If Only We Could Forget: 20 Movies We Want to Watch Again For the First Time

If given the opportunity, wouldn’t it be amazing to travel back in time and experience a movie you loved all over again? Recently, Reddit compiled a list of such incredible films, and here are the top 20 answers.

Silence Of The Lambs

Silence Of The Lambs Orion Pictures
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“To feel that rush of fear creep up your spine when you see Clarice meet Hannibal Lecter for the first time.”

“Oh yes. This so much. I never got to see it in the theater and would love to get that experience.”

Back To The Future

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“It’s such a joy to watch, but how can anything ever beat that first viewing?”

“It’s one of those rare films where everything works. I wish I could go Back To The Past to see it again, for the first time.”

The Matrix

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“That opening is one of the best ever.”

“One of the best, classic Sci-Fi action movies of all time. Effects wise, it is simply stunning, especially for the time period.”

Alien

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“I’ve watched it so many times that the horror is lost, but I still remember that first time…”

“The blend of great writing and first-class performances make Alien a true classic for me. Oh, how I’d love to see it again in the theatre, for the first time.”

End Game

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“If I can see it opening weekend with a similarly mind-wiped crowd. That experience was worth my ten bucks.”

Interstellar

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Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures.

“I can watch this movie several times and not get tired of it. However, nothing was better than watching it through originally.”

“Love that movie. It really touches my soul in a special way.”

Shutter Island

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“Every time I rewatch that movie, I discover a new perspective. So good!”

“I love the atmosphere, acting, and dialogue in this movie so much that knowing the twist going in is fine with me. But I’d love to see it again for the first time.”

Pulp Fiction

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“Oh man, absolutely. So many surprises for a first-time viewer.”

“First thing that came to mind!”

The Handmaiden

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Photo Credit: Amazon Studios.

“I refuse to watch Handmaiden the second time so as not to spoil my memories from the first time.”

“Such a good movie. God, how I wish I could turn back time and experience it all over again.”

Hero

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“I’ve watched it 23 times, but if I could watch for the first time again… wow.”

“An absolute cinematic masterpiece. It was so enchanting to watch when I was younger. Not sure it would be the same second time round.”

Evil Dead

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Photo Credit: Ghost House Pictures, Studio Canal.

“I watched the evil dead films back to back last Halloween, and I wish I could do that for the first time. Evil Dead 2 is definitely one of the best horror movies I’ve ever seen.”

“100% Agreed!”

Rear Window

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Photo Credit: Universal Pictures.

“The first film to have me legitimately gripping my seat in suspense.”

“Agreed. Definitely one of my favorite movies.”

Amèlie

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Photo Credit: Claudie Ossard Productions UGC.

“This is why I haven’t watched Amèlie yet. Recommended a decade ago, waiting for the right time.”

“Amèlie is so beautiful!! One of my favorites. Only seen it once and have decided to keep it that way as not to spoil the charm it has.”

Usual Suspects

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“Usual Suspects would be amazing to watch again w/o the knowledge of how it ends.”

“One of the finest films I’ve seen in a long time. Magnificent in every sense. Has anyone got a memory wiper?”

From Dusk Till Dawn

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“I recently got to watch some friends of mine watch it for the first time with absolutely no information beforehand. It was wild for them, and I wish I could experience that again.”

“Having experienced this movie with no idea what it was about and loving it, I would love to be able to watch it again with on a clean slate.”

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

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“It’s such an amazing film, but I’ve watched it, and it just does not have the same impact since you know what happens, so I would love to be able to watch it again without knowing anything about it.”

John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’

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Photo Credit: Universal Pictures.

“This would be soooo great to see again for the first time.”

“Every time I watch it, I’m reminded of how much I loved it the first time around. Wish I could go back and see it with fresh eyes.”

Raising Arizona

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Photo Credit: 20th Century Studios.

“Yeah, this is awful damn good. I think you got the best one here!”

“Such a unique and captivating experience, watching it in the theatre when it came out.”

Promising Young Woman

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Photo Credit: Focus Features.

“I really loved that film as well. Good answer, because it is a rollercoaster.”

“I’ve rewatched that movie several times, but it definitely doesn’t hit as hard as the first watch. It’s so incredibly good.”

Life Of Pi

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“Such a beautiful movie. Even though I’d love to see it again for the first time, I still love rewatching it.”

“It was delightful. I think just about every person can relate.”

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