More than 100 films and TV productions have been adapted from, or based on, the published novels and short stories of prolific horror master Stephen King. But four movies, “Carrie,” “The Shining,” “Stand By Me,” and “The Shawshank Redemption,” have the added distinction of also being included in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
Though the annual Sundance Film Festival has been home to all kinds of movies, the independent film haven has premiered a surprisingly complete roster of the past few decades’ best examples of a genre more often associated with big budgets and Hollywood studios: the thriller. Featuring a young and hungry assortment of the movie world’s biggest stars and most respected filmmakers, these ten wildly original thrill rides launched careers into the realm of superheroes and Oscar wins.
One of the most distinctive filmmakers of the last two decades, Gus Van Sant’s movies challenge representations of gender, class and race. He’s also part of a small group of directors to have a number of his movies featured in “1001 Movies to See Before You Die.” From “Drugstore Cowboy” to Good Will Hunting ,” his entries testify to the rich diversity of his talent.
Love is great–unless it’s the unrequited kind, of course. If you’re wondering whether or not the person who’s been admiring you from afar just has a harmless crush or whether it’s turned into something a little more .. dangerous, here are 10 signs we’ve learned from the movies, from “Misery” to “my Best Friend’s Wedding,” you might want to review.
What is it about World War II that inspires such disparate filmmakers as Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino to craft some of their finest work? From “Inglourious Basterds” to “Saving Private Ryan,” here are 10 of the best movies to add to your must-see list.
1995 was a weird year. From “To Die For” to “Kids,” major directors and filmmakers made movies about bad sex in all its lurid variations. Here are 10 of those stories.
March is Women’s History Month and in honor of that, we’re spotlighting 10 movies that feature some courageous, revolutionary and downright remarkable ladies. From Norma Rae to North Country, these pics are perfect to add to your queue for this month or anytime of the year.
It’s time to add One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Dead Man to your Netflix cue.
If you’re deciding where to go on your summer vacation this year, maybe you should heed the warning of rural-set movies like “Wild,” “The Blair Witch Project,” “Cape Fear” and “Deliverance.”
We’ve decided it’s time to unearth that age-old dilemma from the ’80s: Which Corey takes the cake? Vote for Corey Feldman or Corey Haim!
Are you Maverick from “Top Gun” or Daniel in “A Few Good Men”? Take this short personality quiz to find out which Tom Cruise character you are!
Morgan Freeman has played an amazing array of characters, including his roles in “Million Dollar Baby” and “The Shawshank Redemption.” Here are many of his best performances, all noted in “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.”
From charming romances like “500 Days of Summer” to intense thrillers like “American Psycho,” the movies that debut at the Sundance Film Festival are a diverse lot. What you can count on though is that they’re all interesting and entertaining. Here are the festival movies that you can watch on SundanceTV and online this month.
America likes to think of itself as the leader in zombie films and rightly so. But other parts of the world have also had the occasional misfortune to be overrun by brainless brain-eating undead, and so here are ten noteworthy movies, including “28 Days Later,” “Shaun of the Dead,” and “Zombie,” from other countries.
In honor of Black History Month, we’re spotlighting work from African-American directors, such as Rick Famuyiwa (“Dope”), Justin Simien (“Dear White People”), Ava DuVernay (“Middle of Nowhere”), who’ve showcased their brilliance at the Sundance Film Festival over the years. From witty flicks to stories of courage, here are ten movies from the hearts and minds of African-American directors.
Bret Easton Ellis stands out as one of those writers whose unique voice makes every new book release an exciting new step in a career-long literary experiment. Unsurprisingly, each of the four attempts to adapt Ellis’ stuff for the big screen has ended in a final product unlike any other. Read on to find out about “American Psycho,” “Less Than Zero,” “The Rules of Attraction,” “The Canyons,” and “The Informers.”
If you thought you would be high-rolling in Sin City or hanging with prostitutes at home after you graduated high school, you can blame Hollywood. Here are 10 lies about college we totally wanted to believe thanks to movies like “Risky Business,” “Old School” and “21.”
The gulf between the history books and what happens on the screen can be markedly different. In attempting to capture the spirit of a person, their life or a predicament they found themselves in, filmmakers can often overlook such trifling matters as… facts. From “Braveheart” to “JFK,” Here are some of the best examples from “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die” of movies that, while excellent viewing for their performances and storytelling, got the past very, very wrong.
Some of the Terminators are smarter. Some are funnier. But which one is the toughest? Take your pick from the cyborgs of “The Terminator,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” and “Terminator Salvation.”
If you still haven’t seen all of this year’s crop of Academy Award-nominated flicks, especially the big winners like Birdman, Boyhood, and The Grand Budapest Hotel, fear not — we’ve searched high and low to find where you can watch all the movies, online or on DVD.
Is there still room for old-fashioned sexy in a “50 Shades of Anything Goes” world? You bet there is—just take a look at these movies, new and timeless alike. A kiss, a glance, a gesture that means nothing to the world at large and everything to the one you love are all still as potent as they ever were because times change… people don’t.
Julianne Moore remains one of the most versatile and talented actresses in the last twenty years. Whether she works in an ensemble or as the principal star, she pushes boundaries in her performances. With yet another Oscar nomination this year for “Still Alice,” we look back at some of her strongest work, including “Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia”,” and “Far From Heaven.
Witch hunts, corporate greed, hot button issues … and murder. As if the nightly news didn’t scare you enough, these 10 movies, such as “Thank You for Smoking,” “The Fly,” and “Rosemary’s Baby,” just might have you casting a wary eye at your voter’s registration card.
These are cold blooded, gunslinging businessmen we’re dealing with–and when it comes to murder, they’re nothing short of ruthless. Vote for your favorite brutal mob death.
Sometimes the attraction is there, the characters are crazy about each other and a sex scene just writes itself… and sometimes, we’re left scratching our heads about how two people even end up in the same room together. Here are 10 on-screen hookups that may have caught you off guard.