Conversation Starters

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Created by Rywaba.

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If you want to have something to talk about with a friend, watch one of these movies together and you should be set for conversation for a while. I didn't select each of these movies individually; rather, I used a stupidly complicated "discussability" formula that I devised to generate this list. I have another list called "Discussable Movies" with a better formula, but I lost that formula and couldn't recreate it, so this here is my best attempt.

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  1. 441 -7

    Le voyage dans la lune

    1902 — a.k.a. A Trip to the Moon, in 13 top lists Check
  2. 338 +29

    Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

    1920 — a.k.a. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, in 27 top lists Check
  3. 217 -9

    The Kid

    1921, in 14 top lists Check
  4. 799 +79

    Körkarlen

    1921 — a.k.a. The Phantom Carriage, in 14 top lists Check
  5. 440 -8

    Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

    1922 — a.k.a. Nosferatu, in 26 top lists Check
  6. 869 -101

    Safety Last!

    1923, in 16 top lists Check
  7. 233 +2

    Sherlock Jr.

    1924, in 23 top lists Check
  8. 800 +22

    Bronenosets Potemkin

    1925 — a.k.a. Battleship Potemkin, in 26 top lists Check
  9. 419 +6

    The Gold Rush

    1925, in 28 top lists Check
  10. 203 -4

    The General

    1926, in 31 top lists Check
  11. 185 -6

    Metropolis

    1927, in 33 top lists Check
  12. 949 -35

    Steamboat Bill, Jr.

    1928, in 12 top lists Check
  13. 783 +2

    All Quiet on the Western Front

    1930, in 17 top lists Check
  14. 121 -

    City Lights

    1931, in 31 top lists Check
  15. 131 -1

    M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

    1931 — a.k.a. M, in 34 top lists Check
  16. 336 +19

    Freaks

    1932, in 16 top lists Check
  17. 905 +68

    I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

    1932, in 13 top lists Check
  18. 802 -11

    King Kong

    1933, in 27 top lists Check
  19. 254 -7

    It Happened One Night

    1934, in 27 top lists Check
  20. 733 +2

    The Thin Man

    1934, in 11 top lists Check
  21. 712 +15

    The 39 Steps

    1935, in 16 top lists Check
  22. 892 -27

    Bride of Frankenstein

    1935, in 18 top lists Check
  23. 740 +41

    Tange Sazen yowa: Hyakuman ryô no tsubo

    1935 — a.k.a. Sazen Tange and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo, in 6 top lists Check
  24. 89 -3

    Modern Times

    1936, in 29 top lists Check
  25. 927 -152

    My Man Godfrey

    1936, in 11 top lists Check
  26. 400 -36

    La grande illusion

    1937 — a.k.a. The Grand Illusion, in 28 top lists Check
  27. 871 -25

    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    1938, in 16 top lists Check
  28. 405 -13

    The Lady Vanishes

    1938, in 14 top lists Check
  29. 414 +3

    Gone with the Wind

    1939, in 30 top lists Check
  30. 292 -17

    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    1939, in 15 top lists Check
  31. 171 -4

    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 33 top lists Check
  32. 335 -4

    Fantasia

    1940, in 19 top lists Check
  33. 841 +7

    The Grapes of Wrath

    1940, in 21 top lists Check
  34. 152 -12

    The Great Dictator

    1940, in 26 top lists Check
  35. 509 +60

    His Girl Friday

    1940, in 19 top lists Check
  36. 634 -24

    The Philadelphia Story

    1940, in 19 top lists Check
  37. 246 -4

    Rebecca

    1940, in 21 top lists Check
  38. 760 -135

    Remember the Night

    1940, in 1 top list Check
  39. 446 -25

    The Shop Around the Corner

    1940, in 14 top lists Check
  40. 320 +24

    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 36 top lists Check
  41. 238 +15

    The Maltese Falcon

    1941, in 25 top lists Check
  42. 884 -48

    Sullivan's Travels

    1941, in 24 top lists Check
  43. 73 +1

    Casablanca

    1942, in 36 top lists Check
  44. 290 -17

    To Be or Not to Be

    1942, in 21 top lists Check
  45. 358 +5

    Shadow of a Doubt

    1943, in 11 top lists Check
  46. 88 -

    Double Indemnity

    1944, in 33 top lists Check
  47. 657 -23

    Laura

    1944, in 19 top lists Check
  48. 939 -150

    Christmas in Connecticut

    1945, in 0 top lists Check
  49. 837 +29

    La belle et la bête

    1946 — a.k.a. Beauty and the Beast, in 24 top lists Check
  50. 791 +24

    The Best Years of Our Lives

    1946, in 25 top lists Check