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1.
Destiny (1921)
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When a woman's fiancé disappears, Death gives her three chances to save him from his fate. (114 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
2.
The Phantom Carriage (1921)
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It's New Year's Eve. Three drunkards evoke a legend. The legend tells that the last person to die in a year... (93 mins.)
 
3.
The Wildcat (1921)
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A charismatic lieutenant newly assigned to a remote fort is captured by a group of mountain bandits, thus setting in motion a madcap farce that is Lubitsch at his most unrestrained. (79 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
4.
Eldorado (1921)
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(100 mins.)
 
5.
La terre (1921)
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As Jean is walking across the countryside in search of work, he helps and befriends a young woman, Françoise... (97 mins.)
Director: André Antoine
 
6.
Leaves From Satan's Book (1920)
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In 4 episodic tales of human suffering; the temptation of Jesus, the Spanish Inquisition, the French Revolution and the Russo-Finnish war of 1918, Satan attempts to win God's favor. (167 mins.)
Director: Carl Th. Dreyer
 
7.
Tol'able David (1921)
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When three thuggish men are responsible for the death of his father and the crippling of his brother, young David must choose between supporting his family or risking his life and exacting vengeance. (99 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
8.
Among Those Present (1921 Short Film)
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An ambitious coat-room checker impersonates an English nobleman. (34 mins.)
Director: Fred Newmeyer
 
9.
Markens grøde (1921)
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After the Nobel prize winning Knut Hamsun-novel, with it's criticism of industrialization, urbanizing and loss of values. The farmer Isak makes a farm out of barren soil, together with Inger and their two sons. She kills the third. (107 mins.)
 
10.
Scherben (1921)
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Set during the winter, the story tells the tale of a track checker and his family who live a poverty-stricken life next to a railway line... (50 mins.)
Director: Lupu Pick
 
11.
The Kid (1921)
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The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy. (68 mins.)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
 
12.
The Affairs of Anatol (1921)
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Socialite Anatol Spencer seeks a better relation that he has with his wife. He sets up the friend of... (117 mins.)
 
13.
Never Weaken (1921 Short Film)
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Our hero (Lloyd) is infatuated with a girl in the next office. In order to drum up business for her boss... (19 mins.)
Director: Fred Newmeyer
 
14.
The Goat (1921 Short Film)
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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. (23 mins.)
 
15.
A Sailor-Made Man (1921)
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An idle, wealthy playboy foolishly joins the Navy when the father of the girl he wants to marry tells him to get a job to prove himself worthy. (47 mins.)
Director: Fred Newmeyer
 
16.
Camille (1921)
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A courtesan and an idealistic young man fall in love, only for her to give up the relationship at his status-conscious father's request. (72 mins.)
 
17.
Seven Years Bad Luck (1921)
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After breaking a mirror in his home, superstitious Max tries to avoid situations which could bring bad luck-- but in doing so, causes himself the worst luck imaginable. (62 mins.)
Director: Max Linder
 
18.
I Do (1921 Short Film)
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Comic adventures of newlyweds and children. (25 mins.)
 
19.
Hamlet (1921)
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Danish silent movie-star Asta Nielsen formed her own production company to make this film, in which... (131 mins.)
 
20.
The 'High Sign' (1921 Short Film)
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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. (20 mins.)
 
21.
The Love Light (1921)
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Angela maintains a coastal lighthouse in Italy, where she awaits the return of her brothers from the war... (89 mins.)
Director: Frances Marion
 
22.
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921)
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An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust. (112 mins.)
 
23.
Orphans of the Storm (1921)
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Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way. (150 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
25.
The Three Musketeers (1921)
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The young Gascon D'Artagnan arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is... (119 mins.)
Director: Fred Niblo
 
26.
The Conquering Power (1921)
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After losing his father, a playboy moves in with his miserly uncle, who seeks to cheat him out of his inheritance. (89 mins.)
Director: Rex Ingram
 
27.
Missing Husbands (1921)
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Two men, lost in the desert, meet Queen Antinea, ruler of Atlantis. (136 mins.)
Director: Jacques Feyder
 
28.
Hintertreppe (1921)
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A crippled mailman is in love with a maid who lives in the same building he does in one of the city's poor neighborhoods... (50 mins.)
 
29.
My Boy (1921)
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An orphan escapes immigration officials at Ellis Island and goes to live with an old ship's master who can't find work and can't pay the rent. (55 mins.)
 
30.
Fièvre (1921 Short Film)
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(43 mins.)
Director: Louis Delluc
 
31.
The Idle Class (1921 Short Film)
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A tramp sneaks into a upper class golf resort. The tramp meets a rich woman who is having an argument with her drunken husband. Complications arise when she mistakes the tramp for her husband. (32 mins.)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
 
32.
Manhatta (1921 Documentary)
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Morning reveals New York harbor, the wharves, the Brooklyn Bridge. A ferry boat docks, disgorging its huddled mass... (11 mins.)
 
33.
Johan (1921)
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On a farm in up-country Sweden, an enigmatic stranger comes to a conservative peasant community and seduces a farmer's wife. (84 mins.)
Director: Mauritz Stiller
 
34.
Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend: The Flying House (1921 Short Film)
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After eating rarebit, a woman has a strange dream in which her husband converts their home into a flying machine to escape having to pay the exorbitant interest on the mortgage. It takes them around the world and to the moon. (11 mins.)
Director: Winsor McCay
 
35.
The Play House (1921 Short Film)
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After waking up from his wacky dream, a theater stage hand inadvertently causes havoc everywhere he works. (23 mins.)
 
36.
The Sheik (1921)
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A charming Arabian sheik becomes infatuated with an adventurous, modern-thinking Englishwoman and abducts her to his home in the Saharan desert. (86 mins.)
Director: George Melford
 
37.
Through the Back Door (1921)
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When her mother remarries, a young Belgian girl is left behind with her nurse, but when Germany invades the country, she is sent to America to find her mother. (89 mins.)
 
38.
The Boat (1921 Short Film)
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Buster and his family go on a voyage on his homemade boat that proves to be one disaster after another. (23 mins.)
 
39.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
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An extended family split up in France and Germany find themselves on opposing sides of the battlefield during World War I. (150 mins.)
Director: Rex Ingram
 
40.
Dream Street (1921)
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Three men in London compete for the love of a dance-hall girl. (102 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
41.
Hard Luck (1921 Short Film)
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Strange things ensue after a young man attempts to take his own life. (22 mins.)
 
42.
The Ace of Hearts (1921)
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A romantic rivalry among members of a secret society becomes even tenser when one of the men is assigned to carry out an assassination. (75 mins.)
Director: Wallace Worsley
 
43.
Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend: The Pet (1921 Short Film)
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After eating a rarebit, a man has an odd dream in which his wife takes in a strange-looking animal that eats everything in sight and keeps growing until it threatens the entire city. (11 mins.)
Director: Winsor McCay
 
44.
Peck's Bad Boy (1921)
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(51 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
45.
The Haunted House (1921 Short Film)
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A bank clerk ends up in a seemingly haunted house that is actually a thieves' hideout. (21 mins.)
 
46.
Be My Wife (1921)
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Max is determined to woo Mary, despite her Aunt Agatha's disapproval. (55 mins.)
Director: Max Linder
 
47.
The Blot (1921)
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The Professor dispenses the wisdom of the ages and does not make a living wage. The sons of the rich and powerful are students lacking any motivation... (80 mins.)
Director: Lois Weber
 
48.
Labyrinth of Horror (1921)
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Edward Stephenson, the son of a great industrialist, is due to marry the daughter of another prominent business leader...
Director: Mihaly Kertesz
 
49.
The Haunted Castle (1921)
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In the castle Vogeloed, a few aristocrats are awaiting baroness Safferstätt. But first count Oetsch invites himself.... (75 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
50.
Miss Lulu Bett (1921)
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A once-timid young woman gains newfound confidence after a failed marriage, much to the chagrin of her miserable family. (71 mins.)
 
51.
Lichtspiel Opus 1. (1921 Short Film)
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Against a dark background, several bright, curved or rounded shapes pulse towards the center of the screen... (13 mins.)
 
53.
The Victor (1921 Short Film)
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(3 mins.)
Director: Walter Ruttmann
 
54.
Jánosík (1921)
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(68 mins.)
Director: Jaroslav Siakel
 
55.
The Dark Road (1921)
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Dr Eigil Borne is engaged to Hélène, a girl who is madly in love with him. At Hélène's birthday celebration, Eigil invites her to a cabaret, where he meets his other love, Lily, a passionate, fiery and funny dancer. (69 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
56.
Vier um die Frau (1921)
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(52 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
57.
Cud nad Wisla (1921)
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(51 mins.)
 
58.
The Lucky Dog (1921 Short Film)
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In their first screen appearance together, Stan plays a penniless dog lover and Oliver plays a crook who tries to rob him and his new paramour. (17 mins.)
Director: Jess Robbins
 
59.
Opus II (1921 Short Film)
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(4 mins.)
Director: Ruttmann
 
60.
Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend: Bug Vaudeville (1921 Short Film)
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After eating a cheese cake, a hobo falls asleep and dreams of a vaudeville show performed by bugs. (12 mins.)
Director: Winsor McCay
 
61.
The Sky Pilot (1921)
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The sky pilot is a preacher who helps Gwen walk again after a near-fatal accident. (77 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
62.
The Centaurs (1921 Short Film)
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A female centaur (a creature half-human and half-horse) enters a clearing in the woods, and picks some flowers. She is soon met by a male centaur, and the two then romance each other. They then seek parental consent for their union. (3 mins.)
Director: Winsor McCay
 
63.
Flip's Circus (1921 Short Film)
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Circus owner Flip entertains with balancing tricks and then tames an exotic beast. (8 mins.)
Director: Winsor McCay
 
64.
The Mechanical Man (1921)
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The story begins with a scientist creating a device shaped like a man that can be remote-controlled by a machine. (80 mins.)
Director: André Deed
 
65.
Gertie on Tour (1921 Short Film)
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Gertie the dinosaur encounters the modern era. (2 mins.)
Director: Winsor McCay