THE DEER HUNTER (1978)

Called a “nightmare” and “endless” by its own studio, it ended up winning Best Picture and being the first big hit movie about the Vietnam War.

THE APARTMENT (1960)

Winning performances set against stark corporate modernism highlight a fun comedy, albeit one with a surprising amount of attempted suicides.

THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)

A movie that launched legendary careers and an entire classic genre of film, and is also pretty fun in its own right.

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952)

This all-timer of a movie musical is completely bonkers, but still impresses through sheer strength of will (and dancing)

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)

The sheer star power and charm of Hepburn, Grant, and Stewart still shines through 80 years later.

ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)

On the Waterfront is known for Marlon Brando’s revolutionary performance, but does it still work out of its very specific context?

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)

Maybe the most epic epic ever made, about a weird guy in the desert.

NETWORK (1976)

The most biting satire of the mid-70s feels, if anything, more relevant in 2020.