Best Picture 1921

by logandarko | created - 22 Apr 2011 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

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1. Der müde Tod (1921)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

When a woman's fiancé disappears, Death gives her three chances to save him from his fate.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Lil Dagover, Walter Janssen, Bernhard Goetzke, Hans Sternberg

Votes: 4,331 | Gross: $0.01M

2. The Phantom Carriage (1921)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

On New Year's Eve, the driver of a ghostly carriage forces a drunken man to reflect on his selfish, wasted life.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Hilda Borgström, Tore Svennberg, Astrid Holm

Votes: 8,455

3. The Wildcat (1921)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A charismatic lieutenant newly assigned to a remote fort is captured by a group of mountain bandits, thus setting in motion a madcap farce that is Lubitsch at his most unrestrained.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Pola Negri, Victor Janson, Paul Heidemann, Wilhelm Diegelmann

Votes: 899

4. Eldorado (1921)

100 min | Drama

Sibilla is a single mother, working as a gypsy dancer in a lousy cafe in the south of Spain. Unable to keep with the costs of his son's medical bills, she asks for help to Estiria, her ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel L'Herbier | Stars: Ève Francis, Jaque Catelain, Marcelle Pradot, Philippe Hériat

Votes: 303

5. Now or Never (1921)

Passed | 35 min | Comedy, Short

A young man, unaccustomed to children, must accompany a young girl on a train trip.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Anna Mae Bilson, Roy Brooks

Votes: 664

6. La terre (1921)

97 min | Drama

As Jean is walking across the countryside in search of work, he helps and befriends a young woman, Françoise, who is having trouble controlling the cow that she is leading. Jean finds work ... See full summary »

Director: André Antoine | Stars: Armand Bour, René Alexandre, Germaine Rouer, Jean Hervé

Votes: 127

7. Leaves From Satan's Book (1920)

TV-14 | 167 min | Drama

In 4 episodic tales of human suffering; the temptation of Jesus, the Spanish Inquisition, the French Revolution and the Russo-Finnish war of 1918, Satan attempts to win God's favor.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Helge Nissen, Halvard Hoff, Jacob Texiere, Hallander Helleman

Votes: 977

8. Tol'able David (1921)

99 min | Drama

When three thuggish men are responsible for the death of his father and the crippling of his brother, young David must choose between supporting his family or risking his life and exacting vengeance.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Gladys Hulette, Walter P. Lewis, Ernest Torrence

Votes: 1,638

9. Among Those Present (1921)

Passed | 34 min | Comedy, Short

An ambitious coat-room checker impersonates an English nobleman.

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Aggie Herring, James T. Kelley

Votes: 606

10. Markens grøde (1921)

107 min | Drama

After the Nobel prize winning Knut Hamsun-novel, with it's criticism of industrialization, urbanizing and loss of values. The farmer Isak makes a farm out of barren soil, together with Inger and their two sons. She kills the third.

Director: Gunnar Sommerfeldt | Stars: Amund Rydland, Karen Poulsen, Ragna Wettergreen, Gunnar Sommerfeldt

Votes: 167

11. Scherben (1921)

50 min | Drama

Set during the winter, the story tells the tale of a track checker and his family who live a poverty-stricken life next to a railway line. They receive a telegram announcing the arrival of ... See full summary »

Director: Lupu Pick | Stars: Werner Krauss, Edith Posca, Hermine Straßmann-Witt, Paul Otto

Votes: 186

12. The Kid (1921)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan, Carl Miller

Votes: 91,152 | Gross: $5.45M

13. The Affairs of Anatol (1921)

Unrated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

Socialite Anatol Spencer seeks a better relation that he has with his wife. He sets up the friend of his youth Emilie in an apartment only to have her two-time him. He comforts the near ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Wallace Reid, Gloria Swanson, Wanda Hawley, Theodore Roberts

Votes: 1,168

14. Never Weaken (1921)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy, Thriller

Our hero (Lloyd) is infatuated with a girl in the next office. In order to drum up business for her boss, an osteopath, he gets an actor friend to pretend injuries that the doctor "cures", ... See full summary »

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Roy Brooks, Mark Jones

Votes: 1,382

15. The Goat (1921)

23 min | Comedy, Short

A series of adventures begins when an accident during photographing causes Buster to be mistaken for Dead Shot Dan, the evil badguy.

Directors: Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts, Malcolm St. Clair

Votes: 3,079

16. A Sailor-Made Man (1921)

Passed | 47 min | Comedy

An idle, wealthy playboy foolishly joins the Navy when the father of the girl he wants to marry tells him to get a job to prove himself worthy.

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Noah Young, Dick Sutherland

Votes: 872

17. Camille (1921)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Romance

A courtesan and an idealistic young man fall in love, only for her to give up the relationship at his status-conscious father's request.

Director: Ray C. Smallwood | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Rex Cherryman, Arthur Hoyt, Zeffie Tilbury

Votes: 810

18. Seven Years Bad Luck (1921)

TV-G | 62 min | Comedy

After breaking a mirror in his home, superstitious Max tries to avoid situations which could bring bad luck-- but in doing so, causes himself the worst luck imaginable.

Director: Max Linder | Stars: Max Linder, Alta Allen, Ralph McCullough, Betty K. Peterson

Votes: 863

19. I Do (1921)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy, Short

Comic adventures of newlyweds and children.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Noah Young, Jack Morgan

Votes: 583

20. Hamlet (1921)

131 min | Drama

Danish silent movie-star Asta Nielsen formed her own production company to make this film, in which new elements are combined with features (and a few lines) familiar from Shakespeare's ... See full summary »

Directors: Svend Gade, Heinz Schall | Stars: Asta Nielsen, Paul Conradi, Mathilde Brandt, Eduard von Winterstein

Votes: 328

21. The 'High Sign' (1921)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Comedy

A drifter at an amusement park finds himself both the bodyguard and hit man of a man targeted by a criminal gang.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Bartine Burkett, Charles Dorety, Ingram B. Pickett

Votes: 2,170

22. The Love Light (1921)

Unrated | 89 min | Drama

Angela maintains a coastal lighthouse in Italy, where she awaits the return of her brothers from the war. She learns they are casualties and takes solace in the arms of an American sailor ... See full summary »

Director: Frances Marion | Stars: Mary Pickford, Evelyn Dumo, Raymond Bloomer, Fred Thomson

Votes: 311 | Gross: $0.69M

23. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921)

Passed | 112 min | Drama

An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.

Directors: Alfred E. Green, Jack Pickford | Stars: Mary Pickford, Claude Gillingwater, Joseph J. Dowling, James A. Marcus

Votes: 245 | Gross: $0.90M

24. Orphans of the Storm (1921)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, History, Romance

Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut, Frank Losee

Votes: 4,275 | Gross: $0.79M

26. The Three Musketeers (1921)

119 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

The young Gascon D'Artagnan arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Mary MacLaren, Nigel De Brulier, Thomas Holding

Votes: 713 | Gross: $3.27M

27. The Conquering Power (1921)

TV-G | 89 min | Drama, Romance

After losing his father, a playboy moves in with his miserly uncle, who seeks to cheat him out of his inheritance.

Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Alice Terry, Rudolph Valentino, Ralph Lewis, Carrie Daumery

Votes: 365

28. Missing Husbands (1921)

Not Rated | 136 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

Two men, lost in the desert, meet Queen Antinea, ruler of Atlantis.

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Jean Angelo, Stacia Napierkowska, Georges Melchior, Marie-Louise Iribe

Votes: 279

29. Hintertreppe (1921)

50 min | Drama

A crippled mailman is in love with a maid who lives in the same building he does in one of the city's poor neighborhoods. She, however, is in love with a wealthy, handsome young man. ... See full summary »

Directors: Leopold Jessner, Paul Leni | Stars: Henny Porten, Fritz Kortner, William Dieterle, Eugene Dieterle

Votes: 178

30. Mysteries of India, Part II: Above All Law (1921)

100 min | Adventure, Fantasy

Howard is infected with leprosy, Mac Allen was captured by the Maharadsha, and now the Maharadsha offers Irene a deal: one night for letting healing Howard. She accepts, but when she tries ... See full summary »

Director: Joe May | Stars: Olaf Fønss, Mia May, Conrad Veidt, Erna Morena

Votes: 263

32. My Boy (1921)

55 min | Comedy, Drama

An orphan escapes immigration officials at Ellis Island and goes to live with an old ship's master who can't find work and can't pay the rent.

Directors: Albert Austin, Victor Heerman | Stars: Mathilde Brundage, Claude Gillingwater, Jackie Coogan, Frank Hayes

Votes: 222

34. The Idle Class (1921)

TV-G | 32 min | Short, Comedy

A tramp sneaks into a upper class golf resort. The tramp meets a rich woman who is having an argument with her drunken husband. Complications arise when she mistakes the tramp for her husband.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Charles Aber, Joe Anderson

Votes: 2,753

35. Manhatta (1921)

Not Rated | 11 min | Documentary, Short

This groundbreaking silent documentary captures the beauty and majesty of the New York City in its streets, skyscrapers, bridges, rail yards and harbors.

Directors: Charles Sheeler, Paul Strand

Votes: 1,159

36. Johan (1921)

84 min | Drama

On a farm in up-country Sweden, an enigmatic stranger comes to a conservative peasant community and seduces a farmer's wife.

Director: Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Jenny Hasselqvist, Mathias Taube, Hildegard Harring, Urho Somersalmi

Votes: 178

37. Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend: The Flying House (1921)

11 min | Animation, Short

After eating rarebit, a woman has a strange dream in which her husband converts their home into a flying machine to escape having to pay the exorbitant interest on the mortgage. It takes them around the world and to the moon.

Director: Winsor McCay

Votes: 278

38. The Play House (1921)

23 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

After waking up from his wacky dream, a theater stage hand inadvertently causes havoc everywhere he works.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Monte Collins, Virginia Fox

Votes: 3,334

39. The Sheik (1921)

Passed | 86 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A charming Arabian sheik becomes infatuated with an adventurous, modern-thinking Englishwoman and abducts her to his home in the Saharan desert.

Director: George Melford | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Agnes Ayres, Ruth Miller, George Waggner

Votes: 2,823

40. Through the Back Door (1921)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

When her mother remarries, a young Belgian girl is left behind with her nurse, but when Germany invades the country, she is sent to America to find her mother.

Directors: Alfred E. Green, Jack Pickford | Stars: Mary Pickford, Gertrude Astor, Wilfred Lucas, Helen Raymond

Votes: 142

41. The Boat (1921)

23 min | Short, Comedy, Family

Buster and his family go on a voyage on his homemade boat that proves to be one disaster after another.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Sybil Seely

Votes: 2,531

42. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)

Passed | 150 min | Drama, Romance, War

An extended family split up in France and Germany find themselves on opposing sides of the battlefield during World War I.

Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Alice Terry, Pomeroy Cannon, Josef Swickard

Votes: 2,843 | Gross: $9.20M

43. Dream Street (1921)

Passed | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three men in London compete for the love of a dance-hall girl.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Carol Dempster, Charles Emmett Mack, Ralph Graves, Edward Peil Sr.

Votes: 107

44. Hard Luck (1921)

22 min | Short, Comedy

Strange things ensue after a young man attempts to take his own life.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts, Bull Montana

Votes: 1,641

45. The Ace of Hearts (1921)

Passed | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A romantic rivalry among members of a secret society becomes even tenser when one of the men is assigned to carry out an assassination.

Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Lon Chaney, Leatrice Joy, John Bowers, Hardee Kirkland

Votes: 954

46. Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend: The Pet (1921)

Not Rated | 11 min | Animation, Short

After eating a rarebit, a man has an odd dream in which his wife takes in a strange-looking animal that eats everything in sight and keeps growing until it threatens the entire city.

Director: Winsor McCay

Votes: 308

48. The Haunted House (1921)

Unrated | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

A bank clerk ends up in a seemingly haunted house that is actually a thieves' hideout.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts, Edward F. Cline

Votes: 2,156

49. Be My Wife (1921)

Not Rated | 55 min | Comedy

Max is determined to woo Mary, despite her Aunt Agatha's disapproval.

Director: Max Linder | Stars: Max Linder, Alta Allen, Caroline Rankin, Lincoln Stedman

Votes: 309

50. The Blot (1921)

91 min | Drama