We posted this open thread on April 5 inviting you to share your favorite movies, the ones you watch over and over again. There was lots of love for the Sound of Music, but a few surprises too! Scroll down to see all the comments from readers and add yours!
While we’re all hunkered down temporarily, we’re spending more time watching movies. If it seems that old familiar favorites appeal more than something new, you’re not alone, according to one study.
Besides the special event binge watching (I marked Toshiro Mifume’s 100th birthday with Rashomon, Seven Samurai and Sanjiro) I love comedies: Airplane! leads the way, along with Young Frankenstein (or any Mel Brooks movie)…and don’t get me started about The Big Lebowski. (I’d include a clip of dialog but it’s hard to find one without a bunch of F-bombs.)…and of course, then there’s The Princess Bride.
I will also see the Aliens franchise anytime it’s on, because it’s so well done (and yes, I know the dialogue to all of them – xoxo’s to Bill Paxton’s “But it’s a dry heat!!”). It’s oddly reassuring to see a film about a shadowy, implacable menace that comes out of nowhere and is roundly defeated, again and again. (Now why is that, do you suppose?)
But now it’s your turn. What are your top three ‘comfort’ movies – the ones you can see over and over (and over and over) again – and why. Bonus if you toss in your favorite quote! Let us know in the comments, and we’ll post an update on Friday 4/10.