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Hard as Nails: Gene Hackman’s Four Best Movie Roles

Hard as Nails: Gene Hackman’s Four Best Movie Roles

Gene Hackman appeared in some of the best movies of the 1970s and produced a body of work over the course of 40 years that few stars’ careers can compare. A number of movies stand out, including “Bonnie and Clyde,” “The French Connection,” “The Conversation” and “Unforgiven,” all of which are included in “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.”

A Hole Lot of Trouble: Top 10 Movies with People Buried Alive

A Hole Lot of Trouble: Top 10 Movies with People Buried Alive

“Antichrist,” “Buried,” “Dirty Harry” … the characters in these movies all have a terrifying story to delve into – they’ve all been buried alive.

10 Must-See Movies from Influential Black Directors

10 Must-See Movies from Influential Black Directors

These eight black filmmakers have had a significant impact on cinematic history—from the silent era to the present day. In movies as diverse as “Shaft” to “She’s Gotta Have It,” directors like Oscar Micheaux, Melvin Van Peebles, Gordon Parks (and son Gordon Parks, Jr.), Spike Lee, John Singleton, Lee Daniels and Steve McQueen have told stories of everything from slavery and racial tension to kick-ass cops. The one thing they have in common? They all wound up as selections in “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.”

10 Hottest Femme Fatales of the New Millennium

10 Hottest Femme Fatales of the New Millennium

Femme fatales were a staple in film noir movies of the 1940s and 1950s, but today you can still find many modern examples of wanton women who seduce their way into getting what they want. Just think of Amy Adams in “American Hustle” and Rosamund Pike in “Gone Girl.”

Top 10 Sexy Beasts

Top 10 Sexy Beasts

These delicious villains (think Christian Bale in “American Psycho,” Malcom McDowell in “A Clockwork Orange,” Al Pacino in “Scarface” and Michael Douglas in “Wall Street” ) bring a whole new meaning to the term sexy beast.

5 Must-See Festival Movies Starring Chris Messina of “The Mindy Project”

5 Must-See Festival Movies Starring Chris Messina of “The Mindy Project”

“Danny Castellano is my favorite character that I’ve ever written for,” Mindy Kaling says on BEHIND THE STORY: “The Mindy Project” as she and producer Matt Warburton wax poetic over Chris Messina’s acting chops. Messina has had a ton of practice. You name it, he can do it. In honor of Messina, we’ve highlighted the Sundance Film Festival movies you must see where he shines.

Watch the Book: Great Movies About Poets and Poetry

Watch the Book: Great Movies About Poets and Poetry

Is it cheating to celebrate National Poetry Month by watching a movie about poetry? It depends on the movie. Here are ten classics about poets and poetry—from “Dead Poet’s Society” to “Il Postino.”

Never Too Much of a Good Thing: Top 8 Movies About Clones

Never Too Much of a Good Thing: Top 8 Movies About Clones

Of the many tropes in science fiction, cloning is easily the most plausible. (Remember Dolly the sheep?) That’s one thing that makes the hit BBC America series Orphan Black, debuting its third season on Apr. 18, such a riveting experience. (Tatiana Maslany’s chameleon-like performance as the various clones also helps.)

10 Must-See Movies Starring the “Parks and Rec” Cast

10 Must-See Movies Starring the “Parks and Rec” Cast

While “Parks and Recreation” has been a cult favorite among TV fans throughout its seven-season run, the cast has been busy making quite the impact on the big screen in recent years as well. Running the the gamut from small indie films to mega blockbusters, here are 10 movies featuring Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt and other “Parks” players.

10 Movies That Prove It’s Still Hard Out There for Women

10 Movies That Prove It’s Still Hard Out There for Women

While the topic of women’s rights doesn’t have the box office draw of a bunch of dudes getting wasted at a bachelor party, say, or a bride-to-be getting diarrhea in the middle of the street, there are many excellent movies that cover various aspects of the war on women (either directly or metaphorically)—workplace discrimination, violence against women, restricted access to abortion, sexual harassment, and all that fun stuff.

The Doctor Is In: Thought-Provoking Advice From Movie Therapists

The Doctor Is In: Thought-Provoking Advice From Movie Therapists

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.

10 Influential Movies from South By SouthWest

10 Influential Movies from South By SouthWest

South by Southwest Film Festival is known for its mumblecore, raunchy comedies, unique horror films—and in recent years, large world premieres. Here are ten of our favorite movies that premiered at SXSW, including “Bridesmaids,” “The Hurt Locker” and “Knocked Up,” that have gone on to launch careers and interesting collaborations.

Michael Douglas, Sex Symbol: 5 Movies That Suggest as Much

Michael Douglas, Sex Symbol: 5 Movies That Suggest as Much

Michael Douglas has freely admitted that making onscreen love with beautiful women like Kim Basinger in “The Sentinel” isn’t exactly a tough day at the office, but he once observed, “everybody has had sex… everyone has an opinion on how it should be done.” Douglas has always done it his way… many times!

Top 10 Buzzed About Movies at SXSW

Top 10 Buzzed About Movies at SXSW

2015′s South By Southwest Film Festival kicked off Friday, and this year boasts a long list of buzzed-about features from biographical docs to Judd Apatow’s latest comedy. If you’re anywhere near Austin, don’t miss “Trainwreck,” “Spy,” or “Brand: A Second Coming.”

10 “Alien” Movies That Almost Got Made

10 “Alien” Movies That Almost Got Made

Few sci-fi classics scare the pants off us as much as Alien. And none of them have Ellen Ripley, a kickass heroine who remains one of the greatest characters ever. But since it’s always fun to mess with the classics, what follows are ideas that could’ve, would’ve, maybe should’ve been in the Alien films.

Lights, Camera, Chug: Top 10 Movie Drinking Games (For Adults Only)

Lights, Camera, Chug: Top 10 Movie Drinking Games (For Adults Only)

When it comes to a night in, there’s no better mix than some booze and a classic flick… as long as you’ve got the right one, and the right set of rules to go along with it. Some are hangover-inducing, others stay firmly in the realm of tipsy, but all ten of these time-tested games are guaranteed to take your quoting, cheering and witty banter to the next level.

The Master of Horror on the Big Screen: 4 Must-See Stephen King Movies

The Master of Horror on the Big Screen: 4 Must-See Stephen King Movies

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.

10 Great Thrillers That Came Out of Sundance

10 Great Thrillers That Came Out of Sundance

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.

10 Ways to Know When a Crush Has Gone Too Far

10 Ways to Know When a Crush Has Gone Too Far

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.

The Best World War II Movies of the Modern Era

The Best World War II Movies of the Modern Era

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.

10 Movies Where Women Fight for What’s Right

10 Movies Where Women Fight for What’s Right

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.

10 Reasons Not to Vacation in the Country

10 Reasons Not to Vacation in the Country

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.”

6 Must-See Morgan Freeman Movies

6 Must-See Morgan Freeman Movies

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.”

10 Brilliant African-American Directors Who Came Out of the Sundance Film Festival

10 Brilliant African-American Directors Who Came Out of the Sundance Film Festival

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.

10 Times Hollywood Lied About What College Would Be Like

10 Times Hollywood Lied About What College Would Be Like

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.”