Best Picture 1922

by logandarko | created - 22 Apr 2011 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

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1. Häxan (1922)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Fantasy, Horror

Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe.

Director: Benjamin Christensen | Stars: Benjamin Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Maren Pedersen, Clara Pontoppidan

Votes: 9,234

2. Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922)

Not Rated | 242 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Arch-criminal Dr. Mabuse sets out to make a fortune and run Berlin. Detective Wenk sets out to stop him.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Aud Egede-Nissen, Gertrude Welcker, Alfred Abel

Votes: 6,049

3. The Three Must-Get-Theres (1922)

Not Rated | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

This delightful burlesque of Alexandre Dumas' famous adventure narrative (and then-leading screen swashbuckler Douglas Fairbanks' hit films) represented one of writer/director/star Max ... See full summary »

Director: Max Linder | Stars: Max Linder, Bull Montana, Frank Cooke, Caroline Rankin

Votes: 416

4. Suramis tsikhe (1922)

70 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Legend of Surami Fortress. Love revenge can be very painful.

Director: Ivane Perestiani | Stars: Amo Bek-Nazaryan, Mikheil Chiaureli, Tamar Sakvarelidze, Tatyana Maksimova

Votes: 40

5. Dr. Jack (1922)

Passed | 59 min | Comedy

Country Doctor, Jack Jackson is called in to treat the Sick-Little-Well-Girl, who has been making Dr. Saulsbourg and is sanitarium very rich, after years of unsuccessful treatment. His ... See full summary »

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, John T. Prince, Eric Mayne

Votes: 1,021 | Gross: $0.32M

6. Robin Hood (1922)

PG | 143 min | Adventure, Family, Romance

A nobleman becomes the vigilante Robin Hood who protects the oppressed English people from the tyrannical Prince John.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Wallace Beery, Sam De Grasse, Enid Bennett, Paul Dickey

Votes: 1,724 | Gross: $2.50M

8. The Light in the Dark (1922)

33 min | Short, Crime, Drama

A young girl is struck and seriously injured by a wealthy society matron's car. The woman brings the girl back to her house. Later, a hardened thief is told by the girl of a goblet, that ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Hope Hampton, E.K. Lincoln, Lon Chaney, Theresa Maxwell Conover

Votes: 115

9. Nosferatu (1922)

Not Rated | 81 min | Fantasy, Horror

Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder

Votes: 76,046

10. From Morn to Midnight (1920)

65 min | Drama, Thriller

A Cashier in a bank in a small German town is alerted to the power of money by the visit of a rich Italian lady. He embezzles 60, 000 Marks and leaves for the capital city, where he ... See full summary »

Director: Karl Heinz Martin | Stars: Ernst Deutsch, Erna Morena, Roma Bahn, Adolf E. Licho

Votes: 308

11. Monte Cristo (1922)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, Romance

A film adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the ... See full summary »

Director: Emmett J. Flynn | Stars: John Gilbert, Estelle Taylor, Robert McKim, William V. Mong

Votes: 263 | Gross: $0.25M

12. Manslaughter (1922)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

Society-girl thrill seeker Lydia causes the death of motorcycle policeman and is prosecuted by her fiancé Daniel who describes in lurid detail the downfall of Rome. While she's in prison she reforms and Daniel becomes a wasted alcoholic.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Leatrice Joy, Thomas Meighan, Lois Wilson, John Miltern

Votes: 344 | Gross: $1.20M

13. Nanook of the North (1922)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuits living in the Arctic Circle.

Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Allakariallak, Nyla, Cunayou, Allegoo

Votes: 8,944

14. Foolish Wives (1922)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Thriller

A con artist masquerades a Russian nobility and attempts to seduce the wife of an American diplomat.

Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Rudolph Christians, Miss DuPont, Maude George, Mae Busch

Votes: 2,407 | Gross: $0.40M

15. When Knighthood Was in Flower (1922)

120 min | Romance, Drama

Mary Tudor, sister of England's Henry VIII, causes a stir by falling in love with a guardsman below her class.

Director: Robert G. Vignola | Stars: Marion Davies, Forrest Stanley, Lyn Harding, Theresa Maxwell Conover

Votes: 823

16. My Wife's Relations (1922)

25 min | Short, Comedy

By accident, Buster and an intimidating woman end up married.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Wallace Beery, Monte Collins, Wheezer Dell

Votes: 1,549

17. The Electric House (1922)

TV-G | 23 min | Short, Comedy

After being mistakenly certified as an electrical engineer, Buster is hired to wire a house.

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

Votes: 1,982

19. Fire Fighters (1922)

20 min | Comedy, Short, Family

The gang forms a fire department; they end up thwarting a bootlegger, but not before their pet animals get drunk on his moonshine.

Directors: Robert F. McGowan, Tom McNamara | Stars: Peggy Cartwright, Jackie Condon, Ernest Morrison, Elmo Billings

Votes: 85

20. Grandma's Boy (1922)

Passed | 60 min | Comedy, Family

A meek young man must find the courage within when a rogue tramp menaces his home town.

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Anna Townsend, Charles Stevenson

Votes: 1,387 | Gross: $0.26M

21. The Original Movie. (1922)

Unrated | 8 min | Short, Animation, Comedy

A look at the filmmaking process in the prehistoric era, inside the Stonehenge Film Company. It seems some things haven't changed much. The process begins with the writer dropping off his ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Sarg

Votes: 196

22. Oliver Twist (I) (1922)

98 min | Drama

An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Jackie Coogan, James A. Marcus, Aggie Herring, Lewis Sargent

Votes: 633 | Gross: $2.00M

23. The Trap (1922)

60 min | Drama

A miner's happiness is destroyed when a rival steals his mine. He becomes obsessed with revenge, and plans a trap for the man who took his mine.

Director: Robert Thornby | Stars: Lon Chaney, Alan Hale, Dagmar Godowsky, Stanley Goethals

Votes: 98

24. Daydreams (1922)

Not Rated | 23 min | Short, Comedy

A sincere young man leaves his home to win his fortune so he can marry his home town sweetheart.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Renée Adorée, Edward F. Cline, Joe Keaton

Votes: 1,825

25. The Paleface (1922)

G | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Western

Buster helps a Native American tribe save their land from greedy oil barons.

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

Votes: 2,283

26. Flesh and Blood (1922)

Passed | 74 min | Drama

A convict hiding in Chinatown assumes the identity of a cripple to track down a businessman who framed him 15 years previously. He discovers that his daughter has fallen in love with the businessman's son.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Lon Chaney, Edith Roberts, Noah Beery, DeWitt Jennings

Votes: 120

27. Pay Day (I) (1922)

TV-G | 21 min | Comedy, Short

After a difficult day at work, a bricklayer tries to enjoy his pay day without his wife knowing.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Phyllis Allen, Mack Swain, Edna Purviance

Votes: 2,896 | Gross: $0.13M

28. The Blacksmith (1922)

21 min | Comedy, Short

Buster Keaton shoes horses and repairs cars, with mixed results.

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

Votes: 1,915

29. Phantom (1922)

TV-PG | 125 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

A shiftless young man becomes obsessed with a mysterious woman and yearns to find her again.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Alfred Abel, Frida Richard, Aud Egede-Nissen, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski

Votes: 1,266

30. The Prisoner of Zenda (1922)

Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Romance

When the king is drugged and abducted by his ambitious brother, a lookalike relative must take his place to keep the evil sibling off the throne.

Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Lewis Stone, Alice Terry, Robert Edeson, Stuart Holmes

Votes: 356

31. Beauty's Worth (1922)

Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance

Prudence Cole is an unsophisticated Quaker girl being raised by her two aunts. Prudence is flirted with by snobbish Henry Garrison, who actually disdains the girl for her lack of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert G. Vignola | Stars: Marion Davies, Forrest Stanley, June Elvidge, Truly Shattuck

Votes: 586

32. Beyond the Rocks (1922)

TV-PG | 80 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman marries an older millionaire and then falls in love with a handsome nobleman on her honeymoon.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson, Edythe Chapman, Alec B. Francis

Votes: 2,100 | Gross: $0.27M

33. The Toll of the Sea (1922)

Unrated | 54 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

While visiting China, an American man falls in love with a young Chinese woman, but he then has second thoughts about the relationship.

Director: Chester M. Franklin | Stars: Anna May Wong, Kenneth Harlan, Beatrice Bentley, Priscilla Moran

Votes: 550

35. Der brennende Acker (1922)

98 min | Drama

When farmer Rog dies, his son Peter stays, but Johannes can not be satisfied with such a condition (and servant Maria's love) and finds a job as old Count Rudenberg's secretary. His ... See full summary »

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Werner Krauss, Eugen Klöpfer, Vladimir Gajdarov, Eduard von Winterstein

Votes: 453

37. Cops (1922)

Unrated | 18 min | Short, Comedy, Family

A series of mishaps manages to make a young man get chased by a big city's entire police force.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Virginia Fox, Steve Murphy

Votes: 4,650

38. The Seventh Day (1922)

60 min | Drama, Romance

A group of New York society folk on a yachting excursion are forced to put into a New England fishing village for repairs. The engaged couple Reggie and Patricia are taken with the quaint ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Frank Losee, Leslie Stowe, Tammany Young

Votes: 69

39. Shadows (1922)

Passed | 70 min | Drama

A dying Chinese man converts to Christianity in order to stop a friend from being blackmailed.

Director: Tom Forman | Stars: Lon Chaney, Marguerite De La Motte, Harrison Ford, John St. Polis

Votes: 316

40. Lorna Doone (1922)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Romance

In 17th-century England, an outlaw clan kidnaps a young girl, who grows up among them. The farm boy who met her just before the kidnapping eventually rescues her, and they fall in love.

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Madge Bellamy, John Bowers, Frank Keenan, Jack McDonald

Votes: 228

41. Othello (1922)

TV-PG | 79 min | Drama, Romance

Based on Shakespeare's play: The treacherous Iago plans to ruin the life of Othello by provoking him to jealousy.

Director: Dimitri Buchowetzki | Stars: Emil Jannings, Werner Krauss, Ica von Lenkeffy, Theodor Loos

Votes: 207

42. Kino-pravda no. 1 (1922)

10 min | Short, News

A series of newsreel films from Dziga Vertov, Elizaveta Svilova, and Mikhail Kaufman which document Russian Life in the early 1920s.

Director: Dziga Vertov

Votes: 104

43. Die Gezeichneten (1922)

105 min | Drama

Based on the 1918 novel 'Elsker hverandre' by Aage Madelung, the film follows various lives, one of which is Jewish girl Hanne Liebe, as she grows up, and experiences the pains of living as a Jew in Russia, leading to a revolution.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Adele Reuter-Eichberg, Vladimir Gajdarov, Polina Piekowskaja, Sylvia Torf

Votes: 290

44. Sherlock Holmes (1922)

85 min | Drama, Mystery

A young Sherlock Holmes seeks to bring down the criminal mastermind Moriarty as he solves a crime involving a blackmailed prince.

Director: Albert Parker | Stars: John Barrymore, Roland Young, Carol Dempster, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Votes: 486 | Gross: $0.18M

45. The Frozen North (1922)

Unrated | 17 min | Short, Comedy, Western

Buster plays a bumbling villain in this parody of melodrama.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Sybil Seely, Bonnie Hill

Votes: 1,524

46. Blood and Sand (1922)

PG | 80 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

A toreador's familial and social life is threatened when he has an affair.

Directors: Fred Niblo, Dorothy Arzner | Stars: Rosa Rosanova, Rudolph Valentino, Nita Naldi, Leo White

Votes: 1,105

47. Sodom und Gomorrha (1922)

150 min | Drama

When the old multimillionaire Jackson Harber wants to marry the young model Mary, she hesitates, but her mother convinces her that this is her chance to lead a life in luxury and leisure. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Georg Reimers, Victor Varconi, Lucy Doraine, Erika Wagner

Votes: 141

48. Tess of the Storm Country (1922)

Unrated | 137 min | Drama, Romance

Wealthy Elias Graves builds his home on the top of a hill, where a group of squatters have taken up residence at the bottom. Many of the men in the squatters' village have their eyes on ... See full summary »

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: Mary Pickford, Lloyd Hughes, Gloria Hope, David Torrence

Votes: 370

49. Our Gang (1922)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Family

An unethical merchant moves into town and steals customers from the widowed owner of an established store; the gang steps in to help.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Anna Mae Bilson, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, John Hatton

Votes: 382

50. Vanina oder Die Galgenhochzeit (1922)

68 min | Drama

Vanina loves rebel leader Octavio, who gets caught. He gets a pardon and marries Vanina. When he is captured again, Vanina helps him to escape prison. They are both caught, and after his execution she dies from grief.

Director: Arthur von Gerlach | Stars: Asta Nielsen, Paul Wegener, Paul Hartmann, Albrecht Viktor Blum

Votes: 40

51. The Loves of Pharaoh (1922)

100 min | Drama, History