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#1  Postby Macdoc » Dec 30, 2016 5:58 pm

Some movies are throw aways....satisfying but you won't be back.

Some movies stick.

Blade Runner for me for sure....visuals and sound track.

Moulin Rouge I can drop into at any point in the movie and enjoy it due to the music.....Across the Universe the same.

Even the Man with No Name series I'll come back to and again that's mainly for the music tho the gun fights are cool.

Out of Africa for the sound and visuals...that plane over the African Veldt is incredible.

What keeps you coming back and which ones?
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#2  Postby laklak » Dec 30, 2016 6:01 pm

Any Mel Brooks but particularly Young Frankenstein. Rocky Horror, Apocalypse Now, most definitely Blade Runner, 2001, any Cheech & Chong.
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#3  Postby Animavore » Dec 30, 2016 6:15 pm

Alien, Aliens, Predator, Terminator, Terminator 2, Total Recall, Die Hard, Die Hard 2, RoboCop, Platoon, The Raid, Ong Bak, Legend of the Drunken Fist 2, The Matrix, Mad Max: Road Warrior, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters, Silence of the Lambs, The Avengers, Batman Begins, Finding Nemo, Elf, The Shawshank Redemption, Saving Private Ryan, and so forth.
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#4  Postby Arnold Layne » Dec 30, 2016 6:22 pm

Return of the Living Dead....sooooo funny, and the music is fab, Pulp Fiction, Dr Zhivago. probably more!
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#5  Postby crank » Dec 30, 2016 7:00 pm

Chinatown [Ooops :oops: , one word--edited]

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#6  Postby laklak » Dec 30, 2016 7:02 pm

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#7  Postby tuco » Dec 30, 2016 7:16 pm

In video-game terminology, replayability of porn movies is through the roof with no comparison .. Blade Runner lol

Well, let me think .. I usually fall asleep while watching movies so I guess it does not count. I am stuck with porn here.
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#8  Postby crank » Dec 30, 2016 7:16 pm

Hell, that reminds me of another, The Big Sleep, the Howard Hawks-Bogart-Bacall version, from the novel by Raymond Chandler, who says even he isn't exactly sure what happens in the story.
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#9  Postby laklak » Dec 30, 2016 7:34 pm

Ditto the Big Sleep, and a lot of other oldies but goodies. White Heat, Casablanca, Key Largo, film noir ages well. I'm a sucker for WW I & II movies, like Battle of Britain, Dawn Patrol, Hell's Angels, Sands of Iwo Jima, Sink the Bismarck, Run Silent Run Deep, All Quiet on the Western Front. 30 Seconds Over Tokyo. Oh yeah, Bridges at Toko-Ri (OK Korean War but still great).
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#10  Postby Mike_L » Dec 30, 2016 8:37 pm

For me:

* Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Disney's first full-length animated feature and still the best, IMO. Every frame is a masterpiece -- not just the animation, but also the beautiful background paintings. Preceding the use of airbrushed gouache, the paintings were done by the great Claude Coats in transparent watercolors... and they look magnificent, IMO.

* The Mission (1986)
Okay, the message is perhaps objectionable (natives saved from themselves by Christianity, and all that), but both Jeremy Irons and Robert De Niro give good performances, the scenery is exquisite, Ennio Morricone's score is very affecting and the movie's finale is memorable. The waterfall sequences alone are worth multiple viewings, IMO.

* everything by stop-motion supremo Ray Harryhausen
(with the exception, perhaps, of Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977), which was rather dull and plodding).

* Robocop (1987)
Gleefully over-the-top violence that strays into dark comedy, winning score by Basil Poledouris, and superb stop-motion animation by Phil Tippett.

* The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Faraway the best of the Star Wars movies.

* Flash Gordon (1980)
The look of the sets and costumes and the psychedelic skies is absolutely unique... in a good way. The rock soundtrack by Queen fits the movie perfectly.

* Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984).
Many regard it as the worst of the series (or the second worst, after Crystal Skull), but it's my favorite. Won a well-deserved Oscar for best visual FX. The rope bridge finale is, IMO, the single best action sequence in the entire series.

* Pulp Fiction (1994).
Funny, absurd, violent, captivating.

On the more sombre side...

Saving Private Ryan (1998).
A masterpiece on multiple levels.
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#11  Postby PensivePenny » Dec 30, 2016 8:52 pm

C'mon guys... no Godfathers? Goodfellas?

I like Avatar... Pulp Fiction :thumbup: Film Noir... sure, I'll buy that! Being John Malkovich. Clerks. Chasing Amy. Dogma (Yup, I think Kevin Smith is HOT!) :lol:
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#12  Postby VazScep » Dec 30, 2016 8:55 pm

I think I've watched Primer five or six times. But a few years ago, I read on wikipedia that I'd missed some stuff, so I'm due a rewatch.
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#13  Postby tuco » Dec 30, 2016 8:57 pm

You will probably tell me to fuck off but I am having problem answering the question because "rewatchable" is not defined. I had couple of movies in mind but when I started thinking about it I found out that I cannot really distinguish between movies I like and rewatchable. If it was like .. movies you watched 10 times, solved for me.
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#14  Postby PensivePenny » Dec 30, 2016 8:58 pm

Delicatessen, a French film. Very funny
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#15  Postby PensivePenny » Dec 30, 2016 8:59 pm

tuco wrote:You will probably tell me to fuck off but I am having problem answering the question because "rewatchable" is not defined. I had couple of movies in mind but when I started thinking about it I found out that I cannot really distinguish between movies I like and rewatchable. If it was like .. movies you watched 10 times, solved for me.


Tuco, sounds like they're all rewatchable to you. The OP is for those with a discerning movie palette. :lol:

J/K ;)
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#17  Postby laklak » Dec 30, 2016 9:28 pm

Lord of the Rings. Must have seen it 10 times now. Not The Hobbit, though, that was a massive disappointment.
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#18  Postby PensivePenny » Dec 30, 2016 9:56 pm

scott1328 wrote:Coherence on Netflix.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coherence_(film)


That's the thing I hate about Netflix... they don't give you many ways to search their database for movies you might like. They put way too much stock in their algorithm for showing you what you might like and miss a bunch. I have not seen Coherence. Looks good. Thanks! :thumbup:
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#19  Postby tuco » Dec 30, 2016 9:58 pm

OK I got one.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

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#20  Postby VazScep » Dec 30, 2016 10:07 pm

I don't think I've managed to sit through ET even once.

I might be sore because ET came out in the same year and eclipsed the far superior alien film The Thing, possibly the greatest horror film ever made. I've watched that at least 10 times.
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