Which movies tempt another viewing?

I have watched Payback (with Mel Gibson) more times than I can count. I can’t exactly explain it but the movie appeals to me. It’s been a while since I’ve watched it; if I get a little free time I think I’ll watch it again.

I’ve also watched Mad Max: Fury Road (without Gibson) a number of times, 7 if you count the Black & Chrome edition as well. This is a movie with barely a story, barely a first act and so many layers and symbolisms that you could write a whole series of books about it. The action scenes are masterfully shot and I am happy that the director did not get to present the Black & Chrome edition as the final product, as the movie to me is very much better in full colour.

Christopher Nolan’s movies also tempt another viewing. Interstellar is the one I’ve seen the most – it’s just under 3 hours long – with The Dark Knight and Inception following (pun intended) behind. But his master pieces, The Prestige and Dunkirk, seem to demand more from me so I haven’t watched them more than twice.

In the MCU, it’s Thor: Ragnarok and its sheer audacity, and Spider-Man: Homecoming with its charm that has pulled me back.

My excuse for watching The Incredibles again (and again) is my son, of course.

I’ve watched The Lord of the Rings triology four times by now but I don’t think I’ll watch it again for quite some time.

On the other hand, I might watch Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Or: Pirates of the Caribbean: We Suddenly Realised We Had A Franchise On Our Hands) for the fifth time, just because of Johnny Depps original and unadultered performance.

Edge of Tomorrow is also an option. And not just because Tom Cruise dies repeatedly in it :-)

Other candidates? Leon, Alien, Heat?

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