13 Responses to “Top Fiver #2: Most Re-watchable Movies”

  1. Christopher McCulloh 8 May 2007 at 12:56 pm #

    I think I would have put a 2 in for the comedy rating of the matrix (at least). There are some funny/witty lines, as well as some funny scenes that probably aren’t meant to be funny. It wasn’t overtly comedy per-se, but it at least had humor.

    I think you are DEAD wrong about old school. I think it should have been replaced with “The Jerk”. It’s cleaner (no nudity) and funnier (it’s Steve Martin) and you could actually show it to your kids (the parts that are not kid friendly are not overt enough that you would really have to explain anything). I mean, come on, “Everyone get away from the cans! These cans are defective!” and “Gentlemen, you are talking to a ******” and “And that’s all I need”. Some of the best most memorable movie lines EVER.

  2. Jonathan Wey 8 May 2007 at 7:40 pm #

    Nice post, Brian. I have few more suggestions (but really they’re just movies I like)

    1. Princess Bride
    2. Contact
    3. Last of the Mohicans

    that’s all I can think of right now….

    I haven’t seen Dazed and Confused *or* The Big Lebowski. I’ll have to check those out.

  3. jonathan 9 May 2007 at 5:12 am #

    oh…and, of course Jurassic Park.

    “…bout 2 million….”

  4. B 9 May 2007 at 7:48 am #

    Good suggestions Jonathan. I think Princess Bride would be in the top 10 if I expanded it, as would the Jerk. Last of the Mohicans I’ve only seen once and I believe it’s a little too epic/long/emotional of a movie to be in a “most re-watchable” list. Maybe a “favorite movies” list…

    Jurassic Park is up there too. It’s more like this:

    …bat 2 meeyun…

  5. B 9 May 2007 at 7:52 am #

    This line almost made me put the Jerk in my top 5:

    I know we’ve only known each other four weeks and three days, but to me it seems like nine weeks and five days. The first day seemed like a week and the second day seemed like five days. And the third day seemed like a week again and the fourth day seemed like eight days. And the fifth day you went to see your mother and that seemed just like a day, and then you came back and later on the sixth day, in the evening, when we saw each other, that started seeming like two days, so in the evening it seemed like two days spilling over into the next day and that started seeming like four days, so at the end of the sixth day on into the seventh day, it seemed like a total of five days. And the sixth day seemed like a week and a half. I have it written down, but I can show it to you tomorrow if you want to see it.

  6. jonathan 9 May 2007 at 10:17 am #

    Being asinine twits, 2 men erroneously email yokel-like utterances namby-pambily…

    That’s all I could come up with.

  7. B 9 May 2007 at 12:15 pm #

    John (hammond) Ultimately Ruins A Sunny Saturday; Immense Creatures Prance Around Risking Knee-injuries.

  8. jonathan 9 May 2007 at 1:13 pm #

    Dilophosaurus eats nuisance nastily in stormy nighttime encounter, digesting roly-poly yokel.

  9. Dusty 11 May 2007 at 8:04 am #

    A few more for the list: Shawshank Redemption, A Time to Kill and Dumb & Dumber

  10. B 11 May 2007 at 8:20 am #

    Dumb & Dumber is definitely in the top 10. I’ll add it to my honorable mention list.

    Austria! Well, then. G’day mate! Let’s put another shrimp on the barbie!

    Shawshank Redemption would be in my top 10 favorite movies of all time for sure.

  11. Arthur 11 May 2007 at 8:53 am #

    Well, I know it borders on the long side, but Forrest Gump is pretty rewatchable for me. There’s tons of great lines, it’s funny, it’s dramatic; I could watch that one time and again and still enjoy it.

    He got a daddy named Forrest too?

  12. B 11 May 2007 at 10:12 am #

    Agreed. I’ve seen it probably 20 times, so that puts it on the list right there.

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