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    YOUR Top 10: Most Watchable Films

    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

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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
    “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” William Shakespeare

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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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    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

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    Only ten?

    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 )
    - 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 .
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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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    The Princess Bride
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Singin' in the Rain (and the The Duelling Cavalier preview scene makes me 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.

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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
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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

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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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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by falling_dance View Post
    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!")
    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.
    I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by orbitz View Post
    Shakespeare in Love

    Hairspray (the musical version with Zac Effron)
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by my little pony View Post
    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.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falling_dance View Post
    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.
    I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!

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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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    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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    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

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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
    ‎"You emerge victorious from the maze you've been travelling in." Oct 21,2012- Best Fortune Cookie Ever!

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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
    I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!

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