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1. 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: 121,592 | Gross: $0.03M

2. 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: 200,327 | Gross: $44.67M

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: 32,759

4. 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: 6,615

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: 8,436 | Gross: $0.22M

6. 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: 3,157

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: 10,123

8. 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: 5,667

9. 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: 968

10. Return to Babylon (2013)

75 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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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: 102

11. 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: 7,848

12. 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: 1,109

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: 1,422

14. Esme (2017)

4 min | Short, Biography

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A short film about Gender Dysphoria - Directed by Esme Rose.

Director: Esme Rose | Stars: Esme Rose, Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc

15. The Great Train Robbery (1903)

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

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: 12,742

16. 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: 2,621

17. 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: 377

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. 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: 3,146

20. 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: 2,962 | Gross: $0.23M

21. 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: 2,159

22. Amore tra le rovine (2015)

68 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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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: Alberto Basso, Francesco Bettini, Serge Bromberg, Remo Buosi

Votes: 6

23. 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: 54

24. 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: 3,449

25. 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: 418

26. 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: 212

27. 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: 1,539

28. James Dean (1976 TV Movie)

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: 223

29. 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, Patty Jenkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Jodie Foster

30. 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: 5,186

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: 333

32. 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: 2,717

33. 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: 222

34. 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: 2,775

35. 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: 382

36. 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: 3,030

37. 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: 301

38. 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: 1,029

39. 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: 408

40. Bill & Maggie's Intergalactic Taxi Service (2016)

10 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy | Completed

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500 years in the future, in a Neo-Victorian England, Queen Victoria the IV requests the help of Captain Bill Sprocket to transport her to a royal engagement on the sovereign world of Pluto.... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Leiter | Stars: Courtney Fortner, Michael Bunch, Nora Laidman, Aric Bunch

41. 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

42. 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

43. Rosario (2010)

120 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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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: 53

44. 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: 64

45. 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: 659

46. 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

47. Poslední lup (1987)

21 min | Animation, Short, Crime

7.6
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A sarcastic story about a thief who becomes the victim of his own victims. His victims come from the other world and take his most precious possession - his blood. The phantasmal atmosphere... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Barta | Stars: Frantisek Husák, Zdenek Martínek, Ivan Vojtek

Votes: 305

48. La naissance de Charlot (2013 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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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

Votes: 214

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: 387

50. 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: 346