Most Popular Feature Films Released 1926-01-01 to 1926-12-31


1. The General (1926)

Unrated | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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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: 54,241

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: 10,632

3. 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: 3,213

4. Subway Sadie (1926)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Sadie Hermann, employed in a big New York fur store, dreams of escaping from the early-morning alarm clock and the twice-a-day subway crush. One night in a subway jam she is catapulted into... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Dorothy Mackaill, Jack Mulhall, Charles Murray, Peggy Shaw

5. 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: 1,259

6. 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: 1,506

7. 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 »

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Warner Baxter, Lois Wilson, Neil Hamilton, Georgia Hale

8. 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: 3,635

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: 1,413

10. 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.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Bernhard Goetzke, Nita Naldi, Malcolm Keen, John F. Hamilton

11. 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: 1,115

12. 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: 547

13. Mother (1926)

89 min | Drama

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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: 1,716

14. 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: 1,224

15. 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: 458

16. 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: 634

17. 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: 1,780

18. Torrent (1926)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, Romance

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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: 514

19. 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: 842

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 »

Director: Millard Webb | Stars: John Barrymore, Dolores Costello, George O'Hara, Mike Donlin

Votes: 84

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 »

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Tom Mix, Dorothy Dwan, Tony the Horse, Will Walling

Votes: 165

22. 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: 784

23. 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: 532

24. La Bohème (1926)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance

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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: 1,129

25. The Sorrows of Satan (1926)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

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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 »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Ricardo Cortez, Carol Dempster, Lya De Putti

Votes: 153

26. 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: 503

27. 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: 810

28. 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

29. 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: 707

30. The Living Dead Man (1926)

170 min | Drama

7.1
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Mathias Pascal, only son of a once rich family, marries beautiful Romalinda, who has a terrible mother-in-law. She controls her daughter, and soon his home life becomes a nightmare, as well... See full summary »

Director: Marcel L'Herbier | Stars: Ivan Mozzhukhin, Marcelle Pradot, Lois Moran, Marthe Mellot

Votes: 211

31. 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

32. 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: 569

33. The Road to Mandalay (1926)

70 min | Drama

6.7
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A former captain tries to reunite with his daughter, twenty years after leaving her as an infant.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Lois Moran, Owen Moore, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 132

34. 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: 232

35. 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: 430

36. 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!

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Monte Blue, Patsy Ruth Miller, Lilyan Tashman, George Beranger

Votes: 215

37. Mannequin (1926)

70 min | Romance

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Director: James Cruze | Stars: Alice Joyce, Warner Baxter, Dolores Costello, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 7

38. 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: 370

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: 346

40. 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: 400

41. The American Venus (1926)

80 min | Comedy

7.6
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Mary Gray, whose father manufactures cold cream, is engaged to sappy Horace Niles, the son of Hugo Niles, the elder Gray's most competitive rival in the cosmetics business. Chip Armstrong, ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Esther Ralston, Lawrence Gray, Ford Sterling, Fay Lanphier

Votes: 17

42. 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: 537

43. 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: 1,206

44. 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.

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

Votes: 150

45. 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 »

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: George O'Brien, Olive Borden, Phyllis Haver, George Beranger

Votes: 155

46. 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: 994

47. 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

48. Bhagwa Zenda (1926)

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Director: K.P. Bhave

49. The Devil's Circus (1926)

70 min | Drama

6.8
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The Devil's Circus is a 1926 silent drama film directed by Danish director Benjamin Christensen, based upon his screenplay. The film stars Norma Shearer and Charles Emmett Mack. It was the ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Christensen | Stars: Norma Shearer, Charles Emmett Mack, Carmel Myers, John Miljan

Votes: 66

50. 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.

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Charles Farrell, Esther Ralston, Wallace Beery, George Bancroft

Votes: 100