Discovering good movies, one bad movie at a time

This year’s Oscar race is about to get dressy with House of Gucci, a true crime biopic about the legendary family-run fashion company. To celebrate, we’re playing a bit of dress-up ourselves, as we take a look out favorite examples of costuming motion picture history. From the storybook past to the shiny future, costume design is one of the cornerstones of cinematic worldbuilding, and our next episode is entirely devoted to the most imaginative, most glamorous, and most colorful examples of big screen couture.


Star Wars (1977)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Black Panther (2018)
Phantom Thread (2017)
Titanic (1997)


Black Swan (2010)
The Favourite (2018)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Avatar (2009)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)


The Scarlet Empress (1934)
Gone with the Wind (1939)
The Cell
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Barry Lyndon (1975)