My recent post re Spinal Tap reminded me of director Rob Reiner, which did some great movies my twenty-somthing friends never heard of. Here’s a quick recap of his most notable films (sorted in descending order of greatness):
Princess Bride (1987)
Of of the best love stories ever. Made a whole generation fall desperately in love with Robin Wright. Great set pieces, unforgettable characters, and one-and-only Inigo montoya.
Stand By Me (1986)
One of the best coming-of-age films ever made. River Phoenix and three of his friends are set on a journey to find the body of a missing teenager. Great, touching, story with unforgettable scenes. If you watched it as a kid, you would forever be worried of leeches when he you cross a river, and the the train track scene would haunt you for years.
Family Guy’s homage to the train track scene:
A great adaptation of Stephen King’s suspense novel, you would not want to spend alone time with Kathy Bates after watch the film.
This is Spinal Tap (1984)
This movie wouldn’t be appreciated by everyone, but it well deserves its cult stature. a fake documentary of a non-existing heavy metal bands dives deep into all the cliches of the industry. Check out my previous post for the hilarious ’11’ scene.
A Few Good Men (1992)
Great court drama on morals and camaraderie within the US Navy. Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore. Based on a play by Aaron Sorkin (the same guy who wrote The Social Network, which happens to be a movie on… morals and camaraderie)
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
This movie deserves its place in history thanks to the best fake orgasm scene ever. It made a lot of noise (literally) in the puritan 80s. Meg Ryan at her best.
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