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favourite films or dramas you can watch over and over

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travelsafar Fri 21-Apr-17 08:08:11

For me it is The Railway Children and Goodnight Mr Tom.

They are pure escapism for me and on a miserable afternoon i will curl up on the sofa and watch.

My little grandaughter is starting to enjoy them too and asks if we can watch them when she comes to stay.

gettingonabit Fri 21-Apr-17 08:17:04

Line of Duty! grin. There's always something new in it as it's so complex.

I like Happy Valley too. Great stuff.

I've watched Brief Encounter many times, and Psycho.

Jayanna9040 Fri 21-Apr-17 08:37:19

Guardians of the Galaxy. It's so witty. Can't wait for the second one to come out next week.

kittylester Fri 21-Apr-17 08:41:04

Pretty Woman and West Side Story

Megram Fri 21-Apr-17 09:00:45

For feel good escapism, Mamma Mia! Always makes me smile and I can't help singing along. Sunshine on Leith has the same effect, but possibly more so if you know Edinburgh and don't mind music from The Proclaimers!

Teetime Fri 21-Apr-17 09:23:12

Out of Africa
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Dr Zhivago
The Nun's Story
Bridget Jones Diary
The Boat that Rocked
The Fog
Rhapsody in Blue
The Court Jester
I could go on and on - we are really into repeats!!

Swanny Fri 21-Apr-17 09:31:40

The Glen Miller Story and On Golden Pond. Oh and The African Queen, The Lady in the Van, Saving Private Ryan and The Best Marigold Hotel. That'll do for now grin

Welshwife Fri 21-Apr-17 09:37:59

Those lists are all great - I always watch Goodnight Mr Tom - and The Railway Children when it is on. I also love Al Pacino in The Scent of aWoman.

hildajenniJ Fri 21-Apr-17 09:57:34

I could watch:
Field of Dreams
Mamma Mia
It happened one night (Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert)
Monkey business (a very young Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe)
Pirates of the Caribbean (Curse of the Black Pearl)

TerriBull Fri 21-Apr-17 10:00:43

My all time favourite films are Godfather 1 and 2, Dr Zhivago and Barry Lyndon which was quite niche but exquisite all have wonderful soundtracks and I always feel I could watch them again. I got given "Brief Encounter" a few years ago and whilst this was an acclaimed film of it's time I find the English stilted, cut glass accents highly amusing as well as some of the terminology. I watched it with my late mum once to take her back down memory lane and she said "I'd forgotten how awful the acting was then". Having said that I love "Gone with the Wind". I quite like the Bridget Jones feel good factor films with their romanticised version of England produced no doubt for the American market.

Anniebach Fri 21-Apr-17 10:05:55

Casablanca - we will always have Paris, awwww

Fiddler on The Roof

Larkrise to Candleford

P.S I Love You

When Harry met Sally

Four Weddings

Goodnight Mr.Tom

To Kill A Mockingbird

The Waltons - well !

KatyK Fri 21-Apr-17 10:16:57

The Way We Were
The Graduate
Singing in the Rain
Boys from the black stuff

NanaandGrampy Fri 21-Apr-17 10:42:52

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

White Christmas

Dirty Dancing


MawBroon Fri 21-Apr-17 10:50:47

Love Actually, Calendar Girls.
Box sets? The West Wing (all of it!) As Time Goes By, To the Manor Born

annodomini Fri 21-Apr-17 10:58:32

Some Like it Hot
Local Hero
Guys and Dolls

goldengirl Fri 21-Apr-17 11:09:24

Dr Zhivago
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

henetha Fri 21-Apr-17 11:12:38

Now Voyager.
The Graduate.
The way we Were.
Anything with Cary Grant.
Most Hitchcock films.

SueDonim Fri 21-Apr-17 11:17:32

The BBC Pride & Prejudice. My girls know it all off by heart, they love it!

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

The Secret Life of Bees.


Mamma Mia.

shysal Fri 21-Apr-17 12:14:24

I'm with you, SueDonim, on BBC's Pride & Prejudice. No other version will do!

petra Fri 21-Apr-17 12:55:55

If I could only have one it would have to be Laurence of Arabia.
Then: Out of Africa
The way we were
Now voyager
The life of Brian
Shawshank Redemption.

chocolatepudding Fri 21-Apr-17 15:05:22

For me - Local Hero

For DH - Hunt for Red October (we have got the book, video, DVD, CD, Blu-ray and T shirt)

Humbertbear Fri 21-Apr-17 15:11:10

Many old films such as Notorious and Now Voyager but I just love Daniel day Lewis in Last of the Mohicans.

grannypiper Fri 21-Apr-17 15:20:17

Any John Wayne film and Muppet Christmas carol

rosesarered Fri 21-Apr-17 16:02:03

It's a mad mad mad mad world ( US comedy film from the sixties)
Groundhog day,
Some like it hot,
All the Pirates of the Carib. Films
Midnight Run
All the Road To...films (Bob Hope)
Oliver (musical)
South Pacific ( musical)

Bellasnana Fri 21-Apr-17 16:25:28

Anything starring Bette Davis or Gregory Peck.

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