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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.”

10 Sexiest Movie Scenes …. That Aren’t Sex Scenes

10 Sexiest Movie Scenes …. That Aren’t Sex Scenes

Is there still room for old-fashioned sexy in a “50 Shades of Anything Goes” world? You bet there is—just take a look at these movies, new and timeless alike. A kiss, a glance, a gesture that means nothing to the world at large and everything to the one you love are all still as potent as they ever were because times change… people don’t.

Oscar-Worthy: Julianne Moore’s Best Movies

Oscar-Worthy: Julianne Moore’s Best Movies

Julianne Moore remains one of the most versatile and talented actresses in the last twenty years. Whether she works in an ensemble or as the principal star, she pushes boundaries in her performances. With yet another Oscar nomination this year for “Still Alice,” we look back at some of her strongest work, including “Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia”,” and “Far From Heaven.

10 Movie Hookups You Probably Didn’t See Coming

10 Movie Hookups You Probably Didn’t See Coming

Sometimes the attraction is there, the characters are crazy about each other and a sex scene just writes itself… and sometimes, we’re left scratching our heads about how two people even end up in the same room together. Here are 10 on-screen hookups that may have caught you off guard.

5 Movies That Push Sex Boundaries (and Might Be Better than “50 Shades”)

5 Movies That Push Sex Boundaries (and Might Be Better than “50 Shades”)

“Grey”-mania may have swept the nation with the big-screen adaptation of E.L. James’ “Twilight”-fanfic-turned-bestseller on the way, but don’t forget about these five boundary-pushing classics:

Shot Through the Heart: Most Romantic Movies of the 21st Century

Shot Through the Heart: Most Romantic Movies of the 21st Century

Yeah, yeah, yeah–we’ve heard it all. This is the 21st century: Flowers and chocolate and happily every after are out; booty calls and friends with benefits are in.

Film Vs. Fiction: Great Movies That Change the Book’s Ending

Film Vs. Fiction: Great Movies That Change the Book’s Ending

Discussion over a potentially different ending to Gone Girl, David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestseller, had the Internet up in arms for months before the movie’s release. As it turned out, little was changed. But that’s not the case for all novels. Here’s ten movies whose endings are markedly different to their source material.

10 Movies That Mess With Your Memories

10 Movies That Mess With Your Memories

Be it hypnosis or amnesia, alien experiments or voluntary in-patient procedures, the characters below all had their memories messed with–and as you can see, the results were less than ideal.

Let’s Get Down To It: What’s the Best (Worst) Stripper Movie?

Let’s Get Down To It: What’s the Best (Worst) Stripper Movie?

As we’re all anxiously awaiting Channing Tatum’s return to his role as Magic Mike in the tantalizingly-titled sequel “Magic Mike XXL,” let’s take a look back at some of the awesomely awful stripper movies of days past. From Elizabeth Berkley’s Razzie-winning performance in “Showgirls” to Jennifer Beals’ welder-stripper-modern dancer wannabe, these are the movies we just love to … well, love.

9 Docs to Watch During Black History Month

9 Docs to Watch During Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we turned to SundanceNow Doc Club find out the must-see documentaries about the African-American struggle for equal rights. From profiles of Harry Belafonte, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Shirley Chisholm to powerful stories about modern day segregation, these selections are essential viewing no matter what month it is.

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.