It is interesting, (at least to me) that I am attracted to movie situations that have no real-life alluring counterpart. I love boxing movies for instance, Cinderella Man, Million Dollar Baby, but hate boxing.
I can't say that I would watch that one again. Not because it wasn't good, but movies like that, that address such heavy topics, are hard to sit through more than once (for me at least). I did think it was good...doesn't make me want to run down the aisle and get married though... More than anything, I thought it was a subtle commentary on how mental illness affects relationships. BTW - I hear the book is amazing...it's on my list.
Ok here we go! The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (My wife says way too many times) Fist Full of Dollars( don't ask) A Few Dollars More(same) Hang'em High(see a pattern) High Plains Drifter(the devil made me do it) Pale Rider(I'm being true to my self) Dirty Harry(do you feel lucky punk!) Magnum Force(I wish I had his hair) Outlaw Josey Wales(I recon so) The Matrix True Grit Moby Dick(the original) Shane(hes my hero) Jeremiah Johnson The Eiger Sanction Dances with Wolves( an instant clasic) Little Big Man Midnight Cowboy(a must see at least ten times) Family Vacation Rat Race Animal House Platoon(a true struggle of good and evil) Full Metal Jacket Jaws Terminator Terminator II( may be the only sequel better than the first) Predeator Rooster Cogburn Jeepers Creepers Jeepers Creepers II( another good sequel) SAW Seven The Fifth Element Legends of the Fall A River Runs through It One Flew over the Cookoos Nest Lets Scare Jessica to Death(my first serious scare)
I've seen a bunch of movies more than 5 times. Ones that I can think of now are The Goonies, The Princess Bride, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Garden State, The Dark Knight. I've also probably seen every episode of Scrubs atleast 5 times.
Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't megs...but I do enjoy putting on a certain genre when I'm writing, like horror when I'm working on my horror stories, or fantasy and others when working on my fantasy and mystery stories.
My dad loves Clint Eastwood movies and James Bond movies. Growning up, my mother did not appreciate these. We had only one TV in the house. He would always say "But this is the one I haven't seen before." Of course she would grudgingly relent and find something else to do. Some of these movies that he'd never seen before, I watched with him several times over the years.
My sister and step brother live with me. On occasion, we evoke Frank at our house and say "But this is the one I've never seen before!"
Star Wars- all episodes Lord of the Rings- the whole trilogy The first four Star Trek movies The Harry Potter movies Raiders of the Lost Ark X2: X-Men United The Secret of Roan Inish Robin Hood (the Errol Flynn one) The Sea Hawk Captain Blood Pirates of the Caribbean Master and Commander Planet of the Apes, the original Anything with James Bond or Jason Bourne Anything Monty Python Time Bandits George Romero's zombie movies Veggie Tales
The best line in a movie was said by Angela Lansbury "Ray why dont you play a game of solitaire"-there was an air of menace about it but absolutely brilliant. What a pity theres no "Rays" about to have a quiet word with some of these wasters running these unreal"reality" shows-the high trousered type. Some people have said that Sinatra wasnt a good actor-but he acted in many good films,Suddenly was another example of that genre-the man with the golden arm another example.
I watch a lot of movies over and over, mainly cause there just ain't anything worth watching on tv these days. There's too many to name them all, but I do have some favorites.
Ok, here we go:
Just about any John Wayne Movie (way more than 5 times) Mister Roberts The Matchmaker Arsenic and Old Lace The Desk Set Guess Who's Coming To Dinner ( Hepburn & Tracey) The African Queen The Day The Earth Stood Still (Original Version) Men In Black Lost in Translation Calendar Girls My Big Fat Greek Wedding Home Fries The Philadelphia Story The Ghost and Mr. Chicken The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Jane Erye (Orson Welles Version)