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Best of 1900-1929

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People who added this item 1235 Average listal rating (738 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7


Director: Luis Buñuel
Cast: Simone Mareuil, Pierre Batcheff, Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dalí

Story: Seventeen minutes of bizarre and surreal images that may or may not mean anything.
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People who added this item 1246 Average listal rating (721 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1


Director: Robert Wiene
Cast: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Story: Francis and his friend Alan visit The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, an exhibit where the mysterious doctor shows the somnambulist Cesare, and awakens him for some moments from his death-like sleep.
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People who added this item 190 Average listal rating (105 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
The Crowd (1928)


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

Story: The life of a man and woman together in a large, impersonal metropolis through their hopes, struggles and downfalls.
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People who added this item 143 Average listal rating (66 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 7.8


Director: Victor Sjöström
Cast: Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer, John Gilbert, Ruth King

Story: An inventor who, suffering betrayal in life, makes a career of it by becoming a clown whose act consists of getting slapped by all the other clowns.
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Director: Benjamin Christensen
Cast: Maren Pedersen, Clara Pontoppidan, Elith Pio, Oscar Stribolt

Story: A documentary about the history of witchcraft, told in a variety of styles, from illustrated slideshow to dramatised events of alleged real-life events, right up to the early twentieth century.
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People who added this item 1006 Average listal rating (662 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
The Kid (1921)


Director: Charles Chaplin
Cast: Charles Chaplin, Jackie Coogan, Edna Purviance, Carl Miller

Story: The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy.

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The Circus (1928)
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People who added this item 567 Average listal rating (314 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.3


Director: Dziga Vertov
Cast: Mikhail Kaufman

Story: A cameraman travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling inventiveness.
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People who added this item 2013 Average listal rating (1065 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
Metropolis (1927)


Director: Fritz Lang
Cast: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Story: 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.
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People who added this item 347 Average listal rating (183 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7


Director: Robert J. Flaherty
Cast: Allakariallak, Nyla, Allee, Cunayou

Story: In this silent-film predecessor to the modern documentary, filmmaker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuit Eskimos living in the Arctic Circle.
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People who added this item 391 Average listal rating (174 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.8


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

Story: 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 764 Average listal rating (441 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 8.1


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

Story: 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.
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People who added this item 574 Average listal rating (369 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.2
Sherlock, Jr. (1924)


Director: Buster Keaton
Cast: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Ward Crane

Story: 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.
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People who added this item 229 Average listal rating (130 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.6


Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein
Cast: Maksim Shtraukh, Grigori Aleksandrov, Mikhail Gomorov, I. Ivanov

Story: In Russia's factory region during Czarist rule, there's restlessness and strike planning among workers; management brings in spies and external agents. When a worker hangs himself after being falsely accused of thievery, the workers strike.
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People who added this item 661 Average listal rating (381 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.1


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

Story: A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city.

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Nosferatu (1922)
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People who added this item 1303 Average listal rating (777 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2


Director: Georges Méliès
Cast: Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet, Henri Delannoy

Story: A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the moon.
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People who added this item 221 Average listal rating (121 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.7
The Unknown (1927)


Director: Tod Browning
Cast: Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Joan Crawford, John George

Story: Alonzo, an armless knife thrower and gun shooter for a circus, is actually a burglar with his arms intact. He and his accomplice are hiding from the police, and Alonzo views his disguise as perfect, especially since it keeps from view an unusual deformity of his left hand that would immediately give him away as the burglar.
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People who added this item 262 Average listal rating (83 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3


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

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