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Ann Casano
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List Rules Upvote the movies you've seen before, but wish you could watch for the first time again, without knowing every punchline and plot twist.

There’s that moment at the end of The Sixth Sense that sends chills up the back of a spectator's spine. The scene actually has the ability to shock a viewer so much that it renders them immobile. It’s as if all the puzzle pieces suddenly come together, and everything makes perfect sense. You immediately think, “I need to watch this movie again to see if I can spot the plot twist.” But you know that if you watch it again, the magic will be lost. There will not be that “a-ha moment." That feeling is strictly a one-time deal. These are the movies you wish you could see for the first time.

Did you ever have a friend say to you, “Oh, Fight Club is on Netflix. I’ve never seen it. I’m gonna watch it tonight.” Chances are if you’re a movie fan, you will instantly feel jealous. You want to be able to watch Fight Club for the first time and experience the completely mind-blowing plot twist.

Plot twist movies are not the only films on this list. There are those nostalgic films like Stand by Me and The Goonies, that instantly take you back to the innocence of your childhood. There are also those hilarious comedies like There’s Something About Mary, The Princess Bride, and really any other movie Christopher Guest has been involved in. Re-experiencing a punch line is great; hearing it for the first time is priceless.

The most nostalgic movies will always have a special place in the heart of any cinephile. Where were you when you saw Rudy finally get into a game at Notre Dame? How old were you when you saw Luke Skywalker use the force for the first time and defeat Darth Vader?

Be sure to vote up the movies that you wish you could still watch for the first time and add any other films you've seen, but wish you could still watch for the very first time.

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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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The Sixth Sense is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time
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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time
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The Prestige is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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Memento is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time
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American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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The Game is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotle... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time
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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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Primal Fear is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time
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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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The Outsiders is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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Little Miss Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time
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There's Something About Mary is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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Old School is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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The Royal Tenenbaums is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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Rudy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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Ghost is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time
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Moon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time