The Silent Ageby haz-20 | created - 16 Jan 2014 | updated - 04 Feb 2014 | Public
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1. Sunrise (1927)
Passed | 94 min | Drama, Romance
A sophisticated city woman seduces a farmer and convinces him to murder his wife and join her in the city, but he ends up rekindling his romance with his wife when he changes his mind at the last moment.
Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing
Votes: 51,998 | Gross: $0.54M
2. City Girl (1930)
Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance
A Chicago waitress falls in love with a Minnesota farmer, and decides to face a life in the country.
Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Charles Farrell, Mary Duncan, David Torrence, Edith Yorke
3. Cops (1922)
Unrated | 18 min | Short, Comedy, Family
A series of mishaps manages to make a young man get chased by a big city's entire police force.
Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Virginia Fox, Steve Murphy
4. Hard Luck (1921)
22 min | Short, Comedy
Strange things ensue after a young man attempts to take his own life.
Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts, Bull Montana
5. Tartuffe (1925)
Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy, Drama
A young man shows his millionaire grandfather a film based on Molière's Tartuffe, in order to expose the old man's hypocritical governess who covets his own inheritance.
Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Hermann Picha, Rosa Valetti, André Mattoni, Werner Krauss
6. The Little Match Girl (1928)
40 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
An impoverished girl tries to sell matches on NYE. Shivering with cold and unable to sell her wares, she sits in a sheltered nook. Striking a match to keep warm, she sees things in the flame.
Directors: Jean Renoir, Jean Tédesco | Stars: Catherine Hessling, Eric Barclay, Jean Storm, Manuel Raaby
7. He Who Gets Slapped (1924)
95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A bitter clown endeavors to rescue the young woman he loves from the lecherous count who once betrayed him.
Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer, John Gilbert, Ruth King
Votes: 3,994 | Gross: $0.19M
8. As It Is in Life (1910)
16 min | Drama, Short
A widowed father devotes his life to his daughter, who swears to stay with him forever. Then a handsome young man shows up and sweeps her off her feet.
Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: George Nichols, Gladys Egan, Mary Pickford, Marion Leonard
9. The Navigator (1924)
Unrated | 59 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
Two spoiled rich people find themselves trapped on an empty passenger ship.
Directors: Donald Crisp, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Frederick Vroom, Clarence Burton
Votes: 10,338 | Gross: $1.48M
10. The Gold Rush (1925)
Passed | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A prospector goes to the Klondike during the 1890s gold rush in hopes of making his fortune, and is smitten with a girl he sees in a dance hall.
Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Tom Murray, Henry Bergman
Votes: 113,047 | Gross: $5.45M
11. The Mothering Heart (1913)
Not Rated | 29 min | Short, Drama
A young couple struggle to get ahead, the wife always assuaging the troubles of her melancholy husband. As he climbs the ladder of success, he abandons the homely values and takes up with ... See full summary »
Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Walter Miller, Lillian Gish, Kate Bruce, Viola Barry
12. The 'High Sign' (1921)
Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Action, Comedy
A drifter at an amusement park finds himself both the bodyguard and hit man of a man targeted by a criminal gang.
Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Bartine Burkett, Charles Dorety, Ingram B. Pickett
13. The New York Hat (1912)
Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Drama
The young village minister was not quite as discreet as he might have been in fulfilling the strange trust left by the dying mother, but it certainly worked for the common good. By the ... See full summary »
Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Pickford, Charles Hill Mailes, Kate Bruce, Lionel Barrymore
14. The Goddess (1934)
TV-PG | 85 min | Drama
Street walker by night, devoted mother by day, a woman fights to get her young son an education amid criminal and social injustice in China.
Director: Yonggang Wu | Stars: Lingyu Ruan, Tian Jian, Zhizhi Zhang, Keng Li
15. Orphans of the Storm (1921)
Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, History, Romance
Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way.
Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut, Frank Losee
Votes: 5,285 | Gross: $0.79M
16. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
Not Rated | 70 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
The effete son of a cantankerous riverboat captain comes to join his father's crew.
Directors: Charles Reisner, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Tom McGuire, Ernest Torrence, Tom Lewis
17. The Haunted House (1921)
Unrated | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Horror
A bank clerk ends up in a seemingly haunted house that is actually a thieves' hideout.
Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts, Edward F. Cline
18. The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra (1928)
Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Drama
A wannabe movie star experiences the surreal horrors of dehumanization at the bottom of Hollywood's social ladder as his hopes for success vanish and his identity is reduced to a number.
Directors: Robert Florey, Slavko Vorkapich | Stars: Jules Raucourt, Voya George, Robert Florey, Adriane Marsh
19. The Love of Zero (1928)
15 min | Short
While playing his trombone one Sunday, the enthusiastic Zero sees Beatrix and falls in love. He returns the next week to express his feelings, and it's mutual. Over the next few months, ... See full summary »
Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Joseph Marievsky, Tamara Shavrova, Anielka Elter, Marco Elter
20. White Shadows in the South Seas (1928)
Passed | 88 min | Drama, Romance
An alcoholic doctor on a Polynesian island, disgusted by white exploitation of the natives, finds himself marooned on a pristinely beautiful island.
Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Monte Blue, Raquel Torres, Robert Anderson, Renee Bush
21. The Docks of New York (1928)
Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A blue-collar worker on New York's depressed waterfront finds his life changed after he saves a woman attempting suicide.
Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George Bancroft, Betty Compson, Olga Baclanova, Clyde Cook
22. City Lights (1931)
G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically.
Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers
Votes: 187,218 | Gross: $0.02M
23. The Sunbeam (1912)
Not Rated | 17 min | Drama, Short, Romance
In a tenement boarding-house, a lonely confirmed bachelor occupies a room across the hall from a dour spinster. Children run amok in the hallways playing pranks. Believing that the bachelor... See full summary »
Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Ynez Seabury, Kate Bruce, Claire McDowell, Dell Henderson
24. Souls for Sale (1923)
Passed | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young woman hits Hollywood, determined to become a star.
Director: Rupert Hughes | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, Mae Busch, Barbara La Marr, Richard Dix
25. West of Zanzibar (1928)
TV-G | 65 min | Drama, Mystery
A magician seeks vengeance upon the man who paralyzed him and the illegitimate daughter he sired with the magician's wife.
Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Lionel Barrymore, Mary Nolan, Warner Baxter
Votes: 1,842 | Gross: $0.92M
26. The Play House (1921)
23 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy
After waking up from his wacky dream, a theater stage hand inadvertently causes havoc everywhere he works.
Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Monte Collins, Virginia Fox
27. Underworld (1927)
Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Boisterous gangster kingpin Bull Weed rehabilitates his former lawyer from his alcoholic haze, but complications arise when he falls for Weed's girlfriend.
Directors: Josef von Sternberg, Arthur Rosson | Stars: George Bancroft, Clive Brook, Evelyn Brent, Fred Kohler
Votes: 3,234 | Gross: $1.64M
28. The Wind (1928)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A frail young woman from the East moves in with her cousin in the West, where she causes tension within the family and is slowly driven mad.
Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Montagu Love, Dorothy Cumming
29. The Goat (1992)
6 min | Animation, Short
The stubborn goat is fighting with its reflection in the water. The reflection revives. In the course of the battle of goats form more complicated mirror-worlds, where the pictures become ... See full summary »
Director: Kalju Kivi
30. The Paleface (1922)
Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Western
Buster helps a Native American tribe save their land from greedy oil barons.
Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts
31. Our Hospitality (1923)
Passed | 65 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller
A man returns to his Appalachian homestead. On the trip, he falls for a young woman. The only problem is her family has vowed to kill every member of his family.
Directors: John G. Blystone, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Keaton, Joe Roberts
Votes: 11,672 | Gross: $1.17M
32. Day Dreams (1922)
Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Comedy
A sincere young man leaves his home to win his fortune so he can marry his home town sweetheart.
Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Renée Adorée, Edward F. Cline, Joe Keaton
33. My Wife's Relations (1922)
25 min | Short, Comedy
By accident, Buster and an intimidating woman end up married.
Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Wallace Beery, Monte Collins, Wheezer Dell
34. The Frozen North (1922)
Unrated | 17 min | Short, Comedy, Western
Buster plays a bumbling villain in this parody of melodrama.
Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Bonnie Hill, Joe Roberts
35. The Original Movie. (1922)
Unrated | 8 min | Short, Animation, Comedy
A look at the filmmaking process in the prehistoric era, inside the Stonehenge Film Company. It seems some things haven't changed much. The process begins with the writer dropping off his ... See full summary »
Director: Tony Sarg
36. The First Circus (1921)
6 min | Animation, Short
Scene from the first circus, featuring a dinosaur.
37. One Week (1920)
TV-G | 25 min | Short, Comedy
A newly wedded couple attempts to build a house with a prefabricated kit, unaware that a rival sabotaged the kit's component numbering.
Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts
38. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
Not Rated | 67 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.
Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover
39. A Photographic Contortion (1901)
1 min | Comedy, Short
A man, objecting to being filmed, comes closer and closer to the camera lens until his mouth is all we see. Then he opens wide and swallows camera and cinematographer. He steps back, chews, and grins.
Director: James Williamson | Star: Sam Dalton
40. Safety Last! (1923)
Not Rated | 74 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
A boy leaves his small country town and heads to the big city to get a job. As soon as he makes it big his sweetheart will join him and marry him. His enthusiasm to get ahead leads to some interesting adventures.
Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother, Noah Young
Votes: 21,378 | Gross: $1.36M
41. Girl Shy (1924)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Romance
A shy young man who can't talk to women ventures out to publish a book full of fictional conquests, but finds true love along the way.
Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Richard Daniels, Carlton Griffin
Votes: 3,503 | Gross: $0.63M
42. The Boat (1921)
Not Rated | 23 min | Short, Comedy, Family
Buster and his family go on a voyage on his homemade boat that proves to be one disaster after another.
Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Sybil Seely
43. 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.
Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Donald Crisp, Arthur Howard
44. The Outlaw and His Wife (1918)
Not Rated | 72 min | Drama