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10 Reasons We Want to Be Melissa McCarthy’s BFF

10 Reasons We Want to Be Melissa McCarthy’s BFF

Melissa McCarthy is an incredibly funny, down-to-earth, all-around great gal–and for obvious reasons, we’re pretty much obsessed with making her our best friend. But in case you’ve somehow missed out on the awesomeness that is McCarthy, here are 10 reasons why she’d be an amazing BFF–from being the perfect wingman on Bridesmaids to intuitively understanding you a la Sookie in “Girlmore Girls.”

Check, Please! 10 Signs It’s Time to Ditch Your Date

Check, Please! 10 Signs It’s Time to Ditch Your Date

Dating can be a hit-or-miss endeavor, but if there’s one thing we’ve learned from movies like “Baby Mama” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” it’s that sometimes dating can really, really be a miss. Here are 10 ways to tell that it’s time to cut your date short.

The 4 Rob Reiner Movies You Must See Before You Die

The 4 Rob Reiner Movies You Must See Before You Die

These days, you might think of Rob Reiner as Jordan Belfort’s foul-mouthed father in The Wolf of Wall Street. But in the 1980s, he directed a series of brilliant movies that have all earned a rightful place in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. Here are the four Reiner films most worth checking out.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About “Mad Max”

10 Things You Didn’t Know About “Mad Max”

“Mad Max” introduced the world to a young Mel Gibson and putting Australian cinema on the map in 1979. But what you might not realize is just how tirelessly the movie’s cast and crew worked to turn limited resources into groundbreaking cinema. Here are 10 surprising tidbits about the making of “Mad Max.”

Blast From the Past: Top 10 Movies of 1983

Blast From the Past: Top 10 Movies of 1983

The year was 1983. The Police and Michael Jackson ruled the music charts. On the small screen, we said goodbye to M*A*S*H and hello to Fraggle Rock. And at the cineplex, we got to see some of the best movies of our time. In honor of a crazy year with even crazier movies, here’s a list of some of our favorites 1983 films for you to remember.

Ooh La La! The 10 Sexiest Movies in French Cinema

Ooh La La! The 10 Sexiest Movies in French Cinema

French filmmakers have been pushing sexual boundaries on the big screen for decades. If you need a lesson in hot French cinema, consider these 10 sultry movies, including “Last Tango in Paris” and “Belle de Jour,” your intro into sexy French cinema. As they say in France, yowza!

Top 10 Must-See Horror Movies of the Last 25 Years

Top 10 Must-See Horror Movies of the Last 25 Years

In the last 25 years, filmmakers have devised ever more frightening ways to scare audiences into a screaming frenzy. Here are 10 of these terrifying modern-day classics, all of which are found in “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.”

Bad Heir Day: 10 Royal Family Scandals in the Movies

Bad Heir Day: 10 Royal Family Scandals in the Movies

Sitting on a throne all day isn’t as easy as it seems and even monarchies are no strangers to drama. From “The Bank Job” to “The Man in the Iron Mask,” Here are 10 juicy movies all about royal scandals and secrets.

8 Unintentionally Homoerotic Movies That Heat Up the Screen

8 Unintentionally Homoerotic Movies That Heat Up the Screen

Once you start looking for homoerotic subtexts between male characters in movies, you’ll find them everywhere. From “Top Gun” to “Reservoir Dogs,” unintentionally romantic relationships have been percolating in plain sight for decades. Don’t just take our word for it; check out these 10 totally-not-gay movies and see for yourself.

Adult Entertainment: 6 Must-See Movies That Rate NC-17 at the Very Least

Adult Entertainment: 6 Must-See Movies That Rate NC-17 at the Very Least

Occasionally a movie comes along that’s as morally shocking as it is artistically profound. Such films often find themselves saddled with an NC-17 rating (or, in olden days, an X). Here are six illicit flicks that became art-house favorites despite their dreaded NC-17 or X ratings.

What’s Your Early 2000s Movie IQ?

What’s Your Early 2000s Movie IQ?

So you survived Y2K and then what? Everyone was watching “Saw” and, well, that Nicholas Sparks movie. But who took home the Oscar that year? Find out how much do you remember about what happened in the next decade? Quiz yourself!

Which Robert Downey Jr. Character Are You?

Which Robert Downey Jr. Character Are You?

Think you’re Iron Man? (Everybody does.) If you don’t watch out though, you might find out you’re more like Julian Wells from “Less Than Zero”! Take the quiz to find out which Robert Downey Jr. character you really are.

Isn’t That Novel? 10 Books in Movies We Wish Were Real

Isn’t That Novel? 10 Books in Movies We Wish Were Real

From A Match Made in Space (“Back to the Future”) to Misery’s Child (“Misery”), there a slew of books featured in some of our favorite movies and they actually look, well, good. . Here are ten we totally wish we could add to our shelves.

Saddle Up! 10 Great Westerns You Must See Before You Die

Saddle Up! 10 Great Westerns You Must See Before You Die

electing from “the good, the bad, and the ugly,” these are ten of the greatest oaters ever made. They range from golden age classics like “High Noon” to recent revisionist dramas by Clint Eastwood like “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” and all are noted in “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.”

Hot Damn! Top 10 Booty Calls in the Movies

Hot Damn! Top 10 Booty Calls in the Movies

“Bridesmaids,” “Love, Actually,” “When Harry Met Sally…” Here are 10 movies that expertly capture what a one night stands (or attempts at having them) are really like.

Must-See Native American Documentaries

Must-See Native American Documentaries

Indigenous peoples’ histories and stories in America have been narrowly defined by the Doctrine of Discovery, Manifest Destiny—or simply Cowboys and Indians. But now Indigenous filmmakers have been telling their own stories and changing that definition. Here are 10 documentaries, from “Trudell” to “LaDonna Harris: Indian 101,” that flip the script.

What the Helleth Was That? The 7 Weirdest Movies That Rip-Off Shakespeare

What the Helleth Was That? The 7 Weirdest Movies That Rip-Off Shakespeare

Shakespeare with robots (“Forbidden Planet”), vampires (“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead), soft-core porn (“Tromeo & Juliet”), and poisoned beer (“Strange Brew”).

10 Times We Wouldn’t Want to Be James Franco

10 Times We Wouldn’t Want to Be James Franco

James Franco might be one of the beautiful people, but on-screen it’s not all Ivy League educations and art projects. Whether they wear manic smiles or smoldering glares, Franco’s characters tend to get put through the ringer, though never the same way twice. Let’s take a look at “127 Hours,” “Spider-Man,” and “Spring Breakers” … and that’s just a start.

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.

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.”

Steaming Up the Screen: The Sexiest Scenes of the Last 6 Months

Steaming Up the Screen: The Sexiest Scenes of the Last 6 Months

“Furious 7,” “It Follows” .. and yes, “Fifty Shades of Grey”—these are the sex scenes that have been leaving us all hot and bothered.