A documentary featuring the voices of Black gay men, which in 1989 was enough almost to turn Washington upside down.
Perhaps the best of the Steven Spielberg popcorn movies, with dinosaur effects that incredibly still hold up 28 years later.
An early independent film about a “born loser” woman who “doesn’t know why she exists.” So that’s fun.
A very accurate, well-made docudrama about an actual space emergency, it all feels a bit airless to me (sorry).
A very well-made, enjoyable western with John Wayne as a stoic small-town sheriff and Dean Martin as his alcoholic deputy.
Charlie Chaplin’s skewering of Adolf Hitler was ahead of its time, then stood the test of time.
A very low-budget 1980s film with concerns far more esoteric than your average movie, which wouldn’t be rediscovered until decades later.
The Coen Brothers’ masterpiece of a modern noir set against the snowbound niceness of the Upper Midwest in winter.
A big romantic melodrama among army guys and ladies on Hawaii, with the impending doom of Pearl Harbor hanging over everything.
A bombastic, action-packed sequel that has basically nothing in common with its tense, contained thriller of a predecessor, and yet both are great movies in their own way.