What movies do you like to watch more than once?

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  1. DanielKellmii

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    This must have been asked before, but I thought I would would give it a try. If you want, just go ahead and redirect me to the proper thread.


    So, what movies can you watch over and over and what movies do you consider great, but only want to watch once.
    Movies that I like over and Over:
    All LOTR Movies
    ALl Matrix Movies
    Star Wars
    Return of the Jedi
    Star Trek 2
    The Dark Crystal
     
  2. StacyV

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    Requiem For A Dream, I thought it was scaringly depressing (or maybe depressingly scary?) Either way, it's a great movie that I knew after the first time I'd never want to see it again. Ellen Burstyn's character especially is the heartbreaker for me.
     
  3. Casey Trowbridg

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    I'm not going to say what I usually hear from people which is that every movie in my collection is one I want to watch more than once. I don't doubt this is true of most people that say it, it just wouldn't be true of me.

    Several I enjoy watching multiple times over.

    Any of the Pixar films.
    Practically any sports movie I own.
    Shrek
    Ghostbusters
    Episode I, II, IV, V, and VI of the Star Wars films.

    Actually, even though there are a few, the shorter list is the movies I own that I only want to watch once, or have only had the desire to watch once since I've bought them. I guess I could find the desire again in the future but haven't in some of these cases for a couple of years.

    Things like Fun and Fancy Free, An Extremely Goofy Movie, Independence Day, Big Momma's House...stuff like that.

    Then there are those films that fit neither group, but just that I only can watch when I'm in a certain mood and if I go long periods of time without being in that mood I don't watch them.

    American Beauty is an example of a film I have to be in the right mood to see.

    I always watch "Baseball: a film by Ken Burns" right before the start of baseball season, and other stuff at Christmas/other holidays as well.
     
  4. Jeff B.

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    Three most watched movies in my collection:

    Tombstone
    The Boondock Saints
    The Princess Bride

    These are all "feel good" movies for me that I love for one reason or another.

    Other notables:

    Gladiator
    Braveheart
    Kill Bill
    Pulp Fiction
    Snatch
    Silverado
    Pirates of the Carribean (this is such a fun movie [​IMG] )

    I'm with Stacy on Requiem for a Dream. I bought the dvd and watched it that night, haven't touched it since. It IS a very good movie imo, I just felt like total crap after whatching it. I also thought 21 grams was great filmaking, and acting -- just doesn't have alot of replay value for me.

    On another note, I don't watch any of the LOTR's as much as I thought I would. Especially with the EE's they are very long and often I find I just don't have the time for them. [​IMG]
     
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    Films I can watch anytime:

    Bring it On!
    Ghost World
    Donnie Darko
    War of the Worlds
    Sabrina (1954)
    Leon: The Professional
    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
     
  6. Carl Johnson

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    Scarface
    Episode II, TPM
    The Italian Job
    Menace II Society
    Kill Bill vol I

    I've never taken the time to think about what if anything those films have in common but over the past year they have probably accounted for 80+% of the movies that I've watched at home.
    I have about 100 DVDs and would rank all of them as great. Off the top of my head the best excellent but I never get the urge to watch title in my collection is JFK.
     
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    Any Star Wars
    Any Indiana Jones
    Any Lord of the Rings
    Any Back to the Futures
    Toy Story 2
    Rear Window
    Gladiator
    Signs
    The Naked Gun
    Spider Man
    Pirartes of the Caribean


    I agree with Casey, there are many movies I just have to be in the right mood to watch. Christmas time, I'm all about watching my christmas movies. Towards October, I pop in my World Series and Yankees DVD's [​IMG] .

    Gangster movies like the Godfather and Goodfellas, are movies I have to be in the right mood for. Same with Westerns and some Dramas.
     
  8. MarcusUdeh

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    The first six Star Trek movies

    Whoopi Goldberg (The Color Purple, Jumpin' Jack
    Flash,Burglar, Fatal Beauty)

    Dune (A David Lynch Film)

    Fight Club

    Lethal Weapon (all of them)

    Those are all I could come up with right off the top of my head.
     
  9. Ike

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    I don't rewatch films much, but I can watch Deconstructing Harry every day for some reason.
     
  10. george kaplan

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    Well it's true of me. I only buy movies that are rewatchable, hence by definition every film in my collection is one I can watch over and over.
     
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    Man I can watch Bottle Rocket over and over. It gets better every time!

    I also like to watch Ronin, Blackhawk Down, Office Space, UHF, The Matrix and Contact.

    brad cook
     
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    I consider all my DVDs as having considerable multiple viewing possibilities. But the one I've watched the most times is GWTW. I've seen it 250+ times
     
  13. Nate Anderson

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    Almost Famous tops the list for me. (In fact, I just got done watching it again.)

    Donnie Darko (Actually, this one demands to be watched more than once.)

    Office Space

    Kill Bill

    Fight Club

    The Goonies

    ...among others. All the DVDs in my collection are inherently re-watchable. Which, I suppose, is why I bought them in the first place.
     
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    I'm with the people who like to rewatch the films I own, that's why I buy them! Though some I haven't really rewatched even though I like or love them. Those are From Hell, The Pianist, Amadeus Director's Cut and Apollo 13.

    My most rewatched DVDs are Singin' in the Rain, Evil Dead 2, Big Fish, Love Actually, Dogma, Mallrats, all of Terry Gilliam's films and the Monty Python movies, Bowling for Columbine, Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman, A Mighty Wind, This is Spinal Tap and the Director's Label DVDs of Michel Gondry and Spike Jonze.
     
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    "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" is one I watch a lot during the holiday season. I'd say I watch it 3 or 4 times a year around that time.

    Another would be "Torque". Although I only bought it last month, I've watched it about 6 times so far and have yet to get tired of it.

    Finally the "Rocky" films always get repeat viewings. I've watched all 5 at least a dozen times or more.

    In April, we purchased a rear projection 52" screen, so I'm currently in the process of enjoying my DVD collection all over again! I'll tell you, with a screen like that, it's too easy to re-watch movies more than once.
     
  16. ZackR

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    I plan to rewatch everything I own, or I wouldn't own it...but there are some that will always get repease viewings:

    Superman: The Movie
    LOTR Films
    Matrix (first one)
    MST3K: The Movie
    Casablanca
    The Adventures of Robin Hood
    The Lion King
    Rocky Films (loved 'em since I was a kid!)
    Jurassic Park
    The Goonies
    North By Northwest
    The 'Burbs - probably my most rewatched film going back to VHS days! [​IMG]
    many, many others
     
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    Jaws - Whenever I get something new for my HT, I pop in this movie because I know virtually every sight and sound from so many viewings over the years.
    Star Trek 2 - KHAAAAAAAANNNNNN! 'nuff said.[​IMG]
    Twister - Yeah, it isn't the greatest movie, but I love the sound.
     
  18. Louis C

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    These I've watched at least five times...

    Groundhog Day
    The Godfather
    Airplane
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    When Harry Met Sally
    First Blood
    Terminator 1 & 2
    The Majestic
     
  19. Nate Anderson

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    Yeah, the sound is great. And it has Helen Hunt in a white tank top. How can a guy go wrong? [​IMG]
     
  20. george kaplan

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    Although I basically cycle through all of my films, there are a handful I've seen more than the others, since they're ones my wife and I watch once a year, on a specific day. Namely:

    Groundhog Day
    Father of the Bride
    The Long, Long Trailer
    Father of the Bride, Part 2
    Hocus Pocus
    Young Frankenstein
    Planes, Trains & Automobiles
    Homecoming: A Christmas Story
    The Santa Clause 2
    Scrooge
    It's a Wonderful Life
    A Christmas Story
    Miracle on 34th Street
    Jingle All the Way
    Scrooged
    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
    Home Alone
    When Harry Met Sally
     

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