Favorite silent films

Silent films that are my personal favorites.
Arranged in ABC order.
This list is my own opinion.
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1.
Across to Singapore (1928)
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Conflict ensues when a young man's childhood sweetheart becomes betrothed to his older brother. (85 mins.)
Director: William Nigh
 
2.
The Bat (1926)
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A masked criminal who dresses like a giant bat terrorizes the guests at an old house rented by a mystery writer. (86 mins.)
 
3.
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
 
4.
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
 
5.
The Big Parade (1925)
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A young American soldier witnesses the horrors of the Great War. (151 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
6.
The Black Pirate (1926)
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Seeking revenge, an athletic young man joins the pirate band responsible for his father's death. (88 mins.)
Director: Albert Parker
 
7.
The Cameraman (1928)
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Hopelessly in love with a woman working at MGM Studios, a clumsy man attempts to become a motion picture cameraman to be close to the object of his desire. (69 mins.)
Director: Edward Sedgwick
 
8.
Captain Salvation (1927)
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A returning seminary student goes up against a small New England town when he comes to the aid of a prostitute who has been injured... (87 mins.)
Director: John Robertson
 
9.
Cobra (1925)
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A penniless, skirt-chasing Italian nobleman finds love and scandal when he travels to New York City. (70 mins.)
Director: Joseph Henabery
 
10.
The Crowd (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The life of a man and woman together in a large, impersonal metropolis through their hopes, struggles and downfalls. (98 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
11.
The Fair Co-Ed (1927)
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Marion goes to college to pursue a handsome young man and discovers that he is coach of a women's basketball team. (71 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
12.
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
 
13.
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
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
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
 
16.
The Freshman (1925)
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Nerdy college student will do anything to become popular on campus. (76 mins.)
 
17.
The General (1926)
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When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines. (67 mins.)
 
18.
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.)
 
19.
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
 
20.
It (1927)
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A salesgirl with plenty of "it" (sex appeal) pursues a handsome playboy. (72 mins.)
Director: Clarence Badger
 
21.
The Jazz Singer (1927)
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The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer. (88 mins.)
Director: Alan Crosland
“ part talkie ” - jrsl88
 
22.
The Kid Brother (1927)
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A sheriff's milquetoast son has a chance to prove himself when a medicine show run by con artists comes into town. (82 mins.)
Director: Ted Wilde, J.A. Howe
 
23.
The King of Kings (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Jesus Christ faces religious and political oppression during his ministry and in the days before his death and resurrection. (155 mins.)
 
24.
The Kiss (1929)
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An unhappily married woman is caught up in scandal and murder when her affection toward a young man is misinterpreted. (89 mins.)
Director: Jacques Feyder
 
25.
La Bohème (1926)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
 
26.
The Man Who Laughs (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
When a proud noble refuses to kiss the hand of the despotic King James in 1690, he is cruelly executed and his son surgically disfigured. (110 mins.)
Director: Paul Leni
 
27.
Man, Woman and Sin (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young man takes a succession of odd jobs in order to save enough money to buy he and his mother a house... (70 mins.)
Director: Monta Bell
 
28.
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
 
29.
Noah's Ark (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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
“ part talkie ” - jrsl88
 
30.
Orphans of the Storm (1921)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
 
31.
Our Dancing Daughters (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A flapper who's secretly a good girl and a gold digging floozy masquerading as an ingénue both vie for the hand of a millionaire. (85 mins.)
Director: Harry Beaumont
 
32.
The Patsy (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An awkward teenager hopelessly in love with her elder sister's boyfriend tries to make him notice her. (78 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
33.
Peter Pan (1924)
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Peter Pan enters the nursery of the Darling children and, with the help of fairy dust, leads them off to Never Never Land, where they meet the nefarious Captain Hook. (105 mins.)
Director: Herbert Brenon
 
34.
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer. (93 mins.)
Director: Rupert Julian
 
35.
Red Lily (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Two young lovers escape their past lives to Paris until fate separates them. (81 mins.)
Director: Fred Niblo
 
36.
The Red Mill (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A silent version of the Victor Herbert-Henry Blossom operetta (74 mins.)
 
37.
Safety Last! (1923)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
When a store clerk organizes a publicity stunt, in which a friend climbs the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself. (70 mins.)
 
38.
The Saphead (1920)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The simple-minded son of a rich financier must find his own way in the world. (77 mins.)
 
39.
Scaramouche (1923)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When a nobleman murders his best friend, a lawyer becomes a revolutionary with his heart set on vengeance. (124 mins.)
Director: Rex Ingram
 
40.
The Scarlet Letter (1926)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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
 
41.
The Singing Fool (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A singing waiter and composer (Al Jolson) loves two women (Betty Bronson, Josephine Dunn), conquers Broadway and holds his dying son, singing "Sonny Boy." (105 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
“ part talkie ” - jrsl88
 
42.
The Smart Set (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An American polo player, arrogant and full of himself, must vindicate his actions to win the heart of a girl, Polly, after getting himself booted off the U.S. polo team. (80 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
 
43.
Speedway (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Bill Whipple is a happy-go-lucky mechanic for MacDonald who thinks that he is the worlds greatest driver and lover... (76 mins.)
Director: Harry Beaumont
 
44.
Speedy (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Harold "Speedy" Swift, a fan of Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees, saves from extinction the city's last horse-drawn trolley, operated by his girlfriend's grandfather. (85 mins.)
Director: Ted Wilde
 
45.
Spite Marriage (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An unimpressive but well intending man is given the chance to marry a popular actress, of whom he has been a hopeless fan. But what he doesn't realize is that he is being used to make the actress' old flame jealous. (76 mins.)
Director: Edward Sedgwick
 
46.
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The effete son of a cantankerous riverboat captain comes to join his father's crew. (70 mins.)
 
47.
The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A cloistered, overprotected Austrian prince falls in love with a down-to-earth barmaid in this "Viennese fairy tale." (106 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
48.
Sunrise (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An allegorical tale about a man fighting the good and evil within him. Both sides are made flesh - one a sophisticated woman he is attracted to and the other his wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
49.
Tell It to the Marines (1926)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A gruff Marine sergeant and a handsome new recruit compete for the affection of a nurse. (103 mins.)
Director: George Hill
 
50.
The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A recalcitrant thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess. (155 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
51.
The Unholy Three (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A sideshow ventriloquist, midget, and strongman form a conspiracy known as "The Unholy Three" and commit a series of robberies. (86 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
 
52.
The Viking (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Vikings compete for power and the love of a woman. (90 mins.)
 
53.
Way Down East (1920)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
 
54.
Wild Oranges (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Millie Stope lives with her grandfather on a remote island. Her grandfather fled there for political reasons... (88 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
55.
The Wind (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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