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Sei'taer
08-05-2008, 04:07 PM
this blog caught my eye on one of the weather stations I have to note for work everyday and I thought it was kind of neat. I'll put my answers at the bottom so you can read it first.


Most Rewatchable Movies?
Okay, I know that rewatchable is probably not a word. I know this because my blogging software keeps insisting that the word be underlined in red, which is a bad sign. The closest my dictionary can apparently come to rewatchable is rewashed, which isn't really what I'm going for.

I was thinking over the weekend (stop it, it does happen occasionally) that I could rent a movie from iTunes. I had an urge to watch some cheesy guy-movie - you know, stuff blowing up, lots of karate chop action, great one liners, etc. But when I got on iTunes I saw that it was $4 to rent a movie, and about $16 to buy one. So then I did the math and realized that renting is a good deal if you only plan to watch that movie once ever. Or, possibly twice. By the time you've rented it three times you're dangerously close to purchasing it.

And all of that made me think of the renting versus owning issue. We own our fair share of movies, but how many of them have I watched four times or more? I'm not sure but I suspect there are movies in there viewed three times or less.

So in order to give you a break from Edouard - which is a serious situation and everyone should stay on top of the news here - I pose this question: What are your favorite "Rewatchable" movies? Two of my favorites are Christmas themed: A Charlie Brown Christmas and It's a Wonderful Life. (Complete with the great line, "Teacher says, every time a bell rings a zombie gets a venti white mocha with a shot of caramel.") What movies would you purchase as opposed to rent?

Folks on the Gulf Coast take care and make sure your storm preparations are completed, everyone knows how to contact everyone else and watch out for post storm zombie risings. Drop me a comment and let me know how you're doing.



Categories: Hurricanes | Movies | Zombies
Posted by Carl Schaad on Monday, August 04, 2008 9:58 AM


I'm picking 3: Blues Brothers, Reservoir Dogs, and Pulp Fiction. There are lots more, but these top my list of rewatchables.

Ivhon
08-05-2008, 04:26 PM
1. Princess Bride (quote-along at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz on Thursday)
2. Star Wars - original trilogy only
3. This Is Spinal Tap
4. Raising Arizona
5. Cartoon Grinch (not sure if it counts as a movie)
6. Any Disney theatrical release film (forget the direct to dvd schlock)
7. LotR
8. The Usual Suspects
9. Elf
10. The Big Lebowski


For a partial and incomplete list of must-owns-because-you-watch-enough in no particular order

Cary Sedai
08-05-2008, 04:32 PM
The Princess Bride, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, all three of the LOTR (extened editions), all the Harry Potter movies...and that sums up the ones I could watch over and over and over again.

Then there's the ones I can watch more than once, but not too often: Enemy at the Gate, We Were Soldiers, The Patriot, Waterworld, Dodgeball, The New Kid, and uhm...lots actually.

I like movies :D

irerancincpkc
08-05-2008, 04:42 PM
I can watch The Fountain, V For Vendetta, The Constant Gardener, The Jacket, The Illusionist, and any M. Night or David Cronenberg film whenever I want too, even if I just watched one. There are a lot of others I can rewatch easily, but I have to be in the mood. :D

Anaiya Sedai
08-05-2008, 04:59 PM
1. LotR
2. Wall-E (and all other disney/ disney-pixar movies)
3. Mr&Mrs Smith
4. Cruel Intentions
5. Ocean's Eleven
6. Amelie
7. Goodbye Lenin!
8. Harold and Maude
9. Lost in Translation
10. Der Schuh des Manitu

I was really struggling with that list.. there are many movies I love, but not actually that many I watch very often. These are pretty much all the ones I've seen more than twice (or 10 times in some cases). and Star Wars, I guess..

Crispin's Crispian
08-05-2008, 05:10 PM
Good topic. I used to think there was really no such thing as a rewatchable movie. Now that I have young kids, I have been forcibly converted. So...


1. Flushed Away
2. Finding Nemo
3. Peter Pan (the older animated Disney one with the racism and stuff)
4. Cars
5. Ratatoullie
6. Cinderella
7. Monsters Inc.
8. It's a Wonderful Life (I think this has to be on every list)
9. Jingle All the Way
10. A Christmas Story


I guess those aren't really in any order, except that Flushed Away really is one of those movies you can watch six times and still find funny stuff you didn't see before.

"Larva, larva, larva..."

tworiverswoman
08-05-2008, 05:56 PM
Princess Bride
Batman Begins (watched three times the first week I had it)
While You Were Sleeping
You've Got Mail
any Pixar film
almost any Disney Animation
LOTR (all three)
Harry Potter (all five so far)
Fifth Element
a lot of really OLD movies -- like Philadelphia Story, Desk Set, We're No Angels

My Excel list of movie DVD's is over 10 pages long. I hate to admit that, not only do I NOT watch many of them more than three times, there are over two dozen that I've never even UNWRAPPED. Please don't yell at me...

WinespringBrother
08-05-2008, 06:15 PM
LOTR trilogy of course
Trading Places - don't own but it is on one cable channel or another often
Stargate SG1 (the movie)
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Serenity

edit: forgot these:
Midnight Run
Enemy of the State
Frequency
Blazing Saddles

JSUCamel
08-05-2008, 06:21 PM
Shakespeare in Love (watched it at least 100 times.. no joke)
Star Wars (original trilogy)
Indiana Jones (all of them)
Stargate (original movie)
Stargate SG-1: Ark of Truth
Stargate SG-1: Continuum (awesome, btw)
Any Disney theatrical release (not direct-to-dvd)
Batman: The Dark Knight
Sweeney Todd
Hairspray
Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder version)
Lord of the Rings (extended editions, all three)
Mystic River
Pirates of the Caribbean (first one only)
Any Pixar movie

Bunch more. My DVD collection is downstairs or I'd go look now.

Maybe I'll edit it later.

For all you Stargate geeks, watch SG-1: Continuum. Don S. Davis's last performance. Great stuff. I almost cried when he walked on screen.

Mort
08-05-2008, 06:28 PM
When you start to think about it, the list of movies you could rewatch gets pretty long. I am going to be bold here though and state: There is a difference if the movie is showing on TV or if you are thinking of renting or seeing it again from your dvd collection (or VHS if you are into that sort of think *cough*freak*cough*).

If the clock hits 9 pm and I have nothing better to do than watching tv or do some other stuff, I could see almost any movie there is that is showing at the time, especially if I havn't seen it in a while. I would probably enjoy it at least a little bit too.

I am not a guy to re-watch movies if I have seen it recently. I have never gone to the cinema and seen a movie more than once for example, just doesn't happen. I rarely re-watch movies I have at home in the dvd collection if I don't get a sudden urge to do so because it was YEARS I saw it last.

And now the list which I came up with otomh:

Matrix
Gladiator
LoTR
Lock stock and two smocking barrels
Snatch
Boondock Saints
South Park movie
Usual suspects
Saving private ryan
Pulp fiction
Reservoir Dogs

All great movies. I would never rent any of them though (im a computer guy, I find them cheaper in the dark side of the internet if I must have one of them right this moment), if I don't have some of them in the dvd collection already I would probably buy them if I can find them for a reasonable price somewhere (dont buy much dvds though).

Edit:
For all you Stargate geeks, watch SG-1: Continuum. Don S. Davis's last performance. Great stuff. I almost cried when he walked on screen.

Wuss :)
I found the stargate movies watchable but they weren't THAT great. Except THE first one, with kurt russell, that felt like a movie, these feel like long episodes.

Ishara
08-05-2008, 07:29 PM
Le sigh. I feel like we do a LOT of rewatching, which is why I justify our huge dvd collection.

The Mummy & The Mummy Returns are my number two rewatches. Ever.
The Bourne Identity
Ocean's Eleven
Indiana Jones Trilogy (I will be a revisionist and pretend that #4 was never made)
The Goonies
Snatch
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

We also watch a LOT of tv on dvd around here on the portable dvd player that is usually set up in fornt of the kitchen sink so that you can watch while you endlessly wash dishes.

Chris watches a lot of Futurama and South Park, and I switch between Buffy (seasons 1-5, again revisionst history) and Stargate SG1 (seasons 1-5, cause that's what I own so far).

Sinistrum
08-05-2008, 09:33 PM
I've got tons that I would consider re-watchable. However, here are probably my top ones.

1. The Original Star Wars Trilogy
2. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
3. Ghostbusters
4. Batman Begins
5. Die Hard
6. Serenity
7. Transformers
8. Holy Grail
9. Terminator 2
10. Fifth Element
11. Batman
12. Army of Darkness
13. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
14. Young Frankenstein
15. Casino Royale

pops taer
08-05-2008, 09:52 PM
Stratton Story
It's a Wonderful Life
Cowboy Way
It's A Mad, Mad World
Star Trek - Kahn (think I spelled it right)
Last of the Dogmen
Rear Window - Jimmy Stewart
Vertigo - Jimmy Stewart
Rope - Jimmy Stewart
Man Who Knew Too Much - Jimmy Stewart

There are others I'm sure but I'm outa brain cells for the moment.

DeiwosTheSkyGod
08-05-2008, 10:11 PM
Kill Bill and The Wizard of Oz.

Birgitte
08-05-2008, 10:16 PM
I've got a few.

Casablanca
The Princess Bride
Blazing Saddles
Serenity
Transformers
Pride and Prejudice (Kiera Knightly version... don't ask me why, but I love this movie. On the rare occasions I'm looking for a chick flick, I go straight to this one...)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Stardust
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Equilibrium
(Basically, just go down the list of movies I own. I don't buy them unless I really liked them.)

tanaww
08-05-2008, 10:49 PM
Jourdan! You forgot Dogma! How could you?!

Dogma, The Princess Bride, We Were Soldiers, McClintock!, The Quiet Man, Stardust, Star Wars (all), Ferris, The Rundown, Walking Tall (with The Rock)

Frenzy
08-05-2008, 11:22 PM
Movies i could watch again and again and again and again and never get bored of them:

Blazing Saddles
Ghostbusters
Empire Strikes Back
Beauty and the Beast
Heartbreak Ridge
Spaceballs
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Dragnet
Starship Troopers
The Rabbit of Seville (or almost anything with Bugs Bunny, though that one's my fav)

ShadowbaneX
08-05-2008, 11:32 PM
I've got a really crappy memory so I can pretty much watch any movie over and over and not entirely remember anything.

Tonight, specifically, I watched Secondhand Lions, and I must say that it's a rather good movie...and in a few months it'll be a brand new movie all over again!

Ishara
08-06-2008, 07:42 AM
Dogma's awesome. Definitely a rewatch.

Is this a good time to mention that I've never seen It's a Wonderful Life?

tanaww
08-06-2008, 08:32 AM
Probably not, Ishara. Sorry.

Sei'taer
08-06-2008, 08:39 AM
I would rather rip my fingernails out than watch its a wonderful life again.

Brita
08-06-2008, 09:14 AM
8. Harold and Maude


Woohoo! I don't know anyone else (besides my family) who has watched this movie. My family watched it several times- it is a great film.

People have already listed most of my favs, but I'll add Juno and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind to the list.

JSUCamel
08-06-2008, 09:41 AM
Harold and Maude was good. Didn't care for Juno for the same reasons I didn't care for Brokeback Mountain.

Don't get me wrong... good movies, both. The cinematography is awesome, acting superb... just didn't care for the content.

John Snow
08-06-2008, 09:46 AM
because you really have to be an Olde Pharte to even know about it, but it's a wonderful film - beautiful scenery, wonderful story, excellent acting and directing.

Dersu Uzala (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dersu_Uzala_(1975_film))

and my wife's favorite for multiple watches is The Friendly Persuasion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friendly_Persuasion_(film))

I like it too, but not quite to that degree. While the film was being made, all the main actors showed up at our Quaker Meeting House (http://ogmm.org/) (although we weren't here at the time, of course) one Sunday morning to see what a Quaker meeting was like. A couple of them, Cooper included, hung around and chatted for some time after Meeting. The old folks in Meeting still talk about that. :)

Crispin's Crispian
08-06-2008, 10:20 AM
Stratton Story
It's a Wonderful Life
Cowboy Way
It's A Mad, Mad World
Star Trek - Kahn (think I spelled it right)
Last of the Dogmen
Rear Window - Jimmy Stewart
Vertigo - Jimmy Stewart
Rope - Jimmy Stewart
Man Who Knew Too Much - Jimmy Stewart

There are others I'm sure but I'm outa brain cells for the moment.

Pops, did I ever tell you about the time I was in line at the video store (ahem...DVD store), and the two young women in front of me were looking at some promotional piece?

Idiot 1: "Who is...James...Stewart?"
Idiot 2: "I don't know..."

I was two seconds from smacking them both with the DVDs I was holding and screaming at the top of my lungs.

It's like those game shows where the host asks people who the Vice President is, and they have no idea.

Realnow
08-06-2008, 10:37 AM
It's A Wonderful Life is a truly classic film..more so than the Princess Bride =P

But anyways,

-Anchorman: Legend of Ron Burgundy
-LOTR
-Star Wars
-Collateral
-School of Rock
-Animal House
-Air Force One
-A Few Good Men/As Good as it Gets/The Departed
-Fight Club
-Batman Begins
-Trading Places
-Jurassic Park
-Mission Impossible/Speed
-Die Hard
-Magnificent Seven
-Dirty Harry
-Annie Hall
-Happy Gilmore
-The Break Up
-Old School
-When Harry Met Sally
-Fast Times at Ridgemont High
-Ferris Bueller's Day Off
-Blow

Frenzy
08-06-2008, 10:43 AM
It's like those game shows where the host asks people who the Vice President is, and they have no idea.
No, it's much worse. i remember when i went to go see the DiCaprio version of Romeo & Juliet when i heard "who's this Shakespeare dude?" and no one knew.

i wanted to rip the girl's hair out by it's badly-dyed roots and strangle the lot of them with it.

Sarevok
08-06-2008, 10:53 AM
Idiot 1: "Who is...James...Stewart?"
Idiot 2: "I don't know..."
Sarevok: who?

Crispin's Crispian
08-06-2008, 10:57 AM
Sarevok: who?

You have the excuse of being young and not American.

Here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Stewart_%28actor%29)is some info for you...

Gilshalos Sedai
08-06-2008, 11:18 AM
1. The Original Star Wars Trilogy
2. The Princess Bride
3. Ghostbusters
4. Batman Begins
5. Serenity
6. LOTR (The whole thing when I have 6-8 hours to kill)
7. Stargate (both series, not so much the movie)
8. When Harry Met Sally
9. The Princess Diaries (Both) (Shut up)
10. X-Men I & II
11. Spiderman I & II
12. Do BTVS and Angel count?
13. While You Were Sleeping
14. Bridget Jones' Diary
15. I really wish I owned Alien and Aliens so I could add them to this list.
15 part 2. The Pirates of the Caribbean

SauceyBlueConfetti
08-06-2008, 01:54 PM
I am qualifying my picks based on either of two things:
While flipping channels I see it on and sit down to watch it again
And/Or
Own it on video and go to it immediately when I think, hey I need a pick me up

Princess Bride
The Quiet Man
Shawshank Redemption

first three are ties for me. I will watch beginning to end without moving.

The Right Stuff
Breakfast Club
Young Frankenstein
The Thing
Rudy
Finding Nemo (jellyman, offspring. offspring, jellyman)
You've Got Mail (any girl who has had an online crush/romance is lying if she says she doesn't LOVE this movie)
The Heiress (old movie, Olivia deHavilland)
Meet Me in St Louis (Judy Garland)
White Christmas
Aliens

Gilshalos Sedai
08-06-2008, 02:01 PM
You've Got Mail (any girl who has had an online crush/romance is lying if she says she doesn't LOVE this movie)


Actually, I HATED that movie. And we all know where I met my husband. ;) I hated the ending, sure she got the guy, but she had to give everything else up. Plus... Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks had better chemistry in Sleepless in Seattle where they never met onscreen till the end and in Joe vs. the Volcano. So, nope, not lying to myself, just being contrary. ;)

And I forgot 16 Candles and The Breakfast Club, thanks for reminding me.

SauceyBlueConfetti
08-06-2008, 03:30 PM
I hated the ending, sure she got the guy, but she had to give everything else up.


no no no no no

she was living her MOTHER's life by running the bookstore. she was not doing what she was meant to do in life...she was not being creative and taking chances.

she gave up her safety (ok, it was kicked out from under her) and WENT FOR IT!!!

Gilshalos Sedai
08-06-2008, 03:34 PM
I remember her liking the bookstore. And the giant conglomerate that put it out of business.

Ishara
08-06-2008, 05:53 PM
Which ended up allowing her to *ahem* write. ;)

tworiverswoman
08-06-2008, 08:05 PM
Actually, it's kind of interesting to note that "You've Got Mail" shows a giant mega-corp behaving in EXACTLY the uncaring, killer-instinct fashion we like to imagine they do, and yet STILL managed to have a character that the audience found appealing.

Well -- Tom Hanks was appealing. His screen father, on the other hand... Yikes!

Gilshalos Sedai
08-07-2008, 08:02 AM
Apparently, that was so hidden, I didn't catch that dream of hers the only time I watched the movie. ;) And I'd tend to notice that particular goal, I would think.

Sei'taer
08-07-2008, 08:23 AM
I guess I missed that one. Does anybody get shot in it? Are there car chases? Did the computer explode in anyones face?

Sounds like the kind of movie where you sit around in your jammies and cry and eat ice cream...and pray you find a man who acts like...nevermind, not even going there today.

Gilshalos Sedai
08-07-2008, 08:55 AM
Nevermind, it was out too early to have seen it with Bryan.

lurk
08-07-2008, 09:11 AM
Actually I love to watch movies several times. Especially when on cable, you can zap between the good scenes :D

But looking at movies I have seen many a time and would watch again and again:
- Gladiator
- starwars 4,5,6 (1-3 are not bad, but these are classics!)
- TLoTR
- Matrix trilogy
- Once we were soldiers
- Band of Brothers (technically a miniseries)
- Any disney/pixar movie (love them!)
- Any Monthy Python movie with quest for the holy grail as absolute masterpiece
- Saving Private Ryan
- X-men trilogy
- Spiderman trilogy
- Snatch
- Lock Stock and two smoking Barrels

Birgitte
08-07-2008, 10:09 AM
Actually I love to watch movies several times. Especially when on cable, you can zap between the good scenes

~shudders~ My little brother does that every time he watches a movie. And then he'll go back and watch the same part again. You have no idea how crazy that makes me.

Gilshalos Sedai
08-07-2008, 10:14 AM
As crazy as your avatar?

Ivhon
08-07-2008, 10:27 AM
I've got a few.

Casablanca
The Princess Bride
Blazing Saddles
Serenity
Transformers
Pride and Prejudice (Kiera Knightly version... don't ask me why, but I love this movie. On the rare occasions I'm looking for a chick flick, I go straight to this one...)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Stardust
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Equilibrium
(Basically, just go down the list of movies I own. I don't buy them unless I really liked them.)


Robin Hood: Men in Tights is to date the ONLY movie I have walked out on. And I was stoned to boot (for you non-smokers, a good toke usually makes any movie enjoyable)!

irerancincpkc
08-07-2008, 10:39 AM
I walked out on Duddly Do-Right. Worst movie I've ever seen.

ShadowbaneX
08-07-2008, 10:50 AM
Matrix trilogy

LIES!

There was only one Matrix movie.

DeiwosTheSkyGod
08-07-2008, 09:37 PM
Robin Hood: Men in Tights is to date the ONLY movie I have walked out on. And I was stoned to boot (for you non-smokers, a good toke usually makes any movie enjoyable)!

I feel like that movie would be so funny if you were stoned...

Ivhon
08-07-2008, 10:01 PM
Ok.

Princess Bride quote along (think princess bride meets rocky horror)
+
Green mac and cheese
+
2 pitchers of anchor steam
+
some chocolatey/icecreamy thing
=

Much fun!!!

tworiverswoman
08-08-2008, 02:28 AM
PD was made to watch Princess Bride the first time he went to Michigan -- I understand that he had a little trouble following the movie because everyone in the room was saying the dialogue right along with the movie -- in stereo, but slightly out of sync...

The book is better than the movie ONLY because it's a bit more complete -- otherwise, I have few complaints about the movie -- it's very nearly perfect. The sword fight at the top of the Cliffs of Madness is just ... AWESOME.

tanaww
08-08-2008, 07:34 AM
Darling, they are the Cliffs of Insanity.

"My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

Gilshalos Sedai
08-08-2008, 07:57 AM
No, Tanaww, they are the Cliffs! Of! Insanity!

Sinistrum
08-08-2008, 10:59 AM
"No more rhyming! I mean it!"

"Anybody want a peanut?"

tanaww
08-08-2008, 02:47 PM
"No more rhyming! I mean it!"

"Anybody want a peanut?"

{Lizard} Are there rocks ahead?

Sinistrum
08-08-2008, 02:56 PM
If there are we'll all be dead.

Gilshalos Sedai
08-08-2008, 03:03 PM
I was looking at Netflix the other day, and Princess Bride is categorized as "Romance." ~sob~

Sinistrum
08-08-2008, 03:10 PM
Cuz nothing says romance like Andre the Giant and lines like "there are a shortage of perfect breasts in this world. It would be a pity to damage yours."

Gilshalos Sedai
08-08-2008, 03:21 PM
Well, when you put it that way....

tanaww
08-08-2008, 03:41 PM
"there are a shortage of perfect breasts in this world. It would be a pity to damage yours."

Like you haven't used that line...

Sinistrum
08-08-2008, 04:39 PM
Actually I haven't because most girls I know aren't planning on stabbing themselves through the chest with a knife. ;)

tanaww
08-08-2008, 05:12 PM
Actually I haven't because most girls I know aren't planning on stabbing themselves through the chest with a knife. ;)

Funny, and I thought you had precisely that effect on women...

Marie Curie 7
08-09-2008, 01:02 AM
I would rather rip my fingernails out than watch its a wonderful life again.

OMG, hell must be freezing over! I agree with Sei'taer. :) I absolutely despise It's a Wonderful Life. It's just too sickly sweet to live with. If I was going to pick a Christmasy-type movie as "rewatchable", it would be A Christmas Story (or the more obscure A Christmas Without Snow) -- or if we're including cartoons, A Charlie Brown Christmas or The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

I used to rewatch lots of movies. I don't do it so much any more, but here's my list:

The Princess Bride (it's amazing how many TLers have listed this movie) :)
Victor/Victoria
Yessongs :D
Real Genius
Time Bandits
Shadowlands
Chariots of Fire
The Right Stuff (I love this movie - yay Saucey for picking this!)
The American President (don't ask) :p
The Frisco Kid
Dreamscape
Blazing Saddles
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Star Wars (the original one)
Star Trek: The Voyage Home

jason wolfbrother
08-09-2008, 04:44 AM
slight misquote for Sinistrum ~evil smile~

"You think he's got a chance?

It would take a miracle."


"Have fun storming the castle."


man that movie is so quotable.

"What I wouldn't give for a Holocaust Cloak."