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The MUBI Forum Users' Top 20 List 2013: Longform List and Voting Series

Polaris​DiB

over 1 year ago

Welcome to the next round of The MUBI Forum User’s Top 20 List 2013: Silent Edition

Below is the full longform list of all submitted titles adjusted along a point spread for duplicate submissions. Titles at the top were submitted more often and earlier, titles at the bottom less often and later. The top 20 is highlighted; the bottom movie is italicized to emphasize its chance of being dropped off the list. Over time the italicized movies will represent “endangered” titles that are close to being removed from the list entirely. All titles are followed by numbers delineating the amount of points they have received.

At submission’s close the longform list comes to 361 titles. That means only 5.5% of what was submitted will survive.

The Passion of Joan of Arc 75
Sunrise 49
Metropolis 47
Nosferatu 45
The Gold Rush 45
Sherlock Jr. 43
Greed 39
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 39
The Crowd 39
Battleship Potemkin 39
The General 39
City Lights 35
The Cameraman 31
Man with A Movie Camera 29
Pandora’s Box 27
The Last Laugh 25
Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler 25
I Was Born, But… 25
The Wind 25
Napoleon 23

A Page of Madness 23
Un chien andalou 23
Safety Last! 21
Broken Blossoms 21
Our Hospitality 21
Die Nibelungen 21
Modern Times 21
The Circus 21
He Who Gets Slapped 19
The Phantom Carriage 19
The Docks of New York 19
The Unknown 19
Intolerance 19
Faust 19
Les vampires 17
Limite 17
Lucky Star 17
The Kid 17
Lonesome 15
The Goddess 15
Seventh Heaven 15
L’age d’or 13
Earth 13
The Story of Floating Weeds 13
A Trip to the Moon 13
Faces of Children 13
Steamboat Bill, Jr. 13
Seven Chances 13
The Pearl 13
The Navigator 13
A Man There Was 11
City Girl 11
Judex 11
The Big Parade 11
Mother Krause’s Journey to Happiness 11
Happiness (1935) 11
The Phantom of the Opera 11
Fantomas 11
Maldone 11
The Last Command 11
Tokyo Chorus 9
Storm over Asia 9
Meshes of the Afternoon 9
J’accuse (I Accuse) 9
La Roue (The Wheel) 9
The Water Magician 9
The Fall of the House of Usher (Epstein) 9
Silent Movie 9
Decasia: The State of Decay 9
Coeur fidele (Faithful Heart) 9
The Wildcat 9
Lady Windermere’s Fan 9
Lodz Symphony 9
Erotikon 9
Bed and Sofa 9
A Cottage on Dartmoor 9
Strike 9
The Man who Laughs 9
Haxan 9
The Heart of the World 9
The Iron Horse 9
A Corner in Wheat 9
Every Night Dreams 9
People on Sunday 9
Spies 9
3 Bad Men 9
Apart from You 9
Vampyr 9
The Wonderful Lies of Nina Petrovna 9
Menilmontant 9
Master of the House 9
Zvenigora 7
The Golem 7
A Sixth Part of the World 7
Hindle’s Wake 7
L’Argent 7
An Inn in Tokyo 7
Regen (Rain) 7
The Haunted House 7
Film ist. 7-12 7
Dog Star Man 7
Mother 7
An Interesting Story 7
The Birth of a Nation 7
West of Zanzibar 7
Herr Arnes Treasures 7
Miss Lulu Bett 7
True Heart Susie 7
The Wedding March 7
Tabu 7
Foolish Wives 7
The Outlaw & His Wife 7
Way Down East 7
The Lodger 7
Michael 7
The Big Road 7
Cabiria 7
Nanook of the North 7
The Great Train Robbery 7
Ballet mecanique 7
Brand upon the Brain! 7
Sparrows 7
Train of Shadows 7
The Godless Girl 7
The Marriage Circle 7
Light is Calling 7
Film 7
The Lady and the Beard 7
One Week 7
The Automatic Moving Company 7
Suspense 7
Shoulder Arms 7
Fragment of an Empire 7
The Cat and the Canary 7
The Adventures of Prince Achmed 7
The Freshman 7
No Blood Relation 7
Go West 7
Diary of a Lost Girl 7
Wings 7
Dancing Girl of Izu 7
Japanese Girls at the Harbor 7
Laugh, Clown, Laugh 7
The Great White Silence 7
Underworld (1927) 7
The Hands of Orlac 7
The Goat 7
A Woman of Paris 7
Entr’acte 7
Destiny 7
The Bride of Glomdal 7
Mikael 7
L’etoile de mer 5
The Life and Death of 9413, A Hollywood Extra 5
Rhythmus 21 5
Cowards Bend the Knee; or, The Blue Hands 5
Study of a River 5
Les hautes solitude 5
New York Portrait, Chapter I 5
At Sea 5
In Titan’s Goblet 5
Kino Eye 5
Sadie Thompson 5
What Price Glory 5
Die Puppe 5
Rotaie 5
Thief of Bagdad 5
Dream of a Rarebit Fiend 5
The Dance of the Paroxisms 5
Le Reveleteur 5
Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary 5
La aldea maldita 5
Maria do Mar 5
Vibracion de Granada 5
The Overcoat 5
Train of Shadows 5
Variety 5
The General Line/Old and New 5
Where are the Dreams of Youth 5
For Heaven’s Sake 5
So This is Paris? 5
The Artist 5
The Tempest 5
Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley 5
Fantasmagorie 5
Ben-Hur 5
L’inhumaine 5
Impatience 5
Tartuffe 5
New Babylon 5
Tih Minh 5
The Phantom 5
Orphans of the Storm 5
Miss Mend 5
Woman in the Moon 5
The Scarlet Letter (Sjostrom) 5
The Girl with the Hat Box 5
La Antena 5
Big Business 5
Tol’able David 5
Jirokichi the Rat 5
The Blackbird 5
Flunky Work Hard 5
I Don’t Want to be a Man 5
Street Angel 5
Les hautes solitudes 5
The Love Chariot 5
Passing Fancy 5
The Boat 5
Maniac Chase 5
Philips-Radio 5
The Silent Enemy 5
Finis Terrae 5
The Seashell and the Clergyman 5
Salome 5
Grass: A Nation’s Battle for Life 5
Westinghouse Works 5
Mysterious X 5
Listopad 5
Twilight of a Woman’s Soul 5
Ned Med Vaabnene
Within Our Gates 5
The Tantalizing Fly 5
Princess Nicotine, or the Smoke Fairy 5
Le Monstre 5
Metamorphoses 5
La Folie du Docteur Tube 5
Le Papillon Fantastique 5
People on Sunday 5
The Child of Paris 5
The Penalty 5
Wild Oranges 5
Running Wild 5
The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg 5
Seduction 5
Crainquebille 5
Die weisse Holle vom Piz Palu 5
Isn’t Life Wonderful 5
Why Change Your Wife? 5
The Ten Commandments (1923) 5
Leaves from Satan’s Book 5
Days of Youth 5
The Little Match Girl 5
Straight Shooting 5
The Impossible Voyage 5
Noidan Kirot 5
The Bridal Party in Hardanger 5
The Gypsy Charmer 5
Hotel Monterey 5
The Arrival from Darkness 5
Lisboa 5
Curro Vargas 5
The Queen of Death 5
Braza Dormida 5
Santa 5
Voyage au Congo 5
Alice in Wonderland 5
Raja Harishchandra 5
Impeng Negro 5
L’Inferno 5
The Poor Little Rich Girl 5
Victory 5
The Sheik 5
Blood and Sand 5
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
Waxworks 5
El hussar de la muerte 5
The Eagle 5
Maciste in Hell 5
The Student of Prague 5
Arsenal 5
Dementia 5
Les fiancés du pont Mac Donald ou 5
The Shrinking Lover 5
The Ring 5
One A.M. 5
Lemon 5
Untitled (for Marilyn) 5
Lovesong 5
Window Water Baby Moving 5
Hapax Legomena II: Poetic Justice 5
Our Heavenly Bodies 5
Regeneration 5
Flesh and the Devil 5
Queen Kelly 5
Lorna Doone 5
White Shadows in the South Seas 5
The End of St. Petersburg 5
Odna (Alone) 5
Four Sons 5
Stark Love 5
The Oyster Princess 5
Kohlhiesel’s Daughters 5
The Doll 5
The River (Borzage) 5
The Abyss (Gad) 5
Two Girls from Zeeland in Zandvort 5
The Farmer’s Wife 5
The Fire 5
The Sixth Sense (Ardavin) 5
Tilly and the Fire Engines 5
L’Homme du large 5
Hintertreppe 5
‘A Santanotte 5
Norrtullsligan 5
Le Brasier Ardent 5
Ingmarsarvet 5
By the Law 5
When Moscow Laughs 5
L’arpète 5
Mocny czlowiek (Strong Man) 5
My Grandmother 5
Keisatsukan (Police 911) 5
King of Dollars 5
The Unchanging Sea 5
Assunta Spina 5
Carmen 5
Until They Get Me 5
Wally of the Vultures 5
Warning Shadows 5
Mauprat 5
Casanova 5
A Woman of Affairs 5
Docks of Hamburg 5
Napule… e nient chhiu 5
A Very Fine Lady 5
Mothlight 5
Tiny Tim and the Adventures of His Elephant 5
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 5
Schatten 5
The Unholy Three 5
The Eleventh Year 5
Chant d’amour 5
Berlin: Symphony of a Great City 5
The Flying House 5
Gertie on Tour 5
Felix in Hollywood 5
The Cameraman’s Revenge 5
From Morning to Midnight 5
The White Hell of Pitz Palu 5
The Holy Mountain (1926) 5
South 5
Serene Velocity 5
Begotten 5
The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr.West in the Land of the Bolsheviks 5
Idle Class 5
Emak-Bakia 5
Daybreak 5
Dragnet Girl 5
The Girl with the Hatbox 5
The Smiling Madame Beudet 5
My Best Girl 5
Daddy-Long-Legs 5
The Pilgrim 5
Mr. Hulot’s Holiday 5
Workers Leaving the Factory 5
The Last Man 5
At Land 5
The President 5
Parson’s Widow 5
Love One Another 5

Voting will consist of the following format:

Movie A +2
Movie B -1
Movie C -1

You may not combine B and C and vote -2 for one movie. You may not split Movie A into two and vote +1 for two movies. You can choose to log less votes if you really want to. The idea is to get a greater bulk downward but be point neutral; to privilege movies you want to vote up instead of movies you have a personal vendetta against; and to allow fine adjusting in certain areas were voting +2 for one movie and -1 for another will allow them to switch sides.

Historically this game has resulted in many people trying out and adopting various strategies. These strategies may be discussed during the rounds in this thread and as far as I am concerned there is no such thing as cheating unless you break the vote format (which I’ll just ignore your votes then) or try to vote twice in one round. If people “gang up” on your movie, that is part of the game. I would like to point out at this time that oftentimes people feel like they are getting personally attacked in a game. This has never been the case in all the times I have run it: the movie is being what is attacked, not you.

WEEK ONE VOTING BEGINS NOW

Each week new more aggressive rules will be adopted to make the game progressively faster. This week is slow. No movies will be dropped off the list unless voted to zero points or below by participants. This week is to get used to the voting structure and observe how it affects the longform list itself.

That said, MUBI forum participation in this game far exceeded my expectations last time, so in order to keep up a brisk pace, this year ‘a week’ is defined by five days, not seven.

Day One begins now and ends ~24 hours from now. Again, you may only vote once per 24 hour period and all subsequent votes will be ignored, but I will announce new rounds at every interval so it’ll be pretty easy to tell when it is time to vote again.

ROUND ONE BEGINS NOW

AAAANNnnnddd ACTION!

—PolarisDiB

Polaris​DiB

over 1 year ago

Study of a River +2
Love One Another -1
Parson’s Widow -1

—DiB

Dan Bayer

over 1 year ago

…let the madness begin!

Ballet Mecanique +2
Les hautes solitudes -1 (this is actually on there twice)
M. Hulot’s Holiday -1 (this is one of my favorite films, but it is NOT a silent film)

ZED

over 1 year ago

Spies +2

Polaris​DiB

over 1 year ago

“Les hautes solitudes -1 (this is actually on there twice)”

Fixed, the two listings have been combined to one with 7 points.

—DiB

Experim​entoFil​m

over 1 year ago

El húsar de la muerte +2
Metropolis -1
The Passion of Joan of Arc -1

Brian Davisso​n

over 1 year ago

The Sixth Sense +2

Metropolis -1
Battleship Potemkin -1

Looks like Train of Shadows is on the list with both 7 and 5 points, and Mikael (Michael) is on there with 7 in two different spots (unless there’s a Mikael and a Michael).

Prewitt

over 1 year ago

A Story of Floating Weeds +2
Lorna Doone -1
The Ten Commandments-1

Autumn Leaf

over 1 year ago

Lucky Star +2

I Was Born, But… -1
City Lights -1

Polaris​DiB

over 1 year ago

Train of Shadows has been merged into one listing with 9 points.

I’m not sure if Mikael and Michael are the same movie. Whoever submitted it, speak up.

—DiB

Jonas Silgali​s

over 1 year ago

Nosferatu +2

Man with A Movie Camera -1
Greed -1

Dennis...Brian

over 1 year ago

+2 Daddy-Long-Legs

-1 Brand upon the Brain!
-1 Silent Movie

Gylfi

over 1 year ago

Tabu +2

Battleship Potemkin -1
Workers Leaving the Factory -1

Duncan Gray

-moderator-
over 1 year ago

Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler +2

Faust -1
Docks of New York -1

Serene velocity +1 (I forgot about that film when I was making my list.

The artist -1 (let’s go ahead and knock that one off)
Docks of new York -1

M. Hulot

over 1 year ago

Meshes of the Afternoon +2
Metropolis -1
Les vampires -1

Dominic​ano1970

over 1 year ago

Thank you for running this! Not sure where to start but here we go:

La aldea maldita +2
The Passion of Joan of Arc -1
A Page of Madness -1

Scorpio Velvet

over 1 year ago

THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC +2
HAXAN -1
THE LAST LAUGH -2

Bijoux Alexand​erplatz

over 1 year ago

The Crowd +2

The Artist -1
Man with a Movie Camera -1

scorpio​rising

over 1 year ago

I Was Born But… +2

The Last Laugh -1
The Cameraman’s Revenge -1

House 0f Leaves

-moderator-
over 1 year ago

A Man there Was +2

Vampyr -1
Sunrise -1

Black Irish

over 1 year ago

Piz Palu is listed twice, both in the five point range. Once under it’s original title and again under it’s English one.

The Boat +2
Arsenal -1
The Heart of the World -1

Polaris​DiB

over 1 year ago

The White Hell of Piz Palu now has one listing at 7 points.

—DiB

Matt Kilgore

over 1 year ago

Japanese Girls at the Harbor +2
Dracula: Pags from… -1

Scorpio Velvet

over 1 year ago

METROPOLIS +2
BEGOTTEN -1
MOTHLIGHT -1

Scorpio, I think you’re only allowed to vote once per 24-hour period…

I’ve got mixed feelings about Joan of arc… It’s really great, but it’s just kind of predictable to have it in a top 10 silent films list…

And Vampyr definitely isn’t a silent film… I’m not sure if I should plan on voting it down because of that, or vote it up cause its fucking incredible…

Dennis...Brian

over 1 year ago

weird these lists never end predictably, usually they end with ten films no one actually likes

but the Hall of Fame projects usually ends with the most mainstremy popular choice

wolfman​sRazor

over 1 year ago

Chant d’amour +2
The Artist -1
Earth -1

My submissions seem to be falling fast, except Serene Velocity.

Malkin

over 1 year ago

+2 The Unholy Three
-1 Vampyr
-1 True Heart Susie

Love Vampyr beyond words- it was on my top 20 last year – but it’s certainly not a silent film so down it goes. Hoping to catch up with many of these films over Christmas.

Two Plus Two

over 1 year ago

The Unknown +2
Man with A Movie Camera -1
Brand Upon the Brain -1