My Favorite Movies #17 – Superman II

Superman II 1980 Directed by Richard Lester Quick synopsis... Three escaped criminals from the planet Krypton test the Man of Steel's mettle in this hit sequel. Led by Gen. Zod, the Kryptonians take control of the White House and partner with Lex Luthor to destroy Superman and rule the world. Now, here's a movie that … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #17 – Superman II

My Favorite Movies #18 – The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz 1939 Directed by Victor Fleming Quick synopsis... There's no place like home for young Dorothy (Judy Garland), who's been swept away from her farm in Kansas to a wonderland of munchkins, flying monkeys and different-colored horses. She must follow the Yellow Brick Road to the all-knowing Wizard of Oz to find … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #18 – The Wizard of Oz

My Favorite Movies #19 – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 Directed by Steven Spielberg Quick synopsis... Fedora and whip at the ready, Indiana Jones sets off on his third cinematic outing accompanied by none other than his father, Henry, to explore the cradle of civilization on a perilous hunt for the Holy Grail -- which the Nazis are … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #19 – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

My Favorite Movies #20 – O Brother, Where Art Thou?

O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 Directed by Joel & Ethan Coen Quick synopsis... With their collective eye focused on retrieving a cache of hidden money, three convicts break out of jail in Depression-era Mississippi and embark on an epic journey that bears more than a few similarities to Homer's Odyssey. So... the thing is... … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #20 – O Brother, Where Art Thou?

My Favorite Movies #21 – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 Directed by Steven Spielberg Quick synopsis... With new scenes and special effects, the 20th anniversary re-release of Steven Spielberg's 1982 smash hit tells the heartwarming story of the special bond 10-year-old Elliot forges with an alien he names E.T. This is the earliest movie that I can remember seeing in the … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #21 – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

My Favorite Movies #22 – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982 Directed by Nicholas Meyer Quick synopsis... To escape his desk job, Adm. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) returns to the USS Enterprise, assisting Spock (Leonard Nimoy) in a training mission for Starfleet cadets. But the inexperienced crew is put to the test when escaped villain Khan (Ricardo Montalban) steals … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #22 – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

My Favorite Movies #23 – The American President

The American President 1995 Directed by Rob Reiner Quick synopsis... Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas), one of the world's most powerful men, can have anything he wants -- and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade (Annette Bening), a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd's attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and decimate his … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #23 – The American President

My Favorite Movies #25 – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 Directed by Frank Capra Quick synopsis... When idealistic junior senator Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) arrives in Washington, D.C., he's full of plans and dazzled by his surroundings -- qualities he retains despite widespread corruption among his cynical colleagues. Jean Arthur puts in a sharp performance as Smith's streetwise secretary, who … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #25 – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

My Favorite Movies #28 – Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump 1994 Directed by Robert Zemeckis Quick synopsis... Forrest Gump, a simpleminded man, finds himself in the middle of nearly every major event of the 1960s and '70s. Along the way, he makes friends, changes lives and yearns for his childhood sweetheart, Jenny. You know, I'm not certain what it is about this film … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #28 – Forrest Gump

My Favorite Movies #29 – Annie

Annie 1982 Directed by John Huston Quick synopsis... Based on the Depression-era comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," this adaptation of the smash Broadway musical follows America's favorite urchin as she captures Daddy Warbucks's heart with her optimism -- and dodges the treacherous orphanage matron. Who's singing along? Anyone else? Come on, it can't just be me. … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #29 – Annie