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3 Bad Men 1926

92
Silent
USA

Three outlaws come to the aid of a young girl after her father is killed.

Behind Green Lights 1946

64
Talky
USA

This B crime drama takes place during a single night in a midwestern city. Police lieutenant investigates the murder of a local detective after the victim is found in an abandoned car.

Cabiria 1914

148
Silent
Italy

During the Punic Wars in the third century B.C. the little girl Cabiria, and her nurse Croessa, are abducted during the confusion caused by an eruption of Mount Etna. Cabiria is sold in Carthage to be sacrificed in the temple of Moloch. Fulvio Axilla, a Roman spy, and his slave, Maciste, rescue her and she ends up in the care of Queen Sophonisba. Ten years later, after many wars and alliances, Carthage falls to the Romans and Cabiria returns home with Fulvio.

D.O.A. 1950

83
Talky
USA

Small-town accountant Frank Bigelow goes to San Francisco for a week's fun prior to settling down with fiancée Paula. After a night on the town, he wakes up with more than just a hangover; doctors tell him he's been given a "luminous toxin" with no antidote and has, at most, a week to live! Not knowing who did it or why, Bigelow embarks on a frantic odyssey to find his own murderer.

Detour 1945

67
Talky
USA

In flashback, New York nightclub pianist Al Roberts hitchhikes to Hollywood to join his girl Sue. On a rainy night, the sleazy gambler he's riding with mysteriously dies; afraid of the police, Roberts takes the man's identity. But thanks to a blackmailing dame, Roberts' every move plunges him deeper into trouble...

Fear in the Night 1947

72
Talky
USA

An intriguing low-budget film noir about a nightmare that turns out, or becomes true. A man dreams he committed murder with an unknown woman in a strange, mirrored room. Probably only a dream... but he finds real bruises and physical objects from his so called dream. The movie is based on the story "And So to Death" by Cornell Woolrich.

Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages 1922

91
Silent
Sweden

Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe.

He Walked by Night 1948

79
Talky
USA

He Walked By Night is a turning point in the film-noir detective movie genre, offering a more realistic look at police procedures. Shot in an innovative semidocumentary style by the acclaimed cinematographer John Alton. The film follows police on the hunt for an extremely clever criminal who kills a cup and commits a series of robberies. The realistic technique used in this movie influenced Jack Webb's 1940s radio show Dragnet.

I'm from Arkansas 1944

70
Talky
USA

I'm from Arkansas is an extremely entertaining movie, filled with great old-time country music. The small, sleepy town of Pitchfork, Arkansas makes national headlines when Esmeralda the sow gives birth to 18 piglets. Soon Pitchfork is flooded with visitors.

Jamaica Inn 1939

108
Talky
UK

Mostly known as the last British film Hitchcock made before leaving to Hollywood, Jamaica Inn is an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's 1936 novel of the same name. Although considered to be one of Hitchcock's worst films, it is still certainly worth watching. Hitchcock captures quite vividly the dark atmosphere of the novel, and Charles Laughton acting as Squire Pengallon, the vicious head of a gang of smugglers is superb.

La Vague 1891

1
Silent
France

This early cinematic experiment was shot by French scientist Étienne-Jules Marey and was recorded on the bay of Naples. It lasts for only a few seconds and is one of the earliest motion pictures ever made.

Laughing Gas 1914

16
Silent
USA

Another short Keystone film, one of the first movies Charlie Chaplin directed himself. It is an entertaining slapstick comedy with a lot of slapping, hitting and falling. Charlie plays a dental assistant that pretends to be a dentist.

Manos: The Hands of Fate 1966

70
Talky
USA

A family gets lost on the road and stumbles upon a hidden, underground, devil-worshiping cult led by the fearsome Master and his servant Torgo.

Parole, Inc. 1948

Talky
USA

Parole Inc. is a B film noir produced by the Eagle-Lion studios. A group of gangsters tries to manipulate the parole system, and a government secret agent goes undercover to infiltrate the gang.

Pauvre Pierrot 1892

4
Silent
France

Charles-Émile Reynaud was the inventor of the Praxinoscope - a radical development of established animation toys such as the Zoetrope. He was also the first to use film perforations, that made it possible to display a much longer sequence of images. His short animated films visual beauty and novelty makes him an extremely unique and important figure in the history of cinema.

Recreation 1914

7
Silent
USA

Charlie Chaplin - "All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman, and a pretty girl." In this short silent comedy, the Tramp is contemplating suicide, until a beautiful girl passes by and he changes his mind.

Roundhay Garden Scene 1888

1
Silent
France

This short silent celluloid film is believed to be the oldest surviving motion picture in history, as noted by the Guinness Book of Records. It was shot by French inventor Louise Le Prince on October 14, 1888. The film lasts for less than 2 seconds.

Sabotage 1936

76
Talky
UK

Loosely Based on Joseph Conrad's 1907 novel " The Secret Agent", Sabotage is one of Hitchcock's most overlooked films. however, it is a tense thriller, one of his best British films and a true cinematic masterpiece. Sylvia Sidney is the young wife of a London movie-theatre owner who maintains a secret life as a paid terrorist. Slowly she realizes that her husband is a monster.

Shanghaied 1915

27
Silent
USA

Another great slapstick comedy made by Essanay Studios. directed, written and edited by Charlie Chaplin. A shipowner intends to scuttle his own ship and its contents in order to get some insurance money. The Tramp, totally unaware of its malicious plans, falls in love with his daughter (Edna Purviance) and gets mixed up in recruiting sailors for the ship.

Shed No Tears 1948

70
Talky
USA

June Vincent as Edna, a devious femme fatale who convinces her husband to fake his own death in order to get $50,000 from his insurance company and live a life of luxury. Unfortunately for her husband, her real plan is to live a life of luxury with her lover. A classic B noir with great acting and a well-written story.

Shock 1946

70
Talky
USA

Vincent Price in an excellent performance, one of the first major parts in his career, as psychiatrist Dr. Cross. Dr. Cross murders his wife and hopes to keep it a secret. However, the murder was observed by Janet Stewart, his next-door neighbor. Janet falls into a state of shock and "treated" by Dr. Cross himself. Will she wake up from the coma and recognize the killer?

The Amazing Mr. X 1948

78
Talky
USA

Also known as The Spiritualist, this great thriller B-movie tells the story of a grieving widow that starts hearing her husband's voice calling her through the wind. The stunning cinematography by John Alton makes the gothic, dark atmosphere in this movie unforgettable.

The Big Bluff 1955

70
Talky
USA

This little-known film noir was directed and produced by W. Lee Wilder, Billy Wilder's probably less-talented brother. A scheming fortune hunter seduces a sick, wealthy widow to marry him, knowing that she has only a year to live. When his newlywed wife starts to recover, he decides to alter his plans.

The Charlie Chaplin Festival 1941

96
Silent
USA

A collection of four of the best Chaplin's shorts - The Adventurer, The Cure, Easy Street and The Immigrant. All from 1917, directed and written by Chaplin himself.

The Cure 1917

1917
Silent
USA

The Cure is one of the 12 films Chaplin made with Mutual Films Company and one of his best and funniest shorts. Charlie plays an alcoholic - a role he perfected during his theater days in England. He checks into a health spa to dry out, but takes a suitcase full of alcohol with him and soon gets extremely drunk and throw the place into chaos.

The Face on the Bar Room Floor 1914

14
Silent
USA

A Keystone Studios Chaplin short film, Based on Hugh Antoine D'Arcy's poem of the same name. Charlie plays a painter that lost the woman he loves to a rich man. Afterward, he drinks more and more at the bar and draws her portrait on the barroom floor.

The Fireman 1916

24
Silent
USA

The Fireman is Chaplin's second film for the Mutual Film Corporation, and a typical silent occupation comedy. Charlie is a no-good fireman, abused by his chief (Eric Campbell). Edna Purviance is a local rich man's daughter whose father plots to have his house burn down in order to put his hand on the insurance money. However, when her father sets up the fire he doesn't realize that his daughter is still in her room. Now Charlie must save the girl.

The Floorwalker 1914

29
Silent
USA

The floorwalker is Chaplin's first Mutual Film Corporation film. Chaplin stars in his traditional Tramp persona, as a customer who creates havoc in a department store and becomes accidentally entangled in a scheme of the store manager and the store's floorwalker.

The Green Glove 1951

88
Talky
USA

The Green Glove is a priceless medieval relic, stolen from a French church during World War II. Michael Blake (Glenn Ford) has to find it and bring it back. A worth watching crime movie with a great cast.

The Man Who Cheated Himself 1950

81
Talky
USA

The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950) is a crime film noir about Ed, a homicide detective who witnessed his girlfriend kill her husband. The good news is that Ed himself is assigned to investigate the case. The bad news is that his hotshot younger brother is assigned to the case with him.

The Masquerader 1914

9
Silent
USA

Another Keystone short comedy, directed and written by Chaplin. In this film, we get a rare chance to see Charlie as himself, as the Tramp and as Senorita Chapelino - a female impersonator. Chaplin plays an actor in a film studio, who gets fired on his first day. However, he doesn't give up and returns the next day as the beautiful Senorita Chapelino.

The Phantom of the Opera 1925

93
Silent
USA

At the Opera of Paris, a mysterious phantom threatens a famous lyric singer, Carlotta and thus forces her to give up her role (Marguerite in Faust) for unknown Christine Daae. Christine meets this phantom (a masked man) in the catacombs, where he lives. What's his goal? What's his secret?

The Snow Creature 1954

69
Talky
USA

A low budget Sci-Fi movie directed by W. Lee Wilder, Billy Wilder's not so talented kid brother. An American botanical expedition in the Himalaya stumbles across a mysterious Snow Creature. The creature is captured and transported to Los Angeles, where it soon escapes. Is it animal or human, or maybe a monster? The movie marks the beginning of the Yeti/Bigfoot horror subgenera.

The St. Louis Bank Robbery 1959

89
Talky
USA

Classic 1959 crime film that focuses on the planning of a bank robbery in St. Louis. Steve McQueen stars as a college dropout, hoping that the stolen money would help him go back to college. Unfortunately, the robbery doesn't go off as planned. The movie is based on a real 1953 bank robbery attempt in St. Louis.

The Vagabond 1916

34
Silent
USA

The Vagabond is the third film Chaplin made for Mutual Company and although not the funniest, certainly one of the most serious and interesting. Chaplin tells a melodramatic story with elements of melancholy, similar to those we can find in his later feature films. The Tramp is an impoverished street violinist who rescues a girl (Edna Purviance) from a band of gypsies.

Tillie's Punctured Romance 1914

82
Silent
USA

Tillie's Punctured Romance is the first feature-length slapstick comedy produced by the Keystone Film Company, and the last film Chaplin neither wrote nor directed. Directed by Mack Sennett and starring some of the most famous actors of this time such as Mabel Normand, Marie Dressler and the Keystone Cops. Chaplin plays a con artist who talks an innocent country girl Tillie into running off to the city with him and with her father's savings. There he abandons Tillie and runs off with her money and his beautiful ex-girlfriend Mabel.

Time Table 1956

79
Talky
USA

This forgotten crime film-noir directed and starring by Mark Stevens is a well-plotted and acted movie about an almost-perfect crime. An insurance investigator finds his daily life unbearably boring and decides to become a criminal. He plans a flawless train robbery. However, he soon discovers that there is no such thing as the perfect crime.

Waterfront 1944

68
Talky
USA

A Nazi spy working as an optometrist in San Francisco waterfront district discovers that his code book, containing names of his fellow Nazi agents, has been stolen. Now he will do everything to get it back.

A Bucket of Blood 1959

66
Talky
USA

Walter Paisley, nerdy busboy at a Bohemian café, is jealous of the talent (and popularity) of its various artistic regulars. But after accidentally killing his landlady's cat and covering the body in plaster to hide the evidence, he is acclaimed as a brilliant sculptor - but his new-found friends want to see more of his work. Lacking any artistic talent whatsoever, Walter has to resort to similar methods to produce new work, and soon people start mysteriously disappearing...

A Corner in Wheat 1909

14
Silent
USA

A greedy tycoon decides, on a whim, to corner the world market in wheat. This doubles the price of bread, forcing the grain's producers into charity lines and further into poverty. The film continues to contrast the ironic differences between the lives of those who work to grow the wheat and the life of the man who dabbles in its sale for profit.

A Farewell to Arms 1932

80
Talky
USA

A tale of the love between ambulance driver Lt. Henry and Nurse Catherine Barkley during World War I. The action takes place in Italy and the two fall in love during the war and will stop at nothing to be together. The film also analyses Lt. Henry's feelings on war and the purpose of fighting.

A Life at Stake 1954

78
Talky
USA

Also known as Key Man, this film-noir tells the story of an unemployed out-of-luck architect that encounters a married woman who has an unexpected business proposal for him. Soon the architect begins to suspect the woman's motives.

A Page of Madness 1926

59
Silent
Japan

A man takes a job at an asylum with hopes of freeing his imprisoned wife.

À propos de Nice 1930

22
Silent
France

This first of Jean Vigo's films takes up the then current "city" film genre and uses it as a critique of the idle rich and as a call to the working man to overturn this society. The contrast of these two "worlds" is followed by an exuberant street carnivale, where social conventions are cast aside and common people give in to their passions.

A Star Is Born 1937

111
Talky
USA

A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.

A Straightforward Boy 1929

38
Silent
Japan

A kidnapped boy proves to be more than his abductor can handle.

A Trip to the Moon 1902

13
Silent
France

A Trip to the Moon is a 1902 French silent film directed by Georges Méliès. This early, remarkable film follows a group of astronomers who travel to the Moon in a cannon-propelled capsule, explore the Moon's surface, escape from an underground group of Selenites (lunar inhabitants), and return to Earth with a captive Selenite.

Africa Screams 1949

79
Talky
USA

Abbott & Costello search for diamonds in Africa, along the way meeting a visually-impaired gunner, a hungry lion, and a tribe of cannibals...

Algiers 1938

96
Talky
USA

Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious Casbah.

The Andalusian Dog 1929

16
Silent
France

A surrealistic film with input from Salvador Dalí. Director Luis Buñuel presents stark, surrealistic images including the slitting open of a woman's eye and a dead horse being pulled along on top of a piano.

Anémic cinéma 1926

7
Silent
France

A spiral design spins dizzily. It's replaced by a spinning disk. These two continue in perfect alternation until the end: a spiral design, a disk. Each disk is labelled and can be read as it rotates. The messages, in French, feature puns and whimsical rhymes and alliteration. The final message comments on the spiral motif itself.

Arsenal 1929

90
Silent
Soviet Union

Set in the bleak aftermath and devastation of the World War I, a recently demobbed soldier, Timosh, returns to his hometown Kiev, after having survived a train wreck. His arrival coincides with a national celebration of Ukrainian freedom, but the festivities are not to last as a disenchanted.

As Seen through a Telescope 1900

1
Silent
UK

An elderly gentleman in a silk hat sits on a stool in front of a store on the main street of town. He has a telescope that he focuses on the ankle of a young woman who is a short distance away. Her husband catches the gent looking. What will the two men now do?

At Land 1944

15
Silent
USA

Silently, a woman wakes on a beach as the tides go in reverse. Her dreamscape unfolds as she tries to locate a chess piece traveling from the beach to a party to a country road and then back.

At War with the Army 1950

93
Talky
USA

Alvin Corwin is low man on the totem pole, and goes from one mishap to another at an army training camp in World War II.

Attack Of The Giant Leeches 1959

62
Talky
USA

Attack Of The Giant Leeches is a cult low-budget B-movie, a classic example of the 1950s monster movies that were produced in response to the cold war fears. Atomic radiation has mutated the leeches In a leech-infested swamp to a gigantic size. Soon they start to prey on human flesh.

Attack on a China Mission 1900

4
Silent
UK

The titles tell us this film is based on an incident in the Boxer Rebellion. A man tries to defend a woman and a large house against Chinese attackers. They attack with swords, guns, and paddles. He's over-matched. What will become of the mission, its defenders, and its occupants?

Autour d'une cabine 1894

2
Silent
France

Autour d'une cabine (Around A Cab) was made in 1894 by Émile Reynaud. It consists of 636 images, each one of them individually hand painted. The film was screened using Émile Reynaud invention of the Théâtre Optique, a method similar to modern cinema projectors.

Baby's Dinner 1895

1
Talky
France

A baby is seated at a table between its cheerful parents, Auguste and Marguerite Lumière. While the father is feeding the baby with a spoon, the mother is pouring coffee into her cup. The father gives the baby a biscuit, which the baby grabs, but doesn't eat, although both parents encourage it. The father resumes feeding the baby with the spoon.

Ballet Mécanique 1924

19
Silent
France

A pulsing, kaleidoscope of images set to an energetic soundtrack. A young women swings in a garden; a woman's face smiles. The rest is spinning cylinders, pistons, gears and turbines, kitchen objects in concentric circles or rows - pots, pan lids, and funnels, cars passing overhead, a spinning carnival ride. Over and over, a heavy-set woman climbs stairs carrying a large bag on her shoulder. An Art Deco cartoon figure appears, dancing. This is a world in motion, dominated by mechanical and repetitive images, with a few moments of solitude in a garden.

Battle Beyond the Sun 1959

77
Talky
Soviet Union

Two countries race to have the first successful landing on Mars.

Battleship Potemkin 1925

75
Silent
Soviet Union

Based on actual events that occurred at the port of Odessa in 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin mutiny after yet again being served rotten food. At the time, there was growing opposition to Imperialist rule and a mini revolution was soon underway. The revolt was harshly put down by government troops with the shooting of civilians - including women and children - on the Odessa Steps.

Battling Butler 1926

77
Silent
USA

Alfred's father wants him to make of a man of himself so sends him off on a hunting and fishing trip. He doesn't catch or shoot anything, but he does fall in love with a mountain girl. When her father and brothers laugh at this they are informed that he is Alfred "Battling" Butler, the championship fighter. From there on the masquerade must be maintained.

Behind the Screen 1916

29
Silent
USA

Charlie is an overworked labourer at a film studio who helps a young woman find work even while his coworkers strike against his tyrannical boss.

Berlin: Symphony of a Great City 1927

65
Silent
Germany

A train speeds through the country on its way to Berlin, then gradually slows down as it pulls into the station. It is very early in the morning, about 5:00 AM, and the great city is mostly quiet. But before long there are some signs of activity, and a few early risers are to be seen on the streets. Soon the new day is well underway - it's just a typical day in Berlin, but a day full of life and energy.

Between Showers 1914

15
Silent
USA

Between Showers is Chaplin's fourth short film and an important stage in the evolution of the tramp. Charlie and a rival tramp compete over the heart of a young lady. Both of them try to help her cross the street and fight over an umbrella that the rival stole earlier from a policeman.

Blind Husbands 1919

92
Silent
USA

An Austrian military officer and roue' attempts to seduce the wife of a surgeon. The two men confront each other in a test of abilities that ends surprisingly.

Blood and Sand 1922

80
Silent
USA

Juan is the son of a poor widow in Seville. Against his mother's wishes he pursues a career as toreador. He rapidly gains national prominence, and takes his childhood sweetheart Carmen as his bride. He meets the Marquis' daughter Dona Sol, and finds himself in the awkward position of being in love with two women, which threatens the stability of his family and his position in society. He finds interesting parallels in the life of the infamous bandit Plumitas when they eventually meet by chance.

Blood on the Sun 1945

98
Talky
USA

An American journalist in 1930s Japan decides to expose the government's scheme for world domination.

Body and Soul 1925

102
Silent
USA

A minister is malevolent and sinister behind his righteous facade. He consorts with, and later extorts from, the owner of a gambling house, and betrays an honest girl, eventually driving them both to ruin.

Broken Blossoms 1919

90
Silent
USA

Young Lucy Battling lives under her father's iron rule. Out one day, she falls in love with Cheng Huan, newly arrived in London from China. This does not please her father, who attempts to break the bond by brute force.

Bubbling Over 1934

20
Talky
USA

A wonderful all-black short comedy-musical directed by Van Buren. Featuring Ethel Waters with songs such as"Taking Your Time" and "Darkies Don't Dream".

Carnival of Souls 1962

78
Talky
USA

Mary Henry is riding around in a car with two friends. When challenged to a drag, the women accept, but are forced off of a bridge. It appears that all are drowned, until Mary amazingly emerges from the river. After recovering, Mary is dogged by a mysterious phantom figure that seems to reside in an old run-down pavilion. Here Mary must confront the personal demons of her spiritual insouciance.

Cause for Alarm! 1951

74
Talky
USA

This 1951 Film-Noir suspense movie is based on a short story by Larry Marcus. Mr. Jones is an invalid husband who wrongfully believes his wife Ellen and his doctor are having an affair and also conspiring to kill him. He describes that suspicion in a letter, which creates a serious concern when he suffers a fatal collapse and die.

Charade 1963

113
Talky
USA

Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust?

College 1927

66
Silent
USA

To reconcile with his girlfriend, a bookish college student tries to become an athlete.

Cops 1922

18
Silent
USA

Through a series of mistaken identities Buster winds up with a load of furniture in the middle of parade of policemen. An anarchist's bomb lands in his carriage. After lighting his cigarette with it, he tosses it into the ranks of police. When it explodes the police chase him all over town.

Cyrano de Bergerac 1950

112
Talky
USA

France, 1640: Cyrano, the charismatic swordsman-poet with the absurd nose, hopelessly loves the beauteous Roxane; she, in turn, confesses to Cyrano her love for the handsome but tongue-tied Christian. The chivalrous Cyrano sets up with Christian an innocent deception, with tragic results. Much cut from the play, but dialogue not rewritten.

Daisy Doodad’s Dial 1914

9
Silent
UK

Daisy and her husband both go in for a face-pulling contest, but when the big day comes she is unable to attend the competition, and her husband wins instead. When the next opportunity comes around, she is determined to win -- but gets a little over-enthusiastic on the way to the contest and finds herself in trouble! She is most ungrateful for her rescue; fate, however, catches up with her that night...

Dante's Inferno 1911

68
Silent
Italy

Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream.

Day of Resurrection 1980

156
Talky
Japan

A military-engineered virus, released during a plane crash, kills the entire human population. The only survivors are scientists in Antarctica, who desperately try to find a cure and save what is left of the planet from further destruction.

Dementia 13 1963

75
Talky
USA

When her husband John has a heart attack while out in a rowboat on the lake, Louise Haloran throws his body overboard and later tells the family that he has left on an urgent business trip. Her main concern is that she can only inherit a part of the family fortune if if her husband is alive. The Halorans are a strange family, still grieving over the death of the youngest daughter Kathleen who drowned in a pond when she was just a child. They hold an annual ceremony of remembrance every year on the anniversary of her death. This year however, someone is wielding an ax intent on murder.

Destiny 1921

105
Silent
Germany

When a woman's fiancé disappears, Death gives her three chances to save him from his fate.

Dick Tracy 1945

61
Talky
USA

The first in Dick Tracy's film series, based on the comic strip created by Chester Gould. Dick Tracy must identify Splitface, a serial killer viciously slashing his victims to pieces. The victims come from completely different social and economic background, and Dick has to find the common thread between the murders before it will be too late.

Dick Tracy meets Gruesome 1947

65
Talky
USA

The last movie in Dick Tracy's film series, based on the comic strip character created by Chester Gould. It is another great 1940s crime B-film, while not extraordinary, still more remarkable than other low budget B-film noirs of its time. In this movie, probably the best of the four, Dick Tracy has to confront a villain using a nerve gas to rob banks. Boris Karloff is extremely creepy and charismatic as the main villain.

Dick Tracy vs. Cueball 1946

62
Talky
USA

The second in Dick Tracy's film series, based on the comic strip created by Chester Gould. Another dark, moody film noir and a classic example of a Hollywood B film. In this movie, Dick Tracy has to confront Cueball, another psychopath murderer. When Cueball captures Tracy's girlfriend, things get more and more dangerous.

Dick Tracy's Dilemma 1947

60
Talky
USA

Based on the 1930s comic strip character of Dick Tracy created by Chester Gould, this movie is the third in the film series. One of the most stylish films in the series, blends a noirish atmosphere with the classic detective story. Dick Tracy (Ralph Byrd in a great performance) investigates fur coats theft, also connected to several brutal murders.

Dickson Experimental Sound Film 1894

1
Talky
USA

This Experimental Sound Film is the first film in the history of motion pictures to record picture and sound together. It was made by William K.L. Dickson - Edison's assistant. Dickson tried to combine two existing technologies: the phonograph and the kinetoscope. However, he was unable to synchronise the playback and his early experiment was never released to the public.

Different from the Others 1919

50
Silent
Germany

Two male musicians fall in love, but blackmail and scandal makes the affair take a tragic turn.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1920

49
Silent
USA

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Dream of a Rarebit Fiend 1906

7
Silent
USA

Adapted from Winsor McCay's films and comics of the period, this film follows the established theme: the "Rarebit Fiend" gorges himself on rarebit and thus suffers spectacular hallucinatory dreams.

Dressed to Kill 1946

76
Talky
USA

Also known as Prelude to Murder, Dressed to Kill is another classic Sherlock Holmes movie, the last (but not least) of fourteen films starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. Holmes sets out to find out why a trio of murderous villains is desperate to reach three simple, cheap music boxes.

Earth 1930

75
Silent
Soviet Union

Dovzhenko’s Earth is the third part of his “War Trilogy” (alongside Zvenigora and Arsenal). This film poem describes the collective experiences of the Ukranian proles’ lives, exploring life, death and the poetic possibilities of cinema itself. It has been an important influence on film directors such as Andrei Tarkovsky and is considered to be one of the greatest silent films ever made.

Easy Street 1917

23
Silent
USA

A reformed tramp becomes a police constable who must fight a huge thug who dominates an inner city street.

Eegah 1962

90
Talky
USA

While driving through the desert, a teenage girl is frightened by a seven-foot giant which appears in her path. After escaping, she returns to the site with her boyfriend and her father in an attempt to find the giant. They do, and it proceeds to terrorize them and the rest of Palm Springs, California.

Emak-Bakia 1927

18
Silent
France

Emak-Bakia shows elements of fluid mechanical motion in parts, rotating artifacts showing Ray's ideas of everyday objects being extended and rendered useless.

Embryo 1976

104
Talky
USA

A scientist doing experiments on a human fetus discovers a method to accelerate the fetus into a mature adult in just a few days. However, the "adult" fetus turns into a homicidal psycho and looks for a new formula to prevent her from aging further.

Entr’acte 1924

22
Silent
France

An absolute surrealistic movie. Somebody gets killed, his coffin gets out of control and after a surrelistic chase it stops. The person gets out of it and let everybody who followed the coffin disapear.

Escape from Sobibor 1987

143
Talky
UK / Yugoslavia

The historical recreation of the escape from the Nazi Death Camp Sobibor, where approximately one-quarter million Jews were executed. Of approximately 600 prisoners who attempted escaped in October 1943, around 300 succeeded. However, nearly all were ultimately recaptured; only about 60 people survived Sobibor.

Evel Knievel 1971

88
Talky
USA

Biography of the famed motorcycle daredevil, much of which was filmed in his home town of Butte, Montana. The film depicts Knievel reflecting on major events in his life just before a big jump.

Extravagance 1930

71
Talky
USA

Alice's mother has impoverished herself to provide Alice with the luxuries of the high society. When Alice gets married she continues to demand the luxury she is used to - a sable coat in particular. Her husband's business, however, is going under and he just can't afford the coat. How far will Alice go in order to achieve her goal?

Fantasmagorie 1908

2
Silent
France

The first all-animated film in history, a series of scenes without much narrative structure, but morphing into each other.

Father's Little Dividend 1951

82
Talky
USA

In this sequel to Father of the Bride (1950), newly married Kay Dunstan announces that she and her husband are going to have a baby, leaving her father having to come to grips with the fact that he will soon be a granddad.

Faust 1926

116
Silent
Germany

The demon Mephisto wagers with God that he can corrupt a mortal man's soul.

Filmstudie 1926

7
Silent
Germany

Entertaining Dadaist experimental short, similar to Man Ray's work, full of shifting geometric shapes, stock footage of seagulls, flying eyeballs, and glaring floating heads.

Foolish Wives 1922

117
Silent
USA

Count Karanzim, a Don Juan is with his cousins in Monte Carlo, living from faked money and the money he gets from rich ladies, who are attracted by his charmes and his title or his militaristic and aristocratic behaviour. He tries to have success with Mrs Hughes, the wife of the new US ambassador.

For Heaven’s Sake 1926

58
Silent
USA

The Uptown Boy, J. Harold Manners (Lloyd) is a millionaire playboy who falls for the Downtown Girl, Hope (Ralston) who works in Brother Paul's (Weigel) mission. In order to build up attendance, and win Hope's attention, Harold runs through town causing trouble, and winds up with a crowd chasing him right into the mission. He eventually wins the girl and they marry, but not without some interference from his high-brow friends.

Gangster Story 1959

65
Talky
USA

Jack Martin is a gangster who hides from the law. Low in funds, he decides to rob a small bank. However, now not only the FBI and the police are after him, but also the outrageous local mob boss.

Gertie the Dinosaur 1914

12
Silent
USA

Winsor Z. McCay bets another cartoonist that he can animate a dinosaur. So he draws a big friendly herbivore called Gertie. Then he get into his own picture. Gertie walks through the picture, eats a tree, meets her creator, and takes him carefully on her back for a ride.

Girl Shy 1924

80
Silent
USA

Harold Meadows (Lloyd) is a shy, stuttering bachelor working in a tailor shop, who is writing a guide book for other bashful young men, "The Secret of Making Love," chapters from which are portrayed as fantasy sequences. Fate has him meet rich girl, Mary (Ralston), and they fall in love. But she is about to wed an already married man, so our hero embarks upon a hair-raising daredevil ride to prevent the wedding.

Girls in Uniform 1931

88
Talky
Germany

Manuela is a spirited and independent teenager sent to a boarding school when her mother dies. The Prussian principal runs the school with an iron hand, believing that discipline and hunger strengthen a girl's character. Like the rest of the girls, Manuela develops a crush on Elizabeth Von Bernburg, a young teacher who believes it's important to be the children's trusted friend.

Go West 1925

68
Silent
USA

With little luck at keeping a job in the city a New Yorker tries work in the country and eventually finds his way leading a herd of cattle to the West Coast.

Grave of the Vampire 1972

95
Talky
USA

Kroft, a legendary vampire, returns from sleep. Kroft attacks a couple in a graveyard, raping the woman. The child born feeds only on blood from his mother's breast.

Great Expectations 1946

118
Talky
UK

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. Based on Charles Dickens's classic.

Gulliver's Travels 1939

76
Talky
USA

Gulliver washes ashore on Lilliput and attempts to prevent war between that tiny kingdom and its equally-miniscule rival, Blefiscu, as well as smooth the way for the romance between the Princess and Prince of the opposing lands. In this he is alternately aided and hampered by the Lilliputian town crier and general fussbudget, Gabby. A life-threatening situation develops when the bumbling trio of Blefiscu spies, Sneak, Snoop, and Snitch, manage to steal Gulliver's pistol.

Hell’s Hinges 1916

64
Silent
USA

When Reverend Robert Henley and his sister Faith arrive in the town of Hell's Hinges, saloon owner Silk Miller and his cohorts sense danger to their evil ways. They hire gunman Blaze Tracy to run the minister out of town. But Blaze finds something in Faith Henley that turns him around, and soon Silk Miller and his compadres have Blaze to deal with.

His Girl Friday 1940

92
Talky
USA

Walter Burns, the editor of a major Chicago newspaper, is about to lose his ace reporter and former wife, Hildy Johnson, to insurance salesman Bruce Baldwin, but not without a fight! The crafty editor uses every trick in his fedora to get Hildy to write one last big story, about murderer Earl Williams and the inept Sheriff Hartwell. The comedy snowballs as William's friend, Molly Malloy, the crooked Mayor, and Bruce's mother all get tied up in Walter's web.

Histoire d'un crime 1901

5
Silent
France

The cell of a man condemned to death. He's sleeping and dreaming about the past that brought him to prison: a frantic pace of living, bad friendships, alcoholism, the murder of a bank-employer. At the end he dreams of climbing up scaffolding, and he suddenly wakes up...

Horror Express 1972

84
Talky
UK / Spain

An English anthropologist has discovered a frozen monster in the frozen wastes of Manchuria which he believes may be the Missing Link. He brings the creature back to Europe aboard a trans-Siberian express, but during the trip the monster thaws out and starts to butcher the passengers one by one.

Humanity and Paper Balloons 1937

86
Talky
Japan

The lives of two slum neighbors, one of a happy-go-lucky gambler and the other of a poor ronin, converge when the two get involved in the affairs of a powerful samurai official and his gangsters.

Humorous Phases of Funny Faces 1906

3
Silent
USA

Considered the first truly animated movie (or at least the first verifiable, surviving animation), this film is based on the lightning-sketch, a popular vaudeville act. The artist (Blackton) draws a series of faces on a blackboard, which then seem to take on a life of their own.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1923

133
Silent
USA

In fifteenth century Paris, Jehan, the evil brother of the archdeacon, plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt, which eventually leads to the peasants storming the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Meanwhile, Jehan's slave, a freakish hunchback named Quasimodo, falls in love with the young gypsy queen, Esmeralda, who in turn is in love with Phoebus, a gentleman soldier and a rogue with the ladies. Phoebus's gallant side is awakened by the beautiful peasant girl, and he soon returns her love. Unknown to him, his love is dangerous, because Jehan lusts for Esmeralda and is willing to kill the handsome soldier to possess her. But the hunchback will tolerate no harm coming to her, not even if it comes from his own master.

Impact 1949

101
Talky
USA

An unfaithful wife plots with her lover to kill her husband, but the lover is accidentally killed instead. The husband stays in hiding, and lets his wife be charged with conspiracy.

In Which We Serve 1942

114
Talky
UK

This "story of a ship," the British destroyer HMS Torrin, is told in flashbacks by survivors as they cling to a life raft.

Indestructible Man 1956

72
Talky
USA

Indestructible Man is a cult, independently produced B-movie, a true low budget guilty pleasure. An executed criminal vows to come back and revenge on his former, unloyal partners. Unfortunately, scientific experiments bring him back to life, now completely indestructible.

Indiscreet 1931

92
Talky
USA

A classic Pre-Code comedy movie, starring Silent-screen queen Gloria Swanson. Geraldine has grown tired of her boyfriend's infidelities and she finally decides to break up with him. Soon she meets and falls in love with a new man. Her new relationship turns out very well until her sister returns from a trip and introduces Geraldine's ex-boyfriend as the new man in her life.

Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages 1916

163
Silent
USA

Intolerance and its terrible effects are examined in four historical eras. In ancient Babylon, a mountain girl is caught up in the religious rivalry that leads to the city's downfall. In Judea, the hypocritical Pharisees condemn Jesus Christ. In 1572 Paris, unaware of the impending St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, two young Huguenots prepare for marriage. Finally, in modern America, social reformers destroy the lives of a young woman and her beloved.

The Chinese Connection 1972

102
Talky
Hong Kong

Returning to Shanghai to marry his fiancée, Chen Zhen (Bruce Lee) a student of renowned martial arts teacher Huo Yuanjia, discovers his sifu has died. During the funeral, members of a local Japanese dojo show up and insult the Chinese students. The bullying continues, with Chen fighting back, but when he discovers the truth - that his teacher was poisoned on the orders of the dojo's master - he sets off on a doomed mission of revenge.

Joan the Woman 1916

138
Silent
USA

A WWI English officer is inspired the night before a dangerous mission by a vision of Joan of Arc, whose story he relives.

Jungle Book 1942

108
Talky
USA / UK

Teenaged Mowgli, who was raised by wolves, appears in a village in India and is adopted by Messua. Mowgli learns human language and some human ways quickly, though keeping jungle ideas. Influential Merchant Buldeo is bigoted against 'beasts' including Mowgli; not so Buldeo's pretty daughter, whom Mowgli takes on a jungle tour where they find a treasure, setting the evil of human greed in motion.

Kansas City Confidential 1952

99
Talky
USA

A down-on-his-luck ex-GI finds himself framed for an armored car robbery. When he's finally released for lack of evidence--after having been beaten up and tortured by the police--he sets out to discover who set him up, and why. The trail leads him into Mexico and a web of hired killers and corrupt cops.

Kid Auto Races At Venice 1914

11
Silent
USA

Kid Auto Races at Venice is Chaplin's Little Tramp first cinematic appearance and the second film Chaplin participated in. Less than a half a year before, Chaplin was an obscure British vaudeville actor, without the slightest idea about filmmaking. Those early movies have a tremendous historical value and can be seen as a portrait of young Hollywood and an extremely rare look at one of its biggest talents learning and perfecting his craft.

La coquille et le clergyman 1928

41
Silent
France

Obsessed with a general's woman, a clergyman has strange visions of death and lust, struggling against his own eroticism.

La lanterne magique 1903

3
Silent
France

In this brief "trick film" two clowns assemble an enormous magic lantern which first projects moving images, then emits dancing girls.

La souriante Madame Beudet 1921

54
Silent
France

One of the first feminist movies, The Smiling Madame Beudet is the story of an intelligent woman trapped in a loveless marriage. Her husband is used to playing a stupid practical joke in which he puts an empty revolver to his head and threatens to shoot himself. One day, while the husband is away, she puts bullets in the revolver.

La Vie du Christ 1906

33
Silent
France

The life of Jesus Christ in 25 scenes.

Lady Windermere’s Fan 1925

89
Silent
USA

A society woman believes her husband is having an affair, a misconception which may have dire personal consequences for all involved.

L'Arroseur arrosé 1895

1
Silent
France

L'Arroseur arrosé has the distinction of being the earliest known instance of film comedy, as well as the first use of film to portray a fictional story. A gardener is watering his flowers, when a mischievous boy sneaks up behind his back, and puts a foot on the water hose. The gardener is surprised, and looks into the nozzle to find out why the water has stopped coming. The boy lifts his foot from the hose, whereby the water squirts up in the gardener's face. The gardener chases the boy, grips his ear, and slaps him in his buttocks. The boy runs away, and the gardener continues his watering.

Last Woman on Earth 1960

71
Talky
USA

Classic sci-fi B-movie directed by Roger Corman. It tells the story of the only three survivors of a strange apocalypse which has wiped out all human life on earth.

Le squelette joyeux 1898

1
Silent
France

A skeleton dances joyously, often collapsing into a heap of bones and quickly putting itself back together.

L'étoile de mer 1928

21
Silent
France

The film is based on a script by Robert Desnos and depicts a couple (Alice Prin and André de la Rivière) acting through scenes that are shot out of focus.

Life with Father 1947

118
Talky
USA

In late nineteenth century New York a Wall Street broker likes to think his house runs his way, but finds himself constantly bemused at how much of what happens is down to his wife. His children are also stretching their wings, discovering girls and making money out of patent medicine selling. When it comes to light he has never been baptized and everyone starts insisting he must do so, it all starts to get a bit too much.

Lot in Sodom 1933

28
Talky
USA

Lot in Sodom is a sensual depiction of the Sodom and Gomorrah story filled with sinewy and semi-clad bodies, delirious bacchanales devoted to physical pleasure, and a searing, cataclysmic finale depicting the fall of a city devoted to sins of the flesh. Digitally mastered from excellent 35mm elements. Lot In Sodom has its original experimental soundtrack by Alec Wilder.

Love Affair 1939

88
Talky
USA

While in a cruise from Europe to New York to get married with his fiancée and heir of a great fortune in USA, the bachelor sportsman Michel Marnet (Charles Boyer) meets the gorgeous former night-club singer Terry McKay (Irene Dunne), who is returning to her supportive boy-friend, and they have a love affair and fall in love for each other. They schedule to reunite on the 102nd floor of the Empire State Building six months later, on July 1st, to decide whether they should marry each other or not.

M 1931

117
Talky
Germany

A psychotic child murderer stalks a city, and despite an exhaustive investigation fueled by public hysteria and outcry, the police have been unable to find him. But the police crackdown does have one side-affect, it makes it nearly impossible for the organized criminal underground to operate. So they decide that the only way to get the police off their backs is to catch the murderer themselves.

Madame DuBarry 1919

85
Silent
Germany

The story of Madame DuBarry, the mistress of Louis XV of France, and her loves in the time of the French revolution.

Made for Each Other 1939

92
Talky
USA

John and Jane get married after one day of acquaintance. John's mother disapproves of the marriage. The couple struggles to get through their first year of marriage, tormented by money problems and by sickness. Nevertheless, their love never falters.

Male and Female 1919

116
Silent
USA

Lord Brockelhurst, his unwilling betrothed Lady Mary, his butler Crichton and scullery maid Tweeny are on Lord Loam's yacht which is wrecked leaving them all to cope on a desert island. Class distinctions fall apart for the time being.

Man With the Movie Camera 1929

68
Silent
Soviet Union

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

Mary Jane's Mishap 1903

4
Silent
UK

Smith casts his wife as a sluttish housewife who is mutilated by lighting her oven with paraffin.

Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring 1971

74
Talky
USA

After finding out that the hippie lifestyle isn't as glamorous as the media makes it look, Dennie comes home to find disapproval and judgment at every turn, and her sister Susie wanting to follow in her footsteps.

McLintock! 1963

127
Talky
USA

Cattle baron George Washington McLintock fights his wife, his daughter, and political land-grabbers, finally "taming" them all in this Western comedy with Taming of the Shrew overtones.

Meet John Doe 1941

122
Talky
USA

A down-on-his-luck homeless man is hired by a major newspaper to be the voice behind a fictional protest letter about society's ills and in the process a nationwide political movement is begun that culminates with the threat of a leap from the roof of City Hall on a cold Christmas Eve night.

Ménilmontant 1926

38
Silent
France

A couple is brutally murdered in the working-class district of Paris. Later on, the narrative follows the lives of their two daughters, both in love with a Parisian thug and leading them to separate ways.

Meshes of the afternoon 1943

14
Silent
USA

A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen.

Metropolis 1927

153
Silent
Germany

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Michael 1924

86
Silent
Germany

Mikaël is an artist who rises as his teacher, the aging Zoret, falls. Then Mikaël takes up with the Princess Zamikoff, selling gifts from Zoret and even stealing from the master to pay for his carnal and luxurious life with her. He abandons Zoret, whose health begins to fail but who also discovers spirituality in his solitude.

Mickey 1918

93
Silent
USA

Mickey, an orphan who has been brought up in a mining settlement, is sent to New York to live with her aunt.

Mighty Like a Moose 1926

22
Silent
USA

Mr. and Mrs. Moose are not pretty. But after he has his teeth fixed and she has her nose done they look great. They meet by accident and don't recognize each other. They make plans for an illicit rendezvous, both nervous about stepping out on their spouses, but happy to feel attractive for the first time. The only problem: how to keep the spouse from finding out.

Miniature Theatre 1906

5
Silent
France

Three young children set up a table, and on the table is placed a miniature stage. The stage curtain opens, a carpet appears, and then the carpet unrolls by itself. Two puppet figures then come out and begin to perform a series of routines.

Mother 1926

89
Silent
Soviet Union

Russian director Vsevolod I. Pudovkin's "Mother" is the chronicle of an individual's transformation from political naivete to Marxist awareness set during the 1905 Russian Revolution. Pudovkin uses innovative montage techniques and camera angles to tell this bold story of national unrest through the eyes of a working class woman.

Mr Delaware and the Boxing Kangaroo 1895

1
Silent
Germany

Boxing Kangaroo (German:Das Boxende Känguruh) is an 1895 German short black-and-white silent documentary film, directed and produced by Max Skladanowsky, which features a Kangaroo boxing against a man against a white background at the Circus Busch. The film, which premiered at the first public projection of motion pictures in Germany on November 1, 1895, was filmed on 35 mm film and is 18 feet in length. The "groundbreaking production", was, according to WildFilmHistory, "a huge success", which, ""espite being intended for entertainment rather than as a scientific behaviour study", "revealed animal actions in a way that had never been seen before", and, "exposed the potential for future films concerning wildlife and natural history".

My Japan 1943

16
Talky
USA

An American anti-Japanese propaganda short film produced to spur the sale of American war bonds. The film takes the form of a mock travelogue of Japan, presented by an impersonated Japanese narrator.

My Man Godfrey 1936

94
Talky

In the depths of the Depression, a party game brings dizzy socialite Irene Bullock to the city dump where she meets Godfrey, a derelict, and ends by hiring him as family butler. He finds the Bullocks to be the epitome of idle rich, and nutty as the proverbial fruitcake. Soon, the dramatizing Irene is in love with her 'protege'...who feels strongly that a romance between servant and employer is out of place, regardless of that servant's mysterious past...

Nanook of the North 1922

78
Silent
USA / France

Documents one year in the life of Nanook, an Eskimo (Inuit), and his family. Describes the trading, hunting, fishing and migrations of a group barely touched by industrial technology. Nanook of the North was widely shown and praised as the first full-length, anthropological documentary in cinematographic history.

Neighbors 1920

18
Silent
USA

A young couple who live next to each other in tenement apartments do everything they can to be together despite of their feuding families.

Night of the Living Dead 1968

96
Talky
USA

The dead come back to life and eat the living in this low budget, black and white film. Several people barricade themselves inside a rural house in an attempt to survive the night. Outside are hordes of relentless, shambling zombies who can only be killed by a blow to the head.

Nosferatu 1922

94
Silent
Germany

Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.

Nothing Sacred 1937

77
Talky
USA

To redeem himself after a hoax, reporter Wallace Cook proposes a series of stories on doomed Hazel Flagg. Hazel discovers she really doesn't have radium poisoning, but still accepts the big fling in New York that Cook offers her. At first, she has a great time, but complications arise when she and Wally fall in love, and an Austrian specialist discovers that Hazel is faking.

October: Ten Days That Shook the World 1928

142
Silent
Soviet Union

October is a 1928 Soviet silent historical film by Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori Aleksandrov. It is a celebratory dramatization of the 1917 October Revolution commissioned for the tenth anniversary of the event.

Of Human Bondage 1934

83
Talky
USA

Of Human Bondage is a classic, compelling pre-code melodrama about love and obsession, directed by John Cromwell. A young man is attracted to an unfeeling waitress who may eventually destroy them both. Bette Davis larger than life persona makes this film widely considered as the movie that made her a star.

Oliver Twist 1933

80
Talky
USA

The earliest Hollywood Sound Version of Charles Dickens's novel, this American Pre-Code movie was made on an extremely low budget. It tells the classic story of a young orphan in 1830's London that is abused in a workhouse, then falls into the grips of a gang of criminals.

One A.M. 1916

22
Silent
USA

A one-man mime show. Charlie comes home drunk. Forgetting his key, he climbs in through the window, climbs back out with the key, and goes through the door. The rest are equilibrium gags, the central one being with his collapsible wall-bed.

One Week 1920

25
Silent
USA

Buster and Sybil exit a chapel as newlyweds. Among the gifts is a portable house you easily put together in one week. It doesn't help that Buster's rival for Sybil switches the numbers on the crates containing the house parts.

Orphans of the Storm 1921

150
Silent
USA

Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way.

Osaka Elegy 1936

71
Talky
Japan

A young woman becomes a mistress of her boss in order to support her family.

Our Hospitality 1923

73
Silent
USA

In the Nineteenth Century, there is a feud between the McKay and Canfield families in the country of the United States of America. When John McKay is killed, his wife sends their one years old baby Willie to New York to be raised by her sister. Twenty years later, Willie McKay (Buster Keaton) returns to claim for his family state. Along the train travels, he meets a young lady and they fall in love for each other. However, she is the youngest Canfield and her family has not forgotten the quarrel against the McKays.

Our Neighbor, Miss Yae 1934

76
Talky
Japan

Keitaro (Obinata Den) is a law student and Yaeko (Aizome Yumeko) is a high school girl. They are neighbors, and their friendship is starting to develop into something more romantic. Then, Yaeko's sister Kyouko (Okada Yoshiko) has a breakup with her husband and returns home. Kyouko is clearly interested in Keitaro and Yae becomes anxious.

Our Town 1940

90
Talky
USA

Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, get married, live, and die. Milk and the newspaper get delivered every morning, and nobody locks their front doors.

Pandora’s Box 1929

133
Silent
Germany

G.W. Pabst's film that catapulted Louise Brooks to international acclaim and made her 'the' icon of the Jazz Age tells the tragic story of Lulu, the hedonistic dancer and prostitute. Based on the plays of F. Wedekind.

Passing Fancy 1933

100
Silent
Japan

After the death of his wife, a man struggles to raise his son in nearly overwhelming poverty. When the father meets a beautiful young woman, the son becomes jealous of his father's attentions, and conflict arises between them.

Penny Serenade 1941

119
Talky
USA

As Julie prepares to leave her husband Roger, she begins to play through a stack of recordings, each of which reminds her of events in their lives together. One of them is the song that was playing when she and Roger first met in a music store. Other songs remind her of their courtship, their marriage, their desire for a child, and the joys and sorrows that they have shared. A flood of memories comes back to her as she ponders their present problems and how they arose.

People on Sunday 1930

74
Silent
Germany

The film follows the lives of a group of residents of Berlin on a summer's day during the interwar period, filmed over a succession of Sundays in the summer of 1929. The actors were amateurs whose day jobs were those that they portrayed in the film.

Plan 9 from Outer Space 1959

79
Talky
USA

Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop humanity from creating the Solaranite (a sort of sun-driven bomb).

Police 1916

34
Silent
USA

Police is Chaplin's 14th film with Essanay Studios. It is one of his best Essanay's shorts, managing to tell a coherent story with strong elements of social commentary. Charlie is an ex-convict who finds life on the outside too hard to bear, can't find a decent job (or any job at all) and then decides to burglarize a house with another ex-convict.

Poppy 1935

72
Talky
Japan

Based on Soseki Natsume's 1908 novel of the same title, Poppy is an ornately complicated story of desire and ambition. Fujio is beautiful, talented, well-heeled, and engaged to Munechika, a rising young diplomat. But she falls in love with Ono, a student employed to tutor her in English, who is attracted by her beauty and wealth.

Port of New York 1949

82
Talky
USA

A violent little Noir directed by László Benedek, one of the first movies to be shot in a semidocumentary style, on location in New York City. Two narcotics agents go after a vicious gang of drug dealers, headed by Paul Vicola (Yul Brynner in his first film role), a ruthless psychopath who listens to avant-garde music and murders anyone who stands in his way.

Prisoners of the Lost Universe 1983

90
Talky
UK

Three people are transported into a parallel reality, where they find they must use modern technology, but medieval weapons, in order to save the citizenry from a murderous warlord.

Pygmalion 1938

96
Talky
UK

Shaw's play in which a Victorian dialect expert bets that he can teach a lower-class girl to speak proper English and thus be taken for a lady.

Q Planes 1939

82
Talky
UK

Also known as Clouds Over Europe, This British spy film tells the story of a British secret service man who suspects that the disappearance of a number of experimental planes is more than just a coincidence.

Rain 1929

14
Silent
Netherlands

Rain was one of the founding voices of avant-garde documentary, and perhaps the fullest realization of the filmic tradition of City Symphony.

Redes 1936

65
Talky
Mexico

A story of burgeoning labor rights amongst poor fishermen in a small village in Mexico.

Reefer Madness 1936

66
Talky
USA

Cautionary tale features a fictionalized and highly exaggerated take on the use of marijuana. A trio of drug dealers lead innocent teenagers to become addicted to "reefer" cigarettes by holding wild parties with jazz music.

Regeneration 1915

72
Silent
USA

Owen Conway, the leader of a Bowery gang and the bouncer at a low-dive. rescues Marie Rose Deering, a pretty school teacher and a social worker, from insult and assault at the hands of one his his gang. This chance meeting arouses what good is left in him and, under her tutelage, and who he calls "my little Mamie Rose," he becomes as a little child among the angels. But death robs him of the influence that has raised him from the dregs.

Rembrandt 1936

85
Talky
UK

This character study joins the painter at the height of his fame in 1642, when his adored wife suddenly dies and his work takes a dark, sardonic turn that offends his patrons. By 1656, he is bankrupt but consoles himself with the company of pretty maid Hendrickje, whom he's unable to marry. Their relationship brings ostracism but also some measure of happiness. The final scenes find him in his last year, 1669, physically enfeebled but his spirit undimmed.

Rescued by Rover 1905

7
Silent
UK

A dog leads its master to his kidnapped baby.

Rescued from an Eagle's Nest 1908

6
Silent
USA

A family is terrified when an eagle carries off its young child.

Robin Hood 1922

117
Silent
USA

A nobleman becomes the vigilante Robin Hood who protects the oppressed English people from the tyrannical Prince John.

Romance of a Fruit Peddler 1922

30
Silent
China

Cheng the fruit seller is in love with the daughter of his neighbor the doctor, but the good doctor won't let him marry her unless Chang finds him more patients. With some creative carpentering, Chang sets about augmenting the doctor's income.

Royal Wedding 1951

93
Talky
USA

Stage stars Tom and Ellen Bowen embark to open their show in England. Innocent-seeming Ellen is a female Don Juan and doesn't take dancing as seriously as brother Tom; on shipboard she meets her match, Lord John Brindale. Arrived in London, confirmed bachelor Tom auditions and is taken with cool dancer Anne Ashmond. Will romance break up the act?

Safety Last! 1923

70
Silent
USA

When a store clerk organizes a publicity stunt, in which a friend climbs the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself.

Sagebrush Trail 1933

54
Talky
USA

John Brant escapes jail after being wrongly accused of murder then joins a gang hoping to find the real killer. The real killer happens to be a member of the gang and he suspects Brant is up to no good.

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians 1964

81
Talky
USA

The Martians kidnap Santa Claus because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.

Santa Fe Trail 1940

110
Talky
USA

In 1854, Jeb Stuart, George Custer and other graduates from West Point are posted to Kansas to help pacify the territory before railroad construction to Santa Fe can resume.

Scarlet Street 1945

103
Talky
USA

When a man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman, her venal fiancé persuades her to con him out of some of the fortune she thinks he has.

Secret Agent 1936

86
Talky
UK

After three British agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences.

Serpent 1925

74
Silent
Japan

The story of a decent samurai who is widely considered a scum and a criminal. His bad luck and numerous misunderstandings drag him down the social ladder straight to the gutter.

Serpentine Dance 1895

1
Silent
USA

Annabelle Serpentine Dance is a short silent American film produced and distributed by Edison Manufacturing Company in 1895. It is one of several released by the studio the late 19th century. Each short film depicts the popular serpentine dance performed by Annabelle Moore. Many of the prints were distributed in color, which was hand-tinted.

Seven Sinners 1936

67
Talky
UK

British thriller film directed by Albert de Courville. American detective and his sidekick are invited to Britain in order to take on a group of international criminals.

Sherlock Junior 1924

45
Silent
USA

A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.

Sisters of the Gion 1936

69
Talky
Japan

Two geisha sisters lead a hard life in the Gion district of Kyoto. After one of them feels obliged to support a bankrupt businessman, the other sister sets up various schemes to get rid of him.

Sita Sings the Blues 2008

82
Talky
USA

An animated version of the epic Indian tale of Ramayana set to the 1920s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw.

Snowball Fight 1897

1
Silent
France

Wintertime in Lyons. About a dozen people, men and women, are having a snowball fight in the middle of a tree-lined street. The cyclist coming along the road becomes the target of opportunity. He falls off his bicycle. He's not hurt, but he rides back the way he came, as the fight continues. Uh-oh. He forgot his cap in the snow.

Song at Midnight 1937

113
Talky
China

China's first horror film, loosely based on The Phantom of the Opera. A disfigured musical genius roams a traditional Chinese opera house, punishing those who offend him.

Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory 1895

1
Silent
France

Workers Leaving The Lumière Factory in Lyon, also known as Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory and Exiting the Factory, is an 1895 French short black-and-white silent documentary film directed and produced by Louis Lumière. It is often referred to as the first real motion picture ever made, although Louis Le Prince's 1888 Roundhay Garden Scene pre-dated it by seven years.

So's Your Aunt Emma! 1942

62
Talky
USA

Aunt Emma is an old spinster, falsely accused of being the infamous murderer "Ma Parker". The movie is also known as "Meet the Mob".

Sparrows 1926

84
Silent
USA

Molly, the eldest child at a baby farm hidden deep in a swamp, must rescue the others when their cruel master decides that one of them will be disposed of.

Spring in a Small Town 1948

98
Talky
China

The film takes place following WWII and with China brought to its knees by the actions of the Japanese, prior to the rise of the Communists led by Chairman Mao. Wei Wei plays a woman who lives a lonely life, shackled by her care for her gentle, but ill husband (Shi Yu)- that is until her first love reappears into her life. This is Fei's penultimate film as director, but is still enjoyed by many today as one of his best works.

Steamboat Bill, Jr. 1928

70
Silent
USA

Following through on a promise to his mother, William Canning Jr. goes to River Junction to meet his father who has not seen him since he was a child. The younger Canning isn't quite what the elder was expecting but the old man has bigger problems. He's being put out of business by J.J. King, who not only owns the local hotel and bank, but has recently introduced a new paddle wheel steamer that puts Cannings older boat, the Stonewall Jackson, to shame. Bill Jr. and Kitty King take a liking to each other much to the dismay of both of their fathers. When a fierce storm hits River Junction, Bill Jr. is forced to save Kitty, h