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  • Superman
  • Batman
  • Darkman
  • The Rocketeer
  • Batman Returns

Age Of Heroes: the most important superhero movie of every year

31 films

With Age Of Heroes, Tom Breihan picks the most important superhero movie of every year, starting with the genre’s early…

  • I Remember Mama
  • Gangs of New York
  • Avalon
  • Moscow on the Hudson
  • The Immigrant

Coming to America: 19 movies about U.S. immigration

19 films

We thought it was a good time to revisit some of the movies that have brought the American immigrant experience…

  • Out of Sight
  • Rushmore
  • The Big Lebowski
  • The Celebration
  • Taste of Cherry

The best movies of 1998

20 films

We’ve singled out the 20 best movies that opened in American theaters in 1998, from the multiplex hits to the…

  • Cloverfield
  • Pacific Rim
  • Gamera
  • Q
  • Yongary, Monster from the Deep

Not ’Zilla: 12 giant monster movies that break the Toho mold

12 films

While the Japanese film studio Toho arguably still dominates the kaiju market, you can’t copyright the overall concept of a…

  • Metropolis
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • City Girl
  • City Lights
  • Scarface

90 years, 90 movies that should have been nominated for Best Picture

90 films

The A.V. Club has singled out 90 important, terrific, even canonical movies that weren’t nominated—one for every Best Picture lineup…

  • Mandy
  • Wolf Warrior 2
  • SPL 2: A Time for Consequences
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • John Wick

A History Of Violence: the most important action movie of every year

51 films

With A History Of Violence, Tom Breihan picks the most important action movie of every year, starting with the genre’s…

  • Paranormal Activity
  • Paranormal Activity 3
  • [REC]
  • Quarantine
  • Cloverfield

16 worthwhile found-footage horror movies since The Blair Witch Project

16 films

The Blair Witch Project wasn’t the first thriller to present itself as the raw video recordings of a doomed camera…

  • Primer
  • Alphaville
  • La Jetée
  • The Face of Another
  • Coherence

11 films that prove you can do sci-fi without special effects

11 films

More so than any genre except for horror, science fiction is defined by its special effects.

Get our full breakdown…

  • Jaws
  • Scream
  • Suspiria
  • Halloween
  • Night of the Living Dead

The 25 scariest opening scenes in horror-movie history

25 films

The A.V. Club is counting down the scariest, creepiest, and most nerve-shredding opening scenes in horror-movie history.

The scenes themselves…

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • The Avengers
  • Black Panther
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Captain America: Civil War

The MCU, ranked

21 films

Conventional critical wisdom holds that the floor and the ceiling of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are not so far apart—that…

  • The Man with the Rubber Head
  • A Trip to the Moon
  • The House of Ghosts
  • Faust
  • Metropolis

The 50 greatest special effects movies of all time

50 films

The A.V. Club has picked the highlights from a whole history of cinematic illusion, from the Méliès “trick films” of…

  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • The Dreamlife of Angels
  • eXistenZ
  • Galaxy Quest
  • The Green Mile

What films deserved to make our “best of 1999” list?

15 films

For The A.V. Club's 1999 Week, our film writers carefully compiled and voted on a list of the 25 best…