What's your most re-watchable movie?

Ben Halpern on July 19, 2019

Watercooler time!

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Right now, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse. Just finished my fourth/fifth watch 😅

Of all time? That's much harder for me to choose... Kung Fu Hustle is definitely very easy to rewatch. Highly recommend if you haven't watched it.


Same! I've seen Spider-verse thrice now since the first time a few weeks ago!


I still tear up at the final Peter Parker/ Miles Morales moment 😭

Of all the Spiderman movies, it's the most "mature". So little of that "golly gee I'm new" BS that plagues the other ones ...And they even make a running joke of the whole "how we got here" thing.

And that's without factoring in the absolute artistry of the animation.


Twice in the theatres, once, so far, since it came to NetFlix. Also bought it on BD, but have yet to crack the wrapper on it.


This movie is one of the few where if I scroll over it on Netflix, I will always watch the little clip of it that auto-plays. Love love love this movie!


Just rewatched Kung Fu Hustle! Shaolin Soccer is pretty good too


Heist movies are amazingly re-watchable. Ocean’s 11 all day.


Oh man that’s another one of my all time favorites. I will watch basically any Denzel movie without getting tired of them.


I actually think Fury Road (and Mad Max II) is a better heist/chase movie (though definitely less whimsical).


Respectful disagree. I’ve probably seen the remake at least 10 times, and I liked it quite a bit better. However, I will say that the car chase in the original is spectacular.


I think still has to be the original Blade Runner (Director's cut).

Every time I watch it I'm in awe at how it really makes you feel like it's a glimpse into a World rather than just a story that comes and goes.


Jurassic Park comes to mind for me. I swear it never gets old.

Iron Man, the first MCU movie, is also incredibly re-watchable. Especially after Endgame made so many callbacks to it towards the end.


Oh, Ben. I watched this movie on VHS every day after school for years, and two times or more on the weekend. The soundtrack was taken off Spotify, and on the way home from rehearsal this week, I discovered it's been put back up. I've been listening to it nonstop this week.

I don't rewatch it now as much, but I don't know when anything recent will surpass my childhood obsession with it.


I love Jurassic Park. I listen to the theme music on youtube when I work.


Ugh. I want to just go back now after Endgame and rewatch every MCU movie in chronological order. Problem is, I have so little time to do that and there are so many hahaha.


KungFu Hustle. No matter how many times I've watched it, it's always still funny. But only if you're into cheap slapstick jokes.

Also Christoper Nolan's Batman series. The dark heroic vibe of Batman and the enemies in those movies somehow just sticks, they don't go away after many viewings.


Lately, I'd have to say Thor Ragnarok (probably one of the best entrances ever of a super hero and just a hilarious and great action movie), The Lonely Island's Bash Brothers and Kung Fury.


Ragnarok is, perhaps, the best of the mainline Avengers movies. Really hoping Taika's second crack at Thor is even better.


Ragnarok is definitely the funniest movie in the MCU.


Either Scott Pilgrim vs the World or Hackers. Both are masterpieces.


Here's some trivia for you:

Scott Pilgrim is based on the Plumtree song entitled "Scott Pilgrim". Plumtree is an indie rock band from my hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

And not just any indie rock band from Halifax, Nova Scotia, they were my sister's friends! My sister was even their "manager" or something. (Nothing official, just helped out early on, and I might be misremembering)

Anyway, I have never even seen the movie but I very much remember Plumtree as my sister's friends' band.


Whoa! That is super cool! You should check out the movie - it's really good!


"You've Got Mail"

It's not about romance, it's about communication. I watch it several times a year.


Kind of makes me want to re-watch it. Never would have occurred to me.


It's even better if you've read Pride and Prejudice (or watched the version with Colin Firth). There are a number of parallels.


Forest Gump. I have watched it so many times. One of the best movies I have ever seen.


Anything Tim Burton. My favorites:

  • Corpse Bride
  • Big Fish

Also, anything Christopher Nolan. My favorites here:

  • Inception
  • The Prestige
  • Batman Begins

I have loads:

Shawshank redemption
Forest Gump
Blues Brothers
Iron Man
Fifth Element
Pulp fiction
Iron Giant
Despicable me
Toy Story 1,2,3 (4 is utter rubbish, don't watch it!)
The original 3 Star Wars
Star Trek 2: the wrath of khan
Star Trek: First contact
Big hero 6
Lego movie

Not exhaustive but what I can think of off the top of my head


Currently rewatching The Hobbit right now. But hmmm... 🤔

As a kid, I watched Hook loads. Robin Williams is awesome and totally re-watchable.

In high school, I definitely used to watch Sleepy Hollow, the Tim Burton version, loads... had that one on DVD and it always stuck with me.

I don't replay movies as much now but was rewatching lots of Atlanta recently until the new Stranger Things season came out! And The Office is like comfort food for re-watching. I know it all so well, but it's still so great.


it's hard as I have a few that I can rewatch any time and still enjoying my time ... Depending on the mood: Matrix, Jurassic Park and Back To The Future 3 (yeah, I know it's not the most liked one in the trilogy).



100% every day could watch most, of not all of, the Goonies.

As a child who grew up in the 80s that movie is woven into the fabric of my upbringing.

(Fun fact: I've been to the Goonie house in Astoria OR 😁)


Jurassic Park and Twister are always in the lead for number of times watched, thanks to my obsession as a youngster, but more recently I've found myself re-watching:

  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • About Time
  • Forest Gump
  • 50 First Dates
  • Avatar
  • Shawshank Redemption
  • Flight of the Navigator
  • Once
  • Like Water for Chocolate
  • Ever After
  • Most of the MCU movies I'd rewatch, wit Ragnarok and Endgame at the top.

I don't watch movies like most people watch movies, and I'm sure many of you are the same. I'm in awe of the process and the details, from the most technical aspects to plain good acting, like Tom Hanks being able to pull off all that solo work in Castaway.

  • Princess Mononoke (probably watched over 20 times)
  • Cloud Atlas (the makeup work alwasy gets me)
  • Lord Of The Rings (do the marathon once every 2-3 months)

"just visiting" is fun. my wife and i like to watch that every now and then.

but every december, it's not Christmas without watching "elf". every year. :)

also, we watch all the harry potter movies at the end of the year, but since our son popped out, it's been difficult to get all the movies in over november/december.


Elf for christmas every year is tradition at our house too. And white Christmas.


Michael Bay's The rock, with Sir Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage.

I have never known why, but it's the kind of movie that helps me doing a mental reboot

Edit: I forgot to say Die Hard 1 and 2 (the others are awful).


Smetto Quando Voglio (I can quit whenever I want), an Italian movie trilogy about a group of researchers who reinvent themselves as drug dealers. The secondary title was "Meglio ricercati che ricercatori" that means "Better to be wanted (in a bounty sense) than researchers," but in English the world play is lost...

It was not born as a trilogy. The first movie is from 2014 and it was thought as a stand-alone movie. Then, because of the huge success, they shoot other two movies: "Masterclass" and "Ad Honorem"


Also Io c'è, another comedy Italian movie, this time about a bed-and-breakfast owner that invents a new religion for not paying taxes. Too late he will discover that he created a monster... Very funny and subtle too...


BTW, the main character in both movies is played by Edoardo Di Leo


Going to be one out of left field for most people here, but:


It's a movie based on the novel by the same name by the late British satire author Sir Terry Pratchett. I always liked the story to begin with, and I love how well it was made into a movie (much better than the other two books of his that were made into movies: 'Going Postal' and 'The Color of Magic').

Other's near the top of the list for me:

  • Pom Poko.
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.
  • BLAME!.
  • The Princess Bride.
  • The live action version of 'The Grinch'.
  • The Lord of the Rings (but not the Hobbit, I really didn't like it all that much as a movie).

I've watched Pacific Rim a buncha times. It's nice because it requires no emotional investment at all. Almost no romance, almost no drama, just big ol' giant robots fighting monster aliens in slow motion for two hours. You don't even have to watch the whole thing, just tune out whenever you've had enough.


If this is on, I can sit down and boom, it's the end of the movie before I even know it. Completely rewatchable at any time.


Captain America : Civil War. Close second is Skyfall.


I loved Civil War and Winter Soldier, both some of my favorite super hero movies.


Pitch Perfect. It's just one of those things I can watch no matter what mood I'm in.

Also ... almost any Disney Princess movie, with Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Frozen being my favorites.


From recent times: Thor: Ragnarok and Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse as well.

Otherwise I never skip Goodfellas or Leon the Professional.

Edit: Also, I shouldn't mention Thor: Ragnarok without mentioning "What we do in the shadows". I literally cry of laughter every single time.


From my list one can tell I like heist movies, so name any good ones not on the list.

  • Oceans (all including 8)
  • Entrapment
  • The Italian Job remake
  • Chaos
  • Thomas Crown Affair
  • Swordfish
  • Heat
  • The Score (Edward Norton aces this)
  • The Bourne Identity and sequels

So many more that are worth to mention but then the list becomes endless.


I have a few that I've watched more times than I care to admit...


I was raised with this film. I've seen it hundreds of times. It's hilarious.

A new pastor takes the helm at a church only to find his new town in the clutches of organized crime - gambling. Losing his churches emergency fund on a horse race, he enlists the help of the women in his congregation to find the crime bosses and take them down.



Thinking about it, I'm pretty sure I watched Joe Dirt at least once a night for six months or so, due to it being stuck as the first thing in the queue on an original XBMC and me and my housemates being extremely reluctant to get up and find the remote.


Currently I just want to watch Into the Spider-verse on repeat.

Other contenders are:

  • Frozen
  • Ralph breaks the internet
  • Fantastic Beasts & where to find them
  • Beauty & the Beasts

I don't watch a lot of movies, but I will watch the same movie over and over again 😅


War/Period/Drama - Master and Commander.
Comedy - My Cousin Vinny.
War - Blackhawk Down.
Wes Anderson - Grand Budapest Hotel Yes, he deserves his own category.
Crime - Fracture, but it's pretty hard to choose.


The Big Lebowski. There's no limit on how many times you can watch that movie. Every scene is gold.


Lord of the Rings
The Matrix
Ace Ventura
Office Space
The Princess Bride
The Breakfast Club

Too many! I'm sure there are more I can't think of right now. 😁


Definitely The Matrix, Predestination and Casino.


Guilty pleasures:

  1. Sweet Home Alabama
  2. Stuck in Love

Favorite of all time:

  • Cars 2 (I'm a child at ❤️)
  • Tron: Legacy (got me into the whole idea of choosing programming as a career)

  • The Lord of the Rings because those movies are incredible


If we go really far back in time, then The Big Sleep from 1946, or maybe The Four Feathers from 1939. More recent films: Croupier and Inside Man, both with Clive Owen.


The original Dune!!! As a fan of the books I wasn't even bothered by the MAJOR changes...


Waking Life by Richard Linklater. Love the animation.

or Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou by Wes Anderson. Love Bill Murray.


starship troopers!! would you like to know more ;)


The lack of Star Wars in this thread is disturbing...


those who suggested the movies thanks guys ..
now i can watch some good movies


I'm so late to this, but Scott Pilgrim vs The World


Love 80's horror, so gotta be Evil Dead 2 or Return of the Living Dead


First two Fast and Furious, probably whatched them over 10 times each!


a long time ago in a galaxy far far away...




The Prestige.

Presumably, there's no fun in watching a magician perform a trick after you know how it's done. Not true here.


Jurassic Park and Forrest Gump! Two movies that I still can't get enough of to this day.


Casablanca. I've seen it at least 50 times.

Close second is The Princess Bride.


I think I've seen the Matrix at least every 6 months since 1999


My Cousin Vinny - especially the climax courtroom stuff.
Also Puspaka Vimanam, it's an Indian silent movie that is very entertaining.


Blazing Saddles. I laugh every time; especially during the "the Sheriff is a N-dong" scene.

For those who don't know, the movie is a satire of racism and old Western movies


I'm the most unre-watchable person, never watch the movie twice.
But if something comes to mind is Back to the Future. I watched it many times when I was a child.
And if it counts - Friends show :)


White Bird in a Blizzard.

The first time I watched it I was literally speechless.

  • Tears of the Sun
  • The Martian
  • SWAT
  • Die Hard(All) lol

Probably Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse, Avengers : Endgame from Hollywood and 3 idiots , M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story from Bollywood.


Oh so many good options. My top favorites, in no particular order. Kingdom of Heaven, King Arthur, Gladiator, Deadpool, and TRON: Legacy. I've a bunch saved on my tivo and watch them all the time.


Heathers. At least once a month, more like once every two weeks.


Batman, The Dark Knight. One of the best of all time and re-watchable without limit


I'm not an emotional guy but "The Martian" gets me every time


Indiana Jones trilogy.
The Matrix.
What Dreams May Come.
The Cell.


For me, The Other Guys. Kind of a sleeper movie from 2010 that is prime quote material. (Also probably helps if you're a fan of Will Ferrell)


Perennially re-watchable:

  • Fifth Element
  • Princess Bride

Recent additions to the list (yet to see how they hold up over, say, a decade):

  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Spiderverse

The Dark Knight

I'll also always enjoy Mr. Robot, The Office (or the german adaptation Stromberg), Silicon Valley or The IT Crowd on a rewatch, but these are not movies. 😅


The Departed
Four Brothers
Social Network
Thor Ragnarok
Office Space


Step Brothers and Bridesmaids. It doesn't matter how many times I watch them, they still make me laugh just as hard as the first time.


Finding Nemo. At one point, I had almost all the lines memorised. It's just so heartwarming.


V for Vendetta
Crazy rich asians
Night at the musuem
Captain Marvel
Beasts of no nation.

I could go on


Recently I watched "Raiders of the Lost Ark" seventh times and this movie is my most re-watched movie of all times.


The Quiet Man
Arsenic and Old Lace
Any of the first 3 Harry Potter Movies


Chernobyl, not a movie though but I literally watched it for like 5 times 😬


Spider-verse, any star wars episode, any LoTR, any Harry Potter movie and not proud to share but the awful The Sorcerer's Apprentice idk why i just like it.


Beauty and the Beast - the animated film. I've always loved watching it since I first saw it as a kid.


Probably The Grinch...the live action one. That movie is so hilarious to me and I quote it at least weekly, if not daily.


Wonder Boys. I can never get enough of it even though I know every word.

Relatedly, The Mighty Ducks trilogy. I own it on DVD and it's among my most prized possessions :D


oh gosh, and also - I promise this will be the most obscure response on this thread:

A Very Brady Christmas.

gif of jan brady trying to hand her husband the phone

gif of mike brady carving the thanksgiving turkey with alice and carol


What dreams may come and Inception. I could keep watching them forever!

  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Inglorious Basterds

Some of these I simply won't admit to. But right now? Definitely Thor Ragnarok.

  • Life is beautiful.
  • The Lord of the Rings.
  • The Dark Knight.

Weirdly enough, Interstellar or Ready Player One. I've watched both of them twice, yet I don't feel exhausted at the thought of watching them again (That's my personal measure of rewatchability)


Definitely "The Intern" and "Iron Man 1" oh and I know not movie but Friends, all day, any day


Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. I watch it not often but after watching, I want to rewatch it immediately


At the moment it's The Greatest Showman! 7-8 times now since it was released (saw it twice at the cinema). Got to see Hugh Jackman and Keala Settle live too during his tour!


Ocean's 11/12/13. The cast is just so fun to watch that the 2 hours feel like minutes.


I think Tron. There are so many cool things in the movie, and the story isn't one that gets boring when you know it by heart. It is not a great movie, but it's just a lot of fun to watch.


Constantine, V for vendetta and Good Will Hunting.


I'm a classic boy.
"A Bronx Tale" is my all time favorite, think I saw it 10 times already.


I will never get tired of watching Pulp Fiction! It might be a weird choice of a movie but aside from the fact that it's a classic, I just really love its screenplay and flow.


I still rewatch the silicon valley and mr.robot shows over the weekends.


For me it is Starship Troopers. "Would you like to know more?"


😂😂😂 Kung Fu Hustle is one of my favorites!


Transformers the movie 1984.
Prime dies need I say more.

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