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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Giant Movie Monsters on the Rampage

Ginormous monsters are a vital part of our cinematic culture. Motion pictures bring the fantastic to life, and what's more fantastic than gargantuan beasts tearing down the city? So let's get to know a few of these Tinseltown titans.

How 'Tremors' Graboids Work

Nevada: Home to glitzy casinos, legalized prostitution and giant, man-eating worms called graboids. Get to know these subterranean monsters from the West before they come rooting around a town near you.

How Mogwai and Gremlins Work

Gizmo! If you're a child of the 1980s, then chances are you once owned a pet mogwai. Heck, you might still share a loving, regimented life with your little guy. But woe to those pet owners who wound up with a gremlin instead.

How the 'Alien' Xenomorph Works

Life as we know it is cruel. The life awaiting us on other worlds is even crueler. Discover the terrifying anatomy of the "Alien" xenomorph and learn where humanity stands in the food chain.

How The Thing Works

Whether the bad guy is a blood-crazed carrot-man or an identity-stealing shape-shifter, The Thing is a cultural icon that just won't die. How much do you know about this classic 1950s sci-fi flick and the two films it spawned?

How Frankenstein's Monster Works

What happens when scientific achievement goes awry? When synthetic life doesn't conform to human desires? One of the best monsters ever to terrorize fiction happens, that's what.

10 Noteworthy Exploitation Films

Sex, violence and over-the-top action -- it's easy to see the influence that exploitation movies have had on cinema as a whole. You can even split the genre into a number of subgenres that push the boundaries of taste and decorum with every frame. Here are 10 of the most noteworthy.

Star Wars Pictures

Star Wars' is one of the most successful movie franchises in cinema history. Follow the history of 'Star Wars' in this collection of images. Mind if we come along, too?

How Replicants Work

Dark skies drop with acid rain. Advertising screams from every direction. And blade runners track down replicants -- murderous illegal androids that have returned to Earth. But how can they tell who's a replicant and who isn't?

20 Films Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Strong characterization, symbolism, surprise endings and extended chase scenes were a few of Hitch's trademarks. Here are 20 of his most memorable movies.

15 Stephen King Stories Made Into Films

Stephen King is an American author who gained recognition for producing some of the most popular horror stories. Read our list of 15 Stephen King stories that were made into feature films, including Carrie, The Shining and Children of the Corn.

10 Movie Stars and Their Early Roles

They might command top box office today, but all movie stars have to start somewhere. Find out about the first roles of movie stars like Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks.

13 Notable Movies Directed by Ron Howard

Ron Howard has directed many blockbusters and charming comedies, from Splash to A Beautiful Mind. Check out this list of his other films.

14 Films Directed by Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg is one of the greatest directors of our time. Learn about Jaws, E.T., Jurassic Park and his other classic films in this list.

16 Unexpectedly Influential Film Directors of the 20th Century

Some influential directors don't have household names, but have nevertheless had a huge impact on filmmaking. Read our list to discover some unknown directors including Oscar Micheaux and Anthony Mann.

17 Films of Linnea Quigley

Linnea Quigley is a scream queen who has been in over 90 films. Check out this list of her best horror flicks, including 'The Return of the Living Dead and 'Creepozoids'.

6 Movie Roles of James Dean

James Dean was a film icon whose life was cut tragically short at 24 years old. Learn about the legacy he left behind in six classic films including "Fixed Bayonets" and "Rebel Without a Cause."

12 Movies by Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron, screenwriter of many classic movies, is well known for her romantic comedies. Discover 11 of her best movies in this list, including When Harry Met Sally and My Blue Heaven.

How 'Gracie' Works

Inspired by actual events, "Gracie" tells the story of a girl's struggle to play soccer on her high school's all-male team in the 1970s. Learn how "Gracie" was conceived, cast and produced.

How the Death Star Works

The Galactic Empire's solution to maintain order in the face of global unrest is the Death Star. Learn the history behind this powerful tool, discover other incarnations of the Death Star and find out what really happens when you blow up a planet.

The Sith Explained

The Jedi's mean-spirited counterparts the Sith are finally having their revenge in the latest Star Wars movie. But what exactly is being avenged? Who are these Sith guys anyway, and why are they so angry with the Jedi?

Darth Vader, This Is Your Life...

Dark warrior, star pilot, statesman, enforcer, saber master, leader: all words that could be used to describe the Dark Lord of the Sith. Who is Darth Vader really? Well, Darth Vader, this is your life.

How Lightsabers Work

Your average wandering Jedi tends to carry a classic, single-bladed weapon while flashy Sith Lords often wield curved, forked and double-bladed lightsabers. Is a lightsaber your weapon of choice, too?

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