Entertainment 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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The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews
The Princess Diaries is a 2001 American comedy film produced by singer and actress Whitney Houston and directed by Garry Marshall. It is based on Meg Cabot's 2000 novel of the same name. The ...more
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Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field
Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy film, starring Robin Williams and Sally Field and based on the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine. It was directed by Chris Columbus and ...more
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Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams, Patricia Clarkson
Jumanji is a 1995 American fantasy adventure film directed by Joe Johnston. It is an adaptation of the 1981 children's book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. The film was directed by Joe ...more
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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick
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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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Bebe Neuwirth
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is a 2003 romantic comedy film, directed by Donald Petrie, starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey. It is based on a short cartoon book of the same name by ...more
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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field
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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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
Back to the Future is a 1985 American comic science fiction film. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis, written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale, produced by Steven Spielberg, and stars Michael J. Fox, ...more
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a 2004 fantasy film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. ...more
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Pretty Woman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Pretty Woman
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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates
Titanic is a 1997 American epic romantic disaster drama film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of what happened to the RMS Titanic, it stars ...more
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The Mummy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser, Patricia Velásquez
The Mummy is a 1999 American fantasy adventure film written and directed by Stephen Sommers and starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, and Kevin J. O'Connor, with Arnold Vosloo in ...more
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The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham
The Parent Trap is a 1998 romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Nancy Meyers, and produced and co-written by Charles Shyer. It is the second adaptation of Erich Kästner's German ...more
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10 Things I Hate About You is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger
10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy-drama film. It is directed by Gil Junger and stars Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The romantic comedy ...more
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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger
The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character, Batman. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and ...more
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Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen
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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The Proposal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White
The Proposal is a 2009 American romantic comedy film set in Sitka, Alaska. Directed by Anne Fletcher and written by Peter Chiarelli, the film features Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in the ...more
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There's Something About Mary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller
There's Something About Mary is a 1998 comedy film, directed by the Farrelly brothers, Bobby and Peter. It stars Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon and Ben Stiller, and it is a combination of romantic ...more
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fel... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson based on the first volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It is the first ...more
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Easy A is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka
Easy A is a 2010 film directed by Will Gluck. "After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean-cut high school girl (Emma Stone) sees her life paralleling Hester ...more
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My Best Friend's Wedding is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti
My Best Friend's Wedding is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by P.J. Hogan, starring Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett, Philip Bosco, M. Emmet Walsh, ...more
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X-Men is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin
X-Men is a 2000 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the first installment in the X-Men film series. The ...more
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Austin Powers: International M... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a 1997 American action comedy film and the first installment of the Austin Powers series. It was directed by Jay Roach and written by Mike Myers, ...more
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Knocked Up is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Katherine Heigl
Knocked Up is a 2007 American romantic comedy film co-produced, written, and directed by Judd Apatow. The films stars Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, and Leslie Mann. It follows the ...more
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Wedding Crashers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Movies You Only Watch On TV Even Though You Have Them On DVD
Rachel McAdams, Bradley Cooper, Isla Fisher
Wedding Crashers is a 2005 American romantic comedy film directed by David Dobkin. It stars Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Christopher Walken. Will Ferrell also has a notable cameo appearance. ...more
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Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 25 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