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Most Watched Movie

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Wildest cat from montana, Dec 21, 2021.

  1. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader Thread Starter


    What movie have you seen the most often?

    There's a handful for me: The Godfather, The Ten Commandments, It's A Wonderful Life, Alien...but when it comes down to the nitty gritty the movie zI have watched the most is The Great Escape.

    First saw it when I was about ten or so at the theater.
    It was so exciting and I was so wrapped up in the story and the characters.

    Over the years I have probably seen it in excess of 50 times. If I stumble upon it on TV I am compelled to see it through to the end.

    I may even watch it again right now.
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  2. rockerreds

    rockerreds Forum Resident

    Chilly Scenes Of Winter
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  3. keefer1970

    keefer1970 Metal, Movies, Beer!

    New Jersey
    I'm pretty sure that the original Star Wars, the original RoboCop, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Rock N Roll High School, and Airplane! would be my top five most viewed.
  4. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader Thread Starter

    Never seen it...
  5. Eric Richard

    Eric Richard Well-Known Member

    The Wizard of Oz
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  6. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

    Oregon Coast
    The first five Marx Brothers movies
    Apocalypse Now
    Jeremiah Jonson
    Godfather I, II.
    Little Big Man
  7. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Handsome, Humble, Genius

    Star Wars
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Return Of The Jedi
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  8. brockgaw

    brockgaw Forum Resident

    Lawrence of Arabia
  9. Captain Groovy

    Captain Groovy Senior Member

    Freedonia, USA
    Midnight Run, Fletch, National Lampoon's Vacation

    I still have my original worn-out copy of my MR tape. How many times viewed until DVDs came along? Then BluRay?


    Same with these Chevy Chase ones. Billions of times growing up.

    At this point, I can't say how many times I've seen Casino, but odds are it's in the billions. :)
  10. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader Thread Starter

    I see you're a Canuck senior citizen like me so I'll assume you've seen ' Lawrence of Arabia' about 50 times or more which means you've spent about about 20 hours of your life watching Omar Shariff approaching that well.
  11. Ginger Ale

    Ginger Ale Snackophile

    New York
    Do we count the annual Christmas movie fest? Or my love for Miyazaki Hayao/Studio Ghibli? Or any Buster Keaton silent?
  12. JakeMcD

    JakeMcD Forum Resident

    So Central FL
    Con Air. What can I say? It's always on the tube on one channel or another and I keep stopping to watch it. The Rock is probably a close second, same issue. These are not epically great movies and I am not proud of it. Damn that Nicolas Cage.
  13. intv7

    intv7 Senior Member

    Boston, MA, USA
    This Is Spinal Tap.

    I haven't seen it in quite a while, but there was a period in my life where I could pretty much recite the entire film verbatim.
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  14. In case you don't know, The Great Escape is now on Blu-ray from Criterion, and looks excellent.

    He is dead.
    Yes. Why?
    This is my well.
    I have drunk from it.
    You are welcome.
    He was my friend.
    Yes, That.

    I love that scene. There's not a wasted word in that movie. It's also my most-watched and favorite film of all time. Saw it on the big screen when I was 12, and was blown away.
  15. PapaMuerte

    PapaMuerte Zappatista

    I watch it every year, since childhood.
  16. That would be Strangers on a Train or Rear Window.
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  17. Scowl

    Scowl Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    Bladerunner, because I have it on so many different media.

    Second place is Bridge on the River Kwai because Alec Guinness's performance is so restrained and enigmatic that I never know for sure what his real motivations were.
  18. TwiceFan

    TwiceFan Forum Resident

    Many of the usuals are on my list: The Godfather, It's A Wonderful Life, Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, etc. But the one that always amps me up whenever it comes on? THE HANGOVER. What can I say?
  19. Maggie

    Maggie funky but chic

    Toronto, Canada
    How is it possible that you can own the movie on "so many different media" and not know the title is two words, not one?

    Gotta get back to my Beetles records
  20. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader Thread Starter

    There's a scene that bugs me in ' Strangers On A Train'...
    I don't remember what it is but somebody drops something down a manhole cover. He has to get it back so he reaches down and with great effort just manages to grasp it in his fingers. It falls away from him and lands another foot or so farther down. Once again he strains and strains and once again manages to grab a hold of it.
    Why didn't he just make the extra effort the first time to get a firm grip on it?
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  21. It’s about the suspense. In the moment most folks aren’t goi g,to question it and Hitch knew it so it largely works. Or as Hitch used to say it was ‘too late because we’ve already got their money”. He knew that spending mkney, setting up the scene and then delivering moments that dazzle will earn good will so folks will forgive the little moments.
  22. Jeff57

    Jeff57 Senior Member

    Journey To The Center Of The Earth (1959 version)
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  23. sharedon

    sharedon Forum Zonophone

    2001: A Space Odyssey
  24. Had to think for a bit, then it hit me.

    A Christmas Story.

    At least once every year since it came out. It’s frequently the “background movie” running continuously on one of them channels (TBS? TNT? Something like that) all Christmas Eve/Christmas day.

    There are a whole bunch of others that I’ve watched dozens of times, but I think that Classic Christmas movie is the leader in re-watching.
  25. twicks

    twicks Forum Resident

    The TV version of Repo Man that I wore out on a VHS tape. "Flip you, melon farmer!"

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