The Abyss - For my money, this is James Cameron's unsung masterpiece. In this broad anti-war story, we find an estranged couple forced to reunite in the depths of the sea because a submarine is destroyed and these deep sea divers are the best available option at discovering why. Well, the why of things becomes a bit supernatural when Lindsey Brigman discovers what she believes to be the existence of extraterrestrial life at the bottom of the ocean. She fiercely tries to convince her ex husband Bud that there are aliens in the deep, meanwhile a Navy Seal named Lt. Coffey believes it all to be a ploy and that Russians are responsible so he hijacks a nuke for his own means. Overly complicated to the extreme, but tremendously executed and containing what might be Cameron's best 3rd Act of any film he has made, this film is a gripping, emotional and awe-inspiring epic that needs to be seen. History will remember this film as one of the pioneers for computer generated imagery and clearly paved the way for 1991's Terminator 2. Given the option, seek out the dramatically longer directors's cut. Some incredibly important plot is left on the cutting room floor and the director's cut is a 100% better viewing experience.