It’s STACK‘s Friday Flick time, where each week we’ll recommend a slice of classic movie viewing that’s sure to get your weekend off to a great start. This week, it’s Forrest Gump.

A revisionist history tale of drama, romance and friendship, Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) may be a simple man, but he’s a good man who has an influence on more in his orbit than he ever realises.

From those close to him to presidents, entrepreneurs and those who delight in chowing down upon shrimp, his simple outlook on life is inspiring to many – even if all he really cares about is his one and only childhood friend, Jenny. Forrest Gump is a heartwarming – and tearjerking, oh so tearjerking – tale of heart over brains.

Forrest Gump

Four reasons why Forrest Gump rocks:

1. The incredible performance from Tom Hanks.

2. Run, Forrest, run!

3. The superb (for the time) effects that superimposed Forrest into myriad great historical moments.

4. The oodles of quotable quotes beyond, “Life is like a box of chocolates.”

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Check out STACK‘s previous Friday Flick recommendations here.