I have a similar story about the time I spent in the psych ward. We were allowed a group vote to decide what movie to watch from a pile of 80s VHS, and EVERY SINGLE NIGHT it was "Annie". I'd even try to get a group together to select something different, and the "Annie" fanatics would still outvote us.
My experience was slightly different. We had a really creepy schizoaffective patient who kept taking over the VCR and watching "Daredevil" over and over and over and over, laughing at any scene wherein someone died violently.