Most Popular Feature Films Released 1920-01-01 to 1920-12-31


1. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Unrated | 67 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.1
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Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.

Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Votes: 43,616

2. The Golem (1920)

Unrated | 91 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates the Golem - a giant creature made of clay. Using sorcery, he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.

Directors: Carl Boese, Paul Wegener | Stars: Paul Wegener, Albert Steinrück, Ernst Deutsch, Lyda Salmonova

Votes: 5,152

3. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (I) (1920)

Unrated | 49 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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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.

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield, Brandon Hurst, Charles Lane

Votes: 3,846

4. Way Down East (1920)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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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.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Mrs. David Landau, Lowell Sherman

Votes: 4,126 | Gross: $4.50M

5. The Mark of Zorro (1920)

Not Rated | 107 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

7.3
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A seemingly idiotic fop is really the courageous vigilante Zorro, who seeks to protect the oppressed.

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Marguerite De La Motte, Robert McKim, Noah Beery

Votes: 1,765

6. Sex (1920)

87 min | Drama

6.5
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A broadway actress uses her sex appeal to ruin a marriage only to dump her lover for a richer prospect.

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: Louise Glaum, Irving Cummings, Peggy Pearce, Myrtle Stedman

Votes: 216

7. Within Our Gates (1920)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Abandoned by her fiancé, an educated black woman with a shocking past dedicates herself to helping a near bankrupt school for impoverished black youths.

Director: Oscar Micheaux | Stars: Evelyn Preer, Flo Clements, James D. Ruffin, Jack Chenault

Votes: 1,573

8. The Last of the Mohicans (1920)

Not Rated | 73 min | Adventure, Drama

6.9
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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: 898

9. The Penalty (1920)

Passed | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.5
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A deformed criminal mastermind plans to loot the city of San Francisco as well as revenge himself on the doctor who mistakenly amputated his legs.

Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Charles Clary, Doris Pawn, Jim Mason, Lon Chaney

Votes: 1,582

10. The Daughter of Dawn (1920)

80 min | Western

5.8
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This restored silent film features a love triangle involving a Kiowa chief's daughter and ensuing conflict between Kiowa and Comanche villages.

Director: Norbert A. Myles | Stars: Belo Cozad, Em-koy-e-tie, Hunting Horse, Esther LeBarre

Votes: 222

11. Shakuntala (I) (1920)

Drama

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Raja Dushyanta is out hunting in a nearby forest happens upon an attractive maiden, named Shakuntala, and instantly falls in love with her. He gives Shakuntala his ring as a symbol of his ... See full summary »

Director: Suchet Singh | Stars: Dorothy Kingdon, Goharjaan, Samson, Sutria

12. Why Change Your Wife? (1920)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Robert and Beth Gordon are married but share little. He runs into Sally at a cabaret and the Gordons are soon divorced. Just as he gets bored with Sally's superficiality, Beth strives to ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Thomas Meighan, Gloria Swanson, Bebe Daniels, Theodore Kosloff

Votes: 1,191

13. Pollyanna (1920)

TV-G | 58 min | Family, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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When Pollyanna is orphaned, she is sent to live with her crotchety Aunt Polly. Pollyanna discovers that many of the people in her aunt's New England home town are as ill-tempered as her ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Powell | Stars: Mary Pickford, Wharton James, Katherine Griffith, Helen Jerome Eddy

Votes: 262

14. The Saphead (1920)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy

6.2
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The simple-minded son of a rich financier must find his own way in the world.

Directors: Herbert Blaché, Winchell Smith | Stars: Edward Jobson, Beulah Booker, Edward Connelly, Edward Alexander

Votes: 1,177

15. The Parson's Widow (1920)

TV-14 | 71 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.5
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A young man is elected by a small village to be its parson. As part of his duties, he is required to marry the widow of the parson before him. This poses two problems--first, the widow is ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Hildur Carlberg, Einar Röd, Greta Almroth, Olav Aukrust

Votes: 789

16. Sumurun (1920)

Not Rated | 85 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.3
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The favorite slave girl of a tyrannical sheik falls in love with a cloth merchant. Meanwhile, a hunchback clown suffers unrequited love for a traveling dancer who wants to join the harem.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Ernst Lubitsch, Pola Negri, Paul Wegener, Jenny Hasselqvist

Votes: 484

17. Genuine (1920)

88 min | Horror

6.0
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Extremely rare work of Robert Wiene. From the director and year of excellent "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" this work was eventually overshadowed by the success of Caligari. It has a dreamy atmosphere, like another world or something.

Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Fern Andra, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski, Ernst Gronau, Harald Paulsen

Votes: 655

18. Anna Boleyn (1920)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

6.9
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The story of the ill-fated second wife of the English king Henry VIII, whose marriage to the Henry led to momentous political and religious turmoil in England.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Henny Porten, Emil Jannings, Paul Hartmann, Ludwig Hartau

Votes: 446

19. Leaves From Satan's Book (1920)

TV-14 | 167 min | Drama

6.8
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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.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Helge Nissen, Halvard Hoff, Jacob Texiere, Hallander Helleman

Votes: 911

20. The Revenge of Tarzan (1920)

90 min | Action, Adventure

5.2
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Tarzan and Jane are sailing for France in answer to a call for help from Countess de Coude who is being persecuted by her brother Rokoff. After a duel with the Countess' jealous husband, ... See full summary »

Directors: Harry Revier, George M. Merrick | Stars: Gene Pollar, Karla Schramm, Estelle Taylor, Armand Cortes

Votes: 21

21. The Son of Tarzan (1920)

248 min | Action, Adventure

6.0
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The scenario follows the book closely. Tarzan's son Jack (Korak to the apes) is kidnapped from England by Tarzan's old enemy Paulovich. He escapes into the African jungle with the help of ... See full summary »

Directors: Arthur J. Flaven, Harry Revier | Stars: Kamuela C. Searle, P. Dempsey Tabler, Nita Martan, Karla Schramm

Votes: 55

22. The Flapper (1920)

88 min | Comedy

6.7
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Ginger grows up in a slow town. Because of her wild attitude, her father decides to send her to a strict boarding school. Despite the strictness, the girls have fun getting into flapper lifestyle trouble including flirting.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Olive Thomas, Theodore Westman Jr., William P. Carleton, Warren Cook

Votes: 218

23. Erotikon (1920)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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EROTIKON surely pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable on the screen in 1920: Irene, the bored wife of a distracted entomologist, pursues a womanizing aviator, but she may actually be... See full summary »

Director: Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Anders de Wahl, Tora Teje, Karin Molander, Elin Lagergren

Votes: 576

24. Outside the Law (1920)

Passed | 75 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

6.7
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In this early collaboration with director Tod Browning (Dracula, Freaks), Chaney delivers a dual performance of dramatic intensity, starring as Ah Wing, a kind-hearted student of Confucian ... See full summary »

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Priscilla Dean, Wheeler Oakman, Lon Chaney, Ralph Lewis

Votes: 377

26. The Palace of Darkened Windows (1920)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Henry Kolker | Stars: Claire Anderson, Arthur Edmund Carewe, Jay Belasco, Christine Mayo

27. Das wandernde Bild (1920)

67 min | Romance

6.2
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Mia May has surrendered herself to a disciple of free love, and, having given birth to a child, marries the twin brother and Doppelgänger of her chosen lover.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Mia May, Hans Marr, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Loni Nest

Votes: 263

28. Power (1920)

99 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.0
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An alien from the planet Algol gives a man a device that gives him superpowers.

Director: Hans Werckmeister | Stars: Emil Jannings, John Gottowt, Hans Adalbert Schlettow, Hanna Ralph

Votes: 91

29. Billions (1920)

Comedy

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Billions is a lost 1920 American silent comedy film produced by and starring Alla Nazimova and distributed by Metro Pictures. Ray Smallwood directed. It is based on a French play, L'Homme riche, by Jean Jose Frappa and Henry Dupuy-Mazuel.

Director: Ray C. Smallwood | Stars: Alla Nazimova, Charles Bryant, William Irving, Victor Potel

30. The Restless Sex (1920)

Drama

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Directors: Leon D'Usseau, Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Marion Davies, Ralph Kellard, Carlyle Blackwell, Charles Lane

Votes: 40

31. Down on the Farm (I) (1920)

50 min | Comedy

6.3
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The day starts off as any normal day on Roach's farm, where Teddy, the farmhouse dog, is doing more productive work than everyone else combined. But the day changes when Roach's farmhand ... See full summary »

Directors: Ray Grey, F. Richard Jones, Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Louise Fazenda, Harry Gribbon, Bert Roach, James Finlayson

Votes: 76

32. Terror Island (1920)

Not Rated | 55 min | Mystery

5.6
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An inventor travels to the South Seas, where there is buried treasure belonging to a girl. The girl's father is being held captive by cannibals until she returns a pearl that belongs to one of their idols.

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Harry Houdini, Jack Brammall, Lila Lee, Wilton Taylor

Votes: 122

33. A Woman in Grey (1920)

235 min | Drama

6.7
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Director: James Vincent | Stars: Arline Pretty, Henry G. Sell, Fred C. Jones, John Heenan

Votes: 33

34. The Amateur Wife (1920)

Drama

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Director: Edward Dillon | Stars: Irene Castle, William P. Carleton, Arthur Rankin, S.J. Warrington

35. Die Spinnen, 2. Teil - Das Brillantenschiff (1920)

104 min | Adventure

6.5
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Kay Hoog wants to stop the organisation "Die Spinnen" to get a certain diamond, that will give the owning woman the crown of Asia, but the man, who should be the owner of that diamond, ... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Carl de Vogt, Ressel Orla, Georg John, Rudolf Lettinger

Votes: 588

36. Over the Hill to the Poorhouse (1920)

110 min | Drama, Crime

4.8
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The mother of a large family is abandoned by her children and faces consignment to the poorhouse. But one of her offspring, the one no one had faith in, returns to rescue her.

Director: Harry F. Millarde | Stars: Mary Carr, James Sheridan, Noel Tearle, William Welsh

Votes: 5 | Gross: $3.00M

37. Just Pals (1920)

Not Rated | 50 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

6.6
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Small-town tramp befriends runaway boy.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Buck Jones, Helen Ferguson, Georgie Stone, Duke R. Lee

Votes: 250

38. The Jack-Knife Man (1920)

Approved | 60 min | Drama

7.0
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A lonely old riverboat man is left a child by a dying mother. The old man and the boy grow to love one another. The village snoop feels the child would be better off in an orphanage and the... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor | Stars: F.A. Turner, Harry Todd, Bobby Kelso, Willis Marks

Votes: 76

39. Der Januskopf (1920)

107 min | Horror

7.6
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See everything in the book "Conrad Veidt on Screen" by John T. Soister (McFarland 2002), pages 109-113.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Magnus Stifter, Margarete Schlegel, Willy Kaiser-Heyl

Votes: 68

40. Satanas (1920)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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A three-part historical film, with episode one taking place in ancient Egypt, the second is based on the Hugo novel, and the third episode takes place during the 1917 Russian revolution.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Fritz Kortner, Sadjah Gezza, Ernst Hofmann, Margit Barnay

Votes: 37

41. Klostret i Sendomir (1920)

54 min | Drama

7.2
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Two weary travelers come upon a monastery. While staying the night, they learn of its mysterious founding.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Tore Svennberg, Tora Teje, Richard Lund, Renée Björling

Votes: 254

42. The Man from Snowy River (1920)

61 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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A country boy, Jim Conroy, is living a dissolute life in the city, running around with vamp Helen Ross. When his father cuts him off, he is dumped by Helen and returns to the bush.

Directors: Beaumont Smith, John K. Wells | Stars: Cyril Mackay, Stella Southern, Tal Ordell, Hedda Barr

43. Earthbound (1920)

80 min | Drama

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When Jim Rittenshaw learns that his friend Richard Desborough is having an affair with Jim's wife Daisy, Jim kills Richard. The murdered man's ghost then takes up residence and attempts to ... See full summary »

Director: T. Hayes Hunter | Stars: Wyndham Standing, Naomi Childers, Billie Cotton, Mahlon Hamilton

44. The Devil's Passkey (1920)

130 min | Drama

6.4
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The wife of an American playwright in Paris becomes ensnared in the seductive wiles of an American Army officer, but her devotion to her husband convinces the officer to try to extricate ... See full summary »

Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Sam De Grasse, Una Trevelyn, Clyde Fillmore, Maude George

Votes: 5

45. From Morn to Midnight (1920)

65 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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A Cashier in a bank in a small German town is alerted to the power of money by the visit of a rich Italian lady. He embezzles 60, 000 Marks and leaves for the capital city, where he ... See full summary »

Director: Karl Heinz Martin | Stars: Ernst Deutsch, Erna Morena, Roma Bahn, Adolf E. Licho

Votes: 288

46. Suds (1920)

75 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A London laundress attempts to rise above her station in order to capture the love of a wealthy young man, thus missing out on the truer love of one of her own class.

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Mary Pickford, Albert Austin, Harold Goodwin, Rose Dione

Votes: 167

47. L'hirondelle et la mésange (1920)

80 min | Drama

7.2
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A bargeman, his wife and sister-in-law navigate the canals of northern Belgium in their two vessels, the eponymous "L'Hirondelle et la Mésange," taking the time to appreciate the sites and ... See full summary »

Director: André Antoine | Stars: Maguy Deliac, Pierre Alcover, Louis Ravet, Jane Maylianes

Votes: 114

48. The Mollycoddle (1920)

86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

7.1
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An American who has lived much of his life outside the country returns to Arizona for the first time in years and encounters villainy.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Ruth Renick, Wallace Beery, Paul Burns

Votes: 74

49. April Folly (1920)

Drama, Crime

7.8
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April Folly is a 1920 American silent drama film directed by Robert Z. Leonard and written by Adrian Johnson and Cynthia Stockley. The film stars Marion Davies, Madeline Marshall, Hattie ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Marion Davies, Madeline Marshall, Hattie Delaro, Amelia Summerville

Votes: 13

50. Something to Think About (1920)

78 min | Drama

8.2
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Wealthy cripple Markley finances the education of blacksmith's daughter Ruth. When she returns to their small town he asks to marry her, but she runs off with city worker Jim Dirk who is ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Elliott Dexter, Gloria Swanson, Monte Blue, Theodore Roberts

Votes: 505 | Gross: $9.16M