King Kong (1933)
Okay, enough about Godzilla, let’s talk about King Kong! “The Eighth Wonder of the World,” King Kong is just as, if not more, iconic as Godzilla. And like Godzilla, the first movie is the best in the series. The plot concerns a filmmaker bringing a giant monkey back to New York, and then the monkey gets pissed and goes on the loose. But why am I telling you this? You’ve seen King Kong. You love it!
But then, what if you haven’t seen King Kong? What if you don’t love it? Well, then thank Heavens for HBO Max, because you can watch it and love it for the very first time. It’s an American classic that I’d put right up there with The Wizard of Oz and Casablanca. And yes, I’m dead serious.