PUNQ's -- Top-100 -- 1927

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The year that The Jazz Singer came out and changed it all creating the demand for sound films, but apart from some sound short movies the year was completely silent. And the year had some gigantic silents!


I do feel I have to explain my #1 pick, The Cat and the Canary, over the universally loved Metropolis. I guess it's one of those moments where a movie just clicks and becomes a favorite with director Paul Leni grasping each situation in that "Old Dark House" mystery to perfection. Fritz Lang's Metropolis is amazing. More for it's gigantic production then anything else, but watching the new (almost) complete version, some of that mystique and political myths of the film fade a tiny bit.


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  • The Cat and the Canary

    1

  • Metropolis

    2

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    3

  • 7th Heaven

    4

  • Chicago

    5

  • The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg

    6

  • The Unknown

    7

  • Underworld

    8

  • Wings

    9

  • The Red Mill

    10

  • The Beloved Rogue

    11

  • The End of St. Petersburg

    12

  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

    13

  • The Kid Brother

    14

  • My Best Girl

    15

  • It

    16

  • The Chess Player

    17

  • Downhill

    18

  • Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness

    19

  • The Love of Jeanne Ney

    20

  • Two Arabian Knights

    21

  • The Last Performance

    22

  • The Jazz Singer

    23

  • Hotel Imperial

    24

  • When a Man Loves

    25

  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    26

  • Bed and Sofa

    27

  • Der Bettler vom Kölner Dom

    28

  • College

    29

  • At the Edge of the World

    30

  • The Gaucho

    31

  • Loves of Casanova

    32

  • The Loves of Carmen

    33

  • Running Wild

    34

  • Old San Francisco

    35

  • The Show

    36

  • Hindle Wakes

    37

  • The Ring

    38

  • The King of Kings

    39

  • Napoleon

    40

  • Curses of the Witch

    41

  • The Mystery of the Eiffel Tower

    42

  • The Big Jump

    43

  • The First Auto

    44

  • Six and One Half Times Eleven

    45

  • Chuji's Travel Diary II: Story of Bloody Shinshu

    46

  • The Night of Love

    47

  • The Battles of the Coronel and Falkland Islands

    48

  • Madame Visits Oslo

    49

  • Dog Heaven

    50

  • The Black Man Who Had a White Soul

    51

  • Casey at the Bat

    52

  • Troll-Elgen

    53

  • Surrender

    54

  • Jewish Prudence

    55

  • Love

    56

  • Twelve Miles Out

    57

  • His First Flame

    58

  • Quality Street

    59

  • Special Delivery

    60

  • Three's a Crowd

    61

  • Spring Fever

    62

  • A Kiss from Mary Pickford

    63

  • Annie Laurie

    64

  • Long Pants

    65

  • No Man's Law

    66

  • Ghost Train

    67

  • Children of Divorce

    68

  • The Cave of the Silken Web

    69

  • The Girl in the Pullman

    70

  • Belphégor

    71

  • Flying Luck

    72

  • The Yankee Clipper

    73

  • The Forty-First

    74

  • Bring Home the Turkey

    75

  • Paid to Love

    76

  • Hula

    77

  • Orchids and Ermine

    78

  • The Club of the Big Deed

    79

  • Upstream

    80

  • Love 'Em and Weep

    81

  • Mr. Wu

    82

  • The Fighting Eagle

    83

  • The Poet and the King

    84

  • The Notorious Lady

    85

  • Prostitute

    86

  • West Point

    87

  • Voyage au Congo

    88

  • Stark Love

    89

  • Mockery

    90

  • What's Going on in Beely Circus?

    91

  • Parisian Pleasures

    92

  • East Side, West Side

    93

  • The Desert of the Lost

    94

  • The Thirteenth Hour

    95

  • Tracked by the Police

    96

  • The Eleven Devils

    97

  • The Call of the Sea

    98

  • Prelude

    99

  • Zare

    100