Top Ten Tuesday is a feature run by BrokeAndBookish each week. This week is a movie freebie so you can write about whatever you like, top ten all time favorite movies, top ten foreign films, top ten rom-coms, whatever! I thought this would be the perfect time to talk about the films I can watch over and over again and no matter how many times I watch it I never get bored.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001, 2002, 2003)
So while obviously The Lord of the Rings is actually three film I count the trilogy as one since it is one big story. Every December, as close to Christmas Eve as I can get it, I rewatch the entire trilogy in a day. It’s a little tradition I’ve been doing for over ten years and I can’t wait till it’s December and I can watch Lord of the Rings.
The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy Returns (2001)
I count these two as one film too because they follow so well from one another – plus there’s no third film. These films feature one of my favourite fictional couples and my favourite fictional family ever! The O’Connell-Carnahan’s with Ardeth Bey are just the best! The Mummy and The Mummy Returns are so much fun and full of adventure and I could never get bored of watching them.
Legally Blonde (2001)
Elle Woods is a feminist icon and so is Legally Blonde. Whenever I see Legally Blonde is on TV I always end up watching it, I can quote so many lines and I adore the soundtrack. Elle Woods makes me want to work harder and to be the best I can be and I love getting that feeling every time I rewatch this film.
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
This film was released a few months before I was born – the Brian Adams theme song “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)” was even still number one when I was born! When anyone talks about Robin Hood, Kevin Costner is who I think of first, he’s my Robin Hood.
This is one of those films I’ve grown up with and will watch pretty much any time it’s on TV. It was the first film I saw Whoopi Goldberg in and I fell in love with her performance as Oda Mae Brown. Ghost is a lovely film with humour and scary bits too, it’s just wonderful.
The Losers (2010)
This is one of my favourite comic book movies. I watched it before I read the comic and loved it, and then when I read the comic I loved the film even more because it’s such a good adaptation. The Losers is funny and has some great characters that definitely fit the dysfunctional team/family trope. I love them all, especially Cougar and Jensen.
Sister Act (1992)
Sister Act is the other film from my childhood where I fell in love with Whoopi Goldberg. Sister Act is just so much fun, it has some wonderful friendships between women and the songs are brilliant! If you ever want cheering up, just watch Sister Act – and the sequel is pretty good too.
Pretty Woman (1990)
So I probably shouldn’t have watched a film about a prostitute from such a young age (it’s another one of those films I fell in love with because of my mum’s influence) but Pretty Woman is like a kind of grownup fairy tale and I love it. The scene where Vivian goes and tells the snooty sales assistants that they made a big mistake is one of my favourite scenes in anything ever.
The Martian (2015)
The Martian was my favourite films of last year and I’ve rewatched it a few times since then and it still stands up. It makes me happy because it’s about people coming together to save just one man, and they’re smart people with a lot of science and then there’s the disco soundtrack which is amazing! The cast, the special effects and the script make The Martian a brilliant film, and an amazing book adaptation.
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
This is the newest addition to the “never get bored of watching this” list. I watched Star Trek Beyond five times in the cinema and I cannot wait till the Blu-ray is released. This film is just fun and full of the power of teamwork and believing in each other, it just makes me happy a ridiculous amount – even if I cry about five times during the final scenes.
What films can you watch over and over again and never get bored of them?