Jerry Maguire doesn't tear down or alter the romantic drama/comedy formula, but finds a finds purpose in its characters.
A fun (if heavily fictionalized) take on a WWII-era women's baseball team, A League of Their Own carries enough sanitized charm to give it a pass.
Still inspiring, Gandhi's source images stem from the early 1900s, yet remain powerful as people continue seeking equality.
Grandiose, lavish, and meticulous, Lawrence of Arabia's anti-war stance celebrates its hero as much as resenting his defeat.
Still a satirical masterpiece (if only it were less real), Dr. Strangelove loses none of its staying power over sixty years later.
Sentimental but pure enough, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington looks past its time to tell a political fable that works in any decade.
Jaws holds it status after 45 years not because its a memorable horror or monster movie, but for its ability to use the shark as a catalyst for change.
Arguably bettering even HG Wells' original story, the new take on The Invisible Man pairs flawlessly to modern times with a focus on the victims.
On a mission from God, the Blues Brothers see America through music, and exposing the many systemic faults in the process.
Likely the best outcome for a live action Sonic the Hedgehog movie sticks to safe, proven formula and mild humor.
More than its stars or technique, The Deer Hunter searches for an uncomfortable truth about war and its impact on working class communities.
There's little to takeaway from Maniac, but it's worth exploring the culture that brought it into existence in the first place.