If not the best movie from director Paul Thomas Anderson, probably the definitive one, following a bazillion characters over one day in the San Fernando Valley. Also frogs rain from the sky.


HOW WAS THIS EVER OK, BABY BOOMERS? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? But the cinematography is pretty and there are a lot of great one-liners.

M*A*S*H (1970)

A war movie for the anti-war crowd, and a comedy that inadvertently launched the biggest TV series of all time.


Robert Altman’s magnum opus provides a cross-section of humanity at a time not-so-different from our own, plus a full hour of country music performances.