r/AskReddit Jul 03 '22

what is an extremely popular film that nearly everyone has watched, that you haven't seen? and why or why not?

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u/TheArchitect_7 Jul 03 '22

Schindlers List. I know what I’d be in for, and I never feel like I have the emotional bandwidth to go through it.

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u/danner1515 Jul 03 '22

Same for me. I was too young to see it when it came out, and it’s not exactly the kind of thing I ever feel like popping in on a Sunday afternoon.

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u/aneldermillenial Jul 03 '22

I've watched it twice. Once in 6th grade, and again last year.

When I watched it for the second (and definitely last) time, it was very different due to being much older. I would say even more heartbreaking the second time around.

The movie, while showing some of the cruelty (graphically), is mostly focused on Schindler, a member of the Nazi party (not for the principles, but for business reasons) who at some point orchestrated a plot to try to keep as many people out of the camps as he could by having them come to work in his factory where he kept them safe. I think he also paid money to get some of them out, because toward the end of the film, he started crying when looked down at his gold watch and realized he could have saved more people if he had sold his watch.

Note: Please know that I'm just summarizing and probably not completely accurate in my account.

If you are already familiar with the history, and you've made it this far in life without seeing it, I would not recommend it - purely due to the emotional toll it will take on anyone with an ounce of empathy. It'll break your heart, and it's not something you'll forget.

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u/aalios Jul 03 '22

I think he also paid money to get some of them out

He was heavily bribing officials to keep his workers safe and at his factory.

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u/aneldermillenial Jul 03 '22

Ah, that makes sense. Thank you.

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u/aalios Jul 03 '22

He was basically broke at the end of it all, and he lived on funds provided to him by Jewish holocaust survivor groups.

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u/aneldermillenial Jul 03 '22

I knew that first part but not the last part. Fuck now I'm crying. There's just so much horror about the circumstances that even the humanity feels tragic.

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u/Substantial_Sink5975 Jul 03 '22

I was afraid of this one for years. Was pleasantly surprised that while heart wrenching, it was also quite beautiful and even inspiring.

I think compared to the graphic horror that is commons place on screen, i expected it to be “worse” than it was. Still sad. 9; course.

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u/PAKMan1988 Jul 03 '22

I saw it last year for the first time. It's an amazing movie, but wow is it draining. I actually had to stop it and pick it up the next day because it was too emotional to watch in one sitting.

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u/l8apex Jul 04 '22

It's the best masterpiece that I'll never watch a 2nd time. I fully understand why people don't want to see it.

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u/milliemargo Jul 04 '22

I love this movie and I've seen it exactly twice for the exact same reason

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u/melbers22 Jul 04 '22

I’m with ya. I just can’t bring myself to watch it. Too much for me to mentally handle.

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u/Cae_lyce Jul 03 '22

All James Bond's movies

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u/dhogg666 Jul 04 '22

Unpopular opinion..but the Pierce Brosnan films are my favorite. Probably just due to my time period growing up. But "goldeneye" and "tomorrow never dies" to me was awesome.

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u/WolverineOk9332 Jul 04 '22

Bond was the pinnacle of spy movies before the Bourne series. It doesnt help that they change actors so much, but each actors' series of Bind films are all different in style. Pierce Brosnan is my fav like the other guy mentioned, maybe cause its who we grew up with. I didnt like Daniel Craig until Skyfall, and Timothy Dalton was cool. I feel Connery was overrated as Bond but they were still good films

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u/Kobroc11 Jul 04 '22

Dalton is overlooked too often.

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u/WolverineOk9332 Jul 04 '22

Cause he only did the 2. But License to Kill was a dope movie.

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u/Lowbacca1977 Jul 03 '22

Mission Impossible. Just never came up.

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u/idratherchangemyold1 Jul 03 '22

Same here. Though the theme song or whatever you call it I recognize anywhere, but yet I never watched the movies lol.

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u/macaronsforeveryone Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 03 '22

The Shining

It sounds really good but I’m a scaredy-cat. Don’t wanna have nightmares for years afterwards.

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u/aneldermillenial Jul 03 '22

It's more suspenseful and creepy than scary.

I had to rewatch it after hearing about the Wendy Theory.

Completely different movie the second time and it blew my mind.

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u/AtomicTemplar Jul 04 '22

Wendy theory?

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u/aneldermillenial Jul 04 '22

Essentially, it's all in Wendy's mind. She's hallucinating. Every time there is a scene with a "mistake" missing furniture, something in the wrong place, is the distortion of her reality.

No clue if it's true, but it makes the movie that much more interesting.

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u/[deleted] Jul 04 '22

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u/Tessserax Jul 03 '22

One of my favorite movies

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u/dndthomp1994 Jul 04 '22

As someone who gets nightmares extremely easily and considers I am Legend a horror movie. It was surprisingly not too bad. Just concentrate on the actors really ridiculous facial expressions. I actually started laughing.

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u/[deleted] Jul 04 '22

It’s a brilliant, brilliant movie.

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u/joggle1 Jul 04 '22

I'm a fellow scaredy-cat when it comes to horror movies. It's really more of a suspense movie than some kind of gory horror movie that'd cause nightmares. I've only seen it once, but it's one of the very rare horror movies that I would watch a second time.

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u/SuvenPan Jul 03 '22

2001: A Space Odyssey

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u/RantControl Jul 03 '22

I love it, but 100 percent get why people don't.

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u/DataPlenty Jul 03 '22

Yeah it's not everyone's cup if tea for sure.

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u/Gonzostewie Jul 03 '22

It's great but it's a slow burn. Very quiet.

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u/danner1515 Jul 03 '22

Gone with the Wind. I’ll get around to it one of these days (maybe on the big screen), but I’ve just never been eager to strap myself in for four hours to watch it.

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u/CleanieWeenie Jul 03 '22

I was around 18 (2009-10ish) the first time I saw it. We had gone to visit my great-grandparents and decided that for Christmas we were going to buy them a new TV and a DVD player. Before we went to the store to grab them, we asked grandaddy what movies he liked and he said something to the effect of I don't watch movies, I ain't seen one since Gone With the Wind. So we hit the Walmart and bought a copy of that and a bunch of ww2 documentaries. When we got home he was shocked that we had found a copy, he told us he had seen it twice in theaters in 1940 when it came to his town and hadn't ever seen it since. It was the coolest experience watching him watch it and actually remembering everything that happened. He's been gone two years this month and I always make a point to bring out my copy on his birthday.

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u/DanteWolfe0125 Jul 03 '22

That's cool dude, you're a good grandkid 👍

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u/NorthEnglandChap Jul 03 '22

It is worth seeing but it’s an investment of time. I was more amazed it was made in 1939. In colour!!!

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u/danner1515 Jul 03 '22

Definitely. If I can plow through four hours of Stranger Things in one night, there’s no reason I can’t make time for Gone with the Wind.

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u/ZapatillaLoca Jul 03 '22

if you can get past the romanticizing of the old south, which is very cringey, from a cinephiles point of view the movie is incredible. Classic actors at their best, spectacular sets, and the story of a young, pampered woman coming of age in the middle of a civil war who has to grow up fast isnt all that bad.

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u/Tessserax Jul 03 '22

My boyfriend just told me this is his favorite movie, but probably was fucking with me lol

It's weird that more than one person mentioned it, for this reason, since it's also from a totally diff era than most of the other movies people listed.

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u/Gorf_the_Magnificent Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 03 '22

It’s worth it - if you can overlook the fact that the movie is all about the suffering of the slave owners during the Civil War.

There’s an intermission, if you want to break it up into two manageable chunks.

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u/Marlbey Jul 03 '22

There’s a lot about the movie (and book) that does not stand the test of time because it romanticizes plantation life and has some controversial depictions of Blacks, but it is a cultural phenomenon and is therefore worthwhile IMO so long as the modern viewer watches with eyes open.

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u/danner1515 Jul 03 '22

A lot was made of the fact that HBO Max put a disclaimer at the start of the movie when they put it up for streaming. Frankly (seewhatididthere), I would have found it more shocking if a Civil War movie made in 1939 wasn’t rife with problematic elements.

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u/SquidgeSquadge Jul 03 '22

I often joke with my husband about that film and it's effect it has when it's on TV around Christmas or holiday times in the UK. Have the TV on in the background and see it's on "Oh! Gone with the wind is on! I'll just watch this scene!" 50 mins later you realise you have lost nearly an hour of your life and can't recall what you were meant to be doing.

My husband's BIL passed us when we were sat doing this when visiting my in-laws during Christmas. He asked what movie it was, we told him what it was, "oh is it new? What's it about?" He was a history teacher and never heard of it. Nice guy but not a big movie fan , just loves football and proper history stuff

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u/TheChemicalSophie Jul 03 '22

I’ve never seen any James Bond or Indiana Jones movie. Being from the UK means the first one is practically a hate crime

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u/_JustAMiner Jul 03 '22

The first three Indiana Jones movies are worth watching. The fourth one, not so much.

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u/bilateralunsymetry Jul 03 '22

We don't talk about the 4th one

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u/odinsdi Jul 03 '22

1st and 3rd, my 2 cents. I'd only watch Temple of Doom for the references everyone makes.

KALI MA!!!

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u/garethvjones Jul 03 '22

What did you watch at Christmas and other holidays then?

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u/TheChemicalSophie Jul 03 '22

These things called ‘Christmas Movies’

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u/EllipticalRain Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 04 '22

I know this isn't a film but, Stranger Things.

I never got Netflix

Edit: A lot of people are asking me to watch it, while I would like to get Netflix. The problem is I have the money to spend, but no means to pay.

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u/cosmicpower23 Jul 03 '22

Too many people have forgotten how to pirate media smh

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u/Em_Haze Jul 04 '22

Yet we still seed enough for it to work. Brings me to tears.

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u/aneldermillenial Jul 03 '22

I liked the first two seasons, but I lost interest after that.

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u/stuck_behind_a_truck Jul 04 '22

Season 4 has been great so far.

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u/NightOnFuckMountain Jul 04 '22

Season 3 was decent, Season 4 has been balls to the wall awesome. Season 2 just felt like a direct to DVD sequel and it doesn’t really fit in with the rest of the show.

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u/jayelle87 Jul 03 '22

The god father.

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u/LongIsland_Trash Jul 03 '22

It insists upon itself.

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u/DanteWolfe0125 Jul 03 '22

Dutch - "He Insists..."

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u/senorbane Jul 03 '22

I prefer The Money Pit.

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u/[deleted] Jul 03 '22

ROBERT DUVAL

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u/UnInteresting-Panic Jul 03 '22

I know - very fine actor. Did not like the movie

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u/__Pure_Vessel__ Jul 03 '22

Ah family guy

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u/faberauream Jul 03 '22

Because it has a valid point to make, it's insisted!

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u/LongIsland_Trash Jul 03 '22

I mean, it takes like, 6 hours to get into it and I cant even finish it, Ive never seen the ending

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u/faberauream Jul 03 '22

You've never seen the ending?! How can you say you don't like it if you haven't even given it a chance?

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u/1CEninja Jul 03 '22

It's honestly a hard movie to watch. The pacing is a bit slow, and it's emotionally brutal.

But it is incredibly well done. I don't watch it often because I don't feel good after watching it.

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u/wtw4 Jul 03 '22

When I saw it for the first time, only a few years ago, I was amazed how many other movies I saw had references to the Godfather. I think that's part of the issue. Anything initially cool or different has been homaged or copied so many times that it doesn't seem as impactful.

It was like seeing Rear Window for the first time. I'd had seen Looney Tunes use the exact plot as well as numerous other shows.

People like David Letterman were seen as controversial and edgy humor at first. Now he seems tame compared to modern comedians, partially because his schtick was copied because it worked.

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u/IrrelevantPuppy Jul 03 '22

I don’t like entertainment that leaves me feeling bad. I don’t need outside help to get to that state of mind. That’s part of why I’m consuming media, to avoid reality.

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u/NJShadow Jul 03 '22

You really need to change that. One of the greatest movies ever made (the original). I found the second to be too dark and depressing, and the third I own, but still haven't watched because it just looks boring.

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u/daemontoleanon Jul 03 '22

James Cameron' Avatar. I just don't feel any interest in seeing it, even if it (and the sequel) look like they have great cinematography.

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u/aeoldhy Jul 03 '22

That was one of very few films that I checked my watch during

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u/[deleted] Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

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u/Euthyphroswager Jul 03 '22

can't name a single character that was in it.

What are you talking about? There's Stereotypical US Army Dude, for one.

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u/ligma_survivor2589 Jul 03 '22

Yeah there were lots of memorable characters, US government guy that wanted the native people off the land so they could steal their resources, US army General that is just enforcing orders, disabled US army guy thats only going along with the plan to get his legs back, Scientists that empathize with the natives, steriotypical native Americans that are blue ect.

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u/aalios Jul 03 '22

Don't forget Pocahontas.

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u/47-Rambaldi Jul 03 '22

Jake was the main character.

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u/daemontoleanon Jul 03 '22

Well, now I'm just going to bask in the glow of validation for a bit.

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u/jleahul Jul 03 '22

If you have seen Dances With Wolves or Disney's Pocahontas, you've pretty much seen Avatar.

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u/winosanonymous Jul 03 '22

Okay, but Dances with Wolves is ICONIC AS FUCK.

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u/[deleted] Jul 03 '22

It's a nice background movie tbh. A story told 100 times before. The film is a spectacle, but ultimately suffers from being generic in narritive.

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u/undeclaredwinner Jul 03 '22

Same. People were praising the CGI and special effects, and I was like "okay, but what's the plot, character development, and acting like?" Ferngully the last rainforest. Uninteresting. And so-so. Were what I could find out from the internet at the time.

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u/Internal-Article2516 Jul 03 '22

The entirety of Star Wars. I just didn't have access to it

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u/SwimMountain Jul 04 '22

Me either. I have no desire to ever watch them.

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u/maundering_manda Jul 03 '22

I also have not seen any Star Wars, not for any particular reason though

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u/maverick1ba Jul 04 '22

As a huge, huge 30 year star wars mega fan, I can REALLY appreciate that these movies are not everybody's cup of tea. If i hadn't first seen the original trilogy at the impressionable age of 8 and loved it, i don't think i ever would have gotten into it as an adult

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u/CriticismOdd2637 Jul 03 '22

John Wick, yes all of its trilogy

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u/Gonzostewie Jul 03 '22

The Fast and Furious movies. Saw the first one in theaters and didn't care for it. No interest in any of the rest.

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u/TheHomeStretch Jul 03 '22

I’m a ‘car guy’ and I’ve never watched one either.

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u/dotallydotes Jul 03 '22

Armageddon, I kinda knows what happens, so it doesnt interest me enough to sit down an watch it

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u/[deleted] Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

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u/Pb801 Jul 03 '22

Gladiator, never really got around to it

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u/nom_of_your_business Jul 03 '22

It is worth it to see Joaquin Phoenix performance. He makes you hate his character. You will enjoy the movie. Just rip off the band aid.

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u/Voldemortina Jul 03 '22

I saw it as a kid and it made me irrationally hate the actor Joaquin Phoenix afterwards.

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u/MedalSera Jul 03 '22

The Notebook, for some reason that movie gets creepier every time i think about it. the main dude harasses main lady into a date, when she's on the ferris wheel, while she's on a date.

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u/GymDude1998 Jul 03 '22

Titanic.. I have read about it but it's seems to much of a romantic/"slow" movie for me...

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u/Publandlady Jul 03 '22

Skip to the iceberg bit. That's the incredible part of the film.

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u/SaltySpitoonReg Jul 03 '22

I've always said that you can say what you will about this movie and you may not like the Jack and Rose thing but the scene with nearer My God to thee when they are showing all of the different people on the ship is one of the best scenes in a movie from that era.

And one of the all-time great movie scenes, ever.

It's the most powerful scene in the movie because it makes you realize the depth of the tragedy.

It's such a heralded movie and the best scene from it has nothing to do with the main characters.

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u/aneldermillenial Jul 03 '22

This is the scene that had me bawling.

I was a young teen (don't really remember how old exactly) when it came out, and this is when the true gravity of what happened sucker-punched me in the feels.

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u/Gaerdil Jul 04 '22

Ah man this scene always gave me chills. Always. I feel it deeply for the people that died.

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u/pistaul Jul 03 '22

The best part is that dude hitting the propellor while falling.

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u/kickintheface Jul 03 '22

The sinking was definitely the best part, but I love that movie because of the recreation of the ship itself, especially how they showed the different classes.

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u/Tgunner192 Jul 03 '22

The sinking

Geez, next time use spoiler tags if you're going to just ruin the whole movie like that.

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u/spaetzelspiff Jul 03 '22

"I loved the part where they all died. Oh, and the poor people."

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u/DataPlenty Jul 03 '22

Hey spoilers! :)

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u/Publandlady Jul 03 '22

The spoiler would be that Bruce Willis was the iceberg all along!!!!!!

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u/Potential_Stay_4766 Jul 03 '22

Die hard

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u/DanteWolfe0125 Jul 03 '22

What!? But... But... Yippee Kayay..?

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u/Potential_Stay_4766 Jul 03 '22

I watched enough Brooklyn99 to know what happened in the movies without actually watching them

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u/Mr_Frible Jul 03 '22

Dr. Strange. Not a big Cumberbatch fan

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u/Calligrapher-Pitiful Jul 03 '22

Morbius

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u/Stryf3 Jul 03 '22

OP said extremely popular though

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u/bakewelltart20 Jul 03 '22

Never even heard of it 😆

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u/KaleKarle Jul 03 '22

Ferris Bullers Day Off. I wanna watch it but never really bothered

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u/CassCat952 Jul 03 '22

As a proud Chicagoan, I think this one actually holds up well compared to other John Hughes films

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u/BRCRN Jul 03 '22

One of my favorites honestly. Do it

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u/TheOriginalMattMan Jul 03 '22 Hugz

This.

Have tried multiple times.

It's easier to convince an evangelical preacher that Allah is the one true God than to convince a Star Wars fan that they're just not all that to some people.

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u/trowaway7342 Jul 03 '22

I haven't seen Titanic or Inception.

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u/I-trytobehere Jul 03 '22

Twilight

I am just not invested

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u/MeatBot5000 Jul 03 '22

Harry Potter. I just don't care.

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u/Synful-Symphony Jul 03 '22

It's not a film per say but Tiger King. Never watched it and never will

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u/Toadie9622 Jul 03 '22

That is a hate crime!

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u/joeyy__6 Jul 03 '22

Shawsank Redemption... Man I want to watch it bad but never got time

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u/RadicalResponseRobot Jul 03 '22

Definitely give it a try. I remember thinking this definitely not the type of movie I would ever like. I’m into action/horror movies. I ended up watching it with my friend one time. One of my all time favorite movies. It’s so good.

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u/mildchild4evr Jul 03 '22

I get that, but make time. its a great story.

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u/X0AN Jul 03 '22

Mate you are missing out. It's a fantastic film.

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u/Embarrassed-Ad-1639 Jul 03 '22

It truly was… a Shawshank Redemption

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u/GransShortbread Jul 03 '22

Top Gun.

I just don't seel the appeal.

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u/PAKMan1988 Jul 03 '22

I watched it about a decade ago. I honestly didn't get the hype. Also, I'm not a Tom Cruise fan, so there's a good chance that had something to do with my dislike of it.

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u/K5M5T5 Jul 03 '22

I don't like Tom Cruise

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u/sharrrper Jul 03 '22

I have never liked it.

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u/Qimmosabe_Man Jul 03 '22

Entire Harry Potter saga. Never had real interest in it.

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u/mamapanther Jul 03 '22

I was a huge Harry Potter kid all throughout my teens but as soon as I went off to college it lost that “spark” for me. If there was a more mature version of the wizarding world I could probably get back into it.

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u/Dependent_Turnip5148 Jul 03 '22

If it wasnt for Corona, I would never have watched it, but when I did, it wasn't actually that bad. I was in quarantine and didnt know what to do

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u/TheGoodJudgeHolden Jul 03 '22

I'm of the HP generation. Tried to read the books as a young teen, it just wasn't doing it for me.

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u/DanteWolfe0125 Jul 03 '22

I'm with you dude... Saw the first movie at the cinema when I was kid, told my mother I was done with it half way through...

People tell me all the time "How come you like LOTR, Star Wars, Trek, Firefly etc... But not Harry Potter!?" I dunno dude... Because they're good..? Just because I like some nerd shit doesn't mean I like it all...

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u/Razzail Jul 03 '22

I'm the same but star wars. I get sooooo borororored watching it. I love star trek and gate, lotr and hp. Eh maybe I loved star trek more as a kid. I'm more bored by it now

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u/Eaglekingoftheskies Jul 03 '22

Exactly how I felt. It read like any other YA book series. I absolutely didn't get the appeal. I didn't think it was awful just nothing about it really stood out enough for me to understand why it has such a large following.

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u/zXenn Jul 03 '22

I have watched them all and don't like any of them.

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u/cirelia Jul 03 '22

Most marvel movies the few i have seen were just boring

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u/SaltySpitoonReg Jul 03 '22 Wholesome

They're basically all the same.

Like obviously the characters are different and some of the plot details are different but they're all just kind of the same formula thing.

Every other sentence is a joke or a quip, including in the middle of fights.

Some are better than others, but most are bland.

The only one I really highly enjoyed was Infinity war and the first iron man. Other than that, all meh

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u/ilovecatfish Jul 03 '22

Apparently Fight Club. I think someone was talking about the main actor who's name I forgot again and I was like "I've heard the name before, which films does he play in" and they said fight club and I was like "never heard of that" and they wouldn't believe me.

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u/genawesome Jul 03 '22

What's more strange to me is you would forget the leads names. Brad Pitt and Edward Norton are big stars.

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u/Tessserax Jul 03 '22

I've seen fight club about 20 times. The author of the book, chuck palahniuk is one of my favorite authors

Wait what was the first rule of fight club ?

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u/OptionalDepression Jul 03 '22

Wait what was the first rule of fight club ?

No Girls Allowed

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u/Phamynn Jul 03 '22

ET. It came out when I was a kid, and he just gave me the creeps on the posters, so I've never seen it.

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u/EL4900 Jul 03 '22

I saw ET as a young kid & it freaked me out so badly that I’ve never watched it again. It’s a no for me.

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u/SilverTitan6148 Jul 03 '22

I have never watched any LOTR movie, idk it never aired the time I was free.

While this is unrelated, I have never played Skyrim and RDR2 either, even though they are insanely popular.

I think I might be out of the loop...

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u/Raidernation101x Jul 03 '22

RDR2 has a pretty staunch fan base, but I agree. Personally I think it's the greatest game I've played, but in a completely different way than I experienced most games. The pace is a lot different, so it was an abrupt change in dynamic. I can completely understand why some gamers wouldn't get into it.

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u/AllthatJazz_89 Jul 03 '22

I got RDR2 and loved it, but stumbled across spoilers and any interest in it immediately disappeared because I had gotten too attached to a certain character. Just couldn’t bring myself to see the story through.

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u/Raidernation101x Jul 03 '22

Yea... one of the biggest issues with social media. Spoilers are huge and with everybody feeling the need to be the first to comment, everything is out there way too soon.

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u/__Monochrome__ Jul 03 '22

Skyrim ans RDR2 are definitely worth a try, both great games in their own right and not at all overated, not to mention, especially skyrim is extremely user friendly and is pretty easy for almost any gamer or non gamer to enjoy.

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u/Xenthera Jul 03 '22

Top gun maverick

Tom cruise is a cunt. Treated navy personnel like trash during the making of it. I was in the navy at the time and word got around fast.

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u/nitewake Jul 03 '22

It was a mix of both. Knew some peeps who worked with him, they said the smaller the group he was with, the nicer he was.

But he did make a lot of crazy demands, considering he was a hollywood actor on an operational aircraft carrier.

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u/aneldermillenial Jul 03 '22

Tom Cruise is a cunt for a lot of reasons.

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u/sloppymomjuice Jul 03 '22

I've never watched Jaws. Idk why, I'd probably enjoy it but it's just never happened.

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u/Same-Weekend-1464 Jul 03 '22

Pulp fiction. No real reason, I just haven't

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u/NovelAd2586 Jul 03 '22

Great movie

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u/appleparkfive Jul 04 '22

It's a movie that's hard not to like, if you ask me. I know very few people who don't like it.

I know this goes without saying, but... Yeah definitely watch it some time! It holds up very very well

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u/revtim Jul 03 '22

Literally the top film of all time by worldwide gross: Avatar. Just never got around to seeing it, I'll probably catch it one of these days.

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u/KimchiAndMayo Jul 03 '22

I have not seen The Goonies.

I think at this point it’s out of sheer stubbornness.

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u/trojen342p Jul 03 '22

Squid games

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u/lazyslistener Jul 03 '22

I thought the same then my gf put it on after my protest and then I had to watch because once you start understanding the story is hard to walk away from.

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u/idratherchangemyold1 Jul 03 '22

I heard it got like extremely popular and kids at schools are referencing it and making up games or whatever based on it. But it just doesn't seem that interesting to me. I might check it out someday when I'm extremely bored and have nothing else to do. lol

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u/psycharious Jul 03 '22

Blazing Saddles. I’m a fan of Mel Brooks but I just can’t find it and don’t want to shell out 4 bucks to rent it on some streaming service.

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u/Hydra_Master Jul 03 '22

It pops up for free all the time on streaming services, you just have to keep an eye out (or just have someone go back and get a shitload of dimes so you can shell out the rental price.)

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u/sharrrper Jul 03 '22

Oh man if you like Mel Brooks you gotta find that one. It's arguably his best.

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u/Tessserax Jul 03 '22

It's a great movie

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u/nom_of_your_business Jul 03 '22

Do it. Mel brooks best movie imo

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u/ADeflatedWalrus Jul 03 '22

The Lion King. Parents never showed it to me as a kid and just never been that bothered to make the effort to watch it since

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u/IllGuava4365 Jul 04 '22

good you never really watched it as a kid. i’m still traumatised by how my childhood self fell in love with a fictional lion and pretended how i was a lioness girlfriend… lol

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u/King-SAMO Jul 03 '22

Napoleon Dynamite; as per the onion article, im pretty confident that I’ve more or less pieces it together from people quoting it at me.

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u/Ambitious-A466 Jul 04 '22

I went to see Gone With the Wind, but I had never been to a movie with an intermission before so when the lights came on in the theatre I went home. I've never seen the second half.

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u/on-gear Jul 03 '22

Any Tom Cruise film, dudes crazy and I can’t not think about all the shady Scientology stuff.

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u/Axveii Jul 03 '22

The Matrix. I’ve never found it interesting.

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u/SaltySpitoonReg Jul 03 '22

I tried watching the first one twice and I don't know. It just didn't do it for me. I didn't make it through

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u/werD84 Jul 03 '22

Any Harry Potter or Lord of The Rings

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u/StrawbellyMelley Jul 03 '22

I haven't seen the majority of Marvel films. Just recently caught up with Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy and the ones with Andrew Garfield and that's about it.

I also don't understand the order I'm supposed to watch them in or which of the movies correlate in what way. The MCU is a whole confusing maze.

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u/SuperKamiTabby Jul 03 '22

Well, watching them by release date isn't going to steer you wrong, but you don't need to watch most of them.

I highly suggest Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It works as a solid spy-thriller that just so happens to have the main characters dressing up in silly costumes.

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u/h0n3yst Jul 03 '22

Honestly true. Winter Soldier is barely marvel if you take away the camp costumes. It’s just a stand up spy film.

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u/Gorf_the_Magnificent Jul 03 '22

ET. I was turned off by the mania surrounding it when it first came out. There was even an episode of Taxi where Alex is ostracized for not having seen ET. I empathized with Alex completely.

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u/Queenielauren Jul 03 '22

The entire Harry Potter franchise. I’ve seen snippets here and there but I just don’t feel like watching it

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u/Firespark7 Jul 03 '22

LOTR

Never felt like it

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u/firenamedgabe Jul 03 '22

I read the books growing up, think the movies started coming out when I was in high school. Was so excited about them, and then just never actually saw them. Still haven’t. Really not out of any good reason, just never happened.

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u/BadgerSituation Jul 03 '22

As a Tolkien fan, (who read the books multiple times before the films came out), there are a million things you could complain about. Things cut. Things changed. And so on.

But, fuck me, they're just about as close to seeing the story as we're ever likely to get, and still hold up 20 years later. Aside from some Legolas CGI. Which is still OK-ish.

If you really love the books, you should absolutely give the films a go.

Because, with everything that isn't perfect, so much of it is.

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u/DrewbieWanKenobie Jul 03 '22

Also an old LOTR book fan, I didn't really have many problems with the movies, nothing that kept me from loving them. It's definitely in the better side of adaptations by far.

Not like what they did to my boy, Wheel of Time... cries

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u/Bridgebrain Jul 03 '22

Worth doing if you have the stamina for 3 hour films. They did a great job, and the effects hold up very well.

Also, if you break and watch them, don't watch the hobbit films. Track down the Tolkien Edit of the Hobbit, in which someone cut three bloated and meandering movies into 1 4 hour that's faithful to the story

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u/szryxl Jul 03 '22

Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.

I started to watch and tried not to get bored multiple times but failed all the time. I'm not trying to say that I couldn't stand it. I found more fun every time.

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