INTOLERANCE (1916)

Maybe the first big blockbuster, somehow still leaving viewers flabbergasted a century later. Also one long missive about “cancel culture,,” basically.

RYAN’S DAUGHTER (1970)

Lots of beautiful Irish locations can’t save a movie that is incredibly long for the amount of story it has and includes a series of truly awful performances.

SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS (1927)

Perhaps the artistic apotheosis of silent movies, just before sound came in and swept them away.

A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951)

A somewhat dated melodrama about people who are deeply unhappy despite being extremely pretty. One of them falls out of a rowboat.