The top 300 best silent era films are based on the votes on the silentera.com website. The list is not limited to features exclusively. True silent films (like City Lights) not made in the default silent cinema timeline (1891-1929) are also accepted. Films receiving votes must still exist somewhere and in some viewable form. We limit the list to films that were produced to be silent films exclusively (synchronized music tracks are acceptable, but part-talkies and talkies that have only survived as silents are out).
Top 10 Trakt Popular of all movies released before 1980 according to Trakt's Popular tab.
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For movies released after 1980 see Top 10 Domestic Gross by Year:
All the comedies mentioned in the filmography of the book "Film Comedy" by Geoff King, published in 2002.
"From slapstick to satire and subtle innuendo. From the grotesque to the carefully mannered. From madcap anarchy to the darkly deadpan. Film comedy comes in a wide range of forms. For as long as film has existed as an entertainment medium, so has film comedy. ... Comedy was one of the most popular formats in the early years of cinema and has remained so ever since." (from the introduction to the book)
Missing: Edward Penishands (1991)
One of the gifts a movie lover can give another is the title of a wonderful film they have not yet discovered. Here are more than 300 reconsiderations and appreciations of movies from the distant past to the recent past, all of movies that I consider worthy of being called “great.” / Roger Ebert
The Masters of Cinema Series is a specially curated DVD collection of classic and world cinema using the finest available materials for home viewing.
An ongoing collaboration between mastersofcinema.org and Eureka Entertainment, the MoC Series started in early 2004 and has so far included award-winning DVD editions of films by Carl Th. Dreyer, F. W. Murnau, Jean Renoir, Akira Kurosawa, John Ford, Masaki Kobayashi, Roberto Rossellini, Kaneto Shindo, Nicholas Ray, Satyajit Ray, Hiroshi Teshigahara, Peter Watkins, Sadao Yamanaka, Rene Laloux, Fritz Lang, Shohei Imamura, Vittorio De Sica and many more.
MoC Series releases all come with extensive booklets, and where applicable, a host of extra features.