It occurred to me recently that as strong and as effective as they have been, I rarely feel the need to see many of Clint Eastwood’s movies a second time, much less purchase them on DVD or VHS. (I might tape them off the air on a commercial-free network, but that’s another thing.) I have seen Unforgiven, The Gauntlet, all the Dirty Harry films, many of the earlier Westerns (excluding the Sergio Leone ones) and maybe Heartbreak Ridge more than once, but his more recent things seem well-told enough that I don’t need a follow-up viewing.
However, I must have seen Rebel Without A Cause, A Streetcar Named Desire, Bullitt, Cool Hand Luke, The Usual Suspects and probably another 20 or so movies at least 10 times each.
What are your most-watched movies and what is it about them that keeps drawing you back for further viewings?
(I feel the same way about reruns of The Sopranos and I think it has to do with how nearly perfect every aspect of that series has been thus far.)