1. The Wizard of Oz

Movie: The Wizard of Oz Release Date: August 25, 1939 Director: Victor Fleming Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, Charley Grapewin. Tag Lines: “Mighty Miracle Show Of 1000 Delights!” “Amazing Sights To See ! The Tornado . . . Munchkinland . . . Horse Of A…

3. Madonna: Truth or Dare

Movie: Madonna: Truth or Dare Release Date: May 10, 1991 Director: Alek Keshishian Starring: Madonna Tag Lines: “Like you’ve never seen her before.” “The ultimate dare is to tell the truth.” “See the truth. Madonna dares you.” Relevance: In the Spring of 1983, watching MTV, a very common occurrence in my pre-teen and teenage years,…

6. Moulin Rouge!

Movie: Moulin Rouge! Release Date: June 1, 2001 Director: Baz Luhrmann Starring: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh. Tag Lines: “No Laws. No Limits. One Rule. Never Fall In Love.” “This Story Is About Truth.” “This Story Is About Beauty.” “This Story Is About Freedom.” “Above All Things This Story Is…

9. West Side Story

Movie: West Side Story Release Date: October 18, 1961 Director: Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins. Starring: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Russ Tamblyn. Tag Lines: “Watch this shot now. Hey. Shoot, man. Go. Hey, yeah.” “Unlike other classics, West Side Story grows younger!” “The Screen Achieves One of the Great Entertainments in the…

19. The Lion King

Movie: The Lion King Release Date: June 15, 1994 Director: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff. Starring: Matthew Broderick, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Moira Kelly, Niketa Calami, Ernie Sabella, Nathan Lane, Robert Guillaume, Rowan Atkinson, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, Jim Cummings, Madge Sinclair. Tag Lines: “The greatest adventure of all is finding our…

20. Evita

Movie: Evita Release Date: December 25, 1996 Director: Alan Parker Starring: Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce, Jimmy Nail. Tag Lines: “The Most Anticipated Motion Picture Event of The Year.” Relevance: I was born and raised in a small city in Northeastern Pennsylvania. If you are familiar with the sitcom “The Office,” then you know the…

26. Fame

Movie: Fame Release Date: May 16, 1980 Director: Alan Parker Starring: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Laura Dean, Antonio Franceschi, Boyd Gaines, Albert Hague, Tresa Hughes, Steve Inwood, Paul McCrane, Anne Meara, Joanna Merlin, Barry Miller, Jim Moody, Gene Anthony Ray, Maureen Teefy. Tag Lines: “If they’ve really got what it takes, it’s going…

28. Aladdin

Movie: Aladdin Release Date: November 25, 1992 Director: John Musker, Ron Clements. Starring: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, Frank Welker, Gilbert Gottfried, Douglas Seale. Tag Lines: “It is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts.” “A diamond in the rough.” “Imagine if you had three wishes, three hopes, three…

43. Toy Story 2

Movie: Toy Story 2 Release Date: November 24, 1999 Director: John Lasseter Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, Wayne Knight, Laurie Metcalf. Tag Lines: “The toys are back!” “The toys are back in town.” Relevance: ‘Toy Story 2’ was released in late…

51. Chicago

Movie: Chicago Release Date: December 27, 2002 Director: Rob Marshall Starring: Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C, Reilly, Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs, Colm Feore, Christine Beranski. Tag Lines: “With the right song and dance, you can get away with murder.” “In a city where everyone loves a legend, there’s only room…