motion picture monday

one. steel magnolias.
released: 1989.
starring: sally field, julia roberts, tom skerritt.
what makes it awesome: i’ve seen this thing i don’t know how many times, and still, after almost two decades and even with the sound off, field can make me BAWL. and skerritt makes me giggle a LOT. it’s damned near perfect.
two. dead poets society.
released: 1989.
starring: robin williams, ethan hawke, robert sean leonard.
what makes it awesome: williams and leonard.

three. turner and hooch.
released: 1989.
starring: tom hanks, mare winningham, craig t. nelson.
what makes it awesome: hooch.

four. parenthood.
released: 1989.
starring: dianne wiest, steve martin, jason robards.
what makes it awesome: the story. and wiest.
five. gross anatomy.
released: 1989.
starring: matthew modine, zakes mokae, christine lahti.
what makes it awesome: modine and lahti.

six. when harry met sally.
released: 1989.
starring: meg ryan, carrie fisher, billy crystal.
what makes it awesome: ryan and crystal.
seven. major league.
released: 1989.
starring: tom berenger, dennis haysbert, charlie sheen.
what makes it awesome: the story.

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