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Offline Chris M

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What are some movies you can't stop watching?
« on: November 16, 2009, 04:18 PM »
My wife and I have this discussion from time to time.  We'll see a movie on TV and will flip to it.  There are some that once you start watching, you just can't stop.  What are some that you guys like?

For me some are:

Forrest Gump
Band of Brothers series
Pulp Fiction
Tombstone
Back to the Future (all of them)
Lethal Weapon (all of them)
Blackhawk Down
Talladega Nights
Anchorman
Dodgeball
Oceans 11
The Day after Tomorrow (I have no idea why either)

I'm sure there are more that I'll think of later and add.
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Re: What are some movies you can't stop watching?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2009, 06:25 PM »
I would be remiss if I didn't say Star Wars....

Star Wars (Original Trilogy)
Monty Python & the Holy Grail
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Leon
Happy Gilmore
Transformers
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Bull Durham


If my wife and I can't agree on what to watch on TV these are our standby's to watch on DVD because we enjoy watching them.
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Re: What are some movies you can't stop watching?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2009, 11:54 PM »
If I'm flipping channels just looking for anything, if I run across the following I feel obligated to watch:

The Mummy
The Fast and the Furious
Armageddon
Goonies
Any of the Harry Potter films

If there isn't a new film out on DVD that I want to watch, and I go to the shelf, I usually end up with something from Kevin Smith, like Mallrats or Clerks.  If not that, then one of the following;

Harold and Kumar go to White Castle
Transporter
Superbad
Or a super hero film like the X-Men, Spider-Man or something similar.

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Re: What are some movies you can't stop watching?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2009, 09:42 AM »
There's a bunch of movies from the 80's that I can watch over and over:

Krull
Flash Gordon
2010
Empire Strikes Back
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Star Trek II
Phantasm
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Explorers

Outside of the 80's:
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Jaws
Citizen Kane
Casablanca
A Bridge too Far
Bridge over the River Kwi
Lawrence of Arabia
Sparticus
The Outlaw Josey Whales
and of course Star Wars
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Re: What are some movies you can't stop watching?
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2009, 10:46 PM »
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Re: What are some movies you can't stop watching?
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2009, 12:05 AM »
I think there's already a thread like this somewhere on this site, but I still hold true to The Fifth Element.  I don't catch a lot of tv, but that's a movie I must watch in its entirety everytime it's on - even though I have the DVD and have never watched the disc.  I'm sure there's lots more out there, but that's an automatic out of the hat movie for me....for some reason.
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Re: What are some movies you can't stop watching?
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2009, 12:44 AM »
Shaun of the Dead.    :D
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Re: What are some movies you can't stop watching?
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2009, 10:03 PM »
I haven't watched it in a while, but I picked up the remade Dawn of the Dead DVD a few years back and must have watched it six times in six months.  I'm not even a big horror fan, but I like the mix of Zombies with some actual character building and even a few funny parts here and there.  The elevator music during the big chase near the end is hilarious.
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Re: What are some movies you can't stop watching?
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2009, 10:09 PM »
Fifth Element
Stargate
The Replacements
Thomas Crown Affair
Road House
Caddyshack
Christmas Vacation
Constantine
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Re: What are some movies you can't stop watching?
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2009, 05:21 PM »
Two that I've caught recently that I never seem to be able to turn away from:

Shawshank Redemption
My Cousin Vinny

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Re: What are some movies you can't stop watching?
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2009, 08:43 PM »
The Replacements and Shawshank definitely make my list - good selections. 

I cannot stand The Fifth Element though - I would rather watch Waterworld looped six times back-to-back.
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Re: What are some movies you can't stop watching?
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2009, 01:35 AM »
It's a long list for me but probably 'Kingpin' is one of my most watched movies I own

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Re: What are some movies you can't stop watching?
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2009, 10:51 PM »
Back to School
Trading Places
Seems like old times
Revenge of the nerds
National Lampoons Vacation
Christmas Vacation
Caddyshack
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Re: What are some movies you can't stop watching?
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2010, 02:21 PM »
Two from this weekend on TCM - Lawrence of Arabia and The Magnificent Seven

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Re: What are some movies you can't stop watching?
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2010, 02:31 PM »
I had the same thing with Harry Potter.  They were running marathons of the films on ABC Family, leading up to last night when they ran Order of the Phoenix which may have been a TV debut.

Either way, at various points over the weekend I found myself watching Potter films for extended periods of time.  Which was broken up with me reading, for hours on end, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which I'm now about 200 pages from finishing.  That'll wrap up a two month marathon of re-reading the series.

I'm sure I'll follow this all up by actually watching a marathon of the first 6 films on DVD in the coming weeks.

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