In one of his most ingenious strokes of artistry ever, nominated for 5 Oscars, Chaplin subverted the fears of the time with a visionary and undeniably moving satire of fascism and discrimination.
A Jewish barber returns home after twenty years within hospital walls to find his old shop not only dilapidated but marked with hateful graffiti. The source of this hatred is the regime of a tyrannical dictator which is persecuting the barber along with the rest of the Jewish community.
The Guardian's 25 Best Comedy Films of all Time - no. 22