Movies Of The 1920s

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1.
Nosferatu (1922)
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Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
2.
Safety Last! (1923)
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When a store clerk organizes a publicity stunt, in which a friend climbs the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself. (70 mins.)
 
3.
Greed (1924)
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The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved. (140 mins.)
 
4.
The Sea Hawk (1924)
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A wrongly convicted English gentleman goes from galley slave to pirate captain. (123 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
 
5.
Peter Pan (1924)
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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. (105 mins.)
Director: Herbert Brenon
 
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The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
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A recalcitrant thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess. (155 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
7.
The Last Laugh (1924)
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An aging doorman, after being fired from his prestigious job at a luxurious Hotel is forced to face the scorn of his friends, neighbours and society. (77 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
8.
Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924)
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This is called the first Soviet science fiction film because of its "futuristic" sets on Mars, although most of it takes place in Moscow... (111 mins.)
 
9.
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
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A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer. (93 mins.)
Director: Rupert Julian
 
10.
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.)
 
11.
Metropolis (1927)
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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. (153 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
12.
Sunrise (1927)
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A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
13.
The Gold Rush (1925)
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A prospector goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more. (95 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
14.
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
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A chronicle of the trial of Jeanne d'Arc on charges of heresy, and the efforts of her ecclesiastical jurists to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions. (110 mins.)
Director: Carl Th. Dreyer
 
15.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
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Dr. Caligari's somnambulist, Cesare, and his deadly predictions. (78 mins.)
Director: Robert Wiene
 
16.
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
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A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre. (75 mins.)
Director: S.M. Eisenstein
 
17.
Die Büchse der Pandora (1921)
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18.
Pandora's Box (1929)
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The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her. (109 mins.)
 
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The Crowd (1928)
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The life of a man and woman together in a large, impersonal metropolis through their hopes, struggles and downfalls. (98 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
20.
The Wind (1928)
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A frail young woman from the east moves in with her cousin in the west, where she causes tension within the family and is slowly driven mad. (95 mins.)
Director: Victor Seastrom
 
22.
Sherlock Jr. (1924)
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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. (45 mins.)
Director: Buster Keaton
 
23.
The Big Parade (1925)
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A young American soldier witnesses the horrors of the Great War. (151 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
24.
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
 
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Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
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The effete son of a cantankerous riverboat captain comes to join his father's crew. (70 mins.)
 
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Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)
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A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned. (143 mins.)
Director: Fred Niblo
 
27.
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
 
28.
Our Hospitality (1923)
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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. (65 mins.)
 
29.
Wings (1927)
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Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I. (144 mins.)
 
30.
Nan of the North (1922)
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A Canadian Mountie and a young girl team up to prevent an evil couple from finding a fallen meteorite that contains a powerful element called "Tilano." (300 mins.)
Director: Duke Worne
 
31.
The Phantom of the North (1929)
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(50 mins.)
Director: Harry S. Webb
 
32.
Faust (1923 Short Film)
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33.
Way Down East (1920)
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A naive country girl is tricked into a sham marriage by a wealthy womanizer, then must rebuild her life despite the taint of having borne a child out of wedlock. (145 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
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Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)
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Thymiane is a beautiful young girl who is not having a storybook life. Her governess, Elizabeth, is thrown out of her home when she is pregnant... (104 mins.)
 
35.
The Unknown (1927)
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A criminal on the run hides in a circus and seeks to possess the daughter of the ringmaster at any cost. (63 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
 
36.
The Cameraman (1928)
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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. (69 mins.)
Director: Edward Sedgwick
 
37.
The Circus (1928)
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The Tramp finds work and the girl of his dreams at a circus. (71 mins.)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
 
38.
Show People (1928)
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A young lady from Georgia goes to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actress. (83 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
39.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
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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. (133 mins.)
Director: Wallace Worsley
 
40.
Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922)
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Arch-criminal Dr. Mabuse sets out to make a fortune and run Berlin. Detective Wenk sets out to stop him. (242 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
41.
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
 
42.
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
 
43.
The Sheik (1922 Short Film)
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Dramatisation of the popular song.
Director: George Wynn
 
44.
Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924)
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Siegfried, son of King Sigmund, hears of the beautiful sister of Gunter, King of Worms, Kriemhild. On his way to Worms... (97 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
45.
The Freshman (1925)
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Nerdy college student will do anything to become popular on campus. (76 mins.)
 
46.
The Mark of Zorro (1920)
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A seemingly idiotic fop is really the courageous vigilante Zorro, who seeks to protect the oppressed. (107 mins.)
Director: Fred Niblo
 
47.
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
 
48.
He Who Gets Slapped (1924)
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A bitter clown endeavors to rescue the young woman he loves from the lecherous count who once betrayed him. (95 mins.)
Director: Victor Seastrom
 
49.
Girl Shy (1924)
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A shy, young man, who is completely incapable of talking to women, decides to write a book that details to other bachelors how to find a girlfriend. (87 mins.)
 
50.
Girl-Shy Cowboy (1928)
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Director: R.L. Hough
 
51.
The Man Who Laughs (1928)
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When a proud noble refuses to kiss the hand of the despotic King James in 1690, he is cruelly executed and his son surgically disfigured. (110 mins.)
Director: Paul Leni
 
52.
The Wedding March (1928)
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A young impoverished aristocrat falls in love with an inn-keepers daughter, but has to marry money. (113 mins.)
 
53.
Laugh and the World Laughs with You (1925 Short Film)
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54.
The Lodger (1927)
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A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London. (68 mins.)
 
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Seven Chances (1925)
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A man learns he will inherit a fortune if he marries. By 7 p.m. Today. (56 mins.)
Director: Buster Keaton
 
57.
The Last Command (1928)
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A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary. (88 mins.)
 
58.
Foolish Wives (1922)
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A con artist masquerades a Russian nobility and attempts to seduce the wife of an American diplomat. (117 mins.)
 
59.
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
 
60.
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.)
 
61.
The Navigator (1924)
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Two spoiled rich people find themselves trapped on an empty passenger ship. (59 mins.)
 
62.
The Lost World (1925)
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The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam. (106 mins.)
Director: Harry O. Hoyt
 
63.
The Yellow Ticket (1928)
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Jacob, a farmer, returns from the war to his wife Marie and begs the landlord baron for a plot of land to rent... (80 mins.)
Director: Fyodor Otsep
 
64.
The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927)
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A cloistered, overprotected Austrian prince falls in love with a down-to-earth barmaid in this "Viennese fairy tale." (106 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
66.
Beggars of Life (1928)
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After killing her treacherous step-father, a girl tries to escape the country with a young vagabond... (100 mins.)
 
67.
The Secret Hour (1928)
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The Secret Hour is a lost 1928 silent film romance drama directed by Rowland V. Lee and starring Pola Negri... (80 mins.)
Director: Rowland V. Lee
 
68.
My Best Girl (1921)
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69.
My Best Girl (1927)
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Joe Merrill, son of the millionaire owner of a chain of 5 and 10 cent stores, poses as Joe Grant, and... (80 mins.)
Director: Sam Taylor
 
70.
My Best Girl (1925)
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There is no reliable documentation that any film bearing this title was released at this time with Semon and Dwan; most likely...
Director: Larry Semon
 
71.
The Golem (1920)
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In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates a giant creature from clay, called the Golem, and using sorcery, brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution. (91 mins.)
 
72.
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.)
 
73.
7th Heaven (1927)
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A street cleaner saves a young woman's life, and the pair slowly fall in love until war intervenes. (110 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
74.
It (1927)
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A salesgirl with plenty of "it" (sex appeal) pursues a handsome playboy. (72 mins.)
Director: Clarence Badger
 
75.
The Kid Brother (1927)
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A sheriff's milquetoast son has a chance to prove himself when a medicine show run by con artists comes into town. (82 mins.)
Director: Ted Wilde, J.A. Howe
 
76.
Queen Kelly (1929)
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A convent girl is abducted and seduced by a prince before being sent off to a brothel in East Africa. (101 mins.)
 
77.
Anybody Here Seen Kelly? (1928)
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(80 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
79.
Sweetie (1929)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Frank Tuttle
 
80.
Strike (1925)
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A group of oppressed factory workers go on strike in pre-revolutionary Russia. (82 mins.)
 
81.
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
 
82.
Speedy (1928)
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"Speedy" loses his job as a soda-jerk, then spends the day with his girl at Coney Island. He then becomes... (85 mins.)
Director: Ted Wilde
 
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Sadie Thompson (1928)
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A prostitute seeking a fresh start becomes the obsession of a religious extremist. (97 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
86.
Tess of the Storm Country (1922)
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Wealthy Elias Graves builds his home on the top of a hill, where a group of squatters have taken up residence at the bottom... (137 mins.)
Director: John Robertson
 
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A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923)
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A kept woman runs into her one-time fiancé and finds herself torn between love and comfort. (78 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
89.
Doctors' Women (1928)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Gustaf Molander
 
90.
Kyôren no onna shishô (1926)
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Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
91.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
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Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself. (49 mins.)
 
92.
The Last of the Mohicans (1920)
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As Alice and Cora Munro attempt to find their father, a British officer in the French and Indian War... (73 mins.)
 
93.
The Unholy Three (1925)
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A sideshow ventriloquist, midget, and strongman form a conspiracy known as "The Unholy Three" and commit a series of robberies. (86 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
 
94.
Mat (1920)
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95.
The Cheat (1923)
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After losing money she embezzled, a socialite borrows cash from a foreign "prince" who expects sexual favors in return. (80 mins.)
 
96.
The Adorable Cheat (1928)
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The daughter of a wealthy industrialist wants to take over the company when her father retires, but... (59 mins.)
Director: Burton L. King
 
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The Beautiful Cheat (1926)
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(70 mins.)
Director: Edward Sloman
 
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