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Movies That You Can Watch Over and Over, and Still Enjoy.. (Original Post) Stuart G Nov 2014 OP
The Majestic JonLP24 Nov 2014 #1
Shawshank Redemption Lochloosa Nov 2014 #2
Oh, YES!!! kag Nov 2014 #59
Monty Python and the Holy Grail Art_from_Ark Nov 2014 #3
I've seen Holy Grail countless times. Codeine Nov 2014 #79
yessss. reflection Nov 2014 #92
Blazing Saddles--no brainer digonswine Nov 2014 #4
DING DING DING! You win the Internet! nt valerief Nov 2014 #8
The original "The Thing From Outer Space" from the 1950s RebelOne Nov 2014 #5
Fargo, Nobody's Fool, WAO Virginia Woolf, All About Eve.... Smarmie Doofus Nov 2014 #6
Nobody's Fool is badly overlooked gratuitous Nov 2014 #20
Auntie Mame, A Woman's Face, Torch Song, S.O.B., Harvey---off the top of my head. nt valerief Nov 2014 #7
Second that on S.O.B. sarge43 Nov 2014 #23
Woo hoo! Another S.O.B. fan! I concur re Preston, but they were all terrific. nt valerief Nov 2014 #64
They were all having fun. Always wonderful to watch. sarge43 Nov 2014 #80
A truly hysterical film. hifiguy Nov 2014 #97
In addition to those I already chimed in on hifiguy Nov 2014 #98
The Empire Strikes Back maryellen99 Nov 2014 #9
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World -and LiberalElite Nov 2014 #10
Anything by Hitchcock ailsagirl Nov 2014 #15
damn someone did mention the greatest movie of all time. n/t. okieinpain Nov 2014 #35
You added 2 extra Mads, but it's still a fantastic movie. valerief Nov 2014 #86
The Big Sleep aint_no_life_nowhere Nov 2014 #11
Yes, listening to the way the writers sneaked stuff past the censors Lydia Leftcoast Nov 2014 #14
I had no idea what it was about ailsagirl Nov 2014 #16
It is really about..."riding a horse." Stuart G Nov 2014 #36
I feel better... ailsagirl Nov 2014 #38
I think you're referring to this scene - Bacall is spectacular aint_no_life_nowhere Nov 2014 #41
This could be the sexest scene from any movie where Stuart G Nov 2014 #62
Ah, yes... those were the days ailsagirl Nov 2014 #65
Bacall was incomparable. hifiguy Nov 2014 #96
Bacall.. sendero Nov 2014 #31
I read her autobiography ailsagirl Nov 2014 #66
I love this film too CrawlingChaos Nov 2014 #74
Hyapatia Lee's Wild Wild West Tom Ripley Nov 2014 #12
Star Wars, The Big Chill, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Raising Arizona CottonBear Nov 2014 #13
Out of Africa, Remains of the Day, Howard's End, Babette's Feast, NRaleighLiberal Nov 2014 #17
Koyaanisqatsi was cool. Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2014 #27
if you liked K, check out Baraka. Takes the visuals even further, more moving NRaleighLiberal Nov 2014 #28
I watch "Home for the Holidays" every November betsuni Nov 2014 #18
Groundhog Day. kwassa Nov 2014 #19
Prince of the City - totally forgotten gratuitous Nov 2014 #21
and directed by Sidney Lumet. kwassa Nov 2014 #24
Fanny and Alexander. nt My Good Babushka Nov 2014 #22
Basically any of the movies that I consider my all time favorites. Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2014 #25
I've been meaning to watch A Serious Man again fishwax Nov 2014 #70
Apollo 13 Sweet Freedom Nov 2014 #26
I still get chills when they show the parachute opening on the return to Earth in Apollo 13. Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2014 #29
Same here! Sweet Freedom Nov 2014 #33
Forrest Gump Sedona Nov 2014 #30
Behind the Green Door Kaleva Nov 2014 #32
i don't see it's a mad mad world on anyone's list. shame on you guys. n/t. okieinpain Nov 2014 #34
I saw it only once...and recall it was lots of fun...what a cast..and with.. Stuart G Nov 2014 #37
it displayed typical human greed and in the okieinpain Nov 2014 #90
Yeah, but good luck finding an uncut version malthaussen Jan 2015 #129
Yes, LiberalElite did ailsagirl Nov 2014 #39
GF Iⅈ Dial "M" for Murder; Alfie; Georgy Girl; Hoosiers; French C., L.A. Confidential. WinkyDink Nov 2014 #40
"Twelve O'Clock High" with Gregory Peck. Laffy Kat Nov 2014 #42
Great movie! Hangingon Dec 2014 #101
Bull Durham... ProdigalJunkMail Nov 2014 #43
Fear and ignorance. fishwax Nov 2014 #71
LOLLYGAGGERS! ProdigalJunkMail Nov 2014 #75
Have you seen the baseball movie "Bingo Long and the Traveling Road Show"? grasswire Dec 2014 #106
have not seen that one... ProdigalJunkMail Dec 2014 #109
Some that other people haven't mentioned mythology Nov 2014 #44
This is a wonderful list. Three outstanding films:Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and Back to the Future Stuart G Dec 2014 #100
The Green Mile Bombero1956 Nov 2014 #45
Street Kings, Space Camp, The Final Countdown, Gunfighter's Moon, Space Balls, GGJohn Nov 2014 #46
I can't believe no one has mentioned this one... From The Ashes Nov 2014 #47
The animal is inside-out... ProdigalJunkMail Nov 2014 #53
YES! kag Nov 2014 #60
Seconded on Hitchcock Ron Obvious Nov 2014 #48
Mine: davidpdx Nov 2014 #49
"Night Nurse" with Barbra Stanwyk and Clark Gable mucifer Nov 2014 #50
Practical Magic frogmarch Nov 2014 #51
And: "Double Indemnity"; "Shall We Dance?"; "Evil Under the Sun"; "Zodiac"; "The Heiress." WinkyDink Nov 2014 #52
Star Trek: Into Darkness shenmue Nov 2014 #54
The Inlaws... Demoiselle Nov 2014 #55
Good one! kag Nov 2014 #61
That too! That too! Demoiselle Nov 2014 #84
The Cat From Outer Space shenmue Nov 2014 #56
Here's my list jrandom421 Nov 2014 #57
Super Troopers Initech Nov 2014 #58
One of the best movie openings ever. nt flying rabbit Dec 2014 #105
... Initech Dec 2014 #112
The Sting A HERETIC I AM Nov 2014 #63
The Sting worked on every level. Boomerproud Dec 2014 #111
Casablanca, Gone With The Wind, Gandhi, Henry V emdistortion Nov 2014 #67
Gosford Park... Ino Nov 2014 #68
I bought a bargain bin DVD of "American Dreamz" betsuni Nov 2014 #69
That was a terrific movie. I loved Hugh Grant in it. nt valerief Nov 2014 #87
Shawshank Redemption... Contrary1 Nov 2014 #72
I totally forgot Airplane from my list! Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2014 #76
And I totally forgot the Naked Gun movies... Contrary1 Nov 2014 #83
Oh man, me too! calimary Nov 2014 #88
I don't think I've ever laughed harder at a movie than I have at this part: Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2014 #91
Dario Argento's "Suspiria" and John Waters' "Polyester" CrawlingChaos Nov 2014 #73
Speaking of Altman, The Player is definitely one. nt Codeine Nov 2014 #78
2001, The Shining, Local Hero, The Birds, Psycho, Codeine Nov 2014 #77
Oh, and Double Indemnity ailsagirl Nov 2014 #81
Even after multiple re-watchings I still like dixiegrrrrl Nov 2014 #82
TOOTSIE & 2nd Hand Lion trueblue2007 Nov 2014 #85
Network. Then Forbidden Planet, A Hard Day's Night, The King's Speech, The Godfather, Help. calimary Nov 2014 #89
Starship Troopers Islandurp Nov 2014 #93
Contact sakabatou Nov 2014 #94
Hot Fuzz and The World's End Initech Nov 2014 #95
Geez...I forgot to mention one of the greatest movies ever in my previous reply: Contrary1 Nov 2014 #99
I got to add this laugh so hard movie..."There Is Something About Mary" Stuart G Dec 2014 #102
Hall Pass Joey Liberal Dec 2014 #103
This message was self-deleted by its author Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2014 #104
Victor Victoria grasswire Dec 2014 #107
Diner olddots Dec 2014 #108
Anything by Agatha Christie... mithnanthy Dec 2014 #110
Any of the Marvel movies. Initech Dec 2014 #113
Well, any in the MCU. sakabatou Dec 2014 #114
Yeah the X-Men movies can be hit or miss, same with Spiderman. Initech Dec 2014 #115
My list JesterCS Dec 2014 #116
The Trouble with Harry juxtaposed Dec 2014 #117
Just thought of another one.."Bird Cage" Stuart G Dec 2014 #118
Bringing up Baby MrsMatt Dec 2014 #119
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011) Coventina Dec 2014 #120
Monty Python's Holy Grail and Clue TorchTheWitch Jan 2015 #121
The Secret of Roan Inish frogmarch Jan 2015 #122
I LOVE that movie! betsuni Jan 2015 #134
Named my cat Fiona KT2000 Jan 2015 #135
Lion in Winter, Holiday (the with James Steward and Katherine Hepburn) Bell, Book and Candle ...... marble falls Jan 2015 #123
Trading Places kentauros Jan 2015 #124
KILL BILL I&II.. 2naSalit Jan 2015 #125
Duck Soup, most Marx Brothers... tokenlib Jan 2015 #126
OMGosh, so many great movies posted here....how bout Trains, Planes and Automobiles too a kennedy Jan 2015 #127
Many of these above stopwastingmymoney Jan 2015 #128
Rear Window ArnoldLayne Jan 2015 #130
Spinal Tap Skittles Jan 2015 #131
Trainspotting, About a Boy, Perks of Being a Wallflower, SMC22307 Jan 2015 #132
The Blues Brothers GoCubsGo Jan 2015 #133
a Few... RobinA Jan 2015 #136
Two Frank Capra films..one dramatic, other...about Arsenic... Stuart G Jan 2015 #137
I didn't see Dyedinthewoolliberal Jan 2015 #138
mostly romantic comedies orleans Jan 2015 #139
My list jdenver_2624 Jan 2015 #140
Amelie Arugula Latte Jan 2015 #141

kag

(4,097 posts)
59. Oh, YES!!!
Sat Nov 8, 2014, 05:22 PM
Nov 2014

My others would be

--Philadelphia Story
--Ever After
--The Hunt for Red October
--Notting Hill (One of my guilty pleasures)
--Ground Hog Day

Not just my favorites, but ones I stop to watch, even though I've seen them all several times.




Art_from_Ark

(27,247 posts)
3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Thu Nov 6, 2014, 08:04 PM
Nov 2014

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Mary Poppins
The original (1960s) Batman movie
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1930s version)
Yellow Submarine
The Great Escape

 

Codeine

(25,586 posts)
79. I've seen Holy Grail countless times.
Sun Nov 9, 2014, 11:23 AM
Nov 2014

Can't wait for my daughter to be a bit older so I can share it with her.

reflection

(6,286 posts)
92. yessss.
Mon Nov 10, 2014, 01:58 PM
Nov 2014

MPatHG is a staple in my house. Even my preteen kids love it. Heavy rotation in my DVD player.

 

Smarmie Doofus

(14,498 posts)
6. Fargo, Nobody's Fool, WAO Virginia Woolf, All About Eve....
Thu Nov 6, 2014, 08:36 PM
Nov 2014

Dancing W. Wolves ( Surprised ya, no?) Hud, Chinatown, Last Picture Show, Tale of two Cities (Ronald Coleman) .... lots more.

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
20. Nobody's Fool is badly overlooked
Fri Nov 7, 2014, 12:03 AM
Nov 2014

Chinatown is just about my all-time fave.

The Big Sleep is mentioned downthread. See the original 1945 cut to answer some of the questions from the 1946 theatrical release. Between shooting and release of The Big Sleep, To Have and Have Not came out, establishing Lauren Bacall as a new star of the big screen. Howard Hawks, who directed The Big Sleep, was no dope. When he saw what a sensation Bacall had become, he re-shot some of the scenes and added a few new ones to more prominently feature Bacall.

In those days, if you added something, you had to cut something else to reduce the running time. A couple of key scenes got cut or taken out entirely, resulting in some confusion about who committed the first murder in the Eddie Mars house. Most DVDs that I've seen for The Big Sleep are two sided and have the 1945 cut as well as the 1946 theatrical release.

sarge43

(28,968 posts)
23. Second that on S.O.B.
Fri Nov 7, 2014, 09:56 AM
Nov 2014

Preston was a delight. "I'm not a shyster; that's a disreputable lawyer. I'm a quack!"

sarge43

(28,968 posts)
80. They were all having fun. Always wonderful to watch.
Sun Nov 9, 2014, 01:54 PM
Nov 2014

Loved higher than a kite Andrews singing "I only have one bullet in my old six shooter and I have to say goodbye to Mona." Ever snort popcorn through your nose. It hurts.

 

hifiguy

(33,688 posts)
97. A truly hysterical film.
Mon Nov 10, 2014, 05:50 PM
Nov 2014

Preston's other great line was "Is Batman a transvestite? Who knows?"

I forget who said "Dammit, pee your way over here and help us carry Felix!"

 

hifiguy

(33,688 posts)
98. In addition to those I already chimed in on
Mon Nov 10, 2014, 05:54 PM
Nov 2014

The original "The Mummy" with Boris Karloff. Such a beautiful thing just to look at, shot in High German Expressionism. An almost Art Deco film.

ANYTHING Monty Python.

Lynch's Mulholland Drive
The first two Godfather movies
The Silence of the Lambs
Duck Soup
The Tree of Life
Koyaanisqatsi

Doubtless there are more, but these came quickly to mind.

ailsagirl

(23,038 posts)
15. Anything by Hitchcock
Thu Nov 6, 2014, 11:23 PM
Nov 2014

Notorious
Vertigo (what a classic)
Dial M for Murder
The Birds
Suspicion
North by Northwest
Rear Window
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Rope
Frenzy
etc etc etc

I know he was a bit weird but he brought some amazing movies to life-- he is, truly, The Master of Suspense

aint_no_life_nowhere

(21,925 posts)
11. The Big Sleep
Thu Nov 6, 2014, 09:43 PM
Nov 2014

After watching it over and over for decades I'm still not sure what it's about, but it's the ride that's loads of fun. It's Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall at their best. And there's a seemingly endless parade of beautiful women. I love that era for its style, and like in an episode of The Twilight Zone, I wish I could disappear into the celluloid and live there forever in that world.

Lydia Leftcoast

(48,217 posts)
14. Yes, listening to the way the writers sneaked stuff past the censors
Thu Nov 6, 2014, 11:20 PM
Nov 2014

is a never-ending source of entertainment.

ailsagirl

(23,038 posts)
16. I had no idea what it was about
Thu Nov 6, 2014, 11:26 PM
Nov 2014

I watched part of it and couldn't make hear nor tail out of it-- maybe if I watch it from
the beginning??

Stuart G

(38,650 posts)
36. It is really about..."riding a horse."
Fri Nov 7, 2014, 07:51 PM
Nov 2014

with a saddle???...oh. oh..they are in a bar, talking about riding horses..but that is not really what they are talking about..

watch it again...Stuart

Stuart G

(38,650 posts)
62. This could be the sexest scene from any movie where
Sat Nov 8, 2014, 06:09 PM
Nov 2014

there is no sex of any kind, just two people talking. They don't mention anything sexual, just a feeling of incredible sensuality. The electricity is amazing here, and you can feel it. Thanks for posting this truly great scene, between two people who were really in love.
Bogart and Bacall

ailsagirl

(23,038 posts)
65. Ah, yes... those were the days
Sat Nov 8, 2014, 07:22 PM
Nov 2014

Not like today when (practically) every movie has one-two-three obligatory sex scenes.

Innuendo is far, far sexier but so hard to find.

ailsagirl

(23,038 posts)
66. I read her autobiography
Sat Nov 8, 2014, 07:27 PM
Nov 2014

She said she had to lower her head because it was shaking so much-- which resulted in her
looking up with that "look"-- funny, it was altogether accidental but really worked!

?w=518

CrawlingChaos

(1,893 posts)
74. I love this film too
Sun Nov 9, 2014, 08:43 AM
Nov 2014

The book is something to be savored as well. Raymond Chandler is under-appreciated IMO. I was blown away when I finally got around to reading him.

CottonBear

(21,604 posts)
13. Star Wars, The Big Chill, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Raising Arizona
Thu Nov 6, 2014, 10:58 PM
Nov 2014

Young Frankenstein and The Wizard of Oz plus any Monty Python movies!

NRaleighLiberal

(60,113 posts)
17. Out of Africa, Remains of the Day, Howard's End, Babette's Feast,
Thu Nov 6, 2014, 11:32 PM
Nov 2014

Red, White, Blue trilogy (Kieslowski - French films), North by Northwest, Stop Making Sense, Baraka, Samsara, Koyaanisqatsi, The Hours, Radio Days, English Patient, Princess Bride, American Beauty, Amelie, Fargo (to name just a few!)

From that list, you can get a handle on my tastes!

Tommy_Carcetti

(43,296 posts)
27. Koyaanisqatsi was cool.
Fri Nov 7, 2014, 10:35 AM
Nov 2014

I saw it in one of my college classes. Didn't think I'd get much out of a no-dialogue film with stock images. But I thoroughly enjoyed it. For whatever reason, the final images of the rocket exploding and the debris falling to earth was very moving to me, and I still can't explain why.

betsuni

(26,544 posts)
18. I watch "Home for the Holidays" every November
Thu Nov 6, 2014, 11:40 PM
Nov 2014

Jodie Foster directs. I can't watch Geraldine Chapman in anything else without thinking of her in this movie.
Full movie here:


kwassa

(23,340 posts)
19. Groundhog Day.
Thu Nov 6, 2014, 11:46 PM
Nov 2014

Seven Samurai.

The Producers.

King Kong.

The Bank Dick.

The General.

Destry Rides Again.

His Girl Friday.

To Have and Have Not.

The President's Analyst.

Cool Hand Luke.

Prince of the City.

12 Years A Slave.

The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Shoah.



gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
21. Prince of the City - totally forgotten
Fri Nov 7, 2014, 12:15 AM
Nov 2014

I remember seeing the trailer, and thinking it was some action shoot-em-up police procedural. Uh uh. Treat Williams plays a special assignment cop in an elite unit dedicated to drug busts. The unit acts with a lot of autonomy, leading to the description of its cops as "Princes of the City." The unit, though, draws the attention of the federal Department of Justice, which is convinced that it operates dirty. Williams is the cop they settle on to expose the unit's corruption, and his portrayal is outstanding.

Tommy_Carcetti

(43,296 posts)
25. Basically any of the movies that I consider my all time favorites.
Fri Nov 7, 2014, 10:32 AM
Nov 2014

The Big Lebowski
Fargo
A Serious Man
O Brother Where Art Thou? (can you tell I'm a Coen Brothers fan?)
Office Space
Cloud Atlas
The Right Stuff
Star Trek II
Apollo 13
Field of Dreams

Any one of those movies comes on TV, and I inevitably stop and watch them.

Plus, there are a few that are slightly cheesy and dated and not necessarily great movies, but still fun to watch over and over. For example, Independence Day, Waterworld, etc.

fishwax

(29,182 posts)
70. I've been meaning to watch A Serious Man again
Sun Nov 9, 2014, 01:27 AM
Nov 2014

for years now, but haven't yet got it done. I remember when I watched it the first time I thought it could definitely wind up among my favorite Coen Bros movies. (I watch NCFOM and Lebowski pretty regularly.) But for whatever reason I haven't gotten around to seeing it again.

Tommy_Carcetti

(43,296 posts)
29. I still get chills when they show the parachute opening on the return to Earth in Apollo 13.
Fri Nov 7, 2014, 10:37 AM
Nov 2014

Gets me every time. Just a feel good moment. And doubly feel good since you know it's actually true.

malthaussen

(17,396 posts)
129. Yeah, but good luck finding an uncut version
Sun Jan 4, 2015, 10:37 AM
Jan 2015

Some of the scenes in this very long movie have been left off the tapes and DVDs, which is a shame. I saw it in the theatre when it first came out -- the 25 cent all-day Saturday matinee. Watched it about three times that day...

-- Mal

Laffy Kat

(16,454 posts)
42. "Twelve O'Clock High" with Gregory Peck.
Fri Nov 7, 2014, 10:13 PM
Nov 2014

Last edited Sat Nov 8, 2014, 02:14 PM - Edit history (1)

Don't generally care for war movies but I will watch TOCH every chance.

On edit: Also "To Kill A Mockingbird" and "Love in the Afternoon", sigh.

ProdigalJunkMail

(12,017 posts)
43. Bull Durham...
Fri Nov 7, 2014, 10:18 PM
Nov 2014

I played ball for many, many years and this movie makes me laugh every time I watch it. 'Hit the mascot' is part of the best scene in the film. Closely followed by 'anything that travels that far ought to have a damned stewardess on it'...

sP

fishwax

(29,182 posts)
71. Fear and ignorance.
Sun Nov 9, 2014, 01:32 AM
Nov 2014

Nobody's got stress. She's wearing a dress. I hate it when people get the words wrong.

I love the convention at the mound. "Candlesticks always make a nice gift ... let's get two."

Lollygaggers!

I love that movie too.

grasswire

(50,130 posts)
106. Have you seen the baseball movie "Bingo Long and the Traveling Road Show"?
Tue Dec 30, 2014, 04:24 PM
Dec 2014

Richard Pryor, Billy Dee Williams among others. It's about the negro leagues. A charming movie.

 

mythology

(9,527 posts)
44. Some that other people haven't mentioned
Sat Nov 8, 2014, 12:36 AM
Nov 2014

Casablanca
The Princess Bride
The Brotherhood of the Wolf
To Kill a Mockingbird
American History X
Rounders
The Dark Knight
Superman
Back to the Future
Terminator 2
The Maltese Falcon
Rocky
Die Hard
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the Gene Wilder version, not that there is another version)
Spiderman 2 (from the Rami trilogy)
X-men 2
Highlander
The Dark Knight Returns (the version with parts 1 and 2 combined)

Stuart G

(38,650 posts)
100. This is a wonderful list. Three outstanding films:Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and Back to the Future
Tue Dec 30, 2014, 11:11 AM
Dec 2014

I forgot to add them, and I appreciate these additions

GGJohn

(9,951 posts)
46. Street Kings, Space Camp, The Final Countdown, Gunfighter's Moon, Space Balls,
Sat Nov 8, 2014, 02:45 AM
Nov 2014

I Am Legend, Spaced Invaders, Blood Diamond, just to name a few.

Street Kings was my favorite, Keanu Reeves, Chris Evans and Forest Wittaker were awesome.

 

Ron Obvious

(6,261 posts)
48. Seconded on Hitchcock
Sat Nov 8, 2014, 05:05 AM
Nov 2014

But also Airplane. I still notice new things with every watching. I only picked up on the Mayo Clinic and the "I can't tell you that - it's classified" gags on the 4th or 5th viewing.

mucifer

(23,825 posts)
50. "Night Nurse" with Barbra Stanwyk and Clark Gable
Sat Nov 8, 2014, 10:01 AM
Nov 2014

It's a hoot. I'm a pediatric nurse who worked the night shift for 6 years so it's extra special for me:



Precode so the ending is extra special!

frogmarch

(12,193 posts)
51. Practical Magic
Sat Nov 8, 2014, 11:14 AM
Nov 2014

I don't watch any movie back-to-back over and over, but Practical Magic is one of the movies I like watching several times a year.

jrandom421

(1,026 posts)
57. Here's my list
Sat Nov 8, 2014, 03:04 PM
Nov 2014

Marty

The Great Santini

Kingdom of Heaven

We Were Soldiers

She

The Avengers

All of the Iron Man movies

Young Frankenstein

The Deer Hunter

Casablanca

Anything else starring Humphrey Bogart

A HERETIC I AM

(24,433 posts)
63. The Sting
Sat Nov 8, 2014, 06:31 PM
Nov 2014

Truly one of the few movies that if I am channel surfing and come across it, it
Stays on.

Hard to believe no one else mentioned it


All of the Marx Brothers movies.

betsuni

(26,544 posts)
69. I bought a bargain bin DVD of "American Dreamz"
Sun Nov 9, 2014, 01:26 AM
Nov 2014

a few years ago and was surprised how funny it is. Dennis Quaid is very good as G.W. Bush.

"Imagine a country where the president never reads the newspaper, where the government goes to war for all the wrong reasons, and where more people vote for a pop idol than the next president."


Contrary1

(12,629 posts)
72. Shawshank Redemption...
Sun Nov 9, 2014, 02:06 AM
Nov 2014

The Big Chill, Forrest Gump, Airplane!, Shenandoah, Young Frankenstein, Animal House, Breakfast Club, Gone With The Wind...and any of The 3 Stooges Shorts (But especially Disorder In The Court).

Contrary1

(12,629 posts)
83. And I totally forgot the Naked Gun movies...
Sun Nov 9, 2014, 02:15 PM
Nov 2014

To this day, I cannot hear the Star Spangled Banner without this going through my head:



CrawlingChaos

(1,893 posts)
73. Dario Argento's "Suspiria" and John Waters' "Polyester"
Sun Nov 9, 2014, 08:37 AM
Nov 2014

I can watch them a seemingly infinite number of times and still be entertained.

Other films I have watched over and over:

The Maltese Falcon
Double Indemnity
The Women (original 1939 version, of course)
Don't Look Now
3 Women (weird Robert Altman film)
Alphaville
Enter the Dragon (Bruce Lee is mesmerizing)
Ugetsu (aka Tales of Moonlight and Rain)

...and many more horror movies, because I love horror movies

 

Codeine

(25,586 posts)
77. 2001, The Shining, Local Hero, The Birds, Psycho,
Sun Nov 9, 2014, 11:20 AM
Nov 2014

and the original Star Wars films immediately come to mind.

dixiegrrrrl

(60,010 posts)
82. Even after multiple re-watchings I still like
Sun Nov 9, 2014, 02:00 PM
Nov 2014

Curse of the Golden Flower...it is so visually stunning

The Godfather...no explanation needed

Raising Arizona and Oh Brother,Where Art Thou

Green Fried Tomatoes etc and Steel Magnolias..I still mist up at some key scenes ( living in the South, one appreciates the mood of these films)

Will admit to watching Star Wars 21 times, back in the day of easy weed and midnight movies..same with Rocky Horror...

Casablanca...so often every line is etched into my memory

guilty pleasure repeat: The Prince of Tides

calimary

(82,468 posts)
89. Network. Then Forbidden Planet, A Hard Day's Night, The King's Speech, The Godfather, Help.
Mon Nov 10, 2014, 12:25 AM
Nov 2014

That would be first. In a class by itself. UNBELIEVABLY prescient as to what's happening in media today.

Then -

Forbidden Planet
A Hard Day's Night
The King's Speech
The Hunt for Red October
The Godfather Parts 1 & 2
Help
Apollo 13
The Right Stuff
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstein
and yeah, the Naked Gun movies.

Islandurp

(188 posts)
93. Starship Troopers
Mon Nov 10, 2014, 03:49 PM
Nov 2014

It has everything a good movie should have:

explosions/nukes
giant bugs
nudity
asshole drill sergeants
cheesy acting
large guns
space ships
future football
doogie
horrible military tactics

Contrary1

(12,629 posts)
99. Geez...I forgot to mention one of the greatest movies ever in my previous reply:
Tue Nov 11, 2014, 05:35 AM
Nov 2014

The Great Escape...

starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, David McCallum, Donald Pleasence. What's not to like with this cast?

Don't get many opportunities to see it these days. Made way back in 1963. If you ever get a chance to view it, don't pass it up.



Stuart G

(38,650 posts)
102. I got to add this laugh so hard movie..."There Is Something About Mary"
Tue Dec 30, 2014, 11:21 AM
Dec 2014

I laughed so hard at parts of that film, that I laugh just thinking about it. Quite the crude one, but lots of fun if you have never seen it.
The theater that I saw it in had two types of attendees. Those of us that laughed so hard we almost split ourselves open, and............

those quiet ones that thought it was too "crude" and offensive...to each is own, but they missed some great enjoyment

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grasswire

(50,130 posts)
107. Victor Victoria
Tue Dec 30, 2014, 04:36 PM
Dec 2014

Night on Earth (Jim Jarmusch)
Tin Drum (this might be banned now)
In & Out (Kevin Kline)
Derzu Usala (Akiro Kurisawa)
Bingo Long and the Traveling Road Show (Richard Pryor, James Earl Jones)

Any William Powell movie.

Anything that involves Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney putting on a show in the barn.

Initech

(100,553 posts)
113. Any of the Marvel movies.
Tue Dec 30, 2014, 08:01 PM
Dec 2014

Iron Man
Iron Man 2
Iron Man 3
Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Avengers
Thor
Thor: The Dark World
Guardians of the Galaxy

I can't wait for Age of Ultron. Hell I can't wait for Infinity War.

Initech

(100,553 posts)
115. Yeah the X-Men movies can be hit or miss, same with Spiderman.
Tue Dec 30, 2014, 10:00 PM
Dec 2014

I'm with Kevin Smith - a lot of Marvel fans want to bring Spiderman into the MCU, but seriously it's been done to death. How many times can you remake Spiderman vs. The Green Goblin? Time for some new heroes. Can't wait for Inhumans, Dr Strange, Black Panther and Captain Marvel.

JesterCS

(1,828 posts)
116. My list
Wed Dec 31, 2014, 03:09 AM
Dec 2014

Star Wars
Spaceballs
Young Frankenstein
Tron and Tron Legacy
Enemy Mine
The Princess Bride
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Contact

many more I can't think of at the moment.

Stuart G

(38,650 posts)
118. Just thought of another one.."Bird Cage"
Wed Dec 31, 2014, 12:22 PM
Dec 2014

That film is a lot of fun, and some great moments. Easy to watch too. Very well written by Elaine May

Coventina

(27,393 posts)
120. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011)
Wed Dec 31, 2014, 07:30 PM
Dec 2014


Disney's Sleeping Beauty - for the music and artwork

Some Like It Hot - no explanation needed.....

frogmarch

(12,193 posts)
122. The Secret of Roan Inish
Thu Jan 1, 2015, 01:18 PM
Jan 2015

It's a wonderful movie. I have it on cd, and now I'm watching it on You Tube. :-D

betsuni

(26,544 posts)
134. I LOVE that movie!
Mon Jan 5, 2015, 01:03 AM
Jan 2015

And last time I watched it on YouTube, found the 1934 ethnofiction "Man of Aran" -- some great scenes in that, but no seal wives unfortunately.

marble falls

(59,532 posts)
123. Lion in Winter, Holiday (the with James Steward and Katherine Hepburn) Bell, Book and Candle ......
Thu Jan 1, 2015, 01:45 PM
Jan 2015

Too many!

kentauros

(29,414 posts)
124. Trading Places
Thu Jan 1, 2015, 02:05 PM
Jan 2015

It's a good winter holidays movie, too, and I think I'll watch it today, as I've lately made it a regular holiday movie

Nice inclusion of The Iron Giant, too, one of my all-time favorite animated movies.

2naSalit

(88,800 posts)
125. KILL BILL I&II..
Fri Jan 2, 2015, 01:58 AM
Jan 2015

A Fish Called Wanda

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

The Wizard of Oz

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Stop Making Sense

Many of John Travolta's 90s movies (but not all of them)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (but only the first half. Once you stop laughing and get up off the floor it's probably time to find something else to do )

All Marx Brothers Movies

Charlie Chaplin movies

And several others, this list could go on! I would watch any of these movies if I were stuck in a motel somewhere and happened upon them.

Absolutely had to edit to add: Like Water For Chocolate.

a kennedy

(30,450 posts)
127. OMGosh, so many great movies posted here....how bout Trains, Planes and Automobiles too
Sat Jan 3, 2015, 07:19 PM
Jan 2015

Green Mile
Shawshank Redemption
Birds
Die Hard
Bird Cage, ha ha, just laughed at Die Hard and Birdcage back to back.....kinda funny.
Unforgiven
Animal House
Rango
There ARE so many.

SMC22307

(8,090 posts)
132. Trainspotting, About a Boy, Perks of Being a Wallflower,
Mon Jan 5, 2015, 12:28 AM
Jan 2015

Lars and the Real Girl, Wonder Boys, and, yes, The Shawshank Redemption.

GoCubsGo

(32,357 posts)
133. The Blues Brothers
Mon Jan 5, 2015, 12:28 AM
Jan 2015

Slapshot
The Bird Cage
A Princess Bride
Most of Mel Brooks' movies.
The Star Wars trilogy
Star Trek: The Voyage Home
This is Spinal Tap
The Sand Lot
A League of their Own

RobinA

(9,966 posts)
136. a Few...
Mon Jan 5, 2015, 04:46 PM
Jan 2015

Big Chill
Bridget Jones' Diary
About a Boy
...and Justice For All
Better Off Dead
Cactus Flower
Annie Hall
All the President's Men
Impromptu
When Harry Met Sally
The Big Easy
Back to The Future
Saturday Night Fever
anything with River Phoenix, but especially Running on Empty

Stuart G

(38,650 posts)
137. Two Frank Capra films..one dramatic, other...about Arsenic...
Mon Jan 5, 2015, 05:51 PM
Jan 2015

...1. Arsenic and Old Lace...really worth enjoying..kind of a dark comedy...but lots of fun..two little old ladies decide to try to help little old men, in a special way...........
and ....Mr. Smith Goes to Washington..a great political film..if you haven't seen it, please watch it. It is idealistic and maybe something hard to believe in...but...lots of things are hard to believe..

............. Yes... we do have an Afro American who is President of the United States???....anything can happen..Mr Smith is wonderful and a outstanding performances by James Stewart, Claude Raines and others....

Dyedinthewoolliberal

(15,700 posts)
138. I didn't see
Mon Jan 5, 2015, 06:05 PM
Jan 2015

anyone mention 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"........... one of my faves along with:
Little Big Man
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (original)
Stagecoach
The Shootist
Casablanca
The Maltese Falcon
Paths of Glory
Apocalypse Now
Matewan
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
The Usual Suspects
The Big Lebowski (still makes me laugh out loud in some scenes)
Godfather II
The Gunfighter
To Kill a Mockingbird

orleans

(34,282 posts)
139. mostly romantic comedies
Tue Jan 6, 2015, 12:08 AM
Jan 2015

light hearted stuff, nothing heavy handed

something that makes me smile (or laugh)

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