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Director With Best Repeat Viewing Movies

Basically, every time you view a movie by him or her, it gets better and you notice new aspects, whether visual or about characters.


My pick is Quentin Tarantino. Aside from Death Proof, every movie of his gets more interesting every time I watch. His characters are seldom boring, and you just get a sense that they all have a neat back story. Jackie Brown is the best example, as the first time I thought it was okay, but once I began viewing it for what it was (i.e. something that wasn't Pulp Fiction) , it got a lot better.
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Re: Director With Best Repeat Viewing Movies

If you're talking about directors whose work rewards repeated viewings with deeper understanding, I would say Kubrick, Tarkovsky, Miike, Jodorowsky, Lynch.

If you're talking about directors whose films are most compulsively rewatchable, I'd say John Carpenter and Billy Wilder.
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John Carpenter
David Fincher
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along with the aforementioned....Edgar Wright
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Re: Director With Best Repeat Viewing Movies

Kubrick
Kurosawa
Bergman
Tarkovsky
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Re: Director With Best Repeat Viewing Movies

In terms of getting better and adding depth, I'll add Nolan and Kubrick. For sheer entertainment value, I would go with old school Spielberg and John Carpenter.
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Re: Director With Best Repeat Viewing Movies

Nolan
Fincher
Tarantino
Kubrick
Spielberg
Scorsese
Cameron
Malick
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Re: Director With Best Repeat Viewing Movies

Tarantino
Kurosawa
John Ford
Orson Welles
John Woo
Hayao Miyazaki
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Re: Director With Best Repeat Viewing Movies

Andrei Tarkovsky
Alfred Hitchcock
Luis Buñuel
Robert Bresson
Michelangelo Antonioni
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Re: Director With Best Repeat Viewing Movies

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I would actually put Nolan as one of the least re-watchable. His movies get shallower and dumber and more contrived with each viewing. Obviously not a Nolan fan at all.

I would have to put maybe Hitchcock as most re-watchable.
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Stanley Kubrick
Tommy Wiseau
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While it seems hip to hate on him now, I think Peter Jackson's movies do well with repeat viewings. I think the Hobbit movies actually got better with each viewing once I started looking at them as their own entities and not an adaptation of the book.
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Re: Director With Best Repeat Viewing Movies

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I would actually put Nolan as one of the least re-watchable. His movies get shallower and dumber and more contrived with each viewing.


I'd list...

Herzog
Haneke
Kubrick
Bergman
Lynch
Roeg
Weir
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Roeg and Weir for sure.
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Re: Director With Best Repeat Viewing Movies

Kubrick
Kurosawa
Dassin
Curtiz
Gilliam
Hitchcock
Lumet
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Coen Bros. for me. There are only a handful of theirs that I couldn't watch at any moment.
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Re: Director With Best Repeat Viewing Movies

Of "current" directors and ignoring the obvious classics like Welles or Kubrick, Wes Anderson for me. I watch several of his movies every year or two and keep finding new things to admire.
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Michael Bay
Tyler Perry
Stanley Kubrick
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Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Roman Polanski
Kubrick
Kurosawa
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Terry Gilliam
David Cronenberg
Stanley Kubrick, of course
Akira Kurosawa
Alfred Hitchcock
Orson Welles

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Adam McKay
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