The 100 Best Silent Movies of all Time

 

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The 100 best silent movies of all time with links to where you can view them for free on this site. Please enjoy.

 

 Source Silent era

https://www.silentera.com/info/top100.html

 

Rank

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  1. The General 1926  Buster Keaton

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/16/the-general-1926/

  1. Metropolis 1927 Fritz Lang Germany

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/11/metropolis-1927/

 

  1. Sunrise 1927 F.W. Murnau USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2017/02/14/sunrise-1927/

 

  1. City Lights 1931 Charles Chaplin USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2017/02/14/city-lights-1931/

 

  1. Nosferatu 1922 F.W. Murnau Germany

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/nosferatu-1922/

 

  1. The Gold Rush 1925 Charles Chaplin USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/16/the-gold-rush-1925/

 

  1. La Passion et la mort

de Jeanne d’Arc

[The Passion of Joan of Arc] 1928 Carl Theodor Dreyer France

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/the-passion-of-joan-of-arc-1928/

 

  1. Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

[The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari] 1920 Robert Wiene Germany

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/15/the-cabinet-of-dr-caligari-1920/

 

  1. Bronenosets ‘Potyomkin’

[The Battleship Potemkin] 1925 Sergei M. Eisenstein USSR

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/07/battleship-potemkin-1925/

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  1. Greed 1924 Erich von Stroheim USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/09/greed-1924/

 

  1. Die Büchse der Pandora

[Pandora’s Box] 1929 G.W. Pabst Germany

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/pandoras-box-1929/

 

  1. The Crowd 1928 King Vidor USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/15/the-crowd-1928/

 

  1. The Wind 1928 Victor Sjöström USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/22/the-wind-1928/

 

  1. Napoléon 1927 Abel Gance France

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/11/29/napoleon-1927/

 

  1. The Birth of a Nation 1915 D.W. Griffith USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2019/07/12/the-birth-of-a-nation-1915/

 

  1. Intolerance 1916 D.W. Griffith USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/10/intolerance-1916/

 

  1. Sherlock, Jr. 1924 Buster Keaton USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/sherlock-jr-1924/

 

  1. The Big Parade 1925 King Vidor USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/15/the-big-parade-1925/

 

  1. Safety Last 1923 Fred Newmeyer and

Sam Taylor USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/safety-last-1923/

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  1. The Phantom of the Opera 1925 Rupert Julian USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/20/the-phantom-of-the-opera-1925/

 

  1. Broken Blossoms 1919 D.W. Griffith USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/08/broken-blossoms-1919/

 

  1. Der letzte Mann

[The Last Laugh] 1924 F.W. Murnau Germany

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/18/the-last-laugh-1924/

 

  1. The Kid 1921 Charles Chaplin USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/the-kid-1921/

 

  1. Steamboat Bill, Jr. 1928 Charles F. Reisner USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/14/steamboat-bill-jr-1928/

 

  1. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ 1925 Fred Niblo USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/07/ben-hur-a-tale-of-the-christ-1925/

 

  1. The Thief of Bagdad 1924 Raoul Walsh USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/21/the-thief-of-bagdad-1924/

 

  1. Flesh and the Devil 1927 Clarence Brown USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/08/flesh-and-the-devil-1926/

 

  1. Our Hospitality 1923 Buster Keaton and

John G. Blystone USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/our-hospitality-1923/

 

  1. Wings 1927 William A. Wellman USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/23/wings-1927/

 

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30  Man With the Movie Camera 1929 Dziga Vertov USSR

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/11/man-with-the-movie-camera-1929/

 

  1. Nanook of the North 1922 Robert J. Flaherty USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/nanook-of-the-north-1922/

 

  1. Faust 1926 F.W. Murnau Germany

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/08/faust-1926/

 

  1. Way Down East 1920 D.W. Griffith USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/23/way-down-east1920/

 

  1. Häxan

[Witchcraft Through the Ages] 1922 Benjamin Christensen Sweden

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/31/haxan-1922/

 

  1. Das Tagebuch einer Verlorenen

[The Diary of a Lost Girl] 1929 G.W. Pabst Germany

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/08/diary-of-a-lost-girl-1929/

 

  1. The Unknown 1927 Tod Browning USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/21/the-unknown1927/

 

  1. The Cameraman 1928 Edward Sedgwick USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/15/the-cameraman-1928/

 

  1. The Circus 1928 Charles Chaplin USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/15/the-circus-1928/

 

  1. Show People 1928 King Vidor USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/show-people-1928/

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  1. Un chien Andalou

[The Andalusian Dog] 1928 Luis Buñuel and

Salvador Dali France

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/14/the-andalusian-dog-un-chien-andalou-1928/

 

  1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1923 Wallace Worsley USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/16/the-hunchback-of-notre-dame-1923/

 

  1. Dr. Mabuse: Der Spieler

[Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler] 1922 Fritz Lang Germany

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/08/dr-mabuse-the-gamblerdr-mabuse-der-spieler-1922/

 

  1. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 1921 Rex Ingram USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/16/the-four-horsemen-of-the-apocalypse-1921/

 

  1. The Sheik 1921 George Melford USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2017/02/14/the-sheik1921/

 

  1. Die Nibelungen

(including Siegfried and Kriemhilds Rache

[Kriemhild’s Revenge]) 1924 Fritz Lang Germany

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/10/kriemhilds-revenge-die-nibelungen-1924/

 

  1. The Freshman 1925 Sam Taylor and

Fred Newmeyer USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/16/the-freshman-1925/

 

  1. The Mark of Zorro 1920 Fred Niblo USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/the-mark-of-zorro-1920/

 

  1. Tol’able David 1921 Henry King USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/22/tolable-david1921/

 

  1. He Who Gets Slapped 1924 Victor Sjöström USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/09/he-who-gets-slapped-1924/

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  1. Girl Shy 1924 Fred Newmeyer and

Sam Taylor USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/09/girl-shy-1924/

 

  1. The Wedding March 1928 Erich von Stroheim USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/21/the-wedding-march-1928/

 

  1. The Man Who Laughs 1928 Paul Leni USA

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/18/the-man-who-laughs-1928/

 

  1. The Lodger 1926 Alfred Hitchcock England

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/18/the-lodger-1927/

 

  1. Seven Chances 1925 Buster Keaton USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/seven-chances-1925/

 

  1. The Last Command 1928 Josef von Sternberg USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/18/the-last-command-1928/

 

  1. Foolish Wives 1922 Erich von Stroheim USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/08/foolish-wives-1922/

 

  1. Orphans of the Storm 1921 D.W. Griffith USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/orphans-of-the-storm-1921/

 

  1. Sparrows 1926 William Beaudine USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/sparrows-1926/

 

  1. The Navigator 1924 Buster Keaton and

Donald Crisp USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/the-navigator-1924/

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  1. Zemlya

[Earth] 1930 Aleksandr Dovzhenko USSR

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2017/06/10/earth-1930/

 

  1. Tabu 1931 F.W. Murnau and

Robert J. Flaherty USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/11/28/tabu-a-story-of-the-south-seas-1931

 

  1. Les Vampires 1915-16 Louis Feuillade France

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/12/04/les-vampires-1915/

 

  1. The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg 1927 Ernst Lubitsch USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/20/the-student-prince-in-old-heidelberg192

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  1. Beggars of Life 1928 William A. Wellman USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2017/06/24/beggars-of-life-1928/

 

  1. My Best Girl 1927 Sam Taylor USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2017/12/25/my-best-girl-1927/

 

  1. Cops 1922 Buster Keaton and

Eddie Cline USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/08/cops1922/

 

  1. Der Golem

[The Golem] 1920 Paul Wegener Germany

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/16/the-golemder-golem-1920/

 

  1. Le Voyage dans la lune

[A Trip to the Moon] 1902 Georges Méliès France

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/a-trip-to-the-moonle-voyage-dans-la-lune-1902-imdb-8-2/

 

  1. The Son of the Sheik 1926 George Fitzmaurice USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/20/the-son-of-the-sheik-1926/

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  1. 7th Heaven 1927 Frank Borzage USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/07/7th-heaven1927/

 

  1. It 1927 Clarence Badger USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/10/it-1927/

 

  1. The Lost World 1925 Harry O. Hoyt USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/18/the-lost-world1925/

 

  1. The Kid Brother 1927 Ted Wilde and J.A. Howe USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/the-kid-brother-1927/

 

  1. The Immigrant 1917 Charles Chaplin USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/the-immigrant-1917/

 

  1. Queen Kelly 1928 Erich von Stroheim USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/queen-kelly-1929/

 

  1. Oktiabr

[October] 1928 Sergei M. Eisenstein USSR

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/octoberoktiabr-1928/

 

  1. Cabiria 1914 Giovanni Pastrone Italy

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/12/15/cabiria-1914-2/

 

  1. Robin Hood 1922 Allan Dwan USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/robin-hood-1922/

 

  1. The Docks of New York 1928 Josef von Sternberg USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/15/the-docks-of-new-york-1928/

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  1. Stachka

[Strike] 1924 Sergei M. Eisenstein USSR

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/strikestachka-1924/

 

  1. The Great Train Robbery 1903 Edwin S. Porter USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/11/29/the-great-train-robbery-1903/

 

  1. Der müde Tod

[Destiny] 1921 Fritz Lang Germany

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/08/destiny-der-mude-tod-1921/

 

  1. Speedy 1928 Ted Wilde USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/speedy-1928/

 

  1. Sadie Thompson 1928 Raoul Walsh USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/12/05/sadie-thompson-1928/

 

  1. Tess of the Storm Country 1922 John S. Robertson USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/14/tess-of-the-storm-country-1922/

 

  1. A Woman of Paris 1923 Charles Chaplin USA

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/12/01/a-woman-of-paris-1923/

 

  1. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1920 John S. Robertson USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/08/dr-jekyll-and-mr-hyde-1920/

 

  1. The Last of the Mohicans 1920 Maurice Tourneur and Clarence Brown USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/12/05/last-of-the-mohicans-1920/

 

  1. The Unholy Three 1925 Tod Browning USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/21/the-unholy-three-1925/

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  1. Mat

[Mother] 1926 Vsevolod I. Pudovkin USSR

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/mothermat-1926/

 

  1. The Cheat  1915 Cecil B. DeMille USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/the-cheat-1915/

 

  1. Variété

[Variety] 1925 E.A. Dupont Germany

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2017/06/04/vaudeville-1925/

 

  1. Die Freudlose Gasse

[The Joyless Street] 1924 G.W. Pabst Germany

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/11/27/joyless-street-1925/

 

  1. Big Business 1929 James W. Horne USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/07/big-business-1929/

 

  1. The Iron Mask 1929 Allan Dwan USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/the-iron-mask-1929/

 

  1. The King of Kings 1927 Cecil B. DeMille USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/the-king-of-kings-1927/

 

  1. The Iron Horse 1924 John Ford USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/the-iron-horse-1924/

 

  1. The Penalty 1920 Wallace Worsley USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/the-penalty-1920/

 

  1. Stella Maris 1918 Marshall Neilan USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/12/14/stella-maris-1918/

 

  1. Underworld 1927 Josef von Sternberg USA

 

https://backtothepastweb.wordpress.com/2016/10/22/underworld-1927/

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