National Lampoons Vacation for me kick started the whole comedy road movie genre (well in my lifetime anyway) and it’s fair to say that not many films have surpassed this original (Dumb and Dumber is of course up there) and apart from the fashion the film hasn’t aged too badly.
Harold Ramis’s finest work in my opinion is Groundhog Day from 1993. I can honestly say that this film is one of my favourite movies of all time. The actual Groundhog Day is essentially about a Groundhog who is said to come out of its hole at the end of hibernation. If the Groundhog sees its shadow, it goes back into its hole, which portends six weeks more of winter weather.