The final appearance of Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp character somehow remains both funny and relevant.
A very old-fashioned biopic (sort of) about a French writer and his fight to save an army officer wrongly accused of treason. I found myself drawn in despite myself.
The most Hollywood version of Emily Brontë’s weird, gothic masterpiece, which is still pretty weird and gothic if that’s what you’re into.
Is it a horror movie or “one of the most compassionate movies ever made?” Or somehow both? A career-destroying flop that has gradually become director Tod Browning’s most acclaimed film.
I spent most of this classic Best Picture winner checking to see how much time it had left. You may like it more if you are more into shirtless Clark Gable than I am.
A documentary so early it doesn’t know the rules about documentaries, about life at the edge of human existence.
Estimated to be the most-watched movie of all-time, it somehow works just as well 82 years later.
Perhaps the ultimate anti-War movie, its battle scenes represented a quantum leap for movies. Some of the smaller things may not hold up, but the message does.
Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert predictably fall for each other in this gleefully larger-than-life early road trip romantic comedy
The Marx Brothers got the most freedom of their careers and used it to skewer patriotism, fascism, and war as bum deals for suckers.