Movies That Get Better Every Time You Watch Them

Have you ever watched a movie and it didn't click with you right off the bat?

Maybe something was throwing you off, you were distracted, or you maybe even too young to understand it completely.

But something kept making you come back. It always stayed in your head saying "please give me another chance!" And you did.

And it was like seeing a whole new movie. This has happened quite often to me... I wasn't too keen on Blade Runner or Taxi Driver when I first saw them but now, years later, and after seeing them close to a dozen times each, I can say they are some of my favorites.

This list is filled with those films, and others that I've loved since the first viewing, but continue to pull new things to love from them on every re-watch. I'm interested to hear your movies you didn't like the first time around!


  • Blade Runner
  • In Bruges
  • Jaws
  • Jackie Brown
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Taxi Driver
  • Casino
  • GoodFellas
  • Heat
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • The Fog
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Bronson
  • Punisher: War Zone
  • There Will Be Blood
  • The Master
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • The Tree of Life
  • The Thin Red Line
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Starship Troopers
  • Man on the Moon
  • Donnie Darko
  • Strange Days
  • Sonatine
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Unforgiven
  • Hellraiser
  • Rear Window
  • Throne of Blood
  • Chungking Express
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Zodiac
  • Delicatessen
  • Vertigo
  • The Rules of the Game
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Children of Men