Most Popular Feature Films Released 1927-01-01 to 1927-12-31


1. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Votes: 127,172 | Gross: $0.03M

2. Sunrise (1927)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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An allegorical tale about a man fighting the good and evil within him. Both sides are made flesh - one a sophisticated woman he is attracted to and the other his wife.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing

Votes: 34,967

3. Wings (1927)

PG-13 | 144 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.7
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Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I.

Directors: William A. Wellman, Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast | Stars: Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen, Jobyna Ralston

Votes: 8,982

4. The Jazz Singer (1927)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.8
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The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer

Votes: 7,589 | Gross: $7.63M

5. It (1927)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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A salesgirl with plenty of "it" (sex appeal) pursues a handsome playboy.

Directors: Clarence G. Badger, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Clara Bow, Antonio Moreno, William Austin, Priscilla Bonner

Votes: 2,461

6. The Lodger (1927)

Not Rated | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: June Tripp, Ivor Novello, Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney

Votes: 7,989

7. London After Midnight (1927)

Passed | 69 min | Horror

6.9
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The abandoned home of a wealthy man who supposedly committed suicide five years earlier is taken over by ghoulish figures - could they be vampires?

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Marceline Day, Henry B. Walthall, Percy Williams

Votes: 1,036

8. Napoleon (1927)

240 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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A film about the French general's youth and early military career.

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Albert Dieudonné, Vladimir Roudenko, Edmond Van Daële, Alexandre Koubitzky

Votes: 5,865

9. The Unknown (1927)

Unrated | 63 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

7.9
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A criminal on the run hides in a circus and seeks to possess the daughter of the ringmaster at any cost.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Joan Crawford, Nick De Ruiz

Votes: 5,897

10. 7th Heaven (1927)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A street cleaner saves a young woman's life, and the pair slowly fall in love until war intervenes.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Ben Bard, Albert Gran

Votes: 2,411

11. The Ring (I) (1927)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.3
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Two boxers compete for the love of a woman.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Carl Brisson, Lillian Hall-Davis, Ian Hunter, Forrester Harvey

Votes: 2,595

12. When Boys Leave Home (1927)

Not Rated | 74 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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Public schoolboy Roddy Berwick is expelled from school when he takes the blame for a friend's charge and his life falls apart in a series of misadventures.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ivor Novello, Ben Webster, Norman McKinnel, Robin Irvine

Votes: 1,584

13. The Cat and the Canary (1927)

Unrated | 108 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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Relatives of an eccentric millionaire gather in his spooky mansion on the 20th anniversary of his death for the reading of his will.

Director: Paul Leni | Stars: Laura La Plante, Creighton Hale, Forrest Stanley, Tully Marshall

Votes: 2,235

14. College (1927)

Not Rated | 66 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.1
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To reconcile with his girlfriend, a bookish college student tries to become an athlete.

Directors: James W. Horne, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Anne Cornwall, Flora Bramley, Harold Goodwin

Votes: 3,570

15. Underworld (1927)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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Boisterous gangster kingpin Bull Weed rehabilitates his former lawyer from his alcoholic haze, but complications arise when he falls for Weed's girlfriend.

Directors: Josef von Sternberg, Arthur Rosson | Stars: George Bancroft, Clive Brook, Evelyn Brent, Fred Kohler

Votes: 1,922

16. Uncle Tom's Cabin (1927)

TV-PG | 144 min | Drama, History

6.9
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Slavery tears apart a black family in the South before the start of the Civil War.

Director: Harry A. Pollard | Stars: Margarita Fischer, James B. Lowe, Arthur Edmund Carewe, George Siegmann

Votes: 282

17. The King of Kings (1927)

Not Rated | 155 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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Jesus Christ faces religious and political oppression during his ministry and in the days before his death and resurrection.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: H.B. Warner, Dorothy Cumming, Ernest Torrence, Joseph Schildkraut

Votes: 1,546

18. Two Arabian Knights (1927)

TV-G | 92 min | Comedy, Romance, Adventure

6.8
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Two American soldiers are captured by the Germans on the Western Front during World War One and escape a POW camp only to stumble into further life-threatening adventures when they come across an Arabian king's daughter while on the lam.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: William Boyd, Mary Astor, Louis Wolheim, Ian Keith

Votes: 635

19. The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A cloistered, overprotected Austrian prince falls in love with a down-to-earth barmaid in this "Viennese fairy tale."

Directors: Ernst Lubitsch, John M. Stahl | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Norma Shearer, Jean Hersholt, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Votes: 1,107

20. Chicago (1927)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Based on a true crime story, the movie is about a wild jazz-loving and boozing wife Roxie Hart who kills her boyfriend in cold blood after he leaves her, and how she finagles her way out ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Urson | Stars: Phyllis Haver, Victor Varconi, Virginia Bradford, Robert Edeson

Votes: 293

21. The Kid Brother (1927)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.7
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A sheriff's milquetoast son has a chance to prove himself when a medicine show run by con artists comes into town.

Directors: Ted Wilde, Harold Lloyd, Lewis Milestone, J.A. Howe | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Walter James, Leo Willis

Votes: 3,029

22. Love (1927)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A married woman compromises her social standing and family life when she falls for a young officer.

Directors: Edmund Goulding, John Gilbert | Stars: John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, George Fawcett, Emily Fitzroy

Votes: 743 | Gross: $0.95M

23. La revue des revues (1927)

103 min | Drama

6.2
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Gabrielle (Helene Hallier), an ambitious but innocent would-be young chorine, trumps a music hall publicity stunt to become the new Parisian nightclub Cinderella. But this ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Francis | Stars: Josephine Baker, André Luguet, Hélène Hallier, Pépa Bonafé

Votes: 98

24. Annie Laurie (1927)

90 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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The story of the famous battle between the Scots clans of Macdonald and Campbell, and the young woman who comes between them, Annie Laurie.

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: Lillian Gish, Norman Kerry, Creighton Hale, Joseph Striker

Votes: 299

25. The Monkey Talks (1927)

60 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Olive Borden, Jacques Lerner, Don Alvarado, Malcolm Waite

Votes: 21

26. Konets Sankt-Peterburga (1927)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

7.6
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A peasant comes to St. Petersburg to find work. He unwittingly helps in the arrest of an old village friend who is now a labor leader. The unemployed peasant is also arrested and sent to ... See full summary »

Directors: Vsevolod Pudovkin, Mikhail Doller | Stars: Aleksandr Chistyakov, Vera Baranovskaya, Ivan Chuvelyov, V. Obolensky

Votes: 1,192

27. The Lady in Ermine (1927)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Romance, War

4.3
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A newly-married couple, scions of local nobility, are living in a castle. There is a huge portrait of "The Lady in Ermine" hanging on a wall. The legend of the painting tells of the ... See full summary »

Director: James Flood | Stars: Corinne Griffith, Einar Hanson, Ward Crane, Francis X. Bushman

Votes: 12

28. La sirène des tropiques (1927)

86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Marquis Sévéro, a rich, lazy Parisian, wants to divorce his wife so that he can marry his own goddaughter Denise. But Denise herself loves André Berval, an engineer employed by the marquis.... See full summary »

Directors: Mario Nalpas, Henri Étiévant | Stars: Josephine Baker, Pierre Batcheff, Régina Dalthy, Regina Thomas

Votes: 123

29. The Way of All Flesh (1927)

94 min | Drama

6.8
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The story takes place in Milwaukee during the early 1900s with a bank clerk named August Schiller who is happy with both his job and his family. He is tasked with transporting $1,000 in ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Emil Jannings, Belle Bennett, Phyllis Haver, Donald Keith

Votes: 95

30. Children of Divorce (1927)

70 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A young flapper tricks her childhood sweetheart into marrying her. He really loves another woman, but didn't marry her for fear the marriage would end in divorce, like his parents'. Complications ensue.

Directors: Frank Lloyd, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Clara Bow, Esther Ralston, Gary Cooper, Einar Hanson

Votes: 112

31. The Taxi Dancer (1927)

64 min | Comedy

2.4
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Card shark Lee Rogers overhears Joselyn Poe crying in her furnished room. She is trying to get a dancing job in New York without any luck. He gets her a job as a taxi dancer through which ... See full summary »

Director: Harry F. Millarde | Stars: Joan Crawford, Owen Moore, Marc McDermott, Gertrude Astor

Votes: 83

32. Get Your Man (1927)

63 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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A young American girl in Paris falls in love with a handsome nobleman, but he is about to wed in an arranged marriage. She hatches a plan to overcome that obstacle and get her man.

Director: Dorothy Arzner | Stars: Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Josef Swickard, Josephine Dunn

Votes: 117

33. Hula (1927)

64 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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The daughter of a pineapple plantation owner in Hawaii sets her sights on a married English engineer.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Clara Bow, Clive Brook, Arlette Marchal, Arnold Kent

Votes: 134

34. Batalion (1927)

78 min | Drama

6.8
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Dr. Frantisek Uher, is a well-respected member of Prague society, who discovers that his wife is cheating on him. He abandons his career and becomes a fixture of the Batalion, a well-known dive for the city's drunks and Lumpenproletariat.

Director: Premysl Prazský | Stars: Karel Hasler, Bronislava Livia, Vladimír Pospísil-Born, Karl Noll

Votes: 30

35. The Gay Old Bird (1927)

70 min | Comedy

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A maid is forced to take the place of the lady of the house when she is temporarily incapacitated.

Director: Herman C. Raymaker | Stars: Louise Fazenda, John T. Murray, Jane Winton, William Demarest

36. Mr. Wu (1927)

Passed | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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When Mandarin Wu's unmarried daughter becomes pregnant by a young Englishman, he seeks vengeance.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Lon Chaney, Louise Dresser, Renée Adorée, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 460

37. Devushka s korobkoy (1927)

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Natasha and her grandfather live in a cottage near Moscow, making hats for Madame Irène. Madame and her husband have told the housing committee that Natasha rents a room from them; this ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Barnet | Stars: Anna Sten, Vladimir Mikhaylov, Vladimir Fogel, Ivan Koval-Samborsky

Votes: 471

38. Resurrection (1927)

100 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Katusha, a country girl, is seduced and abandoned by Prince Nekludov. Nekludov finds himself, years later, on a jury trying the same Katusha for a crime he now realizes his actions drove ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin Carewe | Stars: Rod La Rocque, Dolores del Rio, Rita Carewe, Marc McDermott

Votes: 5

39. Now We're in the Air (1927)

60 min | Comedy

8.2
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"Wally and Ray are cousins intent upon getting the fortune of their Scotch gran-dad, an aviation nut. They become mixed-up with the U. S. flying corps and are wafted over the enemy lines in... See full summary »

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Wallace Beery, Raymond Hatton, Russell Simpson, Louise Brooks

Votes: 17

40. Tarzan and the Golden Lion (1927)

57 min | Action, Adventure

5.5
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Flora Hawks is in love with the overseer of Tarzan's African estate. After a search for a legendary city of diamonds, Tarzon races with his pet lion Jad-bal-ja to save Haws from being sacrificed to a lion-god.

Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: James Pierce, Frederick Peters, Edna Murphy, Harold Goodwin

Votes: 101

41. Old San Francisco (1927)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.4
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In San Francisco, a villainous land owner with underworld connections seeks to steal the property of an old Spanish family.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Dolores Costello, Josef Swickard, Anders Randolf, Charles Emmett Mack

Votes: 264

42. The Love of Jeanne Ney (1927)

100 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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In the Crimea, the Reds and the Whites aren't done fighting, and Jeanne discovers that the man she loves is a Bolshevik (when he kills her father). Penniless, she returns to Paris where she... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Édith Jéhanne, Uno Henning, Fritz Rasp, Brigitte Helm

Votes: 525

43. The Ladybird (1927)

Crime

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Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Betty Compson, Malcolm McGregor, Sheldon Lewis, Hank Mann

44. Open Range (1927)

60 min | Western

7.0
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Director: Clifford Smith | Stars: Betty Bronson, Lane Chandler, Fred Kohler, Bernard Siegel

Votes: 16

45. Nevada (1927)

Western

6.6
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Director: John Waters | Stars: Gary Cooper, Thelma Todd, William Powell, Philip Strange

Votes: 65

46. My Best Girl (1927)

Unrated | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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A department store's stock girl falls in love with a co-worker, the son of the store's manager; the feeling is mutual though he is engaged to a debutante and focusing on becoming successful without the influence of his father.

Director: Sam Taylor | Stars: Mary Pickford, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Sunshine Hart, Lucien Littlefield

Votes: 692 | Gross: $1.03M

47. The Patent Leather Kid (1927)

150 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.8
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A boxer has difficulty balancing his sport with a budding romance; both are further jeopardized when the United States enters the first World War.

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Molly O'Day, Lawford Davidson, Matthew Betz

Votes: 401

48. Orchids and Ermine (1927)

70 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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A telephone operator at an opulent hotel falls in love with a young man who turns out to be a rich oil millionaire.

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Colleen Moore, Jack Mulhall, Sam Hardy, Gwen Lee

Votes: 90

49. Shootin' Irons (1927)

60 min | Western

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Director: Richard Rosson | Stars: Jack Luden, Sally Blane, Fred Kohler, Richard Carlyle

50. West Point (II) (1927)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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Wealthy Brice Wayne enters West Point and, though he does well on the football field, angers fellow cadets with his arrogance. Disciplined by the coach he yells "To hell with the Corps!" ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: William Haines, Joan Crawford, William Bakewell, Neil Neely

Votes: 1,562