What film have you seen the most? How many times have you re-watched it? What did you discover with further viewings? What keeps drawing you back?
Taxi Driver I think I have seen it 10-15 times. I see new things every time in that film. What keeps drawing you back? Well it is my tied favourite film of all time so naturally I love seeing it, plus seeing everything in this film is just brilliant. I do not want to watch this for a long time though, I fear I may have over-watched it.
I have also seen The Green Mile (one of my favourites) quite a few times and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and The Shining a lot of times. The Shining is a great rainy day film!
Most probably Barton Fink.
“Lawrence Of Arabia”..on TV, in the theaters, on DVD, more times than I can count.
I even did my college senior thesis on the filmdiscussing the film’s depiction of T.E. Lawrence versus the real life T.E. Lawrence and the WW1 desert campaign to see if the screenwriters and director David Lean changed the facts any and how much (turns out that many of the scenes, set pieces, and characters actually happened and existed…while many dates and war/historical events were very much altered and changed)…which only made me love and be intrigued by the movie and its version of T.E. Lawrence’s larger than life story, even more.
The first time I saw it in theaters I was in college and it was shown as part of an Academy Award Film festival and I had never seen it in a theater on a large screen (which is the only proper way to see this masterpiece of cinema.)..
I also first saw the film on TV, (and many many more repeat TV showings after that) when a large section of the film had been edited out for time limitations and also was lost..and then many years later was restored, first in 1989 and re-released in theaters…and I saw it in theaters then too.
It also was just re-released in theaters by Fathom Events this past October to commemorate its 50th anniversary & its 2012 release on Blu-Ray and was didgitized and remastered so I saw it yet again.
As I have loved this movie all of my life from childhood through my teens to adulthood, to later…I continually see, notice, and am moved by new and different nuances of the film and emotions that the film evokes for and in me and that I learn or come to know in its relation to the art and craft of filmmaking, to the real T.E. Lawrence, ( who I continually read, research, and learn about), to Peter O’Toole (my very favorite actor) to David Lean, (my very favorite director).
Lawrence is one of those movies that if I see it on, I stop down to watch it, particularly if it’s still in the first half of the film, which has all those great introductions.
I’ve probably seen one of the original Star Wars movies the most. They dominated my childhood (the first one was my first movie in a theater, way back in ’77).
Actually I have probably seen all 6 Star Wars films hundreds of times, childhood.
As a kid I watched Indiana Jones 2 and 3, the Bond film License to Kill, Home Alone 2, Dumb and Dumber and the 3 Star Wars films probably over 20 times. As a teenager I watched The Shining, Scarface, Godfather, Pulp Fiction, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and Goodfellas probably over 20 times. Today I can watch the films made by some directors over and over again, like Kubrick, Hitchcock, Godard, Tarkovsky, Bergman, Powell, Bunuel and other great filmmakers.
The Indiana Jones trilogy is another, I really love those films, even though they are not the best ever made, they are very fun and rewatchable, I must have seen them 20 times at least.
Probably Lost In Translation. Believe it to be around 10 times
“Innerspace” about 80 times, “The Princess Bride” about 60, “Charade” about 35, and as for Star Trek films – I’ve lost count!
Star Wars Trilogy, Raiders, Psycho, A Hard Day’s Night, 2001, The Shining, early Mel Brooks, Nashville, Taxi Driver, Apocalypse Now, Pulp Fiction, The Blues Brothers, The Muppet Movie
Star Wars, Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Flash Gordon
Casablanca, North By North West and To Kill a Mockingbird. I’ve seen each of them countless times and never tire of them. I revisit them at least once a year. I always notice more detail especially with the peripheral characters when I revisit movies.
Too many times to count, I have seen: D2 The Mighty Ducks, Little Giants, It’s a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, Christmas Vacation.
The first two are just films I loved as a kid, and would watch them on repeat during summers and other days off school. The last three, well, I’d guess I’ve watched them at least once a year since forever (or at least since CV was released, since I’m older than that movie).
probably A CHRISTMAS STORY or something. Watched PETER PAN and THE LAND BEFORE TIME a shittonne of times as a kid. As a young adult I watched WAKING LIFE at least ten times
For theatrical viewings I saw SCOTT TRILLGRIM VS. THE WORLD five times. Also DAZED AND CONFUSED four and MOONRISE KINGDOM four
Bijoux, I just watched D2 about two or three weeks ago. Was less than impressive, much like the first film. Emilio is terrific, and the rest of it, including the kids, are on autopilot. But it’s a childhood favorite for you; I got plenty of those you probably wouldn’t shake a fist at.
Vertigo, North by Northwest, Rear Window. I can possibly safely say that I’ve seen those films at least twenty times. Must have seen La Dolce Vita at least six times rented then at least ten times owned. Have seen Citizen Kane and 8 1/2 maybe twenty times. James Bond’s The Spy Who Loved Me at least twenty times. The first copy that I had on videotape I watched so much, that I wore down the tape. Maybe Psycho a bunch of times as well. And Lawrence of Arabia and Apocalypse Now I’ve seen a lot as well. Lawrence probably at least ten. Apocalypse at least ten, maybe fifteen. And a lot of Stanley Kubrick’s films I have see a lot as well. Clockwork Orange, 2001, Dr. Strangelove, Shining, I’ve seen at least twenty times. A lot of these films I list here I owned on videotape first before I had them on DVD and it was a much smaller collection before I owned a lot of DVDs and some more tapes. But I think Star Wars, the original one I’ve seen countless times on TV, laserdisc, videotape, DVD and the first time in the theater. It was the first film that I remember seeing. Also, sometimes, when I don’t know what to watch of my DVDs, I pop in Blade Runner. Maybe I’ve seen it forty times. I usually get something more out of it with each time and it’s just a beautiful cinematic experience.
Steve: lol. I guess I should have put a warning next to my post : Just because I watched the film a lot doesn’t mean it’s a good film.
I’d say Class of 1984 or Magic starring Anthony Hopkins. In my teen years my friends and I watched these movies over and over again. To this day I know every word of Class of 84 and can say every line of dialogue as the characters say them.
Million times i was and still huge fan
Am not fan like i was before but every time the end sequence give me same chilling feeling allready miss it
Very nice , Very nice …./ doc by lipasett
Also million times and after while you even ask yourself why am watching this alot , no reason just seems likeable to me
I’ve probably seen The Third Man or Mulholland Drive 4-5 times, but for the most part I don’t really get the thing of constantly rewatching films, for three main reasons. One is that there are too many worthwhile films I haven’t seen to continually revisit ones I have. I’d hate to be on my deathbed having seen one film 20 times and 20 greatly acclaimed films not even once. Second, for me at least, a films flaws show up more on repeat viewings rather than strengths – emotional scenes for example, can have their effects numbed whereas something as a particularly bad supporting acting performance or a conspicuously bad shot (there’s one in Third Man that kills me) stand out more and more. Thirdly, the actual act of watching films isn’t that big a thrill for me, I find much more joy in reading and talking about films rather than actually sitting down and watching them.
Now that you mention it, I have see the first 3 Star Wars flicks the original trilogy, (sorry the prequels just don’t do it for me) gazillions of times, as well as all the James Bond flicks, Jason And The Argonauts (on TV and rereleased in theaters) just the coolest stop action movie ever! and…please guilty pleasure here so no quips from the peanut gallery on …Flashdance…probably seen it hundreds of times at least, on TV, in theaters, DVD, and more.
Also, The Sundowners, The Crow,
…and one of my favorite films ever, Ridley Scott’s Legend. If this scene doesn’t make you tear up you are indeed, made of stone..
and the best, most perfect ending to a film ever!
Citizen Kane. Seen it 50+ times.
“Its depths surpass understanding.” -Roger Ebert
Forgot to add, the Alistor Sim version, (the best version of its many film realizations) of “A Christmas Carol”.
taxi driver.Seen it many times
Raiders of the Lost Ark. Maybe 30 plus times. I think I saw it about 10 times when it was still in theatres.
Treasure of the Sierra Madre. That could be 20 plus too, at this point. I just get drawn into that movie every time I see the opening credits play and hear that Max Steiner score (which I’ve mentioned my enthusiasm for in another thread here, I believe).
I think I’ve upped my viewership of John Carpenter’s The Thing these past few years. 10-15 plus.
Lots of re-viewing of both Chaplin and Keaton feature length films, but especially City Lights, and a toss-up between Keaton’s The General and Steamboat Bill Jr.
The Big Lebowski more than 15 times.
Original Star Wars (the first one ever made) about 40 x.The Blues Brothers more than 15 x.Zoolander about 10 x.LOTR about 5 x (each film)
Needless to say, they’re not my favourite films, they’re just easy, and great fun, to watch. Lebowski is particularly delightful every single time – Quotes Heaven – and fantastic with a beverage.
I always feel guilty after watching something more than three times, thinking it would have been so much better if I’d dedicated that time to expanding my horizons with something great that I’ve not yet seen. I know I’ve cheated myself out of a potentially amazing, new experience. And I guess that’s exactly what I’m doing whenever I rewatch. Still…