Most Popular Feature Films Released 1925-01-01 to 1925-12-31


1. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Unrated | 93 min | Horror

7.7
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A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.

Directors: Rupert Julian, Lon Chaney, Ernst Laemmle, Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe

Votes: 13,593 | Gross: $0.72M

2. Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Unrated | 66 min | Drama, History

8.0
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In the midst of the Russian Revolution of 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin mutiny against the brutal, tyrannical regime of the vessel's officers. The resulting street demonstration in Odessa brings on a police massacre.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barskiy, Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Ivan Bobrov

Votes: 44,058 | Gross: $0.05M

3. The Gold Rush (1925)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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A prospector goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Tom Murray, Henry Bergman

Votes: 76,794 | Gross: $5.45M

4. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)

Not Rated | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

8.0
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A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned.

Directors: Fred Niblo, Charles Brabin, Christy Cabanne, J.J. Cohn, Rex Ingram | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson

Votes: 6,432 | Gross: $12.45M

5. The Big Parade (1925)

Not Rated | 151 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.3
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A young American soldier witnesses the horrors of the Great War.

Directors: King Vidor, George W. Hill | Stars: John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Hobart Bosworth, Claire McDowell

Votes: 5,273 | Gross: $11.00M

6. The Lost World (1925)

Unrated | 106 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.

Director: Harry O. Hoyt | Stars: Wallace Beery, Bessie Love, Lloyd Hughes, Lewis Stone

Votes: 3,698 | Gross: $0.55M

7. The Wizard of Oz (1925)

TV-G | 81 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.2
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Dorothy, heir to the Oz throne, must take it back from the wicked Prime Minister Kruel with the help of three farmhands.

Director: Larry Semon | Stars: Dorothy Dwan, Charles Murray, Oliver Hardy, Mary Carr

Votes: 1,211

8. Stachka (1925)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

7.6
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A group of oppressed factory workers go on strike in pre-revolutionary Russia.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Maksim Shtraukh, Mikhail Gomorov, I. Ivanov

Votes: 5,533

9. The Freshman (1925)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

7.6
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Nerdy college student will do anything to become popular on campus.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Brooks Benedict, James H. Anderson

Votes: 4,066 | Gross: $0.00M

10. Seven Chances (1925)

Passed | 56 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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A man learns he will inherit a fortune if he marries by 7 p.m. that same day.

Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Ruth Dwyer, T. Roy Barnes, Snitz Edwards

Votes: 7,092

11. The Pleasure Garden (1925)

75 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Patsy Brand is a chorus girl at the Pleasure Garden music hall. She meets Jill Cheyne who is down on her luck and gets her a job as a dancer. Jill is engaged to adventurer Hugh Fielding and... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Virginia Valli, Carmelita Geraghty, Miles Mander, John Stuart

Votes: 1,616

12. The Eagle (1925)

Unrated | 73 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A wanted Russian lieutenant becomes a masked vigilante seeking vengeance upon the man who stole his family's land, only to fall for his charming daughter.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, Louise Dresser, Albert Conti

Votes: 1,357

13. Go West (1925)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Western

7.3
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With little luck at keeping a job in the city a New Yorker tries work in the country and eventually finds his way leading a herd of cattle to the West Coast.

Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Howard Truesdale, Kathleen Myers, Ray Thompson

Votes: 2,830

14. The Joyless Street (1925)

125 min | Drama

7.4
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Vienna in the biggest depression, directly after WW1. In a slum, Lila Leid, the wife of lawyer Leid is murdered, Egon, secretary of one of Leid's clients is arrested. He was with her, and ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Asta Nielsen, Greta Garbo, Ágnes Eszterházy, Werner Krauss

Votes: 1,119

15. The Unholy Three (1925)

Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A sideshow ventriloquist, midget, and strongman form a conspiracy known as "The Unholy Three" and commit a series of robberies.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mae Busch, Matt Moore, Victor McLaglen

Votes: 1,339 | Gross: $0.70M

16. Variety (1925)

Passed | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Prologue: The murderer "Boss" Huller - after having spent ten years in prison - breaks his silence to tell the warden his story. "Boss", a former trapeze artist, and his wife own a cheap ... See full summary »

Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Lya De Putti, Warwick Ward

Votes: 708

17. Lady Windermere's Fan (1925)

Approved | 120 min | Comedy

7.5
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A society woman believes her husband is having an affair, a misconception which may have dire personal consequences for all involved.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Irene Rich, May McAvoy, Bert Lytell, Ronald Colman

Votes: 786

18. The Monster (1925)

Unrated | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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A meek clerk who doubles as an amateur detective investigates some very strange goings-on at a remote mental sanitarium.

Director: Roland West | Stars: Lon Chaney, Gertrude Olmstead, Hallam Cooley, Johnny Arthur

Votes: 749

19. The Merry Widow (1925)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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A prince must woo the now wealthy dancer he once abandoned in order to keep her money in the country in order to keep it from crashing economically.

Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Mae Murray, John Gilbert, Roy D'Arcy, Josephine Crowell

Votes: 1,870 | Gross: $0.88M

20. Master of the House (1925)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

7.2
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When a man becomes tyrannical towards his family, the women of the house decide to teach him a lesson in gratitude.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Johannes Meyer, Astrid Holm, Karin Nellemose, Mathilde Nielsen

Votes: 1,291

21. Little Annie Rooney (1925)

Unrated | 94 min | Drama, Comedy

7.5
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The tenements are home to an international community, including the friends and family of a tough young ragamuffin named Annie Rooney, but their neighborhood may be threatened by a potentially dangerous street gang.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Mary Pickford, William Haines, Walter James, Gordon Griffith

Votes: 745 | Gross: $1.10M

22. Pretty Ladies (1925)

74 min | Comedy, Drama

2.4
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Maggie, a headlining comedienne with the Follies, takes a fall off the stage into the orchestra pit and lands on the drum of musician Al Cassidy. One thing leads to another, they fall in ... See full summary »

Director: Monta Bell | Stars: Zasu Pitts, Tom Moore, Ann Pennington, Lilyan Tashman

Votes: 107

23. Tartuffe (1925)

70 min | Drama

7.3
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Young man shows his millionaire grandfather a film based on Molière's Tartuffe, in order to expose the old man's hypocritical governess who covets his own inheritance.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Hermann Picha, Rosa Valetti, André Mattoni, Werner Krauss

Votes: 1,504

24. Maciste in Hell (1925)

95 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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The devil takes Maciste down to hell in an attempt to corrupt and ruin his morality.

Director: Guido Brignone | Stars: Bartolomeo Pagano, Umberto Guarracino, Mario Saio, Franz Sala

Votes: 334

25. Body and Soul (1925)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

6.3
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A minister is malevolent and sinister behind his righteous facade. He consorts with, and later extorts from, the owner of a gambling house, and betrays an honest girl, eventually driving ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Micheaux | Stars: Paul Robeson, Marshall Rogers, Lawrence Chenault, Chester A. Alexander

Votes: 527

26. The Plastic Age (1925)

Not Rated | 73 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.3
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Hugh Carver is an athletic star and a freshman at Prescott College. He falls in love with Cynthia Day, a popular girl who loves to go to parties. He finds that it is impossible to please ... See full summary »

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Donald Keith, Mary Alden, Henry B. Walthall, Gilbert Roland

Votes: 234

27. Our Heavenly Bodies (1925)

92 min | Sci-Fi

6.8
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Director: Hanns Walter Kornblum | Stars: Paul Bildt, Willy Kaiser-Heyl, Theodor Loos, Oscar Marion

Votes: 82

28. Lady of the Night (1925)

TV-G | 70 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A world-weary prostitute yearns after respectability and the love of an inventor.

Director: Monta Bell | Stars: Norma Shearer, Malcolm McGregor, Dale Fuller, George K. Arthur

Votes: 447

29. The Vanishing American (1925)

110 min | Western

6.9
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History, as portrayed in this film, has been a succession of conquests of stronger races over weaker ones. As played out on the stage of Monument Valley, long ago, tribes of Indians ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Richard Dix, Lois Wilson, Noah Beery, Malcolm McGregor

Votes: 264

30. Braveheart (1925)

71 min | Western

7.2
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Chief Standing Rock's tribe has a treaty protecting their fishing grounds, but a canning corporation is violating the treaty through intimidation and force. The tribe is divided as to how ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Hale | Stars: Rod La Rocque, Lillian Rich, Robert Edeson, Arthur Housman

Votes: 167

31. Cobra (1925)

70 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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A penniless, skirt-chasing Italian nobleman finds love and scandal when he travels to New York City.

Director: Joseph Henabery | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Nita Naldi, Casson Ferguson, Gertrude Olmstead

Votes: 600

32. Stage Struck (1925)

70 min | Comedy

8.1
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A young woman dreams of becoming a great actress. When her boyfriend starts to flirt with an actual actress, she becomes jealous and decides to fight with her rival.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Lawrence Gray, Gertrude Astor, Oliver Sandys

Votes: 707

33. Stella Dallas (1925)

110 min | Drama

7.5
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Stella Dallas is a small town girl who marries the upper class Stephen Dallas, with whom she has nothing in common. After the birth of a daughter, Laurel, the Dallases go their separate ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King | Stars: Ronald Colman, Belle Bennett, Alice Joyce, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 195

34. Beggar on Horseback (1925)

70 min | Comedy

6.1
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Neil McRae, an impoverished composer, loves Cynthia Mason, but fearing poverty, proposes to the wealthy Gladys Cady. One night, he dozes in an armchair and has a nightmare of a wedding and ... See full summary »

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Edward Everett Horton, Esther Ralston, Erwin Connelly, Gertrude Short

Votes: 56

36. Parisian Love (1925)

Passed | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Street people Armand and Marie are madly in love, and she persuades Armand and other gang members to rob the home of Pierre Marcel, a wealthy scientist. The police break up the robbery but ... See full summary »

Director: Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: Clara Bow, Donald Keith, Lillian Leighton, J. Gordon Russell

Votes: 184

37. Whirlpool of Fate (1925)

TV-PG | 71 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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After her father's death and her uncle having drunk all the inheritance, Virginia is left alone. She is accepted by a family of bohemians but a quarrel between the bohemians and the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Catherine Hessling, Charlotte Clasis, Pierre Champagne, Maurice Touzé

Votes: 462

38. Zander the Great (1925)

80 min | Drama

8.3
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Mamie, an orphan girl who was abused in the orphanage, is taken in by Mrs. Caldwell, a kindly woman with a young son named Alexander. Mamie hits it off with the lad, and nicknames him "... See full summary »

Director: George W. Hill | Stars: Marion Davies, Holbrook Blinn, Harrison Ford, Harry Watson

Votes: 503 | Gross: $0.26M

39. Tumbleweeds (1925)

Approved | 78 min | Western

6.9
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The government will grant a fringe of terrain for the settlers who want to live and work there. The starting sign will be a gunshot which will iniciate the run for the best fields and ... See full summary »

Directors: King Baggot, William S. Hart | Stars: William S. Hart, Barbara Bedford, Lucien Littlefield, J. Gordon Russell

Votes: 455

40. Up the Ladder (1925)

61 min | Drama

7.3
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Director: Edward Sloman | Stars: Virginia Valli, Forrest Stanley, Margaret Livingston, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 11

41. What Price Beauty? (1925)

Drama

6.9
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Wholesome country girl, Mary, works at the 'House of Magic' beauty salon and pines for the dreamy owner, Clay. Unfortunately Clay has also been targeted by experienced vamp, Rita, who has ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Buckingham | Stars: Nita Naldi, Natacha Rambova, Pierre Gendron, Virginia Pearson

Votes: 13

42. Madame Sans-Gêne (1925)

100 min | Comedy

5.3
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A French washerwoman becomes a duchess and a friend of Napoleon.

Director: Léonce Perret | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Émile Drain, Charles de Rochefort, Madeleine Guitty

Votes: 26 | Gross: $0.41M

43. Sally, Irene and Mary (1925)

58 min | Comedy, Drama

3.4
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The three are showgirls, each with a different approach to life and love. Sally wants wealth and gets it finally in Marcus. Mary plots and schemes but winds up with salt-of-the-earth Jimmy.... See full summary »

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Constance Bennett, Joan Crawford, Sally O'Neil, William Haines

Votes: 98

44. A Woman of the World (1925)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A sensual European countess arrives at a small American town where she quickly provokes moral outrage from the community. Upon arriving, even before she steps out of her taxi a district ... See full summary »

Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Pola Negri, Charles Emmett Mack, Holmes Herbert, Blanche Mehaffey

Votes: 85

45. Exchange of Wives (1925)

70 min | Comedy

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Director: Hobart Henley | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, Lew Cody, Renée Adorée, Creighton Hale

46. Visages d'enfants (1925)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.9
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A man whose wife has died remarries, and his new wife has a daughter of her own from a previous marriage. The man's young son, however, who loved his mother deeply and misses her terribly, ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Jean Forest, Victor Vina, Pierrette Houyez, Jeanne Marie-Laurent

Votes: 549

47. Sally of the Sawdust (1925)

104 min | Comedy

6.9
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Judge Foster throws his daughter out because she married a circus man. She leaves her baby girl with Prof. McGargle before she dies. Years later Sally is a dancer with whom Peyton, a son of... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Carol Dempster, W.C. Fields, Alfred Lunt, Erville Alderson

Votes: 423 | Gross: $0.30M

48. She (1925)

98 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.4
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In Africa an explorer is the reincarnated lover of the 2,000-year-old White Queen.

Directors: Leander De Cordova, G.B. Samuelson | Stars: Betty Blythe, Carlyle Blackwell, Mary Odette, Tom Reynolds

Votes: 79

49. Wolfblood (1925)

68 min | Drama

5.8
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After wolf blood transfusion, man thinks he's becoming a wolf.

Directors: George Chesebro, Bruce Mitchell | Stars: George Chesebro, Roy Watson, Milburn Morante, Frank Clark

Votes: 194

50. Lord Jim (1925)

70 min | Drama

6.4
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Because he deserted his ship and passengers during a collision at sea, a ship's mate loses his certification. Unable to find work at sea, he takes a job at a trading post, and eventually ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Percy Marmont, Shirley Mason, Noah Beery, Raymond Hatton

Votes: 19