Rob Reiner’s Most Notable Films

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.

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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.

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Family Guy’s homage to the train track scene:

Misery (1990)

A great adaptation of Stephen King’s suspense novel, you would not want to spend alone time with Kathy Bates after watch the film.

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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.

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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)

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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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