The Princess Bride
DIRECTOR: ROB REINER
CAST: CARY ELWES, ROBIN WRIGHT, CHRIS SARANDON, WALLACE SHAWN, CHRISTOPHER GUEST, ANDRé THE GIANT, MANDY PATINKIN, FRED SAVAGE, PETER FALK, CAROL KANE, BILLY CRYSTAL
A fractured fairy tale that subverts clichés even as it reasserts their power, Reiner’s adaptation of William Goldman’s cheeky novel stars an Errol Flynn-esque Cary Elwes as Westley, true-hearted swashbuckling hero set out to save Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright) from the nefarious Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon). With the great Peter Falk and Fred Savage in the sweetly playful framing narrative, wrestler André the Giant giving an Oscar-caliber performance, and a lifetime’s worth of inside jokes.