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List of the Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time

Don't Look NowFrom Hitchock to Fincher, and Lang to Nolan, Hollywood has been hitting the psychological thriller genre early and often throughout the years.

And why not? After all, It's been one of the most consistent genres for providing unexpected chills and pleasantly fiendish little brain teasers sure to challenge even the most seasoned movie-goers. So it's no wonder Hollywood has found a way to capitalize on the warped and twisted minds of the best filmmakers the industry has to offer.

Following is our list of the best psychological thrillers of all time (in no particular order). Oh, and if your favorite doesn't make the list, let us know about it in the discussion threads at the end of the article. Who knows, we may decide to include it.


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List of the Top Ten Best Zombie Movies of All Time

How to Survive a Zombie Attack
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The Top 10 Zombie Movies You Should Be Watching Instead of Working

Best Zombie MoviesI consider myself a very orderly and organized person and, as a result, I find that very few things in this life frighten me.  I have been like that (you know, calm and prepared) for most of my adult life; however, no amount of preparation could ever quell my fear of zombies.  Yes, zombies.  Grrr.  Even the sheer mention of that foul creature makes me shiver and, as a result, a little angry because of its illogical nature.  Is it irrational?  Totally, but most fears are.

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2010 Oscar Tracker - Academy Award Predictions

2010 Awards Oscar TrackerBelieve it or not, the movie awards season is upon us. And that means it's time to start keeping an eye on the movers and shakers... the big movies that are getting all the buzz for Oscar consideration.

Throughout the remainder of the season, by the use our super-secret algorithmic formula* we'll keep this list of Oscar predictions and hopefuls fresh and up-to-date. Keep in mind, this isn't necessarily a list of the ones we hope will win, but we do think these are the heavy hitters. Consider this your one-stop-shop for identifying the 2010 Oscar contenders.

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List of the Best Movie Biographies (Biopics) of All Time

Lawrence of Arabia BiopicHollywood has always found a path to cinematic greatness hidden beneath the often untold stories of real-life people. Whether celebrities, athletes, historical figures or just ordinary folk like you and me, everyone's got a story to tell. And following is a list of the best Biographical movies (biopics) of all time.

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2011 Movie Preview - Upcoming Films for 2011

2011 Movie Preview

Is the late-winter cinematic dead zone sapping the life from your movie watching funtime? Then it's time to step away from the Netflix subscription and start thinking about the upcoming sequels, prequels, sci-fis, dramas, and comedies Hollywood has in store for 2011.

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1940 "Look" Magazine Article Introduces Disney's FANTASIA

Disney's FantasiaThis one comes from the "Found Treasures" file. We just ran across a 1940 copy of Look Magazine that caught our eye, not just because of the age of the issue - or that we were privileged enough to receive the copy from a friend - but rather because of a particular piece of coverage contained within the yellowed pages of the now defunct bi-weekly.

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Bambi Featurette: How to Draw Bambi

How to Draw BambiAnother from the "Found Treasures" file - the recent 60th anniversary blu-ray release of Disney's Alice in Wonderland got us waxing nostalgic for all things Disney. The glorious restoration sparkles with crisp...

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The Top Ten Most Romantic Films of Woody Allen

Woody Allen Romantic Movies

Skyscrapers and Storytelling:

There’s something about Valentine’s Day that makes me recall the glory of Woody Allen. Let’s forgo any conversation about...

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2011 Oscar Predictions

2011 Oscar PredictionsThe official ballots are in, the trophies are polished, and the red carpet is rolling into place as we speak. This means Oscar night is upon us. Besides reminding us how far back into the calendar this thing has been pushed, it means it's time to...

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Oscar Winners: 2011 Academy Awards

2011 Oscar WinnersEvery last one of the Oscars has been handed out, even those that go to all the geeky technical categories (in the words of one of the worst Oscar hosts in history, "Thank you nerds"). And we were there planted on the couch watching ...

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List of the Top Ten Queens of Horror

top Horror QueensSome are known for their bloodcurdling screams, others for the way they look so pretty in glistening blood-soaked rags. Still others are most admired for that perfectly timed ankle sprain so severe that falling prey to a pursuing slasher is...

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2011 Fall Movie Preview

2011 Fall Movie PreviewWith the sweltering sun finally giving way to the autumn of the year, it's time to turn our thoughts to shorter days, cooler temperatures, and best of all, hotter movies. We know Hollywood likes to save the best for last so, as the summer blockbusters ...

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List of the Best Coen Brothers Films

The Coen BrothersWith the release of The Big Lebowski on blu-ray last week and this week’s release of Fargo, Miller’s Crossing, Blood Simple, and Raising Arizona (also on blu-ray), the Coen Brothers are all the rage on HD Forums and TalkBacks everywhere...

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List of the Top 10 Best Robot Movies

Top 10 Robot MoviesSince the beginning of the industrial age, humans have nourished a curious fascination with the possibility that machines might actually be able to emulate human tasks upon command. So, it was only a matter of time before the robot made a creaky appearance on film in 1927 as ...

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2012 Oscar Predictions - Tracking the Academy Award Frontrunners

2012 Awards Oscar TrackerIt's that time again. Not only the Holiday season when Hollywood begins rolling out its big-budgeted blockbusters with hopes of decking the theaters with boughs of bottoms, but also that time of year when the studios make their big Oscar push...

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It's War! Warner Bros. Increasing Netflix, Redbox and Blockbuster Rental Delay to 56 Days

Warner Home VideoMovie lovers who prefer satisfying a cinematic sweet tooth by patronizing Netflix's DVD-by-mail service or any of the numerous Redbox or Blockbuster DVD rental kiosks that dot nearly every corner of every street in America, are well aware by now  ...

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Study Reveals Oscar Voters are a Bunch of Old White Men

Oscars 2012

Ever wonder why the eventual Oscar winners almost never align with your own picks? It may be because the demographic of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) - the association responsible for voting for the wards - is made up of a membership that bears ...

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Batman on the Big Screen: Part 1

Michael Keaton BatmanTo celebrate the culmination of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, we will revisit all the Batman films leading up to the release of The Dark Knight Rises. THE BURTON ERA (1989-1992). There are two pop culture loves that have been with me my entire life...

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Batman on the Big Screen: Part 2

Val Kilmer Batman

To celebrate the culmination of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, we will revisit all the Batman films leading up to the release of The Dark Knight Rises. THE SCHUMACHER ERA (1995-1997) It was with no small sense of loss that Batman fans learned Tim Burton was ...

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Batman on the Big Screen: Part 3

Batman on the Big Screen - The Nolan EraTo celebrate the culmination of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, we will revisit all the Batman films leading up to the release of The Dark Knight Rises. After the sour taste Batman and Robin left in many peoples’ mouths, a lengthy odyssey followed to ...

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List of the Worst (Most Stupid) Movie Titles of All Time

List of the Worst Movie TitlesFrom artwork, to posters, to advertising and trailers, Hollywood spends millions and millions each year on movie marketing with hopes of coaxing, cajoling, persuading, or even deceiving us into seeing their goofy little movies. And while the best of marketing campaigns ...

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2012 Fall Movie Preview

2012 Fall Movie PreviewWith the sweltering sun finally giving way to the autumn of the year, it's time to turn our thoughts to shorter days, cooler temperatures, and best of all, hotter movies. We know Hollywood likes to save the best for last so, as the summer blockbusters ...

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Why JAWS is the Best Blu-ray Release Ever

Jaws - Blu-ray ReviewEvery reviewer, film fanatic, or even general movie watcher has one: the holy grail of movies; that flick that just thrilled you beyond words and never lost its impact, no matter how often you see it. The film that put Steven Spielberg on the world’s radar is ...

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James Bond: The Connery Era - (1962-1967, 1971)

James Bond - Dr. NoIan Fleming’s creation had captured the world by storm, so much so even President Kennedy had listed one of Fleming’s James Bond novels as a favourite read. There had been interested parties in developing Bond from the first novel, Casino Royale, and in 1954 CBS made a one hour ...

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James Bond: The Lazenby Year

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

It is reputed that Sean Connery and Cubby Broccoli weren’t even on speaking terms during the shooting of You Only Live Twice, so it came as little surprise to those that made the films when Connery announced he would no longer play James Bond. But Bond was big business; ...

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Swedish Star Noomi Rapace Burning Up Hollywood - Catch Her in PROMETHEUS Now on Blu-ray

Noomi RapceWhile Hollywood mainstays Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, and Michael Fassbender lead an extraordinary cast in the epic Sci-fi thriller Prometheus, we wanted to spend a little time examining the blossoming career of up-and-comer Noomi Rapace who broke out with her ...

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James Bond: The Moore Era (1973-1985)

Roger Moore James BondIan Fleming’s creation had captured the world by storm, so much so even President Kennedy had listed one of Fleming’s James Bond novels as a favourite read. There had been interested parties in developing Bond from the first novel, Casino Royale, and in 1954 CBS made a one hour ...

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James Bond: The Dalton Era - (1987-1989)

The Living DaylightsAfter a very profitable 12 years, it was again time to find a new 007. Roger Moore was almost 60, no longer appropriate for the role, and the initial idea of the producers was to do a prequel—something they wouldn’t end up doing, in essence, until the 2006 reboot. A lot of the frontrunners or desired candidates that were tested ...

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James Bond: The Brosnan Era (1995-2002)

GoldeneyeThe Soviet Union was gone, the Berlin wall fell, and the Cold War was over. Ever the product of that era, and with a six year hiatus due to legal battles over the rights, Bond’s relevance topically and commercially was yet again being questioned. Timothy Dalton had ...

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2012 Holiday Movie Guide

2012 Holiday Movie PreviewWith the sun having set on the summer's rambunctious slate of cinematic fare, and the calendar tipping over into the end of the year, it's time to take a look at the films that will be decking our cinematic halls this holiday movie season. While many will be  ...

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