1928: The Circus

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– Director: Charles Chaplin

– Stacker score: 89.1

– Metascore: 90

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– IMDb user rating: 8.1

– Runtime: 72 minutes

On the run for a crime he didn’t commit, Charlie Chaplin plays The Tramp, who takes up a life in the circus. So goes this romantic comedy, which walks the tightrope between various tones and emotions. It was the seventh-highest grossing movie of the silent era.