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


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#1 of 33 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted March 05 2006 - 04:24 PM

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....

Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#2 of 33 OFFLINE   Michael Martin

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Posted March 05 2006 - 04:27 PM

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

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#3 of 33 OFFLINE   CoreyII

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Posted March 05 2006 - 04:30 PM

Off the top of my head: Lake Placid and Dark Blue

#4 of 33 OFFLINE   Michael Martin

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Posted March 05 2006 - 04:33 PM

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
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#5 of 33 OFFLINE   mattCR

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Posted March 05 2006 - 04:40 PM

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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#6 of 33 OFFLINE   Pete-D

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Posted March 05 2006 - 05:00 PM

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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Posted March 05 2006 - 05:10 PM

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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.

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#8 of 33 OFFLINE   Quentin

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Posted March 05 2006 - 05:12 PM

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 of 33 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted March 05 2006 - 10:31 PM

Yes, at last count, 1,228 of them.
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#10 of 33 OFFLINE   Chris Atkins

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Posted March 06 2006 - 01:14 AM

Only one movie can rule this category: FLASH GORDON (1980)

#11 of 33 OFFLINE   mattCR

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Posted March 06 2006 - 02:02 AM

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"
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#12 of 33 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted March 06 2006 - 04:36 AM

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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Posted March 06 2006 - 05:34 AM

Mermaids If Lucy Fell and made for tv movie Friends Till the End
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#14 of 33 OFFLINE   Joel Stein

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Posted March 06 2006 - 05:46 AM

Shakes the Clown

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Posted March 06 2006 - 11:42 AM

Last Action Hero & Rocketeer

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Posted March 06 2006 - 03:08 PM

"Flash Gordon" (1980) on widescreen laserdisc,
"The Big Bus" on widescreen DVD.

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#17 of 33 OFFLINE   Michael Martin

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Posted March 06 2006 - 03:46 PM



BRING ME THE BORE WORMS!!

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Posted March 06 2006 - 04:46 PM

Equilibrium Highlander (amazed it hasn't been mentioned yet.) Iron Giant Jason

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Posted March 07 2006 - 03:18 AM



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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 of 33 OFFLINE   Lucia Duran

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Posted March 07 2006 - 03:24 AM

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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