If you think you don’t like silent films, try horror/sci-fi.
Nosferatu (based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula). It’s creepy and moody, and Max Schrek’s nightmarish vampire makes this one of my all time favorites.
Metropolis (1927) was my introduction to silent films. PBS aired it when I was about 15 years old. As with anyone’s first, it holds a special place in my heart.
Everyone’s heard of The Phantom of the Opera. I prefer the 1925 silent classic starring Lon Chaney over the 1943 Claude Rains remake. —- Seriously, a violin? Don’t make me laugh! :p
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920) is an odd little film. The set is designed with a forced perspective that gives this flick a weird dream-like appearance.