Like the Joker splitting a billiard stick and throwing it between VHS copies of Invasion U.S.A. and Missing in Action, Rotten Tomatoes staff has emerged from the bloody battle that is choosing the 100 best action movies ever. This is one hand-picked socky-chopped shotgunned list, featuring only movies that are Fresh and Certified Fresh on the Tomatometer. …And ACTION!
The Neo Noir/Modern Noir (Post 1964) lists 91 films made after the 'golden age' of film noir. These films have borrowed from the artistic glories of the past, but also have embellished the film noir landscape with their contrasting modern aesthetics (particularly with the use of colour). We have grouped them by decade, and all are American-produced, except where noted.
“I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.”
― Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum (2007)
What makes our lives worth living? Does free will exist? Is morality just a convenient charade? What is the nature of the human condition? Is God dead, as Friedrich Nietzsche said, or is He just really good at playing Hide & Seek?
The following films ask the "big questions", or are generally concerned with how to live one's life, believing that philosophical and psychological inquiry can help.
What is an Existential Movie?, via Existential Therapy (archived):
A Rookie’s Guide to the Existential Movie Magic of Ingmar Bergman, via PHOENIX Magazine:
What Makes Existentialism Work on Film?, via No Film School:
10 Existential Films for Philosophy Students, via Philosophy in Film:
5 Movies to Watch When You Have an Existential Crisis, via illuminapresto:
10 Best Existential Movies of All Time, via The Cinemaholic:
10 Movies That Will Provoke Existential Angst, via Scene360:
Crooks. Thieves. Liars. And these are the ones we’re rooting for. In the heist and caper films, we see the hero hatching a plan, putting together a crew, and then pulling off the job, usually in order to turn the screws against an institution or person that’s wronged them — or maybe just for the thrill of sticking up banks. Either way, we put together a list of the 75 best-reviewed heist movies of all time for you to look over, each with at least 20 reviews and sorted by Adjusted Tomatometer. Just don’t get caught!