10 Movies I’ve Seen More Than 10 Times
10 Movies That I’ve Seen More than 10 Times
Everyone has favourite movies. Even if you don’t really like movies all that much, you still have a favourite or two. You probably also have movies that you have seen over and over again whether through choice or happenstance. I’m hoping that your favourite movies are in that list of rewatches, but maybe they’re not. Below are 10 movies that I have seen more than 10 times and an approximate count. I’m not nearly so OCD that I have actually catalogued which movies I have seen multiple times and their counts. It’s also very possible that there are other movies that I have seen more than the 10 listed here. But, these are 10 movies, in no particular order, that I can definitely say without a doubt I have seen more than 10 times. Go ahead, rent these movies through iTunes. I’ve added the links for you.
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- Rocky Horror Picture Show: This one probably shouldn’t count because it’s not so much that I’ve seen the movie more than 10 times; it’s more that I participated in the movie 100s of times. At the Forum 303 Movie Theatre in Grand Prarie, I started a year and a half run as Frank-n-Furter on Halloween eve 1987. Every Friday and Saturday night for those 18 months I donned the appropriate costume (if you’ve seen the wretched flick you know what I’m talking about) and acted out the scenes in front of a theatre full of rowdy high-school and college kids. My tally for this movie is in the hundreds – I have lost track.
- Highlander: This one possibly shouldn’t count either. I worked at the Loews Theatre chain in Arlington when this movie came out. I would sneak in on every break and watch it. I would stay after my shift was over or come in early and watch it. I spent many an hour wasting my life in front of a Scotsman playing an Egyptian alongside a Frenchman that can barely speak English playing a Scotsman while learning to fight each other with swords. After all, “there can be only one!” The soundtrack by Queen was a bonus. My tally for this movie is certainly above 50, and probably closer to 100 than to 50.
- Sound of Music: I grew up on this movie. I’ve been to that house. I’ve walked out on the frozen lake that the Von Trapp family singers boated on. I’ve toured the many places where the movie was filmed. And, like every child of an age, I’ve performed “So Long, Farewell, Auf Weidersehen, Good Bye” for politely nodding and smiling adults. This movie was a yearly staple on the telly and when it was re-released into theatres in the late 70s, my mum and I would walk to the theatre every day during the summer to watch it again. My tally for this movie is greater than 25.
- Dangerous Liaisons: This is my favourite movie. Period. I love everything about it (except Keanue Reeves who is at least not horrible). I love the animosity between John Malkovich and Glenn Close. I love the tender young body of Uma Thurman and the striking beauty of Michelle Pfeiffer even as she was having her heart ripped out by John “it’s beyond my control” Malkovich as the brilliantly scheming Valmont. Other movies have tried to tell this story, Valmont and Cruel Intentions come to mind, but none can compare to the brilliance that is Dangerous Liaisons. My tally for this movie is north of 50.
- Cars: What can I say? The movie is brilliant and both my wife and I will sit and laugh with each other every time this movie comes on. It’s one of a handful of movies we own that either of us can reach for and pop in with no argument from the other. It’s a great date-night movie. Tally is around 20
- The Wizard of Oz: If you are my age (just over the hill) then you remember gathering as a family and watching the Wizard of Oz as it came on network television once a year. It was standard fare in the house because it’s, quite frankly, excellent family viewing. As a youngster the flying monkeys scared the beejeezus out of me. As a teenager, I was impressed by the special effects. As a young adult, I really wanted to know what it would be like to fall asleep in a field of poppys. As an adult, I was seeing horses of a different color of my own accord. Tally is close to 50.
- The Breakfast Club: This movie came out during the end of my high school years and right in the middle of my very intense Ally Sheedy crush. Of course, I could identify with pretty much all of them (except Molly Ringwold who is an incredibly non-attractive dolt in every movie). The Brat Pack ruled! This was a huge date movie, too. Tally is around 20, but I don’t think I ever once watched it alone. I watched it again recently, and while the message is still relevant, the characters are very dated and oh, so very John Hughes.
- Weird Science: This movie brought Kelly LeBrock into my life never to go away. Of course, it also brought the vision of Anthony Michael Hall with a bra on his head – also to never go away. ATM’s scene in the blues bar is one of my favourite scenes in any movie ever. This movie proved that even geeks and nerds could be cool. It’s all in the name of science. Weird Science. Tally is around 15
- Star Wars: In 1977, my father bundled my sister and I into the car and we drove to downtown Salt Lake City to a theatre at Trolley Square where we stood in a queue that was huge. My memory says we waited for hours; I have no idea what the reality was. What I do know is that my little 10 year old brain could only barely comprehend what was going on on that huge silver screen, but what it did comprehend, it LOVED. It loved with a fervor and a passion that is only possible in the minds of ten year olds. This was ground breaking and so, so real! My next years were molded on the fact that I was a Boy Scout and I was going to be one of the first people in space. I was going to be Luke Skywalker! Instead, I’m a PubGuy – but that’s ok, too. Movie viewing total is near 50.
- Empire Strikes Back: Screw Star Wars. This is the Empire Strikes Back and it kicks Star Wars nuts all up and down the block. What an amazing movie. I was no longer young enough to believe that I could really get into space, much less be a light-sabre wielding whiny bitch boy like Luke Skywalker. Hell no. But, what I could be was a scruffy nerf-herder like my new hero, Hans Solo! And, I was going to marry Princess Leia. No doubt about that. Oh the dreams that are created by movies. Count: 40-50
That’s it for now. Those are 10 movies that have been watched by me 10 or more times.