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23 Reasons "National Treasure" Is Disney's Greatest Achievement

National Treasure is a national treasure.

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1. Because it foreshadows the greatest quote in cinematic history.

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2. And then it delivers the greatest quote in cinematic history.

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3. And yes — you guessed it — it also features the second greatest quote in cinematic history.

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Not an easy thing for one franchise to do, folks.

4. Because not far behind these near treasonous crimes is a forgiving, disappointed dad of an FBI agent.

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Walt Disney Pictures / Jerry Bruckheimer Films

5. Because it's good, clean fun for the whole family.

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Walt Disney Pictures / Jerry Bruckheimer Films

6. Because it turns convention on its head and allows Sean Bean's character to live.

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7. Because cosplay was never the same again.

8. Because National Treasure knows the Illuminati exists and you should too.

Wake up, sheeple.

9. Because it's a movie for history buffs...

10. ...for conspiracy theorists...

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11. ...and for devout patriots.

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Walt Disney Pictures / Jerry Bruckheimer Films

Burned.

12. Because you don't know excitement until you've seen the National Treasure movies.

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Walt Disney Pictures / Jerry Bruckheimer Films

13. Because BENJAMIN

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14. FRANKLIN

15. GATES

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16. Just when you think you know what he might be up to...

Ben is just buying a bottle of water right? He must be thirsty from all that treasure hunting.
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Ben is just buying a bottle of water right? He must be thirsty from all that treasure hunting.

17. ...you literally don't.

GUESS AGAIN.
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GUESS AGAIN.

18. The average human brain just can't keep up, so don't even try.

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Walt Disney Pictures / Jerry Bruckheimer Films

19. Because we're reminded that even geniuses slip up now and then.

20. Because it forever changed the way you view current events.

21. Seriously, everything reminds you of a National Treasure plot.

22. Because it taught us the only proper way to respond to National Treasure's critics.

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23. And because the plot of National Treasure 3 (God willing) is anybody's guess.

Sky's the limit.

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