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    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.

  • #2
    Star Wars
    Die Hard (my favorite Christmas movie)
    Starship Troopers
    Captain America: Winter Soldier
    Back to the Future
    True Lies

    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.
    "Only Nixon can go to China." -- Old Vulcan proverb.


    • #3
      I've never seen the Captain America movie! That one might be worth a look! :)
      Last edited by Sanjac; 01 Jan 16,, 21:33.


      • #4
        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.


        • #5
          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.


          • #6
            Off the top of my head

            Pulp Fiction
            The Last Samurai
            Saving Pvt Ryan
            Human Scum. Proud Never Trumper


            • #7
              I always watch:

              Gone with the Wind
              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
              Last edited by tbm3fan; 05 Jan 16,, 05:45.


              • #8

                Derby o'gill and the little people .

                The mechanic



                • #9
                  Oh! "Darby O'Gill!" Sean Connery's debut as a singer!


                  • #10
                    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


                    • #11
                      A good one….

                      Fort Apache
                      Where Eagles Dare
                      Away All Boats
                      Casino Royale (either one)
                      Northwest Passage
                      Fighting 69th
                      12 O’Clock High
                      Run Silent Run Deep
                      She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
                      The Big Red One
                      Scrooged (Best. Christmas. Movie. Ever)
                      The Caine Mutiny
                      The Horse Soldiers
                      Boondock Saints
                      There are others but those are just off the top of my head
                      “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
                      Mark Twain


                      • #12
                        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
                        Last edited by Dazed; 09 Mar 16,, 18:43.


                        • #13
                          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
                          "There is never enough time to do or say all the things that we would wish. The thing is to try to do as much as you can in the time that you have. Remember Scrooge, time is short, and suddenly, you're not there any more." -Ghost of Christmas Present, Scrooge