KING KONG (1933)
With so much popular culture surrounding a film like this it's hard to really break it down in an interesting fashion. There have been multiple remakes, films made in Japan and Britain, and dozens of other thinly veiled copies in all forms of media. But this is still a classic monster movie after all so it's got to be discussed. The most intriguing part of all this is how much of the story is often only half remembered. It's about beauty and the beast right? There's a sentimental element to all this somewhere in the memory of most people. King Kong is a loveable prisoner of circumstance, doomed because of animal infatuation. But it has more in common with the 1930s horror film trend than it first appears.