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    Default What are your top 10 most re-watchable movies?

    Sometimes people can be moody creatures and so the best movies aren't always the ones that you can watch in just about any mood at anytime. So, what are the movies you consider the most re-watchable? Comedies and action movies are the most easy selections. But comedies rarely work with me when I'm in a bad mood.

    Anyway, here is my list.

    1.Die Hard (1988)

    -Great villain
    -Great hero
    -Great action
    -Fairly sharp dialogue for the action genre

    How do you dislike Die Hard? Some complain about the bumbling chief.... Some people look for things to hate. The sequels all have some positives, but none come close to the original. The 2nd one is pretty much a redo with a bland villain.... The 3rd one is the best sequel, but it lacks a credible ending. The 4th suffers from a overblown 3rd act.

    2.Deliverance (1972)

    There is hardly a soul that hasn't seen this classic tale of 4 city men who travel out into the country and run into trouble. You could argue all 4 of the main actors had their best characters here. Some might enjoy Burt more as The Bandit... But this was one of his first big movies, and it's a important film. During the 70's, Hollywood films lost a lot of their glamor. The days of Monroe and Gable were no longer in style at this point.

    You had actors look and dressing more like everyday men. Actresses looked more like they could be your neighbor, and this was another film that just find with the times. So much here actually feels raw and realistic it helps make the characters and their tough situation come alive all the more. You really don't find this sort of realism anymore.

    3.The Terminator (1984)

    Some say the film hasn't help up after all of these years. The effects obviously don't make the sequel, but the film has a very film noir feel much like 1982's Blade Runner. It's gritty, suspenseful, and you care about the characters. The soundtrack is haunting, and the ending is bleak. But it's just so well made and so unlike the plastic action films of today.

    4.The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

    I feel in love with this the first time I watched it. As a kid I was mostly a horror movie fan. So this was one of the first drama's that I really embraced. It's a movie of hope and friendship. A more fantasy take but more character developed version of Escape From Alcatraz if you will. Andy Dufresne is one of the great characters of the 90's. In fact, nearly every character is memorable. Without a great supporting cast this one wouldn't have been nearly as good.

    5.Cool Hand Luke (1967)

    The wonderful thing about this movie is the lead character himself. Luke is like most men. We all have a touch of rebellion in us. Some have different level than others, but we can all relate to Luke in someway. Strother Martin is also unforgettable with some unforgettable ones.

    6.Forrest Gump (1994)

    I sense that Gump's reputation is went down a notch over the last few years. But it's still a great film to me with memorable characters, a terrific soundtrack, a great OSCAR performance and a terrific journey.

    7.Touch of Evil (1958)

    I'm not a huge fan of Citizen Kane. I respect it's place in film history, but I'm a bigger fan of this one. It has no real faults. The direction is basically better than anything you will get in film today. The performances and cast are both top notch, and it's so mysterious and effective. While Heston is a bit of a stretch as a Mexican, his personality really fits the role so you overlook this flaw. Somewhat like Sean Connery's performance in The Untouchables. I'm a sucker for film noir and they really don't get any better that this. This is a great mix of art and popcorn fare.

    8.Rocky (1976)

    We all know the story, we've all seen in it... And I think most of us like it at some level. It's the greatest underdog story and one of the most well known and copied movies of the 70's. Nothing really needs to be explained.

    9.Back to the Future (1985)

    Like Rocky, everyone is seen and love the characters. The film is sci-fi, action, comedy and Americana all rolled into one great package. Oh, and a great 80's pop soundtrack. Really it's the whole package and there is a never dull moment.

    10.Tombstone (1993)

    Make no mistake, there are better westerns. This likely wouldn't make my top 20 all time, but it's just so entertaining to watch. Never a dull moment... So many memorable characters and fun performances. Is there anyone from the 90s more quoted than Val Kilmer's Doc Holiday? Not very many. In many ways, it's the Die Hard of the western genre. I seriously hate to see this one end.


    A key to making a movie re-watchable is pacing. You usually feel that there isn't a dull or wasted moment, and you usually hate to see the movie end. Soundtrack and memorable characters are also a big thing. OSCAR winning performances aren't a must, and honestly there are lots of performances that are memorable in an entertaining way, but not OSCAR worthy. Mot of the character in Tombstone fit that bill for instance.

    Other notables include. The Fugitive, Bonnie and Clyde, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, T2, Rear Window, Big, Sling Blade, Stand By Me, The Lion King, Dirty Harry, First Blood, When Harry Met Sally, Lethal Weapon 1&2, Dumb and Dumber and Annie Hall.

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    In no particular order.

    Aliens (the first one is a classic, but the second one is a friggin rollercoaster of a film)
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Tron: Legacy
    Arthur (THE DUDLEY MOORE ORIGINAL, thank you)
    1941 (Thank you VHR for mentioning this one earlier)
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    Caddyshack
    Star Trek : Wrath of Khan
    GoodFellas
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    1.) Forrest Gump-best movie ever. I still tear up for the grave scene.

    2.) Heat- Michael Mann's best movie. Pacino/Deniro were at the top of their games and is full of so many quotes.

    3.) The Dark Knight- not only is this the best Batman movie, it is also the best superhero movie.

    4.) Interview With The Vampire- one of the best vampire movies ever.

    5.) Clerks- great "cult" film. Clerks II can also be added.

    6.) Anchorman- Will Ferrel's best work.

    7.) There's Something About Mary- no explanation needed.

    8.) Dumb and Dumber- funny from start to finish.

    9.) Chasing Amy- probably the best Ben Affleck movie.

    10.) When Harry Met Sally- great/funny movie.
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    My list is much like LL's....

    Smokey and the Bandit
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    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Arthur (Dudley Moore, not the steaming pile of a remake)
    Animal House
    Caddyshack
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    I am just thinking off the top of my head of the movies that I must watch if they are on.

    1. Tombstone
    2. Aliens
    3. Wrath of Khan
    4. Shawshank
    5. The Bourne Identity
    6. Dances with Wolves
    7. Strange Brew
    8. Blade
    9. Empire Strikes Back
    10. And...

    And I hate to admit this, as it is such a guilty pleasure, Road House with Patrick Swayze. Extremely stupid movie, but damn there are so many one liners in it that my friends and I used to say.
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    Any of the Bond films
    The "Indiana Jones" films, especially 1 & 3
    The "Star Trek" films
    The "Back To The Future" films
    "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind"
    'The Blues Brothers"
    "Animal House"
    "The Bad News Bears" (the original, please)
    "Fast Times"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    I am just thinking off the top of my head of the movies that I must watch if they are on.

    1. Tombstone
    2. Aliens
    3. Wrath of Khan
    4. Shawshank
    5. The Bourne Identity
    6. Dances with Wolves
    7. Strange Brew
    8. Blade
    9. Empire Strikes Back
    10. And...

    And I hate to admit this, as it is such a guilty pleasure, Road House with Patrick Swayze. Extremely stupid movie, but damn there are so many one liners in it that my friends and I used to say.
    Road House is one of those flicks you can watch but not even look at the screen and laugh at the one liners.
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    Princess Bride! Infinitely quotable.
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    I can't NOT watch the Pirates of the Caribbean movies if they're on.
    Original three Star Wars movies.
    Much Ado About Nothing (Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson)
    Shining Through (Michael Douglas and Melanie Griffith)
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    Top of my head, in no order, could change in 5 minutes lol:

    Die hard
    Any Rocky except 5
    Blues Brothers
    Dark Knight
    Dumb and Dumber
    Superbad
    Point Break
    Pulp Fiction
    Oceans 11 (new one)
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    Big Lebowski - most quotable movie of all time.
    Pulp fiction
    Arthur - Dudley Moore, not the new one.
    Caddyshack
    Storm of the Century
    Stripes
    Godfather I and II
    Shawshank
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    Midnight Run
    The Big Lebowski
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Honourable Mention: Raiders)
    Goodfellas
    Inglorious Basterds
    Naked Gun Trilogy
    The Rock
    The Dark Knight
    Resevoir Dogs
    Back to the Future Trilogy

    Can't do a list of 10. I have more than 10. I'm leaving out so many. Casino Royale. Pulp Fiction. Analyze This. T2.

    There are so many.
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    Dead Man on Campus
    Road Trip
    American Beauty
    Ferris Bueller's Day off
    Revenge of the Nerds
    Romy and Michelle's High School Rreunion
    Not Another Teen Movie
    Back to the Future
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    I am going to lose my man card for this, but I have yet to see the Big Lebowski.

    It looks like a movie that I would love, but for some reason have never sat down to watch it.
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