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The 25 club (your go to movies)
« on: March 02, 2017, 02:07:56 AM »
I know a lot of people who have never watched a movie more than once or twice. I have a select few that I have seen at least 25 times. They are my go to flicks.

Jurassic Park - I have easily seen this movie 40 times and will watch it another 40 before I ever get bored with it. It ranks as one of the best movies of all time in my book.

Back to the Future - this was the coolest movie when I was in high school and Michael J Fox was all the rage. (the sequels maybe a dozen times each)

Stand By Me - this movie reminds me so much of how I grew up. We would tell our parents we were sleeping at each others house then wander the woods for 2 nights, cooking on a fire and smoking. There were no dead bodies.

Dumb and Dumber - classic comedy with line after line of hilarity

Spaceballs - ditto

I've probably seen The Terminator close to 25 as well.

Got a 25?
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Re: The 25 club (your go to movies)
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2017, 09:28:35 AM »
Star Wars - before it was "The New Hope" I would venture to guess that I saw it in the theater 25 times before I was 12 years old.

The Right Stuff - I pull this DVD out every now and then surely at least once a year. Great performances by everyone involved.

along those lines, Apollo 13 - Gary Sinise can do no wrong, even knowing how it's going to turn out, it's still an incredibly exciting story.

Guilty Pleasures, Tin Cup and Bull Duram - while Kevin Costner strikes me as wishy washy as an actor, these stories are still a fun watch over again.
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Re: The 25 club (your go to movies)
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2017, 09:43:19 AM »
I like Kevin Costner when he's playing a schlub, when he tries to play the hero, he just doesn't work.  IMHO. 
Recently rewatched Stand By Me, still good.  Based on the list, I expect SQ is about 10 years younger than me, I was wrong, roughly the same age.

Its rare for me to watch a move more than 1 or twice except for:

Dark City
Bladerunner
The Thin Man
Blazing Saddles
Life of Brian
The Meaning of Life
Miller's Crossing
Brazil
Near Dark
Gross Point Blank

Honorable mention for Terminator
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Re: The 25 club (your go to movies)
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2017, 10:16:55 AM »
I don't know if these are 25 or just close to it:

Jaws
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Big Lebowski
Harold and Maude
Young Frankenstein
Annie Hall
Wizard of Oz
This is Spinal Tap
Sound of Music
It's a Wonderful Life
A Clockwork Orange

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Re: The 25 club (your go to movies)
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2017, 03:21:41 PM »
Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Back to the Future - seconded.

Being John Malcovich - I recently watched it again after a while but I have seen this so many times. Every time I watch it I notice something new.

Groundhog Day - seriously. I'm not trying to be a self referential smartass.

Ghostbusters - I'm not sure why. I like 80's New York, the chemistry between Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver, the score... and I saw it when I was a kid so maybe it reminds me of that.

The Sting

The Station Agent - starring Peter Dinklage before he was in Game of Thrones. A gentle comedy about identity, loneliness and finding friendship in unexpected places. Gets me every time.




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Re: The 25 club (your go to movies)
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2017, 03:27:20 PM »
25 is a lot, I doubt it's 25 for any of these, but here's my top

Superman
Big Lebowski
Jurassic Park
Spaceballs
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (this might be my record)
The Goonies
I'd guess the actual number is more like 10

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Re: The 25 club (your go to movies)
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2017, 07:29:43 PM »
I don't know if these are 25 or just close to it:

Jaws
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Big Lebowski
Harold and Maude
Young Frankenstein
Annie Hall
Wizard of Oz
This is Spinal Tap
Sound of Music
It's a Wonderful Life
A Clockwork Orange

I'm sure I've seen the Wizard of Oz at least 25 times as well. Watch it at least once a year and have since I was a kid.
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Re: The 25 club (your go to movies)
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2017, 09:20:52 PM »
City of God
The Goonies
Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
The Room

Those are the only movies I can guarantee I've seen in the double digits.  I'm not big on repeat watching.
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Re: The 25 club (your go to movies)
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2017, 09:41:32 PM »
I dhave not know about 25 but a few probably come close
Glory
Aliens
Ghostbusters
Predator
Star Wars
A Fish Called Wanda
Princess Bride
Police Academy

I have a much older sister whose husband had a wicked big VHS movie collection that accounts for most of those, with a few more coming from movies in heavy rotation during a couple of key years we had HBO when I was a teenager
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Re: The 25 club (your go to movies)
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2017, 10:16:13 PM »
Ghostbusters and Star Wars seem to be popular.
I've seen SW Ep. IV probably 15 times.
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Re: The 25 club (your go to movies)
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2017, 10:30:24 PM »
amazing how many films in common.
I wonder, is it that we are all the same age?  Was it TV replays?  Are these just very rewatchable movies?

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Re: The 25 club (your go to movies)
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2017, 10:48:29 PM »
Oh, I forgot Clue!
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Re: The 25 club (your go to movies)
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2017, 09:49:43 AM »
Oh yeah, I forgot The princess bride.

I'll add the Army of Darkness too. 

I should say, I've probably not seen any movies in the double digits.  My list is just the movies I can rewatch.   

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Re: The 25 club (your go to movies)
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2017, 01:28:32 PM »
I'm not sure about reaching 25, but films that are well into double figures and will no doubt make and pass 25 include:
Laputa: Castle in the Sky,
Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan,
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,
The Indiana Jones Trilogy (I refuse to acknowledge the fourth one... because it was awful!),
Leon,

As well as a few that are on tv often enough that you can clock up several viewings each year like:
The Running Man,
Total Recall (as above, the Arnie version),
Hot Fuzz,
Paul,

And those that have been mentioned already,
Aliens,
Ghostbusters,
Groundhog Day,
Back To The Future (I, II, & III)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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Re: The 25 club (your go to movies)
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2017, 01:57:34 PM »
What cable package do you have that shows The Running Man and Total Recall a lot? I honestly don't think I've ever seen those on TV.
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