86 – The Passion of Joan of Arc

Welcome to The Best Movies I’ve Never Seen! This is the part of the blog where I work my way through 100 films I’ve never seen that are generally considered to be great. You’re invited to watch along with me if you can find a copy or find it streaming. So grab some popcorn and let’s … Continue reading 86 – The Passion of Joan of Arc

100 – The Circus

Welcome to The Best Movies I've Never Seen! This is the part of the blog where I work my way through 100 films I've never seen that are generally considered to be great. You're invited to watch along with me if you can find a copy or find it streaming. So grab some popcorn and … Continue reading 100 – The Circus

AFI #11 – City Lights

City Lights 1931 Directed by Charlie Chaplin Netflix says... Charlie Chaplin makes the acquaintance of a blind girl who, because she can't see him, believes he is a millionaire. The Little Tramp tries to raise money for the girl to have an eye operation, knowing she'll eventually discover his true identity. I'm pretty sure I've … Continue reading AFI #11 – City Lights

AFI #18 – The General

The General 1926 Directed by Clyde Bruckman & Buster Keaton Netflix says... Rejected by the Confederate Army, Johnnie Gray sets out to single-handedly win the war with his cherished locomotive in this classic silent film. When Northern spies steal his train, the intrepid Johnnie takes on the entire Union army to get it back. Aww … Continue reading AFI #18 – The General

AFI #49 – Intolerance

Intolerance 1916 Directed by D.W. Griffith Netflix says... Many film historians hail director D.W. Griffith's monumental epic as one of the greatest movies ever committed to celluloid. Griffith powerfully interlaces four parallel tales linked by a recurring shot of Lillian Gish symbolically rocking the cradle of civilization. The stories, which span two millennia, collectively illustrate … Continue reading AFI #49 – Intolerance

AFI #58 – The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush 1925 Directed by Charlie Chaplin Netflix says... Charlie Chaplin's comic masterpiece centers on the hardships of life on the Alaskan frontier. The Little Tramp plays a pathetic, lonely prospector who journeys to the Klondike hoping to discover gold and make his fortune. Instead, he gets mixed up with some burly characters and … Continue reading AFI #58 – The Gold Rush

AFI #78 – Modern Times

Modern Times 1936 Directed by Charlie Chaplin Netflix says... Conceived and produced as talking pictures were taking Hollywood by storm, Charlie Chaplin's brilliant satire of the machine age was also his last "silent," even though it also features his first words spoken on film. The Little Tramp shuffles bravely forward into a maze of technology … Continue reading AFI #78 – Modern Times

AFI #82 – Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans 1927 Directed by F. W. Murnau Netflix says... Director F. W. Murnau's emotional odyssey stars George O'Brien and Janet Gaynor as a country couple whose marriage is threatened when O'Brien falls prey to cosmopolitan temptress Margaret Livingston's feminine wiles. Imbued with an intoxicating ambiance in style and substance, the … Continue reading AFI #82 – Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans