33 Reasons Why Forrest Gump Is Actually Really, Really Good

How can this movie be the worst, especially when it has classic lines like, “Run, Forrest, run?!”

1. Forrest’s mum is a pillar of decency.

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2. This scene has the ability to make you cry EVERY TIME.

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3. The way in which they SEAMLESSLY intersperse old footage into the film.

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4. This beautiful, lifelong friendship.

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5. The way the film deals with serious, horrible issues and the emotion it invokes.

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6. Despite Jenny’s problems, you know that deep down she loves Forrest with all her heart.

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7. The moment Forrest and Jenny embrace and the whole crowd applauds.

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8. This line:

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9. The moment Forrest realises he can run.

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10. This line:

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THE most quoted line when a box of chocolates is in the vicinity.

11. The time Forrest makes a peace sign.

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12. When Mrs. Gump challenges societies view of her son.

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13. “I must have drank me about fifteen Dr Peppers.”

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14. When Forrest does evil squinty eyes at Jenny’s good-for-nothing boyfriend.

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15. The way they casually suggest Forrest inspired Elvis Presley’s dancing.

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Along with the ‘shit happens’ slogan, smiley face t-shirts and Apple computers.

16. The narration.

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17. The huge amount you can learn about American history.

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18. Forrest’s unwavering ability at being exactly who he is.

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19. The fact that without the film this GIF wouldn’t exist.

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20. Lieutenant DAN!

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21. All of Jenny’s different looks.

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22. The moment when Forrest became a table tennis champion.

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23. The moment when he ran across America for no reason.

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24. The heart-wrenching moment Bubba dies after Forrest saves half of his platoon.

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25. The INCREDIBLE scenery that features on Forrest’s run.

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26. All of the famous people, Forrest manages to meet and be completely unfazed by.

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27. Forrest’s childlike innocence.

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28. The part when Forrest discovers he’s a father.

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THE ACTING!

29. Who KNEW you could do so much with shrimp until Forrest Gump?

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30. Tom Hanks’ award-winning performance.

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31. How inherently good Forrest is as a person.

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32. It’s brilliantly funny…

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33. …and heart warming too.

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How can anyone not love Forrest Gump?

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