1936: Modern Times


– Director: Charles Chaplin

– Stacker score: 94.3

– Metascore: 96

– IMDb user rating: 8.5

– Runtime: 87 minutes

Continuing his fight against the talkie tide, Charlie Chaplin released “Modern Times” in 1936 as a silent film with sound effects. This time around, The Tramp struggles to keep pace with a modern industrial society. Chaplin did consider making the film a talkie at one point, but eventually determined it would only detract from the work.