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Before “HAP AND LEONARD”: Top 5 Michael Kenneth Williams Movies

Before “HAP AND LEONARD”: Top 5 Michael Kenneth Williams Movies

From historical dramas (“12 Years a Slave”) to literary adaptations (“The Road”) to pulpy cop dramas (“Brooklyn’s Finest”), Williams is impossible to pin down.

7 Things You Didn’t Know About “Dirty Dancing”

7 Things You Didn’t Know About “Dirty Dancing”

Somebody put Patrick Swayze in a freezing lake!

How Crude! 9 Funniest R-Rated Comedies

How Crude! 9 Funniest R-Rated Comedies

“Animal House” is just the beginning…

Recycling Your Look: 8 Memorable Post-Apocalyptic Fashions From the Movies

Recycling Your Look: 8 Memorable Post-Apocalyptic Fashions From the Movies

Let’s start with Aunt Entity’s chainmail dress (“Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome”) and continue right on through Mason’s fur coat (“Snowpiercer”).

Crazy, Sexy, Cool: Quentin Tarantino’s Movies, Ranked

Crazy, Sexy, Cool: Quentin Tarantino’s Movies, Ranked

“The Hateful Eight,” his most recent pic, comes in third place!

Top 10 Most Popular Shorts on SundanceTV in 2015

Top 10 Most Popular Shorts on SundanceTV in 2015

Featuring stars like Michael Cera, Abigail Spencer, and Ben Schwartz, and created by acclaimed filmmakers such as Jill Soloway and Denis Villeneuve, here are the top 10 most watched shorts for 2015.

End of Year Clean Up: 4 Movies to Kick Out of the Canon

End of Year Clean Up: 4 Movies to Kick Out of the Canon

Though it’s constantly evolving, some of the fundamental movies in the canon are saturated with cultural violence. Yes, times were different then. Yes, we have come leaps and bounds. So, why do we keep returning to these movies? Maybe it’s time to reconsider. Movies like “The Jazz Singer” and “The Paleface,” all from 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die,” need to be retired–indefinitely.

Yeah, Humbugs! The 10 Best Movie & TV Scrooges, Ranked

Yeah, Humbugs! The 10 Best Movie & TV Scrooges, Ranked

Come Christmastime, there’s a little bit of Ebenezer Scrooge in all of us. But of the countless movie and TV versions of Dickens’ character, who stands head and shoulders above the rest? Here are our picks for the 10 of the best from Bill Murray to Reginald Owen.

We Really, Really Like Her: 8 Funniest Sally Field Movies

We Really, Really Like Her: 8 Funniest Sally Field Movies

It’s true, Sally Field: We like you! We really, really like you! Especially when you show off your comedic chops like you do in the following eight funny movies, such as “Punchline” and “Murphy’s Romance.”

From Jedi to Superhero: Samuel L. Jackson’s 10 Biggest Hits

From Jedi to Superhero: Samuel L. Jackson’s 10 Biggest Hits

Samuel L. Jackson is probably best known for two things in Hollywood: his authoritative charisma on-screen and his ability to take on any role at all. His prolific approach has helped make Jackson an iconic cultural figure… but never mind all that, this guy’s the highest-grossing film star of all time! Here are the actor’s ten most successful projects, from “Star Wars” to “Pulp Fiction.”

7 Christmas Movies That Will Make You Cry in a Good Way

7 Christmas Movies That Will Make You Cry in a Good Way

The holidays are a bittersweet time of year, which means (if you’re anything like us) the tears flow big-time whenever there’s a wistful Christmas movie to be watched. So whether you feel like crying tears of laughter or joy (to the world!), here are seven holiday movies, from “White Christmas” to “Miracle on 34th Street,” guaranteed to make you weep.

Harrison Ford Movies: Decade by Decade

Harrison Ford Movies: Decade by Decade

Counting down from his recent “Star Wars: A New Hope”… which decade is his best?

In Case You Were Curious: The Most Searched Movies of 2015

In Case You Were Curious: The Most Searched Movies of 2015

Google knows what you want. And apparently, what movie-going audiences want is a mixed bag of action (“Furious 7″), biopics (“Straight Outta Compton”), and sex (“50 Shades of Grey”).

In Memoriam: 15 People We Lost in 2015

In Memoriam: 15 People We Lost in 2015

Here are just three acclaimed entertainers we’ll miss: Wes Craven, Amanda Peterson and Leonard Nimoy.

6 Reasons Why “The Amityville Horror” Is Still Scary All These Years Later

6 Reasons Why “The Amityville Horror” Is Still Scary All These Years Later

In The Amityville Horror, the walls bleed and there’s nasty glop oozing from the plumbing, but the main event isn’t spooky special effects. It’s the Lutz family.

His Shining Decade: Charlie Sheen’s Movies From the ’80s

His Shining Decade: Charlie Sheen’s Movies From the ’80s

Platoon. Wall Street. Major League. Charlie Sheen has done some solid work over the course of his Hollywood career, but his greatest movies all came out during the ’80s.

Guess Who’s Stuck in the Friend Zone? Princess Leia, Duckie and Mrs. McFly

Guess Who’s Stuck in the Friend Zone? Princess Leia, Duckie and Mrs. McFly

We love characters who are stuck in the “friend zone” because they remind us how difficult love can be—and that’s what makes love worth chasing. Our list of 10 reasons you might be stuck in the “friend zone” has it all—spies, light-sabers, pregnancy, cartoons and, of course, Molly Ringwald.

From Hip-Hop to Hollywood: Ice Cube’s Top 5 Roles

From Hip-Hop to Hollywood: Ice Cube’s Top 5 Roles

No one really expected the angriest young man from N.W.A. to end up starring in family friendly road-trip comedies, but the musician’s second career has been far from an exercise in selling out. Turning out a legendary performance before his 22nd birthday, O’Shea Jackson has gone on to work with some of the top directors of the times and prove himself a talented filmmaker in his own right.

Always Golden: Cate Blanchett’s Golden Globe-Nominated Performances

Always Golden: Cate Blanchett’s Golden Globe-Nominated Performances

Hollywood’s annual awards season is upon us, and as usual, Cate Blanchett is set to dominate the nomination landscape thanks to her star turns in Todd Haynes’ romance “Carol” and the Dan Rather biopic “Truth.” So while the Australian thespian brushes up on her acceptance-speech etiquette, let’s take a look back at her eight past Golden Globe nominations.

Naughty or Nice: Top 10 Cinematic Santas

Naughty or Nice: Top 10 Cinematic Santas

Santa Claus is coming town soon, but which type of Santa will actually show up on your snowy rooftop to deliver some Christmas cheer (or so you hope)? As the movies prove, there are actually all different kinds of Kris Kringles, and some of them are downright Grinch-like. That’s why we’ve ranked 10 of our favorite cinematic Santas, from “A Christmas Story” to “Elf.”

Top 10 Movie Makers Who Make Great TV

Top 10 Movie Makers Who Make Great TV

Time was, successful movie directors wouldn’t deign to make a TV show. But all that has changed as Oscar-caliber talent, including David Lynch and Kevin Smith, has signed on both in front of the camera and behind it. TV has become as expansive and rewarding a medium as movies.

6 Things You Didn’t Know About “The Exorcist”

6 Things You Didn’t Know About “The Exorcist”

Many demons have possessed all manner of unwary dabblers in movie occultism since “The Exorcist” first scared the bejesus out of moviegoers, but it remains in a class by itself. But no matter how much you think you know about this classic movie, here are still some things you don’t.

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.”