Considered the first great film made about the Olympics, it is also, unfortunately, a highly effective piece of Nazi propaganda.
It is the original full-length animated movie, and helped to launch a media empire. For me it holds up today, um, intermittently?
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.