My Favorite Films

This is a list of my favorite films...with no explanation as to why...
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1.
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
 
2.
The Cheat (1915)
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A venal, spoiled stockbroker's wife impulsively embezzles $10,000 from the charity she chairs and desperately turns to a Burmese ivory trader to replace the stolen money. (59 mins.)
 
3.
A Modern Musketeer (1917)
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A restless young man travels west, encountering adventure, romance, and danger. (68 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
4.
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
 
5.
Daddy-Long-Legs (1919)
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Wealthy Jervis Pendleton acts as benefactor for orphan Judy Abbott, anonymously sponsoring her in her boarding school... (85 mins.)
 
6.
The Delicious Little Devil (1919)
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A poor hat-check girl loses her job and is forced to get a job as a dancer at a roadhouse. There she falls in love with the son of a rich businessman... (63 mins.)
 
7.
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.)
 
8.
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
 
9.
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.)
 
10.
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.)
 
11.
The Conquering Power (1921)
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After losing his father, a playboy moves in with his miserly uncle, who seeks to cheat him out of his inheritance. (89 mins.)
Director: Rex Ingram
 
12.
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
 
13.
The Kid (1921)
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The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy. (68 mins.)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
 
14.
Leaves From Satan's Book (1920)
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In 4 episodic tales of human suffering; the temptation of Jesus, the Spanish Inquisition, the French Revolution and the Russo-Finnish war of 1918, Satan attempts to win God's favor. (167 mins.)
Director: Carl Th. Dreyer
 
15.
The Love Light (1921)
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Angela maintains a coastal lighthouse in Italy, where she awaits the return of her brothers from the war... (89 mins.)
Director: Frances Marion
 
16.
A Sailor-Made Man (1921)
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An idle, wealthy playboy foolishly joins the Navy when the father of the girl he wants to marry tells him to get a job to prove himself worthy. (47 mins.)
Director: Fred Newmeyer
 
17.
Seven Years Bad Luck (1921)
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After breaking a mirror in his home, superstitious Max tries to avoid situations which could bring bad luck-- but in doing so, causes himself the worst luck imaginable. (62 mins.)
Director: Max Linder
 
18.
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
 
19.
Grandma's Boy (1922)
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A meek young man must find the courage within when a rogue tramp menaces his home town. (60 mins.)
Director: Fred Newmeyer
 
20.
Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (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.)
 
21.
Moran of the Lady Letty (1922)
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A milquetoast young man of society toughens up once he's shanghaied and falls for the captain's tomboy daughter. (68 mins.)
Director: George Melford
 
22.
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
 
23.
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
 
24.
Tess of the Storm Country (1922)
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Wealthy Elias Graves builds his home on the top of a hill, where a group of squatters have taken up residence at the bottom... (137 mins.)
Director: John Robertson
 
25.
The Toll of the Sea (1922)
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While visiting China, an American man falls in love with a young Chinese woman, but he then has second thoughts about the relationship. (54 mins.)
 
26.
The Young Rajah (1922)
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A young man raised in the American South discovers he is an Indian prince whose throne was taken by usurpers. (54 mins.)
Director: Philip Rosen
 
27.
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
 
28.
Our Hospitality (1923)
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A man returns to his Appalachian homestead. On the trip, he falls for a young woman. The only problem is her family has vowed to kill every member of his family. (65 mins.)
 
29.
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
 
30.
Safety Last! (1923)
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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.)
 
31.
The Ten Commandments (1923)
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The first part tells the story of Moses leading the Jews from Egypt to the Promised Land, his receipt... (136 mins.)
 
32.
Beau Brummel (1924)
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George Bryan Brummel, a British military officer, loves Lady Margery, the betrothed of Lord Alvanley... (135 mins.)
Director: Harry Beaumont
 
33.
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.)
 
34.
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
 
35.
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.)
 
36.
Michael (1924)
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Triangle story: painter, his young male model, unscrupulous princess. (93 mins.)
Director: Carl-Th. Dreyer
 
37.
The Sea Hawk (1924)
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A wrongly convicted English gentleman goes from galley slave to pirate captain. (123 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
 
38.
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
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A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre. (75 mins.)
Director: S.M. Eisenstein
 
39.
Clash of the Wolves (1925)
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A fire in the mountains drive a wolf pack into the nearby desert where they terrorize the local residents... (74 mins.)
 
40.
Faces of Children (1925)
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A man whose wife has died remarries, and his new wife has a daughter of her own from a previous marriage... (114 mins.)
Director: Jacques Feyder
 
41.
The Freshman (1925)
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Nerdy college student will do anything to become popular on campus. (76 mins.)
 
42.
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
 
43.
Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (1925 Documentary)
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The struggles of a hardscrabble Iranian nomadic tribe as they journey through bleak country to reach the grasslands that will save their livestock. (71 mins.)
 
44.
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
 
45.
Master of the House (1925)
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When a man becomes tyrannical towards his family, the women of the house decide to teach him a lesson in gratitude. (107 mins.)
 
46.
The Monster (1925)
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A meek clerk who doubles as an amateur detective investigates some very strange goings-on at a remote mental sanitarium. (86 mins.)
Director: Roland West
 
47.
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
 
48.
The Unholy Three (1925)
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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
 
49.
The Better 'Ole (1926)
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The adventures of Old Bill and his friends Bert and Alf in the trenches of the first World War. (95 mins.)
 
50.
The Boob (1926)
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Idealistic farm boy Peter loves Amy whose fancy is urbane Harry. He discovers Harry is a rum runner and turns him over to prohibition agents... (64 mins.)
 
51.
Don Juan (1926)
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Misogynistic skirt chaser Don Juan falls for a convent girl. (110 mins.)
Director: Alan Crosland
 
52.
Exit Smiling (1926)
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A maid who works for a traveling theatrical troupe wants desperately to be an actress, and manages to... (77 mins.)
Director: Sam Taylor
 
53.
The Red Mill (1927)
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A silent version of the Victor Herbert-Henry Blossom operetta (74 mins.)
 
54.
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
 
55.
College (1927)
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To reconcile with his girlfriend, a bookish college student tries to become an athlete. (66 mins.)
Director: James W. Horne
 
56.
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.)
 
57.
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
 
58.
Trouble with the Curve (2012)
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A daughter tries to remedy her dysfunctional relationship with her ailing father, a decorated baseball scout by helping him in a recruiting trip which could be his last. (111 mins.)
Director: Robert Lorenz
 
59.
Django Unchained (2012)
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With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. (165 mins.)
 
60.
In Time (2011)
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In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system. (109 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol