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Directors Which movies in your collection have you watched the most?

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Travis Olson, Feb 8, 2003.

  1. Travis Olson

    Travis Olson Well-Known Member

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    I was looking for a movie to watch the other day and couldn't decide which one I wanted to watch so I went back to a favorite of mine, The Shawshank Redemption. It's kind of strange, I have over 400 discs but keep going back to a handful of them. Well it's obviously because they are my favorites, but I kinda wish I would be in the mood to watch some of the other titles more often, that way I wouldn't feel I've wasted money on them. Anyway, which movies do you find yourself going back to time and time again?

    A few of mine:

    The Thing
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Predator
    Signs
    Waterworld
    The Road Warrior
    Boogie Nights
    Pulp Fiction
     
  2. Marshall W. Carter

    Marshall W. Carter Well-Known Member

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    The one that I keep going back to repeatedly seems to be The Fellowship of the Ring. Between the original theatrical release and the extended edition, I've watched it well over 100 times. Others that come to mind are:

    Signs
    The 13th Warrior
    The Family Man
    Braveheart
    The Matrix
    Goonies
    Stargate SG-1
     
  3. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Well-Known Member

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    Which DISC have I watched the most? Sadly, I went through such a rapid period of DVD acculumation (and later, selling off of the majority of the collection) that I haven't had time to watch any of them more than once, not including commentaries. No, correction... I watched Toy Story 2 twice because I showed it to my dad. Oh, and my girlfriend had the urge to watch Terminator 2 a while ago, so I've seen that one twice too.

    As for which of the MOVIES in my collection have I watched most...

    Airplane!
    This is Spinal Tap
    Pink Floyd: The Wall
    Drugstore Cowboy
    Harold & Maude
    It's a Wonderful Life
    The Wizard of Oz
    A Clockwork Orange
    The Shining
    Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Young Frankenstein
    Taxi Driver
    Yellow Submarine
    Blue Velvet
    Lost in America
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Blazing Saddles
    Die Hard
    Alien
    Fantasia
    Glengarry Glen Ross
    The Graduate
    Halloween
    Tapeheads

    And now that I think about it, I think some of those I've only seen 3-4 times. Sigh... if only there were more hours in the day.
     
  4. Andy Olivera

    Andy Olivera Well-Known Member

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    Cube
    Deep Rising
    Fight Club
    House On Haunted Hill (1999)
    The Fellowship Of The Ring
    Phenomena
    Pitch Black
    Ravenous
    Run, Lola, Run
    Saving Private Ryan
    Soldier
    Thir13en Ghosts
    Virus

    In other words, I return to the ones that have the most entertainment value. You'll also notice that many of those have killer soundtracks and equally cool visuals: not a coincidence...[​IMG]
     
  5. george kaplan

    george kaplan Well-Known Member

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    I essentially cycle through my list in order, and since I have well over 600 films, I see each film less than once every two years. Except for those films I watch once a year on a certain day (or in the case of Xmas movies, in a certain month). So it would be one of those, which are:

    Groundhog Day
    Father of the Bride
    The Long, Long Trailer
    Father of the Bride, Part 2
    It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
    Hocus Pocus
    Young Frankenstein
    Planes, Trains & Automobiles
    The Year Without a Santa Claus
    Scrooge
    A Charlie Brown Christmas
    The Bishop's Wife
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Frosty the Snowman
    A Christmas Story
    Miracle on 34th Street
    Mickey's Christmas Carol
    Jingle All the Way
    How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (animated)
    Scrooged
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
    Santa Claus is Coming to Town
    Home Alone
    Home Alone 2
    When Harry Met Sally
     
  6. Jan H

    Jan H Well-Known Member

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    Out of my 300+ I've probably seen 2001 the most times.
     
  7. Rob Tomlin

    Rob Tomlin Well-Known Member

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    Lawrence of Arabia
    Taxi Driver
    Pink Floyd: The Wall
    The Matrix
    Eagles: Hell Freezes Over
    Leon: The Professional


    Pulp Fiction is the most watched since the SE was released several months ago.
     
  8. Brian Kissinger

    Brian Kissinger Well-Known Member

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    I would say I find myself coming back to many of the same titles myself. Much depends on my mood. As my friend SteveGon can attest, I often have movies he lets me borrow for weeks. I just need to be in the right frame of mind, or else I know I will not enjoy them. Especially the kind he has.[​IMG]

    But, the ones I find myself able to put in just about anytime are:

    The Princess Bride Big surprise here eh?

    Suicide Kings Part drama, romance, and comedy- this one never fails to deliver

    The Big Lebowski I've probably watched this DVD more than any in my collection

    Labyrinth Along with Bride, a movie I have managed to memorize almost completely

    There are many others that I watch often, but these four are the ones I can put in if nothing else sounds good.
     
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    Hey Brian,

    How about a Third for Jareth, the Goblin King in the Movie Characters tourney, please?
     
  10. Bill J

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    Apocalypse Now
    Black Hawk Down
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    JFK
    Pi
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Paths of Glory
    For All Mankind
    The Third Man
     
  11. Brian Johnson

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    Great question.
    The movie that has seen the player more than any is Waterworld.

    Movies that come a close second....
    Tommy Boy
    Dumb & Dumber
    Starship Troopers(just ordered the SE,yay)
    Office Space
    Men in Black
    MST3K:The Movie
    A trilogy that I can't mention.
     
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    Aliens, Shawshank and Attack Of The Clones.

    Scott
     
  13. Brook K

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    Like Chuck, between what I buy and Netflix I always have unwatched discs so it's pretty rare that I watch something again, most often it's a musical that I put on while I'm working from home or something holiday related, plus my Mom wants to watch Oh Brother Where Art Thou? practically every time she visits:

    It's A Wonderful Life
    Oh Brother Where Art Thou?
    42nd Street
    Hedwig And The Angry Inch
    Guys And Dolls
    Suspiria
    Night of the Hunter
    My Fair Lady
    The Passion of Joan of Arc
    Days of Heaven
     
  14. Dome Vongvises

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    Glory
    Ghostbusters
    Silence of the Lambs
    Tombstone
     
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    The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended)
    The Fellowship of the Ring (Standard)
    Snatch
    Ice Age
    The 13th Warrior
     
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    Patrick McCart Well-Known Member

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    City Lights
    North By Northwest
    Singin' In The Rain: SE
    8 1/2: Criterion Collection
    A Hard Day's Night: SE
    Moulin Rouge (2-disc)
    Kung Pow: Enter The Fist
    The Best Arbuckle/Keaton Collection
     
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    North by Northwest
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch
    The Last Waltz
    Stop Making Sense
    Mulholland Dr.
    The Man Who Wasn't There
    The Maltese Falcon
    The Big Lebowski


    As I often have guests over for movies, I find myself going back to the films that I know are guaranteed crowd pleasers.
     
  20. Walter Kittel

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    What!? No Dumbo? Color me shocked! [​IMG]


    For myself, The Kubrick rotation:
    Dr. Strangelove
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    A Clockwork Orange

    (also)

    The Matrix
    Princess Mononoke
    The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly - Holds up remarkably well. ( My first or second favorite Western - see below. )
    A Knight's Tale :b ( One of my guilty pleasures )
    The Fifth Element - heavy demo rotation for the projector.
    Last of the Mohicans - even though the new dialog at the finale sucks eggs.
    Se7en
    Chariots of Fire - despite the horrific composition of the open matte, zoomed Region 1 abomination from Warner Bros., it remains my favorite film. ( I really need to break down and import a better copy of this film. )
    The English Patient - Another favorite that has slowed down in terms of rotation over the last 2 years.
    James Taylor: Live at the Beacon Theater - One of the earlier concerts on DVD, and still one of the best out there.

    On LD:

    Microcosmos - My best laserdisc video demo, and a damn entertaining film.
    Stormy Weather - One of my favorite musicals primarily for Cab Calloway and Fats Waller.
    Mildred Pierce - Can retire the LD now that there is a lovely DVD of this film.
    Once Upon A Time In The West - One of my all time favorite films and my other "favorite" Western. Really hope that Paramount does a bang-up job on this title.

    - Walter.
     

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