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The Best Silent Movies Of All-Time

“What are the best Silent Movies?” We looked at 251 of the top Silent films, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 41 films, all appearing on 5 or more “Best Silent” movie lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 200+ movies, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



Top 41 Best Silent Movies Ever Made



41 .) 7th Heaven (1927) directed by Frank Borzage

7th Heaven (1927)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Independent
  • Silent Era
  • Taste Of Cinema

A dejected Parisian sewer worker feels his prayers have been answered when he falls in love with a street waif.



40 .) Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922) directed by Fritz Lang

Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • MUBI
  • Silent Era
  • Telegraph

Arch-criminal Dr. Mabuse, who is a master of disguise and has been hypnotising people into doing his bidding, sets out to make a fortune and run Berlin. Detective Wenk sets out to stop him.



39 .) Earth (1930) directed by Alexander Dovzhenko

Earth (1930)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Film School Rejects
  • List Challenges
  • MUBI
  • Silent Era
  • The Guardian

In the peaceful countryside, Vassily opposes the rich kulaks over the coming of collective farming.



38 .) Faust (1926) directed by F.W. Murnau

Faust (1926)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Open Culture
  • Ranker
  • Silent Era

God and Satan war over earth; to settle things, they wager on the soul of Faust, a learned and prayerful alchemist.



37 .) Flesh and the Devil (1926) directed by Clarence Brown

Flesh and the Devil (1926)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Independent
  • Silent Era
  • Taste Of Cinema

As lifelong best friends Leo and Ulrich return home following completion of their military training, Leo sees stunning Felicitas at the railway station and, mesmerized by her beauty, is smitten. A scandal follows, for which Leo is sent away. Returning home three years later, he discovers that much has changed.



36 .) Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922) directed by Benjamin Christensen

Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • IMDB
  • io9
  • MUBI
  • Open Culture

Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath: Benjamin Christensen’s legendary film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages suffered the same hysteria as turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients. But the film itself is far from serious– instead it’s a witches’ brew of the scary, gross, and darkly humorous.



35 .) It (1927) directed by Clarence G. Badger

It (1927)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Film School Rejects
  • IMDB 2
  • Independent
  • Silent Era
  • Taste Of Cinema

A flapper shopgirl woos her rich boss with animal magnetism, otherwise known as “it.”



34 .) Our Hospitality (1923) directed by John G. Blystone

Our Hospitality (1923)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • Silent Era

A man returns to his Appalachian homestead. On the trip, he falls for a young woman. The only problem is her family has vowed to kill every member of his family.



33 .) The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) directed by Rex Ingram

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Independent
  • Open Culture
  • Silent Era
  • Taste Of Cinema

Set in the years before and during World War I, this epic tale tells the story of a rich Argentine family, one of its two descending branches being half of French heritage, the other being half German. Following the death of the family patriarch, the man’s two daughters and their families resettle to France and Germany, respectively. In time the Great War breaks out, putting members of the family on opposing sides.



32 .) The Thief of Bagdad (1924) directed by Raoul Walsh

The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Ranker
  • Silent Era
  • Taste Of Cinema

A recalcitrant thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess.



31 .) Un Chien Andalou (1929) directed by Luis Buñuel

Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Open Culture
  • Telegraph

Un Chien Andalou is a classic European avant-garde surrealist film from the cooperation of director Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali. The film changed the way people made movies. Most famous is the scene of a woman’s eye being cut with a knife.



30 .) Wings (1927) directed by William A. Wellman

Wings (1927)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Ranker
  • Silent Era
  • Taste Of Cinema

Two young men, one rich, one middle class, both in love with the same woman, become US Air Corps fighter pilots and, eventually, heroic flying aces during World War I. Devoted best friends, their mutual love of the girl eventually threatens their bond. Meanwhile, a hometown girl who’s the lovestruck lifelong next door neighbor of one of them, pines away.



29 .) A Trip to the Moon (1902) directed by Georges Méliès

A Trip to the Moon (1902)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Film School Rejects
  • io9
  • List Challenges
  • Open Culture
  • Silent Era
  • What We Do All Day

A group of men travel to the moon by being shot in a capsule from a giant cannon. They are captured by moon-men, escape, and return to the earth. The film was the first film with a self-contained plot and was the beginning of the science fiction genre.



28 .) Broken Blossoms (1919) directed by D.W. Griffith

Broken Blossoms (1919)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Filmsite
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Open Culture
  • Silent Era
  • Taste Of Cinema

The love story of an abused English girl and a Chinese Buddhist in a time when London was a brutal and harsh place to live.



27 .) The Big Parade (1925) directed by King Vidor

The Big Parade (1925)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Compass Classroom
  • Filmsite
  • IMDB
  • Ranker
  • Silent Era
  • Taste Of Cinema

The story of an idle rich boy who joins the US Army’s Rainbow Division and is sent to France to fight in World War I, becomes friends with two working class men, experiences the horrors of trench warfare, and finds love with a French girl.



26 .) The Cameraman (1928) directed by Edward Sedgwick

The Cameraman (1928)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • Silent Era
  • Taste Of Cinema

A photographer takes up newsreel shooting to impress a secretary.



25 .) The Circus (1928) directed by Charles Chaplin

The Circus (1928)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Compass Classroom
  • Flick Chart
  • Frame Trek
  • IMDB
  • Ranker
  • Silent Era

Charlie, a wandering tramp, becomes a circus handyman and falls in love with the circus owner’s daughter. Unaware of Charlie’s affection, the girl falls in love with a handsome young performer. Charlie’s versatility makes him star of the show when he substitutes for an ailing tightwire walker. He is discharged from the company when he protects the girl from her father’s abuse, but he returns and appeals to the handsome performer to marry the girl. After the wedding the father prevails upon them to rejoin the circus. Charlie is hired again, but he stays behind when the caravan moves on. ×



24 .) The Last Laugh (1924) directed by F.W. Murnau

The Last Laugh (1924)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • MUBI
  • Open Culture
  • Silent Era

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



23 .) The Phantom Carriage (1921) directed by Victor Sjöström

The Phantom Carriage (1921)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • Film School Rejects
  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • Open Culture
  • Ranker

It’s New Year’s Eve. Three drunkards evoke a legend. The legend tells that the last person to die in a year, if he is a great sinner, will have to drive during the whole year the Phantom Chariot, that picks up the souls of the dead.



22 .) Greed (1924) directed by Erich von Stroheim

Greed (1924)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Filmsite
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • MUBI
  • Open Culture
  • Silent Era
  • Taste Of Cinema

A lottery win of $5,000 forever changes the lives of a miner turned dentist and his wife.



21 .) Pandora’s Box (1929) directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst

Pandora's Box (1929)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Open Culture
  • Ranker
  • Silent Era
  • Telegraph

Lulu is a young woman so beautiful and alluring that few can resist her siren charms. The men drawn into her web include respectable newspaper publisher Dr. Ludwig Schön, his musical producer son Alwa, circus performer Rodrigo Quast and Lulu’s seedy old friend, Schigolch. When Lulu’s charms inevitably lead to tragedy, the downward spiral encompasses them all.



20 .) The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927) directed by Alfred Hitchcock

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

Lists It Appears On:

  • Compass Classroom
  • Film School Rejects
  • IMDB
  • Open Culture
  • Open Culture
  • Silent Era
  • The Guardian

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



19 .) The Phantom of the Opera (1925) directed by Rupert Julian

The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • IMDB
  • io9
  • Open Culture
  • Ranker
  • Silent Era
  • Taste Of Cinema

A grotesquely disfigured composer known as “The Phantom” haunts Paris’ opera house, where he’s secretly grooming Christine Daae to be an opera diva. Luring her to his remote underground lair, The Phantom declares his love. But Christine loves Raoul de Chagny and plans to elope with him. When The Phantom learns this, he abducts Christine.



18 .) Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916) directed by D.W. Griffith

Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cheat Sheet
  • Filmsite
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Open Culture
  • Silent Era
  • Taste Of Cinema
  • Telegraph

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



17 .) Modern Times (1936) directed by Charlie Chaplin

Modern Times (1936)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Audicious
  • Cheat Sheet
  • Filmsite
  • Flick Chart
  • Frame Trek
  • List Challenges
  • Taste Of Cinema
  • What We Do All Day

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



16 .) Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) directed by Charles Reisner

Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Filmsite
  • Flick Chart
  • Frame Trek
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • Silent Era

The just out of college effete son of a no-nonsense steamboat captain comes to visit his father whom he’s not seen since he was little.



15 .) The Birth of a Nation (1915) directed by D.W. Griffith

The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cheat Sheet
  • Film School Rejects
  • Filmsite
  • IMDB
  • Independent
  • List Challenges
  • Open Culture
  • Silent Era

Two families, abolitionist Northerners the Stonemans and Southern landowners the Camerons, intertwine in director D.W. Griffith’s controversial Civil War epic. When Confederate colonel Ben Cameron is captured in battle, nurse Elsie Stoneman petitions for his pardon. In Reconstruction-era South Carolina, Cameron founds the Ku Klux Klan, battling Elsie’s congressman father and his African-American protégé, Silas Lynch.



14 .) Battleship Potemkin (1925) directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein

Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Compass Classroom
  • Film School Rejects
  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Open Culture
  • Ranker
  • Silent Era
  • The Guardian

A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resultant public demonstration, showing support, which brought on a police massacre. The film had an incredible impact on the development of cinema and is a masterful example of montage editing.



13 .) City Lights (1931) directed by Charles Chaplin

City Lights (1931)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cheat Sheet
  • Filmsite
  • Filmsite
  • Flick Chart
  • Frame Trek
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Silent Era
  • The Guardian

City Lights is the first silent film that Charlie Chaplin directed after he established himself with sound accompanied films. The film is about a penniless man who falls in love with a flower girl.



12 .) Man with a Movie Camera (1929) directed by Dziga Vertov

Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Film School Rejects
  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • MUBI
  • Open Culture
  • Ranker
  • Silent Era
  • Telegraph

A cameraman wanders around Moscow, Kharkov, Kiev and Odessa with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.



11 .) Nosferatu (1922) directed by F.W. Murnau

Nosferatu (1922)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cheat Sheet
  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • Independent
  • io9
  • List Challenges
  • Open Culture
  • Ranker
  • Silent Era

Vampire Count Orlok is interested in a new residence and in his real estate agent’s young wife. F. W. Murnau’s unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”



10 .) The Kid (1921) directed by Charles Chaplin

The Kid (1921)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • Frame Trek
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Independent
  • Open Culture
  • Ranker
  • Silent Era
  • Taste Of Cinema

Considered one of Charlie Chaplin’s best films, The Kid also made a star of little Jackie Coogan, who plays a boy cared for by The Tramp when he’s abandoned by his mother, Edna. Later, Edna has a change of heart and aches to be reunited with her son. When she finds him and wrests him from The Tramp, it makes for what turns out be one of the most heart-wrenching scenes ever included in a comedy.



9 .) The Wind (1928) directed by Victor Sjöström

The Wind (1928)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Movies Silently
  • MUBI
  • Ranker
  • Silent Era
  • Taste Of Cinema
  • The Guardian

When Letty Mason relocates to West Texas, she finds herself unsettled by the ever-present wind and sand. Arriving at her new home at the ranch of her cousin, Beverly, she receives a surprisingly cold welcome from his wife, Cora. Soon tensions in the family and unwanted attention from a trio of suitors, including neighbor Lige Hightower, leave Letty increasingly disturbed, resulting in tragedy.



8 .) Safety Last! (1923) directed by Fred C. Newmeyer

Safety Last! (1923)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Film School Rejects
  • Filmsite
  • Flick Chart
  • Frame Trek
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Ranker
  • Silent Era
  • Taste Of Cinema
  • What We Do All Day

When a store clerk organizes a contest to climb the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself.



7 .) Sherlock, Jr. (1924) directed by Buster Keaton

Sherlock, Jr. (1924)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Audicious
  • Film School Rejects
  • Flick Chart
  • Frame Trek
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • MUBI
  • Open Culture
  • Ranker
  • Silent Era
  • What We Do All Day

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.



6 .) The Gold Rush (1925) directed by Charles Chaplin

The Gold Rush (1925)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Compass Classroom
  • Film School Rejects
  • Filmsite
  • Flick Chart
  • Frame Trek
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Open Culture
  • Ranker
  • Silent Era

A lone prospector ventures into Alaska looking for gold. He gets mixed up with some burly characters and falls in love with the beautiful Georgia. He tries to win her heart with his singular charm.



5 .) The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer

The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Compass Classroom
  • Film School Rejects
  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • MUBI
  • Ranker
  • Silent Era
  • Telegraph
  • The Guardian

A classic of the silent age, this film tells the story of the doomed but ultimately canonized 15th-century teenage warrior. On trial for claiming she’d spoken to God, Jeanne d’Arc is subjected to inhumane treatment and scare tactics at the hands of church court officials. Initially bullied into changing her story, Jeanne eventually opts for what she sees as the truth. Her punishment, a famously brutal execution, earns her perpetual martyrdom.



4 .) Metropolis (1927) directed by Fritz Lang

Metropolis (1927)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Audicious
  • Cheat Sheet
  • Film School Rejects
  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • Independent
  • io9
  • List Challenges
  • MUBI
  • Open Culture
  • Ranker
  • Silent Era
  • The Guardian

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.



3 .) The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) directed by Robert Wiene

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Audicious
  • BFI
  • Cheat Sheet
  • Film School Rejects
  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • io9
  • List Challenges
  • Movies Silently
  • Open Culture
  • Ranker
  • Silent Era
  • The Guardian

Francis, a young man, recalls in his memory the horrible experiences he and his fiancée Jane recently went through. It is the annual fair in Holstenwall. 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. When Alan asks Cesare about his future, Cesare answers that he will die before dawn. The next morning Alan is found dead. Francis suspects Cesare of being the murderer, and starts spying on him and Dr. Caligari. ×



2 .) The General (1926) directed by Clyde Bruckman

The General (1926)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cheat Sheet
  • Compass Classroom
  • Filmsite
  • Flick Chart
  • Frame Trek
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Independent
  • List Challenges
  • Open Culture
  • Ranker
  • Silent Era
  • Taste Of Cinema
  • Telegraph
  • The Guardian

During America’s Civil War Union spies steal engineer Johnnie Gray’s beloved locomotive The General – his lady love, Annabelle Lee, aboard an attached boxcar – and he single-handedly must do all in his power to both get The General back and to rescue Annabelle. Released throughout most of the world in 1927, this Silent comedy-action film flopped when originally released, but now is regarded as one of the great American motion pictures. The story is based on actual historic events. ×



1 .) Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) directed by F.W. Murnau

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Audicious
  • Cheat Sheet
  • Compass Classroom
  • Film School Rejects
  • Filmsite
  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • MUBI
  • Open Culture
  • Ranker
  • Silent Era
  • Taste Of Cinema
  • Telegraph
  • The Guardian

A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife.



 


The 200+ Additional Best Silent Films



 

# Movies Directors Lists
42 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) John S. Robertson BFI
IMDB
Open Culture
Silent Era
43 He Who Gets Slapped (1924) Victor Sjöström IMDB
MUBI
Silent Era
Taste Of Cinema
44 Les vampires (1915) Louis Feuillade IMDB
List Challenges
MUBI
Silent Era
45 Nanook of the North (1922) Robert J. Flaherty Film School Rejects
IMDB
List Challenges
Silent Era
46 The Crowd (1928)   Filmsite
List Challenges
Silent Era
Taste Of Cinema
47 The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) Jean Epstein BFI
IMDB
MUBI
Telegraph
48 The Golem (1920) Carl Boese BFI
IMDB
Open Culture
Silent Era
49 The Last Command (1928) Josef von Sternberg IMDB 2
Silent Era
Taste Of Cinema
Telegraph
50 The Man Who Laughs (1928) Paul Leni IMDB
IMDB 2
Ranker
Silent Era
51 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) Fred Niblo IMDB
Silent Era
Taste Of Cinema
52 Foolish Wives (1922) Erich von Stroheim IMDB
List Challenges
Silent Era
53 Mother (1925) Jacques Feyder IMDB
MUBI
Silent Era
54 Napoleon (1927) Abel Gance IMDB
List Challenges
Silent Era
55 October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1927) Grigoriy Aleksandrov IMDB
Open Culture
Silent Era
56 Seven Chances (1925) Buster Keaton IMDB
List Challenges
Silent Era
57 Show People (1928) King Vidor IMDB
Movies Silently
Silent Era
58 Sparrows (1926) William Beaudine IMDB
Silent Era
Taste Of Cinema
59 Strike (1925) Sergei M. Eisenstein IMDB
List Challenges
Silent Era
60 The Freshman (1925) Fred C. Newmeyer Frame Trek
IMDB
Silent Era
61 The Great Train Robbery   Film School Rejects
Open Culture
Silent Era
62 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) Wallace Worsley IMDB
Open Culture
Silent Era
63 The Lost World (1925)   io9
Open Culture
Silent Era
64 The Mark of Zorro (1920) Fred Niblo IMDB
Independent
Silent Era
65 The Navigator (1924) Donald Crisp IMDB
List Challenges
Silent Era
66 The Sheik (1921) George Melford IMDB
Open Culture
Silent Era
67 The Son of the Sheik (1926) George Fitzmaurice IMDB
Silent Era
Taste Of Cinema
68 The Unknown (1927) Tod Browning IMDB
Silent Era
Taste Of Cinema
69 The Wedding March (1928) Erich von Stroheim IMDB
List Challenges
Silent Era
70 Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924)   io9
Open Culture
71 Cops (1922)   Compass Classroom
Silent Era
72 Frankenstein (1910)   BFI
Open Culture
73 Girl Shy (1924) Fred C. Newmeyer IMDB
Silent Era
74 I Was Born, But….. (1932)   List Challenges
MUBI
75 Judex (1916)   Movies Silently
MUBI
76 Limite (1931)   List Challenges
MUBI
77 Old and New   MUBI
Open Culture
78 Queen Kelly   Silent Era
Taste Of Cinema
79 Robin Hood (1922) Allan Dwan IMDB
Silent Era
80 Sadie Thompson   Silent Era
Taste Of Cinema
81 Sir Arne’s Treasure (Her Arnes pengar)   Film School Rejects
MUBI
82 Speedy (1928) Ted Wilde IMDB
Silent Era
83 Stella Maris (1918)   Movies Silently
Silent Era
84 Tabu (1931)   List Challenges
Silent Era
85 The Docks of New York (1928) Josef von Sternberg IMDB
Silent Era
86 The Immigrant   Open Culture
Silent Era
87 The Joyless Street (1925) Georg Wilhelm Pabst IMDB
Silent Era
88 The Kid Brother (1927) Ted Wilde IMDB
Silent Era
89 The King of Kings   Silent Era
Taste Of Cinema
90 The Last of the Mohicans (1920) Clarence Brown IMDB
Silent Era
91 The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg   Silent Era
Taste Of Cinema
92 Underworld (1927) Josef von Sternberg IMDB
Silent Era
93 Variety (1925) Ewald André Dupont IMDB 2
Silent Era
94 Witchcraft Through the Ages (Häxan)   Film School Rejects
Silent Era
95 A Burlesque On Carmen   Open Culture
96 A Christmas Carol   Open Culture
97 A Dog’s Life   Open Culture
98 A Fair Exchange   Open Culture
99 A Man There Was   MUBI
100 A Man with a Camera   Open Culture
101 A Page of Madness   MUBI
102 A Woman of Paris   Silent Era
103 Abraham Lincoln   Open Culture
104 After the Ball   Open Culture
105 Alice in Wonderland   Open Culture
106 An Andalusian Dog (Un Chien andalou)   Film School Rejects
107 Anémic Cinéma   Open Culture
108 Apart from You   MUBI
109 Applause (1929) Rouben Mamoulian IMDB
110
Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat (L’arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat)
  Film School Rejects
111 Barbed Wire (1927)   Movies Silently
112 Battling Butler (1926) Buster Keaton IMDB
113 Bed and Sofa   MUBI
114 Beggars of Life   Silent Era
115 Behind the Screen   Open Culture
116 Between Showers   Open Culture
117 Beyond the Rocks (1922) Sam Wood IMDB
118 Big Business   Silent Era
119 Borderline   MUBI
120 Cabiria   Silent Era
121 Champagne   Open Culture
122 Charlie Shanghaied   Open Culture
123 Charlie’s Recreation   Open Culture
124 Cinderella   Open Culture
125 Cobra (1925) Joseph Henabery IMDB
126 Das Wandernde Bild   Open Culture
127 Der Golum   Open Culture
128 Destiny   Silent Era
129 Diary of a Lost Girl   MUBI
130 Die Nibelungen   Open Culture
131 Don Quixote   Open Culture
132 Downhill   Open Culture
133 Easy Street   Open Culture
134 Easy Virtue   Open Culture
135 Emak   Open Culture
136 Entr’Acte   Open Culture
137 Faithful Heart   MUBI
138 Gertie the Dinosaur   Film School Rejects
139
Ghosts Before Breakfast (Vormittagsspuk)
  Open Culture
140 H2O   MUBI
141 Harakiri   Open Culture
142 Hell W10   Open Culture
143 Hell’s Hinges (1916)   Movies Silently
144 Impatience   MUBI
145 In Pictures   Telegraph
146 Infernal Cauldron (1903)   BFI
147 Joyless Street   Open Culture
148 Kid Auto Races at Venice   Open Culture
149 Kriemhild’s Revenge   Silent Era
150 L’argent   MUBI
151 L’inhumaine   MUBI
152 L’Arrivée D’un Train En Gare De La Ciotat   Open Culture
153 La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc   Open Culture
154 La Souriante Madame Beudet   Open Culture
155 Lady Windermere’s Fan   MUBI
156 Last of the Mohicans (1920)   Compass Classroom
157 Laughing Gas   Open Culture
158 Le Ballet Mécanique   Open Culture
159 Le Retour à la Raison   Open Culture
160 Liberty   What We Do All Day
161 Lonesome   Taste Of Cinema
162 Lucky Star (1929) Frank Borzage IMDB 2
163 Mabel’s Strange Predicament   Open Culture
164 Making a Living   Open Culture
165 Menilmontant   Open Culture
166 Michael   MUBI
167 Michael Strogoff (1926)   Movies Silently
168 My Best Girl   Silent Era
169 One A.M.   Open Culture
170 One Week (1920)   Compass Classroom
171 Orphans of the Storm   Silent Era
172 People on Sunday   MUBI
173 Phantom   MUBI
174 Po zakonu (1926) Lev Kuleshov IMDB
175 Romance Sentimentale   Open Culture
176 Salt for Svanetia   MUBI
177 Scenes of Ostend   MUBI
178 Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon   Open Culture
179 Spies (1928) Fritz Lang IMDB
180 Spite Marriage (1929) Edward Sedgwick IMDB
181 Storm Over Asia (1928) Vsevolod Pudovkin IMDB
182 Street Without End   MUBI
183 Sunrise (1926) Raymond Longford IMDB
184 Suspense   Film School Rejects
185 Tartuffe   MUBI
186 Tess of the Storm Country   Silent Era
187 The Adventurer   Open Culture
188
The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed)
  Film School Rejects
189 The Andalusian Dog   Silent Era
190 The Artist   Cheat Sheet
191 The Big Swallow   Film School Rejects
192 The Birth of a Flower   Film School Rejects
193 The Black Pirate (1926)   Compass Classroom
194 The Bond   Open Culture
195 The Cabbage Fairy (La Fée aux Choux)   Film School Rejects
196 The Cameraman’s Revenge   Film School Rejects
197 The Cat and the Canary (1927) Paul Leni IMDB
198 The Cheat   Silent Era
199 The Count   Open Culture
200 The Cure   Open Culture
201 The Delicious Little Devil (1919) Robert Z. Leonard IMDB
202 The Devilish Tenant   Open Culture
203 The Diary of a Lost Girl   Silent Era
204 The Dreyfus Affair   Open Culture
205 The Dying Swan   MUBI
206 The Eagle (1925) Clarence Brown IMDB
207 The Fireman   Open Culture
208 The Floorwalker   Open Culture
209 The Goddess   Open Culture
210 The Good for Nothing   Open Culture
211 The Haunted House (1921)   BFI
212 The Hearts of Age   Open Culture
213 The Impossible Voyage   Open Culture
214 The Ingmar Inheritance   MUBI
215 The Iron Horse   Silent Era
216 The Iron Mask   Silent Era
217 The Jazz Singer (1927)   Filmsite
218 The Lady and the Hooligan   Open Culture
219 The Late Mathias Pascal   MUBI
220 The Little Match Girl   Open Culture
221 The Manxman   Open Culture
222 The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912) D.W. Griffith IMDB
223 The New Babylon   MUBI
224 The Outlaw and His Wife   MUBI
225 The Oyster Princess   Film School Rejects
226 The Pawnshop   Open Culture
227 The Pearl   MUBI
228 The Penalty   Silent Era
229 The Pleasure Garden   Open Culture
230 The Ring   Open Culture
231 The Rink   Open Culture
232 The Sea Hawk (1924)   Movies Silently
233 The Sealed Room   Open Culture
234 The Seashell and the Clergyman   Open Culture
235 The Sons of Ingmar   MUBI
236 The Three Lights (1921) Fritz Lang IMDB
237 The Three-Sided Mirror   MUBI
238 The Toll of the Sea   Open Culture
239 The Tramp   Open Culture
240 The Unholy Three   Silent Era
241 The Vagabond   Open Culture
242 The Virginian (1929)   Compass Classroom
243 The Wheel   MUBI
244 The Wizard of Oz   Open Culture
245 Tillie’s Punctured Romance   Open Culture
246 Tol’able David   Silent Era
247 Two Arabian Knights (1927) Lewis Milestone IMDB
248 Way Down East   Silent Era
249 West of Zanzibar (1927)   Movies Silently
250 West Point (II) (1927) Edward Sedgwick IMDB
251 White Shadows in the South Seas (1928) W.S. Van Dyke IMDB

 


 


22 Best Silent Film Sources/Lists



Source Article
Audicious Top Five Silent Films of All Time
BFI 10 great silent horror films
Cheat Sheet 10 Silent Movies That Everyone Should See
Compass Classroom Great Films from the 1920s
Film School Rejects The Silent Film Era: 30 Essential Films You Should Watch
Filmsite Silent Films
Flick Chart The Best Silent Films of All Time
Frame Trek Top 10 Best Comedy Films of the Silent Era
IMDB Best Silent Films:The Ultimate List
IMDB 2 The 20 Best Silent Movies Of All Time
Independent The 10 best silent films
io9 8 Silent Films Every Sci-Fi and Horror Fan Should See
List Challenges Greatest Silent Films
Movies Silently Movies Silently’s Top Ten Silent Films
MUBI 100 best silent films
Open Culture 101 Free Silent Films: The Great Classics
Ranker 1920s Silent Movies | List of Best 20s Silent Films
Silent Era Top 100 Silent Era Films
Taste Of Cinema The 30 Best Silent Movies in Hollywood History
Telegraph 10 best silent films, selected by Tim Robey
The Guardian Top 10 silent movies | Film
What We Do All Day The Best Silent Movies to Watch with Your Kids

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