In browsing my video store's classics library, I realized that I'm probably about as big of a douche bag as Dane Cook is. I'm shocked at how many important films (and I'm not saying just because a video stores deems a film a 'classic' means anything more than just 'it's old') I haven't seen, and how many terrible, terrible films I have. Perhaps with this weekly "dare-aoke" in which I have to watch a film I'd normally scoff at, I should throw in a film that I'm embarrassed to admit not having seen it (I haven't seen a lot of movies I would like to have due to availability, so I'm referring to films that are readily available to me instead). Here's ten sad examples, and feel free to share your own, as I'm sure I'm not the only sucker out there.
I've seen Marci X, but I haven't seen North by Northwest.
I've seen It's Pat, but I haven't seen Casablanca.
I've seen Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, but I haven't seen Once Upon a Time in the West.
I've seen Jury Duty, but I haven't seen Das Boot.
I've seen Phat Girlz, but I haven't seen Rebecca.
I've seen Batman & Robin, but I haven't seen The Apartment.
I've seen The Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps, but I haven't seen Barton Fink.
I've seen Sudden Death, but I haven't seen Nights of Cabiria.
I've seen Exit to Eden, but I haven't seen Tokyo Story.
I've seen Sliver (more than once), but I haven't seen M.
Unfortunately, I could probably go on from there, but you get the picture. Hopefully 2008 will be the rear of eradicating my shameful ignorance.