These are all great but very popular, everyone knows Chaplin. Indemnity and Rashomon are two of the best films period.
I agree they are popular with the film buff crowd but this seems more like a general movie informational session. Its incredibly hard to pick movies that aren't "known", if they are good they are known. I was just putting them out there, I know a lot of people don't appreciate older movies now adays and the charm and influence they have had. I know a lot of people who haven't seen any of these films and that's all I was going off of was the general movie going audience.
Whoever threw out Potemkin earlier, I loved that DePalma's used the steps and baby stroller shot in sequence and not very many people know it. That movie is visually grabbing from the opening sequence.
Since I am in the thread again I will throw up another one from recent years.
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