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1994 – Forrest Gump

“Run, Forrest, run!” comes from this ’90s classic. Tom Hanks plays Forrest Gump and Robin Wright plays the love of his life, Jenny. But it isn’t until the very, very end of this pop culture laden film that she realizes that and ends up with him. The movie is filled with inspiration, romance, and like we said, a lot of pop culture references.

From becoming a famous Ping Pong athlete to meeting several presidents to fighting in Vietnam, Forrest’s adventure spans decades and historical moments for the U.S. The film was so popular that it even spawned a restaurant chain called Bubba Gump, where you can answer trivia questions based on the movie.

Out of every movie on this list, this is definitely one that you have to see to understand half of the questions out there in the world. If you ever have heard someone tell you to run, it is probably because of this movie.

Forrest Gump is truly a special movie and an icon in its own way so there’s no surprise here that it is one of the most popular movies of all time.