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The 10 Best Movies About Celebrity Culture

By David Zou

Celebrities have always been a recurring theme in the history of art. Many books, songs and movies – fictional or not – are based on celebrities.

We can sum it up just by saying that fame is something interesting to be explored in art – and it is definitely explored a lot. So, in this article we have 10 films that approach celebrity culture at one or more points.

It is never too late to remember that many things interfere while choosing the titles for a list like this one, but as always, memory and personal preferences are the main factors. If you think any other film about celebrity culture should be on this list, please leave it as a recommendation in the comments section below.

So, here are 10 great films about celebrity culture that you should definitely watch.

10. The Truman Show (1998; directed by Peter Weir)

The Truman Show

Written by Andrew Niccol and directed by Peter Weir, “The Truman Show” should definitely be considered among the most intriguing films of the 1990s.

Even though it might have some problems in its rhythm, its concept and story make up for these small problems. With a powerful performance by Jim Carrey in the leading role, this story about an ordinary man who discovers his whole life is a TV series is simply great.

This mix of sci-fi and dramatic comedy approaches the relationship between viewers and celebrities in such an unique way, while building an amazing character arc for Truman Burbank.

“The Truman Show” is one of the most interesting movies from the 1990s and one of the best about celebrity culture. Definitely worth watching.

9. Misery (1990; directed by Rob Reiner)

Adapted from Stephen King’s novel of the same name by acclaimed writer William Goldman, “Misery” follows the → continue…

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The 10 Best Movies About Celebrity Culture

By Vitor Guima

Celebrities have always been a recurring theme in the history of art. Many books, songs and movies – fictional or not – are based on celebrities.

We can sum it up just by saying that fame is something interesting to be explored in art – and it is definitely explored a lot. So, in this article we have 10 films that approach celebrity culture at one or more points.

It is never too late to remember that many things interfere while choosing the titles for a list like this one, but as always, memory and personal preferences are the main factors. If you think any other film about celebrity culture should be on this list, please leave it as a recommendation in the comments section below.

So, here are 10 great films about celebrity culture that you should definitely watch.

10. The Truman Show (1998; directed by Peter Weir)

The Truman Show

Written by Andrew Niccol and directed by Peter Weir, “The Truman Show” should definitely be considered among the most intriguing films of the 1990s.

Even though it might have some problems in its rhythm, its concept and story make up for these small problems. With a powerful performance by Jim Carrey in the leading role, this story about an ordinary man who discovers his whole life is a TV series is simply great.

This mix of sci-fi and dramatic comedy approaches the relationship between viewers and celebrities in such an unique way, while building an amazing character arc for Truman Burbank.

“The Truman Show” is one of the most interesting movies from the 1990s and one of the best about celebrity culture. Definitely worth watching.

9. Misery (1990; directed by Rob Reiner)

Adapted from Stephen King’s novel of the same name by acclaimed writer William Goldman, “Misery” follows the → continue…

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The 10 Most Overrated Movies On The IMDB Top 250

By Conor Lochrie

When it comes to the making of lists ranking the greatest films of all time, fierce debate usually ensues. Cinema has so many unique voices, so many genres and subgenres, so many eras that narrowing the best down can seem an impossible task. IMDb’s top 250 makes the procedure a little easier: by aggregating the user scores for every film, and updating this consistently, an idea of the general film-going population’s taste can be shown.

However, their list, while containing many classic works both old and new, isn’t without its contentions: some films are placed far too high and some shouldn’t even make the list at all. This article looks in depth at arguably 10 prominent examples and questions their merit as being worthy of their place in the top 250.

1. The Shawshank Redemption (#1 on IMDb top 250)

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A sleeper hit, The Shawshank Redemption (1994) opened to almost universal critical acclaim but made no dent in the box office. After gaining traction through VHS sales and cable television reruns, Frank Darabont’s debut feature now stands as one of the most acclaimed American films of the last 25 years.

Based on Stephen King’s novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, it follows the character of Andy Dufresne after he’s sent to prison for killing his wife and lover. Shawshank today could quite rightly claim to be the most beloved in the prison film genre, but its depiction of prison life is peculiar. The group of inmates Andy begins to associate with appear to be some of the nicest and most genuine prisoners to ever be locked up. They run a library, they laugh and joke on the rooftop, they get along alarmingly well; Darabont creates an unusual and mawkish vision of their prison existence.

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