Films I watch again and again

Tagged by Steve Turnbull, who recently made a list on his blog of films he keeps coming back to again and again. And tagged me to do the same.

My list isn’t particularly deep, or clever, and isn’t even necessarily a list of films I consider great. The Third Man is missing, as are Aliens, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and many other films I think are essential viewing.

But this isn’t a list of amazing films. It’s a list of films that I just keep going back to and watching again.

There’s no particular order to it; it’s just the order that I happened to think of them in. You may wish to read some significance into this, but I don’t personally.

Pitch Black
Star Wars: A New Hope
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan
Die Hard
Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Frankenstein (1931)
The Bride of Frankenstein

The Princess Bride
The Spy Who Loved Me
The Terminator
Hard Boiled
The Thing
The Quiet Earth
Metropolis (usually the Moroder version, but with the sound off)

I shan’t perform any particular analysis on why I keep coming back to these above all others, but I will say I would consider every single one of these films, if you haven’t seen them, to be well worth your time.

Now, let’s see if I can remember how these meme things work. Oh, yes.

1. Provide a non-exhaustive list of films you’ll happily watch again and again;
2. There is no rule 2.
3. Reprint the rules.
4. Tag three others and ask them to do the same.

Tagged: Stephen Gallagher, Danny Stack, and Jason Arnopp

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