Club Silencio: Allisoncm's Favorite Silents

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1. Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Director: Dziga Vertov | Star: Mikhail Kaufman

Votes: 17,647

2. Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Unrated | 45 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

8.3
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A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.

Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Erwin Connelly

Votes: 24,450

3. The Open Road (1926)

64 min | Documentary

7.7
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Travelogue filmed between 1924 and 1926 on a motor journey between Land's End and John O'Groats using Friese-Green's two colour additive process.

Director: Claude Friese-Greene

Votes: 113

4. Manhandled (1924)

75 min | Drama, Comedy

8.0
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When her boyfriend, Jimmy, forgets a date, Tessie McGuire, a department store clerk, attends a party at the studio of Robert Brandt where she makes a hit with impersonations. There Riccardi... See full synopsis »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Tom Moore, Lilyan Tashman, Ian Keith

Votes: 819

5. The Land Beyond the Sunset (1912)

Unrated | 14 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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A young boy, opressed by his mother, goes on an outing in the country with a social welfare group where he dares to dream of a land where the cares of his ordinary life fade.

Director: Harold M. Shaw | Stars: Martin Fuller, Mrs. William Bechtel, Walter Edwin, Ethel Jewett

Votes: 545

6. Douro, Faina Fluvial (1931)

20 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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A documentary that looks at the people working in the river Douro, around the city of Porto.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira

Votes: 522

7. Roundhay Garden Scene (1888)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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In the garden, a man asks his friends to do something silly for him to record on film.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince | Stars: Annie Hartley, Adolphe Le Prince, Joseph Whitley, Sarah Whitley

Votes: 4,243

8. Autour d'une cabine (1894)

2 min | Animation, Short

6.2
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Pre-cinematograph colour animation of a woman and man at the beach.

Director: Émile Reynaud

Votes: 591

9. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)

Not Rated | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

8.0
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A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned.

Directors: Fred Niblo, Charles Brabin, Christy Cabanne, J.J. Cohn, Rex Ingram | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson

Votes: 6,448 | Gross: $12.45M

10. Sadie Thompson (1928)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama

7.9
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A prostitute seeking a fresh start becomes the obsession of a religious extremist.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Blanche Friderici, Charles Lane, Florence Midgley

Votes: 2,215 | Gross: $1.00M

11. La Bohème (1926)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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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.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Lillian Gish, John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, George Hassell

Votes: 1,221

12. Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (1926)

Not Rated | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

7.9
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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.

Directors: Lotte Reiniger, Carl Koch

Votes: 4,122

13. Now You Tell One (1926)

20 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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The Liars Club is holding their contest to see who can tell the most unbelievable story, with a gold medallion waiting to be awarded to the winner. Disappointed with the other members' ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles R. Bowers, Harold L. Muller | Star: Charles R. Bowers

Votes: 236

14. Fantasmagorie (1908)

2 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

6.9
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The first all-animated film in history, a series of scenes without much narrative structure, but morphing into each other.

Director: Émile Cohl

Votes: 1,654

15. The 'Teddy' Bears (1907)

Not Rated | 13 min | Short, Comedy, Family

6.1
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Seven toy teddy bears of varying sizes suddenly come to life, getting in all sorts of merry misadventures.

Directors: Wallace McCutcheon, Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 437

16. The Electric House (1922)

TV-G | 23 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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After being mistakenly certified as an electrical engineer, Buster is hired to wire a house.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Keaton, Louise Keaton

Votes: 1,916

17. College (1927)

Not Rated | 66 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.1
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To reconcile with his girlfriend, a bookish college student tries to become an athlete.

Directors: James W. Horne, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Anne Cornwall, Flora Bramley, Harold Goodwin

Votes: 3,552

18. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)

Not Rated | 70 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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The effete son of a cantankerous riverboat captain comes to join his father's crew.

Directors: Charles Reisner, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Tom McGuire, Ernest Torrence, Tom Lewis

Votes: 10,523

19. Ghosts Before Breakfast (1928)

6 min | Short

7.3
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Hans Richter, noted for his abstract shorts, has everyday objects rebelling against their daily routine.

Director: Hans Richter | Stars: Werner Graeff, Walter Gronostay, Paul Hindemith, Darius Milhaud

Votes: 1,192

20. Thèmes et variations (1928)

10 min | Short

6.9
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Director: Germaine Dulac

Votes: 50

21. Ich möchte kein Mann sein (1918)

Not Rated | 45 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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A teenaged tomboy, tired of being bossed around by her strict guardian, impersonates a man so she can have more fun, but discovers that being the opposite sex isn't as easy as she had hoped.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Ossi Oswalda, Curt Goetz, Ferry Sikla, Margarete Kupfer

Votes: 916

22. Teddy at the Throttle (1917)

18 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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Gloria Dawn lives down the hall from her sweetheart, Bobbie Knight. The dishonest Henry Black is Gloria's guardian, and he is also in charge of Bobbie's inheritance. The scheming guardian ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence G. Badger | Stars: Bobby Vernon, Gloria Swanson, Wallace Beery, May Emory

Votes: 411

23. A Bad Case (1909)

5 min | Animation, Short

6.3
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This subject will give rise to unrestrained laughter and will infect your entire audience with the jovial microbe. A learned man is seen in his laboratory studying microbes. His friend ... See full summary »

Director: Émile Cohl

Votes: 94

24. La course aux potirons (1908)

Short

6.4
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Directors: Étienne Arnaud, Émile Cohl

Votes: 20

25. Life of an American Fireman (1903)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Action

6.4
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Porter's sequential continuity editing links several shots to form a narrative of firemen responding to a house fire. They leave the station with their horse drawn pumper, arrive on the ... See full summary »

Directors: George S. Fleming, Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Vivian Vaughan, Arthur White, James H. White

Votes: 1,569

26. Hula (1927)

64 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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The daughter of a pineapple plantation owner in Hawaii sets her sights on a married English engineer.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Clara Bow, Clive Brook, Arlette Marchal, Arnold Kent

Votes: 130

27. The Adventures of Dollie (1908)

Not Rated | 12 min | Action, Short

5.7
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On a warm and sunny summer's day, a mother and father take their young daughter Dollie on a riverside outing. A gypsy basket peddler happens along, and is angered when the mother refuses to... See full summary »

Directors: D.W. Griffith, G.W. Bitzer | Stars: Arthur V. Johnson, Linda Arvidson, Gladys Egan, Charles Inslee

Votes: 527

28. Emak-Bakia (1927)

18 min | Short

7.1
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A long series of unrelated images, revolving, often distorted: lights, flowers, nails. A lightboard appears from time to time carrying the news of the day. Then, an eye. A woman in a car ... See full summary »

Director: Man Ray | Stars: Kiki of Montparnasse, Jacques Rigaut

Votes: 980

29. Her Wild Oat (1927)

70 min | Comedy

7.8
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Mary Lou Smith is a hardworking owner of a food wagon. She decides to take her hard earned money and splurge on a vacation where the rich and famous gather for fun. The guests at this beach... See full summary »

Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Colleen Moore, Larry Kent, Hallam Cooley, Gwen Lee

Votes: 33

30. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (I) (1920)

Unrated | 49 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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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.

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield, Brandon Hurst, Charles Lane

Votes: 3,925

31. The Whole Dam Family and the Dam Dog (1905)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Family

5.4
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The Whole Dam Family and The Dam Dog is a popular fad which has been widely advertised by lithographs and souvenir mailing cards, and has recently been made the subject of a sketch in a New... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Stars: William Courtenay, Frank Daniels, May Irwin, Charlotte Walker

Votes: 558

32. Do-Re-Mi-Boom! (1915)

12 min | Short, Comedy

5.5
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Hearing her sweetly playing the piano, a man, stopping to listen and sing along, falls in love with the young piano playing woman, which does not sit well with her boyfriend. The man ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Wright | Stars: Chester Conklin, Charles Arling, Harry Booker, Fred Hibbard

Votes: 53

33. The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Not Rated | 195 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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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.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper

Votes: 18,711 | Gross: $10.00M

34. Alice Guy tourne une phonoscène sur la théâtre de pose des Buttes-Chaumont (1907)

2 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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Stars: Étienne Arnaud, Alice Guy

Votes: 94

35. California or Bust (1923)

20 min | Short, Comedy

6.4
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After their house is blown away by a twister, a farmer and his wife decide to move to California. Once over the border they're greeted by rain, hail, snow and an Indian uprising.

Director: Craig Hutchinson | Stars: 'Snub' Pollard, Marie Mosquini, James Finlayson, William Gillespie

Votes: 17

36. Her Crowning Glory (1911)

Unrated | 14 min | Comedy, Short

5.8
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A widower becomes infatuated with his daughter's governess, to the displeasure of the child and her nurse.

Director: Laurence Trimble | Stars: John Bunny, Flora Finch, Helene Costello, Kate Price

Votes: 143

37. The Music Lover (1903)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Music

6.9
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The leader of a marching band demonstrates an unusual way of writing music.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,401

38. Les chiens savants (1902)

3 min | Documentary, Short

5.7
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A woman performs a music hall act with her extremely well-trained dogs.

Director: Alice Guy

Votes: 135

39. The Gay Shoe Clerk (1903)

Unrated | 1 min | Comedy, Short

5.8
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A woman being fitted for shoes exposes her ankle to the shoe clerk, who is intrigued. He kisses her, but her chaperone hits him with her umbrella.

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Star: Edward Boulden

Votes: 845

40. Pauvre Pierrot (1892)

4 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.6
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One night, Arlequin come to see his lover Colombine. But then Pierrot knocks at the door and Colombine and Arlequin hide. Pierrot starts singing but Arlequin scares him and the poor man goes away.

Director: Émile Reynaud

Votes: 916

41. Convict 13 (1920)

19 min | Short, Comedy

7.1
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A young golfer is mugged by an escaped convict and finds himself in a prison where he foils a jailbreak.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts, Edward F. Cline

Votes: 2,120

42. All Jazzed Up (1920)

Comedy, Short

7.5
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Stars: Bobby Vernon, Helen Darling, Dorothy Devore

Votes: 10

43. Orphans of the Storm (1921)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut, Frank Losee

Votes: 4,064 | Gross: $0.79M

44. La petite marchande d'allumettes (1928)

40 min | Short, Drama

7.4
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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.

Directors: Jean Renoir, Jean Tédesco | Stars: Catherine Hessling, Eric Barclay, Jean Storm, Manuel Raaby

Votes: 956

45. The Cameraman (1928)

Not Rated | 69 min | Comedy, Romance, Family

8.3
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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.

Directors: Edward Sedgwick, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin, Sidney Bracey

Votes: 8,383

46. L'argent (1928)

195 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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The business tycoon Nicolas Saccard is nearly ruined by his rival Gunderman, when he tries to raise capital for his company. To push up the price of his stock, Saccard plans a publicity ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel L'Herbier | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Marie Glory, Yvette Guilbert, Pierre Alcover

Votes: 679

47. The Sting of Stings (1927)

Comedy, Short

7.9
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Charley and Edna are feeling very pleased with themselves and their new car. They decide to share their good fortune and offer to take six underprivileged children out for a fun day at the ... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Charley Chase, Edna Marion, Bull Montana, Mickey Bennett

Votes: 12

48. Woman in the Moon (1929)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A tenacious scientist blasts off for the moon in hopes of riches that may be found there.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Klaus Pohl, Willy Fritsch, Gustav von Wangenheim, Gerda Maurus

Votes: 2,219

49. Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

7.8
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Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present seventeen minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Pierre Batcheff, Simone Mareuil, Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dalí

Votes: 38,408

50. The Matinee Idol (1928)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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A Broadway matinee idol famous for his black-face portrayals anonymously joins an amateur acting troupe and falls in love with the leading lady.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Bessie Love, Johnnie Walker, Ernest Hilliard, Lionel Belmore

Votes: 411

51. The Fraidy Cat (1924)

Passed | 12 min | Comedy, Short

7.2
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Jimmy Jump is a coward. Everyone and everything makes him afraid. He cowers from the neighborhood children, even though he's old enough to be their father. He is terrified of Lem Tucker, ... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Charley Chase, Beth Darlington, Earl Mohan, Joe Cobb

Votes: 80

52. Peter Pan (1924)

105 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Family

7.4
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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.

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Betty Bronson, Ernest Torrence, George Ali, Esther Ralston

Votes: 678 | Gross: $0.29M

53. The Freshman (1925)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

7.6
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Nerdy college student will do anything to become popular on campus.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Brooks Benedict, James H. Anderson

Votes: 4,079 | Gross: $0.00M

54. Our Hospitality (1923)

Not Rated | 65 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

7.9
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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.

Directors: John G. Blystone, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Keaton, Joe Roberts

Votes: 8,082

55. Nanook of the North (1922)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

7.7
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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.

Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Allakariallak, Nyla, Cunayou, Allegoo

Votes: 8,715

56. The Haunted House (1921)

Unrated | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

7.0
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A bank clerk ends up in a seemingly haunted house that is actually a thieves' hideout.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts, Edward F. Cline

Votes: 1,975

57. Male and Female (1919)

Not Rated | 116 min | Adventure, Drama

7.9
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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.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Thomas Meighan, Theodore Roberts, Raymond Hatton, Robert Cain

Votes: 1,493

58. The Danger Girl (1916)

18 min | Comedy, Short

6.6
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Madcap Gloria disguises herself as a man, in order to lure a "dangerous" vamp away from her beau, Bobbie.

Director: Clarence G. Badger | Stars: Bobby Vernon, Gloria Swanson, Helen Bray, Reggie Morris

Votes: 120

59. Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)

Not Rated | 197 min | Drama, History

8.0
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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.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Mae Marsh, F.A. Turner

Votes: 11,751

60. The Pilgrim (1923)

TV-G | 47 min | Comedy

7.5
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The Tramp is an escaped convict who is mistaken as a pastor in a small town church.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Edna Purviance, Charles Chaplin, Syd Chaplin, Mai Wells

Votes: 3,265 | Gross: $0.28M

61. The General (1926)

Not Rated | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines.

Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley

Votes: 60,760

62. So This Is Paris (1926)

80 min | Comedy

7.4
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The first movie to ever depict a choreographed dance scene in a silent movie. The Charleston!

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Monte Blue, Patsy Ruth Miller, Lilyan Tashman, George Beranger

Votes: 252

63. Spirals (1926)

6 min | Short

6.5
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Director: Oskar Fischinger

Votes: 143

64. Ménilmontant (1926)

38 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A couple is brutally murdered in the working-class district of Paris. Later on, the narrative follows the lives of their two daughters, both in love with a Parisian thug and leading them to separate ways.

Director: Dimitri Kirsanoff | Stars: Nadia Sibirskaïa, Yolande Beaulieu, Guy Belmont, Jean Pasquier

Votes: 1,724

65. Rien que les heures (1926)

45 min | Documentary

7.2
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The life of a great city (Paris) from dawn until dusk, including the beautiful and the ragged, the rich and the poor, with little or no comment (intertitles) from the director, Cavalcanti (whose first film this was).

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Blanche Bernis, Nina Chousvalowa, Philippe Hériat, Clifford McLaglen

Votes: 340

66. Cinq minutes de cinéma pur (1926)

5 min | Short

5.8
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An experimental avant-garde film from director Henri Chomette in which the pure elements of form are emphasized.

Director: Henri Chomette

Votes: 165

67. Mare Nostrum (1926)

Passed | 102 min | Drama, War

7.0
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The story of a female German spy who willingly sacrifices her life for her country.

Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Apollon Uni, Álex Nova, Kada-Abd-el-Kader, Hughie Mack

Votes: 245

68. Anemic Cinema (1926)

7 min | Short

6.1
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A spiral design spins dizzily. It's replaced by a spinning disk. These two continue in perfect alternation until the end: a spiral design, a disk. Each disk is labelled and can be read as ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Duchamp

Votes: 1,284

69. Seven Chances (1925)

Passed | 56 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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A man learns he will inherit a fortune if he marries by 7 p.m. that same day.

Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Ruth Dwyer, T. Roy Barnes, Snitz Edwards

Votes: 7,121 | Gross: $0.21M

70. Visages d'enfants (1925)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.9
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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. The man's young son, however, who loved his mother deeply and misses her terribly, ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Jean Forest, Victor Vina, Pierrette Houyez, Jeanne Marie-Laurent

Votes: 550

71. The Wind (1928)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Western

8.3
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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.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Montagu Love, Dorothy Cumming

Votes: 5,113

72. His Musical Career (1914)

16 min | Short, Comedy

6.1
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Charlie and his partner are to deliver a piano to 666 Prospect St. and repossess one from 999 Prospect St. They confuse the addresses. The difficulties of delivering the piano by mule cart,... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Fritz Schade, Cecile Arnold

Votes: 666

73. Fantômas: In the Shadow of the Guillotine (1913)

Not Rated | 54 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Inspector Juve is tasked to investigate and capture an infamous criminal Fantomas.

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: René Navarre, Edmund Breon, Georges Melchior, Renée Carl

Votes: 1,601

74. The New York Hat (1912)

16 min | Short, Drama

6.5
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The young village minister was not quite as discreet as he might have been in fulfilling the strange trust left by the dying mother, but it certainly worked for the common good. By the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Pickford, Charles Hill Mailes, Kate Bruce, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 588

75. A Little Girl Who Did Not Believe in Santa Claus (1907)

14 min | Short, Drama, Family

6.0
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A generous boy tries to help a girl who does not believe in Santa Claus because of her family's poverty.

Directors: J. Searle Dawley, Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Gitchner Hartman, Mr. Lehapman, Bessie Schrednecky, William Sorelle

Votes: 94

76. The Enchanted Well (1903)

4 min | Fantasy, Drama, Short

6.1
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Denied a handout, a witch exacts vengeance by cursing the village well.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 289

77. L'homme à la tête en caoutchouc (1901)

3 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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A chemist carries out a bizarre experiment with his own head.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,905

78. The Unexpected Bath (1900)

3 min | Short, Comedy

5.8
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Votes: 18

79. La petite fille et son chat (1899)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.1
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A short black and white film which documents the activities of a little girl and her cat.

Director: Louis Lumière | Star: Madeleine Koehler

Votes: 329

80. Santa Claus (1898)

1 min | Short, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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"In this picture you see Santa Claus enter the room from the fireplace and proceed to trim the tree. He then fills the stockings that were previously hung on the mantle by the children. ... See full summary »

Director: George Albert Smith | Stars: Laura Bayley, Dorothy Smith, Harold Smith

Votes: 531

81. Judith of Bethulia (1914)

61 min | Drama

7.3
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A religious woman seeks to save her people from destruction by seducing and murdering the enemy leader, but her plans get complicated once she falls for him.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron

Votes: 1,031

82. Shoulder Arms (1918)

Not Rated | 45 min | Comedy, War

6.9
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Charlie is a boot camp private who has a dream of being a hero who goes on a daring mission behind enemy lines.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Edna Purviance, Charles Chaplin, Syd Chaplin, Loyal Underwood

Votes: 4,554

83. Fatty's Plucky Pup (1915)

TV-G | 27 min | Comedy, Short

6.2
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Four bad men have kidnapped Fatty's girlfriend and plan to kill her. Fatty's dog knows where she is, but Fatty doesn't and he was crying. However the dog came back to get Fatty, and they ... See full summary »

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Phyllis Allen, Edgar Kennedy, Joe Bordeaux

Votes: 159

84. A Dog's Life (1918)

Not Rated | 33 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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The Little Tramp and his dog companion struggle to survive in the inner city.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Dave Anderson, Bert Appling

Votes: 5,582

85. Mad Love (1921)

82 min | Drama

6.9
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Director: Dimitri Buchowetzki | Stars: Pola Negri, Johannes Riemann, Alfred Abel, Albert Steinrück

Votes: 95

86. Foolish Wives (1922)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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A con artist masquerades a Russian nobility and attempts to seduce the wife of an American diplomat.

Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Rudolph Christians, Miss DuPont, Maude George, Mae Busch

Votes: 2,317 | Gross: $0.40M

87. The Circle (1925)

Not Rated | 71 min | Drama

6.7
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Elizabeth Cheney has a wealthy husband, social prominence and everything she could want in life . . . except Ted Lutton, the man she loves. Now, she must decide whether to give up ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, Malcolm McGregor, Alec B. Francis, Eugenie Besserer

Votes: 448

88. Get Your Man (1927)

63 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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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 | Stars: Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Josef Swickard, Josephine Dunn

Votes: 115

89. The Faithful Heart (1923)

87 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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Marie wants to escape from her job and also from her lover, Paul, an unemployed drunk. She dreams of going off with Jean, a dockworker. The two men quarrel and fight over Marie on two ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Epstein | Stars: Léon Mathot, Gina Manès, Edmond Van Daële, Claude Benedict

Votes: 785

90. Miss Mend (1926)

250 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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Three reporters and an office girl are trying to stop a bacteriological strike by some powerful western business leaders against the USSR.

Directors: Boris Barnet, Fyodor Otsep | Stars: Natalya Glan, Igor Ilyinsky, Vladimir Fogel, Boris Barnet

Votes: 207

91. Lucky Star (1929)

100 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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Mary, a poor farm girl, meets Tim just as word comes that war has been declared. Tim enlists in the army and goes to the battlefields of Europe, where he is wounded and loses the use of his... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Paul Fix

Votes: 894

92. The Devilish Tenant (1909)

6 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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A man rents an apartment and furnishes it in remarkable fashion.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Charles Claudel, Octavie Huvier, André Méliès, Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,308

93. A Corner in Wheat (1909)

G | 14 min | Short, Drama

6.7
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An unscrupulous and greedy capitalist speculator decides to corner the wheat market for his own profit, establishing complete control over the markets.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Frank Powell, Grace Henderson, James Kirkwood, Linda Arvidson

Votes: 1,698

94. Spite Marriage (1929)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy

7.1
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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.

Directors: Edward Sedgwick, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Dorothy Sebastian, Edward Earle, Leila Hyams

Votes: 1,463

95. Battling Butler (1926)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy

7.2
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A love-struck weakling must pretend to be boxer in order to gain respect from the family of the girl he loves.

Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Snitz Edwards, Sally O'Neil, Walter James

Votes: 2,009

96. L'inhumaine (1924)

135 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Claire Lescot is a famous prima donna. All men want to be loved by her. Among them is the young scientist Einar Norsen. When she mocks at him, he leaves her house with the declared ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel L'Herbier | Stars: Jaque Catelain, Léonid Walter de Malte, Philippe Hériat, Fred Kellerman

Votes: 523

97. The Prisoner of Zenda (1922)

Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Romance

6.9
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When the king is drugged and abducted by his ambitious brother, a lookalike relative must take his place to keep the evil sibling off the throne.

Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Lewis Stone, Alice Terry, Robert Edeson, Stuart Holmes

Votes: 348

98. Die Austernprinzessin (1919)

58 min | Comedy

7.1
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An American heiress seeks the hand of an impoverished German prince.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Victor Janson, Ossi Oswalda, Harry Liedtke, Julius Falkenstein

Votes: 1,266

99. Falling Cat (1894)

1 min | Short

5.9
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A cat falls down and lands on its feet.

Director: Étienne-Jules Marey

Votes: 518

100. Princess Nicotine; or, The Smoke Fairy (1909)

Unrated | 5 min | Comedy, Short, Fantasy

6.6
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A smoker falls asleep, and two mischievious fairies play with his pipe. He discovers this, and imprisons them in a cigar box. He removes a flower from the box, which contains a fairy ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Paul Panzer, Gladys Hulette

Votes: 724