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Added by JxSxPx on 4 Jan 2016 04:33
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Paste's 100 Best Silent Films of All Time

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"The era of silent cinema was one of the most creative periods in human history. In not much more than 30 years, a new visual vocabulary was invented, explored to the fullest and even deconstructed. Genres formed as the medium was used for entertainment, politics, education, propaganda and experimentation. The challenge of visual storytelling without sound pushed filmmakers to find new ways to tell stories and communicate ideas.

This list is an attempt to highlight the best silent films, not the most historically significant ones. That’s not to say there’s not overlap, or that historical context can’t play a part in greatness, just that it wasn’t a sole qualifying factor. There are plenty of gems and highly influential titles not on this list, and you never know what will rise up from an archive somewhere, so don’t be afraid to explore. And if you have a chance to see a silent film in the theater with live accompaniment, take it."
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Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
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People who added this item 180 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
The Crowd (1928)
People who added this item 1200 Average listal rating (716 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
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People who added this item 636 Average listal rating (361 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
Sunrise (1927)
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People who added this item 280 Average listal rating (180 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
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People who added this item 726 Average listal rating (413 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 143 Average listal rating (69 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8
People who added this item 246 Average listal rating (144 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
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People who added this item 135 Average listal rating (59 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
Crossroads (1928)
People who added this item 165 Average listal rating (113 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
People who added this item 219 Average listal rating (93 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
People who added this item 726 Average listal rating (462 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
The General (1927)
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People who added this item 94 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
Ménilmontant (1926)
People who added this item 200 Average listal rating (90 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
Tabu (1931)
People who added this item 109 Average listal rating (75 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
The Scarecrow (1920)
People who added this item 1945 Average listal rating (1020 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
Metropolis (1927)
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People who added this item 146 Average listal rating (60 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.4
People who added this item 379 Average listal rating (174 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
Faust (1926)
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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
People who added this item 158 Average listal rating (62 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
People who added this item 548 Average listal rating (297 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.4
People who added this item 114 Average listal rating (86 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
Cops (1922)
People who added this item 321 Average listal rating (122 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
Greed (1924) (1925)
People who added this item 208 Average listal rating (92 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
Napoléon (1927)
People who added this item 1684 Average listal rating (970 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
Nosferatu (1922)
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People who added this item 1301 Average listal rating (808 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.5
City Lights (1931)
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People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.6
The President (1919)
People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 8.9 IMDB Rating 6.9
People who added this item 161 Average listal rating (110 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.2
One Week (1920)
People who added this item 35 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
Zvenigora (1928)
People who added this item 68 Average listal rating (50 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Big Business (1929)
People who added this item 62 Average listal rating (34 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.2
Downhill (1927)
People who added this item 386 Average listal rating (196 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.8
Intolerance (1918)
People who added this item 337 Average listal rating (195 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Safety Last! (1923)
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People who added this item 132 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 7.9
People who added this item 67 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 188 Average listal rating (128 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
The Immigrant (1917)
People who added this item 71 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
The Penalty (1920)
People who added this item 148 Average listal rating (92 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
The Navigator (1924)
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