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Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Sunset Boulevard is a 1950 noir film starring William Holden, Gloria Swanson, and Erich von Stroheim. Billy Wilder directed the film which he, Charles Brackett, and D.M. Marshman Jr. wrote. Franz Waxman scored the film.

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The Fifth Element (1997) 20th Anniversary Review

On May 9, 1997, Gaumont Buena Vista International and Columbia Pictures brought us one of the most delightfully brilliant, visually stunning, and dare I say—wacky films of the 1990s; The Fifth Element or as they say in France, Le Cinquième Élément.

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The Third Man (1949)

The Third Man (1949)

The Third Man is a 1949 film noir classic starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, and Alida Valli. Carol Reed directed the film, and Graham Greene wrote both the screenplay and novella. Anton Karas wrote and performed the score, which was played on a zither.

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Duck Soup (1933)

Duck Soup (1933)

Paramount Pictures released Duck Soup on November 17, 1933. It stars Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Zeppo Marx.

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Zorro: The Gay Blade (1981)

Zorro: The Gay Blade (1981)

20th Century Fox gave us Zorro: The Gay Blade on July 17, 1981; a sequel of sorts to their 1940 film, The Mark of Zorro. Besides the swashbuckling nature of the film series, Zorro: The Gay Blade is also an intentional comedy.

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Forbidden Planet (1956)

Forbidden Planet (1956)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer released Forbidden Planet on March 15, 1956. Fatal Planet was the original title of the screenplay Irving Block and Allen Adler wrote in 1952.

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Metropolis (1927)

Metropolis (1927)

Universum Film (UFA) released Metropolis on March 13, 1927. The futuristic silent film took place in the far-off, dystopian future of 2026, and one of the first feature-length movies in the sci-fi genre.

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The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

20th Century Fox released The Day the Earth Stood Still on September 18, 1951, and while the film might look dated to modern eyes, it has all the wonderful elements one would come to expect from the Golden Age of Science Fiction.

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910)

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910)

1910’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a silent film by Otis Turner. The short follows the musical stage play of 1902 a bit more than the 1900 book by L. Frank Baum.

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A Trip to the Moon (1902)

A Trip to the Moon (1902)

Arguably the best of Georges Méliès films, 1902’s A Trip to the Moon embodies what people love about his movies. They are imaginative and humorous with a narrative resembling something more theatrical than what other film makers of the day.

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