Dangerous Minds: I love this movie so much I based my thesis around it. "Hollywood's Depiction of Inner-City High Schools" was born because I've been obsessed with Dangerous Minds for the greater part of my life. I bought the soundtrack, multiple times. I read the book until it literally fell apart. I bought the soundtrack again when the CD came out. When it came to Dangerous Minds, I did everything EXCEPT see the movie. My religious parents banned R-rated movies so I was forced to wait two years until it aired on TV (edited for time and content). I still have the VHS tape I recorded on that glorious day. And while some people may love Dangerous Minds, nobody loves it like I do. Physically.
Brown Sugar: Why don't more people like Brown Sugar? I can understand why the general blogging masses might turn up their noses, but what about the general public? The opening to this movie is one of my favorites OF ALL-TIME. A carefully edited montage of hip-hop legends reminiscing about the moment they fell in love with hip-hop. And that leads into a New York City park sometime in the 1980s where the two young protagonists watch Slick Rick freestyle to Doug E. Fresh's beatbox. Maybe the movie's too "hip-hop" for most rom-drama fans and too rom-drama for most hip-hop fans.