Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker
How many times have you heard your friendly neighborhood White Dad™ yell out Robin Williams’s famous titular line from this movie? Depending on your age, you might’ve even heard the line before you knew it was a movie. That’s all because this super popular war comedy is truly iconic, one of those movies that has stood the test of time and continues to influence popular culture. Robin Williams’s role as a radio host during the Vietnam War was arguably one of his best—he improvised most of his lines!—and the movie is largely a testament to his comedic genius. Fun fact: Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” was only released as a single after it was featured in this movie. The more you know!