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1. The Artist (I) (2011)

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

8.0
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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.

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

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.

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

3. 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.

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

4. Sunrise (1927)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife.

Writers: Carl Mayer, Hermann Sudermann, Katherine Hilliker, H.H. Caldwell | Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing

5. Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Unrated | 45 min | Comedy, Fantasy

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.

Writers: Jean C. Havez, Joseph A. Mitchell, Clyde Bruckman | Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Erwin Connelly

6. Beyond the Walls (2012)

98 min | Drama

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 »

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

7. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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A comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures.

Stars: Mark Cousins, Aleksandr Sokurov, Norman Lloyd, Lars von Trier

8. Nana, the True Key of Pleasure (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 »

Writers: Marc Behm, Émile Zola | Director: Dan Wolman | Stars: Katya Berger, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Yehuda Efroni, Mandy Rice-Davies

9. Return to Babylon (2013)

75 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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The scandals and decadent lives of the 1920's greatest movie stars.

Writers: Alex Monty Canawati, Bruce Pitzer, Stanley Sheff | Director: Alex Monty Canawati | Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Maria Conchita Alonso, Tippi Hedren, Debi Mazar

10. The Call of Cthulhu (2005)

47 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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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.

Writers: H.P. Lovecraft, Sean Branney | Director: Andrew Leman | Stars: Matt Foyer, John Bolen, Ralph Lucas, Chad Fifer

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

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.4
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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 »

Writers: Guy Maddin, Louis Negin, George Toles | Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Gretchen Krich, Sullivan Brown, Maya Lawson, Katherine E. Scharhon

12. The Farmer's Wife (1928)

129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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After his daughter weds, a middle-aged widower with a profitable farm decides to remarry but finds choosing a suitable mate a problematic process.

Writers: Eden Phillpotts, Eliot Stannard | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Jameson Thomas, Lillian Hall-Davis, Gordon Harker, Gibb McLaughlin

13. 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.

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

14. Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924)

111 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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This is called the first Soviet science fiction film because of its "futuristic" sets on Mars, although most of it takes place in Moscow. The movie is set at the beginning of the NEP (New ... See full summary »

Writers: Aleksei Fajko, Fyodor Otsep, Aleksei Tolstoy | Director: Yakov Protazanov | Stars: Yuliya Solntseva, Igor Ilyinsky, Nikolai Tsereteli, Nikolai Batalov

15. The Haunted Castle (1921)

69 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.3
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In the castle Vogeloed, a few aristocrats are awaiting baroness Safferstätt. But first count Oetsch invites himself.. Everyone thinks he murdered his brother, baroness Safferstat's first ... See full summary »

Writers: Rudolf Stratz, Carl Mayer | Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Arnold Korff, Lulu Kyser-Korff, Lothar Mehnert, Paul Hartmann

16. Yoyo (1965)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.7
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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 »

Writers: Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carrière | Director: Pierre Étaix | Stars: Pierre Étaix, Claudine Auger, Philippe Dionnet, Luce Klein

17. 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.

Writers: Tod Browning, Waldemar Young, Joseph Farnham | Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Joan Crawford, Nick De Ruiz

18. The Champion (1915)

31 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

6.9
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Walking along with his bulldog, Charlie finds a "good luck" horseshoe just as he passes a training camp advertising for a boxing partner "who can take a beating." After watching others lose... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Bud Jamison, Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Billy Armstrong

19. The Kid (2015)

49 min | Comedy, Drama, Family | Completed

A distraught mother abandons her baby boy. An unsuspecting tramp finds the child and cares for him. Five years later, CPS comes to take the boy, and a father's love drives him to protect The Kid.

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

20. The Love Chariot (1987)

125 min | Comedy, Romance

8.6
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A silent movie about an unemployed young man.

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

21. Under the Roofs of Paris (1930)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Albert is smitten for Pola but ends up wrongly committed in jail, in the meantime her affections are sort after by his friend, and on his release both love and friendship must be tested.

Writer: René Clair | Director: René Clair | Stars: Albert Préjean, Pola Illéry, Edmond T. Gréville, Bill Bocket

22. The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)

17 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.7
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A young wife and her musician husband live in poverty in a New York City tenement. The husband's job requires him to go away for for a number of days. On his return, he is robbed by the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Elmer Booth, Lillian Gish, Clara T. Bracy, Walter Miller

24. 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.

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

25. What Price Glory (1926)

116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.2
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U.S. Marine sergeants Quirt and Flagg are inveterate romantic rivals on peacetime assignments in China and the Philippines. In 1917, W.W. I brings them to France, where Flagg, now a captain... See full summary »

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Malcolm Stuart Boylan, James T. O'Donohoe, Laurence Stallings | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe, Dolores del Rio, William V. Mong

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

PG | 111 min | Biography, Drama

6.0
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W.C. Fields is an American original, the curmudgeonly master of wit and good, mean fun.

Writers: Bob Merrill, Carlotta Monti, Cy Rice | Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Rod Steiger, Valerie Perrine, John Marley, Jack Cassidy

27. Kurutta ippêji (1926)

70 min | Drama, Horror

7.7
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A man takes a job at an asylum with hopes of freeing his imprisoned wife.

Writers: Yasunari Kawabata, Teinosuke Kinugasa, Minoru Inuzuka, Bankô Sawada | Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Stars: Masuo Inoue, Ayako Iijima, Yoshie Nakagawa, Hiroshi Nemoto

28. Le clown et ses chiens (1892)

Animation, Short

6.5
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Short film of 300 individually painted images.

Director: Émile Reynaud

29. The Covered Wagon (1923)

98 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

6.8
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Two wagon caravans converge at what is now Kansas City, and combine for the westward push to Oregon. On their quest the pilgrims will experience desert heat, mountain snow, hunger, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Emerson Hough, Jack Cunningham | Director: James Cruze | Stars: J. Warren Kerrigan, Lois Wilson, Alan Hale, Ernest Torrence

30. 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.

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

31. The Alchemistic Suitcase (2009)

7 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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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 A. Stephenson | Stars: Matt Barber, Ruby Bentall, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rosalind Knight

32. Return to Treasure Island (1988)

G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.4
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Writers: Julie Aiken, Yuriy Alikov, David Cherkasskiy, Ron Schmidt | Director: David Cherkasskiy | Stars: Viktor Andrienko, Valeriy Bessarab, Tony Cannella, Valeriy Chiglyaev

33. Berth Marks (1929)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy

7.0
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Big-time (so they think) vaudeville stars Stanley and Oliver take the train to Pottsville, their next booking. On board, they bumble into the wrong sleeping compartment, startling a ... See full summary »

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Sammy Brooks

34. Rosario (2010)

120 min | Drama

7.8
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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 »

Writers: Manuel V. Pangilinan, Elmer L. Gatchalian | Director: Albert Martinez | Stars: Dolphy, Phillip Salvador, Jennylyn Mercado, Yul Servo

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 »

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

36. Man About Town (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 »

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

37. Angora Love (1929)

21 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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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.

Writers: Leo McCarey, H.M. Walker | Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Charlie Hall

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

52 min | Documentary, Biography, Western

6.6
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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.

Writers: David H. Vowell, Dan Ford | Director: Denis Sanders | Stars: John Ford, John Wayne, James Stewart, Henry Fonda

39. 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

40. The Birth of the Tramp (2013 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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A look back at Charlie Chaplin's early life and career, from his rough childhood and music hall success in England to his early Hollywood days and the development of his enormously popular "Little Tramp" character.

Directors: Serge Bromberg, Eric Lange | Stars: Peter Hudson, Kate Guyonvarch, David Robinson, Kevin Brownlow

41. The Divine Woman (1928)

80 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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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 »

Writers: John Colton, Dorothy Farnum, Gladys Unger | Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson, Lowell Sherman, Polly Moran

42. The Frozen North (1922)

Unrated | 17 min | Short, Comedy

6.6
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Buster plays a bumbling villain in this parody of melodrama.

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

43. 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 »

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

44. 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 »

Writers: Leo McCarey, H.M. Walker | Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Thelma Hill

45. The Curtain Comes Down: The Birth of American Family Entertainment (2013)

26 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

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Discover the birth of American family entertainment in this historical silent documentary on the history and significance of vaudeville, from its inception in the 1860's to its demise in the 1930's with the advent of 'talking' pictures.

Writer: Andrew Porterfield | Director: Andrew Porterfield

46. We Faw Down (1928)

20 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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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.

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Vivien Oakland, Bess Flowers

47. Sidewalk Symphony (2010)

8 min | Short, Adventure, Family

8.2
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A 12 year old boy gets his iPod taken away and instead uses his imagination to make music with the environment around him.

Writer: Jonathan Salemi | Director: Jonathan Salemi | Stars: Dylan Sylvester, Eliana Saenz, Alexandra Ackerman, David Chandler

48. 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.

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

49. The Balloonatic (1923)

27 min | Short, Comedy

6.8
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A hapless amusement park attendant finds his run away balloon ride has left him in a strange predicament.

Writers: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline | Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Phyllis Haver, Babe London

50. Captain Blood (1924)

110 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.4
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Writers: Rafael Sabatini, Jay Pilcher | Directors: David Smith, Albert E. Smith | Stars: J. Warren Kerrigan, Jean Paige, Charlotte Merriam, James Morrison