Poll Suggestion: Top Sci-Fi Movies We Love to Re-Watch

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This poll has several popular titles that many fans have watched over and over.

What movie have you seen the most times?

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I immediately thought of Back to the Future, the most rewatchable of all. I think there should be an entertaining value to the film so I would watch it over and over... Alien is a masterpiece but I'm not sure it's that re-watchable except if you watch it with someone who never saw it. I wouldn't call 2001 rewatchable, I wouldn't re-watch it without skipping the monkey's part.
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ElMo, I've watched all the Backs at least 10 times!
LMAO on the 2001! IT IS the only way it's watchable! To me that darn near ruins a perfect masterpiece. I would, if doing a remake of it would start with the apes territoriality fighting for dominance of their space. Then a montage of shots in a millennial by millennial chronological history of conflict culminating in a nuclear mushroom cloud shot at a straight from above angle. That way you have a perfectly round image so that you could slowly fade out and into the spinning space station.
Would have made that sequence no longer than 2:30-3:30 Min.
Better?
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I think 2001 is a film you experience five times in your life:

- first time, you 'discover' it and well, if you tell me you "got" everything, I wouldn't believe you... of course, you hate the ape sequence.

- second time, you enjoy it more because you've seen all the references in The Simpsons and other programs and you have a good time spotting them, even the ape sequence is fun because you remember Homer sleeping on the monolith...

- third time, you "experience" it, you realize that it's better and deeper than you'd think, that Hal 9000 is truly a horrifying villain... but was the ape sequence that long?

- fourth time, you watch it with your college roommates or in your studies/Erasmus/internship days to have a nice Saturday trip... the ape sequence is long but it provides enough time to warm up a little... see what I mean?

- fifth time, you focus all your visual abilities and every brain cell to experience the film as sensitively and intellectually as possible (bonus features, Eberts review helping) either because you're working on a thesis, or you want to review it... or you don't want to sound dumb among your distinguished movie-loving friends... even the ape sequence is redeemed in your eyes, especially because it has quite an iconic final shot.

After that, you can cherry pick the scenes you want to rewatch on Youtube and I'm not sure it's gonna be the ape sequence. I don't think I saw 2001 more than five times, but I lost track with Back to the Future.

The "five time" rules also apply to Apocalypse Now.
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Well said.
Apocalypse Now is a Oner' for me. Same with FM Jacket.
But Good Morning Vietnam, Ah Every-time the Sargent Major says, "Do you know what 3 Stripes up and 3 Stripes down mean Airman"? As Beetlejuice says, "It just keeps getting better and better every time I hear it!" Robin Williams Reply that is! LOL
Will do other polls on the same subject with different Genres. Film Noir is next I think.
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Age has an effect on patterns of re-watching. Children are more inclined than adults to watch the same set of movies everyday for months, regardless of the amount of spare time available.
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FMJ is a tricky case, I can watch the first part multiple times but don't care much about the second...
It's true what you said about age Jeorj 
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I think before my twenties, I had watched the BTTF trilogy 20 times, if not more, one of these movies I can recite line by line...
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ElMo...Some lines off the top of my head.
Do you know what this means? It means this damn thing doesn't work!
Justice of The Future is swift since once they abolished all lawyers!
I'm Old/Young!
Read My Fax!
You are my Density!
They need to start a double feature at Drive In Movie theaters that still exist. Put a stage below the movie screen. Get cameras on the stage that can project the images split between live and movie simultaneously. Double feature.... Rocky Horror Picture Show and Back to the Future. People driving DeLoreans in for free. Time machine Replicas anyone. I'll bet you would get some people that would really get into it! LOL

Finally, Your killin me here! I turned 30 when BTTF Premiered! You weren't even 20!
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You're right. I was your age in reverse in 85 :) I discovered the trilogy a few years after... and it became an instant favorite. Yes, I was a geek.
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Maybe today ElMo it goes live!!!!!!!!!!!
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I've seen several of these multiple times, and in some cases, dozens perhaps.
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If it ever goes live it will be interesting to see the numbers. If. A big If. Just looked at someones Page and that person has not laid eyes on but one or two of my new polls for two months. And I've made 20 at least. Would make more, but for right now it is an exercise in futility. I feel bad for all the input that is not being put to good use by all the other poll board contributors. I'll be patient. It can't last forever.
Thanks Jeorj.
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Star Trek 4...20 at least
Total Recall.... Same
I Robot.....15
Star Trek TMP......40
Close EOTTK ......40
Actually none on this list is lower than 10 except Alien. That I have watched 4-6 times maybe.

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Hi!
"...that are watchable over and over" is generally understood as a good choice to watch it again. I think many people, if only they are not pointed on nostalgy, would feel disappointment todays to rewatch the nearly each third of this poll. I understand and share the main idea, but would it not be enough to keep mention "Are there any on this list you have watched at least 3 times? Then what is your top pick?"
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Thanks MAthePA
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Sci-fy movies that I've watched the most.
I don't if you are asking the other perspective of sci-fi

Inception - 6
Her - 6
Mad Max: Fury Road - 4
Blade Runner (both 1982 and 2017) last year 3 times.
Interstellar & Back to the Future 3 times

Terminator 2 - the last time I saw it I it was a long time ago and I don't know how many times I've watched, maybe two, I definitely need to watch again. It's not the sci-fi movie that I've watched the most but it's on my top 3 on this genre. It was one of the first sci-fi movies that I watched back in the past. So perfect and for me the movie aged well.
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SA7,
BR 2017 twice.... Original 10+
MMFR 2 Times
Inception 3
Passengers 3 times
And you'll notice I used T-2 as the main one, and Referenced I and III But not the others. T-2 is the best.
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Btw, I'm not going to be suggestive for options on this poll, but really can not understand how Starship Troopers and Men in Black, both 1997, may produce less rewatchability than, say:
Saturn 3 (1980);
Bicentennial Man (1999) - greatly succeded by the pool of AI (2001) and I, Robot (2004), both in this poll;
Starman (1984) - well... this one is more romance than sci-fi, but I understand it may be highly rewatchable in the drive-in theaters ))
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MAthePA
This is not based on what is popular. It is a personal list of mine. It says so in the description.
These are this Poll Board Members List............

I did not present it as a definitive list. Just my personal choices. No rhyme or reason attached.

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Also MIB and MIB II I have watched at least 10 times also. There was not enough room for all of my favorites. May do a part 2 later.
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Please, correct in this way:
"Member's List"
))) see the difference?
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I'll put in the apostrophe. Oops. M.B.

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Yes, now it's correct to understand for others ))

If it would be simply "this Member List", you need "these Members List" to make it plural - no misunderstanding.
But if you say "this Poll Board Members List", it means a list of all members of the Board )) and results in "these Poll Board Members Lists" in plural.
Now I see this list is your personal vision, so any possible suggestions for options are just absurd )))
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Thank you
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Saturn 3Bicentennial Man and Starman were all highly re-watchable in case of me and my whole family and not for nostalgic reasons whatsoever: all of these are really good sci-fi movies with abundance of details. 
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Yes Ed, you are absolutely right

The T2 is the best of the series.. The others except the fifth I find really entertaining to watch but no one with the maestry of T2.
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I totally agree with your assessment.
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MAthePA

Now I see this list is your personal vision, so any possible suggestions for options are just absurd )))

Not absurd at all. If I agree with your submission it is in and one of mine would be removed. One that is lower on my list of preferences that is. I have always been open to a reasonable debate. You may remind me of one that I forgot about.
I generated this list from memory. Not from any other list.
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MAthePA
If I get enough input on rewatchables. A part 2 is not out of the question either!


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I think, I may actually prefer The Terminator over Terminator 2: Judgment Day. I don't remember which one I've watched more frequently. I've seen both over a dozen times. The original's low-production value, perhaps the only bad thing about it, has never really bothered me. I suppose, it could be considered a "cult classic" in addition to a "classic". I've seen each of the remaining sequels Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator Salvation, Terminator Genisys at least twice, and while I do not expressly plan to see them again, I probably will at some point. They are not terrible, but just sort of pointless.
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For me its 2, 3, 1, 5, and forget about 4.
Sarah Conner Chronicles is good also.
Can't wait for #6 to come out.
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Exactly the same way "2, 3, 1, 5, and forget about 4" in favoring them. But life has its own rules: I have practiced the part 1 more often than sequels.
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I have watched 3 more than any
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I was disappointed when The Sarah Connor Chronicles was canceled. Thankfully the cancellation was not mid-season. As for T6, I'm looking forward to James Cameron being at the helm again, and seeing Linda Hamilton, as a senior citizen (or nearly such), reprising her role.
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Yeah, it's intriguing how JC would accomplish the mission )
And for better or worse, I've watched not so many TV-series, the Chronicles is not among them, and not in my watchlist yet.
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If you do watch it which I recommend, there is a problem.
It came to no conclusion. The last season ended on a cliffhanger. It was supposed to have another but was cancelled abruptly not allowing for a shortened season wrap up the next year.
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Ed,

FYC: Inception (2010).

My vote: Back to the Future (1985).

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Remember the plate.
Image result for back to the future delorean licence plateI'm OUTAROOM!!! LOL
That would be in if I had Room.
Will probably do a Part 2 Today later.
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Thinking of a part two if I get some more Suggestions.
Thanks
It would be a poll board members part 2.
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I pulled Soylent Green and Installed Inception.
:):)
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HI, Ed Jones (XLIX). Please replace "Sy-Fy" with "Sci-Fi".
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Hmm... not sure... does an MST episode count?  :) 
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Count Dracula
You see any episodic titles on the list?
I used to watch The Invaders and UFO and THX Fireball
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Yes that is correct Ed Jones.
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IKT!!! I watched that show on its first run in the  60's
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I watched Inception 3 or 4 times

the movie that I have seen the most time is Dunkirk (2017) with 7 times.

The Title that I have seen the most time including trailers is the first trailer for the movie Joker (2019) with 25 times
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Ed,
Well, the MST episodes are full length movies, basically, but if they aren't allowed, I'll just vote for BTTF... I thought about suggesting that one anyways.  :)
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Sorry
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LOL  ;)
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Dan I have re-wrote the title and description.
If you could change it, if you happen to notice this...
Thanks
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Top Sci-Fi Movies We Love to Re-Watch

by Ed_Jones_XLIX | created - 8 months ago | updated - 7 seconds ago | Public

This poll has several popular titles that many fans have watched over and over.

What movie have you seen the most times?



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Ed,

Done as requested.