I keep a long list of classic films I've never seen, films like Ben Hur, Paths of Glory, How Green Was My Valley, Gentleman's Agreement, Oliver's Hamlet, The Great Escape, The Guns of Navarone, In the Heat of the Night, etc.
Problem is, when I go to the local video store, I can't seem to break away from the New Releases section.
I signed up with Netflix specifically to rent the classic films I've never seen. I've been a member since January '02, and the strategy has worked magnificently. Not only have I seen the above films listed, this weekend I have "Play Misty For Me," "Gilda," and "The Conversation" ready to go.