Now and forever, I free myself from human immobility, I am in constant motion, I draw near, then away from objects, I crawl under, I climb onto them. I move apace with the muzzle of a galloping horse, I plunge full speed into a crowd, I outstrip running soldiers, I fall on my back, I ascend with an airplane, I plunge and soar together with plunging and soaring bodies.
—  Dziga Vertov, 1923
Silent Cinema!

Aelita: The Queen of Mars (Yakov Protazanov, 1924) 

The Lost World (Harry O. Hoyt, 1925)

Cabiria (Giovanni Pastrone, 1914)

A Page of Madness (Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1930)

Les Vampires (Louis Feuillade, 1915)

The Man With A Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)

Borderline (Kenneth Macpherson, 1930)

The Unknown (Tod Browning, 1927)

Phantom of the Opera (Rupert Julian, 1925)

The Golem: How He Came Into The World (Paul Wegener, 1915)

The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks ( Lev Kuleshov, 1924)

Japanese Girls At The Harbor (Hiroshi Shimizu, 1933)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (John S. Robertson, 1920)

Nanook of the North (Robert Flaherty, 1922)

Souls on the Road (Minoru Murata, 1921)

Oscar Micheaux: Body and Soul, Within Our Gates, The Symbol of the Unconquered

Mikio Naruse: Apart From You, Every Night Dreams, Street Without End

F.W. Murnau: Faust, Phantom, Nosferatu, The Last Laugh, Tartuffe, Sunrise

Sergei Eisenstein: Strike, October, Battleship Potemkin

Victor Sjostrom: The Wind, The Outlaw And His Wife, Ingeborg Holm, He Who Gets Slapped, The Phantom Carriage

Paul Leni The Cat and the Canary, WaxworksThe Man Who Laughs

Buster Keaton: Sherlock Jr, The General, Our Hospitality, College, The Saphead, The Haunted House, Go West, Steamboat Bill Jr, Battling Buttler

Josef von SternbergThe Docks of New York, The Last Command, Underworld

Robert Wiene: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Hands of Orlac 

Carl Dreyer: The PresidentThe Passion of Joan of Arc, Michael, Leaves From Satan’s Book

D.W. Griffith: Intolerance, Way Down East, Orphans of the Storm

Kenji MizoguchiOrizuru Osen, The Water Magician, Poppy

Alexander Dovzhenko: Earth, Arsenal, Zvenigora

Vsevolod Pudovkin: The End of St. Petersburg, Mother, Storm Over Asia,

Fritz Lang: Metropolis, Die Nibelungen: Siegfried, Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild’s Revenge [1][2][3][4], Destiny, Woman In The Moon, Dr. Mabuse The Gambler [1][2], Spies

Jean Epstein: Coeur Fidele, The Fall of the House of Usher

Yasujiro Ozu: I Was Born But…, Tokyo Chorus, An Inn In Tokyo, Dragnet Girl

Charlie Chaplin: The Kid, Sunnyside, City Lights, Easy Street