50 Silent Movies I Need to See

A list of silent films I need to see as soon as possible.
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1.
Les vampires (1915)
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An intrepid reporter and his loyal friend battle a bizarre secret society of criminals known as The Vampires. (399 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
2.
Regeneration (1915)
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A boy surrounded by violence grows up to become an infamous gangster. (72 mins.)
Director: R.A. Walsh
 
3.
Snow White (1916)
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Snow White is a motherless princess, who arouses the jealousy and hatred of Mary Jane, her mother's former lady-in-waiting... (63 mins.)
 
4.
Hearts of the World (1918)
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Young lovers in a French village are torn apart with the coming of the Great War. (117 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
5.
Mickey (1918)
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Mickey, an orphan who has been brought up in a mining settlement, is sent to New York to live with her aunt. (93 mins.)
 
6.
Stella Maris (1918)
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Stella Maris is a beautiful, crippled girl, who is cared for by a rich family. They shield her from the harsh realities of the world... (84 mins.)
 
7.
Back to God's Country (1919)
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A woman finds herself all alone in a remote harbor with the man responsible for the murder of her father. With seemingly nobody around to protect her, she has to be resourceful. (73 mins.)
 
8.
Male and Female (1919)
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Lady Mary Lasenby is a spoiled maiden who always gets her way until shipwrecked with her butler, then learns which qualities are really admirable in a person. (116 mins.)
 
9.
Sir Arne's Treasure (1919)
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Three Scottish officers, including Sir Archi, murder Sir Arne and his household for a coffin filled with gold... (122 mins.)
Director: Mauritz Stiller
 
10.
The Penalty (1920)
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A deformed criminal mastermind plans to loot the city of San Francisco as well as revenge himself on the doctor who mistakenly amputated his legs. (90 mins.)
Director: Wallace Worsley
 
11.
The Affairs of Anatol (1921)
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Socialite Anatol Spencer seeks a better relation that he has with his wife. He sets up the friend of... (117 mins.)
 
12.
Destiny (1921)
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When a woman's fiancé disappears, Death gives her three chances to save him from his fate. (114 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
13.
Foolish Wives (1922)
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A con artist masquerades a Russian nobility and attempts to seduce the wife of an American diplomat. (117 mins.)
 
14.
Manslaughter (1922)
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Society-girl thrill seeker Lydia causes the death of motorcycle policeman and is prosecuted by her fiancé Daniel who describes in lurid detail the downfall of Rome. While she's in prison she reforms and Daniel becomes a wasted alcoholic. (100 mins.)
 
15.
Nanook of the North (1922 Documentary)
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In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuits living in the Arctic Circle. (78 mins.)
 
16.
Phantom (1922)
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A shiftless young man becomes obsessed with a mysterious woman and yearns to find her again. (125 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
17.
The Covered Wagon (1923)
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Two wagon caravans converge at what is now Kansas City, and combine for the westward push to Oregon... (98 mins.)
Director: James Cruze
 
18.
The Wheel (1923)
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Sisif, a railwayman, and his son Elie fall in love with the beautiful Norma (whom Sisif rescued from... (273 mins.)
Director: Abel Gance
 
19.
A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923)
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A kept woman runs into her one-time fiancé and finds herself torn between love and comfort. (78 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
20.
Girl Shy (1924)
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A shy, young man, who is completely incapable of talking to women, decides to write a book that details to other bachelors how to find a girlfriend. (87 mins.)
 
21.
The Saga of Gösta Berling (1924)
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Gösta Berling is a young and attractive minister. Because he is an alcoholic and his preaches are far too daring... (183 mins.)
Director: Mauritz Stiller
 
22.
Isn't Life Wonderful (1924)
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A family of Polish refugees tries to survive in post-World War I Germany. For a while it seems that they are making it, but soon the economic and political deterioration in the country begins to take their toll. (115 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
23.
The Last Laugh (1924)
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An aging doorman, after being fired from his prestigious job at a luxurious Hotel is forced to face the scorn of his friends, neighbours and society. (77 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
24.
The Navigator (1924)
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Two spoiled rich people find themselves trapped on an empty passenger ship. (59 mins.)
 
25.
Red Lily (1924)
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Two young lovers escape their past lives to Paris until fate separates them. (81 mins.)
Director: Fred Niblo
 
26.
The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
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A recalcitrant thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess. (155 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
27.
The Lost World (1925)
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The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam. (106 mins.)
Director: Harry O. Hoyt
 
28.
Tumbleweeds (1925)
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The government will grant a fringe of terrain for the settlers who want to live and work there. The... (78 mins.)
Director: King Baggott
 
29.
Bardelys the Magnificent (1926)
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Rafael Sabatini's story of the swashbuckling era and of Bardeleys, the handsome courtier who could win any woman he set his mind to...and was not above boasting about it to all who would listen. (90 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
30.
Old Ironsides (1926)
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An American fighting ship battles Barbary pirates in the Mediterranean in the 18th century. (111 mins.)
Director: James Cruze
 
31.
The Show Off (1926)
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A blowhard who poses as a railroad executive (but is really just a $30-a-week clerk) catches a young... (82 mins.)
 
32.
The Strong Man (1926)
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A meek Belgian soldier (Harry Langdon) fighting in World War I receives penpal letters and a photo from "Mary Brown"... (75 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
33.
The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926)
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While building an irrigation system for a Southwestern desert community, an engineer vies with a local cowboy for the affections of a rancher's daughter. (89 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
34.
Chicago (1927)
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Based on a true crime story, the movie is about a wild jazz-loving and boozing wife Roxie Hart who kills... (118 mins.)
Director: Frank Urson
 
35.
Fanny Hawthorne (1927)
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A celebration of working class leisure activities at Hindle, Lancashire, during "Wakes Week", an annual... (120 mins.)
Director: Maurice Elvey
 
36.
The Love of Jeanne Ney (1927)
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In the Crimea, the Reds and the Whites aren't done fighting, and Jeanne discovers that the man she loves is a Bolshevik (when he kills her father)... (100 mins.)
 
37.
The Lodger (1927)
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A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London. (68 mins.)
 
38.
My Best Girl (1927)
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Joe Merrill, son of the millionaire owner of a chain of 5 and 10 cent stores, poses as Joe Grant, and... (80 mins.)
Director: Sam Taylor
 
39.
Four Sons (1928)
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A family saga in which three of a Bavarian widow's sons go to war for Germany and the fourth goes to America, Germany's eventual opponent. (100 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
40.
The Garden of Eden (1928)
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Toni Le Brun, a beautiful Viennese singer, becomes the ward of the wardrobe mistress of a Monte Carlo nightclub... (79 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
41.
Noah's Ark (1928)
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The Biblical story of Noah and the Great Flood, with a parallel story of soldiers in the First World War. (135 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
42.
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
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A chronicle of the trial of Jeanne d'Arc on charges of heresy, and the efforts of her ecclesiastical jurists to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions. (110 mins.)
Director: Carl Th. Dreyer
 
43.
The Wedding March (1928)
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A young impoverished aristocrat falls in love with an inn-keepers daughter, but has to marry money. (113 mins.)
 
44.
Asphalt (1929)
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Joe May's sensual drama of life in the Berlin underworld is in many ways the perfect summation of German... (90 mins.)
Director: Joe May
 
45.
The Divine Lady (1929)
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The story of the romance between Emma, Lady Hamilton, and British war hero Admiral Horatio Nelson. (99 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
 
46.
The Flying Fleet (1929)
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The story follows six midshipman after they graduate from Annapolis. Their goal is to become U.S. Navy... (100 mins.)
Director: George Hill
 
47.
The Pagan (1929)
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A carefree South Seas native falls for the half-caste ward of a religious white man who desires her for himself. (83 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
 
48.
A Throw of Dice (1929)
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With King Ranjit visiting him, King Sohat sees an opportunity to kill his young cousin and take over his kingdom... (74 mins.)
Director: F. Osten
 
49.
Redskin (1929)
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(82 mins.)
 
50.
I Was Born, But... (1932)
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The Yoshi family - husband and wife Kennesuke and Haha, a middle manager at an office and a housewife respectively... (100 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu