'The Godfather 2': Movies I watch and watch again

Maybe it’s because The Godfather 2 seems to be playing on cable TV in a loop for all eternity–but I realized the other day that I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard Michael Corleone say to his brother, “I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart.” Not that I mind: There’s a profound comfort in re-watching a movie you love, even though (or maybe because) the scenes have worn grooves in your consciousness. My list of most-watched titles includes Casablanca, Citizen Kane, All About Eve, the Marx Brothers’ Duck Soup, and, for reasons I can’t fathom but just accept, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. And Fellini’s Amarcord. Hmm, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. And Truly, Madly, Deeply, of course, even though some of my more austere critic friends roll their eyes when I say so.That’s the thing about rewatching movies: Many of them are good, but it almost doesn’t matter if they aren’t–there’s just something intensely pleasing about their familiarity, and the satisfaction with which we anticipate what we already know is going to happen, or what we’re going to see, or what Michael is going to say to Fredo, Neurologist-author Oliver Sacks could write a great article about what’s going on at a molecular level as we anticipate a stunning scene or even a beloved dumb one.

This is not a Deep Critic Thought, just a  statement and an invitation: I can’t get enough of some movies. (And once in a lifetime is enough for others–Antichrist, I’m talking to you.) So tell me what you watch over and over again, and why.

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  • Andy

    Goodfellas is my movie worm. I own the DVD, but if I see it on TV, even a edited version, I can’t stop watching.

    • Lisa Schwarzbaum

      Hardly the most shocking scene, but I always wait for the prison cooking: slicing garlic with a razor….

      • laraclucru

        There’s something about Goodfellas that makes me want to be there with them… I know, sounds crazy. All of my favorites that I watch over and over again all have one common thread: the first time I saw them I wanted to “BE” in that movie – not as an actor, but as part of the story.

      • Marshall

        I get instant gratification when I start watching GoodFellas because I am obsessed with the “Why am I so funny?” scene. Why did Joe Pesci stop doing movies?!?! WHY!?

        Marshall

        http://marshallandthemovies.com

      • Marc

        I have watched Goodfellas so many times I feel like I know those characters personally. I get so ingrained in that film that it is as if I had been over at Paulie’s house for dinner and shared in the dinner with Henry, Tommy and Jimmy when they stopped over to pick up a shovel at Tommy’s mother’s house. Watching that movie over and over again is like visiting family annually for Thanksgiving.

      • Ray Roshi

        Yah – they’re having so much fun cooking you can’t help feel better.

      • Belle

        And the food looks so good too while they are cooking in prison. My stomach always growls a little bit when they are making the sauce. Goodfellas is a great movie and still CAN NOT BELIEVE Dances with Wolves won the Oscar that year.

      • Moll

        That entire film is great, I always feel I want to be a part of the story too. Like when Ray Liotta beats that guy with a gun and tell Lorraine Bracco to hide it and she says she know she shouldn’t be with him but it turned her on. My fave scene is when they go to Joe Pesci’s moms house and end up eating dinner there and he asks his mom to borrow a knife cuz he says he hit a deer and needs to cut off the hoof. Great cameo by Martin Scorceses mother.

      • Garlic

        That’s about the only scene I clearly remember from the movie. That and some of Pesci’s scenes.

      • KEVIN

        I was going to say Goodfellas too! I love everything about it: the performances, the music, the shocking brutality…. it is also the only movie I feel as though I am being transported back in time. I love it so much.

      • SusanS

        Because the scene where Ray had twenty thousand things to do, including making the sauce felt like everybody’s busy Saturday!

      • GGG

        GoodFellas is so good because it makes the mob feel like a family you actually want to be a part of. It has the murder and the drugs but the “warm family fuzzies” too. Ya know? Good post!

      • angie pangie

        I LIVE for the scene where Karen is holding the gun to Henry’s face, then ends up on the floor screaming, “I’M SORRYYYYY!” My mom and I say it ALL the TIME!

      • Juliana

        whenever I rewatch Goodfellas or the Godfather movies, I have to order italian food immediately after it’s over…

    • MrB

      Conan The Barbarian. There’s just something about that movie. The epic feel, the adventure, the philosophy, the performances. The odd mix of fantasy and history. An amazing score, set design, and cinematography, and Arnold punches out a camel! I always get something new out of it whenever I see it (and it’s bee countless times).

      • Stacie

        Pretty much any Dino de Laurentiis fantasy epic does it for me. Red Sonja especially!

      • Sarsaparilla

        I LOVE Red Sonja. I can quote that movie verbatim. I prefer Conan the Destroyer, Grace Jones is the SHIZZ.

      • 1965

        ABSOLUTELY, WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT, CHEVY CHASE’S CHRISTMAS VACATION. ONE OF THE FUNNIEST MOVIES EVER, AND THE BEST OUT OF THE WHOLE “VACATION” SERIES!!

      • J.

        On the topic of Conan The Barbarian, I totally agree. That movie rocks. The quote by Nietzsche lets you know right from the beginning, this movie isn’t just your run of the mill sword and sorcery pic. Steel isn’t made; it’s forged.

    • CWindy

      Me too! I can’t help myself. If im flippling through and I catch a glimse….. im watching

      • lisha

        |SHALLOW HAL ROCKS!

    • LC

      Goodfellas is my all time favorite movie. I too watch the edited tv version every time! LOL Favorite scene is when Henry pistol whips the guy that attacked Karen! Love it…isn’t that sick!? LOL

    • ONOUDINT

      Rope by Alfred Hitchcock, Jumping Jack Flash, Corrina Corrina, Big, Just Between Friends,( w/Mary Tyler Moore), The Sound of Music, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and A Beautiful Mind.

    • Diggity

      Yes, I just watched this for the 100th time last week.

    • Melina

      Andy – I totally agree this is my all time favorite movie and have watched it over and over again. I just can’t get enough of it. Great pick!!!

    • Paully

      There are 2 movies that fit this category for me. Kiss of the Spider Woman and The Odessa File. Hardly similar, but I just can’t stop watching once I start.

    • trickster

      Clueless…..Planes Trains and Automobiles (I get choked up everytime at the end when Gil tells the story of his wife being dead)…Meatballs…A Beautiful Mind…Mrs. Doubtfire… My Best Friends Wedding….Decieved (with Goldie Hawn)…She-Devil (with Rosanne Barr and believe it or not Meryl Streep….Pee-Wee’s Playhouse….Babycakes (with Ricki Lake)…Suddenly Seeking Susan….Rocky IV…Philadelphia….and last but not least…Grease!!

      • trickster

        Ooops sorry, not Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, Pee-Wees Big Adventure.

      • On Top of Spaghetti

        I just love “Meatballs”! Especially the “It just doesn’t matter” rant by Bill Murray. I adore that scene, and many others. And the cheesy score.

    • Tim

      The opening scene is the best scene in the movie. It hooks you right away. Three guys in a car that, for some reason, is making a thumping sound. It’s probably a flat tire, you think. They go back to open the trunk, and now you are pretty sure it’s a flat tire. Until you see the guy in the trunk. Then Joe Pesci pulls out that meat cleaver and delivers rapid fire thrusts to the guys torso. This is when you know. You are in for a wild ride indeed.

      • Dream Out Loud

        this is very true. but that opening scene is made when Henry slams the trunk lid down and narrates, “Ever since I can remember I’ve always wanted to be a gangster.”

        perfection.

    • MiamiMaria

      Goodfellas= perfection. Honestly though, edited versions kind of blow but I will still watch them- it is that great!

    • Roma

      Goodfellas, yes, but not just Godfather II but I love the first Godfather as well. Mob movies where you care about the mobsters, and wanna live the life with them, that’s the ticket! Godfather movies for the drama of mob family/real family and Goodfellas for the intricate explanations of how in modern world mobsters really work (Henry’s narration of knowing what they mean as opposed to what they say is priceless and completely sucks you in). Gotta love popcorn movies!!!

  • kate

    I think I’ve watched Shawshank Redemption at least 100 times. Something about that movie always sucks me in. I own it but when it’s on tv I always end up watching it.

    • LostMom

      “Brooks was Here,” then “Red was Here.” Oh man, I’m tearing up as I write this.

      • Coconutty

        hate to nitpick – but after ‘Brooks was here’, Red added ‘So was Red’. Love that part!!

    • Angela

      Me too! I have several that I’ll watch anytime I find them on TV but this is one of my favorites!

    • kaci

      whenever it’s on tv, i pretty much drop what i’m doing to watch it until the end. love it.

    • Trish

      Don’t know what it is, but it hooks you…Shawshank !!!

    • llevinso

      Yes! Shawshank Redemption! I own the movie on DVD, but still, every time I see that it’s on tv I stop what I’m doing and watch it.

    • annmartina

      I have to stop at Shawshank every time it shows up on the channel search. Get busy living or get busy dying. Goosebumps!

    • Belle

      I own the DVD but get hooked all the time when it is on cable. I love love the saying: Hope is a good thing maybe the best of thing and no good thing ever dies.

    • Shasta

      Shawshank was the first movie I thought of, too. I’ll always end up watching it when it’s on TV. It just sucks you in.

    • Danny

      shawshank is the best!!!!! and goodfellas is great too

  • Yvan

    Fargo, Casino and Scream, probably because they were my favorite movies when I was 15.

    • Luis

      Fargo is obscenely rewatchable. It is in my opinion the Coen Brothers’ best movie.

      • Zampano

        +1 on Fargo, and I would also add Raising Arizona and Big Lebowski as films I could watch on continuous loop for a full year and not get tired of. For non-Coen films, Shaun of the Dead never gets old to me, nor does Dr. Strangelove.

    • Diggity

      Scream! I love it.

      • Laurin

        Me too!!! Own it and watch it anytime it is on..
        Also. ORIGINAL Halloween 1 and H2O.

    • Tony Shaw

      Lets not lose the Casino thread. Yes I rewatch the entire Godfather saga (#3 less often) and Goodfellas again and again. And Citizen Kane. But Casino is one of the best directed, written, paced and scripted films ever. Each character is memorably acted – Sharon Stone was never better; Don Rickles, Dick Smothers and Alan King as well; DeNiro, Woods and Pesci at the top of their form. So many great scenes – Remo saying “Why take a chance?” dooming Andy Stone; Nicky bashing Billy Sherbert with the telephone; Sam dragging Ginger and saying “Leave me now”; Nicky and his brother breathing (literally) their last in a pit. I crawl into this film every time and live in its world for almost 3 hours and am left wanting to see more. I will also rewatch any old movie starring Bette Davis or Humphrey Bogart, at any hour, on any day.

  • Jessica

    For reasons unknown, I can always watch Good Will Hunting, no matter what part of the movie is on television. Other movies I can’t turn away from if they’re on include All About Eve, ET, the first half of Titanic, The Sound of Music and Jaws.

    • Sarah

      Omg, me too about Good Will Hunting! I LOVE that movie.

      • kcchoker@hotmail.com

        How about those apples ??!

    • tvgirl48

      Titanic breaks my heart every time but for some reason, if it’s on, I can’t not watch it.

    • Yoja

      The line is ‘How about them apples?’

      • jrm

        Actually, it’s, “How do you like these apples.”

  • Jill

    I watch Jaws everytime it’s on TV. I still remembering loving it as a kid.

  • Frank Anderson

    Forrest Gump, Shawshank Redemption and… Joe Versus the Volcano.
    I watch the first two because they are great and on cable all the time. I watch Joe because… it has some strange connection to me. I think it is the ‘I know he can get the job, but can he do the job’ scene. I really do think that movie is better than most people say it is. I have always seen it as a study in loneliness. If you look at his lamp in his office, the whole events of the movie on on there. My theory on this and why Meg Ryan keeps showing up in different roles? Joe never leaves the office. His sickness is not a ‘brain cloud.’ He really has cancer and dreams of a different life where he escapes the sickness and trivialities of his daily life.
    I don’t know if that is deep, or just justifying liking a bad movie.

    • oohlala

      “I have no response to that”

    • jmo

      Whoa…deep. But I also loved that movie. Reminded me of those old Cary Grant movies. Thanks Frank, I’ll never quite see the film the same way.

      • sbwm

        I love Joe as well. I like your thoughts on the movie, Frank. Thanks.

      • Frank Anderson

        Look for the theme of lamps in the movie. Joe hates the lights of the office. He has the Hawaiian lamp. The doctor’s office has a ton of lamps, and a light on the desk that looks like a lamp bulb. Almost every image until they get to the boat is filled with lamps.

        Glad to know that there are others out there who like this movie as well.

        I also have to add that I could watch Goonies on a daily basis.

    • Mandy

      “Brain cloud.”

    • MsSuniDaze

      Joe vs the Volcano is totally underated. Love that movie. I love the scene when he quits. When he’s walking out and is told “you’ll be easy to replace”. You see him stop and whiper “I should say something” and turns around and tells off his boss. I’ve always wanted to quit like that… “….I’m going to leave you hear, because what could be worst that that.”. Brillant.

      • MsSuniDaze

        …sorry…I meant “Whisper” and “here” (not hear).

    • jc12

      I wish Joe vs. the Volcano was actually on more. Hanks and Ryan had a seemingly effortless chemistry that they somehow could not recapture in You’ve Got Mail. Your take on it is interesting. “I’m not arguing that with you.” The Waponi-wu people were cool too with a nice Abe Vigoda cameo. Love that they love orange soda.

      • Zampano

        Adding 1 more to the Joe Vs the Volcano lovers. It really is an underrated movie, and I like that a lot of folks seem to be realizing that as of late. When he thinks he’ll die, and he looks at the moon and says, “My God, I forgot how BIG…thank you for my life.” Surprisingly poignant in such a goofy film, and Hanks really sells it. Unapologetically love this movie.

    • It’s Always Going to Be Something W/ Me

      I’ve always thought “Joe Vs. The Volcano” could be one of those films that develops a cult following over the years and becomes more popular as it ages. My family and I think it’s a fable too. It’s a simple story, but it is told with this kind of quiet quirkiness that draws you in and keeps you involved even though it’s silly at times. There’s a sweetness and a seriousness in it too. I love the scene where Joe tells his driver he’s alone, but it’s OK because “sometimes in your life you aren’t supposed to have anybody.” or something like that.

      • Rod

        I love joe vs the volcano… !!

    • Kelly J

      When Joe vs The Volcano came out in the theaters I saw it with two friends. There only 2 other people in the theater. We watched, we thought it was awful and THEN…the next night we went to see it again and this time it was just 3 in the theater. LOVE IT. The music is lovely and it is a study in being alone and being ok with that. My favorite part is when he is buying the luggage. “May you live for 1000 years!”
      If there’s a cult, I am in!

  • RBlues

    Vacation, 16 Candles, Look Who’s Talking, Selena and Overboard!

    • Meghan

      So much agreement on Overboard! Yes, the film uses the cheesy amnesia ploy, yet I can’t help but be sucked in every time it’s playing on tv.

      • Heidi

        Me too – I still choke up with the youngest yelling Goldie “YOU SAID MOMS DON’T LEAVE”…
        I like everything about that movie. Pure love.

        As for a maybe more critically acclaimed film I will watch at least a few times a year, “Monsoon Wedding”.

      • llevinso

        I know, isn’t Overboard such a silly little movie? But I love it and always watch it when I see it’s on!

      • Jen

        I love Overboard too! But I always get a kick out of the scene with Annie’s birthday party where Kurt Russell tells Goldie Hawn she’s turning 29….BWHAHAHAHA

      • MiamiMaria

        Hahaha I was thinking Overboard too!! Pure cheesy fun and something about Kurt and Goldie make me smile!!!

    • Megg

      I watch Overboard whenever it’s on. I have zero idea why. It just draws me in…and it is ALWAYS on TV, so I’m happy.

      • Jane

        Oh god yes, Overboard! Sometimes just thinking of Goldie with the plates glued to her hands makes me laugh out loud.

      • Laurin

        Yep!!! First Wives club too

    • Diggity

      I can watch all of those on repeat

    • happytam

      OMG… Overboard! I love that movie. Goldie Hawn is fantastic as Joanna/Annie. “I ALMOST had to wait…”

      • Stacy

        I love Overboard! Yes it’s cheesy but it’s great! It’s on TV all the time and I always stop and watch at least a few minutes. Another Movie I could watch over and over again is Moulin Rouge, and Star Trek 4 the Voyage Home. “He had too much LDS in college”

      • sarahhh

        the montage of her cleaning the house…then the “buhbuhbuhbuhbuh…” I LOVE OVERBOARD!

      • Andy

        Roy?

    • Kim from Texas

      I agree on Overboard too. I love the fantasy of being able to pickup a good looking stranger to be your spouse, who does all the dishes/laundry, and falls in love with you at the end.

      • Catherine

        Reading the comments from the top, I thought “Overboard” to myself, but felt guilty about it. I’m happy to see I’m not the only one who fell for it. Everything about it is good and there are so many memorable quotes. I’d watch it a hundred more times.

    • I Didn’t Marry Very Well Did I

      Thank you, 1+ more for “Overboard”!

  • EDCo

    Ferris Bueller
    Ghost Busters
    Wayne’s World
    Hook
    Shawshank Redemption
    Mrs. Doubtfire
    and any Pixar movie (except Cars)
    and guilty pleasure…Adventures in Babysitting

    • KRibbons

      Oh snap, Hook is delicious. I always forget how fantastic that movie is. And that score!!!

      • Heidi

        Yeah the little girl singing
        “When you’re alone, you’re not alone, not really, alone”…that grabs me in the throat.

    • Rebecca E.

      Oh man, I LOVE Hook. When I was a kid, I used to watch that movie, rewind it and watch it again immediately.

      • PMD

        My parents hid the movie from me after a while!!

    • Alissa

      I totally agree on Ferris Bueller, Hook, and Mrs. Doubtfire. I’ve watched all of those wayyy more times than I could count. also, Pulp Fiction, Love Actually, When Harry Met Sally…, and Singin’ in the Rain. if I catch any of those on TV, I’m lost.

      • Dede

        You have most of my movies. I have to watch Love Actually. I rent that from my ondemand channel. Also When Harry Met Sally. Whenever that’s on Oxygen or WE, I have to watch. Pulp Fiction also but the the edited version is hard to watch. And Singing in the Rain. All my movies. I also have to include Sabrina (the Harrison Ford version), Nortorious, Shadow Of a Doubt, Mirror Has Two Faces, The Last Dragon, The Princess Bride, Married to the Mob, Tequila Sunrise, Action Jackson, Melinda/Melinda, Enchanted and especially Love Jones. I can watch Love Jones a million times.

    • SCREAMINGMIMI

      Also love Ferris Bueller, Mrs. Doubtfire, Beaches, Jumping Jack Flash, The Color Purple, A Beautiful Mind, and an old movies like Rope by Alfred Hitchcock, and Conflic with Humphrey Bogart!

      • shorti

        Grease,(the original one, not the crappy unwatchable 2nd one), Fatal Attraction, Suspect,(with Cher), and My Best Friend’s Wedding.

      • CherryCarrie

        OH MUST jump on the Grease Wagon! Over and OVER and OVER (and then I’ll go dig out my old Grease LP) LOL

      • Sophie

        I got the Grease 8 track! Put that soundtrack on at any wedding or party and you are guarantee to get people up and dancing to the hand jive or doing the Grease Lighting move.

      • Stacie

        Grease 2 is not unwatchable! You just have to be in the right place and time. Like if you’re 10 and there’s nothing else on cable.

      • Jennifer

        we’re gonna score tonight!

      • shorti

        Ha ha Stacie, and you left out needing to be “high as a kite”. LOL

    • Renee

      Love Hook. I watched that movie sooo many times as a kid. & Ghostbusters.

      One movie I watch everytime it is on TV is A League of Their Own…I just loooovvvve at the end when they all get to go into the museum and look at their history – brings a tear to my eye. And, everytime I hope and pray that she won’t drop the ball when Kat slides into her…she always does, to my disapointment.

      Another movie I watched all the time as a kid: Heavyweights.

      Meet the Parents, the Princess Bride, and Remember the Titans – I can quote that movie from beginning to end.

    • Terri

      “Nobody gets out of here without singin’ the Blues.” LOVE.

    • Tasha

      I totally agree with Hook and Mrs. Doubtfire. I can never get enough of those!

    • Van Pelt

      Nobody gets outta here without singin’ the blues!

    • Sissy

      Adventures in babysitting! I love that movie! I could watch that movie all day.

      Dont f-k with the Lords of hell!
      Dont f-k with the babysitter!

      Classic.

      • You Should Try Babysitting

        1+ for “Adventures in Babysitting”! Never gets old! I’m always so happy when the cute college guy shows up with the skate!

  • Rich

    Halloween weekend, Fox Movies showed all the Planet of the Apes movies in a repeating marathon. I kept getting sucked into the original, especially the ending. I think I watched Charlton Heston scream “damn you all to hell” at least four times that weekend.

  • Rob

    Back To The Future – if it’s on TV, cancel all plans for the day because I’m glued! Heat is also a favorite, along with Kill Bill 2, Groundhog Day and The Breakfast Club

    • Jason

      Back to the Future is a movie I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of–a perfect movie.

      • Rush

        “1.21 Gigawatts!”

      • Mike

        It truly is the perfect movie-movie . . . everytime I watch it, I’m six years old in a theater again.

      • Chris

        I just watched all three a couple weeks ago! Once I started I had to finish. Happens every time

      • MiamiMaria

        Yeah BTTF never gets old, great, fun movie. Love MJF!

    • Nick

      ‘Groundhog Day’ is the only film that, even after having watched it dozens of times, will keep me entertained. I can practically recite the whole film.

      • Kelly

        That’s the one for me too! It’s funny and philosophical all at the same time. Plus, it seems the ultimate homage to repeatedly watch a movie about repeating the small things in one’s life. Love!

    • Belle

      Oh Yes, Back to the Future. When my mom FINALLy broke down and got cable at our house the first movie I saw on HBO was BTF. I think I saw it 10 times that weekend. To this day, I will watch BTF. Love Doc Brown when he is waiting for Marty at the clock to return from the dance. Damn where is that kid? Damn. Damn Damn!

  • Anne

    I can’t even count the times I have seen All About Eve, Princess Bride, Titanic, Queen Christina, You’ve Got Mail, and Philadelphia Story

    • Lisa Schwarzbaum

      I probably quote from All About Eve the most–well, from that, and Broadcast News.

      • t.g. pierson

        I love Broadcast News…There are so many great lines I think my favorite is “I would give anything if you were two people, so I could call up the one who is my friend and tell her about the one I like so much.” perfect.

      • LostMom

        Broadcast News is one of my “can’t not watch it” movies too. Love when the “boss” says to Jane (Holly Hunter), “It must be nice to always be the smartest person in the room,” and she replies, totally seriously, “No, it’s awful.” And the scene where Albert Brooks talks about Willliam Hurt’s character being the devil. Such an incredible movie. I’ve probably seen it 10 times, and it never fails to slay me.

      • Shelly

        I remember being a kid and being pissed that my grandmother was making me watch this black and white movie “All About Eve”. Now I watch it all the time, and it is our bonding experience every time she comes to visit.

      • I Can Sing and I Can Read …

        AB: “… Tom, while being a very nice guy, is the Devil.”
        HH: “How do I know you’re not the devil?”
        AB: “Because I think we have the kind of friendship where if I was the devil YOU would be the only person I would tell!”
        Just absolutely perfect dialogue. Absolutely perfectly captured the insanity of news reporting.
        I adore the scene where Jane reacts to the cameraman telling the Sandinista (?) to put the new boots on so the cameraman could film it.

    • Trish

      YOU’VE GOT MAIL~~~ I’ve started watching this every time it’s been on tv, no matter where it’s at in the movie…….GREAT !!!

      • Stephanie

        I absolutely can watch 100 times “You’ve got mail, Ghost, Jumping Jack Flash, Jaws, Bugs Life, The Lion King”. Just to name a few. including all that has been mentioned so far. Great list guys!

      • marissa

        i love you’ve got mail i own it on dvd but watch it every single time its on tv it. it just makes me happy

  • Jonathan F.

    Titanic, Kill Bill, The Truman Show, The Princess Bride, The Mask

    • Catherine

      The Princess Bride is so good… I’ve watched it countless times. Prince Humperdink is one you love to hate… or hate to love. All the characters are great and it’s a very quotable movie. Love that!

  • Allie

    Pride & Prejudice and Sleepless in Seattle. P&P because it’s so visually stimulating and the acting is spot on… Sleepless in Seattle because sometimes (okay, many times) I just need a hit of 90s nostagia.

    • CDT

      My friend and I have basically memorized all the Jane Austen films.

    • LostMom

      I love P&P too (Keira Knightley version)– so dreamy (sigh).

    • expat

      P & P, really an embarrassing number of times, in both versions depending on my available time.

    • boredinbklyn

      Seriously I HAVE to watch Pride and Prejudice (Keira Knightley version) every time I see it, I need to see the parts where Darcy comes to her in the rain. And in the end when we walks towards her in those boots. Swoon.

    • JKP

      Those two along with You’ve Got Mail and While You Were Sleeping…Yes, I’m a hopeless romantic.

    • argem

      I’m on board with loving Pride & Prejudice – I watch it everytime it’s on. It’s so beautiful to watch, the music is amazing and love the tension. Acting’s quite good too!

      • GGG

        I will put that movie on when I need to relax… I know every word and the music is so soothing, it just makes me feel calm and happy and good. Plus the acting is brilliant so I like to actually watch it sometimes too :)

    • Jess

      I love that movie so much! I put it on in the background when I study for finals. And I never fail to watch it if it’s on TV, even though I own it. Love, love, LOVE that movie.

  • t.g. pierson

    I think I have seen Dangerous Liaisons more then 100 times. Others that I watch over and over are The Princess Bride, Wit and The Accidental Tourist. I just love the way these films make me feel.

    • Lisa Schwarzbaum

      See, this is where I’m curious: Why Dangerous Liaisons 100 times? Can you figure out what it is that does it for you? Or is it…beyond your control?

      • t.g. pierson

        Glenn Close’s feroucious performance gets under my skin everytime. I saw the movie when I was 12 and it was the first movie that had a profound emotional effect on me. It was the movie that made me fall in love with movies

      • CDT

        Nice one.

      • Yoja

        There are a couple of reasons that I love Dangerous Liasons. One, the juxtaposition of Glenn Close and John Malkovich’s characters with Michelle Pfeiffer, Uma Thurman and Keanu Reeves’ characters. The contrast between the hardened deviousness and the naivete in the interaction between the five just draws me in. Two, ‘It’s beyond my control.’
        Three, it’s a classic battle of the sexes.

    • tibia lafayette

      wow ,im amazed,i think i watched it 100 times too,perfet movie,best script,actors,music,scenery etc.

      I thought revenge was your favorite…no…cruelty

      • t.g. pierson

        Dangerous Liaisons is so wicked, nasty and fun, with an ending that packs a punch. I can recite the entire movie from memory. It was the first perfect movie I ever saw.

      • Laura K.

        And see, I find Dangerous Liaisons to be terribly overrated. I feel like everyone’s trying to outact everyone else, and it all feels false. In my opinion, Valmont, with Clive Owen, is a much more interesting and entertaining take on the story.

      • Sharla

        Valmont is by far my favorite interpretation of the DL story – but Laura K., don’t you mean the delicious Colin Firth, not Clive Owen?

      • ww_adh

        I’ve loved Dangerous Liaisons since I was a teen. It has some of the wittiest, cattiest one-liners. And I love Glenn Close’s monologue about how she invented herself. If it appears overacted, I think that’s intentional and works, since these very rich, very bored people have nothing better to do than try to one up each other and destroy lives.

      • T

        Dangerous Liasions is one of my all time fav films – it is perfect and no adaptation/knock-off has come close. The intelligence of the dialogue. they don’t write stuff that witty anymore. I must watch it everytime it’s on. Others include The Last Seduction – love film noir and the modern take in this movie doesn’t ruin the genre, Double Indemnity- for obvious reasons, Peyton Place and The 50’s remake of Imitation of Life – both Lana Turner flicks. Plus for modern days – Armageddon, Love Actually, Princess Bride, My Best Friends Wedding, Scream, 28 Days Later, Clueless, Bridget Jones Diary, Princess Bride, Love Jones, Coming to America, Harlem Nights and Boomerang.

  • will

    SCREAM – When I first saw it on DVD I watched it repeatedly for nearly a month then broke down the habit to once a month, now it’s just…whenever.

    Drop Dead Gorgeous is another. I can quote nearly every line. In my opinion its the most underrated comedy of all time! “You betcha Iris!”

    • Michelle

      Agreed! “She’s the best damn tapper and the most smartest.”

      • will

        OMG someone else who knows of this genius!
        “Oh most smartest, get a look at this most smartest”
        “what? Most smartest?”
        “Ma still cries when she sees a tilt-a-whirl or a fat lady in a tube top.”

      • GPhat

        BEST movie ever. Just take a look at that cast and you’ll know it’s such a gem. “I shoved your tap shoes down my panties”

    • Jen D

      I was just thinking about that movie! “Iris, I told ya I would move the car if a cripple came!”

    • Remy

      OMG, best movie ever. There’s a theatre in Austin that shows this movie every few months – it’s amazing.

      “Good going Becky, she’s anorexic.”
      “She’s skinny Amber, not deaf.”

      • KEVIN

        lol this movie really is genius! Allison Janney is hilarious in it! Everyone else is too! I just had to mention her b/c she always steals the scenes in the bit parts she has in movies.

    • Roma

      OMG I thought I was the only one who loved Drop Dead Gorgeous!!! The scene where Denise Richards is dancing with Jesus on the Cross…”the swan ate my baby”….it is just delicious!

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