You Haven’t Seen That?! – Blaugust, Day 3

I think we all know somebody who, when you asked if they’ve seen a certain movie, you already know it was a waste of time asking before you start. In fact I seem to recall there being a YouTube series about this very thing. Well in my life, that person is me.

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Until very recently, I was that person who had never seen Star Wars (just Episode VI to go now, guys!) or Back to the Future or The Fifth Element.. And you know what? I’m getting a bit bored of the “Wait, you’ve not seen that?!” reaction so I’ve come up with a little side project for myself as inspired by Shannon and Ardua.

You Haven’t Seen… ?!

So as well as stuff I’d like to watch myself, I figure I owe it to me to see what all the fuss is about with these so-called “must watch” movies. SO, I’ve got my handwritten list for random recommendations, and my imbd account set up with a whole bunch of filmsΒ to get around to.. There’s way too many, and I’m in way over my head, and I don’t even care for movies that much, but I’m sure I can get some interesting blog content out of my first time watching movies I “should have seen by now” so boom. πŸ˜‰

What are your recommendations for an anti-film-buff? Bearing in mind I heart fantasy and unique ideas and comedy and light-hearted stuff and drama.


Blaugust, Day 3 Writing Prompt:

Any movies you haven’t seen that people are often amazed by? Or on the other side of the coin, what movies are you amazed that people haven’t seen? Either or both. Go!

26 thoughts on “You Haven’t Seen That?! – Blaugust, Day 3”

  1. I’ve never seen a studio Ghibli movie. Taking it a bit further, I’ve never watched any anime at all (at least not of my own volition).

    I’m having trouble thinking of many examples, but there are tons of times my bf will mention he’s hasn’t seen a certain movie an I go “omg! you haven’t seen that?!” Let’s see… the Alien movies, Fifth Element, he hadn’t seen Jurassic Park until I made him watch it recently.

    1. I adore Ghibli. Heartily recommend you give it a try. Perhaps The Wind Rises or Howl’s Moving Castle. Princess Mononoke was my very first.

      Yup, all of those are on my list. I’m so bad! Haha.

  2. A lot of things I would recommend have already been posted, so I give you “The Visions of Escaflowne” (for a long time my favourite Anime), Stardust, and The Mummy (I love the first one, the two sequels are a bit hit and miss)

  3. I am really bad at keeping up with recent movies. I tend to only be “current” as far as a couple years back, or when another family member who’s a big movie buff picks up the DVD.

    As for lighthearted comedic classics, from decades back: Dragonheart, Little Shop of Horrors, Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

    Sci-Fi drama wise, there’s Serenity, the movie spin off from the Firefly TV series (Whedon’s series should also be required watching for anyone who wants to wear a geek badge) and everyone needs to invest the massive hours watching the magnum opus that is Babylon 5, if they haven’t seen it. It’s as “required reading” as Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, and dare I say it, better than Star Wars or Star Trek (Let the heretic wars begin!)

    1. Dragonheart and Holy Grail are wonderful <3 I'm a huge Python fan. In fact, just recently got a "Banksy Python" tshirt with Graham Chapman throwing the holy hand grenade it's amazing!
      Little Shop of Horrors, however. Yes. Now on the list. And I do need to see Babylon 5.

      1. I watch all the Babylon 5 tv series when it first came out. If I remember correctly, it was one of the first series that used Amiga computers chained to do the graphic effects or something like that and as I had an Amiga 1200 at the time, I had to give it a look. Needless to say, I was hooked pretty quickly, being a sci-fi buff myself

  4. I’d recommend the Guy Ritchie films, such as “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,” “Snatch,” “Revolver,” and “RocknRolla”

    I wouldn’t say they’re “must see,” but they were a lot of fun.

    1. Maybe I’ll try again though when I tried Snatch about 10 years ago it reeeally didn’t appeal to me. Still, tastes change in that amount of time so we’ll see.

  5. um… Withnail and I (so long as you don’t mind copious swearing) – it’s well… about a couple of out of work actors (Richard E Grant and one of the McGanns) who go on holiday in the country somewhere and basically get off their faces. One of the most quotable films I’ve seen and I shall restrain myself πŸ˜‰

    I also really like baz luhrman films (Strictly Ballroom & Romeo + Juliet) and jet-li films (hero; crouching tiger, hidden dragon; house of flying daggers; the forbidden kingdom) those films are worth watching just for the beautiful cinematography and wire shots πŸ™‚

    um that’s quite a mixed bag – so hopefully something will entertain πŸ™‚

    1. Not a problem with swearing. πŸ˜‰

      Oooh I love that version of Romeo + Juliet, need to watch it again, methinks..

      Added to the list! Thanks. I like a bit of variety. πŸ˜€

  6. I had a friend who we jokingly called “uncultured” all the time because he hadn’t seen ANY of the classics! No Star Wars, no Terminator, no Alien or Predator, no Robocop, none of the cult classics of our generation and those before us. We ended up sending him on a quest to finish them all!

    I’m not a big fan of Star Wars but I am quite shocked you’d never seen them until recently! The Fifth Element is more understandable, but it is a fantastic movie in my opinion!

  7. Maybe not as lighthearted but definately a must see: A beatiful mind

    For more comedy: Catch me if you can
    Also Forrest Gump πŸ˜‰

    1. Have not seen A Beautiful Mind. πŸ™‚

      Forrest Gump was my favourite movie when I was growing up. <3

  8. Well I always recommend Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind if you’ve never seen that. Also Tron (and Tron Legacy, mostly because of the incredible soundtrack!).

    1. You just made me feel good about myself because 2 out of 3!! *HIGH FIVE* (oddly, Tron is the one I haven’t seen of the three)

  9. My wife discovered this weekend that I had never seen Clueless. This simply could not be borne and was quickly remedied. I doubt I would have ever watched it on my own, but I ended up really enjoying it. It felt like I was watching the 90s distilled down to their purest form.

    Apparently I also need to watch Bring It On. I suppose I’ll trust her judgement on that…

  10. Oh dear…..must-see movies from any era / any theme? It’s hard knowing where to start so I’ll go with the 3 films a friend of ours who came over for the holidays hadn’t seen, so we of course made him watch them all:
    Equilibrium, Heat, Good Will Hunting.

    No whimsy there though! Just great acting and depth.

    1. Pretty sure I’ve seen Good Will Hunting! I can’t remember it but Matt Damon and Robin Williams, right?

  11. On the fantasy theme – Labyrinth or Dark Crystal spring to mind. For light hearted, you can’t beat any of the old Doris Day films (showing my age now!) lol I think I’ll take your writing prompt too – there’s a whole bunch of films I haven’t seen yet either!

    1. Ladyhawke shall go on the list. THANKFULLY I’ve seen Princess Bride, that is currently on my Harry Potter/Ghbili shelf (aka the whimsy shelf). πŸ˜€

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