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    Movie you've watched the most times

    Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by rhduke, Nov 1, 2013.

    I'm on my 8th or 9th rewatch of the LotR trilogy. I watch it at least once a year.

    Spider-Man, Starship Troopers and The Matrix come closest to second place. The last one's there only because they used to show it on tv like every month :rolleyes:
     
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    I have two but for very different reasons:

    Alien (1979)

    The original and most badass of sci-fi horror movies ever made in the history of always. Period. Utter genius movie making, and the term CGI was a decade way from even being coined. If you disagree, you're ugly and you smell funny. ;)

    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

    I suffer from insomnia. When I can't sleep, this is literally the film I put on to help me sleep. It's not a joke. The shit really works. [​IMG]
     
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    Infernal Affairs (the Hong Kong film that inspired The Departed)
    The Dark Knight trilogy
    Titanic
    It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World
     
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    A rough guess:

    Casablanca
    Ghostbusters
    The Producers
    Hopscotch
    Young Frankenstein
    Shakespeare in Love
    Fighter Squadron (starting when I was about 10)
    Flying Tigers (ditto)
    Twelve O'Clock High
     
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    The top three I can think of straight away are:

    Watchmen (One of my favourite movies of all time. I've read the graphic novel as well, but I believe the movie does it better) - watched 3-4 times, but I love it and I need to watch it far more.

    The Dark Knight (Also one of my favourite films ever. Definitely top five. I'm a sucker for anything Batman, though - except for Batman and Robin *Shudder*) - probably watched it about 6-8 times, and it never bores me. Ledger is terrific.

    The Illusionist (It's a good film, but I don't watch it so often because it's one of my favourites; it's simply one of those things that I've watched many times. Still a good watch, though) - roughly 5 times.

    I know many people have watched some movies again and again, far more times than I have. But I just love films in general, and so I like to watch as much as I possibly can.
     
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    Have to add one in the nonfiction category: Buena Vista Social Club.
     
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    Gosh, I don't know. I'd have to say the contenders are:
    The Sound of Music
    Grease
    Animal House
     
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    The NeverEnding Story. I was in Cairns, Australia when it came out, and I was desperately homesick and lonely - very emotionally vulnerable at that point in my life. This movie hit my bullseye. I bought it on VHS when I got back home and watched it about fifty times - every time I felt lonely, I guess. I haven't seen it in over twenty years now. I wonder if it stands up. I'm actually a bit afraid to find out.

    I've also seen Casablanca a whole whack of times - at least two dozen. It's about as perfect as a movie gets, I think. I love it.

    A Clockwork Orange. I've seen that a couple of dozen times as well. Kubrick was a master director.

    Casino. I appreciate Scorsese's direction, but I don't like this movie much. I hate movies about stupid, violent characters. However, my roomie loves this movie and for a while he put it on as "background noise" when he was working. I've seen it (or, at least, listened to it) about fifty times.

    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. This is a recent favorite of both me and my roomie, and it pretty much lives at the top of our movie stack. I've seen it at least thirty times.

    There are many others I've seen at least a dozen times. Our home theater system is on all day, pretty much, and my roomie likes playing the same thing over and over again. Oh well.
     
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    @Wreybies ohh I love both those movies. M&C is slow, but I like that for a change :p

    @minstrel Was just talking about Clockwork Orange with a friend. I haven't seen it but I've been wanting to and putting it off. I might watch it tonight actually.

    Just one more to add... Enemy at the Gates.
    Great acting, score and atmosphere. One of the few emotionally charged movies I can't get enough of.
     
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    I rarely rarely rewatch movies.

    As a child, twice a day, I'd watch 101 dalmatians.
    As a teenager, I learned every single line to Little Mermaid 2 and Emperor's New Groove.
    As an adult, Marriage with a Fool. Watched it like twice but I love it.
     
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    Back when Goldfinger came out, I watched it five times before it left the cinemas. I've seen it a few more times since then, but with the advent of the VCR (and then DVDs and BluRay), there are many movies I've watched multiple times.

    These days it's rare that I'll see a movie in the theater more than once. But there have been a few I've gone back to re-watch in the rooms with the sticky floors and other patrons too stupid or inconsiderate to keep themselves and their devices quiet.

    Going to the theater is not the treat it used to be. The sound is better and the visuals brighter and sharper, but the audience is full of jerks and the concession racket is appalling.
     
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    When I was a child, a local television station here in NY had a program called "Million Dollar Movie". It was on every weeknight, and I think also on Sunday afternoons. In those days, theaters usually held films for one week and then brought in something else (a film that was "held over" was truly hot). "Million Dollar Movie" did the same thing - showed the same film all week. That was my first experience seeing films multiple times.
     
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    I try to wait a couple weeks after opening or go on weekday to avoid the big audiences. The worst though is when a movie is available ONLY in 3D. I cannot stand that crap.
     
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    @Cogito

    Most cinemas have lulls. Find the lulls and you'll get to watch your movie. You might not get that well behaving audience vibe, in fact there may hardly be anyone there at all, but at least you'll have peace. I assume our multi-plexes are modeled on yours. Cinemas are not in the business of selling tickets for films, cinemas are in the business to sell concessions. Simple as that. I blame the fact that cinemas pay so much to the distributors, but you can apply that logic the whole way down the food chain, right back to Tom Cruise getting paid ridiculous amounts for his participation in the industry.

    I was a Projection Chief in a multi-plex for ten years. It was an eye opener.
     
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    Oh, I understand the business reasons, I just find the pricing and quality horrible in spite of that. At least there is a backlash for better food, at prices that are higher still, but not as disproportionate to the quality.

    I can go three hours without eating. That's not the real problem for me. The inconsiderate louts are what ruin it for me, like the teens who keep texting throughout the movie, or the methane factory who plops his fat ass in the seat behind me and jitters his foot in time with his gaseous emissions. Or the commentator who keeps whispering loudly to his friend about how stupid the main character is behaving. Because I work during the week, that usually means I wait for a week or two after the movie comes out before I can watch it with some pleasure.

    Or wait for it to come out on BluRay, where I have control over the audience and the food offerings.
     
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    Every Christmas I like to catch a version of the Christmas Carol. The Alastair Sim one is the best, I think. Must have watched that ten times across the decades.
     
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    Alesia - I love It's a mad mad mad mad world!

    Favorite comedy - The Major and the Minor
    Favorite Capra - You Can't Take it With You.
    Favorite Hitchcock - Marnie

    Anything odd I rewatch -
    Existenz - Jude Law is hot. And the bone gun is cool.

    Jan Svankmajer's Alice - stop animation very cool.

    Valerie's Week of Wonders - surreal.
     
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    Marnie was great, but I have to cast my vote for North by Northwest. And, of course, the ground-breaking Psycho.
     
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    Lotr trilogy, Back to the Future trilogy and the Original Star Wars trilogy, but I'm not much of a movie buff so that's probably it.
     
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    The Virgin Suicides
     
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    as i've been a movie buff/fanatic since earliest childhood, there are too many to list that i've watched multiple times, but at the top of the list would probably be 'casablanca'... and that mostly because of the song [bogie too, of course], which has been a favorite of mine since i first heard it, 7 decades or so ago...
     
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    I have several movies I watched I don't know how many times. Kill Bill I and II, Zoolander, Alice, Blades of Glory, Napoleon Dynamite, David Lynch's Dune, Trading Places, Chronicles of Riddick, Bram Stoker's Dracula. When I was a kid, I watched Grease, Around the World in 80 days and Jungle Book at least once a month :)
     
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    I forgot one. I've seen The Ten Commandments (Charlton Heston version) a whole heap of times. Watching it used to be a Christmas tradition at my mom's house. (I know it's not a Christmas movie, but Christmas was the only holiday each year that the family was together.) I love the movie - it's so pompous and over-the-top. The dialogue is hilarious and the acting is so stiff you can practically see Cecil B. DeMille just offscreen telling the actors, "More Biblical! Don't just say your lines, intone them! Be more Biblical!"

    Priceless.
     
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    For me it's the LotR triology and the Pirates triology, especially the first one. I've watched many other movies a lot, but none as much as those. Love them.

    Will.... nice hat.
     
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    Ahhh yes, The Ten Commandments. Another film I've seen so many times I can almost quote it word for word.

    I also forgot to mention Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, Friday, Star Wars I-VI, and Slingblade mmmhmm.
     

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