Silent : Your top 20 favourite Silent films?

Your top 20 favourite Silent films?

Which twenty Silent films do you love the most? (You can include feature films, short films and documentaries).

I'm interested to see which films we'll all choose.

I love the following.

1- The Thief of Bagdad
2- Menilmontant
3- The Epic of Everest(Documentary from 1924)
4- Nosferatu
5- Pandora's Box
6- The Cheat
7- The Phantom Carriage
8- The Man Who Laughs
9- Broken Blossoms
10-Strike
11-The Fall of the House of Usher
12-Get Your Man
13-Borderline
14-Way Down East
15-The Penalty
16-Shooting Stars
17-Faust
18-Little Toys
19-Man With a Movie Camera
20-True Heart Susie


Go to bed Frank or this is going to get ugly .

Re: Your top 20 favourite Silent films?

1.The Crowd
2. Hunchback Of Notre Dame
3. Sunrise
4. Metropolis
5. Nosferatu
6. Inferno
7. The Golem
8. The Penalty
9. Steamboat Bill Jr.
10. Man Who Laughs
11. The Unknown
12. The Penalty
13. Phantom Of The Opera
14. J'Accuse
15. Siren of The Tropics
16. Potemkin
17. Passion Of Joan Of Arc
18. Last Laugh
19. Cabiria
20. Haxan

Re: Your top 20 favourite Silent films?

Hi coldnaps,

Great list. Have never heard of Siren of the Tropics,will have to check it out. Never seen a film quite like Haxan, one that you never forget.


Go to bed Frank or this is going to get ugly .

Re: Your top 20 favourite Silent films?

Siren was an early Josephine Baker flick; showed her at her sexiest

Re: Your top 20 favourite Silent films?

In no particular order. I am including short, feature & serials in my list.

1. The Circus.
2. The Gold Rush.
3. Haxan.
4. Metropolis.
5. The Battleship Potemkin.
6. The Artist.
7. Shoulder Arms.
8. The Cabinet of Dr Caligari.
9. Sherlock Jr.
10. Meshes of the Afternoon.
11. The Idle Class.
12. Les Vampires (I have not all of them yet but I really like the ones I have seen).
13. One am.
14. An Andalusian Dog.
15. City Lights,
16. The Epic of Everest.
17. A trip to the Moon.
18. Orphans of the Storm.
19. A Dog's life.
20. The Kid.

Re: Your top 20 favourite Silent films?

I agree with most of your choices but where was "The Birth of the Nation" ? It wasn't mentioned so far.

For my choices I'll generalize and add:

Anything with Lon Chaney, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Laurel and Hardy, Douglas Fairbanks, John Barrymore, Greta Garbo, Rudolph Valentino, John Gilbert and a special mention for John Ford ("The Iron Horse")

Re: Your top 20 favourite Silent films?

I have not seen Birth of a nation yet. I do have other silent films in my possession that I am yet to watch so my list may change in the near future.

Re: Your top 20 favourite Silent films?

Hi Jamie,

Glad to find another fan of Epic of Everest. One of the best documentaries I've ever seen. It's even more incredible when you learn how difficult filming was. I love the blue tinting, it gives the effect of cold and works well when used over clips of ice and snow on the mountain.

Did you ever get to see Nosferatu and The Phantom of the Opera?


Go to bed Frank or this is going to get ugly .

Re: Your top 20 favourite Silent films?

Hi there. Epic of Everest is a great Documentary, not what I was expecting but surprisingly good and the story has stuck with me ever since.

I have Phantom recorded but not watched yet as been busy, and now the Snookers on I won't get anything watched until next week.

I have not watched Nosferatu yet either, but after thinking it over I will take your advice & watch it online (when Snooker finishes, lol).

Re: Your top 20 favourite Silent films?

3 Bad Men
Big Business
The Big Parade
The Cameraman
The Circus


The Crowd
The Docks of New York
Girl Shy
The Italian Straw Hat
The Last Command


Liberty
Movie Night
My Best Girl
The Racket
Show People


The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
Sunrise
Tumbleweeds
Two Arabian Knights
Two Tars



Silent movies seen on the big screen, so far: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls000300772/





"Ain't it funny how coffee never tastes as good as it smells?"

Re: Your top 20 favourite Silent films?

Hi paddy,

There's quite a few on your list that I'm ashamed to say I've never even heard of. The Last Command and Two Arabian Knightslook like two I'd like.

Will have to check some of those out.

The Cameraman is hysterical. Can't go wrong with Buster.





Go to bed Frank or this is going to get ugly .

Re: Your top 20 favourite Silent films?

Buster brings more people (audiences) together than any other actor.





"Ain't it funny how coffee never tastes as good as it smells?"

Re: Your top 20 favourite Silent films?

I could only get it down to 25, I'm afraid.

1. THE IRON MASK

and the rest in alphabetical order because I'd never get it done if I had to try to sort them out in order of preference:

THE BLACK PIRATE
BLACKMAIL
THE CAMERAMAN
CHICAGO
DON JUAN
THE EAGLE
FAUST
THE LAST COMMAND
THE LAST LAUGH
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS
THE LATE MATHIAS PASCAL
OUR HOSPITALITY
THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
THE SEA HAWK
SEVEN CHANCES
SHERLOCK JR.
SOUTH (aka IN THE GRIP OF THE POLAR ICE)
SUNRISE
TEMPEST
THE TRAIL OF ‘98
THE UNKNOWN
WEST OF ZANZIBAR
WINGS


"Security - release the badgers."

Re: Your top 20 favourite Silent films?

I am relatively new to Silent Films so my list kinda petered out here..hmmmmm,,,but I am working on it.

But of what I have seen so far this is what I would recommend to someone else as those films that made the biggest memorable impression upon me.

The General
Wings
The Sea Hawk
It
The Battleship Potemkin
Steamboat Bill Jr
The Thief of Baghdad
Passion Of Joan Of Arc
Seven Chances
Metropolis.
The Black Pirate
The Last Command
The Phantom of the Opera
Nosferatu

(I guess the other six films could all be filled with Buster Keaton movies :)

Re: Your top 20 favourite Silent films?


(I guess the other six films could all be filled with Buster Keaton movies :)






"Ain't it funny how coffee never tastes as good as it smells?"

Re: Your top 20 favourite Silent films?

3)Napoleon
2)The Greed
1)Thief of Bagdad

Re: Your top 20 favourite Silent films?

1. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
2. The Last Laugh
3. Nosferatu
4. The Phantom Carriage
5. Metropolis
6. The Wind
7. Sherlock Jr.
8. The Passion of Joan of Arc
9. An Andalusian Dog
10. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
11. Meshes of the Afternoon
12. Steamboat Bill Jr.
13. Dr. Mabuse The Gambler (long german 2 part version)
14. The General
15. Seven Chances
16. Our Hospitality
17. Faust
18. Man with a Movie Camera
19. The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
20. The Docks of New York


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"You see things; and you say Why? But I dream things that never were and I say Why not?"

Re: Your top 20 favourite Silent films?

Pandora's Box
Sunrise
The Man Who Laughs
Asphalt
It
Street Angel
The Kid Brother
The Circus
City Lights
The Finishing Touch
Soldier Man
The Strong Man
The Black Pirate
Piccadilly
The Lodger
A Cottage On Dartmoor
Sherlock Jr
Cops
The Goat
Tramp Tramp Tramp


I have to add Prix De Beaute to the list. An absolutely wonderful Louise Brooks film, seen for the 1st time earlier this week.

"Barney Sloane...That's my new name...My old one's a little more Italian."

Re: Your top 20 favourite Silent films?

In random order:

ZEMLYA
DIE NIBELUNGEN
APPLAUSE
DER LETZTE MANN
FAUST
SUNRISE
CITY GIRL
THE IRON HORSE
THE BIG PARADE
WINGS
UNDERWORLD
THE CROWD
THE LAST COMMAND
L'ARGENT
7th HEAVEN
MENSCHEN AM SONNTAG
THE WIND
KURRUTA IPPEJI
VARIETE
LONESOME
THE THIEF OF BAGDAD
METROPOLIS
LA PASSION DE JEANNE D'ARC
STREET ANGEL
MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA
BEN HUR






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