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The following sources were used to compile the March 2018 edition of the 100 Great Silent Films list. Each source was added to a formula, and weighted on both critical value and recency.

100 Silent Films BFI Screen Guide (2011)
Academy Award Best Picture Winners & Nominees (1929-2018)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies  - 10th Anniversary Edition(2007)
AFI Awards (2000 - 2017)
Biggest Money Pictures, Variety (1932)
The Black Film Canon (2016)
Cinema Fanatic's A Year With Women (2015)
Domestic Box Office by Tickets Sold (2018)
Golden Globe Best Drama & Best Musical/Comedy Winners and Nominees (1944-2018)
Little White Lies' 100 Great Movies by Female Directors (2015)
Palme d'Or Winners (1955 - 2017)
Roger Ebert's Great Movies (2013)
Sight & Sound Critics Poll (2012)
Sight & Sound Directors Poll (2012)
Silent but not Forgotten: The Best Silent Films (1979)
The Top 100 Silent Era Films (2018)

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