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AshJW

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It’s my favourite movies I always can get lost in.
That’s why they are my favourite movies ;)

for example:
The Maltese Falcon
North by Northwest
Rio Bravo
The Magnificent Seven
L'homme del Rio (Belmondo)
Hatari!
 

Brian Hatton

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I thought I was one of only a few who do this!
I have lots, so apart from:
Almost Famous
Diggstown
Dinner Rush and
A Hard Days Night

I could include some series of films, such as:
The Incredibles 1&2
Toy Story 1-4
Back to the Future 1-3
The 5 Bourne films
The 4 Hunger Games films
The Lord of the Rings series
Kill Bill vol 1&2
 

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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?
I watch these great films over and over. I love westerns and Action films and watch little else.
Rio Bravo (John Wayne)
Wyatt Earp (Kevin Costner)
Outlaw Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood)
Silverado (Kevin Costner & Scott Glenn)
Magnificent Seven (Yul Brynner)
Hour of the Gun (James Garner)
True Grit (Jogn Wayne)
Big Jake (John Wayne)
The Sons of Katie Elder)
Joe Kidd (Clint Eastwood)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (George Lazenby)
Raiders of The Lost Ark (Harrison Ford)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Harrison Ford & Sean Connery)
From Russia With Love Sean Connery)
Goldfinger (Sean Connery)
The Spy Who Loved Me (Roger Moore)
A Fistful of Dollars (Clint Eastwood)
Where Eagles Dare (Clint Eastwood)
Kelly's Heroes (Clint Eastwood)
Lethal Weapon 1987 (Mel Gibson)
Die Hard 1988 (Bruce Willis)
Open Range (Kevin Costner)
Dr. No (Sean Connery)
Rio Lobo (John Wayne)
Red River (John Wayne)
The Searchers (John Wayne)
Hondo (John Wayne)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (Kevin Costner)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (Errol Fynn)
 

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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?

Well, Westerns are always escapist films for me, as are spy films and thrillers. James Bond is wonderful escapist fluff for me.

However, in terms of the idea of "escaping" into a film one that I love to put on when I am feeling down or want to "be in that world" is Bill Forsythe's Local Hero. That picture always takes me away and I just want to live in that little seaside town in Scotland.

Wonder Boys, the Curtis Hanson film is another that I just love being in that world. I also love escaping into The Quiet Man. These films that take you to a place and so wrap you up in it you feel like you are there...I love that.

I suppose these are not the kind of films people might feel are "escapist" entertainment but what makes me "escape" is to have my mind so totally drenched in something that I am there...and not here, in the midst of a pandemic.
 

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