View Full Version : "I like [genre] but I've never seen [movie/s]"

07-08-2017, 11:45 AM
Even if you generally like a genre of movie, there are inevitably movies in that genre you haven't seen because they just don't appeal to you. And almost as inevitably, people express surprise that you've never seen ___.

I, for example, like horror movies. However, aside from the Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer movies, I generally do not enjoy slasher films. After seeing Poltergeist at age 4 and having nightmares for a year I wasn't allowed to watch horror movies at all until I was in high school, so I missed most of the "classics" from the 80s and haven't ever had the inclination to watch them. And I most certainly do not enjoy the "torture porn" subset (I saw Turistas, which I know isn't that gory compared to some others, that was enough). I can deal with a ghost or a monster knocking people off since that's enough removed from reality, but I'm not very interested in people being psychotic killers.

Basically, if the movie description involves people being stranded and encountering a dangerous family, even if it doesn't say they're mutant cannibals, or it's the type of movie where the whole point is for someone (rather than something) to kill people off one by one, I'm probably going to skip it unless I really like someone in the cast like in the House of Wax remake, Valentine, My Bloody Valentine, and some of the Halloween movies.

Instead I gravitate towards horror with ghosts, other types of mythical or supernatural entities like demons and zombies and vampires, and monsters/dangerous animals.

So, despite liking horror I've never seen any of these movies or series:

Friday the 13th
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Sleepaway Camp
Human Centipede
Wolf Creek
The Hills Have Eyes
House of 1000 Corpses/The Devil's Rejects
Child's Play (I know Chucky's not a person, I'm just not interested)
Leprechaun (ditto)
Nightmare on Elm Street (ditto, though maybe he once was a person?)

So, what genres do you like, and what have you avoided seeing in them?

Reluctant A.
07-08-2017, 02:09 PM
I love Kung-Fu/Martial Arts movies, but I've never seen Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. I don't really want to see it, either, because I kinda have an anti-wire bias.

Also, I like superhero movies, but I've never seen Watchmen.

07-08-2017, 03:26 PM
I like some mafia movies (Goodfellas, The Untouchables) but I have never seen The Godfather.

07-08-2017, 10:34 PM
I like sci-fi. If there's any genre I have seen a lot of, it's sci-fi. I even go to a 36-hour sci-fi movie marathon every year (for like 10 years now).

It's such a huge genre, though. And there are a lot I've never seen. I will embarrassingly list some of the big ones now:

The Terminator
T2 (I have seen 4 and 5 though, no shit)
Jurassic Park
Planet of the Apes
12 Monkeys
Mad Max (the original)

I'm some sort of geek poseur.

07-09-2017, 09:34 AM
I like Sci-Fi, but I've never seen "Alien"

07-09-2017, 09:57 AM
I like Sci-Fi, but I've never seen "Alien"
Me neither.

07-09-2017, 10:14 AM
I like noir movies, but up until recently had never seen the 'B' film Detour (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037638/) (1945).

I gave up on it about a third of way through (the plot was too dumb), but not before a classic line delivered by a truck driver in a diner, addressed to the tired-looking woman behind the counter:

"Hey glamor*, gimme change of a dime."**

**The jukebox only took nickels.

07-10-2017, 02:44 AM
I like the Coen Brothers, but I've never seen No Country For Old Men

teela brown
07-10-2017, 12:08 PM
I like the Coen Brothers, but I've never seen No Country For Old Men

I like the Coen Brothers too, but haven't seen several of their most recent movies due to lackluster reviews: Inside Llewyn Davis, Hail Caesar!, A Serious Man.

However, MrDibble, I highly recommend NCFOM. It's one of their best.

I love David Lean movies, but I've never seen Dr. Zhivago.

Tom Tildrum
07-10-2017, 03:01 PM
I like women-in-prison movies, but I've never seen Caged Heat.

(riffing off a scene from this season of Orange Is The New Black).