Apollo 13 4/4
I defy anyone to not like this movie. It's just enjoyable. Many historical films fumble at trying to take an infinitely complex real-world situation and turn it into a film, but the historical events of the Apollo 13 mission make for great cinema. Yes the tech is a bit hard to understand at times if you're not well-versed in that world, but you don't need to know that much detail. In the end it's about three guys on a mission to get home. You could argue it's overly sentimental, but that sentiment feels earned. You can't not smile at the final splashdown. It's a tightly-constructed, simple story that's a real crowd-pleaser.