Movies can be rewatchable for a lot of reasons but there are some movies that are so good that we can keep watching over and over again.
We keep rewatching movies for a number of reasons but the one constant is that they engage people whether on an intellectual, emotional, or a badass level. There is something that keeps bringing the viewer back. Mainly because of what's considered 'quality' cinema in the eyes of awards bodies and the like. Even though movies like '12 Years A Slave' and 'There Will Be Blood' are exceptional movies on their own, we wouldn't want to watch them on repeat. Rewatchable movies are something that we keep coming back for more. They can be feel-good movies that help to keep your mood up, complex mysteries requiring your intense investigation, comedies that only get funnier with every watch. These movies have been entertaining people for a while now and we have prepared a list of 21 such movies that you can keep watching over and over again.
One of the most underrated movies by Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris is one of his most successful films for ages. This movie comes as a breath of fresh air from Allen, as it is breezy and cheerful, whereas his other movies are termed as cynical and overly-intellectual.
Martin Scorcese made this movie when he was fresh out of controversy for his movie, 'The Last Temptation of Christ'. Scorcese went back to his roots to craft one of the best gangster films of all time and the result is an epic comic, but ultimately a tragic tale of life in the mob. He manages to prove the mastery of his cinema through this movie and this movie also comes with outstanding performances from Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Lorraine Bracco, and Joe Pesci.
In this movie, Will Farrel and Adam McKay have shown their strength as a team and it is one of those movies that you will feel like owning so that you can watch it again and again.
One of the most underrated works by Christopher Nolan, it is the movie that sets the tone for what we now know as a Nolan movie. It is arguably THE most clever movie by Nolan till date. What makes this movie rewatchable? Leonard’s quest to find his wife’s killer feels as if it’s part of an endless, renewing cycle, similarly, you will find yourself watching the movie over and over again.
This movie put out a spectacular feat of cinema, defined as zomromcom. It is a movie that is equally hilarious, creepy, and moving. But, what makes this movie rewatchable is the fact that it is impeccably crafted. You will see that every single camera movement is motivated, every line of dialogue perfectly timed and all of it adds up to the viewing experience that is going to be a feast for your senses.
Aaron Sorkin delivers a movie about the initiation of Facebook in the most hilarious manner possible and it became one of the most defining movies of the 21st Century. It’s a film about outsiders, about feeling undervalued and it is also about the perceived glory. Regarded as one of the most entertaining movies of the 21st Century, Sorkin manages to infuse in the movie is what makes it rewatchable multiple times.
A little different from other movies by Miyazaki, 'Spirited Away' is a movie that provided a heart-warming, mind-bending riff on a classic fairy tale, but it also has a gorgeous take on Alice in Wonderland and that is exactly what makes this rewatchable time after time. It gives us a beautiful allegory on the perils and beauty of growing up. This movie is elegantly designed to work as well for children as it does for adults, mainly because of its tendency to puncture the elements of darkness. It is a complex, bewitching and just plain gorgeous, but most of all, I will rewatch it infinite times.
One of the best movies of all time, you will find yourself coming back to this movie time and time again maybe because it is a crime-drama full of fantastic character performances. The character of Andy Dufresne has been brilliantly portrayed by Tim Robbins and makes us feel every hour, day, and the year leading up to his hard-won escape. It is a tale of redemption and it never gets old.
It is a quirky film and is packed with the oddball charm of John Cusack that stars him as a hitman in the midst of a life crisis when a job brings him back to his hometown on the eve of his high school reunion. He is reunited there with his one and only love, Debbie and she helps him come to grips with owning up to his mistakes and he also learns the value of life. In the end, it is a story about second chances and making amends. It also teaches you to drop your baggage and start fresh.
This movie is one of Goddard's best sentimental movies that he has produced as it gives out a rare aura of affection and exuberance. Even though it is heart-wrenching, it still manages to keep you in a light mood. A comprehensible plot makes this the easy go-to movie for a cheerful rewatch.
One of the best works by the very best Steven Spielberg, Jurassic Park is %100, unadulterated cinematic magic. This movie manages to transport the audience into a world of wonders and terrors where dinosaurs roam. This movie has stood the test of time and still manages to engage the audience till this day.
All of us know that 'Elf' is not a masterpiece, it is a silly movie. Will Farrel ended up making a Christmas classic and Jon Favreau ended up entertaining an entire generation and more to come. This film is on the must-watch list every Christmas and that pretty much every family member can agree on the fact that it is a brilliant movie-night pick.
It is one of the best Aaron Sorkin’s works that is definitely rewatchable. Sometimes we just want to watch a courtroom drama that is mixed with Sorkin’s soaring dialogue. The movie is packed with great moments that come wrapped nicely with a warm blanket. It is by no means the best of Sorkin's work, but it is definitely one of the movies that are worth the rewatch.
This movie is a downright delight to watch. Pegg and Nick Frost once again proved to be a formidable force to be reckoned with. It also has a strong dose of heartfelt comedy that has unexplainable turns. Indeed a definite watch and definitely for rewatch.
If 'Back to the Future' is ever on TV, we do not change the channel. It is a ridiculously funny movie to watch and it is still considered a classic, and while the sequels are enjoyable, we keep coming back for the original one.
First and foremost rule, you do not watch 'The Matrix' only once, you keep rewatching the movie over and over again so that you can figure out just what is happening in the movie. It is a movie that is so much nested in realities, incredible action sequences, and it also delivers a strong message and it is accessible across time, space, and demographic boundaries. And even if you manage to figure out what is happening in the movie, it’s fun to watch him try to puzzle it all out over and over again.
This list would be incomplete if we did not include Groundhog Day on the list. The movie deals with time-loop and the film involves watching the same events play out over and over again. It is a delightfully charming movie thanks to Bill Murray's fantastic performance. It is dryly funny, but it’s also surprisingly dark. The movie is willing enough to go to uncomfortable places and maybe that is why the film has endured for so long.
From the very moment, Channing Tatum starts his routine at the construction site, the movie takes a huge turn and starts having a good time. Even in this fun movie, there is a certain dramatic subplot that showed that the moment Mike thought that he has his life together, everything falls apart. This movie is sexy and cheeky, and it is always fun to watch the movie.
Regarded as one of the most polarizing movies of the 70s, this charming and romantic movie has a controversial premise for sure, but the film’s soft center cannot be more tear-jerking. This movie is fiercely independent and Harold & Maude easily gets better with every rewatch.
This movie is Luc Besson’s best directorial movie and even now it earns solid rewatchability points based on that fact alone. There is no bad time of day or year to watch this movie and even if you have watched it dozens of times already, you will never be bored with it.
He's the dude! Very few movies will be able to change your perspective in life like this one. It is a movie that does not get old and it doesn’t surprise people anymore about the fact that the other movies by Coen brothers are much more revered. 'The Big Lebowski' is still their most popular movie to date. This movie has seen some iconic performances from Jeff Bridges and John Goodman, and it’s delightfully weird.