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Dennis Hopper Films

By The Top 13 on May 29, 2010

Last week, Dennis Hopper, who is gravely ill with prostate cancer, was honored with a well-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Given that recognition and Hopper's... more

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2010 Summer Movies

By Nicholas for The Top 13 on May 13, 2010

This past Friday, Iron Man 2 debuted to ravenous fans nationwide and with it this summer's blockbuster season officially began. Each summer, studios roll out their... more

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1980s Teen Comedies

By The Top 13 on May 11, 2010

When it comes to nostalgic movies that hold up to repeat viewings, few subsets of films are as cherished as 1980s teen comedies. For whatever reason, the mid-80s more than... more

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Worst Movie Moms

By The Top 13 on May 07, 2010

With Mother's Day this Sunday, the Top 13 is taking a look at some of the moms from the movie world that don't quite deserve to be honored. These are the mothers that, for... more

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Music Video Directors Who Jumped to the Big Screen

By The Top 13 on April 26, 2010

While MTV is widely credited with revolutionizing the music industry, another byproduct of the network's launch was the creation of a new medium in which aspiring directors... more

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Unhinged Movie Characters

By The Top 13 on April 22, 2010

Everyone loves a good movie hero, but a perfectly written villain often can be even more compelling on the silver screen. But while many films have featured angry, violent,... more

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Dueling Movie Releases

By Matthew for The Top 13 on April 07, 2010

Given the entertainment industry's ever-increasing insistence on over-saturating the market with its products over the past 20 years, it's no surprise that Hollywood has... more

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Porn Spoof Titles

By The Top 13 on April 06, 2010

With a seemingly endless number of pornographic films released on a daily basis, you might wonder how porn production companies manage to keep coming up with titles for... more

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Acting Performances by Musicians

By Matthew for The Top 13 on March 23, 2010

Historically, musicians have been best utilized in film roles by being limited to cameos (Keith Richards in Pirates of the Caribbean), having only one line (Dee Dee Ramone... more

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Bond Girls

By Joe for The Top 13 on March 18, 2010

With the recent rumors that Camille Montes Rivero, the female lead in Quantum of Solace, may become only the second Bond girl to appear in multiple James Bond films (the... more

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Tim Burton Films

By A.J. for The Top 13 on March 08, 2010

With the release of Alice in Wonderland, Tim Burton's fourteenth feature film and his seventh starring Johnny Depp, the Top 13 takes a look at the career of this filmmaker... more

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Most Deserving Best Picture Winners

By Nicholas for The Top 13 on March 04, 2010

The Academy has a storied history of picking the wrong film for Best Picture, and ignoring many great films entirely (as evidenced by our Nomination Snubs list). But every... more

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Martin Scorsese Films

By A.J. for The Top 13 on February 22, 2010

With Shutter Island now in theaters, the Top 13 has been thinking quite a bit about Martin Scorsese's accomplished career. He was at his best when working with Robert De... more

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Romantic Comedies

By Nicholas for The Top 13 on February 11, 2010

With Valentine's Day rapidly approaching, we here at The Top 13 thought it would be appropriate to count down the best romantic comedies, which meant sifting through a lot... more

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Documentaries of the 2000s

By The Top 13 on February 09, 2010

Though we're now a little more than a month into the new decade, here at The Top 13, we're still pondering the best of the decade that just ended. Today, we take a look at... more

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Worst Oscar Nomination Snubs

By Nicholas for The Top 13 on February 02, 2010

Here at The Top 13, we love the Oscars. However flawed they may be, the Oscars are a celebration of the movies writ large, filled with the infectiously exciting glamour and... more

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Movies of the Year | Reader List

January 27, 2010

A few weeks ago, we published The Top 13's best movies of 2009 and asked you all to vote on your favorites. So with Oscar nominations to be announced next week, today we... more

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Second City Alumni

By A.J. for The Top 13 on January 25, 2010

Late this past year, the legendary Second City comedy troupe celebrated its 50th anniversary in Chicago. After fifty years of laughing the heads off of thousands of... more

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Adaptations

By Nicholas for The Top 13 on January 20, 2010

Ever since Cecil Hepworth adapted Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for his 1903 film, aspiring screenwriters have looked toward literature for inspiration... more

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Horror Movies of the Decade | Reader List

January 13, 2010

Today, our readers weigh in on the Top 13 Horror Movies of the Decade. With the exception of Grindhouse, which we ranked second and you left off The Top 13 altogether, you... more

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Movies of the Year

By The Top 13 on January 11, 2010

As the awards season ramps up, we take a look today at the Top 13 Movies of 2009. The best offerings from the past year are all over the map and include releases from some... more

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Christmas Movies

By The Top 13 on December 23, 2009

It seems to us that no holiday has been used for a setting by more films than Christmas, and every year you're likely to see many Christmastime movies on your TV's guide.... more

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Horror Movies of the Decade

By A.J. for The Top 13 on December 22, 2009

As we near the end of a scary decade in cinema, The Top 13 counts down the very best horror films of the 2000s. Our list includes a number of foreign films, a comedy, and... more

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Animated Movies of the Decade

By A.J. for The Top 13 on December 16, 2009

In the animated movie industry, there's Pixar, and there's everyone else. That status was cemented this decade as the company produced six of the outstanding films on this... more

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Dramas of the Decade | Reader List

December 10, 2009

We asked you all to submit your own lists of the Top 13 Dramas of the Decade, and we received an enthusiastic response. While you agreed with many of The Top 13's choices,... more

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Movie Trailers

By A.J. for The Top 13 on December 08, 2009

When going to the movies, you might be inclined to arrive right at showtime and skip the previews. But here at The Top 13, we hate missing the trailers - they're sometimes... more

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Slasher Films | Reader List

December 03, 2009

We asked you to submit your own lists of the Top 13 Slasher Films of All Time, and you did so enthusiastically. While you agreed with many of the films that made our list,... more

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Steven Seagal Movies

By The Top 13 on December 02, 2009

Tonight, we meet Steven Seagal the reality star, when A&E premieres Steven Seagal Lawman, which follows the former action star in his current job as a deputy sheriff with... more

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Dramas of the Decade

By The Top 13 on November 23, 2009

With the 2000s coming to a close, The Top 13 is taking a look at the best movies of the decade. Earlier this month, we ranked the best comedies of the decade, and our... more

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Concert Films

By The Top 13 on November 19, 2009

This Is It, the documentary featuring footage of Michael Jackson's rehearsals for the tour he was preparing at the time of his death, is raking it in at the box office.... more

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Comedies of the Decade | Reader List

November 18, 2009

We asked you all to submit your own lists of the Top 13 Comedies of the Decade, and you did not disappoint. There was significant overlap between our list and your... more

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Coen Brothers Films

By A.J. for The Top 13 on November 17, 2009

It has been 25 years since Joel and Ethan Coen debuted as a writing, directing, and editing juggernaut with the ultra-low budget Blood Simple. So with the recent release of... more

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Slasher Films

By The Top 13 on November 12, 2009

Here at The Top 13, we're celebrating Friday the 13th a day early by presenting our Top 13 Slasher Films of all time. We've taken a somewhat broad interpretation of what... more

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Comedies of the Decade

By The Top 13 on November 02, 2009

As we near the end of the decade, The Top 13 takes a look at the funniest comedies of the 2000s. These are not necessarily the best movies that are comedies, just the ones... more

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