Top 300 Silent Era Films

Silent Era, probably the most important silent film site on the internet, has a long-running poll to find the best silent era films.

The list is obviously far from perfect and suffers from three problems all acknowledged by the creators of the poll. The first is that some silent films are lost, either partially or wholly, while many others suffer from severe deterioration, and as such no definitive list of silent films is possible. The second problem is that, being a poll, the list will naturally favor those films which are more readily available for viewing on DVD and other media. The third problem is defining exactly what a "silent film" is.

To solve this last problem "silent film" is…

  • Male and Female

    101

  • The Black Pirate

    102

  • College

    103

  • Aelita: Queen of Mars

    104

  • Spies

    105

  • Storm Over Asia

    106

  • The Covered Wagon

    107

  • The Merry Widow

    108

  • Hell's Hinges

    109

  • The Outlaw and His Wife

    110

  • West of Zanzibar

    111

  • The Student of Prague

    112

  • The Pilgrim

    113

  • The Phantom Carriage

    114

  • Blood and Sand

    115

  • Spite Marriage

    116

  • Shoulder Arms

    117

  • The Strong Man

    118

  • The Ten Commandments

    119

  • A Woman of Affairs

    120

  • The Cat and the Canary

    121

  • Hands Up!

    122

  • The Regeneration

    123

  • The Scarlet Letter

    124

  • Piccadilly

    125

  • Liberty

    126

  • Berlin: Symphony of a Great City

    127

  • Our Dancing Daughters

    128

  • I Was Born, But...

    129

  • The Play House

    130

  • The Marriage Circle

    131

  • A Girl in Every Port

    132

  • A Dog's Life

    133

  • The Gaucho

    134

  • Gertie the Dinosaur

    135

  • Go West

    136

  • True Heart Susie

    137

  • A Page of Madness

    138

  • Tell It to the Marines

    139

  • The Great K&A Train Robbery

    140

  • Grandma's Boy

    141

  • Arsenal

    142

  • People on Sunday

    143

  • Blind Husbands

    144

  • The Chess Player

    145

  • Bed and Sofa

    146

  • The Patsy

    147

  • Battling Butler

    148

  • One Week

    149

  • Easy Street

    150

  • Why Worry?

    151

  • Scaramouche

    152

  • Waxworks

    153

  • Don Juan

    154

  • City Girl

    155

  • Hindle Wakes

    156

  • Tumbleweeds

    157

  • For Heaven's Sake

    158

  • Two Tars

    159

  • Crossroads

    160

  • The Cure

    161

  • Lonesome

    162

  • The Fall of the House of Usher

    163

  • Daddy-Long-Legs

    164

  • What Price Glory

    165

  • The Sea Hawk

    166

  • The Burning Soil

    167

  • Entr'acte

    168

  • Three Ages

    169

  • Asphalt

    170

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    171

  • The Eagle

    172

  • I Accuse

    173

  • Ménilmontant

    174

  • Peter Pan

    175

  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

    176

  • Within Our Gates

    177

  • The Trail of '98

    178

  • Tramp, Tramp, Tramp

    179

  • Brown of Harvard

    180

  • Hot Water

    181

  • Tartuffe

    182

  • The Finishing Touch

    183

  • By the Law

    184

  • White Shadows in the South Seas

    185

  • Lady Windermere's Fan

    186

  • The Whispering Chorus

    187

  • The Oyster Princess

    188

  • Loves of Casanova

    189

  • L'Argent

    190

  • The Rink

    191

  • Behind the Screen

    192

  • La Bohème

    193

  • Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness

    194

  • Cobra

    195

  • Dream of a Rarebit Fiend

    196

  • The Electric House

    197

  • Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life

    198

  • Laugh, Clown, Laugh

    199

  • The Pawnshop

    200