Movies I can never pass up

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Movies I can never pass up

Postby depinmad » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:44 am

here is a list of movies i find myself unable to not watch if i bump into them on tv. in some cases they are my favorite movies ever, but some of them i would not classify in that way, rather i just find them to be endlessly watchable:

Jaws
In the Line of Fire
Nacho Libre
Roadhouse
Bringing up Baby
My Cousin Vinny
Cutter's Way
Breaking Away
Con Air

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Postby Learned » Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:24 am

As I realized this weekend, Revenge of the Nerds, is tops on my list.

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Postby auntgoodness » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:42 pm

The Fugitive
Roman Holiday (Almost missed the beginning of Mad Men because of that yesterday. The horror!)

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Postby Kenneth Burns » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:53 pm

I just watched Dr. Strangelove for the umpteenth time.

"Women sense my power and they seek the life essence. I do not avoid women, Mandrake. But I do deny them my essence."

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Postby depinmad » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:54 pm

yeah, dr strangelove almost makes my list
as does the shining, as does eyes wide shut.

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Postby butters » Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:08 pm

Nice list.
Tremors is one of my favorite mindless lazy sunday afternoon flicks. Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, and Steven Keaton vs large underground space worms. Just try not to watch....

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Postby Ducatista » Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:42 pm

I have a lot, which probably explains why I never get anything done.

Fight Club
Men In Black (either one)
Moonstruck
Lake Placid
Philadelphia Story
The Thin Man
Torque
American Psycho
Princess Bride
Oceans Eleven (the remake)
The Italian Job
Absolute Power
Terminator (first and second)
Independence Day
Kill Bill (either one)
I, Robot
Ghost Busters
Working Girl
Miss Congeniality
The Fugitive
Double Jeopardy
Lost in Translation (I usually don't watch the whole thing anymore, but I always get sucked in for at least a while)

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Postby depinmad » Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:47 pm

ah yes, you reminded me of ocean's 13 which, much like nacho libre, left me lukewarm in the theatre, but i now find endlessly watchable. i think i saw it three times last month alone. ugh.

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Postby aaron » Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:56 pm

The Deer Hunter
Breakfast At Tiffany's
Requiem For A Dream
Auntie Mame
Raging Bull
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

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Postby Ducatista » Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:58 pm

depinmad wrote:...left me lukewarm in the theatre, but i now find endlessly watchable...

Yeah, I don't know exactly what makes for "endlessly watchable," but it's definitely its own set of qualities.

I mean, Lake Placid? But I'll bet I've watched it a dozen times.

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Re: Movies I can never pass up

Postby boston_jeff » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:12 pm

depinmad wrote:here is a list of movies i find myself unable to not watch if i bump into them on tv. in some cases they are my favorite movies ever, but some of them i would not classify in that way, rather i just find them to be endlessly watchable:

Jaws
In the Line of Fire
Nacho Libre
Roadhouse
Bringing up Baby
My Cousin Vinny
Cutter's Way
Breaking Away
Con Air


Jaws and Roadhouse are def. in there for me. Terminator, Fugitive too. Those of you listing only acclaimed films are missing the point, although I do watch Shawshank every time its on (TBS or uncut on a pay channel).

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Postby Marvell » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:16 pm

Singing In The Rain
Night of the Hunter
Bringing Up Baby
Notorious
Rebecca
D.O.A.
Touch of Evil
North By Northwest
Chinatown
The Last Waltz
Escape From New York
Big Trouble In Little China
Blade Runner
The Road Warrior
Silverado
Raising Arizona
The Quick and The Dead
Heathers

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Re: Movies I can never pass up

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:24 pm

boston_jeff wrote:...I do watch Shawshank every time its on (TBS or uncut on a pay channel).

Beat me too it.

Also:
Saving Silverman
High Fidelity
Happy Feet

I am strangely attracted to the grade D horror films on WYOU. I just wish they would start earlier than 11:30 to midnight on Friday nights. And the local dude who does the intro (along with the guy who does a cheap imitation of Ferdy of the late 60's Ferdy's Inferno), I could do without.

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Postby supaunknown » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:45 pm

Without going completely ga-ga let just say I'm historically in agreement with many of the choices listed. I simply can't flip past 'em. The latest one for me is Ratatouille. If that's on nothing else is.

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Postby El Chifa » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:46 pm

I swear I accidentally tuned into Carrie, not once, but twice, within the past couple years, and watched to the very end each time.

The last time I saw the movie had to have been when it was originally released.


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