Movies I love to watch over and over again

by o-lasitha | created - 01 Dec 2012 | updated - 01 Dec 2012 | Public

Here are the movies I never get enough of watching over and over again. This list not only contain English movies. There are Hindi, French, Tamil, Sinhala movie(s) as well.

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1. 3 Idiots (2009)

PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 272,244 | Gross: $6.53M

Great movie. Full of laughter. Recommended for everyone.

2. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama

72 Metascore

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 719,998 | Gross: $170.74M

Till the half way round this movie, I couldn't understand the real situation. If you haven't seen it, go watch it. I'm not going to tell the story. :-)

3. Analyze This (1999)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

61 Metascore

A comedy about a psychiatrist whose number one patient is an insecure mob boss.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow, Chazz Palminteri

Votes: 133,346 | Gross: $106.89M

Robert de Niro and Billy Crystal at their best. Love it.

4. Analyze That (2002)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime

37 Metascore

Mobster Paul Vitti is released into Dr. Ben Sobol's care, where only more chaos ensues.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow, Joe Viterelli

Votes: 75,204 | Gross: $32.12M

If you love Analyze This, then you will never miss this one.

5. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby

Votes: 167,710 | Gross: $92.82M

Talking about Billy Crystal, this is his best movie as I would rate.... Never gets tired of watching this movie over and over again

6. Up (2009)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

88 Metascore

Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.

Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson | Stars: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 785,309 | Gross: $293.00M

No matter how many times you watch this movie, you are bound cry, whether you are a tough one or a softee. Everyone melts with this movie.

7. Ratatouille (2007)

G | 111 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

96 Metascore

A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.

Directors: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava | Stars: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm

Votes: 537,225 | Gross: $206.45M

Steve Jobs' greatest creation

8. To Sir, with Love (1967)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.

Director: James Clavell | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts, Suzy Kendall

Votes: 13,431 | Gross: $42.43M

Sidney Poitier......... Oh dear Sir!!!! Still going great at 85 years, hope you reach the 100 with great health!!! Love this movie Sir!!!

9. Police Academy (1984)

R | 96 min | Comedy

41 Metascore

A group of good-hearted, but incompetent misfits enter the police academy, but the instructors there are not going to put up with their pranks.

Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, G.W. Bailey, Kim Cattrall, Bubba Smith

Votes: 98,454 | Gross: $81.20M

Comedy at its best....

10. Apocalypto (2006)

R | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

68 Metascore

As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, a young man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Gerardo Taracena, Raoul Max Trujillo, Dalia Hernández, Rudy Youngblood

Votes: 259,585 | Gross: $50.87M

If you don't like to see movies portraying blood, don't watch this. Without watching you can't understand the message written with the movie

11. Terminator 2 (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi

75 Metascore

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Votes: 851,239 | Gross: $204.84M

Its the greatest movie to portray Visual Effects by computers to their maximum limits.

12. Combien tu m'aimes? (2005)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

In Paris, after winning the lottery, the clerk François goes to a bar in Pigalle and offers one hundred thousand Euros per month to the prostitute Daniela to live with him until the end of ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Monica Bellucci, Bernard Campan, Gérard Depardieu, Jean-Pierre Darroussin

Votes: 5,860

First you'll start to think, what the *beep* is this? Then in the end, you'll say, ah........... what a story!?

So if you haven't seen the movie, or gave up the movie in the middle, watch it till the end.

13. Derailed (I) (2005)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

40 Metascore

When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, the two must turn the tables on him to save their families.

Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston, Vincent Cassel, Addison Timlin

Votes: 66,334 | Gross: $36.02M

Before you help an attractive opposite sex person, or you get help from one of them without asking, remember what happened to this guy, and never forget.

14. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

73 Metascore

When Jason Bourne is framed for a CIA operation gone awry, he is forced to resume his former life as a trained assassin to survive.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Joan Allen, Brian Cox

Votes: 390,420 | Gross: $176.24M

I love this telephone conversation between Pamela Landey and Jason Bourne, when Jason Bourne was pointing the Sniper gun at Pamela Landey on a near roof top, and Pamela Landey has no idea about it.

Pamela Landey: Bourne?

Jason Bourne: I wanna come in.

Pamela Landey: Okay. How do you wanna do it?

Jason Bourne: I need someone I know to bring me in.

Pamela Landey: Who?

Jason Bourne: There was a girl in Paris. She was part of the program. She used to handle logistics. Alexander Strasse, 30 minutes, under the world clock. Send her alone. Give her your phone.

Pamela Landey: What if I can't find her?

Jason Bourne: It's easy. She's standing right next to you.

Oh I love that scene. I love the series.

15. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama

80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 1,954,898 | Gross: $28.34M

One word to describe this movie

WOW!

16. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

96 Metascore

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 543,731

Great classic one should not miss

17. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

R | 133 min | Drama

80 Metascore

A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco

Votes: 779,276 | Gross: $112.00M

After so many years, a hindi movie was released namely "Kyon Ki" and I bet the movie had great influence from this movie.

18. Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

93 Metascore

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Votes: 1,008,473 | Gross: $96.07M

Masterpiece by the greatest director of all time, according to my ranking: Steven Spielberg

19. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

89 Metascore

The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

Votes: 843,872 | Gross: $46.84M

20. Pulp Fiction (1994)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Votes: 1,529,085 | Gross: $107.93M

21. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn

Votes: 772,936 | Gross: $2.83M

22. Seven Samurai (1954)

Not Rated | 207 min | Adventure, Drama

98 Metascore

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 265,497 | Gross: $0.27M

23. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,338,259 | Gross: $134.97M

24. Fight Club (1999)

R | 139 min | Drama

66 Metascore

An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soapmaker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier

Votes: 1,567,479 | Gross: $37.03M

25. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 607,182 | Gross: $7.56M

Greatest example for the great saying, "The ones with firearms, dies by the firearms"

26. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

PG-13 | 164 min | Western

80 Metascore

A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Votes: 254,163 | Gross: $5.32M

Final scene is the climax. It is the one scene that clears every bit of action in the film.

27. The Matrix (1999)

R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 1,405,327 | Gross: $171.48M

I had to watch this movie about 12 times to understand the movie.

28. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 1,045,932 | Gross: $130.74M

29. Rashômon (1950)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 124,179

You'll have to decide what has really happened, at the end.

30. The King's Speech (2010)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

88 Metascore

The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 563,662 | Gross: $138.80M

31. I Am Sam (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama

28 Metascore

A mentally handicapped man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold hearted lawyer the value of love and family.

Director: Jessie Nelson | Stars: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 131,701 | Gross: $40.31M

32. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

PG | 105 min | Drama

77 Metascore

Ted Kramer's wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry

Votes: 111,008 | Gross: $106.26M

33. Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na (2008)

155 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two best friends being convinced that they are not in love search for each other's love.

Director: Abbas Tyrewala | Stars: Imran Khan, Genelia D'Souza, Manjari Phadnis, Ayaz Khan

Votes: 21,669 | Gross: $0.60M

34. I Hate Luv Storys (2010)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Jay doesn't believe in love Stories, and Simran, is a girl who's in love with the idea of Love itself.

Director: Punit Malhotra | Stars: Imran Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Sammir Dattani, Samir Soni

Votes: 6,540 | Gross: $0.85M

35. Kindergarten Cop (1990)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Crime

61 Metascore

A tough cop must pose as a kindergarten teacher in order to locate a dangerous criminal's ex-wife, who may hold the key to putting him behind bars.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Linda Hunt

Votes: 119,020 | Gross: $91.46M

36. Paa (2009)

133 min | Comedy, Drama

30 Metascore

A father tries to help his son cope with a rare condition that causes the young boy to age beyond his years.

Director: R. Balki | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Paresh Rawal

Votes: 9,862 | Gross: $0.20M

Still can't believe that's Amitabh Bachchan playing the child's role

37. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)

Not Rated | 177 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

During their college years, Anjali was in love with her best-friend Rahul, but he had eyes only for Tina. Years later, Rahul and the now-deceased Tina's eight-year-old daughter attempts to reunite her father and Anjali.

Director: Karan Johar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukerji, Farida Jalal

Votes: 39,869 | Gross: $2.10M

38. Aks (2001)

184 min | Action, Crime, Horror

Raghavan Ghatge, a psychotic terrorist, and Manu Verma, the cop who tracks him down, shoot each other simultaneously, the result being that Raghavan's soul is transferred into Verma's body...

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Raveena Tandon, Manoj Bajpayee, Nandita Das

Votes: 1,429

I freaked out so much to Manoj Bajpai's acting in the movie. This is the movie which made me realize, Shah Rukh Khan's acting is full of crap.

39. Johnny English (2003)

PG | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

51 Metascore

After a sudden attack on the MI5, Johnny English, Britain's most confident yet unintelligent spy, becomes Britain's only spy.

Director: Peter Howitt | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia, Tasha de Vasconcelos

Votes: 125,239 | Gross: $28.08M

40. Ice Age (2002)

PG | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

60 Metascore

Set during the Ice Age, a sabertooth tiger, a sloth, and a wooly mammoth find a lost human infant, and they try to return him to his tribe.

Directors: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha | Stars: Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Ray Romano, Goran Visnjic

Votes: 372,410 | Gross: $176.39M

41. Kushi (2000)

178 min | Romance

College friends Jenny and Shiva part ways due to a misunderstanding. Although they are in love and realize they cannot live without each other, their egos prevent them from uniting.

Director: Surya S.J. | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Jyothika, Mumtaj, Shilpa Shetty

Votes: 1,749

42. Nala Damayanthi (2003)

138 min | Comedy

Indian version of Depardieu's "Green Card".

Director: Mouli | Stars: Madhavan, Geethu Mohandas, Shrutika, Sriman

Votes: 427

43. Limitless (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

59 Metascore

With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access one hundred percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Anna Friel, Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro

Votes: 468,690 | Gross: $79.25M

44. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

80 Metascore

A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 392,487 | Gross: $59.89M

45. Machan (2008)

109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

A group of sad slum residents, living on the limits of society under immense pressure, find an invitation to a handball tournament in Bavaria.

Director: Uberto Pasolini | Stars: Dharmapriya Dias, Gihan De Chickera, Dharshan Dharmaraj, Namal Jayasinghe

Votes: 1,624

46. P.S. I Love You (2007)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Romance

39 Metascore

A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.

Director: Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Harry Connick Jr., Lisa Kudrow

Votes: 184,855 | Gross: $53.70M

47. Paycheck (2003)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

43 Metascore

What seemed like a breezy idea for an engineer to net him millions of dollars, leaves him on the run for his life and piecing together why he's being chased.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Ben Affleck, Aaron Eckhart, Uma Thurman, Michael C. Hall

Votes: 95,451 | Gross: $53.79M

48. The Pink Panther (1963)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

55 Metascore

The bumbling Inspector Clouseau travels to Rome to catch a notorious jewel thief known as "The Phantom" before he conducts his most daring heist yet: a princess' priceless diamond with one slight imperfection, known as "The Pink Panther".

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Capucine

Votes: 42,417 | Gross: $10.88M

49. Raakh (1989)

Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A poor, young man teams up with a burnt out cop to avenge the humiliation of his former girlfriend by a gang of goons.

Director: Aditya Bhattacharya | Stars: Aamir Khan, Supriya Pathak, Pankaj Kapur, Jagdeep

Votes: 837

50. Rio (2011)

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