I switched the television on tonight and caught most of "The Fifth Element" on Syfy. I'll watch that movie pretty much whenever I see it's on. What are some movies you'll stop to watch whenever you run across them when flipping channels?
The Blues Brothers or The Jerk, no matter how butchered.
Big Trouble in Little China.
Army of Darkness (any Evil Dead, really).
Bill & Ted (either)
Stripes (if they're still in basic training)
Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz
Better Off Dead
(Man, I'm both old and immature.)
That's one of my favorite movies, and years ago, back when I had it on DVD, I used to just leave it in the VCR and hit play whenever I sat down. It didn't matter where in the movie it was, since I had it memorized and thought it all was hilarious.
Very Robert A. Heinlein universe!
The Usual Suspects. People like us. They both have the most beautiful ending. Kingdom of Heaven and 300: rise of an empire but those two are simply lust for Eva Green. When I need to realign myself every two months... Searching for Sugar Man. But I got them all to my disposition... tv is just for the news. Somebody made me watch "scandal" couple nights ago. tv has turned into pollution to me so is avoided as the flu I guess.
While its (the Fifth Element) corny on some levels, I find the costumes/set/technology much more original than the usual Hollywood steam pipes and raw steel genre. That blue opera singer is great.
The best movie ever made is Adaptation with Nicolas Cage and Meryl Streep.
You have to watch it at least three times to get the full effect.
Princess Bride, Mission to Mars,Star Wars(all of them despite Jarjar Bing),Close Encounter of The Third kind, Goodfellas, The sixth sense. The good the Bad and the Ugly, Apocalypto, Heat, Scarface, Blazing Saddles, Remember the Titans, The gods must be crazy.
I'm the same with the Fifth Element ... others I'll always watch are Battle of the River Plate, Midway, Zulu ... the Lord of the Rings & Hobbit series ... many of the Akira Kurosawa movies ... the Matrix series ... probably more. I won't actually sit and just watch them but they'll be on while I'm tapping away on my phone, iPad or Pc
Come to think of it, there are certain tv channels that I will not watch no matter what movie they're showing because they seem to use more time showing ads than showing the movie!!" One of these is the Freeform channel. Another is Sci Fi channel. If they're showing something I MUST see I'll record it, rather than wade through their endless, repetitive ads.
The Birdcage, Shawshank Redemption, Awakenings, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, The Princess Bride, St. Elmos' Fire, Star Wars (original trilogy), The Godfather (any of them), A Time To Kill... And many more.. these are my "once a year" movies though. I come across these at least once a year randomly