I went to watch Avengers Assemble 15 times while it was showing in cinemas. I pretended to be nerdy but to tell the truth I just wanted to perv over Tom Hiddleston. Can you blame me, though?
I watched The Machinist eight times in one week because I loved the eerie atmosphere and particularly the use of the theremin in the soundtrack. The muted visual style and surreal events give it a dream-like feel. I also felt sympathy towards the main character. His confusion and tortured existence was pretty heart wrenching.
RoboCop (the original, duh). It just has... everything. Action, satire, hilarious amounts of gore, and more!
Also, Dredd (not to be confused with the 1995 Judge Dredd movie which was bleh). I don't know why, the movie isn't all that deep or anything, but it's just the most solid sci-fi action movie I can think of that I like to watch. Well, technically Blade Runner 2049 is a better movie but it's also almost three hours long while Dredd is a mere 90 minutes, so yeah. @w@
The film tells the story of the journey of Bilbo Baggins, who embarks on a grand quest to reclaim the lost dwarf kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Quite unexpectedly, the hobbit makes contact with the wizard Gandalf the Grey. So Bilbo finds himself joining the company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Duboshield. Their journey will take them through Anduin, the Wilderness, through treacherous lands inhabited by goblins and orcs, deadly wargs and giant spiders, people who change their skins, and wizards. If you're interested, you can read it here.
- Quotable as fuck, half the lines are now like, catchphrases in the brand
- It's pretty gorgeous
- Introduced me to Cosmic Horror
- VA cast is pretty great. Notable inclusions are Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club), Eric Idle (Monty Python) and Orson Welles (Citizen Kane)
- The goddamn balls the writers had is astounding. They start killing main characters from the show off in the first ten minutes, and don't look back. Most famously Optimus Prime, protagonist of the show, dies on an operating table after being shot repeatedly at point blank range. After that I'd say the next most brutal were Ironhide (Head blown off, again at point-blank range), Ratchet (Insides melted) and Starscream (reduced to ash)
- Both the soundtrack and score are fantastic. They even got Weird Al Yankovic in!
It's certainly not a good movie beyond it's cult classic status - it's incredibly inconsistent and cynical in how it exists purely to market the 1986 wave of figures, but it has a charm to it the Michael Bay movies never had.
The Lion King, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Asterix movies up to Asterix in America whenever it came on TV in my youth. But Asterix in America beats them all, because I got my own DVD player and this was the first movie I had. I was so excited that I watched it at least 10 times. ^o^
I probably have seen the Godfather trilogy quite a bit when it comes on AMC, but I don't realy watch scheduled telelvision programs anymore except the news and I prefer to watch new movies during the pandemic when I have the television to myself.
Amelie... which is an insanely romantic movie so one wouldn't think it's my cup of tea but just the way it introduces us to even the minor characters, the way Amelie becomes a secret "do-gooder" who goes to wild extremes, the way the movie is washed with this beautiful green/red/blue color pallette, and the god tier soundtrack. It's still my personal favorite movie of all time after all these years.
Like many people I'm sure, I have probably seen A Christmas Story a countless number of times because where I go every Christmas Eve they loved the movie and there's a marathon every year but these past few years my Christmas movie of choice has been Tokyo Godfathers. I just love the characters and the unique plot and the feeling the movie gives me more than any other holiday movie.
If Hoodwinked! is a cult classic I'm a part of that cult.
Freaks (1932) is my most watched horror movie I think, I'm kind of obsessed with it for its uniqueness.
I've seen Roma a large number of times to the point where I got the blu-ray from Criterion even though it's right there on Netflix. I think it's insanely rewatchable because it's so down to earth and there's always something new and interesting going on in the background I notice on rewatches.
Another Ghibli fan here, but like many others I will say Spirited Away gets the most rewatches from me. Similarly to Roma there's always something new I see in the background no matter how many times I watch it. When I was younger I watched the hell out of Princess Mononoke and Howl's Moving Castle because they used to be my favorite Miyazaki movies but as an adult I find myself coming back to Kiki's Delivery Service the most and it's my personal favorite from the director right along with Spirited Away. The Tale of Princess Kaguya is probably my favorite Ghibli movie overall however.
I haven't watched it in a while but I could probably describe every scene Napoleon Dynamite... there's not a single scene in the movie that isn't memorable and teenaged me watched it all the time. I think my brother has the DVD though. It's got a timeless quality too. ...Vote for Pedro!
I grew up in the "kids are obsessed with dinosaurs" era so trust and believe my brother and I wore the VHS tapes for the Jurassic Park trilogy OUT when we were kids. I'm sure I'm not the only one?
Matilda was another movie I watched endlessly as a child and it's still fun to revisit now and then. The cake scene is hard to watch no matter how many times I've seen it though. XD
That was the only movie that was left in the car ever. Anytime we were stuck in the van driving somewhere and were bored, down came the tiny TV and out came Megamind ready to learn a life lesson. I've seen this movie enough for it to be in the double digits, and I still couldn't quote the movie without an opportunity to crack a joke with one. Never again will I watch Megamind.