Sunday, March 08, 2009

Paste's 10 most re-watchable movies

Paste Magazine has produced a nice feature on the top 10 movies that you can watch and watch and watch.

Their top 10 is as follows:

10. Goodfellas
9. Napoleon Dynamite
8. Pulp Fiction
7. Spaceballs/Robin Hood Men In Tights
6. Casablanca
5. The Princess Bride
4. The Ten Commandments
3. Animal House
2. Groundhog Day
1. The Shawshank Redemption

What do you think? I have never seen Spaceballs, Animal House or even The Ten Commandments or Casablanca. Perhaps it should read the most watchable films.

Read the full post (including trailers) here

1 comment:

David Williamson said...

Hey Ru!

I would add Bob Roberts (Tim Robbins’s brilliant political satire which is at once a pastiche of Bob Dylan doc Don’t Look Back and a brilliant exploration of the inherent absurdity in American elections).

Dr Strangelove is a film one can never tire of. Peter Sellers is hysterically funny, but Kubrick’s direction is a marvel. It’s a mad music box of a movie which, once it’s starts playing, holds the viewer transfixed.

They’re dead right about Goodfellas, and the nightclub scenes in Casablanca are ones you never want to leave.

But I think the prize has to go to The Big Lebowski. From the minute the soundtrack kicks in (“Dude and I were friends, once upon a time...”) you know that this is not going to be a normal film experience; instead, the following hour and a half bring more joy, intrigue and even pathos than it seems reasonable to hope. What other film features bowling, White Russians, a magic carpet, toe-losing nihilists, the sounds of the whales, a rug which ties the room together...?