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The Most Rewatchable Movies 

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List Rules Vote up the movies that you've already watched multiple times and continue to enjoy

There are some movies that I always stop at and watch if I see them on TV or I can put in the DVD player and watch when I'm bored and never get tired of. I'm sure you have the same movies. They may be your favorite movie that you own or they're just that good. I'll start with the movies I need to watch over and over again and you add to the list. What movies - theatrical releases, made for TV, direct to video, holiday special, whatever - have the highest rewatch value for you?

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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movies
1994

Actors: Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Brendan Shanahan, + more

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic romantic-comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Tom Hanks, Robin ...more

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The Shawshank Redemption... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movies
1994

Actors: Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins, Clancy Brown, James Whitmore, + more

Directed by: Frank Darabont

The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Adapted from the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and ...more

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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movies
2001

Actors: Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, John Lithgow, Vincent Cassel, + more

Directed by: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson

Shrek is a 2001 American computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by PDI/DreamWorks, released by DreamWorks Pictures, directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, featuring the voices of ...more

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Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movies
wiabux added 1995

Actors: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Penn Jillette, Annie Potts, + more

Directed by: John Lasseter

Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter, Toy Story was the ...more

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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movies
1990

Actors: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy, Catherine O'Hara, Lionel Barrymore, + more

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a boy who is ...more

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Indiana Jones and the Ra... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movies
1981

Actors: Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen, Frank Welker, Denholm Elliott, + more

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. The screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan was from a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman. It was produced by ...more

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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movies
1984

Actors: Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Walton, Ron Jeremy, + more

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as ...more

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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movies
1993

Actors: Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Laura Dern, Sam Neill, + more

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the first installment of the Jurassic Park franchise. It is based on the 1990 novel of the ...more

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Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movies
udontneedtoknowmyname added 1997

Actors: Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg, Danny DeVito, Tommy Lee Jones, + more

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

Men in Black is a 1997 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. ...more

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Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movies
1988

Actors: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Robert Davi, Kym Malin, + more

Directed by: John McTiernan

Die Hard is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de Souza and Jeb Stuart. It is based on the 1979 novel Nothing Lasts Forever, by Roderick Thorp. Die ...more

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Indiana Jones and the La... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movies
1989

Actors: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix, Denholm Elliott, Alison Doody, + more

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, from a story co-written by executive producer George Lucas. It is the third installment in the ...more

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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movies
Devious added 1985

Actors: Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin, Joe Pantoliano, Martha Plimpton, + more

Directed by: Richard Donner

The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Richard Donner. The screenplay was written by Chris Columbus from a story by executive producer Steven Spielberg. The film's ...more

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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movies
1994

Actors: Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Rowan Atkinson, + more

Directed by: Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers

The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movies
2003

Actors: Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana, Allison Janney, Albert Brooks, + more

Directed by: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Written and directed by Andrew Stanton, it ...more

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National Lampoon's Chris... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movies
1989

Actors: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis, Randy Quaid, Beverly DAngelo, + more

Directed by: Jeremiah S. Chechik

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. It is the third installment in National Lampoon's Vacation film series, and was written by ...more

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The Green Mile is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movies
AdrianDanga added 1999

Actors: Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell, James Cromwell, Michael Clarke Duncan, + more

Directed by: Frank Darabont

The Green Mile is a 1999 American fantasy drama film directed by Frank Darabont and adapted from the 1996 Stephen King novel of the same name. The film is told in a flashback format and stars ...more

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Pirates of the Caribbean... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movies
2003

Actors: Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, + more

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 2003 American fantasy swashbuckler film based on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney theme parks. It was directed by Gore ...more

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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movies
1985

Actors: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Billy Zane, + more

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into ...more

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The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movies
1985

Actors: Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, + more

Directed by: John Hughes

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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movies
2008

Actors: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, + more

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movies
1986

Actors: Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones, Jennifer Grey, Kristy Swanson, + more

Directed by: John Hughes

Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John Hughes. The film follows high school senior Ferris Bueller, who skips school and spends the day in ...more

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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movies
1988

Actors: Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Jeffrey Jones, + more

Directed by: Tim Burton

Beetlejuice is a 1988 American fantasy-comedy-horror film directed by Tim Burton. The spirits of a deceased couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) are harassed by an unbearable family that has ...more

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Harry Potter and the Sor... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movies
2001

Actors: Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Julianne Hough, John Hurt, John Cleese, + more

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (released in the United States, India and Pakistan as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) is a 2001 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus based on ...more

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Star Wars Episode V: The... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movies
1980

Actors: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, James Earl Jones, Alec Guinness, + more

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

The Empire Strikes Back is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner. Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay, with George Lucas writing the film's story ...more

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Grease is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movies
mkgal4 added 1978

Actors: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Sid Caesar, Joan Blondell, + more

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy-drama film directed by Randal Kleiser and produced by Paramount Pictures. It is based on Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs' 1971 musical of the same ...more

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