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Movies I Have/Haven't Seen

Longtime readers of my journal will have heard me say before that I hardly ever watch movies. But it's difficult to precisely define "hardly ever," so for those few of you who really care to know, I have decided to participate in this meme from chiasmata. Plus: explanations of how exactly I happened to see the fully 22 movies on the list that I have seen (out of 400+ listed)!

Bold those you've seen & add 5 of your own at the end:

2 Fast, 2 Furious
8 Mile
10 Things I Hate About You
28 Days Later
40 Days and 40 Nights
101 Dalmatians
2001: A Space Odyssey <-- my mother and brother watched it at home repeatedly; I was only partly watching.
Adventures in Babysitting
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of Desert
Alien 3
All I Want
Almost Famous
Along Came A Spider
American Pie
American Beauty
American History X
American Pie 2
And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself
Andrei Rublev
The Animatrix
Anne of the Thousand Days
Annie (1982 version)
As Good As It Gets
Austin Powers
Bad Boys
Bad Boys 2
Bambi <-- I saw it in a theater when I was little.
Battle Royale
Beauty and the Beast
Being John Malkovich
Bend It Like Beckham
Benny and Joon
Better than Chocolate
The Beyond
Big Daddy
Big Fish
The Big Lebowski
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure <-- high school friends took me to see it in a theater. Or, no, wait, I think it was the sequel they took me to see. Oh well, I'll count it anyway.
Billy Madison
Billy Elliot
The Birdcage
Black Hawk Down
The Black Stallion
Blade II
Blood Simple
Boondock Saints
Bowling For Columbine <-- I actually decided to see it voluntarily! In a theater, too.
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Breakfast At Tiffany's
Bridges of Madison County
Bridget Jones's Diary
Bring It On
Brother Bear
Bruce Almighty
But I'm a Cheerleader!
Captain Horatio Hornblower
Carrie 2: The Rage
Cast Away
Catch Me if You Can
Center Stage
Chasing Amy
Citizen Kane
Claire of the Moon
A Clockwork Orange
Closet Land
Cold Mountain
The Contender
Cookie's Fortune
The Count of Monte Cristo
Cowboy Bebop
The Craft
Crazy In Alabama
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Cruel Intentions
Daddy Day Care
Dancer In The Dark
Dawn of the Dead
Dead Man Walking
Dead Man
Death Becomes Her
Deep Impact
The Delta Force
Die Hard
Dil Se
Doctor Zhivago
Donnie Darko
Don't Worry, It's Only A Phase
Double Indemnity
Down With Love
Dumb & Dumber <-- an uncle gave the videotape to my parents as a Christmas gift and I for some reason didn't leave the room when it was played. All of us hated it.
East of Eden
Ed Wood
Edward Scissorhands
Empire Records
The Empire Strikes Back <-- my brother was obsessed with this entire series, so I couldn't avoid seeing basically all of it repeatedly just by needing to walk through the living room occasionally.
Enemy at the Gates
Enemy of the State
The English Patient
Escape From Sobibor
The Exorcist
Eyes Wide Shut
A Face In the Crowd
Fast and the Furious
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Fellowship of the Ring
Fierce Creatures
The Fifth Element
Fight Club
Final Destination
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Finding Nemo
Forrest Gump
The Fox and Hound
Freaky Friday
Fried Green Tomatoes
From Hell
Funny Girl
Galaxy Quest
Gangster No
The Ghost And Darkness
Girl, Interrupted <-- Mikie asked me to rent this and watch it with em. It was actually one of the least dislikeable movies I've ever seen.
Gone With the Wind
The Good Son
The Goonies
Great Expectations
Groundhog Day
Hamlet (Mel Gibson version)
Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh version)
<-- a high school English teahcer played us either all or excerpts of one or both Hamlet movies; I think it was all of both but I don't remember it well.
Happy Gilmore
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Heavy Metal
Hedwig & the Angry Inch
Home Alone <-- or possibly some other Macaulay Culkin movie; I saw it at school in junior high and I don't remember it much.
The Horse Whisperer
The Horseman on Roof
The Hot Chick
The Hours
The House of Mirth
House of Sand & Fog
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
The Hudsucker Proxy
I Know What You Did Last Summer
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
I am Sam
Igby Goes Down
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom <-- I think it was this one; a high school teacher played it for the class.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Interview with the Vampire
Inventing the Abbotts
Jane Eyre
Jersey Girl
Just Married
Kiki's Delivery Service
Kill Bill Vol. 1
The Killer
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
La Vita e Bella
Labyrinth <-- high school friends rented it and played it for me to feed my David Bowie obsession.
Lady and the Tramp <-- I saw it in a theater when I was little.
Lady Hawke
Lake Placid
Land Before Time
Laputa - Castle in the Sky
The Last of Mohicans
The Last Unicorn
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
A League of Their Own
Legally Blonde
Legend of the Red Dragon
Liar Liar
Life as a House
Life Is Beautiful
Lilo and Stitch
The Lion King
Lion King 2
The Little Mermaid
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Look Who's Talking
Lost World
Lost In Translation
Love Actually
Love Song
The Man from Snowy River
Man with a Movie Camera
Mary Poppins <-- I think I saw this at some friend's house when I was little, but I'm not positive.
The Matrix
The Matrix: Reloaded
A Matter of Life and Death
Meet the Parents
Men of Honor
Mighty Ducks
Minority Report
Miss Congeniality
The Mists of Avalon
Mona Lisa Smile
Monster's Ball
Monsters, Inc.
Monty Python & the Holy Grail <-- I saw at least part of this in a 7th grade English class, but actually I think it was just an excerpt.
Moulin Rouge
Mrs. Doubtfire
Much Ado About Nothing
The Mummy
The Mummy Returns
Muppets Take Manhattan
Murder by Death
Murder By Numbers
Muriel's Wedding
My Best Friend's Wedding
My Girl
My Dog Skip
My Beautiful Laundrette
My Fair Lady
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Mystery, Alaska
Never Been Kissed
The New Guy
Niagara Niagara
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Ninth Gate
Not Another Teen Movie
Notting Hill
Now and Then
Nurse Betty
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
October Sky
The Odd Couple
Oliver and Company
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
One Hour Photo
Ordinary People
The Others
The Outsiders
Parent Trap <-- I had a friend in elementary school who was obsessed with this movie and demanded to watch it every single time we had a slumber party, so I probably saw it at least six times.
The Patriot
Pearl Harbor
Perfect Storm
Perfect Blue
Peter Pan (Disney) <-- not positive, but I think I saw it. In a theater, it would have been.
Peter Pan (2003)
The Philadelphia Story
Phone Booth
Pink Flamingos
Pirates of the Caribbean
Pitch Black
Plata Quemada
Playing Mona Lisa
Practical Magic
Pride and Prejudice <-- my mother is obsessed with this movie, all several versions of it, and I couldn't walk through the living room for months after the latest version came out without having to plug my ears to avoid hearing the same lines delivered for the sixteen thousandth time.
Prince of Tides
The Princess Bride
Princess Mononoke
Pump Up The Volume
Rabbit Proof Fence
Radio Flyer
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Rear Window
The Recruit
The Remains of Day
Remember the Titans
Remo Williams
Requiem for a Dream
Reservoir Dogs
Resident Evil 1
Return of the King
Return to Me
Riki-Oh - Story Of Ricky
The Ring
The Road to El Dorado
Road Trip
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
The Rock
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Roman Holiday
Romeo & Juliet <-- I saw it in a 7th grade English class, except for the sex scenes, when the teacher held up a folder to block out the screen. There was much excitement about how in an earlier class session that day, she had apparently been a little late with the folder.
The Rose
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Royal Tenenbaums
Save the Last Dance
Scary Movie
Scooby Doo
Scream 2
Scream 3
The Secret Garden
Sense and Sensibility
Shallow Hal
She's All That
The Shining
Shining Through
Sid and Nancy
Singing in the Rain
Sixth Sense
Sleeping Beauty <-- I probably saw this in a theater when I was little, though I don't really remember it.
Sleepy Hollow
Small Soldiers
Some Like It Hot
The Sound of Music
Spirited Away
Star Wars <-- my brother was obsessed with this entire series, so I couldn't avoid seeing basically all of it repeatedly just by needing to walk through the living room occasionally.
Steel Magnolias
Storm of the Century
Strictly Ballroom
Sunshine State
Super Mario Brothers
Sweet November
Teaching Mrs Tingle
Terminator 2
That Thing You Do
Titan A.E.
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything!
Tonari No Totoro
Triumph of the Will
Truly Madly Deeply
Tuck Everlasting
Twelve Monkeys
The Two Towers
Two Week's Notice
Two or Three Things I Know About Her
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Unman, Wittering and Zigo
The Unsaid
Urban Legends
Vanilla Sky
Velvet Goldmine
Wag the Dog
A Walk To Remember
The War At Home
We Were Soldiers
The Wedding Singer
Weekend at Bernie's
West Side Story <-- I saw it in 7th grade English class.
Whale Rider
What Dreams May Come
What Lies Beneath
What a Girl Wants
Whatever It Takes
White Oleander
Wild Things
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton
The Wizard of Oz <--I saw it on television several times.
A Wrinkle In Time
The X-Files: Fight Future
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Zombie Flesh Eaters

Movies I've seen that aren't on the list:

Basquiat <-- I saw it in a theater because it stars David Bowie. It tried a little too obviously and unoriginally to appear "artistic" in its filmmaking style, but I didn't hate it.
The Hunger <-- I asked for it on video because it stars David Bowie, but I still managed to hate it anyway. It even managed to make David Bowie completely unsexy to me! I'm just completely not into this vampire fetish thing, sorry.
The Last Temptation of Christ <-- My mother taped this from television for me because it includes David Bowie. I only watched it once and don't remember much of it. I didn't hate it but wasn't terribly fascinated either. Mostly I wasj ust irritated that David Bowie wasn't around mroe often.
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence <-- I asked for it on video because it stars David Bowie. It also happens to be really seriously extremely good.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me <-- Again, I asked for it on video because it, well, includes David Bowie extremely briefly. This movie was unquestionably the strangest and most disturbing movie I've ever seen in my life, and I don't even know whether I mean that in a good way or a bad way.

I guess you can see a trend to my movie-watching choices. The only other movies I can think of that I've seen that were not included on the list are Star Trek movies - I've seen every Star Trek movie except Generations, which I determinedly refused to go see despite numerous attempts by family members to drag me to it. I actually no longer even remember why I was so determined not to see it. I just remember that I was. So I still haven't seen it.

Oh wait, I do remember one other movie I've seen that's not on the list. I saw True Lies, starring the governor of my state, as an assignment for a college English class about censorship. And I absolutely loathed it.
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