DVDs with "Rewatchable" value

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  1. John Gates

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    What DVDs do you consider to have the BEST re-watchability? Which ones can you watch over and over and over and over and over?
    My collection is full of DVD's I'd only watch once or twice. In the future, I'd like to spend more $$ on DVD's I could watch several times per year.
    My short list of re-watchable films (in no particular order):
    1. Men in Black
    2. Dumb & Dumber
    3. Happy Gilmore
    4. Independence Day
    5. Terminator 2
    6. Gladiator
    7. O Brother, where art thou?
    8. Star Trek II
    9. Casablanca
    These are the ones i could come up with right off the top of me head.
    Which ones do you wear out? Give me some more ideas! [​IMG]
    John G
     
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    Here are some of my favorite spins, in no particular order either. A few guilty pleasures are included [​IMG] :
    * The Big Lebowski
    * The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai: Across the 8th Dimension
    * Aliens
    * Army of Darkness
    * Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
    * Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
    * The Blues Brothers
    * Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    * Dark City
    * Fright Night
    * The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    * The Limey
    * The Mask of Zorro
    * Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    * Moulin Rouge!
    * Pulp Fiction
    * Repo Man
    * Scent of a Woman
    * To Kill a Mockingbird
    * Young Frankenstein
     
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    In my opinion, comedies are the most re-watchable movies. A few of my favorites:

    Blazing Saddles
    Planes, Trains, & Automobiles
    Raising Arizona
    Monty Python & the Holy Grail
    Monty Python's Meaning of Life
    My Favorite Year
    Sleeper
    Toy Story I & II

    And, of course, I have to watch "A Christmas Story" every year after trimming the tree.

    However, I agree that "Casablanca" and "To Kill A Mockingbird" are also very re-watchable. Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch is the best on-screen father, ever.
     
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    The Matrix
    This is Spinal Tap
    Waiting For Guffman
    MIB
    Toy Story
    Toy Story 2
    Braveheart
    Gladiator
    A Bug's Life
    Star Wars Episode I
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Alien
    And coming October 1...

    Strange Brew!
     
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    Bad Taste
    Dagon
    Re-Animator
    Dead Alive
    Tremors
    The 'burbs
    Invasion!

    I have a bunch of others I watch a lot, but if DVDs do eventually exhibit wear from that little laser hitting the surface, these discs will be the ones to prove it. Something tells me, though, my list may not exactly appeal to all...
     
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    Ocean's 11 (2001)
    Fight Club
    Chinatown
    Memento
    The Usual Suspects
     
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    Hi everyone..I have been away for a bit with many comp problems but for the time being I am back, anyways here is a partial list.

    Die Hard
    Terminator 1 & 2
    Queen : We Will Rock You
    Austin Powers 1 & 2
    Eagles Hell Freezes Over
    Zoolander
    Ghostbusters
    Alien
    Aliens
    Superman The Movie
    Toy Story 1 & 2
    Atlantis The Lost Empire
    and more..
     
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    Braveheart
    Pink Floyd: The Wall
    JFK
    Aliens
    Rushmore
    Boogie Nights
    Ghost
    Requiem For A Dream
    Mulholland Drive
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Sleepy Hollow
    The Thing
     
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    There are two movies I've watched more than any others throughout the years (starting back in early 80's on VHS): "Smokey and the bandit" and "Beverly Hills Cop". The TV show I've watched the most is "Fawlty Towers".
    "Smokey..." and "Fawlty" are also my most watched DVD's.
    I wish "Beverly Hills Cop" would come out on DVD too, then that would be my number 3 most watched DVD. [​IMG]
    /Mike
     
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    Mike,

    BHC has been available on DVD since February. Great picture, commentary, 5.1 audio, and a documentary. Pretty good.

    Regards,

    D
     
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    Moulin Rouge
    Edward Scissorhands
    Sleepy Hollow
    Nightmare Before Christmas
    Unbreakable
    Black Hawk Down
    Tombstone
    A Knight's Tale
    The Quick and the Dead
    Predator
    Gladiator
    Legends of the Fall
    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
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    Doug, MAN I'm out of the loop! I looked for it last fall, and it wasn't out then, I missed that release completely. Haven't seen it in stores either. Thanks for the heads up though! [​IMG]
    /Mike
     
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    Night Shift
    This is Spinal Tap
    Big Trouble in Little China
    Pink Floyd: The Wall
     
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    - 100 Girls
    - Akira
    - Almost Famous
    - Battle Royale (R0 NTSC)
    - Better Off Dead
    - Clerks
    - Chasing Amy
    - Dark City
    - Dogma
    - Fight Club
    - Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
    - Mallrats
    - Real Genius
    - Say Anything
    - Starship Troopers
    - That Thing You Do!
    - UHF
    and so on and so on. [​IMG]
     
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    Jerry Maguire was the best when I had watched it the 4th time (it had me near tears - no joke) Maybe it's me....
    :b

    Amelie is still brilliant after many viewings, as are Memento, The Usual Suspect, and Donnie Darko. The latter 3 make much more sense after the shock of the first showing.
     
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    I'm very picky in this regard as very few movies have the staying power I need for them to be re-watchable.

    My short list includes...

    1) Moulin Rouge (already seen it about 7 times this year alone)
    2) Swingers (Vegas Baby! Vegas!)
    3) The Natural
    4) Shawshank Redemption
    5) Rudy
    6) The Hurricane
    7) Dumb and Dumber
    8) Rock Star (you had to have been a child of the 80's to appreciate this recommendation).
     
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    I too am really picky about rewatchable movies.

    [rant]Castle of Cagliastro[/rant]
    I could watch this one every night and not get tired of it (seriously).

    ~joseph
     
  18. Jeff Kohn

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    For me it would be

    The Matrix
    Memento
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    5th Element
    Dark City
    Pitch Black
    Blade
    The Crow
    Any Kevin Smith movie
    Donnie Darko
    Excalibur
    Gattica
    Pulp Fiction (once the DVD is available)
    Immortal Beloved
    Interview with the Vampire
    Last of the Mohicans
    Original Star Wars Trilogy (ok, I can wish...)

    Those are the movies from my collection that I've watched the most times.
     
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    Blast From The Past
    Blues Brothers
    Desperado
    The Fifth Element
    Happy Gilmore
    The Matrix
    Notting Hill
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Top Gun
    Snatch
    T2
    Toy Story 1 & 2
    The Truman Show
    Twister
    X-Men
    And Groundhog Day. For some reason I can watch that movie again, and again, and again... [​IMG]
     

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