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Top Ten Sundance Award-Winning Movies Directed by Women

Top Ten Sundance Award-Winning Movies Directed by Women

The Sundance Film Festival has been letting women show their stuff since 1984. This year, 36 percent of the movies in competition are directed by women—compare that to the number of women directors for the top 250 North American films last year: a mere 6 percent. That’s a shame when you consider how many great movies by women directors have come out of the fest over the years. Without further ado, here are ten great movies that came out of Sundance that just happened to be directed by women. Add them to your cue.

Planet Earth Alert: 10 Dystopian Movies That Warn Us About Our Future

Planet Earth Alert: 10 Dystopian Movies That Warn Us About Our Future

One of the most iconic and influential movies of the last 40 years, “Blade Runner” is responsible for changing the way scifi flicks represented our world. Here are 10 dystopian classics from the last decade that continued those themes.

Great Movie Characters: 8 From the ’80s

Great Movie Characters: 8 From the ’80s

There are so many outstanding characters from so many classic movies of the ’80s, it’s hard to narrow it down the list. Here are 8 greats we fall in love with all over again, no matter how many times we watch them do their thing.

That Awkward Moment When… (a.k.a. Embarrassing Family Movie Scenes)

That Awkward Moment When… (a.k.a. Embarrassing Family Movie Scenes)

‘Tis the season of family gatherings. To, um, celebrate, we’ve gathered the most awkward, amusing, cringe worthy or downright creepy family moments in the movies. This selection of titles covers some of the best and most guffaw-inducing moments out there, whether it be a talk about the birds and the bees, lying to mom, or perhaps something even a bit more weird…

“Tiger Beat” Talent: 8 Heartthrobs from the ’80s

“Tiger Beat” Talent: 8 Heartthrobs from the ’80s

“Tiger Beat,” “Teen Beat,” “16,” “Bop.” In the years before the internet, print mags like these were the sole link for rabid fans to get precious inside info on their crushes: favorite colors, astrological signs and, of course, glossy pinup photos for locker adornment. Here are 8 of the hottest coverdudes from the ’80s, who will always be our teen idols.

Things That Make You Go “Hmmm”: Top 10 WTF Movies

Things That Make You Go “Hmmm”: Top 10 WTF Movies

Killers, hookers and obsessive Giants fans? These movies put the F in WTF.

Three Movies You Must See by That Master of Shtick Mel Brooks

Three Movies You Must See by That Master of Shtick Mel Brooks

Humor master Mel Brooks has helmed some of the best examples of filmmaking, won an Academy Award and had with three of his comedies added to “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.” Oh, also, he makes us laugh until we cry. Want to join us? Check out these three picks below.

Top Ten Movies That Are Probably Already on Your Top Ten List

Top Ten Movies That Are Probably Already on Your Top Ten List

We know you already have a set list of your favorite movies, but maybe there’s room for one or two more? There are not many surprises on this list, but rewatching a classic movie is like putting on a old favorite sweater—always satisfying.

Thanksgiving Therapy: 10 Dysfunctional Families from Sundance Movies

Thanksgiving Therapy: 10 Dysfunctional Families from Sundance Movies

Ah, Thanksgiving, when American families come together to eat and laugh and pass out at the dinner table in tryptophan-induced comas…. Too bad not every family’s a Norman Rockwell painting. The high-pressure holiday can often serve as a catalyst for drama, teasing decades’ worth of grudges and resentment out of hiding. Need examples?

Hello, Mr. Sandman: Top 10 Dream Movies

Hello, Mr. Sandman: Top 10 Dream Movies

Hollywood is, as the cliche goes, a dream factory, and Freudian analysts and movie theorists alike have compared movie-watching to dreaming. The list of memorable dream movies could go on practically ad infinitum, but here is an eclectic list of 10 of the greatest, ranging from movies with classic dream sequences to those that come seductively or unnervingly close to capturing the mood and logic of our dreams and nightmares.

Christopher Guest Characters to Make You Feel Better About Your Family

Christopher Guest Characters to Make You Feel Better About Your Family

We’re several days away from Thanksgiving, which is barely enough time to mentally and emotionally prepare for spending time with your most dysfunctional family members. Take solace in the fact that more bizarre people exist out there–specifically, from the brilliant mind of Christopher Guest. We won’t tell anyone if you decide to drown yourself in mashed potatoes and gravy, um, we mean, watch a marathon of these movies to pick up tips on how to deal.

10 Times Cheating Was a Truly Stupid Idea

10 Times Cheating Was a Truly Stupid Idea

Messing around behind a partner’s back is never smart, but sometimes the stakes end up even higher than a marriage. These ten brutal tales of lust, betrayal and violence put the “adult” in adultery.

Flunking Out: 10 Movies That Failed the Bechdel Test

Flunking Out: 10 Movies That Failed the Bechdel Test

Now that we’ve been surprised by which movies passed the Bechdel Test, let’s take a look at a few movies that shockingly fail. From family-friendly classics to indie hits, we’re sad to say that these 10 flicks just don’t make the grade.

Getting Into Character: Unforgettable Donald Sumpter Roles

Getting Into Character: Unforgettable Donald Sumpter Roles

Appearing in everything from high-profile literary adaptations to offbeat sci-fi, renowned character actor Donald Sumpter has one of those faces that stick with you. The talented Brit invests wildly different characters with an unmistakable blend of intelligence and intensity all his own.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex: The Documentary Version

Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex: The Documentary Version

The average male thinks about sex about 10 times a day. The average woman about 7. But we’re here to up the ante with this list of thought-provoking stories about everything from fantasies to fetishes–and beyond.

Making the Grade: Which Movies (Surprisingly) Pass the Bechdel Test

Making the Grade: Which Movies (Surprisingly) Pass the Bechdel Test

In order to pass the Bechdel Test, a movie must have a scene in which two female characters have an actual conversation about something other than a man. The bar is really that low and yet most movies still get a failing grade.

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…

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.

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.

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.”

TV Characters We Wish We Could Bring Back from the Dead

TV Characters We Wish We Could Bring Back from the Dead

We grow attached to TV characters. It just happens. Especially when they’re on a show we love—even when we hate them, it’s damn hard to say goodbye. So we’re letting ourselves indulge in a little “what if” therapy with our top characters we’d bring back from the dead.