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Movies you always stop to watch when they air on cable(even if they're not that great)

Dirty Dancing

A River Runs Through It


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The Goonies

Flight of the Navigator

Jurassic Park

Back to the Future

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Trading Places

Bring It On

Blazing Saddles

Edward Scissorhands

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Kill Bill The Fifth Element The Devil Wears Prada Miss Congeneality Various Bourne Trilogy movies (Matt Damon's franchise) Sherlock Holmes Clerks (or any Kevin Smith movie, they don't require too much thinking, a good brain vacation)

They usually air them really late at night, and if I can't sleep I just put the channel on. Most of the time I end up watching the whole thing, oops, so much for sleeping.

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Independence Day.

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Out of Africa

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The second Bourne movie hooks me every time. And I'll admit it, if I see Notting Hill is on, I must watch it.

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Far and Away - yes, I'm ashamed.

The original Stepford Wives, The Right Stuff.

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Agnes of God


Lady Sings The Blues

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The Sweetest Thing

A total guilty pleasure. And it seems to be on cable once every 20 minutes.

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The Shining.

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The 40-Year-Old Virgin

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Shawshank Redemption

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Young Frankenstein

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Spooky ones...especially in October:

The Exorcist Halloween Friday the 13th

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Been years since I actually watched a movie on TV and these are two Lifetime movies - but I spent many a Saturday or Sunday afternoon watching them with friends:

Meredith Baxter in: A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story

Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, The Last Chapter

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The Fugitive

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Die Hard

Die Hard with a Vengeance

Dazed & Confused

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Citizen Kane. And yeah, yeah, I know, YOU think it's overrated and boring. That doesn't stop it from being a great film.

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That Thing You Do

The Wedding Singer

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"The Cutting Edge" - D.B. Sweeney, never sexier

"My Best Friend's Wedding" - postcard from America in the mid 90s, pre- 9/11

"Meet Me In St Louis" - Disney sans Walt

"Poltergeist" -

"Back To The Future"


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Mommie Dearest

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Speed and most of Sandra's movies

Back to the Future

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Urban Cowboy

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Elizabeth Tootsie The Long Hot Summer Mildred Pierce The Lady in White Halloween Trading Places Meet Me In St Louis Rosemary's Baby The Thing From Another World, circa 1951 The Philadelphia Story Suddenly, Last Summer Drums Along the Mohawk On Golden Pond Love With the Proper Stranger Klute The Road Warrior The Verdict

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Shit, I used the space bar and it still lumped all of my choices together!

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Any Star Trek movie!

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Leap of Faith

Doc Hollywood

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

The Cutting Edge

A Walk To Remember

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Girl, Interrupted The Green Mile Changeling (Angelina Jolie film)

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Kill Bill (only Vol. 1)

Any Star Wars film

Any Alien film (not including the AvP movies)


Halloween (original)

Psycho (original)


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The remake of "The Thing"-with the woman lead

Kick Ass

The Crazies (with Timothy Olyphant)

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War of the Worlds (Tammy Cruise edition)

Match Point

Brokeback Mountain

Most of Spike Lee's joints

Mommie Dearest

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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The Fifth Element

The Bourne Supremacy

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Coal Miner's Daughter. And I don't even like country music. Go figure.

The Haunting- the original, not the awful remake.

The Shining. Didn't like it when I first saw it in the theater but can watch it again and again now.

Rebecca. Favorite movie ever.

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Most Fred and Ginger movies. John Ford's cavalry trilogy. Total fave is The Quiet Man.

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Sunset Boulevard

And for some reason I freeze like a deer in the headlights if I come across Your Cheatin' Heart, the Hank Williams story with George Hamilton (you said they didn't have to be good movies).

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The Color Purple

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"Broadcast News." It's quite dated now, but still charming.

And I love that none of the characters had a big happy ending, but just sort of settled into middle age.

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The Silence of the Lambs. I own the DVD, but if I'm flipping channels and it's on I'll stop and watch it. Probably my favorite movie ever.

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The Princess Bride

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Adventures in Babysitting

The Sunshine Boys


Dead Poet's Society

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Interview with a Vampire: Awful, but I cannot turn away.

Mommie Dearest: I can quote most of this movie by now. Same for Showgirls.

Dirty Dancing: not the whole movie, only the end beginning with "No one puts Baby in a corner!"

The Shining.

Rosemary's Baby.

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R41 Don't you watch up to "Go back to your playpen, Baby." when the tall skinny dancer gets knocked up?

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Back To the Future Die Hard

Any of those end-of-the-world movies like 2012 & Armageddon. I love that shit.

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Rosemary's Baby

Jurassic Park I, II & III


Marie Antoinette (2006)

The Amityville Horror (1979)

Rear Window/Psycho/The Birds/North by Northwest/Strangers on A Train

All The President's Men

The Professional

Black Swan

Three Days of the Condor

The Parallex View



The Shawshank Redemption

The Blair Witch Project

Open Water

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Any Tennessee Williams based movie.

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R23 and R45 - do you have time for your life between watching all these movies?

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Ichi the killer




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I was going to say Overboard, too, R48.

And Grease.

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Master and Commander--The Far Side Of The World

The Cotton Club


Ben Hur

Van Helsing (yeah, it's kind of a sucky movie, but I LOVE it!)

Dances With Wolves

The Exorcist

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A Few Good Men, The Natural, (any Redford movie), The Last of Sheila, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, French Connection, Ghost

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28 Days Later

About a Boy

Angel Heart

Barry Lyndon

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie



The Ice Storm

In Bruges


Jackie Brown


Miller's Crossing

A Room with a View

Rosemary's Baby

Shaun of the Dead

The Third Man

Trading Places


Wonder Boys

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Flight of the Navigator

I really enjoyed this little gem, what fun!

John Water's Hairspray stops me dead in my tracks, as does

Mildred Pierce

I'm a huge fan of The Ghost and Mr. Chicken as well....Hilarious.

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Yes, r47, I have a life. The question was what movies do you always stop to watch? With the exceptions of Elizabeth and Tootsie none of my choices are shown that often. So when I come across them by chance I am always thrilled and have to stop what I'm doing and watch. What a weird question.

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Office Space

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R40 "Adventures In Babysitting" is a perfect example of a comfort-food movie that's entertaining on repeat viewing - like the aforementioned "The Cutting Edge".

"Fast Times At Ridgemont High" - good one also.

No love for "Beastmaster", which used to be permanently on cable and owned this category?

(La Femme)"Nikita" - always watchable.

"The Fabulous Stains" - rarely on, but a no-miss.

"Hot Dog:The Movie"

"Christine" - works better now, as a period piece. Big crush on the actor playing the best friend.

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Not to mention an exceptionally dumb question, R55, even by DL standards.

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I like a lot of oldies:

L.A. Confidential

2001: A Space Odyssey

Dr. Strangelove

Crimes and Misdemeanors

Radio Days

Midnight in Paris

Purple Rose of Cairo

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Sex...

Hannah and her Sisters

Love and Death

Godzilla, the 1998 version

Marathon Man

Manchurian Candidate (original)

Ocean's 11 (original)

Body Heat


The Fog (original)



Close Encounters of the Third Kind

The Haunting (original)

The Ninth Gate

Sleepy Hollow

The Omen (original)

The Exorcist

The Innocents

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Dude, Where's My Car

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

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Sex, Lies and Videotape

The Pelican Brief

Midnight Cowboy

Superman I and II

Spiderman 2

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flashdance lady beware overboard

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Pain don't hurt!

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9 to 5

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Brokedown palace. Love it!

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The Shining

The Net



Bright Lights, Big City

Dante's Peak

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Shawshank Redemption

Stand by Me

A League of Their Own

Fried Green Tomatoes

Driving Miss Daisy

Kid movies - Toy Story I and II, A Bug's life

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I forgot -

Miss Congeniality

Princess Bride


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PT 109


Mysterious Island

The Fighting Sullivans

From Here to Eternity

Pickup on South Street

Kiss Me Kate

Lady in a Cage

Billy Liar

The Big Sky

When the Legends Die

Midnight Cowboy

In Cold Blood

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Susan and God. JC is actually pretty good in a role probably more suited to the likes of Rosalind Russell. It pretty much fizzles out by the end, though...not Crawford's fault.

Who Killed Teddy Bear. Sal Mineo was sex on a stick. Hot little man.

Any of the very early talkies (1929 in particular). It's fascinating to see how bad...and in a very few instances how good...these were, as Hollywood adjusted to sound.

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Double Indemnity

The Spirit of St. Louis

In A Lonely Place

West Side Story

The Bridges of Madison County

Signs (hate Mel, love this movie)

Stand By Me

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A Letter to Three Wives (my fav)

The Best Years of our Lives

The Best of Everything

The Group

Lucy Gallant

The Prime of Miss Jean Brody

Up the Down Staircase

On Lifetime: The Betty Broderick story Karla (with Laura Prepon) Any movie based on a book by Ann Rule--- The Stranger Beside Me (Mark Harmon playing Ted Bundy) Small Sacrifices (with Farrah Fawcett)

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Most James Bond films

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The Woman in Black

The Omen

The Money Pit



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16 Blocks (Mos Def and Bruce Willis have amazing chemistry in this underrated film)

The Godfather

Space Cowboys

My Cousin Vinny

The Parent Trap (Quaid-Lohan version)


Hello, Dolly!

To Sir, With Love

The Right Stuff (so much hot swinging dick, my head/eyes are on constant swivel)

Pale Rider (adore crazy Michael Moriarty; this is one of his best performances. Plus gorgeous evil twink Chris Penn. And badass Clint, who can be quite effective when not speaking to an empty chair)


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Terms of Endearment

The Truman Show

Muriel's Wedding

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My new obsession is Pitch Perfect. It is on daily rotation on one of the HBO channels right now and I have to stop and watch it. I even own the soundtrack which is better than most of the shit music produced today. It's what Glee hoped to be and failed. It is truly Acca-awesome.

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The Fugitive

All of the Bourne movies

Lord of the Rings

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The Apartment

The Seven Year Itch

Saturday Night Fever

Dial M For Murder

To Catch A Thief

The Pelican Brief

The Strpford Wives

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Ringu, The Changeling, Dark Water, The Wizard of Oz, A Star Is Born.

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The mostly terrible 'Love Actually' for the very lovely Rodrigo Santoro.

The Blues Brothers. The Family Stone, a total guilty pleasure. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, a non-guilty pleasure.

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I would encourage everyone who reads this thread to pick some films they haven't yet seen from the previous posts, and then post their own list of the same number of titles that haven't already been posted.

All of these films are wonderful, in their own way.

Major motion pictures are not meant for the old television broadcast format. I remember passing up "Lawrence of Arabia" numerous times as it came up on television, and saw it for the first time in a newly restored print on the big screen. I'm SO glad I waited!

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The birdcage

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I'm adding "Blast From the Past" to my list, which was on FXM last night and I had to watch.

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The Man in the Moon (Ahhh. young love and a young Jason London, good soundtrack too)

A River Runs Through It (hot men, beautiful scenery)

Roadhouse (Swayze)

The Cutting Edge (More pathetic every time I watch it, and yet I still do.)

The Family Stone (There's just something sort of heartwarming about so much family dysfunction during the holidays.)

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auntie mame.

harry potter.

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Come back to the five and dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. It is rarely shown.

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Varsity Blues

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The Net

Demolition Man

That Arnold movie where he gets cloned by Tony Goldwyn

Another vote for Dude, Where's My Car?

Final Destination 2

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All the President's Men.

Rear Window


Gone with The Wind.

La Cage aux Folles.

King Solomon's Mines. (1950)

Crimes and Misdemeanours.

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Throw momma from the train

Trading Places

The Apartment

Ruthless People

Mommie Dearest

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

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Not Without My Daughter

The Best Years of Our Lives

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Rear Window

How Green Was My Valley (yes, it DID deserve Best Picture over Citizen Kane, so there.)

Night of the Living Dead (original)

The Third Man

The Net

Three Days of the Condor

Gone With the Wind (if not all 4 hours, a good chunk of it)


Grizzly Man

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Dead Poets Society

Dude Where's My Car

Star Wars (just the original, and Empire)

Any of the three LOTR movies

The Color Purple

Brokeback Mountain

The Wizard of Oz

Demolition Man

Hello Dolly!

Little Shop Of Horrors


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Under the Tuscan Sun

I have such a crush on the actor who plays the cute Polish construction worker.

by Anonymousreply 9601/12/2014

The Birds

Little Darlings

Bonnie & Clyde

The Wizard of Oz

The Sound of Music

Funny Girl

Star Wars Trilogy

by Anonymousreply 9701/12/2014

[quote]I have such a crush on the actor who plays the cute Polish construction worker.

He's truly ADORABLE!

by Anonymousreply 9801/12/2014

The American President

America's Sweethearts

The Big Heat

The Philadelphia Story

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Unfaithful - it's fluff, but the three protagonists are beautiful, and it's shot in NYC.

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Shawshank Redemption


First 15 minutes of War of the Worlds (new one)

The Thing (original)


Less Than Zero

Silence of the Lambs

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Roman Holiday

The Thin Man

The Philadelphia Story

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The Craft

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Sibling Rivalry. Mad House. Bridesmaids. The Bodyguard. ET. Poltergeist. Moonstruck. BAPS. But im a cheerleader.

by Anonymousreply 10401/12/2014

The amityville movie starring patty duke.

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