The Best Movie Era - Silent Movies

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1.
Metropolis (1927)
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In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. (153 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ the first dystopian movie.....and the best ” - joma2123
 
2.
The Sheik (1921)
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A charming Arabian sheik becomes infatuated with an adventurous, modern-thinking Englishwoman and abducts her to his home in the Saharan desert. (86 mins.)
Director: George Melford
“ Rudolph Valentino.......did i have to say more ” - joma2123
 
3.
Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl (1919)
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A frail waif, abused by her brutal boxer father in London's seedy Limehouse District, is befriended by a sensitive Chinese immigrant with tragic consequences. (90 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ what a sad ending!!! ” - joma2123
 
4.
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)
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The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history. (163 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ the one and only epos ” - joma2123
 
5.
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
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The American Civil War divides friends and destroys families, but that's nothing compared to the anarchy in the black-ruled South after the war. (165 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
6.
The Scarlet Letter (1926)
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After having a child out of wedlock, a young Puritan woman is pressured to reveal the name of her lover. (115 mins.)
Director: Victor Seastrom
“ lillian gish is the best ” - joma2123
 
7.
Wings (1927)
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Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I. (144 mins.)
 
8.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
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An extended family split up in France and Germany find themselves on opposing sides of the battlefield during World War I. (150 mins.)
Director: Rex Ingram
 
9.
Camille (1921)
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A courtesan and an idealistic young man fall in love, only for her to give up the relationship at his status-conscious father's request. (72 mins.)
 
10.
Don Juan (1926)
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Misogynistic skirt chaser Don Juan falls for a convent girl. (110 mins.)
Director: Alan Crosland
“ ...191 kisses in 110 minutes! WTF ;) ” - joma2123
 
11.
Nosferatu (1922)
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Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
“ the first vampire...:D ” - joma2123
 
12.
Woman in the Moon (1929)
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A tenacious scientist blasts off for the moon in hopes of riches that may be found there. (156 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ the (first) countdown runs,baby. hold you tight! ” - joma2123
 
13.
Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924)
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Siegfried, son of King Sigmund, hears of the beautiful sister of Gunter, King of Worms, Kriemhild. On his way to Worms... (97 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
14.
Markens grøde (1921)
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After the Nobel prize winning Knut Hamsun-novel, with it's criticism of industrialization, urbanizing and loss of values. The farmer Isak makes a farm out of barren soil, together with Inger and their two sons. She kills the third. (107 mins.)
 
15.
Madame DuBarry (1919)
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The story of Madame DuBarry, the mistress of Louis XV of France, and her loves in the time of the French revolution. (85 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
16.
The Phantom Carriage (1921)
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It's New Year's Eve. Three drunkards evoke a legend. The legend tells that the last person to die in a year... (93 mins.)
 
17.
The Kiss (1896 Short Film)
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Two people kiss. (1 mins.)
Director: William Heise
“ thats so funny.......22 seconds ” - joma2123
 
18.
The Little Match Girl (1928 Short Film)
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An impoverished girl tries to sell matches on NYE. Shivering with cold and unable to sell her wares, she sits in a sheltered nook. Striking a match to keep warm, she sees things in the flame. (40 mins.)
 
19.
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
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A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer. (93 mins.)
Director: Rupert Julian
 
20.
The Cat and the Canary (1927)
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Relatives of an eccentric millionaire gather in his spooky mansion on the 20th anniversary of his death for the reading of his will. (108 mins.)
Director: Paul Leni
 
21.
Carmen (1915)
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In order to help her smuggler kinsmen, a sultry gypsy seduces and corrupts an officer of the Civil Guard turning him into a traitor and murderer. (59 mins.)
 
23.
Greed (1924)
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The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved. (140 mins.)
 
24.
The Eagle (1925)
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A wanted Russian lieutenant becomes a masked vigilante seeking vengeance upon the man who stole his family's land, only to fall for his charming daughter. (73 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
25.
Beyond the Rocks (1922)
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A young woman marries an older millionaire and then falls in love with a handsome nobleman on her honeymoon. (80 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
“ i want to see this movie........NOW!!!! ” - joma2123
 
26.
The Oyster Princess (1919)
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An American heiress seeks the hand of an impoverished German prince. (58 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
27.
Different from the Others (1919)
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Two male musicians fall in love, but blackmail and scandal makes the affair take a tragic turn. (50 mins.)
Director: Richard Oswald
 
28.
Der ewige Zweifel (1918 Short Film)
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(41 mins.)
Director: Richard Oswald
 
29.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
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Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders. (78 mins.)
Director: Robert Wiene
 
30.
Flesh and the Devil (1926)
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Childhood friends are torn apart when one of them marries the woman the other once fiercely loved. (112 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
31.
He Who Gets Slapped (1924)
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A bitter clown endeavors to rescue the young woman he loves from the lecherous count who once betrayed him. (95 mins.)
Director: Victor Seastrom
 
32.
The Crowd (1928)
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The life of a man and woman together in a large, impersonal metropolis through their hopes, struggles and downfalls. (98 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
33.
Our Modern Maidens (1929)
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A flapper charms a diplomat to procure her fiancé a career opportunity, while the fiancé starts a relationship with her best friend. (76 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
 
34.
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
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A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer. (93 mins.)
Director: Rupert Julian
 
35.
The Wind (1928)
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A frail young woman from the east moves in with her cousin in the west, where she causes tension within the family and is slowly driven mad. (95 mins.)
Director: Victor Seastrom
 
36.
It (1927)
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A salesgirl with plenty of "it" (sex appeal) pursues a handsome playboy. (72 mins.)
Director: Clarence Badger
 
37.
Orphans of the Storm (1921)
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Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way. (150 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ the Gish-sisters!!!! ” - joma2123
 
38.
Way Down East (1920)
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A naive country girl is tricked into a sham marriage by a wealthy womanizer, then must rebuild her life despite the taint of having borne a child out of wedlock. (145 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
39.
The Golem (1920)
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In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates the Golem - a giant creature made of clay. Using sorcery, he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution. (91 mins.)
 
40.
The Great Love (1918)
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An idealistic young American during World War I, itching to fight the Germans and not wanting to wait until the U... (70 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
41.
La Bohème (1926)
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A group of starving artists try to survive in 1830s Paris, including a seamstress and the would-be playwright she loves. (95 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
42.
Annie Laurie (1927)
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The story of the famous battle between the Scots clans of Macdonald and Campbell, and the young woman who comes between them, Annie Laurie. (90 mins.)
 
43.
The Enemy (1927)
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Carl Behrend, son of a wealthy businessman, marries Pauli Arndt, daughter of a pacifist professor. When World War I breaks out... (90 mins.)
Director: Fred Niblo
 
44.
Gretchen the Greenhorn (1916)
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A kindly Dutch immigrant and her bumbling father are blackmailed by a gang of counterfeiters. (58 mins.)
 
45.
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)
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A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned. (143 mins.)
Director: Fred Niblo
 
46.
Madame Pompadour (1927)
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The French king's mistress frees her jailed lover and makes him her bodyguard. (70 mins.)
Director: Herbert Wilcox
 
47.
Love (1927)
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A married woman compromises her social standing and family life when she falls for a young officer. (82 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
48.
The White Rose (1923)
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A wealthy young Southern aristocrat, Joseph, graduates from a seminary and, before he takes charge of his assigned parish... (100 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
49.
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
 
50.
Drums of Love (1928)
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A princess is betrothed to a deformed monarch, but falls hard for his handsome brother. (100 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
51.
Katka-bumazhnyy ranet (1926)
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Paper rennet is a sort of apples a pregnant girl sells illegally to make her living in the city. There is a story of two people saving each to overcome all obstacles and there are another two people ending their story in a crime. (74 mins.)
 
52.
Sally of the Sawdust (1925)
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Judge Foster throws his daughter out because she married a circus man. She leaves her baby girl with Prof... (104 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
53.
Pollyanna (1920)
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When Pollyanna is orphaned, she is sent to live with her crotchety Aunt Polly. Pollyanna discovers that... (58 mins.)
Director: Paul Powell
 
54.
Little Andy Looney (1926 Short Film)
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Director: Ralph Ceder
 
55.
Get Your Man (1927)
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A young American girl in Paris falls in love with a handsome nobleman, but he is about to wed in an arranged marriage. She hatches a plan to overcome that obstacle and get her man.
Director: Dorothy Arzner
 
56.
The Big Parade (1925)
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A young American soldier witnesses the horrors of the Great War. (151 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
57.
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
 
58.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
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In fifteenth century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen. (133 mins.)
Director: Wallace Worsley
 
59.
For Heaven's Sake (1926)
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An irresponsible young millionaire changes his tune when he falls for the daughter of a downtown minister. (58 mins.)
Director: Sam Taylor
 
60.
7th Heaven (1927)
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A street cleaner saves a young woman's life, and the pair slowly fall in love until war intervenes. (110 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
61.
Abie's Irish Rose (1928)
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A comedy in which a Catholic and a Jew marry, causing tension within both families. (129 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
62.
Why Change Your Wife? (1920)
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Robert and Beth Gordon are married but share little. He runs into Sally at a cabaret and the Gordons are soon divorced... (90 mins.)
 
63.
Cleopatra (1917)
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The story of Cleopatra, the fabulous queen of Egypt, and the epic romances between her and the greatest men of Rome, Julius Caesar and Antony. (125 mins.)
 
64.
The Queen of Sheba (1921)
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The story of the ill-fated romance between Solomon, king of Israel, and the Queen of Sheba. (90 mins.)
“ lost...-.-" ” - joma2123
 
65.
Old Heidelberg (1915)
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Karl Heinrich is the heir to the throne of the small European principality of Rutania, but he's a lonely child... (50 mins.)
Director: John Emerson
 
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67.
Cinderella (1914)
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Based on the fairy tale: Cinderella is mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters, but is able to go to the royal ball through the help of the Fairy Godmother. (52 mins.)
Director: James Kirkwood
 
68.
Madame Butterfly (1915)
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The story of a Japanese woman and the tragedy that ensues when she loves an American naval officer.
Director: Sidney Olcott
 
69.
The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)
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Gwen's family is rich, but her parents ignore her and most of the servants push her around, so she is lonely and unhappy... (65 mins.)
 
70.
Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall (1924)
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In the year 1550, Sir George Vernon agrees to have his young daughter Dorothy betrothed to John Manners... (135 mins.)
Director: Marshall Neilan
 
71.
Little Annie Rooney (1925)
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The tenements are home to an international community, including the friends and family of a tough young ragamuffin named Annie Rooney, but their neighborhood may be threatened by a potentially dangerous street gang. (94 mins.)
 
72.
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
 
73.
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.)
 
74.
Why Change Your Wife? (1920)
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Robert and Beth Gordon are married but share little. He runs into Sally at a cabaret and the Gordons are soon divorced... (90 mins.)
 
75.
The Great Moment (1921)
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(70 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
76.
Her Love Story (1924)
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(70 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
77.
Rosen, die der Sturm entblättert (1917)
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Director: Kurt Matull
 
78.
The Eyes of the Mummy (1918)
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A girl is kidnapped and held captive in an ancient Egyptian temple. She is rescued and flees to England, but soon finds that her mysterious captor is still haunting her. (63 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
79.
The American Venus (1926)
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Mary Gray, whose father manufactures cold cream, is engaged to sappy Horace Niles, the son of Hugo Niles... (80 mins.)
Director: Frank Tuttle
 
80.
A Girl in Every Port (1928)
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Two sailors with a rivalry over chasing women become friends. But when one decides to finally settle down, will this mysterious young women come between them? (78 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks