“The Imitation Game,” “Pi,” “Real Genius,” and “The Theory of Everything” are movies that count.
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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.”
Every great movie starts a great script, but sometimes the greatest moments in cinema are captured when an actor “goes off book” and conjures a mesmerizing gesture or unforgettable line on the spot. To wit, here are 10 spontaneous bits in “Goodfellas,” “Annie Hall,” and more that have since been emblazoned into filmmaking history.
Sometimes the most inspiring characters are the ones who change the most, improving themselves through hard work, training and sheer determination. They end up heroes, but they didn’t start out that way. Here are our very favorite outcast transformations from the small and big screens — inlcuding Peggy Olson on “Mad Men” and Neville Longbottom on “Harry Potter.”
Dysfunctional families, abusive relationships, suppressed anger and just plain effed up…we’ve seen it all in movies like Donnie Darko and Antwone Fisher, but which onscreen shrink has helped us get through the toughest of times? Here’s our list ranking 10 movie therapists by the advice they give.
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.
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.”