Rankings: 1920-1929

1920:

1. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
2. One Week
3. Leaves from Satan’s Book
4. The Golem: How He Came Into the World
5. Way Down East
6. Just Pals
7. The Scarecrow
8. Why Change Your Wife?
9. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
10. The Mark of Zorro
11. Convict 13
12. Neighbors
13. The Bomb Idea

1921:

1. The Play House
2. Orphans of the Storm
3. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
4. The Goat
5. The Kid
6. The Phantom Carriage
7. The ‘High Sign’
8. The Idle Class
9. Camille
10. The Boat
11. The Haunted House
12. The Sheik
13. The Haunted Castle
14. Hard Luck
15. Manhatta

1922:

1. Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror
2. Nanook of the North
3. Cops
4. Häxan
5. The Paleface
6. Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood
7. Day Dreams
8. Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler
9. The Blacksmith
10. Romance of a Fruit Peddler
11. Phantom
12. The Frozen North
13. The Electric House
14. My Wife’s Relations

1923:

1. Our Hospitality
2. Safety Last
3. The Three Ages
4. The Pilgrim
5. The Balloonatic
6. The Love Nest
7. Springtime

1924:

1. Sherlock, Jr.
2. Die Nibelungen
3. The Last Laugh
4. Greed
5. Isn’t Life Wonderful
6. He Who Gets Slapped
7. The Iron Horse
8. The Thief of Bagdad
9. The Navigator
10. A Trip to Mars
11. The Sea Hawk
12. Symphonie diagonale
13. America

1925:

1. The Gold Rush
2. Battleship Potemkin
3. The Big Parade
4. Tartuffe
5. Seven Chances
6. Strike
7. The Freshman
8. The Phantom of the Opera

1926:

1. The General
2. Faust
3. What Price Glory?
4. 3 Bad Men
5. Bardelys the Magnificent
6. The Scarlet Letter
7. The Adventures of Prince Achmed
8. The Black Pirate
9. 45 Minutes from Hollywood
10. The Sorrows of Satan
11. Scents & Nonsense
12. Thundering Fleas
13. Along Came Auntie

1927:

1. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
2. Underworld
3. Seventh Heaven
4. Metropolis
5. The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
6. Napoleon
7. Wings
8. Romance of the Western Chamber
9. The King of Kings
10. Jewish Prudence
11. It
12. Love ‘Em and Weep
13. Fluttering Hearts
14. With Love and Hisses
15. Duck Soup
16. Cave of the Spider Women
17. College
18. Why Girls Love Sailors
19. London After Midnight (Reconstruction)
20. Sailors, Beware!
21. Sugar Daddies
22. Slipping Wives

1928:

1. The Docks of New York
2. Steamboat Bill, Jr.
3. The Passion of Joan of Arc
4. Lonesome
5. The Wind
6. Street Angel
7. Two Tars
8. The Crowd
9. The Last Command
10. The Circus
11. L’Argent
12. A Girl in Every Port
13. The Cameraman
14. Spione
15. October
16. Show People
17. In Old Arizona
18. Speedy
19. Champagne

1929:

1. The Man with a Movie Camera
2. Applause
3. Diary of a Lost Girl
4. Un chien andalou
5. Blackmail
6. Lucky Star
7. The Skeleton Dance
8. Hallelujah!
9. Pandora’s Box
10. Days of Youth
11. Queen Kelly
12. The Manxman
13. The Love Parade
14. The Broadway Melody
15. Spite Marriage
16. The Haunted House
17. The Cocoanuts
18. Only Me