Ian Haydn Smith

Hitting the Right Note (Again): Best Movie Soundtracks, Part 2

Article: Hitting the Right Note (Again): Best Movie Soundtracks, Part 2

A song can make a movie. And sometimes a soundtrack has a life all it’s own. We had so many favorite musical moments that we had to go for a second round. Read on for some memorable tunes–and vote for your favorite in the poll!

Hitting the Right Note: Best Movie Soundtracks, Part 1

Article: Hitting the Right Note: Best Movie Soundtracks, Part 1

For many people songs are like footnotes marking a specific moment in their lives. This is particularly true of songs in movies–take “Saturday Night Fever,” many people will have heard the music, but not seen the movie. The soundtrack album came to define a generation. Here’s a list of movies from “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die” whose songs are arguably as famous as the movies they appear in.

Growing Pains: Best High School Movies

Article: Growing Pains: Best High School Movies

For some, high school was the greatest moment of their lives. For others, it was hell on earth. Here are nine films that recall the best and the worst of times inside those hallowed halls.

In or Out: Making the “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die” List

Article: In or Out: Making the “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die” List

For the most recent edition of “1001 Movies to See Before You Die,” the editors took a look back through the list created for the first edition to see what titles could be replaced. Here’s list of some deletions and replacements–and the arguments and justifications for each.

And the Beat Goes On: The Best Movies About the Beatnik Generation

Article: And the Beat Goes On: The Best Movies About the Beatnik Generation

The Beat Movement not only broke new ground in literature, it was the start of sweeping changes in society. So if you want to “be cool, man”—screen these flicks that run the gamut from faithful adaptations of the now-legendary books to loosely-inspired homages to the era.

Battle for the Big Screen: The Best Civil War Movies

Article: Battle for the Big Screen: The Best Civil War Movies

The Civil War is a subject that has fascinated filmmakers. Here are eight that qualified for 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.