Pretty edgy for its time, The Graduate stars a young Dustin Hoffman as Ben. Having just graduate college, Ben doesn’t know what he wants to do with his life. Things take a weird turn when he ends up having an affair with the married, Mrs. Robinson, played by Anne Bancroft.

The often parodied movie, directed by Mike Nicholas, has been parodied for a reason. It’s pretty awesome and iconic. In a screenplay co-written by the brilliant, Buck Henry, Ben’s life takes an even stranger turn when he falls in love with Mrs. Robinson’s daughter. Modern audiences will probably find it hard to sit through some of the slow pacing, but at the same time, events come together so quickly at the end.

Ultimately, it’s a movie about finding out what you want to do with your life and sticking to it, no matter what. If you haven’t seen it, you should, if only to get the many, many parodies.