225. Groundhog Day

Movie: Groundhog Day Release Date: February 12, 1993 Director: Harold Ramis Starring: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott. Tag Lines: “He’s having the worst day of his life…over and over…” “He’s having the day of his life…over and over again.” Relevance: In February of 1993, I was starting my final semester of undergrad college. I…

226. Nine Months

Movie: Nine Months Release Date: July 14, 1995 Director: Chris Columbus Starring: Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack, Jeff Goldblum, Robin Williams. Tag Lines: “Ready or Not.” Relevance: I saw ‘Nine Months’ in theaters in the summer of 1995. I was already a fan of Hugh Grant, Robin Williams and Chris Columbus but…

227. Jesus Christ Superstar

Movie: Jesus Christ Superstar Release Date: June 26, 1973 Director: Norman Jewison Starring: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen. Tag Lines: “And now, the movie……” Relevance: I don’t remember exactly when I first saw ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ but as soon as I did I was hooked. I was familiar with the music long…

228. Just One of the Guys

Movie: Just One of the Guys Release Date: April 26, 1985 Director: Lisa Gottlieb Starring: Joyce Hyser, Clayton Rohner, Billy Jacoby, Toni Hudson, William Zabka. Tag Lines: “Terry Griffith is about to go where no woman has gone before.” “She’s about to go where no girl has gone before!” Relevance: ‘Just One of the Guys’…

229. Little Miss Sunshine

Movie: Little Miss Sunshine Release Date: July 26, 2006 Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris. Starring: Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin, Alan Arkin. Tag Lines: “Where’s Olive?” “A family on the verge of a breakdown.” “Everyone just pretend to be normal.” “Welcome to Hell.” “I hate everyone.” Relevance: There are certain…

230. Kramer vs. Kramer

Movie: Kramer vs. Kramer Release Date: December 19, 1979 Director: Robert Benton Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Justin Henry, Jane Alexander, JoBeth Williams. Tag Lines: “There are three sides to this love story!” Relevance: I watched ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ with my family in the early 1980’s on HBO. I do not remember the exact year,…

231. Legally Blonde

Movie: Legally Blonde Release Date: July 13, 2001 Director: Robert Luketic Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis, Victor Garber, Jennifer Coolidge. Tag Lines: “Meet Elle Woods. She’s a lawyer with a heart of gold…and a mane to match!” “This summer go blonde!” “Boldly going where no blonde has gone.” “Blondes DO have…

232. Mary Poppins

Movie: Mary Poppins Release Date: August 27, 1964 Director: Robert Stevenson Starring: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber, Elsa Lanchester, Arthur Treacher. Reginald Owen, Ed Wynn. Tag Lines: “It’s supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!” Relevance: Julie Andrews was one of my mother’s favorite human beings in the world. She thought…

233. Seems Like Old Times

Movie: Seems Like Old Times Release Date: December 19, 1980 Director: Jay Sandrich Starring: Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, Charles Grodin, Robert Guillaume. Tag Lines: “Alone – at last…” Relevance: My mom was a big Goldie Hawn fan since her early days in “Laugh-In.” My dad was an even bigger fan of Chevy Chase. So when…

234. Saving Private Ryan

Movie: Saving Private Ryan Release Date: July 24, 1998 Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore. Tag Lines: “In the Last Great Invasion of the Last Great War, The Greatest Danger for Eight Men was Saving… One.” “The mission is a man.” “There was only one man left in the…