03. Forrest Gump(1994 | Paramount Pictures)
Genius: Having American history recapped through the eyes of a well-meaning idiot savant who stumbles clumsily from one pivotal moment to the next is A-plus storytelling. Motivated by finding his true love Jenny, Forrest’s trek to nowhere leads him to inspire people everywhere.
What We Learned: Life is less about the destination than it is the journey.