Best Silent Movies

  • The Artist

    The Artist (PG-13, 2011)

    Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller
    Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talki... read morees will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), it seems the sky's the limit - major movie stardom awaits. The Artist tells the story of their interlinked destinies. -- (C) Weinstein
    • thomasharris14
      thomasharris14: First of all, I was a little skeptical about this movie because I didn't believe a silent film would work in the 21st century since it had been a long time since the end of the silent
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
    • moviesbewithyou2
      moviesbewithyou2: . The black and white and silent element of the movie is used as a beneficial, ironic element. It's about a movie star during
      Reviewed 38 days days ago
    • fb7106233
      fb7106233: Silent films work in two ways: being broad enough to understand without words and having stars so l
      Reviewed 7 days days ago
  • WALL-E

    WALL-E (G, 2008)

    Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, Macintalk
    After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL-E (short for Waste Allocation Lo... read moread Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. EVE comes to realize that WALL-E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet's future, and races back to space to report her findings to the humans (who have been eagerly awaiting word that it is safe to return home). Meanwhile, WALL-E chases EVE across the galaxy and sets into motion one of the most exciting and imaginative comedy adventures ever brought to the big screen. Joining WALL-E on his fantastic journey across a universe of never-before-imagined visions of the future, is a hilarious cast of characters including a pet cockroach, and a heroic team of malfunctioning misfit robots.
    • fb1729406813
      fb1729406813: It's one of those nearly silent films I'd love to watch over and over again
      Reviewed 11 months days ago
    • asjklasjklas
      asjklasjklas: Influenced by the silent film era and the sci-fi genre and narrated through effective visual delight and little dialog
      Reviewed 10 months days ago
    • fb1025970122
      fb1025970122: . The chracters are so likeable, the first part of the film or the "silent section" i enjoyed most-it showed true humanity in a robot-it expressed tons of emotions thro
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Sunset Boulevard

    Sunset Boulevard (Unrated, 1950)

    William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Fred Clark
    Aging silent-film star Norma Desmond ensnares a young screenwriter in this poison-pen valentine to H... read moreollywood.
    • ohagankieran
      ohagankieran: . If that weren't enough, there's even a cameo by silent film great Buster Keaton (among others).

      One of the most appealing aspects of this film is h
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • SJMJ91
      SJMJ91: . Norma is an aging ex silent film star who has moved away to live in a mansion on Sunset Boulevard. Her one companion is M
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • tsigur
      tsigur: . I also enjoyed seeing some other great silent film era legends in the film like Buster Keaton and Cecil B. DeMille. Extraordinary film.
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (Nosferatu the Vampire)

    Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (Nosferatu the Vampire) (Unrated, 1922)

    Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder, Georg H. Schnell
    Originally released in 1922 as "Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror", this chilling and eerie adaptation... read more of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" is a silent masterpiece of terror which to this day is a striking and frightening portrayal of the legend.
    • gilbertgumphrey
      gilbertgumphrey: Saying this is a silent film, the first ever to show a vampire, probably puts everyone off from seeing it. But when
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
    • fb1008742212
      fb1008742212: . For one thing, in contrast to the authorised 1931 film Dracula, Nosferatu works as a silent film and therefore needs to have music constantly playing, one thing Dracula was largely bere
      Reviewed 12 months days ago
    • punisherexpo
      punisherexpo: Never thought a silent film could be scary...this is.
      Reviewed 8 months days ago
  • Metropolis

    Metropolis (PG-13, 1927)

    Alfred Abel, Gustav Froehlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Theodor Loos, Heinrich George
    In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the... read more city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
    • fb1008742212
      fb1008742212: and combined with the story's allegorical sense it really is a primary display of some of the best silent films Germany or even the world had to offer.
      Metropolis' view of a dystopian future is a per
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
    • jlhaines2011
      jlhaines2011: Beautiful. The Silent Movie Theater (with Chrome Canyon dj set)
      Reviewed 9 months days ago
    • lizziemay81gmailcom
      lizziemay81gmailcom: Metropolis is a movie that many other movies have reflected off of. It is a very interesting movie,
      Reviewed 14 months days ago
  • City Lights

    City Lights (G, 1931)

    Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Harry Myers, Hank Mann, Allan Garcia
    Charles Chaplin was deep into production of his silent City Lights when Hollywood was overwhelmed by... read more the talkie revolution. After months of anguished contemplation, Chaplin decided to finish the film as it began--in silence, save for a musical score and an occasional sound effect. Once again cast as the Little Tramp, Chaplin makes the acquaintance of a blind flower girl (Virginia Cherrill), who through a series of coincidences has gotten the impression that the shabby tramp is a millionaire. A second storyline begins when the tramp rescues a genuine millionaire (Harry Myers) from committing suicide. When drunk, the millionaire expansively treats the tramp as a friend and equal; when sober, he doesn't even recognize him. The two plots come together when the tramp attempts to raise enough money for the blind girl to have an eye operation. Highlights include an extended boxing sequence pitting scrawny Chaplin against muscle-bound Hank Mann, and the poignant final scene in which the now-sighted flower girl sees her impoverished benefactor for the first time. Chaplin's decision to release the silent City Lights three years into the talkie era was partially vindicated when more than one critic singled out this "comedy in pantomime" as the best picture of 1931. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
  • Modern Times

    Modern Times (G, 1936)

    Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Stanley J. ('Tiny') Sandford, Chester Conklin
    This episodic satire of the Machine Age is considered Charles Chaplin's last "silent" film, although... read more Chaplin uses sound, vocal, and musical effects throughout. Chaplin stars as an assembly-line worker driven insane by the monotony of his job. After a long spell in an asylum, he searches for work, only to be mistakenly arrested as a Red agitator. Released after foiling a prison break, Chaplin makes the acquaintance of orphaned gamine (Paulette Goddard) and becomes her friend and protector. He takes on several new jobs for her benefit, but every job ends with a quick dismissal and yet another jail term. During one of his incarcerations, she is hired to dance at a nightclub and arranges for him to be hired there as a singing waiter. He proves an enormous success, but they are both forced to flee their jobs when the orphanage officials show up to claim the girl. Dispirited, she moans, "What's the use of trying?" But the ever-resourceful Chaplin tells her to never say die, and our last image is of Chaplin and The Gamine strolling down a California highway towards new adventures. The plotline of Modern Times is as loosely constructed as any of Chaplin's pre-1915 short subjects, permitting ample space for several of the comedian's most memorable routines: the "automated feeding machine," a nocturnal roller-skating episode, and Chaplin's double-talk song rendition in the nightclub sequence. In addition to producing, directing, writing, and starring in Modern Times, Chaplin also composed its theme song, Smile, which would later be adopted as Jerry Lewis' signature tune. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
    • kndhargrove
      kndhargrove: . Technically it is a silent film, however there is a short scene with talking for effect. This movie is amazing. It deser
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • fb1614518562
      fb1614518562: .

      I thought it was interesting that even though it was not a silent film he was still using the cards that say people's lines or what was going on even though th
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
    • fb685772754
      fb685772754: . This was quite different from the dictator. I haven't seen many silent films so at first the acting seemed over the top but it has to be I suppose. Great roller ska
      Reviewed 11 months days ago
  • Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari)

    Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) (Unrated, 1920)

    Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Lil Dagover, Friedrich Feher, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski
    Two men on a park bench discuss the story of Cesare, a sleep-walking circus performer under the cont... read morerol of the murderous Dr. Caligari. But all, of course, is not quite as it seems.
    • asjklasjklas
      asjklasjklas: . Caligari impacted cinema altogether and is one of the greatest, most historically significant silent films to date.
      Reviewed 10 months days ago
    • 00Film
      00Film: . A masterpiece silent horror well worth a watch for horror buffs.
      Reviewed 21 months days ago
    • fb1533352175
      fb1533352175: Great silent film in the horror genre. This director was well ahead of his time. You almost sense this is
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Mr. Bean's Holiday

    Mr. Bean's Holiday (G, 2007)

    Rowan Atkinson, Emma de Caunes, Jean Rochefort, Karel Roden, Max Baldry
    In his latest misadventure, Mr. Bean-the nearly wordless misfit who seems to be followed by a trail ... read moreof pratfalls and hijinks-goes on holiday to the French Riviera and becomes ensnared in a European adventure of cinematic proportions. Tired of the dreary, wet London weather, Bean packs up his suitcase and camcorder to head to Cannes for some sun on the beach. Ah...vacation. But his trip doesn't go as smoothly as he had hoped when the bumbling Bean falls face first into a series of mishaps and fortunate coincidences, far-fetched enough to make his own avant-garde film. Wrongly thought to be both kidnapper and acclaimed filmmaker, he has some serious explaining to do after wreaking havoc across the French countryside and arriving at his vacation spot with a Romanian filmmaker's precocious son and an aspiring actress in tow. Will Bean be arrested by the gendarmes or end up winning the Palme d'Or? It's all caught on camera as Atkinson again applies his awkward athleticism to a comedy of errors in Mr. Bean's Holiday.
    • fb679193553
      fb679193553: Amusing almost-silent movie, set in beautiful surroundings. Bean does nothing to promote the image of the Englishm
      Reviewed 21 months days ago
    • fb1812324173
      fb1812324173: It was nice to see Mr Bean back on the big screen a really good recap on silent comedy good job Atkinson for bringing him back one more time
      Reviewed 23 months days ago
    • ColbyBryant
      ColbyBryant: . Worth a look for fans of silent/physical comedy.
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
  • Talk to Her

    Talk to Her (R, 2002)

    Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling, Rosario Flores, Geraldine Chaplin
    Pedro Almodóvar follows his international success All About My Mother with an offbeat drama that exp... read morelores the friendship of two men brought together under unusual but strangely similar circumstances. Benigno (Javier Camára) is a male nurse whose apartment overlooks a dance studio run by Katerina (Geraldine Chaplin); he often sits on his balcony and watches one of Katerina's students, Alicia (Leonor Watling), and he finds himself becoming infatuated with her. When Alicia is severely injured in an auto accident that leaves her in a coma, Benigno discovers she has been admitted to the hospital where he works, and he spends his days caring for a woman he now deeply loves but has barely met. Marco (Darío Grandinetti) is a journalist who was assigned to interview Lydia (Rosario Flores), a well-known female bullfighter whose on-the-rocks romance with another toreador, "El Niño de Valencia" (Adolfo Fernández), has made her the focus of the tabloid press. During Marco's interview with Lydia, he goes out of his way to treat her kindly, and she appears to return his attention. During the bullfight which follows, Lydia is gored by the bull, and is now in a coma; Marco is certain his interview broke her steely concentration, and he spends most of his days at the hospital, convinced her injuries are his fault. Alicia and Lydia are both housed in the same ward of the same hospital, and in time Benigno and Marco become close friends, bonding in their shared devotion to women who cannot return their affection. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • odditie
      odditie: When Benigno does rape her comatose body Almodovar takes care, he uses cartoon like characters in a silent film to express the act and while its serious nature does not get overlooked as the film move
      Reviewed 7 years days ago