Sunday, 9 March 2014

Sunday Confessional V

This is a confession which, when I make it to people in real life, usually results in loud shouts of "WHAT?!?!" and lots of shocked faces. Then people start to quiz me, and eventually tell me I'm a lost cause, or something similar. It makes me laugh a lot, and I quite enjoy seeing the shocked look on peoples faces. What is this deep dark confession do you ask?

I suck at having seen movies that everyone has seen.

If you take the IMDB Top 250 movies, I have only seen 37 out of the 250. If you took out the Pixar and kids films from that the number would be a lot lower! Some of the films I haven't seen which people are most shocked about are: 
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Godfather films
  • All Star Wars apart from the first one which I was made to sit through because it was so tragic I hadn't seen any of them
  • Fight Club
  • Pretty much all horror films - This is because I have one of the most vivid imaginations ever, so I have to make sure I'm not going to be in the house on my own for the week after watching a horror film because I will wind up too scared and freaking myself out. 
  • A fair few Disney films, I may have watched them once as a child but I don't remember films such as Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid etc.
I'm trying to fix this, and as I have LoveFilm and Netflix, I've been trying to watch at least one new film a week. However, my love for really really bad chick flicks has meant that I don't always watch the films I should, and instead I wind up watching things like The Perfect Man, Sydney White, What A Girl Wants, Raise Your Voice and Holiday In Handcuffs. They were all films I hadn't seen before though, so technically they still count, right?

It doesn't help that sometimes when I watch a film which is meant to be amazing, it winds up so boring, or just a bit naff. Casablanca was one of these. A friend had recommended it to me as one of the best films ever, and it is quite high up the IMDB list, but on viewing it, I thought it was one of the most boring pointless films ever! Nothing really happened in it, just a load of people chatted about things!

So. Are you good at having seen all the films? What do I need to watch next? Bonus points if they're on Netflix. Let me know in the comments below!

Rachel xx

PS- Today I have been featured on Rebecca's blog itsrebecca as her Blog to Love for the week. I'm really honoured to be featured, as some of the other blogs she's talked about are bloggers I really look up to. If you want to have a read check it out here. Have a look at her other posts while you're there if you're into beauty with a smattering of lifestyle thrown in. She's one of my favourite beauty bloggers around!


  1. I'm also terrible at having seen films I should have seen, I've told my boyfriend I need a film education and so he's gradually introducing me to some classics, although I think my attention span is too short for films, I much prefer a good boxset.

  2. I'm quite similar! A lot of the classic 80s films I never saw as a kid and have only seen in the last few years. My boyfriend is horrified cos he's a huge film geek! I think a lot of it is to do with my parents not really being into films so I never really grew up around them.

    I saw Star Wars for the first time a few years ago and I was so annoyed cos a guy at work told me about the Darth Vader plot twist and I was like "NOOOOOOO SPOILER!!" I was so mad at him and he was just shocked that I had no idea at all about the storyline and hadn't known!

    You NEED to watch the Little Mermaid, it's the best Disney film!

  3. I checked the list and I beat you - I've only seen 29! My friend asked me if I'd seen Star Wars: "Um, no, but I went on the ride at Disneyland!" ... "Well have you seen Indiana Jones?" "No... but I went on the ride at Disneyland..." He didn't ask me anymore, he just shook me and vowed to sort it out. Didn't work. I watched one Star Wars film and then gave up on the project. I'm the same regarding overactive imagination and horrors - it's been years since I've dared watch one!!
    Lucy xxx
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