The Hall of Shame Project

Famous films and modest masterpieces—I'm hunting them down and watching them all.

The Hall of Shame

Here it is. My cinematic Hall of Shame.

These are the movies I should have seen, but for some reason haven’t. In June of 2017 I decided enough was enough. Time to get these movies watched!

How does a title make this list? It could be a famous masterpiece, like Citizen Kane. It could be a critical darling, like Koyaanisqatsi. It could belong to the oeuvre of an important director, like I Shot Jesse James. Or it could just be a movie I really want to see.

If there’s a movie you believe should be on this list, just let me know and I’ll consider adding it!

NOTE: I’ve been asked how one can know if I’ve already seen a film. You can just ask me, or you can peruse my profile at, where I’ve tried to keep tabs on every movie I’ve ever seen.

A Room with a View (1986)
A Separation (2011)
Babette’s Feast (1987)
Behind the Sun (2001)
Belle de Jour (1967)
Black Orpheus (1959)
Black Sunday (1960)
Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)
Casino (1995)
Cat People (1942)
Chungking Express (1994)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Creepshow (1982)
Cries And Whispers (1972)
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Das Boot (1981)
Days of Heaven (1978)
Death Race 2000 (1975)
Divorce, Italian Style (1962)
Dressed to Kill (1980)
Eraserhead (1977)
Fanny and Alexander (1982)
Gilda (1946)
Great Expectations (1946)
Hamlet (1948)
Hour of the Wolf (1968)
House (1977)
How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1988)
I Shot Jesse James (1949)
In the Loop (2009)
In a Lonely Place (1950)
Jane Eyre (1943)
Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
Koyaanisqatsi (1983)
Kwaidan (1965)
La Bête Humaine (1938)
La Jetée (1963)
Lady Vengeance (2005)
L’Avventura (1960)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Life is Beautiful (1997)
Love in the Afternoon (1972)
Modern Times (1936)
Mon Oncle (1958)
Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (1953)
Mystery Train (1989)
Nana (1926)
Nights of Cabiria (1957)
Oliver Twist (1948)
On Dangerous Ground (1952)
Othello (1952)
Paper Moon (1973)
Paris, Texas (1984)
Party Girl (1958)
Picnic on the Grass (1959)
Pygmalion (1938)
Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979)
Ronin (1998)
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Shame (1968)
Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
Solaris (1972)
Sophie’s Choice (1982)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
The Brood (1979)
The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)
The End of Violence (1997)
The Fog of War (2003)
The Great Dictator (1940)
The Last Picture Show (1972)
The Long Goodbye (1973)
The Long Good Friday (1979)
The Player (1992)
The Rules of the Game (1939)
The Thin Blue Line (1988)
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Theatre of Blood (1973)
Thelma & Louise (1991)
They Live by Night (1949)
Three Colors: Blue (1993)
Three Colors: Red (1994)
Three Colors: White (1994)
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990)
Tokyo Story (1953)
Ugetsu (1953)
Vampyr (1932)
Wild Strawberries (1957)
Winter Light (1962)
Wuthering Heights (1939)
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
Z (1969)