The silent film genre refers to films made before synchronized, recorded audio was possible. Instead pantomime, gestures and title cards transmitted dialogue. The silent film genre existed between 1894 and 1929. Some favorite Hollywood silent films include, The Birth of a Nation (1915), Ben-Hur (1925), The Ten Commandments (1923), and The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921). Films in the silent film genre are available on DVD and Blu-ray. Turner Classic Movies presents the greatest motion pictures of all time from one of the largest film libraries in the world. Find video, photos, gifts and rare movie memorabilia at shop.TCM.com.