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People who added this item 564 Average listal rating (301 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1


Director: Lewis Milestone
Cast: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

Story: A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.
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People who added this item 236 Average listal rating (143 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9


Director: Leo McCarey
Cast: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy, Alexander D'Arcy

Story: Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance.
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People who added this item 1208 Average listal rating (724 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.6
City Lights (1931)


Director: Charles Chaplin
Cast: Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Harry Myers, Hank Mann

Story: The Tramp struggles to help a blind flower girl he has fallen in love with.

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Modern Times (1936)
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People who added this item 965 Average listal rating (558 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
Freaks (1932)


Director: Tod Browning
Cast: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates

Story: A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.
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People who added this item 356 Average listal rating (198 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.5
L'Age d'Or (1930)


Director: Luis Buñuel
Cast: Gaston Modot, Lya Lys, Max Ernst, Josep Llorens Artigas

Story: A man and a woman are passionately in love with one another, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted, by their families, the Church and bourgeois society.
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People who added this item 357 Average listal rating (185 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 7.9
L'Atalante (1934)


Director: Jean Vigo
Cast: Dita Parlo, Jean Dasté, Michel Simon, Gilles Margaritis

Story: When Juliette marries Jean, she comes to live on his ship, on board of which are, besides the two of them, only a cabin boy and the strange old second mate Pere Jules.

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À propos de Nice (1930)
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People who added this item 1375 Average listal rating (731 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
M (1931)


Director: Fritz lang
Cast: Peter Lorre, Theodor Loos, Otto Wernicke, Inge Landgut

Story: When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.
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People who added this item 439 Average listal rating (240 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1


Director: Jean Renoir
Cast: Nora Gregor, Marcel Dalio, Paulette Dubost, Mila Parély

Story: A look at bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II. An assorted cast of characters - the rich and their poor servants - meet up at a French chateau.
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People who added this item 313 Average listal rating (183 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
The Thin Man (1934)


Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton

Story: Nick and Nora Charles, a former detective and his rich, playful wife, investigate a murder case mostly for the fun of it.
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Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Cast: Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel, Sybille Schmitz

Story: A traveler obsessed with the supernatural visits an old inn and finds evidence of vampires.
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