13 Movies That We’ll Always Watch

Some movies we can never get tired of. No matter how many times we watch them, they just never get old.

Whether we save them for a rainy day or enjoy having them as background noise, these are the films we love to watch 24/7.

1. THE MUMMY (1999)

The Mummy
Photo Credit: Universal Pictures.

Before Brendan Fraser starred in Darren Arronofsky’s narrative drama, The Whale, the Canadian actor starred as Rick O’Connell in the epic mystery saga about reincarnation.

A popular saying by moviegoers is that “they don’t make them like the used to.” The Mummy is one of those movies they don’t make anymore: fun, adventurous, and even romantic.

2. STARSHIP TROOPERS (1997)

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My best friend is obsessed with Starship Troopers. One time I begged her to come over to remove a bug from my house, as I have a case of Katsaridaphobia, and as soon as she pulled the insect, she instructed me to Starship Troopers and then left.

The futuristic film centers around a group of troopers tasked with destroying a species of alien insects determined to obliterate the human race. The anti-military and anti-fascism film holds up to satirical standards today.

3. THE FIFTH ELEMENT (1997)

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This film is similar to Starship Troopers in that the characters team up to destroy an evil force set on destroying humanity. In The Fifth Element, every 5,000 years, an evil presence arises and tries to eradicate human existence.

4. HOME ALONE (1990)

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I stand by the statement that Macaulay Culkin is among history’s most talented child actors. Home Alone presents an interesting premise where a spoiled child complains about his overbearing family and wishes they would disappear. When he wakes up the following day, he finds his wish granted. With the house to himself, he causes unrest and chaos until a duo of criminals shows up to rob the place.

5. GROUNDHOG DAY (1993)

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Groundhog Day is a launching point for so many movies, particularly those in the horror genre. Groundhog Day stars Bill Murray as a grumpy weatherman who reports Groundhog Day each day. Soon, he learns that he is stuck in the same day and forced to live Groundhog Day over and over and over… and over.

6. SHREK (2001)

Shrek
Photo Credit: Dreamworks.

Lord Farquaad banishes a gaggle of fairy tale characters to an ogre’s swamp, disrupting his solitude. Shrek, the ogre, agrees to return the princess to Lord Farquaad if it means he gets his swamp back.

A few years ago, Saturday Night Live aired a skit claiming Shrek is the best animated movie ever. The hilarious fairy-tale satire provided a new avenue besides Disney for animation lovers. And Shrek introduced the world to Donkey, one of the best sidekicks in cinema history.

7. GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)

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“Who you gonna call?” The original Ghostbusters, from 1984, centers around three professors who run in with a ghost. After getting fired, they take matters into their own hands, fight ghosts, and save New York City. Movie aficionados state that Ghostbusters is a perfect example of successful cinema.

8. THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (2008)

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button hurts. Benjamin ages backward. He enters the world as an older man and regresses to a child. Grab the tissues for this film featuring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.

9. THE LION KING (1994)

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Walt Disney Pictures.

The Lion King is a Disney film about Simba, a lion prince growing up with his family on a savanna. After his father dies in a wildebeest rush, Simba battles with his uncle to avenge his father’s death. The 1994 film won multiple Oscars for its stellar soundtrack and several awards for its innovative animation.

10. STAND BY ME (1986)

Stand by Me
Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures.

The infamous Stand By Me is adapted from Stephen King’s novella, The Body. It stars River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, and Kiefer Sutherland. A group of boys recounts growing up together and the impact seeing a body for the first time had on their lives.

11. THE PRINCESS BRIDE

The Princess Bride
Photo Credit: MGM.

The timeless classic is best known for its fairy tale story, enchanting setting, and wonderful performances from the ensemble cast (Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Billy Crystal, Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn, Andre the Giant).

However, the one thing that makes The Princess Bride truly unforgettable is how quotable the movie is.

12. BACK TO THE FUTURE

Back to the Future (1985)
Image Credit: Universal Pictures.

Is there a more perfect movie than Back to the Future? If you ask me, the answer is no.

Starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, and Crispin Glover, Back to the Future is a perfect example of what people mean when they say movies can be magic.

13. THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY

The Lord of the Rings (2003)
Image Credit: New Line Cinema.

This is a trilogy I watch on an annual basis around the holidays. Does it have anything to do with Christmas? No, but it’s a story that will never get old and deserves all the praise it has received.

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