Most Voted Titles Released 1926-01-01 to 1926-12-31


1. The General (1926)

Unrated | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines.

Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley

Votes: 53,792

2. Faust (1926)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.1
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The demon Mephisto wagers with God that he can corrupt a mortal man's soul.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Gösta Ekman, Emil Jannings, Camilla Horn, Frida Richard

Votes: 10,577

3. The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

Not Rated | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

7.8
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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.

Directors: Lotte Reiniger, Carl Koch

Votes: 3,603

4. Flesh and the Devil (1926)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Childhood friends are torn apart when one of them marries the woman the other once fiercely loved.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson, Barbara Kent

Votes: 3,196

5. Battling Butler (1926)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy

7.2
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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.

Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Snitz Edwards, Sally O'Neil, Walter James

Votes: 1,764

6. Mother (1926)

89 min | Drama

7.7
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The Film Version Of Gorki's Great Story Of The 1905 Revolution

Director: Vsevolod Pudovkin | Stars: Vera Baranovskaya, Nikolai Batalov, Aleksandr Chistyakov, Anna Zemtsova

Votes: 1,708

7. Ménilmontant (1926)

38 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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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.

Director: Dimitri Kirsanoff | Stars: Nadia Sibirskaïa, Yolande Beaulieu, Guy Belmont, Jean Pasquier

Votes: 1,523

8. A Page of Madness (1926)

70 min | Drama, Horror

7.7
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A man takes a job at an asylum with hopes of freeing his imprisoned wife.

Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Stars: Masuo Inoue, Ayako Iijima, Yoshie Nakagawa, Hiroshi Nemoto

Votes: 1,488

9. The Son of the Sheik (1926)

Passed | 68 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.5
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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.

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, George Fawcett, Montagu Love

Votes: 1,410

10. The Black Pirate (1926)

88 min | Adventure, Action

7.2
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Seeking revenge, an athletic young man joins the pirate band responsible for his father's death.

Director: Albert Parker | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Billie Dove, Tempe Pigott, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,254

11. Brown of Harvard (1926)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Romance

8.6
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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, but also for the affections of Mary Abbott, a ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Votes: 1,223

12. Tell It to the Marines (1926)

Passed | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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A gruff Marine sergeant and a handsome new recruit compete for the affection of a nurse.

Director: George W. Hill | Stars: Lon Chaney, William Haines, Eleanor Boardman, Eddie Gribbon

Votes: 1,204

13. La Bohème (1926)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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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.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Lillian Gish, John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, George Hassell

Votes: 1,126

14. Anemic Cinema (1926)

7 min | Short

6.1
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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, a disk. Each disk is labelled and can be read as ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Duchamp

Votes: 1,115

15. The Scarlet Letter (1926)

Passed | 115 min | Drama

7.8
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After having a child out of wedlock, a young Puritan woman is pressured to reveal the name of her lover.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Henry B. Walthall, Karl Dane

Votes: 1,111

16. For Heaven's Sake (1926)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

7.6
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An irresponsible young millionaire changes his tune when he falls for the daughter of a downtown minister.

Director: Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Noah Young, Jim Mason

Votes: 993

17. Sparrows (1926)

Unrated | 84 min | Drama

7.6
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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.

Directors: William Beaudine, Tom McNamara | Stars: Mary Pickford, Roy Stewart, Mary Louise Miller, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Votes: 838

18. Bardelys the Magnificent (1926)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Rafael Sabatini's story of the swashbuckling era and of Bardeleys, the handsome courtier who could win any woman he set his mind to...and was not above boasting about it to all who would listen.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: John Gilbert, Eleanor Boardman, Roy D'Arcy, Lionel Belmore

Votes: 808

19. The Temptress (1926)

Passed | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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An architect tries suppressing his passion for a seductive woman.

Directors: Fred Niblo, Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Greta Garbo, Antonio Moreno, Marc McDermott, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 783

20. Ella Cinders (1926)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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Poor Ella Cinders is much abused by her evil step-mother and step-sisters. When she wins a local beauty contest she jumps at the chance to get out of her dead-end life and go to Hollywood, ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Colleen Moore, Lloyd Hughes, Vera Lewis, Doris Baker

Votes: 703

21. Fine Manners (1926)

70 min | Comedy

8.4
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Fine Manners is a 1926 American black-and-white silent comedy film directed initially by Lewis Milestone and completed by Richard Rosson for Famous Players-Lasky/Paramount Pictures. After ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Rosson, Lewis Milestone | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Eugene O'Brien, Helen Dunbar, Roland Drew

Votes: 666

22. 3 Bad Men (1926)

Unrated | 122 min | Romance, Western

7.6
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Three outlaws come to the aid of a young girl after her father is killed.

Director: John Ford | Stars: George O'Brien, Olive Borden, Lou Tellegen, Tom Santschi

Votes: 619

23. The Strong Man (1926)

75 min | Comedy

6.8
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A meek Belgian soldier (Harry Langdon) fighting in World War I receives penpal letters and a photo from "Mary Brown", an American girl he has never met. He becomes infatuated with her by ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Harry Langdon, Priscilla Bonner, Gertrude Astor, William V. Mong

Votes: 565

24. Don Juan (1926)

Passed | 110 min | Adventure, Romance

7.1
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Misogynistic skirt chaser Don Juan falls for a convent girl.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Jane Winton, John Roche, Warner Oland, Estelle Taylor

Votes: 545

25. Po zakonu (1926)

80 min | Drama

7.7
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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, and suddenly kills two of the others. The two survivors, a husband ... See full summary »

Director: Lev Kuleshov | Stars: Aleksandra Khokhlova, Sergey Komarov, Vladimir Fogel, Pyotr Galadzhev

Votes: 534

26. The Bat (1926)

86 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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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.

Director: Roland West | Stars: George Beranger, Charles Herzinger, Emily Fitzroy, Louise Fazenda

Votes: 528

27. Torrent (1926)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A young girl and her father are kicked out of their house by a cruel noblewoman, and the girl's heart is broken when her sweetheart, the noblewoman's son, won't go to Paris with them. After... See full summary »

Director: Monta Bell | Stars: Ricardo Cortez, Greta Garbo, Gertrude Olmstead, Edward Connelly

Votes: 511

28. Nana (1926)

150 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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When the vivacious and beautiful Nana bombs at the Théâtre des Variétés, she embarks on the life of a courtesan, using her allure and charisma to entice and pleasure men.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Catherine Hessling, Pierre Lestringuez, Jacqueline Forzane, Werner Krauss

Votes: 502

29. The Blackbird (1926)

86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Two thieves, the Blackbird and West End Bertie, fall in love with the same girl, a French nightclub performer named Fifi. Each man tries to outdo the other to win her heart.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Owen Moore, Renée Adorée, Doris Lloyd

Votes: 495

30. Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926)

Passed | 62 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

5.8
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Low-life Harry falls in love with sweet Betty who inspires him to improve himself so he can marry her. He enters a $25,000 cross-country hiking contest. After many adventures he wins, pays ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Edwards | Stars: Harry Langdon, Joan Crawford, Edwards Davis, Tom Murray

Votes: 489

31. The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926)

89 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.6
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While building an irrigation system for a Southwestern desert community, an engineer vies with a local cowboy for the affections of a rancher's daughter.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Ronald Colman, Vilma Bánky, Gary Cooper, Charles Lane

Votes: 457

32. Der heilige Berg (1926)

100 min | Drama

6.6
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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. When Karl's young friend, Vigo, meets her she gives him ... See full summary »

Director: Arnold Fanck | Stars: Leni Riefenstahl, Luis Trenker, Ernst Petersen, Frida Richard

Votes: 437

33. Secrets of a Soul (1926)

97 min | Drama

6.9
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A scientist is tormented by an irrational fear of knives and the irresistible compulsion to murder his wife.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Werner Krauss, Ruth Weyher, Ilka Grüning, Jack Trevor

Votes: 428

34. The Man Who Cheated Life (1926)

110 min | Drama, Horror

7.1
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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. He wants to find love; but how would he, a ... See full summary »

Director: Henrik Galeen | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Elizza La Porta, Fritz Alberti, Ágnes Eszterházy

Votes: 398

35. Mighty Like a Moose (1926)

TV-G | 22 min | Family, Short, Comedy

7.3
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After a homely married couple separately undergo plastic surgery, they unwittingly plan an extramarital affair with each other.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Charley Chase, Vivien Oakland, Ann Howe, Charles Clary

Votes: 392

36. Filmstudie (1926)

7 min | Short

6.4
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Entertaining Dadaist experimental short, similar to Man Ray's work, full of shifting geometric shapes, stock footage of seagulls, flying eyeballs, and glaring floating heads.

Director: Hans Richter | Star: Stella F. Simon

Votes: 381

37. The Magician (I) (1926)

Passed | 83 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.9
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A magician/alchemist, seeking to create life, finds that he needs the "blood of a virgin" to continue his experiments. He sends out his dwarf assistant to pick out the right girl.

Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Alice Terry, Paul Wegener, Firmin Gémier, Iván Petrovich

Votes: 369

38. Kiki (1926)

108 min | Comedy

7.5
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Kiki, a poor young woman who sells newspapers on the street corners of Paris, is able to land a job singing and dancing at a nearby theater. While she is there, she invites herself into the... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Norma Talmadge, Ronald Colman, Gertrude Astor, Marc McDermott

Votes: 351

39. The Boob (1926)

Passed | 64 min | Comedy, Romance

4.8
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Idealistic farm boy Peter loves Amy whose fancy is urbane Harry. He discovers Harry is a rum runner and turns him over to prohibition agents, including Jane. May is at last impressed with ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Gertrude Olmstead, George K. Arthur, Joan Crawford, Charles Murray

Votes: 344

40. 45 Minutes from Hollywood (1926)

21 min | Short, Comedy

5.5
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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.

Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Theda Bara, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Glenn Tryon

Votes: 336

41. Beverly of Graustark (1926)

70 min | Comedy, Romance

8.6
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Beverly of Graustark (1926) is a silent film directed by Sidney Franklin, starring Marion Davies, Antonio Moreno and Creighton Hale. The film's screenplay was written by Agnes Christine ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Marion Davies, Antonio Moreno, Creighton Hale, Roy D'Arcy

Votes: 321

42. Exit Smiling (1926)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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A maid who works for a traveling theatrical troupe wants desperately to be an actress, and manages to get some small roles in the company's productions, but is determined to do anything she... See full summary »

Director: Sam Taylor | Stars: Beatrice Lillie, Jack Pickford, Doris Lloyd, DeWitt Jennings

Votes: 312

43. Moana (1926)

85 min | Documentary

6.8
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Add a Plot

Directors: Frances H. Flaherty, Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Ta'avale, Fa'amgase, T'ugaita, Tama

Votes: 285

44. What Price Glory (1926)

116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.3
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U.S. Marine sergeants Quirt and Flagg are inveterate romantic rivals on peacetime assignments in China and the Philippines. In 1917, W.W. I brings them to France, where Flagg, now a captain... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe, Dolores del Rio, William V. Mong

Votes: 282 | Gross: $0.70M

45. Nothing But Time (1926)

45 min | Documentary

7.3
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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).

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Blanche Bernis, Nina Chousvalowa, Philippe Hériat, Clifford McLaglen

Votes: 281

46. One-Sixth of the World (1926)

65 min | Documentary

7.5
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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.

Director: Dziga Vertov

Votes: 270

47. Along Came Auntie (1926)

Passed | 23 min | Comedy, Short

5.4
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A divorced woman is set to receive $100,000 and quarts of diamonds from her divorce-disapproving aunt. Having taken in her first husband as a lodger, due to financial difficulties, and now ... See full summary »

Directors: Fred Guiol, Richard Wallace | Stars: Oliver Hardy, Glenn Tryon, Vivien Oakland, Tyler Brooke

Votes: 253

48. The Bells (1926)

68 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.6
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An innkeeper murders a wealthy guest to pay off his debt, but his conscience will not allow him to get away with the crime so easily.

Director: James Young | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Caroline Frances Cooke, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Lorimer Johnston

Votes: 252

49. The Bride of Glomdal (1926)

115 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Tore takes over the rundown family farm. Applying his youthful energy, he intends to make it into a big farm like Glomgården on the other side of the river, where beautiful Berit loves. ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Einar Sissener, Tove Tellback, Stub Wiberg, Harald Stormoen

Votes: 248

50. Beau Geste (1926)

101 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Michael "Beau" Geste leaves England in disgrace and joins the infamous French Foreign Legion. He is reunited with his two brothers in North Africa, where they face greater danger from their... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Ronald Colman, Neil Hamilton, Ralph Forbes, Alice Joyce

Votes: 231