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Movies I Can't Stop Watching You can't handle the truth

#1 User is offline   Winstonm 

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Posted 2010-February-10, 20:37

I have to admit that while channel surfing there are some movies I stop at and watch again and again and again and.....well, you get the idea. The two I seem to be most stuck on are:

The Karate Kid
A Few Good Men

Anyone else got some?
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Posted 2010-February-10, 23:14

My all time favorite movie "The Graduate"


btw the older I grow the more I love Mrs. Robinson and less Benjamin.



Almost anything with Katherine Hepburn from 1931-1949 and many Myrna Loy pics.
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Posted 2010-February-10, 23:55

When I was a student the guys in our house watched The Breakfast Club 13 times in a row.

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Posted 2010-February-11, 00:23

nickf, on Feb 11 2010, 12:55 AM, said:

When I was a student the guys in our house watched The Breakfast Club 13 times in a row.

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Ya....even non college guys watched that one over and over....ya....

But I only watched it twice in 2009 :rolleyes:
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Posted 2010-February-11, 01:42

The Big Lebowski.
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Posted 2010-February-11, 05:06

the usual suspects... reservoir dogs... the big country
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Posted 2010-February-11, 05:59

Harry and Sally

Star Wars
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Posted 2010-February-11, 06:05

I have followed the Danish TV series Matador three times (it's about life in a small town during the 1930's and WW2) and would not object to following it again.
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Posted 2010-February-11, 06:48

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was on TCM the other night so I watched it for the umpteenth time. Exuberant is the word that comes to mind but I also see it as marking some changes. Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe were marketed very differently, and this movie was toward the end of Russell's era and near the beginning of Monroe's. And of course there is the change in social expectations, then and now . At the end of the movie, both girls get their man and thus happiness reigns. "We're just two little girls, from Little Rock..."

I saw this when it came out in 1953 but there is something I can't recall. Early on there is this dance number with Russell and a large number of guys dressed in brief and almost transparent swimming trunks. Seeing it now, this looks to me to be an exuberant homosexual number much as Monroe's later Diamonds number is exuberantly heterosexual. I have no remembrance of how this was thought of in 1953. As a fourteen year old, it didn't occur to me but it's hard to believe that it didn't occur to adults. Or perhaps I am just imagining things.

In fact I enjoy many of the old MM movies. River of No Return with Monroe and Mitchum, How to Marry a Millionaire with Monroe, Bette Grable and Lauren Bacall, Bacall definitely being the draw in that one.

Of course like more or less everyone I have seen Casablanca many times. I can repeatedly watch The Third Man. Harry Lime stepping out of the shadows is a great scene.

Not exactly "on thread" but there are some old movies I keep hoping to see somewhere again. The World of Apu trilogy, and Sundays and Cybelle are a couple of examples. I saw both more than once when they came out.

We saw 8 1/2 the other night. I saw this when it came out in the early sixties and had no idea what was going on. I liked it much more this time around. My wife is younger, and was not in on the early Fellini craze. Now she has seen La Strada and 8 1/2 and liked them both. I recorded Juliet of the Spirits so we try that soon. "Back then" it was the Fellini movie that I like most, but I recall little of it.
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Posted 2010-February-11, 08:00

funny most posters are males.

i have never indulged in repeated film watching, but have done so vicariously.


i have watched Escape from new york by osmosis many times, but have never managed to escape.

Cant escape from ford fairlane and planes trains and automobiles either.

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Babalu just wanted a shoulder to cry on, is that too much to ask for?
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Posted 2010-February-11, 09:55

As good as it gets
Me, myself and Irene

To name 2 I remember always stopping to watch on cable.

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Also, he rates to not have a heart void when he leads the 3.


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Posted 2010-February-11, 10:21

On our anniversary, my wife and I watch 'The War of the Roses'.

Around Christmas we watch the George C. Scott version of 'A Christmas Carol'.

One of our friends watches 'The Philidelphia Story' frequently.

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Posted 2010-February-11, 10:29

Unforgiven and Fast Times at Ridgemont High (especially the dubbed PG version - I love hearing them say "Fuzzy nerd", cracks me up every time).
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Posted 2010-February-11, 10:44

The last two posts bring the following to mind:

There are movies that I regard as very good, The Unforgiven is one, but which I don't particularly want to see again, and other movies that I regard as very good, The Philadelphia Story is one, which I happily watch repeatedly.

I am not sure I can put my finger on the difference, but in some cases I very much appreciate a movie but prefer to simply let the experience be. Sort of a one night stand, I guess.
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Posted 2010-February-11, 10:46

3 favorite random movies to catch on TV that I always stop to watch:
Superbad
Office Space
My Cousin Vinny (yoots!)
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Posted 2010-February-11, 11:15

There are many I could list here...I pick one..."Local Hero", for the very special charming of this movie.
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Posted 2010-February-11, 15:43

G_R__E_G, on Feb 12 2010, 02:29 AM, said:

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

... heh - I forgot about that one. I think we had a few marathon sessions of it too. It's right up there in my favourite all time movies.

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Posted 2010-February-11, 17:30

jdonn, on Feb 11 2010, 11:46 AM, said:

3 favorite random movies to catch on TV that I always stop to watch:
Superbad
Office Space
My Cousin Vinny (yoots!)

I just watched My Cousin Vinny again last night.

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Posted 2010-February-11, 22:04

Brazil and practically any Monty Python movie.
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Posted 2010-February-12, 02:27

Winstonm, on Feb 11 2010, 06:30 PM, said:

jdonn, on Feb 11 2010, 11:46 AM, said:

3 favorite random movies to catch on TV that I always stop to watch:
Superbad
Office Space
My Cousin Vinny (yoots!)

I just watched My Cousin Vinny again last night.

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