Nov 15, 2010

Top 5 Silent Films of the 1920s

Any easy way to set the mood if you are hosting a Roaring 20s party is to project silent films onto a blank white wall, or if you don't have access to a projector, play them from your DVD or hard drive. Sound was slowly being introduced in shorts towards the end of the decade, but silent features ruled and movie going was a popular form of entertainment with the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, and Lon Chaney immortalized in moving pictures. There are heaps of silent films available for rent at your local video store, online service or public library.

Here's our top 5 list for silent films from the 1920s:
  1. Metrolpolis, 1927.
  2. The Gold Rush, 1925.
  3. The Big Parade, 1925.
  4. The Circus, 1928.
  5. Phantom of the Opera, 1925.
 1. Metropolis, 1927. 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.(Source: IMDb)

2. The Gold Rush, 1925. Charlie Chaplin's The Tramp goes to the Klondike in seach of gold and finds more than he bargains for.

3. The Big Parade, 1925. The idle son of a rich businessman joins the army when the U.S.A. enters World War One. He is sent to France, where he becomes friends with two working-class soldiers. He also falls in love with a Frenchwoman, but has to leave her to move to the frontline. (Source: IMDb)

4. The Circus, 1928. The Tramp, Charlie Chaplin, finds love while working in the circus.

5. Phantom of the Opera, 1925. A disfigured composer in hiding falls for an opera singer.

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