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Sanjac
25 Dec 15,, 09:31
Do you have films that you can watch and appreciate again and again, where each viewing is a new, interesting adventure for your mind even after you've committed all the dialog and perhaps every pixel to memory?

I sure do; and I don't really know what features make them my favorites to watch. There were some I used to watch on VHS tapes and eventually replaced with DVD and Blu-ray versions. The ones that come to mind:



The African Queen (1952)
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Patton (1970)
Star Wars (1977)
The Bounty (1984)
Blame it on Rio (1984)
Greystoke (1984)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981 BBC TV Series)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Twister (1996)
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings collections (one long, six-part story) (2001-2014)
Master and Commander (2003)
King Kong (2005)
Avatar (2009)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Oblivion (2013)

There are many others which I enjoy watching every few years, but the movies are listed are those that I find to be enjoyable even if I previously watched them just the week before. There are also some more candidates that I do enjoy watching repeatedly but are not yet old enough to have withstood the test of time.

gunnut
31 Dec 15,, 05:14
Star Wars
Die Hard (my favorite Christmas movie)
Starship Troopers
Aliens
Avengers
Captain America: Winter Soldier
Back to the Future
True Lies
Stripes

Hmmm....I can't help it but notice all these movies feature a lot of gun play with the exception of Back to the Future.

Sanjac
01 Jan 16,, 21:31
I've never seen the Captain America movie! That one might be worth a look! :)

tbm3fan
02 Jan 16,, 01:55
An example for me would be Lethal Weapon, the first. Been awhile and just saw it again. After all these years the thing that jumped out at me was how many rainy days there were in Los Angeles. Come on now this is Southern California.

Since Christmas just past there were two movies on that I enjoyed and have since the 50's but one only sees them around December now.

Miracle on 34th Street.

It's a Wonderful Life.

Sanjac
03 Jan 16,, 01:12
Miracle on 34th Street and It's a Wonderful Life would also definitely be on my list movies that I enjoy seeing repeatedly if not as often, along with:


Casablanca (1943)
Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
Hatari (1962)
My Fair Lady (1964)
The Sound of Music (1965)

I did notice that my original list is heavily science fiction and adventure films with a strong emphasis on the human story. I think all of them take me to places and times where I would like to be.

Gun Grape
03 Jan 16,, 01:28
Off the top of my head

Pulp Fiction
Goodfellows
Casablanca
The Last Samurai
Saving Pvt Ryan

tbm3fan
05 Jan 16,, 05:16
I always watch:

Gone with the Wind
M.A.S.H.
Dr. Strangelove
On the Beach
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Man who Shot Liberty Valance
The Bedford Incident
Das Boat
Beau Brummell
Mister Roberts
Away All Boats
Mutiny on the Bounty (Gable)
It Happened One Night
Run Silent, Run Deep
Many Jimmy Stewart like Destry Rides Again, Winchester 73, Harvey, Rear Window, Strategic Air Command, Vertigo to name a few
Many Cary Grant films like Arsenic and Old Lace, Topper, His Girl Friday, The Bishop's Wife, Destination Tokyo, North by Northwest, Operation Petticoat
Many John Wayne like Stage Coach, The Spoilers, They Were Expendable, Red River, Sands of Iwo Jima, The Quiet Man and so forth
The Birds
Sergeant York among other Cooper films
Bullitt, The Magnificent Seven, Sand Pebbles, Nevada Smith, The Great Escape and The Blob.
African Queen, High Sierra, Key Largo, The Treasure of Sierra Madre

Have most on DVD

and saw yesterday

Flight of The Phoenix

tankie
07 Mar 16,, 09:27
Avatar

Derby o'gill and the little people .

The mechanic

Bourne

Sanjac
07 Mar 16,, 23:07
Oh! "Darby O'Gill!" Sean Connery's debut as a singer!

tankie
08 Mar 16,, 11:08
Oh! "Darby O'Gill!" Sean Connery's debut as a singer!

Thats the one haha , but for an early film its one i watch over n over , in fact i know the script now lol

Albany Rifles
08 Mar 16,, 15:20
A good one….

Fort Apache
Where Eagles Dare
Away All Boats
Casino Royale (either one)
Patton
Northwest Passage
Fighting 69th
12 O’Clock High
Run Silent Run Deep
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
The Big Red One
Slapshot
Scrooged (Best. Christmas. Movie. Ever)
The Caine Mutiny
Airplane
The Horse Soldiers
Boondock Saints
There are others but those are just off the top of my head

Dazed
08 Mar 16,, 21:16
Thank you for smoking
Heat (1995)
Pork Chop Hill
The Caine Mutiny
Full Metal Jacket (The Parris Island part)
Bridges of Toko-Ri
Something about a boy
Pulp Fiction

Stitch
09 Mar 16,, 20:26
Okay, I guess I'll have to do my "Top 5" (more or less in order):

1. Kingdom Of Heaven
2. Apocalypse Now
3. Tombstone
4. Heat (1995)
5. Blade Runner

Honorable Mentions: Dances With Wolves & Gladiator