Friday, October 7, 2011

No D Day: Movies.

It's once again "No D Day", and I had a hard time coming up with something. I feel like I share a lot of non-diabetes related things already: my affection for coffee and Corgis; my gracefulness and my varied musical taste; which health appointments I actually enjoy and what I do when I'm not social media-ing.

So, here's what I've got: I'm That Girl Who Hasn't Seen That Movie.

There are a whole slew of them; those movies that "everyone has seen". I know this because I can't tell you how many times this has happened:

[insert witty and appropriately-timed movie reference made by friend or acquaintance here]
[imagine me giving said friend or acquaintance a "deer in headlights" look]
Friend: "'s from [insert name of movie here]?"
Me: "Oh, I've never seen it."
Friend: "OH MY GOD, WHAT!? YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN [insert name of movie here]???"

I don't know, you guys. I don't know how I haven't seen it. I just haven't, and I probably won't at any point in the future, either. I don't watch a lot of movies in the first place, and new ones just keep getting released, you know? I can never really catch up.

So, in an effort to help you avoid the awkward conversation above if we ever meet, here's a brief list of the most frequently referenced movies that I'll have no clue you're referencing.

  1. The Shawshank Redemption
  2. The Godfather (any)
  3. Scarface
  4. Schindler's List
  5. Goodfellas
  6. Apocalypse Now
  7. Citizen Kane
  8. Saving Private Ryan
  9. The Green Mile
  10. Raging Bull
  11. Platoon
  12. Stand By Me
  13. A Streetcar Named Desire
  14. Rosemary's Baby
  15. A Beautiful Mind
  16. Any of the Harry Potter movies (haven't read the books, either)
  17. Any of the "Planet of the Apes" movies
  18. Any of the Beverly Hills Cop movies
  19. Any of the Die Hard movies
  20. The Graduate
  21. Breakfast at Tiffany's
  22. The Notebook
  23. Footloose (although I have seen it in its musical theatre version - counts?)
  24. Brokeback Mountain
  25. Any movie involving Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, James Dean, and just about any top actor of the 1940's


  1. Up until a couple of months ago I hadn't seen Shawshank. If/When you start down the Die Hard series, just skip #2.

    How are you supposed to 'Die Harder' anyway?

  2. I've only seen 4 of the ones on your list! Looks like I'm a deer right there with you!

  3. LOL! I was reading your post in my reader and I started laughing when I just had to keep scrolling to see how long your list was!

    I have seen some of the older movies but I really haven't seen anything recent because I am not going to go to the movies by myself #lifeofasinglegirl.

    I did start watching 500 Days of Summer on the plane, so I feel like I am taking a step in the right direction.

  4. George - I've seen it! #proudofmyself

  5. At least Star Wars isn't on that list.

  6. I've seen only 6 on your list, but that's lumping the Harry Potter series into one. And one doesn't count, as I was a teenager at the drive-in movies with a date, so there wasn't much movie watching going on ;-)

  7. This made me smile because my friends are always OMG-ing about films I haven't seen! :D

  8. ahaha, very informative, i will keep this list in mind the next time i see you. ;)

  9. I am not a big movie person either but have seen 6 on your list. Should I admit that there are a bunch I haven't even heard of?

  10. Love it! I'm right there with you, I think I've seen maybe 3 or 4 of the movies on your list. And you can add Titanic to that too.

  11. I haven't seen any of those movies either so don't feel bad. My favorites are the references to like Hangover 2 and I say I haven't seen them and they automatically assume i can't watch rated R movies. Which is true, but maybe I just haven't gotten around to watching them. :)

  12. OMG! You haven't seen the Notebook!? I'm kidding. I have seen most of these, but I still have the same deer-in-the-headlight moments all the time. And @sara, we have to talk. Going to the movies alone is one of my favorite parts of being single! We should talk!


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