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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.

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.

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.

The 10 Movies You Must See From Sundance 2015

The 10 Movies You Must See From Sundance 2015

Every year hundreds of movies compete for eyeballs (and studio checkbooks) at the Sundance Film Festival. While there are many worthy entrees, a lucky few manage to catch that mixture of positive word of mouth and glowing digital ink that can turn a movie from a passion project into the next Boyhood or Whiplash Here are 10 Sundance movies that are likely to make waves after the festival.

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.

10 True Serial Killer Stories More Spine-Chilling “Serial”

10 True Serial Killer Stories More Spine-Chilling “Serial”

These ten killers have cooked up plots scarier than the plot lines of any horror movie—these are the stories nightmares are made of.

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.”

Top 10 Most Memorable Quotes From “The Princess Bride”

Top 10 Most Memorable Quotes From “The Princess Bride”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.