Movie Woman On Boat Have you ever lied about watching a film you've never seen before? If so, you're not alone. As according to an independent survey carried out by MSC Cruises UK, one in four Brits have claimed to have watched films they've never, ever seen. And why would they want to do such a thing? Simple really. They do it so they can somehow ‘look cool’. I mean, what's the point of looking cool if you could also look stupid in the process? It's like saying you enjoy playing slots with Chinese food, only to find out that the slot is a snot and the food is fairly crude. Know what I mean?

Surprisingly enough, at the top of this survey is Quentin Tarantino's 1994 crime drama, Pulp Fiction, which is quickly followed by The Godfather (Directed by Francis Ford Coppola), Fight Club (Starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton), To Kill A Mockingbird (Based on a best-selling book written by Harper Lee), and coming in fifth is the 1946 Christmas classic, It’s A Wonderful Life (Directed by Frank Capra).

To Kill A Mockingbird
Continuing on from this, the list then slides down into the following five films: The Graduate (a story about a young man who has a liaison with a mother and her daughter), One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (a 70s piece set in a mental asylum which evolves around a group of inmates), Donnie Darko (well, uuuhhhh.... the thing is... errr, ho-hum.... pass), Citizen Kane (think along the lines of Donald Trump's life-story but far more cinematic and entertaining), and finally, there's Taxi Driver (are you talking to me?).

Here, check out this list for the top 20 films Brits claimed to have watched for the sake of looking cool.

It’s a Wonderful Life.
  1. Pulp Fiction.
  2. The Godfather.
  3. Fight Club.
  4. To Kill a Mocking Bird.
  5. It’s a Wonderful Life. 
  6. The Graduate.
  7. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
  8. Donnie Darko.
  9. Citizen Kane.
  10. Taxi Driver.
  11. Chocolat.
  12. Goodfellas.
  13. Lost in Translation. 
  14. Amelie.
  15. Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind.
  16. The Colour Purple.
  17. Cinema Paradiso. 
  18. The Red Balloon. 
  19. All About Eve. 
  20. North by Northwest.

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This study also shows that one in five British people lie about where they've traveled to as well. So, in the name of appearing more interesting, better-traveled, and, coff-coff, somewhat erudite, the top places Brits have claimed to have visited include: New Zealand (Bahhh!), New York (Bang-Bang!), Australia (G'day), Rome (Mama Mia!), Paris (Burp!), Iceland (Ready-meals), Cuba (Cigarette, anyone?), Brazil (Carnival!), Venice (Splash!), as well as Jamaica (Yeah Man!!!). Plus on top of that, a further 35 percent claim they would consider a cruise to a destination such as the Mediterranean or Caribbean in a bid to appear more cultured.

Here, check out this list for the top 20 places Brits claimed to have visited in a bid to appear cultured.

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  1. New Zealand.
  2. New York.
  3. Australia.
  4. Rome.
  5. Paris.
  6. Iceland.
  7. Cuba.
  8. Brazil.
  9. Venice.
  10. Jamaica.
  11. Moscow.
  12. Dubai.
  13. Milan.
  14. Barcelona.
  15. Morocco.
  16. Berlin.
  17. Miami.
  18. Florence.
  19. Ibiza.
  20. Sri Lanka.

This survey was commissioned by Antonio Paradiso, the Country Manager of MSC Cruises UK, who set it up so it could be answered by adults aged between 16 and 65. In an interview he gave to the press, Antonio told a journalist: “As a travel company we know that guests seek to visit new countries in order to broaden their horizons. So by taking a cruise and visiting such places as the Mediterranean or the Caribbean, I'm sure they'll find this a great way of exploring different countries without having to unpack a suitcase. In a short amount of time they'll also discover different cultures, cuisines, and traditions”. Well, you can't say fairer than that, can you? That is unless the cruise you're on goes a little something like this, Ha!


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