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Just Call Us Anglophiles: 10 British Movies We Love

Just Call Us Anglophiles: 10 British Movies We Love

From crime capers to modern (and classic) romances, there’s something about the way the Brits make movies that make us perfectly happy to brew a cup of tea and browse real estate listings in London. Here are 10 of our favorites… 1. 28 Days Later Well before The Walking Dead revitalized the festering corpse of…

Love Lessons: Movies That Go Beyond the Cliches

Love Lessons: Movies That Go Beyond the Cliches

The problem with romantic comedies is that so many of them look the same: Lonelygirl looking for love has a “meet-cute” with the potential man of her dreams (even if she doesn’t know it yet), wacky hijinks ensue, they realize they’re meant for each other, roll credits. Perhaps that’s why so many women are fans of the following “guy movies,” which not only subvert the standard “chick flick” cliches, but also offer some genuine insight into what makes men tick.

Hit Men (And Women): Best Dressed Mobsters in the Movies

Hit Men (And Women): Best Dressed Mobsters in the Movies

Mobsters: They’re often deadly–and usually deadly handsome to boot. In fact, if mob movies have taught us anything, it’s that the only thing that matters more to a gangster than killing is killer clothing. So we’ve rounded up our picks for the 10 best-dressed dons in cinema. Here are the Mafia members we love for the way they combine crime and style.

You Got a Friend: Top 10 People You’d Like to Meet in Prison

You Got a Friend: Top 10 People You’d Like to Meet in Prison

A key element of the prison drama is the journey of one man from solitude to the moment he reaches out, finding some connection with another person, or the world. But as the list below shows, that contact can come in any form. Here are 10 people you’d actually want to run into behind bars.

Top 10 Female Screenwriters From the Sundance Film Festival

Top 10 Female Screenwriters From the Sundance Film Festival

These talented women aren’t waiting around for directing gigs or plum acting roles, they’re writing their own.

How Email Almost Killed Meg Ryan’s Love Life (in the Movies at Least)

How Email Almost Killed Meg Ryan’s Love Life (in the Movies at Least)

Sure, a cell phone might have helped out Romeo and Juliet, and maybe Looking for Mr. Goodbar would have fared better on Tinder, but technology often makes a mess of relationships in the movies. Coming up against new forms of communication, surveillance and artificial intelligence, hearts and souls are fair game when computers get smarter. Here are 10 times technology sabotaged a relationship.

Rebel Yell: 10 Characters That Go Against the Grain

Rebel Yell: 10 Characters That Go Against the Grain

Paul Newman’s Cool Hand Luke is just one of many rebels in movie history who’ve carved places for themselves in “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.” Here are ten movies with rabble-rousers of historic import.

Which Movie to Watch to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

Which Movie to Watch to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s Eve is a night for revelry and resolutions, some more realistic than others. Learning a second language? Sure, you can do it. Ditching everything to raise blue-ribbon dachshunds while restoring a Tuscan villa? You might want to reconsider that one after the champagne wears off. Here’s an idea: Look to the movies for inspiration and cautionary lessons to get you through the New Year’s Day after.

Essential Viewing: 10 Sundance Winners You Must See Before You Die

Essential Viewing: 10 Sundance Winners You Must See Before You Die

These 10 selections not only premiered at the festival but also made their way into “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.”

10 Paranormal Experiences We Wouldn’t Mind Having

10 Paranormal Experiences We Wouldn’t Mind Having

Most ghosts seem to be after your home, your children, or even your soul, but a rare few stick around postmortem for less life-threatening reasons. Whether it’s helping a loved one move on or teaching a life lesson, some specters actually have your back, rather than the urge to knife you in it. Check out these ten flicks for examples:

Spy Versus Spoof: Top 10 Secret Agent Parodies

Spy Versus Spoof: Top 10 Secret Agent Parodies

The suspense, the high drama, the sexy sophistication… few genres come with a more compelling playbook than a good spy film. Maybe that’s why it’s so fun to tear these tropes to shreds! These ten flicks will make you question the term “intelligence community.”

Nightmares in Babysitting: Who Had It Worse?

Nightmares in Babysitting: Who Had It Worse?

Babysitters in the movies have it rough. They try to fend off everything from psychotic killers to lecherous fathers while keeping their charges alive. And they don’t always succeed. But which sitter had the worse lot?

A Holiday Season For the Rest of Us: Top 5 Unexpected Christmas Movies

A Holiday Season For the Rest of Us: Top 5 Unexpected Christmas Movies

Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life is probably the best Christmas movie ever made, although it was neglected for decades following its initial release. But what of celebrations around the world, or Christmas movies that buck the trend, offering a different interpretation of the festive season? Here are 5 movies that present Christmastime in a very different light.

The Funniest Cary Elwes Comedies? Let the Showdown Begin

The Funniest Cary Elwes Comedies? Let the Showdown Begin

Determining the best Cary Ewles’ best comedy … inconceivable! That’s why we’re leaving it up to you, dear readers. Let’s settle this right here, right now.

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.

5 Robert Redford Movies To Add to Your Watch List Now

5 Robert Redford Movies To Add to Your Watch List Now

Founder of the Sundance Film Festival, SundanceTV, actor, director, producer and environmental activist–all these describe the versatile, talented Robert Redford. He’s also had no less than who five movies selected to be included in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. Here’s what to add to your watch list.

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.

5 Surprising Things About the Original “Dirty Harry” Movie

5 Surprising Things About the Original “Dirty Harry” Movie

Think you know everything about SFPD’s most famous homicide inspector? Well, we’ve investigated and come up with 5 fun facts that just might surprise you.

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.

Gone AWOL: Movie’s Top Ten Agents Gone Rogue

Gone AWOL: Movie’s Top Ten Agents Gone Rogue

Sometimes they’re framed, other times they’re straight up diabolical, and often, you spend 90% of the movie trying to figure out which. Regardless of their M.O., agents gone rogue are an onscreen sensation that few can resist–they’re wildly dangerous, pitted up against fellow CIA/FBI/MI6/criminal masterminds, and usually racing against the clock to uncover a conspiracy. You can’t say their training went to waste. Check out our list below of ten thrilling instances of agents gone AWOL.