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: 29,389

2. 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: 4,009

3. The Circus (1928)

Unrated | 72 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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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: 19,799

4. 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: 8,075

5. 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: 10,118

6. 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: 4,953

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

Votes: 5,299

8. 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: 2,529

9. 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: 2,363

10. 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: 2,397

11. 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: 5,980

12. 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: 489

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: 1,961

14. 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: 1,241

15. 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: 2,186

16. 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: 1,211

17. 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: 1,226 | Gross: $0.92M

18. 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: 1,855

19. 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: 663

20. 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: 616

21. 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: 2,918

22. La chute de la maison Usher (1928)

63 min | Horror

7.4
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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: 2,605

23. 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: 1,473

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: 1,664

25. 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: 760

26. 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: 1,094

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: 3,005

28. 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: 1,530

29. 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: 1,451

30. 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: 541

31. 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: 108

32. 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: 652

33. 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: 942

34. 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

35. 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: 1,345

36. Fazil (1928)

88 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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An Arab prince born and raised in the desert and a beautiful Frenchwoman from Paris fall in love and marry, but the tremendous differences in their backgrounds and the cultural differences between their two different societies put strains on their marriage that may well prove irreparable.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Charles Farrell, Greta Nissen, John Boles, Mae Busch

Votes: 121

37. Two Lovers (1928)

98 min | Action, Drama, History

7.0
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Two Lovers (1928) is a silent feature film directed by Fred Niblo, and produced by Samuel Goldwyn.

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: Ronald Colman, Vilma Bánky, Noah Beery, Nigel De Brulier

Votes: 10

38. 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: 82

39. The Legion of the Condemned (1928)

80 min | Drama, War

5.9
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Four young men from various walks of life sign up for the Lafayette Escadrille, known as "The Legion of the Condemned"

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Gary Cooper, Fay Wray, Barry Norton, Lane Chandler

Votes: 26

40. 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: 1,962

41. Underground (1928)

84 min | Drama

7.4
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A working-class love story set in and around the London Underground of the 1920s. Two men - gentle Bill and brash Bert - meet and are attracted to the same woman on the same day at the same... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Brian Aherne, Elissa Landi, Cyril McLaglen, Norah Baring

Votes: 262

42. Show Girl (1928)

68 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Alice White plays an aspiring dancer who fakes her own kidnapping as a publicity stunt. Her new found fame causes trouble with her boyfriend played by Charles Delaney.

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Alice White, Donald Reed, Lee Moran, Charles Delaney

Votes: 21

43. Feel My Pulse (1928)

63 min | Comedy

7.2
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A rich but hypochondriac heiress inherits a sanitarium. What she doesn't know is that it is a front for bootleggers, and a hideout for criminals on the run from the law.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Richard Arlen, William Powell, Melbourne MacDowell

Votes: 102

44. Shooting Stars (1928)

70 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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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: 197

45. Lilac Time (1928)

80 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.1
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All of those handsome young men in their flying machines are billeted in a field next to the Widow Berthelot's farmhouse in France. Her daughter Jeannine is curious about the young men ... See full summary »

Directors: George Fitzmaurice, Frank Lloyd | Stars: Colleen Moore, Gary Cooper, Eugenie Besserer, Burr McIntosh

Votes: 566

46. The Horse Ate the Hat (1928)

60 min | Comedy

7.0
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On his way through the woods to his marriage, Fadinard's horse eats the hat of a married lady spending here a few moments with her lover. Fadinard has to find the very same rare hat to ... See full summary »

Director: René Clair | Stars: Alice Tissot, Alexis Bondireff, Marise Maia, Yvonneck

Votes: 640

47. 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: 471

48. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928)

75 min | Comedy

Gold digging blonde Lorelei and her brunette friend Dorothy are searching for rich husbands.

Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Ruth Taylor, Alice White, Ford Sterling, Holmes Herbert

49. A Girl in Every Port (1928)

Passed | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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Two sailors with a rivalry over chasing women become friends. But when one decides to finally settle down, will this mysterious young women come between them?

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Robert Armstrong, Louise Brooks, Maria Alba

Votes: 491

50. Zvenigora (1928)

109 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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Zvenigora stars Nikolai Nademsky (Earth), as the grandfather of Timoshka (Semyon Svashenko), whom he alerts to secret treasure buried in the mountains and the boy spends the rest of his ... See full synopsis »

Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko | Stars: Georgi Astafyev, Nikolai Nademsky, Vladimir Uralskiy, Les Podorozhnij

Votes: 622