The Greatest Masterpieces of Silent Film

A Listmania! list by C. I. Law (Ilkley, UK)
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Charlie Chaplin: City Lights [DVD]
1.  Charlie Chaplin: City Lights [DVD] DVD ~ Charles Chaplin
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  "An exquisite jewel that completely justifies Chaplin's reputation as one of the world's leading filmmakers."
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Sunrise - Murnau - Masters of Cinema series [DVD]
2.  Sunrise - Murnau - Masters of Cinema series [DVD] DVD ~ George O'Brien
The list author says:
  "A thoroughly poetic, bucolic, pastoral, personal, contemplative, idiosyncratic, lyrical, late romantic and expressionist vision of humanity."
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The General [DVD]
3.  The General [DVD] DVD ~ Buster Keaton
The list author says:
  "Buster Keaton combines humour, epic, and insight like no other."
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Criterion Collection: Joan of Arc [DVD] [1928] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
4.  Criterion Collection: Joan of Arc [DVD] [1928] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Renée Maria Falconetti
The list author says:
  "Superb directing from Dreyer combines with an unbearably moving performance from Falconetti to create a stark, radiant, exalted, simple, and ultimately sublime masterpiece."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Intolerance [1916] [DVD]
5.  Intolerance [1916] [DVD] DVD ~ Lillian Gish
The list author says:
  "As ambitious a movie as has ever been made, and if you adjust for the era, it might also be the most lavish, expensive, and painstaking."
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Metropolis: The Masters of Cinema series [DVD] [1927]
6.  Metropolis: The Masters of Cinema series [DVD] [1927] DVD ~ Alfred Abel
The list author says:
  "It is highly doubtful whether any subsequent movie has so fully and completely exploited the effects available at the time."
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Charlie Chaplin: The Gold Rush [DVD]
7.  Charlie Chaplin: The Gold Rush [DVD] DVD ~ Charles Chaplin
The list author says:
  "A wonderfully captivating historical comedy about a lone gold rush prospector. The film by which Chaplin wanted to be remembered."
£22.00   Used & New from: £5.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Battleship Potemkin [1925] [DVD]
8.  Battleship Potemkin [1925] [DVD] DVD ~ Aleksandr Antonov
The list author says:
  "A massively influential film that immortalizes the revolutionary spirit, celebrates it for those already committed, and propagandizes it for the unconverted."
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Der letzte Mann (aka The Last Laugh) [Masters of Cinema] [DVD] [1924]
9.  Der letzte Mann (aka The Last Laugh) [Masters of Cinema] [DVD] [1924] DVD ~ F.W. Murnau
The list author says:
  "A ground breaking tour de force demonstrating Murnau's immense talent for visual storytelling (no intertitles), featuring a completely free moving camera, and possibly the first ever fantasy sequence."
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Napoleon (1927)
10.  Napoleon (1927) 
The list author says:
  "Be sure to see the glorious Kevin Brownlow restoration (far closer to the original version), not the highly flawed and incomplete Coppola version."
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Nosferatu (Definitive Fully-restored version with original score) [Masters of Cinema] [1921] [DVD]
11.  Nosferatu (Definitive Fully-restored version with original score) [Masters of Cinema] [1921] [DVD] DVD ~ Max Schreck
The list author says:
  "The word masterpiece is often overused, but no one could deny that Nosferatu has truly earned that title. A pre-eminent example of early German expressionism."
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Greed [VHS]
12.  Greed [VHS] VHS Gibson Gowland
The list author says:
  "The story of a relationship ruined by greed and neurosis, backed up by some very beautiful imagery and intense music."
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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari  (Special Collector's Edition)[DVD] [1920][Region 1] [US Import][NTSC] [2019]
13.  The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Special Collector's Edition)[DVD] [1920][Region 1] [US Import][NTSC] [2019] DVD ~ Werner Krauss
The list author says:
  "Subtle and ingenius, we see the world the way an insane person might see it; warped and confused, a nightmarish terrain where nothing makes sense and balance is not to be found."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Our Hospitality & Sherlock, Jr [DVD] [2024] [US Import] [NTSC]
14.  Our Hospitality & Sherlock, Jr [DVD] [2024] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Buster Keaton
The list author says:
  "Sherlock, jnr. Even at just 44 minutes, this film starts slow, but once the action picks up, it evolves into an unforgettable never-ending stream of amazing and entertaining stunts."
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Man With A Movie Camera [1929] [DVD]
15.  Man With A Movie Camera [1929] [DVD] DVD ~ Mikhail Kaufman
The list author says:
  "An art film combining dissolves, split screen, fast motion, slow motion, footage played backwards, freeze-frames, double exposure, jump cuts, close-ups, tracking shots and animations like no other."
£10.98   Used & New from: £7.22
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Cottage on Dartmoor [DVD] [1929] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
16.  Cottage on Dartmoor [DVD] [1929] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Hans Adalbert Schlettow
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

The Crowd (1928)
17.  The Crowd (1928) VHS James Murray
The list author says:
  "An unforgetable tale of the vain struggle of one common family man to rise from the crowd."
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Broken Blossoms [1919] [DVD]
18.  Broken Blossoms [1919] [DVD] DVD ~ Lillian Gish
£29.90   Used & New from: £4.94
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Faust [DVD]
19.  Faust [DVD] DVD ~ Gösta Ekman
£24.99   Used & New from: £7.99
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Big Parade [VHS]
20.  Big Parade [VHS] VHS King Vidor|John Gilbert|Renée Adorée|Hobart Bosworth
The list author says:
  "A pleasant blend of drama, action, and lighter moments, with plenty of quality filmography and sets. Simple, believable, and unpretentious characters are brought to life by an outstanding cast."
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Ben Hur-A Tale of the Christ [VHS]
21.  Ben Hur-A Tale of the Christ [VHS] VHS Ramon Novarro
The list author says:
  "Superior to the much more celebrated William Wyler version in almost every way."
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Pandora's Box [DVD]
22.  Pandora's Box [DVD] DVD ~ Louise Brooks
£7.35   Used & New from: £5.26
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Harold Lloyd: Safety Last [VHS]
23.  Harold Lloyd: Safety Last [VHS] VHS Harold Lloyd
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Charlie Chaplin: The Kid [DVD]
24.  Charlie Chaplin: The Kid [DVD] DVD ~ Charles Chaplin
£12.99   Used & New from: £6.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Tabu (A Story of the South Seas) [Masters of Cinema] [DVD]
25.  Tabu (A Story of the South Seas) [Masters of Cinema] [DVD] DVD ~ F.W. Murnau
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