A list of the best silent films ever made, ranked by film fans' votes. This list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about Hercules are at the top of the list. If there are any great films you think we missed, please feel free to add them yourself.
The films on this list are the most famous silent movies of all time, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already if you're a fan of the genre.
This list answers the questions, "What are the best silent films?" and contains items like A Woman of Paris and America.
Various bits of information are included with these popular silent movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. So whether you're watching these movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these are some good silent films to enjoy. And when you're done, check out our list of classic romance movies.
Directed by: Charlie ChaplinCity Lights is a 1931 American romantic comedy film written by, directed by, and starring... more
Directed by: Paul LeniThe Man Who Laughs is a 1928 American silent film directed by the German Expressionist... more
Directed by: Fritz LangMetropolis is a 1927 German expressionist epic science fiction drama film directed by Fritz... more
Directed by: John BrahmThe Lodger is a 1944 horror film about Jack the Ripper, based on the novel of the same name by... more
Directed by: Charlie ChaplinA Woman of Paris is a feature-length American silent film that debuted in 1923. The film, an... more
Directed by: Deb HaganCollege is a 2008 comedy starring Drake Bell, Andrew Caldwell, and Kevin Covais and directed... more
Directed by: William Beaudine, Tom McNamaraSparrows is a 1926 American silent film about a young woman who rescues a baby from... more
Directed by: Fred Niblo, Dorothy ArznerBlood and Sand is an American silent drama film produced by Paramount Pictures, directed by... more
Directed by: F. W. MurnauNosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens is a 1922 German Expressionist horror film, directed by... more
Directed by: Jim AbrahamsBig Business is a 1988 American comedy film farce starring Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin. The... more
Directed by: Sam TaylorMy Best Girl is a romantic comedy starring Mary Pickford and Buddy Rogers, directed by Sam... more
Directed by: Buster Keaton, Edward F. ClineCops is a 1922 comedy short silent film about a young man who accidentally gets on the bad... more
- Die Nibelungen is a series of two silent fantasy films created by Austrian director Fritz Lang... more
Directed by: D. W. GriffithBroken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl is a 1919 American silent drama film directed... more
Directed by: Giovanni PastroneCabiria is a 1914 Italian epic silent film, directed by Giovanni Pastrone and shot in Turin.... more
Directed by: John S. RobertsonDr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a 1920 horror silent film, produced by Famous Players-Lasky and... more
Directed by: Clarence BrownFlesh and the Devil is an MGM romantic drama silent film. It stars Greta Garbo, John Gilbert,... more
Directed by: Georges MélièsA Trip to the Moon is a 1902 French silent film directed by Georges Méliès. Inspired by a wide... more
Directed by: Victor SjöströmHe Who Gets Slapped is a 1924 American silent drama film starring Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer,... more
Directed by: D. W. GriffithIntolerance is a 1916 epic silent film directed by D. W. Griffith and considered one of the... more
Directed by: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam TaylorGirl Shy is a 1924 romantic comedy silent film starring Harold Lloyd and Jobyna Ralston. The... more
Directed by: Erich von StroheimGreed is a 1924 American silent film, written and directed by Erich von Stroheim and based on... more
Directed by: Reginald Barker, Thomas H. Ince, Raymond B. WestCivilization is a 1916 American pacifist allegorical drama film produced by Thomas H. Ince,... more
Directed by: Elmer CliftonDown to the Sea in Ships is a 1922 American silent romantic drama film about a 19th-century... more
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMilleThe King of Kings is a 1927 American silent epic film produced and directed by Cecil B.... more