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The 50 Best Action Movies

James Bond, John McClane, Bruce Wayne. If there's one thing Hollywood does right it's the action movie. Here now, the 50 essentials.

A Lifetime of Silver Screen Love Affairs

A Guide to Date Night Movies

The highs of love found, the lows of love lost, and everything in between.

Valentine's Day Issue
Jerry's Gold, and Others

Five Comedy Series that Prove the Web’s Staying Power

Some of the most original and exciting programming today is first written and produced for the web. If this trend has passed you by, here are five comedy web series to get you up to speed.

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Think First Shoot Later

The 50 Best Thrillers

Like actions, thrillers get your blood pumping, though they use more subtle tactics -- suspense over pyrotechnics -- the action genre's brainier brother. These are the 50 best.

Around the World in 50 Flicks

The 50 Best Foreign Language Movies

When most of us hear the word "movie", we think of Hollywood but foreign films deserve a place in the spotlight. This list features the 50 top foreign language films, period.

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All's Fair in Love and Films

The 50 Best Romance Movies

Romance movies aim to capture the highs of love found, the lows of love lost, and everything in between. We've added 10 more films to our list of the best romance movies. Time to get cozy.

Wedding Issue
Out of This World

The 50 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Movies

Part five of our series covers sci-fi and fantasy movies. Of all our sections, this was the most difficult to create: not because we argued over the selections (though we did), but because we argued over where to draw the line on what constitutes sci-fi and fantasy. For instance, does Richard Linklater’s cerebral Waking Life...

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Striving for a Better Movie Night

The 50 Best Family Movies

Because "family film" and "kids movie" are far from the same thing.

The 50 Best Comedies

Throughout the selection process to find the funniest comedies, we kept echoing the same mantra: “Is this movie really that good?” The answer was consistent: shouts of “it’s hilarious!” were parried just as assuredly by “it sucks!” Comedy, we quickly discovered, is just as diverse and polarizing as drama. Really the two aren’t so different....

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Life with the dull bits cut out

The 50 Best Dramas

Good movies bring art to life, combining audio and visuals (and occasionally smells, as in the case of 1959’s disastrous AromaRama and 1960’s Smell-O-Vision, may they forever rest in peace) in ways that push the limits of human imagination. They require little effort to watch, yet have the power to change a life. They represent...

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Which way to the theater?

Los Angeles Film Map

While it’s undeniably cool to adorn your home theater with minimalist or unique movie posters (like these, and these), we know your sound-proofed walls need art as nuanced as your taste in film itself. The Los Angeles Film Map (~$40) has you covered in every direction. Littered within its 24 x 32-inch borders are the...

Lights, Camera, Beef!

MoB | Masterbeef Theater: 10 Best Beef Movie Scenes

We promised to leave no steak unturned during our month of beef, and we’re men of our word. As it happens, beef’s got a thespian side that The Academy repeatedly fails to acknowledge. Our budget for gold statues was blown on jerky and skillets, but that won’t stop us from proposing a new award category...

It's "gonna mace you in the face"

The Darjeeling Limited Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)

Wes Anderson is a polarizing director. People either hate or love his films. End of story. The Darjeeling Limited ($25) tends to rank lower on his list of films, possibly because it was co-written by Jason Schwartzman and Roman Coppola instead of Owen Wilson or Noah Baumbach. But in our book it’s still a highly...

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