<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent Film Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list-of//film http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/list-of//film <![CDATA[The Greatest Documentaries of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-documentaries-of-all-time/jdbranded

List of the best documentary movies of all time, as rated by the Ranker Community. Non-fiction films, or documentaries, were the original form of movie-making, in which a camera was used to simply capture real moments of life being lived. The very ability to record and later show an audience an event was itself a form of entertainment (though these films were called "actuality" films, not documentaries, at first.)

Educational and travel-themed films were also popular during the early days of cinema and the dawn of the 20th Century. Often, faraway lands such as Asia and Africa would be recorded and romanticized for Western European and American audiences.

The 1922 documentary film "Nanook of the North" is still widely viewed today, and is partially credited for introducing the concept of a 'narrative structure' to a non-fiction film. Robert Flaherty was filming 'real' subjects in their environment, but also was staging scenes with them to work better on camera and even building sets that would look better than the actual igloos in which his subjects lived.

Documentary films have also had a central importance in propaganda and politics. Leni Riefenstahl's notorious films on behalf of the German Nazi Party - particularly 1935's "Triumph of the Will" - have remained a startling reminder of the power of film as a medium to enthrall and influence a suggestive audience. Even modern documentaries are still often focused on community organizing, exposing social issues and rallying viewers behind a certain political attitude or opinion. Films like Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" and the Al Gore-starring "Inconvenient Truth" are credited with influencing the American political discussion during the George W. Bush era, and in some cases, advocacy films have become intertwined with the causes they depict in the minds of Americans. Not surprisingly, a few of the documentaries listed here are also considered among the best movies of all time - documentary or otherwise.

This list collects all the most important, worthwhile and significant biographical documentaries from over a century of world filmmaking. Be sure to vote up your favorites and, if your #1 biography documentary doesn't appear on the list at all, add it at the bottom of the page.Some of the films on this list are among the best documentary movies on Netflix instant, so be sure to check if you're interested in seeing them.


The Greatest Documentaries of All Time, film, Documentary,

Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills

Man on Wire

Grizzly Man

Hoop Dreams

March of the Penguins

Super Size Me

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

The Last Waltz

When We Were Kings

Food, Inc.


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<![CDATA[PG-Rated Movies That Should Be G]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/pg-rated-movies-that-should-be-g/but-chickens-double-d

The PG-rating is now used interchangeably with the G-rating, in that it usually indicates a family movie, but a PG is more marketable nowdays because it's considered "edgier" and more likely to have humor aimed at the parents in the audience than a G movie would. The PG used to have a completely different meaning back in the days of Jaws and Indiana Jones, and the Nostalgia Critic did an editorial on the subject ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL4vRihNk4s ), so check that out for more info.

This list is for movies that should have been given the rating that admits general audiences, instead of the one that suggests "parental guidance." Keep in mind that darker, more mature movies used to be considered G material, including The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pinocchio, most (if not all) of Don Bluth's movies, and The Brave Little Toaster. Now, something as harmless as Frozen will get a PG for "some action and rude humor." Wow. You used to have to do much more than that to escape a G.


PG-Rated Movies That Should Be G,

Kung Fu Panda

Madagascar

Open Season

Tangled

The Lorax

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Minions

Frozen

Finding Dory


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<![CDATA[The Best Date Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-date-movies/ranker-film
What are the best date movies? That's a tricky question, because you've got your first date movies and your second date movies...and so on. This list of top films for date night includes a wide variety of different kinds of films that will hopefully make for an excellent evening of snuggling and discussion. Many of these films are some of the best romantic comedies of all time. These are the movies you really can't go wrong watching on date night. Vote up your favorites, vote down any you had to suffer through on bad dates and of course, rerank this list any way you want. And, if your favorite date night film is missing, add it!

While a list of the best date movies will likely be dominated by romantic comedies ("rom-coms"), this list also includes some great dramas, some classic funny movies and a handful of horror movies, too. Why? Because not everybody likes Hollywood rom-coms. Sometimes you want to dig a little deeper. A great date night movie can spur some interesting discussion and, in the case of horror movies, can bring you two much closer - literally.

One caveat with the date night movie choices: Please, unless you are absolutely certain your sweetie loves period movies, do not, repeat, do not make them suffer through long, sweepingly epic films like 'The English Patient.' Yes, the movie is romantic but trust me, stick with the lighter fare. The same goes for other great epic movies like the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy. It's fine if your date is a huge fan, but if not? Bad idea. Also, beware the tearjerker movies. You don't want to be sitting there blubbering like a baby in front of a date when Mufasa dies in 'The Lion King,' do you?

If you're really in doubt, go with one of these highly rewatchable movies and/or a selection from this list of the best movies of all time.
The Best Date Movies,

The Notebook

Casablanca

Dirty Dancing

Forrest Gump

Love Actually

Notting Hill

Pretty Woman

Sleepless in Seattle

When Harry Met Sally...

You've Got Mail


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<![CDATA[13 Horror Movie Tropes That Need to Stay Buried]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/creepy-scary-horror-movie-tropes/christopher-myers

Horror films are creatures of convention. Most rely on tried-and-true horror movie tropes. Gradually, new tropes are created and old ones die... but not before several sequels and remakes.

The 2012 film The Cabin in the Woods laid bare many of these conventions, explicitly laying out the victim tropes of the whore, the athlete, the scholar, the fool, and of course, the virgin. I mean, by now we all know what is going to happen to a bunch of college kids going away to a creepy, secluded location with a lot of dark history behind it.

This list focuses on the tropes that are designed to frighten audiences. Some of them still have some real juice left in them. Some are only good for jump scares and B-movies. Some need to be put to bed forever. These are some horror clichés that still manage to drive movies to this day - do they still leave you scared?


13 Horror Movie Tropes That Need to Stay Buried,

Ghosts

A malevolent entity seeking revenge from beyond the grave is more than just a trope; it is a cultural archetype. Ghosts have been haunting people since long before pictures first appeared on celluloid. With such longevity, it isn't surprising that they continue to frighten audiences today.

In horror cinema, the ghost trope seems to come in waves. A new take on the ghost will emerge, then that version will run its course before becoming tired and overdone. A good example is the Japanese onryo. An onryo is a vengeful yurei (ghost) which resembles the person as they were buried. Films like The Ring and The Grudge introduced western audiences to this ghost that has existed for centuries in Japanese culture. Existing solely for revenge, the ghost lacks all traces of humanity, which western audiences found novel and terrifying. As audiences became accustomed to this ghost, though, it has died off, providing fertile ground for another version to take its place.


The Woods

There is something primal and terrifying about the wilderness at night. It harkens back to mankind's earliest days, where something horrible really could be lurking just beyond the campfire. This trope is a setting where many movies have taken place, far too many to count.

From Friday the 13th to The Blair Witch Project, this trope has been thoroughly explored. It is telling that this very trope was the basis for The Cabin in the Woods. Unless someone has something really creative to try (and M. Night Shyamalan twists do not count) then it is best to avoid this trope like the plague.


Evil Dolls

Granted, the Little Buddy dolls were creepy, but when you get right down to it, this trope is pretty absurd. It's hard to long stay scared of something that is a foot tall and lacks basic motor skills. If you really flesh it out, it is like being afraid of a toddler. No one over the age of 12 is going to be very scared of a monster that can be defeated by an upside-down laundry basket with a book on top.

The film Annabelle proved two things. Yes, evil dolls can be pretty creepy, and no, they cannot carry a movie. A ghost possessing a doll can be good for a jump scare, but beyond that, this well has run dry. The same goes for the haunted ventriloquist dummy variation. There is one exception, though; that circus monkey from Monkey Shines is still horrifying.


Psycho Killers

This trope is the industry staple that replaced gothic monsters of the 1930s as the horror genre's bread and butter. From Norman Bates to Michael Myers, there has been a long line of murderous psychopaths racking up body counts throughout the years. Freddy, Jason, Leatherface, and the rest of the gang have thrilled audiences for generations now.

At some point, though, you have to wonder what this trope has left to say. Many psychos have been forced to adopt more convoluted and elaborate killing methods, even to the point that they start to resemble Rube Goldberg machines. Others have adopted a hyper-realistic style, aimed at capturing the mental state of real-life psychos. While this has injected new life into the trope, at some point it just becomes a snuff film.

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon explored this and other horror tropes in detail. Perhaps horror will always need a character who embodies the counterbalance to everything good and pure in the world. Still, one has to wonder if this trope's best days are behind it.


Haunted Houses

Distinct from a ghost, which is the spirit of a deceased individual, this trope involves locations that are themselves evil. The Shining and 1408 are two prime examples. These can be extremely effective settings: The Shining is one of the scariest movies ever made.

This trope suffers from one fatal flaw, however. The audience is often left wondering why the characters don't just leave. The writer is forced to insert some type of device that forces the characters to stay in the haunted location. The success of the film is usually based on the success of this device. Sometimes it can be that the characters are too stupid to realize the danger, sometimes the entity is preventing them from leaving, and sometimes outside circumstances are keeping them there. Here, execution is crucial to the success of the trope.


Creepy Clowns

Even under normal circumstances, clowns are pretty creepy. Think about it: they are grown men and women dressing up in ridiculous makeup and acting like fools to entertain children. So it's no surprise that the horror genre has made full use of their underlying creepiness.

This trope can be extremely effective, but only if it is subtle and used sparingly. As the clown can make the funny become scary, so too can it make the scary seem funny. Absurd monster clowns can make for good comedy/horror villains if the laughs are deliberate - but if the trope is being used to scare, less is definitely more.

The recent string of real-life creepy clown sightings has given new life to the trope. Something about walking down the street and seeing an evil clown standing there, minding his own business, is deeply unsettling. Furthermore, performances like that of Captain Spalding in House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects have reinvented the trope and pushed its boundaries.


Zombies

We can thank George A. Romero for the modern zombie trope. While there were "zombies" before Night of the Living Dead, Romero invented the flesh-eating reanimated corpses that need to be shot in the head to be put down. With the series The Walking Dead, the trope has now managed to expand from film to both comics and television.

After almost 50 years of use, is this trope starting to rot? In some sense it is. Zombies are not as scary as they once were. People have become quite adept at combating them, even releasing books such as The Zombie Survival Guide. 28 Days Later made the zombies fast, which did improve their lethalness, but it was also a bit of a one-off trick.

Successful modern zombie movies have learned an important lesson: the zombie apocalypse is the setting, not the villain. Humans are the creepiest villains in zombie films. When you look back, you realize that has always been the case. Even in the original Night of the Living Dead, it wasn't the zombies that got Ben.


Demonic Possession

Few things are scarier than a good old possession. A creature of pure malevolence invading and taking over a human body is a scenario that is terrifying to contemplate. Beyond the primal fear of losing control of one's self, there is also the element of realism to the supernatural: exorcisms are real and documented events.

That realism is also the downside to this trope. There is a very specific set of rules involved in a possession. With that, it is hard to see how any modern film could top The Exorcist. Some films have effectively used realism, such as The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Overall, the story is going to be the same, though. Someone gets possessed, modern medicine can't find the answer, and then the possessed must turn to religion for help.


Evil Children

Children are supposed to be innocent and sweet, so one that is trying to murder people is an obvious inversion for horror films to take advantage of. People don't suspect the kid (see Identity). That said, once you do figure out the kid is evil, then you have the obvious height and strength advantage. Your only challenge is going to be explaining it to Child Services.

Simply put, there is no way a modern film is going to create an evil child scarier than Damien in The Omen, or the lovely folks of Gatlin in Children of the Corn. That's why both those films were shamelessly remade. Those are the best (with an honorable mention to Village of the Damned), so we might as well bury this trope. If you don't believe me, watch any one of the sequels to Children of the Corn.


Backwoods Mutant People

A group of normal folks is driving along, and then they take a wrong turn and find themselves right in the middle of Deliverance. The backwoods folks are probably cannibals, and most certainly inbred or mutated in some way. The film then becomes the "most dangerous game" as the normals are hunted and killed.

To be fair, The Hills Have Eyes remake did a really good job with this trope. That film aside, the trope is generally in pretty poor taste. Seriously, it is essentially the same as laughing at an autistic child. These horrifying caricatures of people suffering from intergenerational poverty are just offensive. Dale and Tucker Versus Evil does a great job poking fun at this sort of trope. Just because someone can skin a buck doesn't mean they are an inbred, mutant cannibal.



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<![CDATA[All Harry Potter Movies, Ranked Best to Worst]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-to-worst-harry-potter-films-as-rated-by-fans-
The Harry Potter film series, ranked from best movie to worst. Now that all 8 films in the Harry Potter franchise have been released, we can look book on the complete collection to determine which were the best and worst individual films. Most fans agreed that the series got off to a relatively slow start, with the 2 first entries from director Chris Columbus - "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's (or Philosopher's) Stone" and "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" - taking a somewhat juvenile tone. Later films from Alfonso Cuaron, Mike Newell and David Yates expanded the mythology of the Potter Universe, took a somewhat darker and more realistic tone and expanded the scope of the films considerably, to great effect.

The film series spanned an entire decade; the first entry, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," was released in 2001, and the final film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" arrived exactly 10 years later in 2011. The talents of 4 directors were involved, with David Yates taking on the bulk of the series, everything from "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" on. Columbus and Yates are the only two filmmakers to return for more than one "Potter" film. Nonetheless, the movies' acting cast, writers and some crew members remained remarkably consistent. Steve Kloves wrote all the Potter films (with assistance from "Potter" author JK Rowling) except for "Order of the Phoenix," which was penned by Michael Goldenberg. The main cast of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry, Ron and Hermione (respectively) featured in all 8 films, as did Robbie Coltrane as Hagrid, Alan Rickman as Professor Snape, Maggie Smith as Professor McGonagall and Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy. Richard Harris portrayed Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the first two films, but passed away on October 25, 2002. He was replaced by Michael Gambon in all the films to follow.
All Harry Potter Movies, Ranked Best to Worst,

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2


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<![CDATA[The Best Films With Man In The Title]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-films-with-man-in-the-title/martinaustin

What Are The Best Films With Man In The Title?


The Best Films With Man In The Title,

A Man Called Horse

Iron Man

Man on Fire

Rain Man

Spider-Man

The Elephant Man

The Invisible Man

The Last Man on Earth

The Third Man

The Wicker Man


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<![CDATA[15 Terrifying Anthology Horror Movies Perfect for a Halloween Binge]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/awesome-anthology-horror-movies/christopher-myers

A common problem with horror films is that many have too much filler. You end up with an hour of buildup for a film that really only had 30 minutes of plot. This pitfall is eliminated in these anthology horror movies. Each is a collection of short, scary stories that leave the viewer satisfied instead of bored.

There is a long tradition of this style of film in horror. Omnibus horror films became a genre of their own during the 1960s. Often these films involve a collection of great directors coming together and each directing their own segment (think Masters of Horror in movie form). Whether they are original stories or adaptations, these collections of horror stories keep the audience scared and entertained. These are the best of the genre, which includes a wide variety of styles. Some are campy, some are gory, and some are truly terrifying. They are all worth watching.


15 Terrifying Anthology Horror Movies Perfect for a Halloween Binge,

Black Sabbath

Known in Italian as I Tre Volti Della Paura, this trio of tales from 1964 starring Boris Karloff was powerful enough to inspire a heavy metal band's name change. Vintage gothic horror takes center stage in this atmospheric film by Mario Bava. Though occasionally campy, the film still manages to be suspenseful and even horrifying at times. This film is a great example of vintage horror that shouldn't be missed.


Creepshow

Based on the EC horror comic books of the 1950s, this anthology released in 1982 expertly combines horror and satirical comedy. Creepshow is written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero, who were themselves heavily influenced by the comics. Indeed, the movie uses lighting, framing, and effects to achieve the feel of a comic book. The overarching story is about a kid who enjoys reading said comic books, with each of the stories being a tale from the comic.


Kwaidan

This Japanese horror anthology is not so much scary as it is beautiful. It is a work of art painted with the palette of the horror genre. Based on the famous collection of Japanese ghost stories by the same name, this 1965 film is four short stories; Black Hair, Yuki Onno (Snow Woman), Hoichi the Earless, and In a Cup of Tea. Hoichi is arguably the best of the stories, even featuring a meta-level story within it as Hoichi tells the Tale of the Heike to the tune of his Biwa. The film is visually stunning, and it evokes a sense of melancholic tragedy that fits perfectly within the Japanese view of beauty.


Tales from the Crypt

This chilling 1972 anthology begins with a group of tourists wandering through catacombs and stumbling upon a crypt. One by one, The Crypt Keeper tells their futures, all of which turn out to be rather bleak. Each of the stories is originally from the comics Tales from the Crypt and The Vault of Horror. Stylish and suspenseful, the film relies on atmosphere and twists to scare the audience. A creeping feeling of dread permeates the film.


Tales from the Darkside: The Movie

John Harrison and George A. Romero team up in this 1990 horror anthology adapted from the 1980s television series. Framed as a young boy telling scary stories to a witch as she prepares to cook him, the three tales involve a mummy, an evil cat, and a gargoyle. The cast includes Steve Buscemi and Christian Slater. The writing is quality, just what you would expect from the top names in horror.


Tales of Terror

Vincent Price stars in this 1962 anthology. The film is a collection of stories by Edgar Allen Poe: Morella, The Black Cat, and The Case of M. Valdemar. A Gothic atmosphere and period settings worthy of Mr. Poe combine with superb (if sometimes hammy) acting to make this a solid horror film. Theatrical, artistic, and entertaining, this anthology does not disappoint.


The House That Dripped Blood

This 1971 anthology centers around an unoccupied house and the tragic fates that befell its previous tenants. An investigator from Scotland Yard visits the house to investigate some bizarre disappearances. He meets a real estate agent who narrates the four horror stories that make up the movie. In the first, a writer believes that the murderous strangler from his novels has come to life. The second involves a man who becomes obsessed with a wax figure. The third follows a man who treats his daughter poorly, and the last segment depicts a film star who buys a cloak which turns him into a vampire. The stories are all well written, making The House That Dripped Blood definitely worth viewing.


Three... Extremes

This Asian anthology goes from creepy to terrifying in its three short films. Famed directors Fruit Chan (Made in Hong Kong), Park Chan-wook (Oldboy), and Takashi Miike (The Audition) each take the audience through a unique horror experience. The film features beautiful cinematography and truly disturbing subject matter. Chan's story, Dumplings, involves youth-restoring dumplings made from a very special recipe. Chan-wook's segment, Cut is a brutal and gory tale revolving around a director and a former movie extra gone mad. Miike's Box is an artistically stunning yet terrifying ghost story with layers of symbolism. This 2004 film is truly a masterpiece of cinematic horror.


Trick 'r Treat

Though it initially bombed at the box office, this anthology is one of the better horror films to come out of the 2000s. In addition to the interwoven stories all occurring simultaneously on Halloween night, their shared theme concerns the importance of respecting Halloween traditions. The atmosphere is spooky and draped in Halloween imagery, and instances of black humor are sprinkled in between genuinely scary scenes. Appropriately gory without going over the top, 2007's Trick 'r Treat should not be overlooked.


V/H/S

This 2012 POV anthology takes found footage to a whole new level. A group of bungling burglars breaks into an old house in search of a rare VHS tape. There, they encounter a dead body, some old televisions, and a bunch of weird home movies. The film goes all-in on realism, which involves everyday scenarios unexpectedly turning horrifying in each of the six stories. Cramming six stories into a two-hour time span without the use of any narrative elements is a bit jarring, and at times the film seems almost incoherent. If you are a fan of the found-footage style, though, this film is certainly worth watching.



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<![CDATA[21 Trippy-Ass Movies That'll Make You Feel Like You're on Drugs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/movies-that-seem-like-youre-on-drugs/anncasano

Movies have the magical ability to take audiences to the moon, any country in the world, or any time in history. They can also make you feel like you're on drugs. Directors use techniques like distorted images, trippy music, psychedelic colors, and complex, layered montage to achieve a stoned effect. Here are 20 movies that feel like you're on drugs when you watch them.

Some films that feel like a drug trip are straight-up stoner movies. No one is going to wax poetic after viewing Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke, but you may get contact high. Others, like Richard Linklater’s Waking Life, pose existential (aka stoner talk) questions about the mysteries of life. There are movies like Enter the Void, which was inspired by mind-altering substances and uses psychedelic imagery to make audiences feel like they're on DMT. Finally, there are a few films on this list that are really confusing mindf*cks that don’t involve drug use at all.

Movies where you feel high have been around since the early part of the 20th Century. Why do you think there are muchkins in The Wizard Oz? Check out that childhood classic and all the other movies that seem like a drug trip. Then, let us know what you think in the comments section below.


21 Trippy-Ass Movies That'll Make You Feel Like You're on Drugs,

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Terry Gilliam's 1998 adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's literary classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas takes spectators on a psychedelic road trip to find the American dream. It's well-known Thompson indulged in large amounts of alcohol and drugs while writing his acclaimed novel. Gilliam was able to successfully translate Thompson's words with distorted, often animated hallucination-filled imagery. Want to get a sense of what an acid trip is like? Let Gilliam show you the way.


2001: A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick's epic 2001: A Space Odyssey moves at a slow pace, often with long stretches of no dialogue, giving viewers time to let the visuals and themes percolate. Kubrick needed the film to appear as futuristic as possible; so futuristic in fact, he wanted the technology portrayed to be ahead of what NASA was doing. One of the trippiest sequences in the sci-fi classic is the famous Stargate scene, with its colored lights and ground breaking visual effects, which won the film an Oscar for Best Effects. You won't know exactly why the Stargate scene is there or what it means, but you'll enjoy the light show nonetheless, and it may even make you question the great mysteries of the universe.


Apocalypse Now

You wouldn't think a war film would make this list, but Francis Ford Coppola's Vietnam epic isn't your average war film. The movie opens with "This Is the End," a typically trippy song from The Doors, set to images of a burning jungle. Using layered montage, the scene transitions to the film's protagonist, Captain Willard (Martin Sheen), drunk and stoned into oblivion. Seeking refuge from the war, many soldiers in the film turn to LSD and marijuana. Coppola employs surreal sets, manic lighting, and the disorienting chaos of war to directly bring spectators into the drug-filled mood.

“My film is not about Vietnam, it is Vietnam," Coppola once famously said about Apocalypse Now. More specifically, he was trying to recreate the experience of being at war while on drugs, as many soldiers were in Vietnam. Apropos of this, the production was fraught with drug use. Martin Sheen suffered a drug-induced heart attack and Dennis Hopper decided his character needed to do an ounce of cocaine a day, so the production supplied him with blow.  


Brazil

Brazil is another warped gem from Terry Gilliam, whose films could easily fill most spots on this list (he got his start with Monty Python, after all). The movie takes place in an absurd Orwellian world inundated with exceedingly strange visuals. Brazil brilliantly blends black comedy, science fiction, and satire with way over-the-top fantasy elements. Its inventive visuals are a delight to behold, even when combined with overtly violent imagery. It will make you feel like you're hallucinating, in a good way. 


Enter the Void

Enter the Void is perhaps Argentine writer/director's Gaspar Noé's most well-known movie (his second film, Irreversible, may be as infamous as Enter the Void is famous). The first person narrative takes place in electric, psychedelic, seedy nightclubs of Tokyo, and the story is told from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a drug dealer and user who is shot by the police. But that's not where his story ends; Oscar floats out of his body, spirit moving from place to place, dropping in on friends and family.

Enter the Void is a three-hour visual exploration of what it's like to take everything from cocaine to ecstasy to LSD. It's also philosophical, sex-filled, and way, way deep. To quote Noé on the origins of his ideas for the film

One day, in my 20s, I... had done too many mushrooms. I turned on the TV as I was coming down, and it was showing Lady in the Lake, the Robert Montgomery film noir that’s filmed entirely through the character’s eyes. I wasn’t so much hallucinating at that point, but I thought it would be great to make a movie like this and add all the experiences I had... on mushrooms — telepathic perception, strange colors around people, the sense of floating.

Whoa. 


Requiem for a Dream

If you ever had the desire to know what it's like to shoot heroin or take uppers, but were afraid to take the plunge, check out Darren Aronofsky's sophomore effort Requiem for a Dream. But first, you must know, it's one of the most disturbing movies to hit the silver screen. Aronofsky tells the tale of three young adults hooked on heroin and one aging mother who gets addicted to uppers in an effort to lose weight for a TV appearance that will never happen. Through the rapid editing style of hip hop montage and multiple CGI shots, Aronofsky shows audiences the bodily effects of drug use and the hellish nightmare of addiction.


The Big Lebowski

Coen Brothers neo-noir The Big Lebowski is about a guy who's perpetually stoned, made in such a way you'll start to feel pretty blazed, too. The hazy, illogical narrative follows The Dude (Jeff Bridges), who smokes tons of weed, drinks White Russians at all hours of the day, and goes great lengths to get his rug back, because, you know, it really ties the room together. Among the film's many drugged-out innovations is the Gutterballs sequence, in which The Dude takes a cosmic journey through a bowling alley. The Big Lebowski is a delightful movie about a total slacker. It doesn't make a ton of sense, and is beloved for its weirdness and originality.


Trainspotting

Plenty of films make taking drugs seem glamorous and fun. Trainspotting is not one of them. It's raw and real. The story follows a group of low-income young men in and around Edinburgh, Scotland as they shoot heroin, get in fights, commit crimes, get blind drunk, dabble in speed and weed, and otherwise waste their lives. The film covers many years, and looks at the social and economic conditions that led to a drug epidemic and a potentially wasted, forgotten generation. 

A lot of Trainspotting is breezy and hilarious, despite unflinching depictions of the horror of withdrawal and the struggle to get clean. Danny Boyle's film pulls no punches in its depiction of hte realities of hard drug addiction. There are dead babies, overdoses, AIDS, and bloody beatings (to reiterate, it's breezy and hilarious). You may have to watch the film a dozen times to understand what the characters are saying with their thick Scottish accents, but it doesn't really matter, the images say it all. 


Yellow Submarine

The groovy animated musical Yellow Submarine was inspired by The Beatles, and features several of their songs, including "Eleanor Rigby" and "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds."  The illogical narrative takes spectators on a colorful and surreal psychedelic journey, and is humorous, in a dry, British sort of way. When the Blue Meanies threaten Pepperland, The Beatles are enlisted to save the day. Yellow Submarine is filled with odd, delightful characters and, of course, oodles of drug references.


Under the Skin

Director Jonathan Glazer spent longer than a decade developing Under the Skin from Michel Faber's novel, during which process he struck upon the idea of making a movie about human society as seen by an alien. If that weren't trippy enough, the movie stars Scarlett Johansson as an extraterrestrial living in Scotland who preys on human men. She seduces them, draws them into a pitch black world filled thick liquid, and consumes them. The otherworldly score, surreal imagery, and ethereal tone of Under the Skin submerses viewers in a haze not unlike that induced by opiates. 



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<![CDATA[Warner Bros. Cartoons Directors]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/warner-bros-cartoons-directors/dimos-dicoudis

Warner Bros. Cartoons (previously known as Leon Schlesinger Production) was the animation company responsible for the creation of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies animated short films from 1933 to 1969. It was one of the most notable American animation studios of its eras and is still well-regarded.

Which of the following directors who worked for rhe company do you think was the best? Vote up yout favorites. downvote the lesser ones. 


Warner Bros. Cartoons Directors,

Chuck Jones

Earl Duvall

Friz Freleng

Harman and Ising

Hugh Harman

Robert McKimson

Rudolf Ising

Rudy Larriva

Tex Avery

Tom Palmer


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<![CDATA[The Best Movies of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-movies-of-all-time
The best movies of all time, ranked by movie experts and film fans alike. What are the greatest movies of all time? This list of the top films ever made was created by taking best movie suggestions from Ranker users and letting them vote to determine which films are the best ever made.

So, what are the best movies of all time? The list includes a wide range of films, from art house European cinema to top action films and blockbusters to established, highly-regarded classics of the Golden Age of Hollywood. The entries span many genres and include some of the greatest movie villains created by the best writers and top film directors in the industry. Included are movies that were recognized in their own time – including a number of Academy Award recipients and even Best Picture selections – as well as cult movies or sleeper hits that took time to find an audience. Shawshank Redemption, for example, was not highly regarded or popular in theaters when it first opened, but has since risen to the top of many best movie lists.

If your favorite movies still aren't included with this group of the best movies of all time, add them by clicking "rerank" below to make your own list. Or just vote for the titles below that are most worthy of the title of the greatest movie ever. Also, check out Ranker's lists of the greatest actors of all time.
The Best Movies of All Time,

Fight Club

Forrest Gump

Goodfellas

Pulp Fiction

Schindler's List

Star Wars

The Dark Knight

The Godfather

The Godfather Part II

The Shawshank Redemption


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