The Silent Era: Your Top Five based on IMDB Votes: 1900 - 1929

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Pick five: 1896 - 1929

  1. Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens [Nosferatu, a Symphony of Terror] (1922)

    100.0%
  2. Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari [The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari] (1920)

    83.3%
  3. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

    83.3%
  4. Faust - Eine deutsche Volkssage [Faust] (1926)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Häxan [Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages] (1922)

    33.3%
  6. The Unknown (1927)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Körkarlen [The Phantom Carriage] (1921)

    16.7%
  8. Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam [The Golem] (1920)

    33.3%
  9. The Man Who Laughs (1928)

    33.3%
  10. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)

    16.7%
  11. La chute de la maison Usher [The Fall of the House of Usher] (1928)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. The Cat and the Canary (1927)

    16.7%
  13. The Penalty (1920)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Kurutta ippêji [A Page of Madness or The Forgotten Pages](1926)

    16.7%
  15. Das Wachsfigurenkabinett [Waxworks] (1924)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Orlacs Hände [The Hands of Orlac] (1924)

    16.7%
  17. Der Student von Prag [The Student of Prague] (1913)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. L'inferno [Dante's Inferno] (1911)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. J'accuse! [I Accuse] (1919)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Schloß Vogeloed [The Haunted Castle] (1921)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. zbinks

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    http://www.imdb.com/search/title?at=0&genres=horror&sort=num_votes&year=1896,1929

    Vote for your five faves.

    Cutoff: Less than 596 votes

    Missed the cut:
    21. Prästänkan [The Parson's Widow] (1920)
    22. The Monster (1925)
    23. Genuine (1920)
    24. Salome (1923)
    25. Schatten - Eine nächtliche Halluzination [Warning Shadows] (1923)
    26. Die Augen der Mumie Ma [Eyes of the Mummy Ma] (1918)
    27. Der Student von Prag [The Man Who Cheated Life or The Student of Prague] (1926)
    28. The Magician (1926)
    29. Unheimliche Geschichten [Eerie Tales] (1919)
    30. Maciste all'inferno [Maciste in Hell] (1925)
    31. Pikovaya dama [The Queen of Spades] (1916)
    32. The Bells (1926)

    Other notable omissions:

    The Lodger (1927) Reason: Not classified as a horror film by IMDB.
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) Reason: Not classified as a horror film by IMDB.
    Der müde Tod [Destiny] (1921) Reason: Not classified as a horror film by IMDB.
    Der Golem [The Golem] (1915) Reason: Believed to be a lost film.
    London After Midnight (1927) Reason: Believed to be a lost film, though a stills recreation exists.
     
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    With the recent Blu-Ray releases of F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu and John S. Robertson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and the upcoming release of Wallace Worsley's The Hunchback of Notre Dame (which doesn't make the list on a technicality), the past few months have been brimming with activity, relatively speaking, on the silent horror front. I figured it might be a good time for a poll.

    Credit for this poll idea goes to Hellbilly for his series of polls covering 1950 - Present last year.
     
  3. scott71670

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    Now that is a list to print out and keep as a checklist!!!
     
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    I like silent film, but I've only seen the first three in the list. I always feel like I'm not really engaging the spirit behind these threads if I don't have to at least leave 1 film unchecked....i.e. unless i've seen 6 or more.

    of course, the first 3 are great movies, so....
     
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    At first glance I didn't think I'd seen many of them but once tallied them up I think it's pretty good:
    Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
    Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920)
    The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
    Häxan (1922)
    Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam (1920)
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
    La chute de la maison Usher (1928)
    The Cat and the Canary (1927)
    Schloß Vogeloed (1921)
    Die Augen der Mumie Ma (1918)
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)

    The House of Usher is the only one I really didn't like. Man the French just CAN NOT make horror. Jean Rollin was a fluke.
     

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