MOVIES 1927-1939

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1. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

98 Metascore

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: 136,722 | Gross: $0.03M

2. Sunrise (1927)

Passed | 94 min | Drama, Romance

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: 40,974

3. The Fair Co-Ed (1927)

71 min | Comedy

Marion goes to college to pursue a handsome young man and discovers that he is coach of a women's basketball team.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Marion Davies, Johnny Mack Brown, Jane Winton, Thelma Hill

Votes: 605 | Gross: $0.49M

4. The Unknown (1927)

Unrated | 63 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

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: 6,182 | Gross: $0.41M

5. The Red Mill (1927)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Romance

A tavern worker and the daughter of a burgomaster enter into elaborate masquerades in order to win the hearts of the men they love.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Marion Davies, Owen Moore, Louise Fazenda, George Siegmann

Votes: 1,217

6. The Patent Leather Kid (1927)

150 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

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: 414

7. Wings (1927)

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

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: 9,667 | Gross: $6.59M

8. 7th Heaven (1927)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

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: 2,565 | Gross: $1.32M

9. West Point (II) (1927)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

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: 1,630

10. The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Romance

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: 1,182

11. Spring Fever (1927)

78 min | Comedy

To impress a wealthy young woman, a clerk pretends he is a pro-golfer.

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: William Haines, Joan Crawford, George K. Arthur, George Fawcett

Votes: 807

13. Quality Street (1927)

80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A fresh young beauty becomes an old maid waiting for her suitor to return from the Napoleonic wars. When he returns, clearly disappointed, she disguises herself as her own niece in order to test his loyalty.

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Marion Davies, Conrad Nagel, Helen Jerome Eddy, Flora Finch

Votes: 629

14. Underworld (1927)

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

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: 2,063 | Gross: $0.75M

15. The Kid Brother (1927)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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: 3,198 | Gross: $0.71M

16. Bed and Sofa (1927)

86 min | Comedy, Drama

A married couple have a small apartment in Moscow. When an old friend of the husband's arrives in the city, he is unable to find lodgings. Kolia, the husband, invites his friend to move in with them.

Director: Abram Room | Stars: Vladimir Fogel, Nikolay Batalov, Lyudmila Semyonova, Leonid Yurenev

Votes: 868

17. Annie Laurie (1927)

90 min | Drama, Romance

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: 333

18. Tillie the Toiler (1927)

Comedy, Drama

Tillie the Toiler is a 1927 silent film comedy produced by Cosmopolitan Productions and released through Metro Goldwyn Mayer studios. It is based on Russ Westover's popular comic strip ... See full summary »

Director: Hobart Henley | Stars: Marion Davies, Matt Moore, Harry Crocker, George Fawcett

Votes: 362

19. My Best Girl (1927)

Unrated | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

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: 722 | Gross: $2.24M

20. Konets Sankt-Peterburga (1927)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

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: 1,276

21. The Love of Jeanne Ney (1927)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

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: 581

22. The King of Kings (1927)

Not Rated | 155 min | Biography, Drama, History

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: 1,639 | Gross: $1.77M

23. Napoleon (1927)

240 min | Biography, Drama, History

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: 6,088

24. Love (1927)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Romance

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: 785 | Gross: $0.95M

25. Devushka s korobkoy (1927)

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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: 508

26. The Beloved Rogue (1927)

Not Rated | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, History

François Villon, in his lifetime the most renowned poet in France, is also a prankster, an occasional criminal, and an ardent patriot.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: John Barrymore, Conrad Veidt, Marceline Day, Lawson Butt

Votes: 647

27. It (1927)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Romance

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: 2,625

28. Chicago (1927)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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: 312

29. The Gaucho (1927)

Approved | 115 min | Adventure, Romance

A girl is saved by a miracle after she falls from a cliff in the Argentine Andes, and is blessed with healing powers. A shrine is built on the site, and a whole city grows around it, rich ... See full summary »

Director: F. Richard Jones | Stars: Lupe Velez, Joan Barclay, Eve Southern, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Votes: 250

30. The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)

Not Rated | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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: 8,541

31. Fanny Hawthorne (1927)

120 min | Drama, Romance

A celebration of working class leisure activities at Hindle, Lancashire, during "Wakes Week", an annual week still observed in parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire when all factories and ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Estelle Brody, John Stuart, Norman McKinnel, Marie Ault

Votes: 215

32. The Cat and the Canary (1927)

Unrated | 108 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

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: 2,330

33. Barbed Wire (1927)

Passed | 67 min | Drama, Romance, War

During WWI, a French farm girl and a German P.O.W. fall in love.

Directors: Rowland V. Lee, Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Pola Negri, Clive Brook, Claude Gillingwater, Einar Hanson

Votes: 158

34. La glace à trois faces (1927)

45 min | Drama, Romance

Psychological narrative avantgarde film about a wealthy young businessman who consecutively falls in love with a classy English woman (Pearl), a Russian sculptress (Athalia), and a naive ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Epstein | Stars: Jeanne Helbling, Suzy Pierson, Olga Day, Raymond Guérin-Catelain

Votes: 665

35. Running Wild (I) (1927)

68 min | Comedy

Cowardly Elmer Finch is browbeaten by his wife, daughter, fat son and the family dog. After hypnosis he is domineering. He enters a contract with a fifteen-thousand dollar payoff, so his ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: W.C. Fields, Marie Shotwell, Mary Brian, Claude Buchanan

Votes: 152

36. Almost Human (I) (1927)

Passed | 60 min | Drama, Romance

John Livingston is a rich mama's-boy, who owns a blooded dog named Paul. Paul meets Maggie Mutt, and Paul, being a pedigree canine and somewhat of a cad, lures trusting Maggie to the barn ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Urson | Stars: Vera Reynolds, Kenneth Thomson, Majel Coleman, Claire McDowell

Votes: 327

37. College (1927)

Not Rated | 66 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

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: 3,789

38. The Chess Player (1927)

135 min | Drama, Fantasy

In 1776, an inventor conceals a Polish nobleman in his chess-playing automaton, a machine whose fame leads it to the court of the Russian empress.

Director: Raymond Bernard | Stars: Pierre Blanchar, Charles Dullin, Édith Jéhanne, Camille Bert

Votes: 240

39. London After Midnight (1927)

Passed | 69 min | Horror

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: 1,080

40. Uncle Tom's Cabin (1927)

Passed | 144 min | Drama, History

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: 333

41. Hula (1927)

64 min | Drama, Romance

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: 146 | Gross: $0.44M

42. Two Arabian Knights (1927)

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

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: 698 | Gross: $0.51M

43. When a Man Loves (1927)

Passed | 111 min | History, Romance

A nobleman studying for the priesthood abandons his vocation in 18th Century France when he falls in love with a beautiful, but reluctant, courtesan.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: John Barrymore, Dolores Costello, Warner Oland, Sam De Grasse

Votes: 236 | Gross: $0.89M

44. Hotel Imperial (1927)

85 min | Drama, War

During World War I, a hotel maid and Austrian officer in hiding attempt to survive in a Russian-occupied town.

Director: Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Pola Negri, James Hall, George Siegmann, Max Davidson

Votes: 186

45. Mockery (1927)

75 min | Drama, Romance

6.8