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1. Modern Times (1936)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.5
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96 Metascore

The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford

Votes: 173,641 | Gross: $0.16M

2. The Jazz Singer (1927)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.7
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The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer

Votes: 7,736 | Gross: $7.63M

3. L'Age d'Or (1930)

63 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A surrealist tale of a man and a woman who are passionately in love with each other, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted by their families, the Church, and bourgeois society.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Gaston Modot, Lya Lys, Caridad de Laberdesque, Max Ernst

Votes: 10,690 | Gross: $0.03M

4. The Mysterious Island (1929)

Passed | 95 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.1
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On a volcanic island near the kingdom of Hetvia rules Count Dakkar, a benevolent leader and scientist who has eliminated class distinction among the island's inhabitants. Dakkar, his ... See full summary »

Directors: Lucien Hubbard, Benjamin Christensen, Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Jacqueline Gadsdon, Lloyd Hughes, Montagu Love

Votes: 441 | Gross: $0.06M

5. The Iron Mask (1929)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.6
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King Louis XIII of France is thrilled to have born to him a son - an heir to the throne. But when the queen delivers a twin, Cardinal Richelieu sees the second son as a potential for ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Belle Bennett, Marguerite De La Motte, Dorothy Revier, Vera Lewis

Votes: 991

6. Lonesome (1928)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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Two lonely people in the big city meet and enjoy the thrills of an amusement park, only to lose each other in the crowd after spending a great day together. Will they ever see each other again?

Director: Pál Fejös | Stars: Barbara Kent, Glenn Tryon, Fay Holderness, Gusztáv Pártos

Votes: 1,649

7. Show Boat (1929)

TV-G | 147 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.5
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A mostly silent version of Edna Ferber's original novel, with some songs from the musical as a last-minute addition

Directors: Harry A. Pollard, Arch Heath | Stars: Laura La Plante, Joseph Schildkraut, Emily Fitzroy, Otis Harlan

Votes: 175

8. The Singing Fool (1928)

105 min | Musical, Drama

6.3
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A singing waiter and composer (Al Jolson) loves two women (Betty Bronson, Josephine Dunn), conquers Broadway and holds his dying son, singing "Sonny Boy."

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Al Jolson, Betty Bronson, Josephine Dunn, Arthur Housman

Votes: 182 | Gross: $10.90M

9. The Silent Enemy (1930)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

7.2
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A documentary about the life of Indians in Northern Canada.

Director: H.P. Carver | Stars: Chief Yellow Robe, Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance, Chief Akawanush, Mary Alice Nelson Archambaud

Votes: 149

10. Boxing Gloves (1929)

17 min | Comedy, Family, Short

7.0
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Harry and Farina promote a boxing match between Joe and Chubby.

Director: Robert A. McGowan | Stars: Norman 'Chubby' Chaney, Joe Cobb, Jean Darling, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins

Votes: 131

11. The Younger Generation (1929)

Passed | 75 min | Drama

6.5
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Soap-opera about a social-climbing Jewish man and his old-world parents who are heartbroken by his rejection of them.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Jean Hersholt, Lina Basquette, Ricardo Cortez, Rex Lease

Votes: 196

12. A Lady of Chance (1928)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Seasoned grifter Dolly Crandall returns to the 'badger game' but has a change of heart when she falls in love with a young man she believes is a rich Southerner.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Norma Shearer, Lowell Sherman, Gwen Lee, Johnny Mack Brown

Votes: 333

13. Glorious Betsy (1928)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, History

6.4
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The real-life courtship, marriage, and forced breakup of Jérôme Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon, and his rich wife from the American south, Elizabeth Patterson. Napoleon did not approve of the union and fixes him up with another girl.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Dolores Costello, Conrad Nagel, John Miljan, Marc McDermott

Votes: 23

14. The Barker (1928)

80 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A carnival barker wants his son to become a lawyer, but his son gets side-tracked into joining the carnival too.

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Milton Sills, Dorothy Mackaill, Betty Compson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Votes: 55

15. Tenderloin (1928)

85 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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Rose Shannon, a dancing girl at "Kelly's," in the 'Tenderloin' district of New York City, worships at a distance Chuck White, a younger member of the gang that uses the place as their ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Dolores Costello, Conrad Nagel, Mitchell Lewis, Dan Wolheim

Votes: 15

16. The Lion and the Mouse (1928)

Drama

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Judge Ross, on the Federal Bench, rules in favor of a large company in litigation before him, unaware that a smaller company in which he owns considerable stock has been subsumed by the ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: May McAvoy, Lionel Barrymore, Alec B. Francis, William Collier Jr.