“Airplane!”, “Ghostbusters”, “Tootsie.” Whether they trafficked in juvenile humor, whip-smart social satire, wacky hijinks or all points in between, American movies experienced a comedic heyday during the 1980s. As proof, check these 10 funny films from the decade that have earned a spot in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
The Princess Bride
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.
Movies are meant to entertain, sure, but oftentimes there are crucial lessons we can learn from them, too–especially when it comes to dating dos and don’ts. In fact, here are 10 dating mistakes you definitely should not make, as taught in some of the best romances and romantic comedies of all time.
Were you too caught up with the family on Christmas Day to catch SundanceTV’s inconceivable marathon of “The Princess Bride,” hosted by none other than the Dread Pirate Roberts himself, Cary Elwes? Fear not, for we have collected all the videos of Cary’s behind-the-scenes musings and answers to fan questions all in one place!
Without Norman Lear, The Princess Bride never would have happened. He also created and developed now-classic TV series such as All in the Family, Sanford & Son, Maude, Good Times or The Jeffersons. Needless to say, the man has had a huge impact on the entertainment industry.
We’re going to breathe a sigh of relief here that most of you are not lying and plotting murders. (Although we’ve got our eyes that 1 percent.) Happily, most of our dear readers are noble Westleys—congratulations one and all! And we must admit that we’d really like to befriend the 21% of loyal Fezziks. Anybody…
Picking the best “The Princess Bride” character is an inconceivable task. Still, it’s up to us to take on such herculean efforts. Vote in our top 5 poll!
The story is fantastical, the characters indelible and the dialogue–well, let’s just say that it’s inconceivable that we could ever forget some of these lines. Its stars have gone on to win Emmys, make movies and award-winning TV series, but none of them have ever forgotten the hilarity and delight of “The Princess Bride”–and neither have we. It’s hard to whittle down so many great quotes to just 10, but these are the moments that stick with us.
Cary Elwes gives his account of making “The Princess Bride,” including behind-the-scenes and exclusive photographs in his new book “As You Wish.”
C’mon, admit, there’s a picture of you somewhere in a “The Princess Bride” costume, right? Well, now you can use that photo to score some tweasure!
What do a pirate, magician and Billy Crystal have in common? Well, in The Princess Bride, they all manage to dispense advice to faltering characters across the entire kingdom. Some might have more wisdom than others (we’re looking at you, Vizzini), but you can’t blame a girl (or Vizzini) for trying. Here are our top ten pieces advice from the cult classic. Take them to heart.
Princess Bride Match Up Game. See who is beneath each card. Find the match. Once you’ve matched them all, move to the next level.
SundanceTV is preparing for an inconceivably merry Christmas with “As You Wish: The Princess Bride Marathon,” hosted by the film’s star, Cary Elwes. The marathon will begin airings of “The Princess Bride” on Thursday, December 25 at 1:00pm ET/PT and will end on Friday, December 26 at 2:00am ET/PT.
Are you valiant and charming like Westley? On a quest of retribution like Inigo Montoya? Enamored with your one true love like Princess Buttercup? Find out in eight questions.
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.
Magic, myth, wonder, escapism and the extraordinary–movies often draw inspiration from fairy tales. The thirteen movies below, all from “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die,” will enchant you.