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


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#1 of 33 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....

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Commodus: How dare you show your back to me! Slave, you will remove your helmet and tell me your name.

Maximus: [removes helmet and turns around to face Commodus] My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.

[Commodus trembles in disbelief]

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 Michael Martin

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Posted March 05 2006 - 04:27 PM

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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.


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 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 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 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 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.

#7 of 33 Holadem

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Posted March 05 2006 - 05:10 PM

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Out of Sight
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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 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 george kaplan

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Posted March 05 2006 - 10:31 PM

Does anyone have a movie that they can watch over and over?
Yes, at last count, 1,228 of them.
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#10 of 33 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 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 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)

#13 of 33 Lucia Duran

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Posted March 06 2006 - 05:34 AM

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#14 of 33 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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#16 of 33 Francois Caron

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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 Michael Martin

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Posted March 06 2006 - 03:46 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.


Out of Sight was critically well received, but was NOT a BO hit. It has fared much better on cable and on video. I think it's a perfect fit for this thread. My listing Batman Begins was more of a blatant faux pas.

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


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#18 of 33 TheLongshot

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Posted March 06 2006 - 04:46 PM

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

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#19 of 33 Jacob McCraw

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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 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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