35 Years Ago: ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Puts Eddie Murphy Back on Top
Movie restored the star's status after the failure of 'Best Defense.'
40 Years Ago: How Tobe Hooper Tackled Stephen King’s Vampires in ‘Salem’s Lot’
The director of 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' and 'Poltergeist' churned out a two-part miniseries that managed to succeed despite itself.
65 Years Ago: Godzilla Is Born
Ishiro Honda's film remains one of the greatest examples of an entertaining movie that makes you think.
50 Years Ago: ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ Says Goodbye to the Old West
George Roy Hill's film helped define the modern Western.
25 Years Ago: ‘Pulp Fiction’ Launches a Movie Revolution
Quentin Tarantino's greatest film makes statement about the importance of the art form, becomes a hit anyway.
35 Years Ago: ‘Amadeus’ Explores the Nature of Genius
The movie presents Mozart as one of the greatest musicians of all time, and also as one of the most fallibly human.
45 Years Ago: ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ Scares the Hell Out of Everyone
Toby Hooper made one of the most influential horror movies of all time on a shoestring budget.
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.
30 Years Ago: Al Pacino Resurrects His Career With ‘Sea of Love’
The movie kicked off the boom of '90s sexy thrillers, and was the first in a string of hits for the actor.
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.