Name 10 movies you never get tired of watching.

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  1. Doc4

    Doc4 Moderator Emeritus

    You may find this interesting.

  2. martym

    martym Contributor

    I will check it out here shortly.
  3. In alphabetical order:
    A Good Year

    Bladerunner (Director’s Cut)

    Diamonds Are Forever

    Godfather I and II (slight cheat I know)



    Pulp Fiction


    Star Trek Search for Spock

    Wolf of Wall Street
  4. The Knize

    The Knize Moderator Emeritus

    There are some great movies on this thread, including some I should watch but have not actually seen

    I think I am on a different page that most folks, except Doc4, at least to some extent. There are mighty few, if any, movies I would never tire of watching, and the ones that seem closest to fitting that category skew toward comedy. Airplane and Airplane II, might come close for me, too. Maybe Blazing Saddles. I seem to like A Million Ways to Die in the West more than most folks. Clerks may have been this at one time, but I do not find myself drawn to it anymore. I am tempted to say Blade Runner, but I do not find myself wanting to watch it, as I sit here. Some movies are just too intense for me to watch again and again.
  5. emwolf

    emwolf Contributor

    I agree that action and comedy are easier to watch repeatedly, however there are a few tearjerker movies I like to subject myself to on a regular basis. Most movies benefit from watching with an appreciative audience. I had seen both Citizen Kane and Casablanca as a child, but had the opportunity to watch each in an auditorium with a large group of cinephiles. Kane was a lot funnier than I had previously given it credit for, and the rampant patriotism in Casablanca was celebrated throughout with fervor from the crowd.
  6. Sometimes its the soundtrack that helps make it what it is. Anything Elmer Bernstein is pretty sure to be a winner.
  7. The Knize

    The Knize Moderator Emeritus

    Citizen Kane and Casablanca are certainly worth watching more than once--the former better even with some scholarly guidance. I have seen both a number of times. probably not ready right now to see either again!

    And absolutely there is a lot to like going on in CK, including humor. It is not simply a serious piece of moviemaking!
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2019
  8. For me, a movie needs to have a certain "something" to sustain repeated viewings. As much as I love Bullitt, I cannot watch it now without the temptation to scroll through to favourite "bits". Patton engages because of the tragedy of the man. Python films, which I know virtually by rote, hold little joy for me. A film like Zulu, which is so technically perfect, holds up well for me because of that attention to detail. It's hard for me to pin down just what "it" is, though . . . it is different for each film.
  9. emwolf

    emwolf Contributor

    amen--just lost my vinyl in a basement flood, so lost The 10 Commandments, The Great Escape, The Man With The Golden Arm and a few more of his. He is in my top 3 for movie music.
  10. Casablanca x10
  11. Alacrity59

    Alacrity59 Moderator Emeritus

    I really liked the first few Harry Potter Movies. . .

    Aside from that . . . I've got Christmas Favourites I seem to watch when I can for the past many years. . .

    White Christmas . . .Wonderful life. . . Scrouge. . .

    The Sting . . . really liked that one. . .
  12. I have many favorites and good ones too...but I will only list 2 that for sure I can watch over and over and over and never get tired of them maybe because they basically depict my childhood so well from so many angles that they make me go back in time and live it all over again:

    Little Rascals
    The Sandlot
  13. The Dirty Dozen, The Longest Day, Great Escape
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    Life of Brian, Holy Grail
    History of the World Part 1, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, The Producers
    Princess Bride
    Man Who Would Be King
    A Fistful of Dollars
    Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Blade Runner


    Of course

  14. martym

    martym Contributor

    There can be only one
  15. Casablanca.
  16. A few that come to mind right off the bat:

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    The Big Lebowski
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Back to the Future Trilogy
    A Christmas Story (the Red Rider BB Gun one)
    No Country for Old Men
    The Sandlot
    Apollo 13
    Napoleon Dynamite
    Pulp Fiction
    Natural Born Killers
  17. The Big Lebowski
    Full Metal Jacket
    The Business
    The Firm (2009)
    Reservoir Dogs
    Pulp Fiction
    Shawn of the Dead
    Lock, Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels
  18. Wow, what a great thread... Wow, what a horrible thread... How am I supposed to pick so few??? Lol.

    I like comedy. Monty Python and the holy Grail, Ghostbusters (both), all the Chevy Chase National Lampoon's movies, Airplane, Caddyshack, Back to School, Mrs.Doubtfire... Goodness, the list could go on and on. I even find myself watching some newer ones over again... like Baby Mama, Dodgeball, and Accepted.
  19. Big Lebowski
    Reservoir Dogs
    The good, the bad, and the ugly
    Blade Runner
    The Shining
    The Thing
    The Fly
  20. oc_in_fw

    oc_in_fw Contributor

    How about a list of admittedly stupid movies that I can’t help but watch? In no particular order:

    Dumb and Dumber
    Me, Myself, and Irene
    Anchorman (two was just ok)
    Talladega Nights: the Legend of Ricky Bobby
    The Campaign
    The first three Austin Powers movies
    Pee Wee Herman’s Big Adventure (I can’t hear the song Tequila without laughing inside)

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