Film buffs at America's Tcm classic movies TV network have listed Hollywood's 10 best silent classics as a salute to this year's (12) black and white Oscars favourite The Artist.
D.W. Griffith's 1915 Civil War movie The Birth of a Nation makes the list, as does Fritz Lang's Metropolis, Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments and Lon Chaney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
The most recent film on the list is 1928's The Passion of Joan of Arc, starring Renee Maria Falconetti.