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on 9 Nov 2011 06:54

 
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Pre-1950s favorite films

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Prior to 1930

People who added this item 1558  Average listal rating (775 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
1. Metropolis (1927)
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People who added this item 897  Average listal rating (511 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
2. A Trip to the Moon (1902)
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People who added this item 753  Average listal rating (481 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.3 
3. The Gold Rush (1925)
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People who added this item 1367  Average listal rating (747 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
4. Nosferatu (1922)
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People who added this item 83  Average listal rating (56 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.3 
5. The Cocoanuts (1929)
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People who added this item 923  Average listal rating (512 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.1 
6. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
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1930s

People who added this item 632  Average listal rating (410 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
7. Duck Soup (1933)
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People who added this item 175  Average listal rating (106 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
8. Animal Crackers (1930)
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People who added this item 361  Average listal rating (227 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
9. A Night at the Opera (1935)
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People who added this item 834  Average listal rating (484 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
10. Frankenstein (1931)
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People who added this item 206  Average listal rating (88 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
11. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
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People who added this item 982  Average listal rating (611 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
12. King Kong (1933)
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People who added this item 350  Average listal rating (206 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
13. The Invisible Man (1933)
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People who added this item 216  Average listal rating (113 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
14. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
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People who added this item 583  Average listal rating (333 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.9 
15. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
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People who added this item 136  Average listal rating (96 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.6 
16. Monkey Business (1931)
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People who added this item 1196  Average listal rating (622 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.5 
17. M (1931)
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People who added this item 151  Average listal rating (102 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
18. Horse Feathers (1932)
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People who added this item 707  Average listal rating (416 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
19. Dracula (1931)
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People who added this item 3221  Average listal rating (2068 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.1 
20. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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People who added this item 807  Average listal rating (465 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
21. Freaks (1932)
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People who added this item 155  Average listal rating (95 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.7 
22. A Day at the Races (1937)
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People who added this item 651  Average listal rating (393 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.4 
23. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
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People who added this item 63  Average listal rating (40 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 6.9 
24. At the Circus (1939)
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People who added this item 64  Average listal rating (38 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 6.7 
25. Room Service (1938)
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1940s

People who added this item 99  Average listal rating (46 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.6 
26. Le Corbeau (1943)
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People who added this item 353  Average listal rating (218 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
27. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
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People who added this item 165  Average listal rating (94 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
28. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
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People who added this item 1746  Average listal rating (1041 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
29. Fantasia (1940)
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People who added this item 607  Average listal rating (380 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
30. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
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People who added this item 108  Average listal rating (72 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.5 
31. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
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People who added this item 58  Average listal rating (38 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 6.9 
32. Go West (1940)
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People who added this item 85  Average listal rating (54 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.1 
33. A Night in Casablanca (1946)
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People who added this item 1788  Average listal rating (1099 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.7 
34. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
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People who added this item 352  Average listal rating (236 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.4 
35. The Wolf Man (1941)
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People who added this item 2471  Average listal rating (1473 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.6 
36. Pinocchio (1940)
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People who added this item 2384  Average listal rating (1445 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
37. Dumbo (1941)
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People who added this item 2463  Average listal rating (1512 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
38. Bambi (1942)
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People who added this item 27  Average listal rating (18 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 5.3 
39. King of the Zombies (1941)
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People who added this item 88  Average listal rating (58 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.2 
40. House of Frankenstein (1944)
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As you'll quickly notice here I haven't watched a lot of movies made prior to 1950. I've seen many from the 1930s (mostly due to Universal's horror movies & the Marx Bros.), but very few from the 1940s & even less from prior to 1930. So at this point in time splitting them up into separate lists seems like a waste. I'm currently working on catching up on films from these decades, so if/when I reach a point where I can justify this list being split up I'll do so.
Related lists:
My favorite Horror movies - 30s
My favorite Horror movies - 40s
Favorite films of the '50s
Swingin' films of the '60s
Super films of the '70s
My annual best movies of lists

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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Dec 27 23:01
Le Corbeau is one of those films that keeps getting lost in my queue. Ah... actually should check that it is really available. I *love* being able to add movies to my queue when there are in fact no disks to be sent :P

Any'who... love the list good work :)
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Dec 29 11:32
Great job! I've actually only seen 15 of these, so I've got plenty of work to do!
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Jan 1 17:53
I still haven't seen a movie from before 1930 -
but after seeing Hugo there are a couple that I am interested in seeing and Nosferatu is in my horror classic collection.
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Oct 9 16:45
Glad you have Pinocchio on there. It's my favourite cartoon!
Also Mr Smith Goes To Washington, Wizard Of Oz, It's A Wonderful Life, Fantasia & Metropolis

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