Name 10 movies you never get tired of watching.

Discussion in 'The Barber Shop' started by CallMeNugget, Jun 19, 2019.

    Here goes. (In no particular order)

    Saving Private Ryan

    Big Lebowski

    Blackhawk Down

    Last of the Mohicans

    The Departed

    Gladiator

    O Brother Where Art Thou

    Jeramiah Johnson

    Legends of the Fall

    Full Metal Jacket

    Hon Mentions: Goodfellas, Star Wars/Empire Strikes Back/Jedi, the Natural, No Country for Old Men, Outlaw Josey Wales, Fletch/Fletch Lives, Gran Torino, The Revenant, Dances With Wolves, Gangs of New York, Office Space
     
  1. I assume you meant ten per decade, because nobody would limit a man to just ten favorite movies in a lifetime! In no particular order:
    • Quigley Down Under
    • Rio Bravo
    • The Magnificent Seven (Yul Brynner original)
    • Winchester 73
    • Silverado
    • How the West Was Won
    • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    • The Cheyenne Social Club
    • El Dorado
    • The Quiet Man
    • McLintock
    • Rio Lobo
    • Sons of Katie Elder
    • Lord of the Rings (including the LOR trilogy plus the Hobbit movies)
    • Mary Poppins (new and old)
    • The Sound of Music
    • The Greatest Showman
    • Fiddler on the Roof
    • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
    • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the original)
    • White Christmas (Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye)
    • Darkest Hours
    • The Post
    • Forrest Gump
    • Independence Day (the original with Will Smith)
    • Die Hard
    • Rocky (just the original)
    • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    • Psycho
    • 12 Angry Men (the original with Henry Fonda)
    • It's a Wonderful Life (though I'm starting to get a little tired of it after 3-4 viewings every Christmas!)
    • Miracle on 34th Street (the original)
    I'll confess to a preference (obvious) for westerns and musicals, but other pop up from time to time that make me go wow. I'm still adding to my list for my remaining three decades!
     
  2. What a great thread. Here are some of my picks...
    Forrest Gump
    Memento
    Fight Club
    The Matrix
    Inception
    Unforgiven
    The Magnificent Seven (western and the samurai original)
    Limitless
    Young Abraham Lincoln
    Tampopo
    Kung Fu Hustle
    Citizen Kane
    The Godfather 1 and 2
    Waking Ned Devine.

    Sorry, more than ten. Also, so many awesome movies already listed. I find I can watch Westerns many many times.
     
  3. I've only watched ten of the movies listed in this thread so far. Lol.
     
  4. martym

    martym Contributor

    Pretty Woman
    Big Jake
    Shane
    300
    Gladiator
    The Last Samurai
    Old Yeller
    The Boy In The Striped Pajamas
    The Incredible Mr Limpet
    No Place For Sergeants
     
  5. I'd have a very difficult time naming ten movies i've watched more then once. Apocalypse Now, maybe half a dozen times, Tom Jones a couple but that was on TV when i was kid, Pulp Fiction a couple, Big Lebowski maybe twice, Blood Simple maybe twice, maybe M.A.S.H. a couple times on TV, Seven Samuri a couple times... and i'm stuck.

    If i've seen it once why would i watch it again, years since i watched any TV, i don't read books more then once unless it's reference material, cooking it's continuously trying new things for over thirty years.

    Music is all that bears up to repetition.
    dave
     
  6. Toothpick

    Toothpick Moderator

    Lonesome Dove
     
  7. beginish

    beginish Moderator Emeritus

    This is Spïnal Tap
    Goodfellas
    Planes, Trains & Automobiles
    The Fellowship of the Ring
    Singing in the Rain
    Star Wars: A New Hope
    Best in Show
    Spirited Away
    Young Frankenstein
    Vertigo
     
  8. oc_in_fw

    oc_in_fw Contributor

    Those aren’t pillows.
     
  9. Gone With The Wind
    Ben-Hur
    It's a Wonderful Life
    The Die Hard Movies
    Gladiator
    The Dirty Dozen
    The Quiet Man
    The Sound of Music
    One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
    Forrest Gump

    Chris
     
  10. Joe Dirt
    Smokey & The Bandit
    Hot Rod
    Die Hard
    The Quiet Man
    Apollo 13
    The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
    Spaceballs
    Spy Game
    Cannonball Run
     
  11. In no particular order . . .

    The Princess Bride
    Zulu
    Patton
    Die Hard
    Kelly's Heroes
    The Godfather
    The Godfather II
    Collateral
    The Shootist
    Heat

    Hat tip to the first half of Full Metal Jacket and the late great R Lee Ermey. IF I was allowed to list "partial" films, this would be at the TOP.
     
  12. Doc4

    Doc4 Moderator Emeritus

    I think I'd enjoy movie night at any of y'alls places. I'll bring Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
     
  13. Godfather
    Ship of Fools
    My Brilliant Career
    Father Goose
    League of Their Own
    American President
    Funny Girl
    Guys & Dolls
    Zulu
    African Queen
     
  14. Ace Ventura, both of them
    Hot Shots, all of them
    Fight club
    Big Lebowski
    Friday. Just the first one.
    Aladdin
    The legend of Bagger Vance
     
  15. oc_in_fw

    oc_in_fw Contributor

    Good movie, but I thought Life of Brian was funnier.
     
  16. For some reason . . . as much as I love comedies, I find they don't "last" as well for me as dramas. Maybe because (as in the Python films) I know the jokes? I remember absolutely LOVING the movie Silver Streak. I watched it again some years ago on TBS and thought . . . meh.
     
  17. No such movie exists for me. All movies grow tiresome with repetition. Rio Lobo is a good example. Good movie, but NBC ran it to death when they used to air movies.

    Smokey and the Bandit comes close, but separation time has to be in years. It was a joy to introduce it to the "kids" when they were old enough. Here the fun was watching their reaction to gags you knew were coming.

    Wouldn't mind seeing A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum again.
     
  18. ajkel64

    ajkel64 Ambassador

    In no particular order:

    Sergeant Rutledge.
    Saving Private Ryan.
    Ben Hur.
    Soylent Green.
    Planet Of The Apes. (originals)
    The Green Mile.
    Westworld. (original)
    The Changeling. ( with George C Scott)
    Logan's Run.
    Any Hammer House of Horror, horror movie.
    Stone. ( Aussie bikie movie)
    Wings of Eagles.
    All Quiet On The Western Front.
    The Lost Battalion.
    The Longest Day.
    The Great Escape.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2019
  19. This is Spïnal Tap
    Cul de Sac
    The Producers
    The Fearless Vampire Killers
    Blazing Saddles
    Farewell My Lovely
    Casablanca
    Pierrot le Fou
    Ran
    A Fish Called Wanda
     

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