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1. A Terrible Night (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

A man tries to get a good night's sleep, but is disturbed by a giant spider that leaps onto his bed, and a battle ensues in hilarious comic fashion.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,083

2. Frankenstein (1910)

Unrated | 16 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle, Augustus Phillips

Votes: 3,598

3. Dante's Inferno (1911)

71 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream.

Directors: Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan, Giuseppe de Liguoro | Stars: Salvatore Papa, Arturo Pirovano, Giuseppe de Liguoro, Pier Delle Vigne

Votes: 2,252

4. The Black Ball; or, Vengeance Bequeathed (1913)

39 min | Short, Drama

Their eyes heavy with grief, Edith and Violet, dancers, return from the funeral of their sister, Grace. They find a letter marked, "To be opened after my burial," which encloses a ... See full summary »

Director: Franz Hofer | Stars: Paul Meffert, Mia Cordes, Manny Ziener, Ernst Pittschau

Votes: 86

5. Doctor Nicholson and the Blue Diamond (1913)

71 min | Crime, Thriller

Count Jules de Barton, a nobleman on hard times, seeks his fortune in America.

Stars: Anton De Verdier, Edith Buemann, Holger Reenberg, Axel Christensen

Votes: 23

6. The Student of Prague (1913)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Balduin, a student of Prague, leaves his roystering companions in the beer garden, when he finds he has reached the end of his resources. He is scarcely seated in a quiet corner when a ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Wegener, Stellan Rye | Stars: Paul Wegener, Grete Berger, Lyda Salmonova, John Gottowt

Votes: 1,778

7. The Mysterious Club (1913)

40 min | Short, Mystery

Reluctant to believe that his brother has committed suicide, Gerhard Bern travels to Rotterdam with a detective, and helped by the consul and his charming daughter Ilse he'll try to find ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Delmont | Stars: Fred Sauer, Ilse Bois, Joseph Delmont

Votes: 37

8. Trilby (1915)

59 min | Drama

A hypnotic Svengali controls the singing voice of a young starlet, but he cannot control her heart.

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Wilton Lackaye, Clara Kimball Young, Paul McAllister, Chester Barnett

Votes: 83

9. After Death (1915)

46 min | Drama

Andrei lives a secluded life with his aunt, studying and thinking about his now-deceased mother. His friend Tsenin is concerned, and tries to get Andrei to accompany him to social events. ... See full summary »

Director: Yevgeny Bauer | Stars: Vitold Polonsky, Olga Rakhmanova, Vera Karalli, Mariya Khalatova

Votes: 795

10. The End of the World (1916)

77 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A comet, passing by Earth, causes rioting, social unrest, and major disasters that destroy the world.

Director: August Blom | Stars: Olaf Fønss, Carl Lauritzen, Ebba Thomsen, Johanne Fritz-Petersen

Votes: 291

11. Satan's Rhapsody (1917)

55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A Faustian tale about an old woman who makes a pact with Mephisto to regain her youth, in return she must stay away from love. After the deal she meets two brothers who fall in love with her.

Director: Nino Oxilia | Stars: Lyda Borelli, Andrea Habay, Ugo Bazzini, Giovanni Cini

Votes: 602

12. Thais (I) (1917)

Drama

Paphnutius, a wealthy Alexandrian, is about to embrace the new faith of Christianity, but is persuaded by a friend to first see Thais, the most notable courtesan of her time. He falls in ... See full summary »

Directors: Hugo Ballin, Frank Hall Crane | Stars: Mary Garden, Hamilton Revelle, Crauford Kent, Lionel Adams

Votes: 6

13. Il Fauno (1917)

73 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A sculptor leaves his model alone in his atelier. The model, named Faith, is afraid of being left alone in the study, approaches the fireplace and lies down on the sofa, and in the study, there is also a marble statue of a faun.

Director: Febo Mari | Stars: Febo Mari, Nietta Mordeglia, Helena Makowska, Vasco Creti

Votes: 57

14. The Eyes of the Mummy (1918)

Approved | 63 min | Drama, Horror

A girl is kidnapped and held captive in an ancient Egyptian temple. She is rescued and flees to England, but soon finds that her mysterious captor is still haunting her.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Pola Negri, Harry Liedtke, Emil Jannings, Max Laurence

Votes: 556

15. A Trip to Mars (1918)

97 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A group of researchers from Earth travel in a spaceship to Mars, where, to big surprise, they find a peaceful vegetarian and pacifist civilization.

Director: Holger-Madsen | Stars: Gunnar Tolnæs, Zanny Petersen, Nicolai Neiiendam, Alf Blütecher

Votes: 589

16. The Blue Bird (1918)

Not Rated | 75 min | Family, 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 »

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Tula Belle, Robin Macdougall, Edwin E. Reed, Emma Lowry

Votes: 784

17. Die Pest in Florenz (1919)

92 min | Drama, History, Horror

Suddenly appearing in Florence, an evil seductress causes Cesare, the city's ruler, and his son to both fall madly in love with her. The son, killing his father before an order to torture ... See full summary »

Director: Otto Rippert | Stars: Theodor Becker, Karl Bernhard, Julietta Brandt, Erner Huebsch

Votes: 141

18. Nerves (1919)

110 min | Drama

Doubt and uncertainty ensue when the figurehead of a rebellion goes to court for an alleged rape.

Director: Robert Reinert | Stars: Eduard von Winterstein, Lia Borré, Erna Morena, Paul Bender

Votes: 228

19. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Not Rated | 67 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.

Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Votes: 55,832

20. 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.

Directors: Carl Boese, Paul Wegener | Stars: Paul Wegener, Albert Steinrück, Ernst Deutsch, Lyda Salmonova

Votes: 6,618

21. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (I) (1920)

Unrated | 69 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.

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield, Brandon Hurst, Charles Lane

Votes: 4,781

22. The Phantom Carriage (1921)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

On New Year's Eve, the driver of a ghostly carriage forces a drunken man to reflect on his selfish, wasted life.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Hilda Borgström, Tore Svennberg, Astrid Holm

Votes: 10,102

23. Destiny (1921)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

When a woman's fiancé disappears, Death gives her three chances to save him from his fate.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Bernhard Goetzke, Lil Dagover, Walter Janssen, Hans Sternberg

Votes: 5,168 | Gross: $0.01M

24. Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend: The Pet (1921)

Not Rated | 11 min | Animation, Short

After eating a rarebit, a man has an odd dream in which his wife takes in a strange-looking animal that eats everything in sight and keeps growing until it threatens the entire city.

Director: Winsor McCay

Votes: 365

25. Häxan (1922)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Fantasy, History

Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in Eastern Europe.

Director: Benjamin Christensen | Stars: Benjamin Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Maren Pedersen, Clara Pontoppidan

Votes: 11,854

26. Nosferatu (1922)

Not Rated | 94 min | Fantasy, Horror

Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder

Votes: 86,881

27. Salomé (1922)

Not Rated | 72 min | Biography, Drama, History

Salome, the daughter of Herodias, seduces her step-father/uncle Herod, governor of Judea, with a salacious dance. In return, he promises her the head of the prophet John the Baptist.

Directors: Charles Bryant, Alla Nazimova | Stars: Alla Nazimova, Nigel De Brulier, Mitchell Lewis, Rose Dione

Votes: 809

28. Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922)

Not Rated | 242 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Arch-criminal Dr. Mabuse sets out to make a fortune and run Berlin. Detective Wenk sets out to stop him.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Aud Egede-Nissen, Gertrude Welcker, Alfred Abel

Votes: 7,342

29. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (I) (1923)

Passed | 133 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

In 15th-century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen.

Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Kate Lester

Votes: 4,729 | Gross: $2.22M

30. Maciste in Hell (1925)

95 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

The devil takes Maciste down to hell in an attempt to corrupt and ruin his morality.

Director: Guido Brignone | Stars: Bartolomeo Pagano, Umberto Guarracino, Mario Saio, Franz Sala

Votes: 433

31. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Passed | 93 min | Horror

A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.

Directors: Rupert Julian, Lon Chaney, Ernst Laemmle, Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe

Votes: 16,297 | Gross: $3.75M

32. Faust (1926)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

The demon Mephisto wagers with God that he can corrupt a mortal man's soul.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Gösta Ekman, Emil Jannings, Camilla Horn, Frida Richard

Votes: 13,621

33. O Fauno das Montanhas (1926)

40 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

The naturalist Mr. Garton is staying in a hotel in Funchal, spending part of the winter with his daughter.

Director: Manuel Luís Vieira | Stars: Arnaldo Coimbra, Ermelinda Vieira, George A. Gordon, Maria da Nazaré Nunes da Silva Gouveia

Votes: 19

34. Ménilmontant (1926)

38 min | Short, Drama

A couple is brutally murdered in the working-class district of Paris. Later on, the narrative follows the lives of their two daughters, both in love with a Parisian thug and leading them to separate ways.

Director: Dimitri Kirsanoff | Stars: Nadia Sibirskaïa, Yolande Beaulieu, Guy Belmont, Jean Pasquier

Votes: 2,147

35. The Unknown (1927)

Unrated | 63 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

A criminal on the run hides in a circus and seeks to possess the daughter of the ringmaster at any cost.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Joan Crawford, Nick De Ruiz

Votes: 7,010 | Gross: $0.41M

36. Troll-Elgen (1927)

95 min | Drama, Mystery

The motherless moose calf acts like a cow, and the strange animal is the start of a lot of stories. Hunter's aren't interesting in hunting him down, except one. He has decided to do it in, the troll-moose.

Director: Walter Fyrst | Stars: Tryggve Larssen, Bengt Djurberg, Julie Lampe, Tove Tellback

Votes: 57

37. The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: June Tripp, Ivor Novello, Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney

Votes: 10,085

38. The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)

Not Rated | 63 min | Horror

Allan visits the sinister Usher family mansion, where his friend Roderick is painting a portrait of his sickly wife Madeline. The portrait seems to be draining the life out of Madeline, slowly leading to her death.

Director: Jean Epstein | Stars: Jean Debucourt, Marguerite Gance, Charles Lamy, Fournez-Goffard

Votes: 3,386

39. A Daughter of Destiny (1928)

108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A scientist interested in the laws of heredity, impregnates a prostitute in a laboratory with the semen of a hanged murderer. The prostitute conceives a female child who has no concept of love, whom the professor adopts.

Director: Henrik Galeen | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Paul Wegener, Iván Petrovich, Wolfgang Zilzer

Votes: 285

40. Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present 16 minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Pierre Batcheff, Simone Mareuil, Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dalí

Votes: 45,254

41. Dracula (1931)

Passed | 75 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

71 Metascore

After a naive real estate agent succumbs to the will of Count Dracula, the two head to London where the vampire sleeps in his coffin by day and searches for potential victims by night.

Directors: Tod Browning, Karl Freund | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye

Votes: 45,233

42. Drácula (1931)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror