THE NAKED GUN: FROM THE FILES OF POLICE SQUAD! (1988)

An extremely silly cop spoof with an extended, chaotic climax at a baseball game. As comedies go, this one’s right in my wheelhouse

POINT BREAK (1991)

This is a very silly but somehow a very good action movie about robbing banks, surfing, skydiving, and many other things. At one point Patrick Swayze throws a dog at Keanu Reeves.

BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Watch Party of this seminal 1967 counterculture classic about Depression-era bank robbers.

THE WILD BUNCH (1969)

A violent, nihilistic revisionist Western that changed how violence was shown on-screen.

PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997)

A gorgeous animation classic that is firmly for adults, about the eternal struggle between humans and their environment.

CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON (2000)

Your reader poll winner is a high-flying martial arts extravaganza that I think was the first subtitled movie I (and lots of other people) saw in a theater.

DIE HARD (1988)

Some people have called this the “perfect action movie,” and it launched the careers of Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman. But is it a Christmas movie?

BEN-HUR (1959)

The biggest hit of its day has a supreme technical achievement slung over a story that feels to me like middling Bible fanfic.