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    Movies That You Can Watch Again and Again

    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.

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    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.
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    I've never seen the Captain America movie! That one might be worth a look! :)
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    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.

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    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.

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    Off the top of my head

    Pulp Fiction
    Goodfellows
    Casablanca
    The Last Samurai
    Saving Pvt Ryan
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    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
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    Derby o'gill and the little people .

    The mechanic

    Bourne


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    Oh! "Darby O'Gill!" Sean Connery's debut as a singer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanjac View Post
    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


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    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
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    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
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    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
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