Do you have any movies that you somehow end up watching every time they're on TV? That you sometimes forget how good they are and you've seen them a bunch of times (and not always start to finish, in just one of those 'I stumbled upon it and can't turn it off' ways?) I have a few but A Few Good Men is one of the main ones.
I have probably only seen this film in its entirety a couple of times, but I've seen parts of it over and over again. It's like I forget how good it is but if it comes up on TV I have to watch it play out because, in my opinion, it contains one of the best court scenes in film history (massive call, I know).
This is because of three factors – Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise, Aaron Sorkin.
If you haven't seen A Few Good Men, don't watch the clip below as it is the climax of the entire film. For those of you who know what I'm talking about, I had to include it because it is pure genius – it is acting and writing at its absolute finest.
I don't want to take away from the overall brilliance of the film by identifying only one moment, because the film and the supporting actors (Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Pollak) deserve recognition for their performances too, but this is the pinnacle scene and one that will go down in cinematic history.
Now you remember how good it is, don't you?
P.S I just noticed that the title of this YouTube clip says 'A Few Good Man' and couldn't help but chuckle.