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 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.

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.