Movies I’ve Seen 50 Times

GRADUATEI’ve seen some movies 50 times. That is not a joke. I have access to almost any DVD I want. I have cable TV with premium channels and thousands of on-demand choices.  Yet, when it comes to finding something to watch, I will invariably choose a film I’ve seen many times.

Sometimes many, many, many times.

Thanks to the advent of cable, where the same movie is sometimes shown upwards of ten times a week, I will even watch portions of movies I’ve seen dozens of times over and over again. I’m not sure why I do this either. It’s not that I don’t want to see other movies — I’ve seen my fair share over the years — but something just draws me to certain movies and I just have to watch them. I don’t think I’m sick or crazy. Maybe I’m just lazy.

I’ve seen the following movies at least 50 times in my lifetime (in no particular order):

The Graduate (1967) – My favorite movie. I own a copy on VHS. I own a copy on DVD. I’ve watched them many times. Yet, any time I see it on cable or regular TV I will watch it. I know the lines by heart at this point.

Bye Bye Birdie (1963) – Believe it or not, I think I’ve seen this movie more than any other in my life. It started when I was a young boy and that last scene with Ann-Margretsinging the title song, well, it’s probably something only a male can explain. Oh, and Paul Lynde is great, too. And I don’t even like musicals!

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) – The only movie I’ve paid to see in theaters three times…in one week! I also own a copy of this one. I’ve seen it so often I know all the different versions with all of the different edits. If you are not seeing the version with Jerry Lewis running over Spencer Tracy’s hat you may be missing a lot.

My Cousin Vinny (1992) – My favorite movie of the past 30 years. I will watch every time I can. If you haven’t seen it buy it now. Or, watch it on-demand. I did, last week.

Casablanca1Casablanca (1942) – One of the best, perhaps THE best, ever made. It should be part of everyone’s movie collection (certainly everyone reading this blog). It is an easy one to watch over and over again. And again…

The Great Escape (1963) – My favorite war movie– if it actually classifies as a war movie since there is no actual fighting. What a great cast!  Steve McQueen is great! James Garner is great! Even the theme song is great!

The Odd Couple (1968) – To this day I think this is one of the funniest movies ever made, based on a hugely popular play. The scene where Jack Lemmon has to clear his ears in the restaurant should be in the cinema hall of fame.

Field of Dreams (1989) – This may not be one of the greatest movies ever made, but it strikes a chord with me every time I watch it, which is often since it is on cable so much. My wife gets mad at me every time I watch it because I always cry at the end. Always, Dad.

I’m not even going to mention what happens when I decide not to watch a movie. (I’ll only say Everybody Loves Raymond, Cheers and Man vs. Food.)

What movies have you seen 50 times? Let us know in the comments!

  • judy

    Faris Buelers’ day off, Bed Knobs and Broomsticks,
    Men in Black, Indiana Jones (all of them, Stalag 17, Bond (any with Connery or Moore)

    • Dennis Gatscher

      I am the same way I’ll watch a movie I have on DVD over and over on network or cable TV…there’s just something about stumbling onto a movie you like. Can’t explain it.

      I agree with the list but just have to add The Magnificent Seven, Heat, The Bourne Identity.

      • jrd

        “I’ll watch a movie I have on DVD over and over on network or cable TV…there’s just something about stumbling onto a movie you like. Can’t explain it.”

        I agree. Even though I have most of my favorite movies in my DVD collection and can watch them whenever I want, when I happen to come across one on television, it’s like being given a wonderful, unexpected gift. I believe because I grew up before technology gave us the ability to own our favorites, and I was forced to wait until they aired on TV, is the reason I appreciate it.

    • Mike

      The Magnificent Seven

    • Jeanette

      I’ve seen the Wedding Singer and Dirty Dancing (original) more than 50 times. They’re my “go to” movies when I need a lift!

    • Phil

      My two 50 viewing favorites are Double Indemnity and Attack. Both are in black and white and both have powerful stories. DI is as powerful movie as you can get. The story is fantastic and the dramatic ending really brings a tear in my eye. Attack is a war movie that is so dramatic that I wrote a college term paper about it.

      • Adelaide Abdur-Rahman

        can’t get enough of Double Indemnity cheap blond wig and all

    • onemarathon

      I think that Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope is the only movie I have watched 50 times. Casablanca is far behind but I do love it enough to watch and re-watch a lot. Same goes for Amelie and Lost in Translation. And the James Bond movies, especially those of the 60’s and 70’s, are regulars on my viewing schedule. Over and over and over.

    • lawlady

      I may seem like a bit of a Tom Cruise fanatic but I have seen Top Gun more times than you can count. I even sat through the movie back to back in the theater (more than once). Risky Business is another, and so is Days of Thunder. Not cinema classics but entertaining none-the less.

    • Frances Kelly

      Ferris Buehler’s Day Off; Midnight Run; Coming to America; Trading Places; Murphy’s Romance; Blazing Saddles; Body Heat

  • Martin Stumacher

    For me, my all time favorite and the one that I watch the most is The Best Years of Our Lives. In fact, I have Hugo Friedhofer’s academy award film score. My second favorite is How Green Was My Valley. I have so many others to many to name. Most importantly, they were made during the Golden Age of Film. The year of 1939 was perhaps the best films released.

    • Tim

      Oh yeah, “The Best Years of Our Lives”, is definitely in my top 5 list. I own the DVD and still see it whenever it’s on cable. Guessing I’ve seen it a good 50 times now.

      • Bud Borchert

        Yes, to the 50+ times viewing—TCM cannot run enough—-where did you get the DVD?

      • Lauren Barboza

        Tim, I agree! Especially the end at the Wedding when the focus isn’t on “Homer (Harold Russell) and Wilma (Cathy O’Donnell), but on Dana Andrews (Fred Derry) and Peggy (Teresa Wright), finally finding each other! I wept!!!

    • Colleen McShea

      Best Years of Our Lives was the one Bette Davis even said was the best movie of all time. Happy to see someone mention How Green Was My Valley, too. Sad as the end is, it’s unforgettable.

    • Teresa

      I love the Best Years of Our Lives! I would add Rebecca, Doctor Zhivago, Gone With the Wind, Now,Voyager and Random Harvest. Many more, not enough space to list them all…

      • Jay

        I love RANDOM HARVEST – I have it on DVD and on tape (just in case) and if ever it comes up on TV I am even happier watching it because I know other people are looking at it too. I look forward to having a cry at the end. I would also add DIAL M FOR MURDER, THE GREAT ESCAPE and the Ronald Colman version of A TALE OF TWO CITIES.

    • puddleduck

      The Best Years Of Our Lives
      All About Eve
      Witness For The Prosecution
      Body Heat
      Raiders of the Lost Ark
      My Cousin Vinny
      Walk The Line
      The Sting

      • puddleduck

        +2 From Here To Eternity
        A Place In The Sun

  • Glenn Davis

    I have seen 2001: A Space Odyssey 72 times!!

    • ralph parker

      please explain the final 15-20 mins! ive made up my own conclusion w/jupiter/the star child, etc.

      • Nora

        The final scene is supposed to depict the next step in evolution — from ape-man (beginning of film)to man to star child. The only way I was able to understand was to read the original book. 2010 (the sequel) makes it a little clearer than earth was seeded by aliens via the monolith.

    • onemarathon

      zoiks! you’ve seen 2001 72 times? wow. i mean, i do like the movie a lot… i’m a Kubrick fan, for sure… but 2001 is a slow and kind of ponderous film. the visuals and music are stunning, of course, but the pacing is almost excruciating, depending on my mood that day.

  • Irv Slifkin

    Blazing Saddles. “Rock Ridge, Rock Ridge….splendid.”

    • Adelaide Abdur-Rahman

      Blazing Saddles just to here Count Basie play April in Paris

  • Frank DeCavalcante

    i have three dvd copies of it yet if it is on tv, I cannot resist watching it all or whatever part I happen upon, and that is “All About Eve”. Great script, magnificent performances and outstanding wit. I know the lines by heart and can repeat them at will.

    the fifties “SHowboat” is my favorite musical. Most critics consider it inferior to the thirties version, but I love it, own four copies and whenever it is on TCM, I am with it. Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel sing beautifully and Ava Gardner breaks my heart. The final scene still makes me cry.

    I had never been a fan of Cher’s until I saw “Moonstruck” but was hooked from the very first moment. There are marvelous character actors inhabiting the screen, and the story is utterly charming. The only negative is Nicholas Cage, but it is the only movie in which I find him tolerable.

    The whole Hitchcock collection can be watched dozens of times, especially the classics, “Rebecca”, “Notorious”, “Foreign Correspondent”, “Vertigo”,”Shadow of a Doubt”, “North by Northwest” and even the much maligned “The Paradine Case”. I do have to exclude “Rope”, “The Trouble with Harry” and his last three films.

    The following films have not made the fifty viewing times list, but are probably in the twenties: “Working Girl”, “Snow White”,”Stella Dallas”,”Now,Voyager”, “Mildred Pierce”,”The Red Shoes”,”The Three Musketeers”(the forties MGM version),”Captain from Castile,”Summertime”and both versions of “Titanic”.

    • KarenG

      The Great Escape is one of those movies for me as well, along with All About Eve (like Frank DeC) – my two favorites. I’ll also watch Shadow of a Doubt, Rope, Leave Her to Heaven (which came on again this weekend), Little Foxes, over and over, and two unusual ones The Burbs and Silver Bullet. And then there are the seasonal movies I watch every Christmas – White Christmas, Scrooged, Scrooge with A. Finney.

      • Crystal

        Summertime! I’ve seen that so many times … I’m thrilled it’s on someone else’s list. Also I go for “Cousins” “Falling in Love” and … believe it or not … Back to the Future! Especially the first one. I can’t resist it.

    • Joe

      I am surprised you left off Rear Window from your list of Hitchcock films. Both Grace Kelly and Jimmy Stewart are great in this film. I may not have seen it 50 times, but probably 30 times at least.

    • Pat P

      So many good ones: The Red Shoes, Dirty Dancing, Best Years of Our Lives, Back Street, Eddie Duchin Story, Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation, The Miracle with Carole Baker and Roger Moore – wish it would come out on DVD, have VHS but cannot watch it anymore since VHS player broke. The list goes on and on.

  • John Stanaway

    It is odd how engrossing some movies can become. I suppose I look for the most entertaining films rather than the most meaningful. There are three categories of film that draw my attention most often:

    Alfred Hitchcock: North by Northwest (50 plus times) Shadow of a Doubt(25 Plus) To Catch a Thief (20 plus)

    James Bond: Connery (50 Plus each) On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (25 Plus) Moore (20 plus each)

    Bogart: The Maltese Falcon (50 plus) Sahara (30 plus) African Queen (20 plus)

    Other categories such as war films, westerns and science fiction (Air Force, Shane and War of the Worlds, e.g.) have been viewed in the 20 plus area.

    • Johanna

      Yes…I’ve seen The African Queen at least a couple dozen times 🙂 I have watched it with my kids a couple of times too. I love Bogart too…and Katharine Hepburn!

  • Clint

    Bogart’s “To Have and Have Not” and Errol Flynn’s “Robin Hood” are my favorites. I watch them often. They are definitely “Feel Good” movies!! And far more recent than these is “French Kiss”! Kate and Luke are wonderful characters!!!

  • Quasiblu

    I think the movie we’ve seen 50+ times has more to do with our birth year than the intrinsic qualities of the film itself. I was born in 1967 and in 1971, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory made such a huge and indelible impression on me that I’ve seen it easily 100+ times by now…..

  • Johanna

    The Princess Bride!! Closely followed by The Sting, Babe, Chocolate and The Great Escape. I love stories where the underdog triumphs, there is humour, and genuine warmth and I also love movies that are well directed and acted …all of these fit those criteria 🙂

  • N.deBrabant

    There are too many for me to list, but She Wore A Yellow Ribbon come to mind as does The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. There are so many I watch every time they come on TV. I also own the same ones.

    • Johanna

      I love the Ghost and Mrs. muir too…but have only seen it a couple of times 🙂

      • onemarathon

        Ghost and Mrs. Muir… one day that will hit number 50 for me. i watch it at least once, if not twice, each year. the movie was made well before my time, and yet it is amazing for me on every viewing. it’s in my top 10 movies of all time.

  • Myra Hudson

    Weirdly, I’ve seen Mildred Pierce over fifty times. It’s taken me most of my adult life to find out why!

  • Steve in Sacramento

    Well, I grew up with Star Wars, so have watched the original trilogy multiple times (still not sure I’ve reached 50 on any single one though!). And I’m still (mostly) able to keep the prequels from tainting the original trilogy too much, though the Ewoks and George Lucas indulging the dark (or at least the irritating) side of the Force haven’t exactly helped matters.

    • bill

      The newer three were boring after how great the original Star Wars were. I like Zulu, good cast and well done!

      • Bearcasey

        Zulu is great.  Of course, it helps that my Mom thought I looked like Michael Caine.  LOL

  • Johanna

    Oh no…I forgot to mention A Fish Called Wanda!

  • Peter Sugars

    Stagecoach, My Darling Clementine, Four Feathers, Shane, The Dirty Dozen, The Great Escape, Jaws, The Alamo, Casablanca, Build My Gallows High, Robin Hood, Tora Tora Tora, Battle of The Bulge,

  • Joel

    Double Indemnity (For some reason, Stanwyck always ends up baaaaad!, All About Eve, I’ll Cry Tomorrow, The African Queen, The Heiress.

    • DWIGHT

      Great films.

      • Sue

        LOVE The Heiress!

  • Adrian Hickman

    Easily THE MUSIC MAN is my champion. Also Casablanca, Pinocchio, Lady And The Tramp, Singing In The Rain, The Hurricane, Carousel, It’s A Wonderful Life,

  • doris

    almost every katherine hepburn movies



  • Mike Hartman

    Few things infuriate me more than ABC Family Harry Potter marathons that my wife watches all weekend when I have every single movie on Blu-ray sitting below the TV.

    Personally, I will watch Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls or Tommy Boy every single time it is on cable. LOTR movies rank up there as well.

    It’s a struggle though as I continue to plug through the AFI 100, splitting my time with classics and personal favorites..

    • Becky

      I agree with Tommy Boy and don’t forget Black Sheep. I miss Chris Farley – he was a great comedian.

  • john

    i guess mine is west side story…i think when i was young i paid to see it about 50 times…it gave me something to do on saturday afternoons lol

  • wayne

    Wow…is it true that I am the first one to see “The Wizard of Oz” that much or is my memory still that good (or not as bad as thought)? Maybe its because am the only one old enough to remember when it used to just come on free TV once a year…so as am almost 56 then that qualifies as being close to the requisite # of viewings…plus, of course, we have the recent 4 disc compendium of special features… WOO is amazingly fresh every time seen and surely, this one is on everyones top 10 faves list right, and dont call me, oh well…next, we will be retrospecting the “The Corn(y) is Green”! 🙂

    • Tweedlefred

      I was wondering if you remember something I remember about Wizard of Oz. I’ve recently watched it on DVD and on tv and I remember watching it every year as a kid but I have always remembered a scene when Dorothy is locked up in the witch’s tower where she tries to turn over the hourglass and is crying because she can’t. That scene is not on the DVD or the tv version. Did my mind just make up that scene or do you remember it too?

      • TinyTim

        I don’t remember Dorothy trying to turn over the glass, but I sure remember the wicked witch starting it out (“that’s how long you’ve got to live, heh heh hehehe”). As it was for the OP (who’s a year younger), watching The Wizard of Oz was an annual event of great importance at my house for many years, and I’ve seen it maybe 15 times and perhaps one or two more. But I doubt I’ve seen anything 50 times.

        • Jan

          There are so many that there is no way to list all of them. I own several hundred DVD’s (and still have some VHS’s that I have not found DVD’s to replace). I have to agree with the Wizard of Oz though. I am in my mid 60’s and used to watch it every time it was on TV, then bought the VHS and actually wore out 2 and was on the 3rd when the DVD came out. Quote dialogue? You bet, but I still have to have my Oz fix every month or so.

        • Barbara

          YES!!!!!!!!! I remember Dorothy’s trying to reverse the hourglass too! Didn’t realize it was missing until this minute!

        • bill

          The Wizard of Oz is a special movie. I can’t believe that any child wouldn’t love it or adult fo that matter.

  • Brenda

    I thought I was among the few—but see I am among the many! I’m with “Jim Rick”; I’ve seen GWTW (one of my favs)and I know all the dialog, too! There are so many that I have watched multiple times, it’s too long a list, but one I love is “Since You Went Away”. I have some oldies on my DVR and hope it won’t crash as I am sure they won’t ever be out on DVD (Sitting Pretty, Bright Victory, Rachel & The Stranger, Gathering of Eagles, etc) I, too, will watch a fav old movie if it comes on TV even though I have the DVD. I know it sounds crazy but it’s like going to the theater—others are watching, too! My cousin thinks I am nuts but so be it!

  • Luther

    I agree with the comments regarding Field of Dreams… it touches me the same way every time. I also never tire of Lost Horizon… may we all find our Shangri-La! Errol Flynn will forever look fresh in The Adventures of Robin Hood, regardless of the number of viewings. And, if asked have I watched John Wayne’s Rio Grande more times than I can count, I would have to reply, “Yes I did”!

  • Nina

    I will sit and watch The Godfather series all weekend when its on T.V., even though I have the DVD’s. Can’t get enough!!

  • Farmer Waltz

    ‘Jaws’ and ‘Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion’

  • Amanda Caswell

    I may not have watched all of these fifty times, but I assure you that I could: Uncorked, Shadow of a Doubt, The Princess Diaries, Friendly Persuasion, The Spiral Staircase, Twelve Angry Men, Remember the Titans, Newsies, Singin’ in the Rain, My Fair Lady, The North Avenue Irregulars, Support Your Local Sheriff, The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982), Persuasion (2007), Anne of Green Gables, Pride and Prejudice (1995), On the Waterfront, Under Siege, Laura, The Princess Bride, Oscar, Dark Victory, and Now, Voyager. I may watch way too many movies, but at least I balance it out with excessive reading 😉

  • Roy D.

    For some reason,a funny one at that, “Trading Places” is a hypnotic comedy I lve to watch! The gorilla scenes kills everytime! As far as westerns go “The Horse Soldier” is one can watch 100 times a day! For Scfi flicks I can watch “Predator” is one I can forever!

  • John George

    We should all start and become members of a “50+ Club” (movie viewings, that is, not age though I’m well past it! :-)! ). My favorites include many of the ones already mentioned, but I will also add: The High and the Mighty, King Kong, The Letter, Best in Show, Mrs. Miniver, The Searchers, Breaking Away, Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Bridges of Madison County, Quo Vadis, San Francisco, Key Largo, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?, Spartacus, A Night to Remember, I Remember Mama…. I’d better stop here, but I could go on, and yes, I do have a life besides movie watching 🙂 !!


    Any Deanna Durbin or Errol Flynn film.

  • John Primavera

    “Wizard of Oz,” “All About Eve,” “Some Like it Hot,”
    “The Apartment,” “Rear Window,” “Vertigo,” “Psycho,”
    and “Strangers on a Train.”

    “The Bandwagon” and “Easter Parade.”

  • david Navarre

    Shallow Hal-oddly entertaining with a good sound track
    Glengarry Glen Ross-superstar cast and acting with Lemon, Alec Baldwin in a star turn ,Ed Harris Pacino , Arkin
    Joe Somebody_it’s a guy thing.Jim Belushi is very good in this

    • DWIGHT

      The closing credits for Shallow Hal is the best part of the movie.

  • Blair Kramer.

    The original “King Kong.” I never get tired of it. However, I think I will eventually view Peter Jackson’s re-make at least as many times. I love his version too.

  • John Primavera

    “Shane” = Best Western ever made…timeless

    • Bob

      I have mixed feelings about Shane. Brandon DeWilde is just annoying. But Jack Palance as the villain is classic: “Prove It.”

  • winston santiapillai

    BEN HUR…….. william wylers epic with charlton heston which deserved the academy awards it received the best film ever

    • Tim

      Great film! It’s just sooooo long that it’s hard to see 50 times.

      • CheriLynn

        Ben Hur is a commitment, just like the Ten Commandments. You can’t watch it more than once a year because of the length. Just like Hur I believe I’ve seen it at least twenty times or more, maybe not quite fifty because I’ve skipped a few years when it wasn’t on TV or available on VHS or DVD because it wasn’t invented yet.

  • Ron

    Rio Bravo—Red River—Patton—Naked Gun—Aliens—Great Escape—Sergeant York—Treasure of Sierra Madre—Caine Mutany—Hoosiers—White Christmas—Meet John Doe—Jaws—Saving PT Ryan—Star Trek II—Air Force—Destination Tokyo—Pride of the Marines—Forbidden Planet—Superman I—Robocop I—War of the Worlds (1950’s)—Dirty Harry—Terminator.

  • ralph stratford

    Ihave to agree with The Band Wagon fabulous film ,A Star Is Born judy garlsand version of course With A Song In My Heart with the always brilliant Susan Hayward, Alan Ladd & son in Proud Rebel.Tyrone power in Eddy Duchin Story & of course Bette Davis in hush Hush Sweet Charlotte.Just some of my all time Favourites.

    • Joel

      I agree with Hayward’s “With A Song In My Heart”, along with her brilliant “I’ll Cry Tomorrow”.

      • Trippy Trellis

        Joel- I agree with you and Ralph about the glorious Miss Hayward but my favorites are: “My Foolish Heart” and “I Want to Live!”.

  • Movie Fan

    Movies I’ll watch over and over again are any of the Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Westerns, About A Boy, Muriel’s Wedding, Kinky Boots, 2010, any of the Alien films, Westward the Women, The Uninvited (best ghost story EVER), One True Thing, Stanley and Iris, White Christmas, any of the Scrooge/Christmas Carol films (including the Muppet Christmas Carol), Them!, The Day The Earth Stood Still (original, not the remake), Unforgiven (Eastwood), Robinson Crusoe On Mars, The Haunting (Julie Harris), Help!, Hard Days Night and Yellow Submarine

    • Tim

      Wow, did you make this list, or did I? You’ve about nailed ALL my favs! Two particularly, I’ve seen probably 50 times each..”About a Boy” and “Muriel’s Wedding”. Seen both so much that a friend and I quote lines from them all the time.
      “Ya can’t stop progress!” (from Muriel’s Wedding) 🙂

  • Ron

    The Godfather,The Godfather II,Scarface,Pulp Fiction, Blazing Saddles, History of The World Part I, White Heat, The Dirty Dozen, Star Wars Trilogy, All Bruce Lee Films, Monty Python and The Holy Grail, Goodfellas, Wizard of Oz, Tora Tora Tora, A Christmas Carol, Stormy Weather. Many of the old black and white classics, but I’ve seen most of them at least 30 times. I LOVE MOVIES!!

  • TommieLu

    If I keep rereading the lists contributed by the movie lovers listed here I’m reminded of all the great ones. I have seen most of them many times. Thanks for the memories, oops no one mentioned the Road pictures with Bob, Bing and Dorothy. We should all remember Abbott and Costello movies…”slowly I turn.” Who remembers that?

    • CheriLynn

      Yes, yes, and yes. I know all the songs, the silly quotable lines. Bob Hope still makes me laugh. The other ones I like are minus Bing: My Favorite Brunette and Ghostbreakers.

  • Susan

    GWTW, The Best Years of Our Lives, Friendly Persuasion, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, It Happened One Night, I’d Climb the Highest Mountain (Susan Hayward & William Lundigan), The Long Long Trailer, Alice Adams, Made for Each Other (1939), Laura, and on……I saw The Sound of Music on 33 dates. The only bad thing about watching something that you’ve memorized is that you can tell when it’s been butchered to fit commercial time. I love to watch films when I’m cleaning. I turn on every TV in the house and if I miss some of the dialog, when I’m vacuuming I can fill in the missing words myself. I find comfort in knowing that if I miss a favorite when it airs (this only happens during emergencies), I own a copy. I love my DVR, I want to be buried with it and a picture of my family, and one of George Clooney.

    • saridaki

      Oh, yes! I forgot the Hunchback of Notre Dame!! ‘Sanctuary, sanctuary!!’

  • Susan

    And nearly all the films herein these postings.

  • Susan

    And and the Perfect Storm.

  • Kellie

    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Facotry-easily over 100 times.
    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
    Arsenic and Old Lace
    Bringing Up Baby
    Every Girl Should Be Married
    Singin’ in the Rain
    Abbott and Costello in Hollywood
    Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man
    Who Done It?
    Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer
    Here Comes the Co-eds

  • Mike

    Moby Dick, The original The Thing, The original The Day The Earth Stood Still, Northwest Passage, Sargent York, Original Mutiny on the Bounty, Forbidden Planet, Tracy’s Dr Jeckle and Mister Hyde, Boys Town, Christmwas Story, Miracle on 34th Street, Its a Wonderful Life, Bells of St. Mary’s, White Christmas, Going My Way, Ben Hur, The Ten Commandments, Dr Zhivago, Gladiator, The Patriot!

    • JonJon

      I agree with your picks to which I add mine-

      The Good Earth; 2001 A Space Odyssey; The Ghost & Mrs. Muir; Singin’ in the Rain; An American in Paris; North by Northwest; Casablanca; the Red Shoes; the Black Narcissus; Demetrius and the Gladiators. Along with a fews others I can’t recall right now.


  • Gil

    Forrest Gump….whenever its on and its on TNT often I watch it…Godfather I and II, alltime favorite movies, have movies on VHS, DVD and Blue-ray…and watch it on AMC many, many times..
    Shadow of a Doubt, a classic, purchased dvd…and Wuthering Heights, best love story of alltime, does not come on tv…enough…and I’m weaping every time.

  • Adisa Balogun

    I watch the Ten commendmemt more than 50 times

    • constance mitchell

      Me too: I watch the Ten Commandments a lot; Ben Hur, El Cid (both with Heston) timeless; I do like to wash costume dramas. Also, Elizabeth & Essex (Bette Davis, Flynn); All Errol Flynn movies,(he was so fresh and handsome. All my othr favorites are already mentioned.

  • Alfie

    Steel Magnolias, The Princess Bride, GWTW, Laura, Grease, Casablanca, Chicago (I FF through dialogue to view only the musical numbers), Godfather, Our Man Godfrey, The Ghost and Mrs. Muier (with Gene Tierney), and if the proper technical setup (giant screen) were available to me, I’d watch Avatar 49 more times simply for its amazing special effects!

  • Alfie

    Correction – ‘My Man Godfrey.’

  • jfleming

    Here’s my list 2001,the Wild Bunch,Rear Window, Stagecoach,the Searchers,the Dirty Dozen,Suspiria,Black Sunday,Kill,Baby,Kill,the Seventh Seal,Wild Strawberries,Persona,Night of the Living Dead,the Tingler,Modern Times,Notorious,Shadow of a Doubt,Cat People,I Walked with a Zombie,Duck Soup,Animal Crackers,Gojira,Seven Samurai,Yojimbo,and many more

  • Hank Zangara

    King Kong (1933)
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
    Forbidden Planet
    Bride of Frankenstein

    • Uncle Gibby

      When I was a kid and the 7th Voyage of Sinbad came out, I saw it 7 times over the space of a week at the same theater. My folks were ready to have me committed after that so I kind of backed off from obsessive movie habits since.

  • Robert Krueger

    Let’s see….. Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Enter the Dragon, the original Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back, North By Northwest, A Hard Day’s Night, Fast Times At Ridgemont High, the early Marx Brothers movies, The General, Metropolis (both the original and the Giorgio Moroder versions), Full Metal Jacket, A Clockwork Orange, Tron, The Great Dictator, Band of Brothers (does that count?), The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and the list goes on!

  • Mark Robertson

    Over or close to 50?

    Capricorn One
    Three Days of the Condor
    On The Beach (Peck, Gardner)
    Blazing Saddles
    Seven Days In May
    Blue Velvet
    The Getaway (McQueen)
    The Godfather (I and II)
    Charley Varrick
    Dirty Harry

  • Bernard

    I have watched these movies more than 40 times
    since their original theatrical release :
    “My Fair Lady” –52 times ( I kept a log !)
    “Gigi”- 42 times
    “West Side Story”- 38 times
    “Sound of Music” 17 times
    “Mary Poppins” -4 times
    “Funny Face” –49 times
    “Gone with the Wind ” 15 times
    “Lawrence of Arabia” – 10 times
    ” A Man for all Seasons” 11 times
    ” Lion in Winter” -15 times
    “Summertime” 20 times
    “Funny Girl ” 4 times
    ” Love is a Many Splendored Thing” – 5 times
    “An Affair to Remember” – 22 times
    Brava- Audrey, Kate, Vivien !!

    • ralph parker

      every time i get into a middle east political discussion w/my friends…i always ask “have you ever watched LAWRENCE OF ARABIA?” or at least the final 15-29 mins as all the arab nations are arguing at that round table in damascus? nothing will ever chg there…no nation can force democracy on anyone! lawrence was used and spit out… a totally diff. culture.

      • ralph parker

        15-30 mins! geez….

  • DIRK

    When you can recite the dialog verbatim, thats the 50+ Club:

    • Kathy F.

      I agree with you…if you can recite the dialog…for me that would include: My Cousin Vinny, The Fugitive, Cat Ballou, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Hangover, Parenthood, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Aliens, While You Were Sleeping, The Odd Couple, The Wizard of Oz, Defending Your Life, Jaws, Breaking Away, Gone With the Wind and my all-time favorite, The Sound of Music.

      • Kathy F.

        Also, my kids watched them so many times so I should mention: Ghostbusters, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Independence Day and Willow.

  • Glenn

    Sound of Music; Jeremiah Johnson; The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming

  • Johnny M.

    To Kill A Mockingbird,Papillon,Breakfast at Tiffany’s,Bladerunner,Alien,North by Northwest,Lonely Are The Brave,Roman Holiday,The Nun’s Story,Godfather 1&2,Heaven Knows Mr. Allison…..There are soooooo many I watch over and over!

  • Publius

    Every Laurel and Hardy film! Everytime I see one of them, I feel as if an old friend has dropped by again. WAY OUT WEST is my favorite which I constantly see over and over again.
    I saw AMADEUS five times in the movie theatre when it came out, and about seven times on video.
    Other films:
    Young Mr. Lincoln
    The Phantom of the Opera
    She Wore A Yellow Ribbon
    Modern Times
    Any Lon Chaney Sr. film
    The Jester-Danny Kaye

  • LF

    Many Alan Ladd films but especially Shane, Glass Key, Branded, Beyond Glory, Lucky Jordan and Wild Harvest. Mmmmm he was lovely!!

    Wuthering Heights with Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon – when she dies I sob every time!

    Highlander – I saw this 20+ times at the cinema when it came out – not a classic but i live it!

    Ghost and Mrs Muir – another weepy.

    Casablanca – total classic.

    Singing in the rain/Calamity Jane/Square Peg – the kids love these ones too so they were played back to back when they were little.

  • Johanna

    .and, of course Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Yes, I can quote it…

    • Tim

      Ok, prove it…let’s hear it! 🙂

  • hernando

    I Know I will leave something out.

    BEN HUR (1960)

    and many more, from the sublime to the ridiculous.

    • maxfabien

      Wow hernando, it’s amazing how similar your list is to mine. Very heavy on the Bette Davis films. My all-time favorite actress.

  • Anonymous

    The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz. Love them both, and unfortunately, we don’t find the positive messages of family such as they portray anymore.

    • newalt

      I saw The Sound of Music 21 times in the theatre, I have 6 different versions on video/DVD and I can quote almost all the lines.

      • Kathy F.

        I have the deluxe laserdisc, too!

  • Lawrence Kanner

    Gunga Din

  • Jess Galchutt

    I’ve seen Gone With The Wind more than 50 times, and read the book 4 times, and I must have seen the Wizard of Oz 50 times.

  • Enrique

    My favorite movie of all times is…
    The Good , The Bad and The Ugly..have seen it 51 times..!

  • John Quinlan

    I don’t know if I saw it 50 times but I have watched ‘THE UNINVITED’ with Ray Milland many, many times. Watch it every year at Halloween yime.

    • JonJon

      John: Yes, yes, YES!


      • JonJon

        Yes, yes, YES! Stella by Starlight- Brilliant film that has you on the edge of you seat from beginning to end.


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  • Cara West

    How to Steal a Million (best boy meets girl sequence), North by Northwest, Auntie Mame (Rosalind Russell, and I can quote it) Rear Window, Singing in the Rain, Rose Marie (I’m a musicals addict) Charade, To Catch a Thief (very partial to Cary Grant) Friendly Persuasion (also to Gary Cooper) High Noon, Becket, Laurence of Arabia (although there are still parts I have to turn away from), Bell, Book and Candle, Random Harvest (my favorite weeper) Desk Set, Forbidden Planet, Pride and Prejudice (every version, and I have them all.) There are dozens of movies I’ve seen at least twenty times.

  • Rufnek

    When I was a teen and a fan of James Dean, I once counted that I had attended 9 big screen showings of Giant. Viewing it again years later, it was hard to remember just why. Anyway, that’s the only time I can recall actually counting the number of times I’ve seen a movie.

    • constance mitchell

      Dean’s “East of Eden” is one of my favorite. I watch it everytime. Dean and Massy were brilliant.

  • Gil

    It’s seems possible that I could have watched these at least 50 times:
    Gone with the Wind
    The Ten Commandments (yes, I can quote it)
    All About Eve
    The Bishop’s Wife
    Hocus Pocus
    Bell, Book & Candle
    Sound of Music
    My Fair Lady
    National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
    Dracula (with Boris Karloff

    • maxfabien

      “Dracula” was with Bela Lugosi. Boris Karloff was “Frankenstien”.

      • Gil

        You’re so right! Haste on my part. I think I will watch it again tonight just for fun. You would think after 50 times, I would get the name right. Good evening:-)

        • maxfabien

          Gil, now you got me wanting to watch all the Universal horror films from the 30’s and 40’s. I got them all on dvd. I never get tired of them.

  • Ellen Badders

    Great Post. My list includes:Rebecca, GWTW, Rio Bravo, Rear Window, The Outlaw Josey Wales, All About Eve, The Women

    • Mike

      “Rear Window”…..always finding something “new” that I hadn’t noticed before, more recently the Mona Lisa theme that runs through it and the (now) obvious sex organ imagery that borders on the obscene

  • Wilfred Middleton

    THE BIG HEAT(FRITZ LANG) Somewhere between 75 and 100 times.
    THE SEVENTH SEAL My favorite film.

  • Steve T

    Most Disney Movies
    Magnificent Seven
    Music Man
    Hello Dolly
    Princess Bride
    Josey Wells
    THIS was FUN- Leaving to watch Parent Trap !

  • moosejaw

    The Godfather

    The Godfather part 2

    • Gord McCaw

      Given enough time I could watch both of those 20+ times…
      BTW, I am originally from Moose Jaw.

  • Gord McCaw

    The only movie I’m sure I’ve watched at least 50 times is “A Christmas Carol” aka “Scrooge” (1950 version). Without fail, I watch it every Christmas Eve.
    I never fail to choke up near the end of the movie when Alastair Sim/Scrooge transforms from skinflint miser into benevolent, caring human being.
    Others in the high 20’s at least would be “Apocalypse Now”, “Taxi Driver”, “Duck Soup”, and others.
    Above else, give me a good story, well told. If you’ve got that then who needs overdone SFX….


    I think you have it right for casablanca and my cousin vinney but forget the others they are not as good as rear window the man who knew too much and many more great classic

  • Cs9

    50 X- easily many of the moe Larry curly shorts. Pulp fiction. The dirty dozen. The wild bunch. The wild one. The terminator. Casablanca. The Maltese falcon. To kill a mockingbird. Idiots delight. Gone with the wind. Goodfellas. Reservoir dogs.nort by northwest. King creole. Tommy. Robin hood (Flynn!. mister Roberts. The guns of navarone. Frankentein. The public enemy. Singing in the rain. A clockwork orange,sunset boulevard. Stalag 17. The asphalt jungle. Catch me if you can. Some like it hot. The road to perdition. Blue Hawaii. Now, I’d rather watch one of these once than keep listing them. Later for you listers…..

  • Alice Smith

    The classics are much better we seem to have lost good writers and good directors the movies that are comong out just do not keep your intrest .

    • constance mitchell

      Amen. Too much unnecessary action that overshadows the movie. Rarely watch any movie past 1973 – its about that time when dialogue was disappearing and changed to action-oriented whatever.// What is a movie without good dialogue. Have you ever seen Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon in … forgot it now. One writer says that its the best use of the English language on screen that he has even seen. It was beautiful.

  • Sheryl Jones

    I’m a 50-60’s old horror/sci-fi movie geek. Have probably seen Them, Creature from the Black Lagoon, It Came from Outer Space, Invaders from Mars, and War of the Worlds all over 50 times. Even have “old movie” weekends where that’s All I watch.

  • Gail

    Not as old as some but still a classic is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid! i know i have seen it more than 50 times. i know the dialogue. also
    Since you went away
    Portrait of Jennie
    Now Voyager
    Christmas Story
    It’s a Wonderful Life
    Miracle on 34th Street (MaureenO’Hara)

    ghost and Mrs. Muir
    To Have and Have Not
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    anything MARX BROTHERS!!!
    Operation Pacific
    Destination Tokyo
    Operation Petticoat

  • TinyTim

    Come on people, 50 times is a lot. A friend and I have been having a Christmas Party for over 20 years now at which he insists we watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation as an integral part of our ritual. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen anything else that many times. Like many of my generation, I always watched The Wizard of Oz back when it was shown once each year on network TV until I got to be 14 or 15, and I’ve watched it a few times since then, so I’ve seen it maybe 15 times in the last 57 years. I’ve seen several movies between 10 and 20 times, High Plains Drifter, Night of the Living Dead, The Thing from Another World, The Godfather I and II, This Gun for Hire, and many others. There’s probably several scenes I’ve watched dozens of times, like the final gunfight in Shane, but think about what it takes to see a complete movie 50 times. Are you sure about that?

    • KC

      I have to agree… it’s making my head spin and I am a movie lover and wouldn’t mind spending life watching, but the logistics just don’t seem right, lol.

    • karlene

      oh, I can guarantee that my husband and I have watched Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail AT LEAST 50 times. Seems one of them are always on some movie channel and we just can’t help it!! there are lots of others that we have seen many, many times but these three I’m sure of!

  • maxfabien

    Since I’m over 60, I’ve had more years to view films over and over again. That being said, my full list would be endless. But here is a list of films that come imeediately to mind. I’m sure many of these titles far exceed 50 viewings:
    Practically every Universal horror movie from the 30’s and 40’s (I have every one of them on dvd)
    “All about Eve” (amazing how many of these lists include this one.)
    “…Baby Jane” and “…Sweet Charlotte”
    “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”
    “Miracle on 34th Street”(1947)
    “Gone With the Wind”
    “Boys in the Band”
    “Gease”(I think I’d seen this one 50 times on its initial theactrical release alone!)
    “Towering Inferno”
    “Hard Day’s Night” and “Help!”
    “Pillow Talk” “Lover Come Back” and “Send Me No Flowers”
    “A Night at the Opera”

    • maxfabien

      By the way, I think a lot of these lists are just films that people enjoyed watching repeatedly. Not necessarily 50 TIMES.

  • Becky

    My extended family have our favorites that we quote to each other when we get together. “Home for the Holidays”, “Scavenger Hunt”, “Where’s Poppa?”- (You have to see this one, we fall on the floor laughing everytime), “The Burbs”, “Princess Bride”, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”, “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”, “Young Frankenstein” – (AHH, Sweet mystery of life, at last I’ve found you….)

  • David Ecklein

    Lost count, but the following have been viewed by my wife and I so many times, we “borrow” snitches of dialogue in ordinary conversation…

    “New Moon” (1940) with Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald [needs DVD reissue]

    “Let Freedom Ring” (1939) and “Chocolate Soldier” (1941) Nelson Eddy [both need DVD reissue]

    “Gold Diggers of 1933” (1933) directed by Busby Berkeley with Dick Powell, Ruby Keelor, so many other greats

    “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935) with Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Ernest Thesiger

    …but any films associated with the above names are probably runners-up!

  • R.D.Cochran

    When it came to musicals….well in a nutshell,I’ve lost count.

  • fred buschbaum

    While I’ll watch most of the above listed films many times, here’s a couple of odd ones. A pair, Manificent Seven/ Seven Samurai, Let it ride, The thirteenth Warrior,The Worlds fastest Indian. Of course, Casablanca, African Queen, The Shootist, She wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Quiet Man,Them, Kingkong(1933),The thing(1950), And, nowhere near 50, Avatar(A great cowboy and indian film where the indians win!)the 3 original Star Wars, Sargent York, Yankee Doodle Dandy, And one I’m hypnotized by, Secondhand Lions. While I like a lot of swashbucklers, most I wouldn’t watch twenty times or more. A few, like Where’s Pappa? Are so funny that you just cann’t stop watching (can’t find it in DVD catalogues). When I look at my collection, I see the whole Creature from the Black Lagoon trilogy, The Beast from 20 thousand leagues, (The film that inspired Godzilla).
    Almost any “Old” sifi film And one I watch often, They were expendable. I’m sure that as I list each one, that it jogs my mind to make more surface. So, 2nd. cup of coffee gone, I’ll take my leave with a thought, We all find that certain thorn that registers in our hearts and minds that keeps bringing us back to certain films.

    • bruce

      That’s the Beast From 20 Thousand Fathoms, not leagues. I make the same mistake remembering other things, so please no offense.

      • fred buschbaum

        Tnx, Bruce, Guess senility is creeping in. After I posted and reread twice, the werror dawned on me.

  • bruce

    My wife knows all the lines in CHARADE. When Audrey says to Cary,”You know what’s wrong with you?”
    “What?” asks Cary Grant.
    “Nothing.” replies Audrey Hpeburn.

    For me it’s a toss up between Great Escape and Magnificent Seven. Both have great dialogue.
    James Coburn reaches down to pick up his guns left by one of the outlaws, “Nobody tosses me my guns and tells me to leave town.”
    And so the seven(eventually) ride back to meet their fate.
    Both Escape and Seven have a great Bernstien score.

    • Steve in Sedona

      Best dialogue in Seven was when Chris was trying to dissuade Chico from becoming a gunfighter:

      Chris: “Family – none. Friends – none. Home – none.”
      Lee: “People you step aside for – none. People you back down from – none.”

  • Wayne

    The timing for this is perfect because at this time of the year I always watch Hoosiers –

    Also: The Bond movies, Return To Me, The American President, Mr. Deeds Goes To Town, Conrack, Who Will Love My Children, The Last Fling

  • Steve in Sedona

    Thunder Road. I remember reading about it in one of my dad’s Motor Trend magazines, but I never got to see it. Then when I was in college, it was showing at an oldies theater in Newark – I sat through it six times in a row. When it came out on VHS, I bought it. When it came out on DVD, I bought it. Mitchum wrote the book on cool in that one.
    I’m also a sucker for the Magnificent Seven and (believe it or not!) Christine (book and movie)

  • Maureen

    Some of the movies I have seen 50 or more times include: The Magnificent Seven, Mad Mad Mad Mad World, The Great Race, all of the Bond movies with Sean Connery, Arsenic & Old Lace, The Mummy, Rock Hudson & Doris Day movies, McClintock, The Quiet Man, Sons of Katie Elder, Rio Bravo, Matt Helm movies (love Dean Martin). OMG no wonder I don’t get out much, I’m too busy watching old movies! LOL

  • ralph parker

    many full length versions of films are still only on laserdisc…why? mad mad world is close to 4 hrs on laser….john waynes alamo the same…. why is the blu ray of the sand pebbles not the almost 4 hr long roadshow version? ive seen so many films over 50+ times….ben hur…spartacus.. some like it hot… the wild bunch.. great escape… guns of navarone.

  • Rocky

    I’ve seen alot of movies multiple times…Moonstruck, Citizen Caine, Casablanca, Mildred Pierce….to name a few….but if you were to ask me what movie and can watch again and again and again I would have to say the original 1968 movie “The Producers”. As a matter of fact I saw that with a friend when it was first released and we watched it two and a half times that day (we had walked in to the theatre in the middle),

  • Barbara Atkinson

    Lots of great films mentioned, as well as some I’ll never watch. I treasure films that make me smile, put a great song in my heart, and uplift my spirit. As an almost retired soldier, don’t really want to watch things that are negative in any way. Thus, I spend lots of time studying the work of Ginger Rogers. While she did everything, most of her films leave you uplifted and number among the cultural classic films in our history. How about The Gay Divorcee, Roberta, Top Hat, Follow The Fleet, Swing Time (incredible movie!), Shall We Dance, Carefree? And other Ginger films that should be better known than they are, such as Sitting Pretty with Jack Oakie and Jack Haley, In Person (You have to be really into her surrounding films to understand the gags here), as well as others. Amazed some patrons of our art museum movie theater recently when, upon entering the mostly empty auditorium before a lecture, heard a recording of a sung version of “I’ll String Along With You.” I was casually “singing” along, sotto voce, when the couple asked me about it. They were amazed when told the song came from “Twenty Million Sweethearts” (1934) and was sung by Dick Powell to Ginger. Great stuff!!! Today’s movies just can’t compare. Enjoy!

  • Mary White

    Sound of Music!!!!

  • Rick Harris

    nice to see She Wore a Yellow Ribbon mentioned … that’s one I can watch over and over …. also The Searchers and Shane

  • AJ North

    “42nd Street” (1933)
    “Gold Diggers of 1933” (1933)
    “Lady for a Day” (1933)
    “The Invisible Man” (1933)
    “It Happened One Night” (1934)
    “Gold Diggers of 1935” (1935)
    “The 39 Steps” (1935)
    “Dodsworth” (1936)
    “My Man Godfrey,” (1936)
    “Grand Illusion” (1937)
    “The Prisoner of Zenda” (1937)
    “Stage Door” (1937)
    “Holiday” (1938)
    “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” (1939)
    “Goodbye, Mr. Chips” (1939)
    “The Four Feathers” (1939)
    “Gone with the Wind” (1939)
    “The Wizard of Oz,” (1939)
    “Stagecoach” (1939)
    “Only Angels Have Wings” (1939)
    “The Thief of Bagdad” (1940)
    “The Great McGinty” (1940)
    “His Girl Friday” (1940)
    “Foreign Correspondent” (1940)
    “Sullivan’s Travels” (1941)
    “The 49th Parallel” (1941)
    “The Lady Eve” (1941)
    “Meet John Doe” (1941)
    “One of Our Aircraft Is Missing” (1942)
    “Saboteur” (1942)
    “To Be or Not to Be” (1942)
    “Random Harvest” (1942)
    “The Man Who Came to Dinner” (1942)
    “The Talk of the Town” (1942)
    “Yankee Doodle Dandy” (1942)
    “The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp” (1943)
    “The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek” (1944)
    “Hail the Conquering Hero” (1944)
    “The House on 92nd Street” (1945)
    “It’s A Wonderful Life” (1946)
    “Notorious” (1946)
    “13 Rue Madeleine” (1947)
    “Unfaithfully Yours” (1948)
    “A Matter of Life and Death” (1946)
    “The Bishop’s Wife” (1948)
    “The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946)
    “Red River” (1948)
    “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House” (1948)
    “The Red Shoes” (1948)
    “He Walked By Night” (1948)
    “Kind Hearts and Coronets” (1949)
    “The Third Man” (1949)
    “White Heat” (1949)
    “She Wore A Yellow Ribbon” (1949)
    “The Thing from Another World” (1951)
    “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (1951)
    “Invaders from Mars” (1953)
    “The Magnetic Monster” (1953)
    “Shane” (1953)
    “Gog” (1954)
    “The Dam Busters” (1955)
    “The Ladykillers” (1955)
    “Mr. Roberts” (1955)
    “This Island Earth” (1955)
    “Giant” (1956)
    “12 Angry Men” (1957)
    “Night of the Demon” (1957)
    “The Bridge on the River Kwai” (1957)
    “I Married A Monster from Outer Space” (1958)
    “North By Northwest,” (1959)
    “The Guns of Navarone” (1961)
    “To Kill A Mockingbird” (1962)
    “How the West Was Won” (1962)
    “Lawrence of Arabia” (1962)
    “The Manchurian Candidate” (1962)
    “Lilies of the Field” (1963)
    “The Haunting” (1963)
    “Charade” (1963)
    “Fail-Safe” (1964)
    “Seven Days In May” (1964)
    “Robinson Crusoe on Mars” (1964)
    “Father Goose” (1964)
    “The Train” (1964)
    “Crack In the World” (1965)
    “In Harm’s Way” (1965)
    “The Trouble with Angels” (1966)
    “The Hospital” (1971)
    “The Andromeda Strain” (1971)
    “The Day of the Jackal” (1973)
    “Network” (1976)
    “Star Wars” (1977)
    “Breaker Morant” (1980)
    “Nuovo Cinema Paradiso” (1989).

    • maxfabien

      I notice your titles are listed in chronological order according to the years they were first released. Interesting. But 93 films over 50 times each? You’ve actually sat through “Magnetic Monsers”, “Night of the Demaon”, and “Robinson Crusoe on Mars” at least 50 times each? Come on!

  • Debra

    North by Northwest
    No Country For Old Men
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Some Like It Hot
    Midnight Cowboy
    The Big Country – with Gregory Peck. I’ve made every young person I’ve been around watch this one with me. A great movie and a great message.

  • Alan

    There are many I’ve seen more than 50 times, but the ones I’ve seen most are:

    Auntie Mame
    My Fair Lady
    Hold That Ghost (Abbott and Costello)
    Some Like it Hot

  • tim

    Paint your Wagon, Arsenic and old lace, Little big Man, My man Godfrey, His Girl Friday, The Thin Man series, Topper, Bride Of Frankenstien, Big Fish, Bringing up Baby, Pride of the Yankeee’s, High Noon, In this Our Lives, Boy’s Town, Captain Courageous, Cool Hand Luke, Once Upon A Time In The West, Moscow On The Hudson, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre,The Brave One (1956 the One With The Pet Bull),Thunderbolt And Lightfoot, If I Had A Million, Jeremiah Johnson, The Ma & Pa Movies, the Grumpy Old Men Movies, Tarzan With Johnny and Maureen Movies, Man On A Flying Trapeze, You’re Telling Me, Limelight, Hilalgo, Shawshank, Charlie Chan Movies, Sherlock Holmes,( With Rathbone) Yankee Doddle Dandy, Laurel And Hardy Movie’s, Dead End Angels With Dirty Face’s, Ice Age, Hook Line And Sinker, And Other Jerry Lewis Movies, One Flew Over The CooKoo’s Nest, The Big Street, Grapes Of Wrath, Bad News Bears, the Marx Brothers,

  • SLH

    @Tiny Tim it really doesn’t take that many years to watch a movie 50 times esp. if you own it.
    My list would be endless, because when I want to see a movie I rarely reach for anything NEW it’s the classics for me.

    Top 10 I know I’ve seen at least 50 times:

    The Quiet Man
    State Fair (original)
    The Music Man
    Best Years of Our Lives
    Strangers When We Meet
    The Long, Long, Trailer
    The Parent Trap
    The Ugly Dachshund
    R&H Cinderella with Leslie Ann Warren

    Top 10 of I’m pretty sure I’ve seen 50 times:
    Breakfast at Tiffany’s
    Love in The Afternoon
    A Summer Place
    Palm Springs Weekend
    Rome Adventure
    Spencer’s Mountain

    Here’s a partial list hee hee of movies I’ve seen close to if not 50 times:
    The Wizard of Oz
    The Egg and I
    It Happened One Nght
    Under The Yum Yum Tree
    Good Neighbor Sam
    Ryan’s Daughter
    Boy Did I Get a Wrong Number
    The Princess and The Pirate (these last two my kids wore out the VHS years ago, I now have the DVD’s)
    Mr. Hobb’s Takes a Vacation
    Mr. Blandngs Builds His Dream House
    The Philadelphia Story
    High Society
    Brnging Up Baby
    Then Came Bronson (original Pilot movie)
    Pillow Talk
    Father Goose
    Father of The Bride
    Father’s Little Dividend (only the originals on both)
    Same Time Next Year
    Gidget and anything with Sandra Dee
    White Christmas
    The Bishop’s Wife
    Miracle on 34th Street
    A Christmas Carol
    The House Without a Christmas Tree
    Splendour in The Grass
    Love With The Proper Stranger (when are they ever going to put this on DVD !!)
    oh I could go on and on, I rarely watch real time TV, in fact for several years we had no cable and only watched VHS movies, which have now been mostly replaced by DVD’s

    Yes folks my name is Susan and I am addicted to feel good, sentimental, romantic and well acted movies ;-)!!

    • Gil

      Hello Susan! Great list.

      • SLH

        Thanks Gil 🙂

  • SLH

    How could I ave left out My Man Godfrey I own 2 copies of it on DVD :-0 and Charade, Peyton Place, Fact of Life, oh I need to get off here, yikes!!

    • SLH

      Yes!! It’s A Wonderful Life, Cat on A Hot Tin Roof, The Long Hot Summer, Parrish oh somebody stop me, Please……

      • RAN

        Hello, SLH. If it pleases you, I hope you don’t stop. You absolutely nailed the blog for “Romances Men Will Watch” My wife and I have got them all. (Oh, and please accept my apology for having discarded the “Music Man” so cavalierly!). Now, thanks to your post on “50 Times” I’ve got at least six more DVD’s to buy. You know, can’t stop at just one…
        You might consider hosting one of these sometime?

        • RAN

          Oh, and Thanks. Or I would have been the first to admit how many times my family have watched “The Long, Long Trailer.” 🙂

  • Mike L

    So many…Shawshank Redemption, Jaws, The Godfather, Rocky, My Cousin Vinny, The Fugitive, Karate Kid (original), Wizard of Oz, The Hustler, Young Frankenstein,Planet of the Apes, Silence of the Lambs…and many more that I will eventually get to see 50 times…Cuckoo`s Nest…It`s a Wonderful Life…Christmas Story…Angels W/Dirty Faces, etc.

  • Nora

    All About Eve, Casablanca, To Have or Have Not, Maltese Falcon, My Man Godfrey, McClintock!, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Mr. Skeffington, The Heiress, most of Hitchcock’s movies. I was laid up with a broken leg for several months once and watched Rear Window over and over. I now watch it for nostalgia.

  • Helen Bennett

    Lili, Summertime, It’s a Wonderful Life, Cinema Paradiso, The Mark of Zorro, My Family/Mi Familia, A Passage to India, Impromptu, The King of Masks (China)

  • Enzo from Turin,Italy

    Susan slept here
    Luxury liner
    Nancy goes to Rio
    April in Paris
    Tea for two
    Seven brides for seven brothers

  • Ariadne

    Wizard of Oz, definitely. Rachel and the Stranger, River of No Return and my favorite, The Desk Set.

  • Dana

    Galaxy Quest, Ed Wood, Young Frankenstein, Lover Come Back, The Man I Love, Mildred Pierce, Meet Me in St Louis, The Wizard of Oz, Footlight Parade, Independence Day, All That Heaven Allows, Red Dust, The Great Lie.

    • CheriLynn

      My husband and I adore Galaxy Quest (another quotable film). We watch it often. Never seen Ed Wood, but I completely agree with Galaxy. The other one we see often is Imposters. Great cast, wonderful lines, and Campbell Scott is fantastically hysterical. The rest of the list plays out like this: Undercover Blues, My Blue Heaven, Princess Bride, and Rat Race. But the topper is the one movie I watch alone and ball like a baby at the end: Sense and Sensibility. My husband has only watched it with me twice. Once he actually stayed awake through the whole movie. Maybe it was because it was the early afternoon. Oh, well. Great list but you forgot the best movie ever made: CASABLANCA!!!

      • CheriLynn

        I forgot to write that every July 4th we watch Independence Day and every St. Patty’s day we watch The Quiet Man. Another infinitely quotable film. I too must have seen Mildred Pierce, The Great Lie and All that Heaven Allows at least 30 times. Before I die it will be fifty.

  • Joe Sherman

    Born in ’46. Love all the WW II movies of the ’40’s: Air Force, God is my co-pilot, Pride of the Marines, Twelve O’clock High, Guadalcanal Diary, etc. Most of the films of the ’40’s. I agree with most of the films listed. I have most of my favorites on dvd. When I’m in the “home” in 20 years I’ll be a happy old coot with my favorites to watch another 50 times.

  • S. R. Orsulak

    I have seen many movies down through the years, and I have a great collection of War, Sci Fi, Westerns, Ancient times , & Historical, also Dramatic Films, but the one movie I never get tired of watching is BEN HUR, a great spectacle and they used real actors and a cast of thousands, also the chariot race is probably one of greatest if not the greatest action scenes ever filmed, and they did it with real people and real horses and there was no Green Screen!!

  • Bill

    “The Graduate” saw it in the theater 13 times own it on DVD and have watched it over and over again.
    “The Sands of Iwo Jima” if you count the number of times I saw it as a kid to now at least 50 times I have the DVD and VHS.

  • Richard Dicks

    Here are mine in pretty much this order. There are probably others, but these I watch whenever I can. I watch none more than the Quiet Man, I even went to Ireland to the little village where it was filmed, I love it!

    The Quiet Man
    The Great Race
    Young Frankenstein
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    True Grit (1969)
    The Great Escape
    Arcenic and Old Lace
    Rio Grande
    Ride the High Country
    The Magnificent Seven
    The Maltese Falcon
    The Big Country
    The Searchers
    The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming!
    King Kong (1932)
    Groundhog Day
    Oliver (1968)
    Ghost Busters
    The Godfather
    Its a Mad Mad Mad World
    Ben Hur
    Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
    Die Hard
    Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House
    The Philadelphia Story
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    Gone With the Wind
    How Green Was My Valley
    Wizard of Oz
    The Christmas Carol (George C. Scott version)

  • Michael Oldfield

    There are many films which I have seen 50 times or more but I must mention “Shane” with Alan Ladd.
    For me, it is the ultimate western and it reaches an audience on many levels…the boy’s infatuation with the gunfighter,Shane not wanting the boy to grow up as he did with a love of guns, Shane’s sexual attraction to the rancher’s wife and vice versa, Shane’s realization that he can never settle down and have a family because there will always be one more gunfight to deal with. Director George Stevens did a masterful job with this film.

  • Diane

    It’s a Wonderful Life (Not just one wish, Mary, but a thousand wishes), Young Frankenstein (Ovaltine?), It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (And you, lady, you can just drop dead), Blazing Saddles (Mongo only pawn in game of life), and many more that I can’t think of right now.

    • Diane

      Forgot to add The Quiet Man. The fight scene that goes on throughout the whole village is one of the best fight scenes ever.

      • CheriLynn

        Yes, the fight scene is so satisfying. Saturday night is St. Patty’s Day and the DVD will be in my player before the sun goes down.

  • Kai Ferano

    I will only list 12 that I may have seen around 30 times. There probably were 15 or so:
    Charlie Bubbles,
    Jesus of Nazareth
    A Christmas Carol (Alistair Sim’s)
    The Perfect Storm
    Carnival of Souls
    Tiger Bay
    West Side Story
    Death In Venice

  • Kai Ferano

    Lucky number 13! I forgot “The Flatliners.”

  • Joe H

    A Hard Day’s Night, Caddyshack, Airplane, Christmas Vacation, Animal House, Slapshot, The Graduate, The Sting, The Great Escape, Goodfellas, Pulp Fiction, Frankenstein (’31), Dracula (’31), King Kong (’33), Duck Soup, Field of Dreams, Bullitt, Monty Python & the Holy Grail, The Long Riders, The Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs, The Dirty Dozen, Jason & the Argonauts, Young Frankenstein, Batman (’89), Bonnie & Clyde, It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Mary Poppins, Ocean’s Eleven (Clooney version), Full Metal Jacket, Home Alone, Sleepers, Love and Death, Donnie Brasco, The Little Mermaid… many were part of the first home videos I owned in the 80’s, prior to when I had cable and couldn’t find much on the tube – boom – pop in a movie; or some were movies that my kids would repeatedly put in and I would sit and watch with them… and there’s probably another half-dozen that I’m probably missing…

  • kess roberts

    jaws&THE QUIET MAN i own them both and watched both lots more then 50 times. know dialog by heart

  • RMac

    Dr. Strangelove, partly because it was a favorite when sitting SAC alert as a tanker aircrew member but also as a Stanley Kubrick fan.

    Starship Troopers and I just don’t get it. My son has this same attraction to it as well, we just can’t turn away from it even though one of its main stars is Denise Richards. (Its even difficult to type that name, can you say nuclear.)

    An Everlasting Piece – one of the funniest and least know films to ever come out of Ireland. This was the first time I fell in love with Anna Friel.

  • Fred Wedel

    I have a number of favorites but most have already been listed by others above. However, here are a couple more. First comes Witness for the Prosecution-I can watch Charles Laughton’s performance over and over and over again. Marlena Dietrich did a wonderful job also. Next is The Russians Are Coming. I speak some Russian and having been to Russia, it just bowls me over. “Emergency, emergency. Everybody to get out of street.” Or something like that with a very Russian accent. I just roll every time I see it. All the cast did a terrific job. Next, the original two-hour version of Blazing Saddles. I bought it on VHS in 1976 for the enormous sum of $59 and wore it out. It is so much better than the 90 min. version. Next, While You Were Away. I never get tired of Claudette Colbert’s performance. Excluding Shirley Temple, the rest of the cast did a terrific job as well. (I really can’t explain why I don’t care for Temple’s work. Somehow I in this film just didn’t connect with it as I did with everyone else’s. I really appreciate her work in many of her other films.) Last but certainly not least is A Double Life with Ronald Colman. I turn the brightness on the television down a bit and it gives it an even more amazing feel to go along with Colman’s voice.

    • CheriLynn

      What about The Bachelor and Bobby Soxer? I think it’s her best film. Maybe because it’s a comedy and has Myrna Loy as her foil. Myrna just brings out the best in everybody. She was pretty good with Cary Grant in their scenes together. The dialog is to die for.

  • George J. Herget

    For me, hands down, it is Zulu. Wnet to see it when it came out and over the first summer, I saw it 25 times (Mostly by going there for a matinee and staying till they threw me out at closing. So far – 76 times!

  • Trippy Trellis

    THE HEIRESS- 1949

    The Women- 1939
    Gone with the Wind- 1939
    A Place in the Sun- 1951
    Sabrina- 1954
    White Christmas- 1954
    An Affair to Remember- 1957
    From the Terrace- 1960
    Breakfast at Tiffany’s-1961
    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie- 1969
    Something for Everyone- 1970
    Maurice- 1987
    The Hours- 2002

    Camille- 1937
    Jezebel- 1938
    On Borrowed Time- 1939
    Waterloo Bridge- 1940
    The Letter- 1940
    Mr. Skeffington- 1944
    Show Business- 1944
    Brief Encounter- 1945
    Notorious- 1946
    The Spiral Staircase- 1946
    My Foolish Heart- 1949
    Sunset Boulevard- 1950
    All About Eve- 1950
    The Great Caruso- 1951
    A Streetcar Named Desire- 1951
    How to Marry a Millionaire- 1953
    Woman’s World- 1954
    Dial M for Murder- 1954
    Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing- 1955
    Picnic- 1955
    The Eddy Duchin Story- 1956
    The Man Who Knew Too Much- 1956
    The Swan- 1956
    El Ultimo Cuple- 1957
    Witness for the Prosecution- 1957
    Love in the Afternoon- 1957
    Auntie Mame- 1958
    Vertigo- 1958
    Separate Tables- 1958
    Gigi- 1958
    I Want to Live!- 1958
    Damn Yankees!- 1958
    Suddenly, Last Summer- 1959
    Some Like It Hot- 1959
    The Diary of Anne Frank- 1959
    North by Northwest- 1959
    The Unforgiven- 1960
    La Dolce Vita- 1960
    Purple Noon- 1960
    Psycho- 1960
    Splendor in the Grass- 1961
    West Side Story- 1961
    Parrish- 1961
    Gypsy- 1962
    To Kill a Mockingbird- 1962
    The V.I.P.s- 1963
    La Verbena de la Paloma- 1963
    My Fair Lady- 1964
    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg- 1964
    The World of Henry Orient- 1964
    Darling- 1965
    Ship of Fools- 1965
    The Sleeping Car Murders- 1965
    Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet- 1968
    Tha Damned- 1969
    Ryan’s Daughter- 1970
    Death in Venice- 1971
    Cabaret- 1972
    Family Plot- 1976
    The Turning Point- 1977
    The Other Side of Midnight- 1977
    Death on the Nile- 1978
    The Silent Partner- 1978
    The Woman Next Door- 1981
    Evil Under the Sun- 1982
    Zeffirelli’s La Traviata- 1982
    Careful, He Might Hear You- 1983
    Places in the Heart- 1984
    A Passage to India- 1984
    Once Upon a Time in America- 1984
    Ruthless People- 1986
    Brighton Beach Memoirs- 1986
    Au Revoir les Enfants- 1987
    Broadcast News- 1987
    A Handful of Dust- 1988
    The Vanishing (Spoorloos)- 1988
    Steel Magnolias- 1989
    Valmont- 1989
    The Grifters- 1990
    Fried Green Tomatoes- 1991
    Raise the Red Lantern- 1991
    Titanic- 1997
    The Talented Mr. Ripley- 1999
    The Others- 2001
    Chicago- 2002
    Brokeback Mountain- 2005
    Doubt- 2008

    • constance mitchell

      Yes, The Heiress. Not watched it 50 times, but I watch it everytime it comes on TV and lots of times when we don’t have any good Sunday movies on TCM. Among other scenes, I just love the ending with Monty Clift banging on DeHaviland’s door. Also Sir Ralph Richardson as her father gave a fantastic performance…wow! The English dialogue. Thought he should have gotten the oscar, and Di Haviland Supporting actress. I believe it was the other way around. We need more dialogue in our movies today. That was awsome cast!!!!

  • Claude Bedell

    The movie I’ve seen most is Sound of Music. I saw it 7 times in the first week. Wednesday, when I walked in to the theater, the manager was in the lobby and she said, “I think you like this movie”. My other big favorites are South Pacific, Rebel Without a Cause, Christmas Carol (I think I have all of them). My favorite version is the George C. Scott. Wizard of Oz, I saw when it was released. I was 8. One other favorite is “To Kill a Mockingbird”.

  • Dolores F. Tamoria

    The Three Godfathers
    The Quiet Man
    Song of Bernadette
    Goodbye Mr. Chips
    Gunga Din
    Sgt. York
    Old Man And The Sea
    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
    Dirty Dancing
    American In Paris
    Westside Story
    Never get tired of watching these (and many more)

  • Joe Cline

    I’ve seen Rio Bravo (all or parts — I’ll watch any part of it whenever it’s on) at least fifty times. Not the Best western of all times (that is probably Wild Bunch — or She Wore a Yellow Ribbon) but by far my favorite. Others in that range: Stagecoach, M*A*S*H, Adv. of Robin Hood, Casablanca, Maltese Falcon, Rio Grande. The Professionals, not that many, but give me a few more years!

  • bonnerace

    LIST: Citizen Kane, Casablanca, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Maltese Falcon, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, ALL of the Connery James Bonds, The Wind and The Lion, Dirty Harry, all of Capra’s classic films (from 1930—), The Thing from Another World, all of Harryhausen’s classics, Halloween, Easy Rider, The Big Sleep, Dances With Wolves, Carnival of Souls, The Big Red One………and the list goes on, this is just off the top of my head. Fortunately, the TV stations im town had the classic movies and I started an early video collection.

    • bonnerace

      Oh, yeah KING KONG and working on AVATAR (I’ve only seen it about 18 times but it’s fairly new). Also, The Searchers, my favorite western.

    • constance mitchell

      Citizen Kane. I have tried to watch it several times, but never finished. I just can’t get the feel of it. Its seems “dark.” I want to like it, but I suppose the sets are not attractive. I could not identify with the sets even though I liked most of the actors.

  • Ron Phlegar

    The Wizard Of Oz
    King Kong (1933)
    The Thing (1951)
    The Court Jester
    North By Northwest
    The Ladykillers (1955)
    Singin’ In The Rain

  • Bill

    deep throat

  • Dan

    The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, The Ten Commandments. There are others I’ve seen many, many times, but I’d put those at 50 or more.

  • David Orme

    The movie that I have seen the most times(paid to see)is “The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm”and all times were in CINERAMA, a total of 57. I went on to spend 37 odd years as a projectionist, which I don’t count. I wonder if anyone can beat that record for Bros. Grimm.

  • Jo

    The two movies I know for sure that I have seen 50 times or even more are The Wizard of Oz and Dirty Dancing. Others that come close are Gone With The Wind, Bambi, Snow White and Jane Eyre.

  • Joseph

    Stalag 17, The Maltese Falcon, Amadeus, Star Trek 1-8, Battle of the Bulge, Midway, Tora Tora Tora, The Seven Samurai, The Seventh Seal, M*A*S*H*, Cyrano De Bergerac, Blade Runner

  • Ray Johnson

    Sands Of Iwo Jima
    The Searchers
    3 Godfathers
    and – Lonesome Dove (although it probably doesn’t qualify as a movie)- the greatest thing ever to be put on film!

  • Edward Moore

    No.1 Wizard of OZ,What ever Happend To Baby Jane,Les Girls,Blade Runner,Videodrome,Gigi,Love Me Tonight,Sunset Blvd.,Buckaroo Banzi,Forbidden Zone,and any Tim Burton film except Planet of the Apes.

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  • john mulrenin

    If I’ve seen any movie 50 times it’s All About Eve—almost perfect cinema. Also agree with many of the above but must add Shop Around the Corner with Stewart and Sullavan.
    Happy St. Pat’s!

    • maxfabien

      John, totally agree with “All About Eve”. I remember seeing it on tv when I was a young teen and I thought it was great. Since then, I’ve owned that film in every video format, starting with my first copy in BETA. It was on 2 cassettes at the time cuz one cassette could only hold 2 hours max. When Beta became extinct, I bought it on VHS (just one cassette). When I got a laserdisc player, i bought the laserdisc. Then they released it on DIGITAL laserdic, so I bought that. When laserdiscs went the way of the Edsel, I got a dvd player, and one of my first movies on dvd was “All About Eve”. I graduated to a Blue-ray player, and lo and behold, “All About Eve” was released in Blue-ray! So of course I bought it. And still, whenever I’m flipping thru my cable stations, and it should pop up on Fox Movie Channel or TCM, it’s like a magnet. I have to watch it and I can’t pull away from it! That is probably the movie I have seen the most in my 60+ years, no idea how many times!

  • Beth

    AT LEAST 50 times each:

    “With Honors”
    “Desk Set”
    “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”
    “White Christmas”
    “African Queen”
    “Sleepless in Seattle”
    “While You Were Sleeping”
    “Meet Me in St. Louis”
    “The Sound of Music”
    “My Fair Lady”
    “Good Will Hunting”
    “You’ve Got Mail”
    “9 to 5”
    “What’s Up, Doc?”
    “Working Girl”
    “Holiday Inn”
    “The Bells of St. Mary’s”
    “Boys Town”
    “Last of the Dogmen”
    “Air Force One”
    “Clear and Present Danger”
    “The Santa Clause”
    “Hello, Dolly!”
    “The First Wives Club”
    “Sabrina” (with Harrison Ford)
    “Return to Me”

  • dawn

    Harvey has my vote. I’ve watched it many times and never get tired of it. It’s James Stewart at his best

  • Bede140

    Definitely Arsenic and Old Lace. I never get tired of that movie. I have the DVD and watch it every time it’s on TV.

  • Jack Jones

    Fifty times is a lotta times. I’ve been watching moves since the mid-thirties. I think what most of us are saying, aside from the movie projectionist, is that we all have our favorites which we can watch over and over and over, etc.

  • Jack Jones

    Of course, I meant movies, not moves.

  • Gayle

    My favorite “Fifty-Timers” go by seasons:
    Valentines: An Affair to Remember – THAT look Cary gives when he sees his painting in her bedroom……
    St Patty’s: The Quiet Man & Waking Ned Devine
    Easter: The Robe
    Summer: Summertime – Katy Hepburn falling in the canal….& the illusion to fireworks with her shoe on the veranda………
    Fall: The Homecoming, sentimental family love
    Winter: always, always have to watch White Christmas and The Bishop’s Wife
    All the rest of the lists before me are good too
    but Random Harvest doesn’t have a season – always good.

  • wade

    movies i watch over and over are
    the Wizard of Oz
    Gone with the Wind
    Miracle on 34th street
    Random Harvest
    Lawrence Of Arabia
    Dr zhivago
    Bringing up Baby
    The Lion in Winter

    and especially On the Beach that last scene with Ava Gardner on the hill watching Gregory Peck leave to the music of Waltzing Mathilda gets me everytime

    • constance mitchell

      Random Harvest – although I have not watched it 50 times, ot os one of my finest. It is stated by one writer as the best dialogue movie ever made. Stars spoke with each other and you understand what they are saying. There are no distracting sceneries in the background that cloud the dialogue. We miss that in our movies today.



  • Dave Manning

    True Grit only because of the Duke’s performance
    in satirizing himself. Never cared for his politics, but he certainly was a man’s man!!

  • SLH

    To all the doubters out there. It isn’t that much of a stretch to watch a movie 50 times. Cases in point: Life long insomniac. Owned a VCR for job related purposes before you could even rent let alone buy movies. As soon as you could I was off and searching for all my favorites ! Anyone who has spent long times at home ill looking for entertainment, movies are great, even if you can’t hold a book you can watch a movie 😉

    • CheriLynn

      I agree. And I’m an avid reader. But there are times when you just need to a mood enhancer and nothing does that like a great movie. Sometimes I want to be scared, sometimes I want romance, sometimes I want to hear snappy dialog, sometimes, I want to laugh. Just watched The Razor’s Edge for the umptienth time and I still am astounded by the scene with John Payne and Tyrone Power where he holds the coin in his hand. Moving, magic.

      • maxfabien

        I agree it’s not a stretch to watch a favorite movie at least 50 times. Or 2 movies or 3 or 5. But some of these lists have 20-30 titles on them. One list has 100! And unless you don’t have a job…or a LIFE for that matter, it’s highly unlikely that someone has seen that many movies that many times.

        • SLH

          Let’s not insult people who are home-bound. They have a life that is real, it may be different than yours, but it is a REAL LIFE. That aside most people watch far more than 2 hours of TV every day. If like me they choose to use that time watching movies because most TV programs today are drivel, it’s not hard at all. Once you pass the 50 mark in age you’ve had the chance to watch 18,250 movies at one a day lets say over 17,000 to be fair and not count the infant years ;-). I tend to watch the movies I like the best over and over. When I say I’ve seen a movie over 50 times, on some it’s probably far more. Most importantly let us not call all the good people who have taken the time to share here liars. Seeing a movie 50 times is possible and every human has a REAL LIFE.

  • richard finn

    There have been a lot of great movies mentioned, but some of you must spend your lives in front of the TV. My list of movies I’ll always watch:
    Stand By Me
    Inherit the Wind
    To Kill a Mocking Bird
    My Fair Lady
    Elmer Gantry
    Outlaw Josie Wells
    The Searchers
    The Thing from Another World (1951)
    Stalag 17
    Ben Hur
    A Christmas Story
    The Ghost and Mr Chicken
    The Princess Bride
    The Two Towers (TLOTR)
    Fried Green Tomatoes
    It’s a Wonderful Life
    African Queen
    The Green Mile
    Have I ever seen any 50 times? I doubt it, Maybe Christmas Story and It’s a wonderful Life could come close.

  • Diane Hess

    I agree with at least three of Enzo’s choices, Susan Slept Here, Luxury Liner and Tea for Two. One of my favorite outfits is the red checked shirt and jeans Debbie Reynolds wears in Susan Slept Here. Loved that since I first saw the movie as a little kid. I could watch all those movies another 50 times. I also have to add Sabrina and Roman Holiday which I have on dvd and watch whenever it’s on TV…

  • frank pienkosky

    50 times?……nobody can watch a movie 50 times…[or eat 50 eggs, for that matter!]…but anyway, in my case “Kelly’s Heroes” [or does it just seem like it’s on 50 times a week….or is that “The Abyss”?]…oh well..once worked with a crew of guys that matched up very well with that bunch..we never got any gold though..a little green, but no gold..and why o why did they never make a sequel?…you listening clint?

  • Jordan

    The great boggie movies Casablanca,The Treasure Of The Sierra Madres,The Maltese Falcon and as a real twist for some reason I really enjoy watching The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Time warp anyone?

  • Terry Peters

    “KING KONG” (1933)!

  • Cynthia LaRochelle

    Anything by Hitchcock and Rebel Without a Cause. James Dean will always be my man.

  • Laura B.

    I don’t think I’ve seen any movie 50 times (not even The Wizard of Oz or Gone With the Wind). Among the films that I can watch over and over (some not on my top 10 but “guilty pleasures) are:

    Working Girl
    Night of the Hunter
    The Manchurian Candidate (original version)
    Midnight Cowboy
    The Graduate
    Trading Places
    To Sir with Love
    Poor Little Rich Girl
    Stella Dallas
    Easy Living
    West Side Story
    It’s A Wonderful Life

  • woody

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969);
    Life with Father (1947);
    The Magnificent Seven (1960);
    The Thin Man Series (1934-1947).

  • Maggie P

    Goodfellas, Double Indemnity (original, tv remake is awful!), All About Eve, Casablanca and (my guilty pleasure) 1950s version of Imitation of Life with Lana Turner and Sandra Dee.

  • constance mitchell

    I enjoyed the comments. Why do i felt as if I was the “only person” who enjoyed classic movies, e.g. from 1939 – 1972). After that movies went down-hill with less dialogue and more “special effects” taking old that drowned out the dialogue and turned me off. Thank God I have my special classics to fall back on. Its time moviemakers take a look at some of these comments and make every effort to present more dialogue in their movies, and less raunchy sex scenes.
    This would probably bring back adults to the theatres.

  • Jed

    Watching a movie 50 times isn’t very much for a movie buff. While “Casablanca” is an excellent movie “To Have and Have Not” was even better. Movies that I’ve watched over 100 times “The Great Race”, “Stalag 17”, “The Great Escape”, “The Magnificent Seven”, and “Arsenic and Old Lace”. I’ve seen “Support your Local Sheriff” over 1,000 times.

    • Arnold

      I was impressed with your list – The Great Race” is my all time favourite with “3 Days of the Condor” coming in second. I have and continue to watch “Susan Slept Here” as many times as I can. Have always been in love with Debbie Reynolds in that movie.

  • Charles Michael Pretzinger

    I’ve seen hundreds of movies 20 or 30 times, but only one 50 times or more: “Lost Continent.” (the 1951 version with Cesar Romero). I was a child (5 or 6 years old) in Pasadena, CA. KTTV was the only 24 hour TV station then on the air in that area. They somehow got a print of that movie and showed it at least once a day for a couple of years (1952-53?). I loved it and would sneak down stairs at 3AM to watch it. In fact, I probably saw it over a hundred times. A few year back I got my hands on a copy and watched it for nostalgic reasons. It is truly god-awful and very different from the way I remembered it.

    Over the years I have watched other films of which I had wonderful “memories.” In most cases these turned out to be false memories, and the films themselves often disappointing. A notable exception is “Tarantula” starring Leo G. Carroll.

    ‘Joe Burch’ (played by Ross Elliott), says: “I nearly wet the bed when I heard about Jacobs.”
    (Joe Baruch had just been told how the character named Jacobs had been eaten by the big hairy one and reduced to a puddle of white slime.)

    I was 6 years old when I saw it and wet the bed every night for a week from nightmares induced by this film. I have never liked spiders since.

    I later met Mr. Eliott on the set of The Waltons (on which I worked for years). He remembered this movie fondly as well.

    Oh and, yes, I have seen Tarantula TWICE on the screen but hundreds of times in my childhood nightmares. Such is the power of cinema.

    • maxfabien

      Charles, did you ever see the send-up that Mystery Science Theater 3000 did on “The Lost Continent”? It was hilarious. The ‘bots were going insane watching all that ROCK CLIMBING!!! There’s a series of MST3K episodes available on dvd, but I don’t know if “The Lost Continent” episode is included in any of them. But I’m gonna search for it now cuz it’s a classic!

      I don’t know if that episode is available

    • maxfabien

      Charles, if you’re still reading these comments, The MST3K episode that has “The Lost Continent” is on the dvd set Mystery Science Treater 3000, Vol. XVIII. The set also includes “Crash of the Moons”, “Beast of Yucca Flats”, and “Jack Frost”. Thanks for reminding me of it.

  • Don Oberbeck

    Dr. Strangelove.
    American Graffiti.
    The Wizard of Oz.

  • Geneva P.

    Godfather I and II
    Bronx Tale
    Big Heat
    Shawshank Redemption (probably 1000+)
    All Dirty Harry movies
    Outlaw Josie Wales
    Taras Bulba
    Ten Commandments
    Samson and Delilah
    Scarlet Pimpernel (newer version)
    The Count of Monte Cristo (newer version)
    Sound of Music
    Funny Girl
    Auntie Mame
    Imitation of Life
    Mildred Pierce
    Wuthering Heights
    That Hamilton Woman (probably 100+)
    Son of Fury (Tyrone Power)
    Mark of Zorro

    plus so many of the above classics.

    • Geneva P.

      P.S. Titanic is the one with Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck.

      • Susan Heidarifar

        THAT ONE is much better….SUE (“Titanic” w/Stanwyck).

    • Susan Heidarifar

      Prior to TCM, I actually watched TITANIC about 50+ times, as I had the VHS (only ones out then). Now, I cannot see it EVER! I hate it – which often happens if i see it too much, especially if it was the only one. Times and tastes change.
      When growing up (70’s college g. 1980), I hated the movies they had out, so I was a “rock n’ roller”. I got a job with a very well known Movie Company whom I worked for at least 8 yrs, before going to LA, back to “the ENT IND”. Still, though, I rarely if ever went to the previews, freebies at the big studios, etc. I just didn’t like them, (But did like the ones for the company I started to work for, in the SF Bay Area, as well as his good friend and co-director on many films.)
      Those were and are good movies (these two PROD/DIR, mainly. Both were good to work for, and changed the face of the movie ind., at the time, and are VERY GOOD PEOPLE (unlike HW is today).
      BUT….I still never saw any of their movies over 50X. (I bet you also like “IMITATION of LIFE” – the newer version also…the older one is so much better in my opinion. That, I guess, is why we are all different!

      Any other 70’s to 80’s people out there who didn’t find out how good movies could be until TCM (or the older movies started to show more and more), but who went to Rock n’ Roll Concerts rather than movies as, at the time, what was out just didn’t appeal to you? (Perhaps a few, i.e. Bonnie and Clyde, Butch Cassidy, and the ones put out – SP EFX hand done – but he two main guys I worked for…though, didn’t see until after hired!
      (Bands over 20X but listen/ed well over 50X to songs/albums and still do: Y&T, Van Halen, UFO, AC/DC, Stones, Led Zepplin, etc.

      • RAN

        You’re right. That’s just how it played out for this 70’s-80’s person, too. After coming back to see what films were produced then, I think our time was better spent at concerts instead of movie theatres. I wrote off HW from 1974-1994 as mostly inferior product likely from drug-addled writers, Prod/Dirs, and probably most of the actors, too. Too much lazy writing, pseudo-realism, gratuitous nudity, sloppy framing and cohesion. For example, when else could Mel Brooks have produced Blazing Saddles, get HW to distribute it, and then get 3 Oscar noms? Yet, I’ve probably seen it 50 times(!) mostly because it’s hilarious to those of a “certain age,” and also because HW wouldn’t dare to make something like it, today. That’s why I’m hooked on classics, especially ones that were daring in their day. I’m searching out Stanwyck’s work, lately. Thanks for saying what it took me too many words to agree with!

  • dave castellarin

    WOW!!! what a list from all of you, but doesn’t anybody like the DIE HARD SERIES and indiana jones trilogy? anybody???

    • saridaki

      Oh yes! At least the first Die Hard… I love those characters! One of the best action flicks ever… And, the first Indy was my favorite… many, many times… true!!!

      • Geneva P

        I also loved the first Die Hard, especially the humor of Bruce Willis. The others were okay.

  • Tom K.

    Gone with the Wind, Blazing Saddles, Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, Airplane, Dr. Strangelove, Dances with Wolves ( Director’s Cut ), ANY Alfred Hitchcock Movie OR TV Show, Outlaw Josie Wales, It Happened One Night-Original Titanic Story, Miracle on 34 th. Street, It”s a Wonderful Life. I’m working on watching these 50 times: The Green Mile, Law Abiding Citizen, Waking Ned Devine, Second-Hand Lions.

  • Dale E

    Watching a movie over and over again is fantastic. You are familiar with the movie to the point that it becomes like family. Some of my favorites to add are A LETTER TO THREEE WIVES, 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD, MURPHY’S ROMANCE, WOMAN OF THE YEAR, DESK SET any of THE THIN MAN MOVIES,RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK,and any CHRISTMAS CAROL.

  • Pat

    Thinking about this made me realize how many films I probably have seen 50 tiimes–especiaaly those I started watching as a child and have on VHS and DVD

    The Wizard of Oz
    Abbott & Costello meet Frankenstein
    In the Navy
    Buck Privates
    Time of Their Lives
    Angels with Dirty Faces
    Gone with the Wind
    Dead End
    The Roaring Twenties
    The Public Enenmy
    Little Caesar
    Bye Bye Birdie (I had the same experience, ED)
    The Maltese Falcon
    Psycho (1960)
    Rear Window
    Rebel Without a Cause
    A Hard Day’s Night
    Double Indemity
    Out of the Past
    The Godfather
    The Godfather part 2

  • Pat

    I almost forgot my holiday favorites–

    Its a Wonderful Life
    A Christmas Carol (1938 & 1951)
    meet Me in St. Louis
    Love Finds Andy Hardy
    Meet John Doe

  • James R Bezanson

    1000 Times: (One Summer)
    100 Times:
    The Stooges
    Stan and Ollie
    A Thousand Clowns
    Harold and Maude
    Mad Mad World
    Arcenic and Old Lace
    50 Times:
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    Holiday (Grant/Hepburn)
    Out of Africa
    Red Dust
    Razor’s Edge

  • James R Bezanson

    That’s Razor’s Edge 1946…Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney

  • jim martin

    I’m a bit of a John Wayne Nut, have over a 100of his films on DVD, FAVOURITES The Quiet Man. McLintock, The Searchers, The War Wagon & many others, especially the 1st.2,because when the wife gets a bit stropy I threaten to do a J.W. on her Maureen O’Hara, she laugh’s screams & runs like hell (ie. I’ll smack her rear end). another film I’ll watch over & over is It’s A Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart & any Jack Lemmon,Walter Matteau film. Then there is June Allyson who has me a grown man bubbling like a bairn everytime I watch 1 of her movies.

  • Midas

    Young Frankenstein and The Rocky Horror Picture Show…can (and will) quote both/either with the slightest provocation…


  • Liz

    Movies I like to see over and over are Star Wars, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusades, The Mark of Zorro with Tyrone Powers, Yours, Mine,and Ours(Lucy& Henry Fonda), The Odd Couple, Enter the Dragon, The Ten Commandments, The King of Kings with Jeffery Hunter, James Bond with Sean Conery, John Wayne westerns and In Harms Way. I could probably think of a few more but I will stop here.

  • RayF


  • ED

    The Quiet Man is one I have and will watch anytime it is on.
    It’s A Wonderful Life
    North by Northwest
    Cat Ballou

  • Frank Guerrasio

    The Women, All About Eve, Gypsy, Lulu Belle, Lady Of Burlesque (my favorite movie !), The Raven (1935), Road To Bali, and the one I paid to see 3 times in theaters was An Ideal Husband (Rupert Everett). Many more, of course !

    • Elisabeth

      Oh, yes, “Ideal Husband!” Divine — and one I’ve also watched over and over.

      Of course, since my brother’s and my childhood mirrored that of Jem and Scout, watching “To Kill a Mockingbird” is like going to a family reunion.

  • Bryan Ruffin

    50 times? That’s easy! Anything with John Wayne! I very nearly had many of his movies memorized! :0
    It’s A Wonderful Life
    Miracle On 34th Street
    Casablanca is always a favorite, I am a BIG Bogie fan!!
    Maltese Falcon
    To Have and Have Not

  • Bryan Ruffin

    How could I possibly forget probably the greatest book made into a movie? To Kill A Mokingbird

    • saridaki

      This was the best screenplay of a book I have ever seen… the only other one I think that was as good is Andromeda Strain. Both those did what the book did… without being verbatim. Very impressive.

  • Bryan Ruffin

    sorry Mockingbird

  • Susan Heidarifar

    I have seen a lot over 50X, especially with DVD’s. Most are prior to/and-or the 60’s. I get on a jag, then another, then back again. (Have over 250 DVD’s, and more VHS’s unable to get on DVD!).
    A few not/rarely mentioned:
    ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS, KISS ME KATE and the BANDWAGON (for musicals), HITCHCOCK: Foreign Correspondent & Saboteur, (Agree – All ABOUT EVE & Casablanca)…GWTW, 7 Days in MAY, Ben-Hur, Dr. Zhivago, etc. Depends on the season, my feelings, the weather, and how long I am gong to be up. (ANY MITCHUM MOVIE I WATCH – more some than others!).

    NEVER WATCH or will NEVER WATCH if possible: Doris Day.

    Thanks – y’all had some goodies!

  • Roger Phillips

    Though I have probably seen no movie 50 times I did pay in a theater 8 times to see “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”; it is a truly feel-good movie about an ugly duckling and her family and how she becomes a swan. Always bust a gut laughing at “Grumpy Old Men” and “Grumpier Old Men” two classics and in the real Slippery’s in Wabasha, Minnesota I noticed they run both simultaneusly. (By the way the real houses are on Hyacinth Street in St Paul). Could watch “Wizard of Oz” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” forever. I think I could always loud out loud at “Blind Date”. Over and over forever movies mostly are funny or positive.

  • Bill Weeden

    “Rear WIndow,” “Casablanca,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Leaving Las Vegas,” “Boogie Nights.”

  • Jackie Lynn

    I Remember Mama, Auntie Mame My all time favorites and all the Thin Man movies.

  • harold richards

    the adventures of captain marvel republic picture serial in 12 chapters (1941) starring tom tyler, and frank coghlan jnr, one of the best serials ever made.

  • Elisabeth

    Max Rheinhardt’s 1935 version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” with James Cagney Olivia de Haviland, a very young Mickey Rooney as Puck. This is simple movie magic set to Mendelssohn’s gorgeous score.

    “All About Eve” and the original “The Women” — delicious female nastiness.

    “Topsy Turvy” (about the creation of “The Mikado”), the Public Theatre’s production of “Pirates of Penzance” (with Kevin Kline, Linda Ronstadt), and…Colin Firth/Jennifer Ehle’s version of “Pride and Prejudice,” — which is not a movie but qualifies because of its sheer evocativeness.

  • Jeanne Blumberg

    “My Cousin Vinnie”
    All the “Thin Man” movies
    “King Solomon’s Mines” (1948)

  • skybar

    The 1933 King Kong, close to 100 times since its NYC tv premier, in March, 1956, on WOR Channel 9’s Million Dollar Movie.

  • Anonymous

    House on Haunted Hill (1958)
    I Married A Monster From Outer Space
    It Came from Outer Space
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1955)
    Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
    Hamlet (Olivier)
    Richard III(Olivier)
    Henry V (Olivier)
    Strange Invaders
    Frankenstein (1931)
    Destination Moon
    Horror of Dracula
    Brides of Dracula

  • Char

    If I haven’t seen these 50 times, I’m pretty close to that mark.
    The Quiet Man
    Where Eagles Dare
    Dirty Dozen
    Above Suspicion
    The Heroes of Telemark
    Sleepless in Seattle
    You’ve Got Mail
    Notting Hill
    Return to Me
    The Guns of Navarone

  • Dean Eaton

    Anatomy of a Murder
    From Russia With Love / Thunderball
    Singin’ in the Rain
    North by Northwest
    The Band Wagon
    The Man from Laramie
    Lawrence of Arabia
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Twelve O’Clock High
    An American in Paris
    Rio Bravo

  • Jim

    My definition of a great film is one that: 1) I just plain enjoy–it’s entertaining,thought provoking,and emotionally involving all at once; 2)I can recommend to others; 3)I can see multiple times. Godfather 1 & 2 seventy times easy. Casablanca–cliche-ridden as it is,but so well made; & the Bourne trilogy–thrilling and about something we all grapple with(identity).

  • Vivian Gaulden

    I love musicals and The Music Man has to be my favorite, closely followed by The King and I. To Kill A Mockingbird, Psycho, The Birds, Indiana Jones, My Darling Clementine, Penny Serenade, The Longest Day…I love Movies1

  • warrenm

    quiet man, magnificent seven, king kong (original), singing in the rain, zorro the gay blade, field of dreams, on the waterfront, casablanca, gunga din, tombstone, and fifty others.

  • bill engleson

    Well, I confess to not keeping an accurate tabulation of the films I have watched more than a few times, unlike many of you it seems. However, there are a number of films I can easily watch again and again. A few which come to mind are The Day of the Jackel, Stagecoach, The Best Years of our Lives, Red River, Bad Day at Black Rock, Psycho, Rear Window, The Big Sleep, East of Eden, King Kong, The Thin Man…well I guess the list is endless.

  • Tamazon

    To Have and Have Not,The Philadelphia Story, Naughty Marietta,Casablanca(of course!),West Side Story,The Music Man,She Wore a Yellow Ribbon,Sgt.York,The Quiet Man,Rear Window,A Christmas Carol(1952),Young Frankenstein,Night of the Hunter,Out of Africa,The Maltese Falcon,Moonstruck,The Thin Man,Alien,Forbidden Planet,Captain Blood,The Desk Set,Moby Dick,Godfather(1&2),Three Godfathers,Gaslight,We’re no Angels

  • Dennis921

    Casablanca. I watch it every time it’s on. If I have plans and find out it’s on, I stay home until it’s over.

  • Dennis921

    Ditto for The Quiet Man.

  • Thatcher

    All About Eve is definitely the front runner…best movie ever, in my book. Some Like it Hot, The Seven Year Itch, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (big Marilyn fan…so most of her movies). Also, Moulin Rouge (beautiful, and it makes me cry every time), Girls Will Be Girls (completely raunchy, and absolutely hysterical), The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Casablanca, The Women, Auntie Mame, It’s a Wonderful Life (every Christmas!), Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, and most Hitchcock films. Also, in the “so bad it’s good” category, I admit to Valley of the Dolls and Mommie Dearest. I can watch any of the above over and over, and I still feel like I discover something new every time.

  • Vann Morrison

    “The Sandlot”
    I love that movie! I lived that movie, except the thing with the big dog of course. I can watch the movie over and over, which I’ve done, and never get tired of it. I grew up in the sixties. I would have been about the same age as the charactors portrayed by the kids in the movie. I saw the movie when it was first released. I want to say that I savored every minute of it. I had just recently married and I was in my early thirties and my wife in her late twenties. As we left the theatre I was explaining to my wife how I knew every kid in that movie. She was like, “Yeah, sure you did.” I explained, I didn’t know those kids, I knew the personalities. On the way home we stopped at my mom and dads and I went in and dug out my little league pictures. I found a picture of the Davis Mustangs. There in the picture was the dopplegangers of the kids in The Sandlot; Benny the Jett Rodriquez/ Henry V., Squints, the skinny kid with the big horn rimmed glasses/ Robert G.
    Hamm, the little fat kid with all the freckles/ Jerry V. the two brothers with the tree house, Larry and Dicky H. The tall skinny kid that got lost in the 70s, Roy P. and so on. My wife couldn’t beleive that my friends I grew up with looked just like the kids in the movie. On top of that they had the same personalities.
    After we had dinner with my folks I drove her to SE OKC where I grew up and showed her our sandlot
    off of S. Byers between 50th and 52nd.
    Art imitates life!

  • Kevin Kroessler

    Thanks Alice.My Cousin Vinney is on someone’s list.

  • bob ancell

    You missed the ball. Best movies include “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence,” “Blade Runner,” “Purple Hearts,” “Ben Hur,” “Gladiator” and several others. I must be in a different genre or generation.

  • Big Fun

    Fifty times? I’ve seen the movie ‘Congo’ well over TWO HUNDRED TIMES!!!!

  • Josephine

    My favorite frequents (in no certain order):
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Disney’s The Three Musketeers (Charlie Sheen)
    Man in the Iron Mask (Richard Chamberlain)
    The Scarlet Pimpernel (Anthony Andrews)
    Evil Under the Sun (Peter Ustinov/Maggie Smith)
    Little Women (Susan Sarandon)
    The Bishop’s Wife (Cary Grant)
    Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (Gene Wilder)
    It’s A Wonderful Life (only in B&W)
    Any classic Christmas movie, i.e. Rudolph
    Any Sherlock Holmes movie: 50+ times.
    Episodes of the original Twilight Zone (B&W)
    Episodes of the original One Step Beyond (B&W)
    Sense & Sensibility (Emma Thompson)

  • Arnold

    Perhaps not 50 times, but very close and I would watch each of them again and again – at any opportunity!

    Forbidden Planet
    3 Days of the Condor
    The Quiet Man
    The Great Race
    Stalag 17
    Seven Days in May
    The Wizard of Oz
    It’s a Wonderful Life
    Shawshank Redemption
    Sleepless in Seattle
    You’ve Got Mail
    Notting Hill
    Rio Bravo
    While You Were Sleeping
    My Fair Lady
    High Society
    The Santa Clause
    Support Your Local Sheriff
    Stanley and Iris
    The Day The Earth Stood Still (original)

  • Arnold

    And one more – Murphy’s Romance!!

  • Roger Lynn

    8)THE THING(1951)
    11)THE STING
    17)TO BE OR NOT TO BE(1983)
    18)THE BIRDS
    24)TRUE GRIT(1969)
    25)EL DORADO
    27)THE BIG SLEEP 1978


  • mickey

    The Wild Bunch
    It’s a Wonderful Life
    A Christmas Carol (Alistair Sims)
    The Thing (from another planet) the original, though I like the remakes too.

  • Teri Curtis

    I’ve watched The Wizard of Oz just about every time it’s been on since I can remember. I am now 50yrs old, so I think I can safely say I’ve seen it 50 times or more. I’ve also seen Robin Hood, Meet Me in St. Louis and Rio Bravo many, many times. I have MMiSL on dvd and that is my “go to” movie when nothing else is on.

  • sueverica

    The movie I’ve watched the most times is Singles, the 90s “grunge” movie by Cameron Crowe. The music is great, the cast was great, and the script was so much fun, it sucks me in every time. I’ve seen Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous a lot too, but Singles is my favorite.

  • Sue

    “The Haunting” with Julie Harris still scares the heck out of me to this day.

  • Lavelle Jones

    The Wizard of Oz, Frankenstein, King Kong, The Heiress, On the Waterfront,West Side Story

  • Lenny Hecht

    Godfather I,2
    A Few Good Men
    One Eyed Jacks
    The Hustler
    Arthur (the real one)
    Cincinnati Kid
    The Graduate
    Its a Wonderful Life
    American President
    No Country for Old Men

  • Sue

    Nice to see that I’m not alone in watching favorite movies over & over & over & over & over…………
    I can’t say with certainty that all of these qualify for 50 viewing already but I believe the ones that haven’t reached 50 yet may get there eventually. Some of these have already been mentioned but are worth mentioning again. Many of the films mentioned by others are also favorites of mine and have been watched often, but may never approach 50 viewings. I’m sure I’ve left off something important but this post is quite long to it may be a good thing that I’m 65+ and maybe my memory isn’t 100%. 🙂
    Here is my list…
    Breakfast at Tiffany’s – One of my all time favorite movies! I may add that anything with Audrey Hepburn would be high on my favorites list

    Yankee Doodle Dandy
    North by Northwest
    To Catch a Thief
    Summertime – I love it more & more as I grow older. Though I’m now older than Kate was when she made the movie it still speaks to me.

    Singing in the Rain
    The Sound of Music
    Gypsy – The original movie with Rosalind Russell & Natalie Wood

    Show Boat – I was so glad when I found this on DVD!! Love it! Not sure if Ava Gardner ever got the credit she deserved for her performance as Julie! Absolutely love Howard Keel. He was my favorite theater/film crossover star before Hugh Jackman. I have several of his best on DVD.

    Rear Window – The James Stewart version. The remake with Christopher Reeve just makes me cry because of the tragedy that he went through and also how incredible he was for doing it! It must have been very difficult. So that makes it hard to watch and hard to judge the movie for me. But
    the original is one of those I watch over & over.

    How the West Was Won – Love the special features on the DVD may mot get to 50 cause it’s long but
    at a couple times a year it’s a contender.

    It’s A Wonderful Life – Of course, every year at Christmas time!

    Friendly Persuasion – hardly ever on TV but I have the DVD so I’m happy.
    The Great Escape
    The Eddy Duchin Story – Glad someone else mentioned it. I still cry every time I see it.
    My favorite Tyrone Power movie!

    The Last Voyage – Gets me every time. Woody Strode was just wonderful in this too…as he was in everything he did!

    Giant – great story & performances all around.
    Exodus – Had a video version that I wore out plus many TV viewings over the years. I’ve gotten spoiled with DVD special features so I was disappointed in this DVD, hope they come up with a special edition with some good ‘making of’ features. Also, there are at least three scenes that are missing or cut from what I recall of the original.

    The Prize – Finally, there’s a DVD which I just bought and already watched 10 times! Saw it originally in theaters and it used to be on TV a lot but haven’t seen it on TV in a while. I recommend it to anyone who hasn’t seen it. Fabulous watching Paul Newman and Edward G. Robinson. Many other Paul Newman movies could be added to this list too!

    A Christmas Carol, Scrooge etc – Never saw one I didn’t like! I watch them all when they’re on TV every year at Christmas time. Any version but if two are on at the same time Alastair Sim gets the win!

    Many other Christmas movies both classic and modern would make a 50 viewing list. Also many musicals that I haven’t mentioned have or will reach 50. I’m a sucker for holiday movies and musicals! I own about 30 musicals on DVD so far.

    For more recent movies that are already close to or may reach 50 viewings before my viewing days are done…

    First I must confess to a movie that probably not too many on this list have seen. It’s one movie that I absolutely know I’ve watched more than 50 times. It is the 1998(9) version of Oklahoma! starring Hugh Jackman. It was the London West End stage production captured on film. I first saw it in 2003or4 when PBS ran one of their Great Performances shows and I was blown away. When I found out there was a DVD a few years later I bought it and was still so amazed by it that I watched it every day for a couple of months. I still watch it periodically. It may be close to 100 viewings! It adhered so well to the original Rodgers & Hammerstein vision and to the original strait play it was based on as well. I have the book about the R&H original creation of Oklahoma! and a book of plays with the original Green Grow The Lilacs, I had the original Broadway cast album and the West End album with Howard Keel, so it’s something I’ve cherished since I was a girl. It’s very extraordinary to watch the two lead actors (Hugh & Josefina Gabrielle) actually do the dream ballet scene themselves instead of having replacements. Shuler Hensley’s portrayal of Jud Frye is heartbreaking and chilling at the same time. Amazing! The extra disc has a nice making of feature and some nice comments from the head of the R&H organization as well as from the daughter of Richard Rodgers. I had been a fan of the 50’s Gordon MacRae version but always considered that to be inferior to the stage version and actually somewhat silly in comparison but I still loved it. That went away when I saw the Hugh Jackman version. I became a lifelong Hugh Jackman fan after that and can’t wait for the movie Les Miserables to come out next December (2012) That one will definitely also reach 50 viewings when it comes out on DVD! Actually, if I could afford it I’d probably watch it 50 times in the theater LOL!

    Here’s my list of newer movies that will reach 50 viewings…
    Star Wars – The original trilogy. The Empire Strikes back may already be at 50…the other 2 less, so far.

    Raiders of the Lost Ark – Probably close to 50 and the other Indiana Jones movies especially The Last Crusade will get close too. (except for Temple of Doom which I didn’t care for)

    Sabrina – I like the Harrison Ford version much better than the Bogie version. I wore out 2 VHS tapes and have watched the DVD many times already.

    Galaxy Quest – My whole family loves this movie.

    Undercover Blues – Totally adorable underrated film. Like a modern version of The Thin Man.

    American Dreamer – Not well known but very cute movie about a housewife who dreams of being a mystery/thriller writer. With JoBeth Williams & Tom Conti. A DVD I just had to have and watch often.

    Love Actually
    About A Boy
    Sleepless in Seattle
    French Kiss – Actually many films with Meg Ryan will probably reach 50.

    Almost anything with Harrison Ford, I have them all.
    Almost anything with Hugh Jackman, I have them all too.

    I think there are a lot more but then this would turn into a book so I’ll stop here.

    For those who say you can’t watch a movie 50 times I just want to add that for the last 10 years since I retired I’ve probably averaged 2-3 movies a day! Even before I retired I probably watched at least one a day, more on weekends. So it isn’t that hard to watch a favorite movie 50 times. I’ve watched movies for almost 60 years. The first movie I remember seeing was The Private War of Major Benson in 1955or6. The Xmas movies…if you watch them every year like many of us do that’s a no-brainer! Do the math. And I haven’t even included the ones watched with kids and grandkids over & over & over. No one can wear out a Disney movie like a child! Okay, now I really am done.

    • Sue

      Loved Woody Strode in Once Upon A Time in the West. Short appearance, but when he drank water from his hat – that was classic. What a hunk!

  • unspiek

    “The Maltese Falcon”, “The Glass Key”, “Yojimbo”, “The Thin Man”. Almost anything involving the Marx Brothers, W. C. Fields, or Boris Karloff. And “2001 – A Space Odyssey”.

  • Bill Pentland

    Bladerunner, Michael Clayton, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Magnificent Seven

  • Joe B.

    “Gort, Klaatu barata nikto.”

  • Cate

    We don’t have TV connection, so we watch our movies on video or DVD a lot. Have over 800 movies in our collection. So many good ones, but my favorites are FRIENDLY PERSUASION, THE MUSIC MAN, THE QUIET MAN, SINGING IN THE RAIN, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, AFRICAN QUEEN, and DONOVAN’S REEF. We also love most of the musicals, especially with Fred & Ginger. Any movie with Danny Kaye or Donald O’conner is tops on my list. I am sure I have watched some of these at least 50 times.

  • Dennis

    I LOVE Seinfeld and have watched “Big Wednesday” 50 times and still love it!! The GREATEST movie of the the early 60s Surf Era!

  • Cary

    I’ll bet this sci-fi film fan has watched “The War of the Worlds” (1953 version) at last 50 times since I was 10–and I will again. I also like “Forbidden Planet” (1956) with Walter Pidgeon but I don’t think I’ve hit 50 on that one yet.

  • Harlemnite

    The Godfather
    The Godfather II
    Carlito’s Way
    Blazing Saddles
    Young Frankenstein
    Deuce Bigalow
    Lethal Weapon

  • Ronald J.

    In addition to some or many that have already been mentioned for my 50+ Club, I would like to name (if they have not already received worthy mention)…”High Noon”, “Judgement At Nuremberg”, “Gunfight At OK Corral”,”How Green Was My Valley”, “I Want To Live”,”A StreetCar Named Desire”, “To Kill A MockingBird”, “Saving Private Ryan”, “Schindler’s List”. America gave to the world something precious in moving pictures: the virtual ability to walk in someone else’s shoes, ask yourself–would I have made the same decision? Done the same thing,(or not,if not,why?), to enjoy for a short while a visual & sound experience that enables one to at the same time to be entertained & to learn & grow (up) somewhat in maturity & character & ethical & moral development & identify with characters that act to personify ‘acts of valor & justice &/or mercy’ under stress ‘above & beyond the expectations of others in society’ and ‘see’ and ‘experience (sometimes)’ the consequences & (even) unintended consequences’ of those decisions, character qualities, and actions of visual movie characters-in-action. Learned Behavior Is Destiny ! We are not all great, or born great; we learn from example(and the virtual example of moving pictures) how greatness is achieved.

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  • Glenn Crespo

    Bowani Junction The Dam Busters
    King Kong (the original) All Through The Night
    Godzilla (The Original) Laura
    The Horse Soldiers
    The Winning Team
    The Crawling Eye
    Son Of Kong
    Mighty Joe Young

  • Bruce Eder

    Some of these are on the list because they turned up regularly on Channel 9’s Million Dollar Movie in the 1960s (which presented the same movie as much as 15 times in one week when there were no Met games to telecast). Others are here because they’re genuinely good movies that I liked (or love) a lot. Many are considered classics and self-explanatory, while a few, like Buzz Kulik’s TO FIND A MAN (1972), had some deeply personal resonances for me that kept me coming back to them (three times in a theater for that one, and countless times since in the 1970s and 1980s).

    3. HIGH NOON
    7. THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1940)
    8. THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1961)
    12. RIO BRAVO
    15. WHITE HEAT
    19. CHINA DOLL
    23. A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1938)
    24. MIRACLE ON 34th STREET (1947)
    29. TO FIND A MAN

  • Paul

    Babes in Toyland (aka March of the Wooden Soldiers with Laurel & Hardy)
    Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
    Horse Feathers (Marx Brothers)
    The Nitwits (Wheeler & Woolsey)
    Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla
    The Night Stalker (the original 1972 TV movie with Darren McGavin)
    …and my favorite film of all time, 1983’s Local Hero

  • Carol Henderson

    My top movies that I’ve watched around 50 times or more:

    1. Godfather
    2. Nuns Story
    3. Giant
    4. A Christmas Carol (Alastair Sim)
    5. Since You Went Away
    6. Best Years Of Our Lives
    7. Miracle On 34th Street (Edmund Gwen)
    8. Glenn Miller Story (Jimmy Stewart)
    9. An Affair To Remember (Cary Grant)
    10. 12 Angry Men (Henry Fonda)

  • Carol Henderson

    I forgot to add:

    March of the Wooden Soldiers
    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
    My Cousin Vinny

  • Gloria E

    I do watch newer movies but not over & over again..but the ones that I know I have seen 50X or more (& probably forgetting some) are:
    The Maltese Falcon
    Random Harvest
    Now Voyager
    The Big Sleep
    The Letter
    Bringing up Baby
    West Side Story
    Manchurian Candidate
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers
    The Bank Dick
    Animal Crackers
    A Place in the Sun
    To Have & Have Not
    Night Must Fall

  • Justin Shaikewitz

    Robocop (all 3), The Patriot, Rules of Engagment, Excalibur, The Great Escape, The Dirty Dozen, Star Trek: First Contact, Men In Black, Independence Day, American Gangster, Back to the Future (all 3), Spaceballs, Starship Troopers, Goldeneye, The World is Not Enough, Predator (1&2).

  • Shawn

    Bride of Frankenstein
    Creature from the Black Lagoon
    Fistful of Dollars
    My Man Godfrey
    Ruggles of Red Gap
    Animal House
    Apocalypse Now
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original)
    The Hills ha

  • Shawn

    The Hills Have Eyes (original)
    Dawn of the Dead (original)
    Old School
    Grandma’s Boy
    Evil Dead
    Evil Dead 2
    The Invisible Man
    Planet of the Apes (original)

  • OZ, Rob

    Personally I feel that all good movies have to be watched much more than once,that is why I collect Movies & have over a 1000 titles, silent era to 70s.I am constantly adding movies & still discovering .I could not possibly watch any movie 50 times. I would never find the time available and it would detract from my ability to expand, watch and explore all that diversity, the history of movies has to offer.

  • jlwsmurf

    For those having difficulty believing some people saw all the movies on their lists at least fifty times. If they’re anything like me, they couldn’t possibly remember all the movies they’ve seen that many times.

    1. When I was in elementary school, both my parents worked full-time. I walked home from school and every school day at 3:30 p.m. a local TV station showed old movies. I watched them every afternoon.
    2. When I hit junior high (aka middle school), I received a small TV as a gift. At 10:30 p.m. each night, a local TV showed old movies. I watched them almost every night.
    3. The VCR was invented and cable became commonplace. I have never been a very active person (medical difficulties), and I had children who usually had favorite movies which we saw over and over and over and over . . . etc. again.
    4. We have HBO, SHOWTIME, STARZ, ENCORE, and more. I’ve rarely watched TV series for years; I don’t usually like them. So movies are about the only TV I watch (or use as background to computer work, reading or family history research).

    Oh, and in case you thought my parents might have been negligent of me, I was a straight-A student with extremely little effort on my part, and sleeping more than 6 hours a night from childhood through my thirties usually gave me a viciously painful headache.

    I have been known to watch a favorite film on DVD or VHS, rewind it and watch again for up to 4 times straight.

    Some of my favorites that I can and have watched repeatedly (but I don’t keep count): Dodsworth, The Women, The Little Foxes, Mr. Skeffington, Red (with Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, etc. – sometimes I just like to watch things blow up), Sound of Music, The Music Man, The Best Years of Our Lives, Stalag 17, Beauty and the Beast (Jean Cocteau version), Dracula, any version of A Christmas Carol, Where Eagles Dare, Sabrina (both versions), To Kill a Mockingbird, The Quiet Man, Galaxy Quest.

    Throw in that I’m 56 years old, and that’s a lot of movies that I’ve seen a lot of times.

    • Sue

      Totally agree with you about the Cocteau version of Beauty and the Beast!

  • Judy

    I have so many favorite movies I’ve watched over and over and over………
    Singin’ In The Rain
    All 3 Lord of the Rings (I’ve read the books 8 or 10 times)
    Penny Seranade
    The Color Purple
    The Searchers
    Fiddler on the Roof
    My Fair Lady
    All the Fred and Ginger movies
    The Man Who Knew Too Much
    The Awful Truth
    My Favorite Wife
    Sleepless in Seattle
    An Affair to Remember
    You’ve Got Mail
    The Shop Around the Corner
    Meet Me in St Louis……..Just to name a few.

    I spend my tv time watching Turner Classic Movies. I mostly prefer movies from the 30’s and 40s, but I consider myself blessed to have lived long enough (I’m 70) to see The Lord of the Rings put on film.

  • Doug

    Big Jake
    The Last Boy Scout
    To Live and Die in L.A.
    Dirty Harry
    Gone in 60 Seconds
    True Grit
    The Quiet Man
    Lethal Weapon
    In Harm’s Way
    Last Man Standing
    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
    A Fistful of Dollars
    For a Few Dollars More
    Wake of the Red Witch
    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
    All James Bond Movies
    Next of Kin

  • carrie

    I would rather watch a movie from the 30s and 40s than anything they have today. I too watched all the old movies when I got home from school. Random Harvest has been listed several times but no one has listed Valley of Decision. I love anything with Greer Garson. Also all of the Macdonald/Eddy movies. Thank goodness they are now coming out in DVD I have worn out my VCR tapes.

  • Mike D.

    “The Big Sleep” with Humphrey Bogart. Probably saw the movie about 5 to 10 times and read Chandler’s book before I completely figured out the plot. Love film noir.

  • saridaki

    Back in the 50s & 60’s in the NYC area, WPIX (I think) had a movie program called “Million Dollar Movie”… they used the music from Gone With the Wind (not that I knew that then) as the theme song… and they would show the same movie twice daily during the week and three times on Sat and Sun… summer vacations allowed me to get started on this topic!!! So, out of the box, I would say, Now Voyager, Man’s Castle (which is yet to be put on DVD), Notorious, Suspicion, Rebecca (so much beauty!) Gaslight, The Ghost and Mrs Muir, The Maltese Falcon. And now… OMG! High Road to China… one of my MOST faves, I JUST learned is finally being released on DVD!!!! I love this movie and am so excited! African Queen, Philadelphia Story, LA Story (my favorite Steve Martin), The Holiday (Jack Black not over the top cute!), To Kill a Mocking Bird (amazing movie), American Dreamer (so silly, but I just LOVE it!…really! 50 times!!)

  • David in CT

    Bit of a military movie buff. The ones that will make me shut off my phone are;

    “The Longest Day”
    “Cross of Iron”
    “Five Graves to Cairo”
    “Charge of the Light Brigade” (1968)
    “Enemy at the Gates”
    “Battle of the Bulge”
    “The Guns of Navarone”
    “Where Eagles Dare”
    “Conduct Unbecoming”
    “Seven Days in May”
    and “Failsafe”
    I’m also a chump for the “lesser” Charlton Heston epics –
    “El Cid”
    “The Agony & the Ecstasy”
    “55 Days at Peking” and “Khartoum”

    • Chuck Millstein

      Most of the “big” John Wayne classics; most anything with Bob Mitchum- especially “The Enemy Below”, most of Jimmy Stewart’s, especially Hitchcock or westerns; most of the Cary Grant screwball comedies; and many of Eastwood, especially the westerns and “Play Misty for Me”.


    THAT WOULD BE….THE D.I. WITH JACK WEBB, can’t think of anything else I’d watch 50 times in a row.

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  • Gary

    The Court Jester (Danny Kaye); It’s A Gift (W.C. Fields); HorseFeathers (The Marx Bros)

  • robert

    the longest day
    the dirty dozen

  • Sue

    I’ll also drop everything for Out of Africa.

  • Bill Hicks

    No list is complete without Ava Gardner at her
    most beautiful, THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA. Terrific
    melodrama with great performances also by Bogart
    and Edmund O’Brien.

  • Anonymous

    godpappa, casablanca, citizen kane, american graffiti are among the close to or more than 50 for me there are many more that tcm has kept me up with

  • Lorri

    There are so many! I may not have seen them 50 times, but I’m getting there. Just give me time.
    Here are some of my favorites:
    The Idolmaker
    Some Kind of Wonderful
    My Bodyguard
    Now Voyager
    From the Terrace
    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
    What’s Up, Doc? (That bicycle/car/etc. chase through Chinatown is hysterical!)
    The Sound of Music
    The Princess Bride

  • boeezgrl

    If I haven’t seen these movies 50 times, it’s pretty darn close. And I absolutely have seen at least parts of them 50 times or more because when I’m flipping through my many movie channels I always stop for these and/or I own copies of them. I know for sure that I could randomly recite dialogue from every single one of them! So, in no particular order:
    Philadelphia Story
    The Thin Man — The first in the series I’ve seen the most, though I’ll stop and watch the others as well.
    Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    My Man Godfrey
    His Girl Friday
    An Affair to Remember
    Jane Eyre — any version
    Sunset Boulevard
    Scorpio — Because, unfortunately, it’s the only Alain Delon film the movie channels show frequently, with The Yellow Rolls Royce coming in a close second, which I also watch when I can.
    Rear Window
    The Birds
    The Big Sleep (Bogart version)
    The Maltese Falcon
    Stalag 17
    The Godfather, Part 1 — With Part 2 coming in a close second for number of times viewed.
    Blade Runner
    Lion in Winter
    White Christmas — I watch this every year.
    Two guilty pleasures: A Farewell to Arms (Rock Hudson version); Where the Boys Are (1960)

  • emk

    I own a large number of DVDs. But I have a few favorites that I’m sure I’ve watched 50 times:
    Wackiest Ship in the Army
    Operation Peticoat
    Father Goose
    Kelly’s Heroes
    Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
    Indiana Jones
    Girl Crazy with Rooney & Garland
    Anything with Astaire & Rogers
    National Treasure
    Tora, Tora, Tora
    My Fair Lady
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    North to Alaska
    Mad, Mad, Mad,Mad, World
    Fever Pitch
    Don’t Go Near the Water
    Maltese Falcon
    Please Don’t Eat the Daisies
    Meet Me in St. Louis
    White Christmas

  • B.K. Dale

    Horse Soldiers
    American President
    The Bodyguard
    Air Force One
    The Last Starfighter
    Maltese Falcon
    Dirty Dancing

  • Kenneth Gentile

    No movie is worth seeing 50 times, however I have seen some of my favorites about ten of 12 times and maybe if I live to be 100 years old I will end up seeing those maybe 20 times. My favorits are Captain Blood, The Sea Hawk, The Black Swan, Captain Horatio Hornblower, the A&E Horation Hormblower series, the Adventures of Robin Hood, Patton and many others. I wish Hollywood could make a true story about a hero that is a real historical figure that inspires us without fabricating their lives. We have had enough of the fictional heros like Batman, Spiderman, Lord of the Rings, Sta Wars, etc., but what about I real hero like Andrew Jackson or John Newton?

  • May

    I am a compulsive movie buff and watch my favourite movies at least 2 or 3 times a year. As I am nearly 70 there are many, many films I have watched countless times – mostly films from 1940-1980. I have not counted exactly the number of times and there are far too many films to list.
    I have also read the books of many of my favourite movies.

  • Lenny Cassioppi

    Here Comes Mr Jordan
    The Bishops Wife (Cary Grant)
    Arsenic and Old Lace
    Top Gun
    Battle Cry (I left the theatre and went right out to join the Army)

  • Carol

    Hands down — “Pocketful of Miracles” with Bette Davis, Glen Ford, Peter Falk, Hope Lange, and Ann Margaret in her debut film. I watch it whenever I need a little lift or am feeling homesick. Fantastic film. It also has Ellen Corby before her “Waltons” days. It has everything!

  • Renee’

    Movies I can recite:
    Funny Girl
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding
    Meet Me in St. Louis
    The Wizard of Oz
    Singin’ in the Rain

    At least 50 times:
    The Way We Were
    What’s Up Doc?
    The Sound of Music
    Butch Cassisy and The Sundance Kid
    Dirty Dancing
    An American in Paris
    A Star is Born (1954)
    Hello, Dolly!
    Mary Poppins
    Beaty and The Beast

    I’m 15 years old and those are probably my faves

  • John Stecklein

    The Fugitive never gets old. I own it and still watch it when it comes on cable.
    Best Years of Our Lives at least 50 times.
    Jaws every time its on.
    Rudy at least 50 times.
    The Deerhunter
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    The Birds
    Rear Window, Grace Kelly is stunning!

  • CJWallis

    So many kindred spirits! I have been a movie fanatic for ever. Favorites start with Metropolis the silent film, Hitchcock films including North by Northwest and many of his earlier works, Chaplin (all), pretty much everything from 1939, musicals (particularly Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), Princess Bride, Star Wars (original 3), Raiders of the Lost Ark (all put the second), Top Gun, the lyrical language of Serenity,Blade Runner, Arnold’s comedies like True Lies and many more including most of the ones mentioned by others. I only buy movies I intend to watch repeatedly and I have over a 1000 so I guess that tells you how hard it is to pick. For that mellow feeling I still pick Jane Austen.

  • Donald

    There’s alot but here is some.
    Big Trail,Stagcoach,She Wore A Yellow Ribbon,
    Hondo,In Harms Way,and others with THE DUKE.
    Casablanca,Sabrina,The African Queen & more BOGIE.
    It’s A Wonderful Life,Harvey,Broken Arrow,The Shop
    Around the Corner,and others with Jimmy.
    Roustabout,Follow That Dream,G.I.Blues,Gril Happy,
    Harum Scarum,Kissing Cousins,and more with ELVIS.
    Paint Your Wagon,The Outlaw Josey Wales,with Clint
    To Catch A Thief,Charade,An Affair to Remember,
    Destination Tokyo,and other with CARY.
    Wizard of OZ,with JUDY.
    Tin Man,with Zooey.
    Mary Poppins, with Julie.
    Sleepless In Seatle, with TOM.
    The Truth About Charlie,with MARK.

  • frank pienkosky

    “Zulu” was good…”Zulu Dawn”..[in some ways]…was even better!…who can ever forget..”MY GOD!…we’ve found them!”…oh,..and as for you “Die Hard” fans….the first film suffered from a serious technical flaw that kind of ruined it for me…do you really think that a group of super sophisticated european terrorists with state of the art weaponry and electronic gear would be communicating with CB RADIOS???….oh well, they promptly corrected that in the second film at least….

  • frank pienkosky

    “The Horse Soldiers”?…not bad…loosely based on on “Griersons Raid”…Grierson being a schoolteacher who absolutely hated horses! naturally the army made him a cavalry commander!

  • frank pienkosky

    or maybe the original version of “Dracula”….I can still remember my mom translating the Hungarian spoken in the beginning of the film..[where Jonathan Harker asks the coachman to take him to castle dracula]…his response being..”Hey buddy…you really, REALLY don’t want to go there!…..

  • A.B.

    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
    Arthur (1981)
    The Wizard of Oz
    Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead
    Black Widow
    Play Misty for Me
    Psycho (1960)
    The Babysitter (1995)
    The Sound of Music
    Marvin’s Room
    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
    Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI
    Friday the 13th Party VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
    Morgan Stewart’s Coming Home

  • Alton Robertson

    Psycho (143 times)
    Vertigo (114 times)
    Howard Hawks’ The Thing (60, still counting)
    Who’s Afraid of Virigina Woolf?
    East of Eden

  • LoveOldFilm

    Sergeant York
    Bridge on the River Kwai
    Mrs. Doubtfire
    It’s a Wonderful Life
    The Longest Day
    A Few Good Men
    African Queen

  • Watt Hyer

    I’ve seen the original King Kong by choice more than any other film. Its my number one favorite. But, the film I’ve seen the most is Billy Jack. When it came out I was working in an old theatre that was slated for a big remodel job. It had a tremendous initial run anyway of a couple of months, then it was decided to just keep it rather than try to attract first run audiences to a house that was undergoing so much construction. I knew every syllable of dialog, every gaff… everything. I even watched it in Spain the following year, Billy El Defendor.

  • Lisa

    Great topic. I definitely get stuck in movies when they come on TV, even though the DVD is sitting on the shelf getting dusty. Whether on TV or DVD, re-watching a familiar movie is like eating comfort food. At one time I used to watch Superman every night before bed, probably because it made me feel safe somehow.

    50+ times:
    Lord of the Rings series
    Star Wars series
    The Bourne Identity

    Close to 50…
    The Ten Commandments (Charlton Heston version)
    Broken Arrow (Christian Slater)
    Something New

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  • Rsda

    Calamity Jane, Wake of the red Witch, Love me or leave me, Tomorrow is Forever, Casablance, The Uninvited, Pajama game and Our hearts were young and gay.

  • Bjodrie

    Cover Girl(1945)

  • Csnine

    I don’t count after 25(?) but, I have possibly seen the following 50 times: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Godfather, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Gone with the Wind, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Dirty Dozen, Dead End, Bonnie and Clyde, Some Like it Hot, The Terminator, The African Queen, Frankenstein, Psycho, and The Wizard of Oz. Like anything great or personal favorites, there is no reason not to see these over and over again. I have definitely seen many Stooges shorts with Curly well over 50 times, knowing to the millisecond exactly when one will be hit, the exact sound effect, and laughing LOUDLY to the annoyance of others (wife) without fail. By the way, the new movie is fun and a good tribute. There are many more movies I’d like to see more.

    • Bruce Reber

      The 3 Stooges w/Curly – Soitenly! Nyuk-Nyuk-Nyuk!

  • Karon Jackson

    KARON,      Movies I have possibly seen 50 times would have to be  “Star Wars” “Lord of THe Rings”, Star Trek movies, The Ten Commandments, Wizard of Oz,

  • Tgw51

    I’m sure that I’ve seen “It’s a Wonderful Life” at least 50 times.  tgw51

  • Tsagiglalal

    Let’s see, It’s A Wonderful Life
    Imitation of Life
    Most of the Shirley Temple movies
    As well as Little Rascal/Our Gang

  • Gdewit33

    casablanca,holiday Inn, Its a wonderful life, family man, Arsenic and old lace, the Patriot

  • Roger9

    At Christmas time it’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Story”. Otherwise I have consistently re-played Casablanca, To Kill a Mockingbird, In the Heat of the Night,  The Shootist, and Chinatown.  I almost forgot ” It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”  It’s the very first movie I ever bought. ( I have hundreds now.)

  • Bartstarrr15

    Back to the Future-I. I see something different each time I watch it.

  • Wade

    Casablanca,The Wizard of Oz, Bringing up Baby,  Random Harvest and anything with Ava Gardner

  • Luvlinda

    All About Eve
    The Exorcist
    The Maltese Falcon
    Dark Victory
    Annie Hall
    Airport 1975
    The Poseidon Adventure
    The Towering Inferno
    Gone With The Wind
    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
    The Great Lie
    Exorcist 2 The Herectic
    The Godfather
    Godfather Part 2

  • Roger lynn

    movies I have seen 50 times or more==
    1)Gone With The Wind
    2)To Kill A Mockingbird
    3)To Sir,With Love
    4)The Towering Inferno
    5)The Poseidon Adventure
    6)The Birds
    7)Murder By Decree
    8)Farewell My Lovely
    9)Don’t Just Stand There
    10)The Exorcist
    11)Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
    12)The Faculty
    13)True Grit-1969
    14)El Dorado
    19)Death Wish 2
    20)The Late Show

    • Roger Lynn

       I forgot,Christmas In Connecticut and Christmas Carol-1951

  • Kathleen Lemm

    Tootsie, The Godfather, The Godfather Part 2, Night Moves (w/Gene Hackman)

  • Filmax


  • Filmax

    Oops!  I forgot to include WHITE HEAT (Cagney).

  • Vinylj45

    While You Were Sleeping, The Happy Years, You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, A Christmas Story, Big, Groundhog Day, High Fidelity, Hairspray (the first), The Shop Around the Corner, Home Alone, The Holiday, Looking for an Echo, Meet Me in St. Louis, Peggy Sue Got Married, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Maltese Falcon, Murder by Death, Notting Hill, That Thing You Do, The Truth about Cats and Dogs, When Harry Met Sally

  • Bjodrie

    Some of my favorite John Waynes Ive seen many times.
    Rio Bravo
    Dark Command
    Flying Tigers
    Sands Of Iwo Jima

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  • Rsda

    OUT OF THE BLUE (1947)
    A STAR IS BORN (1954)

  • Robin2k

    Bambi (as a child, at least 50 times)

  • Bobby Laguardia

    the 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street! I love it!

  • Bearcasey

    Dr. Zhivago

  • guest

    Big Chill

  • Linda Howard

    I’ve only seen Casablanca once and that was the other night in a theater on the big screen.  But one of my all time favorites that I have seen on the big screen and own and have watched more that 50 times is “The Day The Earth Stood Still” with Michael Rennie.  Fabulous movie and actor.

  • Cjevrem

    Vertigo, The Sixth Sense, Black Robe, Bell Book and Candle, Citizen Kane, The Wizard of Oz

  • Cjevrem

    Also King Kong, the original one!

  • Belinda

    Lonesome Dove, The Thornbirds, Wizard of Oz, Shawshank Redemption, Jaws, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre (the original), Willie Wonka, Rear Window, Blue Hawaii, Jailhouse Rock,Psycho, and Gone with the Wind

    • traveler

       oh yes! forgot about the Thornbirds what a classic, such a tearjerker! still get mad that he never stayed with her!

  • Bjodrie

    Most of Broderick Crawfords Films.He was TOPS.

  • Bjodrie

    The Flame(1947)
    Men Of Texas
    North To The Klondike
    When The Daltons Rode
    Virginia City
    They Died With Their Boots On
    Pride Of The Marines
    All Through The Night
    Christmas Holiday(This is a Film Noir,believe it or not with Deanna Durbin and Gene Kelly)
    Singing In The Rain
    satan Never Sleeps(1962)with William Holden and Clifton Webb(Dir Leo(Going My Way)Mccarey
    Flaming Star(One of Elvis Presleys Best Films)

  • Cadesgrams

    I don’t think watching a movie over and over again is bad. On the contrary it just might say that this is a movie worth seeing. I like to watch old movies (The Thin Man movies, Doris Day, Cary Grant, and countless other) over and over again. I think I do because it transports me back to a better time. When the roles between men and women were more defined, you could enjoy simple things because they were simpler. Yet I know that these were just movies and real life wasn’t always simple. That’s why I like movies they are fantasy for a short while I can escape into a time that I like.

  • Patrice Mitsos

    GOD, I love this site.  I don’t even know how I came to it.  I think through email….I don’t remember now!
    I can talk about film all day with anyone.

    Anyway, some movies I’ve easily seen more than 50 times include, but are not limited to, “Goodfellas”, “Remains of the Day”, “Howards End”, “Lolita”, “Shadow of a Doubt”, “Psycho”, “A Place in the Sun”, “Sense and Sensibility”, “Sophie’s Choice”, “It’s Complicated”, “Julie & Julia”, “Two for the Seesaw”, “The Pumpkin Eater”, “The Graduate”, “Miracle Worker”, “84 Charing Cross Road”, “The Philadelphia Story”, “Holiday”, “Bringing Up Baby”, “Paper Chase”, “The Way We Were”, “The Lion in Winter” and “Casablanca”.

    Yes, I have easily seen every one of these movies at least 50 times.  I’m a movieholic.  That’s why it’s taking me so long to write my own book and possible screenplay…I’m watching too many movies in my limited spare time.

  • Patrice Mitsos

    No, there is nothing wrong with watching a movie multiple times….particularly over the years.  As you get older, you find yourself identifying with characters different from the one(s) you identified with the first time you saw it.  And, with a really great film with a great, intricate story and great acting, you see different nuances in scenes, gestures, clues, foreshadowing, relevance of sub-plots,,,the list goes on.

    I forgot one other film I’ve definitely seen at least 50 times, because it is one of the absolute best screenplays ever written….”Rosemary’s Baby”. 

  • Doppleganger51

    movies  that  I  have  seen  over and  over  all  the  godzilla  movies  star trek  the  first  few  star  wars  movies  sleepless in seatle  one  true  love  the old  classics  with  boris  karlov  bella  lugossi  lon chaney  jr  voyage  to  the bottom  of  the sea  the day  the earth  stood  still  the war  of  the worlds   the time  machine   time trax   forbiden  planet  most  of  the jerry lewis  like  creature  from a small planet  a lot  of  disaster  flicks knight  rider  most  of  the don  knotts  films   back  to  the future  trilogy  time  afer time   i could  probably  go  on  but  i  want  to  leave  some  for  others  

  • mcleanne

    Add “Princess Bride” and “What’s Up, Doc?” to the classics with Jimmy Stewart, Jean Arthur, Cary Grant–any of them.  “Lion in Winter” never fades, nor do any of the old Disney studio “real life” adventures that I now watch with my grandchildren:  Swiss Family Robinson, 20000 Leagues…etc.All of the Abbott and Costello movies, because my 6 year old granddaughter is addicted to them.  Now I can say that I’m on my 3rd trip around.  Nothing better than to see your favorites beloved by your descendants.

  • Speckie

    Speckie   —   Errol Flynn, Olivia deHaviline, Claude Rains, Basil Rathbone in
                         “The Adventures of Robin Hood”   1938      Swashbuckler, I am.

  • david mills

      Add Shane to the list,it is such a great story and who can forget the  Earth vs, the Flying Saucers

  • traveler

    shawshank redemption!

  • Orvis1

    Outlaw Josey Wales

  • jerry j.

    Not quite 50 times, but I have done a lot of viewing of Tittlie’s Punctured Romance, with Chaplin and Marie Dressler.  Also multiple viewings of The Big Bus, and Keaton’s Our Hospitality (the scenes of the 1830s train ride are a picture of long past American history)).

  • bsteele2

    Don’t forget “A Christmas Story “, or any one of the “A Christmas Carol” movies.  I can’t go through the holidays without seeing them at least once.

  • C.Vernee

    Bringing up Baby, Cary Grant & Katherine Hepburn:Singing in the Rain, Gene Kelly:True Grit . Cary Grant could get the greatest expressions. in any of his movies.  Gene Kelly I could watch him dance all day

  • Lperiu

    Going with the wind

  • kerry

    All About Eve; The Lord Of the Ring Trilogy; Pride and Prejudice;  and sadly, When Harry Met Sally-people were obsessed with that movie in college.

  • maddy

    The Natural, The Way We Were, The Black Stallion, (not 50 but watch it every time it’s on)  Seabiscuit

  • Bobby Donat

    Casablanca, Casablanca and, oh I almost forgot…Casablanca.

  • Frank Woolery

    I love Charlton Heston movies, especially the epics…. Ben Hur, El Cid, 10 Commandments and his westerns…. Major Dundee, Will Penny, The Mountain Men… I watch them over and over.

  • Adlaidmorton65

    I agree with you It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad World and nothing like it since

  • awesomesauciness

    “The Wizard of Oz”, my favorite movie of all time.

  • Lisa Grove

    50 times, huh?

    Probably THE WIZARD OF OZ. What can I say? I’ve watched it with my family, with my sister, best girlfriends and in college with my boyfriend or roomie. I’ve also watched it from a hospital bed, with my husband and our dog and with other families. It makes me feel snug and cozy.

  • Trainfolkz

    I will stop trolling whenever I come across LEOPOLD AND KATE and LADYHAWK

  • Johnlaw

    For me, To Kill A Mockingbird is in  a class by itself, second would be Ben Hur. I’ve seen both a zillion times and never tire of either one. A more obscure movie from the early 60s that’s great, is The Spiral Road with Rock hudson and Burl Ives, only available on a Rock Hudson collection. There are so many great movies, it’s hard to pick the “best”. Movies from the 40s, 50s and 60s I feel are generally better quality (they actually knew how to act) than the current crop from the last Ten years featuring one special effect after another.

  • Burt

    Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera what a feast for the eye!!

  • Barry

    Casablanca, Some Like It Hot, My Fair Lady, The Third Man, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, Singing In The Rain, Woody Allen’s Manhattan, are among the films I try to watch at least once a year.

  • Rlk4404

    Shane, Tombstone, You Got Mail, Sleepless in Seatle

  • Sidviv

    One of my favorites is “Mister Roberts” (Henry Fonda, James Cagney and Jack Lemmon).  The crew’s antics, Mr Roberts’ desire to “get into the war”, Ensign Pulver’s big plans, and the Captain’s desire to become a full Commander in the Merchant Marine on the backs of his crew combine to make one great picture.


    THE D.I. with JACK WEBB

  • Fred Young

    Battleground, The Day the Earth Stood Still (Michael Rennie), War of the Worlds(Gene Barry). Just to name a few. There are a lot more, but not enough space.

  • Manuel

    The one movie that I wated the most was probably the Ten (10) Commandments a close second would probably be “Them” about he giant Ants.

  • Rosie_gibson

    cat on a hot tin roof, the wizard of oz, the birds

  • Kbahl

    I’ve seen 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at least 50 times.  
    also The Mysterious Island is a close second.  Le Mans and Grand Prix were also seen many times. 

  • lastrow

    Maid’s Night Out, starring a very young, very beautiful Joan Fontaine.  It’s a lightweight, but feel good comedy that always brightens my day. 

  • Mariehill

    Casablanca is certainly a favorite; as is It’s A Wonderful Life and Mr.Smith Goes To Washington…and of course, Singin’ in the Rain, Top Hat, Philadelphia Story, Wizard of Oz, there are so many I can watch over and over!

  • Mstokes1148

    10 Commnandments

  • Irene in Wilmington

    Maybe not 50, but a lot: The Wizard of Oz, , The Lion in Winter, GWTW, Casablanca, Stage Door, The Philadelphia Story, The Adventures of Robin Hood (E. Flynn), Singin’ In the Rain, Enchanted April.

  • jackie olsen

    I have watched Psycho 100’s of times.  I love it.  I’m a huge Alfred Hitchcock fan and I have watched all of his movies. However, there is just something about Norman Bates that I can watch him over and over.

  • Timothyjireland

    I think I can recite every line that George C Scott says in Patton… every g.. d… day.

  • Dennis Hurst1

    I have seen “The Searchers” about the 50 times and still could watch it again, even though I could mime the words all through it.

  • BOB K

    I have seen JAWS and THE QUIET MAN probably 100 times. Love them both

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  • EO

    GWTW, The Shawshank Redemption, Witness, All About Eve, just to name a few

  • coventry

    The movies I have seen 50 times or more. Is maybe a couple of movies, Casablanca and Gone with the wind!!!!! Great movies and great acting!!!!!!

  • Rrjustron

    To me, King Kong (1933) is the utmost movie ever made. I have seen it way more than 100 times and have it in several forms, colorised, 50th anniversary, on tape and on DVD. Peter Jacksons doesn’t even come close.

  • Billdegeorge

    I watch Groundhog Day every chance I get, including the sequel (which was exactly the same.)

  • sue’s reviews

    Joe vs the Volcano…..I notice some new subtle thing each time I watch it, Singin’ in the Rain, all the Fred & Ginger films, African Queen, Bringing Up Baby, Philadelphia Story (& the remake musical High Society version….just great fun), It Takes a Thief, Casablanca…..just a few of my favorites.

  • Meadia55

    The Wizard of Oz, Godzilla (the original), Star Wars IV, Jaws, ET, Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, The Usual Suspects, Blade Runner and Serendipity as the perfect love story with a literary bent and the incredible Kate Beckingsale.

  • Mr. Sunshine

    “Bonnie and Clyde”, “Whatever Happend to Baby Jane?” “The Wild Bunch”, “Mommie Dearest”, “The Evil Dead Part 2”, “Chinatown” “The Wizard of Oz”

  • Cshepko

    Of course, Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon.  But more recently:  LA Confidential, The Usual Suspects, Fracture, Witness…and there must be 50 more!

  • Cshepko

    Oh–I forgot–“29th Street.”  Anthony LaPaglia is hilarious, and the movie is so much fun.

  • Robin

    “The Awful Truth” Grant and Dunne…
    ” The Gay Divorcee” Astaire/ rogers
    “Holiday Inn”  Astaire/Crosby
    One of the best Ever  “YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU” L Barrymore, J Stewart, J Arthur,
    a movie with a true message if you will look for it.
    ” ON BORROWED TIME” Again with Lionel Barrymore, he was a great actor, person, and man.
    “Top Hat”
    Swing Time”
    “The Philadelphia Story”
    also Love “the Bishops Wife” Grant, Young and Niven

  • Ptrcandler

    any Ginger rogers film

  • Dana-thompson

    A Few Good Men,  Waterloo Bridge, Marty, The Bad Seed, Gone With The Wind, It’s a Wonderful LIfe A Christmas CArol with Alister Sim, Mr. Magoos Christmas Carol, Madam X, Jekyl and Hyde with Lana Turner & spencer Tracy

  • Pandro42

    Topsy Turvy, Stardust, The Pirates of Penzance, Fantasia, Excalibur, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Amadeus, The Man Who Would be King, and The Wizard of Oz.

    • Pandro42

      Oh yeah, I almost forgot.  Add to that: Groundhog Day

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  • Gil32263

    oh and the godfather 1 & 2

  • ted smith

    Groundhog Day… no matter how repetitive it was, it is and always will be about the opportunity to become a better person…. Evryone should watch it 50 times…

  • Wecwjc

    How the west was won

  • DollyT

    The Grapes of Wrath, The Quiet Man, Sargent York, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Song of Bernadette, Ghost, Dirty Dancing, The Good Earth and many, many more.

  • Barbara

    Rebecca,The Letter,Random Harvest,Dark Victory,The Quiet Man,the list could go on and on!

  • Sandy clarke

    gone with the wind . cassblanca,dances with wolves,rebecca,steeln magnolias,fried green tomatoes,a summer place,10 commandments

  • Mountrath

    Gone With The Wind, Casablance, A Star Is Born(1954), The Quiet Man, The Uninvited.

  • Cinzia

    All of the Astaire/Rogers films, A Letter to Three Wives, The More the Merrier, all of the Marx Brothers films, Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein and Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy, North By Northwest, Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, Sorry Wrong Number, Out of the Past, The Big Steal, and all of the Universal horror classics of the 30’s and 40’s, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Monster That Challenged the World, Godzilla, Foreign Correspondent. Like some of the others posted here, if I love a movie, I will watch it over and over and over and over and never get sick of it.
    I mostly only watch movies, not much else.


  • Crafty-lady

    A Hard day’s night, That same old feeling (Bette Midler!), It happened one night, Portrait of jenny, Two girls and a sailor (Van Johnson!), Gigi, The wizard of oz, The Harvey girls, Meet me in St. Louis, Daddy Long legs, Help!, The UFO incident, Its a wonderful life, The lake house, Ghost, Yankee Doodle Dandy, The sixth sense and Harry Potter (all of them)….I have more but….Oh my, I just realized that I spend a lot of time watching movies….over and over again! LOL

  • Publius

    Nearly every movie that Laurel & Hardy made (With WAY OUT WEST being the one watched most often.
    Casablanca; The Haunting; The Tales of Hoffmann; Million Dollar Legs; Duck Soup; Phantom of the Opera; Frankenstein; Modern TImes; Young Mr. Lincoln; African Queen; Jesus of Nazareth; King of Kings; Breaking Away.  (This last one, I memorized the whole dialogue.)

  • Jack Fitzpatrick

    Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, Shane, One Fine Day (Are you kidding me?)

  • Barbrow1

    Mr Roberts, South Paciffic, No Business Like Show Business, and Singing In The Rain.Just a few of many.

  • Vann Morrison

    There are alot of movies I can and have watched over and over. My two favorites, A Christmas Story and The Sandlot. I’m of the age I can relate to them. The others not in any order are; The Cross of Iron,
    The Wild Bunch, The Searchers, Shane, Farewell to the King, The Quiet Man, The Wind and the Lion, The Best Years of Our Lives, The Man who Shot Liberty Valance, The Far Country, Luck of the Irish, They Were Expendable and Winchester ’73. There are hardly any new movies that have come out recently that I would bother to see again.

  • cinemabon

    Movies that were constantly rebroadcast on television in my youth I saw multiple times. Later, when revival theaters arrived and I realized I’d been watching pan and scan ripoffs, I tried to see the films I loved in their original screen venue. Christmas movies probably top the list followed by blockbuster films I attended multiple times in the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s. After that, when movies turned up on video in their original aspect ratios, I turned my living room into a theater. Today, I have a special HD laptop and the best pad that allow me to take my films with me on the go. So if you spot some “dude” on a jet or in a train station or waiting in a restaurant looking at (too numerous to name) a classic film, it’s probably me. Hence, my nom de plume – cinemabon – a pun I made when walking through the mall years ago. It’s double entendre both a tasty treat and good viewing.

  • Rjstole

    I saw “Gone With the Wind” when it was released in 1939 and have seen it many times since.  I still get a bit teary when the title rolls across the screen with that powerful background music by
    Max Steiner.

  • Beverlywellmeyer

    There’s so many chick flicks that I watch over and over… the Holiday, the Proposal, You’ve Got Mail, While You Were Sleeping… I watch My Cousin Vinny every time it comes on

  • Kendall Combs

    Harry Potter, Jaws, Instinct, Jeepers Creepers, Stir of Echos, American President, Spiderman…to mention only a few!

  • Pete

    What’s Up, Tiger Lily?

  • Jelower1950

    The adventures of robin hood (errol Flynn) great Technicolor. Lots of action. Cant be improved upon and it was filmed in 1938!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Guest

    The Quiet Man, Casablanca, Sergeant York, Pride and Prejudice [the Colin Firth/Jennifer Ehle version],The Sound of Music, The Best Years of Our Lives, The Big Country, Fountainhead,
    The Man in The Grey Flannel Suit, Captain From Castile, and The Parent Trap [Haley Mills version]. 

  • Vegas66

    The 1953 version of Titanic with Barbara Stanwyck and Clifton Webb or any of Barbara Stanwyck’s movies, The Bells of St. Marys or any of  Ingrid Bergman’s movies, Unstoppable.

  • Vegas66

    And of course, Casablanca, Gone with the Wind and All About Eve!

  • Honeybit

    Don’t know if there’s anything I’ve actually watched 50 times, but here are the ones I watch with pleasure over and over:  (1) The Gods Must Be Crazy–this South African film makes me laugh out loud even when I’m by myself, (2) Hatari–John Wayne and Red Buttons capturing animals in Africa, an lulikely pair of pals,. (3) The Court Jester–lots of great scenes but I never tire of Danny Kaye trying to remember if “The Chalice with the Palace has the Brew that is True” or contains the “Pellet with the Poison”, (4)  Breakfast at Tiffany’s–for Audrey Hepburn at her most exquisite, (5) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid–buddy movie with great throwaway lines like “I’ve got vision and the rest of the world wears bifocals” or “I’m better when I move.”, (6) Evil Roy Slade–John Astin as Evil Roy vs Sheriff Bing Bell and his white suit in the ultimate Western spoof, (7) Some Like It Hot–“Well, nobody’s perfect.”, (8) Where the Boys Are–Dolores Hart, Yvette Mimieux, Connie Francis, and Paula Prentiss back when Spring Break meant Fort Lauderdale, the ultimate female buddy movie from the Age of Innocence, (9) The Sting–rare followup to a great pairing that worked again in a completely different way.  What all these have in common for me is they have characters I enjoy spending time with–for me, That’s Entertainment. 

  • Cgapple

    I have seen the following movies at least 50 times–the Adventures of Robin Hood, the Mark of Zorro, Ivanhoe, the Sting, the Thin Man, the Alamo, the Great Race, Some Like it Hot, Casablanca, Ben Hur, the Ten Commandments, Field of Dreams, Bull Durham, the Quiet Man, Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, Holiday Inn, Singin’ in the Rain, Silverado, Tombstone, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Fried Green Tomatoes, the Godfather, Groundhog Day, It Takes a Thief, Notorious, the Usual suspects.  

  • Sheri

    I’m a true movie buff – for me they would be:  Chasing Liberty, A Season for Miracles, Princess Diaries 1 & 2, The Sound of Music, Romancing the Stone, Ella Enchanted, Everafter, Zeus & Roxanne, William & Kate, The Cutting Edge-1st one, The Good Witch, Indian Summer, Not Without My Daughter, Star Trek IV, Harry Potter-1st one, Star Wars- original 1st & 3rd, Indiana Jones-1st one, Another Cinderella Story, It’s a Wonderful Life, Scrooge-w/Albert Finney, Miracle on 34th Street, Doc Hollywood, My Father The Hero, The Holiday, Fiddler On The Roof, South Pacific, The Parent Trap – Old & New, The Titanic, Hocus Pocus, All I Want for Christmas w/Lauren Bacall, Practical Magic, Escape to Witch Mountain, Indian Summer, The Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Hook – now that’s what I call entertainment!  Soon I’ll be adding Hallmark’s “The Engagement Ring.” to this list.

  • Sheri

    There’s more . . . Lord of the Rings-1st one, Robin Hood, The Three Musketeers w/Charlie Sheen.

  • Ethan Duke

    The Searchers, A Night at the Opera, Casablanca, Singin’ in the Rain, North by Northwest, Rear Window, Rio Bravo, The Great Escape

  • Joanbrigham

    Don’t laugh:  Commando, (only to count the mistakes in the movie), also Gone With the Wind, 3 Days of the Condor, Dr .Zhivago, Notting Hill, Christmas Vacation, The Gods Must Be Crazy 1 and 2, Mr. Mom, and I am sure some others that don’t come to mind.

  • Jamesgasaway

    An American in Paris.   The Terror of Tiny Town.  Rio Bravo.  El Dorado.  Roman Holida.  My Fair Lady.  The Music Man.   Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress.  Queen Christina

  • Topyule

    Any John Wayne picture.

  • Jo

    Wizard of Oz, Snow White, Bambi and Dirty Dancing…..

  • Layloi

    The Searchers starring John Wayne, one of the finest westerns ever made.

  • Fizzwidget

    From Dusk till Dawn

  • Lenny

    Godfather I and 2
    One Eyed Jacks
    the Hustler
    A Few Good Men
    Arthur (the original)

  • Joe USMC

    Sands of Iwo Jima,James Bond collections,Yankee Doddle Dandy, West Side Story,Allegany Upraising,Hondo,Trouble along the Way and all time favorite Gunga Din.

  • Jen1003

    gone with the wind , note book, pretty women, twilight, 

  • Biotecnm

    The Producers & Blazing Saddles.

  • caesar benigno

    gunga din

  • Pat Sgroi

    Starman, Animal House, Young Frankenstein, Dogma

  • Msidd

    A Few Good Men, Fletch, Fletch Lives, Blazing Saddles

  • Marvwaddy

    The Searchers, Green Berets, Toast of New Orleans, Sands of Iwo Jima, To Kill a  Mockingbird, BEN HUR, The Ten Commandments,The Silver Chalice, The Bishops Wife, An Affair to Remember, Donovans Reef,

  • Rkkessler

    the Quiet Man & JAWS way more then 50 times

  • Dlynnpetersen

    To Kill a Mockingbird is the best ever!!!  Also, Encounters of the Third Kind, but I’m not quite sure why

  • Isis

    I don’t know if I’ve actually seen these 50 times but darn close:


  • greycrow50

    The Black Stallion. Better than the book. Just stunning to watch, especially Alec and The Black’s time on the island. And love the score.

  • Trustbuster

    Scrooge (or A Christmas Carol) (the Alastair Sim version), The Third Man, The Caine Mutiny

  • Dick O’Connell

    Jules and Jim is my favorite movie by far.  I’ve seen it more than fifty times on the silver screen, probably another hundred times on television, VC, and DVD.  The Apartment is another favorite, along with Moonstruck and The Grey Fox.  Everyhting I know about women I learned from these four great films. 

  • Tbone

    tbone,i love my cousin vinny,disorganize crime,and midnight run.

  • Captianron01

    I have seen The Good The Bad and The Ugly over 300 times it is a classic

  • Hockeytown49341

    Red Dawn. Man Law states you must watch it if it is on!

  • Sl Dunaway

    now voyager

  • Jana Elliott

    300!! Great stuff.  Also, Gone with the Wind.

  • Brygolf

    random harvest  ive got the video

  • James

    It’s a Wonderful Life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Billyweeds

    “Rear Window.”  And it remains suspenseful and scary no matter how many times you see it.  And the chemistry between Stewart and Kelly is unrivaled in screen history.

  • Gcrespo

    We had Million Dollar Movie in New York when I was growning up and they would show the same movie all week, twice on Saturday and three times on Sunday…So I can put on my list, Godzilla, King Kong, Mighty Joe Young, Son Of Kong, The Horse Soldiers, Bowani Junction, Battleground, The Gallant Years, The Crawling Eye, Rodan, Charge Of The Light Brigade…I’m sure there are others I can’t remember.

    • Laura J.

      Gorgo & The Al Jolson Story come to mind.

  • Unclemyron77

    many john wayne movies.

  • Alan L

    My favorite film is “12 Angry Men” with Henry Fonda.  I have seen it at least 200-250 times and have an audio tape from the film in my car.  Great dialog to listen to on a long drive.  Never tire of this film.

  • Jtcrgs455

    There several movies I like to watch over and over again;
    Breakfast at Tiffany’s
    Crossing Delancey
    And many John Wayne movies
    I find something new each time, either in the sets or the actors.

  • Gregbrowne49

    ive seen ” on golden pond ” over 50 times. always listen carefully to the wonderful dialogue , music & love the scenery .

  • Annette

    “Rebel Without a Cause”   I was 12 years old and in love with James Dean.

  • billy

    mr roberts       i still hope he doesnt get killed

  • bonaparte3

    The Magnificent Seven, L.A. Confidential, Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, The Searchers, The Mummy (1932), The African Queen, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre….



  • RON

    KING OF KINGS 1961

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  • Poetrylover3

    Casablanca, Harvey, The Bank Dick, A Night At The Opera, Bringing Up Baby, The Sea Hawk, The Maltese Falcon, The Adventures of Robin Hood, To Kill A Mockingbird, You Can’t Take It With You, It Happened One Night, A Day At The Races, The Philadelphia Story The Thin Man,, the Tracy & Hepburn vehicles, A Fistful of Dollars, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, Dirty Harry, West Side Story, The Wizard of Oz. My other all-time favorite is too depressing to watch 50 times-Schindler’s List. I’ve also seen Disney’s pre-1970s animated classics such as Dumbo, Bambi, Snow White more than fifty times. Other guilty pleasures include the films of Errol Flynn,  John Wayne epics, anything with Anne Hathaway, Myrna Loy or Jean Arthur..

  • Laura J.

    Probably more than 50 times:  The Wizard of Oz & The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

    Less than 50, but getting there:  Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Thin Man series, Mildred Pierce. There’s more, but I have to go walk the dog. 

  • Dsommerr

    my favorite movie of all times, one i have seen well over 50 times, is “the four feathers”, with ralph richrdson, c. aubrey smith and june dupree. vintage 1938.

    • Crafty-lady

      OOOOOH, I want to see the FourFeather! Does anyone know where I can get a copy?

      • Wayne P.

        try…cant tape to your home dvd off of TCM, MovieChannel, FOX or AMC now; sad but true!

      • Wayne P.

        MU has it in their Criterion Collection and Amazon has it on DVD and I got it on VHS.

  • Phyllis

    For Love of the Game w/ Kevin Costner, Yankee Doodle Dandy w/ James Cagney, The Fighting Sullivans w/ Thomas Mitchell and Anne Baxter

  • B.Shields

    I don’t think I have watched any movied 50 times, but I watch, The Wedding Date, The Holiday when I am in the mood for romace and laughs.
    I have a large movie collection, and I was born on Pearl Harbour Day, so that has to be one I watch regularly, but the Band of Brothers, I will watch anytime

  • Snpat

    Godfather II – A Christmas Carol (Alistair Sims)-

  • Big Pauly

    Ive seen alot of movies over 50 times. but here are a few. Any movie by Ray Harryhausen.

  • oldladycoug

    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Victor Victoria.  There is always a new little thing I’ve never noticed in previous viewings.

  • Arb953

    King Kong (’33), Duck Soup (’33), The Ten Commandments (’56), Ben-Hur (’59), North By Northwest (’59), Vertigo (’58), The Bride of Frankenstein (’35)

  • Ava

    HAIR…Saw the original cast play in London…NY…and 2 VHS, 2 DVD’s the Album, CD and it’s on my IPOD!!!!! Treat Williams was and always will be my favorite!!!!! 

    • SUMCOO

      Forgot about that one I agree!

  • geohabe

    Pulp Fiction…Casablanca…The Maltese Falcon…Gone With The Wind…
     Double Indemnity…King Kong…

  • M. Clark

     Casablanca, Pulp Fiction.Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2, and Blazing Saddles

  • bill

    I have not seen it 50 times….yet. I love ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding.’

  • nikki

    the uninviited with ray milland still spooky after all these years

  • Scooter

    (the original, 1988) “DIE HARD.” …seen it One Hundred and 50 times.

  • Bretz55

    Red River with John Wayne, Fred Astaire and Ginger. OK, Fred Astaire and anybody. 

  • Bcsanig

    The Quiet Man, Angel and the Badman and Red River.  I love John Wayne!

  • Gthomson

    For me they are On the Waterfront, Chinatown, Red River, Singing in the Rain, One-Eyed Jacks, The Third Man, Miracle at Morgan’s Bluff, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Big Sleep, Vertigo

  • Judy

    Ben-Hur, The Ten Commandments, (BIG Charlton Heston fan) The Princess Bride, Both Snowy Rivers, Gone with the Wind, Humphrey Bogart movies, Doris Day movies.

  • Judy

    Must add all the Thin Man movies to my list.

  • Wayne

    Hoosiers, Pillow Talk, Return To Me, Must Love Dogs, Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (directed by Frank Capra), The Great Escape, One Special Night, Same Time, Next Year…………..I’ll stop her but could easily add a dozen more

  • Kathy

    Ben Hur.

  • Rblenheim

    Sam Peckinpah’s “The Wild Bunch”, Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” and David Lean’s “Doctor Zhivago”.


    So many, saturday night fever, grease , rocky horror picture show, music themes, doris day movies or GWTW…?   tooo many …Oh the one I’ve seen the most is “some like it hot”. (wide interest)

  • gary

    the searchers,mighty joe young,ben hur,all the star trek movies, but my fav is lawrence of arabia

  • Glynnco51

    O Brother and Color Purple

  • Michael Urban

    True Grit, Sands of Iwo Jima, Juno, It’s a wonderful life, Shane, O Brother W art thou, The Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption, Songcatcher, The Social Network 

  • kathleenwong

    Sitting Pretty, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, and a stack of Cary Grant Movies

  • Bridget

    “Baby Boom”, and “Heartburn”.

  • britt

    sunset boulevard, captain ron, indiana jones trilogy.

  • Seamusthe2

    The Quiet Man

  • Redburd

    Zulu, Caddyshack, Vacation, Wedding Crashers (almost)

  • Himi9

    West Side Story.

  • Rich

    All About Eve    Rocky Horror Picture Show  Cat Ballou   Sunset Blvd Casablanca…    films I never tire of seeing.  Also Pulp Fiction…  that sequence where Uma Thurman overdoses, gets an adrenyline shot into her heart…  best 7 minutes of film ever!!

  • SandyG

    Now, Voyager; North by North West; Singin’ in the Rain; Call Me Madam; Top Hat, Carefree; Alexander’s Ragtime Band, My Man Godfrey; We’re Not Dressing; Casablanca; Meet Me in St Louis

  • Clpapa1

    Shadow of a Doubt, The More the Merrier, Double Indemnity, Meet Me in St Louis, just to name a few

  • Black & White Critic in Color

    The Wizard of Oz; Mildred Pierce; It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World; Aliens; Gold Finger; Thunder Ball; an Idled-Wild.

  • TellTruth

    Love Me Tender, King Creole, Lion King ,The Next Three Days, Scarface ’83, The Cowboys, Rooster Cogburn

  • TellTruth

    King Kong directed by Peter Jackson – what ever version I have – it’s not the one shown on American TV. I keep it separate -it’s that good.

  • Ron

    Pajama Game, Calamity Jane, Love Me or Leave Me,  Angel and the Badman,  Field Of Dreams.
    The Uninvited, (Gail and Ray, of course) Miss Tatlock’s Millions, The Razor’s Edge, (46 version),
    Jolson Story, Imitation of Life (30’s version) Letter to Three Wives, All About Eve, Pickup on South Street, Out of the Past, The Red House and Night Has a Thousand Eyes.

  • Bowdenj

    The Searchers, with John Wayne.  Superb!!

  • Anibaln Perez

    i’ve seen the wizard of oz ,the ten commandments ,ben hur and now in the running to that collection avatar…..

  • Bigrafa

    The Searchers, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Caddyshack, 12 Angry Men, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Grapes of Wrath

    • Black & White Critic in Color

      I agreed with 12 Angry Men and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.  The Grapes of Wrath is good but have not watched it fifty or more times.   I did a Bible Study on the twelve disciples of Jesus using the  twelve character roles in the 12 Angry Men. 

      sierra Madre 

  • Carolyn E Naclerio

    West Side Story

  • SisJo

    The Women…original with Norma Shearer…Great cast of women!

  • Tomkyron

    Six days seven nights with Harrison ford. A great comedy and action pic!!

  • DefmamaG

    There are so many of them. But if I had to pick one movie to watch over and over again. It would be Grease. Hands down. How can you feel down or sad or depressed waching that ?

  • jeannie

    Pillow talk, Move over darling. Random harvest, Hobsons choice.(Love it!!) The good the bad and the ugly, Ladykillers. (Alec Guinness) School for scoundrels. The Big country. Regarding Henry. An affair to remember. (Love the clothes) Many more, Like 7 brides, Swiss family Robinson, etc etc. Ive watched these many many times. Just bought The Admirable Crichton,( Kenneth More)

  • jeannie

    Forgot to say Marty with Ernest Borgnine, and one Ive watched a lot lately, Return to me.

  • Brian Lawton

    The Maltese Falcon
    King Kong vs. Godzilla
    Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre
    The Adventures of Robin Hood
    The Gang’s all here
    The 7th voyage of Sinbad
    Helen of Troy
    For a Few Dollars More
    The Roaring 20’s

  • frillbot

    The Exorcist, Close Encounters of The Third Kind, Wall E…

  • Mohan Sagar

    Here’s my list, in no particular order:

    Shadow of a Doubt (Hithcock)
    Roman Holiday
    Guns of Navarone
    Witness for the Prosecution (Charles Laughton)
    Field of Dreams
    The Untouchables
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Witness (Harrison Ford)
    The Hunt for Red October
    Sabrina (both Bogart and Ford’s version)
    Star Wars Return of the Jedi
    Star Trek IV – The Voyage Home.

  • GoFaster58

    As a former movie projectionist I’ve seen many movies over and over whether i liked them or not.  But my personal favorites that I still watch over and over again are:  Giant, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Cool Hand Luke, Rio Bravo, Grapes of Wrath, High noon, Mclintock, The Shootist, Rooster Cogburn, Shenandoah, True Grit, Patton, To Kill A Mockingbird.

  • Jerry

    My list consists of the following, not necessarily in order of importance:
    Back To The Future
    The first Star Wars
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Singing In The Rain
    The Hunt For Red October
    History of Violence
    Terminator – Rise of the Machines
    Planes, Trains, Automobiles
    When Harry Met Sally
    You’ve Got Mail
    Sleepless In Seattle
    The Family Stone
    Searching for Private Ryan
    True Lies
    Inglorious Basterds

  • Bartos

    The Dirty Dozen, Westward the women, Aliens,Big Trouble in Little China,Room for One More, Father Goose. The Egg and I, Rear Window.. This is just some of them..

  • Jeacoacha

    sherlock holmes

  • Mweiner579

    The Fugitive
    Great Escape

  • judy brett

    End of the Trail with Tim McCoy

  • Panavia Tornado

    A few films I have watched over and over and over:
    Passing of the Thrid Floor Back
    Ivan the Terrible
    The Black Cat
    The Life of Vergie Winters

  • Nancia

    Lonesome Dove, Mr. Skeffinton. Gone with the wind, It’s a wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th st, Shawshank Redemption, Godfather I & II, Unforgiven, An Affair to Remember, The Apartment, Bridget Jones’ Diary, My Fair Lady, Love Actually, Giant, Les Miserables, My Best Friend’s Wedding, A Pocket Full of Miracles, Same Time Next Year, The Sting, Titanic, Waterloo Bridge, Tombstone.

    I’ve seen all of the above MORE than 50 times.  I have them all on DVD and watch them when I can’t find anythin worth watching on TV.

  • ClaudeBedell

    The only movie I have seen so many times I’ve lost count, is Sound of Music, with South Pacific a close second. Another that I’ve seen many times is Rebel Without a Cause.

  • Facklerama

    1. Charles Laughton in “Hunchback of Notre Dame”
    2. Casablanca
    3. The Graduate
    4. The 25 year anniversary film of the play, Phantom of the Opera, filmed at the Royal Albert Hall. You can’t take your eyes off of Christine, “I knew that they would love you as soon as they heard you sing”, and the best Phantom ever.

  • Creepfarm

    Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein. Literally several hundred times over the past 53 years!


    Have seen SNOW WHITE and the 7 DWARFS at least 125 times since March of 1938 !

  • Barryfleckmann

    1)  “Pretty Woman” (1990)  Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, in the movie that MADE her a star!

     2)  “Casablanca” (1942)  Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet.

    3)  “A Few Good Men” (1992) Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson, Kevin Bacon, Kevin Pollak and Kiefer Sutherland.

    4)  “Anatomy of a Murder” (1959) James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara and George C. Scott.

    5)  “Some Like it Hot” (1959) Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Joe E. Brown.  The final line in the movie is uttered by Joe E. Brown, and it’s the FUNNIEST line EVER uttered in a movie!!

  • Genraymel


  • jbstones

    Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Maltese Falcon
    all Thin Man movies
    Wizard of Oz
    Frankenstien, Dracula, Wolfman, Mummy…originals

  • cindy

    The Wizard Of Oz,Now Voyager,Portrait of Jennie,Wuthering Heights,Jane Eyre,Citizan Cane, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir,Vertigo,Mary Martin’s Peter Pan,all Shirley Temple,To Kill a Mockingbird,Laurel,and Hardy March of The Wooden Soldiers,A Christmas Carol,It’s a Wonderful Life,Titanic,all Universal blk/wht horror movies,all Bette Davis movies,all Hitchcock,MGM Musicals,all Marilyn Monroe movies,Cary Grant,and Bogart,and Cagney.

  • Glenn

    can anyone tell me if i can get any films of the dakotas staring jack elam i think it may have been shown on tv in the 50s or 60s

  • Peter

    The movie is Carefree with the gorgeous Ginger Rogers.Does anyone know where i can buy a dvd of Hat Check Girl a1932 movie of Ginger? 

  • Psgroi

    Dogma, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Animal House, Blues Brothers, Starman, Harry Potter movies.

  • ravenwolfmoon

    Titanic, Jaws, Top Gun, A Time To Kill, Home Alone, I Robot, Platoon

  • Ggrasdal

    My entire family have two favourite movies that get watched repeatedly. ‘Goonies’, ‘The Burbs’ and the most surprising of all; ‘Down Periscope’ with Kesey Grammer and Lauren Holly. Although he likes to disavow himself from this movie, it is friggin hilarious. There is a cast of misfits and scenes that will have you holding your sides.

  • ClarkFlynn1

    The Magnificent Seven,The Adventures of Robin Hood

  • The Blue Carbuncle

    Yankee Doodle Dandy – At least once a year on the 4th of July.
    Casablanca – because it is just so good.
    Mr. Roberts – Fonda and Cagney are superb
    A League of Their Own – because we had our honeymoon in Cooperstown and the scenes filmed there at the beginning and end of the movie always bring back great memories.

    and a lot of other classics…. Thank goodness for TCM

  • Rick

    Man from Snowy River



  • Steve Nicewanger

    The Wolfman with Lon Chaney , Grapes of Wrath with Henry Fonda, Doctor Zhivago with Julie Christie, Walt Disney’s Pinocchio[My son watched it constantly when he was little] Son of Frankenstein with Karloff and Lugosi, A Christmas Story with Darren McGaven

  • Movie Fan

    Moby Dick, the original The Thing and Northwest Passage with Spencer Tracy

  • PKMeans

    Funny Girl, Sleepless in Seattle, Grease, Dirty Rotten Scoundrals, Imitation of Life, Pelican Brief,  10 to 15 of John Wayne’s movies

  • PKMeans

    And like The Blue Carbuncle–Mr Roberts so many times I can recite the dialog!

  • Lynne24

    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Roadhouse, Pointbreak,

  • CSANTAS1111

    Rear Window
    The Bridge on the River Kwai
    The Birds
    A Passage to India
    In Harm’s Way

  • Firstfrog11876

    Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, The Exorcist, WALL-E, The Great Escape,The Wizard Of Oz, Star Wars, Jaws, How The West Was Won, It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World, The Sand Pebbles…..The Blue Max

  • Laurie Kadlec

    Them!, War of the Worlds (1953 version), Day the Earth Stood Still (1951 version)

    • Pamhandle

      Those are classics. I have all of them and still enjoy watching them all.

  • Nora Sotomayor

    When Harry Met Sally.

  • duncanjay01

    My favorite movie of all time is BLADE RUNNER,  because my favorite actor starred in it Harrison Ford!!

  • rwelniak

    All 13 Marx Brothers Movies, Coconuts to Love Happy

  • Iamjah

    I have several,
    Steel Magnolias,Beaches,Godfather(all 3),Arthur,Lord of the Rings (all 3),Terms of Endearment,The Shinning,It could Happen to You,Tootsie,Gone With the Wind,The Wizard of Oz,so9me of the old Shirley Temple movies.
    I guess its like comfort food,you know what you want,what to expect,and it satisfying.

  • Sandpiper

    Gone With The Wind—–Wizard Of OZ,  Grapes Of Wrath, Doctor Zhivago,  Casablanca—many times. The Birds,  Roman Hoilday, My Fair Lady, Star Wars,  The Bridge On The River Kwai.,  Pelican Brief, To Kill A Mocking Bird. Any movie with Gregory Peck is a classic.

    My favorites:  Grapes of Wrath and  To Kill A Mocking Bird.

    However, there are so many others I could have included in my list; I have most of the Bogey and Bacall movies (Key Largo) stands out in my mind.

  • CW

    Maybe not 50 times, but many, many times: The Quiet Man, Blazing Saddles, Breaking Away and Jailhouse Rock

  • Diva51

    (1) All About Eve
    (2) Picture of Dorian Gray (version with George Sanders)
    (3) Spy Who Came In From the Cold
    (4) Jules and Jim
    (5) Ship of Fools
    (6) Interlude (version with Oskar Werner)
    (7) almost any Woody Allen movie except for Interiors and Stardust Memories
    (8) any James Mason movie
    (9) Wings of Desire
    (10) Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

  • edro3111

    Christmas Vacation, Journey to the Center of the Earth (original), The Great Escape, Bridge over the River Kwai.

  • Katmacadoo

    Young Frankenstein,  Journey To the Center of the Earth, The Egg & I, Rear Window, Top Gun, 7 Days& 6 Nights, Most John Wayne esp. w/ Maureen O’Hara, Most Hank Fonda, Most Jimmy Stewart & Most Claudette Colbert.  At my age, I’ve seen most of my fav movies 50 times.  

  • Istrouma

    I own my two favorite movies and watch them over & over.
    TILL THE END OF TIME (Madison & Mitchum)  & CAMILLE (Garbo).

  • Sharon

     Sunday In New York    with Jane Fonda and Rod Taylor

  • Rick A

    BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, LAWRENCE OF A ARABIA, GARDEN OF EVIL, BLACK WIDOW ‘Original’ , Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Godfather 1 & 2, RIO BRAVO,

  • Debbi52

    Cassablanca, Beau Geste, Dinner at Eight, The Women, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Gilda, Arsenic & Old Lace, The Thin Man, Topper, The Four Feathers, The Wizard of Oz, The African Queen, Captain Blood, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, Stagecoach, The Searchers, The Man Who Came To Dinner, It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, Ninotchka, The Lady Eve…..I could go on & on….

    • Crlwolney

      Hey–Those are some of my absolute favorites!!! Especially The Ghost and Mrs. Muir- who no one ever seems to know anymore.  Good choices.  4****

  • nick

    I don’t know if I have seen these films 50 times, but many have I seen them many times. Citizen Kane, The Third Man, Touch of Evil, Kiss Me Deadly, Hiroshima Mon Amour, Good the Bad and The Ugly, Once Upon a Time In the West, The Mechanic (The one with Charles Bronson)  Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and a Japanese crime film Branded to Kill. 

  • Jan

    There are several movies that I know I’ve watched at least 50 times. And with todays’ lackluster TV Shows and the “Reality TV” craze on the air now, watching my favorite DVD movies have become somewhat of a habit. Some of my most viewed and loved movies are: Sunday in New York, To Kill A Mockingbird, The African Queen, Home Alone, A Christmas Story, A Raisin in The Sun, A Christmas Carol (starring George C. Scott), The Savage is Loose (starring George C. Scott), Bustin’ Loose, Pillow Talk, Barefoot in The Park, Cape Fear (Gregory Peck), Send Me No Flowers, The Birds, The Odd Couple, It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, No Time For Sergeants, The Towering Inferno, Car Wash, The Shining, The Big Chill, Fatal Attraction, Do Not Disturb, The Thing (Kurt Russell), Underworld, Dog Soldiers, Van Helsing, Sleepy Hollow, Grumpy Old Men, The Omen, etc.

    • Pamhandle

      Yes, some of those are my favorites also…Home Alone…The Birds…The Ghost and Mr. Chicken…The Towering Inferno…The Thing(Kirt Russell)….Van Helsing…and Sleepy Hollow(Johnny Depp)

  • Sabuckethead

    I have been a Mel Brooks fan for a long time so I have to say Spaceballs, Robin Hood Men In Tights and History of The World, along with some musicals like My Fair Lady, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Sound of Music.  Others that I have seen quite a few times (not sure if it is over 50 though) include French Kiss, The Godfather 1 & 2 and The Sword In The Stone.  Although not always what are considered great movies by all (and some of my favorites are the kind that I enjoy without seeing frequently), they are all highly quotable and enjoyable. 

    • Pamhandle

      Mel Brooks is great. I have seen Spaceballs and Men in Tights many times. And French Kiss was also a great movie.

  • Susan Green

    Jaws, Gone with the Wind, The Sound of Music,

    • Pamhandle

      I love Jaws. It was the best of all the Jaws movies. The sequels just didn’t compare with the original.

  • Tejanodiablo65

    tombstone, the wild bunch,pat garrett and billy the kid

    • entert8in

      I still  love Tombstone

  • Geri Stendel

    I have to say Arthur.  I have it on DVD and VHS.  I love Dudley and Liza. It’s just
    fun to watch and it makes you happy inside.    Fun and Fun.

  • Chuck Butterfield

    King Kong

  • Chuck Butterfield

    King Kong 1939

    • JimB

      I believe King Kong was a 1933 release

  • Zirlene

    I could watch “Sgt.York” every day for the rest of my life.  It was sad, it was funny, and it actually happened during WWI.  Cooper shines !! 

  • Pamhandle

    Here is my list of movies I love to re-watch: Senendipity…The Day After Tomorrow… Frequency…You’ve Got Mail…Sleepless in Seattle… i,Robot…Showtime…The Count of Monte Cristo (the Jim Caviezel version)…Twister…Kate and Leopold..The Game…Adventures in Babysitting…Red…The Avengers(I know it may not be out on DVD yet, but when it comes out I will watch it many times)

    Yes, I know some are chick flicks, but I’m a chick and I like them.

  • Farouq

    Bridge on the River Kwai  and Fiddler on the Roof >50 times each.

  • BurnetteL235

    Rear Window.  I can’t get enough of James Stewart and Grace Kelly and Alfred Hitchcock’s wonderful movie which is full of suspense.


  • jrd

    My list consists of movies that I have seen FAR more than 50 times each:

    All About Eve
    The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
    Forbidden Planet
    Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
    Lover Come Back
    Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
    Operation Petticoat
    Pillow Talk
    Rear Window (1954)
    To Catch a Thief
    War of the Worlds (1953)
    White Christmas

    • John Craig

       Like your choice, I too, have a soft spot for Doris

  • rsc

    independence day

  • Liznytx26

    White Christmas, Miracle on 34th St; It’s A wonderful Life; Three Violent People; American in Paris; All about Eve; Born Yesterday and many more

  • MO

    All time favorite, “The Best Years of Our Lives,” and it’s time to watch it again!! 🙂

  • Mickjim

    The Wind and the Lion — I love Sean Connery and Candace Bergen in this.
    It Happened One Night — This is Clark Gable at his best.  {Outside of GWTW}

  • CSANTAS1111

    A Mad Mad Mad Mad World is a favorite; wathced on the big screen several times, laser, DVD, etc., and now it has become a family favorite too. Lawrence of Arabia remains my big screen epic–greatest of all by any standard–followed by Ben-Hur, Gone With the Wind, and Dr. Zhivago. Small screen inlcue Casablanca, Notorious, to Hav and Have Not, Rear Window, and To Kill a Mockingbird. Definitely “old-time”–Among my recent preferences are, The King’s Speech, Hugo, Paris at Midnight, and To rome with Love.Hey, Woody, we beging to like you here too (always did).

  • Dog888k

    The Shootist (Duke’s final movie was his best one), Harvey, and The Great Smokey Roadblock (a drive in flick about a dying trucker) but Henry Fonda was perfect in the part.

    • Rick A

      Can’t argue ‘THE SHOOTIST’ was indeed one of the Duke’s best, He sure went out in style,
      unlike so many great stars who’s final films are some of there worst.

  • CSANTAS1111

    The Shootist was actually an appropriate requiem for the Duke’s exit. The hero was in the last stages of cancer, and so was the Duke, who played him. Moving performances by all involved, Laureen Bacall not excepted. Admittedly, times were changing, the Western came out of fashion, and the Duke made some below standard flicks in his last years. But this one stands out as a great epilogue to his remarkable career (politics aside).

  • Eccolima54

    There are only four movies that I have actually seen numerous times :

    1) Where Eagles Dare (with “The Clint”, Richard Burton and Mary Ure).
    2) Casablanca (Bogart and Bergman)
    3) Cabaret (Liza Minelli and Michael York)
    4) The third Man (Orson Welles).

  • Ssowards

    “The Omega Man”, released in 1971, starring the late, great, Charlton Heston, as the last man on earth & recently remade as “I Am Legend”, starring Will Smith in the role.The latest version is also the actual title of the novella, by author Richard Matheson, on which they all are based. “TOM”, however, is by far my favorite version, (the original starred Vincent Price, entitled: “Last Man On Earth” aptly enough & shot in glorious black & white in Italy, circa early 60’s…);  I saw “…The Omega Man”on the big screen,  in a beautiful & massive 1920’s era theatre @ age of 10 & Heston, then in mid-career & migrating from the historical heroes he portrayed in numerous epic pictures, to series of sci-fi & disaster films, which in great measure, defined the genres in the late 1960’s & early to mid-1970’s, was one of the very last of larger than life stars that could fill up that screen. While the era of it’s production date it to the point of being more of an exercise in 70’s cinema than an actual movie experience, e.g.: cheesy special effects, dialog that was I remember, relevant & cutting edge, (inclusive of the 1st bi-racial love scene I had ever seen on film & indeed one of if not THE first….on main-stream production via a big Hollywood studio any how;…film, quite a push on the envelope for that time, as well as indicating that Mr. Heston was not the right-wing reactionary critics so oft-times seem enjoying labeling him),  which now is just corny, obvious stunt doubles in the age of DVR viewing & related slo-mo, et. al, no computer animated tricks either back in the day…. this movie still resonates with me & a significant number of fans, including director Tim Burton & many  inside & out of Hollyowod & across the globe, as it takes a good story, a superb supporting cast, with tons of action, as well as ultimately, a touching performance from a REAL old-school movie star, whom was able to make you empathize with him & be entertained for 1 & 1/2 or so hrs.; up to the “spine-tingling” end of movie. For fans of “I Am Legend” / Will Smith / genre / Heston … a great view..


    my all time favorites are : Madam X ( I watch it every chance I can)

  • Lynda

    Downton Abbey and While you were sleeping are my favorite repeaters.

  • Pcdemuth

    I love Strictly Ballroom. It starts out a bit quirky but I never get tired of it.

  • corky


  • ohmortimer

    Libeled Lady
    The Big Lewbowski
    Notting Hill
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Bagdad Cafe
    Days of Heaven
    Trouble in Paradise
    Frenchman’s Creek
    The Wind and the Lion
    Pride and Prejudice (Olivier + Greer Garson)
    American President
    His Girl Friday

    Just to name a few

  • justjorja

    Great selection.  Always catch cousin Vinny and Casablanca, but Robert Donat in the 39 Steps, Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant in Notorious, James Mason in Five Fingers or The Seventh Veil, Korda’s Thief of Bagdad (their spelling), Ronald Coleman & Vincent Price in Champagne for Caesar, Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Angel on my Shoulder with Paul Muni and Claude Rains – 2 greats and the hauntingly romantic Laura with Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews, Roman Holiday with Gregory Peck and the early Audrey Hepburn. I really love the movies of the 30s and 40s.  Romance and film noir.  Alfred Hitchcock films are also a big draw for me.  I could go on with a pile, but I’ve already shot the limit of favorite listings.

  • Larryk13

    Rounders, And Justice for All, Tombstone, Fight CLub

  • Kathy

    I never miss To Kill a Mockingbird.  And I’ve seen every episode of Inspector Morse probably close to 50 times.

  • Joelartcrit

    For those of us who grew up in the 70’s, it was the classic Hollywood movies which audiences saw 50 or more times on network television for free. I’ve see Frankenstein and all the Universal Horror movies probably 50 times; ditto The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Mark of Zorro (1940). There are also holiday classics or those movies associated with them; The Wizard of Oz, King Kong, Its a Wonderful Life, March of the Wooden Soldiers, Ben Hur, King of Kings and The Ten Commandments. Finally there are the noirs and their like which played well at night when you couldn’t sleep: Casa Blanca,The Maltese Falcon,The Big Sleep and Touch of Evil. Let’s not forget the pleasures of B,C, D, and  Z rated Horror and Science Fiction such as King Kong Vs. Godzilla, It the Terror from Beyond Space, The Thing with Two Heads,Tarantula and The Mole People. These films defined the sensibilities of many, many movie- goers and it would be a shame to forget them.

  • CSANTAS1111

    Eh, while you are at it, don’t forget Ryan’s Daughter, a forgotten masterpiece. Love triangle in the unforgettable beaches of Dingle Peninsula. And, then, romantically speaking, the most romantic movie ever, “Brief Encounter,” and not a note of humor in it. Casablaca, also a great romantic movie (even the greatest?) but don’t underestimate the perfect matching of Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant in Notorious. The blu-ray version of To Catch a Thief, unbelievable watchable.

  • GB

    Movies I watch a LOT are:
    Out of Time, Chapter Two, Everybody’s All American, The Other side of Midnight, Valley of the Dolls, Ordinary People, Coma & Gone with the Wind to name a few.

  • GB

    Two other movies I watch a LOT are:
    A Summer Place & Imitation of Life (remake with Sandra Dee)

  • Robin

    Holiday Inn:Crosby and Astaire
    White Christmas: Crosby, Kaye, Allen and Clooney
    The awful Truth: Cary Grant and Irene  Dunne
    The Gay Divorcee: Astare and Rogers
    Top Hat: Astare and Rogers
    Swing Time Astaire and Rogers
    You Cant Take it with you: Lionel Barrymore and james stewart, jean arthur
    On Borrowed Time: lionel Barrymore
    Grand Hotel: Lionel and John Barrymore and Joan crawford
    Dancing Lady: Crawford , astaire and gable
    Going my Way : Crosby and Fitzgerald
    Now Voyager: Bette Davis and Paul Henreid
    Lost Horizon: Ronald Coleman
    Talk of the town: Cagr grant, ronald Coleman and Jean Arthur
    Random Harvest: greer garson and Ronald Coleman
    The Philadelphia Story,  C.Grant , K Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart
    The Bishops wife: C. Grant, Loretta Young D Niven and Monty wooly
    I guess I could go on too Long so will not bore you any further, as there are so many I could watch over and over again and there are no new and recent movies that are worth a second time except a few Christmas ones.
    Thanks you all for your opinions.



  • Dar

    Random Harvest, Casablanca, Libeled Lady, The Awful Truth – I’ve watched all of them many, many times.  Not sure it’s 50, but, especially Random Harvest, awfully close.  Too many others to name.

  • Mark Robertson

    The Graduate, of course. Also, in no particular order The Heartbreak Kid (Elaine May), 2001, A Space Odessy, 2010, Alien, Blazing Saddles, Caddyshack, Animal House, Dirty Harry and Magnum Force, Fail Safe, Dr. Strangelove, Marathon Man, The Shining (Kubrick), On The Beach (Peck, Gardner), Bullitt, The Getaway (McQueen, MacGraw) and The Band Wagon (I wanted to throw in one musical with all the science fiction, politically incorrect comedy, nuclear war and violence).

  • Mark Robertson

    The Graduate, of course. Also, in no particular order The Heartbreak Kid (Elaine May), 2001, A Space Odessy, 2010, Alien, Blazing Saddles, Caddyshack, Animal House, Dirty Harry and Magnum Force, Fail Safe, Dr. Strangelove, Marathon Man, The Shining (Kubrick), On The Beach (Peck, Gardner), Bullitt, The Getaway (McQueen, MacGraw) and The Band Wagon. I wanted to throw in one musical with all the science fiction, politically incorrect comedy, nuclear war and violence.

  • Atcrowe7

    Once upona time in America Leone/Morricone spectacular not a poor performance even by the extras Just Superb

  • Guest

    the godfather,battlecry,big jake,the vikings,rio bravo,hondo,the magnificent 7,the guns of navronne,north by northwest.

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  • FalmouthBill

    Since I watch certain movies by season, or holidays, there are many, many films I have watched more than 50 times, considering I am 69, and started my film library in the early days of VHS !   Obviously there are all the many Christmas ones. Then the Apartment for New years,all the biblical/roman films for Easter, 1776/Summer of 42/Jaws for the 4th/summer, and many Fall/Halloween films including Arsenic & old Lace, Halloween, and The Lady in White. I also watch certain movies more than once a year, The Quiet Man, Meet Me in St. Louis, Funny Farm, and Nobodys Fool just because I enjoy them so much ! 

  • RBurke5767

    I’ve seen Pretty Woman, On Golden Pond, and Sleepless in Seattle more times than I can begin to count. Other favorites include The American President, Dave, and all the Lethal weapons films.
    How can you not love Kate hepburn, Julia Roberts, and Meg Ryan? 

  • W.D.(Bill) Southworth

    Stars in my Crown starring Joel McCrea!

  • john Craig

    Calamity Jane….Doris is guaranteed to cheer me up

  • Geezerfitz

    Watch “Casablanca” on a dark rainy day.  It just doesn’t get better than that.

  • W.D.(Bill) Southworth

    I have 95% of the movies like on DVD. A lot of them  I’ve recorded myself (quite a few are not even available prerecorded on DVD) Last count 719.

  • Gfkseratt

    AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER with handsome debonaire Cary Grant & lovely Deborah Kerr…..especially when he discovers his painting in her room and realizes her injuries…….matchless expression on his face……..goose-bump stuff, for sure!!  Never get tired of watching it !!

  • Poppopfaber

    The Wizard of Oz more than 50 times. An Affair to Remember,  Casablanca, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, Sabrina both versions, The American President, Dave, White Christmas, The Philadelphia Story,  C.Grant , K Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart, Notting Hill, The Wind and the Lion, Gigi,  The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Operation Petticoat
    Pillow Talk, Father Goose, The Ten Commandments, To Catch a Thief, War of the Worlds (1953), & many more.

    • Cyn

      Wow this is wild. I have to agree with every one you mentioned. Rear Window also a favorite.

      • Cyn

        BTW,,, my favorite western is The Searchers”.

  • Carl-Edward

    I have watched countless films fifty times or more, but here are three that give me no end of pleasure:- ‘Dodsworth’, ‘Cast A Dark Shadow’ and ‘The Unsuspected’.

  • Arlenes40

    Well first and foremost is Casablanca. I never get tired of it. I noticed that the movie An Affair to Remember was listed by several responders. While I truly liked that movie, I thought the original  was better: Love Affair with Charles Boyer and Irene Dunn to say nothing of Random Harvert.

  • Xalf18

    (1) Gunga Din–#2 favorite (over 200 times in 68 years)
    (2) Beau Geste (often paired with Gunga Din at the movies)
    (3) King Kong-the original with Fay Wray (at least 100 times)
    (4) Lives of a Bengal Lancer w/Gary Cooper and Franchot Tone
    (5) The Four Feathers-the original with Ralph Richardson
    (6) Casablanca
    (7) Sahara-with Bogart 
    (8) Captains Courageous (  my #1 favorite)
    (9)  The Thief of Baghdad w/Sabu (when technicolor films were considered unique)
    (10) The Wizard of Oz
    (11) What a Wonderful Life
    (12) Boy’s Town
    (13) Saboteur with Robert Cummings and Priscilla Lane–with Norman Lloyd making his screen debut as the saboteur who falls from the Statue of Liberty.  Basically, Hithcock’s later film “North by Northwest” was an updated “Saboteur” with the chase after spies by a man wrongly accused of murder going cross-country, with the climax being at another national monument–in this case the Mt. Rushmore Memorial in S. Dakota as opposed to the Statue of Liberty in “Saboteur”.

    • Stephen Butler

      Just to let you know that the version of THE FOUR FEATHERS to which you refer is not the original, it’s not even the second.  It was in fact the FOURTH version of the story thus far put on film.  It has subsequently been filmed twice more (1978 and 2002) under its own title and once under the title STORM OVER THE NILE (1955). Stephen x 

  • Ken

    Just about all of the Universal monster films,with the Mummy,Frankenstein,Invisible Man, etc.

  • Nativeangeleno Doug

    The Jolson Story

  • HassoBenSoba

    1.) Captains Courageous (1937, of course)
    2.) The Life of Emile Zola (’37)
    3.) Wizard of Oz
    4.) It’s a Wonderful Life
    5.) King Kong (’33)
    6.) FACE OF FIRE (1959-American/Swedish—ever hear of it? Amazingly good)
    7.) I Remember Mama
    8.) Night of the Hunter
    9.) The Human Comedy (1943)
    10.) The Three Musketeers (1973-Richard Lester; my only “recent” (!) film
    11.) Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
    12.) Sunset Boulevard
    13.) Twelve Angry Men
    14.) Casablanca
    15.) Jack the Giant Killer (’62) (special “honorary” childhood delight)

    PS. I love “Saboteur” also — like it much more than “North by Northwest”;
    but I will have to watch it many more times to reach 50

  • maus

    The Wind and the Lion
    It Happened One Night
    For Love of the Game
    Wide time range and a strange group!

  • Dilen2

    Top Gun at least 50 or more times.

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  • Bcsanig

    The Quiet Man
    Angel and the Badman
    Long Hot Summer
    Parent Trap with Mills.
    Ever After
    Father Goose
    That Touch of Mink
    The Searchers
    Red River
    Singing in the rain
    Meet me in St Louis,
    and so many more

  • Sabra916

    Raisin In The Sun
    Patch of Blue
    Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, hell all of the Portier movies.
    The Notebook
    Imitation of Life
    Yours Mines and Ours (Ball and Fonda)
    Mame (Russell)
    Gypsy (Russell)
    Splendor in the Grass, Gypsy and This Property is Condemed (Wood)
    ALL Twighlight Zone episodes
    Night Gallery
    Forrest Gump
    The Posiden (original)

    all I could think of right now, but many more.

  • AhpaJerry

    #1 Pal Joey, I first went to the NY Paramount the first week and saw it 8 times that month.
         Mad, Mad World
         Command Decision – Never hear this one mentioned but I think a great movie. Wonderful performances by the whole cast let by Clark Gable (usually under-rated) with great dialog, something that has become a forgotten art.
         Singing in the Rain
         Manchurian Candidate 
         Gone with the Wind
         Swiss Family Robinson (1942)? with Thomas Mitchell


  • Michaelobrien2011

    Someone mentioned William Holden — The Counterfeit Traitor” is a gem.  My favourite movie is “Stand By Me”

  • John

    Any Hitchcock film.

  • George Madison

    North by Northwest
    The Quiet Man
    Singin’ in the Rain

  • Friscobill47

    The sting, saw it when it first came out and have seen it more than 2000 times best movie

  • CSANTAS1111

    Add Cheynne autumn to The Searchers; you will not regrett it

  • CSANTAS1111

    Add Chyenne Autumn to The Searchers; you will not regret it.

    • Cyn

      Thanks,,, I will.

  • Pitamom

    The Light Horsemen (Australian,still only in VHS, war movie)
    Operation Petticoat (Cary Grant–pink sub, WWII, girdle used on engine)
    It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World!  (Incredible cast! After money from bank robbery)
    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers…)
    Pollyanna (Haley Mills, loved the “glad verses” outcome)
    We Were Soldiers (Mel Gibson; my husband lived it; helped me understand Nam more)
    Gardens of Stone (The Old Guard at Arlington Cemetery during Nam, issues of the time)
    High Spirits (Peter O’Toole, great dialogue!, silly ghost movie)

  • Jef2

    Literally 50 times? “The Sound of Music” the first 25 in the theater the next 25 on TV. “Wizard of Oz” – 49 times on TV and one glorious time at The Saenger Theater, a 30’s vintage movie palace in New Orleans. “Guys and Dolls” must be over 25 times. “The Lion in Winter” about 20.

  • NSG

    Born Yesterday (1950).  Classic Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford.  Not only is it entertaining, but is educational.  I’ve seen it so many times, I know by heart the various quotes Holden cites.  While it is very hard to come up with one movie that would THE favorite, I think this would be it.

  • DIRK

    Number one has to be THE BREAKFAST CLUB (I can recite it, don’t ask), then THE BIG CHILL, WHAT’S UP, DOC?, and for some reason AGAINST ALL ODDS (the car chase on Sunset Blvd), and SUNSET BOULEVARD, DOUBLE INDEMNITY, CASABLANCA, obviously! I’m sure theres more LOL

  • BeckyG617

    Movies I have seen 50 times….
    Apocalypse Now  (all versions)
    Young Frankenstein
    Capote (Philip Seymour Hoffman)
    The Thin Man
    Margaret Rutherford Miss Marple 

  • Eddie Quillen

    “Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla.”
    The first, at least, 50 times when it was on all the time on Saturdays, usually after The Bowery Boys, and before Million Dollar Movie. I would be dragged to my grandmother’s every week, and plopped in front of her TV in the ’60s into the early ’70s, and the movies acted as my baby sitter while my mother talked to her mother. That movie was on all the time. The next 20 or so times after I bought the DVD when my daughter was little and we watched it together, repeatedly, over the years. Now she’s 16. All one of us has to do is say or text “Dukie, Dukie, Dukie!” and it brings out a smile in both of us. It really came in handy when she was away this summer, and we were missing each other.

    And, outside of Abbott & Costello’s “Hold That Ghost,” “Who Done It?” and “The Time of Their Lives,” The rest of my list is pretty typical:

    The Great Escape (my channel surfing surefire stopper)
    The Searchers (my “can’t resist when it’s on” Ford movie as an adult)
    My Darling Clementine (my “can’t resist when it’s on” Ford movie as a kid)
    Angels With Dirty Faces
    The Producers (1968)
    Wizard of Oz
    The Jolson Story
    King Kong (1933)
    Sahara (1943)
    It’s a Wonderful Life

    My soon to be entering 50 viewings list:
    A Christmas Story
    In a Lonely Place
    Love, Actually (hey, like I said, I have a teenage daughter. It’s the she & my wife’s girl bonding flick.)

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  • Fred Hill

    Singin’ in the Rain is my favorite movie of all times.  I saw it twice at Radio City Music Hall when it was first released.   I have it on vhs tape and dvd.  I watch it monthly here at home.  I missed the rerelease of it because of illness but my son went and enjoyed it.  We keep it in the family.

  • CSANTAS1111

    And while you are at it (pardon for the interference), listen also to Joseph McBride’s running commentary–very entertaining and informative.

  • Margie

    The Wizard of Oz
    To Have and Have Not
    The Adventures of Robin Hood

  • Margie

    oops, forgot It Happened One Night

  • Swizzlestick45

    a rasin in the sun

  • Eric Royal

    Just a few of the movies I have seen 50+ times:

    Horror of Dracula (Christopher Lee & Peter Cushing)
    Black Sunday (Mario Bava version not the terrorist thriller)
    Warlock (The 1959 western with Henry Fonda)
    The Big Gundown (Lee Van Cleef)
    The Tin Star (Henry Fonda)
    The Mummy (Christopher Lee & Peter Cushing)

  • Secretagentman1952

    The Thing, The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, Blazing Saddles, Sink The Bismarck, just to name a few.

  • Intlwebb

    My few with more than 50 are:
    Forbidden Planet
    Hunt for Red October
    Great Escape
    Enemy Below (great character study, really)
    The Train
    Day of the Jackal
    Somthing’s Got to Give
    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    Clear and Present Danger

  • Jpaf

    The Wizard of Oz (via the annual showings back in the 50s & 60s)
    King Kong (via the multiple showings on “Million Dollar Movies” in the 50s & 60s)Sunrise  – 1927Birth of a Nation – 1915Les Enfants du Paradis (The Children of Paradise) – 1940Citizen Kane – 1941The Maltese Falcon – 1941
    High Noon – 1952
    LOCAL HERO – 1983

  • Ric0153

    I really couldn’t say what movies I’ve seen 50 times, but it would definitely be quite a long list that includes multiple movies starring each of the following:

    James Cagney
    Humphrey Bogart
    Edward G. Robinson
    Gary Cooper
    James Stewart
    Bette Davis
    Joan Crawford
    Jean Arthur
    John Wayne
    John Garfield
    Burt Lancaster
    Cary Grant
    Gregory Peck
    Spencer Tracy
    (just to name a few)


    Bride of Frankenstein
    The Wolfman
    The Wizard of Oz
    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
    The Human Comedy

    • TEDDY4816

      FrankensteinBride of FrankensteinDraculaThe Wolfman     .The Wizard of OzAbbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein


  • Beth Murray

     The Last of the Mohicans
    Philadelphia Story
    Officer and a Gentleman

  • Oracle52

    Robin Hood with Erroll Flynn and Olivia DeHaviland and Dracula with Bela Lugosi

  • Lenny

    Godfather 1 & 2
    One Eyed Jacks
    A Few Good Men

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  • Shannon Bloom

    Groundhog Day

    • E_mccaffrey

      Now that was funny! Didn’t anyone else get it?

      • jrd

        LOL, I admit that I did not get it. Very clever (which is probably why I didn’t).

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  • Doublnot

    The Thin Man

  • Southfish

    Prince of Tides
    Heart Like A Wheel

  • Randallhorn000

    Gunga Din.
    Treasure of Sierra Madre.
    The Day the Earth Stood Still- the ORIGINAL please…
    The Best Years of Our Lives.
    It’s a Wonderful Life.
    From Here to Eternity.
    The Searchers.
    The Big Sky.
    I know, I know! Get a life.

  • Sylvia Oliva

    Fiddler on the Roof.

    • TEDDY4816

      It’s a Wonderful Life  GREAT MOVIE .

  • white-haired writer

    All of 
    The Thin Man pictures
    William Powell and Myrna Loy picturesSherlock HolmesPoirotCharlie Chan
    —–  Mae Oliver
    Jean Arthur
    Warren Williams

    Arsenic and Old Lace
    Barbara Stanwyck movies
    The Bishop’s Wife
    It’s a Wonderful Life
    Rafter Romance
    The Lady on the Train

    • Tlml4537

      Edna Mae Oliver

  • Grepner

    The Hustler

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  • Tony Land

    Movies I have seen 50 times:

    She Wore A Yellow Ribbon
    The Quiet Man
    Rebel Without A Cause
    And While You Were Sleeping

    Tony Land,
    5/182 Trouts Road, Stafford Heights, Qld 4053. Australia

  • Mexicomary

    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

  • Dennisjans

    Suddenly!  One of Frank Sinatra’s first movies.

  • Diane

    The movie I’ve seen 50 times or more is most definitely:   The Wizard of Oz.  I absolutely love that movie.   Also, Arsenic and Old Lace, Rebel Without a Cause,  The Ten Commandments, and It’s A Wonderful Life.   

  • Junkus

    Kiss Me,Stupid
    Tarzan and His Mate

  • Rachel

    The Little Mermaid and Titanic 

  • Cynthia

    Casablanca!!! and can watch it 50 more!!! Love Ingrid Bergman and Humprey Bogart!!!

  • sadiedelady

    The Quiet Man
    The Thing (original)
    Dial M for Murder (my favorite Hitch)
    The Apartment
    The Edge
    Last Man Standing (Bruce Willis – best) ALWAYS watch when I am having a terrible day.
    The Shipping News
    The Fog (original)
    The Maltese Falcon
    I either watch alot of movies or I’m old.

  • Rblenheim

    The Wild Bunch
    Doctor Zhivago

    and on its way to 50:  Apocalypse Now, Mulholland Dr..

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  • apache6

    “WOODSTOCK” I watch it for “I’M GOING HOME” (Alvin Lee,with Ten Years After),and on the newest release of “WODSTOCK” I love the “MEAN TOWN BLUES” (Johnny Winter) segment !!

  • Golfshopbob

    Laura (Tierny, Andrews, Webb, etal),  To Kill A Mockingbird,  The Apartment,  Deer Hunter

    • Gregbrowne49

       hi bob , wow ….. ” the deer hunter ” what a show . ill never ever forget it , the story , the acting , the beautiful music , even the looooong wedding scene  lol . all the best ,……..greg

  • Dsucharski

    Field of Dreams; Great Escape; Die Hard 1 & 2; Bridge on the River Kwai; Casablanca; Maltese Falcon; Captains Courageous; Bringing Up Baby; North By Northwest and almost any Hitchcock flick; Shenandoah; Glory; African Queen; To Kill A Mockingbird; The Untouchables; Magnificent Seven: The Edge; Sneakers; It’s A Wonderful Life; Scrooge(1970); A Christmas Carol with Alastair Sim; Miracle On 34th Street; A League Of Their Own; Jaws; Rain Man; Indiana Jones – all of them; Star Wars – espec. episodes 4-6; U-571; High Noon; Titanic; Ghost; All The Presidents Men; Hoosiers; Good Morning Vietnam; Going My Way; The Bells of St Mary’s; Grumpy Old Men; Witness; The Fugitive; Dead Poets Society; A Few Good Men; Dances With Wolves.  You might say I watch a lot of movies.  I also like anything with Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Spencer Tracy, Bob Hope & Bing Crosby; Katherine Hepburn; Jimmy Stewart; and Lauren Bacall.   



  • Perry Terrell

    Forrest Gump

  • Perry Terrell

    Casablanca, Key Largo, North to Alaska, They were Expendable, Most John wayne and Clint Eastwood movies. Die Hard

  • Swizzlestick45

    the pianist,prisoner of 2nd ave the odd couple

  • AA

    An Affair to Remember (50 times would be conservative), I Was a Male War Bride, Adam’s Rib

  • Tracylynn45

    Clue, Dogfight, Witches of Eastwick, True Romance

  • Nick

    The Exorcist
    Airport 1975

  • bygeorge

    For old movies, I go with all the B&W war films. For new movies, I’ve seen Open Range a dozen times and will see it again as I bought a copy. I watch Holiday, with Cameron Diaz and Knight and Day whenever they are on because they are just fun. Second Hand Lions is another, as well as Pale Rider but my all time favorite for watching again and again is Secretariat with Diane Lane.

    For really old movies, you can’t beat The Thin Man series with Powell and Loy.

  • Jim

    Advenrtures of robin hood (Errol Flynn) 1938….The Sea hawk…Patton…..Lawrence of Arabia….Young Mr. Lincoln and Drums along the Mohawk (both with Henry Fonda)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • T L Miller

    I’m pretty sure I’ve seen the Christmas classics (It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th St, Christmas in CT, White Christmas, etc) a minimum of 100 times; Godfather I and II, at least 75 times; The Five Heartbeats, 50 minimum; Boys Town, minimum 50; The Thirty-Nine Steps (w/Robert Powell) at least 50; The Court Jester, around 50; Stalag 17, around 75; The Horse Soldiers, around 75; His Girl Friday, minimum 50. Any or all of these films, I can use lines from in everyday conversation and everybody around me knows what movie it came from, because they know how often I’ve seen them! It’s crazy, to stop whatever I’m doing and watch some scenes from any of these whenever they’re aired — you’d think no other movies were ever made!

  • sandy

    jaws, christmas vacation, the exorcist, interview with the vampire, ghost, road house, seven

  • Bob

    The Magnificant Seven and Casablanca.

  • Bill DeLeshe

    “It Happened One Night” …I’ve seen over and over,and I taped it three of four times..
    Ity is my all time favorite sound movie…With “The Big Parade” being my all time …..

  • Joestalin

    “The Private Lives of Elzabeth and Essex: great music; great Bette.  “Casablanca”; eternally fresh for me. “The Maltese Falcon”; this is the stuff dreams are made of. ” Dark Victory” and “Baby Jane”; it’s not me who needs a doctor, Blanche!

  • Delores Phillips

    Dirty Dancing

  • Sdhumphries

    All About Eve, Imitation of Life, Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, Jezabel, Mildred Pierce, White Heat, A Face in the Crow, The Odd Couple, Sunset Blvd, Executive Suite,  the Women, A Letter to Three Wives, Zorba the Greek. 

  • Ohkennyo

    The Wonder Wizard Of Oz

  • Pintog

    The Thing (1951 original), Its a Gift  W.C. Fields, Sons of the Desert L&H, Casablanca,
     The Godfather Parts 1&2 , The Roaring 20’s, Hold That Ghost, The Searchers. 

  • ChasMichaelP

    8 1/2

  • Mikejaral

    the magnificant seven, always each scene in the movie brings somthing I like.the muisic is great, and as a revenge movie it has everything. I think even better than the dirty dozen.

  • judy le normand

    Dirty Dancing with Patrick Swazy. I love it. I could watch it every day!

  • Cookielu1999

    Thomasina and Kindergarten Cop.  I love all the relationships in Thomasina and how they grow – I also have a huge soft spot for orange cats – amd overall it’s just a happy-place film experience for me.  Kindergarten Cop is just a no-brain fun movie for me.  I’ve got a lot more perenial favs, but these two come to mind immediately.

  • lobsterboyoboy

    Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

  • fluffdegoss3

    Innerspace and Commando.

  • David Tate

    What’s Up Doc?
    Singin’ in the Rain

    • Bsm4law

      So glad to find someone else who acknowledges “Hopscotch” — THE perfect CIA movie!!

  • Johnmarko

    Grease, The Searchers, Rio Bravo

  • LindaBeth727

    Casablanca, Gone With the Wind, Grease, Momma Mia(Glenn Close), Sound of Music, Hello, Dolly!, The Princess Diaries, Rio Bravo, On the Town, Singin in the Rain and one of my all time favorites, All the Days of Our Lives….

  • Joan55mail

    Casablanca, All about Eve, Adam’s Rib, Philadelphia Story, To Have & Have Not, The Big Sleep, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Desk Set, Woman of the Year, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Now Voyager, Vertigo, Rear Window, Marnie, Singin’ in the Rain, Mr. Skeffington, Shall We Dance (Astaire & Rogers – all their movies), All the Thin Man Movies, Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House, On the Town, The Bachelor & the Bobby Soxer, Kiss Me Kate, My Fair Lady, … to name a few.
    I can’t begin to name them all.  I can’t even narrow my favorite actor down below 12.

  • Donna

    A Few Good Men.  (Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, and Tom Cruise)  I’ve watched it 50 times and will watch it 50 more.

  • Beansarelli

    The Wizard of Oz, Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Great Race, Gone With The Wind, The Quiet Man, True Grit (the original thank you!), The Searchers,Swing Time, I Remember Mama, The Lion In Winter.  Can’t think of any more, though there are a few.  I can’t get enough of the good ones!

  • Ericstone6

    Logan’s Run, Airport 1975, Bugsy Malone, The Other Side of the Mountain, Grease, Xanadu, The Bishop’s Wife, Big Eden, Milk, Mildred Pierce, High Anxiety, Young Frankenstein, The Poseidon Adventure, Jaws, Jaws 2, The Hindenburg, Midway and Earthquake.

    As you can probably guess I was a child of the ’70’s

    • Bruce Reber

      You left out some other great 70’s classics – “The Godfather”, “The Getaway” (’72 original w/Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw), “The Sting”, “The French Connection”, “Shaft” (’71 original w/Richard Roundtree), “The Towering Inferno”, “Rocky”, “Star Wars”, “Alien”, “The Conversation”, “M*A*S*H”, and many others.

  • Bazz

    Casablanca, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, To Have and Have Not and The Quiet Man

    • Jim

      Great mix of categories—I agree with all your choices!!

                                  Jim B

  • Bob62

    “Dazed and Confused” “Up in smoke” the original Star wars trilogy ” Who framed Roger Rabbit”, and Star Trek II, IV and VI.

  • Rover65

    I have seen Room with a View at least 50 times and I love Macaroni with Jack Lemmon and Marcello Mastroianni, a rare and overlooked treasure.   I also enjoy Fairy Tale

  • Smokefyre

    I’ve seen at least 50 movies 50 times. I’d have to list Young Frankenstein, Postcards From the Edge, Gigi, The Sound of Music, Singin’ in the Rain, and every Astaire and Rogers movie.

  • pocroc

    Casablanca, Musicals Oklahoma!, The Music Man, Grease,   Bullitt, Mogambo.  Rebel Withou A Cause. 

  • Filkins_c

    I’ve seen “ENTER THE DRAGON” 174 times!

    • Gregbrowne49

       hi filkins . yes , its defineatly a big one ” enter the dragon ”. ive probably only seen it around 70 times , my brother knew every word in it . what a great film . still one of the best of all time. take care greg from australia . 🙂

  • Pepe38


    I have seen each each of these much more than fifty times. Also many others.

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  • Raven111cats

    Jaws.  I never get tired of it. 

  • raja999

    My list would be quite long if I included all of the movies I’ve seen 50 or more times.  Here are just a few:

    Stalag 17
    Frankenstein (1931)
    Bride of Frankenstein
    Dracula (1931)
    The Wolf Man
    The Wizard of Oz
    Yankee Doodle Dandy
    Teahouse of the August Moon

    Our Vines Have Tender Grapes
    Angels With Dirty Faces
    The Human Comedy
    The Caine Mutiny
    Key Largo
    Sweet Smell of Success
    The Killers (1946)
    The Killing
    Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
    The French Connection

    • Teresa Terrell

      Some of those I don’t know of. I’ll have to check them out!

  • swordfish

    i dont know if i have seen them 50 times but a lot:2001 (the best movie ever},slingblade allright then,hard time with charles bronson,full metal jacket3 fingers pyle 3 fingers,so many i cant remember sort a srange list when i think about it but they all had something i got a big kick out of. as i say my list coul number 100s.

  • Frank1168

    Gunga Din, Beau Geste(Cooper,Milland,Donlevy)

  • Vince

    Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, The Longest Day, The Wizard of Oz, The Big Sleep, Murder, My Sweet, The Thin Man, Gunga Din

  • elginman

    Gunga Din, Beau Geste(Cooper,Foster,Milland,Donlevy)

  • Ginnie thaoue

    the movies i have seen fifty plus times are GONE WITH THE WIND, THE COWBOYS, CASABLANCA,

  • Ginniet

    thank goodness for dvd’s

  • Summerhi

    Hey,i have seen” On Golden Pond ” 63 times.That movie will never become old.

  • Aussie Phil

    Only 2 for me.  Like my dear late father I have watched Jolsen Story over 50 times.  The second one I originally watched 3 times on the one day when it was released in Australia in 1963 – the movie, Summer Holiday starring Cliff Richard.  I have subsequently worn out my VHS copy, and I have 3 DVD copies, which will see me through the rest of my life.
    The only other movies catching up are the Godfather trilogy

  • Evelynne

    OK, this is a trick question, right?  Movie I’ve seen 50+ times?  You would have to tell me the genre, the year, the actors/directors, etc, etc, etc.  Honestly I have roughly 100+ movies I have seen at least 30 times and half as many at 50+ times. 
    “The Longest Day”; “The Canterville Ghost” with Robert Young & Charles Laughton; “Gone With the Wind” (theatre and DVD); “The Farmers Daughter” with Loretta Young; “Zulu”; mummy movie series from the 1930’s/40’s and the modern remake with Brandon Fraiser best; “Jurassic Park” series; “Gettysburg”; “Cars”, heck almost EVERY DISNEY movie.  

  • bashir

    movies that i seen 50 times  guns of navorone

  • bashir

    the movie which i not wants to see again is blair watch project

    • Christopher

      I HEARED THAT!!!

  • Needb

    The Breakfast Club…..

  • Teresa Terrell

    Fried Green Tomatoes…. 16 years ago I was hooked immediately. Still am

  • Richie

    What’s up Doc and Young Frankenstein never fail to make me laugh.  Coincidentally, Madeline Kahn is in both, and she does does most of the ensemble cast in each.


    BACHELOR’S DAUGHTERS with Gail Russell and Claire Trevor
    SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY with John Payne and Maureen O’Hara
    THE DUDE GOES WEST with Eddie Albert and Gale Storm
    THE JOLSON STORY with Larry Parks and Evelyn Keyes
    GILDA with Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford
    CALAMITY JANE with Doris Day and Howard Keel
    MIRACLE OF MORGAN’S CREEK  with Betty Hutton and Eddie Bracken
    WAKE OF THE RED WITCH with John Wayne and Gail Russell
    LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME with Doris Day and James Cagney
    IT ALL CAME TRUE with Humphrey Bogart and Ann Sheridan
    LETTER TO THREE WIVES with Linda Darnell and Paul Dougles
    PERILS OF PAULINE  with Betty Hutton and John Lund
    THE PAJAMA GAME with Doris Day and John Raitt
    NORA PRENTISS  with Ann Sheridan and Kent Smith
    I WONDER WHO’S KISSING HER NOW  with June Haver and Mark Stevens
    SHOW BOAT with Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel
    THE LUCKY STIFF with Dorothy Lamour and Claire Trevor
    OUT OF THE BLUE with George Brent and Virginia Mayo
    ROAD TO UTOPIA with Bing, Bob and Dorothy
    THE DOLLY SISTERS  with Betty Grable and June haver
    ANGEL AND THE BAD MAN with John Wayne and Gail Russell
    NOTORIOUS with Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman
    MR. LUCKY with Cary Grant and Laraine Day
    SEVEN MEN FROM NOW with Randolph Scott and Lee Marvin
    MR. SOFT TOUCH   with Glenn Ford and Evelyn Keyes
    THE UNINVITED with Ray Milland and Gail Russell
    WUTHERING HEIGHTS with Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon
    STAGE DOOR with Katharine Hepburn and Ginger Rogers
    ALL ABOUT EVE with Bette Davis and Anne Baxter
    THE RAZOR’S EDGE with Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney

    Could watch each one everyday.

  • MJM

    Movies that I have seen 50 times, or so many times that I have lost count. These are all masterpieces, that I will watch any chance I can get! 

    Black Narcissus- 1947, Powell and Pressburger- unforgettable, and with Jack Cardiff’s cinematography!
    A tree grows in Brooklyn- 1945, Elia Kazan
    Ninotchka- 1940 Lubitsch
    Trouble in Paradise- Lubitsch again!
    Casablanca- Michael Curtiz, one of the greats!
    The Sea Wolf-Curtiz
    The Letter- Wyler
    The Heiress- Wyler
    Carrie- Wyler
    The Little Foxes- Wyler again! 
    Song of Bernadette- Henry King
    Tora, Tora, Tora – one of the best war films
    Grande Illusion- Jean Renoir- some consider this the greatest film ever made! surely one of them
    Rashomon- Kurasowa one of the titans
    Seven Samurai- ditto!
    The Killers – early Lancaster!
    Out of the Past- Tourneur’s film noir masterpiece
    Laura- Preminger at his peak
    La Belle et La Bete – Cocteau- mesmerizing!
    Random Harvest- 1940, total mastery all around
    The Red Shoes- Powell and Pressburger, their work stands apart
    I know where I am going- black and white masterpiece by Powell and Pressburger
    Rebecca- Hitchcock unforgetable 
    Vertigo- ditto
    On the waterfront- Kazan mastery
    A streetcar named desire- almost unbearably powerful, Kazan again
    Duck Soup- Marx Brothers incomparable
    A night at the Opera-ditto
    The Cocoanuts -ditto

  • Magarrity

    Gone With the Wind–mag

  • Sms1211

    Casablanca, To Have and Have Not, Best Years of Our Lives, Above Suspicion, Escape, The Mortal Storm, Mildred Pierce, Now Voyager, Rebecca, Laura, Christmas in Connecticut (Stanwyck), Out of the Past, Watch on the Rhine, Rear Window, North by Northwest, Gilda, Random Harvest, The Farmer’s Daughter, We’re No Angels, Where Eagles Dare, Guns of Navarone, In Harm’s Way, South Pacific, To Kill a Mockingbird, In Name Only, Dark Passage, White Christmas, Home for the Holidays (Holly Hunter), Devil in a Blue Dress, An Affair to Remember, My Man Godfrey, The Thin Man, Inherit the Wind, Desk Set, The Philadelphia Story, Bringing Up Baby, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, The Uninvited (Milland), Raiders of the Lost Ark, Bottle Shock, Robin Hood (Russell Crowe)

  • Llmathies

    Pretty Woman with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere

  • Scarlett

    And the greatest of all time……………..Gone With The Wind! I don’t see anybody watching that……….have seen it 50 plus times and it is the only movie that whenever I watch it; there is always something that I did not catch the other 49 times!

  • Donald D”Orazio

    i have seen casablanca 100 times. l have seen the razor:s edge ioo times. I have seen gilda 100 times 

  • Lauradyoung

    So many I’ve seen 100x: A Patch of Blue, Julia, Brokeback Mountain, Objective Burma, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe, Up Periscope, The Americanization of Emily, The Sound of Music, Apollo 13, We Were Soldiers.

  • Lauradyoung

    I’m sorry but I forgot one of the great Jessica Tandy’s final films: Nobody’s Fool. What a fantastic tribute to her great talent.

    • Fotogal

      Good movie.  I just watched it AGAIN just the other night. 

  • Frank1168

    Driving Miss Daisy. Great cast

  • Dorothy

    Pillow Talk, 
    Move Over Darling,
    The Thrill of it all,
    Good Neighbor Sam, 
    Dirty Dancing
    To Hell and Back
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Home Alone
    It’s a Wonderful Life
    Miracle on 34th Street
    Gone With the Wind
    Under the Yum Yum Tree
    Lover Come Back
    Send Me No Flowers

  • Fotogal

    Dr. Zhivago.  Not only a beautiful love story, but a great look at World History.   I’ve watched it again lately as it reminds me of where our country is headed if we don’t do something.

  • Fotogal

    Splendor in the Grass with Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty
    Urban Cowboy – John Travolta
    The Way We Were – Redford and Streisand

  • Melanie Aguiar

    TO MANY to post

  • Tsagiglalal

    -I’ve seen To Kill A Mockingbird, The Others, Rosenstrasse, Polar Express, The Village, The Secret of Roan Inish, and any number of Shirley Temple movies at least 50 times.  I’m sure there are others. 

  • Doc Reid

    The original True Grit with John Wayne.

  • Sharon

    Tucker, Mr. Holland”s Opus,  The Cowboys and the Alamo produced and starred in by John Wayne. I won’t let my husband watch the Alamo any more. He watches it over and over 24 hours a day!  Show Boat and  To Kill a a Mocking Bird is close. Sam i Am, with Sean Penn and Digging to China with Keven Bacon, Paint your Wagon. Monte Walch, and and almost every Rogers and Hammerstein Musical. How we miss the musicals Oh yes how can I forget Master and Commander. He is finally tired of the Searchers and  The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, but goes around singing the Liberty Valance theme song. I know there some i’m forgetting. May I follow up with a footnote.

  • Redgirlycat

    It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World
    Some Like It Hot
    Crime Spree

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  • annie1958

    The Wizard of Oz. Way ahead of it’s time, and still an excellent movie for people of all ages.

  • Linda M

    First of all, I’ve seen most Gary Cooper and James Steward movies 50+ times. For instance, The Westerner, Sergeant York, High Noon, Friendly Persuasion, and Ten North Frederick Street; and, It’s A Wonderful Life, The FBI Story, Winchester 73, Vertigo, and Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation; and so many many many more!

    Then, there is of course Gone With The Wind and The Wizarrd of Oz, which I’ve seen at least 100 times each. Also, these great Westerns: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Once Upon A Time in the West, The Magnificent Seven.

    And then a host of other great films that I’ve seen over the years countless times, in alpha order:
    A Hard Day’s Night, All Mine To Give, Arsenic & Old Lace, Bringing Up Baby, Casablanca, Imitation of Life, Laura, Miracle on 34th Street, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, My Man Godfrey, Pillow Talk, Star Wars, Serpico, Sunset Boulevard, The Best Years of Our Lives, The Great Escape, The Lemon Drop Kid, The Thin Man (series), The Way We Were, The Women, and Thomasina.
    I am sure there are more, but that’s it for now.

    • Linda M

      Sorry, I just have to add a few more.

      For Gary Cooper: Beau Geste, For Whom the Bells Toll, and Pride of the Yankees. For James Stewart: Harvey, The Man from Laramie, and Shenandoah.

      Then, another slew of movies that I’ve seen at least 50 times, in alpha order:
      All About Eve, Andy Hardy (series), Boy’s Town, Chinatown, Dirty Harry, I Remember Mama, It Happened One Night, Junior Bonner, King of Kings, Meet Me in St Louie, Midway, Open Range, Overboard, Penny Serenade, Rebecca, Sabrina, Since You Went Away, Some Like It Hot, The Big Chill, The Birds, The Egg & I, The Getaway, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, The Grapes of Wrath, The Ten Commandments, To Kill A Mocking Bird, Urban Cowboy, Tom Horn, When Harry Met Sally, and You’ve Got Mail.

      And finally, I don’t know how I could have forgotten, most if not all Shirley Temple movies!

  • tyefyter

    I cannot believe no one had mentioned “Star Wars”,(in the first page of comments anyway).An undeniable classic!!

  • dianeOFchicago

    I’ve seen the movie AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER at least 100 times. I OWN the movie. It is the best Love story ever!!!

  • SandyP

    “West Side Story,” at least 70 times.

  • Banner39

    The Quiet Man another Wayne & Ford great.

  • azviewer

    “Little Women” (June Allyson); “Meet Me In St. Louis” (Judy Garland); “Christmas Story” (Darrin McGavin); “Christmas Vacation” (Chevy Chase); “Ten Commandments” (Yul Brynner) are just a few that are watched several times each year. There are different movies for each season every year!

  • azviewer

    My favorite John Wayne movies aren’t westerns! I love these: “Hatari,” “The Quiet Man,” and “Hellfighters.” I love his westerns too, but these are the best!

  • Kay

    Love Bonnie and Clyde,Harlow,Irma LaDouce I watch those movies whenever. I can !!!!

  • Heidi Lynn McDonald Stetler

    “You Can;t Take It With You”. I’ve seen it so many times I can’t count but I will keep watching it over and over again. It’s hillarious and at the same time puts out a life lesson that all of us can bank. If you have’nt seen it you are really missing out of one of the best!

    • Wayne P.

      Yes, love that movie too…its one of the best and strongest lead and supporting casts of all time…another Capra classic and was he ever on a roll in the 30’s with his great screwball comedies …sad to say, but this film just mightve been the last mostly comedic best picture Oscar winner and he also won the same honor for It Happened One Night, perhaps the finest romantic comedy ever to play on the big screen from the Studio-Golden Age to the Modern Era!

  • Heidi Lynn McDonald Stetler

    “Angels With Dirty Faces” is one I forgot to mention. Bogart is so funny in this film.There aren’t too many Bogart comedies so this one is one Bogart fans must see.

    • Bruce Reber

      I think the Bogart movie you’re referring to is “We’re No Angels” – “Angels With Dirty Faces” is a 1938 WB gangster movie starring James Cagney, Pat O’Brien and Bogart.

  • Judyalive

    Casablanca (at least a million times LOL), Field of Dreams, Harold and Maude, Benny & Joon, The Wizard if Oz, Pay it Forward, Freaks, Juno, Luggage of the Gods, 9 1/2 Weeks.

  • Tony B

    Ben Hur, The Ten Commandments, King Kong (1933), North By Northwest, Glory.

  • AngelaM

    Rose Marie 1936….Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, Lake Tahoe beautifully photographed and masquerading as the Canadian Rockies, beautiful music, lush vocals, true romance. Everything I love. When I’m calling yoooou oooooooh, ooooooh, I always answer true and watch it one more time!

  • DollyT

    Gunga Din, The Quiet Man, Song of Bernadette, Sargeant York, Shane, The Good Earth, Singing In The Rain, American In Paris, Yankee Doodle Dandy, just toname a few.

  • wolf-nv

    “An Affair to Remember” w/ Cary Grant & Deborah Kerr! My wife rented it right after we were married (an in Beta, no less) and I know I have watched it at least twice a year since ’82, so I know I have seen it more than 50 times, and I still get choked up! And it is not even hard to say that, even from an old biker from the wilds of No. Nevada!

  • Jettabee60

    I can truly say I have see Live Free or Die Hard at least 50 times.

  • Jettabee60

    The Mummy with Brendan Fraser was also seen 50 times or more.

  • Chuck

    The Enemy Below- the best submarine and one of the best WWII movies- actually has a plot and an acceptable ending. Bob Mitchum, Curt Jurgens.

  • Timothy T Goodrich

    Running Cool. There was a period of a few months that I watched it one to three times a day, sometimes back to back.

  • Matt Grinberg

    I haven’t seen any anything 50 times, but there are some movies I have seen many times, including “Casablanca.” It is a great movie in it’s own right, but even more so when you consider the time in which it was made. Others I have seen many times include: “The Chronicles of Riddick.” The whole movie is hugely entertaining from start to finish, especially the final showdown; “Memento.” The movie is mind boggling! It is the only movie I have ever seen in a theater twice on the same day. I had to see it 4 times before I really understood what was going on; “Terminator II.” The special effects alone are worth the price of admission. The way the artificial humanization of the evil terminator plays off of the real humanization of the Arnold terminator is fantastic; “My Fair Lady.” I just love the music. Who couldn’t love Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn (even if she didn’t sing the role).

  • Hruzna nestvura

    I watched “THE WIZARD OF OZ” EVERY year on TV (and one year TWICE) from age 5 to age 55.


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  • Jack Fitzpatrick

    Casablanca, Shane, The Maltese Falcon, Once Upon a Time in America, Odd Couple, High Noon, You’ve Got Mail, and One Fine Day. To name a few.

  • GKrish

    Dr. Zhivago, Funny Girl, Lawrence of Arabia, The Blues Brothers has been forgotten, The Princess Bride, Ben-Hur, Matrix, Alien and Aliens, Butch Cassisy: I watch these EVERY TIME they are on be it from the beginning, any part of the middle or the very end!

  • Woody Chandler

    Repo Man & Full Metal Jacket – I was a disgruntled punk enlisted, but in the Navy, not the Marines.

  • Pacerdad

    I seen a number of movies around 50 times or more. The more memorable ones for me are; North by Northwest, Casablanca, Stagecoach, Psycho, Dark Victory, Now, Voyager, The Petrified Forest, Superman, The Sting, Rio Bravo, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Blue Dahlia, The Black Stallion, Wizard of Oz, Dial “M” for Murder, My Man Godfery, The Thin Man, The Seven Year Itch, Bringing Up Baby, Christmas in Conneticut, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Letter, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, Murder on the Orient Express, The Longest Day, Room Service, and many more!!

  • bern

    maytime,rosemarie,new moon,gone with the wind,girl of the golden west,naughty marietta,i married and angel, and swingtime

  • Barbrasgirl8

    All the MacDonald/Eddy films. Naughty Marietta, RoseMarie,Maytime, Girl of the Golden West, Sweethearts, New Moon, Bittersweet, I Married an Angel.

  • disqus_GHyhI2rmq4

    A NIGHT AT THE OPERA is one…. Probably near the top of the list of best comedies ever! ANATOMY OF A MURDER(1959) ROADHOUSE(1947-RICHARD WIDMARK/IDA LUPINO) MONTY PYTHON’s The Search for the HOLY GRAIL THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL THE HORROR OF DRACULA(1957) one of the best horror/suspense movies of all time! I can’t ever forget: CHINATOWN with JackNicholson/FayeDunnaway/JohnHuston one of my favorite films of all time! Stellar performances from all in that cast. BLAZING SADDLES and YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN my two all time favorites from MelBrooks(Madelene Khan is hilarious and unforgettable!) Lastly(but certainly not least) IN A LONELY PLACE Bogie and GloriaGrahame : a favorite actress for me. There are many many more because the classic films mean so much to me.

  • Rocky

    There are many movies I have seen all or part of 50 times or more….but the one movie that jumped into my mind th moment I saw the cation was the original “Producers”. In fact when i saw it in it’s original release with a friend, we st through it two and a half times in the theater (we had walked in at the middle of tjhe showing).

  • Virginia

    I’ve seen some great movies here, many of which I own. When I love a movie, I want to own it, so I can enjoy it whenever I want to. Though I own dozens of movies, the ones I find myself reaching for most often, in no particular order are: Mildred Pierce, Now Voyager, To Kill a Mockingbird; Imitation of Life (50s version), My Favorite Wife, North by Northwest, The Eye of the Needle, The Day of the Jackal; The Man Who Knew Too Much; Rear Window (almost anything Hitchcock); Gas Light, Leave Her to Heaven; the Ghost and Mrs. Muir; Witness for the Prosecution; The Window (Bobby Driscoll); Silver Streak; To Sir With Love; The Way We Were; Black Narcissus (glad to see that on the list elsewhere–haunting!); Stalag 17; the Nun’s Story
    Christmas Movies: Miracle on 34th Street; A Christmas Carol (Reginald Owen); It’s a Wonderful Life

    More recent titles: Shawshank Redemption; My Cousin Vinny; Notes on a Scandal; the Descendants

    There are just too many to mention, both old and new. One I’d still like to find an affordable copy of is the original “Heartbreak Kid” 1972

    By the way, I saw To Kill a Mockingbird on the wide screen late last year, on the 50th Anniversary of Harper Lee’s writing of the book. My husband and I went to a matinee screening, which was a bit of a mistake..The theater was packed with middle school children, brought to view the movie by their teachers. Some of them whispered throughout the movie, but they redeemed themselves in the end by giving the movie a big round of applause.

  • daffy

    the godfather epic/saga (the one in chron order that you can’t find anymore!) this is also my favorite movie.

  • Eduardo

    My List:
    Go with the wind
    Only the valiant (1951)
    Beau Geste
    Son of Palaface
    The Black Widow (1947) a Republic Serial directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet)
    Stagecoach (1939)
    My darling clementine

  • Leslie

    50 times? Guess I’m not a hard-core movie fan because there’s only one movie on my list – White Christmas. It’s a family tradition to watch it every Christmas and other times of year just because it’s a wonderful movie.

  • ChuckL

    Chinatown; Suddenly, Last Summer; Godfather I & II; Caddyshack; Dr. Strangelove… guity pleasure: Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

  • fred buschbaum

    I’ve seen many Of these classic films close to 50 times, but here are a few that I think I’ve watched even more. Sailor of the king, Destination Gobi, African Queen, Three godfathers, Destination Moon,and just about any Laural and Hardy film.

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  • Carol

    Double Indemnity, The Apartment, The Best Years of Our Lives, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, Hud, Miracle on 34th St., Holiday Inn, I Was a Male War Bride, The Caine Mutiny, Meet John Doe.

  • Rick

    Casablanca, Maltese Falcon, the Big Sleep, the Dirty Dozen, Kelly’s Heroes, Battle of the Bulge, the Sands of Iwo Jima, Dracula (1931), Count Dracula, the Wolfman, Universal; Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, and Son of Frankenstein, The Mummy, Curse of the Mummy, The Abominable Snowman, Godzilla, Gidorah, The Planet of the Apes, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, The Pink Panther, A shot in the Dark, Return of the Pink Panther, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, The Holy Grail, The Breakfast Club, The Ten Commandments, Ben Hurr.

  • Victoria Shea

    Casablanca, Young Frankenstein, The Big Sleep, Maltese Falcon, Somewhere in Time, White Christmas, To Have and Have Not, Adams Rib, Woman of the Year, Bringing up Baby, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Untouchables, The American President, Naked Gun Series, The Glenn Miller Story

  • Victoria Shea

    Forgot to add The Producers (both versions), Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, and anything with Mel Brooks

  • slim chiply

    The Coconuts
    Duck Soup
    A Night at the Opera
    Animal Crackers
    Monkey Business
    Miracle at Morgans Creek
    The Palm Beach Story
    The Narrow Margin (1952)
    Murder My Sweet
    To Have and Have Not
    The Big Sleep



  • Matt Gaffney

    Stagecoach, The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Sands of Iwo Jima, Full Metal Jacket, Mash, Hard Times,

  • Rose

    Gone with the Wind, starting with the first time in 1952 when I was three years old (my parents must not have had enough money for a sitter!) I can vividly remember the horse dying on the return to Tara. After that, it would have to be It’s A wonderful Life (a family yearly event; then probably Casablanca, The Nun’s Story, The Bell’s of St. Mary’s, North by Northwest, and High Noon.

  • sanni

    casablanca, executive suite, all about eve, the postman always rings twice with lana turner, imitation of life with lana turner(i cry in the same spot when Anni’s heart is broken by her daughter each time I see it), house of wax with vincent price, white heat, gmen, maltese falcon, the big sleep, to have or have not, bullit, westside story, rebel without a cause, the women, to sir with love, i want to live,sabrina with audrey hepburn, sunset blvd, anything with betti davis, humphrey bogart, edward g. robinson and vincent price and joan crawford, so many that I have seen over 50 times

  • sanni

    i forgot citzen kane

  • Robert Feldman

    ‘Buck Privates’-Universal-1941 with the Great Team of Abbott & Costello!

  • Chanelle Lonie

    Imitation of Life
    The Godfather
    The Godfather II
    Rear Window
    The Temptations
    The Five Heartbeats
    It’s a Wonderful Life
    Miracle on 34th Street
    Rudolph the red nosed reindeer
    White Christman
    King of Kings
    10 Commandments
    The greatest story ever told
    The wizard of oz
    Sparkle the original movie from the 70’s
    Lady Sings the Blues 70’s

  • John M

    This is my list of movies that I have viewed 50 or more times:
    Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
    A Guy Named Joe
    Tonight and Every Night
    Tora Tora Tora
    You Were Never Lovlier
    Twelve O’Clock High
    Since You Went Away
    If You Knew Susie
    Cover Girl
    A Wing and a Prayer
    Orchestra Wives
    Down to Earth (1947)
    Holiday Inn

  • Awfuls

    All John Wayne movies except for the Sons of Katie Elder, Holiday Inn, White Christmas, Miracle on 34th St. (47 version), Ivanhoe

  • Debra Roddy

    Gone With The Wind

  • Mike

    A Bronx Tale og course

  • Chanelle Lonie

    Come Back little Sheba….anyone remembers this movie, Great acting…Shirley Booth and Burt Lancaster…Please I want to see this. Well, I have seen The Godfather, Godfather II, rear winder, vertigo, All about Eve, Dial M for Murder, The ghost and Mrs. Muir, The temptations, five heartbeats, Immitation of Life, White christmas, Rudolph, Story of Ruth, King of kings, 10 commandments.

  • Nick Z.

    Gone With The Wind
    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Sound of Music
    The Wizard of Oz
    The Women (1939)
    Frank Capra’s Lost Horizon
    Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
    Rear Window
    To Catch a Thief
    Holiday Inn
    White Christmas

    A Star is Born (1954)
    The Birds
    The Bells of St. Mary’s
    How Green Was My Valley
    Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet
    The Remains of the Day
    Driving Miss Daisy
    Howard’s End
    The Talk of the Town
    The Big Sleep
    Key Largo

  • laustcawz

    Let’s see—really not sure if most of these make the 50 times number, but I’ve seen all of these (in whole or in part) at least 10 times, if not much more–“Ordinary People”, “D.O.A.” (1949), “The Breakfast Club”, “Short Cuts”, “Better Off Dead”, “Murder By Death”, “Burnt Offerings”, “Head”, “The Nanny”, “Improper Channels”, “White Man’s Burden”, “The Butterfly Effect”, “Falling Down”, “King Kong” (1933), “Death Wish”, “Young Frankenstein”, “Time After Time”, “Fast Times At Ridgemont High”, “The Last American Virgin”, “A Christmas Story”, “Firstborn”, “Requiem For A Dream”, “Memento”, “Death Becomes Her”, “The Terminator”, “Robocop”, “Killer Klowns From Outer Space”, “Edward Scissorhands”, “The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie”, “Necromancy”, “After Hours”, “Fatal Attraction”, “Buffalo ’66”, “Dog Day Afternoon”, “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest”, “Modern Problems”, one or another (or possibly all) of the “Back To The Future” films, “Election” &, probably, “The Girl Can’t Help It”. “Shattered Glass” is getting close.

  • tln

    Blade Runner
    L.A. Confidential
    The Godfather I & II
    No Country for Old Men
    You’ve Got Mail (I know, its weird!)
    Shawshank Redemption
    The Green Mile
    It’s a Wonderful Life
    Field of Dreams
    The Hangover
    Role Models
    The Crow
    The Verdict

  • Kay Holland-Mager

    I love,Bonnie and Clyde,Harlow,with Carroll Baker, The unsinkable Molly Brown, Irma La Douce, Somewhere in Time, Goodbye My Lady,You’ll FInd Out, Meet Me In St Louis. There are many more but these are so great,The first time I saw Goodbye My Lady I decided I would get a Basenji. Since 1973 I have had 5 of those wonderful dogs ! My latest one is 15 years old and going strong !!

  • Don-from the bronx

    don-Bronx native (dewitt Clinton h.s). now living in merrick

  • Leonard Ulman

    Abbott & Costello Meet Frakenstein. Since the age of nine I have watched this movie at least once each year.

  • Leonard Ulman

    Abbott & Costello Meet Frakenstein. Since the age of nine I have watched this movie at least once each year.

  • Watchingwolf

    Brings joy and tears

  • cinemabon

    Most films by Hitch, Billy Wilder, William Wyler, and John Ford

  • Black & White Critic In Color

    Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
    McKenna’s Gold
    Major League
    O’Brother Where Art Thou
    Shawshank Redemption
    King Kong
    Man on Fire
    Devil in the Blue Dress
    Yankee Doodle Dandy
    Anatomy of a Murder
    Bringing Down the House
    Fried green Tomatoes
    Inherit the Wind
    The Apostle
    Falling Down
    Mobey Dick
    Mutiny on the Bounty (Charles Laughton)

    Jurasic Park

  • Glen Schecter

    “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” is #1! Followed by “AIRPORT(1970)” I’m a fan of George Kennedy’s “Joe Patroni”!!

  • Isis

    Have to admit it ~ THE WIZARD OF OZ.

  • Isis

    OK, besides THE WIZARD OF OZ . . . . . . . . . I never counted viewings but here’s my list of the ones that come the closest to 50:

    Seven Samurai

    The Wild Bunch

    El Dorado

    To Kill A Mockingbird

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (TIED for my #1 w/ Mockingbird)


    Back to the Future

    The Original Frankenstein

    ” ” The Mummy

    Marx. Brothers Night At The Opera

    ” ” Horse Feathers

    W.C. Fields It’s A Gift

    Rear Window (saw it last night) Don’t you love Thelma Ritter??

    All Quiet on the Western Front (Lew Ayres)

    The Professionals Western w/Lee Marvin, Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan and Woody Strode

    THE END and my apologies for any misspelling.

  • Carol

    I absolutely love “I Know Where I’m Going,” “The 39 Steps” (with Robert Donat), “The Usual Suspects,” “Casablanca,” “Inside Man,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “The Shop Around the Corner,” “Godfather I & II,” “Citizen Kane,” “The Magnificent Ambersons” (Orson Wells version), “The Shawshank Redemption.” I could go on and on and on. But I won’t. I’ve seen Spielberg’s “Lincoln” only once–so far–but I know I will return to it again and again. It’s a gorgeous, brilliant, magnificently acted film.

  • Carol

    I forgot “All About Eve.” I probably forgot a thousand more. But I’ll stop now.

  • Black & White Critic in Color

    the Wizard of Oz is on my list of movies I’ve seen a thousand of times. like It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, and the the Treasure of Sierra Madre, Anatomy of a Murder

  • Black & White Critic in Color

    thanks for reminding me of Frankenstein; and by the way: Come Back Little Sheba, Autumn Leaves, and Mildred Pierce. Did anyone include Cagney’s Man of a Thousand Faces?

  • Gary B.

    I can’t think of ANY movie i’ve seen 50 times…However, I’ve been FORCED to see the movie TRAILER for “World War Z” at LEAST 50 times.

    • jrd


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  • Art

    The Green Berets, True Grit, The Cowboys, Rooster Cogburn. John Wayne rules.

    • grandeur70

      very wooden actor.- All boring films.

  • Barnabas41

    The Jolson Story, at least 100 times. I could listen solely to the soundtrack. It had Jolson’s voice at the time the movie was made in the late 40’s, after it had mellowed quite a bit from his great hits period, making his songs even more special. It worked as his career was resurrected as the kids of the 50’s went wild.

  • dirkwrestler

    WHAT’S UP, DOC? and THE BREAKFAST CLUB, so many times I can recite each one, line for line! Not that I’m proud of that fact….ok, I’m a little bit Proud!

  • Shari Donbrosky

    I have seen The Quiet Man and Hoosiers over 50 times.

  • Wayne P.

    This comment is off topic but have always wondered if, in the above poster, Anne Bancroft is putting on the stocking or removing it. Of course, from the looks of things, we would all probably surmise its the former! Maybe the ladies could enlighten us if an either/or scenario here is even possible. But hey, it really doesnt matter does it? His staring look, and its not at her face, tells us all we need to know about that scene!

  • FalmouthBill

    The Quiet Man
    The Apartment
    Lover and other Strangers
    Seven Days in May
    Funny Farm
    Mr. Roberts
    Meet Me in St. Louis
    Nobodys Fool [Paul Newman]
    Rear Window [ better make that all of Hitches movies ]
    Life with Father
    The Shop around the corner [ you’ve got Mail is closing in, fast ]
    George Washington Slept Here
    King Kong
    why am I listing the ones I’ve seen over 50 times, at my age I should list the ones I haven’t !

    • SML

      lolol. So true for me too! Great list, btw.

  • trebor klow

    the apartment,about a boy,star trek wrath of khan,starwars,inherit the wind,quiz show,pulp fiction,goldfinger,patton,it’s a wonderful life, midnight run. these movies come to mind when i think of film I’ve watched over and over again.I know there are others.

  • SML

    Best Years of Our Lives, Laura, Numerous Laurel & Hardy shorts, Numerous Our Gang shorts, Casablanca, Captain Blood, Key Largo…many more Warner Brothers films (my favorite studio) … many more William Wyler films (my favorite director), many more Dana Andrews, William Powell, Susan Hayward, Bette Davis (my 4 favorite actors).

  • SML

    AND the totally underrated “The Catered Affair” from 1956…which Carrie Fisher claims is Debbie Reynold’s favorite role…or else Fisher’s favorite role of her mother. Can’t remember which. Anyway, in many ways, I think Ernest Borgnine’s performance in this film is better than in Marty–& Marty was a terrific film. Okay, hopefully I’m done now & won’t hog the forum any more.

  • Ray D.

    Fail Safe, Dr. Strangelove, Down Periscope, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Top Gun, Star Wars IV, V & VI, Star Trek IV & Vi, Vanishing Point (Barry Newman), Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, all eight Harry Potter movies, Field of Dreams, A League of Their Own, Captain Blood and Robin Hood (Errol Flynn), and many more.

  • Bob S

    I forgot: The Women (1940s), All About Eve and The Letter,

  • Mel R

    The Wizard of Oz. Ben Hur. Bringing up baby

  • Tim Aebi

    Easy for me, “The Godfather” – all time fave film, seen COUNTLESS times (and still love)
    also, National lampoon’s “Animal House” (which, by the way, drives my wife crazy!) – love it though!

  • Dave

    Two movies that I have probably watched the most are Casablanca and the Quiet Man. I just love the acting and the tension and historical value of Casablanca, World War II being the most important era for the modern world and America. It is a treat to be able to understand what the actors are saying and enjoy their performance as they ply their trade expertly. Each The Quiet Man is just fun especially watching the great stable of John Ford’s actors. The chemistry between Wayne and O’Hara is engaging and each of the characters is well cast and brings life and meaning to the roles they play.

  • Ellen Sudranski Friedman

    These are movies I’ll watch any time I see them on cable. Have probably seen each of them dozens of times: The Whole Nine Yards, Get Shorty, The Help, Memoirs of a Geisha, and the latest obsession — Pitch Perfect.

  • gingi

    the godfather the graduate shane the serchers pride of the Yankees the natural

  • Jo

    Dirty Dancing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Wizard of Oz to name a few

  • Laura A. Saunders

    Saturday Night Fever,When Harry Met Sally,Meet Me in St.Louis,Robin Hood/Captain Blood,Tootsie,Breakfast Club/SixteenCandles/St.Elmo’s Fire,Coming to America,Grease,Serpico,Christmas in Connecticut,White Christmas,Please Don’t Eat the Daisies,The Thin Man,Top Hat,The Deer Hunter,The Samurai. There are so many that I could watch over and over for many different reasons. Very few current movies that I can say the same of.

  • Jaziegirl

    An Affair to Remember with Cary Grant & Debra Kerr; The Thomas Crown Affair with Steve McQueen & Fay Dunaway and The Quite Man John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara I can watch these films over and over again. They don’t make movies like before this was real entertainment!

  • Ric

    Ghost, Now & Then, The Usual Suspects, Suspect, The Old Maid, Payment on Demand, A Time to Kill, Forrest Gump, Evil Under the Sun, Death on the Nile, Undercover Blues, What’s Up Doc, The Great Lie (well actually all Bette Davis Films), Murder by Death, First Wives Club, Mask, Dolores Claibourne, Misery, Marnie, it just goes on & on & on….

  • Movie Bug

    My favorite move of all time is Dial M For Murder. It will keep you on the edge of your seat guessing until the end. One of Alfred Hitchcock’s best.

    • Dana Thompson

      Dial M for Murder, love it

  • Seamus57

    Wizard of Oz, the Dunwich Horror, Barbarella, all the Christopher Lee Dracula’s, all the Harry Potter’s, Caltiki, and even Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.

    • HCUA

      What are you smoking?

    • maxfabien

      Caltiki, the Immortal Monster??? OMG! I remember that one! Thanks for the memory jog!

  • jayalay

    West Side Story
    Coming to America
    All About Eve
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Forrest Gump
    The Wizard of Oz
    Meet Me in St. Louis
    A Star is Born
    Interview With a Vampire (Kirsten Dunst is a pint-sized marvel)
    I have many other “favorites” but these are the movies I have watched more times than I can count, and always end up watching whenever I stumble upon them playing on cable… even though I own the DVDs!

    • jrd

      “end up watching whenever I stumble upon them playing on cable… even though I own the DVDs”
      I do the same thing. Though I own copies of most of my favorite movies, when I happen to catch one of them on television, it’s like I’ve been given an unexpected present.

    • Dana Thompson

      All About Eve and Strangers on a Train, but of course

  • julian

    “Night of the Hunter” is my #1 movie and I have seen it countless times…..Robert Mitchum,
    Shelley Winters, Lilian Gish…………also all movies by Werner Hertzog, “Paths of Glory”,
    “Meet John Doe”, “Thelma and Louise”…….on and on….all Jodorowsky movies, all Kubrick
    movies, all Hitchcock movies…………….I am a cinema fanatic!!

    • Dana Thompson

      Night of the Hunter is incredible, scared me

      • julian

        I’m glad you agree with me…..wasn’t it great to see old Lilian Gish
        etc too?

        • Jack

          Here’s my “viewed it 50 or more tiimes” list
          THE RED SHOES
          THE JAZZ SINER (jolson)
          THE MUDLARK

  • DMB fan

    Slingblade. And of course the one and only Pulp Fiction.

  • JaHnBoi

    King of Hearts; (Fellini) 8 1/2; Wild Strawberries

  • William Donovan

    the wizard of oz

  • jbourne5181

    the original – The Thing [from another world] with Kenneth Tobey and Margerat Sheridan

  • Richie C.

    The Godfather I and II ,The Thomas Crown Affair ( Steve McQueen ) On The Waterfront,My Cousin Vinny,The Natural,Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,The Day the Earth Stood Still,Mutiny on the Bounty ( Clark Gable,Marlon Brando ) The Unforgivin ( Eastwood )

  • Mark Malak

    Blaze of Noon,Thunder Road,Double Indemnity,Pushover,Angels With Dirty Faces,Maltese Falcon,Casablanca,Sorry Wrong Number,Jailhouse Rock,Ace in the Hole,Kiss of Death,just to mention a few.I love them all and will probably watch them 50 more times.

  • Dana Thompson

    Rebecca, Splendor in the Grass, The Philadelphia Story, Bringing Up Baby, Angels with Dirty Faces, Double Indemnity, Sense & Sensability *incorrect spelling , HOw to Marry a Millionaire, Suspicion, Arsenic & Old Lace, An Affair to Remember, Compulsion, LA Confidential, I could go on and on

  • Dana Thompson

    A Wonderful LIfe, the Bishops Wife, A Christmas Story, A Christmas Carol with Alistair (can’t remember his last name right now), Sorry Wrong Number, The End of the Affair, with Julianne Moore & Ralph Fiennes,

    • HCUA

      Alistair Simm.

      • Antone

        One “m”—Sim.

  • DeLores Wright

    Ooooh…there are so many!!! ‘Mad,Mad,Mad World’, ‘Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’, “Gone With The Wind”, “Leave Her To Heaven”, and some I’d like to see again…”What’s Up Doc?”, for one….

  • Matt Dinger

    One word……JAWS

  • Steve Martin

    Adventures of Robin Hood, period.

  • Virginia

    My list:
    Mildred Pierce
    Now Voyager
    Witness for the Prosecution
    Day of the Jackal
    Night of the Hunter
    The Letter (Bette Davis)
    All About Eve
    Leave Her to Heaven
    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
    Imitation of Life (Lana Turner)
    The Eye of the Needle
    Gaslight (Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman)
    My Cousin Vinny
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Dial M for Murder
    Rear Window
    The Man Who Knew Too Much
    The List goes on and on………..

    • grandeur70

      What no foreign language films? They leave English films for dead.

      • PaulRumsey

        Because everyone has their own preferences. To each his own.

  • Chibi

    To get me out of a sad mood or need a pick me up, I always watch Undercover Blues. Always feel much better afterwards. I also watch many times Shawshank Redemption, Field of Dream, Mildred Pierce and People will talk.

  • Tommy Bokori

    here’s my list / The Wizard of Oz / Alien / Aliens / Prince of Darkness (john carpenter) / Them / Forbidden Planet / Runaway Train / The Great Escape / Apocalypse Now / Bladerunner / Cabaret / The Thing (original) / War of the Worlds (orig.) / Bullitt / The Birds / IT The Terror From Beyond Space / Shockwaves / Horror of Dracula / Dracula Prince of Darkness / Dr. Terrors’ House of Horrors / Big Jake /Sons of Katie Elder / The Natural / Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid / Narrow Margin / there’s more but as Paul McCartney said…” I’ve got blisters on my fingers!”

    • maxfabien

      I think it was John Lennon who said that.

  • dennis

    my favorite all time movie ” them “

    • Randy

      Loved those giant ants !! Remember the scene where they are interviewing the guy in the hospital bed ( I think he was a mental patient ) and starts singing “Make Me A Sergeant – And Give Me the Booze” — Then a patient in another bed says, “Please… My noives (nerves)” — I don’t recall the character’s name but he was one of the hench- men (of the Mob boss) in Some Like it Hot. funny, funny

    • grandeur70

      Obviously you have seen an extremely limited range of cinema if THEM is your favourite.

  • HCUA

    Shane. It had something for everybody.

  • istrouma

    My picks are CAMILLE & TILL THE END OF TIME.

  • Bibliobill

    Ninotchka. Garbo laughs and the West gets to see what Communism was really like on the human level.

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  • Rex Bobinette

    The Adventures of Robin Hood!!!!!!!

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  • Monique LaCosta

    Some Like It Hot, An Unmarried Woman, Capote, Chariots of Fire, Rebecca (1940), A Place in the Sun, An American in Paris, From Here to Eternity, Coming to America, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Husbands and Wives, Dial M for Murder, Frida, Ray, Love Story, Chinatown, Cotton Comes to Harlem, Strangers on a Train, Barry Lyndon, Witness, Working Girl, Roman Holiday, Sabrina (1954), The Day the Earth Stood Still (the original). The Days of Wine and Roses, The Devil Wears Prada, Sophie’s Choice, The Pawnbroker, Car Wash, Shaft (1971), Klute, Purple Rain, Rocky (1976), Network, The Hospital, Marty, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The French Connection, The Exorcist, Vertigo, She’s Gotta Have It (Spike Lee), Isadora, Gosford Park, Nashville, Woodstock (1969), The Josephine Baker Story, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, Silkwood, Moonstruck, Easy Rider, Terms of Endearment, The Godfather 1, 2, 3. (TV) Roots.

  • jbourne5181

    The Thing w/ Kenneth Toby……Adventures of Robin Hood……..Rear Window……….Vertigo………..The Man Who Knew Too Much………The Departed………DeadWood………The Godfather [Parts 1 & 2]………Goodfellas…………Duck Soup……The Italian Job……..Last of the Mohigans [Daniel Day Lewis]…….North by Northwest

  • NadaTall

    :”Eddie and the Cruisers”, and I think it’s probably closer to 300 times, without exaggeration. I have no idea why, but I’ve actually worn out two VHS tapes of it; I now have it yet again on VHS, plus two DVDs (and one of those DVDs is actually half of a two-disk set, the other being the less than stellar sequel). Others that would probably top the 50 mark for me include “You’ve Got Mail”; “The Legend of Bagger Vance”; “The Legend of 1900”; — (not sure what it is about me and movie titles that begin with ‘The Legend’) — and possibly a couple of musicals.

  • Tommy L.

    Stalag 17! My all time favorite Christmas movie! Also, Jesus Christ superstar!

  • maureengp

    The Sound of Music. Love Actually. Moonstruck. Doctor Zhivago. Pride and Prejudice (with Colin Firth, not a movie, but a mini-series). To Catch a Thief. Sabrina. Roman Holiday. Singing in the Rain. Field of Dreams. The Wizard of Oz. Somewhere in Time. Cabaret. Chicago. Sense and Sensibility. Casablanca. White Christmas. The King’s Speech. A League of Their Own. All of Harry Potter. Dirty Dancin’. The Lion King.

  • sherlock

    My two favorites, The Day the Earth Stood Still and Casablanca, I have may own copies and whenever they come on TCM i watch them again. I can watch old 40’s and 50’s sifi movies over and over. “The Thing” well never die

  • Bill Proctor

    Dr. Strangelove

  • K Stand Ken

    It doesn’t surprise me that lots of other people really rate The Graduate and (just like me) have it on DVD and yet love to watch it whenever it gets shown. I don’t have the luxury of cable or satellite TV so I am dependent on looking through the listings for it.
    I first saw it around 1968 or so and went all around my region to see it 11 times at various cinemas. This was of course in the days before video players. I can watch it time after time and still see something I hadn’t noticed before.
    I even went to see it performed as a stage play, which seemed quite different than the movie and how I discovered what Mrs. Robinson’s first name is.

    • grandeur70

      THE GRADUATE ran for over a year at my local cinema.It was a massive success and deserved to be.When was the last time a film ran for a year?Sound of Music and South Pacific ran for 4-5 years in Sydney and London.To Sir With Love also ran over a year at one Perth cinema.The brilliant Japanese film ONIBABA ran for more than a year in Montreal.

  • jbourne60

    the original “The Thing” w/Kenneth Tobey – I’ve worn out my VHS copy and now need to get a DVD version. Hold That Ghost w/A&C The Lord of the Rings trilogy, any time it’s on whether it’s just starting or in the middle, i’;ll watch it The Italian Job and any other Mark Wahlberg movie and The Sum of All Fears – just to name a few

    • Michele Wood

      I’ve worn out 2 DVDs of the Thing with Kenneth Tobey

  • Cat in TN

    Favorite Scifi movie The Day The Earth Stood Still. The original with the eerie music in the background. Favorite romance movies, An Affair to remember and Sleepless in Seattle. Watch them in that order. Adventure movie, Robinhood, with Russell Crowe. Spy thriller, Skyfall or any thing Daniel Craig is in!!! And all the Harry Potter movies!!!

  • karen

    Singing in the Rain – the best of Gene Kelly dancing and a very funny movie too.

  • Frederick Burdsall

    Just off the top of my head. ALIEN which I’ve seen 131 times and counting. Rocky Horror 109 times just at the theater and Raiders of the lost Ark I’ve seen over 50 times. I actually saw it at the theater 21 times. Had time and money back then.

  • Laurie Havens

    Good Will Hunting, Steel Magnolias, Pride and Prejudice, The Notebook, It’s A Wonderful Life, Vertigo, Forrest Gump, Saturday Night Fever, The Graduate, Prince of Tides, Shawshank Redemption, Dances With Wolves, Thelma and Louise, Gran Torino, High Fidelity, Erin Brokovich,

  • Shajo

    Now Voyager with Bette Davis. Love the movie and Bette Davis, always entertaining. Good Will Hunting, Shawshank Redemption, White Christmas, anything with Greer Garson.

  • Michele Wood

    “The Thing” and I mean the original with Kenneth Tobey. I have worn out 2 DVDs watching it.

    • Videophile FilmFan

      Hoe does one wear out a DVD? They’re indelible.

      • Michele Wood

        It will stop in the middle of the movie, skips frequently, etc. I have also noticed at my local video store they put a DVD that has obviously rented often through some kind of machine before they hand it over. I assume this is to either clean and/or repair the DVD. I think it must be cheaper (usually less than 10 bucks) to buy a new one through Amazon rather than buy one of those machines.

      • grandeur70

        Anything digital will eventually die. That is a fact of life. Many early dvds were ruined by cheap dyes used on the pictures placed on the face of the discs .They eventually seeped through to the picture..Using the pause button also damages the disc and often burn the surface of the disc. Film, if properly cared for, will last for eternity.Digital won’t as the means of playing them changes every decade and your memories will be lost unless you up grade and transfer them.Digital is pathetic compared to film.Maybe one day is will improve but at the moment I avoid seeing digital films in cinemas-they are better on bluray for home viewing.

  • Videophile FilmFan

    AIRPORT: I saw this movie and it literally changed my life. I decided to become a flight attendant, and eventually did so. I saw the movie 15 times in it’s initial theatrical run. I was a young teenager at the time, and every time I took my girlfriend on a date, we went to see AIRPORT. I never asked her what she wanted to see; we always saw AIRPORT. She finally became so frustrated with our dating that on the 4th or 5th time I took her to see it, she whispered in my ear “put your hand in my pants”, and I did, and we moved from 2nd to 3rd base during the movie, until the scene where the bomb went off. At that point the movie for me became more exciting than what was going on in my girlfriend’s pants, so I extricated my hand and we went back to watching the movie. My frustrated girlfriend had to wait until the movie was over before the below-the-waist action resumed! When home video came out, this was one of the first ones I bought, and this helped me to increase the numbers of times viewed. I had probably seen it in theatres at least 25 times total, and another 10 times on TV, until I owned a copy and brought my total up to over 50.
    GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES: As my favorite of all the MARILYN MONROE movies, this is the first movie I ever bought on home video. I was so excited to own it that when it came out on VHS I bought it, even though I didn’t own a VCR at the time! I knew that once I owned the movie, it would help to persuade me to save up the money to buy a VCR (they had just come out, I think the year was 1977!). Until I bought it, I had only seen it on TV and a couple of times in theatres that ran vintage movies.
    VALLEY OF THE DOLLS: The first movie that I memorized practically line-for-line. I have been quoting this movie for 47 years! And such memorable lines! For years now my alarm clock wakes me by playing Patty Duke’s most famous line, “I’ve got to get up at five in the morning and ‘Sparkle, Neely, sparkle!’.” (Not to be confused with another of her most famous lines, “Boobies, boobies, boobies! Nothing but boobies!”, or “Oh my God; it’s a wig! Her hair’s as phony as she is! Hey, dig me as a redhead! Goodbye, pussycat! Meow! Whaddaya know, it won’t even go down the john! Hey, you want it back? Here it comes, special delivery! Goodnight grandma! I’ll tell your boyfriend not to wait!”

  • Edgard Lassalle

    Ben-Hur more than fifty times.

    • grandeur70

      Ben Her has been made several times? Which version?



  • Matty

    Maybe not 50 but close, and they are:
    Taming of the Shrew (Richard Burton)
    Titanic (Kate Winslet)
    Time Machine (1962)
    Gods Must be Crazy I & II
    Dr Strangelove
    Forbidden Planet
    Logans Run
    Star Trek II – the Voyage Home
    Tron (1982)

    • AbbysBiggestFan

      Star Trek II is the Wrath of Kahn. Start Trek IV is the Voyage Home.

  • Joel silverstein

    The Bride of Frankenstein is one of the most extraordinary movies ever made. it’s a Horror Movie, a parody of a Horror Movie, a Gay Man’s comment on heterosexual marriage and probably Hollywood’s greatest nominee into the Cinema of the Fantastic. It contains four superb and diverse performances by Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive and Ernest Thesiger, Incredible design and photography worthy of the best German Expressionism and a droll amount of English humor. I have seen it at least 50 times. Its different every time I see it. I have seen it with my girlfriend who became my wife and my teen-aged son. Its like a weird friend that accompanies you your whole life.

    • maxfabien

      How can your girlfriend become your wife AND your teen-aged son? Did she divide in two! LOL! Just kidding Joel. But I couldn’t resist. I totally agree with your comment on BOF.

  • A Prduen

    Shooter and Shawshank Redemption, both awesome movies that I’ve seen dozens of times

  • Sprinter

    The Great Race, Singing in the Rain, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Sabrina, White Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life, Some Like it Hot, McClintock, The Philadelphia Story – They just don’t make great movies like they used.

    • grandeur70

      The Great Race is boring- very hammy acting from Jack Lemmon- normally a true artist of the cinema and stage.They do make great movies like they used to but rarely in the USA.

  • Laurence Almand

    We all have our preferences, so this list could be endless. Personally, I like films that are well-written, well-paced, and well-acted, with no unnecessary scenes or excess dialogue. Here are the ones I have watched over and over:
    SUNSET BOULEVARD – unforgettable characters, superb dialogue
    ALL ABOUT EVE – wonderful dialogue
    PSYCHO – superbly paced and photographed
    GONE WITH THE WIND – long, but tight, never a dull scene
    TEN COMANDMENTS – long, corny, badly acted, but great fun to watch
    DOUBLE INDEMNITY – Stanwyck’s best performance, superbly directed
    LITTLE FOXES – Superbly acted by a fine cast. One of Bette’s best portrayals.
    SINGIN IN THE RAIN – Delightful, no matter how many times you have seen it.

    • grandeur70

      I agree with you in your titles but why are they only English speaking films? Surely you have seen classics from Europe and Asia.They generally leave English speaking films for dead.

  • Quiggy

    The Princess Bride and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid for dialogue. Both coincidentally written by the master of dialogue, William Goldman. Also add The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, The Warriors, Trading Places, The Blues Brothers, Animal House, and about a dozen John Wayne movies.

  • Erin

    My List:
    The Thin Man

  • kirk

    Star Wars, Raiders of the lost Ark,, Any movie starring Harrison Ford with the exception of the movie where he played a computer wiz and gets taking by bank robbers (you have to remember that even the best actors can only do so much with a bad script!!)

    • grandeur70

      Harrison Ford is a very wooden actor when it comes to serious roles. He is okay in action films.

  • CB

    My two favorite that I have seen more then 50 times each are THE PRODUCERS 1967 and BLADERUNNER 1982. The fist is still one of the funniest American comedies ever made and the second is so visually stunning I cannot tear myself away from it whenever it is on…

  • Quiggy

    The Blues Brothers. Trading Places. Big Trouble in Little China. Escape From New York. They Live!. The Princess Bride. El Dorado (John Wayne movie). The Shootist. The Great Escape. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai. and probably a couple dozen others that aren’t coming to mind. But those are ones that if I pass it while flipping channels, I will stop and watch even if its over halfway through the movie.

  • edwardfrebow

    The Warriors!

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  • mplo

    Favorite films….aaaahhhh, yes!

    West Side Story is my all time favorite film, hands down. I admittedly haven’t reached the “I’ve seen it 50 times” mark yet, but I’m inching up there, since I see this film every time it comes to a theatre in my area, or someplace that’s at least within driving distance from where I reside, if one gets the drift.

    Other films that I’ve seen more than once, although not as many times as I’ve seen West Side Story are, in no particular order:

    Sound of Music

    Lawrence of Arabia


    Wizard of Oz

    Bonnie and Clyde

    The Graduate

    Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

    Dirty Harry (the first one)

    Midnight Cowboy

    Georgy Girl.

    • grandeur70

      All English speaking films. You are missing out on seeing the greatest classics of all time if you only see English/American films .Only one English speaking film is on my top 15 list of films seen.

  • Maria

    Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, Vertigo, Notorious, The Graduate, Match Point, All About Eve, Singing in the Rain, Sunset Boulevard, The Razor’s Edge (1946), The Mark of Zorro (1940), Nightmare Alley

  • sam231

    The 10 Films You Must Watch Before You Die:
    The Red Shoes 1948
    8 1/2 1963
    My Life to Live (Vivre Sa Vie) 1962
    Some Like It Hot 1959
    Duck Soup 1933
    A Streetcar Named Desire 1951
    His Girl Friday 1940
    The Seventh Seal 1957
    Samurai Rebellion 1967
    Love in the Afternoon 1957

  • Roger Womack

    The Quiet Man ,Fools rush In ,Superman,Magnum Force

  • Marilyn

    Gone With the Wind and The Quiet Man.I am sure will watch 50 more times. Have both on Laser Disc, VHS , and DVD.

  • Laura D Young

    A Patch of Blue, The Big Chill, We Were Soldiers, The Longest Day, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Fried Green Tomatoes, Nobody’s Fool, Julia, The Children’s Hour, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Americanization of Emily, The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, Objective Burma, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Gone With the Wind, Apollo 13, Bridge on the River Kwai, The Great Escape, Shawshank Redemption!

  • Jonathan Silverberg

    The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Train, Midway, The Lady Eve, The Palm Beach Story, the Marxes from Monkey Business to A Day at the Races, The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Take the Money and Run, Bananas, What’s Up, Doc?, Noises Off, Some Like It Hot, Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen, Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, SwingTime, Shall We Dance, Singing in the Rain, The Bandwagon, The Wizard of Oz, Gypsy, Body Heat, The Big Chill, The Godfather I & II, The Roads to Morocco and Zanzibar, Children of Paradise, Grand Illusion, the original & 2 remakes with my favorite movie character (Walter Burns), Roxie Hart, My Darling Clementine, Mr. Roberts, How Green Was My Valley, The Americanization of Emily, All the Sellers’ Clouzeaus, The Ladykillers, The Belles of St. Trinian’s, The 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes, North by Northwest, Dr. Strangelove, Double Indemnity, 101 Dalmations. MASH, Nashville, The Last Picture Show, Tootsie, American Graffiti, When Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride, Yankee Doodle Dandy, 12 Angry Men, The Caine Mutiny, The Court Jester

  • JLD

    Sleepless in Seattle (Yes, I’m a guy but it still gets me I guess I’m a hopeless romantic). Field of Dreams, For Love of the Game, My Cousin Vinny, A Few Good Men, The Caine Mutiny (Fell asleep on it so many times when I was a kid and couldn’t get past Queeg running over his own tow rope. But still a great film.), Goldfinger (the best of the Bonds), The Princess Bride (gotta see it for Mandy Patankin every time).

  • MissBrendaWI

    LOTR Fellowship, Shrek, Hoodwinked, Hoodwinked Too!, Despicable Me (one) and 2, The Original Star Wars series ( New Hope, Empire, and Jedi), Indiana Jone: Raiders of the Lost Nark, Mary Poppins, Sound of Music, Laurance of Arabia, Young Frankenstein, Grumpy old Men , Grumpier old Men, The Producers (2006), M*A*S*H, Batman (Michael Keaton), Monty Python’s Holy Grail, Thed Fifth Element, The Princess Bride, A Knights Tale, Hotel Transylvania. Sahara, The usual Suspects, The Big Chill, The Great Escape, Master and Commandors, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the Complete Harry Potter series, Chitty ChittyBang Bang, Grease, Chicago, First Blood, Night of the Liveing Dead, Addams Family, Fletch, Fletch Lives, The Mummy series (Branden Fraiser), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Ocean’s Eleven ( George Clooney),. OCean’s Twelve and Thirteen, THe Three Musketeers (Disney), Narnia series,The American President, A Fish called Wanda, The DeVinci Code, Iron Monkey, Hero (Jet Li), The Music Man (Robert Preston, Shirley Jones), Robots, Rio, Ice Age, Corpse Bride, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly., The Hunt for Red October.

  • Ron

    The Kid From Texas (1950) Audie L. Murphy….A true American citizen-soldier who earned every award for “valor” America had to offer during World War Two. Not a ‘celluloid’ hero like the so-called “Heroes” of Hollywood….Audie is the Most Decorated soldier for combat action in the military history of The United States….Most decorated soldier of WW II for ‘combat action’.

    • Ronald Johnson

      I agree that Audie L. Murphey was a true American citizen-soldier “hero” who earned every award for “meritorious bravery and valor” America had to offer, including the Congressional Medal of Honor (don’t forget that) and his life and Army career during World War II was justly and properly celebrated with the movie, “To Hell And Back”(1955), not as a “celulloid hero” but “the real thing and genuine article” of why he received all those medals in real life before Hollywood and a fine example to all youth since. He was the most decorated combat soldier in the Army for “combat action” in WWII. Also, let us not overlook another justly decorated Army “combat action veteran”, who was, perhaps, the 4th or 5th most decorated soldier in WWii–that was Neville Brand, an actor who may have not been not as handsome as Clark Gable, but his craggy looks and enthusiasm made him an effective actor in movies and TV and a long acting career until his death due to emphysema in 1991.

      • Bob

        Well said, Ronald. However, as to Neville Brand, I believe that he was, in fact, the second most decorated soldier in WWII. Also, I guess I would add Picnic, with Novak and Holden, and Swing Shift with Goldie Hawn, etc. Both really capture the feel of the pre and actual war years for me.

  • Bobby Boyles

    Wizard Of Oz, The Great Escape, River Of No Return, True Grit, Red River, Dances With Wolves, Lonesome Dove, Avatar

  • Cinerama 70mm

    My favorite white noises:

    Creature from the black Lagoon
    Duck soup
    The Roaring 20’s
    Double indemnity
    The St. Valentine’s day Massacre
    King Kong (1933)
    Maltese Falcon
    The Gang’s all here
    The Searchers
    Wizard of oz
    Citizen Kane
    Ben Hur (1959)
    Strangers on a train
    The Thing (1951) & (1982)

  • jayalay

    “Defending Your Life.” If you’re an Albert Brooks fan, you already know and love this movie. I also must watch “The Wizard of Oz” whenever it comes on TV, even though I own it on DVD, as well as “Hannah and Her Sisters” (and almost anything else by Woody Allen). Here are a few more: “Splash”.. “Gone With the Wind” .. “All About Eve” .. “West Side Story”… “South Pacific”…”Coming To America”… “Strangers on a Train” .. “Forrest Gump” and “Gigi.”

  • AbbysBiggestFan

    The Breakfast Club, The Godfather I & II, Star Wars & Empire Strikes Back, Mildred Peirce, My Man Godfrey, The Sound of Music, Halloween I & II, Shawshank Redemption. I’m sure there are others but I cant think right now. Great topic of discussion.

  • evrrdy1dev

    I watch several over and over again. They are:
    The Quiet Man
    White Christmas
    Donovan’s Reef
    The Adventures of Robin Hood
    The Wizard of Oz
    The Parent Trap (the original)
    Red River
    The Magnificent Seven
    Mister Roberts
    On The Beach (the original with Gregory Peck/Ava Gardner)
    Good News
    Singin’ in the Rain
    12 Angry Men
    Paths of Glory
    The Train
    White Heat
    Like visiting with old friends. I’ve even shown these to younger family members who’ve become ‘old movie’ fans.

    • WDPjr

      You have some really good movies on this list. The one that surprises me the most is Mister Roberts. I thought I was the only one that appreciates this gem. I relate strongly to Fonda’s character, being in middle management so-to-speak, struggling to overcome mediocrity and boredom, and the desire to find more useful and important work, and at the same time trying not to turn into a captain-like figure to my subordinates – it can be a fine line between the two. I also related strongly to the bond that can form in a group.

      Since we seem to have similar taste in movies we like, I wanted to suggest one not on your list that you may like – Best Years of Our Lives. It’s a 1946 movie about 3 guys coming home from WWII and the issues they have adjusting back to normal life. Great movie!

  • Lenny C.

    Top Gun.

  • Marjorie Rosan

    The movie that I have seen over 50 times is the Lana Turner version of IMITATION OF LIFE. Script wise and pacing wise, the film was a dud. Lana Turner portrayed a woman with a white daughter and Juanita Moore was a Black woman with a black daughter who tried to pass as white. Made in 1959, IOL was a remake of the 1934 movie of the same name. The last 5 minutes is the part that makes you cry like no tomorrow. With Mahalia Jackson singing, the people in the film crying their eyes out , the 4 white horses slowly trodding down the street and the New Orleans-like band slowly making its way down the street, this movie stands out as the Hankerchief Movie of the Decade. I.O.L. may not be the best movie, but its one of the best for me.

    • Tsagiglalal

      -I love the 1959 IOL as well. The 1st time I saw it the end caught me off guard. After that, it still made me cry. I haven’t seen the 1934 but would love to.

  • ReelLadyEve

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s

  • BigMack

    My Cousin Vinnie, Field of Dreams, yes..Armagedon, Mama Mia, West Side Story. King Kong (1933) All Clint Eastwood movies..

  • grandeur70

    I saw South Pacific at least 100 times in 70mm as a kid as my parents worked in the cinema..I also saw SOUND OF MUSIC in 70mm at least 100 times as I later worked in the same cinema,

  • Roger MacDonald-Evoy

    The Day the Earth Stood Still – The original of course,
    Michael Rennie was perfect as the calm yet deadly firm alien ambassador of doom
    and promise to a reactionary and violent mankind. This films apparent nuclear
    disarmament message is often mentioned obscuring other messages. It makes a call
    against making snap judgments and knee jerk reactions to different cultures and
    people we don’t understand seeking first to understand before resorting to violence.
    This is a message we rejected after 9-11 and fail to see to this day.

  • Vann Morrison

    The Wind and the Lion and Farewell to the King. I’m a big John Milius fan. I can also watch The Searchers, The Quiet Man, The Far Country, The Sandlot and A Christmas Story over and over.

  • Jack Fitzpatrick

    Casablanca. nuf said!!

  • Mike G

    Any/all Charlie Chaplin films, The Godfather, Ben-Hur, The Ten Commandments, Tora! Tora! Tora!.

  • Gerald Lee Timpa

    Gone With The Wind, The Lion in Winter, Ben-Hur, Anne of a Thousand Days, All Bette Davis movies, Miracle on Ice, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,

  • WT

    Imitation of Life (1958), Back Street (1961), Camille Now Voyager, Notorious, Casablanca, Penny Serenade, McLintock, Humoresque, Bachelor Mother, Americanization of Emily, the Great Escape, Gone with the Wind, Flamingo Road, The Great Lie, Samson and Delilah, Ten Commandments, Wizard of Oz, Parent Trap (1961), Victor/Victoria, White Heat, Affair to Remember, Sunset Boulevard, Star Wars IV and VI, all of Mel Brooks movies

  • WDPjr

    Nothing against modern movies, but I thought I would mention some of my older favorites. Some of the classics that I have watched so often I have lost count, but still can watch again:
    His Girl Friday
    The Thin Man
    Philadelphia Story
    Rio Bravo
    Key Largo
    Witness for the Prosecution
    Anatomy of a Murder
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Mister Roberts
    Maltese Falcon
    Seven Samurai
    My Man Godfrey
    It Happened One Night
    Wizard of Oz
    It’s a Wonderful Life
    Miracle on 34th Street

    • SGF59

      Great list… pop the corn, I will bring the soda

  • Roy

    The Wild bunch ,Scarface, High Road To China, Quigley Down Under

  • Pat Nunez

    Tombstone and Jaws

  • Judy Tchir

    Big trouble in little China, Oh bother where art thou’, A hard days night, HELP, Mulan,Silent Laurel and Hardy shorts,Grumpy old men, Grumpier old men,the odd couple, The sound of music, It happened one night, Taras Bulba

  • JozieLee

    Dirty Dancing. Saw it 14 times when it first came out. Stop to watch everytime it’s on TV. Commercials be damned, it’s still magnificent.

    • NJ Lady

      JozielLee — Only a few days ago Dirty Dancing was on Turner Classic Movies. What a classic! I don’t think it ever got the credit it deserved. “No one puts Baby in the corner!” (or something like that).

  • Trevelyn Wolf

    I’m not sure about 50, but I’ve never tired of “The Cruel Sea” w/ Jack Hawkins; “The Racers” w/ Kirk Douglas; “The Thing From Another World “(1951) w/ Ken Tobey and “From Here To Eternity” w/Monty Clift.

  • dawn

    Wow everyone here has such good lists! I love The Wizard of Oz and even my grandchildren love it. It’s a classic. I also love Harvey with James Stewart. Hitchcock movies are a favorite of mine as well, especially Rear Window. I also love old Abbott and Costello movies as well as Bob Hope movies. They are the kind of comedies that I can watch over and over again. Someone else listed Jaws and that is a favorite of mine as well. My favorite scene is where they are singing on the boat.

  • Melinda

    The Dirty Dozen,Hollywood Knights,Beverly Hills Cop,Dirty Harry, Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, Bullitt, Dawn of The Dead, The Thing, The Blues Brothers,Where Eagles Dare, Magnum Force, You Only Live Twice, Bladerunner,Bride of Frankenstein, The St.Valentines Day Massacre. The Night Stalker,Duel.

    • SGF59

      Another Night Stalker fan……something else they tried to bring back a couple years ago in a weekly series format and it just fell flat…there wasn’t the chemistry between characters and the one portraying a modern Kolchack, just wasn’t quirky enough

  • Randall Green

    Wow. That’s hardcore. Even my very favorite movies I’ve seen at most maybe five times. I hate trying to pick something to watch. Half the time it takes me so long that I wind up running out of time to watch anything at all. The movies I’ve seen the most would be these:

    A Room with a View
    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
    The Princess Bride
    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

  • androphiles

    All About Eve, Gaslight, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Spencer Tracy), Dr. Zhivago, The Green Mile, Captain From Castile, Vertigo, Psycho. Too many to list, those are just the ones that came first to mind.

  • Patricia Trevino

    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Since You Went Away, Mrs Miniver, The White Cliffs of Dover, Casablanca, The African Queen, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, Gaslight, Gone With The Wind, Goodbye Mr. Chips, and so on. They just don’t make them like they used to.

  • Bytowner

    50 times? I don’t believe I’ve ever watched a single film 50 times. There are films I love, of course, but hardly 50 times. However, when I thought hard about that number, there just might be a film I HAVE watched 50 times, and it’s odd because it’s not what I would normally consider a film that I love so very very much. That film is the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol, with Alastair Sim. It comes on every Christmas since I was a small boy and I’ve always watched it every year. For me it’s like a cherished tradition. And that’s as close to 50 times I’ve watched a movie as I’m likely to get.

    • SGF59

      A Christmas Carol is family tradition at our house. After Candlelight service, we have a midnight feast and all watch Christmas Carol together before everyone opens one present and then off to bed. I do feel that Alistair Sim is the best Scrooge

    • Rowland

      I can never watch A Christmas Carol without tears, at the end. Brilliant film.

  • Thomas Beres

    The Quiet Man, The Searchers, Dirty Dancing, Gone With The Wind, The Odd Couple, Bullet, So many I can’t name them all==I just love movies

  • Alex Krajci

    Frankenstein (1931) And Dracula (1931)

  • allen

    the adventures of robin hood, Pride of the Yankees, yankee doodle dandy, and inherit the wind

    • SGF59

      For years, we would all sit together and watch Yankee Doodle Dandy after the fireworks on 4th of July-Popcorn and soda in the family room on a hot summer night with the fans running.

  • Nancy Williamson

    Gaslight, 1944 version, The Apartment, The Ghost and Mrs Muir, How to Steal a Million, Now Voyager, Arsenic and Old Lace, Four Daughters, East of Eden, Love with the Proper Stranger, Stalag 17, all equally brilliant and timeless!

    • NJ Lady

      Nancy, Every time Turner Classic Movies has on “East of Eden,” I’m compelled to watch it…again. In my opinion, it’s a brilliant yet earthy movie. Of course, the actors each gave a flawless perfect performance. Sadly, we Americans became acquainted with James Dean, only to lose him soon after.

  • Nancy Williamson

    Almost forgot, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Come live with Me, A Hard Day’s Night, Small Town Girl, Patch of Blue, To Sir with Love, Roman Holiday,

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  • Sandy Pister

    West Side Story.

    • NJ Lady

      Yea, Sandy, this is one that my cousin in Massachusetts and I have seen, well, at least 20 times. That very first scene…that aerial view…then the rapid zooming in on “the turf.”

  • Dobbs

    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. It never gets old.

  • Art Cooney

    Gunga Din

    • Neil Bjurling

      Absolutely I have the DVD and have watched that. Movie over and over through the years. If you have not seen it get the 1938 version of Four Feathers with John Clements.

    • NJ Lady

      My late father’s favorite, Art!

  • Carl Moebus

    Auntie Mame, The Woman In White (We need a DVD of this), All About Eve, The Lion In Winter.

    • SGF59

      Rosalind Russell was superb as Auntie Mame, and despite being probably one of the best comedic actresses of all time…Lucille Ball’s version of Mame just didn’t do it for me.
      Just like after Yul Brynner did the King in The King and I, it should really just be let alone…..Patrick Stewart is a phenomenally gifted actor, but Brynner left his mark on that role. It would be like somebody other than Cline Eastwood as Dirty Harry-just doesn’t really work

  • Nicole

    Some movies are timeless. Some just fit your mood for the hour, or help lift your spirits when you’re down. For a good witty laugh I love ‘A New Leaf’ with Walter Matthew and Elaine May. Same goes with W.C. Fields in ‘It’s a Gift’ or ‘Man on The Flying Trapeze’. For sentimental moods I love anything Doris Day, ‘Gone With The Wind’, and ‘Mrs. Miniver’ with Greer Garson is the best.

  • SGF59

    Christmas means Its a Wonderful Life and White Christmas and Holiday Inn…..New Years isn’t complete without a Fred and Ginger Festival-those wonderful costumes and gowns and the superb music and dancing…..I am right there for a Thin Man fest, Powell and Loy truly are a magical chemistry. Stand alone movies include Arsenic and Old Lace, Casablanca (round up the usual suspects)…..I was raised on vintage Hollywood and prefer that to most of what is current. The true proof of the value of vintage Hollywood is the number of remakes of classic films over the past two decades.

  • Bob Grenetz

    Field of dreams(yes same reaction),Ben Hur,To Kill a Mockingbird,When Harry Met Sally.

  • Alf Messina

    The one at the top of the page! 1967’s mind-blowing “The Graduate” is the movie I come back to most often. After that:
    “Women in Love”
    “The Bible….in the Beginning”
    “Rosemary’s Baby”

    “Zabriskie Point”
    “2001:a Space Odyssey”
    “Midnight Cowboy”
    “Colour Me Kubrick”

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  • Yasmine J. Shoemaker

    I would say Woody Allen’s Love & Death tops my list of most watched. Others are The Lion in Winter, To Kill a Mockingbird, Glory, and Hosta-Gravas’ Amen.

  • DollyT

    Song of Bernadette, Yankee Doddle Dandy and The Quiet Man

  • Bruce Reber

    I don’t know if I’ve seen them 50 times, but these are frequent viewing for me; i.e every time it’s on TCM or whenever I want on DVD:
    2-Key Largo
    3-West Side Story
    4-White Heat
    5-The Apartment
    6-Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
    7-The Great Race
    8-Some Like It Hot
    9-Cape Fear (1962 original)
    10-The Defiant Ones
    11-It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
    12-Madame X (1966)
    13-X:The Man With the X-Ray Eyes
    14-Ben Hur (1959)
    15-The Wild Bunch
    17-Doctor Zhivago
    18-The Wizard of Oz
    19-The Dirty Dozen
    20-Splendor In the Grass
    I could list many more, but it would take up too much space – long live the classics!

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  • b nonymous

    too many to keep track of. the good ones just never get to old to watch. Just like the movie “The Searchers”, I can watch it every month til I die.

  • William Proctor

    Private Ryan
    The Great Race
    Dr. Strangelove
    The Commitments
    Catch 22
    The Meaning of Life
    The Wild Bunch
    The Quiet Man
    Robin Hood
    Captain Blood
    Young Frankenstein
    Just to name a few

  • rocky-o

    50 times…here goes…

    ‘all the president’s men’…’christmas in connecticut’…’angels with dirty faces’…’the paper’…’holiday inn’…’who done it’…’barbarians at the gate’…’horsefeathers’…’the late shift’…’king kong’…’chinese coffee’…’the five pennies’…’jfk’…’double indemnity’…’a day at the races’…’the commitments’…’speechless’…’white heat’…’network’…’hans christian anderson’…’mighty joe young’…’the glenn miller story’…’the wizard of oz’…’the hustler’…’white christmas’…’2001:a space odyssey’…the list could go on and on…

    when i see a movie i like, i do quite often watch it repeatedly for days…some times even weeks…the classics never get old…

  • Sandy Pister

    West Side Story, Shawshank Redemption, My Cousin Vinny.

  • lyndell

    50 viewings is amateur night. i see Gerard Butler movies more than that in the cinema. then when i own them i definitely hit triple and quadruple digits per film. sadly i really have no life and broadcast telly is rubbish.

  • Rene

    Young Guns I LOVE that movie! At Close Range,Dog Soldiers,Brave Heart,The Three Musketeers(1993),Friday The 13th(1980),just off the top of my head.

  • ernie

    just a junkie for old movies…not much these days except what Clint Eastwood makes or Ron Howard…ernie

  • John William Richards

    Fellini 8 1/2; Wild Strawberries (Bergman); King of Hearts; On the Waterfront; Testament (PBS), the Terminator, Shoot the Piano Player (Truffaut), Field of Dreams;

  • b nonymous

    I will never, get tired of BEN HUR.

  • Lance Kirtley

    1) It’s a Wonderful Life 2) Raiders of the Lost Ark 3) Star Wars 4 )Rear Window 5) Big Jake

  • Diamond Darrell

    I watch Quiet Man every St Patrick’s Day. Ben Hur every Easter. Christmas Vacation every Christmas. And Caddy Shack at the beginning of Golf season.

  • DollyT

    The quietman. Song of Bernadet and National Velvet

  • John Harris

    The Greatest Show on Earth, The Creature from the Black Lagoon 3D, The House of Wax 3D, Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein.

  • Alex Krajci

    Citizen Kane (1941)

  • dardavis01

    Random Harvest; Maytime; Love Affair; Captain Blood

  • Anthony Britch

    Blue Hawaii (1961) Elvis Presley
    Goldfinger (1964) Sean Connery
    Casablanca (1942) Bogart
    Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) Errol Flynn

  • lynns

    Judgement at Nuremberg, Anatomy of a Murder (lived in Marquette where filmed), Suspicion, Christmas Carol (1938), It Takes a Thief and Notorious (1946), North by Northwest, Captain Blood and Adventures of Robin Hood and so many more. OH and GIANT and National Velvet.

  • Anthony Britch

    Blue Hawaii (1961) Casablanca (1942) The Wizard of Oz (1939) Clambake (1967) Roustabout (1964) Goldfinger (1964) Adventures of Robin Hood 1938) and They Died With Their Boots On (1941). Yes, I am a 007, Elvis and Errol Flynn fan

  • Steve Wethington

    Star Wars original, Fantasia original, Road House, War of the Worlds Original

  • Alex Krajci

    Citizen Kane (1941)

  • chrijeff

    Star Wars IV, which will forever be *the* Star Wars to me. At one point I could recite the entire script from memory.

  • Loren Miller

    Top of my list is MARNIE ,then dozens of other movies that have left an indelible mark on my memory

  • DollyT

    The Quiet Man, Song of Bernadett, I remember Mama, Top Gun, Ghost Dirty Dancing, Meet Me in St. Louis.

  • glen frakes

    The Searchers

  • glen frakes

    Casablanca, the Maltese falcon, Gunga Din, It’s a Wonderful Life, Hondo,The Quiet Man, Captain Blood, Gone With The Wind, High Noon, The Alamo( John Wayne’s), On Borrowed Time, Robin Hood (Errol Flynn’s), The Wild Bunch, The Professionals, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Bataan. Most of my 50+ movies were made in the 1930ies and 40ies. None of the others except possibly The Professionals were made after 1969. There maybe others I’ve watched fifty times but I am certain of these that are listed. If this list was of movies I’ve watched 20 times it would be endless. I’m a true fan, I love watching movies over and over. I’m the same with Books but maybe not 50 times, that would take too long. I’m 71.

    • Tom K.

      Thanks for remembering “High Noon”, where good / law and order – triumphs over hate / lawlessness.

  • Niels Hansen

    Rio Bravo, The Quiet Man, Gone With the Wind, Robin Hood(Errol Flynn, Olivia De Havilland), Captain Blood, The Sea Hawks, North to Alaska, From Hell to Texas, The World in His Arms(Gregory Peck) and The Man From Snowy River

  • Mike B

    Once Upon a Time in the West (my favorite), Enter the Dragon, Fists of Fury, The Chinese Connection, Way of the Dragon, The Godfather, Things to do in Denver (When You’re Dead), Shane (I once watched it back to back), Night of the Living Dead, The Searchers, Rio Bravo

  • Tami Grover Hance

    Casablanca, The Quiet Man, The Thin Man, To Have and Have Not, The Philadelphia Story, Naughty Marietta, Alien, Aliens, Oklahoma, The Godfather, The Godfather II, It Happened One Night, Rear Window, Psycho, Notorious, Gaslight, Night of the Hunter, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Ten Commandments, Lagaan, Enter the Dragon, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Harold and Maude, The Usual Suspects, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The Princess Bride, and oh yes how could I forget the Christmas ritual viewing of A Christmas Carol (Alistair Sim, of course)

  • Suitsme

    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and Anatomy of a Murder.

  • Jared J Digirolamo

    Too many to mention but top 5 The Odd couple from 1968 Chinatown Big lebowski seems like old times animal house and many others

  • paul c.

    It’s a Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Shadow of a Doubt

    • Kent

      Quite a few people in Washington should watch Mr. Smith Goes to Washington!

  • Mike

    The Hustler; Shawshank; My Cousin Vinny; Godfather; The Fugitive; Jaws; Top Gun; A Few Good Men; It`s A Wonderful Life; Young Frankenstein; One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest; Die Hard; Wizard of Oz; Rocky; First Blood; Brubaker; Tombstone; The Birds; A Bronx Tale; Goodfellas; Airplane; Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein; Angels With Dirty Faces; Deliverance; The Longest Yard; Breakdown; Dirty Harry; Planet of the Apes; & many more…

    • Kent

      OH Yeah!

    • Tom K.

      @ Mike: Good list ! I’ll see your Airplane and raise you a “Blazing Saddles”. Neither of those two movies could be released in today’s ‘woke’ / politically correct / humorless / nightmare of a world.

  • Trippy Trellis

    “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (’56), “The V.I.P.s”, “The Reluctant Debutante”, “23 Paces to Baker Street”, “The Women” (’39), “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, “Evil Under the Sun”, “Sabrina” (’54), “White Christmas”, “An Affair to Remember”, “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing”, “Separate Tables”, and so many others.

  • Rabbi Tom

    Zulu, Battle of Britain, Kelly’s Heroes, Coco, Ratatouille, Cars, Hot Fuzz, the Ocean’s trilogy, Ronin, Ben Hur (Heston version) Star Wars

  • Dennis Wolf

    King kong

  • Steven Botwinick

    Richard B.
    My top favorites I’ve seen 50 or more times:
    1) Casablanca(the most inspirational scene of all time is when Paul Henreid tells the band to play the French national anthem. Most of the actors in the scene were all French citizens living outside of France because they could not go back to France. By the way, those are real tears that are on their faces).
    2) The Great Escape( James Garner was great. His first disdain towards Donald Pleasance and then his turns around when he finds out that Pleasnce is the Forger.)
    3) Battleground
    One of the great war films of all time. It has a great ensemble cast inculding some up and
    unknown actors such as James Arness, a very young Marshall Thompson, and a very young Riccardo Montalbon. The by play between Van Johnson and John Hodiak is priceless.
    3)The Marx Brothers films
    Especially Duck Soup.
    4)Anatamy of a Murder
    The greatest courtroom drama of all time.
    Jimmy Stewart should have won the Academy Award for best actor but, lost out. He did win the New york Film Critcs Award and the Golden Globe.

  • Lucky U2

    The Wizard of Oz, It’s a Wonderful Life, Casablanca, Chinatown, In Harms Way, From Here to Eternity.

  • 2mikey

    The ORIGINAL “The Day the Earth Stood Still” with Michael Rennie

  • Matthew Klapmeyer

    Casablanca, Wizard Of Oz, The Graduate, The Godfather (all), Night Of The Living Dead, Return Of The Living Dead (all 5) Happy Death Day To You, A Christmas Story, His Girl Friday, Green Slime, The Wizard Of Gore (original) Willard and Ben (originals), Slumber Party Massacre (all 3), Home Sweet Home, Friday The 13th series (not the remake) Nightmare On Elm Street Series (not the remake), Halloween series (all) Black Christmas (original and remake), It’s My Party and I Will Die If I Want to, Gentlemen Prefer Blonds, Some Like it Hot, Breakfast At Tiffany’s and so many more that I would be here forever

  • jckfmsincty

    “Bonnie and Clyde” and “Days of Heaven”

  • Kent

    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, The Devil’s Brigade, 50 first dates, Wizard of Oz, A Christmas Story, Singin’ in the Rain, Brigadoon, White Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Dirty Dozen, Kelly’s Heroes, Top Gun, Spy, Minions, Tangled, Grizzly Adams, The Mask of Zorro, Deadpool, Guardians of the Galaxy, love movies – so there are soooooo many more!

  • Julie

    “Between Two Worlds” with John Garfield, all the original Sherlock Holmes movies with Basil Rathbone and all the original Charlie Chan movies made with Sydney Toler. “Lifeboat”, “Psycho”, “Marnie”, and many more. I am an avid movie buff.

    • Tom K.

      “Between Two Worlds” is just outstanding with a few creepy moments. “Lifeboat” is just plain genius, with 99.9% of the movie focused completely on / in the lifeboat. Alfred Hitchcock is / was just outstanding. He even did his “walk-on” without actually boarding the lifeboat.

  • William R Peterson

    The Great Locomotive Chase (1956) I first saw this when I was 10 years old, and the story impressed me so much I did my senior essay in college on it. Moby Dick (1956) Gregory Peck as the driven Captain Ahab. The Spirit Of St. Louis (1957) James Stewart as Charles Lindbergh. The Alamo (1960), Davy Crockett, King Of The Wild Frontier and The River Pirates (1955-56). Too many others to mention.

  • Tom K.

    “Dances with Wolves” the director’s cut. Includes some great scenes and extended scenes that should have remained in the original release.