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Which movies in your collection have you watched the most?

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#1 of 40 OFFLINE   Travis Olson

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Posted February 08 2003 - 04:30 PM

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 of 40 OFFLINE   Marshall W. Carter

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Posted February 08 2003 - 05:01 PM

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:

The 13th Warrior
The Family Man
The Matrix
Stargate SG-1

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Posted February 08 2003 - 05:13 PM

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 of 40 OFFLINE   Andy Olivera

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Posted February 08 2003 - 10:08 PM

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

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...Posted Image
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#5 of 40 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted February 09 2003 - 12:46 AM

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
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#6 of 40 OFFLINE   Jan H

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Posted February 09 2003 - 01:40 AM

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

#7 of 40 OFFLINE   Rob Tomlin

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Posted February 09 2003 - 02:08 AM

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.

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#8 of 40 OFFLINE   Brian Kissinger

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Posted February 09 2003 - 03:49 AM

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.Posted Image

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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Posted February 09 2003 - 04:15 AM

Hey Brian, How about a Third for Jareth, the Goblin King in the Movie Characters tourney, please?

#10 of 40 OFFLINE   Bill J

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Posted February 09 2003 - 05:20 AM

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

#11 of 40 OFFLINE   Brian Johnson

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Posted February 09 2003 - 01:14 PM

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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#12 of 40 OFFLINE   Scott W.

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Posted February 09 2003 - 05:53 PM

Aliens, Shawshank and Attack Of The Clones. Scott

#13 of 40 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted February 10 2003 - 03:48 AM

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
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Posted February 10 2003 - 05:22 AM

Glory Ghostbusters Silence of the Lambs Tombstone

#15 of 40 OFFLINE   SteveGon


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Posted February 10 2003 - 05:30 AM

[quote] Especially the kind he has. [quote]
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As with Brook and Chuck, I've got so many damn DVDs that I've probably got 30-40 unwatched movies in my collection. And I keep buying more! Arrggghhhh!!!!!

Anyway, The Third Man, Paths of Glory, and Sullivan's Travels are probably my most-watched discs. Posted Image

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Posted February 10 2003 - 06:29 AM

The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended) The Fellowship of the Ring (Standard) Snatch Ice Age The 13th Warrior

#17 of 40 OFFLINE   ChuckDeLa



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Posted February 10 2003 - 06:33 AM

[quote] A trilogy that I can't mention. [quote]

It can't possibly be any more unmentionable than Waterworld, Tommy Boy, or Starship Troopers.

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Posted February 10 2003 - 10:11 AM

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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Posted February 10 2003 - 10:41 AM

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.

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#20 of 40 OFFLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted February 10 2003 - 01:33 PM

What!? No Dumbo? Color me shocked! Posted Image

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


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.
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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