Indians or saloon scenes).  I think TGTB&TU may be the ultimate "guy" movie.

More than Predator???

I've never seen PREDATOR.   :buggedout:  But yes.   :teddyr:


Title: Re: Highest rated movie on the IMDB that you've never seen
Post by: Doggett on August 05, 2011, 09:21:16 PM
I've never seen "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," which currently ranks at #4. I dunno, why, I guess Westerns aren't really my thang.
I can't imagine anyone disliking The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, even if you don't like westerns. It's just that good.

Don't think of it as a Western, just think of it as an adventure story.  It's set during the Civil War and a lot of the trappings of a conventional Western are missing (there are no Indians or saloon scenes).  I think TGTB&TU may be the ultimate "guy" movie.

More than Predator???

I've never seen PREDATOR.   :buggedout:  But yes.   :teddyr:

With opinions like that, you should post on the imdb!

 :wink: