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People who added this item 385 Average listal rating (196 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.8
Intolerance (1918)
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 71 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
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 322 Average listal rating (123 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
Greed (1924) (1925)
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 865 Average listal rating (531 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 221 Average listal rating (121 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
Strike (1925)
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People who added this item 726 Average listal rating (462 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
The General (1927)
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People who added this item 57 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 1945 Average listal rating (1019 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
Metropolis (1927)
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People who added this item 635 Average listal rating (360 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
Sunrise (1927)
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People who added this item 726 Average listal rating (413 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 243 Average listal rating (141 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
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 1470 Average listal rating (817 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.3
M (1931)
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People who added this item 1303 Average listal rating (809 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.5
City Lights (1931)
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People who added this item 1018 Average listal rating (592 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
Freaks (1932)
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People who added this item 189 Average listal rating (97 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 739 Average listal rating (486 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.8
Duck Soup (1933)
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People who added this item 230 Average listal rating (147 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
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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People who added this item 1821 Average listal rating (1170 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.5
Modern Times (1936)
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People who added this item 173 Average listal rating (78 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 136 Average listal rating (75 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 2477 Average listal rating (1502 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 1199 Average listal rating (760 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 2759 Average listal rating (1689 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
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 3283 Average listal rating (2006 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.5
Casablanca (1943)
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 348 Average listal rating (224 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
Lifeboat (1944)
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People who added this item 238 Average listal rating (153 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Detour (1945) (1947)
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 1108 Average listal rating (689 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
The Third Man (1949)
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People who added this item 1517 Average listal rating (972 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 346 Average listal rating (204 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 1308 Average listal rating (799 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.2
Rashomon (1950)
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People who added this item 445 Average listal rating (261 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 115 Average listal rating (62 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.5
The River (1951)
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People who added this item 390 Average listal rating (235 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
Limelight (1952)
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People who added this item 711 Average listal rating (400 ratings) 8.5 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 229 Average listal rating (136 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
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People who added this item 435 Average listal rating (260 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 2667 Average listal rating (1851 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
Rear Window (1954)
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People who added this item 294 Average listal rating (159 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 396 Average listal rating (223 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 298 Average listal rating (162 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.3
Ordet (1955)
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People who added this item 194 Average listal rating (107 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 882 Average listal rating (529 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
The Killing (1956)
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People who added this item 533 Average listal rating (319 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Giant (1956)
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People who added this item 52 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Elokuu (1956)
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People who added this item 2374 Average listal rating (1550 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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People who added this item 1163 Average listal rating (728 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 525 Average listal rating (329 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
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