Gorgeous Silent Film Posters from Around the World


As you may have noticed, we love a good movie poster here at Flavorpill, so when we spotted these lovely international posters from the silent film era over at 50 Watts, we just had to share. Unlike most film posters nowadays, these feel like art in and of themselves, whether soft and lushly drawn or stark and evocative, perhaps filling in some of the emotional space that we now fill with sound. We don’t know about you, but they sort of make us want to go on a silent film-watching binge at our next opportunity. Click through to see a few of our favorites, and then be sure to head on over to 50 Watts to see the whole collection.

Hamlet, Germany, 1921. Image via 50 Watts

Sherlock Holmes, 1922. Image via 50 Watts

Madame Sans Gêne, 1924. Image via 50 Watts

Der unsichtbare Dieb, Germany, 1920. Image via 50 Watts

Birth of a Nation, Denmark. Image via 50 Watts

Metropolis, 1927. Image via 50 Watts

Heart ‘O the Hills, Sweden, 1919. Image via 50 Watts

Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, c.1919. Poster by Theo Matejko & Marcell Vértes for the Vienna premiere. Image via 50 Watts

Homo Duplex, Hungary, 1917. Image via 50 Watts

The Lost World, Austria, 1926. Image via 50 Watts