Wondering which films to watch? Spotlight presents thematically grouped, must see films, hand-picked by Fandor's curators.

The Kings of Silent Comedy

Taking to the movies like fish to water, silent film funny men surpassed the bounds of vaudevillian conventions, embracing the full comedic potential of the cinematic medium when movies were still relatively young. Crafting distinct individual styles, performers like Charlie Chaplin ("The Tramp"), Buster Keaton ("The Great Stone Face") and countless others forged unique screen personas that are as recognizable today as ever. We've pulled together some of our favorite pre-talkie performances that are sure to make you chuckle.

Selected Films