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"The Karate Kid"
And, no, we're not talking about the terrible Jackie Chan version. Only the Ralph Macchio version deserves any sort of recognition. Besides launching the acting career of Macchio, "Karate Kid" gave us "wax on, wax off" and the coolest crane kick this side of Bruce Lee. And you can't beat the ultra-'80s soundtrack.
--Brian Moore, RedEye Web editor
February 21, 2013