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Top 5 Haunted House Movies

Posted by Gui on October 31, 2017

Halloween is here! and your happy home could now be your tomb, so to celebrate we break down our top 5 movies based in ‘haunted’ buildings where malevolent forces terrorise the people living in them.   #5: ‘The Amityville Horror’ (1979) Image Source: MGM Everything seems great for the Lutz family when they move into […]

Top 5 Movie Maniacs

Posted by Gui on January 19, 2017

Whether victims of severe personality disorders or good old-fashioned psychos, schizos and maniacs, the criminally unhinged have been morbidly captivating and fascinating audiences since the dawn of cinema. Now to celebrate James McAvoy’s entry into the fray with M. Night Shyamalan’s split personality horror/thriller ‘Split’, we break down our Top 5 most memorable movie lunatics. […]

Top 5 Alien Invasion Movies

Posted by Gui on June 22, 2016

They’re coming! There’s been no shortage of Alien invasion moves over the last 60 years; from huge attacks to insidious and subtle infiltration, and from early B-movies to huge modern Hollywood blockbusters. To celebrate the release of Roland Emmerich’s long-awaited sequel ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’, we bring you our Top 5 films where extra-terrestrials come to our […]

Top 5 Buddy-Cop Movies

Posted by Gui on June 2, 2016

Who’s getting too old for this s**t? The “Buddy-Cop” sub-genre has become a staple for action/comedy audiences and to celebrate the release of Shane Black’s off-beat crime action/comedy romp ‘The Nice Guys’, we bring you our Top 5 films where unlikely partnerships are formed to save the day.   #5: Taxi (1998) Metrodome A smash-hit […]

Top 5 Underdog Movies

Posted by Gui on May 3, 2016

Who doesn’t love to root for the underdog in a film? Whether it’s in a fight or in life’s struggles, we all love to see David stick it to Goliath after starting from the bottom, so here are our picks for the Top 5 Underdog Movies from a list of many contenders, what would be […]

Top 5 Classical Music Movie Moments

Posted by Gui on April 14, 2016

We at FilmPhonic love a great original score, but we can’t resist wonderful visuals set to the backdrop of an often unrelated iconic classical melody that somehow works perfectly… and gives us a timeless movie moment. There are many examples but we’ve tried to pick our Top 5, what’s yours?   #5: The Marriage of […]

Top 5 Realistic Movie Boxers

Posted by Gui on January 13, 2016

To celebrate Friday’s release of Ryan Coogler’s ‘Rocky’ boxing drama spin-off ‘Creed’ starring Michael B. Jordan, we break down our top 5 movie performances from actors who have clearly studied the sweet pugilistic science, in films that represent the sport accurately so classic ‘Rocky’ films are out of the running… and we’re not interested in actual […]

Top 5 Space Sci-fi Movies

Posted by Gui on September 29, 2015

  To celebrate the 30th of September release of Ridley Scott’s Sci-fi drama ‘The Martian’ (our review), starring Matt Damon, we break down our top 5 Sci-fi films based predominantly or entirely outside of our blue planet. This was a tough choice as there are so many worthy candidates but here’s our selection for the […]

Top 5 Spy Comedies

Posted by Gui on June 4, 2015

With the upcoming UK and US release of the Melissa McCarthy Spy-Comedy ‘Spy’ out on the 5th of June, we break down our top 5 examples of a sub-genre’s sub-genre that’s sometimes spoof or satire, sometimes irreverent action/adventure but often entertaining, the Spy-Comedy.   #5: ‘Casino Royale’ (1967) Image Source: MGM Legendary MI6 agent Sir […]

Top 5 Post-Apocalyptic Movies

Posted by Gui on May 12, 2015

With the upcoming UK release of Mad Max: Fury Road on the 14th of May, we count down our top 5 movies that are based in a post-apocalyptic world after some cataclysmic event, we will not feature films like ‘The Terminator’ or ‘Twelve Monkeys’ that involve going back in time to prevent the apocalypse, but […]

Top 5 Superhero Films

Posted by Gui on April 21, 2015

With the upcoming UK release on the 23rd of the hugely anticipated ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, the sequel to Marvel’s massive 2012 hit ‘The Avengers’, we break down our selection for the 5 greatest films in a genre which began as a refuge for kids and “nerds” and now produces many of the highest grossing […]

Top 10 Movie Biopics

Posted by Gui on March 19, 2015

The ubiquitous “Biopic” genre has provided us with some of the greatest movies ever made, a tricky film style to get right as directors try to balance historical accuracy with dramatic content while somehow not putting across a predictable story arc. We give you our picks for the Top 10 biographical films based on the […]

Top 5 Real-life Movie Romances

Posted by Gui on February 14, 2015

With another Valentine’s Day upon us and following the release of the controversial and much anticipated fantasist S&M-laden “romance” 50 Shades of Grey, we take a look at what we think are 5 more intriguing and altogether realistic movie love stories based on true events, with a generous sprinkle of Hollywood “dramatic license” of course. […]