Guilty Pleasures - Which movies do you enjoy watching over and over? #Barathon

Dr Roshan Radhakrishnan

This year's Blog Marathon by Blog-A-Rhythm is themed around 'Seven' so I figured I would make lists of seven for the next seven posts. For today's list, I chose to go with Hollywood movies that I can sit and watch over and over when they come on television.

Everyone has their own favourites so this is a purely subjective list.

  • The Thomas Crown affair - I find the romance between Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo so endearing. They have great chemistry and the final half an hour is an absolute delight. 
  • Avengers - the movie that seemed impossible to envision a decade ago was made real with years of careful character building. Even still, the ensemble movie worked excellently, with over half a dozen 'OMG' moments! Tony Stark suiting up mid-air after being thrown off the building, Bruce Banner walking nonchalantly up to the big monster before he turns into the Hulk... !! Ah, goosebumps! 
  • Love Actually - such a finely written romantic movie. 6 different love stories all intertwined perfectly. 
  • Con Air - Yes, there is a Nicholas Cage movie in this list! Don't judge me. This was again such an iconic action movie with hilarious moments brilliantly intertwined with the action. And Trisha Yearwood's beautiful song 'How do I Live' as the bookmarks on either end of the movie was perfect. 
  • Mamma Mia - Such a fun guilty pleasure. A sinfully happy movie filled with the best songs of ABBA and shot beautifully off the coast of Greece with the actors doing great renditions of the original. What more can one ask for? 
    I still say that the movie version of 'Our Last Summer' sung by Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan et al is better than the original version!
  • You don't mess with the Zohan - I could watch this movie over and over. Spoof, satire, political movie (!) - call it what you want but the tale of the Zohan and the cultural stereotypes here work brilliantly. Who would have thought Adam Sandler would beat so many more mature actors to make this list, eh! 
  • Runaway Jury - One of the most underrated legal thrillers of all time, if you ask me. Such a brilliant star cast (Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, John Cusack, Rachel Weisz) in a perfect cat-and-mouse game as three different teams try to influence the jury of a very infuential case.

Just missed the list:

  • A Few Good Men
  • Terminator 2
  • Star Trek (2009)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
What about you? Which movies have you rewatched every time you saw it playing on television? Which movies would have made your list?

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  1. I really need to get your playlist. I always find something interesting in your list. Avengers for sure is an awesome entertaining movie.

    1. It's such a fun movie... even the extended battle sequence at the end has so many awesome moments. You don't get bored.

  2. Ahh..for me it's Notting Hill, Clueless, Iron Man, Avengers, Julie & Julia, You've Got Mail or for that matter just any Tom Hanks movies :)

    1. wonderful choices... You've Got Mail was in my shortlist... should have put it in there at the end.

  3. I haven;'t seen the last 2 movies.

    Your posts give me a lot of To-Do list everyday. Thanks for sharing

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  4. Awesome list, yet again!! I have enjoyed all these movies. I have one additional movie I can watch over & over again....Andaaz apna apna...somehow I found it hilarious.

  5. From your list, I have been forced to watch Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy courtesy the boys at home. I dont mind watching You have got mail, Bruce Almighty, Cast Away, Forrest Gump, The legend of Zorro again and again.

  6. Great list! I have seen all that just missed the list, but still have to catch on a few that are on the list!

  7. You have complied A very interesting list I need to catch up on a few though!

  8. Few Good Men, Jerry Mcguire, Pretty Woman, Notting Hill, Kramer Vs Kramer, Sweet November, Eric Brokovich, Step Mom, Roman Holiday, Sound of Music, Godfather...OMG!!

  9. The only ones I've watched, and can watch over and over again, are Mamma Mia and Love Actually. I watched Avengers with the children and halfway into the film I was still trying to figure out the good guys from the bad! I do have a lot of other go to movies though - Notting Hill is right up there and You've Got Mail, Pride and Prejudice, Bridget Jones, The Holiday.. it's a long list.

  10. Wonderful List..
    Always like to go through your Blog for such wonderful insights..
    One of my favourite guilty pleasure movies is Bruce Almighty..
    For some reason, just like to rewatch it every time..

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