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Added by Ruisperkele on 11 Oct 2008 09:21
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People who added this item 390 Average listal rating (202 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.7
Intolerance (1916)
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 73 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 8.1 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 326 Average listal rating (128 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 876 Average listal rating (540 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 223 Average listal rating (125 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
Strike (1925)
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People who added this item 740 Average listal rating (479 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
The General (1926)
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People who added this item 59 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 1974 Average listal rating (1039 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
Metropolis (1927)
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People who added this item 645 Average listal rating (369 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 249 Average listal rating (146 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
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 1496 Average listal rating (839 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.3
M (1931)
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People who added this item 1316 Average listal rating (825 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.5
City Lights (1931)
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People who added this item 1036 Average listal rating (603 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
Freaks (1932)
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People who added this item 190 Average listal rating (100 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 751 Average listal rating (496 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.8
Duck Soup (1933)
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People who added this item 231 Average listal rating (148 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 1853 Average listal rating (1197 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.5
Modern Times (1936)
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People who added this item 178 Average listal rating (83 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 144 Average listal rating (83 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 2495 Average listal rating (1513 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 1211 Average listal rating (773 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 2798 Average listal rating (1720 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 3316 Average listal rating (2025 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.5
Casablanca (1942)
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 352 Average listal rating (228 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
Lifeboat (1944)
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People who added this item 249 Average listal rating (163 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.3
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 1122 Average listal rating (700 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
The Third Man (1949)
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People who added this item 1542 Average listal rating (991 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 365 Average listal rating (222 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 1336 Average listal rating (824 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.2
Rashomon (1950)
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People who added this item 460 Average listal rating (275 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
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 113 Average listal rating (60 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.5
The River (1951)
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People who added this item 394 Average listal rating (240 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
Limelight (1952)
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People who added this item 746 Average listal rating (431 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 235 Average listal rating (143 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
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People who added this item 448 Average listal rating (272 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 2710 Average listal rating (1885 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.5
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People who added this item 300 Average listal rating (169 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 404 Average listal rating (231 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
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 309 Average listal rating (171 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
Ordet (1955)
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People who added this item 200 Average listal rating (111 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 901 Average listal rating (544 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
The Killing (1956)
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People who added this item 536 Average listal rating (322 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Giant (1956)
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People who added this item 54 Average listal rating (34 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
Elokuu (1956)
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People who added this item 2452 Average listal rating (1613 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 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 1197 Average listal rating (755 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 546 Average listal rating (348 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
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