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1.
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
 
2.
Man with a Movie Camera (1929 Documentary)
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A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention. (68 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
3.
The Man Who Laughs (1928)
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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
 
4.
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
 
5.
Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge (1924)
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After Siegfried's dead, Kriemhild marries Etzel, the King of the Huns. She gives birth to a child, and invites her brothers for a party... (129 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
6.
October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1928)
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In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of... (142 mins.)
 
7.
The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
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A handsome prince rides a flying horse to far-away lands and embarks on magical adventures, which include befriending a witch, meeting Aladdin, battling demons and falling in love with a princess. (81 mins.)
Director: Lotte Reiniger
 
8.
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
 
9.
Un Chien Andalou (1929 Short Film)
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Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present seventeen minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery. (16 mins.)
Director: Louis Bunuel
 
10.
Faust (1926)
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The demon Mephisto wagers with God that he can corrupt a mortal man's soul. (85 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
11.
The Unknown (1927)
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A criminal on the run hides in a circus and seeks to possess the daughter of the ringmaster at any cost. (63 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
 
12.
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
 
13.
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
 
14.
The End of St. Petersburg (1927)
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A peasant comes to St. Petersburg to find work. He unwittingly helps in the arrest of an old village friend who is now a labor leader... (85 mins.)
 
15.
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
 
16.
The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)
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Allan has a hard time finding the Usher's house, which is known to be cursed... But he is a personal friend of Roderick Usher... (63 mins.)
Director: Jean Epstein
 
17.
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.)
 
18.
Pandora's Box (1929)
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The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her. (109 mins.)
 
19.
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
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In 1431, Jeanne d'Arc is placed on trial on charges of heresy. The ecclesiastical jurists attempt to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions. (110 mins.)
Director: Carl Th. Dreyer
 
20.
A Trip to the Moon (1902 Short Film)
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A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon. (13 mins.)
 
21.
J'accuse! (1919)
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The story of two men, one married, the other the lover of the other's wife, who meet in the trenches of the First World War, and how their tale becomes a microcosm for the horrors of war. (166 mins.)
Director: Abel Gance
 
22.
3 Bad Men (1926)
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Three outlaws come to the aid of a young girl after her father is killed. (92 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
23.
The 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
 
24.
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
 
25.
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
 
26.
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
 
27.
Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928)
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A professional clown and a self-indulgent count learn to help each other with their problems, but then become romantic rivals. (73 mins.)
Director: Herbert Brenon
 
28.
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
 
29.
Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922)
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Arch-criminal Dr. Mabuse sets out to make a fortune and run Berlin. Detective Wenk sets out to stop him. (242 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
30.
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
 
31.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
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Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself. (49 mins.)
 
32.
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.)
 
33.
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
 
34.
Sunrise (1927)
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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
 
35.
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.)
 
36.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
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Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders. (76 mins.)
Director: Robert Wiene
 
37.
The Last Command (1928)
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A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary. (88 mins.)
 
38.
Spies (1928)
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The mastermind behind a ubiquitous spy operation learns of a dangerous romance between a Russian lady in his employ and a dashing agent from the government's secret service. (178 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
39.
Street Angel (1928)
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A woman on the run from the law finds her past catching up to her just as she is on the verge of true happiness. (102 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
40.
The Gold Rush (1925)
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A prospector goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more. (95 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
41.
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
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The Stoneman family finds its friendship with the Camerons affected by the Civil War, both fighting in opposite armies. The development of the war in their lives plays through to Lincoln's assassination and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan. (195 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
42.
The Iron Horse (1924)
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After witnessing the murder of his father by a renegade as a boy, the grown-up Brandon helps to realize his father's dream of a transcontinental railway. (150 mins.)
 
43.
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
 
44.
Piccadilly (1929)
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A young Chinese woman, working in the kitchen at a London dance club, is given the chance to become the club's main act which soon leads to a plot of betrayal, forbidden love and murder. (92 mins.)
 
45.
Tol'able David (1921)
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When three thuggish men are responsible for the death of his father and the crippling of his brother, young David must choose between supporting his family or risking his life and exacting vengeance. (99 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
46.
The Mysterious Lady (1928)
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An attractive Russian spy seduces an Austrian officer in order to get some important plans, but when she actually falls in love with him, both of them are placed in a dangerous situation. (96 mins.)
Director: Fred Niblo
 
47.
Arsenal (1929)
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Set in the bleak aftermath and devastation of the World War I, a recently demobbed soldier, Timosh, returns to his hometown Kiev... (90 mins.)
 
48.
Storm Over Asia (1928)
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In 1918 a simple Mongolian herdsman escapes to the hills after brawling with a western capitalist fur trader who cheats him... (127 mins.)
 
49.
Die Spinnen, 1. Teil - Der Goldene See (1919)
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Kay Hoog finds a message that indicates that some Incas are still alive, but the secret organisation "Die Spinnen" wants the Incas' gold.... (81 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
50.
Die Spinnen, 2. Teil - Das Brillantenschiff (1920)
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Kay Hoog wants to stop the organisation "Die Spinnen" to get a certain diamond, that will give the owning woman the crown of Asia... (104 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
51.
The Blackbird (1926)
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Two thieves, the Blackbird and West End Bertie, fall in love with the same girl, a French nightclub performer named Fifi. Each man tries to outdo the other to win her heart. (86 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
 
52.
The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916 Short Film)
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Coke Ennyday, the scientific detective, divides his own time in periods for "Sleep", "Eat", "Dope" and "Drink"... (25 mins.)
Director: John Emerson
 
53.
Regeneration (1915)
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A boy surrounded by violence grows up to become an infamous gangster. (72 mins.)
Director: R.A. Walsh
 
54.
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)... (104 mins.)
 
55.
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
 
56.
Hangman's House (1928)
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"Citizen" Hogan, an exile Irish patriot, risks his life by returning to Ireland and helping a young couple. (80 mins.)
 
57.
Scaramouche (1923)
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When a nobleman murders his best friend, a lawyer becomes a revolutionary with his heart set on vengeance. (124 mins.)
Director: Rex Ingram
 
58.
Häxan (1922 Documentary)
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Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe. (91 mins.)
 
59.
Le brasier ardent (1923)
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A woman, named simply "Elle" and her husband, a wealthy industrialist, are not on the best of terms... (120 mins.)
Director: Ivan Mozzhukhin
 
60.
Tempest (1928)
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In Czarist Russia, a peasant officer, resented by the aristocrats, falls in love with a princess. (102 mins.)
Director: Sam Taylor
 
61.
The Show (1927)
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Performers in a Budapest sideshow encounter love, greed, and murder. (76 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
 
62.
Hell's Heroes (1929)
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When four men rob a bank, one is killed and the other three escape into the desert where they lose their horses in a storm... (68 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
63.
The Ace of Hearts (1921)
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A romantic rivalry among members of a secret society becomes even tenser when one of the men is assigned to carry out an assassination. (75 mins.)
Director: Wallace Worsley
 
64.
The Life and Death of King Richard III (1912)
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Richard of Gloucester uses manipulation and murder to gain the English throne. (55 mins.)
 
65.
After Death (1915)
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Andrei lives a secluded life with his aunt, studying and thinking about his now-deceased mother. His friend Tsenin is concerned... (46 mins.)
Director: Yevgeni Bauer
 
66.
The Living Dead Man (1926)
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Mathias Pascal, only son of a once rich family, marries beautiful Romalinda, who has a terrible mother-in-law... (170 mins.)
 
67.
Old San Francisco (1927)
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In San Francisco, a villainous land owner with underworld connections seeks to steal the property of an old Spanish family. (88 mins.)
Director: Alan Crosland
 
68.
The Hoodlum (1919)
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A spoiled young rich girl is forced by misfortune to fight for survival in the slums and alleys, where... (78 mins.)
 
69.
Mysteries of India, Part I: Truth (1921)
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(120 mins.)
Director: Joe May
 
70.
Mysteries of India, Part II: Above All Law (1921)
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Howard is infected with leprosy, Mac Allen was captured by the Maharadsha, and now the Maharadsha offers... (100 mins.)
Director: Joe May
 
71.
The Dragon Painter (1919)
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A wild man and genius becomes a master painter's disciple, but loses his divine gift when he finds love. (53 mins.)
 
72.
Edmund Kean: Prince Among Lovers (1924)
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When a famous Shakespearean actor falls in love with a woman above his station, his professional and personal life begin to crumble. (136 mins.)
 
73.
Just Pals (1920)
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Small-town tramp befriends runaway boy. (50 mins.)
Director: Jack Ford
 
74.
Wild Oranges (1924)
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Millie Stope lives with her grandfather on a remote island. Her grandfather fled there for political reasons... (88 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
75.
Heart o' the Hills (1919)
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Family tensions in the Kentucky hills are inflamed by an outsider's dishonest scheme to exploit the area for its coal. (87 mins.)
 
76.
The Nut (1921)
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Eccentric inventor Charlie Jackson tries to interest wealthy investors in his girlfriend's plan to help children from poor neighborhoods. (74 mins.)
Director: Ted Reed
 
77.
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