<![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[Movies That Need Sequels]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/movies-that-need-sequels/ranker-film
Some of the greatest movies of all time do not have sequels. For many of these amazing movies, that's a good thing (we don't need a follow-up to the likes of The Shawshank Redemption or Schindler's List), but there exist some amazing movies that deserve sequels but have yet to receive them. Meanwhile some of the worst movies ever, like Twilight and Transformers, have had multiple sequels. In the hopes that something good comes out of the sequelverse, we've compiled this movies that deserve sequels list.

Films that need sequels are varied and include some cult classics (The Big Lebowski, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), some action favorites (True Lies, Independence Day), and some wild card movies (Dude, Where's My Car?, Kindergarten Cop). The common bond here, however, is these are all top movies that should have sequels and don't. 

What are the best movies without sequels? What films should have sequels? What movies have sequels in the works? This list of movies that need sequels will get you all riled up that there's a Smurfs 2 and an Air Bud 7, but no follow-up to your favorite movie. If the film you think should have a sequel isn't on the list, make sure to add it to the movies that ought to have sequels list.
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Galaxy Quest

Independence Day

Office Space

Super Troopers

The Big Lebowski

The Goonies

The Incredibles

District 9

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<![CDATA[The 100 Best Chick Flicks Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-100-best-chick-flicks-ever-v1/eleanorturner
For every sleepover, break-up, movie marathon and rainy day, these 100 best chick flicks are the way to go. Bring the popcorn, chocolate and maybe the cocktails, and watch as many as you can. This list includes everything from teen flicks, rom-coms, tear-jerkers and musicals. 

The Holiday

The Princess Bride

The Princess Diaries

The Prince and Me


Two Weeks Notice

When Harry Met Sally...

You've Got Mail

Friends with Benefits

Easy A

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<![CDATA[The Best Animated Films Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-50-greatest-animated-films-of-all-time
The best animated films of all time are an assortment of animated movies that rank among the best movies of all time. While the characters might be brightly colored and possess abilities most real people could only wish to ever have, the stories and imagery speak to everyone and have set these movies up to become the best animated films ever.

Far from simply being movie versions of cartoons, these are movies with some of the best characters, most compelling stories, and some of the overall most memorable movies in the history of cinema. With great animated movies, the sky's the limit (literally, for characters in movies like The Incredibles and WALL-E) for the story being told. Many of these top animated films are comedies with message (like Toy Story) while others are heartbreaking dramas (like The Lion King). There's no story that can't be told be these amazing animated films.

What are the best animated movies ever? What makes one animated film better than another? What is the greatest animated film? There are many varied answers to what makes a great animated film (story, characters, animation style), but there's no question that these are some of the best animated movies ever made. If you don't see your favorite animated movie on the list, make sure to add it to the list of the greatest animated films so that it might become someone else's favorite animated film someday.

Not all animated films are for kids, but if you are looking for some more animated and live-action kid friendly fare, check out the best movies for children.



Finding Nemo

Monsters, Inc.


The Incredibles

The Lion King

Toy Story

Toy Story 3


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<![CDATA[The Greatest Directors in Movie History]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-most-oscar-worthy-directors-of-all-time
List of the greatest directors in movie history, who are most deserving of Academy Awards and critical recognition. (The list includes directors who really did win major awards, those who continue to have the potential to win Oscars and filmmakers who were overlooked by the Academy during their lifetimes.) The skill set of a high-level director is massive - everything from working with and managing large teams to a strong aesthetic and artistic sensibility to the ability to sell ideas to studio executives and potential collaborators. Though many have mastered the actual work of getting films made, only a rare few have managed to create truly memorable, important motion pictures that will stand the test of time.

Often, the greatest of these filmmakers will go unrecognized by the Motion Picture Academy, particularly during the most active, vital period of their careers. Alfred Hitchcock famously never took home a statue for Best Director, despite being perhaps the MOST iconic of all film directors, and certainly one of the most significant contributors to contemporary film language and genre. Martin Scorsese eventually did take home Best Director for his work on "The Departed," but this film came long after the movies for which Scorsese will likely be best remembered - "Mean Streets," "Taxi Driver," "Raging Bull" and so on.

This list disregards the quibbles over who has won in the past or will win in the future, and instead focuses purely on the quality of the filmmaking and the importance of the films themselves. Vote for your favorite directors, and if some of your choices haven't yet made the list, make your own version of the list and add them on there!

Akira Kurosawa

Alfred Hitchcock

Christopher Nolan

Francis Ford Coppola

Martin Scorsese

Orson Welles

Quentin Tarantino

Sergio Leone

Stanley Kubrick

Steven Spielberg

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<![CDATA[Best of AFI's 10 Top 10 - Epic]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-of-afi-and-_39_s-10-top-10-epic/but-chickens-double-d
Best of the 50 nominated films in the epic category for the American Film Institute's 10 Top 10



Dances with Wolves


Gone with the Wind

Lawrence of Arabia


Schindler's List

The Ten Commandments


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<![CDATA[Best of AFI's 10 Top 10 - Courtroom Drama]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-of-afi-and-_39_s-10-top-10-courtroom-drama/but-chickens-double-d
Best of the 50 nominated films in the courtroom drama category for the American Film Institute's 10 Top 10

12 Angry Men

Absence of Malice

Anatomy of a Murder

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt


Ghosts of Mississippi


Presumed Innocent

The Rainmaker

To Kill a Mockingbird

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<![CDATA[Best of AFI's 10 Top 10 - Romantic Comedy]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-of-afi-and-_39_s-10-top-10-romantic-comedy/but-chickens-double-d
Best of the 50 nominated films in the romantic comedy category for the American Film Institute's 10 Top 10

Adam's Rib

Annie Hall

An Affair to Remember

As Good as It Gets

Bringing up Baby

City Lights

Sleepless in Seattle

The American President

The Apartment

When Harry Met Sally...

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

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

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

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<![CDATA[Which New Movie Release This Week Has the Best Trailer?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/which-new-movie-release-this-week-has-the-best-trailer-/kpcc893
Here they are, the new releases for the final week of January 2015! We're reviewing them all on AirTalk's FilmWeek. Which new release this week has the best trailer?

Wild Card
Jason Statham stars as a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem. When he gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play...and it's all or nothing.
Amira & Sam (Martin Starr, Dina Shihabi)
An army veteran attempts to assimilate back into a country he barely recognizes while trying to win the heart of an Iraqi immigrant who is on the verge of being deported.
Timbuktu (Ibrahim Ahmed, Abel Jafri)
A look at the brief occupation of Timbuktu by militant Islamic rebels.
Suburban Gothic (Matthew Gray Gubler, Kat Dennings)
A supernatural comedy about a smart guy with paranormal powers who teams up with a spunky bartender to fight a small town ghost.
The Loft (Karl Urban, James Marsden)
Five married guys conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city--a place where they can carry out hidden affairs and indulge in their deepest fantasies. But the fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft, and they realize one of the group must be involved.
Project Almanac (Amy Landecker, Jonny Weston)
A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.
Black or White (Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer)
A grieving widower is drawn into a custody battle over his granddaughter, whom he helped raise her entire life.
Supremacy (Mahershala Ali, Joe Anderson)
A just paroled white supremacist and his ruthless girlfriend kill a cop and take an African American family hostage. Meanwhile, Sobecki, the heavily-tattooed supremacist leader who oversees his criminal empire from behind bars, is not thrilled when he learns of his charge's screw-up.
Backstreet Boys: Show 'em What You're Made Of (Nick Carter, Howie Dorough)
A behind-the-scenes look at the popular boy band, Backstreet Boys.
The Devil's Violinist (David Garrett, Jared Harris)
The life story of Italian violinist and composer, Niccolò Paganini, who rose to fame as a virtuoso in the early 19th Century.

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<![CDATA[The Most Promising Up and Coming Japanese Actresses]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/new-japanese-actresses/derrick-deane
Each year, new actresses break through in the competitive entertainment industry of Hollywood and the same holds true for the Japanese entertainment industry. In recent years, stars like Maki Horikita, Satomi Ishihara, and Yui Aragaki have gained significant prominence among fans of Japanese dramas and movies. Lately, new faces have begun to emerge thanks to award-winning performances and roles in popular TV shows and movies. But which make the list of the top up and coming Japanese actresses?

We've gathered information some of the most promising Japanese actresses who are on the verge of breaking through to the next level of prominence within the Japanese entertainment industry. Some of the stars included in this list like Naka Riisa, Yoshitaka Yuriko, and Fumi Nikaido have been acting for a while, while others like Mirei Kiritani, Ai Hashimoto and Hana Sugisaki recently made their debuts. Other names like Atsuko Maeda and Eiko Koike have achieved fame in other areas of the entertainment industry and are on the verge of breaking through in the acting world. Child actors are also a popular segment of the Japanese entertainment industry and actresses like Pacific Rim star Mana Ashida and newcomer Konomi Watanabe are on the verge of exciting new opportunities. 

Take a look through this list and vote up the most promising actresses in Japanese TV and film. There's a wealth of young talent on the horizon in Japan so help us determine who will break through, and who likely won't make it.

Juri Ueno
Ueno's acting career got off to a strong start when she was one of six actors awarded the Newcomer of the Year prize at the 2005 Japanese Academy Awards. Since then, she has continued to earn accolades for her performances including 2007's Best Lead Actress at the Television Drama Academy Awards and Best Supporting Actress at the Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix for her performance in Last Friends.
Atsuko Maeda
Though she broke through as one of the stars of idol group AKB48, Maeda always wanted to become an actress. She tested the waters during her time with AKB48 and after leaving the group in 2012, set out to star in a number of feature films. She won the Best Newcomer Award from the Japan Movie Critics Circle in 2012 for Moshidora and took home the Best Actress Award from the Japanese Film Professional Awards in 2013 for Kueki Ressha.

Maeda can next be seen in Kabukicho Love Hotel which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2014 as well as in the movie adaptation of Kurumi Inu's novel Initiation Love.
Mirai Shida
One of the busiest young actresses in Japan, Shida has been acting since she was six years old, but wasn't until she was 12 when she had a breakthrough performance in The Queen's Classroom. The performance paved the way to many more TV dramas and films including a pair of Studio Ghibli films - The Borrower Arriety and The Wind Rises. Shida can next be seen in a supporting role on the TV drama Masshiro starring popular actress Maki Horikita.
Though Kaho has been acting for a decade, she won the Best New Talent Award at the 2008 Yokohama Film Festival for her performance in the film A Gentle Breeze in the Village. Kaho has starred on numerous TV dramas including Lucky Seven, Otomen, and Queen of the Classroom as well as in films such as Tokyo Girl, Kinako, and Beautiful World. In 2015, she'll star in movie adaptation of the manga Umimachi Diary co-starring popular actress Ayase Haruka.
Nana Eikura
In addition to winning Newcomer of the Year awards for the 2009 film April Bride from the Japan Academy Awards and Elan d'Or Awards, Eikura has also earned praise for her work on TV as well. She won the Best Supporting Actress award for the 2012 drama Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata and the same award from the Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix for the 2007 drama Proposal Daisakusen. In 2013, Eikura starred in Library Wars and in 2015, she'll star in A Man's Lifetime.
Fumi Nikaido
Though she began as a model in Okinawa, Nikaido made her film debut in 2009's Toad's Oil and received the Best Young Actress Award for her work in Shion Sono's Himizu at the 68th Venice International Film Festival in 2011.

In 2014, Nikaido was included on Variety's list of International Stars You Should Know and the New York Asian Film Festival awarded her the International Rising Star Award. Nikaido has three feature films due out in 2015.
Nanami Sakuraba
After starting out as a gravure idol and singer, Sakuraba moved on to acting, starring in a number of TV dramas and films. In addition to her on-going endorsement deal with Mitsubishi and her radio show, Sakuraba is set to star in the highly anticipated movie adaptation of the hit manga Attack on Titan (she's playing Sasha).

Sakuraba belongs to the same talent agency that represents popular actresses like Maki Horikita, Meisa Kuroki, and Mirei Kiritani and there's no question that she is being positioned as one of their next big stars.
Mana Ashida
Perhaps the most well-known of the current group of child actresses is Mana Ashida, whom American audiences saw as young Mako Mori in Pacific Rim. Ashida has been acting since she was five, when she won the Best Newcomer Award from the Television Drama Academy Awards for her performance in Mother. She was also awarded the Rookie of the Year Award from the Japan Academy Awards for Ghost: In Your Arms Again that same year.

Ashida continued to earn awards in 2011 including Best Actress from the Tokyo Drama Awards for Marumo no Okite and Sayonara Bokutachi no Youchien. She also picked up a Special Award from the Japan Record Awards in 2011 for the viral song Maru Maru Mori Mori.
Kasumi Arimura
After making her debut in 2010 in a supporting role on the supernatural crime drama SPEC, Arimura quickly began to land more prominent roles. She starred in the 2013 adaptation of the manga JUDGE and had supporting roles on popular TV shows Amachan and, in 2014, Shitsuren Chocolatier. She also voiced the lead character in what may be the final Studio Ghibli movie (for a while), When Marnie Was There.
Ai Hashimoto
Hashimoto made her debut after winning the grand prize at the HUAHUA Audition in 2008. In 2010, she appeared in Confessions and starred in and won the Newcomer Award from the Japan Academy for The Kirishima Thing in 2012.

Hashimoto went on to appear as Sadako in Sadako 3D and starred in the manga adaptation Blood-C: The Last Dark. She stars in two two-part films which conclude in 2015: Little Forest and Parasyte.

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