There are movies about which you find yourself thinking the next day. There are movies which you can watch a dozen times, a hundred times, and notice something new each time.
Here are a few movies I have watched a few times. I have enjoyed introducing others to them. Some of them are movies which I have bought and lent without caring whether I got them back (I could always buy another copy). Some of these movies develop ideas which are a million miles from my own mindset.
In no particular order, then, some of my favourites:
[It would be nice to have comments featuring your favourites. If you have watched a movie over and over, then there’s a good chance that I’ll find it worthwhile.]
Pulp Fiction: There are those who think that this is the greatest movie ever made. Well, it is a great movie. I’ve probably watched it more often than any other.
Secretary: A very very strange movie but compulsive.
Groundhog Day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MoOvPIuKAY
Green Mile: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slsMqC0_6pk&NR=1
Inglourious Basterds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmTvMUvaBcg
Shawshank Redemption: This seems to be the whole movie in 14 parts, in 10 minute chunks. I assume this is legal? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spR3u9UJfJc
True Romance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT-yylPUtx4
Fugitive: Tommy Lee Jones is stunning. Harrison Ford is very good.
Favourite Movie Makers
A lot of the above favourites are favourites because they star actors who would be watchable if they were presenting detergent commercials. Acting talent is a difficult thing to analyse, even, I suspect, if you are a top director.
Harvey Keitel: The rest of this list is in no particular order but HK is at the top for a reason.
Tommy Lee Jones:
Christopher Walken: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqccyUpnZwA This is such a great scene that it seems churlish not to include...
Jamie Lee Curtis:
Samuel L Jackson:
Robert de Niro: