<![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[T Hill's Top 30 Movies of 2002]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/t-hill_s-top-30-movies-of-2002-v1/hilltj
That I've seen...

As with all of my lists, this is just my opinion. And I haven't experienced all there is to offer, so I'm sure I'm missing some gems. No one will agree with me, so please feel free to export the items on my list and make your own!
T Hill's Top 30 Movies of 2002, film, films, best movies, best movies by year,

28 Days Later

Catch Me If You Can

Equilibrium

Minority Report

Resident Evil

Spider-Man

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

The Bourne Identity

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers


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Mon, 03 Jan 2011 11:26:01 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/t-hill_s-top-30-movies-of-2002-v1/hilltj
<![CDATA[The Best Golf Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-golf-movies/all-genre-movies-lists
A list of the best golf movies. This is a list of films that feature golf as a central theme. We're pretty sure we've included all of the best films, but if you believe we missed one please feel free to add it to the list yourself. While "watching golf" may be considered by many to be one of the most boring experiences on earth, movies about golf are often incredibly entertaining. All genres are included on this list, although dramas and comedies tend to be the most popular. Golf is one of the oldest sports in the world, steeped in plenty of tradition, such as its caddies, golf clubs, and the hole in one. No surprise then that Hollywood likes to make use of golf in their films.

You'll find many of these best golf movies on Netflix, so if you spot a title you haven't seen yet, you should check it out! There are many golf movies on Amazon.com too.

What are the best golf movies? Take a look here and see for yourself.
The Best Golf Movies,

Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius

Caddyshack
Released: 1980
Happy Gilmore
Released: 1996
The Caddy
Released: 1953
The Greatest Game Ever Played
Released: 2005
The Legend of Bagger Vance
Released: 2000
Tin Cup
Released: 1996
Dead Solid Perfect
Released: 1988
A Gentleman's Game
Released: 2001
Follow the Sun: the Ben Hogan Story


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Sat, 27 Aug 2011 18:16:09 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-golf-movies/all-genre-movies-lists
<![CDATA[Bernie Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/bernie-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
'Bernie' movie quotes include some of the most memorable lines from this dark comedy, starring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey. The film is based on the real-life story of Texas widow Marjorie Nugent and her companion, mortician Bernie Tiede. When Marjorie is murdered, authorities must figure out who killed her, and why. While the story doesn't exactly sound like a comedy, the dialogue is quite funny. See a favorite quote from 'Bernie' on the list? If so, vote for it! And, if you've seen 'Bernie' and you don't see what you think is the best line from the movie listed, definitely add it.

Director Richard Linklater ('Dazed and Confused,' 'Before Sunrise,' 'School of Rock') teams up once again with both Jack Black and Matthew McConaughey for 'Bernie.' The movie is definitely dark, but it's also hilarious, as Bernie Tiede goes to incredible lengths to conceal the fact that he's murdered his "friend," the super-rich Marjorie Nugent. McConaughey is the Carthage, Texas, DA who's determined to figure out what's going on, despite the fact that the town's residents are all rallying behind Bernie (they hated Marjorie).

Looking for more great movie quotes? Check out these lists for the best lines from 'The Five-Year Engagement,' 'The Three Stooges,' 'Damsels in Distress,' 'American Reunion,' '21 Jump Street,' 'Wanderlust,' 'The Sitter,' 'The Descendants,' 'Goon,' '30 Minutes or Less,' 'Young Adult,' 'Chronicle' and 'Mirror Mirror.'
Bernie Movie Quotes,

Five Dollars

Carthage Resident: "There are people in town, honey, that woulda shot her for five dollars."


When Marjorie is murdered, the town isn't exactly thrown into despair. Bernie is eventually arrested for doing the deed, with police suspecting he did it to get Marjorie's money. But as this Carthage resident points out, some people would've gladly killed Marjorie for much less than $10 million.
Frozen Like a Popsicle

Danny Buck Davidson: "In the freezer?!"
Investigator: "Yeah."
Danny Buck Davidson: "All in one piece, or chopped up?"
Investigator: "One piece."
Danny Buck Davidson: "Frozen like a popsicle..."


Poor Marjorie: Her body is found in her freezer, months after she's murdered. Just like a frozen popsicle.
Hard to Be Your Friend

Bernie: "Marjorie, you're making it very hard to be your friend. I'm gonna come back some other time." (starts the car)
Marjorie: "Aw, just go ahead, desert me, just like everybody else! Go ahead, go ahead, go ahead, go ahead! Go, go, go, you hate me!"
Bernie: "Marjorie, I am not going to take part in this argument. You know I don't hate you and that's that." (drives away)
Marjorie: "I know you hate me, like everybody else!" (closes the gate by remote)


Here's the thing about Bernie and Marjorie: He's trying, really, really hard to be her new friend, because she's lonely and no one likes her. Or IS that the reason? Marjorie is certainly difficult, so why would Bernie try so hard?
Angel of Death

Danny Buck Davidson: "Everybody's describing Bernie Tiede as an angel! He's an angel alright, and angel of death."


When everyone else in town rallies around Bernie after his arrest, only District Attorney Danny Buck Davidson (Matthew McConaughey) dares to besmirch the mortician's good name. And besmirch he does, in a classic, East Texas way.
Not Fond of Cremations

Bernie: "Can I tell you I am not fond of cremations. I just don't like the idea of someone spending eternity in something the size of a motel ice bucket."


Bernie Tiede (Jack Black) is one of the most liked people in the small town of Carthage, Texas. He's funny, eccentric and the perfect person to be the town's mortician. He's also a pretty good salesman, as far as mortician's go...
Goodness in There

Mrs. Estes: "She used to tear up my toys. She pulled the heads off my dolls..."
Bernie: "Well, there's some goodness in there too..."


Marjorie Nugent (Shirley MacLaine) is a wealthy widow who is, at best, not the most pleasant people to be around (on a good day). Nearly everyone in town hates her, except for Bernie. He befriends her, and tries to explain away her bad deeds (which apparently date back to childhood).
Wheel of Misfortune

Danny Buck Davidson: "Let me show y'all something, you're gonna love this. I call this my 'Wheel of Misfortune.' What I've done is I've assigned numbers to all the suspected drug dealers around here and if your number comes up..." (spins the wheel) "Number eight, Danny Buck's coming to get you first. And not one of you dope pushers is gonna get away. Not one."


Nobody gets past Danny Buck Davidson and his 'Wheel of Misfortune.' He's not kidding around -- when a dealer's number comes up, it's lights out, East Texas style.
Chew Like That All Day

Bernie: "Marjorie, please. I can understand chewing each bite of some food 25 times like the chicken fried steak, but I don't think you have to chew your refried beans that many times." (Marjorie continues to chew, and glare at him) "It doesn't really make sense. It's unnecessary additional work for your jaws. Think of your poor TMJ muscle -- it couldn't be good for it." (More chewing) "It's inefficient, think about it. You know this drives me crazy, please stop. This is like nails on a chalkboard to me. Okay, go ahead, chew like that, chew like that all day..."


Shirley MacLaine can say so much without saying anything at all. And as Marjorie, she's driving her new friend Bernie completely nuts.
Room Service

Bernie: "Room service. Hi. Just dropping by again Mrs. Nugent, to pay my respects. I brought you some soaps and a little bubble bath to soothe you in the tub, and some chocolate cupcakes for a little late night snack."
Marjorie: "Come in."
Bernie: "Oh, it would be my pleasure."


One gets the sense that Marjorie didn't have many friends -- okay, she had no friends at all. So when Bernie makes the effort, she surprisingly decides to play nice. For a while. That decision will ultimately cost her her life.

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Wed, 18 Apr 2012 05:45:47 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/bernie-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
<![CDATA[Fake TV Shows on The Simpsons]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/fake-tv-shows-on-the-simpsons/joeyjoejoejr
List of fictional TV shows depicted on the FOX animated series "The Simpsons." Throughout its more than 20 years on television, "The Simpsons" has found opportunities to mock just about every other popular TV show and genre. Sometimes, the show will call out other series by name in their parodies, as they have done with direct jokes about "Married with Children," "Ren and Stimpy" and "COPS." But other times, "Simpsons" writers will create their own heightened versions of popular TV shows - or invent original TV concepts out of whole cloth - and then use these to skewer real TV shows or even whole networks. (Examples include "Don't Go There," intended as a parody of the then-popular "Friends" and "Chop Shop'd," a parody of "Punk'd" in which celebrity guests have their cars destroyed.)

This perfectly cromulent list collects together all the joke, fictional TV shows featured on episodes of "The Simpsons." When possible, the specific target of the parody is also identified.
Fake TV Shows on The Simpsons,

All-Star Boxing

All in the Family 1999

America's Most Armed and Dangerous
Parody of "America's Most Wanted"
America's Funniest Tornadoes

1895 Challenge
Parody of "PBSs The 1900 House"
Afternoon Yak
Parody of "ABC's The View"
Admiral Baby

Battling Seizure Robots

Animal Survivor

Carnival of the Stars
Parody of "Circus of the Stars"

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Thu, 16 Feb 2012 05:59:21 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/fake-tv-shows-on-the-simpsons/joeyjoejoejr
<![CDATA[EW.com's Breakouts Stars That Faded Out]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/ew-com_s-breakouts-stars-that-faded-out/movie-info
EW says, "Which actors burned bright with promise, then faded away? We name some of those unfortunate souls -- from Colin Farrell and Josh Hartnett to Mena Suvari and Alicia Silverstone." These stars were big at the time but got quickly replaced by another bigger and brighter one. For the full article and photo gallery go to: http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20197949,00.html
EW.com's Breakouts Stars That Faded Out,

Alicia Silverstone

Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Julia Ormond

Mena Suvari

Michael Paré

Samantha Mathis

Sean Patrick Flanery

Shannyn Sossamon

Thora Birch

Tom Hulce


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Thu, 29 Oct 2009 20:37:51 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/ew-com_s-breakouts-stars-that-faded-out/movie-info
<![CDATA[The Croods Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-croods-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
"The Croods" movie quotes tell the tale of a cave family who is forced to step outside of their cave home on a wild adventure. The 3D animated family movie produced by DreamWorks Animation was created by John Cleese, Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco, the latter two who also wrote the screenplay and directed the film. "The Croods" was released in theaters by 20th Century Fox on March 22, 2013.

In "The Croods," father Grug (voiced by Nicholas Cage), mother Egga (voiced by Catherine Keener), daughter Eep (voiced by Emma Stone), son Thunk (voiced by Clark Duke), baby daughter Sandy (voiced by Randy Thom) and grandma Gran (voiced by Cloris Leachman) make up the Crood family. They spend nearly their entire time in their family cave, much to the displeasure of Eep, under the strict orders of Grug. This changes when an earthquake crumbles the walls of their cave forcing them into the new and uncharted lands.

The Croods meet Guy (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) who informs the family that the world is ending. Guy urges them to come along on a journey with him, something initially the sheltering father Grug is not keen on but eventually agrees to. Along the way Guy shows them fun new concepts like shoes and fire plus catches the eye of Eep, who is smitten with this new stud. Together Guy and the Croods travel across the country in hopes of survival.

If 3D animated movies are not quite your thing, there are plenty of other films in theaters at the same time including "Upside Down," "Ginger & Rosa," "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," "Dead Man Down," "Oz: The Great and Powerful," "Jack and the Giant Slayer,"  and "Identity Thief."
The Croods Movie Quotes,

Where Are We?
Gran: "Where are we?"
Grug: "I'm not sure."
Thunk: "Dad?"
Grug: "Don't worry, I'll take care of this." [screams at a monkey, who is unimpressed and punches Grug]
Thunk: "All right, dad, go get 'em!"
Gran: [laughs] "I'm loving this."

After venturing into the new land the Croods come upon a monkey. Grug thinks he can yell and scream at the monkey to scare it away but the monkey is highly unimpressed.
We Should Go There
Eep: "Whoa, you really need to see this. We should go there!"
Grug: "No!"

Following the earthquake that causes their cave home's walls to collapse, Eep marvels at the world outside and urges everyone else to come see it. Her father, Grug, on the other hand is less than excited to venture out of their safe zone.
Been in That Cave Forever
Eep: "Oh, I've been in that cave forever!"
Grug: "Three days is not forever."
Eep: "It is with this family."
Ugga: "Mom, we're ready to leave. Mom?"
Gran: "Still alive!"
Grug: "It's still early."

Eep complains about not being able to leave the cave calling her three day stay as forever. Before they can head out though they have to find Gran, who, much to Grug's disappointment, has not died at her old age of 45.
It Looks Dangerous
Grug: "Wait, it looks dangerous."
Eep: "Dad, you say that about everything!"
Guy: "Careful"
Eep: "Oh, really? Okay"
Grug: "Ugh!"

Like a typical teen, Eep isn't exactly excited by her dad's attempt to shelter her and goes against his recommendations to stay far from the edge of a cliff. Only after her crush Guy agrees about the danger does she listen, which aggravates father Grug.
It's Fire
Eep: "What is that?"
Guy: "It's fire!"
Grug: "Ahh, the sun is in his hands!"
Eep: "No, it's fire."
Ugga: "Where did it come from?"
Eep: "He made it."
Grug: "Make some for me."
Eep: "It doesn't come out of him."
Grug: "Make it! Make it!"
Guy: "You know, you're a lot like your daughter."
Eep: "Oh great, now he's broken."
Ugga: "Aww, it's a baby sun."
Grug: "Stay back!" [steps in the fire and screams] "No, no, no, no, wait!" Thunk: "It likes me! Ahh, it's biting me!"
Grug: "Try hiding from it in the tall, dry grass."

When Guy and Eep introduce fire to the rest of the Croods, clearly no one has any idea what they are seeing. Thunk however finds out real quick when he is lit on fire. Grug on the other hand advises Thunk to hide from the flames in a very flammable patch of dry grass.
I Call Them Shoes
Guy: "We've gotta move faster. I call them shoes."
Eep: [screams] "I love them! Where are my feet?"

Eep is thoroughly intrigued when Guy shows her shoes. It's these simple pleasures that expand their horizons and make their trip that much easier.
Family Road Trip
Grug: "Just think, our whole family packed together on a long, slow trip across country. We'll tell stories. We'll laugh. We'll become closer as a family." [Sandy, the baby, bites Grug's face.] "Ah, get her off!"
Ugga: "If you're not ready to challenge her then don't look her in the eye!"
Gran: "Could you keep your big giant arms on your side of the trail?!"
Grug: "You want me to turn this family around? Do you? Because I will turn this family around so fast!"
Thunk: "Dad, I gotta go!"
Grug: "Come on, you can hold it."
Gran: "I'm not dying on an empty stomach."
Ugga: "Ugh, we're all pretty tired."
Grug: "We'll eat when we get there."
Gran: "It's taking too long! I'm grabbing a snack." [Gran tries to eat Belt, the sloth, but Belt pulls a knife on Gran.]
Guy: "Don't do that. He's not food. He's a pet, my pet."
Gran: "What's a pet?"
Guy: "An animal you don't eat"
Gran: "We call those children."
Eep: [Smitten with Guy] "Isn't this fun? We're taking our first trip together."

While Grug is excited about a family road trip, the rest of his family is not as amused. Like a typical non-caveperson family on a road trip, someone needs to use the restroom, another is hungry and the teenage girl is focused on the hot, new boy.
The World Is Ending
Guy: "I'm guy and this is Belt. We need to leave immediately. The world is ending."
Eep: "What?"
Guy: "Fire, lava, everything we're standing on right here will be gone. I'm calling it the end."
Belt: "Dun dun dun!"

The Croods meet Guy along with Guy's pet sloth Belt. Guy informs the family of the pending disaster, all of which comes as a shock to the once happy yet highly sheltered family.
The Story of Crispy Bear
Grug: "Tonight we'll hear the story of Crispy Bear. A long time ago this little bear was alive because she listened to her father. So she was happy, but Crispy had one terrible problem. She was filled with curiosity. Yes, and one day she saw something new and died!"
Thunk: "Just like that?"
Grug: "Yes!"
Gran: "Same ending as everyday"
Thunk: "I get it, dad. I will never do anything new or different."
Grug: "Good man, Thunk"

In an effort to remind his family never to leave the cave, Grug tells a story about a young girl bear who died after seeing something new. While daughter Eep is annoyed by the constant directives to never leave the cave, Thunk buys into it, much to Grug's pleasure.
My Family, the Croods
Eep: "My name's Eep and this is my family, the Croods. We never had the chance to explore the outside world because of my dad's one rule: Never leave the cave."
Grug: "New is always bad. Never not be afraid!"
Eep: "We never had a chance to explore the outside world, but what we didn't know was that our world was about to change."

Eep gives a quick overview of her family, the Croods. They are cave people and have spent their entire lives in a cave due to dad's rule about never leaving. This really gets to Eep who longs to experience what else is out there.

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Mon, 11 Mar 2013 03:30:32 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-croods-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
<![CDATA[Actors Who Almost Got the Part in a DC Film]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/actors-who-were-almost-in-dc-films/ranker-comics
Casting is truly an art form. Each and every cast member from starring, to supporting, to day-player, affects the entire tone of the film. What would Bruce Wayne be without Christian Bale, who was up against a number of actors on this list for the role? Casting is everything, and the actors on this list couldn't make the cut for the role of any number of DC heroes and villains.

These are all of the shadows of that ideal, the people who were ALMOST legends, who almost had action figures and multi-picture deals and10-year contracts. These are the people who, for one reason or another, didn't end up playing these great characters of the comic book world. 

Which actors almost became DC's film heroes and villains? Their films went on to be made, not ending up on the list of comic book movies we never saw, but the actors and actresses listed here weren't part of the fun. Which of these stars do you wish you had seen in DC hero and villain roles? Cast your votes below!

Actors Who Almost Got the Part in a DC Film,

Adrianne Palicki
Cast as: Wonder Woman

A Wonder Woman TV show actually happened, not long ago, in the same vein as "Smallville," "Arrow," and "Flash." However, budget issues, costume issues, and fan reactions kept it from ever airing even a single episode.
David Bowie
Considered for: The Joker

We would probably still pay to see this, 25 years later. David Bowie as the Clown Prince of Crime! A little bit Ziggy Stardust, a dash of Labyrinth, and a whole lot of crazy, as directed by Tim Burton? Yes, please.
Henry Cavill
Considered for: Batman

What's that you say? But he's Superman? At one point, he was called the unluckiest man in Hollywood, as he was up for (and usually in the top three for) Batman, Bond, Edward Cullen, and many another huge roles in tentpole film roles before finally booking Superman... the second time he went out for it (he was in the running for the role Brandon Routh landed).

Hugh Dancy
Considered for: Batman

Probably the most posh Bruce Wayne on the list, Hugh Dancy was this close to nabbing the role when Christopher Nolan was first gearing up for his trilogy. 

Megan Gale
Cast as: Wonder Woman

Gale was part of the cast of the failed George Miller (Mad Max)-directed Justice League movie. The movie was fully cast, sets were being constructed, and pre-production was winding down with production of the film about to start, when two things happened: 

1) The movie costs ballooned to an enormous $300 million, and 
2) it failed to procure its tax breaks.

Ralph Fiennes
Considered for: Lex Luthor

Before he was ever Voldemort, J.J. Abrams and the studio reportedly wanted Ralph Fiennes to play Lex Luthor in Superman Flyby. It would have been perfect!
Robin Williams
Considered for: The Riddler

Pursued by the studio (apparently) for the original Tim Burton films, Robin Williams himself then pursued it for the Chris Nolan iterations (Williams and Nolan worked together on Insomnia). Williams even said he'd be an extra in a Nolan Batman film. His Riddler could have been game-changing – sadly, it never came to pass.
Sam Rockwell
Considered for: The Joker

After he was almost Iron Man, and before he was Justin Hammer, the insanely talented and vastly under-used Sam Rockwell was in contention for Christopher Nolan's Joker. The role eventually went to Heath Ledger and made cinema history, but we would love to see Rockwell's take on a lean, sleek, probably dancing, Clown Prince of Crime.
Sandra Bullock
Considered for: Wonder Woman

At one point in the mid-90s, we were ever so close to actually having a Wonder Woman movie come to light. After a long casting process that included big names like Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock was rumored to be the Amazonian princess, with Ivan Reitman directing. Then talks fell apart. Bullock reportedly didn't want to wear the costume, and the whole movie disappeared.
Teresa Palmer
Cast as: Talia al Ghul

Palmer was part of the cast of the failed George Miller (Mad Max)-directed Justice League movie. The movie was fully cast, sets were being constructed, and pre-production was winding down with production of the film about to start, when two things happened: 

1) The movie costs ballooned to an enormous $300 million, and 
2) it failed to procure its tax breaks.


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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:42:00 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/actors-who-were-almost-in-dc-films/ranker-comics
<![CDATA[Maleficent Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/maleficent-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
"Maleficent" movie quotes tell the title character's untold backstory as the Mistress of All Evil from "Sleeping Beauty." The live action Disney movie was written by Linda Woolverton based on "La Belle au bois dormant" by Charles Perrault and "Little Briar Rose" by The Brothers Grimm and directed by Robert Stromberg. "Maleficent" opened in 3D and 2D on May 30, 2014, in the United States.

In "Maleficent," the events that took place before "Sleeping Beauty" are introduced. Viewers learn that Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) was once a fairy with very powerful wings but evil forces turned her from good to evil and took away those wings. As a result, she was shunned by the townspeople, including King Stefan (Sharlto Copley).

So after Maleficent was not invited to the christening of Princess Aurora (portrayed by Elle Fanning, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt and Eleanor Worthington Cox), she shows up anyways and issues a stern curse. Maleficent says that once day Aurora will prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a sleep-like death. In the time that follows however, Maleficent spends her time watching over the girl and even getting to know her. Perhaps Maleficent isn't so evil after all, just misunderstood.

"Maleficent" joins the Memorial Day 2014 box office race including other movies such as "Blended," "X-Men: Days of Future Past," "The Immigrant," "The Love Punch, "The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, "Million Dollar Arm," "Godzilla," "Palo Alto," "Chef," "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Movie Quotes," "Neighbors," "Belle," "Walk of Shame," and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."
Maleficent Movie Quotes,

Fight With Me Now!
Maleficent: "I call on those who live in the shadows! Fight with me now!"

Maleficent issues the equivalent of a "come at me, bro" as she invites those hiding in the shadows to stop hiding and fight her. Only one confident in their chances to win, or completely stupid, would issue that charge.
A Sleep-like Death
Maleficent: "Listen well, you all! The princess will indeed grow in grace and beauty. But before the sunset on her sixteenth birthday, she will prick her finger on a spindle of a spinning wheel, and she will fall into a sleep-like death!"

Maleficent, angry at how she was treated, unleashes a curse on Princess Aurora. As what happens in "Sleeping Beauty," Maleficent talks of Aurora falling into a deep sleep. Her threats are not hollow.
Are You Maleficent?
Princess Aurora: "When were you going to tell me that I'm cursed? Is it true?"
Maleficent: "It is."
Princess Aurora: "My aunt said it was an evil fairy. I can't remember he name. They said… it was…"
Maleficent: "Maleficent"
Princess Aurora: "Is that you? Are you Maleficent? … No, don't touch me. You're the evil that's in the world. It's you!"

Princess Aurora comes to a startling conclusion and initially doesn't want to believe it. To confirm her suspicions, Aurora asks if Maleficent is who she thinks she is. Whether she is ready for the honest answer or not is another story all together.
Don't Be Afraid
Princess Aurora: "I know who you are. You've been watching over me, my whole life. I know you're there. Your shadow, it's been following me, ever since I was small. Don't be afraid."
Maleficent: "I'm not afraid."
Princess Aurora: "Then come out."
Maleficent: "Then you'll be afraid."

Having spotted Maleficent in the woods, Princess Aurora urges the evil queen to reveal herself. Aurora thinks that Maleficent is afraid but really, Maleficent is limiting Aurora's fear.
Pretty Bird
Princess Aurora: "I remember you, pretty bird."
Maleficent: "This is Diaval."
Diaval: "Hello, Aurora. I've know you since you were a little one."

Surprisingly, Princess Aurora does not seem too alarmed when she learns that a bird that is very familiar to her, is actually a man named Diaval. Perhaps this sort of thing is normal in fairy tale land.
I Had Wings Once
Princess Aurora: "All the other fairies fly. Why don't you?"
Maleficent: I had wings once, and they were strong. They could carry me above the clouds and into the headwinds, and they never faltered. Not even once. But they were stolen from me."

Maleficent reveals some of her backstory to Princess Aurora. As she explains, Maleficent once had wings but they were stolen from her by an evil force, in turn making her evil.
There Is An Evil in This World
Maleficent: "Aurora, there is an evil in this world, hatred and revenge. And I cannot keep you from it."

As she tells Princess Aurora, Maleficent really does want to protect Aurora from all the evil in this world but it's just not that simple.
What An Awkward Situation
Maleficent: "Well, well, what a glittering assemblage, King Stefan. Royalty, nobility, gentry, and, how quaint, even the rabble. I must say, I really felt quite distressed in not receiving an invitation."
King Stefan: "You're not welcome here."
Maleficent: "Oh dear, what an awkward situation."

In the event that triggers many of the events in "Sleeping Beauty," Maleficent crashes the cristening for Princess Aurora to which she was not invited. Despite being told she isn't welcome there, Maleficent isn't thinking about leaving anytime soon.

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Tue, 20 May 2014 03:05:28 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/maleficent-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
<![CDATA[Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1991]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/rotten-tomatoes-highest-rated-movies-1991/rotten-tomatoes-lists
Here is a list of the top 50 highest rated movies from Rotten Tomatoes for 1991. The list is comprised of popular box office movies, along with independent films as rated on Rotten Tomatoes website for the year 1991. The list answers the question, “What is the highest rated movie of 1991, according to Rotten Tomatoes?” The 1991 movies with 20 or more critic reviews compete for the top spot on Rotten Tomatoes website based on their Tomatometer Scores. The top critics are generally those that write for a notable newspaper and to be a critic for the site, the original review must be popular and get a certain amount of ‘likes’ regardless of whether the review is positive or negative. Each of the 50 highest rated movies of 1991 has a picture of the movie next to the title so that readers can see what the film looks like. Each film also lists the name of the director, or directors, which worked on the movie.Rotten Tomatoes is not just about the highest rated movies of a certain year, but also offers reviews, information, and news pertaining to movies that are just released or have been in the theater.
Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1991,

Barton Fink

Beauty and the Beast

Boyz n the Hood

City Slickers

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmakers's Apocalypse

La Belle Noiseuse

L.A. Story

Raise the Red Lantern

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

The Silence of the Lambs


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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 05:08:33 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/rotten-tomatoes-highest-rated-movies-1991/rotten-tomatoes-lists
<![CDATA[Romantic Movies You Can Trick Your BF Into Watching]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/romantic-movies-for-men/jacob-shelton
Ladies: After a tough week of work, do you ever want to relax on a Friday night with some Chinese food and a movie that’s all about people falling in love? While that might sound like a perfect night in to you, your boyfriend is probably bored to tears with the thought of watching yet another movie where Justin Long mopes around his apartment pining for Drew Barrymore. If you want to watch a movie with your boo, your best bet is to trick him into watching one of the rom-coms for men on this list. Generally, romantic movies guys like include at least one explosion and usually Harrison Ford or Keanu Reeves. Check out this list of romantic movies that you can trick your boyfriend into watching and get thyself to your favorite streaming site.

Romantic films for men usually involve a couple of things: explosions, dudes taking off their shirts, and a hot babe for those shirtless dudes to fall in love with. Also Patrick Swayze; he’s like action-rom-com vanilla - that dude is in everything. Once you trick your boyfriend with a few of these romantic movies guys love, they’ll be on board with watching J Lo plan a wedding, even if you have to tell them to wait till the end for the explosions.

Vote up the best romantic movies to trick your boyfriend into watching with you below. If there’s a romantic movie with some gun play, but also luv, that you’ve entrapped your stubborn BF with, add it to the list!
Romantic Movies You Can Trick Your BF Into Watching,

Casino Royale

Grosse Pointe Blank

Point Break

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Romancing the Stone

Speed

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

The Princess Bride

Top Gun

True Lies


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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:55:32 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/romantic-movies-for-men/jacob-shelton
<![CDATA[Actors Who Were Drunk While They Were Filming Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/actors-who-were-drunk-while-they-were-filming-movies/dukeharten

Actors who drank on set range from the squeakiest of the clean to veteran hell-raisers. Daniel Radcliffe didn’t drink on set - he just drank so much the night before, he was still drunk on set the next day during the later Harry Potter films. (That probably made for one Avada Kedavra of a hangover.) Richard Burton didn’t mind being blind drunk on set because he didn’t remember it. He could barely recall making 1974’s The Klansman. He’s visibly reeling on screen. 

Robert Shaw drank so much during a scene in Jaws, he blacked out. Jason Mewes began to slur while filming some of his scenes in Clerks and had to be sent home. Graham Chapman suffered DTs on the set of Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Robert Pattinson drank to battle the harsh Australian outback in The Rover, proving that Guy Pearce is truly a sick bastard for suggesting alcohol as a remedy. It also proves that the joke’s on Pearce, because Pattinson pounded a lot of vodka and looks very apocalyptic at times. 

Anna Kendrick ended up drunk in a scene of Drinking Buddies because she didn’t know she was drinking real beer until it was too late. It was cheaper than water, so it made sense for the production. Kendrick got buzzed and it’s all captured onscreen. 

Other actors who drank on set include actors who needed to take the edge off before a sex scene, such as Margot Robbie in The Wolf of Wall Street. Getting busy with Leo took three shots of tequila. Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman also took tequila shots before their make-out scene, although Kunis denies it. Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky says it happened. And what if you’re going to be in a three-way? Do as Matton Dillon, Neve Campbell, and Denise Richardson did in Wild Things. Shots! Shots! Shots!


Actors Who Were Drunk While They Were Filming Movies,

Billy Bob Thornton

Thornton went full-on method with this character, a drunken, foul-mouthed burglar posing as a mall Santa in order to rob the store after closing time.

Thornton owned his imbibing, telling Film 4, "I don't mind a smoke every now and again. I've been known to take a drink occasionally... But I've traditionally played really extreme characters and even in a comedy, if you're going to play a guy like this, you can't be sort of drunk, you know? And I wasn't sort of drunk. You have to go completely into it."


Daniel Radcliffe

He didn’t drink at work, but in the later Potter films, Radcliffe confessed that he’d still be drunk from the night before. Radcliffe told the Telegraph that he would drink just about every night, making the next’s day’s shooting difficult. “I can point to many scenes where I’m just gone. Dead behind the eyes. I have a very addictive personality. It was a problem.”

Radcliffe eventually became sober.


Denise Richards

Did someone say threesome? This probably happened to Matt Dillon every day in the ‘90s, but Denise Richards and Neve Campbell had to take a few shots before shooting the scene. Dillon joined in because he didn’t want the ladies to drink alone, maybe. 

We’d link to the scene but you’d probably end up with a virus from a porn site on your computer - we, um, heard that happens sometimes...


Harmony Korine

Korine shocked with his film Kids, but he blew people out of the water with Gummo, a blend of surrealism and realism into one murky bath water with milk, spaghetti, and bacon taped to the bathroom wall. 

Korine has a cameo in the film where he plays a gay man hitting on his high school friend, played by Bryant L. Crenshaw, who is a little person. 

“I’ve known that guy for a long time,” Korine says of Crenshaw in an interview with Art Threat. “We went to high school together. I knew that in order to get to that point, I had to get intoxicated. It was the last scene in the movie that we shot, and after it was done, I threw my sister through a plate glass window.”


Jennifer Lawrence

The HG leads would get bored between scenes and this led to drinking in J-Law’s trailer with her co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. 

The gang revealed to E! Online that getting legless was a go-to boredom killer. ”We were drunk," Lawrence laughed. "That was fun. That was the first time I've ever drank at work.” Hutcherson [laughs], "It was the first, but it wasn't the last!” 

You can also watch the cast do shots on the red carpet with MTV’s Josh Horowitz. Hutcherson and Lawrence do two shots. For Rue!


Martin Sheen

Sheen wasn’t always the silver-haired presidential type. During the filming of Apocalypse Now, a 36-year-old Sheen was ripped out of his mind on a mixture of alcohol and drugs. The actor is so drunk, he careens around the set, punches a mirror, bleeds all over the place, rubs the blood on his face, and then finally attacks director Francis Ford Coppola.

Coppola kept some of Sheen's outburst in the movie. Except for the part where Sheen broke the fourth wall by trying to break Coppola’s head. Now you know where Charlie got it from...


Mila Kunis

Kunis denied it, but director Darren Aronofsky and the crew said that the actors were lit from a shared bottle of tequila to pull off their sex scene. “I didn’t really think through the fact that I was going to have to have sex with her,” Portman told MTV.


Richard Burton

Burton is visibly drunk during this fight scene. In fact, he was drunk during the entire production. “I barely recall making that film,” Burton wrote in his memoir.


Anna Kendrick

Anna was drunk and so was pretty everyone else in the cast, because they were shooting in a brewery where beer was cheaper than water. Kendrick was a lightweight and got hammered pretty quickly. 

Olivia Wilde explained, “She sat down to do the first scene and took a huge gulp of beer, not realizing it was real, and was like instantly hammered. She was like, ‘What’s happening? What are you guys doing?’ And we were like, ‘Oh, we forgot to tell you - the beer’s all real and everyone’s drunk. It’s 10 am, welcome to Drinking Buddies.’”


Margot Robbie

Robbie was very nervous about her sex scene with Leonardo DiCaprio, so three or four shots of tequila beforehand made a lot of sense.



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Tue, 17 May 2016 11:23:48 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/actors-who-were-drunk-while-they-were-filming-movies/dukeharten
<![CDATA[The Best Movies With Only in the Title]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-movies-with-only-in-the-title/ranker-film

Since it's such a common word, it's not surprising there are many movies with only in the name. This list ranks the best movies with only in the title, regardless of what genre it is. Do you have a favorite movie with only in the name? This isn't a common way to categorize films, but that's part of the fun. There are probably one or two movies with only in the title that you instantly think of, but you might be surprised how many others there are as you scroll through this list.

This ranked poll of films with only in the title includes movies like For Your Eyes Only, You Only Live Twice, and Only God Forgives. Don't forget that this list is interactive, meaning you can vote the film names up or down depending on much you liked each movie that has the word only in it.


The Best Movies With Only in the Title,

Only You

The Only Witness

For Your Eyes Only

If Only

Only the Lonely

Only Yesterday

You Only Live Twice

The One and Only

Only Lovers Left Alive

Only God Forgives


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Wed, 02 Nov 2016 03:29:48 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-movies-with-only-in-the-title/ranker-film
<![CDATA[Actors Who Should Regret Their Comic Book Movie Roles]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/actors-who-regret-their-comic-movie-roles/ranker-comics
Super hero movies! The Golden Ticket! The creme de la creme! Once you make one you know you've made it and it's the highlight of your career. Nothing can stop you, and it's worth everything that went into getting it. Right? Well... that's not always the case. 

We live in a golden age of comic book films right now, The Avengers universe, The Dark Knight Films, Guardians of the Galaxy, but none of these movies could have possibly existed 20 or even 15 years ago. Everything leading up to now has lead to those being good films. Before that was a whole slew of horrendous adaptations of great (and admittedly not-so-great) comic properties. 

Many of the biggest names in Hollywood were attached to these disasters and while being in a Marvel movie now is great if your Chris Hemsworth, or Chris Evans, or Chris Pratt (hey what a second...) back then it could mean your Arnold Schwarzenegger suffering through Batman & Robin, and that's not even the movie he's on this list for! 

So let's take a look back at the less glamorous roles these iconic actors filled. These are the Actors who regret their comic roles!

Actors Who Should Regret Their Comic Book Movie Roles,

Arnold Schwarzenegger
He even uses the film as punishment for his kids. "It's the worst film I have ever made. Now, when my kids get out of line, they're sent to their room and forced to watch 'Red Sonja' 10 times. I never have too much trouble with them."
Ben Affleck
"The only movie I actually regret is 'Daredevil.' It just kills me. I love that story, that character, and the fact that it got fucked up the way it did stays with me. Maybe that's part of the motivation to do 'Batman.'I understand I'm at a disadvantage with the internet. If I thought the result would be another 'Daredevil,' I'd be out there picketing myself. [laughs] Why would I make the movie if I didn't think it was going to be good and that I could be good in it?"
George Clooney
"I am the least qualified person to comment on anyone playing the role of Batman since I so terribly destroyed the part. I tend to look at it like this - let's just see what the movie is before everyone starts beating him up. He is a smart man, he knows what he is doing.I am the least qualified person to comment on anyone playing the role of Batman since I so terribly destroyed the part. I tend to look at it like this - let's just see what the movie is before everyone starts beating him up. He is a smart man, he knows what he is doing."
George Reeves
He often spoke out of his hatred of portraying the character saying it was "Beneath his dignity" and hated putting on that "monkey suit" he hated most of all people yelling out "There's Superman" in the Oscar winning 'From here to Eternity' to such an extent in test screening that producers cut his part down. 

Some believe his hatred of the character and his feeling trapped in it, was a contributing factor in his (apparent, very suspicious) suicide.
Halle Berry
”First of all, I want to thank Warner Brothers. Thank you for putting me in a piece of s**t, god-awful movie. You know, it was just what my career needed. I was at the top and Catwoman just plummeted me to the bottom.”
Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner is far too nice to say anything bad about her own movie publicly, but that doesn't mean she didn't bash "Elektra" in private. Garner's ex-boyfriend Michael Vartan spilled the beans to Us Weekly. "I heard 'Elektra' was awful," he said. "Jennifer called me and told me it was awful. She had to do it because of 'Daredevil.' It was in her contract."
Jessica Alba
"I wanted to stop acting. The director was like, 'It looks too real. It looks too painful. Can you be prettier when you cry? Cry pretty, Jessica.' He was like, 'Don't do that thing with your face. Just make it flat. We can CGI the tears in.' And I'm like, But there's no connection to a human being. And then it got me thinking: Am I not good enough? Are my instincts and my emotions not good enough? Do people hate them so much that they don't want me to be a person? Am I not allowed to be a person in my work? And so I just said, 'F--k it. I don't care about this business anymore."
Jim Carrey
"I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart."
Ryan Reynolds
Now this one is tricky because Reynolds is once again reprising his role as Deadpool a CHARACTER he loves dearly, but the INTERPRETATION of that character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine oh so very loathed. So he had to tread lightly.

“I don’t think you can [fit it within the Deadpool story from 
Wolverine], because that character would really sully that whole world. The script is one rewrite away from Deadpool jumping across the desk at the studio executive and attacking him… But I’ve always wanted to do the movie just if only because Deadpool would get to do his own movie trailer. So that’s a thing that we were dying to do and we would love to be a part of that. I don’t know how it would fit though, no. In the current iteration of the script, it doesn’t address Wolverine – though it does address Deadpool’s appearance in Wolverine. Deadpool was not happy with Deadpool in Wolverine. He has a sort of a WTF!? moment with that.”

Topher Grace as Venom
There's no direct quote, Topher respects the film industry... but you know there's no way he doesn't regret THAT.

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Thu, 08 Jan 2015 14:41:55 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/actors-who-regret-their-comic-movie-roles/ranker-comics
<![CDATA[The Worst Comedies Ever Made]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-comedies-ever-made/desertrat89
Let's face it: all comedies aren't created equally. By not created equally, in this sense, means not funny. Not at all. That's just one factor that goes into being considered one of the worst comedies ever made. It shouldn't be too hard to make people laugh but these films aren't up to the task. Many of these comedies, in theory, should be funny especially when you consider the topics its tackling. The main culprit on this list is spoof movies. These so-called comedies set out to lampoon other popular movies, but ultimately fall flat. Examples of these include Disaster Movie and Meet The Spartans.

Spoofs aren't the only subgenre of comedy that comprises this list. Ill-timed or ill-imagined sequels are also among the worst comedies ever made. Whomever green lit Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, Son of the Mask, The Pink Panther 2 and Superbabies: Baby Genuises 2 probably isn't looking back on those decisions too fondly. These movies are not only considered some of the worst comedies ever made, but also some of the worst movies period.

Here is your chance to pick what movie deserves the title of the worst comedy ever made. There are some pretty bad comedies on this list, but there's always room to add more that may not have been included.
The Worst Comedies Ever Made,

Meet the Spartans

Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd

Epic Movie

Norbit

Son of the Mask

Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2

The Cat in the Hat

The Love Guru

Disaster Movie

Jack and Jill


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Mon, 01 Jul 2013 02:57:25 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-comedies-ever-made/desertrat89
<![CDATA[The Best Musicals On Amazon Prime]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-musicals-on-amazon-prime/ranker-film
The Best Musicals on Amazon Prime is a complete Amazon Prime streaming list for your perusal. All the best musical films on Amazon streaming are listed in one convenient place so you can fully utilize your Amazon Prime service. Some of the best movies of all time are now available on Amazon Prime instant so you can catch up on new hit movies and classic film hits right in your living room.

This Amazon Prime streaming list has nearly as many of the greatest musicals to watch as a regular DVD store would offer. Cult hits like Little Shop of Horrors are all available on Amazon Prime streaming as are classic musical films like Heidi and State Fair can be viewed on the Amazon Prime instant service.

What are the best Amazon instant musicals? What is available on the Amazon Prime streaming musical selection? Are there new musical films on Amazon Prime instant? This Amazon Prime streaming list is here to get you started on the best streaming musical movies Amazon Prime has to offer. This is in no way a complete list, so if you know your favorite musical isn't on this list of Amazon Prime instant movies, make sure to add it so other Amazon Prime users can find the best musical movies on Amazon Prime instant.
The Best Musicals On Amazon Prime,

Paint Your Wagon

Copacabana

Rent

State Fair

Beach Party

Heidi

Little Shop of Horrors

Royal Wedding

Stormy Weather

Till the Clouds Roll By


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Fri, 26 Jul 2013 08:53:25 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-musicals-on-amazon-prime/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Best '60s Western Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-60s-western-movies/ranker-film

Cowboys and gunfighters, revenge and honor, love and betrayal - this list of the best ‘60s western movies has it all.

You can’t discuss the greatest ‘60s western movies without mentioning Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Pairing acting legends Paul Newman and Robert Redford as the titular duo, Butch Cassidy won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay as well as numerous accolades for its two stars.

Many of the ‘60s western films on this list are Spaghetti Westerns, a group of films primarily made and produced by Italians. Sergio Leone pioneered and dominated this genre, and his magnum opus, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, tops this list of great ‘60s westerns. Starring Clint Eastwood, the film featured original music by Ennio Morricone.   

Vote up the best 1960s westerns below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.  


The Best '60s Western Movies,

A Fistful of Dollars

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

For a Few Dollars More

Hang 'Em High

Hombre

Once Upon a Time in the West

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Magnificent Seven

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

True Grit


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<![CDATA[The Best Movies of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-movies-of-all-time

These are 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,

Forrest Gump

Goodfellas

Pulp Fiction

Schindler's List

Star Wars

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

The Dark Knight

The Godfather

The Godfather Part II

The Shawshank Redemption


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Tue, 15 Jun 2010 20:55:10 PDT http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-movies-of-all-time
<![CDATA[Moneyball Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/moneyball-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
'Moneyball' movie quotes include some of the best lines from Brad Pitt, who plays real-life Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane in the film. Beane's unique system of scouting and evaluating players helped to change the game of baseball. If your favorite 'Moneyball' quote isn't on this list, add it!

'Moneyball' is based on the best-selling book 'Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game' by Michael Lewis (who also wrote 'The Blind Side'). Love him or hate him, few can deny that Billy Beane's sabermetric approach to baseball did get everyone's attention. How do you take a team of total underdogs and make them winners? Beane's system.

'Moneyball' features an all-star cast, led by Brad Pitt, but also including Jonah Hill (as the Ivy League wiz who helps Beane come up with a formula to get players), Philip Seymour Hoffman (as A's manager, Art Howe) and Robin Wright. In January of 2012, 'Moneyball' received multiple Academy Awards nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Pitt), Best Supporting Actor (Hill) and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Looking for more movie quotes? Check out these lists for the best quotes from 'Contagion,' 'Straw Dogs,' 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' 'Shark Night 3D' and 'Fright Night.'
Moneyball Movie Quotes,

Who Are You?

Billy Beane: "Who are you?"
Peter Brand: "I'm Peter Brand."
Billy Beane: "I don't give a rats a** what you're name is. What happened in there? What happened in that room?!"


When Billy's negotiations with Mark Shapiro and Cleveland don't go well, realizes that one reason he didn't get a certain player, Garcia, is because of Peter Brand. He seeks him out to find out what's going on - and wonders why on EARTH Peter would like Garcia. Billy's decision to track Brand down will change the course of the A's and the game of baseball.
Change the Game
Billy Beane: "If we pull this off, we change the game. We change the game for good."

They did and...they did. The game is definitely changed, as a direct result of what Billy Beane pulled off in Oakland.
Romantic About Baseball
Billy Beane: "How can you not be romantic about baseball?"

Say what you want about Billy Beane's system and tactics, but there's no denying he loves the game.
It's Incredibly Hard

Scott Hatteberg: "I've only ever played catcher."
Billy Beane: "It's not that hard, Scott. Tell him, Wash."
Ron Washington: "It's incredibly hard.


This is a great, funny moment in 'Moneyball,' when Billy is trying to sign Scott Hatteburg (catcher) to play first base for him with the A's. Coach Ron Washington thinks Billy's out of his mind, but he tries to go along anyway - up to a point.
Money Decision

Billy Beane: "I made one decision in my life based on money. And I swore I would never do it again."


When Billy gets a huge offer from a "big money" MLB team, it's tempting. But he remembers a decision years earlier - when he took the money to play pro baseball and turned down a full ride to Stanford. That decision haunts him.
The Player You Are Now

Billy Beane: "David, you're 37. How about you and I be honest about what each of us want out of this? I want to milk the last ounce of baseball you got in you, and you want to stay in the show. Let's do that. Now, I'm not paying you for the player you used to be - I'm playing you for the player you are right now. You're smart, you get what we're trying to do here. Make an example for the younger guys, be a leader. Can you do that?"
David Justice: "Alright, I got you."


Billy has a heart to heart with David Justice, explaining that he really needs him to step up and be a true team leader. He also diplomatically (ahem) points out that he's not really paying him the true big bucks - and neither are the Yankees. David's time to be "told" he can no longer play the game is coming. For now, though, he's got a chance, as Billy says, to stay "in the show."
Rich Teams, Poor Teams
Billy Beane: "The problem we're trying to solve is that there are rich teams, and there are poor teams. Then there's 50 feet of crap. And then there's us. It's an unfair game."

This quote sums things up nicely. The Oakland A's are a less-than-poor team when Billy Beane becomes the general manager. What can he do to change things? A lot.
Two Options

Billy Beane: "Would you rather get a bullet to the head five to the chest and bleed to death?"
Peter Brand: "Are those my only two options?"


Billy uses this analogy to explain how and why he lets players go the way he does - quickly. Tell them they're cut, and get them out the door to minimize the pain. They're professionals, they'll understand. "No fluff, just facts."
Ugly Girlfriend: No Confidence
A's Scout: "I like Perez."
A's Scout: "He's got an ugly girlfriend. Ugly girlfriend means no confidence."

Old school thinking re: scouting in baseball in this quote. Understandably, Billy bristles at these ideas.
We're All Told

Scout: "We're all told at some point in time that we can no longer play the children's game, we just don't...we don't know when that's gonna be. Some of us are told at eighteen, some of us are told at forty, but we're all told."


The scout's comment comes as he's meeting with a young Billy Beane's parents about an opportunity to play pro ball for the New York Mets. Billy has a full ride to Stanford, but the Mets are making him a huge offer. The scout is explaining that time is wasting - that if he wants to play professional ball, every year counts.

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Tue, 20 Sep 2011 03:35:54 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/moneyball-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
<![CDATA[The Top 10 Greatest Horror Movies Ever Made]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-10-greatest-horror-movies-ever-made-v1/saintmort
These are the ten best horror movies ever made!
The Top 10 Greatest Horror Movies Ever Made,

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Black Christmas

Freaks

Funny Games

Halloween

Night of the Living Dead

Scream

The Frighteners

The Funhouse

The Silence of the Lambs


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Fri, 19 Jun 2009 14:59:38 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/top-10-greatest-horror-movies-ever-made-v1/saintmort
<![CDATA[Filmsite's Great Actors (Male) Who Have Not Won An Oscar]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/filmsite_s-great-actors-_male_-who-have-not-won-an-oscar/movie-info
Filmsite's list of the greatest actors to never win an Oscar. These actors have done great work in the industry but have not been recognized properly with an Academy Award. For the full article go to: http://www.filmsite.org/noawards3.html
Filmsite's Great Actors (Male) Who Have Not Won An Oscar,

Alan Arkin

Charles Bickford

Charles Boyer

Dana Andrews

Dirk Bogarde

Fred Astaire

John Barrymore

Lew Ayres

Ralph Bellamy

Warren Beatty


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Fri, 24 Jul 2009 03:59:41 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/filmsite_s-great-actors-_male_-who-have-not-won-an-oscar/movie-info
<![CDATA[15 Jamming Jazz Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/15-jamming-jazz-movies/konnoisseur411
Jazz has been around longer than rock, hip hop, rhythm and blues, reggae and a lot of other tune styles so it’s great to see how the Smithsonian Institute every year promotes April as Jazz Appreciation Month. It seems to be one of those kinds of music that people either love or hate, or go from neutral where it’s concerned to acquiring a nonstop taste for it. It’s become such a butt-kicking powerful tradition that loads of books, films, and world-class events have been inspired by it. A lot of movies use jazz as background music but these could be called heavy hitters that give you people who made and lived the music. This list is some of the better ones I’ve found so far but I’m leaving it open for added suggestions. It contains feature films and a few documentaries.
15 Jamming Jazz Movies,

Bird
Forest Whitaker in the title role of this 1988 film as saxophonist Charlie "Yardbird" Parker is awesome on top of awesome. Director Clint Eastwood gets all kinds of kudos for putting the entire project together. But Whitaker makes you feel what it was like to be a musical talent of Parker’s caliber caught between the demands of his art, drug issues, and the racial factors of the times back in the Jazz Age.
Cabin in the Sky
This is a 1946 classic that makes you feel like you were there dancing, swinging, and hanging with all these cool people. Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington give up some seriously good vibes.
Jazz on a Summer's Day
"Jazz on a Summer’s Day" is a concert film of the Newport Jazz Festival in 1959 and a lot of the music in it is not jazz at all. It does have some giants like Louis Armstrong and Eric Dolphy. It also has the world’s most famous gospel singer at the time, Mahalia Jackson, and rock ‘n roller Chuck Berry. Everybody seems to play and sing their hearts out and that brings it all together.
Lady Sings the Blues
Billie Holiday is considered one of the greatest female jazz artists of all time and Diana Ross did a decent enough job playing her in this movie that she got nominated for an Oscar. Sound track for the film is bitchin’ for days. It gets extra points for comic genius Richard Pryor as Piano Man.
Mo' Better Blues
Mo' Better Blues is a Spike Lee Joint with Denzel Washington as jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam. It works because it’s Lee and Washington with an amazing soundtrack by Branford Marsalis and Terence Blanchard.
Paris Blues
"Paris Blues" with black icon Sidney Poitier and white icon Paul Newman was radical for when it came out in 1961 but for modern times it’s just pretty cool. Plus Duke Ellington did the score.
Round Midnight
"Round Midnight" was based on the lives of several famous jazzmen and stars Dexter Gordon as a black musician living in Paris. Europe and black American jazz musicians have had some kind of thing going on since the 1920s and this film dramatizes it in a sometimes sweet and sometimes too-much kind of way. It’s the real deal though and the music’s always slammin’.
The Cotton Club
"The Cotton Club" is a fun movie with a lot of talented people like tap dancer Gregory Hines and Richard Gere as a jazz cornetist. Picture Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, and hot babe dancers at the famous Cotton Club in Harlem during the Harlem Renaissance.
The Man with the Golden Arm
"The Man with a Golden Arm" in 1955 has superstar Frank Sinatra playing a role similar to "Bird" later on. The big obvious difference is Sinatra being white and a drummer, but jazz seems to have always been one of the most integrated musics. Frank Sinatra in fact is on the 2012 Jazz Appreciation Month poster. This one’s got another killer soundtrack.
The Terminal
This film in 2004 got a lot of props for Tom Hanks as a Russian living temporarily in the JFK airport terminal and Catherine Zeta Jones as the beauty he kind of falls in love with. The driving plot behind the comedy and romance though was Hanks’ character’s attempt to complete a collection of autographs by famous jazz musicians all included on a classic photograph. The character near the end gets to kick it with legendary jazzman Benny Golson.

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Tue, 27 Mar 2012 08:02:25 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/15-jamming-jazz-movies/konnoisseur411
<![CDATA[The Best Movies About Child Abuse]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-about-child-abuse/ranker-film
Child abuse and domestic violence have steadily increased throughout the years, and sadly it is a common problem in many American homes. There are a number of movies out there that take a detailed, and sometimes graphic approach to the topic of child abuse. While some of the movies on this list are fictional, others are completely based on real-life events. The films on this list are the best movies that look at the issue of child abuse.
 
There’s nothing better than a movie that discusses a true event that happened in a person’s life, detailing the way they overcame the odds that were stacked against them and rose to the challenges before them. Movies like The Blind Side and Antwone Fisher capture the true stories of child abuse victims and their fight to overcome the pain and trauma that was left behind due to their home lives.
 
This list has the best child abuse movies, including: Precious, The Color Purple, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, One Missed Call, Mommy Dearest, This Boy’s Life, Once Were Warriors, The Girl Next Door, and Tideland.

Vote up the most well done film about child abuse or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
The Best Movies About Child Abuse,

An American Crime

Bastard out of Carolina

Carrie

Not Without My Daughter

Something About Amelia

The Color Purple

The Blind Side

The Elizabeth Smart Story

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

Cries from the Heart


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<![CDATA[The Most Egregious Product Placement in Jurassic World]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/jurassic-world-product-placement/jtdesaulnier
Dinosaurs aren't the only things running amok in Jurassic World. Product placement rampages through the blockbuster sequel more ferociously than an Indominus Rex. Brands are everywhere: when Chris Pratt's velociraptor-training hero speeds through the jungle, he does so on a Triumph motorcycle and when he's parched, he slugs a cold bottle of Coca-Cola.

Product placement is nothing new, especially for blockbusters. Steven Spielberg's original Jurassic Park showcased Ford Explorers, Jolt Cola, and a whole lot more. Jurassic World takes it to a whole new level, however: thanks to the dinosaur theme park's outdoor mall, a vicious pterodactyl attack is also promotional tie-in bonanza for everything for sandals to margarita joints.

In a lot of ways, the film is actually about overblown product placement. Jake Johnson's nostalgic park tech even grumbles that the park might as well advertise a "Pepsisaurus" or a "Tostidodome."

Just because Jurassic World makes a meta statement and winks at bad tie-ins doesn't excuse its runaway synergy, especially when it repeatedly feels more like a car commercial than an adventure 65 million years in the making.

Whether it's Mercedes or Ben & Jerry's, vote up the worst, most blatant bit of product placement in the mega-sequel below.

The Most Egregious Product Placement in Jurassic World,

Ben & Jerry's
Compared to some of the other brands seen in the mall on what is basically the theme park's Main Street, Ben & Jerry's sounds downright reasonable. Just imagine all the punny ice cream names based on dinosaurs!

Coca-Cola
When the totally ripped and unquestionably awesome hero (Pratt) tinkers with his motorcycle at his sweet tropical island bachelor pad, he sips on a frosty Coke from an old fashioned bottle.

Columbia Sportswear
If you're going to be exploring a raptor-infested jungle, you're going to need some durable boots and maybe a slick windbreaker, so stop by the Columbia shop for outerwear that's fit for a paleontologist or dinosaur-wrangler.

IMAX Corporation
See an IMAX theater onscreen when seeing a blockbuster in IMAX!

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
Did anyone else notice the middle-aged man who seemed more concerned about spilling his margarita during the pterodactyl attack? What a powerful subliminal advertisement for the blended treats at Margaritaville. Jimmy Buffett's chain of theme restaurants isn't just prominently featured in the park; Buffett himself also performed at the Jurassic World premiere.

Mercedes-Benz
Seemingly every car on Isla Nublar is a Benz, all shot as lovingly as if the island were just a tropical backdrop for a series of ads. It's worst when Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) desperately drives across the island to avert disaster, providing an excuse to show just how well the GLE Coupe performs under pressure.

Starbucks
Starbucks has reached every corner of the planet. Why wouldn't there be one here too?

Pandora Radio
Of course the park's main drag has a jewelry shop. Presumably, Jurassic World's premiere seller of charm bracelets has plenty of options featuring ornamental Mosasauruses.

Triumph
Triumph got its money's worth. Chris Pratt zipping through the jungle on his Triumph Scrambler flanked by raptors is the central image in Jurassic World's hype campaign.

Beats by Dre
Teenage Zack (Nick Robinson) sports a pair of Beats headphones from the moment we meet him pretty much up until he's in serious danger of becoming dinosaur food.


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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 01:01:18 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/jurassic-world-product-placement/jtdesaulnier
<![CDATA[25 Side Characters That Stole the Spotlight]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/side-characters-that-stole-the-show/loganrapp
A list of supporting characters who stole the show so hard that they deserve spinoffs of their own (if they don't have them already). Generally, side characters in film and TV are supposed to be off to the side. Supporting characters are supposed to do just that, helping the leads carry the story. But sometimes, the most compelling characters are on the margins, or at least not front and center. Sometimes it's accidental. Sometimes an actor is just that good, and they elevate their character to new and often iconic heights. 

This list is all about those characters, the ones who steal the spotlight without even seeming to try. Sometimes, scene stealers like these are promoted thanks to spinoffs, but more often than not, their full stories are left untold and fans are left wanting more. You never know how it happens or why producers decide just who ends up starring in a spinoff, but these characters are great, sometimes career-making, and we'd love to see more of them.

From indie films to the most popular TV shows, we've looked through everything to find the best fictional characters that stole the sho
w. Vote up the supporting characters who most memorably overshadowed the leads!

25 Side Characters That Stole the Spotlight,

Daryl Dixon - The Walking Dead
Daryl wasn't even in the graphic novels on which this show is based; he was created wholly for the TV series. Over time, Norman Reedus has become a fan favorite of The Walking Dead, so much so that many viewers prefer Daryl over any of the supposed leads. In fact, there's been plenty of demand for a spinoff following Daryl all by himself.

Dr. King Schultz - Django Unchained
Christoph Waltz pretty much always creates memorable, standout performances. His Dr. King Schultz, an English-speaking German dentist-turned-bounty-hunter, was one hilarious, loquacious, and moral character. If he and Quentin Tarantino ever had the time, a miniseries with Waltz reprising his role before the events of Django Unchained would be a delight. 
Quicksilver - X-Men: Days of Future Past
The best Quicksilver in any Marvel-based movie, this version has him as a young, rash, boundary-less kid who steals so casually he forgets what he owns. He's also crazy hilarious, with one scene in particular stealing what was already a good movie. He deserves a spin-off of his own. Or least a more substantial role.

Arya Stark - Game of Thrones
Book readers already knew that, if played correctly, Arya Stark was going to become a fan favorite. From the moment TV viewers saw Maisie Williams's performance, they knew they had a winner. This girl's got a long career ahead of her.

Riddick - Pitch Black
It now seems unfathomable that the franchise could've ever continued without Vin Diesel, but we forget that Pitch Black was originally an ensemble sci-fi monster movie. It was the sheer charisma of Diesel that continued the story forward. Now, Pitch Black seems less like the first in a series and more like a prequel to a Riddick-focused franchise.
Captain Jack Sparrow - Pirates Of The Caribbean
For three films, the Pirates of the Caribbean series pretended that they weren't really all about Captain Jack Sparrow. Eventually, with the fourth, they gave up on that and made him the lead character. It was obvious that Johnny Depp's shambling yet wily sea captain was at the helm of the franchise, with the ostensible leads always playing second fiddle.

Jay & Silent Bob - Clerks.
Really, Jay and Silent Bob could be said to steal the show in basically all of Kevin Smith's movies. A two-man Greek chorus, they don't particularly care about any sickly-sweet elements Smith tries to shove in there (which is funny, being that Silent Bob is Smith). It became clear people loved them, which is why Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back exists.

Hit-Girl - Kick-Ass
There simply wasn't enough Hit-Girl in the original Kick-Ass, nor was there enough Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass 2. Just give Chloe Grace Moretz her superhero starring role and be done with it. The world never really cared about the lead character, but Hit-Girl was wickedly fun, slicing jugulars and spouting expletives with gleeful abandon. 
Natasha Romanoff - Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Whenever Natasha is on a Marvel movie, she's stealing scenes from the guys with their own franchises. Morally ambiguous, intelligent, and boasting a killer instinct, she's probably the single most effective agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., and one of the most beloved characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 
Minions - Despicable Me
Gru's Minions somehow managed to upstage a character voiced by Steve Carell. Their adorably odd appearance, silly antics, and strange way of talking made kids and adults fall in love with them. After providing backup to Gru for two movies, they even got they own Minions movie.


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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:11:17 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/side-characters-that-stole-the-show/loganrapp
<![CDATA[Self/less Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/selfless-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
Self/less movie quotes tell the story of how one wealthy man is offered seamless immortality, or so it initially seems. The science fiction thriller was written by David and Àlex Pastor and directed by Tarsem Singh. Self/less opened in theaters in the United States on July 10, 2015.

In Self/less, Damian (Ben Kingsley) is an incredibly successful and wealthy businessman who is aging and dying of cancer. He's pitched to by Professor Albright (Matthew Goode) who offers him a chance at immortality. See Professor Albright claims to have a way to put Damian's conscience into a younger body, a complete empty vessel, allowing Damian to continue to enjoy his life for decades to come.

Damian agrees and undergoes the procedure, waking up in a new man's (Ryan Reynolds) body. At first he enjoys the life, but it doesn't take long for Damian to have visions from the memories of the man's body he now inhabits, including of the man's wife (Natalie Martinez) and child. As the lines between who he really is continues to blur, Damian becomes a threat to Professor Albright out of fear Damian will expose the organization. This makes survival and the promised immortality, extremely difficult.

Self/less joins theaters which are already showing films such as Minions Terminator Genisys, Magic Mike XXL and Ted 2.
Self/less Movie Quotes,

The Very Best of the Human Experience
Professor Albright: You built an empire from the ground up. People will insist that your buildings make you immortal. Now, as you slip away, do you feel immortal? ... We offer humanity's greatest minds more time to fulfill their potential. Designed to offer you the very best of the human experience.
Old Damian: It's alive?
Professor Albright: An empty vessel... If we do this, there is no turning back. Your old life is over.

Professor Albright makes his pitch to successful businessman Damian. See Damian is dying of cancer but Albright's service could provide him with near immortality.
How is This Possible?
New Damian: Hello?
Madeline: How is this possible?

Damian visits the home of the man whose body he now holds to see that the man had a wife and child. The wife, Madeline, is even more shocked to see her husband and pulls a gun on him.
Something to Stop Your Heart
Old Damian: What's that?
Anton: It's something to stop your heart.
Old Damian: What?!
Anton: It's something to stop your heart.

Damian is upset when he is injected with a substance to stop his heart. Really though, this is all part of the process to put his consciousness into a younger, healthier body.
New Body Smell
Professor Albright: How are you feeling?
New Damian: It's that new body smell.
Professor Albright: A sense of humor, good... Just relax and have some fun. After all, at your age, I'd say you've earned it.

Damian takes a moment to compose himself after awaking in the body of a much younger man. Professor Albright urges him to live it up, new body smell and all.
52 Years
Leah: You okay?
New Damian: Fine, I just haven't seen anything like that in about 52 years.

When in the company of a nearly naked young woman, Damian is a bit stunned. See, it's been many years since he's been with a woman like that, not that he's complaining.
Immortality Has Some Side Effects
New Damian: This wasn't a hallucination.
Professor Albright: Immortality has some side effects.

Damian realizes that the shell body he was promised was not completely blank as advertised when he sees memories of the man whose body he now holds. Professor Albright does not seem too shocked by the development.
No Progress Without Sacrifice
Professor Albright: There is no science, no progress without sacrifice.

Professor Albright lays things out simply. Without some stumbles along the way, science will never progress.
You Took a Man's Life
New Damian: I never wanted us to suffer.
Professor Albright: I gave you what you wanted.
New Damian: You took a man's life. No! I did!

After Damian accused Professor Albright of killing a man to give Damian immortality, Damian realizes that both are to blame. By asking for the procedure to be done, Damian effectively killed that man just as much as the professor.
Standing Between You and Oblivion
New Damian: Soon I'll be gone. I can already hear my mind fading.
Professor Albright: Without me, your mind will relapse and we both know who takes over. I'm the only one standing between you and oblivion.

When Damian feels his mind slipping, the battle for survival begins between Damian and Professor Albright. Albright has the power, where at Damian is unsure of who he is anymore, the old Damian or the man whose body he now inhabits.

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Movie Wedding Proposals]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/movie-wedding-proposals/anncasano
What do you envision as the perfect marriage proposal? Flowers? A shiny diamond engagement ring? Nervous would-be groom on bended knee? Leave it to Hollywood to provide audiences with some of the most memorable moments of romance. These are the greatest movie wedding proposals on film.

Some of the guys who proposed on this list were never great with words. Rocky asked Adrian to marry him in Rocky II, with the not so smooth line, “I was wondering if you wouldn't mind marrying me very much?" Even still, the Italian Stallion's proposal was sweet and sincere, and how could a girl say "no" to Rocky? Johnny Cash was a bit more mischievous with his proposal. He invited his love, June Carter, on stage to sing a duet with him. Then, the music legend would not stop playing the song until she agreed to marry him.

Not every one of these proposals even ended with a “yes” (Sorry, Ben from Knocked Up). But his promise to fill the empty jewelry box he proposed with was so sweet that it had to be listed here. And since it is the 21st century, it should be important to note, that not every proposal on this list featured the man asking the woman.

From a custom-built walk-in shoe closet to Tiffany’s in New York City to standing outside in pouring rain, these are the movie marriage proposals that stole our hearts and made us go “awww, that’s sweet.”

Did we miss any of your favorite wedding proposals in movies? Let us know in the comments section. Also, be sure to upvote for the best silver screen marriage proposals that made the list.
The Greatest Movie Wedding Proposals,

A Walk to Remember
This weepie certainly has its fill of sweet and tender moments. Jamie is a teenager with terminal cancer, but that doesn't stop Landon (Shane West) from falling in love with her. As the pair gazes at the night sky one evening, Landon asks Jamie if she loves him, and when she says yes, he asks her to marry him. One of Jamie's bucket list wishes is to get married, a wish that Landon wants nothing more than to help her complete.

Love Actually
The 2003 ensemble romantic comedy features eight couples, but only one marriage proposal. Jaime (Colin Firth) won't let a little thing like a language barrier stop him from proposing to the girl of his dreams, his Portuguese housekeeper Aurelia (Lucia Moniz.) The Brit pops the question in a crowded restaurant filled with her family. His Portuguese may not be perfect, but his sentiment is sweeter than sugar.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding
My Big Fat Greek Wedding is an uproarisous comedy filled with a larger than life Greek family and plenty of interesting uses for Windex. Toula (Nia Vardalos) meets Ian (John Corbett), a non-Greek quiet type, and the mismatched pair fall in love. His proposal is sweet and simple, "I don't know how to say this... will you marry me?"

Pride & Prejudice
Like so many movie romances, Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) and Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen) start out hating each other. Darcy is rich and Elizabeth is way beneath his social class. However, the pair quickly discovers that love is richer than money. Darcy pops the question at dawn and tells Elizabeth, "I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on."

Runaway Bride
Maggie (Julia Roberts) clearly gets cold feet on her wedding day. She has cruelly abandoned three men at the altar and is engaged to marry another. Ike (Richard Gere) is a columnist who hears Maggie's story and writes an article labeling her, "The Runaway Bride." The two become rivals, but of course, eventually fall in love. Maggie ultimately proposes to Ike, "I know in my heart, you're the only one for me."

Stepmom
Who knew that a spool of thread could be used for the perfect marriage proposal? Luke (Ed Harris) proposes to Isabel (Julia Roberts) by placing the spool inside a small box. He tells her, "Even when things are hard and you feel like giving up, you have to hang on to that decision, that choice to love each other. Even if it's only by a thread. I let that thread break once. This time, it won't. Will you marry me?" At the end of the thread is an engagement ring.

Sweet Home Alabama
Just because Melanie (Reese Witherspoon) and Andrew (Patrick Dempsey) don't wind up together at the end of Sweet Home Alabama, it doesn't make his marriage proposal any less sweet. Andrew has Melanie close her eyes, when she opens them, she's in Tiffany's and Andrew tells her to pick out a wedding ring.

The Wedding Singer
All Robbie (Adam Sander) ever wanted to do was get married. After the wedding singer is stranded at the altar, he meets Julia (Drew Barrymore), who's engaged to a man who is cheating on her. Robbie finally gets over his ex, realizes that Julia is perfect for him, and hops on an airplane headed to Vegas and Julia's wedding, where she will become Mrs. Julia Guglia. With some assistance from the crew - and Billy Idol - Robbie serenades Julia with a song he wrote called, "I Wanna Grow Old with You."

Walk the Line
Johnny Cash's 2005 biopic is sweetened when the country singer brings his girl June Carter up on the stage to join him in a duet. The band plays while Cash asks Carter to marry him. The kicker is that Johnny won't stop the song until she says "yes" to his proposal. The legendary music pair remained married for 35 years, until June's death in 2003. Johnny passed just a few months later.

The Proposal
Margaret (Sandra Bullock) forces her assistant Andrew (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her to avoid deportation back to her native Canada. Andrew agrees to the deal only if he gets a promotion. The sham works for a while, and the mismatched couple actually do fall in love. When the jig is up and Margaret is about to get deported, Andrew 
proposes for real in front of all their co-workers, saying, “marry me because I’d like to date you."


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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:06:46 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/movie-wedding-proposals/anncasano
<![CDATA[The Darkest Film Shoots in History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/dark-film-shoots/christopher-shultz
We imagine movie sets to be controlled environments characterized by careful planning, safety precautions, and an air of professionalism. And while this is generally the case, there are some film shoots that have been plagued by irresponsibility, hostility, brutality, pain, suffering, and even death. These instances are decidedly different from the purportedly cursed sets of the Poltergeist films, The Exorcist, and other troubled productions, in which professionalism was maintained, but enough freak accidents and complications occurred to spur rumors these sets were cursed. No, in these instances, the complications are intentionally caused by the director and/or casts of the films, often in service of greater artistic effect, other times due to plain insanity. Here are ten of the worst examples out there.
The Darkest Film Shoots in History,

Apocalypse Now

"The horror…The horror," mutters Marlon Brando's Kurtz, a direct line from the novel upon which this film is based, Heart ofDarkness. The notorious actor may as well have been referring to the entire shoot of Apocalypse Now, which was fraught with political complications, alcohol and drug abuse, malnutrition, exhausting working conditions and all-out insanity. To name but one example: Martin Sheen's breakdown at the beginning of the film is not a bit of stellar acting. Sheen is of course a fine actor who can bring characters to life, but his sobbing and smashing of a mirror (with very real blood) isn't a performance for the sake of his role; you are watching Sheen actually losing his mind on camera, as he, like his character Captain Willard, was heavily addicted to booze at the time. This was all apparently sanctioned by director Francis Ford Coppola (who also went mad while making this film). Shortly after filming this scene, Sheen, then 36 years old, collapsed from a heart attack. For all the rest of the mayhem (as if Sheen's freak-out wasn't enough), check out the documentary Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse. Purchase Apocalypse Now via Amazon.


Cannibal Holocaust

Long before the found-footage craze of the last several years dominated horror films at the box-office, there was this film from director Ruggero Deodato, which purports to show footage from a documentary crew going deep into the jungle to capture a secluded cannibalistic tribe (and also rape and kill them). If the action you see in this footage seems too real, that's because it is. Although Deodato was cleared of charges that he made a snuff film, given the stomach-churning gore effects, the animal deaths are very much real, including the shooting of a young pig at point-blank range and the decapitation of a squirrel monkey—though, as Wikipedia notes, two monkeys perished because the decapitation scene was filmed twice. As if this weren't bad enough, Deodato was also apparently a tyrant during filming. Actor, Carl Gabriel Yorke characterized the entire set as having "a level of cruelty unknown to me." Another actor, Robert Kerman, described Deodato as "remorseless and uncaring," and a "sadist," particularly because of the cruel animal killings, but also because many of the natives were not being paid to appear in the film and were required to perform highly dangerous stunts, such as rushing into a burning hut and staying there for prolonged periods of time. Purchase Cannibal Holocaust via Amazon.


Fitzcarraldo

Insane director Werner Herzog and insane actor Klaus Kinskiwere a match made in batsh*t heaven. They made five films together and were at each other's throats through many of them, perhaps none more so than during the making of Fitzcarraldo. Kinski already had a reputation as a difficult person to work with, though that's putting it lightly; Padraig Cotter states the matter better in an article for WhatCulture: "[Kinski] turned being a volatile, hateful maniac into an artform. He was universally despised by most of the people he worked with, and was famous for his temper tantrums and ranting outbursts." The plot of Fitzcarraldo concerns the titular character, played by Kinski, who attempts to "drag a 320 ton ship over a steep muddy hill in Peru," a feat Herzog insisted on recreating with an actual ship, with actual natives paid to perform the task, rather than simply faking it with models and miniatures. Nick Thorpe writes in his article "Herzog's Unfilmable Nightmare" "For hundreds of native Indian extras already wary at being asked to help drag Herzog's steamboat up a muddy slope, the daily outbursts of the raving white man [Kinski] were incomprehensible and terrifying. At one point a local chief approached the director and offered to have Kinski killed." Adding to this general air of hostility, the cast and crew worked long hours in a sweltering jungle during one of the hottest summers on record. And to make matters worse, scavenging tribes once orchestrated a raid on the set, shooting one crew member through the neck with an arrow and hitting the man's wife in the stomach. Both survived, but the horrors would continue: two plane crashes, leaving one crew member paralyzed; the accidental drowning of a young highland native; extras dying of disease; and the self-amputation by chainsaw of a man's foot after he was bitten by a deadly snake. As with Apocalypse Now, you can see much of this insanity unfold in the documentary Burden of Dreams. Purchase Fitzcarraldo via Amazon.


Noah's Ark

In yet another instance of needless hyper-realism gone awry, the director of this film Michael Curtiz (who also famously directed Casablanca), insisted that the actors and extras actually get doused with gallons of water during the flooding scene. According to Cracked writers Orrin R.K., Geoffrey Cubbage and Eddie Rodriguez, "When cinematographer Hal Mohr asked him what would happen to all the extras, Curtiz replied, 'Oh, they're going to have to take their chances.'" They did, as did the crew. "As a result, 15 cameramen and countless extras got knocked into the water and thrashed about for hours. The leading lady caught pneumonia, and one of the actors broke two ribs. According to one of the stuntmen on the scene, three extras drowned and one had to have a leg amputated (reports of that kind of thing kind got swept under the rug back then.)" Purchase Noah's Ark via Amazon.


Roar

Tippi Hedren may have been abused by Alfred Hitchcock while filming The Birds, but about twenty years later, Hedren got the chance to reverse the roles and put herself, her family (including her daughter Melanie Griffith) and a crew of filmmakers in mortal danger. Indiewire has a great write up on the film Roar, co-financed by Hedren and her husband at the time Noel Marshall, who for 11 years were filmed living in a house amongst 150 wild big cats, including "lions, tigers, cheetahs and jaguars." Writer Emily Buder states, "Some of the injures sustained in the course of production: cinematographer Jan de Bont was scalped, requiring 220 stitches; Griffith was mauled by a lion, which required facial reconstructive surgery; an A.D. narrowly escaped death when a lion missed his jugular by an inch; Hedren…endured a fractured leg and multiple scalp wounds; and Marshall himself was wounded so many times that he was hospitalized with gangrene." Overall, 70 members of the cast and crew were injured during the making of Roar, leading some to call it the most dangerous movie ever made. Purchase Roar via Amazon.


The Adventures of Milo and Otis

If the reports surrounding this beloved childhood film are true, you might think twice before sitting your kids in front of the TV to watch it. From Wikipedia: "When the film was first released, several Australian animal rights organizations raised allegations of animal cruelty during filming and called for a boycott. The Sunday Mail reported at the time that Animal Liberation Queensland founder Jacqui Kent alleged the killing of more than 20 kittens during production and added that she was disturbed by reports from Europe which alleged other animals had been injured, as in one case where a producer allegedly had broken a cat's paw to make it appear unsteady on its feet." Several Japanese Humane Societies (the film was shot in Japan) allowed their name to appear in the film's credits, though, as a team of A.V. Club writers note, "animal-rights-activists point out that the film's end credits don't use the standard American Humane Association disclaimer…but instead a more vague, 'The animals used were filmed under strict supervision with the utmost care for their safety and well-being." Note too that these Japanese Human Societies only insist that the film "shows no animals being injured or harmed" - i.e., the animals may have been harmed, but you don't actually see it happening. Purchase The Adventures of Milo and Otis via Amazon.


The Birds

While Stanley Kubrick abused his actress Shelley Duvall to no end, his behavior seems innocuous compared to Alfred Hitchcock's treatment of his leading lady Tippi Hedren, star of the classic The Birds. The actress recounts a few of the revered director's antics in a Telegraph interview with John Hiscock: "It was a form of stalking. He had my handwriting analysed, he had me followed, and it was as if I was being engulfed by him." Hitchcock also apparently loved to tell dirty limericks in Hedren's presence. But perhaps the most grueling experience came while filming The Birds, particularly a scene in which Hedren had to go into an attic and encounter a flock of angry, unruly birds. "…on the Monday morning, as we were going to start the scene, the assistant director came in and…blurted out" 'The mechanical birds don't work, so we have to use real ones,' and then he ran out." Following this, men wearing protective gear "up to their shoulders" began literally showering her with "ravens, gulls and pigeons" that pecked and clawed her for hours until Hedren had to be rushed to the hospital. In a Times article, Hedren also states that birds were tied to her body with elastic bands, preventing her from escaping them. Purchase The Birds via Amazon


The Shining

Never mind the fact that the shoot for this Stephen King adaptation went millions of dollars over budget and lasted an entire year, that daily and even hourly script changes became so frequent that star Jack Nicholson refused to learn his lines until the cameras began rolling, filming The Shining was, for co-star Shelley Duvall, as nightmarish as the spirits haunting the Overlook Hotel. Director Stanley Kubrick intentionally treated Duvall badly in an attempt to make her feel as isolated and desperate as her character Wendy Torrance. According to Wikipedia, "Duvall eventually became so overwhelmed by the stress of her role that she became physically ill for months. At one point...her hair began to fall out." Again, a documentary crew captured most of the mayhem, including instances of Duvall becoming dizzy and having to lie down, much to Kubrick's consternation; we later see him berating Duvall for not coming out of a door when he yelled action (she simply couldn't hear him). She also states in the documentary that while she is impressed with the results of Kubrick's overbearing direction, she would never want to put herself in that position again. And true to her word, Duvall never worked with Kubrick again. Purchase The Shining via Amazon.


Twilight Zone: The Movie

Released in 1983, this big-budget, Steven Spielberg-produced omnibus adaptation of Rod Serling's classic TV series will likely never live down the gruesome accident that claimed the lives of actor Vic Morrow and two children who were working under the table so as to avoid child labor laws. As Morrow carried the children, Myca Dinh (seven years old) and Renee Shin-Yi Chen (six years old), pyrotechnics collided with a helicopter, causing it to spin out of control and crash sideways. The rotor blades decapitated both Morrow and Dinh, and Shin-Yi Chen was crushed to death. The entire disaster could have been avoided if better communication between the pilot and the technician in charge of igniting the explosions had been established. Reportedly, a fire safety officer worried the pyrotechnics would cause a crash, but he did not share these concerns with the segment's director John Landis. A major lawsuit ensued, but most of the filmmakers involved were cleared of all charges. The accident however did lead to stricter safety protocols in the industry. Though the entire helicopter sequence was ultimately cut from the film, footage of the disaster can be found online. Purchase Twilight Zone: The Movie via Amazon.


Dau

The article for GQ by Michael Idov covering the proceedings of this project titled "The Movie Set That Ate Itself" says it all. Idov writes, "The rumors started seeping out of Ukraine…: A young Russian film director has holed up on the outskirts of Kharkov, a town of 1.4 million in the country's east, making…something. A movie, sure, but not just that. If the gossip was to be believed, this was the most expansive, complicated, all-consuming film project ever attempted… The director, Ilya Khrzanovsky, was a madman who forced the crew to dress in Stalin-era clothes, fed them Soviet food out of cans and tins, and paid them in Soviet money." Idov actually visited this set/compound, and was forced to shave his head into a period-appropriate haircut, and was threatened with a fine for saying "CGI." He also witnessed the director sexually harassing one of his actresses. At the time of Idov's article, in 2011, the film was in its sixth year of production and was "80 percent done." According to Wikipedia, as of 2015, Dau was still in post-production.



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<![CDATA[The Most Unlikely Cartoons Based on Live-Action Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/cartoons-based-on-live-action-movies/luke-y-thompson
Hollywood today makes movies based on comics and cartoons, where it used to be the other way around. Many popular live-action films have led to cartoon spinoffs that are now more or less forgotten. Couldn't afford a sequel? No problem. Get to animating and cast cheaper actors. The stories could continue a lot longer and introduce a bunch more potentially profitable characters - a hypothetical Man of Steel cartoon, for instance, could have been far less clunky in introducing the other superheroes than Batman v. Superman was.

Animated shows based on blockbuster movies used to be a dime a dozen. This kind of thing used to happen a lot, but nobody has gotten too good at preserving the results (which, admittedly, are not always great). Still, no true franchise fan can complete their knowledge without seeking out these cel-bound spin-offs, and odds are you've forgotten at least a few of these existed. That's why this list is here. Journey now into the past,and find continuations of stories you never knew you needed...and maybe still don't.
The Most Unlikely Cartoons Based on Live-Action Movies,

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Part of the appeal of Jim Carrey as Ace Ventura in the live-action movies was his ability to achieve a cartoon-like physicality. That effect was lost in the translation to animation, but it also makes him a natural in the medium. The cartoons were also kid-friendlier than the movies - if you haven't seen them in a while, they appeal to younger audiences with the slapstick while having some wildly inappropriate sex jokes, one of which was considered transphobic even at the time.

In an animated Jim Carrey doubleheader, the Ace cartoon often ran back-to-back with a cartoon based on The Mask, and eventually both characters met each other in a two-part crossover. And while the darker comic book iteration of The Mask would probably shove a live animal up Ace's butt, he came away relatively unscathed this time. One of the writers on the show, a fellow by the name of Seth MacFarlane, would go on to make much grosser jokes in the years to come.
Back to the Future
Did you ever wonder what happened to Doc Brown and Clara after the events of the movie trilogy? The animated series exists to answer that question, in addition to showcasing the mischievous antics of their kids, Jules and Verne. Returning cast members from the films included Thomas F. Wilson as Biff, Mary Steenburgen as Clara, and James Tolkan as Principal Strickland. Curiously, Christopher Lloyd returned as Doc Brown for live-action segments, but was voiced in the cartoon itself by Dan Castellaneta, better known as the man behind Homer Simpson. Great Scott!

Even if you never knew this cartoon existed, you're probably familiar with its most famous spin-off. In the live-action segments, Doc Brown would give a science demonstration along with his assistant Bill Nye. The popularity of that part of the show eventually led to the Science Guy getting his own show, and the rest of the story is science fact.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
After their first jaunt through the circuits of time on the big screen in 1989, Bill S. Preston, esq. and Ted "Theodore" Logan actually had two different TV shows. One was a short-lived live-action affair, but the other, an animated series, was actually pretty successful over two seasons. The series even expanded on the movie's mythology, introducing a new phone booth that allowed the Wyld Stallyns to venture into fictional landscapes and even shrink themselves down to microscopic size.

In its first season, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures found Alex WInter, Keanu Reeves, and George Carlin all returning to voice their characters. When the show jumped from CBS to Fox Kids for its second season, however, the roles were recast.

Clerks
Kevin Smith's thoroughly foul-mouthed black and white 1994 indie isn't an obvious launching pad for a prime time network cartoon, but this did, in fact, happen. Smith developed the show and brought along the whole principal cast, adding Alec Baldwin to the mix as the Mr. Burns-like villain Leonardo Leonardo.

The series was very different from the source material, dialing up the color, absurdism, and pop culture references for an almost Family Guy feel. Nonetheless, only six episodes were created and ABC only aired two (out of order, no less) before axing Clerks.

Godzilla
Director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin always intended to make sequels to their 1998 Godzilla remake. Despite its box office success, negative reactions to the film from licensees who lost money and from Toho itself effectively killed franchise plans. Instead, an animated series picked up where the movie left off, with Gojira's sole surviving hatchling growing to full-size and becoming more benevolent towards humanity.

While most of the key roles were recast, with Ian Ziering stepping in for Matthew Broderick, Michael Lerner returned as Mayor Ebert, the filmmakers' mockery of a certain film critic who had panned their previous work. And in a bizarre tribute to another cartoon then on the air, the series introduced a trio of villainous hunters named Bill, Dale, and Hank... after King of the Hill. Yep. Uh-huh. Dang ol' kaiju, man.
Osmosis Jones
Osmosis Jones was an odd movie to begin with, mixing gross, ugly live-action segments of Bill Murray as a sick zookeeper with animated sequences set inside his body, where a blood cell and a cold pill are mismatched buddy cops in search of a virus.

An entirely animated continuation made a lot more sense, as the unlikely pals find a new body and vow to keep it safe. Making less sense: the fact that Drix the cold pill should have long since dissolved completely.
Spaceballs
If you were wondering when Mel Brooks would get around to making another Spaceballs to spoof the prequels, well, he already did. You might have missed it on G4, though. Along with telling the origin of Dark Helmet as a boy named Pannakin Crybaby, the series spoofed other properties like Grand Theft Auto and Spider-Man.

Sadly, just like George Lucas, Brooks felt the need to explain the Schwartz, which comes from Yogurt's gallbladder.
The Emperor's New Groove
Disney's comedy about a spoiled Incan emperor turned into a llama was a strange one to begin with, particularly since it began life as a much more serious, epic movie and was heavily rewritten to be more comedic. To make it into a TV series, things got even weirder, with emperor Kuzco having to complete his education at an anachronistic high school.

The show was actually better than you may remember. Eartha Kitt returned to play Yzma, and won a Daytime Emmy for it; and a young, then-unknown Chloe Moretz also got an early break as a guest voice.
The Mummy
Before the misguided Tomb of the Dragon Emperor took the Mummy movies in a  new direction, this cartoon was already shifting the focus to young Alex O'Connell, who in this telling has a cursed manacle stuck on his wrist that Imhotep will stop at nothing to regain.

It might have been a whole lot scarier if the Mummy of the title hadn't been voiced by Jim Cummings, best known nowadays as Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. He's a real hunny, not a bother.
The Pink Panther
Yes, you know about the Pink Panther cartoon. You probably knew about it before you even heard of the movie. What about The Inspector? Loosely based on Peter Sellers's Clouseau, but less incompetent, the French sleuth transitioned to two dimensions with a sidekick named Deux-Deux, and various '60s character actors like Paul Frees and Larry Storch, who voiced the frustrated police commissioner.

The very first Inspector short even got to team up with yet another high-profile European - James Bond, 007 - as it debuted in theaters as an accompaniment to the Sean Connery-starring Thunderball.

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<![CDATA[The Best Movies Where Nothing Really Happens]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/movies-where-nothing-happens/anncasano

It’s not like absolutely nothing happens in these movies, it’s more like nothing happens in the traditional sense of Hollywood storytelling. These movies (most of them indie films) feature no real story or major plot points, but are more artistic in nature. Sure, not a lot happens as far as the story goes, but it's all about the feel of it, right?! Right. These are the best movies where nothing happens, but will totally make you think.

In 99% of the movies you see in theaters, there is one main plot line that drives the narrative forward in order to achieve a single goal. Every scene, every bit of dialogue, and every character is in place for the sole purpose of progressing towards the climax of one story’s conclusion. That goal may be to find the gold, win the big game, solve the murder case, make it off the island, finish the musical to a standing ovation, or save the day.

However, there is a small set of films, usually independent films released outside of the studio system, that defy this formulaic traditional Hollywood structure. The films on this list are not defined by one single narrative plot line with the end result of achieving a singular goal. These films are not interested in the same generic stories and arcs that we’ve seen a million times. These films are instead concerned with examining aspects like the human condition, or deconstructing a complicated relationship with real dialogue.

Even though several movies on this list are critically acclaimed films, they did not see big box office grosses. For all the awards and positive buzz that Boyhood received, its total box office gross was around $25 million, and it was in theaters for months! You may be wondering how it’s possible that a film with so much hype could be so low grossing. Well, it’s simple. It’s because nothing really happens… at least in the grand sense. There are no major catastrophes, the boy (Mason) in the film does not grow up to be the president, there is no murder case to solve, there is no evil villain.

Instead, Boyhood examines growing up, it tracks the progression of all the characters as they get older and face new chapters in their lives. No one who had anything to do with the film thought the production was going to rake it in at the box office. These types of films where nothing happens are art pieces; they are not made for the masses. This list represents the best movies where nothing really happens. However, they are inspiring and satisfying, despite their lack of a traditional plot. Anyone can enjoy these films and relate to their deeper meanings, but it takes some getting used to. There are no giant explosions and showy special effects here!

Upvote the best movies in which nothing happens below and start the discussion about these films' themes and ideas in the comments section!



The Best Movies Where Nothing Really Happens,

American Graffiti
Oh, the good ole days. George Lucas's coming of age film is really just about a bunch of bored teenagers hanging out - and it's brilliant. It made audiences yearn for their younger days, when it was perfectly acceptable to hang out at the diner all night, cruise the strip, and listen to great tunes with your best buds.

Clerks
There are plenty of pointless debates about Star Wars and career goals between a minimum wage worker and his friends who come visit him (all day) at the Quick Stop convenience store. Kevin Smith's black and white uber-low budget comedy is plotless, but its familiar dialogue makes us feel like we're chatting alongside the characters like we're all old pals.

Dazed and Confused
This 1993 Linklater coming of age comedy is set in 1976. The film follows a group of Texas teenagers on their last day of school. There is some hazing, a little weed smoking, and a whole lotta drinking. The film is a simple day-in-the-life tale of high school students celebrating the birth of summer. And yes, "it would be a lot cooler if you did."

Easy Rider: The Ride Back
The tagline for the 1969 Peter Fonda road movie is, "A man went looking for America. And couldn't find it anywhere." Two bikers cruise the country, that's more or less the plot of what would become one of Hollywood's most iconic films about the counter-culture.
Forrest Gump

Kids
Kids is not for the faint of heart. While lacking no real plot per se, the film explores the lives of a group of reckless, very sexually active, drug-using teenagers in New York. Oh, and it takes place during the heart of the AIDS scare in 1995. There is no true central narrative, but we do get a rich look at how young people make horrific, life-threatening decisions.

Lost in Translation
Did you think that Bob (Bill Murray) and Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) would eventually hook up? They never do. Instead, director Sophia Coppola explores themes like alienation and loneliness. There is a secret whisper and a short kiss but other than than, guess what? Nothing really happens.

Napoleon Dynamite
The comedy examines what it's like to be a totally socially awkward teen in high school. But the biggest thing that happens in the story is Pedro getting elected as class president, despite giving the worst speech ever. You'll cringe a lot during the movie, but you'll spend plenty of time laughing as well.

Reservoir Dogs
Sure, there is a bank robbery gone wrong in the story. But Tarantino's first feature film is a classic because of the scenes where the characters are just sitting around discussing things like why you should or should not tip a waitress, and the virtues of Madonna's hit song "Like a Virgin." Mr. Blonde's take on the pop song's meaning: "It's about a girl who is very vulnerable. She's been f*cked over a few times. Then she meets some guy who's really sensitive."

Taxi Driver
We watch Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) drive around New York City, wishing for the day when "a real rain will come and wash all the scum off the streets." Scorsese's film is about loneliness, isolation, and delusion. Bickle is a menacing figure who means well, but it's not his actions that make up the classic neo-noir, it's how the film deconstructs the darkness of human nature.


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<![CDATA[The Greatest Veteran Characters in Film]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/veteran-characters-in-film/ranker-characters

Military veterans have incredible stories to share. Perhaps that's why these real-life figures continue to inspire Hollywood filmmakers. These are the greatest veteran characters in the movies, as ranked by film buffs like you. The best veteran movie characters come in many forms. Some veterans in films are actively serving, while other fictional veterans are adjusting to life back at home. A few of the all-time greatest veteran characters in film are even based on real-life soldiers.

Who are some of the best veteran characters in film? Full Metal Jacket features a collection of amazing veteran characters, but Sergeant James T. “Joker” Davis – played by Matthew Modine – steals the show. Tom Cruise has also been known to play captivating veteran characters, including Ron Kovic in Born on the Fourth of July and Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg in Valkyrie. Robert De Niro was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor for his role as Sgt. Michael Vronsky in The Deer Hunter. Other great veteran characters include Captain Miller from Saving Private Ryan and Lt. Aldo Raine from Inglourious Basterds.

Which veteran character is your favorite? Give the greatest roles a thumbs up to move them towards the number-one spot on the list, and please add any notable characters that are missing.


The Greatest Veteran Characters in Film,

General George S. Patton, Jr.

Benjamin L. Willard

Tadamichi Kuribayashi

Chris Kyle

Michael "Mike" Vronsky

Ron Kovic

John H. Miller

Matt Eversmann

Aldo Raine

William James


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<![CDATA[The Most Epic Party Scenes in Film History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-party-scenes-in-film-history/ranker-film
A party scene in a movie can make or break the whole film. It sets up a tone (or a tone change), it reveals a lot about the characters (how they behave in a party environment), and it's usually is a strong selling point in the trailer. Party scenes are important and boy, are they fun. What are the greatest party scenes in film history?

What is it exactly that separates a good party scene from a bad one? Loud music, hot women, some slapstick humor? That's all it takes, right? Nope. The perfect movie party scene needs all these things, but in just the right combinations. The party scenes from film on this list get the balance just right and make for some epic parties you wish you could attend.

Be it for the fun of the scene, the comedy, how iconic and memorable it has become, or how important these scenes were to the story, these are the greatest party scenes in film history, with videos. Cast your votes below and enjoy reliving these awesome parties from film.
The Most Epic Party Scenes in Film History,

Almost Famous

Bachelor Party
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Back to the Future

Dazed and Confused

National Lampoon's Animal House

Old School

Sixteen Candles

The Godfather

Project X

The Wolf of Wall Street


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<![CDATA[The Best 2000s Slasher Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-2000s-slasher-movies/ranker-film

In the 2000s slasher movies not only saw remakes of two classics, Halloween and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but also a match up of two of the genres creepiest villains Freddy vs. Jason – Freddy from Nightmare on Elm Street and Jason from Friday the 13th.
 

Also of note on this list of the best 2000s slasher movies is Wrong Turn, which spawned several sequels, Final Destination, another sequel generator and the slasher movie spoof Scary Movie.
 

If it were up to you which would you choose, death by chainsaw, finger-blades or plain old knives? Let us know in the comments below and vote up your favorite top 00s slasher movies.


The Best 2000s Slasher Movies,

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

Final Destination

Final Destination 2

Freddy vs. Jason

Halloween

Hatchet

Scream 3
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The Strangers

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Wrong Turn


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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:33:28 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-2000s-slasher-movies/ranker-film
<![CDATA[Florence Foster Jenkins Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/florence-foster-jenkins-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes

Florence Foster Jenkins movie quotes tell the true story of the New York socialite who, despite her inability to sing well, pursued a dream to become an opera singer. The biological comedy-drama was written by Nicholas Martin and directed by Stephen Frears. Starring Meryl Streep as the title character, Florence Foster Jenkins opened in theaters in the United States on August 12, 2016.

In Florence Foster Jenkins, heiress Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) has always had a love for music and as a child was a piano prodigy. But an injury to her left hand later in life forced her to stop playing. So after an inheritance allowed her to pursue a singing career, Florence did just that.

With the support of her husband St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant) and the semi-support from the often critical pianist Cosmé McMoon (Simon Helberg) and maestro Carlo Edwards (David Haig), Florence set out to perform at her favorite place, Carnegie Hall. And despite her poor singing abilities, Florence gather quite the fan following of those who see past her lack of talent and are inspired by her courage, spirit and undying love of music.

Florence Foster Jenkins was just one of several great summer 2016 films along with Pete's Dragon, Nine Lives, Suicide Squad, and Tallulah.  


Florence Foster Jenkins Movie Quotes,

Without Loyalty, There is Nothing

Florence Foster Jenkins: Maestro, do you think I'm ready for a concert?
...
Cosmé McMoon: I think Madame Florence might need more lessons.
St. Clair Bayfield: Please, my wife is ill. Singing is her dream. I'm going to give it to her. We have to help her because, without loyalty, there's nothing. 

Florence wants nothing more than to perform for others and asks maestro Carlo if she's ready. Cosmé clearly thinks Florence is not prepared, but St. Clair explains that they need to support her dreams whether she has the talent for them or not.


How Did She Get on the Radio?

Radio Announcer: That was Florence Foster Jenkins.
Kathleen: How did she get on the radio?
Veteran: I lost my left leg at Guadalcanal but that dame's got me happy to be alive.

In a surprise to St. Clair and mistress Kathleen, Florence is heard on the radio. She might not be the best singer ever, but her spirit is inspiring others.


A Lesson in Courage

Earl Wilson: The lady is a lesson in courage and we love her!

Earl Wilson explains why people are so in love with Florence. She can't sing well, that's not the point, but her courage and soul is what is moving.


That Seemed Perfect to Me

Florence Foster Jenkins: Oh, I'm so excited! We're going to make a recording.
...
St. Clair Bayfield: Bravo!
Recording Engineer: Wonderful, darling. Might try another take.
Florence Foster Jenkins: Well I don't see why. That seemed perfect to me.

Florence is mightily excited to visit a recording studio to sing. So after her first take is praised, she sees no reason to waste time repeating her perfection.


She Lives for Music

Dr. Hermann: Her condition is improving. What is her secret?
St. Clair Bayfield: Music, she lives for music.

Dr. Hermann cannot believe that Florence's medical condition is improving. This wasn't a result of any secret treatment, rather Florence doing what she loves most, music.


Music is My Life

Florence Foster Jenkins: When I was 16 years old, my father told me that if I didn't give up music, he'd cut me off. Of course he didn't understand. Music is my life.

Florence discusses how she's always been drawn to music. Many, her father included, tried to push her toward other activities, but her love for song remained.


They Need Music

St. Clair Bayfield: Those men need joy. They need music. 
Florence Foster Jenkins: Well, I'm afraid. 
Stagehand: Madame Florence, you must go on.

Right before Florence takes the stage, St. Clair offers her a pep talk. She's scared to go on, but St. Clair reminds her that these soldiers need the joy she can give them.


The Talented Young Man I Was Telling You About

St. Clair Bayfield: Cosmé McMoon?
Cosmé McMoon: That's me, sir. 
Florence Foster Jenkins: Maestro, this is the talented young man I was telling you about.
Carlo Edwards: Let's get started

Florence brings in brilliant pianist Cosmé McMoon to play while she sings. She introduces the boy to husband St. Clair and maestro Carlo and the two get down to business.


I Had Very High Hopes

Florence Foster Jenkins: You know, I played for the president when I was eight years old.
Cosmé McMoon: Really?
Florence Foster Jenkins: Yes, little miss Foster they called me. I had very high hopes of becoming a concert pianist but then when the nerves were damaged in my left hand, that was not to be.

A story from Florence's childhood shows one of the struggles she's faced in life. She wanted to be a pianist, and even played for the president, before medical conditions halted those dreams.


I'm Going to Sing Here

Cosmé McMoon: Oh god!
St. Clair Bayfield: She must never see this. I'd like every copy of the Post you have.
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St. Clair Bayfield: I just think this might be too much for you.
Florence Foster Jenkins: This is my favorite place and I'm going to sing here.
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Cosmé McMoon: I cannot play Carnegie Hall with Madame Florence. We'll be murdered out there.
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Carlo Edwards: Music is important and shall not be mocked.
St. Clair Bayfield: She has done more for the musical life of this city than anyone and that includes you!

Everyone, the Post included, is suggesting the Florence should not be singing at Carnegie Hall in front of thousands. But St. Clair has her back and he supports Florence's dreams to do just that.



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Sun, 07 Aug 2016 01:28:20 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/florence-foster-jenkins-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
<![CDATA[The Most Cringeworthy Looks at This Year's Academy Awards]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/oscars-worst-dressed-2015/fashionbaby
The Oscars worst dressed 2015 are those unfortunate looks worn by the top actors, actresses and filmmakers at the 2015 Academy Awards that simply fell flat. Everyone wants to turn heads when walking the Oscars red carpet and these stars did just that, but not in a good way. Vote up the looks you disliked the most and vote down the looks you liked best. When you're done here, head over and vote up the stars you thought looked the most fabulous on the Oscars best dressed 2015 list!

Honoring the top films, acting performances and filmmakers from 2014, the 87th Academy Awards took place on February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. And just as much as the big winners of the night were thoroughly discussed in the time after the awards show, the red carpet fails received equal airtime among fashion critics around the globe.

So while Boyhood and Birdman are easy favorites for the top awards, stay tuned for which celebrity looks will make this list of the worst dressed at the 2015 Oscars.
The Most Cringeworthy Looks at This Year's Academy Awards,

America Ferrera
In Jenny Packham
Cate Blanchett
In Maison Margiela Couture by John Galliano
Chloë Grace Moretz
In Miu Miu
Emma Stone
In Elie Saab
Felicity Jones

Gwyneth Paltrow
In Ralph & Russo Couture
Jennifer Lopez
In Elie Saab
Sienna Miller
In Oscar de la Renta
Viola Davis

Rita Ora
In Marchesa

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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 23:16:46 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/oscars-worst-dressed-2015/fashionbaby
<![CDATA[23 Propane-Loving Tattoos Inspired by King of the Hill]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/king-of-the-hill-tattoos/isadora-teich
If these King of the Hill tattoos are anything to go by, there's no better way to honor a conservative propane-loving small town dad than with a giant tattoo of his face. New episodes of King of the Hill haven't aired in years, but these King of the Hill tattoo ideas will live on forever. Has there been a more memorable TV catchphrase in the last 20 years than "That's my purse! I don't know you?" 

According to all the people who actually got Bobby Hill tattoos, the answer is obviously no. Bobby's hardly the only KotH character worthy of ink, though. Tattoos can be immensely personal and beautiful, but they can also just be hilarious. Or they can be all of those things at once. They can even allude to some of the wildest conspiracy theories in Arlen, Texas.

 Whether you love propane or boggle or have an alias named Rusty Shackleford or not, you are gonna love these tattoos inspired by King of the Hill, I'll tell you h'wat. 

23 Propane-Loving Tattoos Inspired by King of the Hill,

Obey Sweet Lady Propane

The Holy Hill

Why Don't Any off These Ostriches Have a Beer?

Self Defense 101

The Most Beautiful Lady

In Tribute to Rusty Shackleford

Bobby Goes Nuts

Bobby Hill Gets It

Dale Gribble Will Never Be a Quitter

Who Will Love Aladdin Propane?


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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:07:49 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/king-of-the-hill-tattoos/isadora-teich
<![CDATA[The Schwiftiest Rick and Morty Characters]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-rick-and-morty-characters/greg-hahn
Hey kids, who are the best Rick and Morty characters? Are you a...uhh... do you like <BURP> science? H-how bout cartoons about adventure and junk? C-cuz Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon created this Adult Swim show about... hoo-boy, a scientist, Rick Sanchez, and his grandson, Morty Smith. Rick & Morty! A hundred times Rick and Morty!

This cartoon series features an unusually sprawling cast, so there are plenty of strange creatures to vote up on this list of favorite Rick and Morty characters. Whether you love Bird Person or Ice-T, it's time to get schwifty, folks!

The Schwiftiest Rick and Morty Characters,

Rick Sanchez

Abradolf Lincler

Morty Smith

Snuffles

Mr. Poopybutthole

Scary Terry

Krombopulos Michael

Squanchy

Birdperson

Mr. Meeseeks


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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:42:58 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-rick-and-morty-characters/greg-hahn
<![CDATA[The Best Movies With Again in the Title]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-movies-with-again-in-the-title/ranker-film

Since it's such a common word, it's not surprising there are many movies with again in the name. This list ranks the best movies with again in the title, regardless of what genre it is. Do you have a favorite movie with again in the name? This isn't a common way to categorize films, but that's part of the fun. There are probably one or two movies with again in the title that you instantly think of, but you might be surprised how many others there are as you scroll through this list.

This ranked poll of films with again in the title includes movies like 17 Again, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, and Dead Again. Don't forget that this list is interactive, meaning you can vote the film names up or down depending on much you liked each movie that has the word again in it.


The Best Movies With Again in the Title,

Bring It On Again

Bugs Bunny Rides Again

Dead Again

Destry Rides Again

Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again

Let's Do It Again

Never Say Never Again

The Pink Panther Strikes Again

17 Again

You Again


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Wed, 02 Nov 2016 03:29:53 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-movies-with-again-in-the-title/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Best Movies With Down in the Title]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-movies-with-down-in-the-title/ranker-film

Since it's such a common word, it's not surprising there are many movies with down in the name. This list ranks the best movies with down in the title, regardless of what genre it is. Do you have a favorite movie with down in the name? This isn't a common way to categorize films, but that's part of the fun. There are probably one or two movies with down in the title that you instantly think of, but you might be surprised how many others there are as you scroll through this list.

This ranked poll of films with down in the title includes movies like Black Hawk Down, The Rescuers Down Under, and Falling Down. Don't forget that this list is interactive, meaning you can vote the film names up or down depending on much you liked each movie that has the word down in it.


The Best Movies With Down in the Title,

Never Back Down

Black Hawk Down

Bringing Down the House

Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Down to Earth

Flying Down to Rio

The Rescuers Down Under

Watership Down

Way Down East

Upside Down


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Wed, 02 Nov 2016 03:29:55 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-movies-with-down-in-the-title/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Best Anime Characters With Brown Hair]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/anime-characters-with-brown-hair/ranker-anime
With so many anime characters with odd hair colors, brown is almost weirder than a bright color like pink or green. Here is Ranker's list of the best brown hair anime characters, as voted on by anime fans like you. In the colorful world of anime, brown is a rather drab color. It may denote being ordinary and straight-laced. But given the chance, the character can explode in a flurry of colorful decisions and moves. After all, heroes are the types to have something hidden underneath, then they'll reveal it later. And since brown in the color of earth, perhaps it means they're well-grounded people. Well, just look at the list, and see what common things you can see in all of them. Is one of your favorite anime characters with brown hair missing from the list? Add it so others can vote on it as well.
The Best Anime Characters With Brown Hair,

Lelouch Lamperouge
code geass
Seto Kaiba
Yu-Gi-Oh
Light Yagami
Death Note
L

Haruhi Fujioka

Levi Ackerman

Eren Jaeger
Attack on Titan
Kyoraku Shunsui
Bleach
Cana Alberona
fairy tail
HIkaru and Kaoru Hitachin
Ouran High School Host Club

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:12:34 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/anime-characters-with-brown-hair/ranker-anime
<![CDATA[The Best Car Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/all-car-movies-or-list-of-car-movies/all-genre-movies-lists
List of the best movies featuring awesome and fast cars, ranked by the fans. This car films list can be sorted by director, actors, or year of release via their column headers. So, what are the best movies about cars? Nothing is more exciting than a movie with a fast auto. In this list of the greatest car movies ever made, including racing films, fast car movies, films with high speed chases, and action car movies. What are the best car action movies? While this might not feature all car films, it does have the greatest.

Cars in movies have always played an important storytelling role in American and foreign cinema and when talking about the top car movies one has to mention The Fast and the Furious, Gone in 60 Seconds, and all-time greats like Bullitt and Smokey and the Bandit.

After watching these, you may make your own top 10 car movies list. For other interesting movie lists check out the horse racing movies, and car racing movies.
The Best Car Movies,

2 Fast 2 Furious

American Graffiti

Bullitt

Cars

Gone in 60 Seconds

Mad Max

Smokey and the Bandit

The Italian Job

The Fast and the Furious

Rush


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Mon, 22 Feb 2010 03:46:01 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/all-car-movies-or-list-of-car-movies/all-genre-movies-lists
<![CDATA[The Best Alien Horror Movies Ever Made]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-alien-horror-movies/ranker-film

An abandoned spaceship. An isolated Antarctic lab. A city apartment building. Whether they take place in outer space or here on earth, alien horror movies are downright terrifying. The best alien horror movies feature brave humans fighting for their lives while trying to save the planet from an extraterrestrial invasion. This is a list of the scariest movies about aliens featuring everything from District 9 to The Faculty to Body Snatchers.

What films will you find on this list of the top horror movies about aliens? Ridley Scott's Alien – starring Sigourney Weaver as the tough-as-nails Ellen Ripley – gained instant cult status upon its 1979 release. Following multiple sequels, the director returned to the same universe for his 2012 film Prometheus. The latest iteration of War of the Worlds, featuring Tom Cruise, is another classic alien horror movie. John Carpenter's version of The Thing is one of the most terrifying and thrilling movie-watching experiences in the history of cinema. Other great films featured on this best alien horror movies list include The Arrival, Starship Troopers, and Invasion.

Which scary alien movie deserves the top spot on this list? That's up to you to decide. Give your favorite frightful flicks a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.


The Best Alien Horror Movies Ever Made,

Aliens

Alien

The Thing

Predator

Starship Troopers

War of the Worlds

Prometheus

Riddick

Edge of Tomorrow

Arrival


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Tue, 13 Dec 2016 10:22:43 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-alien-horror-movies/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Best Animated Movie Posters]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-animated-movie-posters/randolph
Behind every good animated movie is an equally impressive movie poster, but between the classic Disney movies to the newer CGI animated films, the battle for the best animated movie poster continues. You can be the judge or even add your own favorite poster to this of the top animated movie posters of all time.

Movie posters for animated films evolved throughout the years just as the quality of the animation within each movie did as well. Older movies, such as the Disney flicks like Pinocchio and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first Disney production, came with basic posters, while the newest movies, complete with computer-generated animation, are detailed, crisp and exciting.

But which is best? The classic or the new and improved? Vote for your favorite animated movie poster or add one we've missed!
The Best Animated Movie Posters,

WALL-E

Coraline

Finding Nemo

Lilo & Stitch

Mulan

The Lion King

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Toy Story 3

How to Train Your Dragon

Despicable Me


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Wed, 07 Sep 2011 05:03:01 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-animated-movie-posters/randolph
<![CDATA[The Best Syfy Original Shows]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-syfy-original-shows/ranker-tv
The Syfy channel (originally called the Sci-Fi Channel) is a cable and satellite TV station that is owned by NBCUniversal Cable, a division of Comcast. The Syfy channel has produced tons of well-known original series and miniseries, all in the science fiction genre. What are the best Syfy original shows of all time?
 
The science fiction genre has produced some of the absolute best movies, books, and television series of all time. The combination of imaginative elements, space, futuristic tones, the concept of time travel, life on other planets, and advanced technology have made science fiction an extremely successful genre.
 
This list features the best Syfy original shows, ranked by the community as the best, including, "Space: Above and Beyond," "Battlestar Gallactaca," "Warehouse 13," and "Stargate Universe." Vote up the best Syfy original shows below and see how the science fiction programs you love on this network rank!
The Best Syfy Original Shows,

Battlestar Galactica

Farscape

Stargate Atlantis

Stargate SG-1

Eureka

Warehouse 13

The Magicians

Continuum

The Expanse

Killjoys


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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:49:28 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-syfy-original-shows/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[Sasha Grey's Top 5 Movies of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/sasha-grey_s-top-5-movies-of-all-time/celebrity-lists
Sasha Grey, an actress known for her roles in adult films, picks her top 5 favorite movies of all time. In addition to her adult films, Grey had a recurring role playing herself in the role of Vince's girlfriend on HBO's Entourage. Sasha Grey's choices for best videos speak to her aspirations to be more of a mainstream actress as you'll see in the choices she makes when naming Sasha Grey's best movies.

What are Sasha Grey's favorite movies? The sexy adult actress names her picks for best movie in an interview and it seems these selections for Sasha Grey's top movies are just the tip of her movie loving iceberg. This list was taken from Rotten Tomatoes interview with the actress. You can see the full interview here.
Sasha Grey's Top 5 Movies of All Time,

A Woman Under the Influence
"Like most of the films I mentioned this captured the raw, true, emotion between a couple.

Especially for Cassevettes put his own wife in it is... another huge risk.

It's kind of like that crazy couples everybody knows, could be your next door neighbor, but you're not gonna tell anybody..."
Escape from New York
"I think Kurt Russel was one of my first crushes ever... AS Snake Plissken, though. He's the idolized superhero-supervillain. He's kind of one of those guys that you're not supposed to like, but you love."
Fat Girl
"It's such an interesting story. You're dealing with these characters in such a raw way. You have this young girl who wants to lose her virginity and it's really twisted and actually kind of messed up. In the end you don't really feel sorry for these characters and it's even more powerful that a woman directed it."
Pierrot le Fou
"To me this is an amazing romantic film. Don't know if everybody would look at it that way, but to me it's very romantic and it's definitely a film dealing with escapism and that's wonderful. I mean anybody who doesn't escapism once in a while...

And there's one particular scene in the film where [lead acress] is laying on the beach and looks over at Jean-Paul's character and just says 'f**k me'.

For the time period you didn't expect to see that in this film and it's completely titilating and I know it turned me on. "
Stroszek
"Stroszek, by Werner Herzog (or "Verner Herzog"), is a beautiful film. It's a story about a struggling musician who cares about the people around him and doesn't judge the people around him"

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Fri, 13 Aug 2010 06:57:39 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/sasha-grey_s-top-5-movies-of-all-time/celebrity-lists
<![CDATA[The Best College Movies Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-college-movies-ever
Any true college student should watch each of these college movies at least once. However we recommend watching each movie several times in order to be able to quote them on command. Some are so classic they're being made into musicals. These are the best college movies ever and they feature things that every college student would understand: booze, ditching class and chasing the opposite sex. These are movies every college student should see at least once. If you are out of college and you miss it, these films about college life may just transport you back to your student days. These are the best college movies ever.

What is your favorite university film? Also be sure to see Ranker's list of All College Movies.
The Best College Movies Ever,

American Pie

Back to School

Good Will Hunting

National Lampoon's Animal House

National Lampoon's Van Wilder

Old School

Real Genius

Revenge of the Nerds

Road Trip

Rudy


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Fri, 09 Nov 2012 08:27:24 PST http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-college-movies-ever
<![CDATA[The Best LARP / Role Playing Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-larp-and-roll-playing-movies/foxtrot
Choose your favorite movies that feature LARP or roll playing - add other movies I forgot.
The Best LARP / Role Playing Movies,

Darkon

Monster Camp

The Gamers: Dorkness Rising

Role Models

The Dungeon Masters

The Wild Hunt

Lloyd the Conqueror

Knights of Badassdom

Unicorn City

Zero Charisma


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Fri, 30 Aug 2013 22:41:24 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-larp-and-roll-playing-movies/foxtrot
<![CDATA[Captain Phillips Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/captain-phillips-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
"Captain Phillips" movie quotes tell the true life story of the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama freighter in 2009. The action thriller was based on the book "A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea" written by the real Captain Richard Phillips and adapted into a screenplay by Billy Ray. Paul Greengrass directed the blockbuster which premiered at the 2013 New York Film Festival before opening in theaters on October 11, 2013.

In "Captain Phillips," Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) is leading his unarmed 500-foot cargo container ship through pirate-infested waters off the coast of Somalia in 2009 when he sees two small boats approach. He only has a small time to warn his crew before Somali pirates board the ship and take control. Captain Phillips urges his crew to follow the procedures they've practiced for this type of threat and they follow, hiding together in a safe room designed for protection.

Led by Muse (Barkhad Abdi), the pirates take Captain Phillips hostage and demand millions from the Navy. The Navy does not give in so the hijackers go one step further. They take Captain Phillips hostage and escape into a lifeboat. The saga intensifies before it is resolved as the military, led by Seal Team Six, tries their best to rescue the crew and take back control of the ship. Catherine Keener and Michael Chernus co-star in the film.

"Captain Phillips" joins the ranks of other great movies already in theaters at the time such as "Gravity," "Runner Runner," "Don Jon," "Rush, "Prisoners,", "Enough Said," "The Family," "Riddick," "The World's End," "Getaway," "Drinking Buddies," "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," "Paranoia," "Kick-Ass 2," "We're the Millers, and "Elysium".
Captain Phillips Movie Quotes,

I Can't Give Up
Captain Richard Phillips: "The Navy is not going to let you win. They would rather sink this boat."
Muse: "I come too far. I can't give up."

In an effort to talk Muse out of whatever violent action he's planning next, Captain Phillips assures Muse that the Navy will not give in to the pirates' demands. Muse on the other hand has very little to lose.
You Know the Drill
Captain Richard Phillips: "Four pirates on board, four pirates coming towards us down the main deck. Lock down the bridge."
Ken Quinn: "Yeah"
Captain Richard Phillips: "Listen up! We have been boarded by four armed pirates. You know the drill. We stay hidden no matter what. I don't want any hostages. We stay locked down until help arrives. No ones comes out until you hear the non-duress password from me which is "suppertime." If the pirates find you, remember, you know this ship. They don't. Make them feel like they're in charge but keep them away from the important things like the generator and the engine controls. Stick together and we'll be all right. Good luck."

As the pirates are moments from taking over the board, Captain Phillips gives orders to his crew. They are all trained for situations like this and he urges them to follow the orders so they will all get out safely.
Not Like This
Muse: "You come with us! I want $10 million."
Shane Murphy: "Don't get in there!"
Captain Richard Phillips: "We gotta get them off this ship!"
Shane Murphy: "Not like this!"

Since their initial plan of taking over the ship doesn't seem to get the pirates their demands, they take things another step further. They escape, along with Captain Phillips as hostage, in a life boat.
You Had a Plan
Captain Richard Phillips: "You had a plan to take my ship and that didn't work so you thought you could take me?"

Captain Phillips tries to talk some sense into the ridiculousness of the pirates plan. He asks them why they think the government will give into them after taking him hostage since hijacking the freighter didn't work either.
I Don't Like the Look of That
Shane Murphy: "Everything okay?"
Captain Richard Phillips: "I don't like the look of that."
Shane Murphy: "They're coming in fast!"

In the first sign of trouble, Captain Richard Phillips sees two small ships approaching his freighter at a high rate of speed. While it's not uncommon to see other boats in the vicinity, seeing two approaching at a high rate of speed, coming right towards the freighter, is alarming.
They're Not Here to Fish
Captain Richard Phillips: "This is the Maersk Alabama. We are an unarmed freighter. We have two skiffs approaching with armed intruders, potential piracy situation."
UKMTO Officer: "Copy Alabama, you should alert your crew and get your fire hoses ready."
Captain Richard Phillips: "Uh, yeah, is that it?"
UKMTO Officer: "Chances are it's just fishermen."
Captain Richard Phillips: "They're not here to fish."

Captain Phillips attempts to radio in for help as the pirates approach but his report is brushed off by a UKMTO officer. It's at that point when Captain Phillips realizes they may be on their own.
Shots Fired!
Muse: "Alabama, this is your final warning. Stop the ship!"
Captain Richard Phillips: "Shots fired! Shots fired! Take the hoses."
Shane Murphy: "They're coming in close, Cap."

In the pirates defense, they did give the captain and crew a chance to surrender before boarding the freighter. The captain however declined, instead ordering his crew member Shane to turn on the water hoses.
I'm the Captain
Muse: "Where is the crew?"Captain Richard Phillips: "I don't know, I don't know. I'm here with you."Muse: [on ship intercom] "In one minute I will kill all your friends."
Muse: "Where is your crew?!"Captain Richard Phillips: "I don't know! … I am the captain. If you're gonna shoot somebody, you should shoot me!"
Muse: "Relax, everything going to be okay. Look at me."
Captain Richard Phillips: "Sure"
Muse: "Look at me"
Captain Richard Phillips: "Sure"
Muse: "I'm the captain now."

Muse, the head pirate, wants to take control of the ship but needs the crew to do that. The captain isn't forthcoming with information, but Muse has some info of his own to share, that he is now in command of the ship.

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Wed, 02 Oct 2013 05:25:36 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/captain-phillips-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
<![CDATA[The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-most-notorious-skeletons-of-all-time-v1/switchdoctor
Animated human skeletons have been used as a personification of death since the Middle Ages. A skeleton is often a type of physically manifested undead found in fantasy, gothic and horror fiction, and mythical art. Despite having no live flesh covering, they are still mobile. Most are human skeletons, but they can also be from any creature or race found on Earth or in the fantasy world. The following is a list of some that have gained notoriety in fantasy films, television, and animated features. Sometimes it's as simple as looking the most badass.

The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time,

Ghost Rider

Jack Skellington
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Skeletor
Masters of the Universe
Scorpion
Mortal Kombat

Dry Bones
The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World (television series)
Lewis

Papyrus

Grim
Grim adventures of Billy and Mandy
Sans

Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen
SpongeBob SquarePants


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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 07:27:50 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-most-notorious-skeletons-of-all-time-v1/switchdoctor
<![CDATA[The Best British Movies Streaming on Hulu]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-british-movies-streaming-on-hulu/ranker-film

This is a list of the best British movies on Hulu and Hulu Plus, ranked by vote from Anglophiles and film fans. From Shakespeare to Jane Austen to Sherlock Holmes, the Brits have a deep literary history to mine for their films, and there's no shortage of great British movies streaming on Hulu.
 

Whether it’s Austen’s Northanger Abbey (starring Carey Mulligan) or Shakespeare’s Othello (starring Eamonn Walker and Christopher Eccleston) the films on this list of Hulu British movies are among the best. Make sure to check out The Trip (with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon) and the critically acclaimed Weekend. And, not to be missed is the original Death at a Funeral, which asks the question, "What do you do when you accidentally kill your dead father’s dwarf lover during the funeral?"
 

Let us know which of these British movies on Hulu are best by voting up your favorites. Vote down the films that should stay on their side of the pond and rerank the whole list to create your own ranking of best British Hulu films.


The Best British Movies Streaming on Hulu,

Death at a Funeral
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Miss Austen Regrets

Quadrophenia

Northanger Abbey

The 39 Steps

The Trip

Tyrannosaur

Weekend

Cleanskin

Philomena


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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 08:39:48 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-british-movies-streaming-on-hulu/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Best Stan Lee Cameos]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-stan-lee-cameos/ranker-comics
A Stan Lee cameo is just as iconic to the Marvel film universe as the characters that lead the films. Plus, he gets to do the transfer over to Sony for Spider-Man, Fox for X-Men, and all of the Marvel Studios films too. He even pops up in other stuff: from comic-related things like Heroes, and even non-comic projects like The Princess Diaries 2!

One of the best theories is that Stan "The Man" Lee is in fact Uatu, The Watcher, always there for great events and life changing moments in Marvel lore. He's been everyone from a hot dog vendor, to a security guard, to Hugh Hefner. This guy's got range. Stan has since denied this theory saying, "Well, I will admit I've been keeping my eye on all of you. No, I'm afraid I don't have any super power and I'm not extraterrestrial."

It's no new thing either, he's been popping up in everything since 1989 as a Juror in Trial of the Incredible Hulk all the way up until Ant-Man and there's no way he'll sit out the next big Avengers or Captain America adventure.

Of all the Easter eggs in Marvel films, Stan Lee's cameos are the most consistently entertaining. Here we rank the best of them, so vote up your favorites!
The Best Stan Lee Cameos,

Willie Lumpkin
Fantastic Four
Security Guard
Hulk 
Can I Have My Shoe Back?
Thor 2

A RANKER USER SAID: "My favorite Stan Lee cameo is from Thor: The Dark World. Probably the funniest one in my opinion." (join the discussion)
Milwaukee Man Drinking from Bottle
The Incredible Hulk
Smithsonian Guard
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Hugh Hefner
Iron Man
Stan the Man
Thor (Man trying to pull Mjolnir out with his truck.)
Xandarian Ladies Man
Guardians of the Galaxy 
School Librarian
The Amazing Spider-Man
Helpful Lunch Guest
The Avengers (He actually had 2 cameos - the longer, deleted one is linked above.)

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Sat, 09 Aug 2014 07:02:44 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-stan-lee-cameos/ranker-comics
<![CDATA[Big Eyes Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/big-eyes-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
“Big Eyes” movie quotes tell the true story of the rise and fall of the Big Eyes paintings as painted and sold by Walter and Margaret Keane in the 1950s. The drama film was directed by Tim Burton using a screenplay by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. “Big Eyes” opened in theaters in the United States on December 25, 2014.

In “Big Eyes,” undiscovered painter Margaret (Amy Adams), whose artwork consistently features humans and pets with overly large eyes, moves to San Francisco where she meets and soon marries Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz). Walter sees the potential of the Big Eyes paintings and begins to sell them commercially, plus convert them to prints, postcards and other formats. The couple makes a boatload of money but it all comes under the premise that Walter painted them, not Margaret.

This act of dishonesty is one that ultimately drives them apart. While Margaret wants the truth to come out and recognition for her work, which built them a small empire, Walter fears that art from a female isn’t profitable and that they’d lose all they’ve built if the public knew the truth. What follows is nothing short of an epic court battle where only one Keane will prevail.

“Big Eyes” is just one of numerous fantastic films in theaters for the holidays in 2014 along with ”The Interview,” ”Unbroken,” ”American Sniper,” ”Into the Woods,” ”The Gambler,” ”The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” ”Annie,” ”Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” ”Mr. Turner,” "Life Partners," "Comet," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1," and "Horrible Bosses 2.
Big Eyes Movie Quotes,

I Lied to My Child
Priest: “What is troubling you?”
Margaret Keane: “I lied to my child and I’m just not that kind of person.”
Priest: “Is your husband that kind of person?”

Margaret has regret over the fact that she lied to daughter Jane about the true artist behind the Big Eyes. As the priest mentions, perhaps her husband is the bad influence pushing her to do such a thing.
You're Confused. I Painted That
Jane: “I remember when my momma painted that.”
Walter Keane: “You’re confused. I painted that.”

When Margaret’s daughter, Jane, mentions that she remembers when mother Margaret painted a specific piece, Walter corrects her. Both Margaret and Walter lie to the child in order to preserve the business they built.
It's Like a Mirage
Margaret Keane: “It’s like a mirage. From the distance, you look like a painter, but up close there is not much there.”

Margaret describes Walter, with whom she’s now seeing as someone who crossed her, instead of a doting husband. He paints him as a fraud, someone who appears to be something he’s not from far away but one who is transparent up close.
Maybe I Could Sign It Myself
Margaret Keane: “These paintings are a part of my being. Maybe I could sign it myself.”
Walter Keane: “That sounds a big confusing. Doesn’t it? Keane means me.”

When Margaret suggests that she should finally take the credit for her work, Walter isn’t having any of that. While he claims he doesn’t want to confuse anyone, he also doesn’t want to lose the spotlight.
Walter is a Blessing
Walter Keane: “What’s your name?”
Margaret Keane: “Margaret. Wouldn’t you rather flirt with those girls down there?”
Walter Keane: “No, I like you, Margaret.”

DeAnn: “Wow, this is all happening mighty quick.”
Margaret Keane: “I am a divorcee with a child. Walter is a blessing.”

Margaret and Walter meet in San Francisco and immediately hit it off and after a short time, they are married. Margaret’s friend DeAnn is critical of the sudden union but Margaret sees it as her only choice.
I Painted Every Single One of Them
Margaret Keane: “This is what it’s come to, huh? You are the only living soul I can tell my secret to. I painted every single one of them, every Big Eye, me, and no one will ever know but you.”

In speaking to her poodle, Margaret is honest with the dog as to the true creator of the best-selling paintings. While she can tell this secret to her dog, it’s something that she fears the public can never know.
They Adore Your Big Eyes
Enrico Banducci: “We’re sold out!”

Walter Keane: “They adore your Big Eyes.”

Snobby Artist: “He sells paintings. Then he sells pictures of the paintings. Then he sells postcards of pictures of the paintings.”

Walter has built a small empire with the Big Eyes work, which has turned into a bunch of money for he and Margaret. He found new ways to sell and market the art, earning the dislike of other artists in the process.
Why Are You Lying?
Walter Keane: “The eyes are the windows of the soul… That’s why I paint them so big. I’ve always done it that way.”
Margaret Keane: “Why are you lying?”

When Walter presents her paintings as his own, Margaret is confused and surprised. She cannot understand why he would lie about something like this, especially at her expense.
If You Tell Anyone
Walter Keane: “Do you want to give back the money? If you tell anyone, this empire collapses.”
Margaret Keane: “If that’s the price…”

Things reach a breaking points between Margaret and Walter. She’s ready to spill the beans on being the true artist behind the Big Eyes, regardless of the consequences of that revelation.
People Don't Buy Lady Art
Walter Keane: “Sadly, people don’t buy lady art for paintings. The painting says Keane. I’m Keane. You’re Keane.”

Walter explains to Margaret why he is telling everyone that he painted the Big Eyes instead of her. He believes that in order to be commercially successful, the painter must be male.

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:38:17 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/big-eyes-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
<![CDATA[Awesome Teen Movies You Must See Before You Turn 20]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-for-teenagers/ranker-film
The films on this list of the best movies for teenagers have ranked by the community as the best teen movies in any genre. These are movies about teenagers or made for teenagers and most deal with issues and stories teens can directly relate to. What are the best movies for teenagers?
 
This list has the best movies for teenagers, many of which have been top box office hits and have received many awards! Teen movies often star teenaged characters and tell stories involving popular teen issues like peer pressure and finding one's own identity. Many of these movies are classic PG-13 comedy movies.
 
The best movies for teenagers on this list include classics like Clueless, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Mean Girls, Heathers, The Breakfast Club, Bring it On, and 10 Things I Hate About You. Vote up the best teen movies below or add a film you think is great that isn't already on the list.
Awesome Teen Movies You Must See Before You Turn 20,

10 Things I Hate About You

American Pie

Bring It On

Clueless

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Mean Girls

Superbad

The Breakfast Club

The Goonies

Easy A


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<![CDATA[47 Things You Might Not Know About the Indiana Jones Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/indiana-jones-trivia-facts/coy-jandreau
When you think adventure, you think Indiana Jones. The series completely reinvigorated the adventure movie genre and none have come close to matching the magic of the original Indiana Jones trilogy. Maybe you've watched all the films over and over again, but there's certainly lots of behind the scenes Indiana Jones trivia to learn!

The combination of Steven Spielberg's (quasi-) grounded adventurous approach to family-friendly filmmaking (he'd already done both Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind before Indy and was soon to do E.T., Hook, and Jurassic Park) and George Lucas's eye and mind for the fantastical (Star Wars) made for the perfect pairing. 

The franchise, one of the best film franchises in history, is infinitely re-watchable. Full of twists and turns, laughs and shrieks, adventure and romance, it's the ultimate in classic filmmaking and a cultural touchstone that affected pop culture and film for years to come.  

Let's look back at the films and enjoy some interesting facts you may not know about the Indiana Jones series. Enjoy the journey back through the franchise and all across the world, and be sure to upvote the best Indiana Jones trivia facts!

47 Things You Might Not Know About the Indiana Jones Movies,

The Indiana Jones Films Helped Bring About the PG-13 Rating
Temple of Doom is generally credited (along with Gremlins) with inspiring the MPAA to create the PG-13 rating, as many felt the scenes of violence in both movies were too much for a PG rating, but not enough for an R rating. It is widely believed that had Steven Spielberg's name not been on both movies, they may have each received an R rating.

Fun fact: The Flamingo Kid was the first film to be given a PG-13 rating, but sat on the shelves for five months before being released. Red Dawn was the first motion picture released with the PG-13 rating.

The Indiana Jones Outfit Is Museum-Worthy
Indiana Jones's kangaroo-hide bull whip was sold in December 1999 at Christie's auction house in London for $43,000. His jacket and hat are on display at the Smithsonian.
The First Indiana Jones Film Was Originally a Small, Low-Budget Project
Originally intended as a small, low-budget venture, Raiders of the Lost Ark's production costs tripled to $22 million. 

The film was so small at the outset that the first draft of the script was handwritten.

The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Almost Had an Even Worse Title
Before The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was chosen as the subtitle for Indiana Jones 4, the original title (a George Lucas choice) on the original script was Indiana Jones and the Saucer Men. He also had several other titles in mind, such as Indiana Jones and the Attack of the Giant Ants.

Spielberg, on the other hand,
 wanted the movie to be called Indiana Jones and the [Something Something] of the Mysterians, but he quickly gave up on that idea to avoid confusion with The Mysterians.

Screenwriter David Koepp
 thought the movie should have been called Indiana Jones and the Son of Indiana Jones. Eventually all three had settled on the movie's final title, with Lucas himself insisting on using the word "Kingdom" in the title, as opposed to just Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull.

Another Legendary Movie Was Scripted on the Set of Raiders of the Lost Ark
Steven Spielberg and Melissa Mathison wrote a script during shooting breaks on the location of Raiders. Mathison was there to visit her husband, Harrison Ford, and Spielberg dictated to her a story idea he had. That script was eventually called E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
Harrison Ford Was Cast Last Minute After Dozens of Other Actors Either Turned Down, or Couldn't Commit to the Role
Actors considered for the role of Indiana Jones included Nick Nolte, Steve Martin (who chose to do Pennies from Heaven instead), Bill Murray (who dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with SNL), Chevy Chase, Tim Matheson, Nick Mancuso, Peter Coyote, and Jack Nicholson. Harrison Ford was cast less than three weeks before principal photography began.
Ford's Stuntman Had to Take Over for Him for a Large Portion of The Temple of Doom
Harrison Ford herniated his back in the bedroom scene in which he is attacked in his by a Thuggee assassin. Production had to shut down for Ford to be flown to Los Angeles to have an operation. A huge majority of Ford's work in the fights and chases in The Temple of Doom are actually his stuntman, Vic Armstrong.
In Raiders of the Lost Ark, the Shooting of the Swordsman Was Not Scripted
The famous scene in which Indy shoots a marauding and flamboyant swordsman was not in the original script. Harrison Ford was supposed to use his whip to get the swords out of his attacker's hands, but the food poisoning he and the rest of the crew had gotten made him too sick to perform the stunt. After several unsuccessful tries, Ford suggested "shooting the sucker." Steven Spielberg immediately took up the idea and the scene was successfully filmed.
Indiana Jones Is Partially Responsible for Tomb Raider Featuring a Female Lead
Lara Croft, the female archaeologist of the Tomb Raider series, was originally designed as a man, but was changed to a woman, partly because the developers felt the original design was too similar to Indiana Jones. 

Coincidentally Paramount Pictures, which distributed the Indiana Jones film series, would later make two films based on the Tomb Raider games.

The Indiana Jones Franchise Was Conceived While George Lucas Was Avoiding Thinking About Star Wars
Traditionally, when one of his films is about to open, George Lucas goes on holiday to get away from all the hoopla. Just before Star Wars: Episode IV was set to open, Lucas went to Hawaii, where he was joined by Steven Spielberg. When the grosses for Lucas's film came in, and it was clear that his movie was going to be a hit, Lucas relaxed and was able to discuss other topics with his friend.

It was at this point, as the pair was building a sand castle, that Spielberg confessed he always wanted to direct a James Bond film, to which Lucas told him he had a much better idea - an adventure movie called Raiders of the Lost Ark. After their trip, they got together and developed the script with Lawrence Kasdan.


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<![CDATA[The Best Movies About Oil]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-about-oil/ranker-film
The world’s dependency on oil and the effects its use has on the climate, culture, economics, and politics of different countries is a fascinating subject. Many wars have even been started over oil, and tons of conspiracy theories have been built around this concept. It’s no wonder that so many movies have told stories about oil. What are the best movies about oil? Vote up the best films below and see where your favorites rank.
 
The movies featured on this list have been ranked as the absolute best oil movies in film, whether the movie takes more of a literal, fact based approach to the controversial topic of oil or whether it is a completely fictional story.
 
This list has the best movies about oil including, Syriana, There Will Be Blood, Black Gold, The Abyss, On Deadly Ground, The Night They Saved Christmas, The Burning Season, The Big Fix, and The Wages of Fear. Vote up the best, slickest oil films below or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
The Best Movies About Oil,

Giant

Hellfighters

Local Hero

Syriana

There Will Be Blood

The Abyss

The World Is Not Enough

Tulsa

The Grey

The Road Warrior


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<![CDATA[The Greatest Rebels in Movie History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-movie-rebels/anncasano
A rebel doesn’t back down. He stands up for what he believes in, no matter what the establishment is telling him to do. Just because someone rebels against the system, it doesn’t make them a bad person. Usually, in fact, their rebellion makes them unique and brave. This list of movie rebels contains its fair share of outsiders that some authoritative figures would certainly label troublemakers. But these film rebels don’t care what anyone else thinks of them. These are the greatest rebels in movie history.

Rebellious people in movies made their mark early in film history. In the 1950s, rebels in movies were everywhere, in fact the cinema had an entire subgenre dedicated to juvenile delinquent films. At the top of that list, of course, is one of the most famous rebels of all time in Jim Stark, the role that made James Dean an icon.

Many of the movie rebels on this list are teenagers. That looks to be the sweetest age for rebellion. It’s that stage in life when authority seems archaic, and the space between high school and adulthood appears to be about a hundred years. However, adults can rebel as well. Take “Dirty” Harry Callahan for example, he doesn’t care that he breaks the rules that he’s sworn by law to uphold. All Harry wants to do is snatch the criminal, and either arrest him or shoot him with his .44 Magnum, before the punk kills another innocent victim.

Movies with rebels will always be popular. Audiences love to root for characters that act out our inner fantasies. Maybe we can’t tell our bosses or teachers what we’re really feeling, but at least our film heroes can.
The Greatest Rebels in Movie History,

Han Solo
Han Solo (Harrison Ford) is known as the biggest and best smuggler in the galaxy. He was a member of the Imperial Academy but got the boot when he saved a Wookie named Chewbacca from a beat down at the hands of an Imperial officer. Of course, Han would ultimately use his quick wit and think outside the box set of moral standards, to help Luke Skywalker repeatedly save the galaxy from enemies like Darth Vader.



John Bender
John Bender (Judd Nelson) is labelled "the criminal" in John Hughes's 1985 high school detention drama. The pot-smoking, jean jacket wearing, rule breaker, who pretends not to give a damn, has to be considered one of the biggest teenage rebels of the Reagan era. Plus, he can light a match with his teeth, so that's pretty cool.

Harry Callahan
The rebellious Police Inspector from the Dirty Harry (Clint Eastwood) franchise is known for disregarding the laws of the land in order to play by his own set of rules. Harry doesn't care what happens to him or his career. His goal is to catch the bad guy, no matter what, punk. 

Adrian Cronauer
Robin Williams does his best Howard Stern impression as an irreverent Disc Jockey stationed in Vietnam during the height of the war. Cronauer is told not to play rock music and stick to the script when reading the news. Much to the delight of the troops listening to his broadcast, and the horror of his superiors, the DJ breaks all of the rules, in order to both entertain and keep the soldiers informed about what's really going on with the war.

Oskar Schindler
Real-life and onscreen hero Oskar Schindler rebels against the Nazi regime during WWII. He ultimately saves over 1000 Jews from certain death in an Auschwitz concentration camp. 

Ferris Bueller
Okay, so Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) may look more like the boy next store, not the rebel in blue jeans. However, skipping school, turning his principle into a madman, and cruising around Chicago in a stolen Ferrari is insanely rebellious.



Tyler Durden
[SPOILER] Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) does not really exist. He is the narrator's split personality that emerges in order to fight greed and consumerism. Durden is the ultimate rebel, he doesn't give a damn about society's norms. He starts up a Fight Club, a place where men can savagely beat each other up in order to unleash their masculinity.

Johnny Strabler
Johnny (Marlon Brando) leads a California motorcycle gang looking for trouble in another juvenile delinquent movie from the 1950s. The reckless bikers are not sure what they are actually rebelling against, but they are certainly enjoying the havoc they wreak along the way. 


Jim Stark
The first character that comes to mind for many when they hear "rebel". Jim Stark (James Dean) is such a rebel in Nicholas Ray's coming of age drama that it says so right there in the title. The film may have been made in 1955, but the plight of the teenager who doesn't get along with his parents is eternal. Stark moves to a new town and gets involved in a dangerous game of chicken and a few knife fights. No one in cinema history is cooler than James Dean, and Jim Stark is the actor's most iconic character. 
 




Luke, "Cool Hand Luke"
Luke (Paul Newman) doesn't care about failure to communicate. The prisoner refuses to obey authority and continues his attempts to escape confinement even after repeatedly getting caught and thrown in solitary. Luke becomes a legend among his prison peers. They view his total disregard for the people in charge as courageous and heroic.


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<![CDATA[16 Ridiculously Stupid Plot Holes in the Fast and Furious Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/fast-and-furious-plot-holes/jim-jacobi

The most ridiculous problems in the Fast and Furious movies can be traced to the franchise’s insatiable thirst to perpetually one-up itself in every way imaginable. The globalization and commercialization of Hollywood’s major studios has fostered an environment that allows for massive financial resources to be dumped into making sure a sequel makes more money than its predecessor. And hey, who can really blame that logic? Who doesn’t want to make more money this year than you did last year? Unfortunately, no one bothers applying such logic to the actual films, hence this list of Fast and Furious logic fails. 

“Trilogy” has a nice ring to it. For filmmakers, it’s the seemingly perfect entity to fully develop and execute a rich, thought-provoking dramatic arc. But when a string of loosely connected movies goes far beyond that structure, you’re left with what could be nicely called a hot mess, such as the library of things that make no sense in the Fast and Furious series.

Creative liberties aside, the list below contains some of the most fascinating Fast and Furious plot holes, character inconsistencies, illogical decisions, and just straight up ridiculous things throughout the franchise.


16 Ridiculously Stupid Plot Holes in the Fast and Furious Movies,

A Yakuza Boss Takes Input from an American Teenager

Yakuza is a flexible term used to reference members of one of several Japanese crime families that came to prominence after WWII. Those gangs try to mask their origins behind legitimate businesses, but they are largely still involved in serious, criminal activities ranging from extortion to drug trafficking and prostitution. Some members apologize to their leaders by amputating their own fingers.

You have to wonder why, in Tokyo Drift, Sean Boswell is able to waltz into a private club and directly approach a yakuza boss, in order to apologize for causing business losses, and explain that he plans to make up for it by racing the boss’s screw-up nephew, DK. After all, what better way to catapult a yakuza crime family into the 21st century than to let an American kid in high school tell you how to run your business?

There's also that scene in Tokyo Drift where Sean gets thrown around by a fat dude in a bathhouse


There's Good, and There's Ludacris Good

Tej has worn many hats over the years. We first got to know him in Miami, where he spent his days organizing and taking bets on jet ski races by day and illegal street races by night. He even had Jimmy at his garage to help customize electrical systems on cars. Eight years later, in Fast Five, Tej was born again, capable of hacking practically anyone and anything, customizing car builds, and even cracking an industrial safe fit for a bank.

By Furious 7, Tej was unstoppable. Not only did his hacking skills increase exponentially, so did his mechanical engineering prowess. The day before Dom, Tej, and the gang head to the Caucasus Mountains at the behest of Mr. Nobody, Tej completely deconstructed two existing vehicles and built an entirely new car Dom desperately needed for the mission. He also had just enough time to outfit the other cars with parachute rigs synchronized with GPS that perfectly integrated to their needs. That one-night timeline would’ve been impossible for a lesser man, but not for Tej.


Hobbs's Task Force Are Secretly Amazing Mechanics

After Fast Five’s high octane shootout foot chase through the Rio de Janeiro favelas, Hobbs and his team return to Dom and Brian’s abandoned hideout on a clue-gathering mission. It’s where they find the elusive Ford GT40 from the memorable train heist, only now it’s half disassembled. Hobbs follows his always-accurate instincts and knows he needs to put the super car back together to find out what Dom was looking for.

Hobbs tells two of his guys to “put all this mess back together,” referring to the now half-built GT40. You can’t disobey Hobbs, so they oblige. Lucky for Hobbs, their entire adult life presumably spent in the military and then special task force law enforcement perfectly prepped them to be able to reconstruct a limited edition super car on the fly in a shanty hideout garage without any documentation manuals. Not only did they complete the task in a matter of hours, but the engine started up on the first try!


The Laws of Physics Have No Place Here

In the Caucasus Mountain sequence in Furious 7, Dom out-maneuvers Deckard Shaw and Shaw’s vehicle goes tumbling down the mountainside. He quickly jumps out, sprints a few hundred yards at high elevation, and assembles his rifle just in time to get Dom’s car in his sights. Miraculously, Shaw is aiming downward at Dom’s car, even though he just tumbled down the near-vertical mountainside.

In Fast 6, the C-5 Galaxy airplane at the end barrels down a runway for longer than 12 minutes at takeoff speed, which would require a runway more than 20 miles long. In Tokyo Drift, Clay throws a baseball at Sean Boswell’s car hard enough for glass to shatter into the driver seat, but the baseball rolls off the trunk and onto the pavement, rather than going through the windshield. And yet, in 2 Fast, Brian and Roman can’t even capsize Carter Verone’s yacht by launching a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro at it going 120 mph! Losers.


Brian O'Conner: Zero to Hero in Six Minutes

Ever wonder how Brian went from a rookie with a heavy foot to a world-class street racer with skills Ayrton Senna would envy? Wonder no more. Turbo Charged Prelude to 2 Fast 2 Furious is a six-minute short film (with no dialogue) that tells the tale of how Brian made his way as a fugitive from Los Angeles to Miami, perfecting his driving skills on the way. Or does it?

The short amounts to little more than Brian flashing his million-dollar smile and fifty-cent haircut as he splits his time between racing and hitchhiking east. Minka Kelly even gives him a ride at one point… although they don’t talk much. Brian keeps playing the underdog in races and collects stacks of cash, and upgrades rides so successfully he finally rolls up to Miami Beach in a Nissan Skyline. But how did all that accelerating in straight lines get him the skills to leapfrog his car over another car over an opening bridge?


Deckard Shaw Wins for Most Frequent Flyer Miles

Deckard Shaw is one hell of a super villain in Furious 7. Motivated, ruthless, impossible to harm, and able to jet around the globe as he pleases without the cumbersome burdens of long flights. You see Shaw in London, Los Angeles, Tokyo, back to Los Angeles, in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia, and finally in Dubai, in the first half of the movie. For anyone keeping score, that's about flight 31,000 miles, and doesn't take into account time required for customs and ground transportation (Tokyo's airport, for instance, is about 40 miles from the center of the city). 

One more note: Shaw engages in nothing short of terrorism in every location, but seems to have no trouble traveling internationally, at his leisure. He's either got the most reliable private jet service in existence, or his face is just too jacked up to register on any facial recognition software in any airport on earth.


What Ever Happened to Baby Leon?

Dom and Leon were like brothers. They came up together, built cars, raced cars, partied at Race Wars, and even stole DVD players together. They would have killed, or been killed, for each other. Leon was there from the beginning, from childhood. Brian wasn’t. Han came years later; so did Roman. All those guys, and more, are family to Dom. He’ll risk it all for them and then some. But Leon’s services and personality haven’t meant anything to Dom since 2001. Let’s hope Dom at least transferred ownership of Toretto’s Market & Cafe so Leon had something to live for.


Why Not Take Just the Radio?

Fast Five followed the newfound tradition of starting hard and fast. Dom, Brian, Mia, and even Vince join a crew of Brazilian gangsters to steal a handful of exotic cars off a fast-moving train. The twist? Dom and Brian don’t know the other gang’s lead man Zizi is after only a microchip hidden inside the radio of the Ford GT40 they’re after. Their collective plan is to cut off an entire side panel of the train with blowtorches, then wench each car to a flatbed ramp, and reverse them to freedom. All for a data chip inside one car’s radio. Everything is going smoothly, until it’s not, and the ensuing commotion garners the unwanted attention of some DEA agents onboard. Why not just send one guy on the train to steal the GT40’s radio? Without, you know, blowtorching the train while it's moving? 


Hobbs Answers to No One

Hobbs (THE ROCK) took the franchise a new level of ridiculous action sequences and sizzling one-liners. Hobbs is the DSS Elite Task Force’s team leader, and shows up in Brazil in Fast Five intent on apprehending Dom and Brian. After he loses all of his men in an ambush, Hobbs uncovers a shared understanding of moral fiber with Dom, and focuses his brand of justice on those responsible for killing his team. 

What does this entail? Well, he helps jumpstart Dom and Brian’s $100 million heist, murders a guy point blank, and lets Dom walk free. Or at least gives him a pretty liberal head start. Hobbs commits the same crime Brian did in the original film, then went even further into the moral gray zone. However, Hobbs answers to no one. His intentional blind eye to Dom's escape from Rio is never questioned, nor is his blatant cowboyification of subduing terrorists in Spain in Fast 6 and downtown Los Angeles in Furious 7 by any means necessary. Does he just not have a boss? Like, seriously, what the hell is going on?

When will Hobbs’s reign of unchecked mayhem be brought to an end?


150mph Makes Your Floorboards Fall Off (Except It Doesn't, Actually)

It’s easy to forget just how green Brian O'Conner was the first time he raced the Dominic Toretto in The Fast and The Furious. Sure, Brian had some racing chops, but he knew he’d need more than that to be competitive. Against sage advice, Brian insisted he be given two giant NOS tanks for his first big race. Well, he got what he wanted, but at what cost? Brian’s unflinching ambition to win sparked a catastrophic chain of events once he reached 150mph. Innumerable machine screws and flat washers spewed from his car’s passenger-side floor, causing a ruckus that ended with gravity getting the best of the floorboard.

Apparently installing those NOS tanks inextricably wove the vehicle’s powertrain and passenger-side flooring together. 



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<![CDATA[Toy Lines That Never Got the Cartoons They Rightfully Deserved]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/toys-that-never-got-cartoons/greg-hahn

Cartoons for kids and nostalgic toys go hand-in-hand. Heck, some of the most popular animated shows of the '80s and '90s were based on toy lines, and vice-versa. Many shows, including enduring favorites like Transformers, existed just to sell toys.

Unfortunately, some of the coolest toys out there never got a chance to be immortalized in cartoon form. Yes, some action figures appeared to be tailor made for animated TV shows that would function as totally radical 30-minute commercials, yet they never made the leap to cartoon glory. Here are the top toy lines that never got the cartoons they so rightfully deserved.


Toy Lines That Never Got the Cartoons They Rightfully Deserved,

Stretch Armstrong

First stretching his way to toy stores everywhere in 1976, Stretch Armstrong has been a household name ever since. The latex lothario was filled with a gelled corn syrup that allowed kids to stretch the full-size figure several feet before he'd inevitably return to his original size. A '90s reboot even included Fetch Armstrong, a canine companion for ol' Stretch.

Despite his consistent popularity, adapting the pliable hero for TV and movies has been an exercise in futility. While feature films and Netflix shows have long been in the works, Stretch's opportunities have consistently fallen through.


Boglins

In 1987, Boglins - a bunch of rubbery hand puppets - made their way to toy shelves everywhere, in large part thanks to the creature craze of the late '80s that included Gremlins, Critters, and Ghoulies. A number of people had a hand in creating these disturbing, yet oddly-charming little buggers, but much of the credit goes to Tim Clarke, a freelance creature designer who previously worked for the Jim Henson Company fabricating several creatures for The Dark Crystal and designing a number of Muppets for Fraggle Rock.

When you look at his impressive resumé and at the faces of these highly-expressive troublemakers, the fact that these charismatic hand-goblins didn't star in an animated series at the height of their popularity is a wasted opportunity.


Battle Trolls

The inexplicable resurgence of troll dolls in the mid-'90s baffles scientists and scholars to this day, but there's one thing none of them can deny: the absolute awesomeness of Battle Trolls. While your standard trolls were aimed at little girls and were merely mostly-nude dolls with fluorescent hair, Hasbro's Battle Trolls turned the trolls into punk rockers, robots, and Frankenstein monsters.

Wondering how these grizzled little bastards never got a Saturday morning cartoon series of their own still keeps many '90s kids awake at night.


Z-Bots

Micro Machines Z-Bots were probably the most popular mini-action figures to come out of the 1990s. Hundreds of these colorful battling bots were produced, each one either being a member of the heroic Zbots ("Designed to defend!") or the evil Voids ("Made to menace!") They also came in a number of varieties. Aside from the standard figures, there were the transforming Morphbots, the biting Bitebots, the combine-able LinkBots, the military-themed ComBots, the pint-sized Mini-Zs, and the motorized RevBots.

On top of that, there were a few Burger King promotion figures, a good number of vehicles, and the grand-daddy of them all: the MegaBot. If you had that one you were the coolest kid on the block. Even with so many varieties, accessories, and playsets, Z-Bots somehow never resulted in a cartoon about the robot apocalypse.


Food Fighters

In 1989, Mattel released one of the most unique action figure lines of all time: Food Fighters. The short lived toy line was composed of militarized food items and featured such characters as Private Pizza and Mean Weener.

How these high-concept action figures never received their own cartoon show is beyond comprehension. But Food Fighters proved one thing for sure - it's okay to play with your food.


Battle Beasts

A loose tie-in to Transformers, Battle Beasts were created by Takara Tomy in Japan (known there as BeastFormers) and distributed worldwide by Hasbro Toys in 1987. The anthropomorphic animal warriors each featured a holographic rub sign that featured one of three tribes: Water, Fire, and Wood, which worked similarly to rock, paper, scissors. The later addition of a fourth emblem, Sunburst, complicated things a bit.

Although the Battle Beasts did make a one-off appearance in the Japanese cartoon series Transformers: The Headmasters, the Beasts never received a show of their own... Unless you count the spiritual successor to Battle Beasts, Beast Saga, which ended up with its own line of toys and an anime series in 2012.


McDonald's Changeables

The kids' meal toys of today pale in overall quality to the toys of the past. And that couldn't be more apparent than when you take a look at McDonald's classic Changeables figures (sometimes called McRobots). Featuring a toy Vanilla Cone that makes even the delicious 99¢ treat seem like a waste of money, Changeables copied the tried-and-true Transformers format, turning your favorite cheap eats into the ultimate drive-thru warriors.

Why the fast food chain never took advantage of this by launching a synergistic cartoon show remains a mystery.


Snailiens

In 1992, Snailiens burst onto the scene. Each figure was equipped with a set of armor, a mini companion, and a turbo flex shell that you could use to launch the mini figure or one of two "shell-shocks" across the room, no doubt injuring/blinding children everywhere. Despite that, the Snailiens concept was seemingly tailor made for a cartoon series.

Taking a page from the Ninja Turtles playbook, each member of the Snailien foursome was named for a prominent historical figure, but instead of Renaissance artists, their namesakes were American presidents - Washington, Roosevelt, Jefferson, and Lincoln. Together, the Snailiens protected the streets of Snail Francisco from the evil Lunar-Ticks. Their battle cry? "Let's kick some tick!"


Rock Lords

In the '80s (heck, even through today), Transformers were all the rage, spawning a number of ripoffs, including Tonka's very popular Go-Bots. Go-Bots were prominent enough to get some off-shoots themselves, namely the Rock Lords.

Transforming from inanimate stones into glorious robotic fighters with "the power of living rocks," the Rock Lords made a one-shot appearance in the animated movie Go-Bots: Battle of the Rock Lords, but the bionic boulders never got a show of their own.


Army Ants

In 1987, there were few toys cooler than the battalions of weaponized insects known as Army Ants. Equipped with various artillery weapons and squishy rubber abdomens (both of which would inevitably get lost in your toy box), the Army Ants came in squadrons of three and eight.

Many '80s kids dreamed of seeing these orange and blue bugs invade their TV screens as cartoons, but no such luck.



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<![CDATA[22 JJ Abrams Universe Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/jj-abrams-easter-eggs/jacob-shelton
As a director, writer, and producer, JJ Abrams packs his films with Easter eggs. Not only has he taken science fiction and fantasy to the forefront of American culture, but he’s also revived franchises like Star Wars and Star Trek that were long thought to be dead. He’s also really good at putting references in his movies. One could even argue he build stories around the secrets he plans to drop into them.

This list is all about the coolest JJ Abrams Easter eggs. Some of these JJ Abrams universe Easter eggs are pretty easy to spot, but some of them are definitely going to make you want to pull out your magnifying glass and take a closer look at his oeuvre.

One of the coolest things about the Easter eggs in Abrams’s films is that he’s not just throwing them out there willy-nilly. For instance, in Super 8 characters don’t walk around saying, “I really love the number 47 and how it pertains to the concept of scientific proofs, did you know they use the number 47 in Star Trek a lot?” That would be awful. Each hidden reference in JJ Abrams movies is meticulously placed to give fans something to search for on repeat viewings - the references don’t take away from the film, they enhance it. After you finish reading about all of Abrams’ eggs, take to the comments and let us know which hidden references were your favorites.
22 JJ Abrams Universe Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed,

Too Sweet to Be Sour, Too Nice to Be Mean
One of the X-Wing pilots in The Force Awakens serves as an Easter egg for fans of both Beastie Boys and Lost. The pilot in question is named "Ello Asty," an obvious reference to the album Hello Nasty, and when spelled out his name is actually EL O aS Ty.

"It is for me. But I’d be lying if I said I came up with that name," Abrams told Yahoo. "It was suggested to me from the creature department. And I loved it for that reason, because it referenced the album, and also because it spells out Lost. And so both of those felt like, they were funny reasons to approve that name."
The Hosnian System Is Named After a Big Influence
In The Force Awakens, The First Order explodes a bunch of planets that are located in the Hosnian System which might sound like a bunch of hokum, but it's actually a reference to beloved film professor Jim Hosney, who taught for years at the Crossroads School for Arts & Science.

47, the Most Mysterious Number
Who knows why, but this number is near and dear to Abrams's heart. It's featured prominently in Alias, The Case (the movie within the movie in Super 8), and Fringe
Dear H. Kelvin
The word "Kelvin" is referenced in just about every JJ Abrams property that's ever been produced. Why? Abrams' grandfather was named Harry Kelvin, and he was the man that gave Abrams his first camera. In The Force Awakens, storm troopers burn Kelvin Ridge, in Star Trek, Kirk is born on the USS Kelvin, and in Mission Impossible III, Ethan Hunt receives a postcard addressed to H. Kelvin.

There are at least four or five more Kelvin references out there - think you can find them?
Wrath of the Centaurian Slug
In Star Trek, Nemo shoves a Centaurian Slug into Captain Pike's dome, which is a nice throwback to the best Star Trek movie ever, The Wrath of Khan
Operation Walking Distance
In Super 8, Abrams's love letter to the Spielbergian science fiction films of his youth, the military begins to carry out Operation Walking Distance. The name is a reference to his favorite Twilight Zone episode, which is actually kind of a version of Super 8.

Take it away JJ
! "‘Walking Distance’ is maybe the show’s best episode. It’s about a businessman. He’s almost 40, he’s got a suit, and he hates his life. He’s miserable. The stress of work is just getting him down. And his car breaks down in the middle-of-nowhere countryside. He goes to the gas station to get his car fixed and he realizes that he grew up very close to where they are. It’s walking distance. So he says, ‘I’m just going to take a walk back to the town I grew up in.’"

"He gets there and he soon realizes he’s walked back not just to where he grew up, but when he grew up. He’s back in the time when he was a kid. And it’s just this beautiful story of a guy who, as an adult, wants to go back to his young self, and tell himself to be aware of what it is to be alive, to be young, and to enjoy that. And of course, you can never go back and tell yourself that."

Tagruato Industries Spans Centuries
The offshore drilling company serves as the parent company for everything bad, and that also awoke the Cloverfield monster is alive and well in the 23rd century. At least according to Star Trek.
Daddy Abrams
Did you know that JJ puts his dad in a lot of his movies? He's most obvious as an old guy sitting at a space bar in Star Trek, but he's also in The Force Awakens as Captain Cypress. 
The Batmobile Is on the Millenium Falcon
Apparently JJ Abrams and Zack Snyder are buddies because during the production of The Force Awakens Abrams got into a Easter egg battle with the Batman v. Superman director. At one point, he even posted this video online that shows a model for the Batmobile (it looks most like the once from Christopher Nolan's films) built onto the Millennium Falcon. Cool? 
Slusho
A fictional Japanese drink that's probably close to being a slushy from 7-11, this beverage appears across worlds, timelines, and films. There are even a bunch of conspiracy theories about the fictional drink. 

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Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:25:35 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/jj-abrams-easter-eggs/jacob-shelton
<![CDATA[A Hologram for the King Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/a-hologram-for-the-king-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
A Hologram for the King movie quotes tell the story of a man who travels to Saudi Arabia for a last-ditch effort to save his career. The drama movie was adapted into a screenplay by Tom Tykwer based on a novel of the same name written by Dave Eggers. Tom Tykwer directed A Hologram for the King, which opened in theaters on April 22, 2016.

In A Hologram for the King, Alan Clay (Tom Hanks) is a recently unsuccessful salesman who, in an attempt to save his career, travels to Saudi Arabia to pitch holographic technology to a king, which would be used as part of a business complex being built. Once in the Middle East, Alan meets Yousef (Alexander Black), who serves as his driver and guide to the location. But Alan also meets with those supposedly developing the complex to learn that so far, there's nothing but desert to show for their efforts.

Alan has a panic attack and wakes up to meet the very compassionate and beautiful Zahra (Sarita Choudhury). The two find comfort in one another and soon a romantic relationship springs up. But Alan's problems are not magically solved by this new friend as his sales pitch is still up in the air and the cultural and geographical difficulties of starting a relationship with Zahra lead to more questions than answers.

A Hologram for the King opened in theaters while other great films were showing such as The Huntsman: Winter's War, Elvis & Nixon, Criminal and Barbershop: The Next Cut.
A Hologram for the King Movie Quotes,

That's Where They Do the Executions
Alan Clay: There was something going on there yesterday.
Yousef: Yeah, that's where they do the executions. You want to go back and check out what's going on now?
Alan Clay: No, no!

In an area where little is happening, Alan inquires about the events taking place at a location they pass while driving. The intrigue to learn more soon fades when Yousef explains that the events were actually executions.
You Work for the CIA or Something?
Driver: You work for CIA or something?
Alan Clay: Just a little freelance work
...
Yousef: People don't like jokes like that.
Alan Clay: I knew it as soon as I said it.

A quick joke in passing to a man driving by about the CIA does not go over too well in the Middle Eastern country. Alan knew he made a mistake but was not anticipating the locals to pull automatic weapons on him in response.
I'm in Saudi Arabia
Ron: You sound like you're on the moon.
Alan Clay: No, I'm in Saudi Arabia. We're pitching a three-dimensional holographic meeting system to the king.

Phoning Ron from Saudi Arabia, Alan tries to explain that he's not on the moon, as the phone connection may sound like, rather away on business. In Ron's defense, heading to Saudi Arabia to pitch holographic technology sounds about as bizarre as traveling to the moon for business.
The Big Culture Clash
Alan Clay: I've lost direction, I think.
...
Zahra: I think I need to see you again.
...
Alan Clay: What do you think of this?
Zahra: You and me, the big culture clash? We are separate by the thinnest filament.
Alan Clay: Well, that's the way I think.
Zahra: That's the way it is.

Alan and Zahra spend more time together and a romantic relationship begins to form. This, however, is not exactly accepted by those around them due to their differences in ethnicity.
You'll Be Okay
Zahra: Mr. Clay
Alan Clay: What happened to me?
Zahra: An anxiety attack, you'll be okay.
Alan Clay: Thank you

After suffering an anxiety attack, Alan is greeted by a compassionate and beautiful woman, Zahra. Alan has felt very much alone, both here and at home, so this sweet woman in front of him is a welcome sight.
How Did I Get Here?
Alan Clay: You may find yourself living in your garden shack and you may find yourself without a beautiful house, without a beautiful wife and you may ask yourself, 'how did I get here?'

Speaking to the camera, Alan Clay describes what would one might feel if they lose everything that's important to them in life. Just as those in that situation may ask how it all happened, Alan himself is asking that same question about his life.
We Are the Trailblazers
Alan Clay: It's a brand new city. It's uncharted territory and we are the trailblazers.

In trying to energize his team, Alan focuses on the opportunity they have in Saudi Arabia. There might not be much there now but that doesn't mean that they cannot be part of building big something there.
Full Steam Ahead
Yousef: Excuse me
Alan Clay: Are you the driver?
Yousef: Driver, guy, hero
...
Yousef: Where are you from?
Alan Clay: Boston
Yousef: Do you like Chicago?
Alan Clay: Not in the winter
Yousef: No, the band... Why are you going to command? There's nothing happening there.
Alan Clay: Full steam ahead!
Yousef: See for yourself.
...
Sayed: The king might be coming today. Here's where we are right now. Industrial city, business center, university
Yousef: Full steam ahead!

Alan meets Yousef, who will serve as his driver and connection to the area, and the two head to command to meet with the king. Yousef wonders why Alan is traveling to the area and, after Alan sees a desolate desert, he too understands that things are not what he pictured.

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016 23:53:34 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/a-hologram-for-the-king-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
<![CDATA[Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/rogue-one-a-star-wars-story-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie quotes bring the dialogue to the space opera which explains events prior to the original Star Wars film. The movie was written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy based on a story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta using characters created by George Lucas. Directed by Gareth Edwards, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opened in theaters on December 16, 2016.

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the Galactic Empire has recently formed and creation of their super weapon, the Death Star, is pending. As this poses a great threat, the Rebel Alliance plots a mission to save themselves by stopping the construction of the Death Star. So the Alliance recruits Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) to lead the mission. It won't be an easy task, so she gathers a small team to help her steal the designs, including Cassian Andor (Diago Luna). But it doesn't take long for Jyn to realize that this mission is as personal to her as it is the fate of the rebellion.

Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker all co-star in the film.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is just one of several highly anticipated December 2016 movies along with Miss Sloane, Office Christmas Party , La La Land, and Jackie.  


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Movie Quotes,

We Have Hope

Senator Pamlo: If the Empire has this kind of power, what chance do we have?
Jyn Erso: We have hope. Rebellions are built on hope!

Senator Pamlo isn't exactly confident that the rebels can successfully take on the Empire, considering how outnumbered they are. But as Jyn Erso responds to in these Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie quotes, they have hope and that's how rebellions are successful.


My Father Built This Thing

Mon Mothma: Our Rebellion is all that remains to push back the Empire. We think you may be able to help us.
Captain Cassian Andor: When was the last time you were in contact with your father?
Jyn Erso: Who is this? 
Mon Mothma: It appears he's critical for development of a super weapon.
...
Jyn Erso: If my father built this thing, we need to find him.
Baze Malbus: All right, how many do we need?

Jyn Erso is a little confused when Captain Cassian Andor asks about her father in relation to the Empire. It turns out, her father is the key to building the Death Star and essential to stopping it.


I Want to Help

Captain Cassian Andor: If you're really doing this, I want to help.
Jyn Erso: Good

Captain Cassian Andor is willing to help Jyn Erso in her mission to stop the Death Star and expresses as much. This is fantastic news, especially as this mission will be one that can use all the help it can get.


We Need to Capture the Plans

Jyn Erso: The Empire's building a weapon capable of destroying an entire planet. They call it the Death Star. We need to capture the plans if there's any hope of destroying it.

Jyn Erso briefly explains what happens in the film in this Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie quote. They need to capture the plans for the Death Star to destroy it and the Empire.


The World is Coming Undone

Saw Gerrera: The world is coming undone. Imperial flags reign across the galaxy.

In the simplest way, Saw Gerrera explains the situation of the film in this Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie quotes. The Galactic Empire has taken over the world and the rebels need to stop this.


Our Chance to Make a Real Difference

Jyn Erso: This is our chance to make a real difference. Are you with me?
Captain Cassian Andor: All the way

Jyn Erso firmly believes in the cause she's fighting for in this mission, but beliefs will not be enough for a victory. As she explains in these Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie quotes, she needs a team behind her and she gets just that, albeit a small one.


We Have a Mission for You

General Draven: Can you be trusted without your shackles?
Jyn Erso: Let's just get this over with, shall we.
Mon Mothma: We have a mission for you. A major weapons test is imminent. We need to know what it is and how to destroy it.

When Jyn Erso is first brought in, it's clear that she's a threat. But as explained in these Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie quotes, they actually brought her in to ask for her help with an important mission.


There Isn't Much Time

Jyn Erso: There isn't much time. Every day they grow stronger.

In an instance of stating the obvious, Jyn Erso explains how the Empire continues to grow stronger every day and that haste is needed to stop them. Excellent observation, Jyn Erso.


I Will Not Kill You

K-2SO: The captain says you're a friend. I will not kill you.
Jyn Erso: Thanks

When K-2SO explains to Jyn Erso that he doesn't plan to kill her, she is equally relieved and humored. While good for Jyn, the thought of robots killing anyone is likely to strike a chord with robophobics.


Chance of Failure

K-2SO: There is a 97.6% chance of failure. 
Captain Cassian Andor: He means well.

K-2SO provides the rebel team with some unsolicited information in these Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie quotes. Sure the robot can calculate failure odds, but clearly it lacks the sense regarding if sharing that information is more harm than good.



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<![CDATA[The Best Sports Romance Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-sports-romance-movies/ranker-film

When the thrill of competition is combined with an emotional love story, great filmmaking can be achieved. The best romantic sports movies feature rivals fighting for first place in life and in love. This is a list of the top cinematic sports love stories including everything from The Karate Kid to Cinderella Man to Run Fatboy Run.

What films will you find on this list of athlete romance movies? Tom Cruise makes a few appearances here. In 1990's Days of Thunder, he and Nicole Kidman fell in love on screen and off, while Jerry Maguire finds him telling a sports story from the agency side. Varsity Blues is a good sports movie that finds a starting quarterback dealing with newfound attention from pretty cheerleaders. Other good movies featured on this best athlete love stories movies list include Bull Durham, Major League, and Bring It On.

Which sports love story is your favorite? Give the best films a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.


The Best Sports Romance Movies,

The Wrestler

Bring It On

Bull Durham

Cinderella Man

Days of Thunder

Jerry Maguire

Love & Basketball

The Cutting Edge

The Karate Kid

Varsity Blues


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<![CDATA[The Best Movies About Dysfunctional Families]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/movies-about-dysfunctional-families/ranker-film

There's nothing quite as dramatic as family. Complicated mother/daughter relationships, argumentative siblings, and estranged fathers and sons make movies about dysfunctional families a unique film genre. The best movies about crazy families feature emotional interactions peppered with a splash of humor to add to the entertainment. This is a list of the best dramas about families, including everything from Ordinary People to Terms of Endearment to Happiness.

What films will you find on this list of the greatest movies about eccentric families? The Royal Tenenbaums puts a whimsical spin on the genre. With their absentee father, Royal, returning to their lives, the Tenenbaum children – now adults – must all deal with their own unresolved issues. On the lighter side, Parenthood is a hilarious comedy about a dysfunctional family. August: Osage County is an acting tour de force featuring an all-star ensemble cast portraying the Weston family. Other good films featured here include The Ref, The Grifters, and Death at a Funeral.

Which of these crazy family movies are the best? Give your personal picks a thumbs up to move them towards number one, and add any great titles that are missing.


The Best Movies About Dysfunctional Families,

Death at a Funeral

Magnolia

Mommie Dearest

Parenthood

The House of Yes

The Royal Tenenbaums

The Squid and the Whale

The Virgin Suicides

Tokyo Story

Rachel Getting Married


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<![CDATA[The Very Best Classic Musical Movies, Ranked]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-classic-musical-movies/ranker-film

Sometimes it's easier to say things in a song. At least, that's the case in classic musical movies. The best old musical movies are upbeat, colorful, and full of catchy songs that help express deep emotion and tell a timeless story. This is a list of the best classic musical movies including everything from The Sound of Music to Singin' in the Rain to Fiddler on the Roof.

What films will you find in this roundup of early classic movie musicals? Maybe you're a fan of the sweeping romance West Side Story. Inspired by William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, this musical finds a young couple from rival New York street gangs falling in love, despite their families' animosity. Mary Poppins is another popular movie musical that continues to connect with fans each generation. The Technicolor favorite The Wizard of Oz took home two Academy Awards for its iconic music. Other good movies featured on this list of top classic musical films include High Society, Bye Bye Birdie, and The King and I.

Which timeless movie musical do you think is the best? Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any great musicals that are missing. And don't be shy about singing along!


The Very Best Classic Musical Movies, Ranked,

Fiddler on the Roof

Cabaret

Mary Poppins

Meet Me in St. Louis

Oliver!

Porgy and Bess

Show Boat

Singin' in the Rain

The Sound of Music

Wizard of Oz


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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:40:55 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-classic-musical-movies/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Best Family Card Games]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-family-card-games/boardgameplayer
The best card games for kids are all here in this list of fun card games for children. Whether you're looking for a fun game to pass time or a way to keep kids occupied, these cool card games will get the job done. These fun card games for the family will bring kids and parents together to enjoy some time away from the TV with just a deck of cards.

What is the best card game for kids? That's up to you! This rankable list of card games for kids includes classic card games like Go Fish, War, and Crazy 8's, and new games like I Doubt It and Go Boom. These are some of the best card games to play at home, in the car, or wherever you find the need to be entertained. There are quick card games, long card games, and even some card games that make you think.

Is your favorite card game missing from the list? Feel free to add it to this list of the best family card games. Hopefully you'll be able to find a new fun game to play with your family or even find inspiration to make up your own card game. Enjoy this list of the Best Family Card Games!
The Best Family Card Games,

Go Fish

Hearts

Old Maid

Rummy

SKIP-BO

Spoons

UNO

War

Concentration

Crazy 8's


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Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:42:41 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-family-card-games/boardgameplayer
<![CDATA[The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-non-disney-2d-animated-film/snowleopard44

The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film,

Anastasia

An American Tail

Balto

The Iron Giant

The Land Before Time

The Prince of Egypt

The Road to El Dorado

The Secret of NIMH

The Thief and the Cobbler

Titan A.E.


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<![CDATA[Rise of the Guardians Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/rise-of-the-guardians-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
"Rise of the Guardians" movie quotes take moviegoers on a fantastical adventure into the lives of everyone's favorite magical heroes, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost. The 3D animated adventure film was released by DreamWorks Animation in conjunction with Paramount Pictures on November 21, 2012, in the United States. Peter Ramsey directed the screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire based on "The Guardians of Childhood" book series by William Joyce.

In "Rise of the Guardians," all is well in the world with the Guardians, North or Santa Claus (voiced by Alec Baldwin), Bunnymund or the Easter Bunny (voiced by Hugh Jackman), Tooth or the Tooth Fairy (voiced by Isla Fisher) and Sandman, all happily making children smile and keeping them safe. This glorious plan is interrupted by Pitch, the Boogeyman (voiced by Jude Law), who wants to bring the sense of fear into all of the children of the world.

The Guardians are tasked with protecting the children against the evil Pitch but they cannot do it alone. To boost their power, the Guardians enlist Jack Frost (voiced by Chris Pine), a young, carefree boy, to join their ranks. But Jack isn't immediately interested in the mission. This only complicates the work the Guardians must do to keep the children of the world happy, hopeful and safe.

While the computer-animated fantasy tale is sure to please young and old audiences alike, if you're looking to enjoy a movie with a bit more live action, there's plenty else to see in theaters. Check out "Skyfall," "Lincoln," "Flight," "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2," "Anna Karenina," "This Must Be the Place," "Cloud Atlas," "Wreck-It Ralph," "Nobody Walks," "The Sessions," "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D," "Chasing Mavericks," "Alex Cross," "Smashed," "Sinister," "Seven Psychopaths," "Argo," and "Looper."
Rise of the Guardians Movie Quotes,

Santa's Workshop
Jack Frost: "Slow down, would ya? I've been trying to bust in here for a long time. I want a good look."
North: "What do you mean, bust in?"
Jack Frost: "Oh, don't worry, I never got past the Yetis."
North: "Keep up, Jack, keep up."
Jack Frost: "I always thought the elves made the toys."
North: "We just let them believe that."

There's a reason no one gets to visit Santa's workshop at the North Pole. It's not that it's really far away and cold, it's that there are many secrets there, elves and Yetis included.
Pretty Teeth
Tooth: "Look at all the pretty teeth with the cute little blood and gum on them!"
Little Girl: "Whaaaa!"
Tooth: "Don't forget to floss!"

The Tooth Fairy seems so sweet and innocent but when she meets a little girl, her creepy side, that one that enjoys blood and gums, shines through.
Jack vs Bunny
Jack Frost: "You don't want me. You're all hard word and deadlines and I'm all snowballs and fun times. I'm not a Guardian."
Tooth: "Jack, I don't think you understand what it is we do. Each of those lights is a child."
North: "And good or bad, naughty or nice, we protect them."
Jack Frost: "No, no, no, no offense"
Bunnymund: "How, how, how is that not offensive? I mean, what's this clown know about bringing joy to children anyway?"
Jack Frost: "Uh, you ever hear of a snow day? I know it's no hard-boiled egg but kids like what I do."
Bunnymund: "But none of them believe in you, do they?"
Tooth: "Bunny, enough!"
Jack Frost: "No, the kangaroo's right."
Bunnymund: "The what? What did you call me? I'm not a kangaroo, mate."
Jack Frost: "If you're not a kangaroo, what are you?"
Bunnymund: "I'm a bunny, the Easter Bunny."

Poor Jack. He just doesn't fit in with the group, especially in that he's a bit more obnoxious than the rest, especially to Bunnymund.
Dream Sand
Jamie: "Santa Claus? The Easter Bunny? Sandman? The Tooth Fairy? I knew you'd come!"
Tooth: "Surprise! We came! Shhh, you guys, he's still awake!"
Bunnymund: "Sandy, knock him out! With the dream sand, you Gumby!"
Jamie: "No, stop, that's the Easter Bunny. What are you doing, Abby, down!"
Bunnymund: "All right, nobody panic."
Jack Frost: "That's a, um, that's a greyhound. Do you know what greyhounds do to rabbits?"
Bunnymund: "I think it's a pretty safe bet he's never met a rabbit like me. Six-foot-one, nerves of steel, master of Tai Chi and the ancient art... Crikey!"

Being the big, tough bunny that he is, Bunnymund is not intimidated by Jamie's pet dog Abby but that all changes when Abby attacks. Good thing Sandman is there with his dream sand to settle everyone down, the Guardians included.
Becoming an Guardian
Jack Frost: "Anyone want to tell me why I'm here? I must have done something really bad to get your four together. Am I on the naughty list?"
North: "Ha, on the naughty list? You hold the record. But no matter, we overlook. We are wiping clean the slate."
Jack Frost: "How come?"
Bunnymund: "Ah, good question"
North: "How come?! I tell you how come because now you are Guardian!"
Jack Frost: "What makes you think I want to be a Guardian?"
North: "Of course you do. Music!"
Jack Frost: "No music!"

Jack Frost is curious why he was called upon to visit the North Pole all of a sudden. He knows it's something big but is surprised to hear that they want him to become a Guardian.
That Dream is Over
Pitch: "That dream is over. It's time for fear to rule the world."

Pitch, aka The Boogeyman, has a different idea of how the world should run and his plan is all about bringing fear into the minds of children. That's when the Guardians must step in to prevent that.
We Need Help
North: "The children are in danger. We need help. Bring me Jack Frost."
...
North: "There he is! Jack Frost!"
Jack Frost: "Santa! Whoa!"
North: "I hope the Yetis treated you well."
Jack Frost: "Well, yeah, I love being thrown in a sack and tossed in a magic portal."
North: "Oh, good. That was my idea."

Upon arriving at the North Pole, Jack Frost is surprised to meet Santa. His ride in however, via a sack tossed around by Yetis, was not the best.
Our Job to Protect the Children
North: "We go by many names and take many forms. We bring wonder and hope. We bring joy and dreams. We are the Sandman and the Tooth Fairy. We are the Easter Bunny and Santa. And our powers are greater than you ever imagine. It is our job to protect the children of the world. For as long as they believe in us, we will guard them with our lives."

As North (Santa Claus) explains, the special figures in children's lives like the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy are not just there to bring enjoyment to children but also protect them.

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<![CDATA[Access Hollywood's Lasting Movie Classics]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/access-hollywood_s-lasting-movie-classics/movie-info
Access Hollywood's list of movie classics that will last forever. These are movies that never get old, and set a standard for others who try to follow in their tracks. For the full article and photo gallery go to: http://www.accesshollywood.com/lasting-movie-classics_gallery_1908/20
Access Hollywood's Lasting Movie Classics,

Slumdog Millionaire

Citizen Kane

Jaws

Pretty Woman

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Schindler's List

Star Wars

The Breakfast Club

The Godfather

The Rocky Horror Picture Show


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<![CDATA[Your Oscar Picks 2014: Best Supporting Actor]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/oscar-picks-2014-best-supporting-actor/oscar-grouch
Oscar picks for the 2014 Best Supporting Actor recognize the performances in some of the best 2013 movies that were not necessarily leading roles, but made the movies even better. These five actors are all deserving of praise for their performances but which deserves the Oscar? Vote for your picks for the 2014 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor below!

Just as he easily took home the 2014 Golden Globe, Jared Leto won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor as well. In a stellar performance as Rayon in "Dallas Buyers Club," Leto, like lead actor Matthew McConaughey, transformed his entire body for the role, losing over 30 pounds to prepare for the role as a transgendered woman with AIDS.

But Leto faced some good competition from other nominees. Bradley Cooper, for his role as Richie DiMaso in "American Hustle," Barkhad Abdi who appeared in "Captain Phillips" as Abduwali Muse, Jonah Hill, who played Donnie Azoff in "The Wolf of Wall Street" and Michael Fassbender as Edwin Epps in "12 Years a Slave" all received consideration as fellow nominees.

So, which of these great actors deserves the 2014 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor? Weigh in below then head over and share your picks for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress as well.
Your Oscar Picks 2014: Best Supporting Actor,

Bradley Cooper

Jared Leto
**Winner**
Jonah Hill

Michael Fassbender

Barkhad Abdi


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<![CDATA[The Best Minion Characters]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-minion-character/lanayoshii
They may all be yellow and short, but Minions are adorabley happy to please and serve their master.  Which Minion character is the most delightful to watch again and again?
The Best Minion Characters,

Bob

Kevin

Stuart

Dave

Steve

Kevin the Minion

Jerry

Phil

Jerry

Tom


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<![CDATA[The Best Russian Comedy Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-russian-comedy-movies/ranker-film

Beneath the icy façade, there’s actually a lot of humor to be gleaned from Russians. This list of the best Russian comedy movies shows the motherland loves nothing more than a good laugh. From Soviet crack-ups to modern day Russian laughfests, you’re sure to find anything and everything related to the funniest Russian comedy movies on this list. Dive in and find out if Russian cinema is your thing! You may discover a new passion you never knew was burning inside of you.

 

The Irony of Fate, directed by Eldar Ryazanov, was first shown on television New Year’s Eve 1976 in the Soviet Union. It was such a hit that to this day it is a tradition in Russia to watch the movie every year on New Year’s Eve.

 

Space Dogs is an animated comedy that honors the first two dogs to survive a trip into space. Another Russian animated film is Snow Queen, which was released around the same time as Frozen and bears a visual resemblance to the Disney film.

 

Which of the best Russian comedy movies would you recommend to others? Vote for your favorites and watch them rise to the top of the poll.


The Best Russian Comedy Movies,

The Barber of Siberia

White Sun of the Desert

Only Old Men Are Going to Battle

Lucky Trouble

The Zohar Secret

Viy

Twelve Chairs

Dukhless

Wings

Blind Man's Bluff


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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 04:53:18 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-russian-comedy-movies/ranker-film
<![CDATA[Get on Up Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/get-on-up-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
"Get On Up" movie quotes tell the amazing true story of Godfather of Soul James Brown. The musical biopic was directed by Tate Taylor using a screenplay penned by Jez and John-Henry Butterworth. Produced by Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer, among others, opened on August 1, 2014.

In "Get On Up," the story of how funk musician James Brown (Chadwick Boseman) went from being an aimless Augusta, Georgia, child to finding music while in prison for burglary to changing music as we all know it today is chronicled.

The ensemble cast includes Nelsan Ellis as good friend and bandmate Bobby Byrd, Brandon Smith as Little Richard, Jill Scott as Dee-Dee Jenkins, Tika Sumpter as Yvonne Fair, Dan Aykroyd as manager Ben Bart, Octavia Spencer as Aunt Honey and Viola Davis and Lennie James as James's absent parents, Susie and Joe.

"Get On Up" joins a roaring 2014 movie season already buzzing with other movies such as "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Hercules," "Lucy," "Magic in the Moonlight," "A Most Wanted Man," "Happy Christmas," "Planes: Fire & Rescue," "Sex Tape," "Wish I Was Here, "And So It Goes, "Dawn of Planet of the Apes," "A Long Way Down," "Tammy," "Earth to Echo," "Deliver Us from Evil," "Transformers: Age of Extinction," "Snowpiercer," and "Begin Again,".
Get on Up Movie Quotes,

That Ain't Nobody's Mashed Potato
James Brown: "What are you doing?"
Executive: "The mashed potato"
James Brown: "That ain't nobody's mashed potato!"

When an executive attempts to dance the mashed potato, James is not shy about giving his opinion of the attempt. Needless to say, James does not approve.
I Call It James Brown Music
Reporter: "What exactly do you call your style of music?"
James Brown: "I call it James Brown music because it's so far ahead of its time."

A reporter drills James Brown about his unique style of music. He tries to explain it but it doesn't seem like she understands one bit.
No One Else Helped Me
Susie Brown: "My baby playing at the Apollo."
James Brown: "I ain't your baby, not then, not now. I look after James Brown. You want to know me, I'll tell you. My daddy in the army. My mamma left. No one else helped me. No one else."

James' mother seeks him out after his career is well into it's success. She wants to reconnect with him, take some credit for him, but he is not interested in all that.
If It Sound Good and It Feel Good
James Brown: "What's wrong, Maceo?"
Maceo Parker: "We can't play that like you told us. It doesn't work musically."
James Brown: "Does it sound good?"
Everyone: "Yeah"
James Brown: "Does it feel good?"
Everyone: "Yeah"
James Brown: "If it sound good and it feel good, then it's musical."

James Brown receives some static from his bandmates regarding his choice of music. Maceo doesn't think his funk is musically sound, but James isn't interested in being restricted by any norms.
I Want to Go to Vietnam
James Brown: "Mr. President, I want to go to Vietnam. We've got to bring the super heavy funk to the cats over there."

James Brown: "Are they shooting at us? They trying to kill James Brown today. You want to go down in history as the man who killed the funk?"

James Brown approaches the President to request a chance to visit troops in Vietnam. His trip there, however, is scarier than he anticipated.
Right Now!
Bobby Byrd: "Look at these people, James. When is it going to be when we up there?"
James Brown: "Right now!"
Bobby Byrd: "What?"

James Brown was always determined and always eager to get his shot in the spotlight. That shot, as he has decided, is now.
I Think We Got More Funk in the Trunk
James Brown: "Are we done, Mr. Byrd?"
Bobby Byrd: "I'm afraid not, Mr. Brown."
James Brown: "I say, are we done?"
Bobby Byrd: "I think we got more funk in the trunk."

James Brown and Bobby Byrd are more than just good friends, they are great partners. They are both insanely talented and can get each other excited to give amazing performances. You can't ask for a better pair than that.
People Better Be Ready
James Brown: "When I hit the stage, people better be ready, especially the white folk."

A lack of confidence is something James Brown never had. He wasn't worried that he wouldn't be welcomed, more of issued an order that people should be ready for what he was about to share with them.
Only Thing That Keep Me Sane
Parole Board Member: "So you want to be a singer?"
James Brown: "Oh, no, sir. What I really want to be, a mechanic."

Bobby Byrd: "You do music?"
James Brown: "Only thing that keep me sane in here"

A stint in prison for robbery allows James to meet someone who will become a lifelong friend, Bobby Byrd, plus get in touch with music, something that he will soon forever change.
Everybody Going to Know Your Name
Aunt Honey: "You special. You mama's a no account fool, your daddy too, but you ain't going to be. You gonna be okay. One day, everybody going to know your name."

Aunt Honey speaks to a very young James Brown. As she predicts, despite his unfortunate childhood and family situation, he will be something special someday.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:26:32 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/get-on-up-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
<![CDATA[Blended Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/blended-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
"Blended" movie quotes tell the story of two single parents who inadvertently go on vacation together after a horrible first date. The romantic comedy was written by Clare Sera and Ivan Menchell and directed by Frank Coraci, who previously directed the two leading stars together in "The Wedding Singer." "Blended" opened in the United States on May 23, 2014.

In "Blended," single mom to two boys Lauren (Drew Barrymore) and single dad to three girls Jim (Adam Sandler) go out on one incredibly bad blind date with both agreeing that a second date is not going to happen. However, when a chance encounter gives both of them the idea to take their respective families to Africa for spring break, the two families end up blended together as one at the vacation resort.

While Jim and Lauren initially didn't hit it off, they do see some positives to spending time together. Their children seem to be getting along and each can provide a parental presence lacking in their children's lives. It wasn't love at first sight but as they spend more time together, Lauren and Jim's romance begins to grow.

The romantic comedy joins theaters full of other great films including "X-Men: Days of Future Past," "The Immigrant," "Million Dollar Arm," "Godzilla," "Palo Alto," "Chef," "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Movie Quotes," "Neighbors," "Moms' Night Out," "Devil's Knot," "Belle," "Walk of Shame," "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," "Locke," "Brick Mansions," "The Other Woman," "Transcendence," "A Haunted House 2," "Heaven is for Real," and "Draft Day"
Blended Movie Quotes,

Buffalo Shrimp
Jim: "My name is Jim."
Lauren: "I'm Lauren."
Jim: "I got you buffalo shrimp with the sauce on the side."
Lauren: "Oh my god!" [forcefully spits out the shrimp] "Who makes sauce this hot? Did you drink my beer? Can you get me some water?"
Jim: "Here, have some French onion soup."

Lauren: "Okay, you're going to call me in 10 minutes so that I can tell him that I have an emergency."

Jim: [on phone] "Hello? An avalanche? In our backyard? I'll be home right away. It's an emergency!"

When Jim and Lauren meet at Hooters for their first date, things go horribly wrong. Just before Lauren can fake an emergency and leave early, Jim pulls that trick himself. Needless to say, they don't plan to go out again.
What the Fudge Is He Doing Here?
Brendan: "What the fudge is he doing here?!"
Jim: "Is this a sick dream?"
Lou: "Do I have a new mommy?"

When Lauren and Jim, plus both of their respective children, arrive in Africa and see each other, they are not excited for the reunion. The kids are equally as confused.
We're Going to Africa!
Lauren: "Jim? What do you want?"
Brendan: "She said she's not interested in you."
Jim: "Believe me, Frodo, I don't like her either… The restaurant mixed up our cards."
Lauren: "Oh"

Jen: "Lauren, I have to talk to you."
Lauren: "What's wrong?"
Jen: "It's over between me and Dick. Now nobody gets to go."
Lauren: "Where was he going to take you?"
Jen: "Africa"
Jim: "Is his last name Theodopolis?"
Jen: "Yes"
Jim: "That's my boss."

Jen: "Look at that! Africa! Sun, sand, safaris!"
Lauren: "My boys would give anything to go on a vacation like this."

Jim: "Mr. Theodopolis, it's Jim."

Lauren: "I wonder…"

Jim: "If you'd be willing to sell me the vacation…"

Lauren: "Wait until I tell the boys!"

Jim: "Wait till I tell the girls!"

Lauren and Jim (in unison): "We're going to Africa!"

A chance encounter between Lauren and Jim leaves both of them with the brilliant idea to take their kids to Africa for spring break. They don't however know that the other person is planning the same thing. This can't end well.
What Happened to Her Face?
Lauren: "Oh my god, what happened to her face?"
Jim: "I painted it. She's a kitty cat."

Lou: "No, he's a good daddy… He's a bad daddy! He made me look like the walking dead!"

Lou, completely oblivious to just how bad her father's face-painting skills actually are, defends him. This all changes when she sees what he did in a bathroom mirror.
Have You Ever Considered Changing Your Hairstyle?
Lauren: "Maybe you should just go talk to him."
Hilary: "Oh, no, no, I can't."
Lauren: "Have you ever considered changing your hairstyle?"

Hilary, clearly in need of a women's influence, confides in Lauren about a guy she likes. Lauren has a brilliant idea, to give Hilary a makeover.
No More Dating for Me
Jim: "No more dating for me. It's time and money I should be spending with my kids."

Discouraged by the poor date with Lauren, Jim swears off dating in favor of his children. First order of business: Taking his girls on an amazing spring break trip.
My Mom Is Friggin' Hot!
Jim: "We are not dating!"
Brendan: "My mom is friggin' hot!"
Espn: "Ew!"
Brendan: "No, not 'hot!'"
Lou: "That's just wrong!"

Brendan tries hard to defend his mother against Jim and his girls. What Brendan says however comes out a bit wrong.
We're Out of Gas
Lauren: "This is so pretty! Wow!"
Jim: "Ohhh! We're out of gas!"
Lauren: "What?"
Jim: "Start running fast! Get them legs going!"

Parasailing in Africa goes terribly wrong when their truck runs out of gas. This leaves Lauren in quite a scary situation.

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<![CDATA[36 Movies That Were Ridiculously Banned Around the World]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/banned-movies/jacob-shelton
The history of film is littered with movies that were banned for explicit scenes of excessive violence or gratuitous sex. But sometimes films are banned for the most arbitrary of reasons. It can be because of whatever is trending that month (BDSM! Horrifying anthropomorphic turtles that are also ninjas!), or it can be that the government of certain countries are terrified of time travel. These banned movies were kept from audiences for some seriously ridiculous reason, and most of the time, it was because whoever was in control of the censorship board was just a total square.

Speaking of squares, rumor has it that in 1918 all comedies were banned in Manitoba because it was believed they would make the populous too frivolous. In hindsight, the notion of a film making the citizens of a providence run wild with frivolity seems naive. Especially after viewing some of the films on this list of movies that were banned even for ridiculous reasons. 

Across the globe films from The Interview to The Wild One (starring Marlon Brando), and even ET have been censored for everything from an intent to incite anarchy to the possibility of a film having a negative impact on the film industry of another country. When it comes to movies, the rest of the world does not play around! Check out this list of movies that were banned across the globe and head to the comments section to let us know if there are any internationally banned films that we missed or if you think there's a movie listed here that should definitely be locked away in a vault forever. 
36 Movies That Were Ridiculously Banned Around the World,

Avatar
The 2D version of James Cameron's Biggest Movie Ever™ was banned in China after the government worried that the success of the film would affect their own film industry. Censors were also concerned that the film would promote civil unrest. Despite the Chinese government's efforts, the film made a record $2.7 billion worldwide.
Back to the Future
If you grew up in the '80s you probably spent summer afternoons pretending travel through time in a bitchin' DeLorean with a sidekick that was 40 years older than you. Just us? Back to the Future is a touch stone of cinema history, but it was too much for the Chinese government. Upon its release, they banned the film, saying it was "the government's belief that time travel is a dangerous element in fiction and that the actions of Marty McFly are highly inappropriate."
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
If you were a child of the '80s, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial made huge impact on your life. Whether you were touched by the heartwarming story of a boy and his alien, or you were creeped out by the scary raisin monster, the film still has a special place in your heart. Unless you grew up in Finland, Norway, or Sweden, where children under the age of 12 were banned from seeing the movie when it was released because it portrayed "adults as the enemy of children." 
Goldfinger
Upon Goldfinger's release in 1964 it was banned in Israel. Once the Israeli government discovered that Gert Frobe, who is AMAZING as Goldfinger, was a member of the Nazi party they banned the film. But once they did a little more digging they discovered that Frobe used his membership in the Nazi party to save Jews from the Gestapo, they overturned their ruling.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
The second, and darkest, installment of the Indiana Jones franchise saw the adventurer stumble upon an ancient cult in India. Save for a couple of scenes of hearts being ripped from human bodies and a feast of monkey brains, it was a pretty fun family movie. Speaking of monkey brains, the Indian government felt that the film was racist and offensive to their culture so they banned it for a brief period of time.
Life of Brian
The Monty Python comedy rode a dangerous line by telling the story of Brian, a child born in a stable near Jesus, who gets mistaken as the Messiah. Upon release, the film was considered blasphemous and banned by several UK councils, some of which have only recently lifted the ban. Lighten up fellas, it's only a movie. 
Schindler's List
The 1994 Steven Spielberg tour de force about Oskar Schindler, the German Nazi party member who risked his life to save 1,200 people was quite rightly considered a high point in Spielberg's filmmaking career (second only to his appearance in Austin Powers: Goldmember probably). But it caused an uproar in some Muslim countries for being "too sympathetic to the Jewish cause." When asked to re-edit the film the suit the Middle Eastern countries, Spielberg said "no way, Jose" and took a nap on his pile of money.
The Simpsons Movie
Think long and think hard about why The Simpsons Movie was banned in Burma. Was it the cursing? Maybe, but no. Was it Bart's nude scene? You're close. As luck would have it, the colors yellow and red are banned in Burma - and since Bart mostly wears a red shirt, even if he had been clothed the entire time it wouldn't have mattered. To think that the citizens of Myanmar have yet to lay eyes on Spiderpig is a shame. 
Zoolander
We know what you're thinking. The movie about a secret plot to kill the prime-minister of Malaysia for enacting child labor laws was banned in Malaysia, right? Well aren't you just Mr. Smarty Pants. Zoolander, the goofy film about male models was banned in Iran for depicting homosexuals. That's it. They didn't want to show the film because there might have been some gays in it. Iran, you need to stop resting on ugly and sashay away.
The Interview Makes North Korea Really Super Mad
Why is the banning this bro-mantic comedy about two hapless dopes that try to kill the leader of North Korea so ridiculous? Because it's absurdly hilarious that a film made by the brains behind Pineapple Express could endanger world peace. The country's UN ambassador called the film "an act of war" and affected Sony's original release plans for the film. 

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<![CDATA[Where Are They Now? 30 Actors from Comic Book Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/where-are-they-now-actors-from-comic-book-films/ranker-comics
Comic book films are some of the most popular movies out there, with their leading actors and actresses being some of the most successful in the business. But oftentimes, after actors make it big, they slowly crawl back into the shadows and out of the spotlight, disappearing from the public eye. This list is specifically about those people. These are the comic book movie actors who were in huge Hollywood superhero films that you haven't seen or heard from in years. What are those actors doing now, anyway?

From the original Batman movie starring Michael Keaton to Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man, we're taking a look to see what these celebrities are up to today. Who's current career status surprises you the most? Take a look through the list to find out!



Where Are They Now? 30 Actors from Comic Book Movies,

Chris O'Donnell
Then: In 1995, he played Dick Grayson in Batman Forever and 1997's Batman & Robin.

Now
: He's now costarring alongside LL Cool J on NCIS: Los Angeles.

Danny DeVito
Then: In 1992, he starred as The Penguin in Batman Returns.

Now: DeVito pops up in movies occasionally, but he's been sitting cozy as Frank on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia since 2006.

Helen Slater
Then: In 1984, she played Kara-El in Supergirl.

Now: She shows up in small co-star and guest star spots on TV shows like Grey's Anatomy and CSI: NY and has recently been appearing on The Young and the Restless and The Lying Game. Most notably, she portrayed Clark's biological, Kryptonian mother on Smallville
J.K. Simmons
Then: Simmons starred in 2002's Spider-Man and its sequels as J. Jonah Jameson.

Now: Beyond being the face of Farmers Insurance, he acts constantly. He has 143 credits (this guy is an acting machine). He's also reprised his role as JJJ on Ultimate Spider-Man. His latest release is 2014's Sundance Film Festival-winner, Whiplash.

Kelly Hu
Then: Starred in X2 as Lady Deathstrike back in 2003.

Now: Hu's been doing tons of work on TV, including CSI: NY, Hawaii 5-0Vampire Diaries, and many others. She's also done a lot of voiceover work as well, such as Robot Chicken and playing Stacy on Phineas and Ferb, not to mention her tendency to do superhero work, appearing on shows like Arrow, The Spectacular Spider-Man, TMNT, Young Justice, and even the Batman Arkham games.
Michael Keaton
Then: In 1989, he played Bruce Wayne in Batman.

Now: He's had a huge career resurgence recently with Toy Story 3, The Other Guys, Need For Speed, Robocop, and most recently, the critically acclaimed Birdman.
Michelle Pfeiffer
Then: In 1992, she starred as Catwoman in Batman Returns.

Now: Pfeiffer has taken a break from acting to focus more on her painting and raising her two kids, who just went off to college. 

Rebecca Romijn
Then: In 2000, she played Mystique in X-Men.

Now: Besides popping up as a great cameo in X-Men: First Class, this model turned-actress hasn't stopped working at all. She even showed up in another pre-Marvel Studios film, The Punisher (2004), and she's currently a lead on The Librarians.

Uma Thurman
Then: She played Poison Ivy in 1997's Batman & Robin.

Now: She Killed Bill shortly thereafter, and has enjoyed a healthy film (Motherhood, Nymphomaniac) and TV (Smash) career since.
Wesley Snipes
Then: In 1998, he played the vampire slayer in Blade.

Now: After doing two sequels and some jail time, he's back to acting, starring with fellow comic movie alum Dolph Lundgren in 2014's The Expendables.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:43:38 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/where-are-they-now-actors-from-comic-book-films/ranker-comics
<![CDATA[The Greatest Dorky Dads in Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/dorky-dads-in-movies/coy-jandreau
There's something especially adorable about a dorky movie dad. Sure there's also the distant, strong, and silent archetype and the wisecracking action dad. But there's nothing quite like the goofy, (not always intentionally) funny, heartwarming father figure: those nerdy dads in movies.

Be it crazy holiday hijinks (Clark Griswold), important father and son moments gone awry (Jim's Dad from American Pie), a glimpse at how similar you are to your father via time travel (George McFly), a glimpse of your dad as an old woman (Daniel Hillard from Mrs. Doubtfire), or the dads just dealing with the day to day job that is fatherhood (Cal Weaver from Crazy Stupid Love) these are the dorky movie dads we know and love most.

Movies are the highlight reels of important moments in life. They can teach us lessons, be there for us when we're upset, make us laugh, or show us the world in a way we never imagined. Just like real dads, these fictional dads are there for their fictional kids. These are the dorky dads we've all grown up thanks to the movies, so vote up your favorite movie fathers below and feel free to add other geeky, nerdy, all around dorky dad characters in film!
The Greatest Dorky Dads in Movies,

Clark Griswold

George McFly

Wayne Szalinski

Gru

Marlin

George Banks

Cal Weaver

Daniel Hillard

Jim's Dad

Bob Parr


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<![CDATA[The Best '00s Kids Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-00s-kids-movies/ranker-film

Although fans of kids movies will tell argue that the ‘90s had the best releases, there were many classic children's films released in the '00s as well. On this list, live-action and animation coexist, giving us some familiar characters as well as some completely novel inventions.


Many of the best ‘00s kids movies deal with one principle character: Harry Potter. With five films on this list, Harry and company dominated the box office in the mid-2000s. Based on the books by JK Rowling, the
Harry Potter series became one of the most successful young adult franchises in history. Here, you'll also find fan-favorite animated flicks like Shrek, employing the voice talent of Eddie Murphy and Mike Meyers, as well as Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo. Acclaimed director Wes Anderson also took a stab at the kids movie genre in the 2000s with Fantastic Mr. Fox, a stop-motion animated film with a formidable voice cast including George Clooney and Meryl Streep.


Vote up the best '00s kids movies, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.

The Best '00s Kids Movies,

Finding Nemo

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Monsters, Inc.

Shrek

The Incredibles

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<![CDATA[Good Movies for 4 Year Olds]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/good-movies-for-4-year-olds/ranker-film
This list has awesome and entertaining movies for 4 year olds, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best movies for 4 year olds come in many forms and from many genres. Some great movies for four year olds to watch are live action classics while other good films for four year olds are beloved animated movies. It should come as no surprise that Disney and Pixar are responsible for many of the top films for 4 year olds.

What films are ranked on this best movies for 4 year olds list? Every four year old girl loves the Disney princess masterpiece, Frozen. Between Anna, Elsa, and Olaf there is a lot to love, especially the music, in this empowering animated movie. Curious George is another popular movie that a four year old can watch.

The Peanuts characters have been around for decades, but they reached a new audience of children with the 2015 film, The Peanuts Movie. Other appropriate films that appear on this top movies for four year olds list include Horton Hears a Who!, The Gruffalo, and Finding Nemo.

Which film do you think is the best for preschoolers? Vote the best movies up to the number one spot on this list and add any other kids movies that all four year olds love!
Good Movies for 4 Year Olds,

Ice Age

Finding Nemo

The Snowman

Toy Story

Despicable Me

The Gruffalo

Despicable Me 2

Minions

Frozen

The Peanuts Movie


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Fri, 12 Feb 2016 05:27:28 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/good-movies-for-4-year-olds/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Most Unforgettable Hanna-Barbera Characters]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-most-unforgettable-hanna-barbera-characters/ranker-tv
If you could find all of your favorite Hanna-Barbera characters in one place, you'd probably throw the towel in and consider your life complete, right? Which is why we created this list of all the most epic Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters in history! You can even vote on this list of the best Hanna-Barbera characters to make sure your favorite humorous character ends up in the No. 1 spot.

So who should you expect to find on this list? Of course, Fred Flintstone is sitting pretty at the top of our list. Fred is everyone's favorite animated dad and a seriously timeless Hanna-Barbera character. His family members, Wilma and Pebbles, are also on this list of top Hanna-Barbera characters, as are his neighbors, Barney, Betty and Bam Bam Rubble, because the whole gang stole our hearts.

Other good Hanna-Barbera characters like Scooby-Doo, George Jetson and Huckleberry Hound also appear on this list of memorable cartoon characters created by Hanna-Barbera. Yogi Bear is also one of the best Hanna-Barbera characters. To this day, fans still love him in cartoons as well as the 2010 film, Yogi Bear.

Where do your favorite Hanna-Barbera characters fall on this list? Be sure to vote them to the top and share your thoughts in the comments section.
The Most Unforgettable Hanna-Barbera Characters,

Barney Rubble

Betty Rubble

Fred Flintstone

George Jetson

Shaggy Rogers

Wilma Flintstone

Scooby-Doo

Tom Cat

Jerry Mouse

Yogi Bear


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Fri, 01 May 2015 10:18:55 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-most-unforgettable-hanna-barbera-characters/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-mma-movies
Over the past decade, MMA fights have risen from the underground into a legitimate sport, spawning countless pay-per-view events and a reality TV show. Two fighters in an octagon ring is considered by many to be the closest sport we have to a refined street brawl. The fighting movies on this list cover all genres, although most of them are action and dramas. As MMA becomes more entrenched in our sports culture, we can expect to see even more good MMA fight movies making their way into our theaters.

These are films that focus on the sport of mixed martial arts as a central theme. We've also included a few other fighting movies, because they're awesome. What are the best MMA movies? What's your favorite fight movie? If there are any MMA films you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. 
The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting,

Never Back Down

Bloodsport

Enter the Dragon

Fight Club

Undisputed II: Last Man Standing

Ip Man

Warrior

Blood and Bone

Undisputed III: Redemption

Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown


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Tue, 05 Feb 2013 02:18:11 PST http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-mma-movies
<![CDATA[The Divergent Series: Allegiant Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-divergent-series-allegiant-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
The Divergent Series: Allegiant movie quotes bring a third installment of the story of Tris, Four and the others in the Divergent series of films, based on the novels of the same name. The science fiction adventure movie was directed by Robert Schwentke using a screenplay Noah Oppenheim, Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, and Stephen Chbosky adapted from the book by Veronica Roth. The Divergent Series: Allegiant opened in theaters on March 18, 2016.

In The Divergent Series: Allegiant, Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) are forced to escape Chicago via scaling the wall surrounding the city. This is far from the easiest task in the world but one that is necessary to complete. Once outside, the couple, along with other allies such as Christina (Zoë Kravitz), Caleb (Ansel Elgort) and Peter (Miles Teller) are taken to the Bureau of Genetic Welfare where, as Matthew (Bill Skarsgård) explains, the government is seeking to modify human genes in order to create a better society.

This revelation turns what the group knew inside out and force them to decide which side they are really on. Tris is courted by David (Jeff Daniels) who swears that she is the only one who can save the world, while Four is recruited by Nita (Nadia Hilker) of the rebellion. As Four and Tris are torn apart, their alliances, love and true loyalty is tested more than ever before.

The Divergent Series: Allegiant is just one of several March 2016 films alongside The Brothers Grimsby, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Eye in the Sky, and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
The Divergent Series: Allegiant Movie Quotes,

This Isn't Us Against Us
Christina: This isn't us against us. This is us against the people on the other side of that wall.

Christina clarifies the enemy they are battling in their efforts. They are not after any civil war, that's the other side. They want to go against the true bad guys.
Where Are We Going?
Tris: Everyone we know will die... You were right all along.
Four: We have to leave now.
Caleb: Where are we going?
Tris: Home

With few options as to what to do next, Tris and Four decide they must return home. This comes as quite surprising news to Caleb, Tris's brother.
You Are the Only One
David: For 200 years, the greatest scientific minds have lived here to test the theory. If we can rescue people from a toxic environment and put them in a safe place like Chicago, perhaps they would heal it.
Tris: And I am one of those people?
David: You are the only one.

David puts on a good show for Tris in an effort to get her to buy into his cause. He says she is the only one who can save everyone, but whether he can be trusted is still up for debate.
You've Been Assigned to Me
Nita: Tobias Eaton, You've been assigned to me.
Four: That's a lot of firepower.
Nita: It will take you a while to get the hang of it.
Four: I think I've got the hang of it.

Nita, a member of the Bureau of Genetic Welfare compound staff, introduces herself to Four and lets him know that they are assigned to one another. Four is not intimidated by this news and is not scared of the high tech weapons he now gets to use.
Great Leaders Don't Seek Power
Johanna: Great leaders don't seek power. They're called by necessity.

Johanna urges Tris to take the call of leading, citing a necessity for her to do so rather than her seeking power. Tris might not see herself as that leader but many others sure do.
I Never Thought It Would Come to This
Tris: When I first found out I was Divergent, I never thought it would come to this. I could never imagine that I'd be standing here. It's time to go beyond the wall.

Tris looks back on her journey through the factions as a Divergent. She never imagined that she'd do all that she's done so far and is excited by what is next, heading over the wall.
Shoot Her Down
David: Where are you going?
Tris: We're saving the city.
David: Shoot her down.

When Tris steals a pod and heads toward the city, David, who posed himself as someone Tris should align with, orders that she be shot down. Perhaps David's motives are not so altruistic after all.
Nothing Creepy About That
Matthew: Don't worry, you're safe now. Welcome. Your arrival is the most exciting event some of us have ever known.
Kids: Hey, four!
Four: How do they know who we are?
Matthew: Our surveillance technology is centuries ahead of anything you've known. They've grown up watching you.
Peter: Nothing creepy about that

Tris, Four and Peter, among others, are surprised and a little creeped out to learn that everyone in the Bureau of Genetic Welfare compound has been watching them their whole lives. It's like The Truman Show, but for real.
It's Going to Be Hard Getting Over the Wall
Four: You know it's going to be hard getting over the wall.
Tris: You sure that you want to do this?

In a mushy romantic scene, typical of the Divergent series, Tris and Four talk about how difficult their task at hand is, before engaging in a little make out session. Yes, getting over the wall will be hard. No, kissing won't make it any easier.
People Think Walls Separate Us
Evelyn Johnson-Eaton: People think walls separate us but they also protect us. Those people out there kept us in a cage for 200 years. That is not someone I want to engage with.

As the leader of the factionless, Evelyn Johnson-Eaton gives an inspirational speech to her people. She reminds them of their enemy and what that enemy did to cage and divide them.

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Tue, 15 Mar 2016 23:07:16 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-divergent-series-allegiant-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
<![CDATA[The Worst Oscar-Winning Actors Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-worst-oscar-winning-actors-ever
Bad actors who have won Oscars, in any category, as determined by the votes and selections of Ranker users. This list contains actors and actresses who, despite winning the Academy Award for Best Actor, Best Actress, or either of the Best Supporting categories, are still unworthy, either for the specific performance that one or just in general career terms. They are weak actors who nevertheless have been overpraised by peers, critics and the general public alike.

A number of actors have won Oscars, only to then have their careers taper off quickly. Adrien Brody won the Academy Award for Best Actor at age 29 in 2003 for the film "The Pianist" (becoming the youngest actor to ever win an Oscar in the category), and has - in the interim - failed to appear in a large number of popular or award-contending films (with a few notable exceptions.) F. Murray Abraham, as well, saw his roles begin to dry up after winning the Academy Award for the role of Salieri in "Amadeus."

Who are the worst actors and actresses who nevertheless have received American acting's highest honor? Who are the worst actors to win Oscars? Help decide by voting for your picks below and adding suggestions that aren't currently featured.
The Worst Oscar-Winning Actors Ever,

Angelina Jolie

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Cher

Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Halle Berry

Jennifer Hudson

Nicolas Cage

Renée Zellweger

Roberto Benigni


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Mon, 10 Oct 2011 06:35:03 PDT http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-worst-oscar-winning-actors-ever
<![CDATA[The Best Movie Trailers Containing the Words 'In a World...']]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-in-a-world-voice-over-trailers/chaz-fletcher
Among the best movie trailers of all time you're very likely to hear the words "in a world" (or its cousins "in a time" and "in a place") and flash back to the glory days of the movie trailer when you didn't see all the best parts of a movie in the 2 minutes preceding the flick you actually went to see. Though it's not as prevalent a theme in the top movie trailers of 2013, the mood conveyed by a deep voice and the words "in a world..." lets you know what kind of cinematic roller coaster you're potentially strapping into. This list of the best "In a world..." trailers will reintroduce you to a smattering of classic movie trailers and perhaps result in you talking with an exceptionally deep voice for the rest of the day.

Pioneered by Don LaFontaine, one of most famous voice over artists of all time, the line "in a world..." became such a parody of itself in the late '90s and early '00s that it's actually making a comeback as a genuine line used in movie trailers. Even though it's been parodied from one end of the world to another (LaFontaine even parodied himself in a series of Geico commercials), the classic movie trailer line still holds weight and let's the audience play along with the goofiness (or seriousness) of the film trailer.

What are the best movies trailers that start with in a world? How many movie trailers have the line in a world? Don LaFontaine made the line infamous, and now you can see all the top trailers with the famous "in a world line". Enjoy and upvote the "in a world" trailers you think best use the iconic movie trailer line.
The Best Movie Trailers Containing the Words 'In a World...',

Alien 3

Comedian

Goodfellas

Mad Max 2

Planet of the Apes

Ransom

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

The Glass Shield

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

In a World


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Thu, 03 Oct 2013 10:09:06 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-in-a-world-voice-over-trailers/chaz-fletcher
<![CDATA[The Family Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-family-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
"The Family" movie quotes tell the story of one former mafia family who struggles to stay under cover in witness protection. The comedy film was written by Luc Besson, Michael Caleo and Tonino Benacquista, the latter of whom wrote the book, "Malavita," on which the film is based. Besson also served as director or the film, which lists Martin Scorsese as an executive producer. "The Family" was released on September 13, 2013.

In "The Family," Giovanni Manzoni (Robert De Niro) is the patriarch in a family comfortably in the mafia, until he decides to turn on that family and snitch. To keep him and his family safe, they are all relocated to France as part of the witness protection program. The family takes the name of the Blakes, with Fred, the father, Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer), the mother, Belle (Dianna Agron) the daughter, and Warren (John D'Leo), the son.

It doesn't take long for the family to become bored with their surroundings and new lifestyle. They soon fall back into old ways, including offing those who cross them, even slightly. These happenings blow their cover, alerting the mob to their location. This is bad news for the Blakes, along with Tom Quintiliani (Tommy Lee Jones), the CIA agent assigned to the family, as all try to remain safe when the mafia comes for revenge.

"The Family" hits theaters at the end of the summer 2013 movie season filled with hits like "The World's End," "Getaway," "Drinking Buddies," "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," "Paranoia," "Kick-Ass 2," "We're the Millers, "Elysium," "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," "2 Guns," "Blue Jasmine," "The Wolverine," "The To Do List," "Only God Forgives," "World War Z," "Man of Steel," "This Is the End," and "Olympus Has Fallen."
The Family Movie Quotes,

What Happens When It's All Over?
Fred Blake: "There was a time when I had it all. People would ask me, what was it like being untouchable? The question they really should have asked was, what happens when it's all over?"

Fred Blake, aka Giovanni Manzoni, gives an overview of the plot. He was at once time a mafia boss living large. That all changed when he snitched on the mob and was forced to deal with the consequences of that decision.
How Was the First Day?
Tom Quintiliani: "How was the first day?
Fred Blake: "Eh, it was pretty good."
Tom Quintiliani: "Anything to report?"
Fred Blake: "Nothin' special…"
Tom Quintiliani: "I heard you met the neighbor."
Fred Blake: "The guy on the left, yeah."
Tom Quintiliani: "What'd you talk about?"
Fred Blake: "Nothing much, roses mostly"
Tom Quintiliani: "Try to fit in. I'm getting tired of trying to find you a new place every 90 days. Can I rely on you to try?"
Fred Blake: "Sure, as long as I can rely on you."
Tom Quintiliani: "You know what's going to happen to you and your family when they find you?"
Fred Blake: "You're here to make sure that don't happen, right? I mean, that's your job."
Tom Quintiliani: "Try not to make my job impossible…"

Tom Quintiliani, the CIA agent assigned to the Blake family in witness protection, visits after their first day in France. He doesn't have much confidence that the Blakes will behave and that's probably a good instinct.
He Disrespected Us
Fred Blake: "You all right?"Maggie Blake: "Nothing much, just the prospect of packing up again and moving once they find out you killed the plumber."
Fred Blake: "I didn't kill him. I took him to the hospital."
Maggie Blake: "Why'd you beat him to a pulp? He's the only plumber within a radius of 20 miles."
Fred Blake: "But he disrespected us and he made you wait on him, honey."Maggie Blake: "Geez, honey, I survived."
Fred Blake: "And the guy was trying to rip me off so put yourself in my shoes."
Maggie Blake: "I definitely wouldn't have beat him up. I mean, who's going to fix the pipes now?"
Fred Blake: "Who's going to rebuild the supermarket that burned down the first day we got here? Huh?"

It's clear that they can take the mobsters out of mob but they can't take the mob out of the mobsters, as shown in this scene when both Maggie and Fred react to being disrespected in very extreme ways.
Hey Boys
Belle Blake: "What are you guys doing?"
Classmate: "It is just five minutes to get to know each other better."
Belle Blake: "Hey boys, if this is your approach to women, you're not going to get very far."

Showing that she hasn't fallen far from the tree, Belle gets in on the action by taking no crap from a young French boy. He tries to make a move on her and she swiftly responds by using a racquet as a weapon.
We're Not in Brooklyn Anymore
Maggie Blake: "We're not in Brooklyn anymore."
Fred Blake: "I don't think there is anywhere further than Brooklyn than this rat hole."
Belle Blake: "I'm sick of being in witness protection."

It doesn't take long for the Blake family to get bored with their new surroundings. They're definitely not in Brooklyn anymore.
Complaints?
School Administrator: "Let's talk about the complaints I have received."
Warren Blake: "Complaints?"
School Administrator: "Corruption, theft, bribery…"
Warren Blake: "I want to see my lawyer."

After only a short time at his new French school, Warren is already in trouble for going back to his mafia ways. He's called to answer to some complaints the school administrators have received but soon asks for legal council. Smart kid.
Peanut Butter
Maggie Blake: "Beurre d'arachide… Peanut butter"
Store Clerk: "On the right, after the dog food"
Maggie Blake: "Merci"
Store Clerk: "Stupid Americans"

Maggie is polite and attempts to fit in with the French locals, including asking in French where she can find peanut butter. When the store clerk makes a snide remark, however, she reverts to her old ways and blows up the store.

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Thu, 05 Sep 2013 10:33:11 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-family-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
<![CDATA[The Best Movies About Mexico]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-about-mexico/ranker-film
There isn’t anything quite as beautiful as majestic mountains, crystal clear beaches and rolling green hills. Mexico has all of these features within its borders, and so much more! It’s no wonder that so many box office hits have been filmed here. But what are the best movies about Mexico? Vote up the best films below and see where your favorites rank!
 
Some of the movies on this list tell stories about beautiful, festive Mexico, while others look at the darker, more dangerous side of the country. Each flick was either completely filmed in this amazingly beautiful country or features it in one way or another. There are many different genres featured here as well: some are classics, others are comedies, and there a few horror films thrown in as well.
 
This list has the best movies about Mexico including, La Bamba, Man on Fire, Two Mules for Sister Sara, Diamonds are Forever, Fast and the Furious, From Dusk Til Dawn, Kill Bill Volume 1 and 2, Frida, Life of Pi, and From Mexico With Love. Vote up the best films about Mexico below or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
The Best Movies About Mexico,

Babel

Frida

From Dusk till Dawn

Kill Bill Volume 1

No Country for Old Men

Point Break

The Magnificent Seven

Two Mules for Sister Sara

Y Tu Mamá También

Kill Bill Volume 2


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Wed, 05 Mar 2014 08:23:43 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-about-mexico/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Most Anticipated Movies Coming Out In February 2014]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-coming-out-in-february-2014/ranker-film
The best movies to come out in February include some of the most anticipated movies of 2014. February is usually a place for movies dealing with themes of love and devotion for Valentine's Day, and Februarys of years past have had some great movies come out in theaters (movie releases in February 2014, by the way, not too shabby).

Movies being released in February 2014 include Pompeii, the action movie chronicling revenge and passion in the last days of the doomed city, Robocop, the reboot of the man and machine crime fighting story, and The Monument's Men, the story of a group of men sent to save priceless pieces of art and culture from being destroyed by the Nazis in WWII.

What movies are coming out in February 2014? What is the best movie ever to come out in February? What Academy Award winning movies were released in February? Names of movies coming out in February are here on this list of movies that come out in February, waiting for users to vote on what they consider to be the greatest movie released in February 2014. This is not a complete list of films being released in February, just the good ones. If your favorite movie being released in February isn't on the list, make sure to add it to this list of the most anticipated films being released in February 2014.
The Most Anticipated Movies Coming Out In February 2014,

About Last Night

Endless Love

The LEGO Movie

Vampire Academy

Robocop

Pompeii

Winter's Tale

The Son of God

Welcome to Yesterday

Non-Stop


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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 10:50:31 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-coming-out-in-february-2014/ranker-film
<![CDATA[Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 2004]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/rotten-tomatoes-highest-rated-movies-2004/rotten-tomatoes-lists
Here is a list of the top 50 highest rated movies from Rotten Tomatoes for 2004. The list is comprised of popular box office movies, along with independent films as rated on Rotten Tomatoes website for the year 2004. The list answers the question, “What is the highest rated movie of 2004, according to Rotten Tomatoes?” The 2004 movies with 20 or more critic reviews compete for the top spot on Rotten Tomatoes website based on their Tomatometer Scores. The top critics are generally those that write for a notable newspaper and to be a critic for the site, the original review must be popular and get a certain amount of ‘likes’ regardless of whether the review is positive or negative. Each of the 50 highest rated movies of 2004 has a picture of the movie next to the title so that readers can see what the film looks like. Each film also lists the name of the director, or directors, which worked on the movie.Rotten Tomatoes is not just about the highest rated movies of a certain year, but also offers reviews, information, and news pertaining to movies that are just released or have been in the theater.
Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 2004,

Twist of Faith

Howard Zinn: You Can´t Be Neutral on a Moving Train

Live-in Maid

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

Moolaadé

Sideways

The Incredibles

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Take Out

The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till


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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 04:30:03 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/rotten-tomatoes-highest-rated-movies-2004/rotten-tomatoes-lists
<![CDATA[Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1992]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/rotten-tomatoes-highest-rated-movies-1992/rotten-tomatoes-lists
Here is a list of the top 50 highest rated movies from Rotten Tomatoes for 1992. The list is comprised of popular box office movies, along with independent films as rated on Rotten Tomatoes website for the year 1992. The list answers the question, “What is the highest rated movie of 1992, according to Rotten Tomatoes?” The 1992 movies with 20 or more critic reviews compete for the top spot on Rotten Tomatoes website based on their Tomatometer Scores. The top critics are generally those that write for a notable newspaper and to be a critic for the site, the original review must be popular and get a certain amount of ‘likes’ regardless of whether the review is positive or negative. Each of the 50 highest rated movies of 1992 has a picture of the movie next to the title so that readers can see what the film looks like. Each film also lists the name of the director, or directors, which worked on the movie.Rotten Tomatoes is not just about the highest rated movies of a certain year, but also offers reviews, information, and news pertaining to movies that are just released or have been in the theater.
Rotten Tomatoes Highest Rated Movies 1992,

Bob Roberts

Husbands and Wives

Of Mice and Men

One False Move

Passion Fish

Police Story 3: Super Cop

The Crying Game

The Last of the Mohicans

The Player

Unforgiven


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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 05:08:21 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/rotten-tomatoes-highest-rated-movies-1992/rotten-tomatoes-lists
<![CDATA[The Best Documentaries About Education]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-documentaries-about-education/ranker-film
This list has been ranked by the community to determine the best documentaries about education. This list includes popular and recognizable titles, along with a lot of independent documentary films about education to be voted on, with videos. What is the best documentary about education? This list will let you know!

With every vote, the order of the list will change to see which documentary about education comes out on top. If you do not see your favorite on the list, add it along with the existing titles so that others may vote on it as well. This list currently includes titles such as, Race to Nowhere about over-scheduled students who are pressured to succeed, and Waiting for Superman about public education and how it affects children.
 
Documentaries are nonfiction and made with the intention of displaying reality for historical purposes and to educate viewers. Most documentaries are driven by independent filmmakers and those passionate about the topics they are portraying.

Vote up your favorite documentaries about education below or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
The Best Documentaries About Education,

I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School

Mad Hot Ballroom

Spellbound

Please Vote for Me

The Cartel

The Lottery

Race to Nowhere

Waiting for "Superman"

American Teacher

Unfinished Spaces


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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 04:35:33 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-documentaries-about-education/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Ten Greatest Moments in Star Trek Slash Fiction]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-ten-greatest-moments-in-star-trek-slash-fiction/eric-diaz
Out of everything Star Trek has spawned in its 45 year span (six television series, ten films and an avalanche of merchandise), almost nothing has been more of a game changer than slash fiction. Star Trek introduced the world to Slash fiction, which is essentially fan fiction with a sexual (usually same sex) bent.

The original "slash fic" was K/S, all about the forbidden love of Kirk and Spock. Eventually slash fic expanded out of Trek (I even found a slash fic for short lived 90's TV series "Due South". Who knew anyone cared about that show, much less wanted to see the main characters have sex with each other??) But Star Trek is where it all began and it is with those characters that slash fiction continues to thrive.

So in honor of Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's birthday, let's celebrate the Top Ten Trek slash fic pairings, and their tenderest moments. 
The Ten Greatest Moments in Star Trek Slash Fiction,

Data and Geordi LaForge
In the second episode of TNG, we found out that Data was anatomically correct when he put it to security chief Tasha Yar under some alien drunken stupor. He then proceeded to not have sex for several seasons (until the movie First Contact actually) But not in the minds of slashfic writers. Nope, he and his best friend, blind engineer Geordi La Forge were getting it on big time on the Enterprise. Here’s an exchange from "Buddies," a nice little Date/Geordi S&M slash I found:

Geordi brought the riding crop down on Data's back again. WHACK!

"Oh God, YES! Beat me, Master!" Data screamed. "Whip my golden
bitch ass! Whip me like a DOG!" He exclaimed, arching his back.

And, that’s pretty much how it goes. There are lots of other Date pairings, but it seems that his blind boy Geordi is his number one guy. At least there isn't anything about Data and his cat Spot. That I know of....
Ensign Kim & Tom Paris
Poor Ensign Harry Kim. Not only did he never get promoted in the entire seven year run of Star Trek: Voyager, but he was also the most useless and lame character on what was the most useless and lame Star Trek show of all time. (That is, until Enterprise debuted.)

One of the few things he got to do on the show was pal around with Lt. Tom Paris, and the two had a friendship that would rival Data and Geordi LaForge on The Next Generation (item #3).

As with all male friendships on Trek shows, this would provide lots of sexual fodder for the writers of slash fic, as it seems aside from "Mistress Janeway" Ensign Kim and Tom Paris were the biggest Voyager centric subject of slash fic I could find.

Something about these two characters must have really made people wanna see them have sex, because they were quite the popular fantasy.
Worf and Wesley Crusher
This one is wrong on SO many levels.

Mind you, during his time on the show, the character Wesley Crusher (played by geek superstar extraordinaire Wil Wheaton) was only 15-18, give or take. So just with that, this is pretty wrong.

And Wil Wheaton was always a soft skinny little pretty boy. So, ya know... why not pair him with an aggressive Klingon f*ck machine like Worf? Just makes sense right?

it should also be mentioned that there are also a few slash fics where Wesley has sex with not just Worf, but the entire crew. One in particular had the brilliant title "Behind the Red Door" (actor Wil Wheaton has even commented on some of these in his blog; nice to see he has a good sense of humor about stories where his teenage self is sexually abused by his castmates). In one Worf/Wesley fic though, It was Wes who was in charge of a drugged Worf, and essentially rapes him in sick bay. It goes something like this:

He pierced his eyes into Worf's. "All those years, I had something to keep me going...the visions of what I'd do to you one day, how I'd pay you back for all the times you handled me like
a piece of sh*t, a clueless little bugger... Oh yeah, you're so big, Worf," he muttered with eyes closed, slightly rocking on his seat. "My soiled warrior...where's your honor now? F***ed by a human s**t,and you can't do a thing about it." Leaning forward again, he placed his hands on the Klingon's chest, burying his fingernails into the leathery skin.

it gets much worse than that, if you can imagine what a Klingon penis can do to a teenage male virgin, but I think you get the idea.
Charles Trip Tucker & Malcolm Reed
The least popular version of Star Trek has to be Star Trek: Enterprise, the show that helped drive Trek into the ground until their 2009 reboot on the big screen. Only lasting four seasons, it was the first modern Trek show to get cancelled without lasting seven seasons since the original in 1969. Pretty much except for the final season, this show sucked balls.

Speaking of sucking balls, Enterprise did have enough fans to spawn some slash fic, mostly centered on the sexual relationship of Chief Engineer Charles "Trip" Tucker and British weapons officer Malcolm Reed.

This relationship is interesting, because originally Malcolm Reed was supposed to be the first gay officer on a Star Trek series.

Despite decades of claiming to be about diversity, no main Trek character was ever officially gay or lesbian. It is rumored that then Star Trek head honcho Rick Berman put the kibosh on any gay characters on Trek.

Which just made the writers of slash even more empowered, as Reed was supposed to have been gay anyway. Why not pair him with the most attractive guy on the ship, Trip Tucker?

And that is just what they did, in droves.

There is possibly more Malcolm Reed/Trip Tucker slash fic than for any other characters on the show. Even poor Scott Bakula doen't get half the online slashfic as these two do.

And I think we're all okay with that.
Dr. Bashir and Garak
This is overwhelmingly the #1 slash fic pairing for fans of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, by a significant margin -- which is interesting, as both are supporting characters, and Garak was only a semi-regular character.

When Dr. Julian Bashir, CMO of station Deep Space Nine was introduced to Garak in the second episode of the series, there was a definite gay vibe to the way Garak (the station's tailor and shopkeeper, as well as exiled spy) approached Bashir, who was sitting alone having lunch.

They would eventually become confidants, even friends, and this relationship launched a thousand slashfics, with titles such as "Spy, Tailor, Tease Extraordinaire" and "Too Hot for Odo’s Monitor’s".
Captain Picard & Q
Actor John deLancie, who plays Jean Luc Picard’s omnipotent nemesis Q on Star Trek the Next Generation once called Picard his "main squeeze."

Apparently, fandom took that to heart, as there is way more slashfic portraying Picard/Q in love than say, Picard/Commander Riker or Picard/Data. And Q was a character who only appeared on the series as a guest star once a year or so. He wasn't even a main cast member.

Since much of Q's character on the series involved him torementing and humiliating the crew of the Enterprise-D, it only makes sense that the writers of slash fic would translate that into some kind of S&M relationship with Jean Luc Picard. Almost all of the stories involving Picard and Q have a master and servant flavor to them, it seems.

This story in particular is hands down my favorite one. It's called "Pet's Day Out", where Q takes Picard (his "pet") shopping at Ikea, and they have sex on a display bed.

"I'm soooo embarrassed," Picard said as he sprawled out on a sample mattress in the bedroom department. "You look it," drawled Q, surveying Picard's artfully draped, cut-for-an-old-guy manly physique. "Now get hard for Daddy."

Yeah, I know what you're thinking, I'm thinking it too....Isn't it great that Ikea will still be in business in 400 years?
Captain Kirk & Mr. Spock
Like there could be any other choice for #1.

The sexual pairing of Kirk and Spock not only started the entire slash fic craze in the first place, but spawned a million copies and parodies that continue to this very day.

This all started back in 1974, when the first Kirk and Spock romantic pairing was written, called "A Fragment Out Of Time" Kirk and Spock were not called by name in this original story, but rather referred to them as "he" and "him."

Thus, a new mini-genre was created, now known as "Slash Fiction".

By 1987, there were 58 Kirk/Spock fanzines. The phenomenon of K/S was so widespread that when Gene Roddenberry was writing his adaptation of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, he even had an internal monologue of Kirk's dealing with all these rumors of his relationship to Spock.

"I was never aware of this 'lovers' rumor, although I have been told that Spock encountered it several times. Apparently, he had always dismissed it with his characteristic lifting of his right eyebrow, which usually connoted some combination of surprise, disbelief, and/or annoyance. As for myself...I have always found my best gratification in that creature called woman. Also, I would not like to be thought of as being so foolish that I would select a love partner who came into sexual heat only once every seven years. "

—Admiral Kirk, Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Mmmhm. Someone doth protest too much, I think.

In any case, Kirk/Spock slash fic is still the #1 of its kind, and the re-casting of Kirk and Spock with much sexier actors for the 2009 reboot has only made the popularity of K/S swell.

Swell like a throbbing, hard... dilithium crystal.
Odo & Quark
Odo is Deep Space Nine's shapeshifter security chief whose natural shape is a bucket of goo.

Quark is basically Ferengi with giant ears that wrap around his head, and bulbous cranium, and fangs for teeth.

Somewhere in the world, there is someone who wanted these two characters to have sex SO much they needed to write about it, and then share it with the world.

I guess the contempt these two characters shared for each other on the show ultimately had to result in some kind of sex, no matter how frickin' weird it was.

Odo also had relations with the former Cardassion head of Deep Space Nine, Gul Dukat. In one story, Dukat makes Odo use his shape changing ability to his advantage -

"I heard you know some more tricks," the Cardassian said. "Maybe, but I won't perform them for you." "You are nothing, Odo. That's your name. Whatever you do here, you do so because we allow you to." Odo's head sank, his gaze coming to rest on the man's boots. "And tonight, you will do as I say."

I gotta say, shapeshifting for your evil master makes more sense than Odo ever having sex with Quark.And it is probably a hell of a lot sexier.
Sulu and Chekov
Let's face it....there were only three real characters on the original Star Trek series (four if you count Scotty) but Sulu, Chekov and Uhura pretty much sat around the bridge for 79 episodes and just made expository comments or bad jokes about Russia. They rarely got a lot to do.

Not in the slash world though. Nope, in this world these two yellow shirted characters are gettin' it on left and right. And considering how often Captain Kirk beams down to a planet on an away mission, it is easy for the boys to play "when Daddy's away". The Sulu/Chekov pairings usually go something like this:

"'Good morning!" Lt. Sulu's voice was obscenely cheerful as he entered his cabin. "Boy, the bridge is sure quiet today." His captive had no choice but to remain quiet himself. "Pretty boring stuff," the helmsman reported brightly, making unidentifiable noises around the room. "You know how it is -maintaining standard orbit around a planet with a skeleton crew while everyone else is down there having a good time... Well, almost everyone." "Mmmm," the lieutenant said, cupping the ensign's rump in his hands. "Nothing better for a coffee break than sweet buns..."

Somehow, this all ends in some S&M type scenario, but then...doesn't everything?
Captain Janeway & The Entire Crew of Voyager
Captain Kathryn Janeway holds a special place in the Trek Captain pantheon, as she is the first and only woman to command a ship on a series.

As a woman in charge of an entire crew, this leads to a special form of slash fic, one where Janeway is paired with the essentially the whole ship, like a leather clad dominatrix, and the entire crew are her submissive sex slaves.

The most well known of these S/M romps is a series called "The Secret Logs of Mistress Janeway".

These are most famous mostly for being mentioned in the documentary movie Trekkies, and also for the sheer number of stories in the "secret log" (64, at last count). Here’s a typical exchange from one of these stories:

"Janeway to Kim," I said much more stridently, than I should have.
"This is Kim," I could hear the confusion in his tone.
"Where are you?"
"My quarters with Tom."
I squeezed my eyes shut trying to blot out the images of their young, naked bodies entangled together. "Understood. I’m on my way."
"Yes, Captain!" he said brightly.


For years, stories of Mistress Janeway forcing her crew into submission ruled the slashfic world, until Voyager went off the air, at which point they started to slow down. Still, those Secret Logs are out there for those who bother to look...and I'll bet some of you reading this will. Good luck.

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Wed, 17 Aug 2011 10:08:46 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-ten-greatest-moments-in-star-trek-slash-fiction/eric-diaz
<![CDATA[Movies I Love and Everyone Else Hates]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/movies-i-love-and-everyone-else-hates/analise.dubner
These flicks get no love from anyone but me. And sure, I'm a little embarrased by SOME of them... but I still watch them every time they come on TV. Some of these are hated on principle... just for the backlash. But I stand by my initial opinion when I saw them... and refuse to back down from my original reaction, despite the mockery. Bring it on!
Movies I Love and Everyone Else Hates,

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Contact

Joe Versus the Volcano

Mars Attacks!

Speed Racer

The Blair Witch Project

Titanic

Turner & Hooch

12 Monkeys

While You Were Sleeping


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Thu, 11 Jun 2009 04:59:46 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/movies-i-love-and-everyone-else-hates/analise.dubner
<![CDATA[AFI's Best Movie Heroes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/afi_s-best-movie-heroes/movie-info
AFI's list of the 50 best film heroes of all-time. These aren't necessarily superhero movies, but they come pretty close.
AFI's Best Movie Heroes,

Atticus Finch

Clarice Starling

Ellen Ripley

Indiana Jones

Will Kane

Rocky Balboa

James Bond

T. E. Lawrence

George Bailey

Rick Blaine


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Mon, 09 Nov 2009 14:07:59 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/afi_s-best-movie-heroes/movie-info
<![CDATA[Behind the Scenes Photos of Star Wars Vehicle and Ships]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/star-wars-vehicles-behind-the-scenes/destiny-a-lopez
Star Wars wouldn't be Star Wars without the talents of the folks over at Industrial Light and Magic and the numerous detailed, awesome looking ships and vehicles they created for the Star Wars universe. Founded by George Lucas in 1975, the visual effects company was established when production on Star Wars began. Leading members of the ILM team included John Dykstra, Ken Ralston, Paul Huston, and other interns, artists, and designers. Their talents brought to life the many Star Wars ships and vehicles seen in the classic movies.

Lucas's goal for Star Wars was to create visual effects that audiences had never seen before. Industrial Light & Magic delivered that and more, creating some of the most recognizable fleets of vehicles and spacecrafts ever conceived for film. Over the course of six films, the number of Star Wars ship names devised for the vehicles and vessels of the films have grown so considerably, it takes several Wikipedia pages to list them all. 

From the Death Star to Landspeeders to B-Wing fighters, here are behind the scenes Star Wars pictures taken at the ILM model workshop throughout production on the original Star Wars trilogy. This Star Wars figures list features all the most memorable spacecraft spotted in that galaxy far, far away.

Behind the Scenes Photos of Star Wars Vehicle and Ships,

An ILM Artist Among Rows of B-Wings

ILM Artist Constructing More TIE Series Models

Millenium Falcon Model Nearing Completion

George Lucas Setting up a Shot with an Imperial Star Cruiser

X-Wing Fighter in the Industrial Light & Magic Workshop

Final Airbrush Details on the Millennium Falcon

George Lucas Among His Many Creations at the ILM Workshop

The Construction of the Death Star

Fighter Pilot Models Inside a Snowspeeder

One of the Few Women on the ILM Staff Working on the Death Star Model


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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 03:53:59 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/star-wars-vehicles-behind-the-scenes/destiny-a-lopez
<![CDATA[The Most Disappointing Movies of 2014]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-disappointing-movies-2014/ranker-film
One of the worst feelings is walking out of a theater having been let down by a movie you've been waiting months to see. All that anticipation and enthusiasm for an eagerly awaited film evaporates in theaters, when the movie turns out to be a huge flop. The film duds listed here left audiences wishing they could get their money back, after a disappointing movie experience. But which 2014 films were the most disappointing? Whether they couldn't live up to the hype or just weren't what fans wanted, these disappointing 2014 films flopped in a big way.

It's often sequels and remakes that disappoint movie fans the most, and 2014 was no exception. Transformers: Age of Extinction and Godzilla certainly left franchise fans feeling let down. But original ideas can fail too. 2014 comedies like Sex Tape and Blended disappointed movie buffs too. As did original dramas like Need for Speed and scifi films like Lucy.

Which movies were the most disappointing movies of 2014? Films from directors like Michael Bay, Seth MacFarlane, and Luc Besson all left fans wanting more. But which other movies failed to live up to the hype? Vote below (upvoting the bad movies and downvoting the not-so-bad) and if there are any films that really bummed you out in 2014, but aren't already listed, add them so other movie fans won't also be tricked into disappointment.
The Most Disappointing Movies of 2014,

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

Transformers: Age of Extinction
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The Other Woman

Walk of Shame

Blended

Sex Tape

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Need for Speed

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Godzilla


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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:17:48 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/most-disappointing-movies-2014/ranker-film
<![CDATA[Fan Made Superhero Poster That Are Better Than The Real Ones]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/fan-made-comic-book-movie-posters/ranker-comics
A great poster is a piece of fine art. The poster has more jobs than most people realize. It has to sell the film without the benefit of a trailer. It has to present the cast, pitch what the movie is about, and show some plot,  while not spoiling too much. And we all know with Superhero's everyone has a very specific take on his or her favorite hero.

With such a zealous backing of creative types its no surprise that a lot of the best posters don't come from the studios, but from the fans. Comic readers know, love, and live these characters so naturally they would know how they want them portrayed. And let's face it... the studios have so many people to answer to that sometimes the vision gets distorted and watered down. With a talented fan creating it, the poster comes out just as they intended and a lot of the time it's incredible.

Enjoy this look back at the best fan made superhero posters of all time! Not all of them could make the cut, and excluding them wasn't easy so vote up your favorites below to find out which is the greatest unofficial superhero poster ever!

Fan Made Superhero Poster That Are Better Than The Real Ones,

Batman Forever
Made by Felipe Collazo at Deviant Art
Ghost Rider
Made by Nicole Antonian found here
Thor
Made by shokxone-studios at deviantart.
The Avengers
Made by Flow Media Productions at Deviant Art
Deadpool
Made by... Unknown, tweeted by Ryan Reynolds
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Made By CAMW1N at Deviant Art
Guardians of the Galaxy
Made by Bosslogix at Deviant Art
Captain America: Civil War
Made by AndrewSS7 at Deviant Art

(
sure theres no official poster out yet, but this was too cool not to post.)

The Dark Knight Trilogy
Made by AndrewSS7 at Deviant Art
Guardians / Star Wars Mashup
Made by Matt Ferguson (Cakes and Comics) at Deviant Art

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Wed, 13 May 2015 03:09:09 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/fan-made-comic-book-movie-posters/ranker-comics
<![CDATA[The Greatest Comedy Movie Remakes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-comedy-movie-remakes/ranker-film
As much as everyone loves classic films, it’s good practice to update older movies every once in a while to introduce them to modern audiences. This is especially true when it comes to comedy, where it’s possible for some of the funniest movies to lose their bite when the references grow stale, or completely out of fashion all together. If you’ve ever tried to watch one of your favorite comedies with a younger sibling, you totally know what we’re talking about. This list of comedies that have been remade is the perfect jumping off point for introducing young audiences to your favorite classic comedies.

Remakes tend to get a bad rap in the film community, but it's not clear why. Recently there have been a slew of great franchise reboots and film remakes that have blown movie-goers' socks off (21 Jump Street anyone?), and hopefully it’s making Hollywood rethink their remake model. With the new guard of blockbuster filmmaker who is happy to give reverence to the past, while forging something new with their remake, audiences will get a handful of great comedies that are being remade and are just as funny, if not more so, than the original.

The comedy remake and reboots on this list, are definitely some of the funniest remakes out there. Vote up the comedy film remakes that you think did the original film justice (or even surpassed the original story), and if you think a great comedy reboot is missing, add it to the list!
The Greatest Comedy Movie Remakes,

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Father of the Bride

Little Shop of Horrors
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Major Payne

Mr Deeds

Ocean's Eleven

The Birdcage

The Toy

You've Got Mail

21 Jump Street


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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:54:58 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-comedy-movie-remakes/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Most Surprising Early Work by Famous Screenwriters]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/surprising-early-work-by-famous-screenwriters/ranker-film
Sometimes a writer sticks to a general style or genre, and do it so well they become the icon of that genre. Like Charlie Kaufman, Alexander Payne, M. Night Shymalan or JJ Abrams. What if we told you that one of the worst films ever made (Alien Resurrection) was the work of one of the most acclaimed screenwriters of our time? Or that Charlie Kaufman wrote a (not at all meta) slapstick 80's sitcom? How about M. Night the one-time king of suspense and twists Shymalan, writing Stuart Little? (Yes, that Stuart Little) Turns out even the most prestigious and specific writers can still surprise us.
 
There are also people in the film industry that you didn't even realize were also writers! Carrie Fisher, Star Wars' Carrie Fisher, makes an appearance on this list. And you know the work she's done never knowing it was her. As does the lead of The Leftovers/the bad guy from Charlie's Angels 2 & Your Highness... and he's written some of the best comedies ever made.

This is a list of movies to remind you that screenwriters can completely surprise you (as can actors you didn't realize were writers). These are the most surprising movies written by some of Hollywood's most acclaimed screenwriters!

The Most Surprising Early Work by Famous Screenwriters,

Carrie Fisher
What she is known for: Playing Princess Leia in Star Wars

Films that you didn't know she wrote: Ghost wrote on Lethal Weapon 3, Hook, Sister Act, Last Action Hero, The Wedding Singer, Coyote Ugly and Scream 3 
James Gunn
What he is known for: Guardians of the Galaxy, Super, Slither

Films that you didn't know he wrote: Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Tromeo and Juliet

Joss Whedon
What he is known for: Buffy, Firefly, The Avengers, many others

Films you didn't know he wrote: Alien Resurrection and Waterworld
Justin Theroux
What he is known for: The Leftovers, Charlie's Angels 2, American Psycho, Mulholland Drive, Six Feet Under, etc.

Films you didn't know he wrote: 
Tropic Thunder, Rock of Ages, Zoolander 2
J.J. Abrams
What he is known for: Star Trek, Alias, Lost, Mission: Impossible 3, Super 8

Films you didn't know he wrote: Armageddon, Joy Ride, Gone Fishin', Forever Young

M. Night Shyamalan
What he is known for: Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable, The Happening

Films that you didn't know he wrote: 
Stuart Little 
Roald Dahl
What he is known for: Countless books from your childhood - BFG, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, etc.

Film that you didn't know he wrote:
 You Only Live Twice (yes, the James Bond film)

Vince Gilligan
What he is known for: Creator of Breaking Bad and writer of The X-Files.

Films that you didn't know he wrote: Hancock, Wilder Napalm

William Monahan
What he is known for: The Departed, Kingdom of Heaven, The Gambler

Films that you didn't know he wrote: 
London Boulevard and Body of Lies
Jim Rash
What he is known for: Playing Dean Pelton on Community, being on Glee and Reno 911

Films that you didn't know he wrote: 
The Descendents (which he won an Oscar for) and The Way Way Back

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:20:40 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/surprising-early-work-by-famous-screenwriters/ranker-film
<![CDATA[A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/a-glimpse-inside-the-mind-of-charles-swan-iii-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
"A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" movie quotes follow the wacky adventures that result in the dreams of a man highly distraught after a breakup with his dream girl. The comedy film was written, directed, and produced by Roman Coppola, son of legendary director Francis Ford Coppola and brother of Sofia Coppola. "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" first premiered at the 2012 Rome Film Festival before opening in theaters in the United States on February 8, 2013.

In "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III," Charlie Sheen plays the title character of Charles Swan III, a graphic designer who is also kind of a scumbag, in the 1970s. Life is going well for Charles until the girl of his dreams, Ivana (Katheryn Winnick), dumps him. This causes Charles to completely flip out. On one hand, Charles is smitten with Ivana and desperately wants her back while on the other hand, he's also angry that she left him. This confusion and stress leads to a number of surreal dreams, nightmares even, involving his closets friends.

In one dream, Charles and his friend Kirby Star (Jason Schwartzman) find themselves in a Western alongside Charles' manager Saul (Bill Murray). In another they are gangsters on the run from some violent man-hating gang of women. All parallel his real life, causing Charles to hit bottom and reevaluate how he lives his life.

If "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" is too far out there for you, there are plenty of other movies in theaters such as "Django Unchained," "Killing Them Softly," "Hitchcock," "Skyfall," "Lincoln," "Flight," "Playing for Keeps," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Anna Karenina," "This Must Be the Place," "Cloud Atlas," "Wreck-It Ralph," "Nobody Walks," "The Sessions," "Red Dawn," "Chasing Mavericks," "Rise of the Guardians," "Argo," and "Looper."

Check out more lists like famous lines from movies and shows, the most nutty of all Charlie Sheen quotes, and the best (worst) Charlie Sheen parodies
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III Movie Quotes,

Ability to Fall in Love Again
Charles Swan III: "I don't think I have the ability to fall in love again."

Charles spills his heart out in an attempt to vent about his breakup. He does this however to a small child who likely has no comprehension of adult relationships.
SSBB
Kirby Star: "There's an organization called the SSBB, the Secret Society of Ball Busters."

In another wacky heat dream, Kirby, Charles and Saul are gangsters running from this secret society of man-hating women, the Secret Society of Ball Busters.
I'm Hit!
Saul: "Are you a man?"
Charles Swan III: "Of course I am"
Saul: "Show me"

Charles Swan III: "Ivana, can't we just talk?"
[Ivana hits Charles with an arrow in the chest]
Charles Swan III: "Ahh, I'm hit!"
Kirby Star: "Savages!"

Saul calls on Charles to prove his manhood by handing him a gun. Too bad before he can react Ivana shoots him right in the heart with an arrow.
Howdy, Ladies
Charles Swan III: "Look at that! Howdy, ladies!"
Kirby Star: "Go, go, go, go, go, go, go!"
Charles Swan III: "Are you hit?"
Kirby Star: "No, but I think I might have pulled a muscle."

In one of Charles' dreams he finds himself in a Western scene where he encounters a group of Native American women. They don't react kindly to his advances sending them running for the hills.
I'm Lost
Kirby Star: "Hello, zing! Rewind! What did you do?"
Charles Swan III: "She said she didn't want to be in the drawer with all the other girls."
Kirby Star: "Well obviously I totally agree with that. I'm lost. I have no idea what we're talking about."

Trying to explain the breakup to his buddy Kirby Star does not go so well for Charles. At first Kirby seems to understand but soon it becomes obvious that he was not paying attention one bit.
You're Crazy!
Ivana: "You're a big, fake liar!"
Saul: "You're incredibly irresponsible."
Kirby Star: "You don't listen!"
Ivana: "You're crazy! You're selfish!" … "You're not the only person, Charles!"

In selected scenes from the film, Charles problems are highlighted, specifically in that so many people are disappointed in him. As if losing the love of his life wasn't bad enough, it seems everything is falling on Charles all at once.
It Was Different with Her
Charles Swan III: "I thought it was different with her, then poof! I can't concentrate. I think of her every minute."

Charles talks about Ivana leaving him and how the weight of the breakup is consuming him. This stress leads to his brain to go into overdrive and prompts numerous wacky dreams.
Got Any Whiskey?
Saul: "You got any whiskey?"
[Drinks the whiskey]
Saul: "All right, this, this is going to hurt"
[Pulls the arrow from Charles' chest]
Saul: "Ahhhhhh!"

When Saul asks Kirby for whiskey it's assumed that the whiskey is for Charles who has an arrow sticking out of his chest. Instead Saul drinks the whiskey then proceeds to join in on the yelling when removing the arrow from Charles.
There's Always Hope
Charles Swan III: "So there's hope for me?"
Saul: "There's always hope."

Saul gives Charles a touch of optimism as he reminds Charles that there is always hope no matter how bad your situation is.
You're Nuts!
Ivana: "You're nuts!"
Charles Swan III: "I know I am. I've been dreaming about you my whole life."

In yet another dream, Charles finds his love Ivana and professes his love for her. In this alternate reality, they seem happy, though Ivana does seem aware of Charles' insanity.

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Tue, 29 Jan 2013 02:34:15 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/a-glimpse-inside-the-mind-of-charles-swan-iii-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
<![CDATA[The Best Train Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-train-movies
What are the best train movies ever made? This list includes a lot of different movies that all feature trains in some fashion. Whether it's comedy or drama, the great train movies included here are all memorable. Some of them are among the best movies of all time, too. Which one is your favorite? Vote up the train films you like the most and feel free to rerank this list any way you want. If any good train movies are missing, feel free to add them to the list.

Some of the best train films are train robbery movies. Among them: The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 and The Great Train Robbery. Trains are an excellent vehicle (so to speak) for story lines involving robberies. They're fast, dangerous and an exciting means of transportation, after all. Along those lines, two outstanding Alfred Hitchcock films both involve trains: 1951's Strangers on a Train and 1959's North By Northwest.

Without a doubt, some of the best comedy films are also about trains. Who can forget the hilariously classic Planes, Trains and Automobiles, starring Steve Martin and John Candy? And 1976's Silver Streak is a comedy thriller that includes murder, mayhem and the comedic genius of Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor.

Enjoy this list of top notch railroad movies, and don't forget to vote!
The Best Train Movies,

Back to the Future Part III

North by Northwest

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Silver Streak

The General

The Polar Express

Unstoppable

The Taking of Pelham 123

The Train (1964)

Emperor of the North Pole (1973)


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<![CDATA[Norm of the North Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/norm-of-the-north-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
Norm of the North movie quotes tell the story of one talking polar bear who heads to New York City to save the Arctic from real estate developers. The animated comedy adventure film was written by Jack Donaldson and Derek Elliott. Directed by Trevor Wall, Norm of the North opened in theaters on January 15, 2015.

In Norm of the North, Norm (voiced by Rob Schneider) is not quite the average bear. This polar bear is not so great at bear-like things, but is really good with human things like talking and dancing. So when Norm learns that the Arctic, home to him and his friends (including voices by Bill Nighy), is being threatened by pesky tourists and a super greedy developer, Mr. Greene (voiced by Jen Jeong), who wants to turn the area into condos and shopping malls, Noah knows he must step up and save the land.

So Noah, along with a trio of lemmings, heads to New York City to confront Mr. Greene and save the land. But instead of stopping Mr. Greene, he unknowingly becomes the mascot for Greene's company. This makes stopping the development extra tricky, as if being a polar bear trying to talk a real estate developer out of easy money was a steal to begin with.

Noah of the North brought some family fun to theaters already showing other films such as The Revenant, 13 Hours The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, The Hateful Eight and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Norm of the North Movie Quotes,

Take a Picture
Norm: Why don't you take a picture, it'll last longer.

When Norm is put on the spot, he mockingly urges others to take a photo of him. They take him up on that offer.
Convince Them Not to Move Here
Norm: Humans are moving here now. Look, from Florida!
Socrates: Go to the city, Norm, and convince them not to move here.
Norm: Then I'll need soldiers on the ground... Those guys?
Socrates: He wants you to stomp on him. He wants you to prove how tough he is... Wait for Lemming: You're invincible!

Norm learns that humans are looking to take over the Arctic, his home and that of others. He also knows that he needs to stop them, but cannot do this alone. Unfortunately, his soldiers on the ground are a little lackluster.
We've Gotta Show Them Who We Really Are
Norm: Hi, everyone!
People: Ahhh!
Norm: If we're going to make it in this town, we've gotta show them who we really are.

When Norm arrives in New York City, he tries his best to put his best foot forward. While things do not start too well for him, (and let's face it, who would react well to a talking polar bear?) Norm does not give up.
Are They House Trained?
Olympia: Oh, they're amazing!
Mr. Greene: Are they house trained?
Norm: Oh, definitely! They've peed in tons of houses!

While Olympia seems excited by the lemmings, Mr. Greene isn't too happy by Norm's definition of house trained. Surely this will end well, right?
Act Natural
Norm: Someones coming act natural!
[Lemmings fart]
Norm: Not that natural!

When Norm tells his lemming buddies to act natural, he didn't mean "fart in front of strangers" normal. He was thinking more of "just be cool" natural.
That's My Home
Mr. Greene: I'm going to be so rich when I sell off the Arctic. It's going to be condos, shopping malls.
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Norm: That's my home... We've gotta find a way to stop that guy!

The greedy Mr. Greene wants to develop the Arctic for big bucks but Norm, who lives there, is not so excited by this plan. They must fight it out to see who will prevail.
Gotta Tell All My Seal Buddies
Norm: I gotta tell all my seal buddies. You press the lever, the water goes up!

Apparently in New York City, bathrooms don't work the same as from where Norm is from. He cannot wait to tell the folks back home about this amazing find.

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<![CDATA[The Saddest Animal Death Scenes in Movies That Make You Cry Like a Baby]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/saddest-animal-deaths-in-movies/katia-kleyman

Why do animal deaths in movies make us so sad? Like blubbering, stammering, sobbing-mess kind of sad? Everyone hates seeing sad animal deaths in movies. It’s because animals are pure, sweet, and love us unconditionally. Sad animal movies affect a certain part of the heart. And animal movie death scenes are a whole other level of emotional.

For everyone there's those heart-wrenching animal death scenes that, despite how hard you try, you can never forget. These movies transport you back to a time when you were a kid, or maybe to a time where you were an adult crying in your living room by yourself. These are tragic animals deaths that'll have you bawling like a child. Fair warning: you might want to have a box of tissues handy for this list.


The Saddest Animal Death Scenes in Movies That Make You Cry Like a Baby,

Bambi

Disney has got a bit of a twisted modus operandi when it comes to killing off the protagonists parents in their films. Bambi is no exception. In the film Bambi’s mother is shot by a hunter and Bambi is forced to grow up practically an orphan. Bambi does have a somewhat absentee father, the Great Prince of the Forest, but dad is too busy to really participate in Bambi’s childhood. Bambi eventually becomes a big sexy stag and the new Great Prince.

Walt Disney may be preoccupied with dead mothers and translated that to his work because of a personal trauma. Producer of The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast, Don Hahn explained that Disney felt responsible for the death of his own mother. In the '40s when Disney was at the peak of his success, he bought his parents a home. A leaky furnace lead to his mother dying of carbon monoxide poisoning.  


Charlotte's Web

Usually when you see a spider, you scream and try to stomp its little life out. Not Charlotte though. Charlotte may be the most lovable spider in film history. She takes a little pig named Wilbur who is destined to become a BLT under her wing, and saves the pig by spinning words like “some pig” and “terrific” in her web.

However, after all that spinning and after laying a bunch of eggs, Charlotte becomes exhausted. On the brink of death, Wilbur consoles Charlotte by saying that her children will be safe. This is the only case where baby spider eggs could be considered cute.


I Am Legend

The only thing worse than being the last man on Earth is losing the only companion you have - your trusty dog. In I Am Legend, Neville and his German Shepard Sam travel through an apocalyptic wasteland trying to survive against zombies. When Sam is bitten by a pack of undead dogs, Neville knows he has to kill his only friend in order to spare her from becoming a zombie. 

In an extremely sad and horrifying scene, Neville holds Sam in his arms as she begins to turn into a four-legged walker. As Sam turns and goes to bite Neville, he strangles her to death while tears stream down his face. The eerie silence of the scene makes it even more heartbreaking. 


My Dog Skip

My Dog Skip was the heartwarming tale of a boy and his dog. Together they learn about family, friendship, loyalty, and what it means to be brave. When Willie goes off to college, leaving his small town in Mississippi, he leaves behind his dog Skip. As he gets older, Skips becomes weaker and eventually dies. 

In the film's final scene, Willie remembers the relationship he and his dog had and how much joy it brought to his life. It's beautifully touching, sad, and definitely a tearjerker. 


Old Yeller

Old Yeller is one of the most iconic films about man’s best friend. People just love a good ol’ story about a boy and his dog. This is another coming-of-age story where a boy, Travis, has to make a difficult decision that eventually teaches him how to be a man.

There’s been warnings of rabies in the area where Travis and his family live. Travis is forced to put down one of his family’s cows due to the infection. They end up burning the cow’s body but the flames attract a rabid wolf. Old Yeller protects the family and attacks the wolf, giving Travis enough time to get his gun and shoot the animal. But Yeller was bit in the struggle and when he shows signs of the disease he is locked up in a corn shed. After witnessing Old Yeller nearly attack his younger brother, Travis decides he has to put Old Yeller down.  


The Land Before Time

Littlefoot from The Land Before Time is hands down the cutest longneck in film history. Littlefoot lived with his mama and his adorable grandparents sometime in the Jurassic Period about 150 million years ago.  When Littlefoot and his bossy triceratops friend Cera got into trouble with a T-Rex, mama has to come rescue them. She put up a good fight but, of course, there is a massive earthquake right at that very moment, making things more difficult. Her last words to Littlefoot will make you weep. “Littlefoot, let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely.”

Damn.


The Lion King

The death of Mufasa in The Lion King has to be one of the saddest deaths in film history - human or otherwise. After being double crossed by his brother Scar - and being trampled by a herd of antelope - Mufasa's lifeless body is found by his son Simba. 

Little Simba trying to frantically wake his dad up to no avail broke the spirits of '90s kids everywhere. The death was heart wrenching, sad, and emotionally scarring. 


The NeverEnding Story

The scene where Atreyu’s horse Artax sinks in the Swamp of Sadness will leave you feeling about as hopeless as you felt watching the 2016 election unfold. In The Neverending Story, Atreyu’s has to overcome a whole bunch of obstacles to keep the fantasy world he lives in from being overtaken by The Nothing. 

So he has to trudge through this Swamp of Sadness, and he’s there with his horse, and it’s pretty miserable. Atreyu’s trying to keep his spirits up though, because if you let the sadness take over you sink into the mud and die.  Well Artax wasn’t much of an optimist and he let his depression get the best of him. Atreyu is screaming and crying, pulling Artax by the reigns to keep him from drowning in his sorrows. But Artax is just too weary, so the good old horse threw in the towel.

Strange though, you would think that Atreyu would start sinking as well during that scene. After all, he is witnessing the slow death of his friend. How does that not bum you out? Plot hole.


Where the Red Fern Grows

What’s sadder than a dog dying from heartbreak over her doggy husband? Nothing. Where the Red Fern Grows is a coming-of-age story about a boy named Billie and his two beloved coonhounds, Old Dan and Little Ann. The dogs become prize-winning raccoon hunters and famous throughout his county. Shortly after winning a championship, Billie takes the dogs out on a hunt and they encounter a cougar. Before the mountain lion could get to Billie, Old Dan attacks the lion. While the fight is happening, Billie gets out his hatchet and kills the cougar, but poor Old Dan ends up dying from his injuries.

The saddest part is how Little Ann mourns Old Dan. She becomes lethargic and stops eating. She just couldn’t live without Old Dan. Inconsolable, Little Ann loses the will to live. Billie discovers Little Ann’s body lying on Old Dan’s grave.

Why the film is called Where the Red Fern Grows is because a rare red fern ending up growing between the Little Ann and Old Dan’s grave. A Native American legend says that only an angel can plant a red fern.


Marley & Me

Anyone who has ever owned a dog and watched them grow into old age knows the heart-wrenching pain of saying goodbye to them. Marley & Me's death scene will leave everyone bawling their eyes out. In the end of the film, it becomes inevitable that poor Labrador retriever Marley is in too much pain and has to be euthanized. His owner John (played Owen Wilson) delivers the sweetest farewell to Marley.

“We couldn’t find a better dog. What made you such a great dog was that you loved us every day no matter what. That’s an amazing thing. Do you know how much we love you? We love you so much … I don’t know exactly where we go from here, but I want you to remember you’re a great dog Marley.”

If that doesn't make you choke up, there might be something wrong with you. 



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