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5 Civil Rights Movies for MLK Day

5 Civil Rights Movies for MLK Day

Our picks include “Malcolm X,” “Selma,” and “The Rosa Parks Story.”

Mirror, Mirror: When Movies Get Real About Women

Mirror, Mirror: When Movies Get Real About Women

Who wouldn’t want to grab a coffee with the ladies in “Bridesmaids,” “Trainwreck” and “Carol”?

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.

Top 10 Walter White WTF Moments

Top 10 Walter White WTF Moments

For a character that started out on a seemingly level moral keel, we are continuously shocked and thrilled by his Walter White’s disturbing choices. Let’s recap his descent into evil.

10 Drug Related TV Shows With Addicting Side Effects

10 Drug Related TV Shows With Addicting Side Effects

Drugs are bad, of course. But the TV story possibilities are endless (and quite addictive). So what’s your fix? We’ve got uppers, downers, booze, pills, some “Mad Men,” some “Breaking Bad” and eight other shows to satisfy your cravings

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.

10 Unforgettable Sundance Docs by Women Filmmakers

10 Unforgettable Sundance Docs by Women Filmmakers

Seen “Born into Brothels” and “The Wolfpack” already? Well, there are eight other documentaries here to add to your queue.

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.”

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: 10 Stories of the Wrongly Accused

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: 10 Stories of the Wrongly Accused

Daniel Holden spent 19 years on Death Row for raping and killing his girlfriend in SundanceTV’s original series RECTIFY. Though Daniel’s story is fiction, it parallels the many true cases of people who are finally freed after spending years—sometimes decades—in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. Unlike Daniel’s vacated conviction (meaning he could be tried again), these convicts were exonerated. But even the exonerated have to deal with questions, suspicions and a difficult reentry into society.

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.”

Remembering Ziggy Stardust on the Big Screen: David Bowie’s Top 8 Movie Performances

Remembering Ziggy Stardust on the Big Screen: David Bowie’s Top 8 Movie Performances

Multimedia chameleon David Bowie was most renowned for his career as a musician, but every time he dabbled in movie acting, the results were always been unique and bewildering. Here are Bowie’s eight best big-screen performances.

Top 10 First Days of Freedom in Movies

Top 10 First Days of Freedom in Movies

When a movie character goes off to jail, questions arise. Who will they meet inside? Will they ever get out? When they do get out, what will they want to eat? Here now is a list of movies that use prison as a way of launching characters into the world, as well as into the heart of the movie fan, including “A Clockwork Orange” and “The Blues Brothers.

Just in Time for Black Friday: 6 Epic Shopping Trips in the Movies

Just in Time for Black Friday: 6 Epic Shopping Trips in the Movies

These six flicks, from “Pretty Woman” to “The Devil Wears Prada,” can be your own form of retail therapy.

Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: 10 Unforgettable Sundance Docs From the ‘00s

Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: 10 Unforgettable Sundance Docs From the ‘00s

The documentaries did justice to this downer of a decade. Many of the ’00s best Sundance docs filled the gaps left by mainstream journalism; all of them told important stories with sophistication and intelligence. Our top 10 include “Grizzly Man” and “Zoo.”

Cream of the Crop: 10 Best Dramatic Sundance Movies Of The ’00s

Cream of the Crop: 10 Best Dramatic Sundance Movies Of The ’00s

Some call the ’90s the boom years at Sundance, but in the ’00s plenty of great work was produced–upholding the finest traditions of independent movies and maybe even inventing some new ones. Of the fiction features that had their world premieres at Sundance this past decade, here are our top 10, including “Donnie Darko” and “The Savages.”

Not Just the Girl Next Door: 8 Dark Movies Starring Nicole Kidman

Not Just the Girl Next Door: 8 Dark Movies Starring Nicole Kidman

Don’t let her pretty face fool you. Nicole Kidman’s filmography features more complex roles than just the sweet girl next door. In fact, she often portrays murderous, manipulative characters and is also the perfect leading lady to cast in pretty much any dark movie. From Stoker to Dogville, here are eight of our favorite dark flicks starring the actress.

10 Modern Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die

10 Modern Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die

What makes a movie a cult movie? Is it the movie itself or the audience who watches it? Are certain movies just born to be cult, while others have cult status thrust upon them? These questions are as elusive and provocative as cult movies themselves, but while you ponder, check out these 10 cult movies from the past 25 years, like “Natural Born Killers,” that are all included in “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.”

10 Unforgettable Performances From the Sundance Film Festival

10 Unforgettable Performances From the Sundance Film Festival

Over the years Sundance has developed its own star system, launching, or redefining, the careers of actors who in turn become regulars (Steve Buscemi, Parker Posey, Sam Rockwell, Ryan Gosling, Vera Farmiga, Zooey Deschanel, et al). Here are 10 of the greatest performances in festival history.

High-Grossing and Gross: 10 Hit Zombie Movies

High-Grossing and Gross: 10 Hit Zombie Movies

A huge crowds flocks to a large, isolated building and shuffles quietly into a dark room, drooling at the scent of warm… popcorn. The movie’s a hit! Zombie movies were once pretty niche, but over the last decade or so, undead monsters have gone mainstream. Here are 10 movies, including “28 Days Later,” that turned the living dead into cold, hard cash.

By the Book: 10 Movies to “Read” This Winter

By the Book: 10 Movies to “Read” This Winter

With winter approaching, curling up by the fireplace with a cozy blanket is definitely a posture that favors page-turning over screen-gazing. So if you’re looking for your next great book, here are 10 movies you should “read” this winter.

5 Oscar-Worthy Leonardo DiCaprio Performances

5 Oscar-Worthy Leonardo DiCaprio Performances

Despite being one of Hollywood’s biggest stars for nearly two decades, there is one career milestone that continues to elude Leonardo DiCaprio: an Academy Award. First nominated for an Oscar as a teenager, DiCaprio has struck out all four times he’s been up for the coveted trophy, making him perhaps the most conspicuously snubbed actor of his generation. Movies like “Revolutionary Road” and “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” showcase just a few examples of his work that failed to bring home the gold—or, in many cases, even earn him an Oscar nomination.

Guts and Glory: Top 10 Heroic War Movies

Guts and Glory: Top 10 Heroic War Movies

Once upon a time, the average movie hero didn’t wear capes, tights or electrically powered exoskeletons. Instead, they were ordinary men and women thrust into real-world combat, relying on their temerity and teamwork to save the day amid brutal (and historically accurate) circumstances. Here are 10 war movies that defined heroism from the front lines.

9 Movies from 1989 You Must See Before You Die

9 Movies from 1989 You Must See Before You Die

1989 was a wild year in politics thanks to events like the downfall of the Berlin Wall and the deadly pro-democracy rallies in China’s Tiananmen Square. It was also an underrated and exceptional year for movies. Want proof? Here are nine movies from that year that make for essential viewing, all of them featured in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.