Featured List on Ranker http://ranker.com The Top Staff Favorites on Ranker http://ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com Top Ranking lists, Most Popular Lists, Most Visited Lists <![CDATA[Essential Brands for Avid Readers]]> http://ranker.com/list/brands-for-readers/casey-cavanagh If you are an avid reader, there are a number of brands, websites, and companies you should check out. Whether you are looking for a new place to download e-books for free, need new literary-themed artwork in your home, or just want to explore and engage with communities just as obsessed with reading as you are, the business and sites on this list of bookworm brands has your newest book related obsession just waiting to be discovered.

Database driven communities like GoodReads, Shelfari, and Booktagger help you engage with other readers and book lovers to catalog and share your books, while also discovering great new reads. Other companies like Powell's Books and Book Riot offer book subscription services, for those book fans who want new reads (and fun book related accessories and treats) delivered right to their doors! Still other brands are nailing it when it comes to e-readers (Amazon's Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook) and audio books (Audible).

Whether you're looking for a book light, book journal, or even just some great bookshelves to proudly display your home library, the brands on this list are essential reading for bookworms and avid readers. 
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<![CDATA[The Most Underrated Jay-Z Songs]]> http://ranker.com/list/most-underrated-jay-z-songs/ranker-music With a rapper like Jay-Z, it's easy to focus on his abundance of hits. His catalog boasts some of the biggest rap songs, but that doesn't mean everything else is chopped liver. Some of the most underrated Jay-Z songs are perhaps some of his best, depending on who you ask, of course. For a rapper like Jay-Z who has so many hit songs, it's easy for other great tracks to get lost in the shuffle and there's a batch of songs that, for one reason or another, have been overlooked.

So what are the most underrated Jay-Z songs? Well, this list can include any song outside of his greatest hits (you know those) and that means even singles are fair game. You'll see a number of songs you're familiar with, and others you aren't. But that's the joy of this list. There are so many Jay-Z songs, freestyles, and verses - if you think one song is underrated, then add it! Vote or rerank this list to you how deem it to be fit, based on which of these great Jay Z songs you think are the most underrated.
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<![CDATA[Kids of Dead Musicians: How Are They Doing Today?]]> http://ranker.com/list/kids-of-dead-musicians-how-are-they-doing-today-v1/mel-judson

Music can transform the soul and the musicians who write, produce, sing, and play our favorite songs can feel like a best friend sometimes. Their enduring songs are there when we need them and their lyrics can feel personal, yet universal, all at once. Though the famous musicians on this list have passed on, the power of their music remains the same. But what about the children they left behind? Many of the children of dead musicians are making music of their own, while others are continuing their famous parents' legacies in other ways.

Though we, as listeners, feel a certain closeness to these deceased musicians through their music and lyrics, their children are tasked with carrying on and celebrating their legacies. While were sure that, at times, this can feel like a burden, many of the famous musicians' children on this list have gone on to make a name for themselves, and have stepped out of the shadows of their famous musician parents.

What are these musicians' kids up to nowadays? Have they suffered from the fame of their legendary parents? Have they had successful careers as musicians themselves? Have they pursued completely different career paths than their famous parents did?

While many have followed in their famous parent's footsteps, you'll be surprised by who has struck out on their own. So put on some Nirvana, N.W.A., or Johnny Cash, and celebrate the legacies that these musical geniuses have left behind and see how their children are doing today.


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<![CDATA[Things That Only the Youngest Child Will Understand]]> http://ranker.com/list/things-that-only-the-youngest-child-will-understand/lauren-slocum

There are certain experiences in life that only the youngest child will truly understand. If you’re the youngest child, some of your siblings’ friends may never know your first name. You may be the butt of every joke during holidays and reunions. You were both the vulnerable target who was constantly bullied and you were the tattletale that had to run to mom and dad in order to get ahead. No matter what you did, you weren’t “cool”.


There are some definitive characteristics and memories that every youngest child will carry with them until old age and this is because, on many levels, our identities were predetermined. We had someone out there who looked like us, shared our DNA, and preceded us in every literal and most metaphorical aspects. Relationships don’t get much closer than that. But yet, the older sibling was more headstrong, more experienced, and without a doubt (to their knowledge), a lot smarter than us. So we surrender to the stigma and hope it gets better with age. (It probably won’t.)


In a lot of ways, we were the underdogs. And against all odds of that predetermined path, we had to shape our individuality and break away from what was expected of us. But there are some characteristics that we can’t deny, some experiences we all endured one way or the other, and it all boils down to simply being born last.

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<![CDATA[The Best Places to Meet Women]]> http://ranker.com/list/the-best-places-to-meet-women/mark Here it is: the definitive list of the best places to meet women, ranked by ladies and dudes alike. Where do you go to meet women and girls that you would want to date? Single life is tough. If you're flying solo, you have probably already tried to go to the typical spots where you can meet girls: bars and clubs. Though it's possible to meet women in these places, it's kind of a crapshoot, no? And you never really want to say you met your girlfriend at a bar. It comes off as sleazy, desperate, even creepy... So what are the best places to meet women you don't already know?

The best way to meet a girl is through activities, doing what you are interested in, and through mutual friends. Putting yourself in a situation where you are doing activities with groups allows you to establish common ground with women and get to know them over a period of time, rather than trying to best them with your one-liners. Tips on how to meet women: try to get out as much as possible, stay active and get your single friends together for group activities. Vote on this list of ideas for how to meet a girlfriend and add any places that have worked for you. 

For more dating tips see: How To Get a Girl to Like You and 31 Ways to Repel a Potential Girlfriend

  
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<![CDATA[The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-movies-based-on-marvel-comics/all-genre-movies-lists Although Marvel actually released several films before the modern explosion, they were, how you say? Not good. It wasn't until Bryan Singer's X-Men that Hollywood really took notice. Since then, many Marvel movies have gone on to become blockbuster franchises, including films introducing beloved characters from the Marvel pantheon like: Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk and Captain America.

In 2012, years of preparation and lead-in films culminated in the release of The Avengers, an epic-scale event film bringing together a number of the company's most iconic heroes, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Nick Fury, Black Widow, and Hawkeye. The film opened with the highest weekend domestic box office gross of any film in history (not just a Marvel Studios film), earning over $200 million in its first 3 days in theaters.

Here is the list of the best films ever made based on Marvel comics and characters from Marvel Comics. And as Marvel keeps churning out the hits, make sure to vote-up and submit your favorites!
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<![CDATA[24 Ways The Walking Dead Show is Different Than the Comics]]> http://ranker.com/list/walking-dead-tv-show-different-than-comic/mike-calendrillo AMC's hit seriesThe Walking Dead wasn't created out of thin air; it was originally a comic book, and as we all know well by now, most on-screen adaptations take a few liberties here and there with the original stories, for better or for worse. While people often claim the book version of a story is always better, we're going to leave it up to you to make that decision.

We'll take you through the major The Walking Dead TV/ comics differences, so you can decide for yourself which you think is more worth your time. Some plot lines change dramatically in the show, while some characters get killed off too early, and even a couple of the star characters don't even exist in the comic books. Find out why and how so many critical plot-points have been altered to fit the television adaptation.







 






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<![CDATA[Things People Lie About All the Time]]> http://ranker.com/list/things-people-lie-about/elise Lies we tell each other: white lies, red lies, black lies... but mostly just the first category. These are the most common lies we tell on a daily basis. Why lie, you ask? We do it to save face, to smooth out social situations, to make people feel better, to make our lives more comfortable. This list is full of (mostly) harmless lies that we have become so accustomed to saying that we may not even notice them. 

What do people lie about? Some of these lies are pretty common: "How are you?" "Fine, you?" works as shorthand to keep our society on track. (Can you imagine explaining your latest relationship woes to the store clerk and then your barista and then all your co-workers and then your mother? It'd be exhausting.) Some of the lies on this list are a little more serious. Like claiming that you love a book you haven't read or a movie you haven't seen. That's just weird. Maybe you should stop doing that. But the reason those things are on this list of common white lies is because people do tell them all the time. 

So here is your chance to be honest. What do you lie about? Which of these little white lies have you heard coming out of your mouth? If you think of more common lies we tell that aren't on this list, by all means, add them.
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<![CDATA[The Best Things Banned in the Bible]]> http://ranker.com/list/things-banned-in-the-bible/alby-thompson The Bible is a popular book with a lot of words in it. Many of those words are about things good people are not supposed to do, eat, wear, say, etc., if they don't want to spend eternity in Hell. But let's be serious: A lot of the things the Bible forbids are some of the things we want to do the most. Maybe the writers knew that? And maybe that's exactly why they're in there? Like, they wanted to somehow deprive normal human people of basic pleasures as some sort of form of crowd control? Or something? I don't know; I wasn't there.

Vote up your favorite sins that are banned in the Bible.
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<![CDATA[The Worst. Twins. Ever.]]> http://ranker.com/list/worst-twins-of-all-time/coy-jandreau Twins, two children produced by the same pregnancy, can be awesome. You've got a built in best friend! But the twins on this list are the absolute worst. In life and in pop culture, twins are often rumored to have a certain intuition when it comes to one another. But some twins... they're just terrible. 

Whether it's not knowing they're related and narcissistically being into each other, fighting amongst each other for no reason, forcing themselves upon the world with a terrible television show, having lame powers, or just plain being obnoxious, the world didn't even need one of the twins in these sets, let alone two!

This isn't just a list of twins, it's a list of twins who are... just the worst twins ever. Vote up the most annoying, awful sets of twin siblings below.
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<![CDATA[18 Surprising Origin Stories of Your Favorite Cocktails]]> http://ranker.com/list/cocktail-origin-stories/michael-darling Have you ever wondered how your favorite cocktails and alcoholic drinks were first conceived and how they got their names? Cocktail mixology goes back to the 1860s when alcohol was originally being mixed with water, sugar, and bitters. Today, your favorite libations may have any number of things mixed into them, from fruit purees to syrups to sodas. Whether you're a cocktail connoisseur or a casual bar patron, it's always nice to know where your favorite alcoholic drink originally came from.

What's your favorite cocktail? From Irish coffees to simple gin and tonics, we've got you covered. Read on to learn about the history of these great drinks, and vote up the most interesting origin stories that go with each one. From James Bond to rowdy teenagers on Spring Break, each of these popular cocktails had to start somewhere.

Whether you like vodka, rum, gin, or just about anything mixed with orange juice, this list is full of great drinks that all have unique origins you might not have known. Impress that hottie at the bar with the story behind what he or she is drinking, and bottoms up!

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<![CDATA[100+ Easter Eggs from Every Pixar Movie]]> http://ranker.com/list/pixar-films-easter-eggs/ranker-film Second only to maybe Marvel Studios and their wealth of comic references, cinema's Easter egg king is most certainly Pixar. The animators work on these films for years at a time and like to sneak in little jokes and references for fans to discover for years to come. People scour these films with a fine tooth comb looking for anything that throws back to Pixar film history, or makes references to upcoming films that just might hint at Pixar's next big hit. This list of Pixar Easter eggs has over 200 fun facts and little details you might not have noticed, from all Pixar films.

Pixar Animation Studios has done an incredible thing and not only consistently plugged their own films with sneaky little nods, but they've also invented recurring companies and items spread throughout their filmography. This both ties together all the Pixar movies, and cuts down on annoying and distracting product placement for real companies.

For example, either Dinoco or Buy n Large appear in nearly every Pixar film and Pizza Planet makes an appearance in literally every single Pixar film except The Incredibles. Not to mention the other Pixar inside jokes, like the crazy places they hid A113 (the classroom where most of the guys met in college), the Luxo ball (which was first featured in an early Pixar short), many Apple references (Steve Jobs co-founded Pixar, after all), and many other crossovers between the films in the Pixar universe.  

We've decided to do a round up of ALL the Pixar Easter eggs and sort them into groups (by movie for the most part). As it stands there are over 200 Easter eggs here in 100 categories! There are even a couple references to Newt (a movie they never even finished making), Star Wars (owned by parent company Lucasfilm), and some Kubrick films as well. Enjoy the wonderful world of Pixar with these cleverly hidden Easter eggs!
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<![CDATA[The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-video-game-music-soundtracks/ranker-games Asking a group of gamers what the best video game soundtrack of all time is is like asking baseball fans who the best pitcher of all time is - there are sure to be very strong opinions and definitely a few heated arguments. For this list we've compiled some of the greatest video game music of all time, and we're leaving it up to you to decide which is best. In recent years games like Braid and Bastion have been praised for their beautiful songs, while older favorites seem to be Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, and Final Fantasy 7

Video game music can be good for different reasons. Some songs are epic, some sweet, some scary, intense, catchy, sad, etc... Whatever the reason, vote for the video games that you truly believe have the greatest soundtracks of all time.

If one of your favorite games with great music is missing, feel free to add it to the list so it has a chance for other people to vote on it too. You can add a game from any console, whether it's an older platform like SNES or it's a newer game for PC. Just make sure it has an amazing soundtrack before throwing it with these other greats!


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<![CDATA[The Best Kanye West Songs of All Time]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-kanye-west-songs/voteable List of Kanye West songs, ranked from best to worst by the Ranker community. All of Kanye West's singles are included here, but real fans know there are other awesome songs to vote on other than the radio hits. West is known both for his music and his notoriously big personality. Music videos and audio videos are included next to each track name, so if you haven't heard a song you can listen to it right here on this list. Is one of your favorite Kanye West songs missing from this poll? Add it to the list so it has a chance to rise to the top.

This list is made up of songs like "All Falls Down" and "Jesus Walks." If the order of this list bothers you, then start a revolution and fight the system by creating your own version and re-ranking it. Simply click the "Rerank List" button and you can put the songs in whatever order you like.
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<![CDATA[The 19 Craziest Super Bowl Fans of All Time]]> http://ranker.com/list/craziest-super-bowl-fans-of-all-time/ranker-nfl A list of the craziest Super Bowl fans of all time. When your team makes it to the Super Bowl, it's pretty easy to get on your team or city's bandwagon. What better way to show your support by getting dressed up in your team's garb and put on some ridiculous gear. That's what the spirit of this list celebrates. For the psycho fan in all of us, this list honors the best of the best, the cream of the crop. The fans you'll see on this list are fans who not only made their way to the Super Bowl but managed to stand out above any other of their fellow fans that captured the eye of the camera.

These crazy fans went beyond what it takes for normal fans to get amped up before the big game. You'll see fans who will dress up as movie characters or will paint their face to show their spirit.

The fans who decided to fork over the ridiculous amount of money to go to the Super Bowl deserve to get as crazy as they want. To show how crazy football fans are about their favorite team, scroll through this entire list. Decide for yourself which of these Super Bowl fans is the craziest.

There are lots of fans, but few could ever have the gall to be named among the craziest Super Bowl fans of all time. That takes talent and dedication. Vote or re-rank this list according to who you think is the nuttiest fan to ever go to the Super Bowl.

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<![CDATA[Popular Alternative Therapies That Are Nonsense]]> http://ranker.com/list/alternative-medicine-myths/mike-rothschild No matter how many real diseases there are, with real doctors treating them and real researchers developing real cures for them, there will always be medical quackery. it seems that alternative medicine is the latest in this trend, with plenty of trendy "cures" and "cleanses" designed to give users a quick and easy path to total wellness and a perfect chi. The only problem? There's very little science behind these mythical cures. Which alternative therapies are just plain nonsense?

People in search of easy answers to difficult problems run headlong into scam artists and sham healers looking for their next mark. Through gibberish sciency-sounding terms, appeals to ancient wisdom, sleight-of-hand, and outright lying, these quacks prey on the sick, the searching, and the desperate. They generate billions of dollars in doing so, no matter how many lives their "medicine" costs.

These are the popular, yet almost completely fraudulent, alternative medicine forms of "healing" the proof behind why they just don't work. Sadly, these are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, with dozens of other sham therapies and dangerous, unproven treatments out there - and more thought up every day. These health fads might be all the rage, but they certainly won't cure you of anything, and might even be harmful instead.

Read on to learn about the science behind these alternative medicine practices and stay informed - when in doubt, ask a doctor!

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters]]> http://ranker.com/list/greatest-living-rock-songwriter/lons Who is the best songwriter alive today? The musician responsible for the lyrics and music that's the most memorable, significant and lasting in all of rock history, who is still with us today. We're talking, over the course of an entire career, the person who has written the most great songs--the best songwriters of the 21st century. A few things to keep in mind: (1) Songwriting teams are acceptable if they truly worked together (for example, Elton John writing music to Bernie Taupin's lyrics). When possible, as in the case of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, separate them and focus on individual songwriting. (2) LIVING songwriters. Living. (3) I think the ratio of "great songs" to "not good songs" is important to consider. If someone has 2 classic albums of great songs and then 5 albums worth of garbage, that impacts the overall view of the career, no matter how good the original work was. Something to keep in mind.

Add your own selections below and vote up the people you feel are worthy of the title of Greatest Living Rock Songwriter. PLUS, if you have Spotify, you can listen to full songs from each of the listed songwriters on our Ranker playlist!
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<![CDATA[The Best National Parks in the USA]]> http://ranker.com/list/the-best-national-parks-in-the-usa/voteable List of the best national parks in the USA, ranked by travelers, hikers, campers, climbers, sightseers, and people like you. This list of the most beautiful national parks includes federally protected lands as well as a few monuments and administrative units governed by the US National Park Service. Vote for your favorite U.S. national parks for camping and best national parks for spotting wildlife to move them to the top of the list, or click rerank to make your own version of this list.
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<![CDATA[Essential Products For a Perfect Gamer Survival Kit]]> http://ranker.com/list/gaming-essentials/charley-feldman

No matter what, gamers gonna game! But for a gamer to play at peak performance levels, there are certain survival essentials for quests, campaigns, and candy crushes. Every gamer has their own ritual of snacks, and there is no right way to keep you going. If you don’t see the item that will help you beat the boss level, make sure to add it below!
 
For every person who digs messy snacking like DiGiorno Pizza, Doritos, and Taco Bell, there are those who don’t want to gunk up their controllers (amateurs). But what about sweet treats like Twizzlers, Pop-Tarts, and M&Ms? If normal fuel fails to get you over the late night hump, there’s always Red Bull, Monster, and Startbucks coffee to be the cheat code to alertness. 
 
What about the accessories that make gaming experience better from the best gamer lifestyle brands? The best rocker video chairs, headsets, and video glasses like Gunnar Optik are there, if you want to shell out the coins (or rupees). 
 
What do you think should go in a gaming survival kit? What are your gamer must-haves? Vote-up the ones you see here, and make sure to add all the essentials we’ve left out!


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<![CDATA[Best "Big Game" Party Snacks to Have on Gameday]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-super-bowl-party-snacks-to-have-on-gameday/chef-jen The best Super Bowl party snacks to have on gameday are those must-have snacks to serve on Super Bowl Sunday. From the wings to the dips to the finger foods, if you are throwing a Super Bowl party, you need to have these appetizers and snacks on hand. Which foods are you loading up on during the big game? Vote for your favorite Super Bowl snacks right here!

There is a reason why an estimated 1.25 billion, yes with a B, chicken wings will be consumed on Super Bowl Sunday. Because chicken wings are the ultimate Super Bowl party food! Whether you like them crispy and naked or dripping with buffalo sauce and some blue cheese, if you are celebrating the big game, chances are good that chicken wings are likely on your menu.

But one cannot survive on chicken wings alone, which is why there are so many other party favorites served during the Super Bowl. Guacamole, salsa and chips are other must-haves as are other finger foods like deviled eggs, meatballs, potato chips and pretzels. Don't forget about something sweet with cookies, brownies or cupcakes other favorites.

So what are you cooking up for the big game? Share your favorite Super Bowl recipes right here - and when you're done, go share your thoughts on the best Super Bowl food displays ever and the best Super Bowl match-ups of all time too!
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<![CDATA[The Most Underrated Beatles Songs]]> http://ranker.com/list/most-underrated-beatles-songs/ranker-music With a band like The Beatles, it's easy to focus on their abundance of hits. Their catalog boasts some of the biggest songs in music history, but that doesn't mean everything else is chopped liver. Some of most underrated Beatles songs are perhaps some of their best, depending on who you ask, of course. For a band like The Beatles that has so many hit songs, it's easy for other great tracks to get lost in the shuffle and there's a batch of songs that, for one reason or another, have been overlooked.

So what are the most underrated Beatles songs? Well, this list can include any song outside of their greatest hits (there are a ton of them) and that means even singles are fair game. You'll see a number of songs you're familiar with, and others you aren't. But that's the joy of this list. There are so many Beatles songs - if you think one song is underrated, then add it! Vote or rerank this list to you how deem it to be fit, based on which of these great Beatles tracks you think are the most underrated.
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<![CDATA[26 Things You Didn't Know About The X-Files]]> http://ranker.com/list/x-files-facts/derrick-deane Few television shows achieved the cult classic level of The X-Files. At one time, it was the longest running North American sci-fi TV show and it still has legions of fans all over the world to this day. But what tiny trivia facts and behind the scenes tidbits might you have missed Travel back in time with FBI agents Mulder and Scully and find out all about some cool X-Files trivia from one of the most popular '90s shows and most iconic television series of all time. 

The truth is in here as we reveal what prompted Chris Carter to create the show, how the iconic theme song came together, which actors the network wanted out, and much more on this list of X-Files facts.

This award-winning scifi series is wildly popular, but there are plenty of things you might not know about the beloved show. So read on and get to know The X-Files even better!
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<![CDATA[The Best Apps for Messing With Someone's Life]]> http://ranker.com/list/the-best-apps-for-spying-on-people/aaron-pruner This list compiles the best mobile and desktop apps for messing with people's lives. In an age where privacy laws are constantly changing, our technology is always evolving to assist us in interacting with others in new, exciting, and often times intrusive (and creepy) ways. With the advent of Twitter and Facebook, along with the boom of social networking and mobile communication, there are so many new ways to share content online. However, with the use of geolocation services like cree.py and quick messaging apps like Snapchat, the concept of privacy and the lack there-of has opened the door to many scenarios in which people can be messed with online and in person. Doesn't that sound fun?!

So, what are the best apps for messing with someone's life? Included in this list are the likes of Lulu and The Playbook, along with mobile apps banned by Apple, including Girls Around Me and The Situationist. 

Hey stalker, get to stalking!

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<![CDATA[The Best Fast Casual Restaurants]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-fast-casual-restaurants/chef-jen What are the best fast casual restaurants in the country? Fast casual, or fresh casual dining includes restaurants that offer the best, freshest ingredients available in a fast-food kind of setting, with quick service. Need a healthy burrito made with free range chicken? That's fast casual. The idea is that yes, this is food made fast, but it's not typically as unhealthy as traditional fast food. What's the most tasty fast casual restaurant around? That's up to you to decide, with your votes. Be sure to add your favorite fresh casual restaurants that aren't listed, too!

In an economy that's struggled in recent years, fast casual restaurants have managed to prosper (in most cases). The demand for fresher, higher quality, healthier fast food options no doubt has driven consumers to seek out fast casual dining, whether it's Mexican, deli-style, bakeries, burgers or even pizza joints.

Some of the most popular fast casual restaurants are big chains, including Chipotle, Panera Bread, Zaxby's and Panda Express. Each of these fast casual chains represents a different kind of food option, but each has done extremely well. One thing all of these places has in common with fast food restaurants: There is no full table service. It's quick, it's simple and it's tremendously popular among foodies who don't want to eat at regular fast food chains or more traditional family restaurant chains, either.

Again, be sure to vote for the restaurants that you think are truly the best fast casual eateries around, vote down any you don't like -- and add any that are missing. 

What are fast casual restaurants? This list will take a look at the best ones and it's up to you to rank them

Check out more lists like the best fast food brands, top family restaurants and the nicest restaurants in America to visit for your foody needs
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<![CDATA[Celebrities Arrested in 2015]]> http://ranker.com/list/celebrity-arrests-2015-celebrities-arrested/celebrity-events DUIs, bar fights, and drug charges, oh my! This list of celebrity arrests in 2015 includes some of the biggest, most famous people in the world who have recently found themselves in trouble with the law. These stars have made headlines both for their legitimate pursuits and for less upstanding reasons. Hey, no press is bad press, right?

These trouble-making celebrities are no strangers to scandal. But which of their high-profile arrests caused the biggest stir in 2015? You’ll have to wait until the end of the year to find out. One thing is certain, if a musician, actor, athlete or other big name gets thrown in jail, you’ll find them right here on this list.

With all of that money and fame, we’ll never understand why these celebs can’t stay out of trouble. Whether they are getting charged with run of the mill (but still terrible) crimes like drunk driving, fighting in bars, or stealing, or with more serious issues like sexual assault, you can find out all of the police station and court room detail here. There’s no end to the drama for these stars!

Some celebrities arrested in 2015 will be taken into custody more than once. If that happens, they'll be listed here and they might even get their very own own list (like Justin Bieber, who's done some pretty awful things in his few short). Want to learn more about repeat offenders? Check out this list of celebrities arrested in 2014.

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<![CDATA[All of Jerry's Girlfriends, Ranked]]> http://ranker.com/list/jerry-seinfeld-girlfriends/derrick-deane During the course of nine seasons, it's safe to say that Jerry Seinfeld got around. We've gathered all 45 of the lovely ladies that he either dated or was in a relationship with on the classic '90s sitcom Seinfeld. Many of them were one or two episode guest roles, but a few of them managed to last a bit longer on one of the best TV shows of all time. This list includes all of Jerry's girlfriends from Seinfeld, and you get to help determine which of them were the best.

The ever-picky dater, Seinfeld's encounters with the opposite sex gave rise to classic one-liners like, "They're real and they're spectacular!" and "We'll always have... pancakes." There were times when Jerry couldn't remember his date's name (Dolores, not Mulva), stumbled over ethnically sensitive words (Winona, the Native American) and couldn't deal with his date's "man-hands" (Jillian). From Elaine Benes to all the rest, some of the most memorable Seinfeld guest stars were Jerry's girlfriends, played by the likes of Lauren Graham, Amanda Peet, Debra Messing, and Kristin Davis.

Who were you favorite Seinfeld TV girlfriends? Which of Jerry's girlfriends were around for more than a few Seinfeld episodes? Which ones would you date and who would you avoid? Vote below and let us know where you think these ladies rank in the halls of Seinfeld television girlfriend history... and yada yada yada...
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<![CDATA[The Most Underrated Album of the Year Grammy Winners]]> http://ranker.com/list/most-underrated-grammy-album-of-the-year-winner/ranker-music Since 1959, only one album from each year can claim that it was bestowed with Album of the Year honors by the Grammys. While many of these albums were rightful winners, not all get the respect they deserve. This means that thought they took home the night's big prize, overall, they haven't been remembered fondly, or history has ignored them in favor of other full-lengths that were released that year. Other albums are properly rated as outstanding works and in some cases, Album of the Year winners are actually overrated. 

So, which album of the year winners are underrated or under appreciated? With the slew of fantastic albums on this list, that isn't necessarily the easiest question to answer. But what you will see on this list are a slew of familiar and popular names. The likes of Frank Sinatra, U2, Norah Jones, Judy Garland, Stevie Wonder, and Adele have all taken home the Grammy for Album of the Year. Now it's up to you to decide whether, despite the big win, these albums were still underrated.

So, the ball is in your court when it comes to determining the most underrated Album of the Year Grammy winner. Vote for the albums that you think are the most underrated, and give a thumbs down to the albums that you think are overrated. 
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<![CDATA[The Most Tragic Career-Ruining Sports Injuries]]> http://ranker.com/list/the-most-tragic-career-ruining-sports-injuries/sportsyeah The most tragic career-ruining sports injuries are those unfortunate moments when a promising and successful athletic career is snapped short in the blink of an eye. Forever we will wonder what these talented, young athletes could have done had these tragic sports injuries not ended their careers much too soon.

While many of these incidents were televised live, few are more memorable than the career-ending sack on Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann in 1985. Sacked by Lawrence Taylor in what ESPN viewers voted the most shocking (sports) moment in history, Theismann suffered a horrifying leg fracture and was carted off the field never to play again. The tragic incident changed the game forever and was even highlighted in the successful book and film "The Blind Side."

While Theismann's career-ending injury is perhaps the most well known, it's definitely not the most serious. Several talented athletes have lost their lives playing the games they loved, including NHL legend Bill Masterton, who hit his head on the ice during a game and died from injuries a short time later, Korey Stringer, an offensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings who collapsed from heat stroke at training camp and later died, and all-time great NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, Sr., who died instantly when he hit the wall during the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500.

Sadly, these cases only highlight a handful of athletes whose careers ended too soon. These athletes may no longer be in their respective sports but their legacies will live on forever.

What are tragic sports injuries? Sadly, they involved when an athlete's career is finished due to the severity of an injury to which they can't fully recover. 
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<![CDATA[The Best Quarterbacks to Never Win a Super Bowl]]> http://ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-quarterbacks-to-never-win-a-super-bowl A list of the best quarterbacks to never win a Super Bowl. It seems like these days there are two groups of NFL quarterbacks: Super Bowl winners, and everyone else. If you've won a Super Bowl, you're generally thrown into the class of "elite" quarterbacks. What that means is up for debate, but what isn't though, is the fact that a number of outstanding, nevertheless Hall of Fame caliber/Hall of Fame quarterbacks haven't won a Super Bowl. Despite their standing as some of the game's greatest signal callers, for one reason or another, they haven't taken a Lombardi trophy back to their city.

Some of football's greatest quarterbacks didn't have the stars align when they made the big game. Just ask Dan Marino and Jim Kelly. Considered two of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, these two all time greats had the distinction of playing for AFC teams at a time when the NFC had the league's dominant teams. Marino only made the Super Bowl once, and had the misfortune of playing one of the greatest teams of all time in the San Francisco 49ers. Besides that, his teams weren't good enough to advance to the Super Bowl. As for Kelly, his Buffalo Bills went to four Super Bowls, but had to play the NFC East when it had four of the best teams in football.

This is a list of the best quarterbacks to never win a Super Bowl. While winning a championship will define a quarterback, if a signal caller isn't able to win the big game, it's not necessarily his fault either. Take a look and vote for the best quarterback to never win the big game. Vote or re-rank it at your discretion.
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<![CDATA[26 Essential Health Hacks]]> http://ranker.com/list/health-hacks/casey-cavanagh We all want to be a little bit healthier, but packed schedules and rarely spending any time at home can make it pretty difficult. Who has time to cook a well-balanced meal at home when you're always on the go? Being healthy requires so much more than drinking Diet Coke instead of regular or going for a light jog once a week; it has to be a complete change in lifestyle.

While that may sound daunting, it's actually not so bad, but it does require some self discipline, perseverance, and knowledge. These 26 health hacks that we've compiled for you are easy, convenient ways to stay healthier and happier, while all fitting into your crazy lifestyle. 

Take a look through our health hacks. From skin regimes to exercising tips, we've put together a whole slew of ways to make living a healthy lifestyle just a little bit easier. Are there any you can start using today? Do you use any of these already? Vote up which tips are the most helpful to you, and get going on transforming yourself into a healthier person. 

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<![CDATA[The Countries with the Best Weather]]> http://ranker.com/list/countries-with-the-best-weather/ranker-travel List of the Countries with the Best Weather ranked from best to worst. Weather is a topic that everyone has an opinion on. Some people complain that it is too hot, while others think that the warmer it is, the better. Some people love wearing sweaters and curling up by a fire, and others fly south to avoid winter weather. Which country has the best weather? Vote on this list and we'll determine whose weather reigns supreme.

Most people agree that sunshine is an important factor when determining good weather. New Zealand, Ecuador and Argentina are countries that are warm and sunny all year round. Australia and Bolivia are also great nations for high temperatures and blue skies.

Not everyone thinks that warm weather is the best. Italy and France are great countries for perfect summers and mild winters. If you like seasons, there is no better place than the United States of America. A beautiful fall day with colorful trees and a light breeze is some of the best weather anyone can hope to experience.

Which country do you think has the best weather? Vote on this list and let us know which season you think is best in the comments section.
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<![CDATA[The 16 Most Heartbreaking Patriots Moments of All Time]]> http://ranker.com/list/most-heartbreaking-patriots-moments-of-all-time/nick-dimengo One of the most consistent franchises in all of sports over since the mid 1990s, the New England Patriots and their fans have had very little to complain about. But that doesn't mean the Pats haven't had their share of setbacks and heartbreaking losses, injuries, and poor management decisions. Patriots players have given their all throughout the years, but in these instances it just wasn't enough. The low points in this NFL team's history have gutted fans, and seen great seasons end.

Take future Hall of Fame quarterback by the name of Tom Brady and, arguably, the best head coach in NFL history, Bill Belichick, and the Pats have enjoyed five Super Bowl trips and three wins with those two at the helm in Foxboro Stadium. But the Patriots have also suffered some tough Super Bowl losses, lost great players to unexpected injuries, and seen promising draft picks turn out to be duds.

These are the most heartbreaking moments from the Patriots's storied football history and if you're a fan of the Pats, you remember them well. Vote for the letdowns that hurt the most and hope for the best next time your New England Patriots take the field.
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<![CDATA[The Cast of Full House: Where Are They Now?]]> http://ranker.com/list/full-house-cast-then-and-now-v1/derrick-deane Dying to know what Stephanie Tanner looks like now? Check out these photos of the Full House cast, from the early 90s and today! If you were a 90s kid, you surely watched at least a few episodes of Full House growing up. The iconic 8-season show was full of cheesy life lessons, silly antics, and nostalgia-in-the-making. The show was an instant classic with cute, little Michelle's iconic one-liners and hunky Uncle Jesse's flowing hair. But what happened to the stars of the show once the series ended in 1995?

Sure, some of the stars remained in the limelight, but others took a break from acting, went to school, or launched completely new career paths. We're going to take you through the cast of Full House so you can see what your favorite San Francisco family is up to these days. Think you know what happened to Danny, Uncle Jesse, and Joey, the Tanner girls, Aunt Becky, Alex and Nicky? Click through to see photos and find out! 
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<![CDATA[Celebrity Breakups 2015]]> http://ranker.com/list/celebrity-breakups-2015-latest-celeb-splits/celebrity-events In Hollywood, keeping relationships strong is even tougher than it is for the rest of the world. Which is why many of the splits on this list of celebrity breakups of 2015 won’t come as a shock. With so many beautiful people in the industry, it’s no wonder these actresses, musicians, and other celebs can’t help but hook up. But with the euphoria of a new celebrity relationship comes the danger of contentious and ugly celebrity splits.

For some of these famous couples, it’ll come as no surprise when they inevitably break up in 2015. But others have been together for years, even decades, making their divorces and separations even tougher to bear (for all of us). This list includes all of the latest celebrity breakups and most notable celeb break ups of 2015 – the amicable and the ugly!

2014’s celebrity breakups included long term couples like Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, and relationship newbies like The Bachelor’s Juan Pablo and Nikki (shocking). But who will have the most talked about break up this year? Only time will tell. But you can be sure that whoever it is, they’ll be on this regularly updated list of 2015’s most famous splits. To true love!
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<![CDATA[Which New Indie Album Are You Looking Forward To This Year?]]> http://ranker.com/list/new-albums-youre-looking-forward-to-2015/bestnewbandscom There's lots of buzz on new recordings from many of your favorite indie bands and solo artists. BestNewBands.com has ID'd a bunch of them. Some already have titles and release dates, others are still in the rumor stages (we're looking at you, Frank Ocean). Which ones are you most looking forward to hearing?
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<![CDATA[The Best Actresses Working Today]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-actresses-working-today/carlybobarly List of the best actresses working today, ranked. This list includes many of the greatest actresses in film history, but more importantly, focuses on modern female movie stars. Today, Hollywood features a new crop of popular and respected young actresses who command strong female roles that hold their own on the big screen. Current actresses are more talented than ever before.

While many of the talented women on this list are among familiar favorites (Meryl, Tilda, Glenn...), others are not quite yet household names, even if they have been nominated for - or even won! - Oscars for their performances. This list includes the top female actors who have had starring roles in the last few years, both in film and TV (like "Homeland" star / Emmy award winner Claire Danes) and should give you a good idea of the top 100 actresses who are in the business these days. 

The recent performances of these women have been widely acclaimed, even if their individual films or works were otherwise ignored. Vote up those actresses who you believe have contributed the most to the presence of strong female characters in film, and be sure to add any who we missed...
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<![CDATA[GOP 2016 Presidential Dream Candidate]]> http://ranker.com/list/gop-2016-presidential-dream-candidate/liberty-alliance It's time to rank your dream candidate for the GOP nomination in 2016. Who would you like to see headline the ticket?
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<![CDATA[Best Things From Seattle]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-things-from-seattle/benjamin-dunn Seattle Washington is consistently considered one of the top cities in America, and for good reason. Seattle is known for many different things. Being the home of huge tech companies like Amazon and Microsoft, internationally famous coffee shops like Starbucks and Seattle's Best and let's not forget the birthplace of grunge. 

With so many great things coming out of one town, how does one determine which is the best thing to come out of Seattle? Is it Nirvana? Valve Entertainment? Maybe the Fremont Troll? It's up to you to decide. 

Vote up your favorite thing that the people of Seattle are responsible for. If you don't see something, add it to the list. 
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<![CDATA[The Cutest Pictures of Zoey & Jasper]]> http://ranker.com/list/cutest-zoey-jasper-pictures/bunny-brinkman Zoey is an adorable 7 year-old mutt from Taiwan. Jasper is an adorable 10 month-old Chinese-Korean kid in Los Angeles. Their mom, photographer Grace Chon, takes pictures of her loves side by side in matching outfits and posts the portraits to their Tumblr, Zoey and Jasper. Vote up the cutest. They're all cute. Vote up all of them.
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<![CDATA[The Best Documentaries About Scientology]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-documentaries-about-scientology/ranker-film While there aren’t a ton of documentaries out there that detail the religion of Scientology, there are a handful that have taken a close look at what is behind the religion, whether or not it’s a cult, how the religion was actually founded, and the most famous members of the church, like Tom Cruise. What are the best documentaries about Scientology? Check the list below!
 
The documentaries on this list cover any aspect imaginable related to Scientology, specifically the controversies brought to light by ex-members' first-hand accounts of the difficulties of leaving the church. Many of these films are informational, providing historical background as well as undercover accounts from individuals who have left Scientology behind.
 
This list features the best documentary films about scientology, including: The Secrets of Scientology and Knowledge Report. Vote up your favorite Scientology docs below or add an enlightening documentary film that is not included.
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<![CDATA[The Most Intimidating Athletes in Recent Memory]]> http://ranker.com/list/most-intimidating-athletes/nick-dimengo

How intimidating would it be to go up to bat against a 6'10" pitcher who could throw a baseball 90+ miles per hour? Probably pretty scary, but that was exactly what intimidating MLB pitcher Randy Johnson did. This list of the most intimidating athletes in recent memory ranks the top sports stars and players from any sport who simply scared the pants off their opponents. Whether it was their fastball, penchant for trash-talk, hard-hitting tackles, or ferocity on the ice, these athletes were truly intimidating, even startling fans and viewers at home with their fire.

Which professional players struck fear into their opponents the most? Ray Lewis, Eric Lindros, and Mike Tyson (remember that ear incident?), all scared their sports foes and rivals in different ways. While some athletes play clean, they certainly aren't listed here. These are the guys who fight with angry passion and an intimidation factor that just won't quit.

So, whether it was physical features, mad skills, or a combination of both, here are the most intimidating athletes in recent sports memory. No one wanted to face these guys, and for good reason.


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<![CDATA[50 Things You Didn't Know About The Matrix Trilogy]]> http://ranker.com/list/matrix-trilogy-trivia/coy-jandreau The Matrix is already over 15 years old (we're all old!) and its sequels were released more than 10 years ago, but their impact is still felt to this day. The Wachowski siblings built a massive film franchise that broke records, changed film, and woke everybody up. The Matrix movies are full of depth, nuance, and detail, unlike few other series. There's plenty of Matrix trivia you might not know, interesting Matrix facts to learn, and a host of Easter eggs, but it's all collected here for your enjoyment and education!

The first Matrix film redefined cinema, or at the very least its genre. By the mid 2000s (within 5 years of its release) the bullet time scene had been spoofed/used in more than 20 wide release films. The Matrix Reloaded, when it was released, held the title of highest grossing R-rated movie of all time, until Jesus himself had to come take the title from Neo (in The Passion of the Christ). The Matrix Revolutions was only the second movie ever to release simultaneously in standard theaters and IMAX, setting the standard we live by to this day. 

The trilogy changed movies, and movie going, no matter how you look it at. Plus, it still holds up amazingly well more than a decade later (you can't say that about a lot of the imitators that followed.) So sit back and enjoy these facts you probably didn't know about The Matrix Trilogy. There's more to these films than meets the eye.

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time]]> http://ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-soundtracks-of-all-time The best soundtracks ever are more than just a collection of songs in a particular order; they evoke and accentuates the feelings of a movie during, and long after, it has been viewed. This is a list of the greatest soundtracks ever recorded, as ranked by the Ranker Community. Sometimes a great soundtrack can elevate a mediocre movie into something that makes it iconic. Top Gun, Footloose, Grease... (best soundtracks ever!) these are great soundtrack albums that you listened to over and over, making the songs themselves so ingrained with the movie that they BECAME the movie in your head.

What are the top soundtracks ever? Vote on this list of the best soundtracks of all time: pick your faves, add what's missing and rank the best!
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<![CDATA[The Most Annoying Corporate Buzzwords]]> http://ranker.com/list/the-most-annoying-corporate-buzzwords/analise.dubner Anyone who has ever worked in an office, sat in a meeting, hunched in a cubicle all day or spent a day in a conference room forced to listen to a consultant tell you what you're all doing wrong has heard these words and phrases. And they make you angry inside. So angry. Which are the worst? Which made-up, misused, fake phrase/word would you cut off a limb in order to never hear uttered again? Vote for your most hated, and add anything you think is missing.
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<![CDATA[The Most Disappointing Movie Sequels]]> http://ranker.com/list/most-disappointing-movie-sequels/ranker-film You waited oh so patiently for your favorite movie's anticipated sequel, but then... Oh god. What a mess. This list of the most disappointing movie sequels ever lets you and other movie fans vote for the Part 2s that Hollywood just absolutely ruined. Can't remember why you were so sad about these sequels? This list has trailers so you can relive the nightmare. Doesn't that sound fun? These sequels are the films that were so, so exciting when you first heard about them ("Yes! Another Anchorman!") but turned out to be a total disappointment.

Whether it's an action movie sequel, a comedy sequel, or a horror film sequel, some of these movies just plain disappointed fans and movie goers, for a variety of reasons. The jokes weren't funny, the stories were played out, or the effects just weren't as cool as the original - in any case these bad movie sequels had you wishing you hadn't paid to see the film on opening night. Many were such a let down, that they considered among the most disappointing movies of all time.
 
This list features the movie sequels that disappointed audiences the most, including Anchorman 2, Jaws 2, Rocky 3, Tron: Legacy, Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, Caddyshack II, and Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day. Upvote the terrible movie sequels that disappointed you the most, or, if the sequels that really let you down and bummed you out aren't listed, add them for other film fans to remember, and regret seeing in theaters.
The Most Disappointing Movie Sequels]]>
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<![CDATA[Movies That Should Be Made Into Broadway Musicals]]> http://ranker.com/list/movies-that-should-be-made-into-broadway-musicals/lons A list of movies that should be adapted for the Broadway stage. Each year, at least one or two popular Broadway shows are turned into films. 2012 alone saw the release of a film based on the stage show "Rock of Ages," along with plans to turn the "Wizard of Oz" prequel "Wicked" into a movie. But another trend has been also been kickstarted - adapting popular films into Broadway shows. Disney has been doing this for years with the successful runs of "The Lion King" and "Beauty and the Beast" on stage, and other recent Broadway hits such as "The Producers," "Spamalot" (adapted from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"), "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" and "Shrek" have bolstered the idea that audiences want to see popular characters from other media turned into stage spectacles. ("The Producers" was even turned BACK into a new film after having tremendous success as a play.)

"Back to the Future" is the most recent iconic film to be discussed as a potential stage show. But what are some other movies that would work well presented live on a stage, with songs? Vote for the films you'd like to line up to see on the Great White Way, and if you have a brilliant idea for a new adaptation, suggest it at the bottom of the page and see what the rest of Ranker thinks of your pick! (For the flip side, vote on a list of Stage Musicals that Would Make Great Movies.)
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<![CDATA[The Best Movies About Breakups]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-movies-about-breakups/ranker-film There’s almost nothing that will make you feel better about being dumped or being, well single than watching a great movie about breaking up. Let’s face it – some of the movies on this list are great, but won’t go down in history as being the best of all time; others have actually become classics in the film industry. In any case, they're all about characters going through a break up.
 
The movies that are featured on this list span multiple genres – some are inspiring, some are completely dramatic, others are emotionally devastating, and the rest are comedies (though some are funnier than others).
 
This list has the best movies about breakups, including: Breaking Upwards, Annie Hall, Kramer Vs. Kramer, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sliding Doors, Great Expectations, and High Fidelity.

Vote up your favorite movie below, vote down the film you wish you could break up with, or add a favorite that isn't already on the list.
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<![CDATA[Things We Should Do, But Don't]]> http://ranker.com/list/things-we-should-do-but-don_t/desertrat89 We all procrastinate... and we all have things we just never get around to doing, but totally will! No, seriously. And then there are fitted sheets, which I just end up jamming into a sort of square and calling it a day. Iron shirts? Just throw them in the dryer for a few minutes. IRA? I'll open one next week. Clean under the couch, who looks under there? What are the things you keep meaning to do, but never do? Vote and make sure to add yours.
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<![CDATA[Being a Student Is . . .]]> http://ranker.com/list/advice-for-students/ellie1 Being a student isn't always as easy as it sounds. Sure, there are the parties, the booze, the moving away from home and living without your parents - but there's also a whole lot of stress, worry, studying, and exams. It's an experience everyone lives differently, affected by location, campus size, their major. There is no one word to sum up being a student, as there are so many different ways to look at it, but this list attempts to cover every element. 

What is it like being a student? This collection of descriptions has it covered, with everything from how being a student is an investment in your future, to how sometimes it can nevertheless be dull. There are opportunities everywhere you turn in student life, if only you can be bothered to take them, and sometimes you meet friends who will stay with you for life. Keep an eye out for that one word you feel describes what being a student is really like. 

Think there is some advice for students missing? Then add it to the list! Be sure to vote on the words you think perfectly sum up student life, and downvote the ones you don't agree with. 
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<![CDATA[The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time]]> http://ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-psychological-thrillers-of-all-time A list of the best psychological thrillers of all time, ranked by fans who may or may not be trying to mess with your head! Though a variety of definitions for the "psychological thriller" genre have been offered, there is no universally accepted set of guidelines. In general, psychological thrillers integrate personal character elements into mystery and suspense films, essentially toeing the line between a dramatic character study and the sort of plot structure you'd expect from a detective movie.

Many psychological thrillers resemble traditional thrillers or suspense films, only with a personal, internal antagonist rather than a traditional movie villain. (For example, Repulsion or The Conversation, in which the plot is moved forward by the main character's growing paranoia and madness.) In many films of this type, the solution to the main character's conflict comes in the form of altering their perspective or discovering some buried truth about themselves and their past, rather than winning a fight or battling an opponent.

Many psychological thrillers play around with the main character's back story, or make use of an unreliable narrator. Films like Christopher Nolan's Memento present the audience with one perspective on the story, and then generate suspense by showing the ways in which "reality" contrasts to this perspective. (This sometimes, but not always, results in a "twist" or surprise ending based on the difference between the main character's perception and that of outside observers.) Several Alfred Hitchcock films utilize this technique, particularly movies like Spellbound and Marnie, in which the story concerns a character becoming mentally well after years of madness and confusion.

This list contains the top thriller movies of all time. It is open and voteranked, so be sure to vote for your favorites and add any other movies we missed at the bottom of the page. Got an opinion on great thriller movies? We want to hear it! Leave comments below or make your voice heard by voting for your favorite psychological suspense movies ever!

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