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Journey Across the History of Cinema (JATHOC) - Lots of Obscure Movies

This is a challenge I've been doing for myself since August 2021, and just finished in May 2022. It involves watching a film released in every year from any year before 1930 to the present year. For example, I started with 1925 as an excuse to watch The Phantom of the Opera.
At least 95% of the films used must be first-time watches. I used this challenge as an excuse to watch a ton of movies I had been wanting to see for a while, such as catching up on famous directors' filmographies.
You do not have to watch the films in chronological order, but your oldest film "starting point" must be before 1930. And just appreciate all the advancements and evolutions film has gone through in the past century (whether they were good or bad). It's quite the journey!
Also, because there are some movies that have weird release dates based on festivals or limited releases, I used IMDb as my consistent source of release date for each movie in this challenge.
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The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
2
Faust (1926)
Faust (1926)
3
College (1927)
College (1927)
4
The Circus (1928)
The Circus (1928)
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5
Man With a Movie Camera (1929)
Man With a Movie Camera (1929)
6
L'âge D'Or (1930)
L'âge D'Or (1930)
7
Little Caesar (1931)
Little Caesar (1931)
8
Freaks (1932)
Freaks (1932)
9
Duck Soup (1933)
Duck Soup (1933)
10
The Thin Man (1934)
The Thin Man (1934)
11
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
12
Sabotage (1936)
Sabotage (1936)
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13
The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
14
Algiers (1938)
Algiers (1938)
15
Love Affair (1939)
Love Affair (1939)
16
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
17
Meet John Doe (1941)
Meet John Doe (1941)
18
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)
19
Sanshiro Sugata (1943)
Sanshiro Sugata (1943)
20
Gaslight (1944)
Gaslight (1944)
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21
The Lost Weekend (1945)
The Lost Weekend (1945)
22
Make Mine Music (1946)
Make Mine Music (1946)
23
Fun & Fancy Free (1947)
Fun & Fancy Free (1947)
24
Red River (1948)
Red River (1948)
25
The Inspector General (1949)
The Inspector General (1949)
26
Broken Arrow (1950)
Broken Arrow (1950)
27
Ace in the Hole (1951)
Ace in the Hole (1951)
28
Ikiru (1952)
Ikiru (1952)
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29
Roman Holiday (1953)
Roman Holiday (1953)
30
Godzilla (1954)
Godzilla (1954)
31
Killer's Kiss (1955)
Killer's Kiss (1955)
32
The King and I (1956)
The King and I (1956)
33
Wild Strawberries (1957)
Wild Strawberries (1957)
34
The Hidden Fortress (1958)
The Hidden Fortress (1958)
35
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
36
Breathless (1960)
Breathless (1960)
37
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
38
The Music Man (1962)
The Music Man (1962)
39
The Birds (1963)
The Birds (1963)
40
The Last Man on Earth (1964)
The Last Man on Earth (1964)
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