A mobster’s favorite means of control? Violence, which is a staple of gangster culture—and, by extension, mob movies. “Bonnie and Clyde,” “The Godfather”…. Here are 10 of the most gruesome scenes you’ll ever see in movies about the Mafia.
The Godfather received 11 Academy Award nominations. So did The Godfather, Part II. Heck, even The Godfather, Part III racked up seven Oscar nominations. Clearly, this trilogy has the respect of the industry. But what do you think?
Jack Nicholson’s performance, Danny’s imaginary friend and, of course, Room 237. There are many, many reasons why Stanley Kubrick’s legendary movie “The Shining” is still haunting viewers 35 years later. We thought it was high time to remind you of a few of them.
Writer/director John Hughes made all kinds of funny movies in his too-brief career: “Sixteen Candles,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “The Breakfast Club.” But one thing that all of his movies had in common was heart—which is why it’s easy to glean life lessons from his work.
It’s the place where we can sing, think, get naughty, and ultimately be ourselves while (hopefully) nobody is watching. The shower has been the site of several memorable movie scenes (Psycho, anyone?), but ’80s cinema can claim some particularly great ones. Here are seven shower scenes from that decade that are steamy in more ways than one.
Horror’s not the only movie genre that boasts horrific body counts (“Saving Private Ryan,” anyone?), but if you’re a fan of scary movies, then you know there’s good, fatal fun to be had in fright flicks. That’s why we’ve compiled our rankings of some of the deadliest movies we’ve ever seen — from “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2″ to “World War Z.”
We owe a lot to characters in movies like “Brokeback Mountain”—ones who make the brave decision to come out and even the ones who never get to be that bold—since they serve as a boon for those who struggle today.
Looking for a movie that delivers a little something more than your standard slasher horror flick? Movies like “Ring” and “They Came Back”–all selections in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die–go way beyond the expected thrills by drawing on various elements of the genre but also telling a compelling human drama.
The zombie subgenre of horror flicks has a rich history of mixing gore with guffaws. In fact, here are 10 bloody funny movies that perfectly illustrate how “zom-coms” are anything but brainless.
We all wish we had answered that want ad to be a Ghostbuster (for $11,500 a year!). But even if we all can’t actually be a Ghostbuster, we can still learn from the best. Here are a couple of career-boosting tips we picked up from Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson), Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) and Dr. Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd).
In the movies, the ways in which the world will end are endless. Whether it be with a bang or a whimper–here are a few movies to watch (like “Cabin in the Woods”) while anticipating the apocalypse—especially if you think killer robots and giant planets are blasé.
Pizza should get its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It’s been making cameos in movies like “Do The Right Thing” and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” for decades. And there are often valuable lessons to be learned from cinema’s most famous ‘za connoisseurs. So order a pie and read on for 10 pizza proverbs.
On the surface, Hollywood is all glitz and glam—but under that shiny surface lurks a seedy underbelly of betrayals, corruption, lies… sometimes even murder. Here are eight movies that profoundly explore the darker side of Tinseltown.
With all the hot ghosts haunting around out there, you’ll need to be able to discern the killer ghosts from those that are safe to make out with!
More than just a character actor, Steve Buscemi has that certain… something. His distinctive look and offbeat energy set the tone of a movie like few actors can, and his one-of-a-kind mug makes a big impact onscreen—even when it’s just in a cameo appearance. No wonder Joel and Ethan Coen love casting him in their movies; he’s able to sum up their signature creepy/weird/funny style in just one shot. Here are five movies from the Coen brothers that show how Buscemi is like their cinematic soulmate.
Everyone loves an underdog, right? Erin Brockovich, Frida Kahlo… These are the people who manage to make something out of nothing by transforming themselves, and the world, along the way.
“Courage Under Fire,” “Malcolm X,” “Philadelphia”… Denzel Washington is one of the finest and most accomplished actors of his generation. For four decades, audiences have been enthralled by his compelling, intense, but always humane portrayals of men confronted by cruel circumstances and overcoming impossible odds. Here are his 10 greatest movies.
Sometimes uttering the words “I quit” just won’t cut it. If you’re looking to make a less than graceful exit from your job, you need not look any further than movies like “Bad Teacher” and “Waiting” that teach you exactly how. Here are 9 foolproof ways to suck at your job.
No one ever said movie heroes were perfect. In fact, the most imperfect ones—the deeply flawed, the morally suspect— like in Dog Day Afternoon and Taxi Driver, are often the most fascinating.
Great Britain has a long history of horror movies, but great British zombie films are harder to come by. That said, we’ve dug up this list of Britain’s best movies about the undead — from “28 Days Later” to “Shaun of the Dead.”
The Juilliard-trained, Oscar-winning William Hurt is a consummate actor’s actor, a leading man who isn’t afraid to take on supporting roles. Maybe that’s because—as the following 10 movies from “The Big Chill” to “The Accidental Tourist” prove—he’s one of those electrifying performers who scene-steals every movie he’s in regardless of the part he’s playing.
Martin Scorsese is one of the most inspired movie directors of all time, one who’s managed to reinvent himself from Hollywood enfant terrible to elder statesman of American cinema. Here are the six Scorsese films that have earned a spot in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
The upcoming Ghostbusters remake—which features female stars like Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy taking over the roles made famous by the likes of Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd—could be the start of a trend. As long as Hollywood seems ready to remake everything these days, why not cast more women in what used to be men’s roles? (After all, is busting ghosts necessarily a guys-only activity?) Here are our picks for famous films that should be remade with female leads.
Feeling a bit overwhelmed by the real world, are we? Well, take a look at some really unreal worlds, alternative universes where hauntings, vampires, time travel, spontaneous combustion and the like are commonplace. However bad things may look right now, they can’t possibly compete with discovering that your kid is the spawn of Satan, can it? “Rosemary’s Baby,” we’re looking at you…
Like school, the cinema can teach you important lessons. Unlike the subjects you study in class, though, oftentimes a movie’s main lesson is that things can always be worse. From “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ to “Heathers,” here are the nine most horrible school days ever committed to film.