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SilentEra.com's Top 300 Silent Era Films

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Top 100 Silent Era Films

1. The General (1927)
2. Metropolis (1927)
3. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
4. City Lights (1931)
5. Nosferatu (1922)
6. The Gold Rush (1925)
7. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
8. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
9. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
10. Greed (1924)
11. Pandora's Box (1929)
12. The Crowd (1928)
13. The Wind (1928)
14. Napoleon (1927)
15. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
16. Intolerance (1916)
17. Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
18. The Big Parade (1925)
19. Safety Last (1923)
20. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
21. Broken Blossoms (1919)
22. The Last Laugh (1924)
23. The Kid (1921)
24. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
25. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)
26. The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
27. Flesh and the Devil (1926)
28. Our Hospitality (1923)
29. Wings (1927)
30. Man With the Movie Camera (1929)  (Documentary Feature)
31. Nanook of the North (1922)  (Documentary Feature)
32. Faust (1926)
33. Way Down East (1920)
34. Haxan (1922)
35. Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)
36. The Unknown (1927)
37. The Cameraman (1928)
38. The Circus (1928)
39. Show People (1928)
40. Un Chien Andalou (1929)  (16m short)
41. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
42. Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922)
43. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
44. The Sheik (1921)
45a. Siegfried (1924)
45b. Kriemhild's Revenge (1924)
46. The Freshman (1925)
47. The Mark of Zorro (1920)
48. Tol'able David (1921)
49. He Who Gets Slapped (1924)
50. Girl Shy (1924)
51. The Wedding March (1928)
52. The Man Who Laughs (1928)
53. The Lodger (1927)
54. Seven Chances (1925)
55. The Last Command (1928)
56. Foolish Wives (1922)
57. Orphans of the Storm (1921)
58. Sparrows (1926)
59. The Navigator (1924)
60. Earth (1930)
61. Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931)
62. Les Vampires (1915)
63. The Student Prince In Old Heidelberg (1927)
64. Beggars of Life (1928)
65. My Best Girl (1927)
66. Cops (1922)  (22m short)
67. The Golem: How He Came Into the World (1920)
68. A Trip To the Moon (1902)  (13m short)
69. The Son of the Sheik (1926)
70. 7th Heaven (1927)
71. It (1927)
72. The Lost World (1925)
73. The Kid Brother (1927)
74. The Immigrant (1917)  (30m short)
75. Queen Kelly (1929)
76. October (1928)
77. Cabiria (1914)
78. Robin Hood (1922)
79. The Docks of New York (1928)
80. Strike (1925)
81. The Great Train Robbery (1903)  (11m short)
82. Destiny (1921)
83. Speedy (1928)
84. Sadie Thompson (1928)
85. Tess of the Storm Country (1922)
86. A Woman of Paris (1923)
87. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
88. The Last of the Mohicans (1920)
89. The Unholy Three (1925)
90. Mother (1926)
91. The Cheat (1915)
92. Variety (1925)
93. The Joyless Street (1925)
94. Big Business (1929)  (19m short)
95. The Iron Mask (1929)
96. The King of Kings (1927)
97. The Iron Horse (1924)
98. The Penalty (1920)
99. Stella Maris (1918)
100. Underworld (1927)

Off the List 101-200

101. Male and Female (1919)
102. The Black Pirate (1926)
103. College (1927)
104. Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924)
105. Spione (1928)
106. Storm Over Asia (1928)
107. The Covered Wagon (1923)
108. The Merry Widow (1925)
109. Hell's Hinges (1916)
110. The Outlaw and His Wife (1918)
111. West of Zanzibar (1928)
112. The Student of Prague (1926)
113. The Pilgrim (1923)  (40m short)
114. The Phantom Carriage (1921)
115. Blood and Sand (1922)
116. Spite Marriage (1929)
117. Shoulder Arms (1918)
118. The Strong Man (1926)
119. The Ten Commandments (1923)
120. A Woman of Affairs (1928)
121. The Cat and the Canary (1927)
122. Hands Up! (1926)
123. Regeneration (1915)
124. The Scarlet Letter (1926)
125. Piccadilly (1929)
126. Liberty (1929)  (20m short)
127. Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927)  (Documentary Feature)
128. Our Dancing Daughters (1928)
129. I Was Born, But... (1932)
130. The Play House (1921)  (18m short)
131. The Marriage Circle (1924)
132. A Girl In Every Port (1928)
133. A Dog's Life (1918)  (33m short)
134. The Gaucho (1927)
135. Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)  (12m short)
136. Go West (1925)
137. True Heart Susie (1919)
138. A Page of Madness (1926)
139. Tell It To the Marines (1926)
140. The Great K & A Train Robbery (1926)
141. Grandma's Boy (1922)
142. Arsenal (1929)
143. People On Sunday (1930)
144. Blind Husbands (1919)
145. The Chess Player (1927)
146. Bed and Sofa (1927)
147. The Patsy (1928)
148. Battling Butler (1926)
149. One Week (1920)  (25m short)
150. Easy Street (1917)  (24m short)
151. Why Worry? (1923)
152. Scaramouche (1923)
153. Waxworks (1924)
154. Don Juan (1926)
155. City Girl (1930)
156. Fanny Hawthorne (1927)
157. Tumbleweeds (1925)
158. For Heaven's Sake (1926)
159. Two Tars (1928)  (21m short)
160. Jujiro (1928)
161. The Cure (1917)  (24m short)
162. Lonesome (1928)
163. The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)
164. Daddy-Long-Legs (1919)
165. What Price Glory (1926)
166. The Sea Hawk (1924)
167. Burning Soil (1922)
168. Entr'Acte (1924)  (22m short)
169. Three Ages (1923)
170. Asphalt (1929)
171. The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
172. The Eagle (1925)
173. J'accuse! (1919)
174. Menilmontant (1926)  (38m short)
175. Peter Pan (1924)
176. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917)
177. Within Our Gates (1920)
178. The Trail of '98 (1928)
179. Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926)
180. Brown of Harvard (1926)
181. Hot Water (1924)
182. Tartuffe (1925)
183. The Finishing Touch (1928)  (19m short)
184. Po zakonu (1926)
185. White Shadows In the South Seas (1928)
186. Lady Windermere's Fan (1925)
187. The Whispering Chorus (1918)
188. The Oyster Princess (1919)
189. Casanova, the Prince of Adventure (1927)
190. L'Argent (1928)
191. The Rink (1916)  (30m short)
192. Charlie Chaplin: Behind the Screen (1916)  (30m short)
193. La Boheme (1926)
194. Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness (1927)  (Documentary Feature)
195. Cobra (1925)
196. Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (1906)  (7m short)
197. The Electric House (1922)  (23m short)
198. Grass: A Nation's Battle For Life (1925)  (Documentary Feature)
199. Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928)
200. The Pawnshop (1916)  (25m short)

Off the List 201-300

201. La Roue (1923)
202. The Three Musketeers (1921)
203. Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914)
204. The Toll of the Sea (1922)
205. A Story of Floating Weeds (1934)
206. Isn't Life Wonderful (1924)
207. Regen (1929)  (14m short)
208. The Story of Gosta Berling (1924)
209. The Sinking of the Lusitania (1918)  (12m short)
210. Body and Soul (1925)
211. Traffic In Souls (1913)
212. Beau Geste (1926)
213. Seven Footprints To Satan (1929)
214. Joan the Woman (1916)
215. The Italian Straw Hat (1928)
216. The End of St. Petersburg (1927)
217. The Blue Bird (1918)
218. Hearts of the World (1918)
219. Mantrap (1926)
220. Mighty Like a Moose (1926)  (22m short)
221. West Point (1927)
222. The Treasure of Arne (1919)
223. New Year's Eve (1924)
224. Backwash (1929)
225. The Doll (1919)
226. Seven Years Bad Luck (1921)
227. The Three Must-Get-Theres (1922)
228. Nana (1926)
229. Daisy Doodad's Dial (1914)  (9m short)
230. The Dumb Girl of Portici (1916)
231. Fear (1917)
232. The Life Story of David Lloyd George (1918)
233. Madame DuBarry (1919)
234. Sangen om den eldroda blomman (1919)
235. 'A Santanotte (1922)
236. The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West In the Land of the Bolsheviks (1924)
237. Chained: The Story of the Third Sex (1924)
238. The Open Road (1926)  (Documentary Feature)
239. Dirnentragodie (1927)
240. Fantasia 'e surdate (1927)
241. The Love of Jeanne Ney (1927)
242. The Devious Path (1928)
243. Schmutziges Geld (1928)
244. Caucasian Love (1928)
245. Four Sons (1928)
246. While the City Sleeps (1928)
247. La p'tite Lili (1927)  (15m short)
248. Die wunderbare Luge der Nina Petrowna (1929)
249. The Kiss (1929)
250. The Student of Prague (1913)
251. The High Sign (1921)  (21m short)
252. Neighbors (1920)  (18m short)
253. Across To Singapore (1928)
254. The Adventurer (1917)  (24m short)
255. Ballet mecanique (1924)  (19m short)
256. The Balloonatic (1923)  (27m short)
257. The Boat (1921)  (26m short)
258. The Burning Brazier (1923)
259. Carmen (1915)
260. The Living Playing Cards (1904)  (3m short)
261. A Corner In Wheat (1909)  (14m short)
262. Don't Change Your Husband (1919)
263. Ella Cinders (1926)
264. Eternal Love (1929)
265. Sex In Chains (1928)
266. Hula (1927)
267. Hotel Imperial (1927)
268.1. The Indian Tomb: Part II, the Tiger of Bengal (1921)
268.2. The Indian Tomb: Part I, the Mission of the Yogi (1921)
269. The Jack-Knife Man (1920)
270. Lady of the Night (1925)
271. The Magician (1926)
272. Our Sea (1926)
273. The Matinee Idol (1928)
274. Mickey (1918)
275. Mr. Wu (1927)
276. The Mysterious Lady (1928)
277. Old Ironsides (1926)
278. One A.M. (1916)  (24m short)
279. Paths To Paradise (1925)
280. The Perils of Pauline (1914)
281. The Plastic Age (1925)
282. Riders of the Purple Sage (1925)
283. Riley the Cop (1928)
284. Salome (1923)
285. Shadows (1922)
286. Street Angel (1928)
287. Tarzan of the Apes (1918)
288. 3 Bad Men (1926)
289. The Toll Gate (1920)
290. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)
291. Voyage a Travers L'impossible (1904)  (24m short)
292. Why Change Your Wife? (1920)
293. Wild Orchids (1929)
294. Phantom (1922)
295. L'arrivee D'un Train a La Ciotat (1896)  (1m short)
296. Seduction (1929)
297.1. Fantomas (1913)
297.2. Juve Against Fantomas (1913)
297.3. The Dead Man Who Killed (1913)
297.4. Fantomas Against Fantomas (1914)
297.5. Le faux magistrat (1914)
298. The Holy Mountain (1926)
299. No #299
300. No #300

 

The silent era films on this list are based on votes received by the 25,000 plus users of the SilentEra.com website. SilentEra.com was created in 1999 as an online database for silent films, currently includes lists, news, reviews and articles on silent films, and describes itself as "an informational entre to the silent era of world cinema, accessible to the novice yet (hopefully) robust enough to be of use to knowledgeable enthusiasts, archivists, academics and film historians." Both features and shorts are eligible for the list. To be included on the list a film must: (1) be a true silent film (City Lights is included, Modern Times is not); (2) must have been produced to be a silent film (synchronized music tracks are acceptable, but part-talkies and talkies that have only survived as silents are not acceptable), and (3) must still exist somewhere and in some viewable form (no lost films are permitted). Votes in the form of a simple unranked list of as few or as many films as the voter wishes to submit can be submitted via email. Although the list is technically a fluid list which is constantly being updated as new votes are submitted, in reality the list is only updated every year or two when the webmasters have time. They note on their website that they are working on an automated voting and tabulation process that will allow users to register online as a voter and cast their ballots, and that voting would then be tabulated automatically and remain up-to-the-minute. In addition to the primary "Top 100 Silent Era Films" the website also includes the next 200 titles (#101 to #300) that did not make the Top 100 list, which are also included herein. The website for the SilentEra.com list is: www.silentera.com/info/top100.html.

(last update February 5, 2014)