Monday Movie Meme – Token of Appreciation

“the second time you see something is really the first time. You need to know how it ends before you can appreciate how beautifully it’s put together from the beginning.” (Film Club)

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We’re are supposed to list movies that get better the more we view them, our appreciation grows.  This is a hard one.  When I rewatch movies it is usually because I loved them the first time (and the second, third, and fourth), but these are movies I liked more the second time than the first.  There are many movies that I see and because of a twist (Sixth Sense, No Way Out) or just because I fell in love (Lord of the Rings) I want to see again immediately, but these are the ones that maybe I didn’t LOVE the first time.  Here we go…

I liked this a lot the first time, but I watched it again and fell in love with the individual performances.  Jodi and Anthony are flawless, as is the creepy Ted Levine, and their performances alone are reason enough to watch this again and again.

This is one I liked the first time, but really appreciated it more the second time.  I didn’t know the end, so when I watched again and saw the way it was all set up I was amazed by Hitchcock’s genius.

Jason and I saw this at the theater and there was so much ribald humor that I was a bit embarrassed to laugh (prudish, I know).  I saw it again in the privacy of my own home and I just let myself be taken over by the silliness and raunchiness.   But I find Ben Stiller funny, I don’t think you would ever appreciate this movie if you didn’t.

I watched this the first time after I had spent 5 hours watching the BBC mini-series with Colin Firth, so I spent much of my time noting everything they left out or changed.  When some time had passed and I watched in on tv I was able to appreciate it for it’s own merit.  I’ve seen it several times and love it each time.

I did like this the first time, but loved watching the way it was expertly woven together with each additional viewing.  And there are so many characters that it was much easier to keep them straight the second time and even third time around.

I know there are more, but these are the ones that come to mind this morning.  What about you?  Have any movies that get better the more you watch them?