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People who added this item 354 Average listal rating (172 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
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 67 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
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 307 Average listal rating (111 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 7.9
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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People who added this item 815 Average listal rating (501 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 207 Average listal rating (113 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
Strike (1925)
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People who added this item 678 Average listal rating (424 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.2
The General (1926)
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People who added this item 52 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 1850 Average listal rating (929 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
Metropolis (1927)
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People who added this item 594 Average listal rating (327 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.2
Sunrise (1927)
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People who added this item 676 Average listal rating (360 ratings) 8.8 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 226 Average listal rating (133 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.3
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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People who added this item 1404 Average listal rating (749 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
M (1931)
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People who added this item 1232 Average listal rating (749 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.6
City Lights (1931)
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People who added this item 982 Average listal rating (565 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
Freaks (1932)
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People who added this item 176 Average listal rating (90 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 723 Average listal rating (472 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
Duck Soup (1933)
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People who added this item 42 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 215 Average listal rating (140 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
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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People who added this item 1728 Average listal rating (1091 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.5
Modern Times (1936)
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People who added this item 171 Average listal rating (73 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.3
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People who added this item 2384 Average listal rating (1373 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 1146 Average listal rating (715 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 2618 Average listal rating (1524 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
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 3155 Average listal rating (1847 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.5
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 325 Average listal rating (207 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Lifeboat (1944)
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People who added this item 231 Average listal rating (143 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.4
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 1062 Average listal rating (633 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.2
The Third Man (1949)
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People who added this item 1439 Average listal rating (897 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.5
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People who added this item 332 Average listal rating (196 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 1227 Average listal rating (738 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
Rashomon (1950)
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People who added this item 426 Average listal rating (250 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.2
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 111 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
The River (1951)
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People who added this item 366 Average listal rating (223 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
Limelight (1952)
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People who added this item 656 Average listal rating (361 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.3
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 217 Average listal rating (131 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.8
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People who added this item 417 Average listal rating (251 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 2554 Average listal rating (1726 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.5
Rear Window (1954)
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People who added this item 270 Average listal rating (145 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 374 Average listal rating (213 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.2
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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People who added this item 280 Average listal rating (151 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.2
Ordet (1955)
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People who added this item 180 Average listal rating (101 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 847 Average listal rating (494 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
The Killing (1956)
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People who added this item 504 Average listal rating (299 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Giant (1956)
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People who added this item 51 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 2221 Average listal rating (1385 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 8.9
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 489 Average listal rating (307 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
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Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Oct 14 15:49
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: 3 years, 9 months ago at Mar 15 1:59
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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