Movies you are compelled to watch again and again and again...

You’re channel surfing and you stop at TBS (the most likely culprit) and there it is. A movie you’ve seen about a zillion times. You know the dialogue by heart, even when it’s been edited out. You probably have a copy on tape or DVD, or even LD. Still, YOU MUST WATCH IT AGAIN!!! For me it’s:

  1. Star Wars Trilogy
  2. Star Trek II
  3. Grease
  4. The World According to Garp
    and a few others.

What’s yer pleasure?

I find it impossible to turn past 9 to 5.

God bless Dolly.

Blues Brothers
Love the Music and the glory of 9000 wrecked cop cars.

  1. The Usual Suspects
  2. Roadside Prophets
  3. Galaxy Quest
  4. The Princess Bride
  5. Blazing Saddles
  6. Young Frankenstein
  7. Prince of Darkness
  8. Dark Star
  9. South Park
  10. Ground Hog Day
  1. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
    “… I aint about to go slidin’ down no hill with nothing between my brain and the ground but a piece of government plastic!”

The Muppet Movie
Full Metal Jacket
The Sting
Apollo 13
Pulp Fiction

1.Ferris Bueler’s day off. Someday I hope to see the non-edited for TV version.

2.Star Wars Trilolgy

3.Back to the Future Trilogy

4.The Princess Bride. (I won it on VHS on ebay. I’ve been wating 3 weeks for it to arrive from Canada, along with The Last Starfighter, and Dial M for Murder. Today we got a slip saying that the mailbox was either too full or we got a package. I really hope its my package. The box was packed, though.)

The blood is just awesome.
And the antler thingy that he shoves into the guy’s head.
And the big hammer comming down on the head.
And the lopping off of the head.
And the last scene always makes me tear up, it’s just so sad.
And the loves scenes are cool.
And Mel does that “I can’t really believe this is actually happening” look so well.

And, cuase I love knights that can still want to fight even after they’ve had both legs cut off, and droves of young cloistered women are cool, and all old people really aren’t dead, Monty Python’s Quest for The Holy Grail.

Oh, and Bambi! I just love that movie! Thumper is awesome!

And, um, Muzzy, cause German is a cool language.

And, Scooby Doo and the Boo Brothers.

Yea, that’s it for me.

  1. Fargo. Its the best

  2. Saving Private Ryan. Best war movie of my lifetime.

  3. Airheads. Can’t really explain that one.

A little off the OP, but I own these DVD’s and watch them over and over.

  1. After Life (I just started a thread about this one)
  2. Searching for Bobby Fischer
  3. Pleasantville
  4. The Shawshank Redemption

Movies that I must watch, even if I see the edited version on TV:

  1. The Magnificent Seven
  2. Creator
  3. His Girl Friday
  4. Groundhog Day

Hercules Versus the Moon Men
Marooned (aka Stranded in Space)
Pod People
Cave Dwellers
Amazing Colossial Man
Master Ninja I

All of them the MST3K version, of course :slight_smile:

And yes, I’ve seen these movies more than I’ve seen any other, even Star Wars/Indy Jones/Star Trek!

I love MST3K.

  1. Star Wars Trilogy
  2. The original Jurassic Park
  3. The even-numbered Star Trek movies
  4. Back to the Future trilogy
  5. The original King Kong
  6. The first two Alien movies
  7. The Wizard of Oz
  8. Goldfinger
  9. The first two Superman movies
  10. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  11. Schindler’s List
  12. The first and third Indiana Jones movies
  13. Fantasia
  14. Blazing Saddles
  15. The first Batman movie
  16. The original Planet of the Apes
  17. Young Frankenstein
  18. Laurel and Hardy’s Sons of the Desert
  19. The Marx Brothers’ A Night at the Opera
  20. Any Three Stooges short with Curley
  21. One Million B.C. (Raquel Welch AND dinosaurs!)
  22. Singin’ in the Rain
  23. The Searchers (John Wayne’s best western)
  24. Saving Private Ryan
  25. Jaws
  26. Pinocchio
  27. The Exorcist
  28. Forbidden Planet
  29. War of the Worlds
  30. Tarzan and His Mate (Weissmuller and O’Sullivan go skinny-dipping in the original uncut version!)

If I had more time, I could probably think of more!

Chasing Amy
The Last Seduction
Can’t beileve I’m admitting this…

Earth Girls Are Easy

I have a weakness for historical epics circa 1960, especially David Lean/Robert Bolt ones

Doctor Zhivago
Lawrence of Arabia
A Man for All Seasons
The Seven Samurai
Forbidden Planet
The Guns of Navarone
Star Wars
Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
Terminator II
Aliens (not Alien)
Doctor Strangelove
Paths of Glory
Barry Lyndon
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Star Trek II
Star Trek IV
The Matrix
Galaxy Quest
Any Ray Harryhausen movie
King Kong
A Night at the Opera

A Hard Day’s Night “Hey Mister?!! Can we have our ball back?”
A Few Good Men “You can’t handle the truth!”
This Is Spinal Tap “but these go to eleven…”
The Warriors “Warriors…come out to plaaaayyy…”
Educating Rita “naaahhh…they’da thrown me out the theatre…”
Double Indemnity “I’m a Medford man…”

There are a lot of them for me, but the most recent one is O Brother Where Art Thou. Rented it, returned it, bought a DVD, and have watched it about a dozen times in the past three weeks and it just seems to get better each time. Plus, I love the soundtrack:)

There’re manny, but the one that I’ve seen the most, and will readily watch again (perhaps having something to do with my being able to ace an English final that was an essay on Heart of Darkness without ever having seen the book):

Apocalypse Now

“Dracula”…the one with Bela Lugosi [is there another one??]
Pride & Prejudice [A&E version]
“Godfather 2”
“Terminator 2”
“Shenandoah” [Jimmy Stewart…when his youngest son walks in the church door, I STILL cry, and I’ve seen that movie more than a dozen times!]
“Friendly Persuasion” Gary Cooper
“Saving Private Ryan”
“Good Fellows”
“Benny & Joon” I LOVE Aidan Quinn
“All This and Heaven Too” Bette Davis
“Mr. Lucky” Cary Grant
“Back to the Future 1 & 3” I hated the second one.
“Taking Care of Business” with Jim Belushi “I love baseball players…they’re soooo…big!”

As usual, in no particular order:

  1. Jurassic Park
  2. JP2
  3. Any of the Star Wars movies
  4. Dark City
  5. The Valley of Gwangi
  6. Young Frankenstein
  7. John Carpenter’s “The Thing”
  8. Forbidden Planet
  9. The Exorcist
  10. Jaws
  11. The Princess Bride
  12. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  13. Heaven and Earth (the feudal Japan one, not the Vietnam one)
  14. Robocop
  15. Doctor Strangelove
  16. either “Terminator” movie
  17. The Matrix
  18. The Beast (the one about the tank, not the one about the squid)
  19. Pulp Fiction

Although, I won’t watch any of these on network TV - I hate when movies get cut.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

The Princess Bride

any Star Wars movie

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan


The Big Lebowski (I own it on DVD, and have already watched it at least 5 times since buying it)

The Godfather

The Godfather, Part II