TOP FILMS IN SILENT ERA & 1920s (estimated)by nialldude3 | created - 9 months ago | updated - 9 months ago | Public
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1. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)
Not Rated | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned.
Votes: 6,959 | Gross: $12.45M
3. The Singing Fool (1928)
105 min | Musical, Drama
A singing waiter and composer (Al Jolson) loves two women (Betty Bronson, Josephine Dunn), conquers Broadway and holds his dying son, singing "Sonny Boy."
Votes: 200 | Gross: $10.90M
4. 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: 21,320 | Gross: $10.00M
6. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
Passed | 150 min | Drama, Romance, War
An extended family split up in France and Germany find themselves on opposing sides of the battlefield during World War I.
Votes: 2,999 | Gross: $9.20M
7. Something to Think About (1920)
78 min | Drama
Wealthy cripple Markley finances the education of blacksmith's daughter Ruth. When she returns to their small town he asks to marry her, but she runs off with city worker Jim Dirk who is ... See full summary »
Votes: 568 | Gross: $9.16M
10. The Covered Wagon (1923)
98 min | Adventure, Romance, Western
Two wagon caravans converge at what is now Kansas City, and combine for the westward push to Oregon. On their quest the pilgrims will experience desert heat, mountain snow, hunger, and ... See full summary »
Votes: 485 | Gross: $7.63M
11. The Jazz Singer (1927)
Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Music, Musical
The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.
Votes: 8,510 | Gross: $7.63M
14. Way Down East (1920)
Passed | 145 min | Drama, Romance
A naive country girl is tricked into a sham marriage by a wealthy womanizer, then must rebuild her life despite the taint of having borne a child out of wedlock.
Votes: 4,810 | Gross: $4.50M
15. The Ten Commandments (1923)
Passed | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy
After hearing the story of Moses, the sons of a devout Christian mother go their own ways, while the atheist brother's breaking of the Ten Commandments leads to tragedy.
Votes: 1,817 | Gross: $5.36M
16. The Million Dollar Mystery (1914)
This twenty-three episode serial told the story of a secret society called The Black Hundred and its attempts to gain control of a lost million dollars.
Votes: 20 | Gross: $3.27M
17. Welcome Danger (1929)
Passed | 113 min | Comedy
Harold Bledsoe, a botany student, is called back home to San Francisco, where his late father had been police chief, to help investigate a crime wave in Chinatown.
Votes: 661 | Gross: $3.10M
18. His People (1925)
Passed | 93 min | Drama, Romance
The two sons of a poor Russian-Jewish pushcart peddler on New York's Lower East Side are causing their father grief. As Morris and Sammy stray from traditions cherished by their parents, ... See full summary »
Votes: 20 | Gross: $3.00M
19. Sunnyside Up (1929)
121 min | Comedy, Musical
Molly and Bee, sweet young 'working girls,' live in a cheap room over a New York grocery store. Molly's idol, wealthy Jack Cromwell, lives in a Long Island mansion but is markedly less ... See full summary »
20. The Miracle Man (1919)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama
A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam gullible public of funds for a supposed ... See full summary »
Votes: 146 | Gross: $3.00M
21. Over the Hill to the Poorhouse (1920)
Passed | 110 min | Drama, Crime
The mother of a large family is abandoned by her children and faces consignment to the poorhouse. But one of her offspring, the one no one had faith in, returns to rescue her.
Votes: 7 | Gross: $3.00M
22. Aloma of the South Seas (1926)
90 min | Comedy, Drama
Young South Seas native boy is sent to the U.S. for his education, returns to his island after his father dies to try to stop a revolution.
Votes: 10 | Gross: $6.54M
23. The Broadway Melody (1929)
Passed | 100 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt.
Votes: 6,107 | Gross: $6.12M
24. Robin Hood (1922)
Not Rated | 143 min | Adventure, Family, Romance
A nobleman becomes the vigilante Robin Hood who protects the oppressed English people from the tyrannical Prince John.
Votes: 1,929 | Gross: $5.45M
25. The Road to Ruin (1928)
60 min | Drama
A controversial, low-budget drama about the life of a young teenage girl that goes on the "road to ruin." Sally is a 16-year-old New York City teen who, neglected by her parents, takes up ... See full summary »
Votes: 35 | Gross: $2.50M
26. Oliver Twist (I) (1922)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama
An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.
Votes: 687 | Gross: $4.36M
27. What Price Glory (1926)
116 min | Comedy, Drama, War
U.S. Marine sergeants Quirt and Flagg are inveterate romantic rivals on peacetime assignments in China and the Philippines. In 1917, W.W. I brings them to France, where Flagg, now a captain... See full summary »
Votes: 343 | Gross: $0.70M