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My Film for Every Year (Work in progress)

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People who added this item 950  Average listal rating (525 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.1 
1. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
"I must know everything. I must penetrate the heart of his secret! I must become Caligari!"

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The 67 Most Influential Films Ever Made by Kris

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How long shall I live? by AgentLexi

The oldest full feature film that I've seen, and it is possibly one of the most important films in our history. While it certainly may not have the same effect today as it did back then, it is still an interesting and sometimes horrifying film.

My rating: 8/10


People who added this item 1398  Average listal rating (762 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
2. Nosferatu (1922)
"Is this your wife? What a lovely throat."

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The Most Iconic Images in Cinema History by propelas

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Your precious blood! by AgentLexi

Yet another important film in our film history, and the only one from 1922 that I've seen. But unlike The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari I don't think this one remains just as good. I think first of all that music gets a bit annoying eventually, and I think the second half simply ain't so good. The first half is brilliant, and insanely creepy. It's been a while since I saw it, and I might think greater of it now, but back then I sat back with a slightly disappointed expression.

My rating: 5/10


People who added this item 769  Average listal rating (491 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.3 
3. The Gold Rush (1925)

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Best Films of 1925 by Stehako

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Possibly Chaplin's greatest by PvtCaboose91

I'm slightly ashamed to say that this is the only Charlie Chaplin film I've seen, and after seeing this one I honestly don't know why I've brought myself to gather the rest of them. This is pure cinematic gold, an hilarious comedy and old cinema at it's finest. Of course there are some moments that doesn't work as well today, and makes the film a bit slow, but this is pure gold.

My rating: 8/10


People who added this item 852  Average listal rating (497 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
4. Frankenstein (1931)
"Look! It's moving. It's alive. It's alive... It's alive, it's moving, it's alive, it's alive, it's alive, it's alive, IT'S ALIVE!"

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Universal Horror by Pumpkinate

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This film doesn't have any reviews! :O

Possibly one of my favourite monster-films. Frankenstein remains as one of the most iconic characters ever created and Boris Karloff's performance is one of the greatest performances that have ever been achieved in a horror film. That I have put yet another horror film on my list, just shows that they really knew how to make classic horror films back then.

My rating: 8/10


People who added this item 297  Average listal rating (197 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.3 
5. The Mummy (1932)
"Burn the scroll, man. Burn it! It was through you this horror came into existence."

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History of Horror by diabolical dr voodoo

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This film doesn't have any reviews! :O

Yet another horror film and yet another Boris Karloff monster-flick. This one doesn't stand as strong as Frankenstein, because there are some acts that drags a bit. However, it's one entertaining horror film with yet another strong performance from Karloff.

My rating: 7/10


People who added this item 600  Average listal rating (343 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.9 
6. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
"I want friend like me."

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Amazing Horror Films by Hootsaidtheowl

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Strong sequel! by PvtCaboose91

Now THIS is my favourite classic monster-flick. It is a surprisingly strong sequel to the original Frankenstein, and with reuniting much of the cast it manages to maintain much of what made the original so good. Add some more comedic elements, and you've made gold!

My rating: 9/10


People who added this item 2900  Average listal rating (1796 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.7 
7. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
"Magic Mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?"

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Disney Classics - Best to Worst by Bml93

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by JxSxPx

The first Disney classic. It is a beautifully animated film with much charm and fun, but my problem with it has always been that I don't quite like the songs in this one. And that's basically it. Yet, it annoys me so much that I don't appreciate it more.

My rating: 6/10


People who added this item 2163  Average listal rating (1249 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
8. Gone with the Wind (1939)
"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."

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Movies that have won the most Oscar awards by Fantômas

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Gone with the Wind (1939) by PerfectPortal

Possibly the biggest Hollywood film in the whole history of cinema. One of the finest epics that have ever been made. This is filmmaking at it's finest, and it does the feat of managing to be entertaining, engaging, involving and interesting during it's entire running time. Which is saying something when you take a look at how long it is.

My rating: 9/10


People who added this item 2516  Average listal rating (1492 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.6 
9. Pinocchio (1940)
"Now, remember, Pinocchio: be a good boy. And always let your conscience be your guide."

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Disney movies based on R-rated stories by Lexie

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Technical and emotional by PvtCaboose91

One of the best Disney films, and certainly one of the most macabre and darkest ones. I mean, you have some people that kidnaps children and turn them into donkeys. That's kind of sick. Yet, this is one of the Disney films that manages to get the right amount of emotion and heart, as well as keeping the beautiful animation. It may have been made in 1940, but it's still technically excellent today.

My rating: 8/10


People who added this item 364  Average listal rating (244 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.4 
10. The Wolf Man (1941)
"Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright."

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101 Horror Films You Must See Before You Die by ko1ru

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This film doesn't have any reviews! :O

Yet another excellent universal horror classic. This one is a perfect example of how to set up the right mood and atmosphere in a horror film. There is a lot of fun mythology in it, and it creates a rich and entertaining experience.

My rating: 8/10


People who added this item 2814  Average listal rating (1641 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.6 
11. Casablanca (1942)
"Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine."

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They had a date with fate in Casablanca! by AgentLexi

One of the greatest classics of Hollywood filmmaking. Yet, one that I think is a bit overrated. While I do indeed like it, and think it is great. There are something about it that makes me appreciate it less. It might be that I think it drags sometimes, that the pace is uneven, but I don't know for sure.

My rating: 7/10


People who added this item 645  Average listal rating (381 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
12. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
"Forty thousand dollars is no joke, not to him, I bet. It's a joke to me. The whole world's a joke to me."

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Alfred Hitchcock's Movie Cameos by Kankku

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Review by Citizen Caine

My favourite film from Alfred Hitchcock, and that's really saying something! Seeing as he's got many films that are close to masterpieces. Joseph Cotten gives a mesmerizing performance, and the story is great. It's full of suspense and drama, and remains as one of the greatest thrillers of all time.

My rating: 10/10


People who added this item 934  Average listal rating (616 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
13. Rope (1948)
"Nobody commits a murder just for the experiment of committing it. Nobody except us."

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True crimes that inspired movies by propelas

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It Ropes you in... by PvtCaboose91

Yet another Hitchcock-film, and probably not the last one to arrive on this list. Rope is an excellent thriller, wonderfully staged and acted. It's a rare feat to mange to create such an rich experience in such few takes.

My rating: 9/10


People who added this item 1224  Average listal rating (768 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.6 
14. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
"I am big. It's the pictures that got small."

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The Director: Billy Wilder by Kris

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A dark and psychological classic! by SJMJ91

I love film noir, but for some reason I don't watch films like that too often. Sunset Boulevard is one of them I've seen though, and I did indeed love it! Powerful performances, a dark and intriguing story. Outstanding!

My rating: 9/10


People who added this item 2577  Average listal rating (1615 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.4 
15. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?"

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What if the Beauty was the Beast by Mia

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Alice in Wonderland by JxSxPx

Another entry from on Disney on this list, and one that I really liked as a child and one I still enjoy today. I'm not familiar with the source material, but it's surreal wonder and all the weirdness gives me a bloody good time every time I see it. While it's narrative structure might be a bit weak, it's still a fine film. (I also liked Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. (Even more, actually.))

My rating: 8/10


People who added this item 594  Average listal rating (390 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
16. High Noon (1952)
"People gotta talk themselves into law and order before they do anything about it. Maybe because down deep they don't care. They just don't care."

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high noon by bharath

Solid and entertaining western classic. Gary Cooper is outstanding and manages to create all the needed sympathy in order to make this flick work. The build up works very well, and when the shootout finally arrives, it's a pure delight.

My rating: 8/10


People who added this item 582  Average listal rating (340 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.3 
17. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
"You know I think you're the only girl in the world who can stand on a stage with a spotlight in her eye and still see a diamond inside a man's pocket.""

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Barbie Goes To The Movies by Zozoulini

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There is only a review in spanish! :O

A film that I think is at it's best when there is no singing. I don't got anything against musicals, but when I don't like the songs 6/10 is the highest I can go, really. Luckily, it's pretty amusing nevertheless.

My rating: 6/10


People who added this item 1696  Average listal rating (941 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.8 
18. Seven Samurai (1954)
"Danger always strikes when everything seems fine."

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Remake? HELL NO! by PvtCaboose91

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The farmers have won. We have lost. by AgentLexi

One massive epic. While it certainly is a while since I saw it, it's hard to forget it. The giant set pieces, Kurosawa's ye for details and action, the magnificent cinematography or the superb acting. The only problem I got with it, is that it is a little bit too long and that some characters could use a bit more characterization.

My rating: 8/10


People who added this item 524  Average listal rating (282 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
19. Diabolique (1955)
"I won't have any regrets."

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great but shocking end by propelas

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Review by propelas

What a though call! It was either this one, or Rififi. But the Hitchcockian-thriller won by a nose length. It's masterfully crafted thriller with riveting performances, and a solid ending. It never gets too predictable, and Clouzot's direction is nearly flawless. There are some moments that feels a little slow, but this is still a little french masterpiece.

My rating: 8/10


A list inspired by Xanadon't's list My Film for Every Year / Love Letter to List, I decided to create my own list and choose my films for every year.

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Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Jan 10 9:43
Excellent! Glad to see you're creating one of these!

Wow. You've got even more html code going on than mine. And featured quotes. AND personal notes on each film! (I considered doing that, but...)

That all makes for a lot of work in front of you, but it'll be EPIC one it's finished! Great start, keep it up!

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