#2. City Lights (1931)

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– Director: Charles Chaplin

– Metascore: 99

– Runtime: 87 minutes

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Charlie Chaplin is the Little Tramp who falls in love with a beautiful blind girl, played by Virginia Cherrill. Chaplin shot one scene of the Little Tramp buying a flower from the blind girl 342 times to get it right. Other movies already had sound, but Chaplin made the movie silent. It was expensive at $1.5 million, in part because Chaplin held the cast and crew on standby for nearly two years but only shot for six months.