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TOP 7 Chick Flicks of the Past 20 Years

We start the Top 7. You finish the Top 10.

When it comes to movies, ladies rule.

Some of the world’s biggest stars have been born on Hollywood sound stages, and the most unforgettable of them have been women. We’re fascinated by them—whether that fascination is born from admiration, repulsion or lust, the moments that made them icons stay with us.

Today, the stories women tell on screen appeal mostly to… well, other women. Girls drag reluctant dates into “Legally Blonde” or “Devine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood,” and whether they’ll admit it or not, guys secretly enjoy it in spite of themselves. New romance classics like “A Walk to Remember” and “Moulin Rouge” seem to have a similar appeal, and thus also earn the bittersweet designation of “chick flick.”

With films like “The Women” and “Sex and the City: The Movie” bringing ladies back into the center of attention (where they belong) this year, it’s time to take a look at the Top 7 Chick Flicks of the past 20 years.

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TOP 7 Indiana Jones Scenes

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The latest installment of the Indiana Jones series was released earlier this year, nearly twenty years after the previous film. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull received mixed reviews but grossed over $126M opening weekend. It was still an Indiana Jones film and still brought some of the same magic we saw in the first three in the series.

I consider myself a die-hard … oh wait, wrong franchise … a huge Indiana Jones fan. With the Crystal Skull DVD due to be released October 14th I wanted to recall some of the best moments in the series.

There are so many great scenes. Narrowing it down was tougher than I expected.

7. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost

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TOP 7 Ben Stiller films

TOP 7 Ben Stiller films

We start the Top 7. You finish the Top 10.

Ben Stiller’s been through a lot. I’m not saying he’s had a rough life, after all he’s married to Christine Taylor and he’s got comedy in his blood (son of Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara). At first it seemed Stiller was destined to go unnoticed. Nobody watched “The Ben Stiller Show” on FOX. But then along came Reality Bites.

Now he is one of Hollywood’s elite, and Tropic Thunder should only add to that. Complete with fake trailers, and two big performances from Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Cruise, the man continues to prove he can act and direct.

When I first thought about a Top 7 list for Stiller, I imagined it would be tough, especially since I wasn’t going to allow

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TOP 7 Superhero Villains

TOP 7 Superhero Villains

We are a generation of list-makers. It’s an obsession even Calvin Klein would have a difficult time masking the pungency of. The truth is we all believe our lists have more credibility than others. While there is no objective way to match the weight of our opinions versus those of others with more literary prominence, one thing is for certain: After the July 18 premiere of The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger will have inevitably (based on early critical acclaim) cemented his perch atop the list of the greatest cinematic super villains of all time. Despite this imminent reality, it would be fair to first tip our cap to those who line up right behind the late Australian actor.

Though many A-listers have had their respectable catalogues all but erase any obvious

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Top 7 Animated Movies

Top 7 Animated Movies

“Wall*E” has got me thinking. Animated films are beyond kid flicks, with the ability to conjure emotions, have us reexamine our lives and weep for a drawing.

All of these movies have the pedigree to enter the best of the best. And sure, Pixar’s films could make up the whole list. There won’t be any hybrids either, which means no “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” or “Space Jam.” So, with that in mind, here are my Top 7 animated films of all-time … until I see “Wall*E” on DVD, at which point I will then feel very comfortable adding it to the list.

7. Iron Giant (1999)
Not many people saw this gigantic robot on the big-screen. A young boy befriends a giant, alien robot. The government is out to destroy

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Top 7 TV Series Finales

Every show must come to an end (besides “The Simpsons”).

>When talking about series finales, inevitably (older) people bring up “Newhart,” “MASH” or something else that was on 30 years ago. And of course the series finale is a difficult beast to tame.

Trying to make everyone happy and stay true to the show is a lot to ask. Remember all the gut-busting laughter from the “Friends” last hoorah? Neither do I.

But over the past 15 years we’ve gotten some pretty good send-offs. Here are the Top 7 series finales of the past 15 years.

7. Seinfeld (nine seasons)
Recap: Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer witness, laugh at and videotape a crime of an overweight man being robbed. They are charged with a Good Samaritan law for not helping. The trial

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