Memorable Movies

Memorable Movies takes a look at the movies we can all quote at the drop of a hat. Learn why Indiana Jones and E.T. are part of the world's common culture.


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10 Surprising 'Rogue One' Connections to the 'Star Wars' Universe

Think "Rogue One" exists in a vacuum? If you pay attention, you'll see that it's full of nods to other parts of the "Star Wars" universe, both live-action and animated.

Other Pieces of Pop Culture That Will Expand How You See 'Rogue One'

You can walk into "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" with no prior knowledge of "Star Wars," but these movies, TV shows and novels will enhance your experience.

11 Wacky 'Star Wars' Creatures We Love

With the release of "Rogue One" we thought it was time to reacquaint you with a few awesome creatures from "Star Wars."

Monster Science Figures Out What That Creepy 'Alien' Facehugger Is

If you've seen "Alien," you know the monster that is the xenomorph. But what about that thing that attaches itself to human faces and deposits an embryo? What's that?

5 Bits of Intel From the Final 'Rogue One' Trailer

Trailers often give away more than audiences realize. We're here to show you the five biggest things you might have missed in the final trailer for "Rogue One."

5 Things We Learned About the Future of 'Star Wars' at Star Wars Celebration

The final panel at Star Wars Celebration Europe was the gathering place for the minds shepherding the future of the "Star Wars" franchise.

7 Things We Learned About 'Rogue One' at Star Wars Celebration Europe

What can moviegoers expect from "Rogue One" in December? Here are seven things we know now.

Euthanasia Roller Coaster — the Movie!

A Lithuanian artist conceptualized a roller coaster fast enough to kill people who wanted a novel way to commit suicide. Now there's a short film about it.

This Explanation Will Change How You View 'Jurassic Park'

This reading of the archetypes, allegories and subtext in Steven Spielberg's classic film gets at why its 2015 follow-up "Jurassic World" emotionally fell flat.

'Rogue One' Spoiler May Have Improved 'Rogue One'

"Rogue One" actor Mads Mikkelsen accidentally revealed info from the upcoming movie in a recent interview. Do spoilers like these really detract from fans' enjoyment?

Why Exactly Is May 4th a 'Star Wars' Holiday?

How did such a pun on "May the Force Be With You" turn into an international "Star Wars" holiday? We track the day’s evolution and tell you ways people are celebrating.

Where Does 'Rogue One' Fit in the Star Wars Universe?

"Rogue One" might be the biggest gamble from Disney in their initial "Star Wars" slate. But where does it fit on the timeline?

1986 Was a Great Year for Movies. Really.

Zip back in time 30 years with us as we meet up with Jack Burton, Jareth, Ellen Ripley and all the other characters who made 1986 such a surprisingly good year for films.

In 'Star Wars' Entire Stars and Planets Get Destroyed — Is That Possible?

Starkiller Base in 'The Force Awakens' swallows stars and blows up entire planets like its Death Star predecessors. Could a man-made device ever actually do that?

10 Times ‘The Force Awakens’ Nods to the ‘Star Wars’ Prequels

Think “The Force Awakens” only references the original “Star Wars” trilogy? Think again. If you pay attention, you’ll see that it’s also full of prequel nods.

The 5 Best Moments From ‘The Force Awakens’ Press Conference

On Dec. 6, 2015, the crew of “The Force Awakens” chatted for the press. There were jokes; there were songs; there was Carrie Fisher sassing director J.J. Abrams.

You Won’t Live to See the Movie John Malkovich Just Made

"100 Years" will be released in 2115 — but will anyone want — or be able — to see it then?

'#Scanners': A Movie That Plays With Our Emotions

Remember those Choose Your Own Adventure books? The experimental film titled "#scanners" is kind of like the movie version of those books.

How 'Back to the Future Part II' Predicted Today's World (and How It Didn't)

30 years ago, "Back to the Future Part II" depicted weird hi-tech gadgetry that screenwriters thought would be part of everyday life in 2015. How much did they get right?

Is there still a reason to camp out for ‘Star Wars’?

"Star Wars" fans used to love camping out for movie openings. But has that tradition’s time passed?

10 Action Films That Changed Everything

Explosions! Car chases! Shootouts! Action films regularly burst from the screen with stunts and pyrotechnics, but we think a few have led the way, guns ablazing. Did your favorite make the list?

Did one of the first film audiences panic over footage of a train?

Movies are full of urban myths, and one of the longest-running surrounds one of the shortest films -- a 50-second snippet of a train that sent viewers screaming for their lives. So have historians debunked this cinematic tale?

10 History Movies That Mostly Get It Right

Hollywood's not always known for its historical accuracy, but every once in a while, art and accuracy coexist — and the results can be incredibly moving.

10 Horror Films That Changed the Genre

Admit it: You think of "Jaws" when you go to the beach and "The Blair Witch Project" when you wander a little too far into the woods. These horror films didn't just change behavior; they revamped the genre.

10 Movies That Were Supposedly Cursed

"Poltergeist" reigns as the king of supposedly cursed films. How did this classic 1980s horror flick and nine others gain their reputation? Is your favorite on the list?