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50 most rewatchable movies

31. Memento (2000)

Why It's Rewatchable: In order to mentally re-assemble all those Polaroids in your mind. Or, if you're lazy, you can watch the correctly ordered re-edit on the DVD.

If You Only Rewatch One Scene: The final scene as the two halves of the story join up to explain what's been going on.

30. Toy Story (1995)

Why It's Rewatchable: Just about every Pixar film is rewatchable. We're choosing Toy Story simply because we have a hunch it's the most rewatched.

If You Only Rewatch One Scene: Woody enlists the help of Sid's tortured toys in order to teach the bully a lesson.

29. The Matrix (1999)

Why It's Rewatchable: An action movie with enough existential philosophy to have you pondering whether there is, in fact, a spoon.

If You Only Rewatch One Scene: The rescue of Morpheus, whose jaw-dropping invention remains undiluted even after all of the rip-offs.

28. Stand By Me (1986)

Why It's Rewatchable: Essentially, it's a chick flick for boys, with all of the lovey-dovey stuff replaced by encounters with trains and leeches.

If You Only Rewatch One Scene: The snack-sized story-within-a-story about a "barf-o-rama" blueberry eating contest.

27. It's A Wonderful Life (1946)

Why It's Rewatchable: Fact--if you don't watch this every year on 24th December, you're doing Christmas wrong.

If You Only Rewatch One Scene: The bit that genuinely is feelgood - George Bailey's joyous realisation that his glass has been half-full all along.

26. The Shining (1980)

Why It's Rewatchable: It's scary as hell, until you hit that third or fourth viewing and realise it's a comedy about the worst-matched marriage in cinema.

If You Only Rewatch One Scene: Shelley Duvall's curiosity finally gets the better of her as she sneaks a peek at Jack's latest novel.

25. Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975)

Why It's Rewatchable: The perfect balance between long-form plot and the sketch-show anarchy of the Flying Circus, this is practically a Greatest Hits package.

If You Only Rewatch One Scene: The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog meets its comeuppance at the hands of the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.

24. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Why It's Rewatchable: Largely because the film became a classic slowly and without hype, everybody feels like they have a personal connection to Andy Dufresne's struggle.

If You Only Rewatch One Scene: Warden Norton discovers not only that Andy has been digging a tunnel all this time, but that the cheeky sod has somehow managed to stick his Raquel Welch poster back over the hole from the inside.

23. Singin' In The Rain (1952)

Why It's Rewatchable: All song & dance movies are tailor-made for dipping into, but because this one also celebrates/satirises the movies, it's also a film buff's Bible.

If You Only Rewatch One Scene: Gene Kelly's splish-sploshing in the puddles with only an umbrella for company works best without being dicked about with CGI in a car advert.

22. The Big Lebowski (1998)

Why It's Rewatchable: The Coens at their least cruel, this is the kind of laidback joy that really ties your mood together.

If You Only Rewatch One Scene: John Goodman's finest hour, smashing a car to bits as he tells a child, "This is how it feels when a stranger fucks you in the ass."