movies I watch again & again

Listed in no particular order. Most of these are justly revered classics. All of them are films that reward repeat viewings--and they're a pleasure to watch.

Please note that I am stingy with stars, and try to rate based on criteria more objective than simply "I loved/hated it"--a movie has to be really outstanding to earn an 8 or higher from me.
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1.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and lead the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ 10/10
This is my pick for the greatest film ever made (if there is such a thing).

a cartoon tribute: http://stripgenerator.com/strip/471154/lawrence-of-leporidae/ ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
2.
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate. (75 mins.)
Director: James Whale
“ 10/10
a cartoon tribute: http://stripgenerator.com/strip/692166/bride-of-frankenbunny/ ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
3.
Vertigo (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. (128 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
4.
Casablanca (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ 10/10
cartoon tribute: http://stripgenerator.com/booklet/825/catablanca/ ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
5.
Duck Soup (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale. (68 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
“ 10/10
cartoon tribute: http://stripgenerator.com/strip/467211/thin-man-double-take/ ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
6.
The Innocents (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted. (100 mins.)
Director: Jack Clayton
“ 10/10 ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
7.
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. (100 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ 10/10 ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
8.
The 39 Steps (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information. (86 mins.)
“ 10/10 ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
9.
Cat People (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together. (73 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
10.
Great Expectations (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. (118 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ 10/10 ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
11.
Quest for Fire (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
This story takes place in prehistoric time when three prehistoric tribesmen search for a new fire source. (100 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
12.
Shackleton (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the the South Pole and his epic struggle to lead his 28 man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice. (206 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
13.
Rashomon (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. (88 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ 9/10 ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
14.
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession. (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Hamer
“ 10/10 ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
15.
The Thin Man (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Nick and Nora Charles, a former detective and his rich, playful wife, investigate a murder case mostly for the fun of it. (91 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
“ 9/10
A cartoon tribute: http://stripgenerator.com/booklet/1790/thin-man-the-original-series/ ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
16.
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. (113 mins.)
“ 8/10
a cartoon tribute: http://stripgenerator.com/strip/677634/meet-me-in-st-louis/ ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
17.
Rear Window (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. (112 mins.)
“ 10/10 ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
18.
The Third Man (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime. (104 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
“ 9/10
cartoon tribute: http://stripgenerator.com/strip/287759/philosophy-101-third-man/ ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
19.
Moulin Rouge (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. (119 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ 7/10
On this list because of that incredible opening sequence.

a cartoon tribute: http://stripgenerator.com/strip/673868/lapin-rouge/ ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
20.
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. (97 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ 8/10
cartoon tribute: http://stripgenerator.com/booklet/2461/more-thin-man/page/6/ ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
21.
The Letter (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense, but a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing. (95 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ 8/10 ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
22.
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself. (112 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ 9/10 ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
23.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ 8/10
a cartoon tribute: http://stripgenerator.com/strip/536178/gone-with-the-bunnies/ ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
24.
I, Claudius (1976 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers. (669 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
25.
Grand Hotel (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas. (112 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
“ 8/10 ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
26.
Das Boot (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror. (149 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
27.
Fantasia (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music. (125 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
28.
Ninotchka (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest. (110 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
“ 9/10 ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
29.
The Gay Divorcee (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Mimi Glossop wants a divorce so her Aunt Hortense hires a professional to play the correspondent in apparent infidelity... (107 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
“ 8/10 ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
30.
Top Hat (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model whom he initially annoyed, but she mistakes him for his goofy producer. (101 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
“ 9/10 ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
31.
Oliver Twist (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist is about an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London... (116 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ 9/10

cartoon tribute: http://stripgenerator.com/strip/289907/little-known-tales-from-dickens-oliver-pissed/ ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
32.
Adam's Rib (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband. (101 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ 9/10

The very best of the many wonderful films co-starring Tracy & Hepburn. ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
33.
Sleuth (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results. (138 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - blue_sock_monkey
 
34.
The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Elizabeth Barrett's tyrannical father has forbidden any of his family to marry. Nevertheless, Elizabeth falls in love with the poet Robert Browning. (109 mins.)
Director: Sidney Franklin
“ 8/10 ” - blue_sock_monkey