20 Great Movies You Can Watch Over And Over Again
So many movies, so little time. Why do we continue to re-watch some of the movies over and over again?
Because when we watch those movies, we feel comfortable and we know there is zero risk this movie would suck, we can always find something new there, we are waiting for our favorite scene or character to appear on the screen. All in all, every time the cinematic experience is fresh and rewarding.
Here are 20 movies you probably have watched dozens of times, and you are ready to watch it again anytime soon.
20. Donnie Darko
The Film: Richard Kelly trippy time-travel drama is a real one-off, a film that aims for instant cult status and actually achieves it.
Why It’s Rewatchable: A film that takes several goes to properly understand, even without the pleasure of the genre mash-up between 1980s teen movie and hardcore sci-fi.
If You Only Rewatch One Scene: The moving, bravura Mad World-accompanied montage of the characters.
19. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
The Film: Clint Eastwood’s third Western with Sergio Leone is his biggest bowl of Spaghetti – a pop-art mix of opera and oater.
Why It’s Rewatchable: A compendium of great set-pieces, tenuously linked by Clint’s cool and the wolfish wit of Eli Wallach’s disreputable Tuco.
If You Only Rewatch One Scene: The climactic triangular showdown in a graveyard, all extreme close-ups of suspicious eyes and Morricone’s music going crazy.
18. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
The Film: John Connor lives… and only a reprogrammed Arnold Schwarzenegger can keep it that way in the face of shape-shifting upgrade T-1000.
Why It’s Rewatchable: Cameron kept the timey-wimey head-scratching of the original, but this time had the budget to blow on bike/tanker face-offs and the mighty morphin’ T-1000.
If You Only Rewatch One Scene: Arnie’s definitive role gets an unexpected emotional kick as the climactic foundry battle ends with the Terminator committing cyborg suicide in the molten river.
17. The Matrix
The Film: The Wachowski brothers’ manga-infused dystopia brought the rhythm of ‘bullet time’ into Hollywood action.
Why It’s Rewatchable: An action movie with enough existential philosophy to have you pondering whether there is, in fact, a spoon.
If You Only Rewatch One Scene: The rescue of Morpheus, whose jaw-dropping invention remains undiluted even after all of the rip-offs.