AIRPLANE!
1980, Paramount, 88 min, Dir: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker

After an airplane’s crew becomes ill in flight, the survival of everyone on board depends on former Navy pilot Ted Striker (Robert Hays). Will he be able to safely land the plane? The quintessential movie spoof that spawned an entire genre of parody films, the original still holds up as one of the brightest comedic gems of the 1980s.


FORBIDDEN PLANET
1956, Warner Bros., 98 min, Dir: Fred Wilcox

The film that launched a thousand (space) ships, this big-budget science fiction blockbuster is a space opera with its roots in Freud, Jung and Shakespeare. Starring Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielsen (as the prototype for Captain Kirk) and the beautiful, future Miss Honey West (Anne Francis) as the mini-skirt-wearing, skinny-dipping object of all the men's affection.


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