Most Popular Feature Films Released 1928-01-01 to 1928-12-31


1. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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A chronicle of the trial of Jeanne d'Arc on charges of heresy, and the efforts of her ecclesiastical jurists to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Maria Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, André Berley, Maurice Schutz

Votes: 28,735

2. The Circus (1928)

Unrated | 72 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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The Tramp finds work and the girl of his dreams at a circus.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Merna Kennedy, Al Ernest Garcia, Harry Crocker

Votes: 19,535

3. The Man Who Laughs (1928)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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When a proud noble refuses to kiss the hand of the despotic King James in 1690, he is cruelly executed and his son surgically disfigured.

Director: Paul Leni | Stars: Mary Philbin, Conrad Veidt, Julius Molnar, Olga Baclanova

Votes: 3,953

4. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)

Not Rated | 70 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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The effete son of a cantankerous riverboat captain comes to join his father's crew.

Directors: Charles Reisner, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Tom McGuire, Ernest Torrence, Tom Lewis

Votes: 10,007

5. Our Dancing Daughters (1928)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

7.3
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A flapper who's secretly a good girl and a gold digging floozy masquerading as an ingénue both vie for the hand of a millionaire.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Joan Crawford, Johnny Mack Brown, Nils Asther, Dorothy Sebastian

Votes: 1,234

6. Speedy (1928)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Comedy, Family

7.7
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Harold "Speedy" Swift, a fan of Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees, saves from extinction the city's last horse-drawn trolley, operated by his girlfriend's grandfather.

Director: Ted Wilde | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy, Bert Woodruff, Babe Ruth

Votes: 2,321

7. The Crowd (1928)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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The life of a man and woman together in a large, impersonal metropolis through their hopes, struggles and downfalls.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, James Murray, Bert Roach, Estelle Clark

Votes: 5,938

8. The Cameraman (1928)

Not Rated | 69 min | Comedy, Romance, Family

8.3
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Hopelessly in love with a woman working at MGM Studios, a clumsy man attempts to become a motion picture cameraman to be close to the object of his desire.

Directors: Edward Sedgwick, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin, Sidney Bracey

Votes: 7,994

9. Noah's Ark (1928)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama, War

6.6
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The Biblical story of Noah and the Great Flood, with a parallel story of soldiers in the First World War.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: Dolores Costello, George O'Brien, Noah Beery, Louise Fazenda

Votes: 485

10. La chute de la maison Usher (1928)

63 min | Horror

7.5
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Allan has a hard time finding the Usher's house, which is known to be cursed... But he is a personal friend of Roderick Usher, who lives with his sick wife Madeline and a doctor. Roderick ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Epstein | Stars: Jean Debucourt, Marguerite Gance, Charles Lamy, Fournez-Goffard

Votes: 2,576

11. The Wedding March (1928)

113 min | Drama

7.6
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A young impoverished aristocrat falls in love with an inn-keepers daughter, but has to marry money.

Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Erich von Stroheim, Fay Wray, Zasu Pitts, Matthew Betz

Votes: 1,197

12. Spies (1928)

Unrated | 90 min | Romance, Thriller

7.7
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The mastermind behind a ubiquitous spy operation learns of a dangerous romance between a Russian lady in his employ and a dashing agent from the government's secret service.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Gerda Maurus, Willy Fritsch, Lien Deyers

Votes: 2,372

13. Easy Virtue (1928)

Not Rated | 80 min | Romance, Thriller

5.7
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A recently divorced woman hides her scandalous past from her new husband and his family.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Isabel Jeans, Franklin Dyall, Eric Bransby Williams, Ian Hunter

Votes: 1,938

14. Sadie Thompson (1928)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama

7.9
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A prostitute seeking a fresh start becomes the obsession of a religious extremist.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Blanche Friderici, Charles Lane, Florence Midgley

Votes: 2,167

15. The Mysterious Lady (1928)

Passed | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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An attractive Russian spy seduces an Austrian officer in order to get some important plans, but when she actually falls in love with him, both of them are placed in a dangerous situation.

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Albert Pollet

Votes: 932

16. The Last Command (1928)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, William Powell, Jack Raymond

Votes: 2,500

17. Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928)

Passed | 73 min | Drama

7.7
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A professional clown and a self-indulgent count learn to help each other with their problems, but then become romantic rivals.

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Lon Chaney, Bernard Siegel, Loretta Young, Cissy Fitzgerald

Votes: 1,437

18. A Woman of Affairs (1928)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

7.8
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When two childhood sweethearts are kept from marrying, misery ensues.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Lewis Stone, Johnny Mack Brown

Votes: 1,087

19. Rose-Marie (1928)

70 min | Drama

2.6
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Sergeant Malone of the Mounties and effeminate Etienne Doray are both in love with Rose-Marie, but she doesn't light up until soldier of fortune Jim Kenyon drifts into the post. Soon Jim is... See full summary »

Director: Lucien Hubbard | Stars: Joan Crawford, James Murray, House Peters, Creighton Hale

Votes: 85

20. The Farmer's Wife (1928)

129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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After his daughter weds, a middle-aged widower with a profitable farm decides to remarry but finds choosing a suitable mate a problematic process.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Jameson Thomas, Lillian Hall-Davis, Gordon Harker, Gibb McLaughlin

Votes: 1,838

21. The Trail of '98 (1928)

Passed | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Fortune hunters from all over the country rush to the Klondike in 1897 to seek their fortunes in the gold are tested by hardships of the journey.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Ralph Forbes, Karl Dane, Harry Carey

Votes: 263

22. October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1928)

95 min | Drama, History

7.5
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In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of 1917 to the end of the provisional government and the decrees of peace and of land in ... See full summary »

Directors: Grigori Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Boris Livanov, Nikolay Popov, Vasili Nikandrov, Layaschenko

Votes: 5,235

23. Show People (1928)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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A young lady from Georgia goes to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actress.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson, Paul Ralli

Votes: 2,903

24. Street Angel (1928)

102 min | Drama

7.5
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A woman on the run from the law finds her past catching up to her just as she is on the verge of true happiness.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Natalie Kingston, Henry Armetta

Votes: 1,653

25. Champagne (1928)

86 min | Comedy

5.6
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A spoiled heiress defies her father by running off to marry her lover. But Daddy has a few tricks up his sleeve.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Betty Balfour, Jean Bradin, Ferdinand von Alten, Gordon Harker

Votes: 1,459

26. Across to Singapore (1928)

Passed | 85 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Conflict ensues when a young man's childhood sweetheart becomes betrothed to his older brother.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Joan Crawford, Ernest Torrence, Frank Currier

Votes: 819

27. The Docks of New York (1928)

Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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A blue-collar worker on New York's depressed waterfront finds his life changed after he saves a woman attempting suicide.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George Bancroft, Betty Compson, Olga Baclanova, Clyde Cook

Votes: 2,979

28. In Old Arizona (1928)

Passed | 95 min | Romance, Western

5.7
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A charming, happy-go-lucky bandit in old Arizona plays cat-and-mouse with the sheriff trying to catch him while he romances a local beauty.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Warner Baxter, Edmund Lowe, Dorothy Burgess, Henry Armetta

Votes: 657

29. L'argent (1928)

195 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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The business tycoon Nicolas Saccard is nearly ruined by his rival Gunderman, when he tries to raise capital for his company. To push up the price of his stock, Saccard plans a publicity ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel L'Herbier | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Marie Glory, Yvette Guilbert, Pierre Alcover

Votes: 643

30. Moulin Rouge (1928)

137 min | Drama, Musical

6.9
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Parysia is the rage of Paris. She has a daughter, secretly engaged to Andre, and the boy's aristocratic father objects to the alliance because of Margaret's mother being a revue artist. ... See full summary »

Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: Olga Tschechowa, Eve Gray, Jean Bradin, Georges Tréville

Votes: 80

31. The Wind (1928)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Western

8.3
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A frail young woman from the east moves in with her cousin in the west, where she causes tension within the family and is slowly driven mad.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Montagu Love, Dorothy Cumming

Votes: 4,901

32. Lonesome (1928)

Not Rated | 69 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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Two lonely people in the big city meet and enjoy the thrills of an amusement park, only to lose each other in the crowd after spending a great day together. Will they ever see each other again?

Director: Pál Fejös | Stars: Barbara Kent, Glenn Tryon, Fay Holderness, Gusztáv Pártos

Votes: 1,504

33. Storm Over Asia (1928)

74 min | Drama, War

7.4
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In 1918 a simple Mongolian herdsman escapes to the hills after brawling with a western capitalist fur trader who cheats him. In 1920 he helps the partisans fight for the Soviets against the... See full summary »

Director: Vsevolod Pudovkin | Stars: I. Inkizhinov, I. Dedintsev, Valéry Inkijinoff, Aleksandr Chistyakov

Votes: 1,331

34. The Law of the Range (1928)

60 min | Western

1.9
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Jim Lockhart is out to capture the robbing and murdering "Solitaire Kid". His girl Betty is on a stagecoach held up by the Kid, who falls for her and who she notices has a tatoo very much ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Tim McCoy, Joan Crawford, Rex Lease, Bodil Rosing

Votes: 76

35. Four Sons (1928)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, War

7.1
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A family saga in which three of a Bavarian widow's sons go to war for Germany and the fourth goes to America, Germany's eventual opponent.

Director: John Ford | Stars: James Hall, Margaret Mann, Charles Morton, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Votes: 465

36. The Racket (1928)

Passed | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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An honest police captain vows to bring down a powerful bootlegger who is protected by corrupt politicians and judges.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Thomas Meighan, Louis Wolheim, Marie Prevost, G. Pat Collins

Votes: 739

37. West of Zanzibar (1928)

TV-G | 65 min | Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A magician seeks vengeance upon the man who paralyzed him and the illegitimate daughter he sired with the magician's wife.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Lionel Barrymore, Mary Nolan, Warner Baxter

Votes: 1,216 | Gross: $0.92M

38. Tempest (1928)

102 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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In Czarist Russia, a peasant officer, resented by the aristocrats, falls in love with a princess.

Directors: Sam Taylor, Lewis Milestone, Viktor Tourjansky | Stars: John Barrymore, Camilla Horn, Louis Wolheim, Boris de Fast

Votes: 238

39. Four Walls (1928)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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While Benny is in jail his old henchman Monk takes over the gang and Benny's girl Frieda. Once out Benny wants nothing to do with either. He has reformed and is beloved of his god-fearing ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: John Gilbert, Joan Crawford, Vera Gordon, Carmel Myers

Votes: 270

40. Dream of Love (1928)

65 min | Biography, Drama

2.1
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A duke has deposed Prince Mauritz's father, so Mauritz spends his time in affairs with a countess, the duke's wife and a gypsy girl Adrienne. Years later she is a famous actress in a play ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: Nils Asther, Joan Crawford, Aileen Pringle, Warner Oland

Votes: 79

41. The Mysterious Airman (1928)

Passed | Adventure, Action

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Director: Harry Revier | Stars: Walter Miller, Eugenia Gilbert, Robert Walker, Eugene Burr

42. The Singing Fool (1928)

105 min | Musical, Drama

6.4
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A singing waiter and composer (Al Jolson) loves two women (Betty Bronson, Josephine Dunn), conquers Broadway and holds his dying son, singing "Sonny Boy."

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Al Jolson, Betty Bronson, Josephine Dunn, Arthur Housman

Votes: 170

43. Beggars of Life (1928)

100 min | Adventure, Drama

7.9
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After killing her treacherous step-father, a girl tries to escape the country with a young vagabond. She dresses as a boy, they hop freight trains, quarrel with a group of hobos, and steal ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Wallace Beery, Louise Brooks, Richard Arlen, Blue Washington

Votes: 610

44. The Patriot (1928)

113 min | Drama

In 18th-Century Russia, the Czar, Paul, is surrounded by murderous plots and trusts only Count Pahlen. Pahlen wishes to protect his friend, the mad king, but because of the horror of the ... See full summary »

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Emil Jannings, Lewis Stone, Florence Vidor, Vera Voronina

45. 4 Devils (1928)

Passed | 100 min | Drama

7.2
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Four orphans, raised by an aging clown, becomes a high wire act in a circus.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Mary Duncan, Charles Morton, Barry Norton

Votes: 107

46. Shooting Stars (1928)

70 min | Drama, Western

7.3
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The husband and wife acting team of Mae Feather and Julian Gordon is torn apart when he discovers she is having an affair with the screen comedian Andy Wilks. Mae hatches a plot to kill her... See full summary »

Directors: Anthony Asquith, A.V. Bramble | Stars: Annette Benson, Brian Aherne, Donald Calthrop, Wally Patch

Votes: 187

47. White Shadows in the South Seas (1928)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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An alcoholic doctor on a Polynesian island, disgusted by white exploitation of the natives, finds himself marooned on a pristinely beautiful island.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Monte Blue, Raquel Torres, Robert Anderson, Renee Bush

Votes: 537

48. The Patsy (1928)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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An awkward teenager hopelessly in love with her elder sister's boyfriend tries to make him notice her.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Marion Davies, Orville Caldwell, Marie Dressler, Lawrence Gray

Votes: 1,953

49. Ramona (1928)

80 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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In early California, Señora Morena (Vera Lewis) runs a large sheep ranch. Her son and heir Felipe (Roland Drew) has fallen in love with her adopted daughter Ramona (Dolores Del Rio)... See full synopsis »

Director: Edwin Carewe | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Warner Baxter, Roland Drew, Vera Lewis

Votes: 36

50. Hangman's House (1928)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.6
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Victor McLaglen, an exile Irish patriot, risks his life by returning to Ireland and helping a young couple. John Wayne is an over-enthusiastic spectator who smashes a picket fence.

Director: John Ford | Stars: June Collyer, Larry Kent, Victor McLaglen, Earle Foxe

Votes: 313