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Monday, April 5, 2010

What movie shows can you watch over and over?

Dear readers,

We have gotten to know each other for some time now, but I'm curious. What movie favorites of yours get the most replay value? Which picture shows do you find yourself watching over and over, and never really tire of?

I'll name 5 that stand out in my mind to get the ball rolling.

Just One Of The Guys (1985) I may love many movie shows, but my love for JOOTG is everest. I've watched this film more than any other.

Roller Boogie (1979) I can't fully explain why I'm so drawn to this one, but I've seen it countless times and I'm ever ready to boogie with the girl who'll always make my head spin.

Halloween (1978) The mood and atmosphere of Halloween has enraptured me since the beginning as this is the first film I remember seeing at the Cinema. I go back to it time and time again and it never fails to get my ghost.

Prom Night (1980) is a modest and straight forward slasher picture, for me has become truly out of sight. I don't know what it is about Jamie Lee Curtis' early films, but I can watch THE FOG and TRADING PLACES over and over as well. Jamie Lee Curtis = movie crack.

Bitter Moon (1992) Probably an odd choice of a film to watch over and over, but the heart wants what the heart wants. The picture show at nearly 2 and a half hours is leisurely paced, but I get sucked in every single time. Roman Polanski has arguably made better films (The Tenant is my favorite film of his) but there aren't many films quite like this wicked love/hate story.


The Film Connoisseur said...

Big Trouble in Little China is a big one for me. I rewatch that one like a mad man.

Young Frankenstein, I never tire of its particular brand of comedy and zaniness. Gotta love that combo of comedic actors! Gene Wilder is so awesome as Dr. Frederick Fronkensteen.

Mullholand Drive, no matter how many times I try, I never tire of the eerie ominious vibe and the lush colors. The mystery always pulls me in.

2001 - I just love looking at it. The composition, the shots, the music. Beautiful movie.

The Goonies - Dont know what it is about this movie, I always go back to it. "Its good enough! For you its good enooooough, for me its good enough!"

Dune - David Lynchs Dune. I love the production values, and the epic scale of the storyline.

jm_kaye said...

Jaws, Time Bandits, and Xanadu.

Fnord said...

The Goonies, Superbad, The Professional, Step-Brothers, Chucky...

Yeah that last one is a pretty bad one... but everytime I see it on... it's like I get drawn into it!

T.L Bugg said...

Like the Film Connoisseur said, Big Trouble in Little China probably tops my list. Most of the others are classics (Casablanca, Duck Soup, Touch of Evil) or dumbass (Dodgeball, Idiocracy, Pootie Tang). My newest edition to this list would be Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, a mesmerizing film.

Direct to Video Connoisseur said...

Bad Taste, Showdown in Little Tokyo, La Dolce Vita, the pilot to the Miami Vice TV show (does that count?), and Pulp Fiction.

And if you were going to have a top five favorite movie lines ever, Just One of the Guys would have an entry on that list for me.

Morgan said...

Just One of the Guys, Class of 1984, The Burning, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, Fast Times at Ridgemont High. There's so many.

Pax Romano said...

American Graffiti, The Cotton Club, The Exorcist, Sunset Blvd, Mulholand Drive - and that's today's list.

Cinema Du Meep said...

Tasty lists, each of 'em.

I'll add another..

Modern Girls (1986)

So effortlessly watchable.

LitaMalibu said...

Oh boy, where do I start? Without picking the obvious (you know what they are!)

1. Rock n Roll High School
2. Just about any John Waters movie (so excited, he's coming to town in a month for a lecture/book signing!)
3. The first two Beverly Hills Cop
4. Dragnet (1987) I can't get enough of Hanks/Aykroyd ever.
5. Freeway - Reese Witherspoon at her finest.
6. Addicted to Love - I love Meg Ryan with an edge.
7. LA Story - I miss that LA. It's such a time capsule!

I could go on. But I'm making myself stop!!!

Rob said...

This one's easy to answer because these DVD's are ALWAYS next to the TV, they never get put back on the shelf:
1. Halloween (1978, of course!)
2. Dazed And Confused
3. Death-Proof
4. Strait Jacket
5. Portrait In Black (just okay but best ending ever!)
6. Escape From New York
7. The Warriors
8. The Big Lebowski
9. Mildred Pierce (classic noir goodness, but then I have a thing for Joan Crawford)
10. Alien3-the Assembly Cut
And this is just for starters!

Hal said...

My big rewatchables:

USED CARS - Got funnier with each viewing the first 50 or so times; the remote still stops there for at least a while whenever its on--especially for Marshal Lucky's commercial.

DEATH WISH 3 -- Also gets funnier with repeated viewings. :)

A FACE IN THE CROWD -- I catch little things each viewing even now, and it is one of the most prophetic films ever made. Some love Griffith's performance, some hate it--I'm in the former camp.

CHAINED HEAT -- John Vernon, Henry Silva and especially Tamara Dobson are wonderful in this sleaze classic, giving their all to the ridiculous script. It's a close race between Dean Wormer and Warden Bacman for the first role I think of when I think of Vernon.

SEX DRIVE -- My most recent "frequent cable rewatchable". Inspired variation on Road Trip/Eurotrip with enough curveballs to keep things really interesting.

Some others for me: DUCK SOUP, THE FRONT, CADDYSHACK, THE BLUES BROTHERS, COFFY, CLEOPATRA JONES, and joining DW3 in the "so bad they're good" category, ROCKY IV and VALLEY OF THE DOLLS.

The Film Connoisseur said...

HOLY MOLY, cant believe I left out these:

Rocky Horror Picture Show, Ill watch that any time of the week, its so awesome.

Also: Little Shop of Horrors and Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny.

HOLY shit, the mother of all replays: SPACEBALLS!

Cinema Du Meep said...

Ooh, I totally need to see Sex Drive Now.

And Portrait In Black!

Lots of fun choices there. I can see why they are getting worn out!

I would like to add:

Valley Girl

I can watch that one anytime.

Mitch said...

Oh so many....but here are the ones off of the top of my head:
The Last American Virgin
Friday The 13th(1980)
Napoleon Dynamite
Twin Peaks:Fire Walk With Me
Me and You And Everyone We Know
Friday The 13th part 2
Just Before Dawn
The House By The Cemetary
Love, Liza
Valley Girl
The Goonies
.....and many more....thanks for making me think so hard in the morning, Meep!

Cinema Du Meep said...


Ooh, Clueless. I have watched that one a ton, too.

Starmummy said...

-Dawn of the Dead (original)
-Fade to Black (one time I watched this and when it was over I watched it again)
-The Terminator
-Mad Max (actually all 3 of them)
-Last Tango in Paris

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