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Year
1940
Runtime
125 min.
Director
Charles Chaplin
Genres
Drama, Comedy, War
Rating *
8.5
Votes *
143,220
Checks
24,934
Favs
2,276
Dislikes
96
Favs/checks
9.1% (1:11)
Favs/dislikes
24:1
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  1. Virtual Virago's avatar

    Virtual Virago

    There's a difference between preachy and powerful, and this film is definitely the latter, especially if you stop and think about the world in 1940, when Chaplin makes that final, memorable speech. There's nothing dated about Chaplin's call for social justice and human compassion. Sadly, we still need that reminder just as much today. 6 years 7 months ago
  2. Let The Flames Begin's avatar

    Let The Flames Begin

    The first Chaplin movie I ever saw. I really loved his speech at the end. If only people would have listened... 7 years 7 months ago
  3. WhiteSox1's avatar

    WhiteSox1

    Obviously not his best comedic film, but still love that speech at the end. Funny how it still completely resonates today, yet no one is listening. 7 years 8 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #3 in 1940s
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  2. This movie ranks #5 in Comedy
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  3. This movie ranks #7 in War
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  4. This movie ranks #10 in 101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  5. This movie ranks #16 in The 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time (BBC Culture)
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  6. This movie ranks #16 in François Truffaut's The Films of My Life
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  7. This movie ranks #24 in Cahiers du cinéma 100
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  8. This movie ranks #30 in A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
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  9. This movie ranks #37 in AFI's 100 years...100 laughs
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  10. This movie ranks #42 in Drama
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  11. This movie ranks #53 in Top 250
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  12. This movie ranks #107 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
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  13. This movie ranks #126 in Film Comedy
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  14. This movie ranks #135 in FOK! top 250
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  15. This movie ranks #139 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  16. This movie ranks #151 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  17. This movie ranks #175 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  18. This movie ranks #198 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
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  19. This movie ranks #218 in National Film Registry
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  20. This movie ranks #233 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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  21. This movie ranks #250 in Reddit top 250
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  22. This movie ranks #310 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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  23. This movie ranks #356 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
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  24. This movie ranks #374 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  25. This movie ranks #398 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  26. This movie ranks #645 in The Criterion Collection
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