Feature Film, Released between 1928-01-01 and 1928-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Man Who Laughs (1928)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.7
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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: 5,996

2. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

Passed | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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In 1431, Jeanne d'Arc is placed on trial on charges of heresy. The ecclesiastical jurists attempt to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.

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

Votes: 47,513 | Gross: $0.02M

3. The Circus (1928)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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90 Metascore

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: 30,105

4. The Cameraman (1928)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.1
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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: 10,453

5. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)

Not Rated | 70 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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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: 13,221

6. Spies (1928)

Not Rated | 90 min | Romance, Thriller

7.6
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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: 3,139

7. The Crowd (1928)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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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: 7,517

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: 3,383

9. The Wind (1928)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

8.0
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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: 6,047

10. The Docks of New York (1928)

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

7.5
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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: 3,981

11. The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)

Not Rated | 63 min | Horror

7.3
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Allan visits the sinister Usher family mansion, where his friend Roderick is painting a portrait of his sickly wife Madeline. The portrait seems to be draining the life out of Madeline, slowly leading to her death.

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

Votes: 3,472

12. Speedy (1928)

Passed | 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: 3,267

13. Our Dancing Daughters (1928)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

6.7
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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: 1,550 | Gross: $0.76M

14. Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928)

Passed | 73 min | Drama

7.6
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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: 1,702

15. A Daughter of Destiny (1928)

108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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A scientist interested in the laws of heredity, impregnates a prostitute in a laboratory with the semen of a hanged murderer. The prostitute conceives a female child who has no concept of love, whom the professor adopts.

Director: Henrik Galeen | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Paul Wegener, Iván Petrovich, Wolfgang Zilzer

Votes: 295

16. Sadie Thompson (1928)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama

7.2
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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: 2,540 | Gross: $1.00M

17. Noah's Ark (1928)

Passed | 135 min | Drama, War

6.5
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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: 663 | Gross: $1.37M

18. Show People (1928)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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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: 3,489 | Gross: $1.10M

19. The Farmer's Wife (1928)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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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: 2,494

20. The Last Warning (1928)

89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A producer decides to reopen a theater, that had been closed five years previously when one of the actors was murdered during a performance, by staging a production of the same play with ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Leni | Stars: Laura La Plante, Montagu Love, Roy D'Arcy, Margaret Livingston

Votes: 457

21. In Old Arizona (1928)

Passed | 95 min | Western

5.5
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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: Edmund Lowe, Warner Baxter, Dorothy Burgess, Henry Armetta

Votes: 920

22. 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

23. The Viking (1928)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.6
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Vikings compete for power and the love of a woman.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Donald Crisp, Pauline Starke, LeRoy Mason, Anders Randolf

Votes: 348

24. Champagne (1928)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy

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

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

Votes: 2,022

25. The Patriot (1928)

113 min | Drama, History, Thriller

Paul I, the Emperor of All Russia, becomes the target of a deadly conspiracy.

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

26. The Wedding March (1928)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

7.4
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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: 1,537

27. The River (1928)

84 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A naïve young man is working on a logging camp beside a turbulent river. When it closes for winter, he opts to stay for the experience. He meets a woman who was the girlfriend to the boss ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Charles Farrell, Mary Duncan, Ivan Linow, Margaret Mann

Votes: 534

28. White Shadows in the South Seas (1928)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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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: 764

29. Street Angel (1928)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

7.4
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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: 2,141

30. Storm Over Asia (1928)

74 min | Drama, War

7.1
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After a run-in with the law, a Mongolian man becomes a fugitive and joins the Russian Civil War.

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

Votes: 1,863

31. Lonesome (1928)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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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: 2,036

32. 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: 1,165 | Gross: $0.54M

33. A Woman of Affairs (1928)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

7.2
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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: 1,369 | Gross: $0.85M

34. Beggars of Life (1928)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

7.5
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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: 974

35. L'Argent (1928)

195 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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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: 870

36. Across to Singapore (1928)

Passed | 85 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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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: 971

37. West of Zanzibar (1928)

TV-G | 65 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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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: 1,616 | Gross: $0.92M

38. Dream of Love (1928)

65 min | Biography, Drama

2.4
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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: 91

39. Moulin Rouge (1928)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama

6.6
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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: 179

40. The Racket (1928)

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

6.7
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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: 1,124

41. Lights of New York (1928)

Passed | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Music

5.7
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Two men are conned into bootlegging business.

Director: Bryan Foy | Stars: Helene Costello, Cullen Landis, Mary Carr, Wheeler Oakman

Votes: 743 | Gross: $1.20M

42. Tarzan the Mighty (1928)

300 min | Action, Adventure

6.3
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Mary and Bobby Trevor are castaways befriended by Tarzan. When Lord arrives, looking for the family heir, Black John tries to fill that role and marry Mary in England. Tarzan shows up and marries her instead.

Directors: Jack Nelson, Ray Taylor | Stars: Frank Merrill, Al Ferguson, Natalie Kingston, Bobby Nelson

Votes: 27

43. The Divine Woman (1928)

80 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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[For 9 minute surviving fragment] Lucian, a soldier in Paris, is to ship out for Algiers at 9 that evening. He stops by for a last meal with his love, Marianne. He may be worried that when ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson, Lowell Sherman, Polly Moran

Votes: 337 | Gross: $0.54M

44. The Divine Lady (1928)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.2
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The story of the romance between Emma, Lady Hamilton, and British war hero Admiral Horatio Nelson.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Corinne Griffith, Victor Varconi, H.B. Warner, Ian Keith

Votes: 665

45. Underground (1928)

84 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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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: 427

46. 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: 634

47. 4 Devils (1928)

Passed | 100 min | Drama

6.4
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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: 137

48. The Patsy (1928)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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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: 2,332

49. Tempest (1928)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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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: 357

50. Alias Jimmy Valentine (1928)

Passed | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.0
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Jimmy is an expert safe cracker that intends to knock over a small town's leading bank, but he stays there and gets a job instead. As a cashier, he falls in love with the president's ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: William Haines, Lionel Barrymore, Leila Hyams, Karl Dane

Votes: 20


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