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1. The General (1926)

Unrated | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines.

Writers: Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman, Al Boasberg, Charles Henry Smith | Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley

Votes: 43,749

2. Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Unrated | 45 min | Comedy, Fantasy

8.3
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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.

Writers: Jean C. Havez, Joseph A. Mitchell, Clyde Bruckman | Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Erwin Connelly

Votes: 18,940

3. The Cameraman (1928)

Not Rated | 69 min | Comedy, Romance, Family

8.3
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Hopelessly in love with a woman working at MGM Studios, a clumsy man attempts to become a motion picture cameraman to be close to the object of his desire.

Writers: Clyde Bruckman, Lew Lipton, Richard Schayer, Joseph Farnham | Directors: Edward Sedgwick, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin, Sidney Bracey

Votes: 6,506

4. Our Hospitality (1923)

Not Rated | 65 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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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.

Writers: Jean C. Havez, Clyde Bruckman, Joseph A. Mitchell | Directors: John G. Blystone, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Keaton, Joe Roberts

Votes: 6,204

5. The Navigator (1924)

Unrated | 59 min | Action, Comedy

8.1
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Two spoiled rich people find themselves trapped on an empty passenger ship.

Writers: Clyde Bruckman, Joseph A. Mitchell, Jean C. Havez | Directors: Donald Crisp, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Frederick Vroom, Clarence Burton

Votes: 5,737

6. Seven Chances (1925)

Not Rated | 56 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

8.0
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A man learns he will inherit a fortune if he marries. By 7 p.m. Today.

Writers: Roi Cooper Megrue, Clyde Bruckman, Jean C. Havez, Joseph A. Mitchell | Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Ruth Dwyer, T. Roy Barnes, Snitz Edwards

Votes: 5,243

7. One Week (1920)

TV-G | 25 min | Short, Comedy

8.2
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A newly wedded couple attempt to build a house with a prefabricated kit, unaware that a rival sabotaged the kit's component numbering.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts

Votes: 3,824

8. Cops (1922)

Unrated | 22 min | Short, Comedy, Family

7.8
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A series of mishaps manages to make a young man get chased by a big city's entire police force.

Writers: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline | Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Virginia Fox, Steve Murphy

Votes: 3,557

9. Three Ages (1923)

63 min | Comedy

7.2
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The misadventures of Buster in three separate historical periods.

Writers: Clyde Bruckman, Joseph A. Mitchell, Jean C. Havez | Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Margaret Leahy, Wallace Beery, Joe Roberts

Votes: 2,539

10. The Play House (1921)

G | 18 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.8
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After waking up from his wacky dream, a theater stage hand inadvertently causes havoc everywhere he works.

Writers: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline | Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Monte Collins, Virginia Fox

Votes: 2,423

11. Go West (1925)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Western

7.3
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With little luck at keeping a job in the city a New Yorker tries work in the country and eventually finds his way leading a herd of cattle to the West Coast.

Writers: Buster Keaton, Lex Neal, Raymond Cannon | Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Howard Truesdale, Kathleen Myers, Ray Thompson

Votes: 2,153

12. The Scarecrow (1920)

Not Rated | 19 min | Comedy, Short, Family

8.0
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Two inventive farmhands compete for the hand of the same girl.

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

Votes: 1,999

13. Neighbors (1920)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

7.7
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A young couple who live next to each other in tenement apartments do everything they can to be together despite of their feuding families.

Writers: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts, Joe Keaton

Votes: 1,952

14. The Goat (1921)

23 min | Comedy, Short

7.8
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A series of adventures begins when an accident during photographing causes Buster to be mistaken for Dead Shot Dan, the evil badguy.

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

Votes: 1,928

15. The Boat (1921)

26 min | Short, Comedy, Family

7.2
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Buster and his family go on a voyage on his homemade boat that proves to be one disaster after another.

Writers: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline | Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Sybil Seely

Votes: 1,897

16. The Balloonatic (1923)

27 min | Short, Comedy

6.8
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A hapless amusement park attendant finds his run away balloon ride has left him in a strange predicament.

Writers: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline | Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Phyllis Haver, Babe London

Votes: 1,799

17. The Paleface (1922)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Western

7.0
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Buster helps a Native American tribe save their land from greedy oil barons.

Writer: Buster Keaton | Directors: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline | Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts

Votes: 1,682

18. Convict 13 (1920)

20 min | Short, Comedy

7.1
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A young golfer is mugged by an escaped convict and finds himself in a prison where he foils a jailbreak.

Writers: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts, Edward F. Cline

Votes: 1,591

19. The Blacksmith (1922)

21 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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Buster Keaton shoes horses and repairs cars, with mixed results.

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

Votes: 1,449

20. The 'High Sign' (1921)

21 min | Short, Comedy

7.7
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A drifter at an amusement park finds himself both the bodyguard and hit man of a man targeted by a criminal gang.

Writers: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Bartine Burkett, Charles Dorety, Ingram B. Pickett

Votes: 1,429

21. The Electric House (1922)

TV-G | 23 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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After being mistakenly certified as an electrical engineer, Buster is hired to wire a house.

Writers: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Jeffrey Vance | Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Keaton, Louise Keaton

Votes: 1,427

22. Daydreams (1922)

18 min | Short, Comedy

6.9
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A sincere young man leaves his home to win his fortune so he can marry his home town sweetheart.

Writers: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton, Jeffrey Vance | Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Renée Adorée, Edward F. Cline, Joe Keaton

Votes: 1,400

23. The Haunted House (1921)

Unrated | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

7.0
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A bank clerk ends up in a seemingly haunted house that is actually a thieves' hideout.

Writers: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts, Edward F. Cline

Votes: 1,398

24. The Love Nest (1923)

Unrated | 20 min | Short, Comedy

7.0
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In an attempt to forget his lost sweetheart, Buster takes a long trip at sea where he boards a whaling ship with a strict captain.

Writers: Buster Keaton, Jeffrey Vance | Directors: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline | Stars: Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Virginia Fox

Votes: 1,279

25. My Wife's Relations (1922)

25 min | Short, Comedy

6.7
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By accident, Buster and an intimidating woman end up married.

Writer: Buster Keaton | Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Wallace Beery, Monte Collins, Wheezer Dell

Votes: 1,134

26. The Frozen North (1922)

Unrated | 17 min | Short, Comedy

6.6
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Buster plays a bumbling villain in this parody of melodrama.

Writers: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Sybil Seely, Bonnie Hill

Votes: 1,115

27. Hard Luck (1921)

22 min | Short, Comedy

7.1
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Strange things ensue after a young man attempts to take his own life.

Writers: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts, Bull Montana

Votes: 1,110

28. The Garage (1920)

25 min | Short, Comedy

6.8
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Roscoe and Buster operate a combination garage and fire station. In the first half they destroy a car left for them to clean. In the second half they go off on a false alarm and return to find their own building on fire.

Writer: Jean C. Havez | Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Molly Malone, Harry McCoy

Votes: 655

29. Back Stage (1919)

Not Rated | 26 min | Short, Comedy

6.7
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Roscoe and Buster are working at a vaudeville house. When the crew attacks the strongman for bullying his assistant, the man goes out on strike so the crew puts on a show. When the ... See full summary »

Writer: Jean C. Havez | Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Charles A. Post

Votes: 652

30. The Bell Boy (1918)

Not Rated | 33 min | Short, Comedy

6.8
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At the Elk's Head Hotel bellhops torment the lobby, each other and guests. The elevator is powered by a stubborn horse. A sham robbery turns into a real one. And there is a chase on a ... See full summary »

Writer: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Alice Lake

Votes: 631

31. The Strong Man (1926)

75 min | Comedy

6.8
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A meek Belgian soldier (Harry Langdon) fighting in World War I receives penpal letters and a photo from "Mary Brown", an American girl he has never met. He becomes infatuated with her by ... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur Ripley, Hal Conklin, Robert Eddy, Reed Heustis, Clarence Hennecke, James Langdon, Tim Whelan | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Harry Langdon, Priscilla Bonner, Gertrude Astor, William V. Mong

Votes: 529

32. Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926)

Passed | 62 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

5.8
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Low-life Harry falls in love with sweet Betty who inspires him to improve himself so he can marry her. He enters a $25,000 cross-country hiking contest. After many adventures he wins, pays ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Edwards | Stars: Harry Langdon, Joan Crawford, Edwards Davis, Tom Murray

Votes: 455

33. The Hayseed (1919)

27 min | Short, Comedy

6.1
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Buster manages the store while Roscoe delivers the mail, taking time out for hide-and-seek with Molly. The constable, also interested in Molly, steals $300 while being observed by Buster.

Writer: Jean C. Havez | Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Molly Malone, Jack Coogan Sr.

Votes: 392

34. Long Pants (1927)

60 min | Comedy

6.6
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Harry Shelby has been kept in knee pants for years by his overprotective parents, but the day finally comes when Harry is given his first pair of long pants. Almost immediately, he is ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Eddy, Tay Garnett, Arthur Ripley | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Harry Langdon, Gladys Brockwell, Alan Roscoe, Priscilla Bonner

Votes: 288

35. He Did and He Didn't (I) (1916)

TV-G | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A doctor irrationally suspects his wife is carrying on an affair with her childhood friend.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, William Jefferson, Al St. John

Votes: 153

36. The Waiters' Ball (1916)

TV-G | 16 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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Fatty and Al are competing to take the same girl to the Waiters' Ball, but the formal dress requirement presents a problem: Fatty owns a tuxedo, but Al does not.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Al St. John, Corinne Parquet, Joe Bordeaux

Votes: 109

37. A Clever Dummy (1917)

23 min | Short, Comedy

6.0
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Dummy inventor Samuel Tinker has just developed a new life-sized mechanical dummy. He and his partner, Peter Clay, modeled the dummy after a janitor in their building. While the inventor's ... See full summary »

Directors: Herman C. Raymaker, Ferris Hartman, Robert P. Kerr | Stars: Ben Turpin, Chester Conklin, Wallace Beery, Juanita Hansen

Votes: 83

38. Three's a Crowd (1927)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Writers: Robert Eddy, James Langdon, Harry McCoy, Arthur Ripley | Director: Harry Langdon | Stars: Harry Langdon, Gladys McConnell, Cornelius Keefe, Arthur Thalasso

Votes: 74

39. The Chaser (1928)

60 min | Comedy

6.0
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A wife, tired of her husband's non-stop carousing, sues him for divorce. The judge, however, comes up with a novel solution--he makes the husband take his wife's place in the household--... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Eddy, Al Giebler, Clarence Hennecke, Harry McCoy, Arthur Ripley | Director: Harry Langdon | Stars: Harry Langdon, Gladys McConnell, Helen Hayward, Bud Jamison

Votes: 58

40. Irish Eyes (1918)

Drama

2.8
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Writers: Catherine Carr, Daniel Carson Goodman | Director: William C. Dowlan | Stars: Pauline Starke, Ward Caulfield, Virginia Ware, Gus Saville

Votes: 10

41. The Grab Bag Bride (1917)

Short, Comedy

6.7
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Director: Ferris Hartman | Stars: Al St. John, Alice Lake, Wayland Trask, Mai Wells

Votes: 6

42. The Atom (1918)

Drama

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Writer: Catherine Carr | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Pauline Starke, Belle Bennett, Harry Mestayer, Ruth Handforth

44. Her Decision (1918)

Drama

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Writers: Laura Gannet, Charles Jurlson | Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Gloria Swanson, J. Barney Sherry, Darrell Foss, Ann Forrest

45. Daughter Angele (1918)

Drama

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Writers: George Elwood Jenks, W.H. Stearns | Director: William C. Dowlan | Stars: Pauline Starke, Walt Whitman, Eugene Burr, Philo McCullough

46. The Servant in the House (1921)

80 min | Drama

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Writer: Lanier Bartlett | Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Jean Hersholt, Jack Curtis, Edward Peil Sr., Harvey Clark

47. High Stakes (1918)

Mystery

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Writers: Andrew Soutar, Julian Johnson, Alan James | Director: Arthur Hoyt | Stars: J. Barney Sherry, Jane Miller, Harvey Clark, Ed Washington

48. A Laundry Clean-Up (1917)

Comedy, Short

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Writers: Ferris Hartman, Ralph Spence | Director: Ferris Hartman | Stars: Frank Darien, Vera Reynolds, Rose Pomeroy, Arthur Moon

49. His Criminal Career (1917)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Ferris Hartman | Stars: Frank Darien, Vera Reynolds, James Spencer, Al McKinnon

50. A Royal Rogue (1917)

20 min | Comedy, Short

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Writer: Raymond Griffith | Directors: Ferris Hartman, Robert P. Kerr | Stars: Billy Armstrong, Raymond Griffith, Juanita Hansen, Hallam Cooley