We love movies here at Geek Girl Authority. Some might say a little too much (though we’d disagree!). We adore going to the movie theatre to see the latest blockbuster or queuing up the newest flick on streaming. But there’s something super satisfying about curling up to watch our fave film again (and again and again). So, we compiled a list of some of the movies we’ve watched more than 10 times. Enjoy the show(s)!
Bring It On
My best movie memories involve weird binge-watching habits with my brother, and Bring It On is no exception. We saw this one so many times we started watching the DVD in French. Our favorite part? When Aaron (Richard Hillman) says, “Pas cool”! with his little finger wag.
Honestly, I think my bi-ass enjoyed watching a bunch of hot athletic people dancing and moving around. It didn’t hurt that there was a gay character or two. I’m so freaking predictable. However, I know I’m not the only one. After all, this film is just filled with alacrity and effulgence. — Melis Amber
When I think about movies I have watched over 10 times, many come to mind. But none stick out more than Kevin Smith‘s cult classic — Clerks. I can confidently say that I have watched it over 10 times, but it also sits at the top of my most watched and most loved list. It’s a mix of the fact that Clerks is one of those movies you can’t help finding a connection with.
Plus, with such quotable lines and scenes like “I’m not even supposed to be here today” and “Salsa Shark,” it’s hard not to want to rewatch it every day. Clerks also hits the nostalgia hard for me since it was one of the movies my dad introduced us to early on, and it was filmed and takes place in New Jersey. — Julia Roth
Josie and the Pussycats
It’s amazing how powerful nostalgia can be and its influence on our favorite media. I first watched Josie and the Pussycats in 2002, shortly after its release when I was 12 and staying at my mom’s apartment during summer vacation. I was old enough to understand the pop culture references and satire, but the adult themes went over my adolescent head. My sister and I devoured it. We probably wore out the VHS tape from repeat viewings.
We owned the soundtrack and memorized every word. And, for your information, we also had the Barbie dolls. I’ve since watched Josie and the Pussycats as an adult (psst, check out a piece I wrote for its 20th anniversary), and it still holds up. If anything, the clever parodying of the music industry and sharp social satire are more relevant than ever. It’s cheeky, fun and a time capsule for that glorious 2000s fashion. — Melody McCune
I watched Mamma Mia when it first came out in 2008. I was still living in Argentina, and I remember I went to the movie theater at least five times to watch it. It was back when you would check the time of the movies in the newspaper. Originally, I went to watch it because of Meryl Streep. I was in my Streeper era (and probably still am) and was watching everything she had ever done, so the movie was perfect timing.
However, after watching it for the first time, I fell in love with the entire cast. Their chemistry, the scenery and the ABBA songs made for the perfect movie. To this day, I will randomly play it at home and still feel the same thrill I felt the very first time I watched it. — Lara Rosales
Early-to-mid-2000s-pop culture/entertainment helped shape who I am today. They’re part of my creative DNA. Like most millennials, I’ve seen Mean Girls enough times to quote it in my sleep. My dad took me to watch it in theaters in May 2004. I was finishing eighth grade and preparing to start high school that fall. It scared me somewhat as I wondered if high school was that clique-riddled while making me laugh hysterically.
It also definitively influenced my fashion until I did a heel turn into my emo phase (although it’s not a phase, Mom). After its theatrical run, we scooped up the DVD (which I still own), and it quickly joined my regular film viewing rotation. It’s an annual tradition to watch Mean Girls on October 3. This movie was ahead of its time, and besides a handful of outdated references, it’s still a delightful (and grool) watch. — Melody McCune
Hi, this is a me and my brother thing again! But listen, there was one summer break when my brother and I watched Orange County every single day. I’m fairly sure we did not miss a one. We had the film on VHS, so we probably wore the thing out. I’m not even a huge Jack Black fan, so I don’t know why I loved this movie so much, but maybe the lost kid-ness and sibling vibes of it all were what drew me to it?
I mean, sure, Orange County has some queerness, which I’m sure helped, but looking back, there’s a pretty stellar cast (Catherine O’Hara and Lily Tomlin‽) In the end, it’s probably the Mike White of it all. I should probably watch this movie again… — Melis Amber
Radioland Murders is a movie that has always been there for me. In fact, I’ve been watching this film for as long as I can remember. This is probably why I am the way I am. I’ve watched this far more than ten times. At least one viewing a year times 37 years equals … I’m not going there. This still-unsung gem of the 1990s is one of the George Lucas-produced films we don’t really talk that much about. For some reason, this vastly underviewed movie is remembered as a flop.
Radioland Murders is a remake of the 1942 Abbott and Costello film Who Done It? And follows a series of murders in a 1930s radio station. Radioland Murders is comfortable in its rose-colored nostalgia. The movie comes out of a specific period in the1990s when 1930s nostalgia was all the rage. There’s plenty of goodness, from tons of classic Hollywood cameos to an all-star cast diving head-first into a quirky script right at home, set in the golden age of radio comedy. — Kimberly Pierce
Over the years, there have been several movies that I go back to time and again, but the one that I always turn to is Scream. I cannot count how many times I have watched this film. My family recently joked that I must know every line. The joke was on them when I turned it on and proceeded to talk along with every character.
Scream is the movie I always quote and the one I consider my comfort watch. I know every scare before it happens, I know Sidney (Neve Campbell) survives, and I know the “bad guy” is defeated. This film is one of the most perfectly crafted meta-horror movies in existence. Despite my intimate knowledge of the plot, I still find satisfaction in the experience. TLDR: I will never say no when asked to watch Scream. — Becca Stalnaker
The Last Unicorn
The Last Unicorn is an animated classic from 1982 that is not just for kids. Sure, I watched it for the first time as a child, but I have continued watching throughout my life because of the way the meaning of the film changes for me as I grow older. I wore out not one but two VHS tape copies of the movie and credit it as the reason I began writing.
On the surface, the story is about a unicorn who is told she is the last of her kind, so she goes on an epic journey to find the others. It’s high fantasy at its finest, being beautifully animated, expertly voice-acted with legendary talent like Christopher Lee and set to a soundtrack, America. Who could want more?
It doesn’t matter, because the film gives you more. Beneath the soft pastel palette and whimsical setting that drew me in as a child is a story of loss, redemption, found family, regret and love. I feel like I have grown with these characters, but the film has a lot of offer even if you are watching for the first time. — Lauren Darnell
Thelma & Louisa
Thelma & Louise premiered four years before I was born, but somewhere along the way, I fell in love with Geena Davis (probably as Mrs. Little) and stumbled upon the movie. As a feminist (or a feminist-in-training when I first watched it), it surprised me to see a movie with two very strong female characters at the time. To this day, I don’t believe there is another movie like it.
The acting, the action scenes and the storyline were revolutionary. It amazed me from beginning to end to the point that in 2017, I used to watch it every night. I can still watch it, even though I know every single line, and not get bored. It’s one of those timeless masterpieces. — Lara Rosales
So, there you have it. That’s just scratching the surface of movies we’ve watched more than 10 times. Have you watched and rewatched any of the films on this list? What have you watched more than 10 times? Let us know in the comments below!
This review was originally published on 7/9/23.