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Favorite Silent Films

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




Lillian Gish's flair for such a heartbreaking approach to character alone makes this film completely worth the watch.
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People who added this item 995 Average listal rating (595 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
By means of flashback, a young man tells of his unfortunate instance with Dr. Caligari and the deadly predictions of his somnambulist, Cesare.




The German Expressionism visual style is amazing! As well as the eerie storyline and the perfectly-executed early example of the "plot twist".
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People who added this item 126 Average listal rating (65 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7
Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.


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People who added this item 799 Average listal rating (553 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.4
The Kid (1921)
A Little Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put their relationship in jeopardy.




This film offers an early example of Chaplin's unique flair for blending slapstick comedy with pure sentimentality. Also, little Jackie Coogan is the most adorable thing!
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People who added this item 92 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Destiny (1921)
A woman attempts to save her lover by making a deal with Death, who proceeds to tell her three exotic stories of women in similar situations.


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People who added this item 1451 Average listal rating (863 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
Nosferatu (1922)
Based on the story "Dracula", vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.


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People who added this item 282 Average listal rating (177 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Safety Last! (1923)
When a store clerk organizes a contest to climb the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself.




My favorite film starring Harold Lloyd. His charming character make the film as a whole a wondrous delight. The last third also makes this one of the most suspenseful silent comedies I have ever seen.
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People who added this item 442 Average listal rating (293 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.3
Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his menial skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.




My favorite Buster Keaton film. Its intricate - at times, even surreal - style of narrative (as well as Buster's gravity-defying stunts) make every single moment of this film worth watching.
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People who added this item 88 Average listal rating (58 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Freshman (1925)
A nerdy college student goes to far-fetched lengths to become popular on campus.


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People who added this item 46 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
Go West (1925)
With little to no luck at keeping a job in the city, a New Yorker tries work in the country.


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People who added this item 802 Average listal rating (545 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
The Gold Rush (1925)
A Little Tramp travels to the Klondike in search of gold.


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People who added this item 391 Average listal rating (218 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
A mad, disfigured composer seeks romance with a lovely young opera singer.




Andrew Lloyd Webber - eat your heart out!
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People who added this item 161 Average listal rating (79 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
A handsome prince rides a flying horse to faraway lands and embarks on magical adventures.




This is the oldest existing full-length animated film. Though it is a bit dull at parts, the visuals themselves are exceptionally gorgeous!
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People who added this item 607 Average listal rating (407 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.2
The General (1926)
During the American Civil War, spies of the Union steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, which he pursues single-handedly and straight through enemy lines.


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People who added this item 77 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
It (1927)
A salesgirl with plenty of sex appeal ("it") pursues a handsome playboy.


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People who added this item 116 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
The timid youngest son of a famously brawny family must use his wits to win the respect of his strong father and to impress his love interest.




Not as great as the other Harold Lloyd films on the list (Safety Last! and The Freshman), but boy is he the cutest!
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People who added this item 1655 Average listal rating (889 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
Metropolis (1927)
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.




I really can't say anything about this film that hasn't already been said many times before. Simply put: it is just so perfect, in every way, shape, and form.
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People who added this item 529 Average listal rating (306 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
Sunrise (1927)
A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife.


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People who added this item 198 Average listal rating (126 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.3
The Cameraman (1928)
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.


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People who added this item 416 Average listal rating (288 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
The Circus (1928)
A Little Tramp finds work - as well as the girl of his dreams - at a circus.




Probably the most tragically underrated Chaplin film - and, in my opinion, one of the most funniest.
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People who added this item 600 Average listal rating (335 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 8.4
A chronicle of the trial of Jeanne d'Arc on charges of heresy, and the efforts of her ecclesiastical jurists to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.




This is worth watching simply for Maria Falconetti's absolutely heart-wrenching performance.
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People who added this item 225 Average listal rating (161 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
The effete son of a cantankerous riverboat captain comes to join his father's crew - and expresses romantic interest in the daughter of his father's rival.


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People who added this item 337 Average listal rating (145 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
Pandora's Box (1929)
The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral, but naive, young woman, whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her.


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People who added this item 1095 Average listal rating (714 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.6
City Lights (1931)
A Little Tramp struggles to help a blind flower girl he has fallen in love with, taking advantage of a the generosity of a destructive millionaire who only remembers him when he is drunk.




As stated before, Chaplin had an exceptional talent for blending comedy with tragedy, and City Lights is probably the best example of this. It also has one of my all-time favorite ending scenes in cinema.
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People who added this item 1559 Average listal rating (1024 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.6
Modern Times (1936)
A Little Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.




My favorite Chaplin film. Every single scene is memorable, and the magic never fails with subsequent viewings. A nice little farewell to the silent era, and a greeting for new things to come.
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A list of some of my most favorite full-length films of the silent era.

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