I really really enjoy re-watching movies that I love. I know there are people out there who watch a movie once and that is it. Even if they have enjoyed a film they don’t go back and obsess over hilarious prank scenes or gut wrenching confessions of love. I personally think they’re weirdos.
Here are the top five of my favorite movies to watch over and over. And over…
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
I’ve probably seen this movie over 150 times and 99.5% of those times it has been with my sister. That’s the best part. And to be honest, it just isn’t the same when I re-watch it without her.
It all started because we found so many similarities with the Portokalos family and our own even though we are not Greek. Example below, I can guarantee you that if (and when) I were ever to bring a guy to a family function and announced my engagement, the entire Peraza and Sandoval families would in unison would say, “We never thought this day would come!”
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Ah, Jane Austen. One of my favorite tales of hers is Pride & Prejudice. Even more so now that I actually read the novel! This to me is a true fairy tale without actually magic or fairies. The way Mr. Darcy says, “I love you. Most ardently.” gets me every time.
This is another one of those movies I love watching with my sister because we will usually watch this in the morning and then we will annoy our parents by talking in very bad -and very likely -offensive English accents the rest of the day.
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
While Pride & Prejudice is a fairy tale, When Harry Met Sally is IRL love. After ending my last real relationship I watched this movie for the first time and this scene really hit home. The line where she says “All this time I thought he didn’t want to get married. But, the truth is, he didn’t want to marry me. He didn’t love me.” resonated so much with me at that time. And it’s true, the last I heard, my ex was planning on marrying the woman he started seeing soon after me. Like two weeks soon after me. [Mutters “asshole” to self]
Monty Python and The Holy Grail (1975)
I have fond memories of watching this during my history classes in junior and senior year in high school when my favorite teacher, Mr. Zeigler would put it on in the classroom when we finished our work early, which was quite often. This was considered cultured humor and educational. We were AP after all.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
This is were things get a little dark , just like my sense of humor. Reservoir Dogs is a wonderfully written film, a true classic and my favorite of the Quentin Tarantino films. Funny story, our cleaning lady – a sweet, petite Colombian woman- walked into my office as I was laughing watching this bloody scene and she gave me the most freaked out look. Come to think of it, this story is more disturbing than funny. Oops.
So, what are your favorite movies to watch a million times and what’s the most you’ve watched it? Love to hear from you, maybe I’ll find a new favorite re-watchable movie!
Until next time!