MOVIES I LOVE TO REWATCH
requested by my amazing friend @tullera! I try to watch 50 movies a year, which is actually a challenge for me because my eyes are usually on a painting. but those I watch/love have to be a true, engaging escape! or they need to make me laugh. here are a few of my favorites I've seen at least 20x (exception: bonus rounds), riveted every time!
- •Clue: based on the classic board gameI can probably quote every line of this movie. i was obsessed with it as a kid but it's held up.
- •All About EveThis is a movie that hits me hard every time. Bette Davis is mesmerizing.
- •SinglesThis is a time capsule of two fascinating things: subculture of the 90s... and everything I didn't know about dating until I saw this. If you haven't seen it in this decade, now is a good time. Just drop whatever you're doing.
- •Rear WindowI think about the genius of this film almost every day, not exaggerating. For the conspiratorial at heart.
- •Pee Wee's Big AdventureThis is also the only DVD I've found that also has an amazing commentary track — the true test of any short attention span.
- •HeathersWhen I first moved to the west coast, I met very few people who had seen this movie. I discovered this because they didn't comprehend my references to it. This is also when I realized I make frequent references to the movie Heathers. Iconic and infinitely rewatchable. Teenage suicide: don't do it.
- •BeetlejuiceThis amazing cast (yes, that is Alec baldwin), Harry Belafonte in the soundtrack, and "this is my art and it is dangerous!!!" Could not be greater. also: the second movie on this list to feature Winona Ryder. and sorta Tim Burton- who has an amazing cameo in Singles as an employee of a video dating service.
- •Best in ShowI primarily watch documentaries, but none are as rewatchable as this. Parker Posey! second time Catherine O'hara (Beetlejuice) and Michael McKean (Clue) are on the list.
- •Robin Hood (animated)This movie is so well-done, it's sort of stupid it's not more beloved. Easily the best Disney movie ever by, like, no contest whatsoever.
- •Bonus round: documentary: Cane Toads: an Unnatural Historyif you haven't seen it, you need to see it.
- •Bonus round: foreign: The Triplets of Bellevilleanimated, nearly silent, and incredible. a visual feast. every time I'm sore after a workout, I crave experiencing the kitchen stretching scene.
- •Bonus round: recent: The HeatI can't believe how much I loved this movie, except I can. Good fun.