<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent Film Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list-of//film http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/list-of//film <![CDATA[The Best Steven Spielberg Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-steven-spielberg-movies
List of the top films ever made by Steven Spielberg, arguably the most famous and celebrated of all American filmmakers. Spielberg won his first Oscar for directing in 1993 for his Holocaust drama Schindler's List, and took the prize again 5 years later for the WWII drama Saving Private Ryan (best remembered for its immersive opening D-Day sequence.) But he had already been heralded in the '70s and '80s as one of Hollywood's most important, and successful, directors.

Spielberg first came to international recognition in 1975 with the release of his big-budget shark thriller Jaws, a troubled production that nonetheless became a smash hit and eventually inspired the trend of blockbuster "summer movies" which continues to this day. In the ensuing years, he continued having popular success with a duo of alien-themed dramas - Close Encounters of the Third Kind and the family favorite E.T., and also branched out into comedy (the critically-trashed "1941") and period drama (Empire of the Sun and The Color Purple). He also collaborated in the 1980s with writer/producer George Lucas on the massively popular Indiana Jones adventure film series, an homage to the movie serials of the 1930s. Spielberg returned to sci-fi again in 1993 with Jurassic Park, released in the same year as the critically-acclaimed Schindler's List. He has since added Minority Report and War of the Worlds to the genre, both starring Tom Cruise. In 2011, Spielberg again released two popular films in the same year - the film adaptation of the hit stage production War Horse and the motion-capture animated The Adventures of Tintin, a collaboration with Peter Jackson.

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Check out more lists like the complete collection of Spielberg movies, a listing of all the films directed by Spielberg, and even a directory of movies Steven Spielberg has written himself
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Catch Me If You Can

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom


Jurassic Park

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Saving Private Ryan

Schindler's List

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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<![CDATA[The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-superhero-movies-ever-made
Superhero movies may seem like a current trend, but the truth is, superheroes on film have been around since the beginning of celluloid. Most of the top superhero movies come from the comic giants like DC Movies or Marvel Films. Heroes like Batman, Spiderman, Superman, and Wolverine are all favorite superhero movie characters who have made it from the pages of comics to the big screen time and time again.

Superheroes began in classic American comic books in the 1930s, though their predecessors date back to earlier crime fighters and even mythological superhuman characters, like Zeus and Thor. In the Golden Age of comic books, superheroes frequented the pages of DC Comics, including Superman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern. In the 1960s, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and Iron Man showed up in the pages of Marvel Comics. More modern superhero stories like Kick-Ass and Watchmen still delight audiences.

Superhero movie serials once played before big features at movie houses. Today, Hollywood turns out giant summer blockbusters that routinely break records and bring in big business for studio execs, costumers, and special effects crews alike. Everyone has a favorite superhero film, and you can add yours to the rankings by voting up an existing item or creating your own full re-rank of your favorite super hero movies.

Batman Begins

Iron Man

Spider-Man 2


The Dark Knight



The Avengers

The Dark Knight Rises

X-Men: First Class

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<![CDATA[Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/critically-acclaimed-movies-that-really-suck
List of supposedly great films that actually kind of suck. This list includes films that have won or been nominated for Oscars, Golden Globes, and many other awards, but despite their praise and accolades, we find them almost impossible to watch.

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan



Lost in Translation

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

The English Patient

The Prince of Tides


The Tree of Life


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<![CDATA[The Best Movie Characters of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-movie-characters-of-all-time
List of the best movie characters of all time, ranked by film buffs and people like you. This list includes performances by some of the greatest actors of all time in classic films, epic dramas, comedies, action and superhero movies, and many other movie genres. The best characters in film are those unforgettable, magnetic people (or aliens, or self-aware machines) who command the screen. They have spoken some of the most memorable quotes in movie history in ways fans have been trying to emulate ever since. Simply put, they are the best characters ever. Vote for your favorites.

Jack Sparrow

Darth Vader

Forrest Gump


Hannibal Lecter

Han Solo

Indiana Jones



James Bond

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<![CDATA[The Best Drama Movies of 2014]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-drama-movies-2014/ranker-film
Let's get dramatic... There were a lot of great drama movies released in 2014, but which were the greatest? This list of the best 2014 drama films includes all the top dramas from the year, from noted drama directors and the greatest dramatic actors working today. No drama queens here - these were all celebrated dramas that entertained movie audiences throughout 2014, and the best Hollywood had to offer in the drama genre.

Where will you rank excellent 2014 book adaptations like The Fault in Our Stars, Unbroken, and Gone Girl? How about suspenseful 2014 movies like Fury, Nightcrawler, and Lone Survivor? You may love Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, but how did you like his 2014 drama The Judge? Did Kristen Stewart redeem her Twilight movies with the 2014 indie drama Camp X-Ray? Other great 2014 dramas include the vampire movie Dracula Untold and 2014 award season contenders like Birdman, Foxcatcher, and Whiplash, all of which will likely be nominated come Oscar night.

Vote below and let us know which films you thought were the best drama movies of 2014. If you missed them in theaters, be sure to check out these movies on DVD. If you're looking for more great dramas to rank, check out our drama movie lists of best family drama movies and best historical drama movies!




Gone Girl

Dracula Untold


The Fault in Our Stars

The Best of Me


The Judge

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<![CDATA[The Worst Movies of 2012]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/worst-movies-of-2012
The worst movies if 2012 include the least watchable, most disappointing and painfully awful films released during the year. These train wrecks entertained no one, are bad and should feel bad for existing in the first place. Plain and simple, these movies have no redeeming qualities (unless you count being among the worst movies of all time a positive thing) and represent hours of our time that we can never get back.

Looking at these outright bad 2012 movies, it's hard to comprehend the millions of dollars spent to produce and promote these flops. Some are just plain lame with unfunny jokes and cheesy acting, such as the worst comedy movies of the year including Adam Sandler's "That's My Boy," "The Babymakers," "The Watch" and "A Thousand Words." In three words, those comedies suck.

But it wasn't only hopefully funny movies that made audiences groan in 2012 with a number of horrible drama, action and horror movies earning ridiculously low ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. Nearly everyone agreed that "Battleship" was atrocious, so much so that board game movies might just be a thing of the past from now on. "Total Recall" wasn't much better, definitely a far cry from the original. Even "The Expendables 2," stacked with all the action stars you can think of, was a total flop.

Why bad movies like these 2012 worst movies are still produced is a mystery but luckily there were just as many top movies of 2012 released throughout the year to balance out the scales like the best comedy movies of 2012 and the best action movies of 2012. So if you're looking for something to watch, unless all the rest of the movies on this planet have been burned, don't watch these dreadful movies. Go play outside, watch paint dry or just stare off into space. Your brain will thank you.

A Thousand Words

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Rock of Ages


The Cold Light of Day

Total Recall

That's My Boy



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<![CDATA[Top Five Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-five-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
“Top Five” movie quotes tell the story of one comic’s attempt to restart his career and send his life into a new direction. The comedy film was written and directed by Chris Rock, who also stars. “Top Five” appeared at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival before its December 12, 2014, theatrical opening.

In “Top Five,” Andre Allen (Chris Rock) is a very successful comedian and comedy film star who also happens to be preparing for a very public and televised wedding to reality TV star Erica Long (Gabrielle Union). But despite his success in comedy, Allen wants to break out of the roles he formerly starred in to pursue more serious acting, citing that he doesn’t feel funny anymore.

Allen agrees to be interviewed for an article by journalist Chelsea Brown (Rosario Dawson) and begins to spend a good deal of time with this smart-witted woman. But as she digs deeper into Allen’s life, she also inspires him to think about what he really wants professionally and personally, which leads to some unexpected choices.

“Top Five” might not be a lock for a top five movie of 2014 but it opens alongside some who might including "Life Partners," "Comet," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1," "Horrible Bosses 2, "Penguins of Madagascar," "Dumb and Dumber To," "Foxcatcher," "Beyond the Lights," "The Homesman," "Interstellar," "The Theory of Everything," "Nightcrawler," "Big Hero 6," "Before I Go to Sleep," and "Horns.”

Wake Up and Smell the Progress
Chelsea Brown: “Things are changing. You need to wake up and smell the progress.”
Andre Allen: “No, no, no, some things never change. Look at this, a black man trying to get a cab in New York City. Taxi!”

Andre and Chelsea see the world much differently from one another. While Andre sees things as never changing, Chelsea urges him to smell the progress.
I Don't Feel Funny
Andre Allen: “I don’t feel like doing funny movies anymore. I don’t feel funny.”
Bodyguard: “Save some of that stuff for your Times interview.”

Andre confides to his bodyguard that he wants to leave comedy for something serious. His trusted bodyguard doesn’t exactly want to hear how Andre is feeling, rather tells him to tell that to a reporter instead.
Not on Camera, It Doesn't Exist
Erica Long: “Where’s my kiss?”
Andre Allen: “Do we have to do this on camera?”
Erica Long: “Not on camera, it doesn’t exist.”

Fiance Erica requests that they kiss for the cameras. While Andre questions her motives, she clearly very much enjoys their private life being in the spotlight.
My Top Five
Andre Allen: “My top five is Jay, Nas, Scarface, Rakim and then I might let Biggie get in there. My sixth man’s LL Cool J… Before the show! Before the show!”

Andre references the film title when describing his top five favorite rappers of all time, and a conditional sixth man pick.
How Come You're Not Funny Anymore?
Andre Allen: “Why don’t you just skip the hat questions and go right into something good?”
Chelsea Brown: “All right, how come you’re not funny anymore?”

Andre challenges journalist Chelsea to dig a little deeper into his life with her questions. She doesn’t hold back and strikes right into the thick of things.
Zoolander's in the Conference Room
Agent: “Hold on, hold on, hold on. What is going on? Where’s everyone running to?”
Janitor: “Zoolander’s in the conference room.”
Agent: “Ben Stiller’s in the conference room. These white people don’t tell me…”

Andre’s agent seems to be quite a bit out of the loop in his own office building. Surely this can’t mean anything bad for Andre, right?
Do You Think the Wedding's Hurting Me?
Andre Allen: “Do you think the wedding’s hurting me?”
Agent: “Andre, if this thing flops, we could be talking ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ man.”

Andre questions whether marrying a reality television personality on television will be good for his career. As his agent explains, it certainly could if it goes horrible wrong.
A Couple of Really Honest Things
Chelsea Brown: “I just want a decent story. You give me a couple of really honest things, I will be more than fair.”

Andre Allen: “This is Chelsea Brown. She’s doing a story on me. No snitching!”
Couch potato: “Come to me, baby girl. I’mma turn over like an apple pie.”
Woman: “You know what, you just ate an apple pie, you fat mother…”

When the Times wants to do an article on Andre, he takes reporter Chelsea Brown to meet his family. It doesn’t take long for them to offer her some juicy quotes for her story.
Funniest Man in America
Charlie Rose: “In 2009, TIME magazine voted today’s guest the funniest man in America. By 2010, the former standup hit it big with ‘Hammy the Bear’ one, two and three. You can also see him getting married to reality star Erica Long.”

Charlie Rose provides an overview of the main character, Andre Allen. Andre hit it big as a comedian and comedy movie star, not to mention reality television personality, but is that what he really wants with his life?
Put a Little Stank on It
Andre Allen: “What’s up? This is Andre Allen. When I listen to satellite radio, I listen to Sirius Hits One!”
Radio Producer: “That’s good, just uh, make it a little funnier.”
Andre Allen: “Funnier?”
Radio Producer: “Put a little stank on it.”
Andre Allen: “Stank?”
Radio Producer: “Nice and funny, go!”
Andre Allen: “What’s up” [bleep] “This is” [bleep] Andre Allen. [Bleep] “or if you scratch my nuts, that is.”
Radio Producer: “First take was good.”
Being a well-known comedian, of course Andre is going to be asked to be funnier on command, including here when he’s recording a radio promo. Andre, however, is tired of being funny and instead offers some expletives.

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<![CDATA[The Best Thanksgiving Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-thanksgiving-movies/olivia-peterman
The best Thanksgiving movies offer a welcome respite for anyone looking to escape the craziness that is the holiday. If you are watching TV on Thanksgiving, it's usually all parades and football, but there are a few films with Turkey Day themes that fit. That's what this list is about: The greatest Thanksgiving films that everyone can enjoy. Some are dramas and some are more family-oriented, but each movie on this list is either about Thanksgiving or contains an iconic Thanksgiving scene or two. Vote for your favorites and add any great Thanksgiving movies you think are missing.

Families who want to watch a good Thanksgiving movie together can always opt for the classic 'Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.' Seeing Peppermint Patty trying to pull together a great holiday feast is always amusing. Other possible family Thanksgiving films include Disney's animated 'Pocahontas' and 'Addams Family Values' (which features a really funny Thanksgiving scene.

Thanksgiving movies aren't nearly as plentiful as oh, say, heartwarming Christmas movies (or Halloween movies for kids for that matter) but there are some options. Some of the best include the always hilarious 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles,' the Jodie Foster-directed 'Home for the Holidays,' ("That was absurd! Let's eat dead bird!") and Woody Allen's 'Hannah and Her Sisters' (definitely one of his best). If you want to go super heavy on the drama, 'The Ice Storm' is a good choice. For historical perspective, Terrence Malick's 2005 drama 'The New World' might be an option.

Whether your personal preferences lie more with the dramatic or with comedies, you've got plenty of choices on this list of the best Thanksgiving movies. Again, this list is far from complete, so be sure to add your favorites too!


A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving



Grumpy Old Men

Home for the Holidays

Planes, Trains and Automobiles


Scent of a Woman

Son in Law

The Blind Side

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<![CDATA[Exodus: Gods and Kings Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/exodus-gods-and-kings-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
“Exodus: Gods and Kings” movie quotes tell the biblical story of Exodus when Moses squared up against Ramesses to free the slaves of Egypt. The film was directed by Ridley Scott and written by Steven Zaillian, Jeffrey Caine, Adam Cooper and Bill Collage. “Exodus: Gods and Kings” opened in theaters on December 12, 2014.

In “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” Moses (Christian Bale) learns that a prophecy was made regarding a glorious leader who would lead the slaves from Egypt to freedom and that he is in fact that leader. To accomplish this, however, he must go up against Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses II (Joel Edgerton), someone who Moses grew up with as close as a brother.

But when Ramesses II doesn’t go quietly to Moses’s intent to free the slaves and isn’t interested in the word of God Moses is speaking of, this sets the stage for an epic battle. Up against insurmountable odds and a tough army, Moses must find a way to lead the Egyptian slaves to freedom.

Aaron Paul, John Tuturo, Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver and Maria Valverde co-star in the film which opens alongside the likes of "Wild," "Life Partners," "Comet," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1," "Horrible Bosses 2, "Penguins of Madagascar," "Dumb and Dumber To," "Foxcatcher," "Beyond the Lights," "The Homesman," "Interstellar," "The Theory of Everything," "Nightcrawler," "Big Hero 6," "Before I Go to Sleep," and "Horns.”

This is About Egypt's Survival
Moses: “I came to tell you, something is coming that is out of my control. This is about Egypt’s survival, do you understand?”
Ramesses II: “Who has been telling you this?”
Moses: “God”

In what could be seen as an attempt to spare his close brother-like pal Ramesses II from what is soon to be a bloodbath, Moses gives Ramesses II a heads up on the war to come. Ramesses II isn’t too intimidated by this God nonsense nor what Moses claims is coming.
God is With Us
Moses: “There is a sea ahead and an army behind. Ready yourselves. You’ve honored me with your trust. If you stay, you will perish. Follow me, you will be free. Do not be afraid. God is with us.”

Moses gives his followers a speech as they face insurmountable odds on the path to freedom. He urges them to follow him with bravery and all will be well in the end.
I Want Moses and His Family Dead
Ramesses I: “I want Moses and his family dead.”

Ramesses II calls a full scale war against Moses. Though once they were close, Ramesses II now wants Moses and his family killed.
Let's Just See Who is More Effective at Killing
Ramesses II: “You say you did not cause all this. You say this is not your fault. So let’s just see who is more effective at killing, you or me.”

Ramesses II has had enough of Moses and his smack talking. He wants to get down to business and is ready to see who is really the tough guy when they get into battle.
Keep Each Other Safe Always
Seti I: “Moses, Ramesses, when I look at you I still see the two boys who grew up together close as brothers. Keep each other safe always.”

Seti offers some wise advise to Moses and Ramesses II. Seti watched them grow up like brothers and hopes that they can keep this mutual respect for one another as adults.
That Leader is You, Moses
Nun: “You know something’s wrong. You always felt it. You parents never told you the truth.”
Moses: “What truth?”
Nun: “The year of your birth, there was a prophecy that our leader would be born to liberate us. That leader is you, Moses.”
Nun tells Moses a secret that his parents kept from him previously. As Nun explains, Moses is destined to be their leader and the one who will liberate the slaves, not that Moses should feel any pressure or anything.
When Will You Leave Me?
Moses: “What is the most important thing in your life?”
Miriam: “You are. And when will you leave me?”
Moses: “Never”

Moses speaks to sister Miriam as she has her doubts about his mission to free the slaves. She worries about Moses’s safety, and for good reason.
Is That A Threat?
Moses: “After 400 years of slavery, things here have become much worse. As your brother, you must set them free.”
Ramesses II: “Is that a threat?”
Moses: “Yes!”

Moses approaches Ramesses II to tell him what’s about to go down, in case Ramesses II wants to surrender now. As Moses explains, it’s time to free the slaves, something he threatens to do so personally.
I Am A God
Ramesses II: “I am a God. I am a God!”

Ramesses II has heard enough of Moses talking about his God. Ramesses II thinks he too is a God and has just the same right to be spreading his word.

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<![CDATA[Gay Celebrities Who Were Out in the 1960s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/gay-celebrities-who-were-out-in-the-1960s/celebrity-lists
In today’s mostly gay-friendly youth culture, it can be hard understand just how hostile the world was to LGBTQ people in the past. But in the 1960s, homophobia was the norm, leading many actors, actresses, and musicians to keep their sexual orientation secret.

Gay, bisexual, lesbian and transexual individuals remained mostly closeted throughout the decade. It wasn't until the seventies that the Gay Liberation movement started to fight for gay rights all over the world.

Despite the stigma, there were a few famous people who were openly gay in the sixties. This list of gay celebrities who were out in the 1960s is ranked by fame and popularity.

Who is the most famous openly gay celebrity of the 1960s? Andy Warhol tops our list. Artist Andy Warhol was openly gay long before it was accepted in mainstream culture. His art, musical influences, and open lifestyle still serve as inspiration to people all over the world. Throughout the sixties, Warhol found it difficult to gain acceptance with other prominent figures in the art world because they found him to be “too gay.”

Hairspray and Polyester director John Waters says he has been openly gay since he was 10 years old and he first saw Elvis Presley.

While other celebs like Rock Hudson and Montgomery Clift were widely suspected of being secretly gay, these open celebs bravely paved the way for homosexual actors today. Find out more below!

Andy Warhol
Artist Andy Warhol was openly gay long before it was accepted in mainstream culture.  His art, musical influences and open lifestyle still serve as inspiration to people all over the world today. 

Actor/musician Divine began dressing in drag in 1963.  With frequent collaborator John Waters, he helped to bring the LGBT counter culture to a wider audience.

John Waters
Hairspray and Polyester director John Waters says that "coming out is so square."  He claims that he has been openly gay since he was 10 years old and he first saw Elvis Presley.

Peter Tatchell
Political campaigner Peter Tatchell has been openly gay since 1969.  He is a strong supporter of gay liberation, animal rights and environmental issues.

Tommy Kirk
Old Yeller actor Tommy Kirk was fired by Walt Disney in 1964 for having a homosexual relationship with a young man. 

Salvatore Mineo, Sr.
Rebel without a Cause actor Salvatore Mineo was one of the first major Hollywood actors to publicly state that he was gay in the late-60s.

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