The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

The Phantom of the Opera is a 1925 American silent horror film adaptation of the Gaston Leroux novel of the same title directed by Rupert Julian. The film featured Lon Chaney in the title role as the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House,[2] causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to force the management to make the woman he loves a star.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Phantom_of_the_Opera_(1925_film)

IMDB Ratings: 7.7/10,  A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0016220/

The Gold Rush (1925)

IMDB Ratings: 8.3/10 , The Tramp goes the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more.  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0015864/

The Gold Rush is a 1925 silent film comedy written, produced, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin in his Little Tramp role. The film also stars Georgia HaleMack SwainTom MurrayHenry BergmanMalcolm Waite.

Chaplin declared several times that this was the film that he most wanted to be remembered for. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gold_Rush

Battleship Potemkin (1925)

After the success of Strike (1924), Sergei Eisenstein was commissioned by the Soviet government to make a film commemorating the uprising of 1905. Eisenstein’s scenario, boiled down from what was to have been a multipart epic of the occasion, focussed on the crew of the battleship Potemkin. Fed up with the extreme cruelties of their officers and their maggot-ridden meat rations, the sailors stage a violent mutiny. This, in turn, sparks an abortive citizens’ revolt against the Czarist regime. The film’s centerpiece is staged on the Odessa Steps, where in 1905 the Czar’s Cossacks methodically shot down rioters and innocent bystanders alike. To Eisenstein, this single bloody incident was the crucible of the successful 1917 Bolshevik revolution, and the result was the “Odessa Steps sequence,” which is often considered the most famous sequence ever filmed; it is certainly one of the most imitated, perhaps most overtly by Brian De Palma in The Untouchables (1987). This triumph of Eisenstein’s “rhythmic editing” technique occurs in the middle of film, not as the climax, as more current film structure might do it. All the actors in the film were amateurs, selected by Eisenstein because of their “rightness” as types for their roles. Pictorial quality varies from print to print, but even in a duped-down version, Battleship Potemkin is must-see cinema. http://www.youtube.com/movie/battleship-potemkin

The Battleship Potemkin (RussianБроненосец «Потёмкин»Bronyenosyets Potyomkin), sometimes rendered as The Battleship Potyomkin, is a 1925 silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein and produced by Mosfilm. It presents a dramatized version of the mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin rebelled against their officers of the Tsarist regime.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battleship_Potemkin