Wednesday, 11 November 2015

#BEDN - Lists

I love a good list. There's nothing better than reading a list of things to do or see. Lists of recommendations - films, music, food etc - are always a joy and it's good to have an internal argument about whether you agree or disagree with the list.

So I thought I'd put a list together. Feel free to argue with me about this but here goes ...

10 films I've never seen.

1. Citizen Kane. Now I know that this regularly wins polls for the best film ever made but it's never appealed to me. I'm not a massive fan of Orson Wells so I've managed to avoid this one. I'm not consciously ignoring it or refusing to watch it but there always seems to be another film I'd rather watch than Citizen Kane.

2. Dirty Dancing. Another one that just doesn't appeal to me. I'm not a fan of Patrick Swayze or dance movies so again this had little appeal. The music isn't to my taste either so another one that I've avoided so far.

3. The Godfather. I've also never seen Goodfellas or any of the other gangster clone films. Just not my genre so I've little incentive to watch them.

4. Four Weddings and a Funeral. Nor Love Actually. Or Notting Hill. Again not my genre and I'm not a Huge Grant fan either.

5. ET. Well why would I at my age?

6. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. I'm sure this is a film that would worry and bother me so I'm going to keep my sanity by not watching it!

7. Legally Blonde or any other chick flick. Do I need to say why?

8. Enter the Dragon. Not a fan of kung fu movies, although I do love Carl Douglas singing Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting!

9. Batman. Or Batman Returns. Or Batman part 2. You get the picture. Batman, for me, is Adam West and when he punches someone you get a 'Kapow!' on the screen.

10. Wuthering Heights. This is my all time favourite book and the characters are alive and vivid in my imagination so why would I ruin that by watching someone else's vision of Cathy and Heathcliffe?

So there we are, a list of films that people always go 'Really?!?' when I say that I've never seen them.
What are the surprising films you've never seen?


  1. Really?? I have seen most of them. Dirty Dancing is a guilty pleasure. :)
    Never seen Frozen, Any of the 'new' Star Wars' or those with whats his face Pattinson in them.

    1. I've never seen Frozen either but then I'm not the target demographic for Disney anymore! The new Star Wars don't appeal nor do the Twilight/Hunger Games. All about personal taste in the end though. Thanks for commenting Soosie!

  2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is life affirming, in some way. If you don't watch the film, read the book!

    1. Thanks for recommending the book of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - I'll have to look out for it.