MONSIEUR VERDOUX (1947)

This “comedy of murders” starring Charlie Chaplin as a serial killer was a scandalous flop in the US but has since been re-evaluated.

MODERN TIMES (1936)

The final appearance of Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp character somehow remains both funny and relevant.

CITY LIGHTS (1931)

Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp helps a flowergirl regain her sight in perhaps his most iconic silent comedy.