YMMV / City Lights

  • Awesome Music: Chaplin's score.
  • Award Snub: It didn't receive a single Oscar nomination, yet it's regarded as one of Chaplin's greatest works.
  • Ho Yay:
    • From a modern point of view, the Tramp with almost every male character in the movie...
    • Particularly with his second boxing opponent. The Tramp smiles and waves, primping a bit with his hat as the boxer starts to change...the boxer decides to step behind a curtain before taking his pants off.
  • Protection from Editors: Since Charlie Chaplin owned his own studio, he was able to control every aspect of the production. He could take his time and go at his own pace, spending as much time and money as he saw fit to get things done to his satisfaction. He demanded excellence from everyone working with him, but most of all he demanded it of himself.
  • Signature Scene: The final scene where the once blind girl now recognizes her anonymous helper.
  • Tear Jerker: That ending. Oh, God, that ending.
  • The Woobie: The Tramp and especially The Blind Girl.