Best films, 1926

All worthwhile films of 1926 ranked
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1.
The General (1926)
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When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines. (67 mins.)
 
2.
Ménilmontant (1926 Short Film)
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A couple is brutally murdered in the working-class district of Paris. Later on, the narrative follows the lives of their two daughters, both in love with a Parisian thug and leading them to separate ways. (38 mins.)
 
3.
The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
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A handsome prince rides a flying horse to far-away lands and embarks on magical adventures, which include befriending a witch, meeting Aladdin, battling demons and falling in love with a princess. (81 mins.)
Director: Lotte Reiniger
 
4.
Faust (1926)
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The demon Mephisto wagers with God that he can corrupt a mortal man's soul. (85 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
5.
Po zakonu (1926)
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A five-person team of gold prospectors in the Yukon has just begun to enjoy great success when one of the members snaps... (80 mins.)
Director: Lev Kuleshov
 
6.
Secrets of a Soul (1926)
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A scientist is tormented by an irrational fear of knives and the irresistible compulsion to murder his wife. (97 mins.)
 
7.
Mother (1926)
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The Film Version Of Gorki's Great Story Of The 1905 Revolution (89 mins.)
 
8.
A Page of Madness (1926)
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A man takes a job at an asylum with hopes of freeing his imprisoned wife. (70 mins.)
 
9.
The Strong Man (1926)
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A meek Belgian soldier (Harry Langdon) fighting in World War I receives penpal letters and a photo from "Mary Brown"... (75 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
10.
The Scarlet Letter (1926)
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After having a child out of wedlock, a young Puritan woman is pressured to reveal the name of her lover. (115 mins.)
Director: Victor Seastrom
 
11.
La Bohème (1926)
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A group of starving artists try to survive in 1830s Paris, including a seamstress and the would-be playwright she loves. (95 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
12.
Der heilige Berg (1926)
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The dancer, Diotima, meets an engineer and skier, Karl, in his cottage in the mountains where they fall in love and have an affair... (100 mins.)
Director: Arnold Fanck
 
13.
The Sixth Part of the World (1926 Documentary)
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"Sixth Part of the World" was the size of Soviet Union of the time. Many peoples of many customs composed it. Ice and desert, forest and ocean. Bread, furs, machines. All and every is a part of great unity. (65 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
14.
The Son of the Sheik (1926)
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The son of the sheik and a dancing girl fall in love, but when he is made to believe she has betrayed him he seeks revenge. (68 mins.)
 
15.
Sparrows (1926)
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Molly, the eldest child at a baby farm hidden deep in a swamp, must rescue the others when their cruel master decides that one of them will be disposed of. (84 mins.)
 
16.
Moana (1926 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Robert J. Flaherty presents a docufictional account of a family living in a Samoan village in the early 1920s. (77 mins.)
 
17.
Flesh and the Devil (1926)
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Childhood friends are torn apart when one of them marries the woman the other once fiercely loved. (112 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
18.
For Heaven's Sake (1926)
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An irresponsible young millionaire changes his tune when he falls for the daughter of a downtown minister. (58 mins.)
Director: Sam Taylor
 
19.
The Black Pirate (1926)
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Seeking revenge, an athletic young man joins the pirate band responsible for his father's death. (88 mins.)
Director: Albert Parker
 
20.
Brown of Harvard (1926)
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Tom Brown shows up at Harvard, confident and a bit arrogant. He becomes a rival of Bob McAndrew, not only in football and rowing crew... (85 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
 
21.
The Man Who Cheated Life (1926)
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For Balduin, going out to beer parties with his fellow students and fighting out disputes at the tip of the sword have lost their charms... (110 mins.)
Director: Henrik Galeen
 
22.
Battling Butler (1926)
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A love-struck weakling must pretend to be boxer in order to gain respect from the family of the girl he loves. (77 mins.)
Director: Buster Keaton
 
23.
3 Bad Men (1926)
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Three outlaws come to the aid of a young girl after her father is killed. (92 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
24.
The Volga Boatman (1926)
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During the Revolution Princess Vera, though betrothed to Prince Dimitri, is attracted to the peasant Feodor. (120 mins.)
 
25.
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926)
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Low-life Harry falls in love with sweet Betty who inspires him to improve himself so he can marry her... (62 mins.)
Director: Harry Edwards
 
26.
Nothing But Time (1926 Documentary)
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The life of a great city (Paris) from dawn until dusk, including the beautiful and the ragged, the rich and the poor, with little or no comment (intertitles) from the director, Cavalcanti (whose first film this was). (45 mins.)
 
27.
The Bat (1926)
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A masked criminal who dresses like a giant bat terrorizes the guests at an old house rented by a mystery writer. (86 mins.)
 
28.
Anemic Cinema (1926 Short Film)
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A spiral design spins dizzily. It's replaced by a spinning disk. These two continue in perfect alternation until the end: a spiral design... (7 mins.)
Director: Marcel Duchamp
 
29.
Along Came Auntie (1926 Short Film)
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A divorced woman is set to receive $100,000 and quarts of diamonds from her divorce-disapproving aunt... (23 mins.)
 
30.
45 Minutes from Hollywood (1926 Short Film)
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A young man visiting Hollywood on family business gets into trouble when he sees a bank robbery in progress, and thinks it is a movie scene. (21 mins.)
Director: Fred Guiol
 
31.
The Road to Mandalay (1926)
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A former captain tries to reunite with his daughter, twenty years after leaving her as an infant. (70 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning