Seldom in this profession do I have the opportunity to rewatch films multiple times — the Netflix queue is too backed up or the DVR is too often giving me a guilt trip. I see maybe eight to ten films a year twice, but only the ones that are good enough in theaters to rewatch with Mrs. Pajiba-hyphenate once they arrive on DVD. But I don’t think I’ve rewatched a movie serially since I went on a tear and watched Bottle Rocket every day for something like two weeks. Most of the DVDs I own are still in their plastic wrap. Growing up, though, it was Stand by Me, which I’d watch on the days my sister wasn’t watching Dirty Dancing. And, of course, during the dating phase, there were 15 or 20 staples that I’d drag out each time I got involved with a new girlfriend. But now, I can’t remember the last film I saw three times. Waitress, I think.
So, I put that question to all of you. I’m not asking what are the best movies, but which movies do you rewatch the most? Which movies do you return to when you’re feeling sick or hungover or to pick yourself up or wipe away a bad day? What movies have the best rewatchability factor?