Films I own that I haven’t seen

Film's I haven't seenI’ve been buying more and more DVD’s/Blu-Ray’s recently so I thought I’d write a blog about my film buying problem.

I do have a problem. I buy many films just because they have an actor or actress in them that I like a lot – it may be a terrible film but I don’t care it has Jason Statham/Anne Hathaway/Sam Rockwell/insert-actors-name-here in it. I also just buy a film because “it’s only £8/£5/£3 – why not?”

I hardly ever let myself go to HMV without a friend as then at least then there’s the hope that they’ll stop me buying every £3 DVD or taking advantage of the 2 for £10 deals. Internet shopping is also a bit of a problem (I have no friend dragging me away) especially when Amazon or Play.Com decides to have deals.

So here are all the films I own that I have yet to watch:

– (2010)
– American Gangster (2007)
– The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
– Australia (2008)
– Chaos (2005)
– Carlito’s Way (1993)
– Casino (1995)
– Coach Carter (2005)
– Contraband (2012)
– The Covenant (2006)
– The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
– Drive (2011)
– The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
– The Good Shepherd (2006)
– Edge of Darkness (2010)
– It’s Complicated (2009)
– Jarhead (2005)
– Labyrinth (1986)
– Love & Other Drugs (2010)
– Malcolm X (1992)
– Marvel’s Doctor Strange (2007)
– Marvel’s Hulk vs. (2009)
– Marvel’s Planet Hulk (2010)
– Marvel’s Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011)
– Marvel’s Next Avengers Heroes of Tomorrow (2008)
– Mean Streets (1973)
– Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
– Platoon (1986)
– Pretty in Pink (1986)
– Premonition (2007)
– Public Enemies (2009)
– Punisher: War Zone (2008)
– The Queen (2006)
– Rain Man (1988)
– Revolver (2005)
– Rules of Engagement (2000)
– Scarface (1983)
– Shaft (2000)
– Takers (2010)
– Tears of the Sun (2003)
– Tinker Tailor Solider Spy (2011)
– Troy (2004)
– Unknown (2011)
– War (2007)

44 films in total… oops!

I do have a trouble with box sets – especially the “Whichever-Actor collections.” I have a Brad Pitt box set, a Samuel L. Jackson one and a Jason Statham one. Also themed box sets – I have two 80’s box sets (why two? I don’t know!) a war movie one, an animated Marvel films collection and a Gangster movie one. I think my thinking is that box sets are good value for money; you can get three or more films for the price of one sometimes. For example, I wanted to get Coach Carter and found it was just £2 more to get it in a Samuel L. Jackson collection with Shaft and Rules of Engagement so of course I was going to do that! The only problem with box sets is that they muck up my OCD of having my films in alphabetical order – it is a price I have to pay for having more films.

Yeah so I have a bit of a problem and think I’m going to have to go on a film buying ban again. I did it before a few years ago and it worked – I wasn’t allowed to buy another film until I had watched at least 10 of the ones I already had. I did it, I stuck to it and hopefully I’ll stick to it this time.

So from now I’m just going to be watching the films listed here for the foreseeable future… anyone have any suggestions for what I should start with?



  1. I’ve seen five of your list and funnily enough I bought “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” at HMV in Manchester today.
    I think it’s time I imposed my own film buying ban!

    1. I have now watched 16 of those films (none of them being The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) but I have bought may, many more since. I probably have around 80 unwatched films now due to a Clint Eastwood boxset and a Coen Brothers boxset – oops!
      Good luck with your film buying ban! I’m totally going to have to go on another one soon.

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