Over the Rainbow

 

Judy Garland, who was only 16 when Oz was filmed, is inimitably sublime as Dorothy, especially when she sings. Even 70 years after its release, it has one of the most iconic female roles and one of the finest examples of the hero's journey, which has influenced every epic quest tale from Star Wars to Harry Potter, but it is also a magical combination of drama, adventure, fantasy, and musical. It's a testament to the movie's universal appeal that seven decades later, The Wizard of Oz is still culturally significant - from Halloween costumes to sing-along-shows to remixes of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."