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Most re-watched movies, and why.

  1. Jan 18, 2006 #1

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    While we're on a movie kick, what movies have you watched the most times, and what made you want to watch them more than once?

    I knew of people in LA who had seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show hundreds of times. I never saw it until last year. My opinion: :eek:

    Wizard of Oz: When I was a kid, this was on every year around Easter for some reason.

    All That Jazz: I just loved that movie for some reason; I think because I feel a strong connection to the line and recurring theme, approx: "life is what happens while you're on the wire [referring to a tight-rope as a metaphor for taking risks], and the rest is just waiting".

    Christmas TV movies: Watched as a kid for obvious reasons - ie. they were on every year.

    Sound of Music - an all time family favorite

    But beyond a doubt, Metropolis hooked me unlike any other movie. I probably watched it ten times within a month of the first viewing. So much about this movie works for me that I don't even know where to begin. It is a lesson for all time, a love story, a coming of age story, a science fiction story [the first to use the idea of a robot], a story about excess, social strife, and the separation of the classes. It is the story of how civilizations rise and fall, and a story that ends with hope and the dawn of a new age. It is also a story seen through the eyes of one of the all time grand masters of cinema.
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    I have seen 'On Any Sunday' that old motorcycling movie from the 70's like a million times. It's a classic.
  4. Jan 18, 2006 #3


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    Probably I would watch again any of the classics mentioned in this thread -

    I remember 'On Any Sunday' - I have watched it twice. :biggrin:

    Star Wars and Lord of the Rings - I have watched at least twice, and the SW trilogy probably several times - with the kids.

    Mostly, for myself, I would not watch a movie more than twice, and often only once.

    Part of a movie experience is sharing it with someone, and that would be the main motivation behind my first statement.
  5. Jan 18, 2006 #4
    Seabiscuit, dozens of times already. I like the underdog theme.

    Music Man, hundreds of times. I like the old fashioned feel.

    The Harry Potter movies. I just like them. Probably some of the underdog theme working in them.

    Space Cowboys, dozens of times. Just a "Yeehah!" type of fun movie, if you don't get caught up in the science. A little underdog theme in this also.

    Galaxy Quest, dozens of times. Fish out of water theme and underdog theme. Fun movie.

    M.P. and the Holy Grail, Murder by Death, Young Frankenstein, lots of times each. They're all fun movies.

    Desk Set, dozens of times. Cute romance. Involves an engineer and computers, what's not to like?

    Wackiest Ship in the Army, dozens of times. Underdog theme.

    Vacation, dozens of times. Beverly DeAngleo's boobs. :biggrin: :uhh: did I write that outloud?
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    Best preformance of Jean reno. ever.
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    Agree with you! That's a great movie!
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    Best of the best and bloodsport. I cant tell which one I have seen most times. But I have seen each of them atleast 100 times(nope Im not kidding).

    This was when me and my friends where realy into martial arts movies. We watched them daily for god knows how long :approve:

    I have seen The Predator and Commando a awfull lot of times as well. The Predator is easily one of the best movies ever made!!!
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    Kiss of the dragon

    Jet li is awesometastic! And that scene on the boat where he beats up all the, oddly enough, knife-armed special forces guys is sweeeeeeet
  10. Jan 18, 2006 #9
    Ohh hell yeah now your talking. But (if you havent) you need to watch his china/hong kong movies. The evil cult, fist of legend, once upon a time in china. They all completely blows KoD away.
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    Time Bandits, I will NEVER get tired of it. That has to be my favorite movie of all time.

    The Brave Little Toaster. I can't count how many times I've watched that. It's a great story, cute characters and I love the songs.

    Holy Grail
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    Big Lebowski, it never gets old.
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    :rofl: Yep, I didn't mention the kids movies, but I watched this one countless times with my children. Cute characters and catchy songs.
  14. Jan 18, 2006 #13
    When I was little I would watch Bambi all day....it would finish playing and I would have my mom rewind it and play it again...I loved it for some reason ...lol
  15. Jan 18, 2006 #14
    What he said. Add to that Karate Kid I. Those two I have seen dozens of times each.
  16. Jan 18, 2006 #15
    I will always re-watch the following:

    LA Story
    Monty Python (um....all of them)
    Dr Strangelove
    Dark City
    Farinelli Il Castrato (amazing music!)

    Except for Farinelli, which I don't own yet, I've seen each of these at least a dozen times (Dogma probably about 50 times - must be that recovering catholic in me)
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    I have a certain core set of movies I will continue to watch until the day I die.

    Awesome start there Dave. I add to those for me:

    Big Trouble in Little China (Kurt Russel is hilarious in it)
    Breaveheart (awwwwwwesome. If I had to be a 12th century Scottish peseant, that's how I'd want to do it.)
    Star Wars (Best story line ever even if poorly acted out)
  18. Jan 18, 2006 #17
    Pretty much any movie that is a favorite of mine I would watch several times. I've already mentioned some of these...
    Blade Runner
    Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead
    Hitchhiker's Guide (the new one if it were out/ haven't seen the old BBC version yet :redface:)
    The Never Ending Story (shut up!:mad::wink:)
    Reservoir Dogs
    and lots more I can't think of at the moment.

    Top Gun is the movie that I have seen so many times I hate to watch it. It's all the fault of my mom, sister, aunt, and cousins who all watched it CONSTANTLY!

    When I was a kid I used to watch Pete's Dragon all the time. That and Herbie Rides Again. Oh and The Secret of NIMH.

    I'm wondering. Has anyone else here seen Pleasantville and liked it? I can't seem to find any one anywhere that even remembers it let alone likes it as much as I do.
  19. Jan 18, 2006 #18
    no really, he watches karate kid WAY too much...

    me, i like disney movies a lot, especially mulan, hercules, aladdin, and the lion king, because they're inspiring and i love to sing to them and quote all the good lines.

    i've recently watched The Life Aquatic quite a few times, i really love that movie.
    10 things i hate about you i watched over and over all day long when it first came out. i guess cause i'm a teenage girl :rolleyes: i loved that soundtrack too.
    plus anything thats on Starz just cause i get bored and end up watchin the same movies over and over since they don't change their movies often enough.
  20. Jan 18, 2006 #19
    I loved NIMH and the books too. i haven't seen that in ages though. i used to watch that and Fern Gulley all the time.
    I loved that movie! i thought it was really good. i never quite got the ending though when the mum is on the bench with her husband AND the diner guy. does she end up staying with them both?? menagez-toi?
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    The Never Ending Story and The Secret of NIMH.

    Princess Bride is another I never get tired of - "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."
  22. Jan 18, 2006 #21
    I watched Fern Gully a few times.
    I haven't seen Pleasantville in a long while but I vaguely remember that part. I'm not really sure.
  23. Jan 18, 2006 #22
    any animated movie.d..fern gully was a good one...didn't really like NIMH
    Down under was good...i like the american tail and land before time series.
    Titan AE, Atlantis

    JetLi and Jackie Chan chinese filmed movies...Once Upon a Time in China series is awesome(i need 5 and 6 and all the shaolin jackie chan movies.
    the gambling series.
    stephen chow movies
    Hao Hsiao Tze kung fu series.

    What Dreams May Come
    Unleashed: jetli's new one the bathroom stall fight scene the best one i've seen.

    Leon(the professional was a good movie...don't know if i'd say yit was reno's best movie but its up there, natalie portman and gary oldmans best)

    scifi movie like 5th element, aliens, starshiptroopers Riddick

    Dark city was also a good movie.
    Die Hard 1 and only #1
    Some romance comedies like Love Actually
    LOTR, HP Series

    ah yes Princess bride, Men in tights, and Never ending story,
    and Labyrinth.

    hmm i watch too many movies.
  24. Jan 18, 2006 #23
    i never really liked atlantis, i surprisingly really did like Titan AE, though i thought that'd suck. Down under i still watch a lot, i never liked the movie before it so much, and american tail was good, but i liked Feifel goes west better! land before time... oh brother..

    oh i really liked the 5th element too. kinda corny, but i get a kick out of it. reminds me of demolition man, which i've seen a dozen times too.

    oh, and i really liked romeo and juliet with leo dicaprio, i love the soundtrack and like the whole movie.
  25. Jan 18, 2006 #24
    I wouldn't have remembered it without Gale, but I agree about The Life Aquatic. I make everyone watch it and I watch it with them, but no one but me seems to like it. I even went out and got the soundtrack which is mostly David bowie songs in Portugese.
    Flipping through the channels I'll always stop on Matrix and MASH and there is one movie I don't know the name of but it is about free divers and is really peaceful and the guy dies in the end. I also stop on Braveheart, The Postman, Devil's Advocate and here's my embarassing entry: Sister Act. when the quiet nun sings "Sweet Seraphim" I get goose bumps. Oh and one more I love but don't see anymore is that Steve Martin one where he's a preacher. Add any steve martin movie to my list
    I recently got a copy of my favorite Disney Movie, which has never been released in the US. "The Song of the South" It was probably the first movie I ever saw in a theater and when it was over i cried so much my mom had to buy another ticket and watch it again.
    I saw the first Star wars over 25 times in the theater back in the 70s. once with only me and my brother in the room. We sat in the front row right in the middle.
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  26. Jan 18, 2006 #25
    I'm ashamed to say that the only movies I rewatch often are Rat Race and Down to Earth. Neither are particularly good, which is why I don't understand why I like them so much. Also, I watch seasons 1 & 2 of Arrested Development as often as I can.
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