A screwball comedy with a three-way love triangle, The Philadelphia Story is ultimately about a divorced couple reexamining why their relationship failed. Surprisingly, those examinations, while couched in the extravagance of the comedy genre, draw some very valid conclusions.
Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, hailed as one of the most important films of the early twentieth century, is a groundbreaking science fiction film, and strangely relevant to a twenty-first century audience. Its dystopian leanings and exploration of artificial intelligence explore science fiction tropes that are as present in the genre today as ever. But perhaps the most noteworthy thing about it isn’t just its relevance, but that it is seeped in religious imagery.