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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?
 

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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

Avatar

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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Originally Posted by Phantom Stranger  /t/1526252/what-are-your-top-ten-most-watched-blu-rays#post_24586130


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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Originally Posted by blastermaster  /t/1526252/what-are-your-top-ten-most-watched-blu-rays#post_24598454


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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Originally Posted by blastermaster  /t/1526252/what-are-your-top-ten-most-watched-blu-rays#post_24598454


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.
Now if any one dare flame this person, Smaug knows where you live
 

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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
  • Avatar
  • 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.

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.
 

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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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