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Best Independent Films – 25 Best Independent Movies of All Time – ELLE. 1.

Best Independent Films – 25 Best Independent Movies of All Time – ELLE

Melvin and Howard (1980) Photo: MCA/Universal Pictures/Photofest Mary Steenburgen plays a sassy stripper in Jonathan Demme’s early comedy. When her jealous mate incites her boss to fire her, she whips off her costume and sashays out of the room in nothing but heels. 2. Photo: Fine Line/Photofest Gus Van Sant’s quasi- Shakespearean road movie is a cabinet of wonders, but its beating heart is a conversation about love around a hobo fire between wandering hustlers River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves, only one of whom is lost. 3. Photo: Courtesy of the Everett Collection Proof that less is more: The sole survivor of a trio of college students enters the rubblestrewn house of their invisible tormenter and shuffles into a corner, submissive to whatever lethal horror is about to befall him. 4.

Photo: © Fox Searchlight/Everett Collection. 100 Best Movie Soundtracks. 1.

100 Best Movie Soundtracks

A Hard Day's Night (1964) - The Beatles It was the G7sus4 heard 'round the world. You may not recognize that chord by name, but you'd instantly know it as the ringing opening salvo of ''A Hard Day's Night,'' the soundtrack that turned a nation into a glee club. In 1964, the Beatles had already taken over our radios and TV sets when they decided to commandeer our movie palaces, too. Top 15 Indie Films. Movies and TV Some of the best films that come out are indie films.

Top 15 Indie Films

These are films produced by independent film makers and they are often (though not always) low budget films. ALL-TIME 100 Movies - TIME. You like us, you really like us. You also hate us. Anyway, you click on us, which is the surest way a website has of measuring interest in its content. The All-TIME 100 Movies feature—compiled by Richard Schickel and me, and handsomely packaged by Josh Macht, Mark Coatney and all the smart folks at—attracted a record-busting 7.8 million page views in its first week, including 3.5 million on May 23rd, its opening daym, in time for Father’s Day. Thousands of readers have written in to cheer or challenge our selections, and thousands more have voted for their own favorites.

The response simply underscores Richard’s and my long-held belief that everybody has two jobs: his own and movie critic. The idea was to assemble 100 estimable films since TIME began, with the March 3, 1923 issue. Not so simple, in fact, for we faced a couple of complications. The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made - Reviews - Movies. The best films of the '00s. The scene was not unlike 12 Angry Men (or, in this case, 3 Shlubby Men, 1 Exasperated Woman, And A Dude On Speaker Phone From Arkansas): Armed with lists of their favorite movies of the decade, the five core A.V.

The best films of the '00s

Club film writers spent days sequestered in a stuffy, un-air-conditioned room—okay, it was actually just a few hours, and we were comfortable—in an effort to forge consensus on the Top 50 films of the ’00s. The result: A ranked list that is in no way arbitrary and will serve as the canonical standard for decades to come. You’re welcome. 50 Best Movies of 2010. The 50 Best Movies of 2009. Call us greedy, but we've said it once, and we'll say it again: Ten is not enough.

The 50 Best Movies of 2009

While nearly all movie critics engage in the time-honored tradition of ranking their picks for 10 best flicks of the year, we prefer to take this time of year to recognize the admirable quantity of quality movies being produced, despite our occasional moaning that says otherwise. Therefore, like we have the past several years, we count to 50. The big stories from 2009's list: Family fare ruled, with four animated films ranking in our top 15. The 100 Best Movies of the Noughties: the best films released in the UK from 2000-2009. The 50 Best Movies of the Decade (2000-2009) If comparing music from Gillian Welch and Outkast in our 50 Best Albums of the Decade is like apples and oranges, ranking films like Amélie, The Dark Knight and Mulholland Drive is more like apples, ice cream and foie gras.

The 50 Best Movies of the Decade (2000-2009)

But despite the wild variety among our 50 Best Movies from 2000-2009, each is an exquisitely made, exceptionally satisfying piece of cinema that we believe will endure well after the decade has ended. There are masters like Martin Scorcese and Lars Von Trier, and relative newcomers like Fernando Meirelles and Anna Boden. There are documentaries, comedies and dramas, as well as animated films and even a super-hero flick. The 50 Best Movies of 2008. Most movie critics make it an annual tradition to rank their top 10 films of the year.

The 50 Best Movies of 2008

We think that's way too limiting -- what with instantly classic superhero flicks ('The Dark Knight,' 'Iron Man'), top-notch comedies ('Tropic Thunder,' 'Role Models'), fantastic family fare ('WALL-E,' 'Kung Fu Panda') and must-see Oscar contenders ('Milk,' 'Slumdog Millionaire') all in the running.

Believe it or not, we've got 42 more where those came from ... Presenting our third annual list of the year's 50 best movies. 50. 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' The alien-themed plot (not to mention that scene where Shia LaBeouf channels Tarzan) incurred the wrath of some diehard Indy fans -- and earned the flick a hilariously controversial send-up courtesy of 'South Park.' 49. 48. 47. 46. 45. 44.