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This is a post that I've been thinking about for awhile. Recently, I opened up the discussion to other members of the staff to get their feelings on the matter, and their opinions generally matched mine, which is this:

Within the last year or so, there's been a steady increase of negative posts in movie threads. We've always had some heated discussions for some movies, but recently things have not only gotten more histrionic in those threads (generally speaking, the CBM ones), but they've started to spread to other franchises and other movies as well. I'm not talking about out-and-out trolling, I'm talking about members feeling they have to consistently shit on a movie (or studio, or star) simply because they aren't interested in the current project or projects. With every piece of news about a movie, it's now a virtual guarantee that there's a flood of people rushing to say they think it sucks, they don't like the current trailer/tv spot/actor/actress/director/concept. And I get it -- we all have movies we don't like, movies which we think are bad ideas, industry people that just don't appeal to us. But there's a fine line between expressing your opinion about this and doing it so often, with such consistency, that the collective emphasis of all of it basically brings down the entire thread and thus the entire forum.

There's no easy answer to this. We don't want to crush freedom of expression here. But at the same time, the spirit of this forum is for people to have fun talking about the movies they love and the box-office runs they love.

To have fun.

And while it may be fun -- in a sense -- to personally vent about a movie, or to vent at people who dare to enjoy something you don't, it doesn't bring fun to our community. In fact, it generally drags down the overall fun for everyone else. We've had people repeatedly mention to us over the last several months or so that in some cases they don't even bother going into some threads -- even for movies they're curious about! -- because they just don't want to deal with the overall mess those threads contain. And frankly, that matches the personal opinion of most of the staff as well.

So this post is both a request and a warning. 

The request: Next time you feel like taking a dump on a movie (or a topic) for the dozenth time, take a moment to consider whether it's really worth it. People probably already have a good idea of what your attitude about the project is. Maybe just put your posting energy into a movie that you enjoy and love or are excited about.

The warning: The staff is going to be taking a closer look at some of these threads and we'll be more active with temp thread-bans if we think it'll help the overall vibe of the forum. I'd rather we don't have to, but it's not going to constrain any of you too much if you aren't allowed to post about a movie you supposedly don't care about anyway.

Remember the words of Bill and Ted: "Be Excellent to Each Other".

They're just movies, guys. It's about having fun.

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The 25 most rewatchable films

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Of course it's Star Wars. funny though, Star Trek is probably the most rewatchable film of the 21st century. I love that movie to death. (aside from Lotr)

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Die Hard and Predator.  I don't think anything else comes close to be honest.

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These lists are more based on what someone grew up with than anything else. The films I can watch over and over are mostly based in the 80s.

Airplane!

Star Trek 2-4, 6

Star Wars 4-6

Superman 1-2

Batman

Back to the Future 1-3

Lethal Weapon 1-4

Die Hard 1-3

Predator

Smokey and the Bandit 1-2

Any Bond film not named Diamonds are Forever, Octopussy or Tomorrow Never Dies

Spaceballs

Any comic book based Superhero film that is at least a 6 on IMDb.

LOTR

The first POTC

Oddball slapstick comedies like

Baseketball

Dodgeball

Team America

Barely scratched the surface really...

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Star Wars

Kill Bill: Vol.1

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Die Hard

The Raid Redemption

Princess Bride

Aladdin

Predator

Jurassic Park

Big Lebowski

Airplane

Anchorman

Hot Fuzz

Nightmare before Christmas

Mean Girls

The Bourne Supremacy

 

I'm sure there are others. 1/3 of the movies I watch every year are movies I have already seen.

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I've watched Spaceballs more times than any Star Wars film.

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Hmmm....

 

Casino Royale - I will always watch this if I catch it on TV

Alien/Aliens (the latter more so)

Any 80s Amblin movie:

Gremlins,

BTTF 1/2/3,

Any Indy movie

ET

Jurassic Park

Fuck it.... basically SPIELBERG up to 1997.

Star Trek - Khan / Spock / Undiscovered Country / 2009 editions

Star Wars OT

The Avengers

Batman Begins (more than any other Nolan)

Godfather Part I & II

 

I'm sure there's a load more... that's all I can think of for now.

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Lots of great ones on those lists, quite a bit of overlap with what I'd put on my list. (Though I don't know if I could narrow it down to just 25.)

Some of my possibilities which aren't on any of the previous lists:

Ghostbusters

Terminator 2

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

John Carpenter's The Thing

Galaxy Quest

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My top-viewed film of all time has to be one of the following three films, if only for the sheer number of times that I saw them on VHS as a child: The Lion King, Toy Story, or Batman Forever.

 

As an adult, however, the only film that goes into double digits is The Social Network, which I actually just re-watched last weekend.

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No movie, none, comes close to Andaz Apna Apna for me - the best Indian comedy of all time and among its finest films ever. After that's its probably Life Of Pi. Other than those, Nemo, Matrix 1, LOTR 1, Back To the Future 1, some animated classics (Disney, Pixar and anime mostly) are the first ones that come to mind.

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I really don't know which of these 2 movies I have seen the most but Speed and Die Hard are easily 1 and 2 for me.

Smokey and the Bandit is up there.

Die Hard 2

Predator

Commando

Matrix

Syriana

Godfather

Scarface

Beerfest

Chinatown

Enter the Dragon

 

These are the others that are easily up there.  Well to be honest Howard the Duck probably should be on this list because I watched it a ton as a kid but have not watched it since I was a kid.

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There are lots of movies that if I see on and stop to check them out I end up watching until the end.

Off the top of my head and in no particular order...

 

The Big Lebowski

Slap Shot

Pulp Fiction

Kill Bill Vol. 1

InglourioUs Basterds

Beefest

Super Troopers

The Professional

The Fifth Element

Lucy

Predator

The Terminator

Terminator 2

Die Hard

Happy Gilmore

The Princess Bride

Army of Darkness

Easy A

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Mamma Mia!

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I find all these movies virtually impossible to resist if I see them on (although for some of them they have to be on a channel that doesn't edit or dub the crap out of them. Ever try to watch The Big Lebowski or Die Hard on TBS? annoyed.gif )

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The movies I re-watched most over the last 20 years would be...

 

LotR

Titanic

Aladdin

The Lion King

Snow-White (Disney)

Jurassic Park

Jaws

Halloween

Scream 1-3

Little Miss Sunshine

Home Alone 1+2

Der Untergang

Goodbye, Lenin

Love Actually

Zodiac

Seven

Harry Potter (especially 1-4)

Dante's Peak (YES!)

 

 

Pretty sure I missed several, though...

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