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.
Movie killers are often men, but women have been catching up. Here are some of the best female characters who kill.
From historical ninjas to fantastical ninjas, here are some of the best ninja movies worth watching and why they stand out.
Cyberpunk is one of the most iconic subgenres in science fiction. Check out these incredible cyberpunk movies worth watching!
You'd think they'd be boring, but characters of religious authority can make for some intensely compelling drama. Check these out!
Close male friendships are underrepresented in cinema. These movies with bromances are just wonderful to see.
Some movies stand out for their techniques—like the POV shot, which fundamentally changes the cinema experience.
A change in aspect ratio can signal all kinds of interesting meanings. Here are some of our favorite examples where movies did it well.
Some of the best movies feature a main character whose reality comes crashing down around them in dramatic ways.
Nerds are often looked down upon. Here are our favorite movies where geeks and dorks rise up to become cool, popular, and badass!
Cancer and terminal illnesses are hard subjects for movie directors, but these films prove cathartic and insightful when done well.
Sometimes, the people behind musicians are more interesting than the musicians themselves—as seen in these movies.
Here are the best baseball movies, ranked from good to incredibly good! There are so many great baseball films worth watching.
Crafting a compelling character is an immense challenge when they don't have any dialogue, but these movies made it work.
These incredible films explore the haunting nature of abuse and the effects it can have on its victims.
The mystique of casinos and gambling can make for some of the most thrilling narratives in cinema. Here are our favorite films!
Social media is everywhere and it seems so common, but these movies explore the darker side of social media and what can happen.
These incredible movies explore the bonds of sisterhood between females, whether they're blood-related sisters or not.
These movies make such radical shifts partway through runtime that they almost turn into completely different films.
It was supposed to be the war to end all wars. Here are the greatest films about WWI and the lives it affected.
There's so much drama, excitement, and adventure to be found in these swashbuckling pirate movies that stand the test of time.
Here are the best movies that take place in Chicago, from iconic classics of comedy to emotional dramas.
Cinema might be full of romantic and platonic relationships, but some of them are actually really toxic—as seen in these films.
There's no city like Boston! These movies that take place in Boston are oozing with the very character that makes the city so unique.
Here are the best movies that explore the traumatic violations that can come from stalkers and harassers.
What's worse than a leader who lets power go to their head? A leader who uses that power to oppress and disenfranchise the vulnerable.
Movies don't always have to be realistic. In fact, some of the best movies feature "dream logic"—illogical events that add intrigue.
These movies feature the most iconic scientists in cinema history and their memorable experiments.
The body swap is one of the more interesting film premises, resulting in some of the funniest and most emotional movies of our time.
Movies don't often have actors and actresses playing multiple roles, but when it's done well, it can deliver a unique cinematic experience.
Most jump scares are cheap, but these horror movies earn their shocks—and you can watch them on Netflix.
Some of the best characters in movies are imaginary. Here are our favorite movies where imaginary friends elevate their stories.
School can be horrifying for all sorts of reasons. These horror movies all involve terrified school students in various kinds of peril.
Most of us don't have excessive wealth to flaunt and toss around. These movies explore high society and the rich people therein.
Movies based on merchandise may seem like cash grabs—which they are—but some of them are still worth watching!
All of these villains from horror movies are awesome, but only one can sit atop the list as the king of horror movie killers.
Not every film that makes a lot of money is actually good—even if it rakes in over a billion dollars. Here are the good ones!
These paranoia thrillers are the best when you want to experience an unbearable sense of dread, distrust, and suspicion.
Want the chills of Halloween without the frights? Try these family-friendly Halloween movies that aren't too scary, even for kids!
Pregnancy can be both life-affirming and life-ruining. These top-notch movies explore pregnancy from all angles.
These haunted house movies show that the scariest thing you can think of might just be living in the room down the hall.
These made-for-TV movies are proof that TV movies don't always have to be low-budget, low-quality experiences.
Music is universal across all cultures. These excellent movies explore the different ways that music can impact characters.
Hooked on true crime? These serial killer documentaries are as crazy, thrilling, and unbelievable as they come!
These alien sci-fi movies on Netflix will serve up the fascinating tales of alien invasions, UFOs, and outer space you're looking for.
These documentaries focus on brilliant but unusual artists who each bring their unique perspectives to life in fascinating ways.
These movies all feature families that are dysfunctional trainwrecks, yet we love watching them anyway!
Found footage movies feel the most "real" when it comes to film, but only when they're done well. Here are the best found footage films.
Here are our favorite movies to watch when you're with family—kids and adults—and want something that's pure and uplifting.
When filmmakers need a big city to set their movies in, New York City is a go-to spot. Here are the best movies set in NYC!
Some of the most thrilling movies involve people working to survive against terrifying animals and creatures.
"They were dead all along" is a well-worn plot twist that's eye-rollingly bad when lazily written... but great when it's done right.
If you've dreamed of visiting Tokyo one day, these amazing movies offer a glimpse of the vibrant city you'll find once you get there.
Disney movies may be known for being family-friendly, but many Disney tales come from source material that's much darker.
Anime movies can be more horrifying than any live-action film. Here are some of our favorite watches.
Scratch your inner detective itch with these cerebral whodunit murder mystery movies that'll keep you guessing.
Want to better understand the nuances and impacts of both the male gaze and female gaze on cinema? Here are several examples!
The slasher movie is one of the most popular horror subgenres. Here are the best slasher films that show why it's so popular.
These incredibly crafted slice-of-life movies prove that cinema can be fun, exciting, and thrilling even when there isn't much plot.