The Most Rewatchable Movies

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  1. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Good taste as always !!!
  2. Gord D

    Gord D Well-Known Member

    The Sting
    First Blood
    For a Few Dollars More
    The Out of Towners (1970)
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  3. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Indeed my friend!
  4. ShockControl

    ShockControl Forum Resident

    Limited to actual engagement in the film, or are we counting background visuals?
  5. skisdlimit

    skisdlimit Forum Resident

    Bellevue, WA
    Nice to see this thread again, but this time I'll select only titles that were actually on the OP's link, with brief commentary too:

    Airplane! - for the jive translation, Stephen Stucker, Otto, and don't call me Shirley! :D
    Grease - luv the music enough to get past those way too old actors as teenagers
    Best In Show - a bit obscure these days, but I remember liking this well enough, and would watch it if it comes on TV
    Jaws - this made my original list back in post #5 without my ever reading that Buzzfeed article
    Sixteen Candles - my favorite of the John Hughes 80's teen flicks over the arguably more celebrated Breakfast Club
    - silly, but definitely a fun film for pretty much all ages
    Little Shop Of Horrors - one of the few times where a remake outdid the original
    Harry Potter - I might actually like these films more than the books, whereas for Lord of the Rings the reverse is true

    Wow, only one of my original picks was on that Buzzfeed list, and a few others there were the wrong versions, such as:

    Hairspray - this is the film that got me into the world of John Waters, which oddly I've never left :nyah:
    Mad Max 2 ("The Road Warrior") - I haven't actually seen Fury Road, but this '81 flick ranks high on re-watchability for me

    Some others not on Buzzfeed that I forgot to mention the first time (I'll probably think of more later):

    Any Hitchcock flick - always fun to look for his cameo appearances
    Any Orson Welles flick - either with him directing or acting in it (or both!)
    Any Marx Brothers flick - well almost any of 'em, particularly the early ones with Zeppo
    Any Thin Man movie - Powell and Loy cannot be beat, to which I would also add The Libeled Lady
    Any Astaire/Rogers flick - I have both DVD box sets, but still watch these whenever they come on TCM
    Any James Bond flick with Sean Connery or Roger Moore, except for Never Say Never Again and A View To A Kill
    Disney - the first five animated feature films plus Sleeping Beauty, the rest not so much
    Casablanca - I agree with another post that most everything Bogart is great, as is the better "film noir" from this era
    The Ten Commandments - cheesy spectacle courtesy of Cecil B. Demille (most of those religious epics are fairly re-watchable)
    Monty Python's Life Of Brian - best to watch during Easter, but good really anytime (I like their Holy Grail too!)
    Time Bandits - with Terry Gilliam directing, this was basically another great Python flick
    The Producers - I listed Blazing Saddles previously, but this '68 Mel Brooks flick is great too, as is his Young Frankenstein
    The Blues Brothers
    - this, along with Caddyshack, is probably my favorite featuring the not-ready-for-prime-time-players
    Smokey and the Bandit - I could be wrong, but it seems like everyone involved had a blast making this
    The Bad News Bears - nearly every bio I've seen on Walter Matthau gives this short shrift, but I think it's a classic
    This Is Spinal Tap - one of the most quotable films ever from Rob Reiner (or Marty Di Bergi :winkgrin:)
    Conan the Barbarian - possibly my favorite of the sword and sorcery movies from the 80's (Excalibur was good too!)
    The Terminator - another film where Arnold was perfectly, as a machine! :p
    Christine - one of my preferred Stephen King adaptations, though The Shining is also quite good (but that's more Kubrick)
    Dr. Strangelove - speaking of Kubrick, this is more re-watchable to me on TV than 2001, which I think demands a big screen
    Repo Man - not quite "alt-cinema" perhaps, but getting there, and I do find it endlessly entertaining
    Ready To Wear - sort of like Best In Show as a relatively light but enjoyable, and of course re-watchable, romp
    Halloween - even though you know the ending, the suspense is still riveting, and effectively creepy especially with that score
    The Quiet Man - it's become a tradition to watch this on or around St. Patrick's Day, which is getting close as of this post
    Groundhog Day - likewise, Feb. 2nd needs this (I believe Punxsutawney Phil predicted 6 weeks to spring this year, so ~2 left!)
    Up In Smoke - self-explanatory ("I think we're parked, man!") :laugh:
  6. joshm2286

    joshm2286 Well-Known Member

    Star Wars
    Empire Strikes Back
    Planes Trains and Automobiles
    Back to the Future trilogy
    Jurassic Park trilogy
    Saving Private Ryan
    Jason and the Argonauts
    Clash of the Titans (1980)
    The Thing (1980)
    King Kong
    The Godfather
    Good Fellas
    Scarface (1980s version)
    Indiana Jones trilogy
    Queen of Africa
    007 Dr. No
    007 Goldfinger
    007 From Russia with Love
    Wrong Turn
    Wrong Turn 2
    The Hills have Eyes
    Throw Momma from the Train
    Romancing the Stone
    Tommy Boy
    Beverly Hills Cop
    Beverly Hills Cop 2
    Lethal Weapn
    Lethal Weapon 2
    The Green Mile
    Ace Ventura Pet Detective
    Ace Ventura When nature Calls
    Liar Liar
    Bruce al Mighty
    Terminator 2
    Home Alone
    Home Alone 2
    My Girl
    My Girl 2
    It's a Wonderful life
    It's a mad mad World
    Groundhog Day
    Blade Runner
    Blade Runner 2049
    Schindlers list
    The Shining (1980)
    Short Circut
    Short Circut 2
    The Blues Brothers
    Smokey and the Bandit
    Sleeping Beauty
    Snow White and the seven Dwarfs
    The Jungle Book (original)
    Toy Story trilogy
    Over the Hedge
    The Rescuers
    The Sword in the Stone
    Humanoids of the Deep
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  7. Malinky

    Malinky Forum Resident

    Did you have to watch `Snatch` many times to understand the Brit slang?
    Oh, yes `Amelie` a film I have watched more times than I can remember....and will watch many times more....just beautiful.

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    I am sure there are a few things I still don’t get from Snatch. Amelie hardly even needs the subtitles it is beautiful.
  9. joshm2286

    joshm2286 Well-Known Member

    That Thing you Do is a great film. I watch it nearly every time it comes on cable.
  10. Mowgli

    Mowgli Forum Resident

    Big Lebowski's 20 year anniversary today
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  11. Gord D

    Gord D Well-Known Member

    A Christmas Story (1983) You'll shoot your eye out.
  12. lance b

    lance b Well-Known Member

    Sydney, Australia
    I tried to keep it short, but....
    The Quiet Man
    Animal Crackers
    Dirty Harry
    To Catch a Thief
    Funny Farm
    Trading Places
    The Searchers
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Back to the Future
    Young Frankenstein
    Kelly's Heroes
    It's a Wonderful life
    A Letter to Three Wives
    The In-Laws - Original
    Christmas Vacation
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Monty Python The Life of Brian
    The Night of the Hunter
    The Burbs
    Romancing the Stone
    Support Your Local Sheriff
    It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
    Harry Potter - The Philosopher's Stone
    Beverly Hills Cop
    Crocodile Dundee
    Journey to the Centre of the Earth
    The Adventures of Robin Hood
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  13. stuwee

    stuwee Well-Known Member

    Tucson AZ
    Many great movies mentioned :cop:

    I would like to add...
    Valley of the Dolls
    Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
    Apartment 0
    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is beyond reproach, never, EVER will anything be close to that comedic perfection :shtiphat:

    Lust in the Dust
    Female Trouble, sick, sick, sick!!
    The Man Who Fell to Earth

    And my latest fav after Christmas dinner... The Hateful Eight
  14. zonkaraz

    zonkaraz Well-Known Member

    Livonia, MI, USA
    First thing I thought of was Almost Famous
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  15. Vinyl Socks

    Vinyl Socks Forum Resident

    Niles, Ohio
    The Warriors (1979)
  16. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Forum Resident

    • The Out of Towner's (1970)
    • Smokey and the Bandit
    • The War Between Men and Women
    • Jason and the Argonauts
    • Avatar
    • Jurassic Park
    • Jumanji
    • Kelly's Heroes
    • Hunger Games
    • Walkabout
    • Narnia
    • Adventures in Babysitting
    • The Goonies
    • Can't Buy Me Love
    • Across the Universe
    • Broken Arrow
    • Logan's Run
    • Harry Potter (series)
    • Star Wars '77
    • Groundhog Day
    • Forbidden Planet
    • War of the World's (original)
    • The Time Machine (original)
    • Journey to the Center of the Earth
    • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
    • Wizard Of Oz
    • The Sound of Music
    • Blade Runner (not the director's cut)
    • Empire Records
    • Baron Munchausen
    • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    • Casablanca
    • Kelly's Hero's
    • Grease
    • Elf
    • Alien's
    • Almost Famous
    • Can't Buy Me Love
    • The Man Who Would Be King
    • Planet of the Apes (original)
    • The In-Laws (original)
    • The Day The Earth Stood Still (original)
    • National Lampoon's Vacation
    • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
    • Breakfast Club
    • Monty Python & The Holy Grail
    • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    • Dr. Zhivago
    • Meatballs
    • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    • Fantasia
    • Airplane
    • Blast From the Past
    • Red Dawn (Original)
    • Passengers
    • Twilight Saga
  17. lance b

    lance b Well-Known Member

    Sydney, Australia
    @SandAndGlass - Kelly's Heroes must be good to watch more than once, you've got it TWICE in your list above! :)
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  18. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Baltimore, MD
    Rio Bravo
  19. Manimal

    Manimal Forum Resident

    Southern US
    Good fellas
  20. Early Ridley Scott, James Cameron, the best of Hitchcock, Kubrick, Allen, etc.
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  21. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Forum Resident

    It is!
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  22. Some excellent choices although the Twilight Saga makes my worst movies list for each year.
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  23. Starless

    Starless Well-Known Member

    If I know the plot then not much point re-watching unless it’s just so well made with top notch performances....

    Dial M For Murder

    ... or visually stunning...
    Gravity (in 3D)

    ... or visually and musically ..
    Yellow Submarine
    Pink Floyd Pompeii

    ... or just musically....
    Let It Be (know it by heart start to finish... but can’t stop watching... strange).
  24. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    if you haven't yet seen it... the Directors's great!
  25. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    The Godfather...
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