Some people may grow tired of a movie if they see it too many times, but, for some people, there are movies that have a "timeless" appeal, movies that they can watch repeatedly and never grow bored of them. Therefore, this thread is for discussing what movies for you never lose their appeal, regardless of how often you watch them.
For me, such films include the original Star Wars trilogy, the original Indiana Jones trilogy, both Ghostbusters films, the first two Home Alone films, Hocus Pocus, the Nightmare Before Christmas, and numerous Disney animated films (including The Lion King, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, and Fantasia). I enjoy these films so greatly that I have never grown tired of watching them, for each is so very entertaining and appealing to me.
What about everyone else? What are films that you can watch repeatedly and never tire of?
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-Star Wars (IV, V, VI)
-Casino Royal (Craig)
-Never Cry Wolf
-The Thing (Carpenter's mainly, but I like the prequel, too)
-Matrix trilogy (yep, all of them)
-Total Recall (Arnold)
-Predator I & II
-Terminator I & II
And a bunch more, but I'm blanking atm.
edit: I should thow in Legend, Beowulf (w/Angelina Jolie) & 13th Warrior.
Off the top of my head: The Thing (1982), Das Boot, Alien, Aliens, The Shawshank Redemption, The Matrix, Inception, Batman: the Dark Knight. I also recently watched 12 Angry Men (1957) for the third time, and I strongly doubt that was the last. An amazing movie.
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Oh man, I'm glad so many folks cited The Thing ~ that has got to be one of the most perfect beer + pretzels + (optional chemicals) movies EVER!
I like movies a lot and I can watch most of the ones I like over and over. The same is true for TV shows I like. So my list is way too long to post but the movie I've seen the most is Wayne's World. I've seen that movie at least a couple hundred times.
Signs I have a funny story with that's turned into a frequent flyer for me personally;
As a kid, around six years old, since I knew how to operate a VHS player I was deemed A-OK to watch whatever movies my folks owned, which typically was my dad's scary movies: Aliens, Predator, Stephen King adaptations like Carrie, and enough Cronenberg/Craven/Carpenter for just about anyone, which was convenient because the apple of film taste didn't fall far from the tree. They did a good job of getting me used to scary movies (and doodling monsters in notebooks all through my childhood, which maybe led me to my interest in Magic?) anyways, the one that finally got me was Signs; I was nine and although I understood that movies were fake, and the monsters were costumes and props and special effects, my six year old brain hadn't made the connection that videos IN movies could be fake too! So when the aliens were spied around the Hess property and Mel went on his cornfield chase and the baby detector picked up signals from beyond, I was understandably a spooked out nine year old, but it was the scene where Joaquin Phoenix sees the news report, and they play the clip of the Hispanic boy's birthday party being crashed by the alien, that I totally lost it.
For a long time, about ten years actually, I couldn't hack it, and never finished a sitting of the movie, in fact often bailing before the scene in question out of pure apprehension. It wasn't until a few years ago that I actually gritted my teeth and beared through the entirety of it, and ever since then it's been my go-to if I want a REAL scare.
Other good picks are Truman Show and Army of Darkness for that cozy feeling, Dawn of the Dead for the popcorn feel and Fight Club to spark conversation with friends.
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Godzilla: Final Wars
The Avengers (2012)
The Thing (1982)
Star Wars 3,4,5, and 6
Men in Black
Iron Man 2
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Dumb and Dumber
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Transformers the Movie (Cartoon Movie)
Ghostbusters 1 and 2
I am sure there are others, but that is the ones I remember.
I am sure Guardians of the Galaxy will be on the list when it comes out on DVD.
When I was a kid, I remember watching a movie called Flight of the Navigator a number of times. I'd like to see that one again.
I actually have that on DVD. Its excellent. Good memories watching that movie... mainly because it was the first movie I saw at a drive-in.
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