Silent Movies about War!! Top 5

1.J’accuse 1919

The story of two men, one married, the other the lover of the other’s wife, who meet in the trenches of the First World War, and how their tale becomes a microcosm for the horrors of war. source IMDb

2. The Big Parade 1925

The idle son of a rich businessman joins the army when the U.S.A. enters World War One. He is sent to France, where he becomes friends with two working-class soldiers. He also falls in love with a Frenchwoman, but has to leave her to move to the frontline. source IMDb

3.Battleship Potemkin 1925 Full Movie

A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre. source IMDb

4. The General 1927 Full Movie

Buster Keaton and his train!!

5. Wings 1927 Full Movie with Clara Bow and young Gary Cooper

The first film to win an Oscar.

The Oz Film Manufacturing Company Silent Movies 1914-1915

The Oz Film Manufacturing Company was an independent Film Studio from 1914-1915. The Studio was founded by L. Frank Baum. The writer of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Location of the studio was on Santa Monica Boulevard between Gower and Lodi St. The following is the Oz Company Logo and three of the surviving films.

The Oz Logo

The Patchwork Girl of Oz 1914

The Magic Cloak of Oz (1914)

His Majesty, The Scarecrow of Oz (1914)

Top 3 Soviet Montage Films

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1. Man with the Movie Camera 1929

A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention. IMDb


2. Battleship Potemkin 1925

A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre. source IMDb


3, October (Ten Days that Shook the World) 1928

In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of… (142 mins.) source IMDb

Top 5 Silent Movies Horror for Halloween

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5. Man Who Laughs 1928

The inspiration for the Clown Prince of Horror!! The Joker.



4. Phantom of the Opera 1925

The Original Phantom Lon Chaney uses his makeup skills to create the iconic mask!!


3. Haxan 1922

Witchcraft through the Ages.



2. Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1920

Visually stunning. Great example of a great movement during the Silent era. German Expressionism.



1. Nosferatu

A Symphony of horror. The first great Vampire film. Max Schreck makes cinema history as Count Orlok aka Nosferatu!!! A must for Halloween.



Silent Horror Shorts George Melies

The Haunted Castle

Georges Melies, a professional magician by training, first saw the new “moving pictures” in 1895. Little over a year later, Melies was filming and projecting his own creations. By accident, he discovered that he could use stop-motion photography to render trick visual effects. Melies was also the first to use techniques such as the fade-in, the fade-out, and the dissolve to create the first real narrative films. Melies made over 500 films, but his most famous – A Trip to the Moon (1902) (Voyage to the Moon). Still, Melies, trained in classic eighteenth century theater, conceived all of his films in terms of fully played-out scenes. Unable to keep up with the changing industry, the end of his life was wrought with poverty, yet his films would be monumental stepping stones for great auteurs such as D.W. Griffith. source IMDb

The Devil’s Castle 1896 is considered the first vampire and horror film. Following are a few of his short horror films.

A Terrible Night 1896

The Devil’s Castle  1896

The Bewitched Inn 1897

The Monster 1903