BEST 1. 'Metropolis'
One part "Romeo & Juliet," one part "The Prince and the Pauper" and one part "Frankenstein," this 1927 two-hour silent film was an absolute revelation of film-making. German director Fritz Lang injected the film with such vitriol that it ultimately became a favorite of Nazi sympathizers, a fact that reportedly embarrassed Lang.
In his 1985 book "Roger Ebert's Movie Home Companion," the critic said, "'Metropolis' is one of the great achievements of the silent era, a work so audacious in its vision and so angry in its message that it is, if anything, more powerful today than when it was made."—Xfinity Entertainment Staff (Photo: UFA)
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