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…

  • La Roue

    201

  • The Three Musketeers

    202

  • Tillie's Punctured Romance

    203

  • The Toll of the Sea

    204

  • A Story of Floating Weeds

    205

  • Isn't Life Wonderful

    206

  • Rain

    207

  • The Saga of Gosta Berling

    208

  • The Sinking of the Lusitania

    209

  • Body and Soul

    210

  • Traffic in Souls

    211

  • Beau Geste

    212

  • Seven Footprints to Satan

    213

  • Joan the Woman

    214

  • The Italian Straw Hat

    215

  • The End of St. Petersburg

    216

  • The Blue Bird

    217

  • Hearts of the World

    218

  • Mantrap

    219

  • Mighty Like a Moose

    220

  • West Point

    221

  • Sir Arne's Treasure

    222

  • New Year's Eve

    223

  • The River

    224

  • The Doll

    225

  • Seven Years Bad Luck

    226

  • The Three Must-Get-Theres

    227

  • Nana

    228

  • Daisy Doodad's Dial

    229

  • The Dumb Girl of Portici

    230

  • Fear

    231

  • The Life Story of David Lloyd George

    232

  • Madame DuBarry

    233

  • Song of the Scarlet Flower

    234

  • 'A Santanotte

    235

  • The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks

    236

  • Michael

    237

  • The Open Road

    238

  • Tragedy of the Street

    239

  • Fantasia 'e surdato

    240

  • The Love of Jeanne Ney

    241

  • The Devious Path

    242

  • Song

    243

  • Eliso

    244

  • Four Sons

    245

  • While the City Sleeps

    246

  • La P’tite Lili

    247

  • The Wonderful Lies of Nina Petrovna

    248

  • The Kiss

    249

  • The Student of Prague

    250

  • The High Sign

    251

  • Neighbors

    252

  • Across to Singapore

    253

  • The Adventurer

    254

  • Ballet mécanique

    255

  • The Balloonatic

    256

  • The Boat

    257

  • The Burning Crucible

    258

  • Carmen

    259

  • The Living Playing Cards

    260

  • A Corner in Wheat

    261

  • Don't Change Your Husband

    262

  • Ella Cinders

    263

  • Eternal Love

    264

  • Sex in Chains

    265

  • Hula

    266

  • Hotel Imperial

    267

  • The Indian Tomb, Part I: The Mission of the Yogi

    268

  • The Jack-Knife Man

    269

  • Lady of the Night

    270

  • The Magician

    271

  • Mare Nostrum

    272

  • The Matinee Idol

    273

  • Mickey

    274

  • Mr. Wu

    275

  • The Mysterious Lady

    276

  • Old Ironsides

    277

  • One A.M.

    278

  • Paths to Paradise

    279

  • The Perils of Pauline

    280

  • The Plastic Age

    281

  • Riders of the Purple Sage

    282

  • Riley the Cop

    283

  • Salomé

    284

  • Shadows

    285

  • Street Angel

    286

  • Tarzan of the Apes

    287

  • 3 Bad Men

    288

  • The Toll Gate

    289

  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    290

  • The Impossible Voyage

    291

  • Why Change Your Wife?

    292

  • Wild Orchids

    293

  • Phantom

    294

  • The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    295

  • Erotikon

    296

  • The Holy Mountain

    297