Do I really need to say anything about this one? Sure, it doesn’t have the happiest of endings, but the ride to get there is wonderful. A classic in every sense of the word. It’s a movie that you put on and people miraculously find their way to watch it. Everyone in your house eventually finds their way to the living room to catch this one. It’s Martin Scorsese’s masterwork, and that’s saying something because the man made Raging Bull. Goodfellas isn’t just a movie, it’s a religious experience.
So when you sit down after reading news piece after news piece, just pop this one on and let it melt for a couple hours. Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Ray Liota form the greatest threesome of actors in a film I can imagine. Just watch it.
5. Hot Tub Time Machine
My favorite comedy of all-time. Hot Tub Time Machine. I’ve watched this movie over 200 times. I can almost quote it word for word. It’s one that is the ultimate in comfort movies for me. It’s a story that’s simple and yet complex and strange all at the same time. It’ll make you laugh until you cry, which is something we all need right now. It’s a film that looks on the surface to be just another vulgar comedy and dicks and titties, but it has more heart than it gives off. Rob Corddry deserves more recognition for his role in this film.
It’s one of the best comedic performances in any film. He absolutely steals every scene he’s involved in. The rest of the cast including: John Cusack, Clark Duke, Chevy Chase, Craig Robinson, a pre-Marvel Sebastian Stan, Lyndsy Fonseca, Lizzy Caplan, and an amazing cameo by Crispin Glover all add to the overall greatness of this comedy. The sequel made nearly five years later, wouldn’t recapture the glory of this first movie, but it’s worth a watch as well.