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Posted by Reshpeckobiggle (Member # 8947) on :
Inspired by the reread thread. This should include movies that you have watched many times over many years, not movies that you watched several times in a flurry, like The Matrix for me.

Raising Arizona, my favorite movie
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Holy Grail
Young Frankenstein
Super Troopers
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Terminator 2
Indiana Jones Trilogy
Posted by Lyrhawn (Member # 7039) on :
MP and the Holy Grail
All the LOTR movies
Undercover Blues
Liar Liar
Emperor's New Groove
Beverly Hills Cop 3 (1 and 2 aren't bad)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Rocky IV
Posted by Strider (Member # 1807) on :
My staples now:

Big Lebowski
Office Space
Fight Club
Requiem for a Dream
Star Wars Trilogy
LOTR trilogy
City of Lost Children
Old School
Dazed and Confused
Boondock Saints
The Goonies

These are all movies that have been rewatched prominently in the last 8-10 years i'd say, and yes I've watched them all a ton of times. Here are some movies that I've seen countless times in my life, but not so much in the last 8-10 years.

Indiana Jones movies
Rocky movies
Grosse Point Blank
The Last Starfighter
Willy Wonka
Lethal Weapon 1 & 2
The Beastmaster
Groundhog Day
Toy Soldiers
Red Dawn
The Neverending Story
The Last Dragon
probably more too...

It's almost sickening how many times i've seen that second list of movies.
Posted by Carrie (Member # 394) on :
All the Star Wars movies
Kiss Me, Kate
Gosford Park
The Usual Suspects
The Big Lebowski
A Few Good Men
Blazing Saddles
Posted by erosomniac (Member # 6834) on :
Boondock Saints
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Twelve Monkeys
Fight Club

I'm having trouble thinking of more. I have a lot more trouble sitting down and rewatching a movie than I do rereading a book.
Posted by Reshpeckobiggle (Member # 8947) on :
Crap. I forgot The Big Lebowski. While I'm at it, I better put Miller's Crossing up there. I'd also put Fargo and Blood Simple to round out the Coen Brothers, but I've only seen them maybe twice each.

Amadeus goes up to, and Amelie is another favorite, and it reminded me of some other foreign films:
Life is Beautiful
The Samarai
Posted by Lyrhawn (Member # 7039) on :
Argh! I forgot Boondock Saints, thank goodness none of my high school friends read Hatrack. I'd be crucified.
Posted by FlyingCow (Member # 2150) on :
Star Wars (eps 4-6 only)
The Matrix (the first one only)
Princess Bride
Back to the Future
Real Genius
LA Confidential
Strange Days
Batman Begins
Shrek 1 & 2
Any Pixar Movie
Boondock Saints
The Mummy 1 & 2

...and pretty much any movie that happens to come on television when I have two hours to kill. [Big Grin]

There should really be a list of movies that you will never watch again unless forced to at gunpoint, and maybe not even then... (ahem... ID4, Dungeons and Dragons, Sleepwalkers...)
Posted by brojack17 (Member # 9189) on :
Ocean's 11
Star Wars IV, V, VI
Posted by Goody Scrivener (Member # 6742) on :
Monty Python - Holy Grail and Life of Brian
The Princess Bride
Star Wars original trilogy
Kill Bill I and II
Breakfast Club
12 Monkeys
Fifth Element
The Dark Crystal
most Disney animateds (hey, I have kids....)
most Muppet features (okay, so I can't blame the kids there)

I know there are more, I'm just drawing blanks...
Posted by Abhi (Member # 9142) on :
Star Wars III, IV, V, VI
Boondock Saints
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [new one]
Love Actually
You've Got Mail
Sleepless in Seattle
The Eagle has Landed
Notre Musique
Motorcycle Diaries
The Matrix [1st one only]
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Fight Club
Boondock Saints
Dil Chahta Hai
Garden State
The Sound of Music

Unless I truly disliked the movie the first time, I can [and have] watched most movies multiple times... these are just the movies that I would pop in DVDs /rent/buy to watch over and over.
Posted by calaban (Member # 2516) on :
Ben Hur, I never set out to watch it but every time it pops up I cant stop.
Posted by Euripides (Member # 9315) on :
Strider, great choices! I loved Requiem for a Dream, but the third act is so heart wrenching to watch.

You almost lost my brownie points for The Neverending Story. [Wink]
Posted by Al (Member # 1669) on :
Grosse Pointe Blank
East is East
How to Kill Your Neighbour's Dog
The Princess Bride
Hercules (Disney)
The Matrix
Star Wars
Fools Rush In
Royal Wedding
Groundhog Day
Blues Brothers
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Mexican
Dr. Strangelove
5th Element
Dance With Me
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Office Space
A Knight's Tale
The Commitments
Two Hands
My Brilliant Career
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Pulp Fiction
Posted by erosomniac (Member # 6834) on :
Originally posted by Euripides:
Strider, great choices! I loved Requiem for a Dream, but the third act is so heart wrenching to watch.

I used to rewatch Requiem, and then I realized I'm not a masochist. [Wink]

Because seriously, that movie is...ouch.
Posted by Fitz (Member # 4803) on :
Shawshank Redemption and The Big Lebowski are at the top of my list. Most of Charlie Kaufman's movies are there as well: Eternal Sunshine, Being John Malkovich, Adaptation.

I'm really into Rounders as well. I get a huge rush watching that movie, and for me it's like watching certain moments in poker. It never gets boring.

Some goofy ones that I don't go out of my way to watch, but will watch almost everytime I come across them on tv: Top Gun, My Cousin Vinny, 61*.

I've also seen the Beatles Anthology a ridiculous amount of times. I was very happy when it came out on DVD, as I wore out my VHS recordings.
Posted by Uprooted (Member # 8353) on :
The Philadelphia Story
The Ten Commandments
Gone with the Wind
The Princess Bride
Foul Play
Groundhog Day
Sense and Sensibility
The Mission
Field of Dreams
The Bourne Identity
Hunt for Red October
The Fugitive

(to name just a few that come to mind!)
Posted by Icarus (Member # 3162) on :
Almost any Disney animated movie (It's easier to name the exceptions: Brother Bear, Emperor's New Groove, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Chicken Little, Home on the Range, and Fantasia 2000 are the only ones I've only watched once. The latter four are the only ones I don't own.)
All the Star Wars movies
Star Treks II, IV, and VIII
The Princess Bride
Fight Club
Airplane and the first two Naked Gun Movies
The Game
Back to the Future 1 & 2

Many of these are comfort food movies.
Posted by stihl1 (Member # 1562) on :
The Crow
Die Hard
The Transformers Movie
Star Trek 2,3,4,6,8
Clerks and Clerks 2

and many, many more.
Posted by Reshpeckobiggle (Member # 8947) on :
Had to add; can't believe I forgot: Whale Rider

I like Requiem for a Dream, but man is it a difficult film to watch. Sheesh. Ellen Burstyn's performance is absolutely heartbreaking. It made me look at some of the crazies in a whole new light.
Posted by Dasa (Member # 8968) on :
His Girl Friday
Saint Ralph
To Kill a Mockingbird
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Matrix (1st only)
Terminator - 2
The Usual Suspects
The Incredibles
Posted by aragorn64 (Member # 4204) on :
I'm too tired to post a list right now, so I'll just say: anything Miyazaki.
Posted by Euripides (Member # 9315) on :
Originally posted by erosomniac:
Originally posted by Euripides:
Strider, great choices! I loved Requiem for a Dream, but the third act is so heart wrenching to watch.

I used to rewatch Requiem, and then I realized I'm not a masochist. [Wink]

Because seriously, that movie is...ouch.

Yeah, I would have cried if I wasn't shocked speechless. And reading the book is double the pain, Selby's writing style being what it is.

I suppose I should do a list too. Though I'm not a regular rewatcher:

Thin Red Line
The New World
Casino Royale (and I'll keep rewatching when the DVD is out)
Princess Mononoke
Match Point
Office Space

I occasionally take out the trusty extended LotR set, but because of their length, not too often.
Posted by Strider (Member # 1807) on :
You almost lost my brownie points for The Neverending Story. [Wink]
I was a child! Anyway, movie was awesome. Even if it was only half the book, it was pretty accurate to that one half! Relatively speaking. The book is on the top of my most read books list.

Anyway, you lose points for The New World. Man, I like movies that are different, but that was just plain boring. I couldn't imagine subjecting myself to that repeatadly. I'd gladly choose Requiem over that any day. [Razz] I'm drawn towards movies that are powerful emotionally. I'll miss Requiem if I haven't watched it in too long. It's the same thing that'll attract me to movies like Closer, Blow, American History X, Memento.

Movies like the Sawshank Redemption(LA Confidential, Platoon, Good Will Hunting) I LOVE, but just don't seem to rewatch a lot. And there are some newer movies that WILL be rewatched a lot eventually, but couldn't make it on the list officially yet. Movies like Adaptation, Huckabees, V for Vendetta, Before Sunset, Waking Life, The Last Samurai, Primer(possibly). I'll stop now, or i'll just continue to list my whole movie collection.

Fitz, my roommate and I used to watch Rounders to get pumped up before going down to Atlantic City. And we went a lot.

[ February 28, 2007, 02:18 AM: Message edited by: Strider ]
Posted by Euripides (Member # 9315) on :
Ok fair enough. Though I remember watching The Neverending Story as a (younger) child, and imagining how terrible it would be if it really didn't end.

I can understand people's lack of enthusiasm for The New World; I do think it's emotionally powerful though, just on a different wavelength of emotion!
Posted by Nathan2006 (Member # 9387) on :
Um, anything with Barbra Streisand (Especially 'What's Up, Doc')

'My girl', definently.

'Girl, Interrupted'.


'Mr. Wrong', with Ellen DeGenerous. (I feel so ashamed for misspelling her name!)

Pretty much any musical I watch. (I. E. The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, etc.)

'Beauty and the Beast' is probably the animated movie I watch the most (It's my favorite!)

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