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Movies I'll watch again

Postby ktrout » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:33 am

Instead of ratings, I have a different metric. Here's a list of movies I'd watch more than once. Some would say that a few of these are a bit lowbrow and maybe even stupid, but they're entertaining nonetheless. In no particular order:

A Fish Called Wanda (Awesome comedy that goes right to the heart of British/American stereotypes)
Bourne series (Identity, Supremacy, Ultimatum). They've out-Bonded Bond. Best Bond films ever.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Ronin (slow at times, but they rock out with the cars)
Clint Eastwood (the Spaghetti Westerns and Dirty Harry series)
Ocean's Eleven (remake, like George Clooney, but save the pics for the 99 Most Desirable Men thread that I can ignore.
Good Will Hunting (I think Matt Damon is a pretty decent actor, again, pics for the 99 Most Desirable Men thread).
Hunt for Red October
Indiana Jones (Lost Ark and the third one. Number two is like fingers on a chalkboard and number three is only so-so).
Romancing the Stone

Not on this list:
Anything with that guy who used to play a male cheerleader on SNL.

Pretty close, would consider watching again:
Ben Stiller flics. Not nearly as irritating as that other guy.

Pretty short list. Gotta think of some more, but one of this board's femme fatales will have to open up a 99 Most Desirable Men thread so I can link to it for their benefit.
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Re: Movies I'll watch again

Postby rickshaw92 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:25 am

I dunno dude, lots of bitchin flics out there. If this ever gets made it will be a cult classic though.

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I dont know how it would be rated though.
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Re: Movies I'll watch again

Postby deselby » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:22 pm

A few off the top of my head that I''ve seen more than once and will watch again:

Casablanca
How Green Was My Valley
Black Orpheus
Coogan's Bluff
French Connections I and II
Big Lebowski
Valdez is Coming
Fistful of Dollars, A Few Dollars More, the Good the Bad and the Ugly
High Plains Drifter
The Searchers
Beauty and the Beast (Cocteau's)
Prime Cut
Point Blank
A Taste of Honey
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
The Limey
First Blood
Good Will Hunting
The Passenger
Five Easy Pieces
AI (Artificial Intelligence)
2001
In the Heat of the Night
The Hurt Locker
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
The Wild Bunch
Bad Day at Black Rock
Lawman
Syriana
Fargo
Patton
The Verdict
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
The Last Detail
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Re: Movies I'll watch again

Postby ktrout » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:05 pm

deselby wrote:AI (Artificial Intelligence)

I just thought that movie was disturbing.
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Re: Movies I'll watch again

Postby Caliban » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:46 pm

I have numerous that I watch again and again and they pretty much match with a lot already mentioned. You can’t mess with the classics. Here are some of my most favourite re watches.

To kill a mocking bird
Bogart films without exception, but particularly
Maltese Falcon
African Queen
Casablanca
Key Largo
The Big sleep
True grit
Dirty Harry
Unforgiven
Fistful of dollars
Few Dollars more
Good the bad and the ugly
Any Kurosawa but -
Seven Samurai
Sanjuro
Yojimbo
Throne of blood
Ad if you think starwars was an original story watch his Hidden Fortress from the 1950s
Magnificent seven (obviously !)
Any Coen brothers films but particularly
Raising Arizona
Big Lebowski
Fargo
Apocalypse now
The wire (not really a film but none the less)
High Noon
My Darling Clementine
John Fords Cavalry trilogy
Cheyenne Autumn
Pork Chop Hill
Grosse Pont Blank
Sideways
Tora Tora Tora
Pulp Fiction
Taking of Pelham 123 (the original )
The Longest day.
Open range
Loads more I watch regularly

And I have to agree with Ktrout. AI is one I will never watch again, disturbing and creepy.
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Re: Movies I'll watch again

Postby ktrout » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:28 pm

My favorite Eastwood movie might actually be Pale Rider. I once coded a networked media player and it was my test video.
I don't like a lot of movies before 1970, and even fewer before 1960. They start getting into the dark ages of American censorship.
Charade is one of my favorites, though. Audrey Hepburn was a doll, and Walter Matthau was one of the all time great actors in Hollywood.
Cary Grant was entertaining, although I understand he was a little neurotic in real life.
My ex introduced me to a lot of this older stuff. I don't get why the Chinese concentrate on American culture before color movies.

I'll add:
The Survivors, with both Matthau and Robin Williams.
Also,
The Birdcage.
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Re: Movies I'll watch again

Postby deselby » Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:46 pm

ktrout wrote:
deselby wrote:AI (Artificial Intelligence)

I just thought that movie was disturbing.


Caliban wrote:
And I have to agree with Ktrout. AI is one I will never watch again, disturbing and creepy.


Yes, the disturbing and creepy is why it's worth watching again and again. It's Spielberg's best film, in my opinion, but whether it's a Spielberg film is open to question, as it was a Kubrick project, shot off of a script Kubrick was working on and in the cold style of Kubrick.

Looking at Caliban's list, I wonder how I left off Apocalypse Now off my list, must have seen that 10 times.

Then there is The Godfather and Godfather II.
The Year of Living Dangerously
Apocalypto, a great movie which did not get the attention it deserves because Mel Gibson acted up in real life.
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Re: Movies I'll watch again

Postby kilroy » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:18 pm

apocalypto was an amazing film. mel gibson may be nuttier than a tweaker squirrel, but he can sure make a good flick.

inception
memento
the spaghetti westerns
the thing
big lebowski
way of the gun
godfather
life aquatic with steve zissou

just off the top of my head
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Re: Movies I'll watch again

Postby shivers » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:54 pm

There are shitloads of movies I love and can watch over and over again, but here are some of my top picks.

•Impromptu. Period piece, which may fool many of you into thinking it's a chick flick. It's not. It's an arts and literature nerd flick. Also, funny as hell.
•Orfeu Negro AKA Black Orfeus. I am a total sucker for the classics, and fuck me, this is awesome!
•O Brother, Where Art Thou? I told you, I'm a sucker for classics.
•Big Lebowski
•Throne of Blood. What don't you like about it Caliban? It's one of my favorite Kurusawa films.
•American In Paris
•All That Jazz
•Paris, Texas
•The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
•Putney Swope. I was high when I first started watching this, and thought "I'd better start over again sober, cuz this is way too fuckin good to throw away on toasted brain cells." Still fucking amazing while stone cold sober. Then I watched it again while I was high.
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Re: Movies I'll watch again

Postby deselby » Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:28 am

Just watched LA Confidential for the fourth time, so that should be on my list.

Also left off some Scorcese =
Taxi Driver
Goodfellas
Kundun
Gangs of New York
Raging Bull
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Re: Movies I'll watch again

Postby Caliban » Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:15 pm

deselby wrote:Just watched LA Confidential for the fourth time, so that should be on my list.

Also left off some Scorcese =
Taxi Driver
Goodfellas
Kundun
Gangs of New York
Raging Bull



After I posted I went and looked at my DVD collection and thought "Damn, LA confidential why did I forget that? "and then I saw taxi driver and the Bourne trilogy and.....
On the subject of LA confidential have you read any of Ellroy's books? His LA quartet which includes confidential is an excellent treatise of 50s police, crime and corruption, especially of course givig pride of place to Dudley Smith whe saw "violence as a necessary adjunct to law enforcement" . What some call the Smith trilogy are superb - Clandestine, and two from the LA Quartet - LA confidential and The Big Nowhere.

Any doubt about reading them is blown away with the opening paragraph to LA Confidential -

An abandoned auto court in the San Berdoo foothills; Buzz Meeks checked in with ninety-four thousand dollars, eighteen pounds of high-grade heroin, a 10-gauge pump, a .38 special, a .45 automatic and a switchblade he'd bought off a pachuco at the border - right before he spotted the car parked across the line: Mickey Cohen goons in an LAPD unmarked, Tijuana cops standing by to bootjack a piece of his goodies, dump his body in the San Ysidro River.

Hooked from there on in
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Postby el3so » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:41 pm

Mad Max the Road Warrior
Most of my Hitchcock stuff gets a re-run around autumn.
Akira every 4 years or so
Lots of zombie movies.
French Beauty

friendlyskies wrote: Any doubt about reading them is blown away with the opening paragraph to LA Confidential -

An abandoned auto court in the San Berdoo foothills; Buzz Meeks checked in with ninety-four thousand dollars, eighteen pounds of high-grade heroin, a 10-gauge pump, a .38 special, a .45 automatic and a switchblade he'd bought off a pachuco at the border - right before he spotted the car parked across the line: Mickey Cohen goons in an LAPD unmarked, Tijuana cops standing by to bootjack a piece of his goodies, dump his body in the San Ysidro River.
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Re: Movies I'll watch again

Postby ktrout » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:40 pm

Ah, yes. LA Confidential. Almost anything with Kevin Spacey in it is awesome. This brings up Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil, which also happens to be an Eastwood production. Se7en and American Beauty are a little disturbing to me, though.
Also, The Usual Suspects was phenomenal.
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Re: Movies I'll watch again

Postby ktrout » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:45 pm

I also just watched Men Who Stare at Goats and thought it was hysterical.
Jeremiah Johnson is also on my list.
Reese Witherspoon is also a favorite of mine. Legally Blonde is a great film.
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Postby ktrout » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:04 pm

Speaking of goddesses, Clint Eastwood's daughter:
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