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The Monday Question – 24 hours!

Going through some old posts I came across an old one I did about 24 hours of movie watching and which movies I’d choose to see. Since writing it I would probably change a couple of movies (have seen the Elmo and Tribe Called Quest documentaries) I’m very interested in seeing your choices, so this week’s question is:

If you had to watch movies for 24 hours non-stop, what would be your choices?

Now I don’t mind if you take your time and post the answer on your own blog (and turn this into a blogathon as Scott suggested originally). Which ones would you love to spend a whole day with?

Category: Movies
  • Anna (@MovieNut14) says:

    A 24-hour movie marathon? I’d probably stick with personal favorites. (Don’t make me name any. I got way too many.)

    June 18, 2012 at 5:28 am
    • Nostra says:

      :) Don’t worry, I won’t…

      June 21, 2012 at 2:25 pm
  • ruth says:

    Boy oh boy, I don’t think I actually COULD watch movies for 24 hrs, ahah. But just for the sake of an argument, I’d probably find non-scary movies of various genres as to not get bored with just one type of movies. So it’d consist of my favorites like Sense & Sensibility, BBC’s North & South miniseries (it’s already 4 hrs long, ahah), Die Hard 3, Roman Holiday, The Gods Must Be Crazy, Ben Hur, Phantom of the Opera, Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade, and probably a few episodes of some BBC TV. I think that should make for a fun 24 hours of watching movies!

    June 18, 2012 at 5:33 am
    • Nostra says:

      I probably couldn’t do it either, but it’s all about the dream of being able to do so. Have seen all the movies you mentioned (except for Phantom and you might like my Roman Holiday review that I put up ;)), so that would be quite an enjoyable movie marathon. Although I would skip those miniseries :)

      June 21, 2012 at 2:27 pm
  • illuminati7590 says:

    My choices are Good Fellas, Forrest Gump, LOTR series, 12 Angry Men, Rashomon, Rear Window, A Separation, Taxi Driver, Scarface, fargo too many movies left yet

    June 18, 2012 at 5:44 am
    • Nostra says:

      Stunning movies that would probably be able to keep me awake :)

      June 21, 2012 at 2:28 pm
  • Pete says:

    I’d start with an LOTR extended edition marathon, that’s about 13 hours done. Then I might got for the Back to the Future trilogy (6 ish hours). Then I might go back to back with two of my world cinema favourites City of God and La Haine. That’s got to be very close to 24 hours. Or I’d just watch lots of one directors work like Scorsese or Fincher or Woody Allen.

    June 18, 2012 at 8:59 am
    • ruth says:

      Boy, how could I forget LOTR!! I still haven’t devoured the Blu-ray set so yeah Pete, that’s half of 24 hrs done already, brilliant! :D

      June 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm
    • Nostra says:

      Very smart move with those trilogies! I wouldn’t mind that either. Having rewatched the Back to the Future movies recently I enjoyed them as much as I remembered.

      June 21, 2012 at 2:29 pm
  • MovieGeek says:

    I haven’t done a 24 hours marathon in years… But I did do quite a few “back in my days”:
    I remember once watching a whole season of the X-Files, some other time me and a friend of mine did a Spielberg marathon from all sorts of classics from the 70s and 80s mainly: we choose movies he directed but also the ones he only produced. The result was a pretty impressive marathon: the 3 Indiana Jones, ET, the 3 back to the Future, The Goonies, Gremlins, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Young Sherlock Holmes, Explorers, Innerspace.

    More recently we did a couple the first few season from TV series “24”: every saturday we would do one! Nothing more appropriate! Absolutely gripping, so much so that nobody could bail out, even in the last few hours (though arguably those season are “only” around 18 hours or so once you put all the episodes together).

    June 18, 2012 at 8:59 am
    • Nostra says:

      Impressive that you have done these so many times. I probably wouldn’t make it through!

      June 21, 2012 at 2:29 pm
  • Scott Lawlor (@FrontRoomCinema) says:

    Ha I remember that post very well.

    I have thought about it and I reckon I wouldn’t make it. I am old and my attention span is not what it was anymore. Plus I like to be in bed sleeping at 10.30pm max!! heheh

    June 18, 2012 at 10:15 am
    • Nostra says:

      I doubt I would either (I’m getting older too). During weekdays I try to be in bed at that time as well :)

      June 21, 2012 at 2:30 pm
  • Jaina says:

    Ooo, this would be brilliant. You know, watching the three extended cuts of LOTR would take care of half of the 24 hours, so they’re in.

    After that, it’d be more of my favourites – Gladiator, The Matrix, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Inception, Romeo + Juliet (to change things up a little).

    June 18, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    • Nostra says:

      I’d probably join you on that one as those are all movies I love to revisit (although I have mixed feelings about Inception)

      June 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm
  • Alex Withrow says:

    When I was 15, my best friend and I decided to beat the Guinness Record of consecutive movie-watching. At the time, I believe the record was 27 hours in a row. We made it to 31. I wish I would’ve kept the list of movies we watched, but Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects, Taxi Driver, Casino, were definitely in the mix. Ah, youth.

    Great question!

    June 19, 2012 at 4:16 pm
    • Nostra says:

      Did you do it officially or was it just you and your friend? Still a very impressive time!

      June 21, 2012 at 2:33 pm
  • VictorsMovieReviews says:

    “Lord of the Rings” Trilogy + Chris Nolan soon-to-be “Batman” Trilogy.

    June 19, 2012 at 5:14 pm
    • Nostra says:

      Have to say that I can completely understand that choice :)

      June 21, 2012 at 2:34 pm
  • Raghav says:

    You know it would not be movies for me, but I always wanted to watch 24 over 24 hours. Once I manages 16 hours (or maybe 18) but that would have been nice. I don’t think with the amount of variety that each film has I could sit through them for 24 hours. Maximum would be watching a franchise back to back.

    June 20, 2012 at 10:10 pm
    • Nostra says:

      Interesting that you would choose something else.

      June 21, 2012 at 2:34 pm
  • Dan says:

    Great question Nostra. A tough one to answer as I’m sure my choices would change from day to day but I’d have to include some of my all time favourites. Maybe some films set over one day – Before Sunrise/Sunset, Into The Night, After Hours…

    …I’d have to watch the Alien 1 to 3 also. Love ‘em.

    June 21, 2012 at 10:32 pm
    • Nostra says:

      That’s a nice set of movies, although there are a couple I have not seen yet.

      June 25, 2012 at 2:06 pm

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