Do you ever find yourself randomly getting really nostalgic for an old movie? Or maybe there's a particular film that you always come back to, no matter how much time has passed since the last time you watched it. We all have that one movie that never gets old: maybe because it made us laugh until we cried or touched our hearts in a way few other movies have. Maybe we just can't get enough of its story line or a unique combination of characters. 

Whatever it is about certain films that make them timeless, there's something exceptional about these classic titles—so let's dive into some of our favorites!

1. Starship Troopers

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One Redditor posted, “Starship Troopers. The satire only gets better with time.”

Another replied, “I'm doing my part!”

One commenter added, “Would you like to know more?”

Another user responded, “And Neil Patrick Harris is only younger.” 

2. The Princess Bride

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One user posted, “The Princess Bride! ‘My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.'”

Another replied, “‘No more rhymes now. I mean it!'”

Another user added, “It's one of the advantages that the more character-driven movies have, the set pieces can look dated, but the characters are timeless. The fight with the ROUS probably looked dated at the time and will always look dated. But, on the other hand, the banter between the man in black and the trio will forever feel fresh.”

3. The Silence of the Lambs

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Another shared, “The Silence of the Lambs.”

One commenter replied, “I can never hear anyone say Clarice without hearing it in Hopkin's voice in my mind.”

Another user commented, “One of my favorites! I could watch this every day.”

Another user responded, “I was listening to an interview with the movie producer yesterday. He mentioned that Anthony Hopkins was actually their 4th choice, and he had to convince the studio to allow it. He also told a story where Hopkins said to him, ‘Lector is a mimic, he changes his personality based on who he's talking to. I'm going to play him as if he were HAL from Space Odyssey.' That really changed how I viewed his performance.” 

4. Clue

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One user shared, “Clue. One of my favorite movies of all time! I rewatch it at least once a year.”

One replied, “” one…plus…”

Another added, “Omg I have a sweater that says that.”

5. The Mummy (1999)

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One Redditor shared, “The Mummy (1999)”

Another user added, “Still love. ‘Patience is a virtue.' ‘Not right now it isn't!'”

One commenter replied, “I recently watched this for the first time (don't know exactly how it took me so long) and it was pretty fun hahaha.

6. Back to the Future

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One user posted, “Back to the Future.”

Another replied, “A timeless classic.”

One user also commented, “In 2002 I was 16, in drivers Ed doing the driving portion of the class. My first day on the road as expected I was nervous. So as soon as my instructor got in and started to talk, out of nervousness I butted in with my hands on the wheel at (10 & 2) and said ‘If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you're gonna see some serious S***.' He told me he didn't appreciate the language. But looking back, that was priceless.” 

One user then concluded, “It's basically the perfect movie.”

7. Beetlejuice

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Another replied, “It's show time!”

“Love the movie.. Watched it with the GF over Halloween..Did you know Michael Keaton only has like 17 minutes of screen time?” one commenter added. 

8. The Fifth Element

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One Redditor commented, “Fifth Element. Just rewatched it today for the 100th time with someone who had never seen it. She loved it!”

Another user added, “Normally, this would be a storytelling faux pas; but I'm pleasantly amazed every time I think about the fact that the primary protagonist (Korben Dallas) and the antagonist (Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg)… never meet. In the whole movie.” 

9. Shawshank Redemption

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One online user shared, “Shawshank redemption. I've seen it 1000 times and I still stop what I'm doing and watch whenever it comes on.

Another added, “I have a theory. If Americans are too productive on the weekends, the government orders some networks to start playing Shawshank. It does something to people that makes them stop doing what they are doing and start watching it.” 

10. The Naked Gun Trilogy

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One user posted, “The Naked Gun Trilogy.”

Another replied, “Doctors say that Nordberg has a 50/50 chance of living, though there's only a 10% chance of that.”

Another added, “Mayor: ‘Drebin, I don't want any more trouble like you had last year on the South Side. Understand? That's my policy.'

“Frank Drebin: ‘Yes. Well, when I see five weirdos dressed in togas stabbing a guy in the middle of the park in full view of 100 people, I shoot the bastards. That's my policy.'

“Mayor: ‘That was a Shakespeare-In-The-Park production of Julius Caesar, you moron! You killed five actors! Good ones.'”

Original Reddit thread here.

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