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List of missing or lost silent movies, which are known to have existed but have no available, undamaged, viewable prints or extant copies. Some have estimated that only about 10-15% of the total films produced during the silent era (from the turn of the 20th Century through the 1920s) have survived to the present day.

During the initial era of silent filmmaking, thousands of films were being produced, both independently, from studios and by experimental filmmaking collectives. The infrastructure for preserving and caring for the negatives of these films was not yet in existence, and indeed the ownership rights to the films themselves was often cast into doubt. (The Martin Scorsese film "Hugo" detailed the situation with Georges Méliès' missing films, many of which were destroyed by the creator himself.) Though new prints of previously-thought lost films are discovered all the time, and restoration efforts can make some of these older films thought to have vanished viewable, there will likely always remain a large number of recorded and discussed films that are simply not viewable for modern audiences.

[A version of this list originally appeared on <a href="http://www.silentera.com/lost">SilentEra.com</a>

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ABEND – NACHT – MORGEN is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Lost Films
ABEND – NACHT – MORGEN

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Absinthe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Lost Films

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The Accidental Honeymoon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Lost Films
The Accidental Honeymoon

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The Ace of Scotland Yard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Lost Films
The Ace of Scotland Yard Florence Ellinwood Allen, Crauford Kent Herbert Prior

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The Ace of Spades is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Lost Films
The Ace of Spades Geraldine Fitzgerald, Sebastian Shaw Felix Aylmer

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THE ACE OF THE SADDLE is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Lost Films
THE ACE OF THE SADDLE

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Action is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Lost Films
Action Hoot Gibson

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The Active Life of Dolly of th... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Lost Films
The Active Life of Dolly of the Dailies Charles Stanton Ogle, Mary Fuller Harry Beaumont

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The Actress is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Lost Films
The Actress Spencer Tracy, Anthony Perkins Jean Simmons

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The Actress and the Singer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Lost Films
The Actress and the Singer

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Adele’s Wash Day is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Lost Films
Adele’s Wash Day

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The Adorable Outcast is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Lost Films
The Adorable Outcast Walter Long, John Gavin Arthur McLaglen

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Adrienne Lecouvreur is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Lost Films
Adrienne Lecouvreur Pierre Fresnay, Yvonne Printemps Junie Astor

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The Adventures of Buffalo Bill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Lost Films
The Adventures of Buffalo Bill

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The Adventures of Kathlyn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Lost Films
The Adventures of Kathlyn Kathlyn Williams

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The Adventures of Peg o’ the... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Lost Films
The Adventures of Peg o’ the Ring

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The Adventures of Robinson Cru... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Lost Films
The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Noble Johnson, Harry Myers

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The Adventures of Ruth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Lost Films
The Adventures of Ruth Ruth Roland, Herbert Heyes George Larkin

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The Adventures of Sherlock Hol... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Lost Films
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Basil Rathbone, Ida Lupino George Zucco

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The Adventures of Tarzan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Lost Films
The Adventures of Tarzan Elmo Lincoln, Lillian Worth Frank Whitson

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THE ADVENTUROUS SEX is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Lost Films
THE ADVENTUROUS SEX

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Aftensmaden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Lost Films
Aftensmaden

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After the Fog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Lost Films

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The Aggressor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Lost Films
The Aggressor

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The Air Circus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Lost Films
THE AIR CIRCUS Sue Carol, Arthur Lake

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Akrobater is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Lost Films
Akrobater

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The Alaskan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Lost Films
The Alaskan Anna May Wong, Estelle Taylor Thomas Meighan

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The Albany Night Boat is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Lost Films
The Albany Night Boat

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Alene i Verden is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Lost Films
Alene i Verden

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Alias Jimmy Valentine is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Lost Films
Alias Jimmy Valentine Lionel Barrymore, William Haines

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Alimony is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Lost Films
Alimony Martha Vickers, Hillary Brooke John Beal

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All Dolled Up is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Lost Films
All Dolled Up

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Almost an Actress is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Lost Films
Almost an Actress Louise Fazenda

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Alraune is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Lost Films
Alraune Brigitte Helm, Paul Wegener

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Altars of Desire is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Lost Films
Altars of Desire Mae Murray, Conway Tearle

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The American Venus is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Lost Films
The American Venus Louise Brooks, Edna May Oliver Ford Sterling

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The Ancient Highway is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Lost Films
The Ancient Highway

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The Ancient Mariner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Lost Films
The Ancient Mariner

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Andrew Carnegie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Lost Films
Andrew Carnegie

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Anna Ascends is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Lost Films
Anna Ascends Alice Brady, Nita Naldi David Powell

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Anna Karenina is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Lost Films
Anna Karenina Anastasiya Vertinskaya, Vasili Lanovoy Maya Plisetskaya

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Anna the Adventuress is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Lost Films
Anna the Adventuress Jean Cadell, Gerald Ames James Carew

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Anne of Green Gables is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Lost Films
Anne of Green Gables Richard Farnsworth, Zack Ward Colleen Dewhurst

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Anne of the Mines is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Lost Films
Anne of the Mines

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The Antics of Ann is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Lost Films
The Antics of Ann

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Anything Once is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Lost Films
Anything Once Lon Chaney, Franklyn Farnum

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Apachepigens hævn is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Lost Films
Apachepigens hævn

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The Ape is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Lost Films
The Ape Olle Sarri, Samuel Haus Eva Rexed

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THE APOSTLE OF VENGEANCE is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Lost Films
THE APOSTLE OF VENGEANCE

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Appearances is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Lost Films
Appearances David Powell