Top 100 Tuesday: 100 Best Movies of the Decade EmailEmail Since we first published our 100 Best Movies of the Decade in 2009, films have continued to get bigger and better. Here’s an update to the original list. Here’s what we originally wrote five years ago. We are leaving Kubrick behind and fast approaching Hyams. Quick Year-to-Year by the Numbers: 2009 – 11 2008 – 11 2007 – 7 2006 – 14 2005 – 12 2004 – 8 2003 – 7 2002 – 12 2001 – 10 2000 – 8 100. 99. 98. 97. 96. 95. 94. 93. 92. 91. 90. 89. 88. 87. 86. 85. 84. 83. 82. 81. 28 DAYS LATER… (2002) – Danny Boyle 80. 79. 78. 77. 76. 75. 74. 73. 72. 71. 70. 69. 68. 67. 66. 65. 64. 63. 62. 61. 60. 59. 58. 57. 56. 55. 54. 53. 52. 51. 50. 49. 48. 47. 46. 45. (500) DAYS OF SUMMER (2009) – Marc Webb 44. 43. 42. 41. 40. 25th HOUR (2002) – Spike Lee 39. 38. 37. 36. 35. 34. 33. 32. 31. 30. 29. 28. 27. 26. 25. 24. 23. 22. 21. 20. WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? 19. 18. “My name is Gladiator.” 17. 16. 15. LOST IN TRANSLATION is one of my favorite films of all time. 14. 13. 12. 11. 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4.
21 Great Lo-Fi Sci-Fi Films You Need To Watch Lo-Fi Sci-Fi is an emerging genre of the last decade or so inspired by Mumblecore and budgetary constraints. The name is derived from ‘Low Fidelity’ and ‘Science Fiction’, seemingly meant to convey the low budget, amateur approach of filming a Science Fiction movie. This is not to dumb down the genre at all but portray its indie status devoid of any Hollywood blockbuster characteristics that many contemporary Science Fiction films have. New Sci-Fi cinema has unfortunately began to suffer in thematic substance and has been generally made for commercial mass audiences with an ‘artistic’ endeavor to make it big at the box office. The films of this emanating underground genre have similar, but at the same time, completely disparate themes and elements, which can make this genre hard to exactly pin down. Please comment below with any suggestions of films you may feel fit this genre. 21. Watch this movie if: You enjoy chess. 20. 19. Lead singer of Volcano, I’m still excited!!! 18. 17. 16. 15.
The 10 Greatest Film Stunts Ever 1. The Man with the Golden Gun A maths expert was used to make sure the angles were cool for James Bond’s corkscrew jump involving an AMC Hornet spinning 360 degrees horizontally over a broken bridge. With the release of Thor, it’s time to celebrate the one part of “lights, camera, action” that we care about — and that’s the bit where maniacs risk their lives. 2. After an intense chase through Gotham City, a semi-trailer goes arse over head and leaves the Joker in a daze. 3. Filmed near Broken Hill, NSW, this classic 1981 Aussie flick climaxes with a 15-minute chase involving a truck, cars, bikes and a gyrocopter that still looks extreme all these years later. 4. Indy flicks are boss for stunt work, like when the dude gets dragged under a speeding truck, but we’re fans of the bit where he has to outrun a massive boulder. 5. Matt Damon chases a hitman over the rooftops of Tangiers, while the hitman chases cute Nicky Parsons and the cops chase Bourne. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
20 Depressing Movies You Don’t Want To Watch Again Everybody knows that the way to an Academy Award is to pile on as much depression and misery as humanly possible. The more tears they squeeze from us, the more they wrench at our hearts and the more they make us want to open an artery and slowly bleed to death is directly proportional to how much of an impact a film will make at the awards ceremonies. So, without any further ado, here are 20 depressing movies you probably don’t want to watch once more. 20. The Misery: You’re essentially using your Friday-night trip to the movies to watch a deeply unhappy man drink himself to death for two hours. Tissues Out: You know it’s coming, but when Nic Cage snuffs it in Elisabeth Shue’s arms…oh, it’s just too sad! How To Give It A Happy Ending: Nic bins the drink and whisks Lizzie off to the nearest wedding chapel. 19. The Misery: Shane Meadows’ brutal revenge drama is unremittingly bleak throughout, and that’s before we get to the crushing reveal at the end of the film… 18. 17. Pages: 1 2 3 4 5
24 Mind-Bending Movies That Will Melt Your Brain Movies are meant to entertain. You pay $8 for the opportunity to tune out the real world and escape your droll existence with 24 frames of colorful adventure per second. Though I occasionally enjoy turning my brain off while watching movies like Transformers or Predators for sheer thrills, these films aren’t the reason why I fell in love with cinema. On the contrary, the most fun that I’ve ever had at the movies has been when I’ve been challenged by the material and required to question the characters, their motives and the narrative itself. 24. The Movie: So, one minute you’re flying missions in Afghanistan, the next you’re in some other guy’s body on a commuter train that’s about to explode. Mind-bending Moment: After all this, Captain Colter is informed that even if he stops the bomber, everybody on board still dies. 23. 22. 21. Mind-bending Moment: When Nicholas jumps from a building after shooting his brother and crashes through a glass roof…only to land on a inflatable mat. 20.
20 Disturbing Movies That Will Shake You For Days Since the early 1900′s, demented minds with movie cameras have been trying to screw the world up. Take the silent classic, Phantom Of The Opera. The unmasking scene may seem a tad outdated in these years of social degeneration through torture porn, but back then, people lost their minds. Now back to today; Because most of the actual disturbances take place in art house flicks like many of the ones in the list below, the mainstream audience has been deprived of the privilege to view these captivating moments, which may more often than not be a good thing. But for you little underground hipsters, here are 20 disturbing movies that will shake you for days. 20. The Movie: A drug dealer shot by Tokyo police descends into the afterlife. What’s Disturbing: The surrealism and thought provocation mixed with the futuristic setting that Gaspar Noe creates leaves your mind electrified well after the credits finish rolling. 19. 18. We Called A Therapist When: The imminent final scene. 17.
17 Disturbing Horror Movies You Will Never Watch Again Horror films are suppose to scare us, creep us out , and make us feel uncomfortable. But sometimes, there are films that go so far outside of the norm (and our comfort zone), that after we see it we never ever want to see it again. In no particular order ( because they’re all pretty hard to stomach) here they are: 1. The Exorcist The Exorcist is known as “one of the scariest films of all time.” 2. This was a film I must recently viewed through the almighty streaming Netflix service and was ultimately astounded by it. 3. This movie might win the award for the tackiest film of the year and it really isn’t necessary to watch one time. 4. Torture porn king director Eli Roth made a huge splash in the indie circuit with this outrageously gory and torture ridden horror film about three Americans traveling through Europe. 5. The original film made in the 1970’s is considered a cult classic however, its source of fame is pretty disturbing. Pages: 1 2 3 4
The 30 Greatest Cult Movies Of All Time Most died at the box office, some of them horribly. Mangled and despised, they were re-animated on video. And now they compose our cultural Esperanto, a subliminal vocabulary of vaguely subversive images, ideas, and phrases that we continue to obsess over and dissect at parties, around watercoolers, in bars, over the blaring banalities of the mainstream media din. They are Cult Movies…So if you take your dead evil and your buckaroos banzai-ed, pour yourself a tall glass of Kool-Aid and peruse this list complete with signature lines and a near Talmudic trove of trivia. 30. The Room (2003) The Film: This is special. Everything about it is abysmal, but especially the script, with its endless talk of “future wives” instead of “fiancees”, misplaced subplots, and its advice to “keep your comments in your pocket”. Join The Cult: The Room gets regular late-night screenings (it’s recently been on at the Prince Charles Cinema in London) so you can get in on the merriment. 29. 28. 27. 26. 25. 24.
13 Amazing Films That Are So Short You Can Watch Them While You Eat Lunch Today I like watching a 2 hour cinema spectacle as much as the next guy, but in between working and eating and sleeping, it's kind of hard to commit to a full blown movie marathon. That's where short films come into play - they pack intensity, passion and intelligence into a small form that you can even watch on a lunch break at work or while at the dentist. Check out some of the most creative and well made short films of this century. 1. I Met The Walrus Jerry Levitan, a 14 year old boy, got to do a freewheeling and slightly complicated interview with John Lennon in 1969. 2. More proof that Scorcese can do no wrong. 3. Translated to The Lamp, this film follows in Roman Polanski's regular vein of eccentric, dark and funny at the same time. 4. Shot from the point of view of a police officer on routine traffic duty, this film won several accolades for it's brilliant camera work combined with intense content packaged in a simple manner. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 7:35 In The Morning
This list of 50 movies will make you stand up and respect Bollywood! Bollywood tends to serve us the same masala flicks every other day and we happily accept all of that monotonous cinema but if you're looking for some real good films and are expecting movies that really make sense, here is a definitive list of the underrated gems of Hindi cinema, go ahead and amuse yourself! 1. Love Sex Aur Dhoka Source Why You Need to Watch This: The film was made for a mere Rs. 1.5 crore and earned over Rs. 7 crore making it a big commercial success. 2. Why You Need to Watch This: The story was very simple yet extremely effective. 3. Why You Need to Watch This: It was one of the first Hindi films to portray homosexuality on-screen. 4. Why You Need to Watch This: Excellent performances by the cast and a movie inspired by James Hadey Chase novels, it was a moderate commercial success even though it was an 'edge-of-the-seat' thriller. 5. Why You Need to Watch This: One of the most honest portrayals of a middle class Indian family. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.