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30 August 2008

What movie can you watch a hundred times on cable? [More:]
I'm watching "Secrets and Lies". I love this movie. I can watch it over and over. I have probably seen it twenty times.

Other movies that I can watch again and again: Hannah and Her Sisters, Howards End, A Night at the Roxbury, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Groundhog Day, A Christmas Story. I'm sure I'm forgetting many.
Brenda Blethyn is such a wonderful actress. She makes the movie.
posted by LoriFLA 30 August | 15:20
VH-1 is apparently playing a James Bond marathon (???).

Dunno wtf is up with that, but I can watch any of the non-Moore ones like a majillion times.
posted by Eideteker 30 August | 15:21
Animal House, Legally Blonde, Beetlejuice, Hitchcock's movies, any of the Connery Bonds and most of the Moores, just off the top of my head.
posted by Ardiril 30 August | 15:36
posted by syntax 30 August | 15:45
10 things I hate about you, Bring it On, The Princess Bride, The Graduate.
posted by gaspode 30 August | 15:45
Big Lebowski; True Romance; Bull Durham; Doc Hollywood (When you gonna bring your pig back round...); Heaven Can Wait (I love at the end, when she realizes and says, You're the quarterback -- I'm such a sap.); Apocalypse Now; Taxi Driver; Die Hard; Rocky (especially with Jon); Clerks I & II; Roustabout (Elvis!); Star Trek IV...

I love movies.
posted by Pips 30 August | 15:46
Bring It On, 10 Things I Hate About You, Ice Princess, and almost any other 90s teen girly romance or Disney-esque teen girly romance.
posted by occhiblu 30 August | 16:00
Oh, and High Fidelity. But I don't see that one playing as much any more.
posted by occhiblu 30 August | 16:01
Oooh... some of these are embarrassing to admit, but anytime I see one of these is on I have a compulsion to watch:

Troop Beverly Hills (do NOT ask, I have no idea what I see in this movie)
Clerks II (omg, did he say Pillowpants??)
Shaun of the Dead (only zombie movie I will watch)
Kill Bill I & II (best movie(s) ever)
Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny (sass can fly!)
Napoleon Dynamite (steak to the face!)
Carrie (they're called breasts momma!)
Fried Green Tomatoes (aw c'mon, it's a great chick flick)
Queen of the Damned (oh the humanity)
posted by evilcupcakes 30 August | 16:07
Gotta add In the Line of Fire and Total Recall. Gotta get ol' Clint and Arnold in there.

And My Cousin Vinny. It's been playing lately. Irresistible.
posted by Pips 30 August | 16:18
ooh. I love High Fidelity, too. That was on a couple weeks ago. I watched it again.

I thought of some others that I never tire of:

Mystic Pizza
Say Anything

And My Cousin Vinny

I love My Cousin Vinny. I think my husband I know most of the dialogue by heart.
posted by LoriFLA 30 August | 16:24
Sixteen Candles and ditto on the James Bonds with Sean.

I'm so embarrassed!
posted by haunted by Leonard Cohen 30 August | 16:26
OH yeah, The Breakfast Club! So I can get all angry about the makeover scene :)
posted by gaspode 30 August | 16:27
The Breakfast Club for sure. That was the one that was eluding me.
posted by Ardiril 30 August | 16:33
OMG OMG OMG!!! Xanadu! They can't show it often enough.
posted by msali 30 August | 16:36
When Harry Met Sally (seen this close to 20 times)
The Big Chill (major props for the 15th Anniversary edition)
High Infidelity (I know people like this - hell, I am people like this)
Good Will Hunting
Rushmore and Royal Tennenbaums
The Godfather I and II
posted by Lipstick Thespian 30 August | 16:51
Blues Brothers (The first one)
posted by drezdn 30 August | 17:21
Back To The Future parts 1 through 3.

(though I wish they'd show half the movies above endlessly on British TV)
posted by cillit bang 30 August | 17:28
The Godfather (Parts I and II, never III)
White Palaces (I always cry at the end)
Grand Canyon
It's A Wonderful Life
Mystic Pizza
Manhattan (for the music and scenery)
Falling In Love
Crossing Delancey

(God, I am such a sap)
posted by essexjan 30 August | 17:30
Falling In Love

I watched this movie several summers ago half a dozen times or more. I love this movie. The train. The anticipation. The book exchange at Christmas. I hated Robert De Niro for leaving his wife and kids but I loved that he loved Meryl Streep. Oh, I love this movie (as well as Heartburn, Manhattan and a ton of other movies listed here). Thanks for the reminder, essexjan.
posted by LoriFLA 30 August | 17:37
High Fidelity;
Bridget Jones's Diary;
Matrix (the first one);
Risky Business;
My Cousin Vinnie;
The Fifth Element;
Groundhog Day;
Shawn of the Dead;
Spiderman (the first one);
48 Hours (the first one);
Ordinary People;
The Sound of Music;
Say Anything;
Mystic Pizza;
Lots more cheesy romances I can't think of now;
I love those cheesy movies where there's a teenage boy and a teenage girl and they have to work together on a dance contest or a skating contest or whatever -- I love those.
posted by Claudia_SF 30 August | 19:09
Escape from new york! I can't believe no one's mentioned it! I love that film.
posted by hellojed 30 August | 19:39
OMG yes Apocalypse Now. Turnervision was running a Brando thingy yesterday (I can't believe I've never seen On the Waterfront before), and it came on about midnight. I've seen Apocalypse Now a bazillion times, but it never fails to impress the hell out of me. I even turned the tv off and went up to bed around two, only to give my head a shake and go right back downstairs to watch the rest. You can't go that far up the Nung and not ride the boat to the end. (Also, BOP will verify that when I found out it was going to be on, I spent the preceding hour saying, "Saigon...shit" over and over and giggling like a loon. And "Never get out of the boat" was the watchword of my acid years. Don't tell me you don't know what I mean.)
posted by elizard 30 August | 19:57
Oh, and I would like to thank whoever made the decision to run "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly", "Fistful of Dollars", and "For a Few Dollars More" last weekend.
posted by elizard 30 August | 20:03
Bring It On, 10 Things I Hate About You, Ice Princess, and almost any other 90s teen girly romance or Disney-esque teen girly romance.

Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 30 August | 20:11
I ended the year last year for my AP seniors with Apocalypse Now, after reading Heart of Darkness. I like to send them off with a bang.
posted by Pips 30 August | 21:28
Pips, I think I love you.
posted by elizard 30 August | 21:40
Heh, I was thinking about it, and I actually own all of my favs, either purchased or recorded:

The Princess Bride
Kill Bill - must watch both in a row

When I was a kid I played Candleshoe constantly. I loved that castle.
posted by lysdexic 30 August | 21:47
You get an "A", e.

This year I was considering Bram Stoker's Dracula (novel and movie) as a final act, but I don't think there's any topping Apocalypse. One girl watched most of it through her fingers.
posted by Pips 30 August | 22:04
Oooh, yes, I forgot about Mystic Pizza. Though I watched that one so many times when I was in high school that I can probably still recite the whole movie, despite not having seen it in a decade.

There was also some movie with the woman who played the boss in Mystic Pizza, where she's a psychic and trains some young teenage girl to be a psychic. I've been thinking about that one lately, for some reason, and I would watch it repeatedly on cable.
posted by occhiblu 31 August | 00:22
Escape from new york! I can't believe no one's mentioned it! I love that film.
posted by hellojed 30 August | 19:39

Oooh yes. Kurt Russell at his hottest, and I wanted Adrienne Barbeau's tits. Also, all the little 'in' and running jokes in the movie. A great way to pass a couple of hours.
posted by essexjan 31 August | 04:09
Ballet movies - Center Stage, The Turning Point, The Red Shoes, The Company, White Nights, and cheerleading movies. Plus all the 90s cheesy girly movies you've already mentioned - Clueless, Legally Blonde etc. Heavenly Creatures.

The 80s/ 90s gen X movies - Pump Up the Volume, Heathers, Reality Bites, Clerks, Singles.

I watched Adventures in Babysitting, Nightmare on Elm Street and Big Trouble in Little China repeatedly when I was a kid, and stop and watch whenever they're on now.

The 7 Up films - whenever a new one comes out they're usually all aired.

And "Never get out of the boat" was the watchword of my acid years. Don't tell me you don't know what I mean.)

Playing 'fire in the hole' in the gully behind our house was a very fun thing for a while there, and became the codeword for that general state of affairs.

Er, there's quite a few!
posted by goo 31 August | 07:24
Snake Pliskin!
posted by haunted by Leonard Cohen 31 August | 12:12
Fun with Obama and the Gang! || Chad Johnson of the Bengals is now Chad Ocho Cinco!