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Films (Movies) that you can watch more than once

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    So my kids can watch a film over and over gain.

    I've never been able to do that (OK maybe after 5 years or so).


    "Zoolander"  - still enjoy it even though I know what is coming (maybe because I know what is coming?) and I'm pretty sure I watched it the last couple of times it was on TV - within the last year or so.

    Do you have any films you can watch over?

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    The Sixth Sense is quite different the second time you watch it.

    And Memento is worth a second watch too.

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    @evildictaitor:Good call on Memento, felt like I wanted to watch it backwards when it finished.

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    So many, like , Jurassic Park 1, total recall original, cold mountain, true lie, terminator 2, 50 first date, Bruce Willis movies, and tons more.

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    I own most of these on DVD or Blu-Ray, but I can't be bothered to put them in the player to watch. However, if I ever see them playing on one of the "cable stations" like TNT, TBS, or USA, I most likely will tune in.

    • A Few Good Men
    • Rudy
    • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    • Super Troopers
    • Zoolander
    • Meet the Parents
    • Midnight Run
    • A Fished Called Wanda
    • Caddyshack
    • My Cousin Vinny
    • The Shawshank Redemption
    • Raiders of the Lost Ark
    • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    • The Empire Strikes Back
    • Star Trek II
    • Star Trek IV
    • Contact
    • Silence of the Lambs
    • It's a Wonderful Life
    • 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet version)
    • Twelve Monkeys
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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Gross Pointe Blank

    The Fifth Element


    And the silliness magicalclick selected - Total Recall, True Lies, Terminator, anything with explosions and robots

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    @blowdart: Silliness seems to be key for me. Even movies that I like, after the first couple of viewings, I can only watch about once a year. I end up remembering them clearly enough that the plot parts tend to drag on..."come on, blow something up". Unless there's a performance that I don't mind watch repeatedly. Some of the Star Trek movies, LOTR, Heath Ledger as Joker, etc.

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    , kettch wrote

    @blowdart: Silliness seems to be key for me.

    I'm the same the films I watch over and over aren't the 'best' I've seen, things like ID4, Armageddon, Down Periscope, The Core, Repli-Kate etc.

    In fact the higher I rate a move on first viewing, the less likely I am to watch it more than once.  Action/Explosions tend to help though Smiley

    I suppose it's because the films I watch most often, I tend to dip in and out of while doing other stuff so have to be easy to drop into and also to walk away from, if that makes sense.

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    Inspired by the comments here I just ordered this to watch again (being directors cut and a good deal helps)

    Damn, just spotted this as well!





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    Blue Ink

    All the usual suspects. Except for "The Usual Suspects", never managed to watch that a third time.

    Oh, and "Star Wars"... they botched that beyond recognition.

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    , PerfectPhase wrote

    Action/Explosions tend to help though Smiley

    Every single bond movie.

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    The Fifth Element. You can watch it twice in a row and not be bored.

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    , Bass wrote

    The Fifth Element. You can watch it twice in a row and not be bored.

    Do you sing long with the opera singer now like I do?


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    One not mentioned yet: Back To The Future.

    And a couple that I did watch recently twice in a row:

    City of Ember, and Pandorum.

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    Dr Herbie

    • Evil Dead II
    • Strictly Ballroom
    • Star Wars (IV to VI)
    • Indiana Jones (the first three)
    • Back to the Future(s)
    • Pretty much any 80s teen comedy (especially John Hughes)


    What about books you read over and over again? I'm now reading all Pratchetts all over again (I've lost count of how many times so far), but this time to my son (with judicious live editing of some of the language).


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    I must say that whenever I see "Starship Troopers" playing on some random TV channel I must sit down and watch the whole thing... I don't know why.

    @Dr Herbie: I just finished reading "Fabric of reality" by David Deutsch for the second time.

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    Movies: apart from Office Space and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly they've all been named.

    Books: I read Treasure Island at least once a year, I never tire of it. I also regulary pick up On Stranger Tides and The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers again.

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    So many...I'll list the first five that come to mind.

    • Star Wars IV
    • Star Wars V
    • Star Wars VI
    • Spaceballs
    • Office Space

    I'm not much for reading a book more than once, but I have read Jurassic Park about 10 times. Crichton's best, IMO.

    Generally, I like to watch/read something new. I'm the same with traveling; even if I really like a place, I won't come back because there are so many other places to visit.

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