THE BROADWAY MELODY (1929)

The first of our forgotten best picture winners was such an early sound movie that it is hard to watch, even if it is considered one of the very first movie musicals.

LA PASSION DE JEANNE D’ARC (1928)

Renée Jeanne Falconetti gives perhaps the greatest of all movie performances in this legendary silent film that feels like “an historical document from an era where cinema did not exist.”

SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS (1927)

Perhaps the artistic apotheosis of silent movies, just before sound came in and swept them away.