YOUR Top 10: Most Watchable Films

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  1. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

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    This is NOT a list of the greatest movies made: These are your top ten films that you can watch over and over and over again.

    Mine (no particular order)

    Casablanca
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Rear Window
    Star Wars (A New Hope)
    All the President's Men
    Radio Days
    When Harry Met Sally
    Sense and Sensibility
    Minority Report
    Love Actually
  2. Buzz

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    Oh boy, I'll try to name just 10.....


    Argo
    What Happened to Baby Jane
    Pirates of the Caribbean 1
    The Sixth Sense
    The Bourne Identity
    Gladiator
    300
    Wizard of Oz
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    Stand By Me
  3. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    I can watch these over and over again:

    Adventures in Babysitting
    The Hours
    The First Wives Club
    War of the Worlds (Tom Cruise version)
    Clueless
    WaterWorld
    The Wizard of Oz
    Adaptation

    ETA Adaptation. I could probably fill this entire list with Meryl Streep movies but I will attempt to keep it to 2...for now.
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  4. skipaway

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    Notting Hill
    Serenity
    The King's Speech
    Young Victoria
    Love Actually (esp. the last 30 min)
    The Bourne Supremacy
    Field of Dreams
    Dances with Wolves
    Jeremiah Johnson
    Sense and Sensibility
  5. Cyn

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    Only ten? :drama:

    At this moment, in the mood I'm in right now, those ten movies would be (in no particular order):

    - A Fish Called Wanda
    - Some Kind Of Wonderful (or just about any of the teen movies John Hughes wrote or directed)
    - The Matrix
    - Animal House
    - Amadeus
    - Dr. Zhivago
    - Anna Karenina (starring Great Garbo -- the others don't compare)
    - The Green Mile (if I'm scrolling through the channels and this pops up, I always wind up watching it)
    - National Lampoon's Vacation (the original one -- the "sequels" (with the exception of Christmas Vacation) are cringeworthy :scream: )
    - Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

    **Honorable mentions: Steel Magnolias, Raiders of the Lost Ark, A Christmas Story, This Is Spinal Tap!, The Godfather (I or II, doesn't matter), Contact (with Jodie Foster), Silence of the Lambs, Titanic, The Exorcist, Airplane!, Platoon, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Philadelphia Story, Driving Miss Daisy, Miracle (the story of the 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team), Real Genius, Fried Green Tomatoes, Best In Show, Freaky Friday (the Jodie Foster version), Stand By Me, Jaws....

    At this point I guess I should stop as my Honorable Mention list is longer than the one for my Top Ten :rofl: .
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  6. AliasJohnDoe

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    Dramas I've watched over and over:
    Sophies Choice
    The Color Purple
    Last of the Mohicans (w/Daniel Dae Lewis)
    Dances With Wolves
    Silence of the Lambs

    But I love most anything Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror:
    Most Vampire/Werewolf/Witch/Zombie movies: Dawn of the Dead (both)
    All Star Trek Movies
    All Star Wars movies
    All Super Hereo Movies
    All Alien Movies
    All Spy Movies (MI,Bourne, Bond)

    I'm not much into Romance/Comedies.
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  7. Zemgirl

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    The Princess Bride
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Singin' in the Rain (and the The Duelling Cavalier preview scene makes me :rofl: every time)
    Apollo 13
    Field of Freams
    Love, Actually
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    LA Confidential
    Halfon Hill Doesn't Answer (an Israeli cult film).
    Dumbo. And if Dumbo's visit with his mother doesn't make you cry, something is seriously wrong with you.

    I really can't explain why these movies and not others.

    Oh, and Spaceballs. There should have been a sequel when the prequel Star Wars trilogy came out.
  8. grimey

    grimey bird is the word

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    Movies I never get sick of:

    The Colour Purple
    Back to the Future
    The Birdcage
    A Hard Days Night
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    Rain Man
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Pulp Fiction
    Vertigo
    Kill Bill 1&2

    there is probably more ;)
  9. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    Brazil
    The Dark Knight (I bonded with a younger sibling over this one.)
    Doctor Zhivago (My family quotes--or else paraphrases--this one constantly. "Your attitude has been noticed. Oh, yes, it's been noticed!" Beholding some wretched vista: "Oh, Yuri! How lovely!")
    Heaven's Gate (No joke.)
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Disney version)
    Michael Clayton (Tom Wilkinson chews the scenery as if it were all made from delicious French bread. The Swinton is, of course, magnificent as the "bad actress, badly cast in her own life.")
    No Country for Old Men (Fun, fun, fun!)
    The Room
    Shadow of a Doubt
    The Shining
  10. orbitz

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    I'm not a big movie watcher, but when I need to put in a dvd to fill background noise, I'll pick one of the followings:

    Shakespeare in Love
    Moulin Rouge
    TRICK
    Iron Man (The first 40 minutes anyway).
    Bringing Up Baby
    Philadelphia Story
    Rear Window
    Hairspray (the musical version with Zac Effron)
    Funny Girl (the first half has some really great songs)
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  11. Artemis@BC

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    Hmm. Hard to pick just 10, and like Cyn I'd probably list different ones on a different day, but for today here are mine:

    ~ Casablanca
    ~ The Milagro Beanfield War
    ~ The Shawshank Redemption
    ~ Moulin Rouge
    ~ Love Actually (wouldn't be quite as "rewatchable" if it weren't a Christmasy movie though)
    ~ De-Lovely
    ~ My Fair Lady
    ~ The Life of Brian
    ~ Gosford Park
    ~ Ordinary People
  12. my little pony

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    my favorite is "can she play the balalaika?" "CAN SHE PLAY!!!" i dont know why but it cracks me up every time. there's an antique balalaika for sale in a store here and i keep thinking i need it.
  13. Zemgirl

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    I've realized that if I just ignore Gwynnie, that's an awesome movie with fun dialogue and so many great actors clearly having fun.

    And I love Hairspray, too. It makes me happy.
  14. falling_dance

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    If you think you can make that common little instrument sound like three guitars, then you have the gift. ;)

    That's my five-second version of the film.
  15. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    :lol:
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    Brief Encounter
    Double Indemnity
    The End of the Affair (1999 version)
    The Gospel According to Matthew
    The Philadelphia Story
    LA Confidential
    Picnic at Hanging Rock
    Sense and Sensibility
    The Maltese Falcon
    The Go-Between
    Vertigo

    (I can't count)
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  17. Habs

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    The Wizard of Oz
    Annie
    Apollo 13
    Notting Hill
    The Sound of Music
    When Harry Met Sally
    Love, Actually
    Bridget Jones
    The Parent Trap (original with Hayley Mills)
    Freaky Friday (original with Jodie Foster)
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  18. quartz

    quartz Point of Know Return

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    Sound of Music
    West Side Story
    American Beauty
    Breakfast Club
    Gone With the Wind
    Wizard of Oz
    Cool Runnings
    Planet of the Apes (original)
    Pirates of the Carribean #1
    Willow
  19. rjblue

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    Just realised that I need to make my list BEFORE I read the rest, because I keep saying- "Oh, yes! I love that movie."

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    All of Me
    The Princess Bride
    Zoolander
    La Vie En Rose
    Love Actually
    The Iron Giant
    The Incredibles
    My Fair Lady
    Shawshank Redemption (Green Mile, Dolores Claibourne, Stand by Me) -thank you Stephen King
  20. my little pony

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    not necessarily my favorite 10 movies but the ones i seem to watch over and over, pretty pedestrian list if i may say so

    man hunt
    kill bill I and II
    sound of music
    natl velvet
    spartacus
    the bad seed
    christmas in connecticut
    the third man
    on the waterfront
    all about eve
  21. Buzz

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    It's a sin no one has mentioned Lord Of The Rings! :lol:
  22. michiruwater

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    Atonement
    Moulin Rouge
    Pride & Prejudice (2005 version)
    The LOTR trilogy (does that count as one or three?)
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939 and Disney versions)
    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
    The Hunger Games
    The American President
    Up In The Air
    V for Vendetta (though I mostly just save it for 11/5 :D)
  23. Alixana

    Alixana recovering Oly-holic

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    If by watchable you mean I'll stop and watch these whenever they're on ..

    Notting Hill
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Love Actually
    Little Women (the 90’s version)
    The Sound of Music
    Singing in the Rain
    Two Mules for Sister Sara
    Apollo 13
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Finding Nemo
  24. Matryeshka

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    The Princess Bride
    Evita
    Love, Actually
    Titanic. Come to the darkside. Admit it--you love it.
    Midnight in Paris
    Chicago
    Notting Hill
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding
    American Beauty
    Grosse Point Blank

    Honorable mention: The Crap, aka, The Craft. Awful movie, but I feel compelled by other worldly forces to sit and watch whenver it comes on.
  25. AxelAnnie

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    These are the ones I have to watch as I am channel surfing.........just can't help myself.

    Sound of Music
    Cutting Edge
    American President
    Ice Castles (original)
    Parent Trap (Haley Mills)
    Miracle on 34th Street
    Arise My Love (OMG this might be my favorite)
    Sabrina (either one)
    The Fugitive
    Princess Diaries (I know, embarrassing)
    Shindler's List
  26. centerstage01

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    The Shawshank Redemption
    Clue
    The Princess Bride
    The Sound of Music
    Chicago
    The Bourne Trilogy
    The Back To The Future Trilogy
    Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day
    While You Were Sleeping
    Midnight In Paris
  27. Grannyfan

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    These are movies I'll nearly always watch if they're on TV, whether I tune in at the beginning or not:

    Shawshank Redemption
    Dial M for Murder
    Rear Window
    Rebel Without a Cause
    The Godfather
    The Godfather II
    Uncle Buck
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Giant
  28. ChelleC

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    Casablanca
    Doctor Zhivago
    Gone With the Wind
    The Searchers
    North by Northwest
    His Girl Friday
    Love Actually
    The King's Speech
    Giant
    The Godfather
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    The Sound of Music
    The Hours
    A Time to Kill
    Steel Magnolias
    Anchorman
    Grease
    The Breakfast Club
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Far and Away
    One Fine Day
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  30. smurfy

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    Casablanca
    Gone With The Wind
    Heaven Can Wait
    Love Actually
    The Third Man
    The Blues Brothers
    Once
    Annie Hall
    The Wizard of Oz
    Cinema Paradiso
    Clueless
  31. Vagabond

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    A Shot in the Dark
    Before Sunset
    Casablanca
    Casino Royale (David Niven version)
    Diva
    Down with Love
    His Girl Friday
    One Two Three
    Vertigo
    What's Up, Doc?

    Didn't make the list but might if I had to do it again:

    Annie Hall
    Bringing Up Baby
    The Godfather
    The Godfather, Part II
    Manhattan
    Shakespeare in Love
    Summer (Le Rayon Vert)
    Three Colors: Red
    The Wild Reeds
    Whisky Galore! (aka Tight Little Island)

    ... and several others.

    :watch:
  32. reckless

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    A lot of people have used what I consider my test -- whether I stop to watch it on TV even if I have seen it dozens of time. For that reason, my list definitely tends toward comedy and action/fantasy genre.

    Blazing Saddles [We used this on video when I was a kid and we watched them so much, my friends and I could recite the entire movies from memory]
    Animal House [ditto]
    Galaxy Quest
    Ghostbusters
    A Fish Called Wanda
    Princess Bride
    A Christmas Story
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Sense and Sensibility (I don't know why, because it is unlike the others, but I have to stop and watch it when it's on)
    Rudy (despite knowing the whole story is mostly hype and I absolutely hate Notre Dame)

    Honorable Mentions: Singing in the Rain, Lord of the Rings, Soapdish, The Natural, Slap Shot, Young Frankenstein, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Hairspray, Dreamgirls, Beauty and the Beast (Disney's version), The Lion King
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    A Christmas Story
    Elf
    The Lion King
    Mulan
    Beauty and the Beast
    Stardust
    The first half of Gone With the Wind
    Wizard of Oz
    Labyrinth
    Meet Me in St Louis

    To Sir with Love
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    Smiles of a Summer Night
    The Lady Vanishes
    Clueless
    Paper Wedding
    The Hunt for Red October
    Carlos Saura's "Carmen"
    Perfectly Normal
    Twelve Angry Men
    The Big Chill
    Nashville
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    Clueless
    Mean Girls
    Four Weddings and a Funeral
    Sense and Sensibility
    The Breakfast Club
    Moonstruck
    Little Women
    Before Sunrise / Before Sunset
    Much Ado About Nothing
    October Sky
  36. Spazactaz

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    Sooooooooooooo many I haven't seen ITT :|

    Titanic
    Stand by Me
    Now and Then
    Gold Diggers
    Rent
    The Hole
    American Beauty
    Monster
    Mean Girls
    All I Want For Christmas
  37. KHenry14

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    Well, most of these are just our favorites, not great films...

    That Thing You Do!--Tom Hanks wrote and Directed this gem about a young pop band
    The Committments-- same plot as the above, but set in Ireland. Most gratuitous use of the F word I've ever seen!
    The Rocker--Rainn Wilson and Emma Stone's little gem. Another film about a band finding success
    Galaxy Quest--Great cast and a great premise. We pretty much have the film's dialogue memorised
    Band of Brothers mini-series--Best War series ever produced, bar none
    Blades of Glory--I know people have mixed feelings about this film. It was worth it just for the scene of the Iron Lotus in N. Korea
    Pride and Prejudice (2005)--Joe Wright's beautiful take on the classic story. Beautifully directed and filmed
    Noises Off--just a truly funny film. We go see the play anytime it's in production
    Miss Pettigrew Lives for the Day--Frances McDormand and Amy Adams were fantastic in this small film.
    American Dreamer--A cute, fun film that is surprisingly not well known.
  38. paskatefan

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    So hard to limit this to 10! :lol:

    The Sound of Music
    The King's Speech
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Fantasia (especially the original)
    Apollo 13
    Mr. Holland's Opus
    The American President
    The 3 Caballeros
    The King & I
    Oklahoma
  39. Karina1974

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    Like Cyn, I had problems paring my list down as well. But... here are my 10 in no particular order:

    - Under the Tuscan Sun
    - All About Eve
    - To Sir, With Love
    - To Sir, With Love II - my father thinks this is better than the first movie
    - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
    - The Women - ONLY the original from 1939 :)
    - Mrs. Parker & the Vicious Circle
    - Island in the Sun
    - It Happened One Night
    - A Summer Place

    And there are a lot more where they came from ! ;)
  40. icecat

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    Um yeah...2 tiers ( probably because i couldn't prioritize)
    The Haunting ( original)
    A Hard Days night
    Room For One More
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Evil Dead 2
    Cheyenne Social Club
    13 Ghosts
    The Court Jester
    Noises Off
    The Glenn Miller Story
    Tier 2
    Captain January
    Mr Hobbs Takes a Vacation
    Fort Apache
    The Trouble with Angels
    All about Eve
    Mary Poppins
    To Sir With Love
    STAR
    Gaslight
    Rebecca