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Yeah, Humbugs! The 10 Best Movie & TV Scrooges, Ranked

Yeah, Humbugs! The 10 Best Movie & TV Scrooges, Ranked

Come Christmastime, there’s a little bit of Ebenezer Scrooge in all of us. But of the countless movie and TV versions of Dickens’ character, who stands head and shoulders above the rest? Here are our picks for the 10 of the best from Bill Murray to Reginald Owen.

His Shining Decade: Charlie Sheen’s Movies From the ’80s

His Shining Decade: Charlie Sheen’s Movies From the ’80s

Platoon. Wall Street. Major League. Charlie Sheen has done some solid work over the course of his Hollywood career, but his greatest movies all came out during the ’80s.

7 Reasons Why We Love Drew Barrymore

7 Reasons Why We Love Drew Barrymore

The world came to know Drew Barrymore as little Gertie in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and watched her grow up in the limelight. Now, the star is an accomplished actress, savvy businesswoman and dedicated mother. Here are 10 reasons to love her.

Not Just the Girl Next Door: 8 Dark Movies Starring Nicole Kidman

Not Just the Girl Next Door: 8 Dark Movies Starring Nicole Kidman

Don’t let her pretty face fool you. Nicole Kidman’s filmography features more complex roles than just the sweet girl next door. In fact, she often portrays murderous, manipulative characters and is also the perfect leading lady to cast in pretty much any dark movie. From Stoker to Dogville, here are eight of our favorite dark flicks starring the actress.

10 Modern Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die

10 Modern Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die

What makes a movie a cult movie? Is it the movie itself or the audience who watches it? Are certain movies just born to be cult, while others have cult status thrust upon them? These questions are as elusive and provocative as cult movies themselves, but while you ponder, check out these 10 cult movies from the past 25 years, like “Natural Born Killers,” that are all included in “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.”

High-Grossing and Gross: 10 Hit Zombie Movies

High-Grossing and Gross: 10 Hit Zombie Movies

A huge crowds flocks to a large, isolated building and shuffles quietly into a dark room, drooling at the scent of warm… popcorn. The movie’s a hit! Zombie movies were once pretty niche, but over the last decade or so, undead monsters have gone mainstream. Here are 10 movies, including “28 Days Later,” that turned the living dead into cold, hard cash.

By the Book: 10 Movies to “Read” This Winter

By the Book: 10 Movies to “Read” This Winter

With winter approaching, curling up by the fireplace with a cozy blanket is definitely a posture that favors page-turning over screen-gazing. So if you’re looking for your next great book, here are 10 movies you should “read” this winter.

Guts and Glory: Top 10 Heroic War Movies

Guts and Glory: Top 10 Heroic War Movies

Once upon a time, the average movie hero didn’t wear capes, tights or electrically powered exoskeletons. Instead, they were ordinary men and women thrust into real-world combat, relying on their temerity and teamwork to save the day amid brutal (and historically accurate) circumstances. Here are 10 war movies that defined heroism from the front lines.

10 Reasons Why We Love Emma Stone

10 Reasons Why We Love Emma Stone

She’s quirky. She’s talented. She makes normal look boring…and when she’s not kicking ass in front of a camera, Emma Stone is usually busy being an awesome human being. ere are 10 reasons why we absolutely adore the star of “Superbad,” “Birdman” and “Easy A.”

Cinematic Tearjerkers: 10 Movies to Watch When You Need a Really Good Cry

Cinematic Tearjerkers: 10 Movies to Watch When You Need a Really Good Cry

Sometimes we all just need to curl up in a ball and let the waterworks flow. So the next time you’re feeling overcome with feelings, try turning on one of these 10 movies (“Brokeback Mountain,” anyone?) that don’t hold back from delivering an emotional wallop. Warning: have a box of tissues ready.

They’re Coming! 10 Invasion Movies to See Before You Die

They’re Coming! 10 Invasion Movies to See Before You Die

“Aliens,” “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” “Ghostbusters”…. Most blockbuster movies, when you get right down to it, are about invasions: otherworldly creatures arriving on our planet uninvited, ghosts taking over society, futuristic cyborg assassins intent on pursuing its targets to the ends of the earth, etc. And while we usually associate invasion movies with destruction and mayhem, some visitors do exhibit more peaceful intentions. Here are 10 of the best-ever invasion flicks that can all be found in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.

5 Ways to Feed Your Chocolate Addiction

5 Ways to Feed Your Chocolate Addiction

If you’ve ever wanted to know more uses for chocolate than Willy Wonka, then we’ve got some ideas for you.

10 Movies That Prove Werner Herzog’s Crazy Genius

10 Movies That Prove Werner Herzog’s Crazy Genius

Madman, maverick, adventurer, auteur: There’s no one in cinema quite like Werner Herzog. While “Grizzly Bear” finds the German filmmaker doing what he does best—shining a light on the extremes of human obsession—that’s just one of Herzog’s many explorations into the darker side of human nature. In fact, here are 10 movies that illustrate why Herzog is a moviemaking genius.

Last Woman Standing: The Top 10 “Final Girls” in Horror Flicks

Last Woman Standing: The Top 10 “Final Girls” in Horror Flicks

Film scholar Carol J. Clover coined the term “Final Girl” to describe the horror genre’s female protagonists like Nancy Thompson in “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” who—through a combination of pluck, luck and relentless common sense—keep their heads about them when everyone else is losing theirs… literally. They’re the last ones standing at the end of of the picture.

Death by Any Means Necessary: 10 Most Gruesome Moments in Mob Movies

Death by Any Means Necessary: 10 Most Gruesome Moments in Mob Movies

A mobster’s favorite means of control? Violence, which is a staple of gangster culture—and, by extension, mob movies. “Bonnie and Clyde,” “The Godfather”…. Here are 10 of the most gruesome scenes you’ll ever see in movies about the Mafia.

The Deadliest Horror Movies, Ranked by Body Count

The Deadliest Horror Movies, Ranked by Body Count

Horror’s not the only movie genre that boasts horrific body counts (“Saving Private Ryan,” anyone?), but if you’re a fan of scary movies, then you know there’s good, fatal fun to be had in fright flicks. That’s why we’ve compiled our rankings of some of the deadliest movies we’ve ever seen — from “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2″ to “World War Z.”

Laugh Until You Lose Your Mind: Top 10 Zombie Comedies

Laugh Until You Lose Your Mind: Top 10 Zombie Comedies

The zombie subgenre of horror flicks has a rich history of mixing gore with guffaws. In fact, here are 10 bloody funny movies that perfectly illustrate how “zom-coms” are anything but brainless.

Slices of Wisdom: 10 Lessons Learned from Pizza in the Movies

Slices of Wisdom: 10 Lessons Learned from Pizza in the Movies

Pizza should get its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It’s been making cameos in movies like “Do The Right Thing” and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” for decades. And there are often valuable lessons to be learned from cinema’s most famous ‘za connoisseurs. So order a pie and read on for 10 pizza proverbs.

You’re Fired! 9 Career-Ruining Tips from the Movies

You’re Fired! 9 Career-Ruining Tips from the Movies

Sometimes uttering the words “I quit” just won’t cut it. If you’re looking to make a less than graceful exit from your job, you need not look any further than movies like “Bad Teacher” and “Waiting” that teach you exactly how. Here are 9 foolproof ways to suck at your job.

So Good It Hurts: Top 10 William Hurt Movies

So Good It Hurts: Top 10 William Hurt Movies

The Juilliard-trained, Oscar-winning William Hurt is a consummate actor’s actor, a leading man who isn’t afraid to take on supporting roles. Maybe that’s because—as the following 10 movies from “The Big Chill” to “The Accidental Tourist” prove—he’s one of those electrifying performers who scene-steals every movie he’s in regardless of the part he’s playing.

Ladies’ Choice: 10 Movies Hollywood Should Remake with Female Leads

Ladies’ Choice: 10 Movies Hollywood Should Remake with Female Leads

The upcoming Ghostbusters remake—which features female stars like Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy taking over the roles made famous by the likes of Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd—could be the start of a trend. As long as Hollywood seems ready to remake everything these days, why not cast more women in what used to be men’s roles? (After all, is busting ghosts necessarily a guys-only activity?) Here are our picks for famous films that should be remade with female leads.

Aren’t They Grand? 10 of the Coolest Movie Grandparents

Aren’t They Grand? 10 of the Coolest Movie Grandparents

Let’s pay tribute to some of the best big-screen grandparents out there. From Betty White in The Proposal to Gene Hackman in The Royal Tenenbaums, here are 10 amazing onscreen grandmas and grandpas who do a lot more than just knit sweaters.

9 Indie Movies To Watch Out For This Fall

9 Indie Movies To Watch Out For This Fall

Blockbuster season has come and gone, so as the summer’s superhero reboots drop out of theaters like so many autumnal leaves, why not check out some of the year’s finest independent offerings on the big screen? Here are 10 indie movies not to miss this fall, from raunchy comedies to groundbreaking dramas to challenging documentaries.

Ad-Lib Legends: 9 Classic Improvised Scenes

Ad-Lib Legends: 9 Classic Improvised Scenes

Every great movie starts a great script, but sometimes the greatest moments in cinema are captured when an actor “goes off book” and conjures a mesmerizing gesture or unforgettable line on the spot. To wit, here are 10 spontaneous bits in “Goodfellas,” “Annie Hall,” and more that have since been emblazoned into filmmaking history.

Bloody Hell! 10 of the Grittiest War Movies

Bloody Hell! 10 of the Grittiest War Movies

War, what is it good for? Well, at the movies, war is good for shocking (sometimes even sickening) moviegoers with images that convey just how gritty and unbearable human combat can be. Here are 10 movies that don’t flinch as they show their audiences the grim realities of battle.