Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Thursday Thirteen # 24 - Thirteen Movies That I Can Watch Over and Over


This week I decided to go with Movies I can watch over and over. These may make me laugh, cry or provoke thought. Do you have films that you never get enough of?




1. Roll Bounce - Funny movie about the Rollerskating subculture of the 1970's.



2. Lady Sings The Blues - Nominated for an Oscar for your first film! Diana Ross at her very best.



3. Jackie Brown - Quentin Tarentino and Pam Grier at their finest.



4. Why Do Fools Fall in Love - The movie has some of the funniest dialogue you'll ever hear.



5. Love Jones - Wonderful story about finding and losing love.



6. Final Destination Trilogy - I don't usually like scary movies, but these were riveting.



7. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - John Candy and Steve Martin together, simply hilarious!



8. Glitter - I know, I know, it bombed and almost singlehandedly destroyed Mariah's career, but it has some good 80's disco scenes. What can I say.



9. Romeo Must Die - The last full performance by Aaliyah makes this worth watching, not to mention the martial art scenes by Jet Li.



10. Sparkle - Before Dreamgirls, there was Sparkle.



11. Piece of the Action - The third outing by Cosby and Poitier, with a killer soundtrack by Mavis Staples.



12. The Temptations - As you can tell I enjoy movies based on music.



13. Do The Right Thing - I can always watch this Spike Lee joint. Some Memorable Performances here.

This is one of my favorite scenes from the film "Trains, Planes, and Automobiles". John Candy was a gas!



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27 comments:

The Gal Herself said...

I love lists like this! And yes, I'm very surprised you included "Glitter." But I love "Lady Sings the Blues." Of your list, that's the one I could watch over and over ... and probably have. I enjoyed Robert Forster in "Jackie Brown." I should rent that one again.

On a limb with Claudia said...

What a great list! Some of these movies I've never seen - and others are great reminders. I've actually never seen Glitter - but I do like Mariah Carey. I do like Jackie Brown and Romeo must die. I will Netflix the others.

Happy TT

Hootin' Anni said...

I love Final Destination too!!!


Hope you can come by and have a bit of fun with me for my T-13 this week.

marcia said...

Wow I have not seen any of those i would have to say pride and Prejudice

Wacky Mommy said...

Some of my faves, too!

Malcolm said...

#s 4, 7, and 10-13 are favorites of mine too.

When I scrolled down to the You Tube player and saw John Candy sitting in the car, I started laughing right then. I would put that scene in the top 10 of funniest of all-time. I was laughing so hard just now, I wonder if the neighbors wondered what the hell was going on over here.

In answer to your question, here are some films that I can watch over and over:

Cool Hand Luke
Twelve Angry Men (the original)
The Sweet Smell of Success
All the King's Men
Practically any movie starring Humphrey Bogart

SandyCarlson said...

This list reminds me of how behind I am in so many things! I need to see just once "Do the Right Thing."

thrivingat30 said...

I really enjoyed Roll Bounce. I love that you included Glitter on your list. It makes me want to go out and rent it. Fun list!

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kay said...

Well, I have been sufficiently humbled---I have not seen any of those. We don't do movies very often. As I tell my children, I'd rather live Life than watch others live it---at least that's my story and I am sticking to it! Happy TT.

Lori said...

Another great list. I share your appreciation for Roll, Bounce, Love Jones and Do The Right Thing. I'm always up for watching any of them over again. I'd add To Sleep With Anger, A Raisin In the Sun (the original) and the Matrix (the first one).

Clara said...

I agree with Malcolm. Cool Hand Luke is one I could watch over and over. I've never seen Train, Planes and Automobiles, but I sure laughed thru the clip!

Nicholas said...

The only one I have seen is Planes, trains etc and I love it! Have seen it several times.

B Boys Mom said...

I love John Candy movies. #9 is a movie we like too. Happy TT.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I so live in a cave. I never knew that Mariah made a movie. Or am I just blocking it out?

Lori said...

With me, its Waiting to exhale, Urban Cowboy, and Sleeping with the enemy. I dont think I could think of 13:) Happy TT.

Journeywoman said...

LOOOOOVe Romeo Must Die.

Angie said...

Isn't it funny how people's tastes can be so different? I have actually never seen any of the movies on your list. Crazy! LOL

Ctina said...

I also love Planes, Trains and Automobiles! Yea for John Candy!

Maisie said...

I hadn't thought that I had seen Planes, Trains, and Automobiles until I watch the clip on your post. How hilarious. Now I remember seeing it. One that I can't get enough of is Weekend at Bernie's.

Norma said...

I've only seen one! But looks like a great list.

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Cindy Swanson said...

Great TT--I love favorites lists like these! Stop by and see my TT when you get a moment.

Lori said...

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is the only one I've seen (and own, cause it's so funny!). The ones on my repeat list are The Princess Bride, Moulin Rouge, Serenity, Top Gun, The Fifth Element, Star Wars...oh wow, I should just do this as a TT someday, so many are coming to mind! Great idea for a TT. :-D

Chris said...

I thought I'd seen a lot of movies, but apparently I live under a rock, I don't recognize any of them.

Miriam said...

I've added the ones I haven't seen to my Netflix. i love getting great movie recs!

X. Dell said...

Out of all the movies you listed, I actually own three--which I watch over and over again. Go figure.

shaunesay said...

I do have a few movies that I'll watch over and over, or at least always stop at whenever I run across them on TV:

any of the Star Wars movies
Lost Boys with Keifer Sutherland
Labyrinth with David Bowie
The Mummy movies with Branden Fraser (excited about the new one, yay!)
Indiana Jones (still need to see the new one!)

oh gosh, I know there's more... probably many many more! LOL!

Happy TT!

Alice Audrey said...

I haven't seen any of these. I guess I better update my netflix.