Classier than most drug/crime dramas, Carlito's Way brings a vintage feel to a genre that turned toward merciless violence, but that doesn't mean it works either.
A gory classic and perfect horror film, The Thing is a genre masterpiece that hasn't lost anything from the intervening decades.
Infamous, messy, and tonally bizarre, Howard the Duck's greatest lesson is in treating the source material with respect.
Dated and cruel as the humor seems in modern eyes, Animal House is a comic spectacle that hasn't been topped by any frat comedy movie since.
Over the years becoming an internet meme, Shrek deserves the derision - if not so much as to ignore the the clever story beats.
Still relevant, Spike Lee's masterpiece Do the Right Thing balances countless characters and personalities to create believable racial tension.
Psycho breaks with perceived norms circa the early 1960s, lashing out against a more open culture emerging from Puritan values.
Vertigo belies its '50s era origin through a devious story of lust, obsession, and desperation, leading to an engrossing thriller.
On a mission from God, the Blues Brothers see America through music, and exposing the many systemic faults in the process.
Hampered by outmoded style and themes, Bad Boys for Life still produces the most entertaining comedy of the series, if little else.
While its heart is in the right place, Charlie's Angels lacks the needed action spark and falls to some dire cliches.
With limited story and a dismal message, Jumanji: The Next Level isn't more than few setpieces of modern CG held together by Dwayne Johnson's comedy.