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19 August 2012

I'm watching Sideways ... [More:]... which I haven't seen in ages. I'd forgotten what a great film it is, and that Paul Giamatti is such a subtle, sensitive actor.

What are your favourite re-watch movies?
Any and all Wes Anderson films. Whenever there's a big blog of them on a Sunday afternoon, even if it's just Royal Tenenbaums over and over, my day is made.
posted by koucha 19 August | 14:57
I'll rewatch Clueless and Bring It On at any time! Mean Girls, too. It's a thematic thing...
posted by halonine 19 August | 14:59
I have all the James Bond movies up to Casino Royale thanks to BP who turned me on to the deal for them at Amazon. I loooove watching all the old ones.
posted by eekacat 19 August | 15:05
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and, for reasons I don't understand, the Lizzie McGuire Movie.
posted by maritacov 19 August | 16:00
I'll rewatch Clueless and Bring It On at any time! Mean Girls, too. It's a thematic thing...

YES! And "10 Things I Hate About You".
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 19 August | 16:25
The Fifth Element, The Princess Bride and Clue
posted by bluesapphires 19 August | 16:48
When Harry Met Sally, O Brother Where Art Though, IT's a Wonderful Life, The Muppet Movie.
posted by Miko 19 August | 16:55
I also have a theory that The Shawshank Redemption is always playing on some cable channel or other, every hour of every day, eternally. So if that's one of yours, you're usually in luck.
posted by Miko 19 August | 16:56
If you watched the deleted scenes in Sideways it sucks the fun out of the film.
posted by cjorgensen 19 August | 16:58
The Shining. I've probably seen it a hundred times and never get tired of it.
posted by BoringPostcards 19 August | 17:39
"Bring It On," "The Wedding Planner" (I know it's horrible, I have no idea why I'm obsessed with it), "The Fifth Element," and "Clueless" are my favorite always-watch movies that pop up on tv. I pretty much memorized "When Harry Met Sally" and "Dangerous Liaisons" when I was in high school from watching them over and over.
posted by occhiblu 19 August | 18:29
Ahh Dangerous Liasons. A winery I worked at was owned by a French winery, and for the grand opening of the winery they rented the costumes from the movie for people working at the grand opening to wear. Apparently it was cheaper to rent the actual costumes from the movie than similar ones, plus they were better supposedly. I just remember thinking who was getting Glen Close sweat in their costume...
posted by eekacat 19 August | 21:10
Waking Life, spiritually.

2001, visually. It's like a cleanse, and I have to do it regularly.

A few action movies, most notably Commando.
posted by Eideteker 19 August | 21:50
eekacat, that's awesome.
posted by occhiblu 19 August | 21:50
I call those Never Not Watch movies: movies that you cannot turn off it they happen to be on. I didn't have an TV reception for, ooooh, two decades, so I had to buy all my NNW movies on DVD finally.

I have a few dozen NNW movies. I'll spare you the list and instead tell you that I accidentally stayed up all night watching "Desk Set" twice* this weekend.

*I mean I watched it twice, not stayed up two nights. I discovered it was on while I was up inexplicably at 4 a.m., Tivo'd it to watch later, got sucked into it, watched it until daybreak, then started it over and watched it again. So it's obviously going on the NNW list.
posted by Elsa 19 August | 22:19
I am a cultural Philistine and notable only for the fact that I'm not sure there's any movie I would chose to watch over and over again, had I the opportunity to do other things. There are, on the other hand, a few movies I'd see a second time (Malick's Tree of Life comes to mind).
posted by tortillathehun 20 August | 06:08
Flesh Gordon.
posted by Splunge 20 August | 06:44
Rear Window. Groundhog Day.

Almost anything with Gene Hackman or Stellan Skarsgård.

I just watched Splash again with my SO, because I had been telling her it was probably better than she remembered. It's still amusing and solid, and a little subversive, though never really side splitting. I think it's held up okay, and it's an interesting comparison to todays "fantastic comedy romance" type movies, which might have one or two bigger laughs/setups, but, overall, are garbage.

Seeing Splash prompted a big discussion, because my SO liked how it had the right ending. She's of the "Dorothy was a fool to leave" camp. We compared it to Big which, besides having Tom Hanks, is a similar story. I think she wanted the love interest to go back and be young again too, but I think there was no way around the ending it had.

Also I didn't want to say this in the MeFi Tony Scott obit thread, but Unstoppable was absolutely godawful and horrible and no one should ever watch it. Besides the stupid story, with idiotic stereotype characters, and a crisis that could have been easily averted (get a train in front of it and hop from the back of that train to the front of the runaway train, FFS you dumb fucks), it's been color processed to the point of looking sickly and weird, and every single goddamn shot in the movie is either a circle-around-the-characters shot or a sharp-sudden-zoom-in-the-middle-of-a-sentence shot. Serisouly; cut those shots out and the movie would be 7 minutes long. There was not a scrap of anything redeeming in that shitball of a film. *takes meds*
posted by fleacircus 20 August | 12:21
I'm a simple girl: Kill Bill, both in a row.

Princess Bride.
posted by lysdexic 20 August | 16:01
But have you ever watch Sideways while... sideways?
posted by Eideteker 21 August | 10:38
I'm watching sideways a whole new scary meaning to the expression she's doe eyed
posted by jouke 21 August | 11:00
I've watched the movie Ghost Writer a few times. And I've seen the Jason Bourne movies a few times as well.

Nice rant about Unstoppable btw fleacircus
posted by jouke 21 August | 11:02
So many. All About Eve, Casablanca, Blade Runner (director's cut), Gladiator, The Fugitive (Harrison Ford version), Terminator I and II, LOTR (director's cut for I and II), The Shawshank Redemption and Titanic, to name a few.

And we caught most of Sideways too. I was sorry to have to go to bed and miss the ending. Great movie.
posted by bearwife 21 August | 12:40
I was just reminded that I need to rewatch Cool Hand Luke.

Which, yes, probably all the time.

Also, I give props to the guys who work in the Little Lebowski Shop in the West Village. They have the movie on repeat all day, every day. I love the movie, but I'm not sure I could do that!
posted by Eideteker 21 August | 14:24
Ah, yes. Fargo, Big Liebowski and Miller's Crossing (and Blood Simple too, come to think of it) are all on the repeat watchng list too.
posted by bearwife 21 August | 16:33
And while were on it, Oh Brother, Barton Fink, and A Serious Man.
posted by Obscure Reference 22 August | 07:05
look at what I found || Joan Fucking Jett