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?
Great list. I’ve seen most of those films multiple times and still watch every time they come on. At the moment I’m guilty of watching the Martian and Pitch Perfect repeatedly. My Christmas tradition though is Elf and Die Hard 🙂
Thanks! The Martian and Pitch Perfect are great for rewatches – I watched Pitch Perfect 2 for the first time and while it wasn’t as good as the first one I still really enjoyed it.
Elf and Die Hard are great Christmas films 🙂
The Mummy has been recommended to me a bunch of times, and it looks cool, so I will definitely be watching that eventually. The family and I are planning to watch The Martian later this week. 🙂
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It’s so good! Some might say The Mummy is kind of cheesy but I don’t care 😛
Hope you enjoy The Martian! I rewatched it last week and it still makes me happy 🙂
I love the Sister Act movies. I’ve watched LotR so many times that I watch them to fall asleep to. I have the Special Extended versions, so I put on the commentary and it’s like a lovely story for me to fall asleep to.
That sounds like a lovely way to fall asleep ^_^ it’s great to have a comforting film like that.
Your Lord of the Rings tradition is a great one. I feel like I should start that too! I always watch an HP movie close to Christmas 😀
I’ve been counting down to December for almost two months now, I’ve definitely been having a huge LotR craving recently but it would feel weird to watch them at any other time. Yeah I like watching Harry Potter at Christmas too, especially the first three films.
Great list. I have Lord of the Rings on my list too. I love Sister Act and have watched it a couple of times too. Legally Blonde and Pretty Woman are great too.
Thanks! The Lord of the Rings is a great one to rewatch a lot, there’s so many little bits that you notice and learn to appreciate 🙂
The Losers! Ah, I have such a love for that movie. Jensen is such a treat.
I find that The Losers is kind of an underappreciated film in certain circles, I just want to shout about how awesome it is!
I could totally watch Legally Blonde over and over again. I love when I catch it on TV. Great list!
Thanks! Yeah whenever I see it on TV, whether it’s five minutes in or near the end, I always end up watching it 🙂
What a great list – it’s like you went and picked my brains to come up with this and I love your LotR tradition. I have movie traditions – I always watch Muppets Christmas Carol at Christmas! I love that film and the songs!
The Mummy though – I’ve seen that film so many times I could actually have a starring role! I quote from it all the time and I’m sure people wonder what I’m going on about.
Thanks! Great minds think alike and all that! 😀
I LOVE Muppets Christmas Carol! I try to watch it near Christmas too.
I can quote The Mummy too! I think Jonathan is the closest I’ve ever seen myself in film, not sure what that says about me but I’m OK with it 😛
I did enjoy Prince of Thieves when I first watched it, but nothing will compare to Men in Tights in my heart. THAT is the Robin Hood remake that will never get old for me, haha!
Great list overall 🙂
Haha! I love it when it comes to characters like Roibin Hood or The Doctor, which one is the one someone considers “their version”. I have to say I haven’t seen Men in Tights but have been meaning to do so for ages!
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I definitely love LOTR and The Martian and could watch them over and over again. Great List!
Thanks! It’s great to hear what films people can never get bored of 🙂
Oh I adored Robin Hood! I haven’t watched it in years, but I saw it so many times as a kid.
Yay! It’s one of those films I grew up watching from a very young age. 🙂
I could do exactly the same with LOTR and the Mummy movies! 😀
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