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Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD  

Bailey Brown
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List Rules Vote up the movies you just can't make yourself watch on DVD.

Before Netflix was a streaming service and smart televisions could access Hulu and Amazon Prime, allowing day watchers everywhere to choose their Sunday afternoon or Saturday morning movie, people referred to their extensive DVD collections. Since the process of turning on a DVD often meant having to sit through previews, change the input, and activate an extra piece of hardware, the film you chose was usually one of the best movies in your collection. From That Thing You Do to The Godfather, your efforts were worth the care you took to avoid any potential scratches.

Luckily, DVDs were not the only option. Certain networks play movies all afternoon. From Harry Potter to Forrest Gump, you undoubtedly owned these classic DVDs but chose to watch them on TV anyway. And even if the Network version of Kill Bill Vol. 2 leaves out some seemingly essential dialogue, you never really thought to choose it when searching through your DVD collection. 

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He's Just Not That Into You is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly
He's Just Not That into You is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Ken Kwapis, based on the self-help book by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. This Baltimore-set movie of ...more
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Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel
Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic drama war film set during the Invasion of Normandy in World War II. Directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat, the film is notable for ...more
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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill
Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The first release in the Star Wars franchise, it stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter ...more
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The Day After Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid
The Day After Tomorrow is a 2004 American climate fiction-disaster film co-written, directed, and produced by Roland Emmerich and starring Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ian Holm, Emmy Rossum, ...more
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Zoolander is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Natalie Portman, Paris Hilton, Heidi Klum
Zoolander is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Ben Stiller and, starring Stiller and Owen Wilson. The film contains elements from a pair of short films directed by Russell Bates and ...more
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Juno is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman
Juno is a 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. Ellen Page stars as the title character, an independent-minded teenager confronting an ...more
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Superbad is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill
Superbad is a 2007 American teen comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera. The film was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who began working on the ...more
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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law
Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 British–American action mystery film based on the character of the same name created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The film was directed by Guy Ritchie. In the film, ...more
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Fantastic Four is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Maria Menounos
Fantastic Four is a 2005 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name. It was directed by Tim Story, and released by 20th Century Fox. It is the second live-action Fantastic ...more
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Kill Bill: Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Kill Bill: Volume 2 is a 2004 American martial arts film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The bride (Uma Thurman) is attacked and left for dead at her own wedding by the Deadly Viper ...more
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Hot Rod is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Isla Fisher, Sissy Spacek, Will Arnett
Hot Rod is a 2007 American comedy film co-written, directed, and starring members of The Lonely Island. The film stars Samberg as an amateur stuntman whose step-father, Frank continuously mocks ...more