Movies you can't help to see again and again.

Most of the movies I own are ones I will watch over and over again…what’s the point of spending $9 if I won’t watch the movie 800 times (only an approximate number)?

So, my permanent repeat movies:

Labyrinth: It’s strange if I don’t watch this movie at least once a month. My friends and I watched it at least three times during finals week last spring. Also, see username.
Beauty and the Beast: Can’t wait till I can get this on DVD…college apartment doesn’t have a VHS player
Aladdin
10 Things I Hate About You
The Princess Bride
Young Frankenstein
Clue
Pirates of the Caribbean
Fight Club
The Fountain
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Connie and Carla
Edward Scissorhands

I know there are more, but these are the only ones I can think of off the top of my head.

I will forget many, but here goes:

Little Miss Sunshine
any Harry Potter
4 Weddings and a Funeral
Love, Actually
Casablanca
The Benny Goodman Story
Bells Are Ringing
any Fred and Ginger
Bridget Jone’s Diary
White Christmas
13 Conversations About One Thing
The Accidental Tourist
LOTR
Moonlight Mile
Moonstruck
The Princess Bride
A Walk on the Moon

And many more…

Garden State is the only one I can think of off the top of my head. I’ve seen it probably a dozen times.

My top three are:

The Fifth Element
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (screw the sequels)
Undercover Blues

Galaxy Quest is making its way up there, though. Most stuff I’ve rented through Netflix I’ve only rented once, but I’ve got a hankering to rent it a third time soon.

I was prepared to be too embarrassed to say what mine were, but then I read the other lists!

The Princess Bride (of course)
Men In Black
Dreamcatcher

Defending Your Life

I always enjoy:

The Princess Bride
Simbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (a very underrated movie, IMO)
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
MST3K: The Movie (and most episodes of the show)
A huge number of TV show episodes (right now, the Supernatural episodes “Mystery Spot” is in heavy rotation in my DVD player.)

Though I go through periods of watching certain films over and over, these are the ones that stay constantly near the DVD player:

Jeremiah Johnson
The Quiet Man
The Maltese Falcon
Les enfants du Paradis
Glory
The Three Musketeers (1972)
Robinson Crusoe on Mars*

  • A childhood favorite, now available again thanks to the Criterion Collection

I re-watch concert films much more often than regular movies, but the one I have probably watched the most (and I’m really surprised not to have already seen it listed):

This Is Spinal Tap

Watch the DVD with band comments turned on. It becomes a whole 'nother movie.
I’ve also seen Cars many, many times due to an obsessed grandson.

A Circle of Friends
Sense & Sensibility
Harry Potter (all)
Bridget Jones’ Diary (both)
Legally blonde (first one)
Overboard
Pirates of the Carribean (all)
Star Wars (all)
Family Man
Dirty Dancing
Clueless
Because She Said So
Must Love Dogs
Under the Tuscan Sun

Those are usually my first picks, and I watch at least one of them a week.

Apocalypse Now.
The Never Ending Story.
Kung Fu Hustle.
Blue Velvet.
Angel Heart.
Flight Of The Navigator.
The Last Starfighter.
The Exorcist.
The Thing.
A Matter Of Life And Death.

I’ll just grab a few off the top of my head, in no particular order:

Star Wars Original Trilogy
Back To The Future Trilogy
Finding Nemo
Ever After
Labyrinth
Disney’s Tarzan
Iron Giant
Ladyhawke

There are a few movies I can’t help watching every time I see they are on TV (hardly ever watch a DVD this days)

-Oscar (the one with Stallone). It cracks me up every time, I think this year alone I saw it 5 times.

  • The Fifth Element.
  • Hot Shots Part Deux, last time I watched it (the fourth this year) I was howling with laugher so much that my GF was getting worried. That scene where Charlie Sheen shoots the chicken always brings me to tears. :smiley:
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • The Memphis Belle
  • The Goonies
  • Both Blues Brothers movies.

That’s what I can think at the moment, I’m sure I have many other movies of the “Stop the World!, I have to watch this.”

Forbidden Planet
A Man for All Seasons
The Day of the Jackal
The Flight of the Phoenix
(the original, of course)
Casablanca
The Seven Samurai
2001: A Space Odyssey
Star Wars
(the original trilogy)
The Guns of Navarone
Spartacus
The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Rocketeer
The Adventures of Mark Twain
Lawrence of Arabia
Dr. Zhivago

The Pincess Bride (am I the first to mention this? :smack:)
Groundhog Day
Magnificent Seven
Casablanca
To kill a Mockingbird

Rocky Horror Picture Show… well over 100 times

A Knight’s Tale… probably 20 + times. Enough that I can quote dialoge with it.

The Lord of the Rings trilogy… probably 10-15 times each

Jurassic Park trilogy… 10-15 times each (I love dinosaurs!!)

All of Me…10-15 times. My real FEEL GOOD movie when I need a laugh

There are more, but these are my top picks.

Far too often I find myself watching movies on TV, editted for broadcast and with commercials, that I own on DVD.

Ben Hur
The Thin Man
Casablanca
Dave

Barton Fink

No matter how many times I see it I’m glued to it when I pop it in. The best part being the detectives who interview Barton:

Mastrionotti: What do you do, Fink?
Barton: I write.
Deutsch: Oh yeah? What kind of write?
Barton: Well, as a matter of fact I write for the pictures.
Mastrionotti: Big fuckin’ deal.
Deutsch: You want my partner to kiss your ass?
Mastrionotti: Would that be good enough for you?
Barton: No, I - I didn’t mean to sound…
Deutsch: What did you mean?
Barton: I - I’ve got respect for - for working guys, like you…
Mastrionotti: Jesus! Ain’t that a load off!
Mastrionotti: Started in Kansas City. Couple of housewives.
Deutsch: Couple days ago we see the same M.O. out in Los Feliz.
Mastrionotti: Doctor. Ear, nose and throat man.
Deutsch: All of which he’s now missin’.
Mastrionotti: Well, some of his throat was there.
Deutsch: Physician, heal thyself.
Mastrionotti: Good luck with no fuckin’ head.
Deutsch: Anyway.

And of course, Tony Shalhoub as Geisler:

Geisler: Look, you confused? You need guidance? Talk to another writer.
Barton: Who?
Geisler: Jesus, throw a rock in here, you’ll hit one. And do me a favor, Fink: throw it hard.

My short list

V for Vendetta
Spaceballs
Fifth Element
Heartbreak Ridge
Aeon Flux. (Hot chicks and high tech. Yum.)
Hot Shots 1 and 2
Blues Brothers
To be continued. Out of time at work.

I’ll be watching the original “Halloween” for the 27th time this year.

Empire Records
All the Harry Potter movies
National Treasure
Go
The Gift
X-Files: Fight The Future
Disturbing Behavior
I’ve Been Waiting For You
Drive Me Crazy
the first POTC movie
Jurassic Park
I think holiday movies are a special case, don’t you?

Garfield’s Halloween
The Santa Clause
Scrooged