Perhaps the ultimate Film Noir, about two murderers who are not nearly as smart as they think they are.
The ultimate feel-good movie, or harrowing exercise in existential angst? Possibly both.
A holiday classic about whether a crazy guy who thinks he’s Santa is actually Santa, made a time when studios insisted Christmas movies wouldn’t sell.
A surprisingly funny take on World War II from the point of view of Polish actors, that came out only 3 months after Pearl Harbor.
A meditation on… things, by the godmother of Avant Garde filmmaking.
A surprisingly universal and human story of three soldiers returning to their home town after World War II, from decades before “PTSD” was a term.
Camps of migrants, driven out of their homes by economic hardship, hated by the locals and oppressed by the police. It’s hard to be an Oklahoman.
Orson Welles’ directorial debut survived vicious attacks to become the closest thing we have to a consensus “Greatest Movie of All Time.”
A movie that launched legendary careers and an entire classic genre of film, and is also pretty fun in its own right.