One of the most beloved comedies to come out of the 80s, “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” loosely satirizes “Bicycle Thieves,” the Vittorio De Sica classic. Paul Reuben’s zany antics as Pee-wee Herman are priceless. He takes on a big adventure as he tries to track down his stolen bicycle.
Tim Burton’s first feature film brings Paul Reubens’ famous character to the big screen, as he captures the essence of childhood joy one giggle at a time. So, fasten your seatbelts, grab your popcorn, and join Pee-wee on a wild and wondrous adventure that’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
The Blues Brothers
Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi star in this cult classic as two brothers on a mission from God himself. Jake Blues (Belushi) and his brother Elwood (Aykroyd) decide to do some good and raise money for the Catholic home they grew up in. This mission results in a major road trip all through Illinois in an effort to get the band back in action.
There's no way you can resist these SNL legends in this classic from our favorite decade. The movie was no blockbuster at the time, but more than four decades later, it has since become a cult favorite, mainly because of its incredible soundtrack.
Lost in America
"Lost in America" stands above Albert Brooks' other movies as perhaps his greatest comedy. This satire features his consistent jabs about the American fantasy of leaving it all behind. The story revolves around a couple who set out to find themselves but eventually realize they're not interested in growth.
It's the kind of comedy that sticks with you for weeks after seeing it. Although the movie ends with an unfortunate return to the status quo, the wisdom collected on this journey is priceless. The movie is not only a great comedy but also an important lesson in life.
Featuring witty and fresh dialogue from two well-known Irish actors, Colin Farrell, and Brendan Gleeson, "In Bruges" is an effective mix of dark comedy and crime thriller elements. Two hitmen find themselves in the medieval city of Bruges in Belgium, providing a beautiful but odd place to set an entire movie. However, it does confirm the movie's cult-like status as an underrated gem of modern cinema.
The contrasting beauty of the city against the dark and twisted plot creates a captivating juxtaposition that draws viewers in, and Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson's brilliant performances elevate the film to new heights, adding layers of depth to their characters and ensuring you're invested in every moment.
Paul Newman shines in "Slap Shot" as the least-heroic, worst-dressed role of his career as he plays a has-been hockey player who turned into the coach of a lower-league team. The movie was censored at the time of its release for its relentlessly coarse language, but now the film has gathered a considerable cult following.
It is a landmark for sports comedy and a telling portrait of threatened masculinity in a declining America. Newman's portrayal of a coach navigating endangered manliness in a declining America is both poignant and comedic, adding depth to the film's stellar performance.