My internet friends at the AV Club alert us to the results of this fascinating survey, conducted by UK DVD rental outfit Lovefilm. It turns out that, much like jocks in high school, people lie about the things they haven’t done — and in this case, say they’ve seen films they actually haven’t. Important films, where they think they’d look stupid if they admit they’ve missed them.
Here are the top ten films on the list, and the percentage of respondents unfamiliar with each of them:
That’s amazing, isn’t it? Not that one in every 25 Lovefilm subscribers hasn’t seen “The Great Escape” — that’s kind of understandable, actually — but that those people have felt the need to say they have seen it, at one time or another. Me, I’m old and/or obsessive enough to have seen nine of the ten in theatres. How about you guys?