Silent (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



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: 173,955 | Gross: $1.24M

2. Nosferatu (1922)

Not Rated | 94 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.9
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Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder

Votes: 97,178

3. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Passed | 152 min | Drama, War

8.1
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91 Metascore

A German youth eagerly enters World War I, but his enthusiasm wanes as he gets a firsthand view of the horror.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

Votes: 61,709 | Gross: $3.27M

4. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Not Rated | 67 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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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: 63,873

5. Modern Times (1936)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.5
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96 Metascore

The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford

Votes: 241,316 | Gross: $0.16M

6. Häxan (1922)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in Eastern Europe.

Director: Benjamin Christensen | Stars: Benjamin Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Maren Pedersen, Clara Pontoppidan

Votes: 14,512

7. The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A landlady suspects that her new lodger is the madman killing women in London.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: June Tripp, Ivor Novello, Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney

Votes: 12,039

8. The Birth of a Nation (1915)

TV-PG | 195 min | Drama, History, War

6.2
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The Stoneman family finds its friendship with the Camerons affected by the Civil War, both fighting in opposite armies. The development of the war in their lives plays through to Lincoln's assassination and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper

Votes: 24,845 | Gross: $10.00M

9. City Lights (1931)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.5
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99 Metascore

With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers

Votes: 184,190 | Gross: $0.02M

10. Spite Marriage (1929)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy

7.0
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An unimpressive but well intending man is given the chance to marry a popular actress, of whom he has been a hopeless fan. But what he doesn't realize is that he is being used to make the actress' old flame jealous.

Directors: Edward Sedgwick, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Dorothy Sebastian, Edward Earle, Leila Hyams

Votes: 2,222

11. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

Passed | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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In 1431, Jeanne d'Arc is placed on trial on charges of heresy. The ecclesiastical jurists attempt to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Maria Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, André Berley, Maurice Schutz

Votes: 54,825 | Gross: $0.02M

12. Secrets of Playboy (2022)

TV-14 | 504 min | Documentary

6.6
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Hidden truths behind the Playboy empire.

Stars: Mark Chinnery, Andrew Cereghino, Sondra Theodore, Lisa Guerrero

Votes: 1,169

13. The Kid (1921)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.3
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The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put their relationship in jeopardy.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan, Carl Miller

Votes: 126,323 | Gross: $5.45M

14. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Action, Adventure

8.2
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A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet

Votes: 49,801

15. The Gold Rush (1925)

Passed | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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A prospector goes to the Klondike during the 1890s gold rush in hopes of making his fortune, and is smitten with a girl he sees in a dance hall.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Tom Murray, Henry Bergman

Votes: 111,294 | Gross: $5.45M

16. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Passed | 93 min | Horror

7.5
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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: 18,511 | Gross: $3.75M

17. The General (1926)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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After being rejected by the Confederate military, not realizing it was due to his crucial civilian role, an engineer must single-handedly recapture his beloved locomotive after it is seized by Union spies and return it through enemy lines.

Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley

Votes: 91,378 | Gross: $1.03M

18. The Man Who Laughs (1928)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.7
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When a proud noble refuses to kiss the hand of the despotic King James in 1690, he is cruelly executed and his son surgically disfigured.

Director: Paul Leni | Stars: Mary Philbin, Conrad Veidt, Julius Molnar, Olga Baclanova

Votes: 7,046

19. Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Not Rated | 66 min | Drama, History, Thriller

8.0
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97 Metascore

In the midst of the Russian Revolution of 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin mutiny against the brutal, tyrannical regime of the vessel's officers. The resulting street demonstration in Odessa brings on a police massacre.

Director: Sergei Eisenstein | Stars: Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barskiy, Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Ivan Bobrov

Votes: 57,867 | Gross: $0.05M

20. Sunrise (1927)

Passed | 94 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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A sophisticated urban woman seduces a farmer in the hopes that he will murder his neglected wife and join her in the city, but he ends up rekindling his romance with his wife when she discovers their scheme.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing

Votes: 51,130 | Gross: $0.54M

21. An Andalusian Dog (1929)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

7.7
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Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present 16 minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Pierre Batcheff, Simone Mareuil, Luis Buñuel, Pancho Cossío

Votes: 50,181

22. Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Passed | 45 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

8.2
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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.

Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Erwin Connelly

Votes: 49,988 | Gross: $0.98M

23. Pandora's Box (1929)

Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.8
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The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer, Carl Goetz

Votes: 10,902 | Gross: $0.01M

24. Faust (1926)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.1
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The demon Mephisto wagers with God that he can corrupt a mortal man's soul.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Gösta Ekman, Emil Jannings, Camilla Horn, Frida Richard

Votes: 15,352

25. Wings (1927)

PG-13 | 144 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I.

Directors: William A. Wellman, Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast | Stars: Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen, Jobyna Ralston

Votes: 13,067 | Gross: $6.59M

26. Andor (1918)

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Director: Jenö Janovics

27. Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Director: Dziga Vertov | Stars: Mikhail Kaufman, Elizaveta Svilova

Votes: 25,157

28. Intolerance (1916)

Passed | 197 min | Drama, History

7.7
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99 Metascore

The story of a poor young woman separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Mae Marsh, F.A. Turner

Votes: 15,637 | Gross: $2.18M

29. Les vampires (1915)

Not Rated | 421 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.3
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An intrepid reporter and his loyal friend battle a bizarre secret society of criminals known as The Vampires.

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: Musidora, Édouard Mathé, Marcel Lévesque, Jean Aymé

Votes: 4,918

30. Nanook of the North (1922)

Passed | 78 min | Documentary

7.6
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In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuits living in the Arctic Circle.

Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Allakariallak, Alice Nevalinga, Cunayou, Allegoo

Votes: 12,377

31. Napoleon (1927)

330 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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A film about the French general's youth and early military career.

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Albert Dieudonné, Vladimir Roudenko, Edmond Van Daële, Alexandre Koubitzky

Votes: 7,888

32. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (I) (1920)

Unrated | 69 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.9
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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: 5,470

33. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (I) (1923)

Passed | 133 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

7.2
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In 15th-century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen.

Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Kate Lester

Votes: 5,494 | Gross: $2.22M

34. Greed (1924)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

8.1
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The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved.

Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller

Votes: 10,041 | Gross: $0.16M

35. Safety Last! (1923)

Not Rated | 74 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

8.1
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A boy leaves his small country town and heads to the big city to get a job. As soon as he makes it big his sweetheart will join him and marry him. His enthusiasm to get ahead leads to some interesting adventures.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother, Noah Young

Votes: 20,840 | Gross: $1.36M

36. The Phantom Carriage (1921)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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On New Year's Eve, the driver of a ghostly carriage forces a drunken man to reflect on his selfish, wasted life.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Hilda Borgström, Tore Svennberg, Astrid Holm

Votes: 12,542

37. The Circus (1928)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

8.1
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90 Metascore

The Tramp finds work and the girl of his dreams at a circus.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Merna Kennedy, Al Ernest Garcia, Harry Crocker

Votes: 33,874

38. The Golem (1920)

Unrated | 91 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates the Golem - a giant creature made of clay. Using sorcery, he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.

Directors: Paul Wegener, Carl Boese | Stars: Paul Wegener, Albert Steinrück, Ernst Deutsch, Lyda Salmonova

Votes: 7,768

39. London After Midnight (1927)

Passed | 69 min | Horror

6.7
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The abandoned home of a wealthy man who supposedly committed suicide five years earlier is taken over by ghoulish figures - could they be vampires?

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Marceline Day, Henry B. Walthall, Percy Williams

Votes: 1,363 | Gross: $0.52M

40. Blancanieves (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: 11,075 | Gross: $0.28M

41. The Call of Cthulhu (2005)

Not Rated | 47 min | Horror, Mystery

7.1
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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: 8,446

42. The Crowd (1928)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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The life of a man and woman together in a large, impersonal metropolis through their hopes, struggles and downfalls.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, James Murray, Bert Roach, Estelle Clark

Votes: 8,466

43. The Wizard of Oz (1925)

TV-G | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.9
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Dorothy, heir to the Oz throne, must take it back from the wicked Prime Minister Kruel with the help of three farmhands.

Director: Larry Semon | Stars: Dorothy Dwan, Charles Murray, Oliver Hardy, Mary Carr

Votes: 1,625

44. Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931)

TV-PG | 86 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.4
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On the South Pacific island of Bora Bora, a young couple's love is threatened when the tribal chief declares the girl a sacred virgin.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Anne Chevalier, Matahi, Hitu, Bill Bambridge

Votes: 5,916

45. The Great Train Robbery (1903)

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

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: 19,345

46. The Last Laugh (1924)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

8.0
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An aging doorman is forced to face the scorn of his friends, neighbors and society after being fired from his prestigious job at a luxurious hotel.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller, Emilie Kurz

Votes: 14,114 | Gross: $0.09M

47. Aelita, the Queen of Mars (1924)

Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A mysterious radio message is beamed around the world, and among the engineers who receive it are Los, the hero, and his colleague Spiridonov. Los is an individualist dreamer. Aelita is the... See full summary »

Director: Yakov Protazanov | Stars: Yuliya Solntseva, Igor Ilyinsky, Nikolai Tsereteli, Nikolay Batalov

Votes: 2,662

48. Cabiria (1914)

Not Rated | 148 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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Cabiria is a Roman child when her home is destroyed by a volcano. Sold in Carthage to be sacrificed in a temple, is saved by Fulvio, a Roman spy. But danger lurks, and hatred between Rome and Carthage can only lead to war.

Director: Giovanni Pastrone | Stars: Italia Almirante-Manzini, Lidia Quaranta, Bartolomeo Pagano, Carolina Catena

Votes: 3,594

49. Dante's Inferno (1911)

71 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream.

Directors: Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan, Giuseppe de Liguoro | Stars: Salvatore Papa, Arturo Pirovano, Giuseppe de Liguoro, Pier Delle Vigne

Votes: 2,930

50. Broken Blossoms (1919)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A frail waif, abused by her brutal boxer father in London's seedy Limehouse District, is befriended by a sensitive Chinese immigrant with tragic consequences.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Donald Crisp, Arthur Howard

Votes: 10,406


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