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Name 10 movies you never get tired of watching.

Here goes. (In no particular order)

Saving Private Ryan

Big Lebowski

Blackhawk Down

Last of the Mohicans

The Departed


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
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!
What a great thread. Here are some of my picks...
Forrest Gump
Fight Club
The Matrix
The Magnificent Seven (western and the samurai original)
Young Abraham Lincoln
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.


Pretty Woman
Big Jake
The Last Samurai
Old Yeller
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas
The Incredible Mr Limpet
No Place For Sergeants
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.


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This is Spïnal Tap
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
The Fellowship of the Ring
Singing in the Rain
Star Wars: A New Hope
Best in Show
Spirited Away
Young Frankenstein
Gone With The Wind
It's a Wonderful Life
The Die Hard Movies
The Dirty Dozen
The Quiet Man
The Sound of Music
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
Forrest Gump

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

The Princess Bride
Die Hard
Kelly's Heroes
The Godfather
The Godfather II
The Shootist

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.


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I think I'd enjoy movie night at any of y'alls places. I'll bring Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Ace Ventura, both of them
Hot Shots, all of them
Fight club
Big Lebowski
Friday. Just the first one.
The legend of Bagger Vance
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.
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.


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.
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This is Spïnal Tap
Cul de Sac
The Producers
The Fearless Vampire Killers
Blazing Saddles
Farewell My Lovely
Pierrot le Fou
A Fish Called Wanda