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1. Intolerance (1916)
Some say that D.W. Griffith was the greatest of early movie pioneers. I respectfully disagree still admitting that he had his moments, this one being one of em. Colossal sets, contemporary period costumes and megalomaniac ideas. When one watches this massive episode movie from earliest periods of cinema, it's quite obvious that they didn't spare with the expences. Very unique and beautiful piece in cinema's history.


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People who added this item 57  Average listal rating (29 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
2. The Penalty (1920)
One of the best performances from Chaney I have seen pretty much makes this film. Endings is a bit cheesy, granted, but it didn't ruin my viewing experience, though I might need to give some credit for the score on KINO's DVD version of this. It really made the picture. Anyways, one of the most intensive crime thrillers from the silent era I have seen. Has some very vivid city scenery as well.
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People who added this item 266  Average listal rating (92 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
3. Greed (1924)
Cut, butchered, burned and still one of the greatest masterpieces of silent era. Erich von Stroheim's Greed doesn't need to be watched in it's full length to see the brilliance of Stroheim and his huge talent. The directing leans hugely on the feelings and emotions of the characters yet being all it's length beautifully detailed retaining it's focus. The original 42 reels version is controversially one of the most mourned lost films of all time.



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4. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
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People who added this item 172  Average listal rating (93 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.7 
5. Strike (1925)
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People who added this item 559  Average listal rating (336 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.3 
6. The General (1926)
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People who added this item 46  Average listal rating (21 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 7.2 
7. The Black Pirate (1926)
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People who added this item 1558  Average listal rating (775 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
8. Metropolis (1927)
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People who added this item 486  Average listal rating (263 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.4 
9. Sunrise (1927)
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People who added this item 547  Average listal rating (286 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
10. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
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People who added this item 182  Average listal rating (102 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.3 
11. The Cameraman (1928)
The first picture Buster Keaton made for MGM remains as one of his great masterpieces as well as an epitaph of the career of The King of Slapstick. A touching story combined with great humor and many unforgettable scenes. Of course this one doesn't have much of those great improvised scenes of Buster, but still a remarkable piece of silent cinema.




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12. M (1931)
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People who added this item 1006  Average listal rating (602 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.7 
13. City Lights (1931)
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14. Freaks (1932)
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People who added this item 136  Average listal rating (67 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 7.5 
15. The Blood of a Poet (1932)
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People who added this item 631  Average listal rating (410 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
16. Duck Soup (1933)
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People who added this item 35  Average listal rating (14 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
17. Les Misérables (1934)
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18. Captain Blood (1935)
One of the greatest G' old times adventures there is. Olivia De Havilland and Errol Flynn were without a doubt one of the best on screen pairs there's ever been. Great depiction of Sabatini's classical novel with some great swashbuckling scenes and Mr. Flynn's famous grin. This one being as well the first and the best of the movies Flynn made with Mike Curtiz.




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19. Modern Times (1936)
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People who added this item 131  Average listal rating (50 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
20. Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
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21. La Bête Humaine (1938)
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22. Gone with the Wind (1939)
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23. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
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People who added this item 2231  Average listal rating (1296 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
24. Citizen Kane (1941)
Probably the greatest debut film of all time, Orson Welles' pseudo-biographical essay of a man who had it all and yet had nothing remains as a corner stone of American cinema. Technically masterfully crafted and decades ahead of it's time this film ironically made Welles both famous and infamous at same time and practically ruined his career in Hollywood.



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People who added this item 2758  Average listal rating (1605 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.6 
25. Casablanca (1942)
One of the greatest films from the Hollywood's Golden Age, Casablanca bears such a glamour and athmosphere that there hasn't been anything to compare ever since. Humphrey Bogart's and Ingrid Bergman's stormy yet passionate relationship comes across to audience with such a force that one fells in love with both of the actors and the movie instantly. One of the cinema's all time casts, thousand and one quotable lines, great and compact story. Simply put: Melodrama from the time when it still was pure and beautiful. Ending leaves always a smile on a face, no matter how many times the movie is seen.




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People who added this item 171  Average listal rating (91 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
26. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
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27. Lifeboat (1944)
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People who added this item 184  Average listal rating (115 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.5 
28. Detour (1945)
Edgar G. Ulmer's B-movie masterpiece is one of the crown jewels of film noir. Small budget flick with all the elements that defines the genre. Ann Savage being one of the greatest screen fatales of all time this one hour tour de force has nothing extra and lacks nothing. Also one of the few movies I can think of where the narration definitely works for the picture not against it.

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People who added this item 622  Average listal rating (396 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
29. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
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30. The Third Man (1949)
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People who added this item 1190  Average listal rating (739 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.6 
31. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
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32. In a Lonely Place (1950)
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33. Rashomon (1950)
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People who added this item 344  Average listal rating (202 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.2 
34. Ace in the Hole (1951)
Billy Wilder's satiric depiction of the power of media is to date one of the coldest pictures of it's subject still evading all of the foxholes in which many other contemporary films fell. Wilder's talent to cynical storytelling masked in the disguise of dark and dry comedy makes him one of the greatest of the period. Considering the down-beat ending, which isn't all that usual in 50s Hollywood it really isn't hard to see why this film did not do so well at it's time.



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People who added this item 94  Average listal rating (55 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.6 
35. The River (1951)
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People who added this item 301  Average listal rating (175 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.1 
36. Limelight (1952)
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People who added this item 545  Average listal rating (289 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.4 
37. Ikiru (1952)
One of the most touching stories ever filmed, Kurosawa's Ikiru leaves the audience in tears still. Humane and gripping story about man who wasted his life burying himself under work and now, finding out that he has only year to live, is seeking redemption and meaning for his life. The ultimate story of the shortness of life. Carpe diem indeed...


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People who added this item 165  Average listal rating (90 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
38. Pickup on South Street (1953)
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39. The Wages of Fear (1953)
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40. Rear Window (1954)
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People who added this item 199  Average listal rating (110 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.2 
41. Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
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People who added this item 310  Average listal rating (177 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.2 
42. Rififi (1955)
Zenith of Jules Dassin's career. Filmed with next-to-nothing budget this film remains as one movie which pretty much defines all the other heist flicks and is one of the few films I dare to call perfect. From the start to gripping car driving scene at the end, this movie defines the word. Not to forget the famous half an hour heist scene itself without any dialogue at all.



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43. Ordet (1955)
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People who added this item 145  Average listal rating (79 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.6 
44. Bigger Than Life (1956)
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People who added this item 708  Average listal rating (409 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
45. The Killing (1956)
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People who added this item 438  Average listal rating (257 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.7 
46. Giant (1956)
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People who added this item 45  Average listal rating (24 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
47. The Harvest Month (1956)
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People who added this item 1824  Average listal rating (1149 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.9 
48. 12 Angry Men (1957)
Debut feature by Sidney Lumet remains a classic among the courtroom dramas today. 12 jurors, murder case and a reasonable doubt. Sets being next to nothing, as whole movie takes place in one small room, actors are the centerpiece of the film yet it provides a sense of claustrophobic and tense athmosphere, what rare movies have done up today.



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People who added this item 905  Average listal rating (538 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.5 
49. Paths of Glory (1957)
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People who added this item 393  Average listal rating (234 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.2 
50. Throne of Blood (1957)
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Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Oct 14 10:49
very nice job. great comments. i didn't see a few of my favorites, like bridge on the river kwai, the sting, psycho, pulp fiction, no country for old men, north by northwest, the princess bride, the hustler, or silence of the lambs, to name a few, but it's your list. well done..
Posted: 1 month ago at Mar 14 20:59
Just saw "White Dog" last night - SUPERB!

Lives up to the hype, haven't seen a jaw-dropping ending like that since "Jaws"!...

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