How good is the movie 'Airplane!'? It's so good that we tried to kick off this intro with a clever reference to the best quote from the movie -- and couldn't narrow it down. The landmark parody film made by brothers David and Jerry Zucker and their pal Jim Abrahams, threw more jokes at you per minute than a Marx Brothers routine, features perhaps the greatest acting performance by an NBA star and turned liking gladiator movies into a dirty thing.