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The Fifth Element (1997)

Director: Luc Besson
Stars: Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Milla Jovovich, Ian Holm, Chris Tucker

As the story goes, Luc Besson began writing The Fifth Element in 1975, when he was only 16 years old. Given that context, Besson's visually popping and unpretentious 1997 science fiction romp is impossible to dislike—simply put, it's as ridiculous, nonsensical, and over-the-top as you'd expect from a teenage fanboy. And that's a big compliment.

The Fifth Element has it all: Milla Jovovich running around wearing what's basically an elaborate set of pasties; Chris Tucker doing his worst Ziggy Stardust impersonation; Bruce Willis doing his usual, always winning tough yet cool hero shtick; and imagery that jacks everything from Star Wars to Blade Runner. Sometimes, immaturity is preferred.

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