#1. Metropolis (1927)

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Universum Film (UFA)

– Director: Fritz Lang

– Stacker score: 100

– Metascore: 98

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– IMDb user rating: 8.3

– Runtime: 153 minutes

This early film tells the tale of a futuristic city with stark class divisions. At the heart of “Metropolis” is a love story between a have and a have-not and the prediction of a coming savior. New York City circa 1924 inspired the look of the city in the film, which went on to influence pop culture in many ways.

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