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  1. rootabaga

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    Some friends on facebook were passing this around and it got me to thinking that it might be useful to see what others have become addicted to over the years. I mean if the same movie shows up on lots of folks' "hit lists" then the odds are the rest of us would like it.

    Here's a few of mine, in alphabetical order...and yes, I apologize in advance, there are a couple of rom-coms on here. ;)

    Apollo 13
    Back to the Future (all)
    Big
    Contact
    Die Hard (1)
    E.T.
    Finding Forrester
    Get Shorty
    Good Will Hunting
    Groundhog Day
    The In-Laws (original)
    Indiana Jones (all of them except the short round one)
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Lord of the Rings (all)
    Love, Actually
    The Matrix (1)
    Miracle on 34th Street
    Notting Hill
    Pulp Fiction
    Searching for Bobby Fisher
    Shawshank Redemption
    Silverado
    Stand By Me
    Star Wars 4-6
    Terminator (1)
    The Whole Nine Yards

    So what's yours?
     

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    King Kong - 1933
     
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    Godzilla vs Gigan, 1972
    Godzilla vs Megalon, 1973
    Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla, 1974
    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, 1971
    Man With The Golden Gun, 1974
    Enter The Dragon, 1973
    Tangshan Earthquake, 2008
    The 7th Flavor, 2014
    Mongol, 2006
    The Conqueror, 1956
    Frozen, 2013
    The East Is Red, 1965
    The Titfield Thunderbolt, 1953
     
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    Alien (1 & 2)
    King Kong (1933 & 2005)
    Jason and the Argonauts
    The Matrix

    For me the test is this:

    The movie comes on TV and I say to myself I'll just watch the beginning because I've seen it loads and don't need to see it again. Next thing, closing credits...

    The film has to draw me in so I can't, and don't want to, stop watching.

    I'll probably think of more.

    LOTR. Told you!
     
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    I hear you. Back before the days of streaming cable and dish (when cable was the only option other than mostly rentals, movies were still pretty expensive to buy and the words LCD and flat screen were not generally known), I was getting ready to move between semesters of law school. I dropped by a local bar and grill because it was also burger/beer night (like $3 or something, maybe less). As I was getting close to finishing up they tossed Star Wars (IV) into their large-screen projection system. I figured what the heck, might as well hang out until ("scene x"). Six hours and a couple more beers (and another burger) later I left...they had run the entire trilogy.

    That was a realllllly ugly test. :D

    But the move went okay, I was just really tired.
     
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    Snatch
    Reservoir Dogs
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Boon Dock Saints
    Sleepers
    Suicide Kings
    Taxi Driver
    The Fifth Element
    The Princess Bride
     
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    Die Hard 1
    Jurassic Park
    The Princess Bride (I forgot this one but I'm watching it again now)
     
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    Best. Movie. Ever.
     
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    The World of Suzie Wong, is another one can watch again and again.

    "This is respectable hotel. Not brothel. Brothel illegal in Hong Kong." :D
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    Tron
    Tron Legacy
    Pirates Of the Caribbean 1-3
    The Room
    The Big Lebowski
     
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    Alien
    The Big Lebowski
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Dodge Ball
    Hot Fuzz
    The Bourne trilogy
    Spaceballs
    I Love You Man
    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    Jurassic Park
    Star Wars 4-6
    The Lord of the Rings trilogy
    The Jerk
    Groundhog Day
    Anchorman
    Fargo
     
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    Saw movies.

    saw.jpg
     
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    I got more:
    The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
    It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World
     
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    Or how about:
    The Reluctant Astronaut.
     
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    The Exorcist 1973
    Gettysburg 1993
    Carwash 1976
    Breaking Away 1979
    Up in Smoke 1978
    The Station Agent 2003
    The Dish 2001
    Smoke Signals 1998
     
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    The Wrong Trousers.... and in fact I'm watching it again right now
     
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    there are some good movies listed in this thread.
    I love watching movies.. lots of them...of all kinds.
    but I have never seen a movie I liked so much.. that I wanted to watch over and over.

    2nd time.. if a girl wanted me to take her.

    or many years later..
     
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    If I watch a movie a lot of times, it's usually not intentional. Like I'll be flipping through the channels when nothing is on and I'll just stop on something on basic cable, just to have something on in the background while I'm doing something else, like reading the paper or checking the forums. Then next thing I know, I've watched the whole movie lol. Ferris Bueller, The Breakfast Club, and Die Hard come to mind. Shawshank Redemption is another one.
     
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    Numero Uno,regardless of the time of year: BAD SANTA
    Close runner-ups that I'll watch any time:

    Beavis & Butthead Do America
    Shawshank Redemption
    Groundhog Day
    Scrooged
    The Green Mile
    Full Metal Jacket
    Office Space
     
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    Give me a film with a great soundtrack and I can watch it over and over. Extra credit for well choreographed fight scenes.

    Kill Bill (mostly vol 1, but I love both).
    Brazil
    Apocalypse Now
    Ran
    Harold and Maude (the cult classic anti war comedy love story. Great soundtrack).
    The Big Lebowski
    Goodfellas
    Pulp Fiction
    Into the Wild.
    Slumdog Millionaire
    Fightclub (mostly for the art design and cinematography).
    Life is Beautiful
    Kick Ass
    Transporter (only the first one. For the shirtless fight scenes).

    Yes, my list runs the gamut of classy to klassy..... :D
     
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    Decade after decade, first answer to this question: Chinatown. No contest. Again and again.

    Other Greats:
    Rear Window. (Grace Kelly............. 'nuff said)
    2001: A Space Oddyssey. Any time it is shown on a real screen, I go. Breathtaking, science fiction way ahead of its time, and for adult attention spans. Keep 'yer Star Wars, all of 'em.
    The Shining.
    Once Upon a Time In The West.
    (various)
    Kurosawa / Mifune classics.

    Other greats (lower case "g"), second drawer:
    (various) Scorsese, Goodfellas comes to mind.
    This is Spinal Tap
    Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Airplane
    (various)
    Coen bros, Blood Simple comes to mind.......And as I look at their list, I realize I have much to look forward to.......several I have not seen!
     
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    I don't usually quote myself (wait...have I said that before? :D), but I just saw this news item regarding a different bar and grill... Which reminded me I had not mentioned the establishment in my musings. The place I visited (frequented would be too strong a sentiment) was Gentle Ben's ;)

    http://tucson.com/news/local/firefi...cle_55eafe46-9ccc-5649-b75f-8b8d79a40818.html
     
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    I've never heard of that, I'll have to check it out if I can find it.
     

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