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Movies You Watch Again and Again

What movies do you watch again and again?  Here’s my top 15…

Batman Begins–This is the best Batman ever!  Whenever I need a boost when it comes to fighting for my city I watch Batman fight for Gotham.  Fires me up!
The Book of Eli–One of the few movies I have ever paid to see twice on the big screen.
Brave Heart–“Your heart is free, have the courage to follow it.”
Gladiator–“What we do on earth echoes in eternity.”
The Hurricane–“Loose the chains of injustices” (Isa. 58) Especially for the wrongfully convicted.  (Heb. 13.3)
Les Miserables–Grace, Grace…God’s Grace.


Malcolm X–Denzel should have one everything for this performance.
Matrix–What do we want to believe in life…the easy lie or the hard truth?
O Brother, Where Art Thou–Because it rewards reading the classics.
The Outlaw Josey Wales–Clint Eastwood is the man!
The Princess Bride--“As you wish.”
Ray–Jamie Foxx made me believe he was Ray.
The Shawshank Redemption–“Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners…” Even those rightfully convicted.
The Sixth Sense–Best surprise ending ever…I never saw it coming.
The Terminal–“What’s in the can?…Jazz.”
Join the Groove:  What are your favorite movies?
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posted June 17, 2010 at 9:03 am

great list. I’d add:
Fight Club- the anti-consumerist I Ching of our generation..great quotes and one-liners. (confession: i think i love the nihilism…)
Memento- Guy Pierce sleeper hit. great film about a guy with memory loss trying to avenge his wife’s murder. “If you can change a memory, can you change the future?”
American History X- great redemption story of a man leaving his skin-head, racist culture…only to lose his younger brother to a racial killing. heartbreaking and yet hopeful.

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posted June 17, 2010 at 9:36 am

I could watch “The Secret Life of Bees” everyday!
Although I say my kids make me do it, I actually really enjoy watching “The Princess and the Frog” on a regular basis as well.
Others on the list:
2)The Color Purple

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Reggie Futch

posted June 17, 2010 at 11:17 am

My list is virtually identical to yours, with a little “Empire Strikes Back” and “Office Space” sprinkled in.

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posted June 17, 2010 at 1:56 pm

I may be dating myself, but here goes:
1) Casablanca…I saw this at least 20 times before i bought the Collectors Edition
2) Citizen Kane…Orson Welles, need i say more
3) The African Queen…Unbeatable combination of Bogart, Hepburn, and John Huston directing.
4) Rudy…when I really need a pick me up!
5)Batman Begins…A truly well made and realistic Batmen film
6)Play Misty for Me…Eastwood directing and acting but the haunting role played by Jessica Walter still draws me back to see this gem!
7) The Magnificent Seven…The prototype for all westerns
8) All about Eve…Bette Davis at her best
9)Lord of the Rings Trilogy…take your pick
10) Star Wars..first and second episodes
11) Avatar…Unbelievable fx
12) The Godfather parts I and II
13)The Wild Bunch…A bloodier version of the Magnificent Seven
14) Cool Hand Luke because what we have here is a failure to communicate!
15)Scent of a Woman…just to see a blind Al Pacino tango!

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Hugo De La Rosa

posted July 29, 2010 at 10:28 pm

You inspired me to post my own list on my poor, neglected blog – thanks! :)
Blessings & Peace,

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