The Curator

02.21.13

Jimmy Kimmel’s 11 Best Movies He Never Saw (VIDEO)

Just in time for Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, Jimmy Kimmel names his favorite movies—that he neglected to watch. From ‘Dirty Dancing’ (Baby isn’t a name) to ‘Fight Club’ (the people who love it are dickheads), see why he still hasn’t seen them.

‘Top Gun’

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In college, I worked as a wedding DJ and always hated when groups of annoying guys gathered around the bride and sang “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling.” The eighth time it happened I decided I wanted no part of this movie ever, but I am sure it’s a good one.

‘Dirty Dancing’

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I made the mistake of confessing on air that I’d never seen this, which annoyed my guest Jennifer Grey. No offense to her, but Baby isn’t a name and I don't care for dancing, clean or otherwise. With that said, it has a great soundtrack and vintage Swayze—wow!

‘A Clockwork Orange’

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The guy on the poster with the derby and creepy false eyelashes scared me off.

‘Apocalypse Now’

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Of all the movies on this list, I am probably most ashamed to admit that I haven’t seen this one. I did read the Mad magazine parody, titled “A Crock O’ (Blip!) Now” repeatedly when I was a kid, so that’s something…

‘Memento’

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Ironically, I’m not sure if I saw this one or not. I think I didn’t.

‘Fight Club’

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I’m sure this is a great movie, but it seems like a lot of the people who really, really love it are dickheads.

‘Philadelphia’

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I know I’m going to cry when I see this. Why put myself through that?

‘Amélie’

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This DVD has been sitting atop my media cabinet since 2005. It has become my official “Movie That I See Another Movie Instead of Watching.” Once I figure out how to pronounce the title, I will watch it for sure.

‘Braveheart’

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This movie came out in 1995 when I did morning radio. I was very tired that year.

‘The Terminator,’ ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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I’m sure these are fun to watch, but most of the people who love Arnold Schwarzenegger movies seem kind of stupid. Maybe I need to loosen up.

‘The Matrix/Reloaded/Revolutions’

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It’s harder to go back and catch up on a film you should have seen years ago when you know there are three of them. I’ve seen bits and pieces, and the part where either Bill or Ted gets shot with a slow-motion bullet looks amazing.