The 1,000 Best Films of all Times

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The 1920s:


8.4 Fritz Lang: Metropolis (1926)
7.8 King Vidor: The Crowd (1928)
7.6 Charlie Chaplin: The Gold Rush (1925)
7.5 Sergei Eisenstein: Stachka/ Strike (1924)
7.5 Robert Wiene: Das Cabinet des Dr Caligari (1920)
7.5 King Vidor: The Big Parade (1925)
7.5 Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau: Sunrise (1927)
7.5 Charlie Chaplin: The Circus (1928)
7.5 Buster Keaton: The General (1927)
7.4 Iakov Protazanov: Aelita (1924)
7.4 Georg Wilhelm Pabst: Die Freudlose Gasse/ Joyless Street/ Via Senza Gioia (1925)
7.4 Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau: Nosferatu (1922)
7.4 Fritz Lang: Doktor Mabuse (1922)
7.4 Carl Theodor Dreyer: La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc (1927)
7.4 Alexander Dovzhenko: Zvenigora (1928)
7.3 Mauritz Stiller: Erotikon (1920)
7.3 Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau: Der Letzte Mann/ The Last Laugh (1924)
7.3 Lupu-Pick (Carl Mayer): Scherben (1922)
7.3 Grigorij Kozincev & Leonid Trauberg: Novyj Vavilon/ New Babylon (1929)
7.3 Frank Borzage: Seventh Heaven (1927)
7.3 Fernand Leger: Ballet Mecanique (1924)
7.2 Dziga Vertov: Chelovyek S Kinoaparatom/ Man With a Movie Camera (1929)
7.2 Vsevolod Pudovkin: Mat/ Mother (1926)
7.2 Victor Sjostrom: The Wind (1928)
7.2 Paul Wegener: Der Golem (1920)
7.2 Marcel L'Herbier: L'Inhumaine/ The Inhuman Woman (1924)
7.2 Marcel L'Herbier: Eldorado (1921)
7.2 Lupu-Pick (Carl Mayer): Sylvester (1923)
7.2 Karl Grune: Die Strasse (1924)
7.2 Buster Keaton: Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
7.2 Fritz Lang: Der Mude Tod/ Destiny (1921)
7.2 Josef von Sternberg: Underworld (1927)
7.1 Rex Ingram: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
7.1 Sergei Eisenstein: Bronenossets Potyomkin/ Battleship Potemkin (1925)
7.1 Josef von Sternberg: Docks of New York (1928)
7.0 Vsevolod Pudovkin: Potomok Chingiskhana/ The Heir to Genghis Khan/ Storm over Asia (1928)
7.0 Walter Ruttmann: Berlin (1927)
7.0 Victor Sjostrom: Korkarlen/ Phantom Chariot (1921)
7.0 Victor Sjostrom: He Who Gets Slapped (1924)
7.0 Urban Gad: Christian Wahnschaffe (1921)
7.0 Tod Browning: The Unknown (1927)
7.0 Tod Browning: The Unholy Three (1925)
7.0 Rouben Mamoulian: Applause (1929)
7.0 Robert Flaherty: Nanook Of The North (1922)
7.0 Raoul Walsh: Thief Of Bagdad (1924)
7.0 Paul Leni: The Man Who Laughs (1928)
7.0 Paul Leni: The Cat and the Canary (1927)
7.0 Paul Leni: Das Wachsfigurenkabinett (1924)
7.0 Max Linder: Seven Years Bad Luck (1921)
7.0 Mauritz Stiller: Gunnar Hedes Saga (1923)
7.0 Marcel L'Herbier: L'Argent (1927)
7.0 Lev Kulesov: Po Zakonu/ Dura Lex (1926)
7.0 Lev Kulesov: Neobychainiye Priklucheniya Mistera Vesta/Mister West (1924)
7.0 Leopold Jessner and Paul Leni: Hintertreppe (1921)
7.0 King Vidor: Hallelujah (1929)
7.0 Karlheinz Martin: Von Morgens bis Mitternachts (1920)
7.0 Josef von Sternberg: The Last Command (1928)
7.0 James Cruze: The Covered Wagon (1923)
7.0 Germaine Dulac: La Souriante Madame Beudet (1923)
7.0 Georg Wilhelm Pabst: Geheimnisse einer Seele/ Secrets of a Soul (1926)
7.0 Georg Wilhelm Pabst: Das Tagebuch Einer Verlorenen/ Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)
7.0 Georg Wilhelm Pabst: Das Buchse der Pandora/ Pandora's Box/ Lulu (1928)
7.0 Fred Niblo: The Mark of Zorro (1920)
7.0 Fred Newmeyer (Harold Lloyd): Safety Last (1923)
7.0 Fred Newmeyer (Frank Lloyd): The Freshman (1925)
7.0 Frank Borzage: Street Angel (1928)
7.0 Ewald Andreas Dupont: Variete` (1926)
7.0 Alexander Dovzhenko: Arsenal (1929)
7.0 Erich von Stroheim: Wedding March (1928)
7.0 Erich von Stroheim: Greed (1924)
7.0 Erich von Stroheim: Foolish Wives (1920)
7.0 Dimitri Kirsanov: Menilmontant (1926)
7.0 Clarence Brown: Flesh and the Devil (1926)
7.0 Charles Reisner (Buster Keaton): Steamboat Bill Jr (1928)
7.0 Cecil DeMille: The Ten Commandments (1923)
7.0 Buster Keaton: The Navigator (1924)
7.0 Boris Barnet: Miss Mend/ The Adventures of the Three Reporters (1926)
7.0 Boris Barnet: Dom na Trubnoi/ House on Trubnaya Sq (1928)
7.0 Arthur Robinson: Schatten (1922)
7.0 Allan Dwan (Douglas Fairbanks): Robin Hood (1922)
7.0 Fritz Lang: Woman in the Moon (1929)
7.0 Alfred Hitchcock: Blackmail (1929)
7.0 Rene` Clair: Paris qui Dort (1923)
7.0 Luis Bunuel:
Luis Bunuel: Un Chien Andalou/ An Andalusian Dog (1929)
7.0 Leopold Jessner: Hintertreppe (1921)
6.9 Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau: Faust (1926)

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