Two Cents Worth: What movie have you seen the most times?

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3205-holygrail2This is a two part question.  First part is, What movie have you seen in any format the most times, and approximately how many times have you seen it?  Mine would be Monty Python and the Holy Grail, a film that I grew up with as a kid and after am now able to turn the volume off and quote along with the entire film.  Bar none my favorite movie of all time.

The_Dark_Knight_5Second part is, What movie have you seen the most times in theaters, and how many times did you see it?  For me, there is only one movie I have seen more than 3 times in theaters and that’s The Dark Knight, which I saw 4 times.  Watching it the opening night in IMAX was one of the best theater-going experiences I’ve ever had, and it is currently my second favorite movie of all time after Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  Third would be Return of the King, but with the length on that one it’s hard to squeeze in multiple viewings too often

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48 Responses to Two Cents Worth: What movie have you seen the most times?

  1. Nick Powell says:

    The Sandlot, The Princess Bride, and Forrest Gump. Three movies I MUST watch whenever I see them on TV.

    • r361n4 says:

      totally forgot about Forrest Gump and how often it comes on TV, that would almost be my first if it weren’t for the fact that I almost always find it when it’s halfway through

  2. All time? Jaws and Rocky III are duking it out in the thousands, somewhere. LOL

    But I saw Terminator 2 in theatres 11 times! :D Woot. Burton’s Batman is runner up with 9.

  3. I’ve seen The Mask too many times to count. I saw The Avengers three times in theaters, which I’ve never done before or since.

  4. Ryan says:

    Love the header man! Looks fantastic, Nick did a great job — per usual! The movie I’ve seen the absolute most is probably Evil Dead II and Back to the Future. That is basically my childhood in a nutshell right there. I don’t typically see movies more than once at the theater because I really can’t stand watching movies with obnoxious crowds.

  5. Probably The Avengers takes the cake for both questions now. There were a few up for the running but I’ve lost count how many times i’ve seen it. :)

  6. Marshall says:

    Oh my gosh…where to begin on this question. I’d say I’ve seen My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The Dark Knight, Baby Mama, Role Models, The Little Rascals, Elf, and both Home Alone movies upwards of 50 times thanks to cable TV. I’m counting all the little bits and pieces together to make continuous viewings. I’ll always be sitting down to a meal, and Baby Mama is on … SCORE! Here’s to 15 minutes of Baby Mama! Or flipping the channels with nothing on, spot The Dark Knight on … OK, gotta finish it now! I’d say 21 Jump Street will be next to join this elite list.

    • r361n4 says:

      Lol, love that Baby Mama is one of the movies you use as an example, I’m like one level below a Tina Fey Stalker. 30 Rock is my TV comfort food and her book Bossypants is the first audiobook I’ve ever bought

  7. I saw Fellowship of the Ring seven times in the first six days of release. I was a bit head over heels for that film.

    All time, probably one of Jaws/Star Wars/Raiders.

    • r361n4 says:

      Nice! That’s some serious dedication for FOTR, I am in love with all three films in that trilogy but was fairly young when they came out so I didn’t make it to the theater quite that often. Anything in 2013 that might come close to breaking that record for you?

  8. Lindsey says:

    All time, I have no clue… possibly The Wizard of Oz, since I’ve been watching it my entire life and always watch it at least a few times a year. In theaters, my most-watched is Midnight in Paris, with four visits. I’m not usually the type to see something more than once in the theater, but I really couldn’t wait to see that one again, and my theater as $4.25 matinees!

    • r361n4 says:

      I loved that one, sadly it is the only Woody Allen Movie I’ve seen so far but if it’s any indication of his style I think I need to change that. ahhh, those 4.25 matinee days, how we miss them

      • Lindsey says:

        Hope you get to see more of his work! Not all of it has quite the same “magical” quality as Midnight in Paris but I enjoy many of his films. I would recommend Love and Death, Sleeper and Manhattan Murder Mystery if I had to pick just a few.

      • r361n4 says:

        Never even heard of those, up on the list they go! Thanks for the recommendation :)

  9. Tyson Carter says:

    Goodfellas for me. I have NEVER seen any film more than once in a cinema……..strangely enough :)

    • r361n4 says:

      Lol, yet another one I need to see like right now. Actually… Let’s make that happen. I’m downloading it right now, time to join yet another party!

  10. Mark Walker says:

    Films I’ve seen the most times: The Big Lebowski and Point Break I believe.
    In the cinema: Jurassic Park, Ghostbusters 2 and Trainspotting twice a piece.

    • r361n4 says:

      lol, I feel like such a baby w/ everyone’s picks for seeing in theaters, I was a toddler when most of those came out. Still need to see point break, but hells yeah for the big lebowski!

  11. Summit10 says:

    The list I have are The Dark Knight is so surreal with fantastic performances! Kingdom of Heaven dialogue and direction is outstanding! 500 Days of Summer heartbreaking and heart warming! Casino Royale boom goes the Bond it was like Daniel made it his own and rotated it 360 while kicking everyone’s ass! Robin Williams starrer Patch Adams and What Dreams May Come real feel good films!

    • r361n4 says:

      Love all of those, I’m glad I’m not the only other person who appreciates Robin Williams’ dramatic roles. Casino Royale is also my favorite bond movie :)

  12. I’ve never seen a film at the cinema more than twice, and there are various films that applies to. As for all time, I reckon probably Star Wars and Wayne’s World. I’ve seen those so many times I’ve lost count.

  13. mettelray says:

    Oh, this is a sad question because I can’t answer the second part… I’ve seen a play twice but that hardly sounds a lot with my mom seeing one play for 10 times!! My most watched movie, to be honest, Star Trek and about 10 to 15 times. It’s my go to movie when I want to watch something but can’t decide – always cheers me up!

  14. sati says:

    I think I saw Casino, Snatch and Black Swan about 12-15 times. They are some of my favorites and I never get tired with them. When it comes to theatrical viewing I saw The Dark Knight Rises and Fellowship of the Ring 3 times :)

  15. Spikor says:

    My all time most seen has to be Dazed and Confused, which I watched 3-5 times a week through the years 1994 to 1998, then probably bi-weekly from late 98 until 2000, and many more times since. Terminator, Terminator 2, Ace Ventura Pet Detective and The Lion King probably round out the top 5 all time views.

    Theatres, I saw Fight Club 4 times during it’s original theatrical run, and at least 5 times as a midnight movie… so that’s at least 9. Next highest is a tie between Braveheart and The Lion King, at 5 times during their original runs, and a midnight movie each.

  16. ruth says:

    I actually don’t go to the cinema seeing the same movies that often, the most time I’ve done that is twice. I do watch some movies on DVD/Blu-ray over and over, I think one of them I’ve watched close to a dozen times is Sense & Sensibility.

  17. No idea, I assume some of the obvious ones jurassic park :D

  18. filmhipster says:

    Akira, I watched it like 4 million times in High School. lol

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