The Best Silent Films of the 1920s

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1

The General

1926    Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

1927    F.W. Murnau    Not Rated

Drama    Melodrama    Romance

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The Passion of Joan of Arc

1928    Carl Theodor Dreyer    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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The Gold Rush

1925    Charles Chaplin    Not Rated

Adventure    Adventure Comedy    Comedy

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Metropolis

1927    Fritz Lang    Not Rated

Cyberpunk / Tech Noir    Cyborg / Android / Robot    Dystopian Film

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6

Sherlock Jr.

1924    Buster Keaton    Not Rated

Action Comedy    Comedy    Crime

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The Kid

1921    Charles Chaplin    Not Rated

Drama    Silent Film

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Nosferatu

1922    F.W. Murnau    Not Rated

Costume Horror    Foreign Language Film    Gothic Film

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9

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

1920    Robert Wiene    Not Rated

Costume Horror    Gothic Film    Horror

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10

The Battleship Potemkin

1925    Sergei M. Eisenstein    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Silent Film

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Steamboat Bill, Jr.

1928    Charles Reisner    Not Rated

Action Comedy    Comedy    Family-Oriented Comedy

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13

Safety Last!

1923    Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor    Not Rated

Adventure    Adventure Comedy    Comedy

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14

The Circus

1928    Charles Chaplin    Rated G

Adventure    Romance    Romantic Adventure

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15

The Cameraman

1928    Edward Sedgwick    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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The Phantom of the Opera

1925    Rupert Julian    Not Rated

Costume Horror    Gothic Film    Horror

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17

Pandora's Box

1929    Georg Wilhelm Pabst    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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18

Our Hospitality

1923    John G. Blystone, Buster Keaton    Rated G

Adventure Comedy    Comedy    Romance

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19

Un Chien Andalou

1929    Luis Buñuel    Not Rated

Avant-garde / Experimental    Mindbender    Satire

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The Last Laugh

1924    F.W. Murnau    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Psychological Drama

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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