Photo Essays

LIFE at the Movies: When 3-D Was New

In the early 1950s, when Milton Gunzburg, a scriptwriter at MGM, and his brother Julian, a Beverly Hills ophthalmologist, developed a process that would allow...

American Muscle Cars in the Movies

A yellow and black Chevy Camaro is one of the stars of the Transformers films. As the third one hits theaters, TIME takes a look at heavy metal horsepower on the...

The Movies' Best-Loved Costumes

In a recent poll, the emerald green dress worn by Keira Knightley in Atonement has been voted the best film costume of all time. Here's the Top Ten costumes from...

Women-in-Prison Movies

Lindsay Lohan is off to jail. Could incarceration be inspiration for her next movie? Here are 10 films about life for ladies behind bars

A Brief History of World War II Movies

As Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds hits theaters, TIME looks back on some of the finest ever WWII flicks to light up the silver screen By Glen Levy ...

Top 10 Union Movies

In Wisconsin and elsewhere, American unions have roused themselves after decades of lethargy. Scanning film history, TIME picks 10 movies that dramatized the...

Making Movies in Afghanistan

Ten years into the NATO-led war to oust the Taliban, filmmakers and actors say they still face suicide attacks and bombings for practicing their craft...

Top 10 War Movies

As The Hurt Locker and Inglourious Basterds fight it out for Best Picture, TIME's Richard Corliss takes a look at cinema's 10 greatest war flicks