The Most Rewatchable Movies

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  1. Michael

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

    That Thing You Do! Oh yea!
    My wife and I watch the 10 Commandments every Easter for decades...
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  2. Michael

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

    the cast is perfect on this..have it on DVD and BR...
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  3. Mylene

    Mylene Forum Resident

    Young Adult
    Lost in Translation
    Carry On Camping
    Ghost World
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  4. Michael

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

    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!
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  5. yesstiles

    yesstiles Forum Resident

    Meatballs (1979)
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  6. Mylene

    Mylene Forum Resident

    National Lampoon's Vacation has a high rewatch able value as does The Stupids
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  7. Blair G.

    Blair G. Forum Resident

    Delta, BC, Canada
    N by NW
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  8. Colin M

    Colin M Forum Resident

    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
    633 Squadron
    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
    The Sleeper
    Young Frankenstein
    Support Your Local Sheriff
    The General
    The Big Store
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  9. StuJM84

    StuJM84 Forum Resident

    Kent, UK
    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;
  10. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Can't stop buying music.

    Tempe, AZ
    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.
  11. The two most perfect action movies ever made...Predator & Aliens. I still think Aliens is Cameron's most fully realized film.
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  12. soundboy

    soundboy Forum Resident

    The Great Escape
    Independence Day
    The Final Countdown
    Rear Window - including the Christopher Reeve TV remake and "Disturbia"
  13. Siegmund

    Siegmund Forum Resident

    Britain, Europe
    Blow Up.
  14. xcqn

    xcqn Audiophile

    Gothenburg, Sweden
    Any Cameron movie.

    True Lies

    ...and so on.
  15. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    detroit, mi
    Have to go with comedies.

    Old School
    Groundhog Day
    Blues Brothers
    Animal House
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  16. Digital Morphine

    Digital Morphine Forum Resident

    Some faves,

    Trading Places
    The Man With Two Brains
    Event Horizon
    48 HRS
    Back To The Future

    Priceless! :laugh:
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  17. applebonkerz

    applebonkerz Forum Resident

    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)
    The Graduate
    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.
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  18. socorro

    socorro Forum Resident

    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*
    Rear Window
    The African Queen
    The Sting*
    The Big Sleep
    Yellow Submarine
    Star Wars
    Duck Soup
    The 39 Steps
    The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
    Annie Hall
    This Is Spinal Tap
    Strangers On A Train
    The Maltese Falcon*
    The Great Escape
    The Blue Angel
    A Night At The Opera
    White Heat
    The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre
    Love And Death
    Hoop Dreams
    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.
  19. socorro

    socorro Forum Resident

    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)
    Mean Girls
    Napoleon Dynamite
    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
    Office Space
    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)
  20. Hexwood

    Hexwood Forum Resident

    I must have re-watched The 'Burbs about a hundred times.
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  21. JBStephens

    JBStephens I don't "like", "share", "tweet", or CARE.

    South Mountain, NC
    Lawrence of Arabia.
  22. mrwolk

    mrwolk One and a half waiting!

    Ottawa, Canada
    These are the first that come to mind...

    A lot of foreign language films:
    Diner des Cons
    Mic Macs
    Love and Anarchy
    Seduction of Mimi
    La Dolce Vita

    English language films:
    Life of Brian
    Radio Days
    The Longest Day
    The Big Lebowski
    A Hard Days Night
  23. Clark V Kauffman

    Clark V Kauffman Forum Resident

    Des Moines, Iowa
    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:

    Open Range
    Dr. Zhivago
    A Hard Day's Night
    The Music Man
    It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
    To Catch A Thief
    Lawrence Of Arabia
    Rear Window
    My Fair Lady
    The Last Picture Show
    The Thin Man (and all of its sequels with William Powell and Myrna Loy)
    Saving Private Ryan
  24. Anthology123

    Anthology123 Forum Resident

    Sherlock Holmes films starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce
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  25. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    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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