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Movies that weren't successes yet you can watch over and over...

Discussion in 'Movies' started by todd s, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. todd s

    todd s Lead Actor

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    Does anyone have a movie that they can watch over and over? They may not have been popular or even my favorite film. But, if I see them on tv. I can still watch them again & again.
    For me:

    -Van Wilder
    -The Replacements
    -Count of Monte Cristo (Jim Caviezel ver.)


    Yes, I know Academy Award winners all.

    Special nod to the scene in Gladiator when Maximus reveals himself to Commodus in the arena....

     
  2. Michael Martin

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    Put me down as a Replacements repeat viewer.

    Some other films in this category:

    Batman Begins
    Ghost and the Darkness
    Airplane
    The Peacemaker
    Out of Sight
    Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan
     
  3. CoreyII

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    Off the top of my head: Lake Placid and Dark Blue
     
  4. Michael Martin

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    Corey, I'm with you. Sometimes I just get bit by the B-monster movie bug. The flicks that help me with it are:

    Lake Placid
    Mimic
    The Relic
    (aforementioned) Ghost and the Darkness
    Deep Blue Sea
     
  5. mattCR

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    Office Space (will stop most times) died in the box office. Big hit on TV.

    Shawshank Redemption may be the ultimate example.
     
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    For movies that weren't successful but I can watch over and over ...

    Transformers: The Movie

    I loved it as a kid, even though it was decried by the critics for being too violent and dark. I've seen it many, many times.

    As for movies that I can watch over and over again just in general

    Back to the Future
    A League of Their Own
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    The Matrix
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Shawshank Redemption
    Dances With Wolves
    Braveheart
    Wayne's World

    There's many more, they're just not coming to me.
     
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    Out of Sight was an excellent movie, I certainly don't feel it belongs anywhere in this thread. IMDB is on my side on this one, and whatever you may think of thier rating, that 7.3 means that the movie in question is quite well regarded.

    The Man in the Iron Mask is an absolute favorite that was not very well received to say the least. I cannot consider this a guilty pleasure (as opposed to say, the Jean Claude Van-Damme movies I like), because I sincerly believe it's seriously underrated. I am however willing to conceide that one might have had to grow up with Alexandre Dumas' epic Three Musketeers (one of THE biggest tales of my childhood), and be familiar with 17th century french history in order to fully appreciate it.

    How can you not be moved by the reunion of this most illustrious of quartets, 20 some years later. Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan have never looked better. And the blending of these legend of litterature with the "actual legend" of the title character was genius.

    "Un pour tous, tous pour un".

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    H
     
  8. Quentin

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    Holo...I was going to say the same thing about Man In the Iron Mask! I really do like the handling of the musketeer story here.
     
  9. george kaplan

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    Yes, at last count, 1,228 of them.
     
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    While out of sight may have been well-reviewed, as were films like Shawshank, I think it easily fits. Because neither was a "box office success"
     
  12. Carlo Medina

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    To echo what people have already written (with regards to films that were not *financially successful* in their theatrical run but are highly rewatchable for me):

    Shawshank Redemption (25 mil budget, 28 mil box office after re-release--18 mil initially)
    Out of Sight (48 mil budget, 37 mil b.o.)
    Transformers: The Movie (5 mil B.O. no figures on cost)

    To which I'll add:
    The Big Lebowski (15 mil est budget, 17 mil b.o.)
    Dark City (27 mil budget, 14 mil b.o.)
    Boogie Nights (15 mil budget, 26 mil b.o.)
    Fight Club (63 mil budget, 37 mil b.o.)
    The early Kevin Smith trilogy (Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy)

    This one is borderline, because it may have paid for its cost, given the formula of b.o. = 2x budget to make money:
    12 Monkeys (29 mil budget, 56 mil gross)
     
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    Mermaids

    If Lucy Fell

    and made for tv movie

    Friends Till the End
     
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    Shakes the Clown
     
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    Last Action Hero & Rocketeer

    They're so much fun [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    "Flash Gordon" (1980) on widescreen laserdisc,
    "The Big Bus" on widescreen DVD.

    Oh. "Ed Wood" too. [​IMG]
     
  17. Michael Martin

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    BRING ME THE BORE WORMS!!
     
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    Equilibrium
    Highlander (amazed it hasn't been mentioned yet.)
    Iron Giant

    Jason
     
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    Hell yeah![​IMG] "I'm having a lot of fun with my drinking..."

    Some other greats already mentioned too.

    From Dusk 'til Dawn
    Office Space
    Swamp Thing
    Fight Club
    Brazil
    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
    The Big Lebowski
    Re-Animator
    Strange Brew
    Escape From New York
     
  20. Lucia Duran

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    Oooh Re-animator, I forgot about that one.

    I also enjoy Mosquito. That movie leaves me in stitches. I still remember the first time I saw it. It comes on sci-fi every now and again.
     

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