Rainer Puster

Movies you must stop and watch when scrolling through channels

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 19, 2019 - 9:23 pm

We all have those movies that every time we see they are on TV, we watch them... even with commercials.

I do it all the time.  Even if the movie is available on demand or I have the DVD, I just sit through the commercials and watch it.

WWL News Anchor David Blake mentioned today that he was flipping through the channels yesterday and saw that "A Few Good Men" was on, so he watch it for the umpteenth time.

I watched the second half of "Midnight Run" last week, just because it was on.  I had to.  I love that movie!

So, today when I hosted the Newell Normand Show, I asked our listeners what movies they do that for.  You can share yours with the comment button below.

It was an eclectic mix that they texted to 870870.  We got more than 100 responses in an hour.  Here they are (as they texted them in):

  • Ghost Rider
  • Godfather
  • platoon
  • The big Lebowski
  • The usual suspect
  • A Knights tale
  • All Richard Pryor movies
  • Mel Brooks History of the World
  • Coming To America
  • Mel Gibson in The Patriot .makes me feel like a American
  • Rocky 4!!
  • Any of " The Born Identities"
  • The original jaws
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Tombstone
  • Father of the bride
  • As much as I try not to, I watch castaway when it's on
  • The Departed
  • Animal House. "Did we quit when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!"
  • Heaven can Wait
  • The Graduate
  • Pappillion
  • The Man in a Grey Flannel Suit with Gregory Peck
  • Green Beret...Silver wings upon their chest, makes them one of America's Best!
  • Sweet Home Alabama Reese Witherspoon
  • The Mummy
  • Shawshank
  • Braveheart
  • The Patriot
  • The Green Mile
  • The Departed
  • Oh Brother, Where Art Thou.
  • The Movie "HUD" with Paul Newman
  • Big Jake and most other John Wayne movies
  • The great escape
  • Mesmerized by the silent movie "Birth of A Nation" !!
  • Stripes
  • any given Sunday
  • Twilight zone
  • Anything with Bette Davis
  • Apollo 13
  • Caddy Shack!
  • Casablanca
  • A Bronx Tale
  • The Highway men
  • Patton
  • The original diehard movie
  • Shawshank Redemption
  • Private Benjamin
  • Caddyshack
  • Back To School
  • The Shooter
  • Tommy Boy
  • Grease
  • Top Gun
  • Armageddon
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • Legends of the fall Brad Pitt is just so hot
  • Smokey and the bandit
  • Brubaker
  • Casino
  • Goodfellas
  • Midnight Run is a classic! DeNiro & Grodin are so hilarious together!
  • Eddie Murphy movies--48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop, all are good.
  • Stripes!
  • Jaws.
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • Smokey and the Bandit! Classic
  • Joe dirt
  • Any of the Harry Potter movies
  • Remember The Titans
  • The first Smokey in the Bandit movie
  • Major League
  • Young Frankenstein what brain did you grab Abby Abby normal
  • Men of Honor
  • Seven
  • Airplane
  • my cousin vinny
  • Ferris bueller’s day off
  • "Hey, I'm walkin' here!" My all time favorite, Midnight Cowboy.
  • Harlem Nights with Pryor / Murphy and redd Foxx
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest my all-time favorite.
  • Forest Gump
  • Wizard of Oz
  • I can't turn Rocky off
  • Any older James Bond
  • Apocolypse Now. "There's nothing like the smell of Napalm in the morning."
  • Vacation "Sorry, folks, Wally World's closed for repairs!"
  • Road house
  • Denero,Taxi Driver, You talking to me.
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