My Favorite Movies to Watch Over and Over... (and over and over)

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Are you someone that can watch a movie more than once? Micah is NOT. There are a select few movies that he doesn't mind watching again (Star Wars, for instance) but overall, once and he's good. 

Myself? I can watch certain movies multiple times and not get sick of them. And not just once or twice but sometimes dozens of times depending on the movie. 

Confession time: I saw Titanic SEVEN times in the theater when it came out. Yes, seven. Micah loves to tease me about that whenever he gets the chance. I was twelve or thirteen and thought Leo was just beautiful, what can I say. Twenty one hours of my life in the span of a couple months dedicated to uncomfortable theater chairs showed my dedication to that movie... yeah, the movie. Ha! 

So yeah, I like to re-watch movies. It's probably the reason I had a ridiculously large VHS collection as a teen/college kid. I used to fall asleep to a movie most every night. I can still quote many entire movies right along with them. I consider this a vital skill, obviously. Isn't it important that I break out in a monologue from some 90's teen dramedy at any given moment? No? Oh. 

What are these movies that I find myself playing over and over? Let's take a gander... But I'm warning you - there is very little "quality content" in most of these movies. These are movies that I found incredibly hilarious as a teen or so awesomely terrible that they've stuck in my life. But I just can't skip over a channel when they are playing. 

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1. Wayne's World

"It's sucking my will to live!"

There are so many quotes I pull from this movie and I'm pretty sure this is one I can still quote from beginning to end while it's playing. It's also the movie that introduced me to the brilliance of Bohemian Rhapsody. This movie is a bond between me and my sister. There is just something about it that never grows old. 

2. Can't Hardly Wait

"You know who else I like that didn't get much play? Velma from Scooby-Doo. She was cool. She was a hip, hip lady."

My mom rented this for one of my many sleepovers when I was in seventh grade and it's been movie love ever since. It features some great quotes, lots of actors in their early days, and just an overall hilarious movie. I may have gotten a little to excited when I saw it was available on Netflix one day. 

3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

"I could die right now, Clem. I'm just... happy. I've never felt that before. I'm just exactly where I want to be."

Have you seen this one? I had to watch it over and over just to fully appreciate how fantastic it is. It's such an fascinating look at relationships and the idea of completely erasing someone from your mind. 

4. Spice World

"It must be so hard for you, Victoria. I mean, having to decide whether to wear the little Gucci dress, the little Gucci dress, or... the little Gucci dress!"

Okay, back to the silly and ridiculous movies. My sister and I bonded over movies growing up. We didn't have much else in common but we could sit and watch stupid movies and quote them together all day. Even now we will send screenshots of movies to each other to make the other laugh. This is definitely one of those movies that brings us together. It is so stupid and absurd and soooo very bad that it's perfect. It's got aliens, Meat Loaf, terrible acting, car chases... what more do you need in a movie?

5. Any Harry Potter movie

“But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

You knew this was coming #PotterHead Micah frequently rolls his eyes when he comes into the living room to see me watching whichever movie happens to be playing on ABC Family/Freeform on the weekend. I still tear up when certain characters die (no spoilers here!) and I am so incredibly excited to eventually show them to the kids as they grow up. 

6. Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Such wisdom in this quote! I mean, I have a kid that's almost done with first grade, another almost done with kindergarten, and three more at home yet I'm only 25, right? Right? Nope. Poop. I don't think I can say anything else about this movie that this quote can't say for me. Enjoy this life. Sing "Danke Schoen" in a parade. Visit museums. Eat fun food. And laugh. But really? This is such a fun movie. 

7. The Breakfast Club

Saturday, March 24, 1984. Shermer High School, Shermer, Illinois, 60062. Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. What do you care? You see us as you want to see us - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal. Correct? That's the way we saw each other at 7:00 this morning. We were brainwashed.

I definitely saw this movie far before I should have been allowed but it's been a favorite since the first viewing. Brilliant, hilarious, and totally quotable.  And after browsing through the quotes section on IMDB to get the above quote, I now need to watch this again. 

8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

All I want to do is graduate from high school, go to Europe, marry Christian Slater, and die. Now it may not sound too great to a sconehead like you, but I think it's swell. And you come along and tell me I'm a member of the hairy mole club so you can *throw* things at me?

How sad is it that I LOVED this movie but never watched the show until after Micah and I were married? I'm a little disappointed that I didn't get to love the show when it was on but at least I can watch it whenever I want thanks to Netflix. But since the show and the movie are NOTHING alike it's not shocking that I didn't tune in to the show. This movie, like so many others on this list, is cheesy and not "quality" film making but that totally plays into it's charm. 

9. The Muppet Christmas Carol

Mother always taught me: "Never eat singing food."

As a child of the 80's/90's I loved the Muppets and this is by far my favorite of all the movies. I can watch it even outside of the Christmas season. The humor is spot on and who doesn't love Dickens? Okay, some people don't, but I'm not one of them so clearly I just lost my train of thought. Muppet Christmas Carol! Love it and now I'm teaching my kids to love it too. Although they don't appreciate me singing along while we are watching. 

Well, I told you they aren't cinematic masterpieces! But now I want to call up my sister and have a movie marathon... 

 

Do you have movies you enjoy watching multiple times over?

 

Can you handle watching movies multiple times or are you a once and done type of person?

 

Any movie recommendations for me? 

 


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Katie McGowen

I've got a passion for encouraging women to really love the life they have - crazy schedules, messy floors, toddler tantrums, and sloppy kisses. I want to inspire you to choose joy during the highs and during the lows. I want you to love the chaos but also find a way to manage it so you don't lose your beautiful mind in the process.