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post #1 of 44 Old 04-07-2014, 10:48 AM - Thread Starter
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So I go through my collection on the weekends (and weekdays if I'm lucky) deciding which movie to watch. I love all the movies I own, but I find myself often going back to specific ones. These are the ones I watch more often than all the rest. These are not necessarily the highest rated movies, but ones I particularly enjoy. More often than not, I skip by the really intense, emotionally draining ones and go for the fun ones that don't require too much of me as I'm usually pretty burned out by the weekend.

So, what are your favourite go-to movies? Top ten (if it's a series, you can count that as one). Here's mine (don't judge) in no particular order:

Casino Royale - Daniel Craig rocks
Skyfall - See above
Italian Job (2003) - Just a fun movie...and Charlize Theron
Kill Bill - Oozes style and great choice of music to set up a scene
Harry Potter Series - 3rd and 7 part 1 are my favourites
Tron: Legacy - Audio assault and...Olivia Wilde
Fast and Furious Series - Cars, women, action and great sound
Rush - fantastic story and cars
Bourne Trilogy - great story, acting and fight scenes
Adventureland - totally my kind of comedy and set in 1987. Win.

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Skyfall (agreed)
Hugo (beautiful PQ)
The Great Gatsby (mesmerising)
Inkheart
Oblivion (Cruise is awesome)
Elysium (razor sharp PQ and Audio)
The Stepfather :-/
Prince Caspian (stunning)
MacGruber (so funny)
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Not even close-

any number of my blu ray concerts. When friends are over for drinks or whatever there is always a concert on. Concerts have replaced my CD listening when alone as well.

Concerts-still your best bang for buck when it comes to blu ray purchase.

Standard movies a once or twice watch typically-then a dust pile.

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Fight Club
The various Toy Stories
Superman
Superman II: Theatrical Cut
All-Star Superman
Star Wars: Episodes 4-6
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

My collection is at the size where it's too big for me to heavily re-watch Blu-rays, I still have too many unwatched discs.
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Hmm...

Fellowship of the Ring EE
Two Towers EE
Return of the King EE
Cream - Live at Royal Albert Hall (actually the HD-DVD, but I think it's out on Blu-ray)
Kingdom of Heaven
Star Wars
Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Baraka
Band of Brothers

Does 11 get me disqualified and my post deleted? smile.gif
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LOTR EE
Gladiator
Avengers
The Last of the Mohicans
The Amazing Spider-Man
We Were Soldiers
Last Samurai
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey EE
Battle: Los Angeles
The Bourne Collection

Honorable Mention: (Sorry there's just too many)
Italian Job
Ocean's 11

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I don't know if i could come up with 10. I do find it interesting that I seem to own some titles from everyone's list that has posted.

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Since we're not really counting sets as but one it seems I'd say these have the most plays at this point:
LOTR EE
Kill Bill
Bourne Trilogy
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
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Oblivion
Tron Legacy
Star Trek (2009)
Star Trek: Into Darkness
The Big Lebowski
Pulp Fiction

(okay, 11, couldn't leave PF off)

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Over the last year, In no particular order...

Oblivion
Master and Commander
Avatar
Kon Tiki
Gravity
Jack Reacher
Mission Impossible 4 Ghost Protocal
Tron
Star Trek: Into darkness
Prometheus
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LOTR EE
Blade Runner (Final Cut)
O Brother Where Art Thou?
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
The Big Lebowski
The Wedding Singer
Rob Roy
The Sound of Music
Dazed and Confused (Criterion)
Michael Clayton
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Fight Club

David Fincher is awesome. None of his films quite made my top 10 in terms of repeat viewing but I own Fight Club, Se7en, The Game, Zodiac, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and The Social Network and all are outstanding blurays.
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Jack Reacher and Ghost Protocol were definitely on my short list, as was The Amazing Spiderman (not a highly rated movie but I really liked it). Lots of LOTR on people's lists
, but I just can't sit through them as much as I like them. They're just too damned long (puts on flame proof suit).

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Lots of LOTR on people's lists
, but I just can't sit through them as much as I like them. They're just too damned long (puts on flame proof suit).

LOL. No worries. You do realize though that you're not required to watch each of them in one sitting if you don't want to? Watch around an hour at a time instead and the entire set works out to the same time commitment as watching a season of Game of Thrones or some other premium show (just with a bigger budget and better production values).
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Jack Reacher and Ghost Protocol were definitely on my short list, as was The Amazing Spiderman (not a highly rated movie but I really liked it). Lots of LOTR on people's lists
, but I just can't sit through them as much as I like them. They're just too damned long (puts on flame proof suit).
They can be seen as long, it's a very individual thing. smile.gif Now if any one dare flame this person, Smaug knows where you live biggrin.gif

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I'll take a stab at this; I do seem to gravitate towards a few movies when the summertime TV slow-down hits. In no particular order:
  • The Dark Knight
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  • Star Trek (2009)
  • Star Trek: First Contact
  • TRON: Legacy
  • Skyfall
  • ALL Bourne Movies (even the 4th one without Damon)
  • Band of Brothers & Pacific (that's a lot of hours--but they sound GREAT)
  • Gravity (recent favorite)

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I tend to revisit most of my movies at least once for the commentary tracks, but these movies in particular have been in the re-watch queue more than a few times:

The Dark Knight (not really a comic book movie, and amazing pacing)
The Lives of Others (more chilling because it was real)
The Way Back (astonishing cinematography)
Blazing Saddles (a comedy classic that could never be faithfully remade now)
Drive (brilliant soundtrack, every character is perfect)
The Avengers (how a comic book movie should be)
Blade Runner: Final Cut (a classic made better)
The Thin Red Line (stays with you for days after)
Inception (we need to go deeper)
The Thing (a horror masterpiece)

Going beyond ten...
Lawrence of Arabia (a damned near perfect film)
The Hurt Locker (haunting)
THX1138 (genius before dollars)
2001: A Space Odyssey (would never be made in "modern" times, a treasure)

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Blade Runner has one hell of an amazing soundtrack. Those clear twinkly sounds, it's amazing.
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Blade Runner has one hell of an amazing soundtrack. Those clear twinkly sounds, it's amazing.

If you mean the multiple cuts versions that's kind of cheating. Teehee.
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Ignoring series, my top ten watched Blu Rays don't match my top ten watched movies all that closely. I veg out to Doctor Detroit, Down Periscope, Galaxy Quest, McHale's Navy, Fifth Element, Emperor's New Groove and The Matrix more often than most other movies, but have those on DVD (just upgraded Fifth Element to Blu Ray but only just recently.) I care more about a fun story than about the best P.Q., though both matter.

So my top ten watched Blu Rays are...

The Incredibles
Groundhog Day
Crank
Ghost Rider
Tin Man (a wizard of oz interpretation)
Cars
Dark City
Monsters Inc
Ghostbusters
Blazing Saddles

Not a reference disc in the bunch. I must be a heretic. wink.gif
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Not a reference disc in the bunch. I must be a heretic.

What's wrong with you, man? Haha, j/k. But you're wrong, because Crank on Blu Ray provides an impeccable picture and has amazing audio. It's probably the closest reference 16:9 I own. My ringtone on my cell is the same as the one in the movie - it's also one of the movies I watch a fair bit. Ep-i-neph-rine, man.

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These are some I reach for if I am not catching up on unseen movies:

Lawrence of Arabia
Bridge over the River Kwai
The Third Man
Les Quate Cents Coups
Bourne Triolgy
Some Like it Hot
Casino Royale
From Russia with Love
Goodfellas
Godfather I and II

To me these movies all have enough appealing qualities that I can watch them again without risking bordem or the desire to illuminate the timex.
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In no particular order:

* No Country For Old Men
* Tetro (gorgeous b&w cinematography)
* Mulholland Drive (Studio Canal - region B)
* Troy: Director's Cut (the last, great sword & sandal epic, IMO)
* Iron Sky: Director's Cut
* Oblivion
* Kingdom of Heaven
* The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug (recent demo favorite, especially for the audio when Smaug speaks during the dragon's lair sequence)
* The Big Blue: Director's Cut (Gaumont - region B)
* Bryan Ferry - Live in Lyon

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2 by Altman
Nashville
The Long Goodbye

2 by Peckinpah
The Wild Bunch
Convoy

2 by Bava
Black Sunday (Arrow)
Black Sabbath (Arrow)

Piranha

Taxi Driver

2001

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Here are a few of my most watched Blu rays:

The Lord of the Ring movies, which are also amongst my favorite books.
The Hobbit movies - also great demo material.
The Harry Potter movies (The Prisoner of Azkaban and after) are an admitted guilty pleasure.
The Christopher Nolan Batman movies, which I think are the best of the many superhero movies out there.
Hellboy I and II. I really like these movies. I think Ron Perlman was born for the role of Anung Un Rama.
Dark City - my favorite film noir flick.
The first Matrix movie - I can live without the second and third.
The Star Trek movies - both the newer and older versions.
Alien and Aliens - the best of the space/horror films ever made

My favorite 3D movie on my system is Avatar.
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Blade Runner (Final Cut)
Star Trek II + III
Star Trek TNG
Chariots of Fire (UK release)
Ghostbusters (remaster)
E.T.
LOTR (FOTR EE, TTT/ROTK Theatrical) - odd preference, I know
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Raiders of the Lost Ark

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Based solely on my enjoyment of watching the movies and not PQ or AQ:

Robin Hood:Prince of Thieves
A Knights Tale
How to Train Your Dragon
The Fifth Element
Wreck it Ralph
Ice Age
Tombstone
Twister
Lion King
Braveheart/Crouching Tiger/Independence Day

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Don't have a list of 10, but my most watched BD is Groundhog Day!

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These are BR movies I keep coming back to.

Apollo 13
Casablanca
The Fifth Element
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy (Swedish)
Hugo
L.A. Confidential
The Pink Panther
Tell No One (French)
The Third Man
Volver (Spanish)
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Robin Hood (1938)
It's a Wonderful Life
Miracle on 34th Street
White Christmas
The Ten Commandments
Ben Hur
Forbidden Planet
LOTR Trilogy
Star Wars 1-6
Hunger Games and Catching Fire
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By far the most watched BRs are the kids' movies; currently in rotation:
The Lego Movie
Frozen
Wreck It Ralph
My Neighbor Totoro
Incredibles


Most of my movies are seen once every couple of years. Some that have been seen more than once in the last two years:
The African Queen
Jaws
John Adams
Star Wars (all 6)
The Thing
Blade Runner
The Fifth Element


This doesn't include Christmas movies that are played at least once every season:
Wonderful Life
A Christmas Carol (Sim and Scott versions)
Scrooged
Muppets Christmas Carol
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (plays at Halloween too)
Elf
Die Hard
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