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'Movies Like The Artist': Powerful Silent Movies

Actions speak louder than words. And actions set to weird, tinkly piano jigs speak loudest of all, as evidenced by this collection of the best silent movies from yesteryear. Whether they serve as propaganda or slapstick comedy, all are guaranteed to enthrall (while not waking your parents up)!

Sexy Silent Movies

Curated by Joyce Kulhawik

We can’t actually hear them sighing in ecstasy, but it isn’t hard to imagine from those shimmering “pictures” what was happening on the “silver screen” back in the early days of film when actual silver was embedded in the screen making it highly reflective and bathing the images in that supernal glow. Herewith a selection of sexy silent films featuring some of the screen’s biggest stars in some of their most indelible moments. Read the full article at her blog.

'Movies Like Total Recall': Dystopian Sci-Fi Classics

After the fall of fascism and the growth of communism, Hollywood was inundated with speculative sci-fi imagining how the future might look if 'The Man' got his way. Having passed many of the years these films were set in (e.g. 1984), all we can say is : 'Thank God it's not THAT bad!'

Evergreen German Expressionism

German Expressionism consisted of a number of related creative movements which originated in pre World-War 1 Germany, and reached their peak in the 1920s. Make sure to check out 'Nosferatu' for the first great vampire flick (indeed, some would argue the greatest).

'Movies Like Easy Rider': Anti-Authoritarian Throwbacks

The 50s ,60s, and 70s saw a slew of films decrying 'The Man' in all his pernicious manifestations. Then the 80s came and everyone got rich, started blowing coke, and just stopped caring. Go figure.

'Movies Like Blade Runner': Classic Cyberpunk Movies

Movies in the vein of 'Blade Runner': dystopias set in the near future, where human protagonists find themselves battling A.I., megacorporations, or some other form of technological oppressor. The genre also often includes elements of hardboiled detective fiction and film noir, to better convey the grittiness of the technological age's underbelly.

'Movies Like Metropolis': Best Vintage Sci Fi

Science fiction on-screen has been around almost as long as cinema itself, starting way back in 1902 with 'A Trip to the Moon'. This list comprises big screen adaptations of influential science fiction novels like 'War of the Worlds' and 'The Time Machine' and films which defined the genre as we know it now.

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