To many to list.
BTW, films titles should be written in all caps. Disheartening that people posting on a lofty forum such as theauteurs.com don’t know this.
Jeff is the man.
I also don’t count how many times I watched a particular film. Even so, I doubt I ever cracked the ‘10 views or more’ mark.
amelie. Cause I can relate to her big time. It’s like watching me on that silver screen.
Amelie. Cause I can relate to her big time. It’s like watching me on that silver screen. I’ve seen it 20 times at the cinema before it was released on dvd.
So Kevin, you’ve managed to see AMELIE more than ten times theatrically? Or you have a “silver screen” at home and own your own 35mm print?
Mission: Impossible & The Matrix.
I won’t lie. Many of these people might think they saw a movie over 10 times, but most of them really watch it 5-8 times in their lives.
But in my case, those two movies, i might have seen them 15-20 times each. Not that im proud or anything.
Miracle on 34th Street
Nightmare before Christmas
I mention because I’ve watched them once a year through the majority of my life, though Nightmare before Christmas is more like twice a year through half my life.
I rewatched and rewatched a lot of movies when I was little, so I won’t mention many of them. Rather, I’ll mention the stuff that I continue to rewatch these days:
28 Days Later… (listen, I don’t know, okay? It’s just that it’s at the front of my collection and I love it)
Dog Star Man (Actually, yes, because I rewatch it with a different soundtrack each time. I’ve watched it with Sonic Youth’s The Silver Sessions and Sonic Death, I’ve watched it with Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Merzbow’s Pulse Demon and 1930, I’ve watched it with Old Man Gloom’s Session 3: Zozobra, I’ve watched it with Fantomas and John Zorn accompaniment, I’ve watched it silent twice in class and once on my own, and I’ve watched it with multiple radios turned on to different channels twice, and I once watched it while reading House of Leaves, which I count because I was just being silly and sometimes watching something to be silly is necessary too. I’m going to rewatch it someday with a band I found called Yoda’s House, a local ambient band that I believe will illuminate more stuff, and now that I own some Sunn O))) and Silver Mt. Zion albums, I’m interested in trying the experiment again), and that’s all the way through. I’ve watched SEGMENTS of it more times than I can count and often put it on for a sort of visual stimulation to have around while hosting parties (like having a lava lamp or something, it really adds some mood to the room and is it’s own conversation piece, especially when someone looks over and sez, “HOLY CRAP that’s a baby coming out of her vagina!”)
I’ve memorized Jurassic Park. One time my friend Troy and I wrote Jurassic Park novelizations, and besides descriptive differences, they were both frame for frame exactly like the movie. Now, not so much, but as soon as the movie starts playing it’s like I can “hear” the rest of the movie playing out exactly.
I think that’s all I can honestly say I’ve seen over 10 times, though I’m nearly there on stuff like La Jetee, Performance, L’Eclisse, Sherlock Jr., and other absolute favorites of mine.
I can’t say for certain if I’ve watched all these over 10 times but it’s close… not all are necessarily my favorite movies, but play a lot on TV and I find it necessary for me to stop and watch them every time!
In no particular order:
Pirates of the Caribbean
Gone with the Wind
Road To Morocco (and a good deal of other Bob Hope movies)
Once Upon A Time In Mexico
Wizard of Oz
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Indiana Jones (the originals!)
Silence of the Lambs
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. It came out when I was around eleven, and I used to stay at home over the summer and watch it every day when my parents left me at home. Every day. I can recite the dialouge in my sleep.
This has been rather embarrasing to admit.
(A less embarrasing film would be It’s a Wonderful Life.)
Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals
Enter the Dragon
Star Wars 456
a clockwork orange
the big sleep
i forget the rest..
Back to the future
texas chainsaw massacre (1974)
the dark knight
blade runner (and i still wondering why this movie is good)
little miss sunshine
Never counted. MEAN STREETS must come close. I once did an essay in a film course on Bertolucci’s BEFORE THE REVOLUTION. That definitely came close to 10 viewings. I also was once in a film club at university that had16mm prints of Jancso’s RED PSALM and ELECTRA. I took them home with a projector and watched them quite a number of times,maybe 9 times each. Due to obsession with the films (seemed so unique to me at the time) and wanting to become a very good 16mm projectionist for the club ! After all that Jancso, I was a sucker for early Angelopoulos films naturally.Funny these days I have trouble sitting through one viewing of later Angelopoulos films.
Titanic, Cast Away, The Terminal, Serendipity, and Pulp Fiction.
batman( 20 times)
Leon the professional(10 times)
eyes wide shut(16 times)
beautiful girls(10 times)
Simon del desierto(10 times)
un chien andolou(10 times)
dr strangelove or how…(the champion 21 times and still going strong…)
The Sound Of Music
Accross The Universe.
Catch Me If You Can.
Edward The Scissorhand.
and still many more…
(capek ngetiknya… lol )
Lemme see now. 1/ in the theatre 2/ on TV b&w 3/ on TV colour 4/ VHS 5/ DVD. Never got a laser disc player and never set out to view things more than once. It just happened because I really enjoyed them. Minimum 5 times.
The Maltese Falcon
Bonnie & Clyde
A Fish called Wanda
A Christmas Story
Note: These are all American films because foreign films weren’t that available for me initially.
M Night Shyamalan’s Signs
The Dark Knight
Singing In The Rain
and so on…….
I haven’t seen too many movies 10 times or more, but here are the ones I can think of…..
The Star Wars TrilogyFridayThe Texas Chain Saw MassacreA Clockwork OrangeStar Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (I saw it eight times in the theater that summer……… SUE ME)
None. I can’t imagine liking a film that much, nor a book, and I’m a real book lover.
PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE: 80+ times
RYTHM THIEF: 60+
BACK TO THE FUTURE: 60+
WILD STRAWBERRIES: 30+
BLUE VELVET: 50+
Godfather 1 & 2 – too many to count
Gone With The Wind
Monty Python Holy Grail
A Fish Called Wanda
Wizard Of Oz
It’s a Wonderful Life – very year at xmas
Some Like It Hot
A Hard Day’s Night
Star Wars (I know this still remains my most watched film)
Apocalypse Now (my favorite film)
The one’s I have no doubt of, though I don’t keep track of rewatches or anything.
“The Royal Tenenbaums” + “Rushmore” + “Bottle Rocket” by Wes Anderson
“Death Proof” + “Pulp Fiction” + “Reservoir Dogs” by Quentin Tarantino
“The Red Shoes” by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
“Taxi Driver” + “Raging Bull” + “Goodfellas” by Martin Scorsese
“Barry Lyndon” + “The Shining” by Stanley Kubrick
“Raising Arizona” by the Coens
“Dazed and Confused” by Richard Linklater
Super Mario Bros.
Dumb and Dumber
2001: A Space Odyssey
I know this is a bizarre list but most movies I’ve seen more than 10 times I watched when I was really young. The only one I still watch is 2001.