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….

18. Raiders of the Lost Ark

Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark Release Date: June 12, 1981 Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott. Tag Lines: “Indiana Jones – the new hero from the creators of JAWS and STAR WARS.” Relevance: ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ was released in the summer of…

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…

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…

24. Halloween

Movie: Halloween Release Date: October 25, 1978 Director: John Carpenter Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, P. J. Soles, Nancy Loomis. Tag Lines: “The trick was to stay alive.” “The Night he came home.” “He’s come back.” “The Night HE Came Home!” “HE came home for HALLOWEEN.” “Everyone is entitled to one good scare.” “Trick…

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…

27. Star Wars

Movie: Star Wars Release Date: May 25, 1977 Director: George Lucas Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guiness. Tag Lines: “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” “Coming to your galaxy this summer.” “Somewhere, in space, this could all be happening right now. Relevance: I usually can’t remember…

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…

29. When Harry Met Sally…

Movie: When Harry Met Sally… Release Date: July 14, 1989 Director: Rob Reiner Starring: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby. Tag Lines: “Can two friends sleep together and still love each other in the morning?” “Can men and women be friends or does sex always get in the way?” Relevance: ‘When Harry Met…