When it comes to filmmaking, there is no doubt that Citizen Kane
(1941) is one of the most important films ever made. Written, directed, produced, and starring Orson Welles
at the age of 25, the movie was a landmark for its political and personal significance, its storytelling, its cinematography, and virtually everything else under the sun. No pressure aimed towards aspiring filmmakers still under 25.
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While Citizen Kane
is a must-see and a critical movie, there are others that can often be dwarfed or brushed aside, so here are 10 other major movies made before Citizen Kane
was released and why they're also so important.