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Airplane! (1980)
12 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

[font=Arial Black]It's the movie that started the spoof movie genre. I'm not sure if this is the first spoof movie ever. But it had to be one of the most successful for its time. Its comic genuis is that it stops at nothing to try to make you laugh. There are so many jokes flung at you, that you have to watch it numerous times just to get them all. Some are in the background, where if you focus on the characters expression you'll miss them. But if you watch it over and over again you can start watching the background and see numerous funny things. [/font]
[font=Arial Black]Airplane does not focus much on plot. The main plot is Ted Striker an ex-fighter pilot who goes on board a plane to win back an ex-love Elaine Dickinson. While trying to recover from his fear of flying, Ted is thrust into flying. The rest of the crew and many passengers have goten sick from eating fish. The movie makes fun of the disaster movies that came out in the 70's. Directors Jerry Zucker, David Zucker, and James Abrahams keep this movie fresh without letting it fall apart. The movie is so funny that it makes you just crack up. I especially like the Leslie Nielsen character. The whole time he keeps telling people, "I am serious, and stop calling me Shirley." This movie has slapstick comedy, subtle comedy, and dirty mind comedy. It is just to funny. A must see, but I would not recommend letting your kids see it. There is nudity, many sex jokes, and just things that will go past their heads. [/font]

Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump (1994)
12 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

[font=Arial Black]Run, Forrest, Run! This movie has got to be one of the most wonderful movies of all time. The movie is essentially about Forrest Gump who is tells the story to a lady on a park bench. He only has an IQ of 75. So he describes things the way they went. He doesn't provide any criticism for things. He just tells his story. Forrest grows up with braces on his feet, but that only makes him faster and better. He goes to Vietnam, and comes out more dignified and more honorable. Every event he is thrown into, Forrest just takes it and goes. The only problem is the one thing he really wants: to be with Jenny. Jenny likes Forrest, but seems more interested in herself and with going against the norm. Forrest doesn't seem to mind so much for the most part until she leaves him after conceiving a child together. Then he goes on a running spree. And he runs and runs and keeps on running. Forrest Gump is not only a good history lesson through the eyes of a simple man, but it is also a loves story. One that just grabs you, and doesn't let go. It is wonderfully directed by Robert Zimeckis, and acted well by Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise. Kudos to all involved in the making of this film. It's not something Hollywood would generally do, and for that the world is better for having it.[/font]

Hoosiers (1986)
12 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

[font=Arial Black]"You did good, coach." This movie echoes all that is good with sports. This is a true story of an Indiana basketball team in 1954. Look up the real team on [url=""][/url]. This though is a fictional depection of a NCAA college coach who had a former scandal at his school. Coach Norman Dale takes this small school and teached them the fundamentals of basketball. He also gets involved with one of the teammembers dad, and tries to help him with his addiction. A very good story that grabs your heart, and makes you start rooting for the small town team. By the end, you are cheering and clapping. Forgetting that you are watching a movie. This is a movie that will transcend generations as a great movie. It had a great cast (Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, and Dennis Hooper) and a excellent score by the late Jerry Goldsmith. Sit and watch this today.[/font]

Saving Private Ryan
12 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

[font=Arial Black]Saving Private Ryan is not just the best war film ever put to movie screens. It is also one of the best movies of all time. The movie begins with an almost documentary type invasion of Normandy on D-Day. This is so realistic and so well done, you would almost think Spielberg and company had a time machine and filmed it the day it happen. The action is so intense and so amazing, you would think the movie would falter after this. But then again, it doesn't. This movie real story is about Captain John Miller leading a platoon of men to go save Private Ryan. He must save Private Ryan, because he is the only remaining son of a woman stateside. This seems ironic, because all these men must risk their lives for one mother's only living son. And as the squad is led through some dangerous turf, they don't know how much they will have to eventually risk to save one man. A wonderful told epic that just shows how much one life can really be worth. [/font]

Pinocchio (1940)
12 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

[font=Arial Black]I will never forget this movie as long as I live. When I was a teenager, my mom pratically forced me to go see this with her. I wanted to stay home, thinking I was to old for an animated movie. Boy am I glad I went. This movie re-introduced me to animated movies, and made me love Pinocchio forever. This is Disney's best movie, and the best animated movie ever. Pinocchio is about a wooden boy created by Gepetto. Pinocchio one wish is to become a real boy. Even though, he has been given a conscience(Jiminy Cricket). He never does listen to him, and ends up getting in all sorts of problems. The animation is top notch and shows how much detail went into the making of this film. The songs are wonderful (When You Wish Upon a Star, I've Got No Strings, Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (An Actor's Life For Me). Disney can never again show this much magic in one movie.[/font]