200 Important Silent Films 1895-1932by mCihhh | created - 10 Feb 2015 | updated - 30 Dec 2016 | Public
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4. The Great Train Robbery (1903)
TV-G | 11 min | Short, Action, Crime
A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.
5. The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)
Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Crime, Drama
A young wife and her musician husband live in poverty in a New York City tenement. The husband's job requires him to go away for for a number of days. On his return, he is robbed by the ... See full summary »
6. Traffic in Souls (1913)
TV-PG | 88 min | Crime, Drama
A woman, with the aid of her police officer sweetheart, endeavors to uncover the prostitution ring that has kidnapped her sister, and the philanthropist who secretly runs it.
Votes: 538 | Gross: $0.43M
7. Cabiria (1914)
Not Rated | 148 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Cabiria is a Roman child when her home is destroyed by a volcano. Sold in Carthage to be sacrificed in a temple, is saved by Fulvio, a Roman spy. But danger lurks, and hatred between Rome and Carthage can only lead to war.
8. Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)
Not Rated | 12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
The cartoonist, Winsor McCay, brings the Dinosaurus back to life in the figure of his latest creation, Gertie the Dinosaur.
9. In the Land of the Head Hunters (1914)
Not Rated | 65 min | Drama, History
In 1911, as part of his massive undertaking, famed Northwest photographer Edward S. Curtis travelled to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, to visit the Kwakwaka'wakw. By the next year, ... See full summary »
10. The Perils of Pauline (1914)
Passed | 199 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Young Pauline is left a lot of money when her wealthy uncle dies. However, her uncle's secretary has been named as her guardian until she marries, at which time she will officially take ... See full summary »
11. The Squaw Man (1914)
Not Rated | 74 min | Action, Drama, Romance
A chivalrous British officer takes the blame for his cousin's embezzlement and journeys to the American West to start a new life on a cattle ranch.
Votes: 855 | Gross: $0.53M
12. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
TV-PG | 195 min | Drama, History, War
The Stoneman family finds its friendship with the Camerons affected by the Civil War, both fighting in opposite armies. The development of the war in their lives plays through to Lincoln's assassination and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.
Votes: 21,312 | Gross: $10.00M
13. The Cheat (1915)
Not Rated | 59 min | Drama, Romance
A venal, spoiled stockbroker's wife impulsively embezzles $10,000 from the charity she chairs and desperately turns to a Burmese ivory trader to replace the stolen money.
15. Behind the Screen (1916)
TV-G | 30 min | Short, Comedy, Romance
Charlie is an overworked labourer at a film studio who helps a young woman find work even while his coworkers strike against his tyrannical boss.
16. Hell's Hinges (1916)
Unrated | 64 min | Romance, Western
In the wayward western town known as Hell's Hinges, a local tough guy is reformed by the faith of a good woman.
Passed | 197 min | Drama, History
The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.
Votes: 13,397 | Gross: $2.18M
21. The Outlaw and His Wife (1918)
Not Rated | 72 min | Drama
A stranger comes to work at widow Halla's farm. Halla and the stranger fall in love, but when he is revealed as Eyvind, an escaped thief forced into crime by his family's starvation, they ... See full summary »
22. Joan the Woman (1916)
Passed | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, History
A WWI English officer is inspired the night before a dangerous mission by a vision of Joan of Arc, whose story he relives.
Votes: 482 | Gross: $1.32M
23. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917)
Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Drama
With her family in financial difficulties, Rebecca is sent to live with her two strict, unfeeling aunts, who do not appreciate the young girl's charm and energy. Rebecca must make new ... See full summary »
24. The Blue Bird (1918)
Not Rated | 75 min | Fantasy
Two peasant children, Mytyl and Tyltyl, are led by Berylune, a fairy, to search for the Blue Bird of Happiness. Berylune gives Tyltyl a cap with a diamond setting, and when Tyltyl turns the... See full summary »
27. The Flame of Life (1919)
145 min | Drama, Romance
Olof Koskela is the son of a rich farmer. He seduces young girls at random, until an inconsistent gesture rushes him away from home and his carefree lifestyle. Based on the 1905 novel by Finnish author Johannes Linnankoski.
30. Stella Maris (1918)
Unrated | 84 min | Drama
Two young women - a paraplegic girl sheltered by her wealthy guardians and a more experienced orphan - fall in love with a man separated from his violent wife.
31. Tarzan of the Apes (1918)
Not Rated | 73 min | Action, Adventure
Reared by a childless ape, the orphaned heir of the Greystokes becomes one of the apes. Then, Dr Porter organises a rescue expedition, and his beautiful daughter, Jane, catches his attention. Has Tarzan of the Apes found the perfect mate?
Votes: 648 | Gross: $3.27M
34. Broken Blossoms (1919)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance
A frail waif, abused by her brutal boxer father in London's seedy Limehouse District, is befriended by a sensitive Chinese immigrant with tragic consequences.
36. Male and Female (1919)
Not Rated | 116 min | Adventure, Drama
Lady Mary Lasenby is a spoiled maiden who always gets her way until shipwrecked with her butler, then learns which qualities are really admirable in a person.
37. Meyer from Berlin (1919)
58 min | Comedy
A bumbling, self-indulgent husband goes on a vacation away from his wife. There he meets a popular, attractive young woman also on a vacation. Both go on a mountain climb which is going to be far from an ideal adventure.
38. The Doll (1919)
Not Rated | 66 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Because the Baron of Chanterelle wants to preserve his family line, he forces his timid nephew Lancelot to choose one of the village maidens to wed. Lancelot flees to a monastery to escape ... See full summary »
39. True Heart Susie (1919)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Susie, a plain young country girl, secretly loves a neighbor boy, William. She believes in him and sacrifices much of her own happiness to promote his own ambitions, all without his ... See full summary »
40. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (I) (1920)
Unrated | 82 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.
41. The Golem (1920)
Unrated | 91 min | Fantasy, Horror
In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates the Golem - a giant creature made of clay. Using sorcery, he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.
44. The Last of the Mohicans (1920)
Not Rated | 73 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
As Alice and Cora Munro attempt to find their father, a British officer in the French and Indian War, they are set upon by French soldiers and their cohorts, Huron tribesmen led by the evil... See full summary »