A trip to the Moon

Rank: 1/100 in Top 100 Films Films

A Trip to the Moon or Le Voyage dans la lune is a 1902 French movie directed by magician director Georges Méliès, loosely based on two popular Jules Verne novels and known to be the first science fiction film in cinematic history. Indeed it uses innovative animation and special effects such as the famous scene where the spaceship land in the eye of the moon.

Movie Synopsis:

Happy speaks with someone in the park and takes a trip to the moon on a rocket that looks like the front half of a current racing car, where he is made king of the moon. A ballerina does a shimmy and Our Hero winds up back in the park being accosted by a cop. The inference is that he has fallen asleep and dreamed the entire trip.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: A Trip to the Moon
  • Original Language: en
  • Studio: NA
  • Director: Georges Méliès
  • Actors: Jules-Eugène Legris
  • Genre: NA
  • Running Time: 93
  • Release Date: 1917-01-01
  • Vote Average: 5.7
  • Popularity: 1.298532
  • Genre: NA
  • Type: DVD
  • ASIN: B017ASU8NI
  • Product Group: DVD
  • Running Time: 93

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Birth of a Nation

Rank: 2/100 in Top 100 Films Films

The Birth of a Nation is an American silent film directed by D. W. Griffith which chronicles the relationship of two families during the Civil War with key historic scenes such as the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The film was a huge commercial success, but was highly controversial due to the depiction of racism, which inspired D.W. Griffith to produce Intolerance the following year.

Movie Synopsis:

Nat Turner, a former slave in America, leads a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virgina that results in a violent retaliation from whites.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: The Birth of a Nation
  • Original Language: en
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • Director: Nate Parker
  • Actors: Mark Boone Jr
  • Genre: NA
  • Running Time: 120
  • Release Date: 2016-09-09
  • Vote Average: 6.5
  • Popularity: 8.14217
  • Genre: NA
  • Type: DVD
  • ASIN: B01N4BB869
  • Product Group: DVD
  • Running Time: 120

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Rank: 3/100 in Top 100 Films Films

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari directed by Robert Wiene is considered one of the greatest horror movies of the silent era as well as one of the most influential of German Expressionist. The film is also famous for being the first to introduce the twist ending in cinema.

Movie Synopsis:

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is eerie and expressionistic, silent and surreal. It has become not only a classic of German Expressionist cinema, but a landmark in film history, with creative scenery and an unusual ending.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari
  • Original Language: de
  • Studio: Eureka
  • Director: Robert WEINE
  • Actors: NA
  • Genre: NA
  • Running Time: 77
  • Release Date: 1920-02-25
  • Vote Average: 7.8
  • Popularity: 6.784
  • Genre: NA
  • Type: Blu-ray
  • ASIN: B00KT67Q0W
  • Product Group: DVD
  • Running Time: 77

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Nosferatu

Rank: 4/100 in Top 100 Films Films

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, simply known as Nosferatu is a German Expressionist horror film directed by F. W. Murnau and loosely based on Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula. The film starred Max Schreck in the role of the vampire Nosferatu Count Orlok.

Movie Synopsis:

A ‘remix’ of 1922’s “Nosferatu”, utilizing green screen to insert new actors into the original film’s environments.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: Nosferatu
  • Original Language: en
  • Studio: ECHELON
  • Director: F.W. Murnau
  • Actors: Gustav Botz
  • Genre: Horror
  • Running Time: 84
  • Release Date:
  • Vote Average: 0
  • Popularity: 1.324955
  • Genre: Horror
  • Type: Amazon Video
  • ASIN: B00ESQ7N5C
  • Product Group: Movie
  • Running Time: 84

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Nanook of the North

Rank: 5/100 in Top 100 Films Films

Nanook of the North is a 1922 silent documentary film by Robert J. Flaherty in the tradition of what would later be called salvage ethnography. The film is considered the first feature-length documentary, showing the struggles of Inuk Nanook and his family in the Canadian arctic.

Movie Synopsis:

This pioneering documentary film depicts the lives of the indigenous Inuit people of Canada’s northern Quebec region. Although the production contains some fictional elements, it vividly shows how its resourceful subjects survive in such a harsh climate, revealing how they construct their igloo homes and find food by hunting and fishing. The film also captures the beautiful, if unforgiving, frozen landscape of the Great White North, far removed from conventional civilization.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: Nanook of the North
  • Original Language: en
  • Studio: Boying
  • Director: Robert J. Flaherty
  • Actors: Nyla
  • Genre: NA
  • Running Time: NA
  • Release Date: 1922-06-11
  • Vote Average: 7.2
  • Popularity: 3.389252
  • Genre: NA
  • Type: DVD
  • ASIN: 7885726584
  • Product Group: DVD
  • Running Time: NA

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Battleship Potemkine

Rank: 6/100 in Top 100 Films Films

The Battleship Potemkin is one of the greatest masterpieces by Russian director Sergei Eisenstein showing a dramatized version of the 1905 mutiny of the battleship Potemkin crew against their officers of the Tsarist regime. The film is known for being one of the most influential propaganda films of all time.

Movie Synopsis:

Musician Jackson Del Rey takes the classic Sergei Eisenstein film Battleship Potemkin and reinvents it for the modern age by creating a brand-new soundtrack and infusing it with his own brand of magic. The result: A historic film that feels as current as any modern-day oeuvre. Tracks include “Drama in the Harbor,” “All for One and One for All: The Rebellion Begins,” “Squadron Sighted: Prepare for Action” and more.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: Del Rey and the Sun Kings: Battleship Potemkin
  • Original Language: en
  • Studio: Eureka
  • Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein
  • Actors: Mikhail Gomorov
  • Genre: NA
  • Running Time: 66
  • Release Date:
  • Vote Average: 0
  • Popularity: 1.00056
  • Genre: NA
  • Type: DVD
  • ASIN: B00004SGIS
  • Product Group: DVD
  • Running Time: 66

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Metropolis

Rank: 7/100 in Top 100 Films Films

Metropolis is a science-fiction film following the German expressionist school, directed by Fritz Lang and set in a futuristic urban dystopia, depicting the social crisis between workers and owners. It is famous for being the most expensive silent film ever made, at a cost of about 5 million Reichsmark ($200 million when adjusted for inflation).

Movie Synopsis:

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: Metropolis
  • Original Language: de
  • Studio: Echelon
  • Director: Fritz Lang
  • Actors: Fritz Rasp
  • Genre: science fiction > robots
  • Running Time: 117
  • Release Date: 1927-01-10
  • Vote Average: 8.1
  • Popularity: 10.116917
  • Genre: science fiction > robots
  • Type: Amazon Video
  • ASIN: B00ESQE9OA
  • Product Group: Movie
  • Running Time: 117

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Napoleon

Rank: 8/100 in Top 100 Films Films

The 1927 Napoleon is an epic silent French film directed by Abel Gance displaying the rise of Napoleon from its school youth to the invasion of Italy. The film is often considered to be ahead of its time being one of the first to use handheld cameras and new editing methods.

Movie Synopsis:

The year is 1816, and NAPOLEON, held prisoner by the British on the island of St. Helena, is telling the young English girl BETSY his life story.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: Napoléon
  • Original Language: fr
  • Studio: BFI
  • Director: Abel Gance
  • Actors: Edmond Van Daele
  • Genre: NA
  • Running Time: 332
  • Release Date: 2002-10-07
  • Vote Average: 6.7
  • Popularity: 3.223325
  • Genre: NA
  • Type: Blu-ray
  • ASIN: B01NBJCEN2
  • Product Group: DVD
  • Running Time: 332

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Passion of Joan of Arc

Rank: 9/100 in Top 100 Films Films

Un Chien Andalou or An Andalusian Dog is a silent surrealist short film by debuting Spanish director Luis Bunuel and famous artist Salvador Dali. It is famous for being unconventional with a disjointed chronology and use of dream logic or Freudian free association in its narrative flow.

Movie Synopsis:

A classic of the silent age, this film tells the story of the doomed but ultimately canonized 15th-century teenage warrior. On trial for claiming she’d spoken to God, Jeanne d’Arc is subjected to inhumane treatment and scare tactics at the hands of church court officials. Initially bullied into changing her story, Jeanne eventually opts for what she sees as the truth. Her punishment, a famously brutal execution, earns her perpetual martyrdom.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: La passion de Jeanne d’Arc
  • Original Language: fr
  • Studio: Eureka Entertainment
  • Director: Carl Th.DREYER
  • Actors: Andre BERLEY
  • Genre: NA
  • Running Time: 97
  • Release Date: 1928-04-21
  • Vote Average: 8.2
  • Popularity: 9.436088
  • Genre: NA
  • Type: Blu-ray
  • ASIN: B072131G21
  • Product Group: DVD
  • Running Time: 97

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An Andalucian Dog

Rank: 10/100 in Top 100 Films Films

The Passion of Joan of Arc is a French silent film starring Renée Jeanne Falconetti and directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer depicting the trial, imprisonment, torture and execution of Joan of Arc. It is widely regarded as a one of cinema greatest films, celebrated for its direction and main character excellent performance.

Movie Synopsis:

Un Chien Andalou is a classic European avant-garde surrealist film from the cooperation of director Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali. The film changed the way people made movies. Most famous is the scene of a woman’s eye being cut with a knife.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: Un chien andalou
  • Original Language: fr
  • Studio: NA
  • Director: NA
  • Actors: NA
  • Genre: NA
  • Running Time: NA
  • Release Date: 1929-06-05
  • Vote Average: 7.5
  • Popularity: 6.143191
  • Genre: NA
  • Type: NA
  • ASIN: NA
  • Product Group: NA
  • Running Time: NA

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All Quiet on the Western Front

Rank: 11/100 in Top 100 Films Films

All Quiet on the Western Front is a 1930 American epic war film directed by Lewis Milestone and based on the Erich Maria Remarque novel of the same name. It is often considered one of the most realistic account of warfare in World War I.

Movie Synopsis:

A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. Together with several other young German soldiers, he experiences the horrors of war, such evil of which he had not conceived of when signing up to fight. They eventually become sad, tormented, and confused of their purpose.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Original Language: en
  • Studio: ITV
  • Director: Delbert Mann
  • Actors: Patricia Neal
  • Genre: Drama > War
  • Running Time: 156
  • Release Date: 1930-04-29
  • Vote Average: 7.5
  • Popularity: 9.924862
  • Genre: Drama > War
  • Type: Amazon Video
  • ASIN: B00ET1OS1I
  • Product Group: Movie
  • Running Time: 156

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Blue Angel

Rank: 12/100 in Top 100 Films Films

The Blue Angel is a film directed by Josef von Sternberg considered to be the first major German sound film as well as bringing to world fame actress Marlene Dietrich.

Movie Synopsis:

Remake of Josef von Sternberg’s 1930 classic.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: The Blue Angel
  • Original Language: en
  • Studio: NA
  • Director: Jim Granato
  • Actors: NA
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Running Time: 5
  • Release Date: 1959-09-04
  • Vote Average: 6
  • Popularity: 2.409696
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Amazon Video
  • ASIN: B06X1581ST
  • Product Group: Movie
  • Running Time: 5

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City Lights

Rank: 13/100 in Top 100 Films Films

City Lights is a silent romantic comedy-drama film written, directed and starring Charlie Chaplin. It is often considered as one of the highest accomplishments of his prolific career. Although classified as a comedy, City Lights has an ending widely regarded as one of the most moving in cinema history.

Movie Synopsis:

City Lights is the first silent film that Charlie Chaplin directed after he established himself with sound accompanied films. The film is about a penniless man who falls in love with a flower girl. The film was a great success and today is deemed a cult classic.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: City Lights
  • Original Language: en
  • Studio: Curzon Artificial Eye
  • Director: Charlie Chaplin
  • Actors: NA
  • Genre: Comedy > Romantic
  • Running Time: 87
  • Release Date: 1931-01-30
  • Vote Average: 8.2
  • Popularity: 9.404306
  • Genre: Comedy > Romantic
  • Type: Amazon Video
  • ASIN: B01318DGBM
  • Product Group: Movie
  • Running Time: 87

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42nd Street

Rank: 14/100 in Top 100 Films Films

42nd Street is an American lively backstage musical directed by Lloyd Bacon. It was very successful at the box office and widely nominated for different prestigious films awards. The film is often considered a masterpiece in its genre and features on a variety of top cinema lists.

Movie Synopsis:

A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show, and at the last moment a chorus girl has to replace the star.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: 42nd Street
  • Original Language: en
  • Studio: Warner Bros.
  • Director: Lloyd Bacon
  • Actors: Bebe Daniels Warner Baxter
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Running Time: 89
  • Release Date: 1933-02-02
  • Vote Average: 6.1
  • Popularity: 2.919883
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Type: Amazon Video
  • ASIN: B00IK7FUAU
  • Product Group: Movie
  • Running Time: 89

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Duck Soup

Rank: 15/100 in Top 100 Films Films

Duck Soup is a 1933 Marx Brothers anarchic comedy film directed by Leo McCarey and featuring the “Four Marx Brothers” including Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo. Although it wasn’t a really a commercial and critical hit, it since achieved the status of a classic and often considered the Marx Brothers’ finest film.

Movie Synopsis:

Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: Duck Soup
  • Original Language: en
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • Director: Leo McCarey
  • Actors: Harpo Marx Groucho Marx
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Running Time: 69
  • Release Date: 1933-11-17
  • Vote Average: 7.6
  • Popularity: 6.315185
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Type: Amazon Video
  • ASIN: B0161M9BEQ
  • Product Group: Movie
  • Running Time: 69

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King Kong

Rank: 16/100 in Top 100 Films Films

King Kong is a fantasy monster adventure film co-directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack about the now famous gigantic island-dwelling gorilla-like creature called Kong who dies in an attempt to possess a beautiful young woman.

Movie Synopsis:

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: King Kong
  • Original Language: en
  • Studio: NBC Universal
  • Director: Peter Jackson
  • Actors: Colin Hanks
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Running Time: 187
  • Release Date: 2005-12-12
  • Vote Average: 6.6
  • Popularity: 17.54775
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Type: Amazon Video
  • ASIN: B00FZQB1T8
  • Product Group: Movie
  • Running Time: 187

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Atalante

Rank: 17/100 in Top 100 Films Films

L’Atalante is a 1934 French film directed by Jean Vigo and starring Jean Dasté, Dita Parlo and Michel Simon. It has been hailed by many critics as one of the greatest films of all time.

Movie Synopsis:

Newly married couple Juliette and a ship captain Jean struggle through marriage as they travel on the L’atalante along with the captain’s first mate Le père Jules and a cabin boy.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: L’Atalante
  • Original Language: fr
  • Studio: Artificial Eye
  • Director: Jean Vigo
  • Actors: Michel Simon
  • Genre: NA
  • Running Time: 180
  • Release Date: 1934-04-24
  • Vote Average: 7.3
  • Popularity: 5.682789
  • Genre: NA
  • Type: DVD
  • ASIN: B007GB5ZJW
  • Product Group: DVD
  • Running Time: 180

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Snow white and the seven dwarfs

Rank: 18/100 in Top 100 Films Films

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first animated feature film produced in America and first to be produced by Walt Disney as well as the first full-length cel-animated feature in motion picture history. Following its success, various Walt Disney animated classics followed.

Movie Synopsis:

A beautiful girl, Snow White, takes refuge in the forest in the house of seven dwarfs to hide from her stepmother, the wicked Queen. The Queen is jealous because she wants to be known as “the fairest in the land,” and Snow White’s beauty surpasses her own.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Original Language: en
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
  • Director: Ben Sharpsteen
  • Actors: NA
  • Genre: NA
  • Running Time: 81
  • Release Date: 1937-12-20
  • Vote Average: 6.9
  • Popularity: 15.068195
  • Genre: NA
  • Type: DVD
  • ASIN: B00KFDR30W
  • Product Group: DVD
  • Running Time: 81

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Olympia

Rank: 19/100 in Top 100 Films Films

Olympia is a 1938 film by Leni Riefenstahl documenting the 1936 Summer Games and known to be the first documentary feature film on the Olympic Games ever made. The cinematography techniques employed were groundbreaking and universally admired, however the film remains controversial due to its political context.

Movie Synopsis:

The story revolves around Olympia, an 18-year-old looking to become famous by entering the world of online pornography.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: Olympia
  • Original Language: es
  • Studio: Arena Visual Entertainment
  • Director: Leni Riefenstahl
  • Actors: NA
  • Genre: NA
  • Running Time: 100
  • Release Date: 2011-05-01
  • Vote Average: 6
  • Popularity: 1.958478
  • Genre: NA
  • Type: DVD
  • ASIN: B007C1WMJ2
  • Product Group: DVD
  • Running Time: 100

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Rules of the Game

Rank: 20/100 in Top 100 Films Films

The Rules of the Game or La Règle du jeu is a 1939 French film directed by Jean Renoir about upper-class French society just before the start of World War II. He was inspired by France greatest authors including Alfred de Musset’s Les Caprices de Marianne as well as Moliere and Marivaux.

Movie Synopsis:

A car wash attendant Yong-dae decides move to Seoul with his girlfriend Tae-suk for join the most dangerous gang Yu Kwangcheon. On the way to Seoul they lost entire of savings to a swindler Man-su whom the most wanted by Yu Kwangcheon.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: 게임의 법칙
  • Original Language: ko
  • Studio: Bfi
  • Director: Jean Renoir
  • Actors: Odette Talazac
  • Genre: NA
  • Running Time: 110
  • Release Date: 1994-09-17
  • Vote Average: 4
  • Popularity: 1.349889
  • Genre: NA
  • Type: DVD
  • ASIN: B00009KOWM
  • Product Group: DVD
  • Running Time: 110

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