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    The greatest film you've never seen.

    I've never seen a single Star Wars film.
    Who else has missed a classic?

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    I've never seen them either.

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    If you have never seen it how do you know it's a great film...???

    Can't rely on film critics...box office takings ???

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    Any of the Harry Potter films.....not one
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    I'm old school, I'd have to say Ben Hur made a huge impression on me when it came out.

    (Sorry, misread the title)

    I don't know what the best film I've never seen is because I haven't seen it.
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    None of the Star War films. Never seen ďItís a Wonderful LifeĒ, though I keep meaning to. Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad also passed me by.

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    Harry Potter (any of them)
    Sound of Music
    Wizard of Oz

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    Shawshank redemption. It's quite good apparently.

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    Also never seen any of the Star Wars (never appealed to me). ET another.

    I watch a lot of films, and sort of have an idea to try and watch all of the IMDB Top 250, but just can't motivate myself to watch those.

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    I've never seen any Harry Potter films or anything with Renee Zellweger in

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    Schindlerís List
    Dances With Wolves.
    And any of the spaghetti westerns...




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    Avatar, Harry Potters, Forrest Gump, Independence day, Casino, Scarface, back to the future, Aliens, Predator 1, Rambo

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    Re "Classics".

    I've seen most of the Star Wars films and they are nothing to get excited about IMO.

    Likewise Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings, managed about half an hour of all before I changed channels.

    TBH I can't think of a classic I haven't seen but obviously some appeal more than others.

    Personally I think modern classics are really dumbed down stories with poor acting and too reliant on special effects, but that's possibly just me.
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    Never seen Star Wars either. Same for Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings/Hobbit and similar tosh.

    Not really a fan of most films so many mentioned here I haven't seen either - Schindlerís List, Dances With Wolves, Sound of Music, Wizard of Oz.


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    Never seen any of Lord of the Rings, now I canít get past the idea of spending 11 hours ish watching 3 movies.

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    How would you know they're great unless you've seen them?

    I've never watched the whole of a Harry Potter film, but what I saw of the ones I've seen bits of don't classify them as 'great' to me.

    I've not seen Dr. Zhivago and I'm not sure I've seen Bridge on the River Kwai all the way through, although I probably did decades ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychomech View Post
    Shawshank redemption. It's quite good apparently.
    Not as good as the hype suggests, though.

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    Watched the original "Omen" last night. Anything with Lee Remick is worth watching. Oneof the better films of the genre.

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    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Cool hand Luke and The Hustler are what I define as great movies. I find I look back to great movies rather than forward. Angels with dirty faces was a great movie. The Poseidon adventure a great movie. Raiders of the lost Ark , back to the future all great movies.



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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Watched the original "Omen" last night. Anything with Lee Remick is worth watching. Oneof the better films of the genre.

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    I agree Eddie that's a classic movie, unsettling . I find it on par with The Exorcist. Similar era and just that whole psychological thing going on

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    Titanic - always figured I knew the ending!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    Titanic - always figured I knew the ending!
    You predicted the alien spacecraft saving them? I never saw that coming, myself!

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    Iíve never seen The Godfather or Goodfellas. I havenít actively avoided them, but I canít say Iím bothered about not having seen them either.

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    Shaving Ryan's Privates

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    According to the American Film Institute (AFI) list of the 100 Greatest American Movies of All Time, #5 Lawrence of Arabia (1962) is the "greatest" movie I've never seen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by StackH View Post
    Iíve never seen The Godfather or Goodfellas. I havenít actively avoided them, but I canít say Iím bothered about not having seen them either.
    Goodfellas is a real "fun" ride, whereas The Godfather is much more serious and dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjc1216 View Post
    If you have never seen it how do you know it's a great film...???

    Can't rely on film critics...box office takings ???
    A turn of phrase.
    As in, a really popular film that everyone raves about that you haven't seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
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    I haven't seen it either GQ, but I believe it has a happy ending.

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    Iíve never seen Alien, donít watch any sci-Fi or vampire related stuff so if late thatís been quite limiting. Watched the new lion king movie with my daughter a few weeks ago and loved it and watched once upon a time in Hollywood on release day.

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    I love Fitzcarraldo, but have not seen Aguirre, the Wrath of God.

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    Any of the Godfather trilogy, much to the disgust of one of my friends.

    It's a Wonderful Life, despite my wife being convinced it was my favourite ever film.

    Schindler's List.
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    The Silence of the Lambs. Never seen it. Not the urge to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franky Four Fingers View Post
    Any of the Harry Potter films.
    Quote Originally Posted by ajdh View Post
    Ben Hur.
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    Itís a Wonderful Life
    Game of Thrones
    Breaking Bad
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    Wizard of Oz
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    Shawshank redemption
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    Dances With Wolves.
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    Independence day
    Casino
    Scarface
    Aliens
    Predator
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    Lord of the Rings
    Hobbit
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    Dr. Zhivago
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    Cool hand Luke
    The Hustler
    Angels with dirty faces k
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    Lawrence of Arabia
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    Saving Private Ryan
    None of the above

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    Apocalypse Now

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    Casablanca and gone with the wind are on the list but never got around to them.
    Lots of war films, I've never even done the great escape all the way through in a sitting . Shameful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevkojak View Post
    Casablanca
    Casablanca is deeply pleasurable film to watch - I urge anyone who hasn't seen it to watch it, not because they "ought" to, but because it's such a joy. Wonderful, sparkling script, delightful performances, nice and short.

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    I'm surprised by some of the answers (Starwars!)

    Though I guess age may play a factor for some films. I guess most here are too old for Harry potter unless they have children

    I know someone who hasn't seen a single bond film which is some kind of achievement.

    Some listed above aren't worth watching imho. Some well overhyped. Some definitely are worth it though.

    I could add ET to the list

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    None of the above
    Well Rip Van Winkle, it's time to wake up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacifichrono View Post
    According to the American Film Institute (AFI) list of the 100 Greatest American Movies of All Time, #5 Lawrence of Arabia (1962) is the "greatest" movie I've never seen.
    Mate, you have a treat in store :) . Especially if you can find it showing in a cinema with a large screen and decent sound.

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    ive got one of those dodgy sky boxes and it has the 250 greatest films list - ive slowly been working my way through.

    Good few id never even heard of - I watched Amadeus last week, thoroughly enjoyed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yumma View Post
    Apocalypse Now
    Me too. A glaring omission that I have bought on dvd and blu ray.... :-0

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    The Shawshank Redemption. Been meaning to get round to it .. actually since it came out come to think of it.

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    never seen apocalypse now, good morning vietnam, deerhunter, any of that genre.
    same with the arabias and ben hurs etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    same with the arabias
    Iím think there are a few David Lean films you might enjoy, if you havenít already. L of A is very epic, as is Zhivago, but Brief Encounter shows just how well he handles the unspoken side of relationships, which is a feature of the epics as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    Casablanca is deeply pleasurable film to watch - I urge anyone who hasn't seen it to watch it, not because they "ought" to, but because it's such a joy. Wonderful, sparkling script, delightful performances, nice and short.
    If you like Casablanca then that explains why you dismissed a bunch of other peoples favourites lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xellos99 View Post
    If you like Casablanca then that explains why you dismissed a bunch of other peoples favourites lol.

    couldnt make it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by xellos99 View Post
    If you like Casablanca then that explains why you dismissed a bunch of other peoples favourites lol.
    If you think not having seen to be synonymous with dismissing, is conversation really for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfat33 View Post
    Iím think there are a few David Lean films you might enjoy, if you havenít already. L of A is very epic, as is Zhivago, but Brief Encounter shows just how well he handles the unspoken side of relationships, which is a feature of the epics as well.

    My favourite film-maker as you might have guessed.
    Ah! I have seen Brief encounter and enjoyed it. I didnt make the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    If you think not having seen to be synonymous with dismissing, is conversation really for you?
    Top banter :-)

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