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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.