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korosu at 12:15PM, April 6, 2010
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So what're the movies you've seen a hundred times but never get tired of?

Mystery Men
The Princess Bride
Elf
The Wedding Singer
You've Got Mail
True Lies
Tommy Boy
Star Wars
Inglourious Basterds
The Dark Knight
Raising Arizona
Face/Off
Mean Girls
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
The Fifth Element
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kingofsnake at 12:35PM, April 6, 2010
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Ghostbusters
Die Hard
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ducksoup
The Incredibles
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EssayBee at 12:52PM, April 6, 2010
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Any Star Wars or Indiana Jones; Army of Darkness; Close Encounters of the Third Kind; Clue; Top Secret!; The Princess Bride; Ghostbusters; Aliens. There are others, but these are some that I'll stop and watch if I see they're on TV, even though I own them on DVD/Blu-ray.
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Freegurt at 2:15PM, April 6, 2010
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Equilibrium
The Lord of the Rings series
Don Bluth movies

Hmm…I guess that's it.
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meemjar at 4:19PM, April 6, 2010
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Star Wars
Lord of the Rings
Infra-Man
Abbot & Costello meet Frankenstein
300
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SarahN at 6:02PM, April 6, 2010
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Legend
Lost Boys
An American Tale: Fievel Goes West
Secret of NIMH
Fright Night
Evil Dead 1 & 2
Labyrinth
The Shining
The Exorcist 1 & 3
Secret Garden
Willow
Lady in White
Shaun of the Dead
Most Mel Brooks movies.
Kill Bill
Reservoir Dogs
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Dave7 at 8:06PM, April 6, 2010
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John Carpenter's The Thing
They Live
The Alien Trilogy (Just the first three; I don't even consider Alien: Resurrection to be legitimate to the franchise as it was just a travesty and little more than a unwarranted gore-fest).
South Park: Bigger, Louder, and Uncut
The Boondock Saints (me and a friend once made a drinking game to go with it)
Planet of the Apes (the original)
Cloverfield
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mlai at 8:07PM, April 6, 2010
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LOTR trilogy
Star Wars The Phantom Menace (you heard me)
Secret of NIMH
The Last Unicorn
Can't think of more atm…

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Dark Pascual at 9:34PM, April 6, 2010
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-Star Wars Saga (yeah, the prequels arent that good, but still pretty enjoyable!)
-ANYTHING by Quentin Tarantino.
-Conan The Barbarian
-Die Hard
-Terminator 1&2
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ParkerFarker at 4:29AM, April 7, 2010
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-Star Wars to the max.
-Independence Day
-Starship Troopers
-Dirty Harry
-Step Brothers
-Alien, Aliens
-Predator, Predator 2
-Planet of The Apes
-Kill Bill
-Hotrod

Dave7
The Alien Trilogy (Just the first three; I don't even consider Alien: Resurrection to be legitimate to the franchise as it was just a travesty and little more than a unwarranted gore-fest).
Alien 3 was about 50 times worse than Resurrection.

SarahN
movies

Your movies match your avatar (:

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Chernobog at 8:11AM, April 7, 2010
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Natural Born Killers
Falling Down
Spaceballs
Wizards (Ralph Bakshi)
The Dark Crystal
The Warriors
 
 
“You tell yourself to just
enjoy the process,” he added. “That whether you succeed or fail, win or
lose, it will be fine. You pretend to be Zen. You adopt detachment, and
ironic humor, while secretly praying for a miracle.”
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WiffleBall at 8:28AM, April 7, 2010
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Akira and Dark City never stop impressing me after repeated viewings.
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demontales at 10:51AM, April 7, 2010
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-Harold and Maude
-300
-The Dark Knight
-The Rocky Horror Picture Show
-The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
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isukun at 11:06AM, April 7, 2010
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The Big Lebowski
Raising Arizona
Die Hard
Lion King
When Harry Met Sally
UHF
Life Aquatic
Shall We Dance? (original Japanese version, not the crappy Western remake)
Nausicaa
Porco Rosso
Wings of Honneamise
Dark City
Beetlejuice
Face/Off
Evil Dead II
Secret of NIMH
Transformers the Movie (the good one, not the Michael Bay one)
Shawshank Redemption
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PIT_FACE at 2:14PM, April 7, 2010
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i see a few of you have mentioned these already! good to see some good fuckin taste!

Evil Dead 2
Kill bill 1&2
Transformers cartoon movie.
predator 1 (though it has been a few years since i've seen it.)
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Kroatz at 2:24PM, April 7, 2010
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Old Boy
Avatar
The dark crystal
Spirited Away
Comidion.deviantart.com
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Product Placement at 6:35PM, April 7, 2010
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I normally tire of movies pretty quickly because I have an almost photographic memory when it comes to stories. I have tons of movies sitting on my shelf that I haven't watched for years and I remember them as if I watched them yesterday. After seeing the same movie few times, I stop seeing the point of re-watching it, unless I'm showing it to someone.

The few movies that I've watched more then five times was the Star Wars original trilogy. Liked them allot as a kid.

There are allot of good movies on these lists but I haven't watched many of them more than 2-3 times.
Those were my two cents.
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mlai at 8:02PM, April 7, 2010
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My memory's also good, so I only watch a movie many times because of the visuals and aesthetics, which can evoke the same feelings even if seen many times. Like good artwork.

LOTR = Obviously the visuals. Where else are you going to see this kind of thing in live-action?

The Phantom Menace = Yes, the visuals. Has a very pristine atmosphere for me, like everything is clean. Ofc that sterility can be seen as a detriment to the movie, but the visuals sooth my senses.

NIMH, Last Unicorn = Visuals, voices.

Princess Mononoke = This qualifies too.

FIGHT current chapter: Filling In The Gaps
FIGHT_2 current chapter: Light Years of Gold
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Product Placement at 9:10PM, April 7, 2010
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mlai
LOTR = Obviously the visuals. Where else are you going to see this kind of thing in live-action?
Those were my two cents.
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ParkerFarker at 9:40PM, April 7, 2010
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PIT_FACE
Transformers cartoon movie.

Oh I forgot about that movie. It's heaps good.

“We are in the stickiest situation since Sticky the stick insect got stuck on a sticky bun.” - Blackadder
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ozoneocean at 12:24AM, April 8, 2010
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Umm… I can't think.

Thankfully you guys did the thinking FOR me :)
kingofsnake
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
SarahN
Lost Boys
Labyrinth
Willow
Most Mel Brooks movies.
isukun
The Big Lebowski
Raising Arizona
Life Aquatic
Nausicaa
Porco Rosso
Dark City
Beetlejuice
Transformers the Movie (the good one, not the Michael Bay one)
PIT_FACE
predator 1 (though it has been a few years since i've seen it.)
Oh and:
Conan The Barbarian
It's a Mad, Mad World
The Great Race
Cannonball Run
Cannonball Run 2
Amile.

…Now that I've had time to think I just keep going and going…
 
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isukun at 10:54AM, April 8, 2010
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My memory's also good, so I only watch a movie many times because of the visuals and aesthetics, which can evoke the same feelings even if seen many times.

Actually, I find the opposite to usually be true with movies. Your blockbuster films tend to rely on the “wow” factor and after the first viewing, much of that is gone. I have fairly good long term memory and once I've seen the effects and pretty colors once, seeing it again doesn't really do much for me. Instead, I find the emotional response to scenes where all the elements come together perfectly to be far more rewatchable. I can watch Grave of the Fireflies 20 times and still tear up at the end, but the pod race from Episode 1 loses a lot of its charm after the first viewing.
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PIT_FACE at 5:28PM, April 8, 2010
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ParkerFarker
PIT_FACE
Transformers cartoon movie.

Oh I forgot about that movie. It's heaps good.
it really is! “will anyone else attempt to fill his shoes?”
the bad ass factor got pumped up times 50. and those animation sequences, orgasmic.
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Air Raid Robertson at 8:33PM, April 8, 2010
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A lot of people have named movies that are also on my list.

I'll repeat them anyways because I'm just like that…

Yellow Submarine
The Evil Dead Trilogy
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
The non-prequel Star Wars Trilogy
Dawn of the Dead (Original and Remake)
Resevoir Dogs
Young Frankenstein
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Fantasia
Bride of Frankenstein
The Wizard of Oz
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
Pulp Fiction
Terror of Mechagodzilla
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Allegro non Troppo
South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut
Casablanca
Edward Scissorhands
Time Bandits

…and so on.
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ParkerFarker at 9:00PM, April 8, 2010
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PIT_FACE
ParkerFarker
PIT_FACE
Transformers cartoon movie.
Oh I forgot about that movie. It's heaps good.
it really is! “will anyone else attempt to fill his shoes?”
the bad ass factor got pumped up times 50. and those animation sequences, orgasmic.
It's so good. I've only seen it once though so I shouldn't whack on it my list.

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ozoneocean at 1:39AM, April 9, 2010
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isukun
My memory's also good, so I only watch a movie many times because of the visuals and aesthetics, which can evoke the same feelings even if seen many times.
Actually, I find the opposite to usually be true with movies. Your blockbuster films tend to rely on the “wow” factor and after the first viewing, much of that is gone. I have fairly good long term memory and once I've seen the effects and pretty colors once, seeing it again doesn't really do much for me. Instead, I find the emotional response to scenes where all the elements come together perfectly to be far more rewatchable. I can watch Grave of the Fireflies 20 times and still tear up at the end, but the pod race from Episode 1 loses a lot of its charm after the first viewing.
The emotional effect dulls with time and repetition for me though. There's no way I'm as sad the 4th or 5th time in the emotional climaxes of Porco Rosso or or Graveyard of the Fireflies. I still feel, but not as strongly.

So I rewatch for the aesthetics and style too, but also for that happy sense of familiarity that comes from doing again something you enjoy. ^_^
-getting back into that familiar old tale again that you liked so much all the other times and still like now. Familiar but also with new surprises as you notice different things when your focus isn't just on the main action anymore.

It's like playing a fave CD and noticing a killer drum section or a beautiful skein of tinkling bells and background choruses that you never really consciously heard before and loving again the way it all fits together as a whole.
 
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isukun at 11:44AM, April 9, 2010
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I guess I just get taken in more by the emotional value and atmosphere of a film and less by the superficial cosmetics. Visuals don't mean much to me if they don't serve a greater purpose and I really can't sit down and watch a film repeatedly based solely on those principles. If I've seen it, I've seen it. It's like living next to the Grand Canyon. Yeah, it's awe-inspiring for the first week, but eventually it just becomes normal, every day ordinary.
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ozoneocean at 12:08PM, April 9, 2010
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I guess I just get taken in more by the emotional value and atmosphere of a film and less by the superficial cosmetics. Visuals don't mean much to me if they don't serve a greater purpose and I really can't sit down and watch a film repeatedly based solely on those principles.
What about Bladerunner and the original Starwars films? Granted Bladrunner has more to its story, but the original Starwars movies are as shallow as a puddle! Even so they're GREAT to see over and over again just for the costumes, the ships, the sets and the action :)

I watch Tank Girl again and again, and the story in that film is CRAP. But for many of the scenes, the acting, the costumes etc it's worth seeing over and over.

I don't think those aspects are necessarily superficial. A film is usually a massive collaborative project with a lot of different elements. many of them essential- without a lot of them it wouldn't be the project it is.
 
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isukun at 7:50PM, April 9, 2010
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I don't really care to watch Star Wars over and over again. Really only Empire and Jedi deserve repeated viewings and I cringe at parts of those, as well.

A film is usually a massive collaborative project with a lot of different elements.

Yes, and as I said before, the only films which really hit me are the ones where all of those elements come together in just the right way for me to find entertainment value beyond the first viewing. I can't watch a movie JUST for the visuals or JUST for the acting. Everything needs to be complimentary. That doesn't mean everything has to be “good”, it just has to mesh well together.
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Product Placement at 11:06PM, April 9, 2010
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Like I said, I rarely see movies more than once but I do enjoy watching them again when I'm showing it to someone who's never seen them before. I like checking out their reaction to the movie and comparing it with my personal experience when I first watched it. I'd give everything for the experience of being inside a cinema during the premier of The Empire Strikes back just to see the reaction of the people when Darth Vader makes his dramatic revealing.

I just remembered one other movie I do enjoy watching over and over again. Nightmare before Christmas. I love the music. I can listen to it again and again. Especially Jack's Lament, Sally's song and their duet together. I saw it on my 11th birthday and it's kinda become my Christmas classic.

I guess I do check out movies with music I like. I've been guilty of checking out the South Park movie a few times.
Those were my two cents.
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