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1. The Artist (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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89 Metascore

A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.

Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell

Votes: 196,902 | Gross: $44.67M

2. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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98 Metascore

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.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Votes: 117,898 | Gross: $0.03M

3. Sunrise (1927)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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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.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing

Votes: 31,553

4. Snow White (2012)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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82 Metascore

A twist on the Snow White fairy tale that is set in 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter.

Director: Pablo Berger | Stars: Maribel Verdú, Emilio Gavira, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ángela Molina

Votes: 8,272 | Gross: $0.22M

5. The Great Train Robbery (1903)

TV-G | 11 min | Short, Action, Crime

7.3
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A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, A.C. Abadie, George Barnes, Justus D. Barnes

Votes: 12,288

6. The Call of Cthulhu (2005)

47 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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While sorting the affairs of his late Uncle, a man accidentally stumbles across a series of dark secrets connected to an ancient horror waiting to be freed.

Director: Andrew Leman | Stars: Matt Foyer, John Bolen, Ralph Lucas, Chad Fifer

Votes: 6,494

7. 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: 9,881

8. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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A comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures.

Stars: Mark Cousins, Juan Diego Botto, Aleksandr Sokurov, Norman Lloyd

Votes: 3,048

9. 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: 7,635

10. Hors les murs (2012)

Unrated | 98 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Paulo, a young pianist, meets Ilir, a bartender and bass guitar player originally from Albania. They become lovers. Confronted by his girlfriend Anka, Paulo finds himself out on the street.... See full summary »

Director: David Lambert | Stars: Matila Malliarakis, Guillaume Gouix, David Salles, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin

Votes: 1,078

11. Return to Babylon (2013)

75 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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The scandals and decadent lives of the 1920's greatest movie stars.

Director: Alex Monty Canawati | Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Maria Conchita Alonso, Tippi Hedren, Debi Mazar

Votes: 99

12. One Week (1920)

TV-G | 25 min | Short, Comedy

8.2
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A newly wedded couple attempts to build a house with a prefabricated kit, unaware that a rival sabotaged the kit's component numbering.

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

Votes: 5,023

13. Film (1965)

20 min | Short, Drama

7.5
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A twenty-minute, almost totally silent film (no dialogue or music one 'shhh!') in which Buster Keaton attempts to evade observation by an all-seeing eye. But, as the film is based around ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Schneider | Stars: Buster Keaton, Nell Harrison, James Karen, Susan Reed

Votes: 1,384

14. The Unknown (1927)

Unrated | 63 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

7.9
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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.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Joan Crawford, Nick De Ruiz

Votes: 5,559

15. Boxed (2017 Video)

3 min | Short, Drama

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He's waiting. He knows it's on its way. Any second now.

Director: Derek Hink | Stars: Jeremy Peñaojas, Kevin Alonzo

16. Brand Upon the Brain! A Remembrance in 12 Chapters (2006)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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79 Metascore

Guy Maddin reluctantly returns to his childhood home, an abandoned Canadian island, where his parents ran an orphanage. As Guy fulfills his dying mother's request to paint the lighthouse ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Gretchen Krich, Sullivan Brown, Maya Lawson, Katherine E. Scharhon

Votes: 2,928 | Gross: $0.23M

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: 3,335

18. Hansel and Gretel (2007 Video)

27 min | Short, Action, Drama

7.5
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Based on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel is a dark and stylized, black and white, German Expressionistic silent picture featuring detailed design and an eerie ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Luke Allison, Kelly Eggers, Isabella Pease

Votes: 13

19. Abstract (2006)

65 min | Drama

8.8
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The story of two brothers and their sister and the affect past child abuse has on their adult lives. After their father's death, the younger brother begins to relive the violence they suffered as children.

Director: EdK | Stars: Rebecca Both, Kevin Shane Cogen, Anthony Cran, Massimo Dobrovic

Votes: 9

20. Pushpak (1987)

125 min | Comedy, Romance

8.7
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A silent movie about an unemployed young man.

Director: Singeetham Srinivasa Rao | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Amala Akkineni, Tinnu Anand, Narayana P.L.

Votes: 2,553

21. Lady Grey London (2011)

6 min | Short, Fantasy, Romance

6.7
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Starring Marion Cotillard as Lady Grey, a burlesque artist with magical healing powers, the unshakable Sir Ian Mckellan as her crippled fan and Russell Tovey as the painter who is inspired by Lady Grey's grace and sensuality.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey, Natalia Ryumina

Votes: 200

22. Return to Treasure Island (1988)

G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.5
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USSR's violent farcical yet faithful adaptation of Stevenson's novel that combines animated sequences with live action parts. Two previous Ostrov sokrovishch films are edited together here. Return to Treasure Island is the cut US version.

Director: David Cherkasskiy | Stars: Viktor Andrienko, Valeriy Bessarab, Tony Cannella, Valeriy Chiglyaev

Votes: 1,420

23. Yoyo (1965)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.6
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A man has everything: dozens of servants, a palace, vast woods, gardens, a lake, mechanical toys, private entertainment troupes of musicians and dancers. He has it all - but love. When ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Étaix | Stars: Pierre Étaix, Claudine Auger, Philippe Dionnet, Luce Klein

Votes: 927

24. La antena (2007)

99 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.5
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This near-silent black and white film from Argentina tells the story of a city that has lost its voice, stolen by Mr. TV, and the attempts of a small family to win the voice back. Similar in design to early German expressionist films.

Director: Esteban Sapir | Stars: Alejandro Urdapilleta, Valeria Bertuccelli, Julieta Cardinali, Rafael Ferro

Votes: 3,095

25. James Dean (1976 TV Movie)

94 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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A dramatization of the story of legendary movie actor James Dean. The film's writer, William Bast, had roomed with Dean in the early '50s, when both were trying to break into films as actors.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Michael Brandon, Stephen McHattie, Brooke Adams, Julian Burton

Votes: 217

26. Edición Especial Coleccionista (2010– )

9 min | Comedy, History

7.0
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Stars: David Díaz, Luis Rodrigo, Gabriel Fernández-Gil, Daniel Retuerta

Votes: 53

27. W.C. Fields and Me (1976)

PG | 111 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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W.C. Fields is an American original, the curmudgeonly master of wit and good, mean fun.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Rod Steiger, Valerie Perrine, John Marley, Jack Cassidy

Votes: 372

28. The Goat (1921)

23 min | Comedy, Short

7.8
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A series of adventures begins when an accident during photographing causes Buster to be mistaken for Dead Shot Dan, the evil badguy.

Directors: Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts, Malcolm St. Clair

Votes: 2,624

29. Von Caligari zu Hitler: Das deutsche Kino im Zeitalter der Massen (2014)

119 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.3
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Focuses on the Weimar Republic (1918-1933) and its 'collective spirit' in cinema. The purpose of film as a cultural tool is examined. Based on celebrated sociologist Siegfried Kracauer's seminal book 'From Caligari to Hitler' (1947).

Director: Rüdiger Suchsland | Stars: Rüdiger Suchsland, Hans Henrik Wöhler, Fritz Lang, Volker Schlöndorff

Votes: 354

30. Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's (1965)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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A compilation of primarly Laurel and Hardy shorts---From Soup to Nuts, Wrong Again, Putting the Pants on Philip, The Finishing Touch, Sugar Daddies and short clips from others---plus Max ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Youngson | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jay Jackson, Vivien Oakland

Votes: 216

31. Nana (1983)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

4.4
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In Zola's Paris, an ingenue arrives at a tony bordello: she's Nana, guileless, but quickly learning to use her erotic innocence to get what she wants. She's an actress for a soft-core ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Wolman | Stars: Katya Berger, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Yehuda Efroni, Mandy Rice-Davies

Votes: 325

32. Neighbors (1920)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

7.7
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A young couple who live next to each other in tenement apartments do everything they can to be together despite of their feuding families.

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

Votes: 2,688

33. The Play House (1921)

G | 23 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.7
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After waking up from his wacky dream, a theater stage hand inadvertently causes havoc everywhere he works.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Monte Collins, Virginia Fox

Votes: 2,963

34. The Paleface (1922)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Western

7.0
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Buster helps a Native American tribe save their land from greedy oil barons.

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

Votes: 2,100

35. Two Tars (1928)

21 min | Comedy, Short

7.4
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Stanley and Oliver, two sailors on shore leave, rent a car and go on a drive with their dates, but soon get involved in a huge traffic jam with dozens of ill-tempered motorists. A minor ... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Thelma Hill

Votes: 1,009

36. Lumiere's First Picture Shows (2013 TV Movie)

27 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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An overview of the works of French film pioneers Louis and Auguste Lumière from 1895 to 1897.

Votes: 50

37. Chase Me (2003 Video)

Not Rated | 6 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.1
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While escaping a dull party, Bruce Wayne finds Catwoman robbing a vault and gives chase as Batman.

Director: Curt Geda

Votes: 362

38. We Faw Down (1928)

20 min | Comedy, Short

7.1
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Stan & Ollie attempt to fool their wives by sneaking out to a poker game, but instead get involved with two flirty ladies, one of whom is the girlfriend of a jealous boxer.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Vivien Oakland, Bess Flowers

Votes: 642

39. Forbidden Daughters (1927)

13 min | Short, Drama

6.0
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A woman searching Africa for her long-lost husband stumbles across a lost civilization in the jungles consisting mainly of nude and semi-nude women (which probably explains why her husband has stayed lost for such a long time).

Director: Albert Arthur Allen | Stars: Clarice Conwell, Gladys DeLores, Kathryn Kay, Ralph O'Brien

Votes: 59

40. Eye Contact (2008)

8 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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Do you ever get the feeling you are being watched? That the eyes of some unseen force are upon you. That no matter how fast you run, or how far you go, you will never get away. What if it was more than just a feeling?

Director: Mike Foley | Stars: David Bruce, Jason Goodrich

Votes: 27

41. The Alchemistic Suitcase (2009)

7 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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A nervous and unsettling young boy takes a mysterious old suitcase across London... to a twisted and surreal conclusion.

Director: Joe Stephenson | Stars: Matt Barber, Ruby Bentall, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rosalind Knight

Votes: 14

42. Rosario (2010)

120 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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The film tells the saga of Rosario, a young and liberated woman in the 1920s who has just arrived from New York... See full synopsis »

Director: Albert Martinez | Stars: Dolphy, Phillip Salvador, Jennylyn Mercado, Yul Servo

Votes: 52

43. Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2016)

Documentary

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I am Alice Guy-Blaché, the first female film director. I made my first film in 1896 at age 23. I went on to write, direct, or produce more than 1,000 films.

Director: Pamela B. Green | Stars: Alice Guy, Richard Abel, Marc Abraham, Stephanie Allain

44. Dr. Plonk (2007)

85 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A scientist & inventor in 1907, Dr Plonk, predicts that the world will end in 101 years, unless something is done about it. A comedy in the Charlie Chaplin / Buster Keaton tradition.

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Nigel Martin, Paul Blackwell, Magda Szubanski, Wayne Anthoney

Votes: 402

45. Angora Love (1929)

21 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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Stanley and Oliver are adopted by a runaway goat, whose noise and aroma in turn get the goat of their suspicious landlord. Attempts to bathe the smelly animal result in a waterlogged free-for-all.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Charlie Hall

Votes: 565

46. Flappers, Speakeasies, and the Birth of Modern Culture (2010)

50 min | Documentary, History

2.5
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Explores the culture and characters of the Jazz Age through the decade's heroine, the flapper.

Director: Anthony Mercaldi | Stars: Christina Giagos, Clara Bow, Louise Brooks, Joan Crawford

Votes: 148

47. The Divine Woman (1928)

80 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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[For 9 minute surviving fragment] Lucian, a soldier in Paris, is to ship out for Algiers at 9 that evening. He stops by for a last meal with his love, Marianne. He may be worried that when ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson, Lowell Sherman, Polly Moran

Votes: 292

48. The Three Must-Get-Theres (1922)

58 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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Director: Max Linder | Stars: Max Linder, Bull Montana, Frank Cooke, Caroline Rankin

Votes: 370

49. Le silence est d'or (1947)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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1910 : A friend leaves his daughter, Lucette, with Emile a French film producer. Emile falls in love with her. Problems starts when his young friend Jacques returns from military service ... See full summary »

Director: René Clair | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, François Périer, Marcelle Derrien, Dany Robin

Votes: 341

50. Golgotha (2008)

Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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An homage to German Expressionist silent films, GOLGOTHA is the memoir of an evil sorceress's life at the top. Alone.

Director: Karla Jean Davis | Stars: Cortney Alexander, Cooper Andrews, Victor John Beaulieu II, Timothy Ladd Brawner

Votes: 11