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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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?

10 Classic Hollywood Cliches Still Used Today

Whether it's comforting familiarity or lazy scriptwriting, certain movie tropes pop up repeatedly – like walking away from an explosion. Get ready for 10 of the most clichéd.

10 Scary Movies Where the Pets Don't Die

We all survived the evil tree, that TV portal to another dimension and even that guy tearing his own face off in the mirror. And so did the dog! Can you name this '80s classic (and guess what else made our list)?

10 Films That Changed Filmmaking

Director Stanley Kubrick once said, "The screen is a magic medium" because it can convey moods and emotions as no other art form. We'll look at 10 movies that stirred emotions while pushing the boundaries of filmmaking.

Top 10 Mad Scientist Fails

Mad science is a tough field. The hours are long, the hazards are many, and the grant money often comes from terrorists. So before you inject mutagen between your toes, consider these examples of mad science failure. And don’t let them happen to you.

10 Crazy Examples of Horrible Movie Science

We get it. Movies are fiction. But for those of us who love science, seeing even fictional worlds behave in a way that's flat-out wrong just rankles.

10 Monsters That Deserve Movies

How many times have you seen Godzilla do his Godzilla thing? So, Hollywood, allow us to play matchmaker. Speed date with us as we get to know 10 of the hottest big-screen virgins ever to claw their way out of our nightmares.