Top 10 Movies I’ve Never Seen

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck

I am publishing this most embarrassing list today for a reason.

I grew up as a child of the 80s just like many of you, watching classic sitcoms & cartoons, playing with toys, reading comics, etc. The one gaping hole in my 80s childhood was movies. I’m not sure if my parents deliberately sheltered me, and I tend to think that is not the case since they’d let me watch shows like Married With Children and The Golden Girls with them as a pre-teen, and Blanche’s lines alone caused many an uncomfortable silence. Regardless, my folks were not theater people, so I rarely got to the movies.

Whatever the case, I missed out on a lot of classic movies from the time period. Granted, I’ve missed my share of blockbusters as an adult as well, but the reason this list is embarrassing is that I run a geek-children of the 80s-pop culture website and participate on a podcast, all the while harboring this enormous void of necessary knowledge and experience.

Many of these movies are on Fogs’ Movie Reviews’ Movies That Everyone Should See. I consider myself part of ‘everyone’, and I do realize I should see these, but where do I start?

I’m even in a mashup graphic of a movie I’ve never seen

This weekend, I will have a rare block of uninterrupted free time, and I ask you this: which one of these movies should I see first? Of the list below, which is the most egregious transgression against the gods of pop culture that I should rectify immediately?

Keep in mind, I’m not saying all of these are the best movies out there, but as a “child of the 80s/geek” they should all be seen.

Post your response in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter!

The Top 10 Movies I’ve Never Seen:

  • Scarface
  • The Karate Kid
  • The Godfather
  • Silence of the Lambs
  • Top Gun
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Jaws
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Stand By Me
  • Robocop

I know, I said it was embarrassing. Let’s not judge, just try to help me at this point. Guide me- hit the comments!

UPDATE: Since publication of this list, I have seen Stand By Me and Karate Kid, and both were fantastic. Each film totally lived up to the decades of praise. Saw Top Gun too. Guess I needed to see it 28 years ago when everyone else did.

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