Movies Seen: 1920s

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1. Torrent (1926)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, Romance

A young girl and her father are kicked out of their house by a cruel noblewoman, and the girl's heart is broken when her sweetheart, the noblewoman's son, won't go to Paris with them. After... See full summary »

Director: Monta Bell | Stars: Ricardo Cortez, Greta Garbo, Gertrude Olmstead, Edward Connelly

Votes: 678 | Gross: $0.46M

2. The Magician (I) (1926)

Passed | 83 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A magician/alchemist, seeking to create life, finds that he needs the "blood of a virgin" to continue his experiments. He sends out his dwarf assistant to pick out the right girl.

Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Alice Terry, Paul Wegener, Firmin Gémier, Iván Petrovich

Votes: 516

3. The Conquering Power (1921)

TV-G | 89 min | Drama, Romance

After losing his father, a playboy moves in with his miserly uncle, who seeks to cheat him out of his inheritance.

Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Alice Terry, Rudolph Valentino, Ralph Lewis, Carrie Daumery

Votes: 402

4. The Pagan (1929)

Passed | 83 min | Drama

A carefree South Seas native falls for the half-caste ward of a religious white man who desires her for himself.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Renée Adorée, Donald Crisp, Dorothy Janis

Votes: 307

5. The Viking (1928)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Adventure, History

Vikings compete for power and the love of a woman.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Donald Crisp, Pauline Starke, LeRoy Mason, Anders Randolf

Votes: 340

6. Orphans of the Storm (1921)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, History, Romance

Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut, Frank Losee

Votes: 4,537 | Gross: $0.79M

7. Souls for Sale (1923)

Passed | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young woman hits Hollywood, determined to become a star.

Director: Rupert Hughes | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, Frank Mayo, Richard Dix, Mae Busch

Votes: 791

8. Peter Pan (1924)

105 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Family

Peter Pan enters the nursery of the Darling children and, with the help of fairy dust, leads them off to Never Never Land, where they meet the nefarious Captain Hook.

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Betty Bronson, Ernest Torrence, George Ali, Esther Ralston

Votes: 826 | Gross: $0.63M

9. Captain Salvation (1927)

Passed | 87 min | Drama, Romance

A returning seminary student goes up against a small New England town when he comes to the aid of a prostitute who has been injured, despite the townspeople's calls for her to be run out of... See full summary »

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: Lars Hanson, Marceline Day, Pauline Starke, Ernest Torrence

Votes: 224

10. The Red Lily (1924)

Passed | 81 min | Drama

Two young lovers escape their past lives to Paris until fate separates them.

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Enid Bennett, Frank Currier, Mitchell Lewis

Votes: 401

11. The Scarecrow (1920)

Not Rated | 19 min | Comedy, Short, Family

Two inventive farmhands compete for the hand of the same girl.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Luke the Dog, Joe Keaton

Votes: 3,310

12. The Goat (1921)

Not Rated | 23 min | Comedy, Short

A series of adventures begins when an accident during photographing causes Buster to be mistaken for Dead Shot Dan, the evil badguy.

Directors: Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts, Malcolm St. Clair

Votes: 3,464

13. Our Hospitality (1923)

Not Rated | 65 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

A man returns to his Appalachian homestead. On the trip, he falls for a young woman. The only problem is her family has vowed to kill every member of his family.

Directors: John G. Blystone, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Keaton, Joe Roberts

Votes: 9,494

14. Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Not Rated | 45 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.

Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Erwin Connelly

Votes: 36,297 | Gross: $0.98M

15. The General (1926)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines.

Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley

Votes: 75,060 | Gross: $0.23M

16. The Navigator (1924)

Unrated | 59 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

Two spoiled rich people find themselves trapped on an empty passenger ship.

Directors: Donald Crisp, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Frederick Vroom, Clarence Burton

Votes: 8,480 | Gross: $1.48M

17. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)

Not Rated | 70 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

The effete son of a cantankerous riverboat captain comes to join his father's crew.

Directors: Charles Reisner, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Tom McGuire, Ernest Torrence, Tom Lewis

Votes: 12,213

18. Beyond the Rocks (1922)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman marries an older millionaire and then falls in love with a handsome nobleman on her honeymoon.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Rudolph Valentino, Edythe Chapman, Alec B. Francis

Votes: 2,196 | Gross: $0.27M

19. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (I) (1923)

Passed | 133 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

In fifteenth century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen.

Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Kate Lester

Votes: 4,535 | Gross: $2.22M

20. Scaramouche (1923)

Passed | 124 min | Drama, Romance

When a nobleman murders his best friend, a lawyer becomes a revolutionary with his heart set on vengeance.

Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Lloyd Ingraham, Alice Terry, Ramon Novarro, Lewis Stone

Votes: 489 | Gross: $0.94M

21. The Racket (1928)

Passed | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An honest police captain vows to bring down a powerful bootlegger who is protected by corrupt politicians and judges.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Thomas Meighan, Louis Wolheim, Marie Prevost, G. Pat Collins

Votes: 1,027

22. The Jazz Singer (1927)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Music, Musical

66 Metascore

The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer

Votes: 8,473 | Gross: $7.63M

23. Moran of the Lady Letty (1922)

Passed | 68 min | Adventure

A milquetoast young man of society toughens up once he's shanghaied and falls for the captain's tomboy daughter.

Director: George Melford | Stars: Dorothy Dalton, Charles Brinley, Emilius Jorgensen, Rudolph Valentino

Votes: 301

24. Stolen Moments (1920)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Romance

A novelist blackmails his now married ex-girlfriend into having an affair with him.

Director: James Vincent | Stars: Marguerite Namara, Rudolph Valentino, Albert L. Barrett, Henrietta Simpson

Votes: 180

25. The Trail of '98 (1928)

Passed | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Fortune hunters from all over the country rush to the Klondike in 1897 to seek their fortunes in the gold are tested by hardships of the journey.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Ralph Forbes, Karl Dane, Harry Carey

Votes: 326

26. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

98 Metascore

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Votes: 150,627 | Gross: $1.24M

27. The Flag: A Story Inspired by the Tradition of Betsy Ross (1927)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Drama, History

George Washington, commander of revolutionary American forces, ends a squabble among the colonies as to under which flag the Americans will fight the British by recommending a new flag for ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Maude | Stars: Francis X. Bushman, Enid Bennett, Johnnie Walker, Alice Calhoun

Votes: 203

28. Nosferatu (1922)

Not Rated | 94 min | Fantasy, Horror

Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder

Votes: 83,927

29. Phantom (1922)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Romance

A shiftless young man becomes obsessed with a mysterious woman and yearns to find her again.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Alfred Abel, Frida Richard, Aud Egede-Nissen, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski

Votes: 1,463

30. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Passed | 93 min | Horror

A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.

Directors: Rupert Julian, Lon Chaney, Ernst Laemmle, Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe

Votes: 15,733 | Gross: $3.75M

31. The Show (1927)

Passed | 76 min | Crime, Drama

Performers in a Budapest sideshow encounter love, greed, and murder.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Lionel Barrymore, Edward Connelly

Votes: 490 | Gross: $0.40M

32. Bardelys the Magnificent (1926)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

Rafael Sabatini's story of the swashbuckling era and of Bardeleys, the handsome courtier who could win any woman he set his mind to...and was not above boasting about it to all who would listen.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: John Gilbert, Eleanor Boardman, Roy D'Arcy, Lionel Belmore

Votes: 1,000 | Gross: $0.49M

33. Flesh and the Devil (1926)

Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance

Childhood friends are torn apart when one of them marries the woman the other once fiercely loved.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson, Barbara Kent

Votes: 3,787 | Gross: $0.60M

34. He Who Gets Slapped (1924)

95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

A bitter clown endeavors to rescue the young woman he loves from the lecherous count who once betrayed him.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer, John Gilbert, Ruth King

Votes: 2,820 | Gross: $0.19M

35. Lady of the Night (1925)

TV-G | 70 min | Drama, Romance

A world-weary prostitute yearns after respectability and the love of an inventor.

Director: Monta Bell | Stars: Norma Shearer, Malcolm McGregor, Dale Fuller, George K. Arthur

Votes: 525 | Gross: $0.21M

36. A Lady of Chance (1928)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Seasoned grifter Dolly Crandall returns to the 'badger game' but has a change of heart when she falls in love with a young man she believes is a rich Southerner.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Norma Shearer, Lowell Sherman, Gwen Lee, Johnny Mack Brown

Votes: 389

37. Greed (1924)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved.

Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller

Votes: 8,544 | Gross: $0.16M

38. The Last of the Mohicans (1920)

Not Rated | 73 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

As Alice and Cora Munro attempt to find their father, a British officer in the French and Indian War, they are set upon by French soldiers and their cohorts, Huron tribesmen led by the evil... See full summary »

Directors: Clarence Brown, Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Wallace Beery, Barbara Bedford, Alan Roscoe, Lillian Hall

Votes: 1,061

39. The Toll of the Sea (1922)

Unrated | 54 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

While visiting China, an American man falls in love with a young Chinese woman, but he then has second thoughts about the relationship.

Director: Chester M. Franklin | Stars: Anna May Wong, Kenneth Harlan, Beatrice Bentley, Priscilla Moran

Votes: 618

40. The Merry Widow (1925)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama, Romance

A prince must woo the now wealthy dancer he once abandoned in order to keep her money in the country in order to keep it from crashing economically.

Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Mae Murray, John Gilbert, Roy D'Arcy, Josephine Crowell

Votes: 2,066 | Gross: $1.92M

41. The Vanishing American (1925)

110 min | Western

History, as portrayed in this film, has been a succession of conquests of stronger races over weaker ones. As played out on the stage of Monument Valley, long ago, tribes of Indians ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Richard Dix, Lois Wilson, Noah Beery, Malcolm McGregor

Votes: 282 | Gross: $0.29M

42. Speedy (1928)

Passed | 85 min | Action, Comedy, Family

Harold "Speedy" Swift, a fan of Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees, saves from extinction the city's last horse-drawn trolley, operated by his girlfriend's grandfather.

Director: Ted Wilde | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy, Bert Woodruff, Babe Ruth

Votes: 3,034

43. The Mysterious Island (1929)

Passed | 95 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

On a volcanic island near the kingdom of Hetvia rules Count Dakkar, a benevolent leader and scientist who has eliminated class distinction among the island's inhabitants. Dakkar, his ... See full summary »

Directors: Lucien Hubbard, Benjamin Christensen, Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Jacqueline Gadsdon, Lloyd Hughes, Montagu Love

Votes: 548 | Gross: $0.06M

44. Beau Brummel (1924)

135 min | Drama, History, Romance

George Bryan Brummel, a British military officer, loves Lady Margery, the betrothed of Lord Alvanley. Despite her own desperate love for Brummel, she submits to family pressure and marries ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: John Barrymore, Mary Astor, Willard Louis, Carmel Myers

Votes: 395 | Gross: $0.29M

45. Wild Oranges (1924)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, Romance

Millie Stope lives with her grandfather on a remote island. Her grandfather fled there for political reasons. But they're not alone. An escaped prisoner, Nicholas, is terrorizing them, and ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Frank Mayo, Virginia Valli, Ford Sterling, Nigel De Brulier

Votes: 418



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