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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
These talented women aren’t waiting around for directing gigs or plum acting roles, they’re writing their own.
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.
These ten killers have cooked up plots scarier than the plot lines of any horror movie—these are the stories nightmares are made of.
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.
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.
These 10 selections not only premiered at the festival but also made their way into “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.”
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:
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.”
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.
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 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.
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.
Killers, hookers and obsessive Giants fans? These movies put the F in WTF.