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Fans of the movie The Matrix will recognize the movie's villain, Agent Smith, in my previous post and again here, because really, there are never enough chances to post pictures of Smith.

A comment I just posted to my friend nodressrehersal said, "The Matrix is one of those movies I'll watch whenever it's on."

What are your "must-watch movies"?

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anita_margarita
Jul. 24th, 2013 10:22 pm (UTC)
Casablanca, Now Voyager, Singin' in the Rain, Hannah and Her Sisters, Like Water for Chocolate, Babette's Feast, Moonstruck, Love Actually, High Noon, The Usual Suspects....
patrick_vecchio
Jul. 25th, 2013 02:18 am (UTC)
Casablanca? Hell yes. I haven't seen a lot of the other ones. I liked Moonstruck.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 25th, 2013 12:15 am (UTC)
The Maltese Falcon,The Caine Mutiny, . The Preachers Wife, Guns of Navaronne. The Magnificent Seven, The Cowboys, KPax, History of the World Part I,
A Bridge Too Far, The Dirty Dozen, On The Waterfront, The Graduate, Some Like It Hot, They Call Me Mr. Tibbs, The Great Escape-Holiday
patrick_vecchio
Jul. 25th, 2013 02:19 am (UTC)
No Godzilla movies?
nodressrehersal
Jul. 25th, 2013 01:01 am (UTC)
Omg, I was going to ask/answer this question in the comments of your previous post!This is the sort of thing I ponder often; why I rewatch the ones I do, and what movies are like that for other folks.

The thing that's interesting for me is that I don't think I'd classify some of my will-always-stop-clicking-and-watch movies as film favorites - but they're like a really comfortable pair of pjs - even though they're kinda threadbare and you wouldn't pack them for vacation, they're the ones you almost always pick outta the pj drawer at home because they're so darned comfortable.

So my list (limited to movies that actually seem to be shown on tv on a fairly regular basis) includes:
1. Any Jason Bourne movie
2. The Negotiator
3. Shawshank Redemption (but this one actually is a favorite film)
4. Con Air
5. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (another real favorite)
5. All About Eve
6. Groundhog Day (or do I just THINK I watch it over and over again?)
7. Fallen
8. Primal Fear (a favorite)
9. 48 Hours (a favorite)
10. The Fugitive / U.S. Marshalls (same movie, different bad guys)


patrick_vecchio
Jul. 25th, 2013 02:21 am (UTC)
I like Shawshank; it's on my list. Fallen? I'll have to check it out. The end of Primal Fear really fooled me. 48 Hours is a classic (more to come).
nodressrehersal
Jul. 25th, 2013 01:29 pm (UTC)
Same here with the end of Primal Fear - that was my introduction to Edward Norton and I think I've liked every movie I've ever seen him in since.

There are others that I WISH were on TV more often so I could rewatch them, but once in a blue moon didn't seem to fit the description. Some of those are: Slumdog Millionaire, Little Miss Sunshine, Usual Suspects, Finding Neverland, The Big Lebowski, Murder in the First, Benny & Joon, A Time to Kill...
patrick_vecchio
Jul. 25th, 2013 02:23 pm (UTC)
We watched Lebowski a little while ago. What a fun movie.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 25th, 2013 09:08 am (UTC)
I watch them over and over because they resonate with me. the actors and story connect with me like a comfortable pair slippers you just can't throw away...The Negotiator with Spacey and Jackson is also one of my favs. If you like Spacey, he is great in Pay It Forward and my all time best Spacey movie is KPAX, made in 2001...an updated version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, another great flick..My wife hates when I turn on TCM...I am a sucker for Black & Whites of the 40's and 50's...like, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner or The Little Shop Around The Corner with a very young Jimmy Stewart...I bet most of us that watch our movies over and over also reread our favorite books...a movie or a book that is like an old friend will always be there for you when you are looking for the comfort of a good memory-Holiday
patrick_vecchio
Jul. 25th, 2013 02:26 pm (UTC)
The slippers idea is a good analogy. You know it's time to just sit back and relax.
sahlah
Jul. 25th, 2013 01:17 am (UTC)
Local Hero
patrick_vecchio
Jul. 25th, 2013 02:23 am (UTC)
It's on the list, now. See, this post was just a way to get some ideas for movie rentals. I get in the store and my mind shuts down.
penshark
Jul. 25th, 2013 03:48 am (UTC)
I just finally watched it this summer, so I'm not sure it'll stand the test of time, but I suspect I'd watch "Argo" again happily.
patrick_vecchio
Jul. 25th, 2013 02:26 pm (UTC)
I'll watch for it.
thenightfly5150
Jul. 26th, 2013 01:04 am (UTC)
The Godfather Parts I and II. Any time. Any day.
patrick_vecchio
Jul. 26th, 2013 01:40 am (UTC)
I'm starting to think your last name is Coleone. And if that's the case, you've already seen these:

http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/2056/10-Lessons-In-Leadership-From-Don-Corleone.aspx
(Anonymous)
Jul. 26th, 2013 02:46 am (UTC)
Apollo 13. I can watch it over and over.
Big.
Michael. Makes me laugh every time.
And hubby is right - I cringe when he turns on the oldies. I have never even watched Casablanca from beginning to end. I guess I'm just weird.
tvc
patrick_vecchio
Jul. 26th, 2013 12:11 pm (UTC)
I have never seen Big but saw (and liked) the other two awhile ago.
nodressrehersal
Jul. 26th, 2013 09:45 pm (UTC)
I like Michael, too. And Big. I'd watch those both again. Phenomenon is a favorite, but I don't see that on TV much. I suppose these answers needn't be limited to TV, but "whenever it's on" sounds more like TV than rental, so I'm sticking with movies I see on TV.

Even though I'm not a big Tom Cruise fan, I just watched A Few Good Men for about the kazillionth time.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 27th, 2013 12:54 am (UTC)
Take a trip to the western town of Refuge in a '99 movie called Purgatory...Silverado is another western I have to watch time and again. .looking for a light comedy...Dave with Kevin Kline
tsrensel
Aug. 3rd, 2013 06:30 pm (UTC)
The Usual Suspects
Groundhog Day
Boondock Saints
Jaws

Not movies, but any of the Ken Burns documentaries and of course The World at War
patrick_vecchio
Aug. 4th, 2013 03:07 am (UTC)
I don't think I've seen Suspects or Boondocks. Thanks for adding a couple to my list.
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