Whether bleak or hopeful, the greatest dystopian movies all share one thing: they say something meaningful about the world.
Folk horror movies tend to be more layered and sophisticated than your typical horror flicks. Here are some of the best examples.
What happens when a horror movie is TOO disturbing? It's banned! These controversial horror movies were forbidden to watch.
We love a good friendship group in movies. With the right dynamics, best friends can elevate any good movie into a great movie.
Jim Jarmusch is a film director like no other. To really know what makes him special, check out his best movies of all time.
These popular nerdy franchises (including books, television, movies, and games) forever changed geek culture.
The Nifty Fifties was an iconic decade for various reasons. These movies take us back to the 1950s and examine the era.
Few concepts are more morbid than humans eating humans. These dark movies about cannibalism dive in and hold nothing back.
The dolly zoom, also known as the contra zoom, is an iconic technique that signals something unusual to the viewer.
Fairies have a magical quality that's unlike any other fantastical creature from folklore. These movies capture the fairy essence.
Directors get most of the fame and acclaim, but screenwriters play a big role in Hollywood—and they deserve some recognition, too.
Sometimes, you just want to kick back and relax with a film that feels like you're hanging out with the characters on screen.
They don't make comedy films like they did in the 80s anymore. Here are our favorites from that bygone era of classics.
What's more eerie and creepy than an uncanny doll or puppet? These horror movies feature haunted toys made of nightmares.
Step aside, family-friendly witches! These horror movies feature the kinds of occult witchcraft that will keep you up at night.
There's no gangster movie quite like a British gangster movie. Here are the best British gangster films worth checking out!
The 90s was an era of iconic films, including horror! Here are the best horror films of the decade that still hold up today.
Charles Dickens is known for his books, but those books have been adapted to film and television many times. Here are the best ones.
Hippies comprise a distinct group, but even so, hippie characters aren't all the same. These hippie movies come at all angles.
The Final Girl trope is common in horror movies, most prominently in the slasher subgenre. Here are the best final girls of all time.
Pixar is known for their great characters, and some of the best female characters in movies are found in Pixar's animated films.
Non-horror movies can definitely be creepy—sometimes even creepier than most horror flicks. Here are our favorite examples.
Growing up is never easy for anyone! Here are the best movies about young adulthood and the trials that come with coming of age.
Independent filmmakers may seem artsy or pretentious, but not all are like that. These indie directors are proof.
The 1940s was a transitionary decade due to the impact of World War II. These movies explore the era from all kinds of angles.
Here are our favorite modern horror movies that came out in 2000 or later, perfect for a month-long marathon if you watch one per day.
Perhaps more so than any other genre, horror movies live or die by the brilliance of their directors. Here are our favorite horror directors.
Weddings are full of drama and anticipation! Here are the best movies that lead up to a wedding and all the problems therein.
These fantastic werewolf movies explore the idea of man turning into werebeast from all kinds of interesting angles.
People love music and people love competitions. These movies bring them together into something we all love: singing competitions!
Grief is one of the heaviest human emotions, able to consume without limit. These powerful movies explore grief and loss.
Anime does love like no other. These heartfelt romance anime movies will have you crying, laughing, and smiling in equal measure.
In most movies, monsters are stupid and/or driven purely by instinct. These intelligent monsters are way more interesting!
Most children's movies are bright and happy, but they can be devastatingly sad—even more so than any film meant for adults.
Russian films may not get the same love that other foreign films do, but these movies can stand up to the best of them.
Forgiveness is never easy, but it can also be one of the most rewarding human experiences. That's what these movies explore.
When it comes to swordfighters, gladiators are uniquely captivating. Here are the best gladiator movies in cinema history.
Some of the scariest films come from South Korea. Here are the best Korean horror movies you absolutely need to see.
No war had more impact than the Second World War. These incredible WWII movies explore those years from every angle.
These brilliant movies about candy and chocolate are way better than they have any right to be!
With all the drama and conflict inherent in a midlife crisis, it's no wonder there are so many great movies about it.
Marriage is hard. These movies explore the complexities and difficulties that married couples have to navigate.
Vampire movies are as varied as any genre in film. Here are our favorites, ranging from classics to modern hits with unique spins.
Cheerleaders get a bad rap with all their stereotypes, but cheerleader movies can be surprisingly fun and insightful nonetheless.
These compelling chess movies show all the different ways that chess can be much more than just a board game.
From the MCU to Spider-Man to X-Men, here are the best and most memorable scenes from across the Marvel movies.
The Great Depression was a terrible decade with much loss and suffering. These movies show us what the 1930s were like.
These thoughtful movies all involve characters who have experienced traumatic events that weigh on them afterwards.
The Harry Potter movies are filled with excellent moments that we still remember. Here's our take on the best scenes from the franchise.
These movies actually feature real-world museums and art galleries, which are just as fun to see on the big screen!
Here are the best blaxploitation movies that represent the genre and highlight all the best aspects of this unique film culture.
Badass characters tend to be male, but these powerful female characters show us that movies can have truly badass female villains.
Hollywood is both alluring and perilous. These movies about Hollywood show the ups and downs of a capricious industry.
There's something uniquely compelling about Japanese samurai. Here are the best samurai movies worth checking out.
What does manliness look like when it's positive and constructive? These movies show us the ideals of healthy masculinity.
Tired of movie monologues that are weak and forgettable? Here are the best movie monologues that are downright captivating.
The atmosphere of a private school or boarding school sets the stage for all kinds of dramatic potential. These movies take full advantage.
Netflix may not have the usual suspects when it comes to superhero movies, but there are plenty of other ones worth watching.
What does it take for someone to redeem themselves of past sins? How far will someone go for absolution? These movies show us.
The era of 80s cinema gave us tons of amazing chick flick movies that still hold up and are worth watching (or rewatching)!