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.
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.
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.
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.
In John Ford’s “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” Carleton Young’s newspaperman tells James Stewart’s senator, “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” It’s a statement that could be used to define the biopic–cinema’s attempt to capture the essence of the famous, infamous or individuals who got caught up in a moment that defines an age. Here’s list of movies that take different paths in representing pasts recent and distant.
Now that we’ve been surprised by which movies passed the Bechdel Test, let’s take a look at a few movies that shockingly fail. From family-friendly classics to indie hits, we’re sad to say that these 10 flicks just don’t make the grade.
The average male thinks about sex about 10 times a day. The average woman about 7. But we’re here to up the ante with this list of thought-provoking stories about everything from fantasies to fetishes–and beyond.
In order to pass the Bechdel Test, a movie must have a scene in which two female characters have an actual conversation about something other than a man. The bar is really that low and yet most movies still get a failing grade.
Who doesn’t love a good stand-up-and-cheer sports movie? Sure, sports movies in the ’80s had their share of underdog triumphs, seemingly-invincible villains and rousing montages, but the best ones gave us a lot more than that. Here’s your ticket to some of the decade’s heaviest hitters.
They may spend their waking hours pushing papers and quibbling in Congress, but politicians also do somewhat normal-people stuff, like make cameos in movies, adding political weight or a touch of oftentimes awkwardly-delivered humor. Here, our favorite and most surprising cameos politicians in the movies…
Magic, myth, wonder, escapism and the extraordinary–movies often draw inspiration from fairy tales. The thirteen movies below, all from “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die,” will enchant you.
Stephen King is oft hailed as the “master of horror”–but not all King adaptations feature the occult. Some of his best book to big-screen reworkings are dramas, psychological thrillers and coming of age sagas. Check out the top eight times Stephen King enthralled us without using sorcery.
From an alcoholic PTA mother (“Weeds”) to a shady CEO (“How to Get Away with Murder”), ONE CHILD’s Elizabeth Perkins has been stealing scenes all over the TV world as of late, which should come as no surprise to movie lovers. These five memorable film appearances run the gamut from edgy black comedy to family friendly farce.
So many ’80s movies just wouldn’t be the same without their iconic soundtracks. Hey, you can’t have dance sequences and montages—two stylistic cornerstones of the era—without a catchy hit song. Here are 10 tunes that topped the charts thanks to the big Hollywood movies that featured them.
There is such a thing as a cinematic Renaissance Man, and Robert Redford is it. The ginger-haired septuagenarian is an acting legend, the founder of Sundance Film Festival and SundanceTV, as well as a master behind the camera. Over the last three decades, Redford has directed a host of beloved dramas and got award-winning performances from stars. Not only that, he frequently pulls double duty as an actor in movies he’s directed.
Clint Eastwood not only re-defined the western, he also remade the cop movie. The Man with No Name offered up a more cynical West to the one John Wayne rode roughshod through, and ‘Dirty’ Harry Callaghan unleashed on the world a more brutal law enforcement officer. Over the years, Eastwood expanded his repertoire of characters far beyond the genre that made him a star, as this selection of classics and oddities reveals.
If self-lacing shoes and and breakfast machines actually existed, our world would be a much better place! Here’s to high hopes that some scientist gets on the following creations stat.
It’s that time of year again. The leaves turn golden, the lattes turn pumpkin spice and a full slate of summer blockbusters makes room for the good stuff! This year’s Sundance Film Festival found filmmakers turning in an array of intriguing projects, from musical drama to groundbreaking satire. Here are 10 movies you can’t miss this season.
Like it or not, every year we spend on this planet brings each of us the same thing: another birthday. And with each birthday comes the universal hope that our own day be unforgettable: hilarious, crazy, beautiful … or at least give us some motivation for the coming year. Here are the top 10 birthday scenes we’d like to blow out the candles with.
A TV soap-star actress, a crippled con, a single dad and an autistic savant—these are just a few of Dustin Hoffman’s very varied roles. He’s been nominated for an Academy Award seven times and won Best Actor twice–he’s also featured in nine movies in “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.”
No Halloween plans? We’ve got you covered. Catch all the hottest, scariest and deadliest fright flicks—plus a Season 1 marathon of THE RETURNED on SundanceTV, starting Fri., Oct. 31 at Midnight/11c. Here’s your game plan: 1. Scare yourself silly with one (or all) of the movies in our lineup this weekend: The Dead Zone Pan’s…
It’s Halloween and you’ve been coerced into attending a party or 12 tonight, but your ironic Scream mask isn’t going to cut it this year. You’ve got a few hours to throw together something timeless and classic, or be forever ridiculed as “that guy who showed up with a sheet on his head.” Seize this opportunity to relive the glory days of these “Saturday Night Live” characters that were adapted for the big screen. Whatever you choose though, please don’t be Pat.
Whether it be via a force of good or evil, something about not being in control of our own bodies fascinates us. While we would definitely steer clear of “Ghostbusters” Zuul, we might not mind Lily Tomlin’s Edwina taking up residence in half our bodies–especially if the results were as hilarious as “All of Me.” To review all our options, we put together a list of the all time top 10 creepiest (and funniest) supernatural hijackings!
Double your pleasure, double your fun? Sorry, leave your Doublemint fantasies about cute, fun-in-the-sun twins at the door: Movie twins tend to the seriously creepy.
Of any night of the year, Halloween is the best to watch a cult movies. To get you started on a this year’s binge, we picked 10 of the best cult horror movies to start with–all from the pages of “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.”