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People who added this item 342 Average listal rating (166 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 65 Average listal rating (35 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 299 Average listal rating (110 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 199 Average listal rating (111 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.7
Strike (1925)
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People who added this item 667 Average listal rating (412 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.2
The General (1926)
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People who added this item 52 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 1807 Average listal rating (905 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
Metropolis (1927)
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People who added this item 580 Average listal rating (316 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
Sunrise (1927)
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People who added this item 666 Average listal rating (347 ratings) 8.8 IMDB Rating 8.3
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People who added this item 218 Average listal rating (127 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 1375 Average listal rating (730 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
M (1931)
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People who added this item 1208 Average listal rating (726 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.6
City Lights (1931)
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People who added this item 965 Average listal rating (558 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
Freaks (1932)
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People who added this item 167 Average listal rating (84 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 715 Average listal rating (467 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
Duck Soup (1933)
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People who added this item 41 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 213 Average listal rating (138 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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Modern Times (1936)
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People who added this item 165 Average listal rating (72 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.3
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People who added this item 2340 Average listal rating (1351 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 1122 Average listal rating (700 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 2537 Average listal rating (1482 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 3082 Average listal rating (1801 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
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 319 Average listal rating (204 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Lifeboat (1944)
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People who added this item 225 Average listal rating (140 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 1036 Average listal rating (616 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
The Third Man (1949)
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People who added this item 1396 Average listal rating (872 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.5
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People who added this item 320 Average listal rating (186 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 1196 Average listal rating (709 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
Rashomon (1950)
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People who added this item 424 Average listal rating (247 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) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.6
The River (1951)
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People who added this item 361 Average listal rating (214 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
Limelight (1952)
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People who added this item 634 Average listal rating (346 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 409 Average listal rating (240 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 2515 Average listal rating (1695 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.5
Rear Window (1954)
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People who added this item 255 Average listal rating (139 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 367 Average listal rating (207 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 270 Average listal rating (145 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.2
Ordet (1955)
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People who added this item 175 Average listal rating (98 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 821 Average listal rating (482 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
The Killing (1956)
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People who added this item 494 Average listal rating (292 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Giant (1956)
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People who added this item 49 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 2146 Average listal rating (1329 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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Posted: 4 years, 5 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 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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