“It’s just that masks are terribly comfortable – I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.”
Release date: September 25, 1987
Director: Rob Reiner
Who should watch this movie: Everyone who hasn’t seen it before. Everyone who has seen it before.
When should you watch this movie: When you’re in love. When you’re hungover at home all day.
The sell: The Princess Bride has to be one of the best scripts of all time. Every line is clever, witty, and endlessly quotable. Sure, it has been a classic for a long time but most of the film has aged remarkably well. Princess Buttercup is undeniably a character of the 80s, but true love is timeless – and so is fencing! and Mandy Patinkin’s Spanish accent. This movie sets the standard for adventure film. The fight sequences are not only well choreographed, but also smart, advancing plot and character with creative flourish (plus a hint of kitsch). It’s both exciting and pure of heart. The Princess Bride invites you to laugh with it, cry with it, and taunt Prince Humperdinck with it. Big bonus shout out to Billy Crystal for (almost) stealing the show with a cameo for the ages, guaranteed to leave you in stitches.