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Movies that you watch over and over again

 
 
Reply Sun 9 Mar, 2014 06:38 am
Do you have movies that wouldn't make your top ten, but if your channel surfing and when you spot them they suck you into watching them because you know what you're going to get?

Tonight I saw two old favourites: galaxy quest and PS I love you.

I almost never read a book twice, what makes movies fit like old shoes?
 
Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Sun 9 Mar, 2014 06:47 am
Inglorious Basterds keeps drawing me back
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 9 Mar, 2014 07:36 am
@hingehead,
2001, A Space Odyssey I saw 13 times in theaters when it first came out! I've watched it once or twice on TV.

The Fifth Element I have watched a dozen times...all on TV. Just love it!

Pulp Fiction I have watched a dozen times.

And a really weird choice Knight and Day...I've viewed a dozen times.
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Sun 9 Mar, 2014 09:47 am
What sucks me in is when I punch up a movie that I know I've seen before, but can't, for the life of my, remember how it ends. It happened the other day (actually more like 4AM), Billy Bathgate was on. I love how that movie looks. Great film, big characters, great tension....but I couldn't remember the damned ending.

So, I stayed up and watched the last 55 minutes....and that's when I remembered that I hate the ending.

~
I can't think of any movies that I have purposely watched more than once on my own.

Joe(I should check my Netflix list)Nation
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Miller
 
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Reply Sun 9 Mar, 2014 10:18 am
In the Boston area, we have two free movie channels, that run 24 hr ( or close to that ) every day.

One movie that makes me laugh is Jerry Lewis's "Nutty Professor".

There many "Noir" movies and one that keeps on running is "Laura", which starts to grow on you.

There are also many Jane Fonda movies, which I love.
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panzade
 
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Reply Mon 10 Mar, 2014 03:43 am
Shawshank Redemption and Gone Baby Gone come to mind
rosborne979
 
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Reply Mon 10 Mar, 2014 05:38 am
@hingehead,
Jaws
hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 10 Mar, 2014 08:06 am
@panzade,
Yep, shawshank is one of mine, and The Rock with Connery and Cage.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Mon 10 Mar, 2014 08:14 am
@rosborne979,
I gotta add JAWS to my list.
rosborne979
 
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Reply Mon 10 Mar, 2014 11:30 am
@Frank Apisa,
Frank Apisa wrote:
I gotta add JAWS to my list.

There are so many good scenes and lines in that movie.

And Robert Shaw's delivery of his story of being shipwrecked after the delivery of the atom bomb was perfect. I never get tired of watching him grin through that horror story. I read that they were having real problems with Robert Shaw through that production because he was showing up on set drunk (or intoxicated), but he had some kind of a breakthrough and that particular scene was one which he showed up sober for. (not sure of the truth of all that, but it added to the history of the scene).
rosborne979
 
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Reply Mon 10 Mar, 2014 11:53 am
@rosborne979,
For those who haven't seen it in a while...
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 10 Mar, 2014 02:35 pm
Love actually. I am such a Jessie.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 10 Mar, 2014 08:30 pm
@hingehead,
Three animated and three live action films:
The Dark Knight (2008)
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
The Incredibles (2004)
A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Persepolis (2007)
Sideways (2004)
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 10 Mar, 2014 08:31 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Frank Apisa wrote:

The Fifth Element I have watched a dozen times...all on TV. Just love it!

I need to get a good BluRay of that one (with all the bells and whistles).
panzade
 
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Reply Mon 10 Mar, 2014 09:26 pm
@tsarstepan,
Fifth Element is a fascinating flick. I have to watch it even though I've seen it 30 times.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 11 Mar, 2014 05:10 am
There are movies I watch over and over, without really intending to. For instance, if I walk past the TV and it has African Queen playing, I dare not pause. Thirty seconds is about all it takes to hook me into watching it all. We keep the TV on, even when not watching it, all day long.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 11 Mar, 2014 07:03 am
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

We keep the TV on, even when not watching it, all day long.

Well, ghosts, dust bunnies, and spiders need something to watch as well. So good on you for keeping them preoccupied. I just hope you keep it on a decent station. Smile
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 11 Mar, 2014 07:55 am
@hingehead,
Galaxy Quest and Fifth Element, definitely.

The Bourne Trilogy.

The Ladykillers (the original with Peter Sellars and Alec Guinness)

Any Munsters or Adams Family film.

A Christmas Carol ( Alastair Sim)

American Graffiti. I must have watched this one about 20 times over the years.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Tue 11 Mar, 2014 09:58 am
I watch The Exorcist now and then to remind me of the movie that serverely traumatized me when I was seven years old, Casablanca to commiserate with Rick, and A Clockwork Orange which was one of the first and one of the most irreverent and iconoclastic movies I've ever seen.

I'll watch The Shining now and then 'cause it's my second favorite horror flick.
panzade
 
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Reply Tue 11 Mar, 2014 10:14 am
@InfraBlue,
Thanks for reminding me about Clockwork Orange.
Having read Burgess' book I watch this flick with equal amounts of awe and horror; in fact all of Kubrick's movies have me under their spell that way.
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