I think that there are a certain number of us who can't get enough of certain films. It doesn't necessarily mean that we have seen them 50 times (although some people do that sort of thing), but they are the sort of film that if you come across them unexpectedly on your TV screen, you drop what you are doing to sit down and watch them again.
That's the sort of thing that happens to me, but, having written that, no specific title comes to mind at the moment except maybe Donnie Darko. Most of the films that get me to sit down are brainless feel-good comedies, though.
I think I am addicted to "boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl, boy-gets-girl" films but only when the people are young and innocent. For example, I found "Sleepless in Seattle" pleasant, but those were mature adults and I didn't really care. When it is teenagers or young adults, and they still have ideals and have not yet been jaundiced by real life, I cannot stop watching.
I remember there was a movie quite a few years ago that I saw on my cable movie channel that was about some uni student in love with a girl who ended up in California and he crossed the country to be with her again after fucking everything up (I don't even remember how he fucked it up), and of course love reigned supreme at the end. On that channel, movies were shown six times in two weeks, and I think I saw it every single time -- and if I found it on TV again, I would watch it again in a heartbeat.
Heat Ferris Bullers Day Off Chocolat I know, cheesy all the Pirates of the Caribbean Oh, h---anything Johnny Depp is in. I am anxiously waiting for his new one Dillenger, who was actually captured here in Tucson Lawrence of Arabia
When you're chewing on life's gristle[br]Don't grumble, give a whistle[br]And this'll help things turn out for the best...[br]And...always look on the bright side of life...[br]Always look on the light side of life.[br]Monty Python's Life of Brian[br]
Traveler63; is that what it's called where you are, Dillinger ? Here in the UK it's been titled 'Public Enemies'. I'd like to see it, but I don't think - being a Michael Mann fillum - it'll be a 12a or 12 which means I won't be able to go with my daughter. Which means I probably won't see it.
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bike. Then I realized that the Lord doesn't work that way, so I stole one and asked him to forgive me.
When it was released in France in 1966, King of Hearts was not especially successful critically or at the box office. However when released in the U.S. a year later, it achieved bona fide cult film status, eventually running for five years at the Central Square Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts and other repertoire movie theaters.