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Against the Odds: 8 Great Sports Movies of the ’80s

Against the Odds: 8 Great Sports Movies of the ’80s

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.

Political Wins: Top Top Ten Cameos by Politicians in the Movies

Political Wins: Top Top Ten Cameos by Politicians in the Movies

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…

Once Upon a Time: Fantasy Movies You Must See Before You Die

Once Upon a Time: Fantasy Movies You Must See Before You Die

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.

The Master of Horror Gets Real: Top 8 Non-Supernatural Stephen King Movies

The Master of Horror Gets Real: Top 8 Non-Supernatural Stephen King Movies

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.

Perk Up! 5 Must-See Elizabeth Perkins Movies

Perk Up! 5 Must-See Elizabeth Perkins Movies

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.

Tune In To the ’80s: Ten Chart-Topping Hollywood Theme Songs

Tune In To the ’80s: Ten Chart-Topping Hollywood Theme Songs

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.

Behind the Camera: 9 Great Movies Directed by Robert Redford

Behind the Camera: 9 Great Movies Directed by Robert Redford

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.

Beyond The Man with No Name: 10 Roles Clint Eastwood Rocked

Beyond The Man with No Name: 10 Roles Clint Eastwood Rocked

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.

Calling Mad Scientists: Top 10 Movie Inventions We Wish Were Real

Calling Mad Scientists: Top 10 Movie Inventions We Wish Were Real

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.

Top 10 Sexual Extreme Movies

Top 10 Sexual Extreme Movies

You’ve got necrophilia (“Kissed”), masochism (“The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan”) and sexual addiction (“Shame”) in the mix so yes, this list is seriously about extremes.

Straight from the Sundance Film Festival: Fall 2014 Indie Movie Guide

Straight from the Sundance Film Festival: Fall 2014 Indie Movie Guide

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.

Make a Wish! 10 Unforgettable Birthdays from the Movies

Make a Wish! 10 Unforgettable Birthdays from the Movies

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.

What a Character! 9 Must-See Dustin Hoffman Movies

What a Character! 9 Must-See Dustin Hoffman Movies

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.”

How to Celebrate the Days of the Dead

How to Celebrate the Days of the Dead

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…

Halloween “Superstar”: Costume Ideas Inspired by “SNL” Characters

Halloween “Superstar”: Costume Ideas Inspired by “SNL” Characters

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.

Total Takeover: When It Comes to Possession, These 10 Movies Do It Right

Total Takeover: When It Comes to Possession, These 10 Movies Do It Right

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 Fear With the Big Screen’s Most Terrifying Twins

Double Your Fear With the Big Screen’s Most Terrifying Twins

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.

Strange Bedfellows: Halloween, Horror and the Cult Movie

Strange Bedfellows: Halloween, Horror and the Cult Movie

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.”

Top 10 Things to Know About Stanley Kubrick

Top 10 Things to Know About Stanley Kubrick

You think you know the notoriously reclusive director? You just might be surprised.

Cinematic Sickos: The Top 10 Movie Psychos

Cinematic Sickos: The Top 10 Movie Psychos

Cannibals, mother killers, Nazis—sometimes actors go deep, and dark, to play some of the worst people imaginable. Here are 10 movies in which they completely nailed their villainous roles–and completely freaked us out.

Braaaaiiinnnsss: 10 Great Zombie Movies

Braaaaiiinnnsss: 10 Great Zombie Movies

At this point zombies are more than a horror institution. The undead are such a popular subject they’ve become a whole genre in their own right. Whether an outbreak is contained or apocalyptic, whether they shamble in hordes or jump out from dark corners, there’s nothing quite like a good zombie movie.

Expert Opinion: Broadway’s Genie from “Aladdin” on Big Movie Musicals

Expert Opinion: Broadway’s Genie from “Aladdin” on Big Movie Musicals

Who better to give us the scoop on movie musicals than James Monroe Iglehart? Currently starring as Genie in “Aladdin”–for which he won the Tony Award–the actor filled us in on the best movie to watch with your friends who need to be convinced to watch song and dance routines and whose life would make the perfect musical.

Quelle Horreur! Scariest French Horror Movies

Quelle Horreur! Scariest French Horror Movies

Quick, name your favorite French horror movie! If you had to think that one over, you aren’t alone. But the country that brought us Jean-Paul Sartre and existentialism has another kind of horror besides the usual tales of creaky old houses and axe-wielding maniacs. Here’s a list of ten great French movies that disturb and shock, but not always with a straightforward a menace.

Setting the Barre High: Top 10 Dance Movies

Setting the Barre High: Top 10 Dance Movies

We asked Nicole Winhoffer, Madonna’s personal trainer and a former Broadway dancer with credits like “42nd Street,” “Bombay Dreams” and “Wicked” to her name, to pick some of the best dance scenes ever captured on film. Here’s what she said…

Laugh Until It Hurts: The Best War Comedies

Laugh Until It Hurts: The Best War Comedies

While it seems like an unlikely mash up, combining war and comedy genres reveals how conflict can often be… funny. These seven war comedies filled with weapons of ‘laugh destruction,’ all found in “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die” illustrate how war can be hell-arious.