Most Popular Feature Films Released 1921-01-01 to 1921-12-31


1. The Kid (1921)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan, Carl Miller

Votes: 82,392 | Gross: $5.45M

2. The Phantom Carriage (1921)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.1
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On New Year's Eve, the driver of a ghostly carriage forces a drunken man to reflect on his selfish, wasted life.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Hilda Borgström, Tore Svennberg, Astrid Holm

Votes: 7,825

3. Der müde Tod (1921)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

7.7
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When a woman's fiancé disappears, Death gives her three chances to save him from his fate.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Lil Dagover, Walter Janssen, Bernhard Goetzke, Hans Sternberg

Votes: 4,015 | Gross: $0.01M

4. The Sheik (1921)

Unrated | 86 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.2
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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.

Director: George Melford | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Agnes Ayres, Ruth Miller, George Waggner

Votes: 2,696

5. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)

Passed | 150 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.9
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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.

Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Alice Terry, Pomeroy Cannon, Josef Swickard

Votes: 2,748 | Gross: $9.20M

6. Orphans of the Storm (1921)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut, Frank Losee

Votes: 4,103 | Gross: $0.79M

7. The Torrent (1921)

50 min | Adventure

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Director: Stuart Paton | Stars: Eva Novak, Elita Proctor Otis, Jack Perrin, Lee Shumway

8. The Wildcat (1921)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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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.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Pola Negri, Victor Janson, Paul Heidemann, Wilhelm Diegelmann

Votes: 815

9. The Three Musketeers (1921)

119 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.0
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The young Gascon D'Artagnan arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Mary MacLaren, Nigel De Brulier, Thomas Holding

Votes: 666 | Gross: $3.27M

10. The Love Light (1921)

Unrated | 89 min | Drama

6.7
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Angela maintains a coastal lighthouse in Italy, where she awaits the return of her brothers from the war. She learns they are casualties and takes solace in the arms of an American sailor ... See full summary »

Director: Frances Marion | Stars: Mary Pickford, Evelyn Dumo, Raymond Bloomer, Fred Thomson

Votes: 276 | Gross: $0.69M

11. The Haunted Castle (1921)

Not Rated | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.4
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In the castle Vogeloed, a few aristocrats are awaiting baroness Safferstätt. But first count Oetsch invites himself.. Everyone thinks he murdered his brother, baroness Safferstat's first ... See full summary »

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Arnold Korff, Lulu Kyser-Korff, Lothar Mehnert, Paul Hartmann

Votes: 1,060

12. Rip Van Winkle (1921)

58 min | Fantasy

6.0
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The story shows the development of the united state in divergent fields : Political, social and even economic field.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Thomas Jefferson, Milla Davenport, Daisy Jefferson, Gertrude Messinger

Votes: 23

13. Camille (1921)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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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.

Director: Ray C. Smallwood | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Rex Cherryman, Arthur Hoyt, Zeffie Tilbury

Votes: 778

14. Brewster's Millions (1921)

Passed | 61 min | Comedy

7.0
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Monte Brewster learns that he has inherited $10 million from his late grandfather, but then learns that he must spend $2 million in less than a year and remain unmarried to inherit the rest of the money.

Director: Joseph Henabery | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Betty Ross Clarke, Fred Huntley, Marian Skinner

Votes: 22

15. Tol'able David (1921)

99 min | Drama

7.9
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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.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Gladys Hulette, Walter P. Lewis, Ernest Torrence

Votes: 1,586

16. The Affairs of Anatol (1921)

Unrated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Socialite Anatol Spencer seeks a better relation that he has with his wife. He sets up the friend of his youth Emilie in an apartment only to have her two-time him. He comforts the near ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Wallace Reid, Gloria Swanson, Wanda Hawley, Theodore Roberts

Votes: 1,137

17. Vier um die Frau (1921)

52 min | Drama

6.5
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Harry Yquem, a wealthy broker, remains obsessed with delusions of his devout wife's infidelity.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Hermann Böttcher, Carola Toelle, Lilli Lohrer, Ludwig Hartau

Votes: 242

18. Ducks and Drakes (1921)

58 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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Heiress Teddy Simpson avoids boredom by calling random men to flirt despite having a fiance, Rob Winslow. Trouble arises when she meets a few of them and they expect to marry her. She must ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Campbell | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Jack Holt, Mayme Kelso, Edward Martindel

Votes: 91

19. The Queen of Sheba (1921)

90 min | Adventure, Drama

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The story of the ill-fated romance between Solomon, king of Israel, and the Queen of Sheba.

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Betty Blythe, Fritz Leiber, Claire de Lorez, George Siegmann

Votes: 24

20. A Sailor-Made Man (1921)

Passed | 47 min | Comedy

6.9
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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.

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Noah Young, Dick Sutherland

Votes: 822

21. Dracula's Death (1921)

65 min | Horror, Thriller

7.4
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A girl has frightening visions after visiting an insane asylum where one of the inmates claims to be Drakula and she can not be sure whether they were a nightmare or real.

Director: Károly Lajthay | Stars: Paul Askonas, Carl Goetz, Károly Hatvani, Anna Marie Hegener

Votes: 50

22. The Blot (1921)

91 min | Drama

6.9
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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. The next door neighbor of the ... See full summary »

Director: Lois Weber | Stars: Philip Hubbard, Margaret McWade, Claire Windsor, Louis Calhern

Votes: 377

23. The Ace of Hearts (1921)

Passed | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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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.

Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Lon Chaney, Leatrice Joy, John Bowers, Hardee Kirkland

Votes: 913

24. The Adventures of Tarzan (1921)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure

6.7
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Tarzan spurns the love of La, Queen of Opar. When he isn't trying to keep the Bolshevik Rokoff and Clayton (pretender to the Greystoke estate) from reaching Opar, he is attacked ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert F. Hill, Scott Sidney | Stars: Elmo Lincoln, Louise Lorraine, Scott Pembroke, Frank Whitson

Votes: 81

25. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921)

112 min | Drama

7.1
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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.

Directors: Alfred E. Green, Jack Pickford | Stars: Mary Pickford, Claude Gillingwater, Joseph J. Dowling, James A. Marcus

Votes: 235 | Gross: $0.90M

26. Johan (1921)

84 min | Drama

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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.

Director: Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Jenny Hasselqvist, Mathias Taube, Hildegard Harring, Urho Somersalmi

Votes: 166

27. Hamlet (1921)

131 min | Drama

7.1
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Danish silent movie-star Asta Nielsen formed her own production company to make this film, in which new elements are combined with features (and a few lines) familiar from Shakespeare's ... See full summary »

Directors: Svend Gade, Heinz Schall | Stars: Asta Nielsen, Paul Conradi, Mathilde Brandt, Eduard von Winterstein

Votes: 294

28. Missing Husbands (1921)

Not Rated | 136 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

6.9
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Two men, lost in the desert, meet Queen Antinea, ruler of Atlantis.

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Jean Angelo, Stacia Napierkowska, Georges Melchior, Marie-Louise Iribe

Votes: 257

29. Seven Years Bad Luck (1921)

TV-G | 62 min | Comedy

7.3
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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.

Director: Max Linder | Stars: Max Linder, Alta Allen, Ralph McCullough, Betty K. Peterson

Votes: 814

30. Mad Love (1921)

82 min | Drama

6.9
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Director: Dimitri Buchowetzki | Stars: Pola Negri, Johannes Riemann, Alfred Abel, Albert Steinrück

Votes: 99

31. The Conquering Power (1921)

TV-G | 89 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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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.

Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Alice Terry, Rudolph Valentino, Ralph Lewis, Carrie Daumery

Votes: 325

32. Desperate Trails (1921)

50 min | Western

4.0
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Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Irene Rich, Georgie Stone, Helen Field

Votes: 23

33. Die schwarze Pantherin (1921)

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Director: Johannes Guter | Stars: Ivan Bulatov, Eugen Burg, Xenia Desni, Wilhelm Diegelmann

34. Miss Lulu Bett (1921)

Not Rated | 71 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A once-timid young woman gains newfound confidence after a failed marriage, much to the chagrin of her miserable family.

Director: William C. de Mille | Stars: Lois Wilson, Milton Sills, Theodore Roberts, Helen Ferguson

Votes: 245

35. Angeli e demoni (1921)

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Director: Luigi Maggi | Stars: Mario De Vito, Maria Roasio, Roberto Villani

Votes: 5

36. Desire (1921)

59 min

7.9
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A young Russian dancer in Geneva returns to Russia, where he falls in love with a grand duchess. He is arrested but manages to escape.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Gussy Holl, Eugen Klöpfer, Margarete Schlegel

Votes: 35

37. Eldorado (1921)

100 min | Drama

7.3
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Sibilla is a single mother, working as a gypsy dancer in a lousy cafe in the south of Spain. Unable to keep with the costs of his son's medical bills, she asks for help to Estiria, her ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel L'Herbier | Stars: Ève Francis, Jaque Catelain, Marcelle Pradot, Philippe Hériat

Votes: 282

38. A Perfect Crime (1921)

Drama

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Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Monte Blue, Jacqueline Logan, Stanton Heck, Hardee Kirkland

Votes: 13

39. The Smart Sex (1921)

Comedy

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Director: Fred LeRoy Granville | Stars: Eva Novak, Frank Braidwood, Geoffrey Webb, Mayre Hall

40. Der Gang in die Nacht (1921)

81 min | Drama

6.7
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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.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Olaf Fønss, Erna Morena, Conrad Veidt, Gudrun Bruun Stephensen

Votes: 217

41. Fool's Paradise (1921)

Romance

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In a Mexican border town Arthur befriends cantina girl Poll. She falls for him but he still loves the dancer Rosa. When the cigar Poll gives him explodes and blinds him, Arthur is duped ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Dorothy Dalton, Conrad Nagel, Mildred Harris, Theodore Kosloff

Votes: 15

42. The Sky Pilot (1921)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama

7.1
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The sky pilot is a preacher who helps Gwen walk again after a near-fatal accident.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: John Bowers, Colleen Moore, David Butler, Harry Todd

Votes: 70

44. The Devil (1921)

58 min | Drama

6.4
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Georges and Marie are due to be married, despite artist Paul's feelings for Marie. Following a meeting at an art gallery, and an exchange about Evil's capacity to overcome Truth, sinister ... See full summary »

Director: James Young | Stars: George Arliss, Sylvia Breamer, Lucy Cotton, Florence Arliss

Votes: 32

45. Forbidden Fruit (1921)

87 min | Drama

7.1
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Mary Maddock becomes a seamstress after her husband Steve wastes their money on booze. Her employer provides her as an escort to accompany millionaire Mallory. Her husband tries ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Agnes Ayres, Clarence Burton, Theodore Roberts, Kathlyn Williams

Votes: 70

46. Peck's Bad Boy (1921)

51 min | Comedy

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Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Jackie Coogan, Wheeler Oakman, Doris May, Raymond Hatton

Votes: 49

47. Dream Street (1921)

102 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Three men in London compete for the love of a dance-hall girl.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Carol Dempster, Charles Emmett Mack, Ralph Graves, Edward Peil Sr.

Votes: 100

48. Hurricane Hutch (1921)

Passed | Action, Adventure, Crime

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Story concerns a paper mill, a mortgage and the struggle to obtain the lost formula for making paper from seaweed. Star is given opportunity to introduce many daredevil features.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Charles Hutchison, Warner Oland, Lucy Fox, Diana Deer

49. Too Wise Wives (1921)

Passed | 80 min | Drama

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An insecure wife fears her husband may be straying back to an old flame.

Director: Lois Weber | Stars: Louis Calhern, Claire Windsor, Phillips Smalley, Mona Lisa

Votes: 103

50. My Boy (1921)

55 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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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.

Directors: Albert Austin, Victor Heerman | Stars: Mathilde Brundage, Claude Gillingwater, Jackie Coogan, Frank Hayes

Votes: 217