M, by Fritz Lang ★★★★★
Anything by Fritz Lang is a masterpiece, and this is no exception. It is the story of a psychotic child murderer (Peter Lorre in one of his first roles), being pursued not only by the police but by the underworld, for giving crime a bad name. The filming is wonderful, and its very dark storyline maintains an active pace that keeps the viewer fixed to the screen. The film is entirely in German, and there are no under-titles, so non-German speakers may not enjoy this film.