LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS (1998)

The raucous Cockney crime pic that introduced Guy Ritchie and Jason Statham to the world.

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (1992)

The rare sports movie by women, for women, and about women, plus it’s also really funny and has a bunch of memorable scenes and lines.

GALAXY QUEST (1999)

A Star Trek parody that sort of lucked into an all-timer of a cast, now essentially beloved as an actual example of the thing it was parodying.

HOUSE PARTY (1990)

A very fun teen time capsule from 1990 that has a lot on its mind but resists any major dramatics.

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)

Describing the plot of this movie, where one serial killer helps a trainee FBI agent catch another, does not do justice to how spectacularly well made and acted it is.

PULP FICTION (1994)

Even if you have not watched it over and over, the people who made the movies you have, have.

DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1995)

A very well-done neo-noir that deals with issues the original film noirs mostly ignored. Denzel Washington plays the detective in over his head.

WAKING NED DEVINE (1998)

The winner of the vote for our St. Patrick’s Day feature is a gentle comedy about the effect of a lottery win on an impossibly bucolic Irish village.