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Hump Day Have Your Say: What films are on your need to watch list?


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If you have been reading this blog for any amount of time you may have noticed on more than a few occasions I will mention that I have not seen some films that folks are raving about.  That is not to suggest that I have not watched many films including almost 200 of the IMDB top 250.  Similarly, if you have a film blog the chances are pretty good that I have stopped by and mentioned that I was adding some film that you reviewed to my must watch list.  You may have thought to yourself that I was just saying this, and that no such list exists.  Well let me assure you my list is very real and very long.  Some with a delicate constitution, might even be startled and faint when viewing its immense size.


Janet Leigh Psycho scream


I hope that by sharing a few items on this list I will find the inspiration to hunt down these films and finally give them a watch.  While watching these film will be a good start it will hardly make a dent in my list.  In a way I guess that it is a positive that there are so many great films that I have yet to experience.  Just think of all the fun and enjoyment I have to look forward to.


Grave of the Fireflies

I am a big fan of animated films and I can’t tell you how many people have suggested that I check out Grave of the Fireflies and have sung its praises.


breathless poster


I have a giant gap in my film viewing and that hole needs to be filled with French New Wave Cinema.  No snide comments but to the best of my knowledge I have yet to view any Jean-Luc Godard films.  Countless people have suggested that a good place to start would be viewing of  Breathless.




It took me years to follow my brother’s suggestion and watch Let the Right One In.  I have never been a huge fan of horror films but I found the film absolutely amazing.  You can check out my review right here.  Several folks have suggested that the remake Let Me In is also a great watch.  Of course up until this point I have failed to follow their advice.


roman holiday

The newest addition to my ever growing list comes from Keith at Keith and the Movies.  It is true I have never seen Roman Holiday despite being a fan of both Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn.  While this is the newest entry on my list I am positive that it will not be my last.


So when you get done laughing at me and my list of glaring omissions with regards to the films I have yet to view take a moment to think about films you have yet to watch.  Todays hump day question is what films are on your must watch list?


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  • cindybruchman March 20, 2013, 1:18 pm

    Hi! I love talking about movies and am grateful you popped over to my blog.
    There’s many films I would love to see but haven’t yet. I really like foreign films, but I don’t get a chance to see them. For Hump Day, I would like to watch that Belgium foreign one that came out in 2011 called Bullhead. It’s a gangster movie. Looks cool!
    Will take the time later to look at your site. Lunch break is over!

    • Griff March 20, 2013, 1:26 pm

      Hi Cindy,
      I saw Bullhead, it is a great flick. I just saw it was available for streaming on Netflix last night. You should also check out Rust and Bone. It also stars Matthais Schoenaerts and he is great in both movies. A little bit off the beaten path is Death of A Shadow. Its a short film that was nominated for an Oscar this past year. It also stars Schoenaerts. You can get it on itunes I believe.

  • Griff March 20, 2013, 1:20 pm

    Roman Holiday and Breathless are both streaming on Amazon and yes you should see them both. Hmmm… currently on my line up…

    The Master
    La Vie en Rose
    Hard Candy
    Enter the Void

    • Adam March 20, 2013, 1:33 pm

      Wow Mark I saw a film that you did not see yet, The Master was pretty impressive but also left me scratching my head wondering what I had just seen.

    • Adam March 23, 2013, 9:28 am

      Your new color Gravatar frightened me, I did not know who it was.

  • Marc March 20, 2013, 1:51 pm

    If I spent as much time watching films as I do thinking about ones I want to see, my list would be much shorter!…..

    Sergio Leone’s Westerns
    Schindler’s List (hangs head)
    Silence of the Lambs
    The Deer Hunter

    • Adam March 20, 2013, 2:08 pm

      Marc that is a spectacular list and could keep you busy for a long time. I am sort of jealous that I don’t get to watch all those for the first time.

      Say is this your first visit here Marc? I don’t recall seeing you around these parts previously. If so welcome aboard :-)

      • Adam March 20, 2013, 2:18 pm

        Hey I went over and checked out your blog Marc, cool stuff!

      • Marc March 20, 2013, 2:45 pm

        My first comment but I’ve been hanging around here a while, I love the site you guys have going. I’m trying to build up my blog network so I’ll be trying to participate a bit more often! Thanks for checking my blog out!

        • Adam March 20, 2013, 2:59 pm

          That is a good way to do it Marc. Check out and comment on the folks on here most of them are pretty good about following you back and leaving comments. Its more fun when you know folks are reading your stuff.

  • Chris March 20, 2013, 1:56 pm

    Oh man, I dunno where to begin with movies I need to watch, lol.

    As for your list, I wasn’t too impressed by Grave of the Fireflies myself. I mean, it was okay, but it almost made me feel heartless. Every single person I know talked up how it’s such a tear jerking movie that’ll leave you a wreck, but by the end of it I really didn’t give a crap about anything happening, lol. I dunno…

    Let Me In was great, though, even better than Let the Right One In, IMO.

    • Adam March 20, 2013, 2:11 pm

      Chris, that is exactly what I have been hearing about Grave of the Fireflies. Maybe I need to lower my expectations a bit. Or maybe you are just a cold hearted monster ;-)

      Better than Let the Right One In would be some movie I gots to get on with finding that film so I can watch it.

  • scottydynamite March 20, 2013, 2:02 pm

    I want to and need to see

    The Master
    City of God
    Double Indemnity
    Wild Strawberries
    The New World

    • Adam March 20, 2013, 2:12 pm

      Scott I actually saw The New World year ago and was not impressed but that was before I got into Malick so that probably had a lot to do with my reaction to it. I thought it was going to be this action packed film.

      • scottydynamite March 20, 2013, 2:30 pm

        It is the only Malick Film I have not seen as of yet and to complete my Malick filmography I need to check that one out. Plus he has the new one coming out that we will have to check out.

        • Adam March 20, 2013, 3:05 pm

          I think that might be streaming on Netflix

          • scottydynamite March 20, 2013, 3:08 pm

            It was not the last time I checked but I will check again.

  • ruth March 20, 2013, 3:14 pm

    Glad to see Roman Holiday on here. You need to watch that one pronto! :D I need to see Breathless too, been meaning to do that in a while.

    • Adam March 20, 2013, 3:49 pm

      Ruth it looks like we both need to hit up Netflix, maybe i can squeeze breathless in tonight. I tried re-wathching The Hobbit last night and passed out after an hour ;-)

      • Griff March 20, 2013, 4:02 pm

        Can I add Diabolique to your list since 1. It’s an amazing film and 2. You have my Criterion Blu Ray at your house!

        • Adam March 21, 2013, 8:39 am

          I found Breathless on Hulu, you might never get back that copy of Diabolique ;-)

  • Robert (totheescapehatch.com) March 20, 2013, 8:46 pm

    The original King Kong! Too many others to list. You should definitely check out Let Me In.

    • Adam March 21, 2013, 8:37 am

      Original King Kong is pretty amazing. Got to watch Let Me In, I have heard nothing but praise.

  • Chris March 21, 2013, 1:22 am

    A few heavy weights on your list! I also have yet to watch Grave of the Fireflies, as well as several more from IMDb top 250, such as Kurosawa’s Rashomon (1950) & Seven Samurai (1954)

    • Adam March 21, 2013, 8:40 am

      Chris those are both good ones.

  • Jaina March 21, 2013, 5:25 am

    I have a lot of glaring omissions too. Nothing to hide! Just shows you’ve got loads of great films ahead of you to watch and enjoy. Hopefully.

    Great seeing Grave of the Fireflies on your list. But, please for the love of god, make sure you’ve got something upbeat to watch after.

  • Adam March 21, 2013, 8:41 am

    Jaina, I think you may have been one of the folks to recommend that film when we talked about peoples favorite animated films.

    So your saying it is not a feel good kind of movie?

  • Chris March 21, 2013, 11:17 am

    I really liked Let the Right One In, glad you finally saw it. Have you seen the American version Let Me In?

    • Adam March 21, 2013, 11:28 am

      Nope that is the one I still need to check out. I have heard a lot of great things about, some folks saying it is even better than the original.

  • Kim @ Tranquil Dreams March 21, 2013, 11:35 am

    Grave of the Fireflies is a must see! I have to see Roman Holiday. I’ve recently just been converted to a mega Audrey Hepburn fan so My Fair Lady is in the must see…and I have a whole bunch as well. Growing and immense list! Reservoir Dogs, Fight Club, Forrest Gump, The Shining, In the Mood for Love..most of those are in top 250 I think..but tons and tons of classics that I need to see…

    • Adam March 21, 2013, 2:45 pm

      Kim those are some spectacular films you get to check out. 3 of my personal faves in The Shinning, Fight Club and Reservoir Dogs. :-)

  • Mark Walker March 21, 2013, 1:52 pm

    Nice to see Let Me In include with such gems here. I lIves that film. Richard Jenkins is always worth a watch at least.

    • Adam March 21, 2013, 2:47 pm

      Hey Mark, I had no idea Richard Jenkins was even in that film, now I am even more excited.

  • Morgan R. Lewis March 21, 2013, 6:36 pm

    My list is currently at 755 entries… you want me to post the whole thing here? :D

    Let’s see, a quick sampling… (I just sent my list through a randomizer and picked the top ten)

    IPCRESS File, The (1965)
    Transporter, The (2002)
    Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)
    Moon (2009)
    Oh, God! (1977)
    To Hell and Back (1955)
    Searchers, The (1956)
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
    Men Who Stare At Goats, The (2009)
    Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

    • Adam March 22, 2013, 9:02 am

      You got to check out Fast Times that is a great one. I have not seen four of the films on your list yet either. At 755 entries I must confess that your list is longer than mine. Damn, even if you watched two of those films a day it would take you over a year to complete it….

  • ckckred March 22, 2013, 6:17 am

    Nashville, Breathless, Persona, and The Searchers are movies I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never seen.

  • Adam March 22, 2013, 8:58 am

    Well if it makes you feel any better Ckckred I have not seen Nashville yet either. ;-)

  • Eric @ The Warning Sign March 23, 2013, 3:51 pm

    Grave of the Fireflies is one of the best films I have ever seen, animated or otherwise. That is one amazing film.

    As for my blind spots, I have too many. Here are the 50 I’m currently working on:

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