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Top Ten Sundance Award-Winning Movies Directed by Women

Top Ten Sundance Award-Winning Movies Directed by Women

The Sundance Film Festival has been letting women show their stuff since 1984. This year, 36 percent of the movies in competition are directed by women—compare that to the number of women directors for the top 250 North American films last year: a mere 6 percent. That’s a shame when you consider how many great movies by women directors have come out of the fest over the years. Without further ado, here are ten great movies that came out of Sundance that just happened to be directed by women. Add them to your cue.

Sage Advice: Life Lessons From “The Princess Bride”

Sage Advice: Life Lessons From “The Princess Bride”

What do a pirate, magician and Billy Crystal have in common? Well, in The Princess Bride, they all manage to dispense advice to faltering characters across the entire kingdom. Some might have more wisdom than others (we’re looking at you, Vizzini), but you can’t blame a girl (or Vizzini) for trying. Here are our top ten pieces advice from the cult classic. Take them to heart.

Planet Earth Alert: 10 Dystopian Movies That Warn Us About Our Future

Planet Earth Alert: 10 Dystopian Movies That Warn Us About Our Future

One of the most iconic and influential movies of the last 40 years, “Blade Runner” is responsible for changing the way scifi flicks represented our world. Here are 10 dystopian classics from the last decade that continued those themes.

The Princess Bride Match Up Game

The Princess Bride Match Up Game

Princess Bride Match Up Game. See who is beneath each card. Find the match. Once you’ve matched them all, move to the next level.

10 Ways to Know This is Not The Right Person For You

10 Ways to Know This is Not The Right Person For You

Love. It can unleash butterflies in your stomach, make you feel weak at the knees…and leave you completely blind to some serious red flags about the object of your affection. Hey, it happens, but if you’re going to fall for your assassin boss, maybe just don’t trust him not to kill you when it’s over. Check out our list of the top 10 ways to know that you’re into the wrong person, as learned from the movies.

The Wright Stuff: Top Ten Robin Wright Movies

The Wright Stuff: Top Ten Robin Wright Movies

Robin Wright made movie history as the flaxen-haired maiden in The Princess Bride and then as Jenny, the unforgettable love of “Forrest Gump’s” life. In her stellar 27 year career, Wright has cherry-picked meaty roles that let her shine, from the intractable Irish lass in the indie drama “The Playboys” to her turn as the unwavering Mary Surrat, the widow charged for Lincoln’s assassination in “The Conspirator.” Wright steals the show in whatever flick she’s in, but here are our absolute favorite of her performances.

Great Movie Characters: 8 From the ’80s

Great Movie Characters: 8 From the ’80s

There are so many outstanding characters from so many classic movies of the ’80s, it’s hard to narrow it down the list. Here are 8 greats we fall in love with all over again, no matter how many times we watch them do their thing.

Sundance 2015: Short Film Program Announced

Sundance 2015: Short Film Program Announced

Sundance Institute announced the program of short films selected to screen at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The 2015 Short Film program is comprised of 60 short films selected from 8,061 submissions.

Sundance 2015: Films in Premiere and Documentary Premiere Announced

Sundance 2015: Films in Premiere and Documentary Premiere Announced

Sundance Institute announced the films selected to screen in the out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections, as well as the selections for a new Special Events section and participants for two panels, at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, January 22 to February 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

5 Robert Redford Movies To Add to Your Watch List Now

5 Robert Redford Movies To Add to Your Watch List Now

Founder of the Sundance Film Festival, SundanceTV, actor, director, producer and environmental activist–all these describe the versatile, talented Robert Redford. He’s also had no less than who five movies selected to be included in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. Here’s what to add to your watch list.

The Scary Side of Kevin Bacon

The Scary Side of Kevin Bacon

Because Kevin Bacon’s always had a penchant for the dark, the creepy, and the downright terrifying! Take a closer look with these ten scary flicks.

That Awkward Moment When… (a.k.a. Embarrassing Family Movie Scenes)

That Awkward Moment When… (a.k.a. Embarrassing Family Movie Scenes)

‘Tis the season of family gatherings. To, um, celebrate, we’ve gathered the most awkward, amusing, cringe worthy or downright creepy family moments in the movies. This selection of titles covers some of the best and most guffaw-inducing moments out there, whether it be a talk about the birds and the bees, lying to mom, or perhaps something even a bit more weird…

“Tiger Beat” Talent: 8 Heartthrobs from the ’80s

“Tiger Beat” Talent: 8 Heartthrobs from the ’80s

“Tiger Beat,” “Teen Beat,” “16,” “Bop.” In the years before the internet, print mags like these were the sole link for rabid fans to get precious inside info on their crushes: favorite colors, astrological signs and, of course, glossy pinup photos for locker adornment. Here are 8 of the hottest coverdudes from the ’80s, who will always be our teen idols.

Inconceivable! It’s “The Princess Bride” Marathon!

Inconceivable! It’s “The Princess Bride” Marathon!

SundanceTV is preparing for an inconceivably merry Christmas with “As You Wish: The Princess Bride Marathon,” hosted by the film’s star, Cary Elwes. The marathon will begin airings of “The Princess Bride” on Thursday, December 25 at 1:00pm ET/PT and will end on Friday, December 26 at 2:00am ET/PT.

Things That Make You Go “Hmmm”: Top 10 WTF Movies

Things That Make You Go “Hmmm”: Top 10 WTF Movies

Killers, hookers and obsessive Giants fans? These movies put the F in WTF.

Three Movies You Must See by That Master of Shtick Mel Brooks

Three Movies You Must See by That Master of Shtick Mel Brooks

Humor master Mel Brooks has helmed some of the best examples of filmmaking, won an Academy Award and had with three of his comedies added to “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.” Oh, also, he makes us laugh until we cry. Want to join us? Check out these three picks below.

5 Surprising Things About the Original “Dirty Harry” Movie

5 Surprising Things About the Original “Dirty Harry” Movie

Think you know everything about SFPD’s most famous homicide inspector? Well, we’ve investigated and come up with 5 fun facts that just might surprise you.

Top Ten Movies That Are Probably Already on Your Top Ten List

Top Ten Movies That Are Probably Already on Your Top Ten List

We know you already have a set list of your favorite movies, but maybe there’s room for one or two more? There are not many surprises on this list, but rewatching a classic movie is like putting on a old favorite sweater—always satisfying.

Gone AWOL: Movie’s Top Ten Agents Gone Rogue

Gone AWOL: Movie’s Top Ten Agents Gone Rogue

Sometimes they’re framed, other times they’re straight up diabolical, and often, you spend 90% of the movie trying to figure out which. Regardless of their M.O., agents gone rogue are an onscreen sensation that few can resist–they’re wildly dangerous, pitted up against fellow CIA/FBI/MI6/criminal masterminds, and usually racing against the clock to uncover a conspiracy. You can’t say their training went to waste. Check out our list below of ten thrilling instances of agents gone AWOL.

Thanksgiving Therapy: 10 Dysfunctional Families from Sundance Movies

Thanksgiving Therapy: 10 Dysfunctional Families from Sundance Movies

Ah, Thanksgiving, when American families come together to eat and laugh and pass out at the dinner table in tryptophan-induced comas…. Too bad not every family’s a Norman Rockwell painting. The high-pressure holiday can often serve as a catalyst for drama, teasing decades’ worth of grudges and resentment out of hiding. Need examples?

5 Ways to Prep for Feastwood (Your Thanksgiving Marathon With Clint)

5 Ways to Prep for Feastwood (Your Thanksgiving Marathon With Clint)

This Thursday, Clint Eastwood is crashing your Thanksgiving with Feastwood: A Dirty Harry Marathon. With back-to-back broadcasts of the entire series. Consult our check list below for five ways to get ready for your holiday with the cinematic legend.

“Dirty Harry” Faceoff: Which Movie Is the Dirtiest?

“Dirty Harry” Faceoff: Which Movie Is the Dirtiest?

As Harry Callahan, Clint Eastwood totes his trademark .44 Magnum on screen in five unforgettable “Dirty Harry” movies–a series that started with the original in 1971 and went on for nearly two badass decades. But which “Dirty Harry” movie is the most badass? Only you can decide.

Hello, Mr. Sandman: Top 10 Dream Movies

Hello, Mr. Sandman: Top 10 Dream Movies

Hollywood is, as the cliche goes, a dream factory, and Freudian analysts and movie theorists alike have compared movie-watching to dreaming. The list of memorable dream movies could go on practically ad infinitum, but here is an eclectic list of 10 of the greatest, ranging from movies with classic dream sequences to those that come seductively or unnervingly close to capturing the mood and logic of our dreams and nightmares.

Christopher Guest Characters to Make You Feel Better About Your Family

Christopher Guest Characters to Make You Feel Better About Your Family

We’re several days away from Thanksgiving, which is barely enough time to mentally and emotionally prepare for spending time with your most dysfunctional family members. Take solace in the fact that more bizarre people exist out there–specifically, from the brilliant mind of Christopher Guest. We won’t tell anyone if you decide to drown yourself in mashed potatoes and gravy, um, we mean, watch a marathon of these movies to pick up tips on how to deal.

10 Times Cheating Was a Truly Stupid Idea

10 Times Cheating Was a Truly Stupid Idea

Messing around behind a partner’s back is never smart, but sometimes the stakes end up even higher than a marriage. These ten brutal tales of lust, betrayal and violence put the “adult” in adultery.