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Discussion in 'The Barber Shop' started by CallMeNugget, Jun 19, 2019.
I could do a list like this just based on genres . . . or actors.
those are both good ideas.
We used to get all the movies the library had for a given director, borrow the lot and have ourselves a mini film fest of that director's work.
Now, in the last seven years i've managed to sit through two non-documentary movies, zero interest.
Here are two I have seen multiple times and could probably watch again: Animal House and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Neither are as good as I think of them in my head!
I think it's hard for a really GOOD movie to fall into the category under discussion ... the "I could watch this over and over and over and never tire of it" sort of movie.
To me, the really GREAT movies have an emotional importance of one sort or another that draws one in and engages one totally ... but they are the sort of thing it is emotionally draining to watch. Draining in a good way, but draining nonetheless. I can't do that every day, and don't want to cheapen the experience by only [email protected]$$edly watching them the way I'd watch a fun-but-mediocre movie.
Sometimes ... very rarely ... the Venn Diagram of this discussion overlaps and you get a GREAT movie that's also a great "watch it over and over" movie. Zulu, for example. Or The Man Who Would Be King. Both of which are great movies; both of which I could watch repeatedly (let's say once every other day indefinitely) without tiring; neither of which are anywhere near as good as The Seven Samurai ... which I can only watch occasionally.
Very good point. I think Bicycle Thieves and La Dolce Vita are some of the greatest movies ever made, but so emotionally draining that more than 1 time every few years is too much.
I posted that and then noticed the new "top ten westerns" thread, which gave me a similar thought, comparing John Wayne's The Searchers to Rio Bravo ... the former being by far the better film; the latter being far more "every Saturday afternoon" watchable.
I must add:
The Great Santini!!
The Philadelphia Story
Star Trek (the J.J. Abrams reboot)
The Big Lebowski
A Christmas Story
The Right Stuff
name your Godfather
The Muppet Move
(we all cheat)
The seventh seal (Ingmar Bergman)
The big Lebowski
Father where art thou
Smile of a summer night (Ingmar Bergman 1955)
Blade runner (both of them)
All quiet on the western front (1929)
Unknown soldier (Finnish WWII movie, original version from 1955)
Mad Max Fury Road
There are way more than that, but those are the first ten to pop into my head.
Seven? A phenomenal movie but so brutally dark. Just watching it once was an ordeal. I can't imagine what repeated viewings would do to my view of humanity.
In the words of Bart Simpson, "If you don't watch the violence You'll never get desensitised to it!"
The Maltese Falcon
The Godfather I
The Godfather II
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Plus several more but you only asked for 10. I own all of these and they get repeated use.
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