Movies I Can Watch Over and Over Again Forever

There’s a few movies that I love so much that I’ll never get tired of them.  Here they are, in no particular order!


Alien movie poster

This is one I’ve come to more as an adult.  Weirdly, I saw Alien much later than I watched the next movie on the list.


Aliens movie poster

Here is where I first met Ripley.  And I’m a weirdo: I actually kind of like the space marines. 🙂

Blade Runner

Blade Runner movie poster

God, I love this movie.  My Dad loves this movie, my husband loves this movie.  I don’t actually know anyone who doesn’t love this movie.  We even studied it in a film class in college.  I only wish PKD could have lived to see it finished.

A Room with a View

A Room with a View movie poster

A college friend introduced me to this one.  It hit me square between the eyes as some things do when you’re 18.  I cried my eyes out at the end, wondering where my George Emerson was hiding.  (He was in Queens, apparently.)


Ghostbusters movie poster

I have probably seen Ghostbusters more often than any other single movie.  I’m sure it’s into the thousands by now.  No one can stand watching it with me because I recite the script along with the actors.


Amadeus movie poster

I’m probably one of the youngest people to have seen this in the theater.  Amadeus won a metric ton of awards, and thanks to the lavish production values, it really stands up over time.

The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element movie poster

This movie is just as watchable the thousandth time for me as it was the first.  The Gaultier costumes are only part of it. You can tell that it’s a true labor of love for Luc Besson.  The world is so fully realized that it’s a pleasure to revisit it every so often.

Party Girl

Party Girl movie poster

“Excuse me.  What are you doing?  Are you putting that book away?  It…looked like…you were…putting that book away.  You know we have a system for putting books away here.”  All librarians need to see this movie.  Full stop.

A Fish Called Wanda

A Fish Called Wanda movie poster

I saw Wanda movie in the theater with my parents.  That’s one of my best memories of growing up.

The Goonies

The Goonies movie poster

I spent a lot of time with this movie playing in the background when I was a kid.  We saw it in the theater when our Saturday car race was rained out.  It was a real Goonie weekend.

Stand By Me

Stand By Me movie poster

I was the perfect age when this movie came out for it to be on eternal repeat in my house.  Now that I’m closer to The Writer’s age than Gordie’s, my enjoyment of this one is almost painfully sentimental.  But I can’t lie: it’s one I’ve watched hundreds of times.

4 thoughts on “Movies I Can Watch Over and Over Again Forever

    • I love that one, too! Come to think of it, a bunch of Tim Curry movies should be on this list along with Red October.

  1. Lord of the Rings trilogy. And The Hobbit. And the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

    Have never seen Stand By My, Party Girl, or Room With A View. Guess I should put them on my list of movies to see. I just don’t see that many – can’t sit still that long.

    • The older I get, the less I rewatch or reread newer things. There just isn’t enough time to consume everything. Working in a library does not help the situation! I think you’d really enjoy these, especially Stand By Me.