Movies About Silent Moviesby kristinmyrtle | created - 10 months ago | updated - 4 months ago | Public
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1. ¡Three Amigos! (1986)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Western
Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform their onscreen bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.
Votes: 61,929 | Gross: $39.25M
2. The Artist (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An egomaniacal film star develops a relationship with a young dancer against the backdrop of Hollywood's silent era.
Votes: 215,244 | Gross: $44.67M
8. The Cat's Meow (2001)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Romance
Semi-true story of the Hollywood murder that occurred at a star-studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924.
Votes: 7,290 | Gross: $3.21M
9. Nickelodeon (1976)
PG | 121 min | Comedy
A lawyer, then a writer, then a film director, is the career path of the bashful Leo Harrigan. But Leo has problems as well, such as being hopelessly smitten with his leading lady, who ... See full summary »
10. Forever (1992)
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 »
11. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
R | 92 min | Drama, Horror
Votes: 37,430 | Gross: $8.29M
13. The Aviator (2004)
PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.
Votes: 303,793 | Gross: $102.61M
14. Hugo (2011)
PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret, who lives in the walls of a train station, is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
Votes: 281,697 | Gross: $73.86M
15. 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.
16. 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 Perils of Pauline (1967)
Approved | 107 min | Comedy
This version of the Perils of Pauline (recognizable from the others by it's song "Where are you my pretty Pauline...I love you my pretty Pauline) follows the story of Pauline from her being... See full synopsis »
20. 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.
Votes: 7,771 | Gross: $21.02M
21. 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 »
23. Good morning Babilonia (1987)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance, War
After the bankruptcy of their father's stonemasonry firm, Nicola and Andrea emigrate to America to restore their fortunes. After many adventures and near-disasters, they end up in Hollywood... See full summary »
Votes: 1,406 | Gross: $0.18M
24. Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955)
Approved | 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.
26. 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 »
27. 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 »
28. Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000 TV Movie)
95 min | Documentary
This documentary traces the history of the B-Western from it's silent movie origins to its demise in the early 1950s. The film contains a large number of scenes from early silents and ... See full summary »
29. Hollywood Story (1951)
Passed | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
During the 1950s Hollywood, an independent producer unwisely opens an old can of worms when he decides to make a movie about the 1930s unsolved murder of a famous silent-film director.
31. Valentino (1951)
Approved | 102 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Italian immigrant Rudolph Valentino makes it big in silent Hollywood, but he ends up struggling between his career and the woman he loves.
32. It Happened in Hollywood (1937)
Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
While hospitalized young Billy meets his silent movie idol Tim Bart but then the talkies came, destroying Bart's career. Now Bart must convince his young friend he is still a star.
33. Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016)
120 min | Documentary, History
The history of Dawson City, the gold rush town that had a historical treasure of forgotten silent films buried in permafrost for decades until 1978.
Votes: 1,132 | Gross: $0.13M
36. The Impostors (1998)
R | 101 min | Comedy
In an attempt to resurrect the slapstick comedy of Laurel and Hardy or The Marx Brothers, Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt team-up as two out-of-work actors who accidentally stowaway on a ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,701 | Gross: $2.20M
37. Sidewalk Stories (1989)
R | 97 min | Comedy
Nearly silent comedy filmed in black and white follows a street artist (Charles Lane), who rescues a baby after her father was murdered. The artist then sets off to find the mother, but has... See full summary »
Votes: 264 | Gross: $0.13M
38. Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
Approved | 122 min | Biography, Drama
The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, including his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife and his premature death.
39. Silent Life (2019)
Drama | Post-production
1926. While on tour promoting his latest movie "Son Of The Sheik", Rudolph Valentino, the Hollywood silent screen icon, suffers a sudden collapse and is hospitalized at the New York ... See full summary »
40. Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl (1999 TV Movie)
Unrated | 57 min | Documentary, Biography
Clara Bow: Discovering the 'It' Girl features scenes from 25 of her films, as well as interviews with family members an acquaintances. Including seven minutes of additional material not seen in the TV version.
70 min | Documentary, History
An overview of the portrayal and influence of sexuality on film, from the silent era until the administration of the Hays Code in 1934.
43. The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies (1995 TV Movie)
90 min | Documentary
Based on the first centenary of the largest exporter of films in the world, that is Hollywood, is the story told by its protagonists, actors and writers and other people who made life in ... See full summary »
44. Legends of Comedy (1992 TV Movie)
165 min | Documentary
Here are many of the greatest hits, finest performances and rarities of more than 50 legends of comedy, from vaudeville to video. Each major talent is showcased in their own segment. ... See full summary »
45. When the Applause Died (1990 Video)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary
Hollywood's glittering stars and starlets have always been the envy of the movie-going public. With their fame, wealth and lush lifestyles, they epitomize the "good life" we find so ... See full summary »
46. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
R | 155 min | Drama
A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.
Votes: 196,595 | Gross: $11.99M
48. The Funniest Man in the World (1967)
95 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family
This documentary examines the early career of Charlie Chaplin, from childhood through his introduction to the movies at the Keystone, Essanay and Mutual studios.
49. The Love Goddesses (1965)
87 min | Documentary
This insightful documentary features some of the major and most beautiful actresses to grace the silver screen. It shows how the movie industry changed its depiction of sex and actresses' ... See full summary »