Most movies don't start filming until the script is finalized, but these improv movies began production even without finished scripts!
Fireballs? Ice daggers? Super strength? Those are all run-of-the-mill. These anime powers are unique and awesome in their own ways.
A frigid environment of snow and ice can lend a cold and isolated mood to a TV show, making any drama that much more intense.
Feminist movies come in all shapes and forms. Forget the cash grab remakes! Here are the ones that made real impacts.
The Naruto universe contains hundreds of jutsus and techniques. Here are my picks for the best ones and why they're awesome.
Like cop shows, gangster shows can easily fall into boring tropes and clichés. Here are the best gang TV shows that are unique.
If you're new to anime, you'll find lots of unique character archetypes that appear over and over again! Here's what they are.
Not only do these counterculture movies explore alternative movements, but they're captivating and iconic!
Popular anime series sometimes get spin-offs that are worth checking out, whether for extra lore or just pure, unadulterated fun!
This indie film company has produced some of the best movies of the century. Don't miss the best A24 movies worth watching!
Check out my favorite movies about drug-addicted characters who struggle through rehab and fight to turn their lives around.
Some of the best scenes in anime involve heroes against each other, whether as friendly rivals or outright enemies.
For cinephiles, it's always a treat when the director of a movie makes a small appearance in their own film. Here are some iconic examples!
Want a heavy dose of laughter with your time travel, aliens, and space war plots? Check out these incredible sci-fi comedy movies!
These movies are the ones where characters have to face down a looming apocalypse that threatens humankind.
One of the cooler parts of One Piece is encountering the different pirate crews—and, more importantly, the captains of those crews!
Sitting down to a well-made musical movie is an experience like no other. Here are the best ones to watch if you haven't yet!
Tired of seeing damsels in distress and fights that last an eternity? These are just some of the worst anime tropes that need to end.
Few movies are as inspirational as the ones where disadvantaged heroes win against all odds. Check out our favorite underdog movies!
Remember the 1990s? We got so many great movies during those years. Here are the most decade-defining movies of the 90s!
Anime tends to be pretty good at setting up and executing betrayals. Here are some of the worst anime traitors we've seen.
There are over 700 episodes of The Simpsons. Here are the best Simpsons episodes that represent the show's high points.
These awesome high school anime series serve up everything from cozy love triangles to sci-fi wish fulfillment!
These modern black-and-white movies from after the turn of the millennium use the monochrome aesthetic to striking effect.
So many exciting movies are slated to release this year. Here are the films I'm looking forward to the most in 2024!
Psychotic, powerful, smart, charismatic? Well, these anime villains have it all and we just love to hate them for it.
Tired of happy endings? These movies don't wrap up in neat little bows. Instead, they're sad, unfortunate, or shocking.
In anime, vampire characters come in all shapes, forms, and personalities. Here are some of my all-time favorites!
Origin story movies are tough to do well because they've been done to death and it's hard to make them unique—but it can be done!
Anime has never shied away from dark characters. Here are the best ones who have terribly evil and unholy powers.
Shakespeare is best known for his dramatic plays, and many of them were adapted into (or inspired) movies worth watching.
Some of the coolest characters in anime are demons. And as it turns out, they aren't always evil! Here are our favorites.
It's one thing to be stranded in the desert or lost in a jungle, but snowy icescapes can be harsher and more unforgiving.
One of my favorite anime tropes is when a character is a vessel or host for another character. Here are some great examples!
These movies all feature female detectives who are just as competent—if not more—than their male counterparts.
Anime is full of smart and cunning characters—and it's bad news when they use their brains to manipulate others.
These movies about divorce and breakups explore the many sides to broken romantic relationships.
The counterculture nature of glam rock and punk music make them both perfect subjects for movies and documentaries!
In a genre dominated by men, these detective TV shows shine with female leads who are unlike the usual detectives you know.
Some of the coolest abilities in anime feature spatial manipulation and space-time mechanics. Here are our favorite abilities.
It takes skill to do product placement well, especially when it's for a mainstream movie. Here are some of the most iconic examples.
What to do when you're a foodie who's stuck at home? Maybe watch these incredible movies about foods and the ones who prepare them.
Genius anime characters often become fan favorites as they impress us with their brilliance. Here are my favorites of all time.
The Roaring Twenties remains one of the most iconic and stylish decades in modern history. These movies exemplify those years.
These movies all utilize hypnosis or mind control to force their characters into fascinating, thrilling, or unusual situations!
We're in the golden age of adult animated television! Here are the best adult cartoons to check out if you haven't yet.
What is beauty? Is it skin deep or is there more to it? These great movies explore the subject of beauty in various important ways.
Maybe the thing you need right now is a sad, poignant film that can unravel your soul and get you bawling like never before.
Anime isn't all laughs and happy endings. These characters experienced terribly tragic love stories that are heartbreaking.
Here are the best movies featuring Ryan Gosling that are totally worth watching if you haven't yet.
In crafting remarkable tales, the greatest films use more than just plot and characters. Color palettes can say a lot without words!
Jazz is a wild subject for cinema. These incredible films show jazz from all angles, opening it up in ways you'd never expect.
Anime series about video games are surprisingly uncommon. Here are the ones we've seen that are worth checking out!
Adapting books to cinema is never easy, especially when the source material is sensitive. These war movies did it right.
The best inspirational movies explore the value of life through deep characters without resorting to preachy messaging.
Sleep (or the lack of it) is such an interesting subject for cinema, especially with how it can affect characters in many ways.
Words do a lot of heavy lifting, but some of our favorite characters in television history never said a thing (or close to it).
Anime series have the most intriguing fictional settings of any media, ranging across genres from fantasy to science fiction and more.
Autism is rarely featured in cinema, and it's even rarer to see an autistic protagonist. These movies took that to task and succeeded!
Some of the most memorable movie characters are felines! Here are the best movies about cats that are worth watching.