I'm not writing this post to promote TV watching. I actually have gotten rid of cable a few years ago and never looked back. It's not that I hate television, just the opposite, I love a good movie or a TV show, but especially after having a baby, I wanted to make sure she didn't grow up glued to the TV, and without the television constantly running in the background, there is a better chance of getting involved in more rewarding activities, like reading and good old fashioned playing on the carpet with whatever toys we feel like it.
Plus, I've never been a big fan of paying $100 for 1000 channels, of which I only watch maybe 10. Until the day the cable company lets me hand pick my channels and charges me a-la-carte (or until the day my daughter starts demanding the Disney channel) our family is not going to be slave to the absurd cable bill.
We do have a Netflix subscription and we love it! We always have a movie on hand if we feel like watching one. And one of the things I used to love (and that I'm not able to do at the moment because of my 3 year old) was watching movie marathons.
Pick a weekend, pick a special occasion, pick a fun gathering, pick a breakup, pick a heat-wave, pick a recovery time... there are a few reasons out there to sit down and pop a few movies one after the other one. And there are a few movies out there that are just meant to be part of a movie marathon night(s).
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Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) [Blu-ray]
The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (The Fellowship of the Ring / The Two Towers / The Return of the King Extended Editions) [Blu-ray]
Harry Potter: The Complete 8 Film Collection [Blu-ray]
The Godfather - The Coppola Restoration Giftset (The Godfather / The Godfather Part II / The Godfather Part III) [Blu-ray]
Rocky: The Undisputed Collection (Rocky / Rocky II / Rocky III / Rocky IV / Rocky V / Rocky Balboa) [Blu-ray]
Terminator 2 (Six-Disc Limited Edition + Endoskull Bust) [Blu-ray]
The Hitchcock Collection
The Twilight Zone: The Complete Definitive Collection
But a movie marathon doesn't have to be made out of movie series only, in fact you can make your own movie series based on your particular mood:
Paul Newman Marathon:
Tear Jerker Marathon:
Tough to Watch Marathon:
Visually Stunning Marathon: