93. Angels in America

Movie: Angels in America Release Date: December 7, 2003, December 14, 2003 Director: Mike Nichols Starring: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Patrick Wilson, Mary-Louise Parker, Emma Thompson, Justin Kirk, Jeffrey Wright, Ben Shenkman. Tag Lines: “The messenger has arrived.” Relevance: ‘Angels in America’ is considered a miniseries due to the fact that it was shown in…

94. Desperately Seeking Susan

Movie: Desperately Seeking Susan Release Date: March 29, 1985 Director: Susan Seidelman Starring: Rosanna Arquette, Aidan Quinn, Madonna, Robert Joy, Mark Blum, Laurie Metcalf, Steven Wright. Tag Lines: “Roberta is desperate to be Susan. Susan is wanted by the mob. The mob finds Roberta instead…” “It’s a life so outrageous it takes two women to…

95. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Movie: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Release Date: December 12. 1967 Director: Stanley Kramer Starring: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Katherine Houghton, Beah Richards, Roy E. Glenn, Isabel Sanford. Tag Lines: “A love story of today.” Relevance: My maternal Grandmother Josephine, or as I called her – Josie, was a very loving, caring woman….

96. Young Frankenstein

Movie: Young Frankenstein Release Date: December 15, 1974 Director: Mel Brooks Starring: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Kenneth Mars, Madeline Kahn. Tag Lines: “Come Early… Get a Seat!” “The scariest comedy of all time!” Relevance: There are certain movies I could tell you exactly when, where, why and how I…

97. Pay It Forward

Movie: Pay It Forward Release Date: October 20, 2000 Director: Mimi Leder Starring: Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, Haley Joel Osment, Jay Mohr, James Caveizel, Jon Bon Jovi, Angie Dickinson. Tag Lines: “Three imperfect people. One perfect idea.” “Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids,…

98. Dick Tracy

Movie: Dick Tracy Release Date: June 15, 1990 Director: Warren Beatty Starring: Warren Beatty, Madonna, Al Pacino, Glenne Headly, Charlie Korsmo, Charles Durning, Dick Van Dyke, Kathy Bates. Tag Lines: “Their turf. Their game. Their rules. They didn’t count on his law…” “I’m on my way.” Relevance: If you know me or have been following…

99. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

Movie: The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! Release Date: December 2, 1988 Director: David Zucker Starring: Leslie Nielson, Priscilla Presley, Ricardo Montalb├ín, George Kennedy. Tag Lines: “The Villain. Even Mother Teresa wanted him dead.” “You’ve read the ad, now see the movie!” Relevance: My dad and I loved silly comedies. In fact,…

100. Dogma

Movie: Dogma Release Date: November 12, 1999 Director: Kevin Smith Starring: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Salma Hayek, Jason Lee, Bud Cort, Jason Mewes, Alan Rickman, Chris Rock, George Carlin, Alanis Morissette. Tag Lines: “Get ‘touched’ by an angel.” “It Can Be Hell Getting Into Heaven.” “Faith is a funny thing.” “A New Comic…

101. The Money Pit

Movie: The Money Pit Release Date: March 26, 1986 Director: Richard Benjamin Starring: Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Gudunov, Maureen Stapleton. Tag Lines: “For everyone who’s ever been deeply in love or deeply in debt.” Relevance: On March 26, 1986, I turned fifteen. It was your typical birthday celebration. I went to school and then…

102. The Muppet Movie

Movie: The Muppet Movie Release Date: June 22, 1979 Director: James Frawley Starring: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Charles Durning, Austin Pendleton. Tag Lines: “More entertaining than humanly possible!” Relevance: As I have mentioned before on this blog (see 250. Labyrinth), I was a huge fan of the Muppets and all things Jim Henson. They were…