A slobbery love story between man and man’s best friend. After a murder, anal-retentive cop Scott Turner (Tom Hanks) takes in the victim’s ugly, poorly house-trained dog Hooch in the hopes the mangy mutt will lead him to the killer. After destroying Turner’s immaculate house, Hooch makes like Lassie and leads Turner to a money-laundering operation, then (spoiler alert!) gives his canine life to save Turner’s. Sure, it’s no Saving Private Ryan, but Tom Hanks delivers a memorable performance despite competing for face-time with an incorrigible scene-stealer.
A classic bromance, featuring three buddies, each in the throes of a mid-life crisis who get in touch with their inner-machismo on a two-week cattle drive. Mitch (Billy Crystal), Phil (Daniel Stern) and Ed (Bruno Kirby) live through stampedes, the birth of a calf, and a dust-up with hillbilly cowboys. The film spawned the career comeback Jack Palance, who’s grizzled cowpoke Curly had the film’s best line: “I crap bigger than you!”