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10 Stylish Screen Sirens

10 Stylish Screen Sirens

We always admire a strong female character, but sometimes it’s not just the personality of that character that’s inspiring—it’s the wardrobe, too. Here is our list of 10 of the most fashionable characters in movies, including Carrie Fischer in “Star Wars” and Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz.”

In Honor of World AIDS Day: 10 Powerful Films About HIV/AIDS

In Honor of World AIDS Day: 10 Powerful Films About HIV/AIDS

World AIDS Day is a chance for people around the globe to come together and raise awareness for the fight against HIV/AIDS. These ten movies, from “Dallas Buyers Club” to “Philadelphia,” deliver a powerful message and commemorate those who have lost their lives to the epidemic.

10 Movies With Crying Scenes That Will Bring You To Tears

10 Movies With Crying Scenes That Will Bring You To Tears

Sometimes you just need a good cry. And when those times arise, only people with the coldest of hearts wouldn’t shed a tear or two when their favorite characters lose it onscreen. Here’s our list of the best sobfests in movies, including scenes from “Mystic River” and “The Green Mile.”

Remembering Ziggy Stardust on the Big Screen: David Bowie’s Top 8 Movie Performances

Remembering Ziggy Stardust on the Big Screen: David Bowie’s Top 8 Movie Performances

Multimedia chameleon David Bowie was most renowned for his career as a musician, but every time he dabbled in movie acting, the results were always been unique and bewildering. Here are Bowie’s eight best big-screen performances.

Top 10 First Days of Freedom in Movies

Top 10 First Days of Freedom in Movies

When a movie character goes off to jail, questions arise. Who will they meet inside? Will they ever get out? When they do get out, what will they want to eat? Here now is a list of movies that use prison as a way of launching characters into the world, as well as into the heart of the movie fan, including “A Clockwork Orange” and “The Blues Brothers.

10 Family Meals We Wish We Were Invited To

10 Family Meals We Wish We Were Invited To

There’s no need to fear the (mostly) dysfunctional families that we’ve included in our list of 10 family meals in film that we wish we’d been invited to. In fact, consider this array of tasty movie scenes, from “Hannah and Her Sisters” to “Julie & Julia” your after-dinner palate cleanser.

Just in Time for Black Friday: 6 Epic Shopping Trips in the Movies

Just in Time for Black Friday: 6 Epic Shopping Trips in the Movies

These six flicks, from “Pretty Woman” to “The Devil Wears Prada,” can be your own form of retail therapy.

The 10 Biggest Box Office Sex Symbols

The 10 Biggest Box Office Sex Symbols

Conventional wisdom says Hollywood doesn’t have as many true movie stars as it used to, with the brightest stars’ wattage trending down ever since the days of Humphrey Bogart. Even in the 21st century, however, when devastatingly-good looks and charisma meet in one earthy vessel who makes good career choices, tickets get bought. A lot of tickets. These ten beautiful people’s films have generated over two billion apiece at the box office.

Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: 10 Unforgettable Sundance Docs From the ‘00s

Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: 10 Unforgettable Sundance Docs From the ‘00s

The documentaries did justice to this downer of a decade. Many of the ’00s best Sundance docs filled the gaps left by mainstream journalism; all of them told important stories with sophistication and intelligence. Our top 10 include “Grizzly Man” and “Zoo.”

Cream of the Crop: 10 Best Dramatic Sundance Movies Of The ’00s

Cream of the Crop: 10 Best Dramatic Sundance Movies Of The ’00s

Some call the ’90s the boom years at Sundance, but in the ’00s plenty of great work was produced–upholding the finest traditions of independent movies and maybe even inventing some new ones. Of the fiction features that had their world premieres at Sundance this past decade, here are our top 10, including “Donnie Darko” and “The Savages.”

Not Just the Girl Next Door: 8 Dark Movies Starring Nicole Kidman

Not Just the Girl Next Door: 8 Dark Movies Starring Nicole Kidman

Don’t let her pretty face fool you. Nicole Kidman’s filmography features more complex roles than just the sweet girl next door. In fact, she often portrays murderous, manipulative characters and is also the perfect leading lady to cast in pretty much any dark movie. From Stoker to Dogville, here are eight of our favorite dark flicks starring the actress.

10 Modern Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die

10 Modern Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die

What makes a movie a cult movie? Is it the movie itself or the audience who watches it? Are certain movies just born to be cult, while others have cult status thrust upon them? These questions are as elusive and provocative as cult movies themselves, but while you ponder, check out these 10 cult movies from the past 25 years, like “Natural Born Killers,” that are all included in “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.”

Oldies but Goodies: 6 Movies to Dust Off and Re-watch

Oldies but Goodies: 6 Movies to Dust Off and Re-watch

You can start with “Amores Perros.”

8 “Hicksploitation” Movies That’ll Have You On the Run

8 “Hicksploitation” Movies That’ll Have You On the Run

Aaah, the great American outdoors. It can sure be beautiful, but beware: the further afield you get, the harder it is to find help. Help with what, you may ask? Just ask the boys from Deliverance— deviant lunatic hicks, o’course!

If you’ve never heard the term “Hicksploitation” (or “Hixploitation”), the criteria for this peculiar and highly entertaining bunch of movies is simple: they’re usually pretty creepy, with some shit going down in the woods or the middle of nowhere at the hands of some seriously parochial individuals. Here is our list of shameless examples:

10 Unforgettable Performances From the Sundance Film Festival

10 Unforgettable Performances From the Sundance Film Festival

Over the years Sundance has developed its own star system, launching, or redefining, the careers of actors who in turn become regulars (Steve Buscemi, Parker Posey, Sam Rockwell, Ryan Gosling, Vera Farmiga, Zooey Deschanel, et al). Here are 10 of the greatest performances in festival history.

High-Grossing and Gross: 10 Hit Zombie Movies

High-Grossing and Gross: 10 Hit Zombie Movies

A huge crowds flocks to a large, isolated building and shuffles quietly into a dark room, drooling at the scent of warm… popcorn. The movie’s a hit! Zombie movies were once pretty niche, but over the last decade or so, undead monsters have gone mainstream. Here are 10 movies, including “28 Days Later,” that turned the living dead into cold, hard cash.

By the Book: 10 Movies to “Read” This Winter

By the Book: 10 Movies to “Read” This Winter

With winter approaching, curling up by the fireplace with a cozy blanket is definitely a posture that favors page-turning over screen-gazing. So if you’re looking for your next great book, here are 10 movies you should “read” this winter.

5 Oscar-Worthy Leonardo DiCaprio Performances

5 Oscar-Worthy Leonardo DiCaprio Performances

Despite being one of Hollywood’s biggest stars for nearly two decades, there is one career milestone that continues to elude Leonardo DiCaprio: an Academy Award. First nominated for an Oscar as a teenager, DiCaprio has struck out all four times he’s been up for the coveted trophy, making him perhaps the most conspicuously snubbed actor of his generation. Movies like “Revolutionary Road” and “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” showcase just a few examples of his work that failed to bring home the gold—or, in many cases, even earn him an Oscar nomination.

Shorts On SundanceTV Adds 2015 Global Competition Winners

Shorts On SundanceTV Adds 2015 Global Competition Winners

Shorts On SundanceTV presents winners from the 2015 Sundance Channel Shorts competition, featuring “Minimal Mysteries” by Carlos Essmann, “Oma” by Karolien Raeymaekers and “Alvethor” by Paweł Kryza. In collaboration with the Sundance Institute, a Grand Jury Prize winner was selected from each country and the winning films premiered at the 2015 Sundance London Film Festival.

Guts and Glory: Top 10 Heroic War Movies

Guts and Glory: Top 10 Heroic War Movies

Once upon a time, the average movie hero didn’t wear capes, tights or electrically powered exoskeletons. Instead, they were ordinary men and women thrust into real-world combat, relying on their temerity and teamwork to save the day amid brutal (and historically accurate) circumstances. Here are 10 war movies that defined heroism from the front lines.

10 Summer Thrillers to Get You Through the Winter

10 Summer Thrillers to Get You Through the Winter

Just because a movie is released during the summer doesn’t mean it isn’t enjoyable all year round. Here are 10 of our picks, from “Cabin Fever” to “Fatal Attraction” for your winter “to-watch” list.

Top 10 Differences Between The Gothams Of Nolan And Burton

Top 10 Differences Between The Gothams Of Nolan And Burton

Next year we’ll be getting a brand new Batman movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice directed by Zach Snyder. But while we’re waiting, let’s take a look back at 25 years of iconic Batman movies dominated by directors Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan.

9 Movies from 1989 You Must See Before You Die

9 Movies from 1989 You Must See Before You Die

1989 was a wild year in politics thanks to events like the downfall of the Berlin Wall and the deadly pro-democracy rallies in China’s Tiananmen Square. It was also an underrated and exceptional year for movies. Want proof? Here are nine movies from that year that make for essential viewing, all of them featured in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.

Hey Graphic Novel Fans: 10 Anti-Hero Movies Fighting The Superhero Monopoly

Hey Graphic Novel Fans: 10 Anti-Hero Movies Fighting The Superhero Monopoly

Are graphic novels and comic books responsible for classic fanboy superheroes, and nothing more? Of course not! This rich, literary (yes, literary) genre has inspired a wealth of other cinematic material, from dystopian yarns to biting black comedies, some of which you may not have even guessed.

7 Horror Movies You Won’t Believe Are Based on True Stories

7 Horror Movies You Won’t Believe Are Based on True Stories

Horror directors might have given you a few nightmares over the years, but even more terrifying? David Cronenberg, Wes Craven and Alfred Hitchcock have all drawn inspiration from true stories. Here are 7 tales that’ll have you keeping one eye open tonight. 1. Child’s Play A doll possessed by the soul of a serial killer?…