Most Popular "Silent Filmmaking" Titles
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1. Hugo (2011)
PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
2. The Fall (2006)
R | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.
3. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.
4. Chaplin (1992)
PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Drama
A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy film-maker.
Writers: David Robinson, Charles Chaplin, Diana Hawkins, William Boyd, Bryan Forbes, William Goldman | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw
5. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir
A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.
6. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
R | 92 min | Drama, Horror
The filming of Nosferatu is hampered by the fact that the star is taking his role far more seriously than what seems humanly possible.
7. Ragtime (1981)
PG | 155 min | Drama
A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
8. The Cat's Meow (2001)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama
Semi-true story of the Hollywood murder that occurred at a star-studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924.
9. Lumière and Company (1995)
88 min | Documentary
40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were ... See full summary »
Writer: Philippe Poulet | Directors: Theodoros Angelopoulos, Vicente Aranda, John Boorman, Youssef Chahine, Alain Corneau, Costa-Gavras, Raymond Depardon, Francis Girod, Peter Greenaway, Lasse Hallström, Hugh Hudson, Gaston Kaboré, Abbas Kiarostami, Cédric Klapisch, Andrey Konchalovskiy, Spike Lee, Claude Lelouch, Bigas Luna, Sarah Moon, Arthur Penn, Lucian Pintilie, Helma Sanders-Brahms, Jerry Schatzberg, Nadine Trintignant, Fernando Trueba, Liv Ullmann, Jaco Van Dormael, Régis Wargnier, Wim Wenders, Yoshishige Yoshida, Yimou Zhang, Merzak Allouache, Gabriel Axel, Michael Haneke, James Ivory, Patrice Leconte, David Lynch, Ismail Merchant, Claude Miller, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Jacques Rivette | Stars: Pernilla August, Max von Sydow, Merzak Allouache, Jeffe Alperi
10. Valentino (1977)
R | 128 min | Biography, Drama
In 1926 the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female moviegoers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide - that actor was Rudolph Valentino. ... See full summary »
11. Nickelodeon (1976)
PG | 121 min | Comedy
This homage to the childhood days of the motion pictures starts in 1910, when the young attorney Leo Harrigan by chance meets a motion picture producer. Immediately he's invited to become a... See full summary »
12. Irma Vep (1996)
99 min | Comedy, Drama
A Chinese movie actress, in France to star in a remake of "Les Vampires", finds petty intrigues and clashing egos on the set.
13. Dust (I) (2001)
R | 127 min | Drama, Western
Two parallel tales of redemption, a century apart. A burglar is held at gunpoint and forced to listen to a story. At the turn of the 20th Century, two brothers feud over a woman. She ... See full summary »
14. Inserts (1975)
NC-17 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama
A young, once-great Hollywood film director refuses to accept changing times during the early 1930s, and confines himself to his decaying mansion to make silent porn flicks.
15. Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
122 min | Biography, Drama
The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife, and his premature death.
17. The Wild Party (1975)
R | 95 min | Drama, Comedy
An aging silent movie comic star tries for a comeback by staging a wild party that turns into a sexual free-for-all. The comic ends up killing his mistress and her latest boyfriend.
18. The Cameraman (1928)
Not Rated | 69 min | Comedy, Romance, Family
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.
19. Jacquot de Nantes (1991)
PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama
Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser. The whole family lives happily and likes to sing and to go to the movies. ... See full summary »
20. Good morning Babilonia (1987)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance
After the bankruptcy of their father's stonemasonry firm, brothers Nicola and Andrea emigrate to America to restore their fortunes. After many adventures and near-disasters, they end up in ... See full summary »
22. Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955)
80 min | Comedy
Harry and Willie buy the Edison Movie Studio in the year 1912 from Joseph Gorman, a confidence man. They follow Gorman to Hollywood where, as stunt men, they find him directing movies as Sergei Trumanoff and stealing the studio payroll.
23. Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003)
TV-PG | 132 min | Documentary, Biography
Narrated by Sydney Pollack, film critic Richard Schickel's dazzling two-hour plus documentary to one of the towering figures in film: Charles Chaplin. Hardcore Chaplin fans may not find ... See full summary »
24. Forever (1993)
R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery
A director of rock videos moves into the house where William Desmond Taylor, a famous director during the silent era, was murdered. He finds some old reels of film, and as he plays the film... See full summary »
26. Man About Town (1947)
100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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 »
30. Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces (2000 TV Movie)
85 min | Documentary, Biography
Lon Chaney, the silent movie star and makeup artist, renowned for his various characterizations and celebrated for his horror films, becomes the subject of this documentary.
31. Buster Keaton Rides Again (1965)
55 min | Documentary, Biography
The film is a documentary about the filming of one of Buster Keaton's movies: "The Railrodder (1965)"
128 min | Documentary
A 100 year history of the development of movie marketing, reflecting technical improvements, audience taste and cultural sensibilities.
34. Star Power: The Creation of United Artists (1998 Video)
Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary, Biography
The careers of D.W. Griffith, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and Charlie Chaplin are chronicled culminating in the formation of United Artists and 1919.
36. Life Is a Dream in Cinema: Pola Negri (2006)
89 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Before Dietrich and Garbo, there was Negri. What does it mean to be a star? Why do some actors become stars and legends for all time? This documentary film answers these questions by ... See full summary »
37. Goofy Movies Number Three (1934)
Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short
This "complete show on one reel" starts with Super-Stupid Picture's "The Heel of a Nation", in which the narrator tells a humorous story while the audience sees scenes from a totally ... See full summary »
Star: Pete Smith
60 min | Documentary, Biography, History
This documentary is produced by one of the world's foremost authorities and biographers of Edwin S. Porter. Since little is known of Porter's personal life, the emphasis here is on his ... See full summary »
44. Spills for Thrills (1940)
Approved | 18 min | Short, Action, Adventure
Warner Bros. short about stuntmen and stuntwomen and how they do their work, featuring real-life stunt artists Parry, Wiggins, and Pomeroy.
45. The Forgotten Films of Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle (2005 Video)
TV-G | 600 min | Documentary, Comedy
Popular rival of friend Charlie Chaplin, mentor of sidekick Buster Keaton, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle (1887-1933) dominated silent film comedy from the days of Keystone until tragic events in ... See full summary »
47. Der olympische Sommer (1993)
85 min | Drama, History, Sport
In 1936 Nazi Germany, a young,innocent apprentice, full of Olympic fever, leaves his rural village to see the ceremonies in Berlin. Upon arriving in the capitol, he meets a widow and a ... See full summary »
48. Edison: The Invention of the Movies (2005 Video)
730 min | Documentary
A history of the Edison Company, the pioneering film production company begun by Thomas A. Edison. Included are more than 140 complete films produced by the company between 1891 and 1918, ... See full summary »
49. The Age of Ballyhoo (1973 Video)
45 min | Documentary
A documentary about the film industry, narrated by 'Gloria Swanson', in the period between World War I and World War II. Included are clips from a variety of films of that period.