Most Popular Feature Films 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.

Writers: Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman, Al Boasberg, Charles Henry Smith | Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley

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.

Writers: Gerhart Hauptmann, Hans Kyser, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe | Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Gösta Ekman, Emil Jannings, Camilla Horn, Frida Richard

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

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.

Writers: Benjamin Glazer, Hermann Sudermann, Marian Ainslee | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson, Barbara Kent

5. The Great Gatsby (1926)

Passed | 80 min | Drama

Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbour, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is ... See full summary »

Writers: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Meehan, Becky Gardiner | Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Warner Baxter, Lois Wilson, Neil Hamilton, Georgia Hale

6. 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.

Writers: Edith Maude Hull, Frances Marion, Fred De Gresac, George Marion Jr. | Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, George Fawcett, Montagu Love

7. 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.

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

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.

Writers: Yasunari Kawabata, Teinosuke Kinugasa, Minoru Inuzuka, Bankô Sawada | Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Stars: Masuo Inoue, Ayako Iijima, Yoshie Nakagawa, Hiroshi Nemoto

9. The Mountain Eagle (1926)

57 min | Romance, Thriller

In the Kentucky hills a store keeper tries to win the love of an innocent schoolteacher. She runs away and seeks refuge with a hermit.

Writers: Max Ferner, Charles Lapworth, Eliot Stannard | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Bernhard Goetzke, Nita Naldi, Malcolm Keen, John F. Hamilton

10. 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.

Writers: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Frances Marion | Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Henry B. Walthall, Karl Dane

11. The Temptress (1926)

Passed | 117 min | Drama, Romance

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

Writers: Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Dorothy Farnum, Marian Ainslee | Directors: Fred Niblo, Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Greta Garbo, Antonio Moreno, Marc McDermott, Lionel Barrymore

12. 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.

Writers: Winifred Dunn, George Marion Jr., C. Gardner Sullivan | Directors: William Beaudine, Tom McNamara | Stars: Mary Pickford, Roy Stewart, Mary Louise Miller, Gustav von Seyffertitz

13. Don Juan (1926)

Passed | 110 min | Adventure, Romance

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

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

14. Torrent (1926)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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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 »

Writers: Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Dorothy Farnum, Katherine Hilliker, H.H. Caldwell | Director: Monta Bell | Stars: Ricardo Cortez, Greta Garbo, Gertrude Olmstead, Edward Connelly

15. Mother (1926)

89 min | Drama

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

Writers: Maxim Gorky, Nathan Zarkhi | Director: Vsevolod Pudovkin | Stars: Vera Baranovskaya, Nikolai Batalov, Aleksandr Chistyakov, Anna Zemtsova

16. 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 »

Writers: Joseph Farnham, Donald Ogden Stewart, Rida Johnson Young, A.P. Younger | Director: Jack Conway | Stars: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

17. 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.

Writers: Herman Whitaker, John Stone, Ralph Spence, Malcolm Stuart Boylan | Director: John Ford | Stars: George O'Brien, Olive Borden, Lou Tellegen, Tom Santschi

18. 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.

Writers: Richard Schayer, Joseph Farnham | Director: George W. Hill | Stars: Lon Chaney, William Haines, Eleanor Boardman, Eddie Gribbon

19. 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.

Writers: Paul Girard Smith, Al Boasberg, Charles Henry Smith, Lex Neal | Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Snitz Edwards, Sally O'Neil, Walter James

20. The Sea Beast (1926)

136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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This silent movie is based on Melville's classic Moby Dick. Ahab and his brother compete for the affections of minister's daughter Esther. But the great white whale has been eluding the ... See full summary »

Writers: Herman Melville, Bess Meredyth | Director: Millard Webb | Stars: John Barrymore, Dolores Costello, George O'Hara, Mike Donlin

21. The Great K & A Train Robbery (1926)

53 min | Western

6.5
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Cullen has hired Tom to try and stop the robberies on his railroad. Knowing Cullen's secretary Holt is tipping off the gang, Tom works undercover by posing as a highwayman. To help him ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Leicester Ford, John Stone | Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Tom Mix, Dorothy Dwan, Tony the Horse, Will Walling

22. 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.

Writers: Rupert Hughes, Frances Marion, Harold Bell Wright | Director: Henry King | Stars: Ronald Colman, Vilma Bánky, Gary Cooper, Charles Lane

23. 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.

Writers: Rafael Sabatini, Dorothy Farnum, Marian Ainslee | Director: King Vidor | Stars: John Gilbert, Eleanor Boardman, Roy D'Arcy, Lionel Belmore

24. More Pay - Less Work (1926)

Passed | Comedy

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Writers: Peter B. Kyne, Rex Taylor | Director: Albert Ray | Stars: Albert Gran, Mary Brian, E.J. Ratcliffe, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers

25. 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.

Writers: Fred De Gresac, Henri Murger, Ray Doyle, Harry Behn, William M. Conselman, Ruth Cummings | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Lillian Gish, John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, George Hassell

26. Ten Nights in a Barroom (1926)

63 min | Drama

7.8
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A man is swindled out of his mill business and turns to drink. After losing his daughter who is hit in the head by a glass during a bar brawl, he is reborn and runs for mayor a couple years later

Director: Roy Calnek | Stars: Charles Gilpin, Myra Burwell, Lawrence Chenault, Harry Henderson

27. 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.

Writers: Pierre Lestringuez, Émile Zola, Denise Leblond | Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Catherine Hessling, Pierre Lestringuez, Jacqueline Forzane, Werner Krauss

28. The Sorrows of Satan (1926)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Geoffrey, a young and impoverished writer, is desperately in love with Mavis, who lives at his boardinghouse and is also pursuing a writing career. Unable to marry her because of his ... See full summary »

Writers: Marie Corelli, John Russell, Forrest Halsey, Julian Johnson | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Ricardo Cortez, Carol Dempster, Lya De Putti

29. 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.

Writers: Avery Hopwood, Julien Josephson, George Marion Jr., Mary Roberts Rinehart | Director: Roland West | Stars: George Beranger, Charles Herzinger, Emily Fitzroy, Louise Fazenda

30. 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.

Writers: Ted Wilde, John Grey, Clyde Bruckman, Ralph Spence | Director: Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Noah Young, Jim Mason

31. 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 »

Writers: George Scarborough, Annette Westbay, Kenneth B. Clarke, Katherine Hilliker, H.H. Caldwell | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Gertrude Olmstead, George K. Arthur, Joan Crawford, Charles Murray

32. 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 »

Writers: Lev Kuleshov, Jack London, Viktor Shklovsky | Director: Lev Kuleshov | Stars: Aleksandra Khokhlova, Sergey Komarov, Vladimir Fogel, Pyotr Galadzhev

33. So This Is Paris (1926)

80 min | Comedy

7.4
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The first movie to ever depict a choreographed dance scene in a silent movie. The Charleston!

Writers: Henri Meilhac, Ludovic Halévy, Hanns Kräly, Rob Wagner, Robert E. Hopkins | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Monte Blue, Patsy Ruth Miller, Lilyan Tashman, George Beranger

34. 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 »

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Malcolm Stuart Boylan, James T. O'Donohoe, Laurence Stallings | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe, Dolores del Rio, William V. Mong

35. 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 »

Writers: Mervyn LeRoy, Frank Griffin, George Marion Jr., William M. Conselman, Charles Plumb | Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Colleen Moore, Lloyd Hughes, Vera Lewis, Doris Baker

36. The Show Off (1926)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A blowhard who poses as a railroad executive (but is really just a $30-a-week clerk) catches a young bride and then drives her family's finances to the brink of ruin.

Writers: George Kelly, Pierre Collings | Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Ford Sterling, Claire McDowell, Charles Goodrich, Lois Wilson

37. Kid Boots (1926)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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A salesman is helped out of a jam with an angry customer by a wealthy playboy. In return, he agrees to help the playboy get a divorce from his wife, only to find himself falling for the ... See full summary »

Writers: William Anthony McGuire, Otto A. Harbach, Luther Reed, Tom Gibson, George Marion Jr. | Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Clara Bow, Billie Dove, Lawrence Gray

38. 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 »

Writers: Herbert Brenon, John Russell, Paul Schofield, Percival Christopher Wren | Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Ronald Colman, Neil Hamilton, Ralph Forbes, Alice Joyce

39. 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 »

Writers: Arthur Ripley, Hal Conklin, Robert Eddy, Reed Heustis, Clarence Hennecke, James Langdon, Tim Whelan | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Harry Langdon, Priscilla Bonner, Gertrude Astor, William V. Mong

40. 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.

Writers: W. Somerset Maugham, Rex Ingram | Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Alice Terry, Paul Wegener, Firmin Gémier, Iván Petrovich

41. Aloma of the South Seas (1926)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Young South Seas native boy is sent to the U.S. for his education, returns to his island after his father dies to try to stop a revolution.

Writers: LeRoy Clemens, James Ashmore Creelman, John B. Hymer | Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Gilda Gray, Percy Marmont, Warner Baxter, William Powell

42. Mother of Mine (1926)

65 min | Drama

6.9
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A sincere working-class 13-year old in France is adopted by a well-meaning philanthropic millionairess from America -- who promises his doting mother that the boy will have the finest education -- but things are not so simple.

Writers: Frédéric Boutet, Jacques Feyder | Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Jean Forest, Rolla Norman, Françoise Rosay, Cécile Guyon

43. Fig Leaves (1926)

70 min | Comedy

6.6
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In the modern day (1920s) story, Adam, a plumber, is happily married to Eve, a wardrobe-obsessed housewife, until she accidentally meets a supercilious fashion designer. At the prompting of... See full summary »

Writers: Howard Hawks, Louis D. Lighton, Hope Loring | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: George O'Brien, Olive Borden, Phyllis Haver, George Beranger

44. The Road to Glory (1926)

93 min | Drama

7.4
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May McAvoy is a woman who is blinded in an auto accident and relies on prayer to regain her sight.

Writers: Howard Hawks, Gordon Rigby | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: May McAvoy, Leslie Fenton, Ford Sterling, Rockliffe Fellowes

45. The Flying Ace (1926)

65 min | Adventure, Crime, War

6.5
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A veteran World War I fighter pilot returns home a war hero and immediately regains his former job as a railroad company detective. His first case: recover a stolen satchel filled with ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard E. Norman | Director: Richard E. Norman | Stars: Laurence Criner, Kathryn Boyd, Boise De Legge, Harold Platts

46. 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 »

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

47. Old Ironsides (1926)

111 min | Drama, History

7.1
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An American fighting ship battles Barbary pirates in the Mediterranean in the 18th century.

Writers: Laurence Stallings, Harry Carr, Walter Woods, Rupert Hughes | Director: James Cruze | Stars: Charles Farrell, Esther Ralston, Wallace Beery, George Bancroft

48. Dancing Mothers (1926)

66 min | Drama

6.9
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Young girl becomes a "flapper", defying her parents and the community.

Writers: Edmund Goulding, Forrest Halsey, Edgar Selwyn | Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Alice Joyce, Norman Trevor, Clara Bow, Conway Tearle

49. Mantrap (1926)

86 min | Comedy

7.2
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A sexy young manicurist living with her older backwoodsman husband in a small Canadian town finds herself attracted to a young, rich and famous divorce lawyer who comes to town on vacation.

Writers: Ethel Doherty, Adelaide Heilbron, Sinclair Lewis, George Marion Jr. | Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Clara Bow, Ernest Torrence, Percy Marmont, Eugene Pallette

50. 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.

Writers: Karl Abraham, Hans Neumann, Colin Ross, Hanns Sachs | Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Werner Krauss, Ruth Weyher, Ilka Grüning, Jack Trevor