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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: 202,534 | Gross: $44.67M

2. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Unrated | 67 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.1
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Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.

Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Votes: 43,589

3. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Unrated | 93 min | Horror

7.7
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A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.

Directors: Rupert Julian, Lon Chaney, Ernst Laemmle, Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe

Votes: 13,361

4. Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016)

120 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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85 Metascore

Dawson City: Frozen Time, pieces together the bizarre true history of a collection of some 500 films dating from 1910s - 1920s, which were lost for over 50 years until being discovered ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Morrison | Stars: Kathy Jones-Gates, Michael Gates, Sam Kula, Bill O'Farrell

Votes: 184 | Gross: $0.11M

5. 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: 8,523 | Gross: $0.28M

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: 6,708

7. 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: 3,240

8. 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: 3,846

9. Return to Babylon (2013)

75 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.1
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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: 103

10. 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: 3,178

11. 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: 1,445

12. Hors les murs (2012)

Unrated | 98 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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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: 1,136

13. 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: 334

14. Hansel and Gretel (2007 Video)

27 min | Short, Action, Drama

6.6
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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: 14

15. 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: 2,657

16. Return to Treasure Island (1989)

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: 1,630

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: 3,502

18. Edición Especial Coleccionista (2010–2015)

9 min | Comedy, History

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

Votes: 55

19. 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: 456

20. James Dean (1976 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 94 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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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: 224

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

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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79 Metascore

Returned home to his long-estranged mother upon a request from her deathbed, a man raised by his parents in an orphanage has to confront the childhood memories that have long haunted him.

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

Votes: 2,995 | Gross: $0.23M

22. 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: 507

23. 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: 2,796

24. 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: 305 | Gross: $0.54M

25. The Other Gods (2006 Video)

5 min | Animation, Short, Horror

6.8
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A prophet who longed to look upon his deities. A daunting journey to a mountain peak. A confrontation with gods too powerful to name.

Director: Peter Rhodes

Votes: 101

26. Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2017)

Documentary | Post-production

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, Evan Rachel Wood, Lake Bell, Jodie Foster

27. 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: 1,018

28. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends (1999 TV Special)

135 min | Documentary

5.6
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The spectacular CBS special! Shirley Temple Black hosts the festivities as 50 of today's top stars count down the 50 greatest screen legends of all time. Features Clint Eastwood, Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Kevin Spacey and many others.

Directors: Gary Smith, Dann Netter | Stars: Shirley Temple, Kevin Bacon, Alec Baldwin, Drew Barrymore

Votes: 407

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: 396

30. 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: 55

31. 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: 382

32. Lady Grey London (2011)

6 min | Short, Fantasy, Romance

6.6
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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: 214

33. 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: 2,828

34. The Colour Out of Space (2017)

5 min | Short, Horror

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A meteorite, strange vegetation, a colour: an experimental take on H.P. Lovecraft's spiral into madness, shot with a vintage camera on truly unique LomoChrome 16mm film. This is a beautiful exercise in the surreal.

Director: Patrick Müller

35. 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: 225

36. Films Confiscated from a French Brothel (2017)

Comedy, Crime, Horror

A bare all Avant-garde Anthology homage to silent stag films, vintage erotica and pre-code sexiness.

Directors: Jose Sarmiento Hinojosa, Gabriella Kapsaski, Salem Kapsaski, Bob Moricz, Drew Phillips, Craig Podmore, J.P. Schmidt | Stars: Soozi Chameleone, Tom Christoffel, Barry Cortez, Una Debrovnik

37. 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: 2,191

38. Forbidden Daughters (1927)

13 min | Short, Drama

5.9
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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: 67

39. 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: 3,080

40. Le silence est d'or (1947)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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1910 : A friend leaves his daughter, Madeleine, 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: 348

41. Amore tra le rovine (2015)

68 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.8
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A love letter to early Italian cinema, Love Among the Ruins is a faux documentary about the miraculous discovery and restoration of a long-lost Italian silent film. The genius of the Lumini... See full summary »

Director: Massimo Alì Mohammad | Stars: Alexander la Rue, Stefano Muroni, Mary Di Tommaso, Edoardo Siravo

Votes: 53

42. 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: Marilyn Mitchell | Stars: Rebecca Both, Kevin Shane Cogen, Anthony Cran, Massimo Dobrovic

Votes: 9

43. 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: 1,044

44. 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: 150

45. The Kid (I) (2015)

49 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.6
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A distraught mother abandons her baby boy. An unsuspecting tramp finds the child and cares for him. A father's love drives him to protect the kid.

Director: David Scott Heck | Stars: David Scott Heck, Emily Neves, Isaiah Heck, Kevin Sechelski

Votes: 14

46. Landmarks of Early Film (1997 Video)

PG-13 | 118 min

7.1
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A collection of early silent films.

Votes: 9

47. Tramway (1966)

5 min | Short, Drama

6.5
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A boy shyly watches a girl on a tram. Only when he exits the tram, and its too late, does he realize that he must meet her.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Maria Janiec, Jerzy Braszka

Votes: 682

48. The American West of John Ford (1971 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, Biography, Western

6.8
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The Western films of iconic director John Ford are fondly remembered by stars James Stewart, Henry Fonda, and John Wayne, with whom he shoots a scene in Monument Valley.

Director: Denis Sanders | Stars: John Ford, John Wayne, James Stewart, Henry Fonda

Votes: 187

49. 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: 396

50. 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: 674