In a futuristic society run by the surface-dwelling haves and the subterranean have-nots, a man trades his life of privilege to work alongside his fellow man. When his diabolical father plots to subvert a worker rebellion, it’s left to our hero to bring both sides together before destruction rains down upon everyone involved.
It’s one of the oldest movies on Netflix, it’s black-and-white, and it’s a silent film with a two-and-a-half-hour runtime. Understandably, this is going to be a hard sell for many of you reading this. That said, I was just like you once, and I’m here to tell you that it’s worth it.
There’s good reason why it’s held in such high regard and it’s still pretty incredible after all these years. The scope, the scale, the way-ahead-of-its-time filmmaking – it all makes for something that you won’t soon forget and it isn’t boring in the slightest. These kinds of movies usually aren’t my thing, but this one has me wondering what else I’m missing out on. Trust me folks. Trust me.
It’s got a 99% on Rotten Tomatoes.