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My Top Ten Favorite Rick Moranis Movies

May 9, 2011

Sika from the animated comedy blog Lunki and Sika in a tan and a Sika t-shirtAny day now Rick Moranis, one of the giants of eighties comedy, will make a comeback.

You heard it here first folks.

And while we wait, here are my top ten favorite Rick Moranis movies:
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10. Brewsters Millions [DVD] (1985).
On any other list this movie would rank higher, but due to the low amount of Rick Moranis screen time it places tenth. Funny movie premiss though, Richard Pryor will inherit $300 million if he can spend $30 million in one month.

Easier said than done; evidentially he wasn’t doing coke back then.

Little Giants (1994)
Danny O’Shea (Rick Moranis) lives in the shadow of his brother, ex football star Kevin O’Shea (Ed O’Neill). When his daughter is cut from Kevin’s pee-wee football team, Danny brings together his own team of picked-lasts and losers.

8. Honey, I Shrunk The Kids [DVD] (1989)
Rick stars as Wayne Szalinski, a scientist working on a top secret machine which miniaturizes objects. And just like the title says: his kids get shrunk. Shrunked? Anyway, they become small and get lost on the front lawn. And I truly remember enjoying this movie even though internet people have revealed obvious flaws in continuity:

Continuity problem: At different points in the movie, characters are seen popping up in the middle of a Cheerios and riding an ant. However, most common species of North American ant that would be found in your average backyard would fit through a Cheerios with approximately the same amount of extra space as the character shown- even a Carpenter ant would be only moderately larger and would still fit through a Cheerios with room to spare. This would put the characters at about the same size as any given ants, not small enough to ride them.

Hope you can enjoy it despite this chocking information.

7. Streets of Fire [DVD] (1984)
I haven’t seen this one, but Janne the Director kept pushing for it to be on the list.

And he swears it’s good. Actually, he didn’t exactly say it was good but he swore a lot while mentioning it.

6. My Blue Heaven [DVD] (1990)
Steve Martin and Rick Moranis teaming up for the first time on this list. Rick as FBI-agent Barney Coopersmith looking after mafia snitch Vincent ‘Vinnie’ Antonelli (Steve Martin) on witness relocation. The dance number alone makes this a must-see. I can’t believe this one didn’t make Janne the Director’s Top Ten Steve Martin Movies.

5. The Rick Moranis Sex Tape.
I haven’t seen this one either, but I’ve heard it’s out there.

And that it’s amazing.

4. Parenthood [DVD] (1989)
The second Rick Moranis/Steve Martin team up. This one is also a bit low on Rick-time, but it’s a great cast, it’s directed by Ron Howard and Steve Martin dresses up as a cowboy.

What else do you need?

3. Ghostbusters [DVD] (1984)
The Rick Moranis break-through as over-social neighbor Louis Tully turned Key Master for Gozer.

2. Little Shop of Horrors [DVD] (1986)
Yes, a musical takes the runner up position. And no, it’s nothing like the Grey’s Anatomy one. It’s funny, well-acted, well-sung, and all-the-way-through great. And it also completes this lists Steve Martin/Rick Moranis hat-trick.

1. Spaceballs (1987)
Mel Brooks greatest movie.

A Star Wars spoof starring Mel Brooks, John Candy, Bill Pullman, Daphne Zuniga. With Rick Moranis as Space villain Dark Helmet. Watch the clip. ‘Nuff Said.

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