Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by JCM, Sep 24, 2017.
That Thing You Do! Oh yea!
My wife and I watch the 10 Commandments every Easter for decades...
the cast is perfect on this..have it on DVD and BR...
Lost in Translation
Carry On Camping
Ghost and Mr. Chicken been watching since my recorded off TV Tape, old VHS copy , DVD and finally BR...damn I love this movie....they even used Bonami still cracks me up!
National Lampoon's Vacation has a high rewatch able value as does The Stupids
N by NW
I love that Groundhog Day is on your rewatchable list.
For me it's a number of WWII movies:
Battle of Britain
Ice Cold in Alex
The First of the Few
The Glenn Miller Story
A Man For All Seasons
Lawrence of Arabia
Too many musicals to mention. But a favourite is Brigadoon.
The Quiet Man
The Bell Boy
Support Your Local Sheriff
The Big Store
The Shawshank Redemption
If either of these two films are on TV, regardless of how far into it, I will watch them. I think I even own the Jaws dvd and have never watched it, but have countless times on TV since I bought the disk.
Honorable mention to;
I go for Love Parade because of the scarcity of Lupino Lane and Lillian Roth on DVD. I forgot to add "It's A Gift" to my original list.
The two most perfect action movies ever made...Predator & Aliens. I still think Aliens is Cameron's most fully realized film.
The Great Escape
The Final Countdown
Rear Window - including the Christopher Reeve TV remake and "Disturbia"
Any Cameron movie.
...and so on.
Have to go with comedies.
The Man With Two Brains
Back To The Future
I don't know, a very big percentage of everyone's lists so far I would say not only wouldn't I want to see them again, but I could barely tolerate to see them the first time. I admit I haven't seen every movie listed here so far, but the majority I have seen and only a handful I would happily watch again.
The Pixar series I agree with mostly, When Harry Met Sally agree, ELF agree, Groundhog Day half-agree though not that thrilled.
Some not mentioned that come to mind that I have seen multiple times and still would watch again anytime:
The Harry Potter films
A Clockwork Orange
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
A Christmas Carol (George C. Scott version)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
The Paper Chase
I know there are others I am forgetting to mention, but this will do for now.
Here are some that I've seen at least 5 times each, at least twice in an actual movie theater.
* = seen it at least 10 times
North By Northwest*
The African Queen
The Big Sleep
The 39 Steps
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
This Is Spinal Tap
Strangers On A Train
The Maltese Falcon*
The Great Escape
The Blue Angel
A Night At The Opera
The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre
Love And Death
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Most of this is thanks to two things: (1) we didn't have a TV; and (2) I lived next to the Cornell University campus when Cornell Cinema was in its heyday.
Wow, the list linked in the OP is weak. Out of 86 films listed, I counted 13 that I could see being on my list. There were more that I had never seen and don't plan to, many more that I had seen once and that was my quota.
The ones on the list I could see being on mine:
Airplane (saw it multiple times,loved it, probably done)
Best In Show
Spirited Away (planning to see it on big screen in a couple of weeks, Fathom Events is doing a Miyazaki retrospective, absolutely LOVE this movie)
Lord Of The Rings (great to look at, and my kid loves it)
Ratatouille (tastes lightningy)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (a visual orgy)
Bridesmaids (funniest movie in past 10 years)
My Cousin Vinny
Harry Potter (seen the whole sequence multiple times, and doubtless will do so a few more times)
Finding Nemo (my kid was obsessed, between ages 2 and 4 I probably saw it an average of 2-3 times per week)
I must have re-watched The 'Burbs about a hundred times.
Lawrence of Arabia.
These are the first that come to mind...
A lot of foreign language films:
Diner des Cons
Love and Anarchy
Seduction of Mimi
La Dolce Vita
English language films:
Life of Brian
The Longest Day
The Big Lebowski
A Hard Days Night
For me, these hold up to repeated viewings due to the fact that they're all less driven by plot than by character, or they feature superb cinematography / music / dialogue / acting / direction that hold your interest even when you know every scene and every plot twist by heart:
A Hard Day's Night
The Music Man
It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
To Catch A Thief
Lawrence Of Arabia
My Fair Lady
The Last Picture Show
The Thin Man (and all of its sequels with William Powell and Myrna Loy)
Saving Private Ryan
Sherlock Holmes films starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce
My sentimental favorite is Blast From The Past. Brendan Fraser and Alicia Silverstone are just so watchable in this film, as well as Dave Foley. Sue me.
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