Last week, my co-worker John and had I one of those random conversations best suited for an afternoon with a foot of snow on the ground.
We listed the movies that, whenever they're on TV, we keep watching. John brought up the over-the-top "Independence Day." Both of us have seen this movie way too many times. They're not necessarily our favorite films -- though sometimes they are. But they're always the movies that whether cheesy, dramatic, hilarious or ridiculously bad, we just can't turn them off.
Tonight, I stumbled upon "The Truman Show" on Showtime. Not one of my favorites, though I did indeed like it at the time. But for some reason, I keep watching it every single time.
Here are a few of the other movies I'll watch over and over again (and remember Talkbackers, I'm not passing judgment on why these are on my list or even if I really like them). This list is surely incomplete, as it's just what comes to mind plus a few selections from what the cable channel guide tells me is on this week. In alphabetical order:
- "Billy Madison"
- "Blazing Saddles"
- "Boogie Nights"
- "The Breakfast Club"
- "Deep Impact"
- "Jackass" and "Jackass Number Two"
- "Major League"
- "Napoleon Dynamite"
- "No Way Out"
- "Office Space"
- "Old School"
- "Planet of the Apes"
- "Pulp Fiction"
- "Sixteen Candles"
- "Spies Likes Us"
- "Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny"
- "The Big Lebowksi"
- "The Blues Brothers"
- "The Jerk"
- "The Shawshank Redemption"
- "The Tao of Steve"
- "Three Kings"
- "Vacation" and "European Vacation"
- "Weird Science"
- Any "Star Trek" movie
Rudy, Under the Tuscan Sun, Steel Magnolias, Love and Basketball, The Green Mile, Dirty Dancing and Pretty Woman.
Kierk | Feb. 12, 2008 at 10:36 a.m. (report)
Clue (the movie) and Waiting for Guffman.
I once had a friend so addicted to Dirty Dancing we had to physically remove the DVD from her home.
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