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Old 03-14-2018, 03:35 PM   #26
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First, this is a great idea for a thread, as I've often said " wow! That was a great movie....but I'm never seeing it again!"

Some that come to mind:

Logan
Schindlers List
Se7en
The sixth sense
Interstellar ( but I love rewatching other Nolan films, Begins, TDK and Inception I've seen many many many times).


The Godfather films I watch every 5 years or so.
Give me some time and I'll come up with more.
Oh wait ! Leaving Las Vegas ! A Beautiful Mind...
Se7en messed me up.

If, at any point in a movie, Morgan Freeman says "we're not gonna have a happy ending with this one", get up, walk out, and never look back.

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Old 03-14-2018, 03:56 PM   #27
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Se7en messed me up.

If, at any point in a movie, Morgan Freeman says "we're not gonna have a happy ending with this one", get up, walk out, and never look back.
Ah you bring a good point. Se7en is a rewatchable film for me but because I love the atmosphere of it. It is raining like most of the film and it's all dark and wet and I'll watch anything with lots of rain.
I often rewatch films that achieve that sense of "oh I like being here". I know the theme of the film is terrible, but atmosphere and a sense of time and place is a rewarding thing for myself.

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Old 03-14-2018, 07:53 PM   #28
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First, this is a great idea for a thread, as I've often said " wow! That was a great movie....but I'm never seeing it again!"

Some that come to mind:

Logan

Schindlers List

Se7en

The sixth sense

Interstellar ( but I love rewatching other Nolan films, Begins, TDK and Inception I've seen many many many times).


The Godfather films I watch every 5 years or so.

Give me some time and I'll come up with more.

Oh wait ! Leaving Las Vegas ! A Beautiful Mind...
Schindler's List is rewatchable to me, but I have no desire to rewatch Logan.

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Old 03-14-2018, 10:45 PM   #29
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Some recent ones for me

Logan
Wind River

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Old 03-15-2018, 01:36 AM   #30
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Schindlers List
I am surprised at that. For me i CAN rewatch it, but only once every 2-3 years, cause of how depressing the film is for most of it.

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Se7en
I did too MANY rewatches of it, during the first 5 years it was out, so got burned out on it..

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The sixth sense
Never really liked this one.

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Oh wait ! Leaving Las Vegas ! A Beautiful Mind...
Leaving las vegas i think i've seen maybe once all the way through. DOn't ever remember seeing a beautiful mind.

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Ah you bring a good point. Se7en is a rewatchable film for me but because I love the atmosphere of it. It is raining like most of the film and it's all dark and wet and I'll watch anything with lots of rain.
Did you ever watch Morgan in "HARD RAIN"?? With Christian slater.??

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Did you ever watch Morgan in "HARD RAIN"?? With Christian slater.??
Haha oh YES. I've never seen so much water like in that film.

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Old 03-15-2018, 05:34 PM   #32
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I think The Sixth Sense does/can hold up pretty well, a big part of what makes it good isn't the ending but that it both isn't and is a horror film.

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It is a masterpiece of set design imo.. Plotline could have done with a little more work, but the acting was great.

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Unbreakable is a modern masterpiece considering that it became before the whole superhero genre boom of recent years and it still holds up, it does something no other superhero movie could so far.

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Unbreakable is a modern masterpiece considering that it became before the whole superhero genre boom of recent years and it still holds up, it does something no other superhero movie could so far.
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Some recent ones for me

Logan
Wind River
Agree on Logan. I enjoyed it but I have no desire whatsoever to watch it again.

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Memento demands rewatches. I don't think it completely makes sense but at least keeps you interested in who is lying, who is telling the truth, etc.
Have you ever watched the chronological cut of Memento ? It's a hidden extra on the R2 DVD (don't know about other regions). It's an interesting exercise although it completely removes any mystery, as we know things that Leonard doesn't.

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Unbreakable is a modern masterpiece considering that it became before the whole superhero genre boom of recent years and it still holds up, it does something no other superhero movie could so far.
And iirc, there is a sequel in the works!!

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La La Land. Its a great movie, but for me personally it reminded too much of a relationship I had with a woman in my 20s. I could never watch that movie again, too emotionally taxing.

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