For the most recent edition of “1001 Movies to See Before You Die,” the editors took a look back through the list created for the first edition to see what titles could be replaced. Here’s list of some deletions and replacements–and the arguments and justifications for each.
There are plenty of valid reasons to avoid the NYC metro. Down in that labyrinth of tunnels, it’s alternately sweltering or frigid, the service delays are constant, and the rats are startlingly large. They’re bold, too. Now—as if passengers needed more to dread—movies have gone and thrown aliens, ghosts, supervillains and more into the mix of MTA horrors. Check out the top 8 reasons to skip the subway and pony up for a taxi below.
Looking for a movie about fashion? We’ve got the Top 10 films you need to see.
New York in the ’80s was a time and place all its own: grimy subways, decaying buildings, violent crime and colorful characters. Here are some of movies that captured the essence of the city before Rudy Giuliani came along and cleaned the place up.
Roll over Donald Trump! Everyone hates being let go, but some of our favorite movies take the painful process to awkward, heated and hilarious extremes. If you’ve ever been asked to clear out the proverbial desk, get ready to commiserate. These ten scenes put the “fire” in getting fired!
Seven 1970s westerns made the cut for the book “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die”–they were a diverse collection, including a stupefying avant-garde cult western, serious movies that deconstructed the genre and a comical western spoof. Get ready to hit the trails.
In the movies, felling main protagonists is a bold move. Some flicks, though, have had the balls to be even more aggressive—leaving not a single character left alive! Whether comedy or horror, biographical or scifi, our top six movies on the list below each dared to risk it all…and kill everyone off.
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Spooks, secret agents, operatives–by any name, the secret lives and cunning skills of spies makes for great movie-watching. Those that made our list are at the top of their game and star in some of the spy movie genre’s most defining movies, from the campy, swagger-laden ’60s flicks to the more understated action-packed thrillers of today–we even threw in a few parody that’s just as worthy as the genre it’s sending up.
There’s no genre more sentimental than the buddy movie. These films’ cozy pleasures feel as comfortable and familiar as a favorite sweater: the mismatched pair, the harrowing journey, the begrudging admiration. It can be easy to forget how much drama, fun and pure mayhem the best buddy movies unleash. Any one of these ten classics will remind you.
Faye Dunaway burst onto the screen in the ’60s and ’70s in some of the most influential movies of the era. From hot-blooded partner-in-crime to cold, calculating career woman, here are the four must-see Dunaway performances, all featured in “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die”.
After the Norweigan duo Nico Sereba and Vincent Dery won the world finals at Emergenza Festival in 2011, they went on to rack up hits on the international charts. Their single “Am I Wrong?” has more than 59 million views on YouTube alone. They’ve clearly conquered a global audience, but with their debut U.S. release due to hit this September and a new single in Reese Witherspoon’s latest movie, “The Good Lie,” expect to hear a lot more from the duo. Luckily for us, they took a break from their busy schedules to talk to us about pop music in the movies and how they write songs.
Semi-nude or semi-clothed–are you an optimist or a pessimist? Whatever your view, these 10 movies have mastered the art of the almost-but-not-quite tease.
We’ve pulled together a screening list of the best transgender-themed flicks out there. In order to make our list, the movies in question had to feature a sympathetic portrayal of a transgendered character in a leading role–hence Psycho and Silence of the Lambs did not make the cut. No, the following movies are all thoughtful, moving depictions of people struggling through life–people who are human first, transgendered second.
Geena Davis has been portraying kickass women in movies since Reagan was president. She’s still awesome, but the decade between 1982-1992 brought us some of her most memorable work. Go ahead and take a trip down memory lane.
The Beat Movement not only broke new ground in literature, it was the start of sweeping changes in society. So if you want to “be cool, man”—screen these flicks that run the gamut from faithful adaptations of the now-legendary books to loosely-inspired homages to the era.
Sharks. Cinema’s most enigmatic beast. Leopard, tiger, great white, hammerhead: these vicious finned predators have always had a knack for terrorizing characters and stealing scenes–one even had it’s own ominous tune.
Nothing takes a thriller to the next level like a good conspiracy. We may dismiss wild theories in real life, but in movie-land every loose thread might start unraveling a web of lies. The really creepy part? Some of these stories are true. Put on your tin foil hat and check out our list of the ten best conspiracy flicks ever made!
Aubrey Plaza is the queen of the deadpan delivery, the sarcastic quip, and the awkward… silence. She’s hilarious on social media (Twitter handle: @evilhag), in interviews, and in super-indie shorts, but here are the top 10 times the actress made us laugh out loud.
Robert Altman was a risk-taker and a five-time Academy Award Best Director nominee, but to see the maverick’s very best work, make sure you screen these six gems from 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
In theory the juries, critics and distributors are there to ensure that the best movies at any given festival make their way into the marketplace. But films inevitably get lost in the shuffle. Here are 10 movies we’d install in the Sundance canon that were unfairly dismissed, ignored or simply slipped into obscurity.
Sometimes it does take two to make a thing go right. Our picks for the top ten buddy films of all time are all chosen as archetypes of what to do–and in some cases what not to do–when your friend needs some back up.
Long before portraying leather-clad Neo, Keanu Reeves was already a name of note. Surprisingly adventurous, he tried his hand at a variety of genres: big-budget action films, teen comedies, indie dramas, period pieces, grunge, even Shakespeare. Let’s take a trip back in time to his finest moments before The Matrix made him immortal.
The Civil War is a subject that has fascinated filmmakers. Here are eight that qualified for 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
You know him for his unique, high-octane comic performances, and even when movies cranks up the drama Robin Williams naturally inhabits characters with such good-natured liveliness he can’t help but make you smile. Or so you thought. Check out these five films to watch the man behind Flubber and Good Will Hunting turn off the charm and go as dark as dark gets in five very different, equally chilling ways.