Name 10 movies you never get tired of watching.

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  1. martym

    martym Contributor

    Get a whole bunch of us together and watch the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
     
  2. emwolf

    emwolf Contributor

    some great selections
    My list
    Die Hard
    Singin' In The Rain
    Napoleon Dynamite
    Planet of the Apes (68)
    Love Actually
    It's A Wonderful Life
    The Third Man
    From Russia With Love
    Hound of the Baskervilles (39)
    Bride of Frankenstein
     
  3. emwolf

    emwolf Contributor

    saw Cul de Sac recently (one of the few Polanski's I hadn't seen)--reminded me of Harold Pinter mixed with Quentin Tarantino.
     
  4. Here's my baker's dozen:

    Shawshank Redemption
    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
    Brazil
    The Searchers
    Scrooge (1951)
    Blade Runner
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Monty Python's Holy Grail
    Madness of King George
    North by Northwest
    Bull Durham
    Patton
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
     
  5. Some of my favourite actors of all time - Donald Pleasance, Jack McGowan, Lionel Stander and the wonderful and sadly missed Françoise Dorléac. I can quite see the Pinter connection - Pleasance was marvellous in The Caretaker and has exactly that "noir" mix of powerlessness and undertones of threat that Pinter and Polanski shared.

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  6. Forest gump and Walter Mitty are two I love watching.
     
  7. Doc4

    Doc4 Moderator Emeritus

    I go back and forth on which I think funnier, but usually it's Grail with a nod over Brian. But ... I mention it for this thread in particular as a film I don't tire of watching. Key point that ... lots of films I love watching and are on my desert island list but ... big but .... which I like and cannot lie ... I can only watch them once or twice before I need a break.
     
  8. I'll just say any Hitchcock movie, or any Kubrick movie. That puts me over 10, so I'll stop there.
     
  9. North by Northwest
    Heat
    Night People
    L.A. Confidential
    The Third Man
    Great Expectations
    Dr. Zhivago
    Hannibal
    Someone to Watch Over Me
    The Counsellor
     
  10. I was wondering about War and Peace, but Dr. Zhivago is a good suggestion as well. The Third Man is wonderful.
     
  11. Shawshank Redemption
    The Green Mile
    Rocky
    We're the Miller's
     
  12. Smokey and the Bandit
    Roadhouse
    Outlaw Josey Wales (any Clint Eastwood western...)
    Almost any of the Marvel superhero movies
    Man on Fire
    Original Star Wars trilogy
    Act of Valor
    American Sniper
    Saving Private Ryan
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    First Blood
    Rambo: First Blood part 2
    Die Hard 1 & 3
    War of the Arrows
    The Jazz Singer (Neil Diamond)
    Independence Day
    Shooter
    Sneakers
    The Shawshank Redemption
    The Green Mile
    Excalibur
    etc...
    etc...
    etc...

    Honorable mention: Heavy Metal
     
  13. What great films are referenced here! I could be convinced to include almost all of them on my list. However the OP asked for 10 so here they are (I cheated a bit)...
    Godfather (1&2)
    The Great Escape
    Once Upon a Time in the West
    It's a Wonderful Life
    The Wizard of OZ
    The Razor's Edge (Murray & Power)
    Streetcar Named Desire
    The Bicycle Thief
    East of Eden
    On the Waterfront

    I feel ok about including Godfather 1&2 as one selection. They could easily be one movie. As for the Razor's Edge, I really couldn't decide.
     
  14. What a great blast from the past! Don Knotts at his finest!
     
  15. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    Night Of The Iguana
    Duck You Sucker
    Bullitt
    The French Connection
    The Burglars
    The Cowboys
    On The Beach
    Tommy
    All The Pretty Horses
     
  16. Oh dang, I forgot to mention all three "Naked Gun" movies.
    Keep them coming
     
  17. Great thread, I'm looking forward to sampling many of those mentioned.

    Caddyshack
    Young Frankenstein
    History of the World part 1
    Godfather, the original
    Hobbit and LOTR
    The Mission
    First Blood
    Star Wars Original 3
    Private Ryan
    A Christmas Story

    Others:
    Scarface
    Terminator
    Usual Suspects
    Blazing Saddles
     
  18. emwolf

    emwolf Contributor

    Tommy? You must be one of those rabid Wholigans (like myself) since your other selections don't come close to that level of weird.
     
  19. The Knize

    The Knize Moderator Emeritus

    I love movies, but I have to say there are very few I have watched repeatedly, and none I would say I would never tire of. I have probably seen Pulp Fiction more than any other film. It took me at least twice to begin to figure it out. I have seen Godfather I and II more than once in various forms. Apocalypse Now and Alien, the same. I do not think I need to see any of those three again.
     
  20. I'll add North by Northwest and A Man for All Seasons (the original).

    Chris
     

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