Gay characters have become increasingly visible in mainstream movies and on TV, but they don’t always represent the enormous variety of the gay community, past and present. These movies, from “Carwash” to “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” offer some fabulous alternatives.
Over his long and legendary career, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg has tackled primeval fears and imaginative fantasy, captured the magic of childhood wonderment and found the human side of stories across almost all genres: literary adaptations, action-adventure, historical films and more. All of that makes whittling down his filmography to only his best nearly impossible, but these 1o movies—all of them found in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die—might be his finest.
The Cold War between the West and Soviet Russia, along with its collection of allies, began after WWII and lasted until the end of Communist rule. The divided state of East and West Germany may have presented the starkest contrast between the two ideologies, but as these 10 movies about the Cold War demonstrate, the whole world was involved. Find out what “From Russia With Love” and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” had to say about the conflict.
In honor of the Supreme Court ruling making same sex marriage legal nationwide, we’re throwing a wedding. Pick your favorite LGBT movie couple — from Ennis and Jack in “Brokeback Mountain” to Angel and Jesse in “Rent.”
Some of our favorite non-American movies that received their U.S. premieres at Sundance this past decade, including “Bloody Sunday” and “Up the Yangtze.
They’re rude, crude, desperate, sexy and utterly captivating. At the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, womens’ roles pushed gender identity to new levels, challenged convention, and updated the world on the multiple lifestyles women lead in the 21st Century. Here’s a list of some of the movies that stood out, from “Bachelorette” to “Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present.”
A weekend celebration of film and music, Sundance NEXT FEST is a new breed of festival fueled by the renegade spirit of independent artists.
Sundance Film Festival programmer Mike Plante, who brings his expertise to Shorts On SundanceTV with a curated lineup of classic festival shorts, talks about the process of vetting films, what makes a great short, and the peculiar lifecycle of the format.
Once relegated to clichéd stereotypes, LGBT characters have moved from the margins of mainstream entertainment into roles that champion and celebrate diversity in modern society, sparking debate and encouraging acceptance. Here are 10 movies–and their iconic gay characters–that have achieved landmark status for the way they represent the LGBT community on the big screen.
SundanceTV today announced it has launched a new online destination featuring award-winning shorts curated by the festival and including short films from folks like Jill Soloway and Denis Villeneuve.
It’s not often that a movie adapted from a book turns out better than the original material—but when it does happen, the result is akin to cinematic magic. Here are 10 of our favorite movies, from “Brokeback Mountain” to “Mean Girls,” that were even more acclaimed than the books on which they were based.
“Airplane!”, “Ghostbusters”, “Tootsie.” Whether they trafficked in juvenile humor, whip-smart social satire, wacky hijinks or all points in between, American movies experienced a comedic heyday during the 1980s. As proof, check these 10 funny films from the decade that have earned a spot in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
He’s an Academy Award-winning actor who’s been deemed “Sexiest Man Alive” to boot. Plus, he’s got one mesmerizing voice that spews pearls of wisdom actually worth listening to. From his incredible acceptance speeches to lessons he’s learned over the years, here are 10 pieces of life advice the one and only Matthew McConaughey.
We know you’re dark and twisted. We know you’re quirky and cool. But which indie movie are you? Find out now!
“First Blood” unleashed Rambo on the world and things were never the same.
Bumbling, overbearing or just plain lame, movie fathers don’t tend to get a lot of credit. From doofus dads (“National Lampoon’s Vacation”) to totalitarian dads (“The Sound of Music”), here are ten myths ripe for busting just in time for Father’s Day
Neither hero goes looking for a fight, but once they’re in–watch out! Rocky can take one hell of a beating and stay standing, but Rambo can really dole it out like nobody’s business.
Let’s face it, we think our friendships would make great buddy movies. But who exactly is your ideal BFF? Find out the results….
Molly Ringwald has made a career out of playing the sort of supremely relatable everywoman that moviegoers love–;and learn from. Here are 10 valuable life lessons you can learn from Ringwald’s cinematic body of work, from “Pretty in Pink” to “Sixteen Candles.”
Tom Cruise is known for many things…dancing in his underwear, wooing Kelly McGillis on-screen with a rousing rendition of “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” … jumping on Oprah’s couch. But the Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actor is best when he really gets fired up on the big screen. “A Few Good Men,” “Interview with the Vampire,” and “Jerry Maguire” for your viewing pleasure…
Skilled con artists, soldiers on the front lines of national security… and sex symbols? The most famous movie spies tend to wield some seriously seductive elegance in addition to possessing a deadly skills set. Here are the 10 cinematic secret agents you’re most likely to catch us surveilling—and salivating over.
“Jurassic World” comes out this Friday, and if the trailer is any indication, once again the hubris of humanity exposes it to the wrath of dinosaurs, for whom people make delightful, bite-sized snacks. Take this quiz, filled with relatively obscure trivia from the first three movies in the series and fund out how you would meet your demise.
A brilliant if sometimes inscrutable filmmaker, Gus Van Sant has given us some truly indelible scenes. From “My Own Private Idaho” to “Drugstore Cowboy,” here are 10 of our favorite Van Sant moments.
Hollywood has never shied away from talking about tough subjects–and movies that take on the big issues are all the better for it. From “Dear White People” to “To Kill a Mockingbird,” here are 10 great movies about race that offer eye-opening insights on diversity, inclusion and acceptance.
The year 1999 was momentous in the real world—marked by President Clinton’s impeachment trial, the death of JFK Jr. and the debut of the Euro, among other headline-grabbers—and at the movies. Here are 10 films from that year that have earned a spot in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.