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Bryan^H

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Movies that never seem to get old, and you like to have on to watch repeatedly, (annually, or more). The perfect film(s) for escaping and getting lost in the magic of Cinema....at home.

My list:

Star Trek III The Search for Spock

Jurassic Park

The Goonies

Back to the Future


Do you have some films that you have seen multiple times but still draw you back for repeat viewings?
 

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Raiders of The Lost Ark
The Incredibles
Ratatouille
Star Wars: Episode IV
Any Sean Connery James Bond film
Lord of The Ring Trilogy
 

Walter Kittel

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Here are some that never get old despite numerous viewings...

Once Upon A Time In The West
Jaws
Alien
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Chariots of Fire
The Natural
The Fugitive
Open Range


Lately I've been doing some repeat viewings of Avengers: Infinity War and its companion film Avengers: Endgame. Maybe for the spectacle and the combination of humor and action? There are some pretty iconic action sequences that hold up well under multiple viewings.

As an aside, I used to perform repeated viewings of the original Star Wars trilogy to the point that it is sort of difficult to watch them now; although I can still watch most of the newer content.

- Walter.
 

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My default movies back in the day were Raising Arizona and The Terminator. I would always fall back on those if I couldn’t pick anything else to watch.
 

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I call them my "comfort food" movies. Movies that make me feel good when I need some cheering up. It's like visiting old friends. These are the regulars:

All About Eve (1950)
Auntie Mame (1958)
Designing Woman (1957)
North By Northwest (1959)
Pillow Talk (1959)
Pink Panther (1964)
Samson And Delilah (1949)
Silk Stockings (1957)
 

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Jaws
The Shawshank Redemption
Hell Or High Water
Treasure Of The Sierra Madre
Sunset Boulevard
The Hustler
Network
Lone Star
Pulp Fiction
Spotlight
The Big Short


Some of these films aren’t really escapism, but I like watching well made films and well written screenplays over and over again.
 

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The Amicus fantasy/SF films:

Dr Who and the Daleks
Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150AD
The Land/People That Time Forgot
At the Earth’s Core
Warlords of Atlantis
 

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Movies that never seem to get old, and you like to have on to watch repeatedly, (annually, or more). The perfect film(s) for escaping and getting lost in the magic of Cinema....at home.

My list:

Star Trek III The Search for Spock

Jurassic Park

The Goonies

Back to the Future


Do you have some films that you have seen multiple times but still draw you back for repeat viewings?
First, you get a boatload of cred from me simply by putting Star Trek III at the top of your list. It rarely hits anyone's top spot but mine and a couple of friends.

So....

Star Trek III
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Superman
Blue Thunder
Ghostbusters
Sharky's Machine
RoboCop
2010
For Your Eyes Only


You can probably guess my ages from these.
 

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Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Matrix (Original only)
Shawshank Redemption
Dances with Wolves
Oceans 11 and Oceans 13 (NOT Ocean's 12)
Lawrence of Arabia
Jaws
Gladiator
Back to the Future
Kingsman - The Secret Service
Incredibles
 

Bryan^H

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First, you get a boatload of cred from me simply by putting Star Trek III at the top of your list. It rarely hits anyone's top spot but mine and a couple of friends.
It is my idea of the perfect Trek movie. Good Sci-fi, Klingons, wonderful music score, and a perfect balance of humor, and drama. And it looks phenomenal.
 

Bryan^H

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The Amicus fantasy/SF films:

Dr Who and the Daleks
Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150AD
The Land/People That Time Forgot
At the Earth’s Core
Warlords of Atlantis
Awesome choices. They are some of my favorite comfort food type films too.
 

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All about Eve
Sunset Boulevard
The Third Man
The Spirited Away
In the Mood of Love
Ratatouille
Double Live of Veronique
Summer Hours
Lawrence of Arabia
 

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I call them my "comfort food" movies. Movies that make me feel good when I need some cheering up. It's like visiting old friends. These are the regulars:

All About Eve (1950)
Auntie Mame (1958)
Designing Woman (1957)
North By Northwest (1959)
Pillow Talk (1959)
Pink Panther (1964)
Samson And Delilah (1949)
Silk Stockings (1957)
Usually, ANYTHING from 1965 and back...
Not too much 'newer' stuff does anything for me.
 

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The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
The Three Musketeers (1948)
The Thin Man (1934)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
The War of the Worlds (1953)
Captain Blood (1935)
The Island of Lost Souls (1932)
Frankenstein (1931)
Dracula (1931)
The Wolf Man (1941)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
To Be or Not to Be (1942)
The Producers (1967)
What's Up Doc? (1972)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Alien (1979)
Star Wars (aka "A New Hope") (1977)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Dr. No (1962)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Gojira (1954)
King Kong (1933)
A Night in Casablanca (1946)
A Night at the Opera (1935)
The Hope & Crosby "Road" movies
Some Like it Hot (1959)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
His Girl Friday (1940)
The Sea Hawk (1940)
At Sword's Point (1952)
Against All Flags (1952)

And many more...
 

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