Movies You’ve Watched at Least 7 Times

 

There’s a viral deal going around TwiXter that asks, “using a GIF, show a movie you’ve seen at least seven times.” I, of course, chose the greatest film in cinematic history, but it made me wonder what other films I’ve seen that many times. I don’t have an exact view count on any of these, but know I watched them over and over and over.

Here’s what I came up with, in rough order of when they came out:

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Empire Strikes Back
  • Flash Gordon
  • Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • The Thing
  • Trading Places
  • Blade Runner
  • Spinal Tap
  • Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
  • Real Genius
  • Back to the Future
  • After Hours
  • Aliens
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • Raising Arizona
  • Beetlejuice
  • Tombstone
  • Wings of Desire
  • Pulp Fiction
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Office Space
  • A Bug’s Life
  • The Incredibles

Not a lot of Great Cinema here. Mostly comedies, midnight movies, films rerun on cable, and the last two I rewatched with my kids.

How about you?

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  1. Judge Mental Member
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    First thing that pops into mind is Iron Eagle.

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  2. Seawriter Contributor
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    Casablanca. Can’t count the number of times I have seen it.

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  3. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    There are a number I have seen a bunch, just not always all the way through at once because I caught them on TV and stopped. Most of these are all the way through.

    Casablanca (The true greatest film)

    The In Laws (Original)

    Star Wars

    Empire Strikes Back

    Return of the Jedi

    Trading Places

    Monty Python and the Holy Grain

    The Longest Day

    Big Trouble in Little China

    All of Connery and Moore James Bond Movies

    Tomorrow Never Dies

    Conan the Barbarian

    Star Trek 4

    Beverly Hills Cop (I and II)

    The Mark of Zorro

    Running Scared

    Freebie and The Bean

    Animal House

    Back to School

    Down Periscope

    Where Eagles Dare

    Force 10 from Navarone

    The Great Escape

    Stripes

    Ghostbusters

    Oceans 11

    Clue

    The Secret of my Success

    Iron Man

    The Avengers (first one)

    Blazing Saddles

    Young Frankenstein

    The Right Stuff

    The Seven Samurai

    Patton

    The Outlaw Josey Wales

    Kelly’s Heroes

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  4. Fritz Coolidge
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    Fargo

    The Big Lebowski

    The Eagle Has Landed

    The Lion in Winter

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Fellowship of the Ring

    Casablanca

    Spaceballs

    Robin Hood: Men in Tights

    Blazing Saddles

    Dr Strangelove

    Tunes of Glory

    No doubt many more, but I’ll stop now.

     

     

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  5. kedavis Coolidge
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    There’s a few on that list that should specify which one.

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  6. philo Member
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    Fletch

    Ghostbusters

    The Burbs

    The Outlaw Josey Wales

    Clay Pigeons (A favorite that nobody knows of)

    Sweet Home Alabama (Must see the dog jump off the dock scene)

    Gladiator

    3:10 to Yuma

    Hell or High Water

    The Big Short

    Days of Thunder

    Cars

    The Proposal 

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  7. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    The only film I saw 7 times in a theater is Fidler on the Roof.  

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  8. kedavis Coolidge
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    There are a number I have seen a bunch, just not always all the way through at once because I caught them on TV and stopped. Most of these are all the way through.

     

    Ghostbusters

    Currently free (with skippable ads) on YouTube, if anyone’s interested.

    Might be others from the list too, but GB I’m sure of.

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  9. DrewInWisconsin, Lower Order Oaf 🚫 Banned
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    A New Hope GIFs on GIPHY - Be Animated

    And also . . .

    Star Trek II
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    What’s Up Doc
    The Fellowship of the Ring
    White Christmas
    . . .
    You know, I don’t know how many I’ve seen seven or more times. These for sure. But I’ll bet there are a lot I’ve seen four or five times.

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  10. kedavis Coolidge
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    Fritz (View Comment)

    Dr Strangelove

    Also currently free on YT.  “Robin Hood” and “Lion” were last month, but not any more.

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  11. Bartholomew Xerxes Ogilvie, Jr. Coolidge
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    I was one of those geeks who saw the original Star Wars a double-digit number of times in the theater (long before you could see it any other way).

    There are a few other movies that I find are infinitely rewatchable, the sorts of films that I will get sucked into anytime I happen to run across them. JawsBack to the FutureThe Big Lebowski, That Thing You Do!, Tremors, and Groundhog Day come immediately to mind, but there are others. The Andromeda Strain is also a favorite of mine, probably because I grew up with it (it was one of the few good science-fiction movies around in the early ’70s).

    That’s not even counting all of the Disney and Pixar films that were on nonstop repeat play when my daughter was little. (My lifetime count for Lilo & Stitch probably comes closer to 70 than 7.) Not to mention the whole list of Christmas movies that we watch every year. It would seem like cheating to list those.

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  12. Judge Mental Member
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    Clearly, I’m not willing to put in as much work on a list as some.  Thing is, it would go to hundreds of movies, including a few that I’ve seen over a hundred times.*

    I have a large DVD collection (~1500 movies, ~150 seasons of TV), and I’ve seen almost all of them more than once, most more than twice.  I had seen 95% of them before I bought them; I bought them because I already knew I liked them.

    * This includes things like Fast Times at Ridgemont High, which I used to put on for background music when working at home.  The music is almost non-stop in that one.  Plus, I know every frame of it, so I know just when to look up.  You know what I’m talking about.

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  13. Doug Watt Member
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    The Third Man would be at the top of my list.

     

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  14. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    For me, the most watched are Christmas movies:
    * Christmas Vacation
    * It’s a Wonderful Life
    * Holiday Inn
    * Die Hard

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  15. kedavis Coolidge
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    Oh, and I’ll mention it here too, The Pentagon Wars is also currently free on YT!

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  16. kedavis Coolidge
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    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    For me, the most watched are Christmas movies:

    * Die Hard

    Currently free on YT.

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  17. DrewInWisconsin, Lower Order Oaf 🚫 Banned
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    Bartholomew Xerxes Ogilvie, Jr. (View Comment):
    I was one of those geeks who saw the original Star Wars a double-digit number of times in the theater (long before you could see it any other way).

    Same. But only seven times. I was eleven. It was life-changing.

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  18. Judge Mental Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Oh, and I’ll mention it here too, The Pentagon Wars is also currently free on YT!

    Kelsey Grammer is outstanding in that.

    “Let him take it for a test-drive, see if he can parallel park the [CoC]!”

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  19. Django Member
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    I’ve watched a few more than once, but none as many as seven times.

    The Thing From Another World (1951)

    Kiss Me Deadly

    Wolfen

    Heartbreak Ridge

    Bull Durham 

    The Big Sleep

    Edit: I forgot the documentary on the music scene at Muscle Shoals. Great if you haven’t seen it and are old enough to remember hearing those songs when they were first released.

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  20. Judge Mental Member
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    Another good pick, in the 50 to 100 range, is the original Planet of the Apes movies.  I can describe them all scene by scene if you like.  It’ll take about seven hours.

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  21. Ignore This, Pal! Inactive
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    Django (View Comment):
    I’ve watched a few more than once, but none as many as seven times. 

    Same with me.  Anyway, Time Bandits.

    Time Bandits GIFs - Find & Share on GIPHY

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  22. Brian Wyneken Member
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    “Local Hero” & “High Noon” are the two movies I’ve watched the most times, but long before I met my wife I took a date to see the musical “Grease” 6 dates in a row.  She broke up with me when I declined to take her the 7th time.

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  23. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    Brian Wyneken (View Comment):

    “Local Hero” & “High Noon” are the two movies I’ve watched the most times, but long before I met my wife I took a date to see the musical “Grease” 6 dates in a row. She broke up with me when I declined to take her the 7th time.

    My girlfriend at the time and I went to Fiddler 7 times.  Our breakup had nothing to do with the film.  

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  24. Percival Thatcher
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  25. aardo vozz Member
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    The Godfather

    Ben Hur

    The Dirty Dozen

    Lawrence of Arabia 

    The Lion In Winter

    A Man For All Seasons 

    Its A Wonderful Life

    Fiddler On The Roof

    The President’s Analyst

    Spartacus 

    The Hunt For Red October

    On The Waterfront 

    West Side Story 

    Blazing Saddles 

    The Lord of The Rings Trilogy 

    The Outlaw Josey Wales

    Little Big Man

    Rain Man 

    The Right Stuff 

    Apollo 13

    Castaway 

    Shakespeare in Love

    12 O’clock High

    Stalag 17

    Tom Jones 

    The Sting

    Goldfinger 

    Animal House

    Batman Begins 

    Dragnet 

    Yankee Doodle Dandy

    The Princess Bride

    and many others 😊

     

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  26. MWD B612 "Dawg" Member
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    Off the top of my head, no particular order:

    The Blues Brothers

    Breaker Morant

    The Club

    48HRS

    The Maltese Falcon (1941 version)

    The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

    The Kids Are Alright (1979 “rockumentary” on The Who, not 2010 film)

    The Last Waltz

    Caddyshack

    Stripes

    Office Space

    Casablanca

    Key Largo

    To Have and Have Not

    Life of Brian

    I’ll stop now.

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  27. Percival Thatcher
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  28. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    For me, the most watched are Christmas movies:
    * Christmas Vacation
    * It’s a Wonderful Life
    * Holiday Inn
    * Die Hard

    Oh I must have seen Its a Wonderful Life at least 7 times!

    Just not in one sitting, each.

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  29. BDB Inactive
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    In no particular order (as I don’t know when a lot came out…)

    Casablanca

    Wrath of Khan

    Blade Runner

    Lion in Winter

    Dr. Zhivago

    The Matrix

    Office Space

    The Shining

    Patton

    Full Metal Jacket

    Spinal Tap

    Princess Bride

    Dune 1984

    Maybes:

    Hunt for Red October

    Braveheart

    The Thing

    Tombstone

    I’m sure there are more.

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  30. Miffed White Male Member
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    Either we have a dearth of parents under the age of 50 here, or you’re all very forgetful purposely blocking them out.

     

    A Bugs Life

    Cars

    Finding Nemo

    Monsters Inc

    Shrek

    Etc, etc, etc…

     

     

     

     

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