You Gave Me Your Silent Film Recommendations, Now Vote on Your Favorites!

A little while ago, I asked my readers to submit their favorite essential silent films, the movies they think everyone would enjoy. As usual, you came through with all sorts of great titles and I went ahead and crunched the numbers of both the films submitted in the comments and via a private form.


I’m not going to share all my data because I have other plans for it, a nefarious project in the works. However, I thought it would be fun to let you vote on which of the top 10 vote-getters is your favorite. This poll will be open for one week and then I will announce the results. Enjoy yourselves!


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5 Replies to “You Gave Me Your Silent Film Recommendations, Now Vote on Your Favorites!”

  1. Very tough choice. I went with Keaton’s The General. Would’ve voted for The Cameraman if it was on there. Now, we just need Napoleon to finally come out in North America as its the only one I haven’t seen.

  2. Ten superlative films there – so hard to pick one, but eventually I went for The Passion of Joan of Arc. I do think Dreyer was one of the towering geniuses of Cinema, and his Ordet is possibly my favourite talkie – though some days I think Tokyo Story is my favourite.

  3. Napoleon, The Passion of Joan of Arc, Sunrise, and The Wind are the most important silents to me. Seen them all many times. I cannot put them in any order except alphabetically.

    I voted The Wind, because it seems to be the most underrated of them. It’s not on the S&S list, and there’s no proper DVD.

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