Which movies have you watched more than twice?

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  1. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    How can you know something is drivel without watching it? For example, I've watched Gone With the Wind.
     
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  3. sweetpea Registered Senior Member

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    Sarkus, sideshow is playing with our minds.
    I know his reply already..."Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn"

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  5. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    I have watched... Or should I say I have been subjected to... more episodes than was ever good for me. But most definitely past tense. None of this "also watch" present tense rubbish. After all, I know that being stabbed in the hand is painful... I don't need repeat stabbings, even if it promises to be a different part of my anatomy, to know it is going to be painful.
    Just an awful show.

    I'm sure I've put people on ignore for less.

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  7. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I do woodwork so I'm used to a certain amount of stabbing.

    Maybe I just haven't been watching Corrie long enough to have your insight.

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    Goodfella's.
     
  9. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Hard to remember. I know there are a lot of sci-fi movies I've seen more than twice, including a few of the Star Wars movies and (perhaps unfortunately) one or two Star Trek ones. I've seen the first two Alien films lots of times. I've watched The Matrix more than twice, and also the first Back to the Future movie.

    Of the others mentioned above, these would also be on my list:
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    Smokey And The Bandit
    2001
    ET
    Groundhog Day -
    I watch this one every day ... just kidding.
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - the music score of this film alone makes it worth watching many times, but it's a classic in all respects.
    The Monty Python films, particularly Life of Brian and The Holy Grail - I discovered Monty Python in my late teens. There's much to admire there, although the kind of veneration they get these days seems a bit overblown.
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Other random thoughts:

    I've probably seen The Sound of Music about 7 or 8 times since I was a kid.
    The movie Sleuth with Michael Caine and Lawrence Olivier was one I watched a few times, when it came on TV.
    I've seen Schindler's List at least 3 times.
    Disney's Frozen, The Lion King and, somewhat strangely, Lady and the Tramp.
    Being John Malkovich - I'm a huge Charlie Kauffman fan, but I think I've only seen most of his other films twice.

    I'm sure there are quite a few really obvious ones that I should have thought of, but I won't think of them unless somebody else brings them up.
     
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  11. Stoniphi obscurely fossiliferous Valued Senior Member

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    Quigley Down Under is a Tom Selleck western. I have watched that one quite a few times as well as most of those you gents have mentioned......
     
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  12. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Heck, there's probably several hundred that I've seen more than twice. My video collection (DVD and Blu Ray) is over 1300 strong (I buy films rather than subscribe to Satellite or streaming services) and most of them I've seen twice and probably the majority 3 times at least over the past ?? years.
    Plus there are plenty I've seen many times on tv.

    A few I've probably seen the most (in no particular order):

    Star Wars original trilogy
    Akira
    Ghost in the shell
    Enter the dragon
    12 Angry Men
    Sink the Bismarck
    Alien films - mostly the first 2
    Blade runner
    Escape to victory
    Where Eagles dare
    Dune
    Top gun
    Pitch perfect (both)
    Platoon
    Gladiator
    Starship troopers
    Titan AE
    V for vendetta
    Von Ryan's express
    Andromeda strain
    The black hole
    Amadeus
    A bridge too far
     
  13. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    When Raiders of The Lost Ark came out, I kept taking people I knew to see it, even my grandmother. I ended up seeing it 7 times! I've also seen Bladerunner several times. In my early years I saw Jason and the Argonauts many times too.
     
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  14. Oystein Registered Senior Member

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    My Neighbour Totoro. Dozens of times.
     
  15. Dinosaur Rational Skeptic Valued Senior Member

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    I would have mentioned several films listed by others.

    Nobody mentioned Galaxy Quest which I have watched 2-3 times. It is a delightful comedy.

    The Last Star Fighter was another good film not mentioned by others, but very worthwhile.
     
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    I am sure that there were comedy scenes & dialogue in various Bogart films, I think that We're No Angels is the only full fledged comedy starring Bogart. Aldo Ray & Peter Ustinov are costars, with Basil Rathbone having an important role.

    I enjoyed it so much that I bought a CD version which I watch every 2-3 years.
     
  17. birch Valued Senior Member

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    When people like to see a film more than once, there is usually aspects of the film's content that they feed off of similar to a favorite meal. it could be something about the cinematography, music, costumes, characters, particular scenes even etc they happen to like besides the plot/storyline. This is why some movies are just one-offs where once you know what happened from a to b, you are done as in been there and done that type of view.

    It can also be subtle such as the type of film such as campy, creepy, funny etc. Every film has it's own texture, nuance and style, if you will. I notice i like to watch different versions of agatha christie's 'and then there were none'. Besides the story, i like the setting, period piece and mood etc. I also like the old hammer films as it has it's own brand of nuanced nostalgia to me and appeal. Every christmas, i can watch the christmas carol and it never gets old because it has a charm and classic timeless message etc. Just as most slasher films you will not want to watch more than once unless it has a certain appeal to it or nostalgia to you. for instance, though i don't like slasher films such as hostel etc, i can watch nightmare on elm street more than once occasionally because it's kind of iconic to me, in a 'if it's on and nothing else' i will casually watch it etc.

    So if you see a film as a work of comprehensive art, films will have a character of it's own and you may like to view it multiple times similar to tasting a good wine or viewing a picture that appeals to you.
     
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  18. el es Registered Senior Member

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    Most have already been listed, but I didn't see:

    Patton or Once upon a Time in the West.
     
  19. el es Registered Senior Member

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    The Duel......from Once Upon a Time in the West:

     
  20. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    I've had to see Tootsie and Goodbye Girl more times than I would have chosen to, because we owned the videos and our friends didn't. (We're that old!) Whenever someone came over, we'd put on whichever they requested.
    If it was a family, we'd also have to put on a kid-flick. Of the Disney opus, the only ones I chose to see a second time are Fantasia and Beauty and the Beast - for the music.
    I'll definitely second Galaxy Quest.
    And it's just about the season for Jesus Christ Superstar again. For the music, obviously. (and maybe Judas, a little bit)
     
  21. deepslate Registered Member

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    A lot lol especially Disney films like Mulan.
     
  22. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    Blues Brothers.

    I liked how they sort a seemingly unachievable goal in a effort to help the church who helped them.

    I liked how even been blown out of bed they ignored the destruction and got out to continue their plan.

    I enjoyed how negatives were turned to positive.

    "How often does the train go past?"
    Answer
    "So often you won't even notice"

    Alex
     
  23. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Il Triello... from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Just watched it again last night.
     

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