Movies That Changed Everything: A Few Good Men

September 24, 2010 at 9:47 am

Movies That Changed Everything: A Few Good Men

I’m an aspiring filmmaker.  Like every filmmaker out there, I have a lengthy list of films that have inspired me along the way.  This series will examine twelve of the films that changed the way I looked at movies forever.  Films that have greatly influenced the filmmaker I hope to become someday…

A Few Good Men

movies that changed everything: A Few Good Men

It’s no secret that I’m extremely passionate about screenwriting. I can’t get enough.

Yet, it can be difficult sometimes to find time to write while balancing my career in television and other normal life responsibilities.

I still try to get into screenwriting mode as much as possible.

The goal?

To someday write something as good as A Few Good Men.

Forget the amazing film and the legendary performances of Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson for a moment.

In my opinion, the screenplay for A Few Good Men is one of best ever written.  It’s a phenomenal script.

Aaron Sorkin’s brilliant work has been a source of inspiration for me since the moment I heard Tom Cruise yell:

“Thank you for playing! Should we or should we not follow the advice of the galactically… stupid!”

Thought I was going to mention this famous exchange didn’t you?

That’s WHY the movie is so fantastic.  There are so many iconic and legendary moments.  I love everything about this movie but every time I think about how the story is structured and how well the characters are developed I just want to launch Final Draft and lose track of time.

A Few Good Men changed everything because of story, dialogue, action and drama.


Every aspiring screenwriter has a set of films they hold dear to their hearts.

A Few Good Men is at the top of my list for millions of reason but there is one reason that sticks out for me.


Something every creative person craves.

Like a drug you can’t stop feeding your pressing need to write.

Thankfully, all I have to do is pop the DVD in and let my imagination  come alive.