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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
"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?"
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.))
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.
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.
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.
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.