We don't get the current landscape of film, filmmaking, and acting without the early filmmakers and actors that struck ground and paved the way long before us. Depending on who you ask, some individuals have never given "Old Hollywood" a chance because they believe the films to be boring, slow, and less technical compared to what we're getting now. That's well within their right to think that as we all have our preferences, but I want to encourage a different outlook. The early decades of film are an example of literally doing the best with what you've got as there was limited resources and no prior to examples to pull from. As such, I do believe from a creativity and storytelling standpoint that we got some of the most innovative creations during the early decades, and that's part of what makes the era so fascinating in my opinion. Also, if you look hard enough, it won't take you look to find the original versions of some of your favorite films/film franchises (Dracula for example), and it can be fascinating to witness the evolution over time. To that point, we've put together a list of the best movies of the 1920s to add to your watchlist.
The 1920s aka the "Roaring Twenties" film-wise were a mixture of silent films and the introduction of "talkies" (movies where you could actually the hear the dialogue between actors) towards the end of the decade. These movies are some of the best from that time period to get you started. Scroll down to check them out.