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In terms of how many times I could stand seeing the same movie at home, my viewings are usually spaced out over long periods of time. It could be anywhere from weeks to years before I decide to see a particular title again, for any reason. That said, I sometimes watch some movies or shows more often than others; as examples, I have been re-watching Avengers: Infinity War a couple of times in anticipation of the next movie, and I have also watched the complete anime series New Fist of the North Star four times in the last few years (three episodes on separate discs).


Insofar as seeing a movie in a theater, I usually will do so no more than three times during any run. That said, I have seen the English dub of Princess Mononoke a total of 9 times in theaters, five of them at the same theater (the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA, a great little place to go).


As for purchasing the same movie more than once, I will usually do so for the sake of upgrading, as I have from VHS to DVD to Blu-ray, and eventually to 4K. I often have different versions of a title around for the extra content or whatnot; one example is Akira, for which I have no less than four different disc versions (two DVD, two Blu-ray).

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Rogue One, a dozen times so far.




Solo, 7 times so far.




TLJ 2 is enough.


Trolls, 257 times.




Frozen, 484 times.




TLJ, still 2 is more than enough.




Secret Life of Pets, 30 times




Benji, 14 times.




My Neighbor Totoro, 286 times.




TLJ, 2.




A Dog's Way Home, 5 times.




Bumblebee, 7 times.




Jumanji (Rock one), 12 times.


TLJ, still at 2.
I think you're saying what I was going to when I saw the thread title. Depends on what movies your child likes at any given time. I miss those days now that she's 15.

My wife and I are still big middle earth fans. In fact, this last weekend we did all six. Don't know how many times we've seen the LoTR trilogy but it's probably embarrassingly high (just like Merry and Pippin).
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In terms of how many times I could stand seeing the same movie at home, my viewings are usually spaced out over long periods of time. It could be anywhere from weeks to years before I decide to see a particular title again, for any reason. That said, I sometimes watch some movies or shows more often than others; as examples, I have been re-watching Avengers: Infinity War a couple of times in anticipation of the next movie, and I have also watched the complete anime series New Fist of the North Star four times in the last few years (three episodes on separate discs).


Insofar as seeing a movie in a theater, I usually will do so no more than three times during any run. That said, I have seen the English dub of Princess Mononoke a total of 9 times in theaters, five of them at the same theater (the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA, a great little place to go).


As for purchasing the same movie more than once, I will usually do so for the sake of upgrading, as I have from VHS to DVD to Blu-ray, and eventually to 4K. I often have different versions of a title around for the extra content or whatnot; one example is Akira, for which I have no less than four different disc versions (two DVD, two Blu-ray).
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I think you're saying what I was going to when I saw the thread title. Depends on what movies your child likes at any given time. I miss those days now that she's 15.

My wife and I are still big middle earth fans. In fact, this last weekend we did all six. Don't know how many times we've seen the LoTR trilogy but it's probably embarrassingly high (just like Merry and Pippin).
You know you've watched LOTR too much when you can hum the theme variations on the different films without checking the videos.
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With kids, it is easy to watch movies over and over. Getting newer versions in 4K UHD makes it even easier. Watched Black Hawk Down numerous times, and will watch again in 4K when released in May. With all girls, it is easy to re-watch different series now and then. Each girl at different times have taken interest in Avengers, LoTR, and Harry Potter. Then depending on the time of year, there are always favorites like Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story....movies that are part of tradition as well.
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With kids, it is easy to watch movies over and over. Getting newer versions in 4K UHD makes it even easier. Watched Black Hawk Down numerous times, and will watch again in 4K when released in May. With all girls, it is easy to re-watch different series now and then. Each girl at different times have taken interest in Avengers, LoTR, and Harry Potter. Then depending on the time of year, there are always favorites like Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story....movies that are part of tradition as well.
BHD in 4K??!! That's a must buy for me. Do you know if there will be added material too?
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Sorry @Defcon, I do not have that answer now, but will do some researching. When someone on the bass forum posted a pre-order, I jumped on that! Def ready to see it in 4K!
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BHD in 4K??!! That's a must buy for me. Do you know if there will be added material too?
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I can watch Demolition Man an infinite amount of times.





And now Taco Bell is calling to me...brb.
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I was channel surfing and came across Galaxy Quest. That's another one that has high replay value.


I would say the movie that has the highest tolerance for multiple watches (for me) has to be Blazing Saddles.
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It can be said that film-making is one of the most collaborative art forms in the 20th and 21st (so far) century. Because so many people are involved in the making of films, it is possible to find something "new" in a film each time you watch it. While 'which films' we choose to watch more than once is a highly personal choice, some films are either so entertaining or so puzzling that they demand watching again; and in some cases, again and again.

Consider that most of us on this forum are collectors. Look at "Star Wars". It's been released on VHS-tape, Laser Video Disc, Standard Def DVD, and Blu-Ray. I've purchased every one and will buy it again when a UHD version is released. (Yes, there is an un-official UHD edition. Of course I would never admit to having a copy). I suspect that many members of this forum share a similar history. Each new "edition" demands another viewing. We see and hear things that we didn't see and hear in previous viewings. It is looking forward to that sense of "discovery" that we thirst for. And that's just the technical side of seeing/hearing a new edition of a favorite film. How many times have each of us put on that new edition and remarked "This is the best I've ever seen it!"?

Then there is the collaborative effort of the cast, the unseen hand of the Director, moving his ensemble cast like pieces on a chess board, the cinematographers, the editors (both sight and sound), the lighting, the costumes, the set decorations, and, yes, the special effects. Film-making is a huge undertaking and knowing what's involved makes viewing all that more enjoyable.

And let us not forget The Writer, who has started with an empty page and slowly put together the pieces of a puzzle for our enjoyment.

To answer the initial question: it depends upon the film, but it is possible for each of us to find films that we can watch an infinite number of times. It's like an endless glass that is never empty.
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I enjoy watching a movie multiple times if it's a good movie and especially if it's a visually immersive film but it's hard for me to justify watching a movie I've already seen again when there are movies I still want to watch that I haven't seen yet. I'm almost always going to choose to watch something new and I usually only re-watch when I'm either preparing for a sequel or introducing a film to someone who hasn't seen it before.
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I was channel surfing and came across Galaxy Quest. That's another one that has high replay value.


I would say the movie that has the highest tolerance for multiple watches (for me) has to be Blazing Saddles.
Agree on both counts. GQ was just the other day for me when I happened upon it. Hardly see BZ on tv. My metric for measuring a rewatchable movie is will I stop channel surfing when I see that it's on. Flash Gordon is still king but good luck finding it on tv (yes, I've owned it for a long time).

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I don't necessarily suggest watching these. But these are some movies and TV series that have received alot of views at chez ADU, beginning with some directors and "franchises". There aren't many newer movies or series because I don't watch that many. Some of these are movies I watched repeatedly as a kid or young adult. Others I've watched alot over the years. Most are in the fantasy, sci-fi and horror genres. Though there are a few comedies, dramas, and crime/suspense flicks as well.

FRANCHISES & DIRECTORS:
Abbott & Costello
Alec Guinness (esp. The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Lavender Hill Mob, The Man in the White Suit, Star Wars)
American Pie 1 & 2
Amicus Horror & Sci-fi
Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Charade, My Fair Lady...)
Billy Wilder (esp. The Apartment, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, Some Like It Hot)
Brat Pack
Clash/Wrath of the Titans
Corman "Poe" Cycle
Fred Astaire
Godzilla
Hammer Horror & Sci-fi
Hitchcock (esp. The Birds, Marnie, North by Northwest, Psycho, Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, Vertigo)
Independence Day
Jerry Lewis
John Carpenter (esp. The Fog, Starman, The Thing)
King Kong (esp. 1933 & 1976 versions)
Kubrick (esp. 2001, Spartacus)
LOTR
Mad Max (esp. Road Warrior, Beyond Thunderdome)
Mel Brooks (esp. Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein)
Michael Caine (esp. Len Deighton's Harry Palmer films, Get Carter '71, The Italian Job, The Last Valley, The Man Who Would Be King, Play Dirty)
The Omen
007 (incl. the 1967 comedy Casino Royale)
The Pink Panther
Planet of the Apes (esp. the first 2 original films)
Ray Harryhausen
Ridley Scott (esp. Alien, Blade Runner, Legend, Gladiator)
Spielberg (Close Encounters, Jurassic Park I & III, Raiders of the Lost Ark)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Star Wars
Terminator (esp. T2, Salvation)
Tim Burton (esp. Beetlejuice, Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride)
TRON
Universal Classic Horror & Sci-fi

OTHER MISC. FILMS:
AVP
An American Werewolf in London
The Black Hole
Bram Stoker's Dracula
The City of the Dead
Count Yorga, Vampire
Dante's Peak
The Day the Earth Caught Fire
The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Deep
Dragonslayer
Excalibur
The Fifth Element
Forbidden Planet
The Ghost Breakers
Ghostbusters
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (1958)
Island at the Top of the World
It! (1967, aka Curse of the Golem)
The Keep
Lawrence of Arabia
Lifeforce
Monty Python & the Holy Grail
Moon of the Wolf
The Name of the Rose
Nosferatu
The Odd Couple
Salem's Lot
The Secret War of Harry Frigg
Snow White & the Huntsman
Starship Troopers
Superman (1978)
10 (1979)
The Ten Commandments
The Thief Who Came to Dinner
Twister
Village of the Damned

ANIMATED FILMS:
Disney (esp. The Black Cauldron, Hercules, The Incredibles, The Jungle Book, Sleeping Beauty)
Don Bluth (Anastasia, Secret of NIMH, Titan AE)
Ralph Bakshi (Cool World, Fire and Ice, Wizards)
Shrek
Vampire Hunter D Series

TV SERIES:
Bewitched
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Friends
Hanna-Barbera Action Animation/Cartoons (Herculoids, Jonny Quest, Scooby-Doo, Space Ghost...)
Hogan's Heroes
Kolchak
Monty Python
Special Unit 2
Star Trek TOS
The Twilight Zone TOS
X-Files
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