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Last week Sofia over at Film Flare posted something similar to what I’ve been wanting to share with you guys for quite some time now but I wasn’t sure how exactly it was going to play out. Inspired and fueled by Sofia’s post, I set out to gather all my to watch movies from all possible lists that I’ve accumulated over the years: IMDb, Letterboxd, those twelve notebooks I have lying around and that bottomless corner of my brain where I collect useless information. Since there’s an endless amount of movies I still need to watch, I felt it was necessary to limit myself to 30 of my most prominent, stand out watchlist movies. This could also be classified as my shame list.

Quick note before the list action starts, this is in random order and some of these movies have fallen into the category of I’ve seen glimpses of it as a kid but can’t really say I’ve watched it. So it does feel very extensive and filled with big big movies that every movie blogger should have seen by now but I’ve added the half-watched ones here as well so it’s not that bad. But it’s still bad. Very bad. And yes, feel free to use curse words in the comments, I deserve them!

  1. The Shining
  2. The Matrix
  3. Rosemary’s Babyrosemary's baby
  4. Schindler’s List
  5. Mulholland Drive
  6. Take Shelter
  7. The Artist
  8. Casablanca
  9. Before Sunrise
  10. No Country for Old Men
  11. Monster’s Ball
  12. Punch-Drunk Lovepunch drunk love
  13. Mr. Nobody
  14. In Bruges
  15. The Royal Tenenbaums
  16. Pearl Harbor
  17. American History X
  18. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  19. A Clockwork Orange
  20. Taxi Driver
  21. Goodfellas
  22. The Machinistthe machinist
  23. Citizen Kane
  24. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  25. Gran Torino
  26. Into the Wild
  27. Annie Hall
  28. There Will Be Blood
  29. The Graduate
  30. The Godfather: Part II
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  • Reply
    Paul S
    September 20, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    Everything there is to to be said about Citizen Kane has already been said. So I’ll say nothing, except I hope you enjoy it.

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    elina
    September 20, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Taxi Driver and The Shining are both great! I can’t wait to see all the other films in your list either. Uh. I feel shame now, too. ๐Ÿ˜€

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      mettelray
      September 20, 2014 at 10:18 PM

      We should be ashamed yes, but I mean.. maybe it’s better, we’d feel more appreciative towards them now.

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    The Vern
    September 20, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    You have a lot of good movies to catch up with. I have not seen Mr. Nobody, Into the Wild or Pearl Harbor. I may have to give those ones a peak this week

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      mettelray
      September 20, 2014 at 10:18 PM

      I know. And all I keep doing is watching the new ones.. god damn it. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Tom
    September 20, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Hahah this is a really cool idea here. Would you mind if I adapted it into a Top Ten! list for my own blog? ๐Ÿ˜€

    I have so many things I have yet to see that I feel shamed into watching lol

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      mettelray
      September 20, 2014 at 10:15 PM

      No prob, just list Film Flare’s blog cause she was the one who inspired me. ๐Ÿ™‚

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        Tom
        September 20, 2014 at 10:16 PM

        Okay, will do! Thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    sati
    September 20, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    The Matrix?! Good God, woman! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Mulholland Dr is my second fav movie of all time so I can’t wait for you to see it!

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      mettelray
      September 20, 2014 at 10:18 PM

      The Matrix and Mulholland Drive are both the ones I mentioned being the kind of movies I’ve seen but can’t really recall seeing them from start to finish. Like, I know I’ve seen the beginning of The Matrix and a vaguely remember watching MD with my mom but my childhood is all hazy when it comes to so many movies of that time period.

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    cristianbordea13
    September 20, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    It’s the same thing with me and The Matrix. I’ve seen parts when I was young and even saw the third part in a theater but I have to watch it properly.
    You have a pretty good list. You shouldn’t feel ashamed for having these Blind Spots. Just take it easy. It’s also important to not put pressure on yourself to see them when you don’t feel like doing it because you will not enjoy them. I’m talking from personal experience.
    In my opinion No Country for Old Men, Mulholland Drive, Taxi Driver,, Goodfellas, 2001, Annie Hall, The Shining and Citizen Kane are incredible, absolutely fantastic films. Some of my favorites.
    I don’t know what you will think of Pearl Harbor. It’s not regarded as a good film. I found it very long and cheesy and with terrible dialogue. But it is an experience. It does have an epic feeling.
    Good Luck with your list!

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      mettelray
      September 20, 2014 at 11:25 PM

      Thanks for the feedback and the recommendations! I’ll certainly take it into consideration when I’m feeling nostalgic and brave enough to tackle this list. I might start soon, it feels like I can do this now.. soon.. I mean.. I really should.

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    ninvoid99
    September 21, 2014 at 1:11 AM

    The only films in that list I haven’t seen are Mr. Nobody and Schindler’s List. Pearl Harbor is the one I would avoid. To me, it’s the worst film ever made.

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      mettelray
      September 21, 2014 at 2:33 AM

      The fact that it does get a lot of bad stuff said about is the reason I want to watch it. Maybe I’ll hate it less that others, maybe not.. who knowa.

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        ninvoid99
        September 21, 2014 at 5:00 AM

        I would compare the film to a bad history paper for history class. Full of inaccuracies and lots of dramatic liberties that were really unbelievable. That’s just one of many things about the film that I loathe about and why I loathe Michael Bay.

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    Nostra
    September 21, 2014 at 1:13 AM

    Except for Monsters Ball I’ve seen all that’s on your last. Mr. Nobody is in my top 3 of all time favorites so I’m happy to see it on your list

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      mettelray
      September 21, 2014 at 2:34 AM

      Oh.. so you get on to that Monsters Ball.. Ive heard it’s good!

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        Nostra
        September 21, 2014 at 11:30 AM

        Added it to my own huge to watch list

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    Jon Harrison
    September 21, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    Holy hell, are you in for a treat. The Shining, Rosemary’s Baby, The Graduate, 2001, and There Will Be Blood are definitely the standout’s for me. I hope you enjoy all these beautiful films!

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      mettelray
      October 7, 2014 at 9:58 AM

      I’m sure I’ll enjoy them .. soon. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Katy
    September 21, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    Looks like you have a lot of good movies to watch! Hope you have fun! Letterboxd has become my #1 listmaker for movies I’d like to watch this fall before Halloween. *crossing fingers* I get to some of them! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Sofia da Costa
    September 21, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    You’ve got some of favourite movies of all time there! Like The Matrix, 2001, There Will Be Blood, Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, Before Sunrise, The Shining… this makes me feel a thousand times better about my list of shame, haha!

    I really need to rewatch The Machinist. I remember I liked it, but I was quite young, so. Either way Bale is incredible in it, as always. Will you be writing about the films? Hoping you do! ๐Ÿ˜€

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      mettelray
      October 7, 2014 at 9:59 AM

      I’ve partly seen The Matrix but clearly, I don’t remember enough to consider it watched.

      I’ve given it a thought, but I don’t know, I’m now, after a week long holiday, SOOOOOO behind with my writing that answering comments to get back into the swing of things, seems like the only way right now. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Anna (Film Grimoire)
    September 21, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    So many good films on this Shamelist, I think you’re going to have a great time with it! Do you mind if I have a go at this concept over at my blog? I love it!

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      mettelray
      September 21, 2014 at 5:39 PM

      No problem, link to Film Flare, she inspired me ! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    whirlwindsupernova
    September 21, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    I’ve seen some of the movies on your list, and from those I can tell that you won’t be disappointed!

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    Wendell
    September 22, 2014 at 7:30 AM

    I’ve seen 24 of your 30 and really enjoyed almost all of them. In other words, you’re in for some treats. Have fun.

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    Terry Malloy's Pigeon Coop
    September 22, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    Wow, you have some unbelievable films to watch! I’m actually a little bit envious!

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      mettelray
      September 22, 2014 at 11:39 AM

      Envious? Maybe. I have a lot of first time watches for movies people love and sometimes I hope I could go back in time and watch a movie for the first time. So I get your envy.

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    Ryan McNeil
    September 23, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    So if I were to pick five movies from this list to suggest you reach for them first, I’d run with…

    Before Sunrise
    Goodfellas
    The Graduate
    No Country for Old Men
    and
    Rosemary’s Baby

    just a suggestion ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      mettelray
      September 23, 2014 at 5:48 PM

      Before Sunrise is definitely the one I gravitate the most towards anyway but the rest… so depends on my mood and that is so tricky sometimes. Who am I kidding. All the time. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    ruth
    September 24, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    Oh my, this reminds me I still need to see The Machinist!! Ahah, glad I’m not the only one who hasn’t seen 2001 and Taxi Driver. I do love Casablanca though, saw that on the big screen as part of AMC re-release and I’m so glad I did!

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      mettelray
      October 7, 2014 at 10:01 AM

      I would love to see some of these movies on a big screen.. god damn it, why is my country so not treating me right. Oh well, at least I have a big TV. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Kristin
    September 24, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    Ahh, I can’t curse you because I’ve seen only six of them on your list! I’m in the same boat, considering there are some GREAT movies out there that every blogger ought to see but just hasn’t yet. If you don’t mind, I might write a post like this myself just to encourage me to watch them with the accountability of posting it public!

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      mettelray
      October 7, 2014 at 10:01 AM

      Well, we both ought to feel ashamed.. in a good way. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Writer Loves Movies
    September 25, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    Love this idea. You’ve listed some fantastic movies here (and some I need to catch up on too). Annie Hall, Take Shelter, Royal Tenenbaums and Taxi Driver are some of my favourites – I hope you enjoy them!

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      mettelray
      September 26, 2014 at 6:36 PM

      I hope so too! And love the idea? Give it a try yourself.. link Film Flare and you’re good to go. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Alex Withrow (@shiftingPersona)
    September 26, 2014 at 2:24 AM

    Hey, the good news is that these films aren’t going anywhere. They all eagerly await your viewing! You’ve got some real great ones up there, so you’re in for some great films.

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      mettelray
      September 26, 2014 at 6:36 PM

      Bad news is, new ones keep coming. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    karamelkinema
    September 26, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    My own to-watch list just got longer and longer by day… I am actually scared to compile and list it XD Good luck crossing out yours!!

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      mettelray
      September 26, 2014 at 6:37 PM

      Thanks! I will need a lot of luck.

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    Stu
    September 27, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    I just saw this post after seeing it mentioned over at Film Grimoire. A really cool idea, I have a few that I need to see that I’ve never watched. I think you’ll have a great time going through your list though!

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      October 7, 2014 at 10:02 AM

      Thanks, I will.. most likely I will let you know about it too. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    September 30, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    I have nothing to say because I’m right there with you for 50% of the movies. So I can only say, watch In Bruges and American History X. Both awesome movies ๐Ÿ™‚

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      October 7, 2014 at 10:03 AM

      Roger that, I will watch them.. soon. ๐Ÿ˜€

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