08.01.2020 07:23 AM

Movies you have watched more than five times

No explanations (like, for example, that mine conclusively prove I’m still a teenager). Just say them.


Being There. Princess Bride. Local Hero. Rock’n’Roll High School. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Repo Man. Star Trek IV. Napoleon Dynamite. Almost Famous. Blue Velvet. Clockwork Orange. Die Hard. Trading Places. Blade Runner. Elf. Something About Mary. Shrek. Anchorman. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Sixteen Candles. Shining. Breakfast Club. The Dead.


  1. Lynn says:

    Sunset Boulevard. The Godfather I & II. The Thin Man series (I adore William Powell). Giant. The Graduate. Double Indemnity. The Desk Set. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Inherit the Wind.On Golden Pond. Jaws. Reservoir Dogs (Lawrence Tierney of noir fame is great as the boss). Pulp Fiction. The Virgin Suicides. The Big Lebowski. Easy Rider. The Postman Always Rings Twice (the Lana Turner/John Garfield version)

    I am sure that I have more but these are some of my favourites.

  2. In particular order:

    1. Tremors
    2. The Eagle Has landed
    3. Star Wars epsiode IV
    4. Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan
    5. Scent of a Woman
    6. Rio Bravo, Rio Lobo, El Dorado (They are interchangeable)
    7. The Battle Of Britain
    8. The Guns of Navarone
    9. Zulu
    10. All of the James Bond films with Sean Connery
    11. The Great Escape
    12. The Sand Pebbles

    I must be a mid-century modern man

  3. Lee Hill says:

    You are clearly a glutton for punishment…to keep the game fair, I limit it to one film per director…The Passenger, End of the Road, Bad Timing, Husbands and Wives, Bowfinger, Wait Until Dark, Thunderball, The Thomas Crown Affair (Norman Jewison), A New Leaf, Dr. Strangelove, Easy Rider, The American Friend, Straw Dogs, Every Man for Himself (Godard), Charade / The Trouble With Charlie (Donen/Demme versions), Reds, Shampoo, Parallax View, Mulholland Drive, Citizen Kane, Prince of the City, Day for Night, La Dolce Vita, Two for the Road, Breakfast at Tiffanys, The Long Goodbye, Taxi Driver, The Sheltering Sky, The Long Good Friday, Out of the Past, Night Moves, The Game, Boogie Nights, Five Easy Pieces, Marathon Man, Rosemary’s Baby, To Live and Die in LA, Casino Royale (McGrath/Hughes/Parrish/Huston/ Guest), The Grifters, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Philip Kaufmann version), Don’t Look Back, Dead Ringers, Apocalypse Now (not including Redux and Final Cut), Petulia, The Limey, Pandora’s Box, The Serpent’s Egg, The Deer Hunter, Days of Heaven, Psycho…I don’t get out much.

  4. Lee Hill says:

    I forgot Three Days of The Condor, The Candidate, Modern Romance, Deliverance (last film I saw in a cinema before Lockdown) and The Counsellor…I’ll shut up now.

  5. Lee Hill says:

    I forgot Mike Nichols…Catch-22 more so than The Graduate as I get older. OK I am going to cinema hell now.

  6. Nasty Bob says:

    Dr. Strangelove. Clockwork Orange. If. O Lucky Man. Shawshank Redemption . Hugo. The Taking of Phelham 123 (1974). Casablanca. The Maltese Falcon. The Big Sleep. The Big Lebowski. Oh Brother Where Art Thou. Fargo. Breathless (1960) . La Dolce Vita . 8 1/2. 1900. Citizen Cane . The Sting . The In-Laws (1979) . The Breakfast Club. Taxi Driver . Monty Python And The Holy Grail. Amelie. It’s A Wonderful Life. Wizard of Oz.

  7. Martin says:

    The Godfather I & II. Likely 10 times.

  8. The Road Warrior (aka Mad Max 2).

  9. Lee Hill says:

    …but I hear they have introduced air conditioning done there to bring back audiences post-COVID…Rushmore, Obsession (DePalma), N-Zone (Arthur Lipsett), The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The Go-Between, The Last Wave, The Kremlin Letter, Heat, Ronin, A Place in the Sun, Brazil, Children of Men, The Last Picture Show, The Collector, Trois Coleurs: Bleu/Blanc/Rouge, Jaws, Cabaret, The Loved One, Internal Affairs, Lawrence of Arabia, The Thing (John Carpenter version), Sexy Beast, Betrayal, Shoot the Moon, [Safe], The Big Sleep, Beat the Devil…and far too many other films by the directors cited above.

    • Lee Hill says:

      Dept. of Unmerited Coda (or Compulsive Listmakers Anonymous):…and the best goes on (and repeating directors now)…Chinatown, Bonnie and Clyde, Hidden, Blow-Up, Touch of Evil, The Man Who Fell to Earth, The Fortune, Love on the Run, Pierrot Le Fou, Eyes Wide Shut, The King of Comedy, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Christian Licorice Store, Play It As It Lays, Brideshead Revisited (Charles Sturridge/Michael Lindsay Hogg), The Third Man, The Bourne Identity, Election, Performance, This is Spinal Tap…hey, where did everybody go?

  10. Lyndon Dunkley says:

    As a cable=keepn’, non-netflixr’, my list has increased embarrassingly exponentially since covid. I think I’ve been caught in a Swayze vortex as I’m pretty sure I’ve watched the original Red Dawn and Point Break a handleful of times each in the last five months.

  11. Max says:

    The Shawshank Redemption, The Untouchables. North by Northwest. The Bourne Series (all 4). The Usual Suspects. A Few Good Men. The Last of the Mohicans. Heat. Fracture. Seven.

  12. whyshouldIsellyourwheat says:

    Non-obvious ones from me only. Too many obvious ones.

    Der Himmel Uber Berlin
    Chungking Express
    Crossing Delancey
    The Unbelievable Truth
    Choose Me
    24 Hour Party People
    My Brilliant Career
    An Education
    Frances Ha
    Inside Llewyn Davis
    Lost in Translation

  13. ABB says:

    Apocalypse Now
    War Dogs
    Dr. Strangelove
    2001 A Space Odyssey

  14. Walter says:

    Trading Places?

    I always assumed a couple of bigwigs in media bet each other a dollar that they could discredit the best PM in our lifetimes, Stephen Harper, and get an intellectual imbecile like Trudeau elected.

  15. the real Sean says:

    GF 1&2
    SW (80s) + Rogue One
    Field of Dreams
    Being There
    Jurassic Park
    Breakfast Club
    Jerry McGuire
    Wayne’s World 1 and 2
    Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
    To Big to Fail
    The Big Short
    A Few Good Men
    For Love of the Game
    Kung Pow Enter the Fist
    Talladega Nights
    Chasing Madoff
    Indiana Jones (Lost Ark and Last Crusade)

  16. Robert White says:

    Grapes of Wrath
    Wizard of Oz
    Falcon & The Snowman
    The Verdict
    Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte
    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane
    Sunset Boulevard
    All That Heaven Allows
    The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnissis
    The Pope of Grenich Village
    The Fall of Lehman Brothers
    Scrooge [Alistair Sim] NOT colourized version
    Three Billboards Down
    The Quiet Man
    In Cold Blood
    Killing Them Softly
    The Cider House Rules [love the soundtrack]
    Road to series Bob Hope & Bing Crosby
    White Christmas
    It’s a Wonderful Life
    Charley Brown’s Christmas
    Breaking The Bank [Frontline PBS documentary]

    I have watched The Wizard of Oz at minimum of 200 times.


  17. Tod Cowen says:

    There is no Warren. Only Zuul.

  18. Full Retired Rambo says:

    1. The Road Warrior (Mad Max 2)
    2. Godzilla Final Wars
    3. Interstellar
    4. Zulu
    5.Mad Max:Fury Road
    7.Guardians of the Galaxy Part II
    8. The Professionals
    9. Dances With Wolves
    10. The Mad Detective
    11.Battle Beyond the Stars
    12.Pacific Rim
    13. Serenity
    14. Kung Fu Hustle

  19. Steve Teller says:

    In no order, other than how they popped into my head:

    1. Dances With Wolves
    2. Beverly Hills Cop
    3. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
    4. Monty Python & The Holy Grail
    5. Pulp Fiction
    6. Star Wars (all 3 of the “real” ones)
    7. Wizard of Oz
    8. Breakfast Club
    9. Nightmare on Elm Street
    10. American Beauty
    11. Caddyshack
    12. Ghostbusters
    13. Shawshank Redemption
    14. Stand By Me
    15. The Shining

  20. Yet Another Calgarian says:

    Not that my tastes run to the highbrow I apparently stopped watching cinema in the mid 90s.

    Airplane, Apocalypse Now, Alien / Aliens, Babes in Toyland, Big Trouble in Little China, Bladerunner
    Boondock Saints, Clockwork Orange, Dr Strangelove, Ghostbusters, Holy Grail, La Haine, Leningrad Cowboys go America, Life of Brian, Naked Gun, Reservoir Dogs, SW epsiode IV, The Big Lebowski, The Shining

  21. Rich says:

    Excellent choices one and all….how about the ancient curmudgeons’ specials- Forbidden Planet and The Day The Earth Stood Still (original version)?
    Also the later films- Seven…..and The Quiet Man?

  22. Dan Blackstone says:

    One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest
    The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    The Fifth Element
    Pretty well all the Star Trek movies
    American Graffiti
    Easy Rider

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