It Happened One Night

Movie: It Happened One Night Release Date: February 22, 1934 Director: Frank Capra Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert Personal History: Watched Once Before Rating: 7.5 Oscars out of 10 ‘It Happened One Night’ is the first film in my Academy Award Best Picture Movie Challenge that I have actually seen before. The first six winners…

5. Airplane!

Movie: Airplane! Release Date: July 2, 1980 Director: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker. Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen. Tag Lines: You’ve read the ad, now see the movie!” “The IN-FLIGHT comedy that airlines won’t show!!{“ “What’s slower than a speeding bullet, and able to hit tall buildings at a single bound?” “Thank…

12. 9 to 5

Movie: 9 to 5 Release Date: December 19, 1980 Director: Colin Higgins Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman, Elizabeth Wilson, Sterling Hayden. Tag Lines: “Getting even is a full-time job.” “They’re showing the Boss who’s the BOSS!” “Which would you rather punch? The clock or your boss?” “The power behind the throne.”…

13. Steel Magnolias

Movie: Steel Magnolias Release Date: November 15, 1989 Director: Herbert Ross Starring: Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Tom Skerritt, Dylan McDermott, Sam Shepard, Kevin J, O’Connor. Tag Lines: “The funniest movie ever to make you cry.” “Sometimes laughter is a matter of life and death.” Relevance: 1989 was…

14. Mrs. Doubtfire

Movie: Mrs. Doubtfire Release Date: November 24, 1993 Director: Chris Columbus Starring: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein, Robert Prosky. Tag Lines: “She will rock your world.” “She makes dinner. She does windows. She reads bedtime stories. She’s a blessing… in disguise.” Relevance: I was a Robin Williams fan most of my life….

16. Pulp Fiction

Movie: Pulp Fiction Release Date: October 14, 1994 Director: Quentin Tarantino Starring: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Maria de Medeiros, Ving Rhames, Eric Stoltz, Rosanna Arquette, Christopher Walken, Bruce Willis. Tag Lines: “Girls like me don’t make invitations like this to just anyone!” “You won’t know the…

17. Four Weddings and a Funeral

Movie: Four Weddings and a Funeral Release Date: May 13, 1994 Director: Mike Newell Starring: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas, Simon Callow, James Fleet, Josh Hannah, Charlotte Coleman, David Bower, Corin Redgrave, Rowan Atkinson. Tag Lines: “He’s quite engaging. She’s otherwise engaged.” “An Outrageously Funny Affair.” “Five good reasons to stay single.” “Love…

21. Tootsie

Movie: Tootsie Release Date: December 17, 1982 Director: Sydney Pollack Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Dabney Coleman, Teri Garr, Charles Durning, Bill Murray. Tag Lines: “Little did this desperate, out of work actor know when he secretly auditioned for a female role that he’d become the hottest star on television. Not even the girl he’s…

22. Miss Congeniality

Movie: Miss Congeniality Release Date: December 22, 2000 Director: Donald Petrie Starring: Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt, Candace Bergen, William Shatner, Ernie Hudson. Tag Lines: “Unpolished. Unkempt. Unleashed. Undercover.” “She’s Got A Killer To Catch… Right After The Swimsuit Competition.” “Never Mess With An Agent In A Dress.” “This Christmas, get ready for a…

23. Love Actually

Movie: Love Actually Release Date: November 21, 2003 Director: Richard Curtis Starring: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Martine McCutcheon, Bill Nighy, Rowan Atkinson. Tag Lines: “Love actually is all around.” “This Holiday Season All Your Need is Love Actually.” “This Holiday Season Join this Unforgettable Filmaking…