50 Years Ago: ‘Airport’ Kicks Off Disaster Movie Genre
Storm-stranded planes, a desperate man with a bomb and cheating spouses figure into the film that launched a thousand sequels and imitators.
35 Years Ago: How ‘The Breakfast Club’ Became a Masterpiece of Teenage Life
John Hughes revolutionized a genre in the '80s by taking teens seriously.
50 Years Ago: ‘M*A*S*H’ Revolutionizes the War Movie
The film helped reveal the absurdity of war and what it does to the people it touches.
30 Years Ago: ‘Miami Vice’ Ends After Changing TV Forever
Groundbreaking series changed how TV handled fashion, music and "practically invented the idea of South Beach."
35 Years Ago: ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Puts Eddie Murphy Back on Top
Movie restored the star's status after the failure of 'Best Defense.'
65 Years Ago: Godzilla Is Born
Ishiro Honda's film remains one of the greatest examples of an entertaining movie that makes you think.
40 Years Ago: ‘Nosferatu’ Remake Defines the Vampire Film
Director Werner Herzog's immense talent is on full display in horror movie.
55 Years Ago: ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ Creates the Spaghetti Western
Director Sergio Leone combined a European sensibility with an American story to make something entirely new, and also launched Clint Eastwood's film career.
55 Years Ago: ‘Goldfinger’ Helps Define the James Bond Film
Sean Connery's 007 establishes the tropes that will delight viewers for decades to come.
Why ‘The Longest Yard’ Stole Burt Reynolds’ Famous Mustache
The removal of Burt Reynold's mustache 10 minutes into 'The Longest Yard' says something beautiful about the '70s anti-hero genre.