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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 1587  Average listal rating (793 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
1. Metropolis (1927)
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People who added this item 917  Average listal rating (526 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
2. A Trip to the Moon (1902)
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People who added this item 766  Average listal rating (492 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.3 
3. The Gold Rush (1925)
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People who added this item 1391  Average listal rating (761 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
4. Nosferatu (1922)
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People who added this item 84  Average listal rating (57 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.3 
5. The Cocoanuts (1929)
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People who added this item 947  Average listal rating (525 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
6. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
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1930s

People who added this item 646  Average listal rating (419 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
7. Duck Soup (1933)
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People who added this item 178  Average listal rating (110 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.7 
8. Animal Crackers (1930)
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People who added this item 367  Average listal rating (231 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
9. A Night at the Opera (1935)
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People who added this item 846  Average listal rating (494 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
10. Frankenstein (1931)
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People who added this item 211  Average listal rating (91 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
11. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
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People who added this item 995  Average listal rating (622 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
12. King Kong (1933)
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People who added this item 363  Average listal rating (212 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
13. The Invisible Man (1933)
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People who added this item 221  Average listal rating (117 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.8 
14. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
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People who added this item 598  Average listal rating (343 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.9 
15. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
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People who added this item 139  Average listal rating (100 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.6 
16. Monkey Business (1931)
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People who added this item 1217  Average listal rating (633 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.5 
17. M (1931)
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People who added this item 153  Average listal rating (105 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
18. Horse Feathers (1932)
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People who added this item 719  Average listal rating (423 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
19. Dracula (1931)
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People who added this item 3253  Average listal rating (2094 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.1 
20. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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People who added this item 831  Average listal rating (482 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
21. Freaks (1932)
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People who added this item 160  Average listal rating (100 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.7 
22. A Day at the Races (1937)
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People who added this item 661  Average listal rating (406 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.3 
23. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
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People who added this item 64  Average listal rating (41 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.9 
24. At the Circus (1939)
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People who added this item 67  Average listal rating (40 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 6.7 
25. Room Service (1938)
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1940s

People who added this item 99  Average listal rating (47 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.6 
26. Le Corbeau (1943)
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People who added this item 361  Average listal rating (223 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
27. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
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People who added this item 171  Average listal rating (97 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
28. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
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People who added this item 1768  Average listal rating (1061 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
29. Fantasia (1940)
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People who added this item 616  Average listal rating (386 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
30. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
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People who added this item 107  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 57  Average listal rating (37 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 6.9 
32. Go West (1940)
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People who added this item 87  Average listal rating (56 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
33. A Night in Casablanca (1946)
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People who added this item 1814  Average listal rating (1126 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.7 
34. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
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People who added this item 362  Average listal rating (244 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.4 
35. The Wolf Man (1941)
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People who added this item 2504  Average listal rating (1491 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.6 
36. Pinocchio (1940)
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People who added this item 2416  Average listal rating (1467 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
37. Dumbo (1941)
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People who added this item 2490  Average listal rating (1526 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
38. Bambi (1942)
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People who added this item 26  Average listal rating (18 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 5.3 
39. King of the Zombies (1941)
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People who added this item 89  Average listal rating (59 ratings) 6.1  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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 9 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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