Most Popular Feature Films Released 1920-01-01 to 1920-12-31


1. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Not Rated | 67 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.1
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Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.

Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Votes: 45,966

2. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (I) (1920)

Unrated | 49 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield, Brandon Hurst, Charles Lane

Votes: 4,012

3. Sex (1920)

87 min | Drama

6.5
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A broadway actress uses her sex appeal to ruin a marriage only to dump her lover for a richer prospect.

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: Louise Glaum, Irving Cummings, Peggy Pearce, Myrtle Stedman

Votes: 224

4. The Golem (1920)

Unrated | 91 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates the Golem - a giant creature made of clay. Using sorcery, he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.

Directors: Carl Boese, Paul Wegener | Stars: Paul Wegener, Albert Steinrück, Ernst Deutsch, Lyda Salmonova

Votes: 5,347

5. The Mark of Zorro (1920)

Not Rated | 107 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

7.2
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A seemingly idiotic fop is really the courageous vigilante Zorro, who seeks to protect the oppressed.

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Marguerite De La Motte, Robert McKim, Noah Beery

Votes: 1,831

6. Way Down East (1920)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A naive country girl is tricked into a sham marriage by a wealthy womanizer, then must rebuild her life despite the taint of having borne a child out of wedlock.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Mrs. David Landau, Lowell Sherman

Votes: 4,278 | Gross: $4.50M

7. Billions (1920)

Comedy

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Billions is a lost 1920 American silent comedy film produced by and starring Alla Nazimova and distributed by Metro Pictures. Ray Smallwood directed. It is based on a French play, L'Homme riche, by Jean Jose Frappa and Henry Dupuy-Mazuel.

Director: Ray C. Smallwood | Stars: Alla Nazimova, Charles Bryant, William Irving, Victor Potel

8. The Parson's Widow (1920)

TV-14 | 71 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.4
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A young man is elected by a small village to be its parson. As part of his duties, he is required to marry the widow of the parson before him. This poses two problems--first, the widow is ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Hildur Carlberg, Einar Röd, Greta Almroth, Olav Aukrust

Votes: 834

9. The Son of Tarzan (1920)

248 min | Action, Adventure

6.0
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The scenario follows the book closely. Tarzan's son Jack (Korak to the apes) is kidnapped from England by Tarzan's old enemy Paulovich. He escapes into the African jungle with the help of ... See full summary »

Directors: Arthur J. Flaven, Harry Revier | Stars: Kamuela C. Searle, P. Dempsey Tabler, Nita Martan, Karla Schramm

Votes: 58

10. Outside the Law (1920)

Passed | 75 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

6.6
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In this early collaboration with director Tod Browning (Dracula, Freaks), Chaney delivers a dual performance of dramatic intensity, starring as Ah Wing, a kind-hearted student of Confucian ... See full summary »

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Priscilla Dean, Wheeler Oakman, Lon Chaney, Ralph Lewis

Votes: 390

11. The Penalty (1920)

Passed | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.5
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A deformed criminal mastermind plans to loot the city of San Francisco as well as revenge himself on the doctor who mistakenly amputated his legs.

Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Charles Clary, Doris Pawn, Jim Mason, Lon Chaney

Votes: 1,647

12. Within Our Gates (1920)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Abandoned by her fiancé, an educated black woman with a shocking past dedicates herself to helping a near bankrupt school for impoverished black youths.

Director: Oscar Micheaux | Stars: Evelyn Preer, Flo Clements, James D. Ruffin, Jack Chenault

Votes: 1,683

13. The Daughter of Dawn (1920)

80 min | Western

5.7
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This restored silent film features a love triangle involving a Kiowa chief's daughter and ensuing conflict between Kiowa and Comanche villages.

Director: Norbert A. Myles | Stars: Belo Cozad, Em-koy-e-tie, Hunting Horse, Esther LeBarre

Votes: 278

14. The Last of the Mohicans (1920)

Not Rated | 73 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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As Alice and Cora Munro attempt to find their father, a British officer in the French and Indian War, they are set upon by French soldiers and their cohorts, Huron tribesmen led by the evil... See full summary »

Directors: Clarence Brown, Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Wallace Beery, Barbara Bedford, Alan Roscoe, Lillian Hall

Votes: 946

15. Pollyanna (1920)

TV-G | 58 min | Family, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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An orphan's optimistic outlook brings a change to the ill-tempered town in which she resides to her aunt.

Director: Paul Powell | Stars: Mary Pickford, Wharton James, Katherine Griffith, Helen Jerome Eddy

Votes: 279

16. Terror Island (1920)

Not Rated | 55 min | Mystery

5.6
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An inventor travels to the South Seas, where there is buried treasure belonging to a girl. The girl's father is being held captive by cannibals until she returns a pearl that belongs to one of their idols.

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Harry Houdini, Jack Brammall, Lila Lee, Wilton Taylor

Votes: 126

17. Why Change Your Wife? (1920)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Robert and Beth Gordon are married but share little. He runs into Sally at a cabaret and the Gordons are soon divorced. Just as he gets bored with Sally's superficiality, Beth strives to ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Thomas Meighan, Gloria Swanson, Bebe Daniels, Theodore Kosloff

Votes: 1,228

18. Leaves From Satan's Book (1920)

TV-14 | 167 min | Drama

6.8
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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: 944

19. Erotikon (1920)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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EROTIKON surely pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable on the screen in 1920: Irene, the bored wife of a distracted entomologist, pursues a womanizing aviator, but she may actually be... See full summary »

Director: Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Anders de Wahl, Tora Teje, Karin Molander, Elin Lagergren

Votes: 604

20. Genuine (1920)

88 min | Horror

6.0
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Extremely rare work of Robert Wiene. From the director and year of excellent "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" this work was eventually overshadowed by the success of Caligari. It has a dreamy atmosphere, like another world or something.

Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Fern Andra, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski, Ernst Gronau, Harald Paulsen

Votes: 703

21. Anna Boleyn (1920)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

6.8
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The story of the ill-fated second wife of the English king Henry VIII, whose marriage to the Henry led to momentous political and religious turmoil in England.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Henny Porten, Emil Jannings, Paul Hartmann, Ludwig Hartau

Votes: 469

22. The Saphead (1920)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy

6.2
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The simple-minded son of a rich financier must find his own way in the world.

Directors: Herbert Blaché, Winchell Smith | Stars: Edward Jobson, Beulah Booker, Edward Connelly, Edward Alexander

Votes: 1,218

23. Die Spinnen, 2. Teil - Das Brillantenschiff (1920)

104 min | Adventure

6.5
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Kay Hoog wants to stop the organisation "Die Spinnen" to get a certain diamond, that will give the owning woman the crown of Asia, but the man, who should be the owner of that diamond, ... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Carl de Vogt, Ressel Orla, Georg John, Rudolf Lettinger

Votes: 622

24. The Flapper (1920)

88 min | Comedy

6.6
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Ginger grows up in a slow town. Because of her wild attitude, her father decides to send her to a strict boarding school. Despite the strictness, the girls have fun getting into flapper lifestyle trouble including flirting.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Olive Thomas, Theodore Westman Jr., William P. Carleton, Warren Cook

Votes: 236

25. Der Januskopf (1920)

107 min | Horror

7.5
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See everything in the book "Conrad Veidt on Screen" by John T. Soister (McFarland 2002), pages 109-113.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Magnus Stifter, Margarete Schlegel, Willy Kaiser-Heyl

Votes: 72

26. Sumurun (1920)

Not Rated | 85 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.3
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The favorite slave girl of a tyrannical sheik falls in love with a cloth merchant. Meanwhile, a hunchback clown suffers unrequited love for a traveling dancer who wants to join the harem.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Ernst Lubitsch, Pola Negri, Paul Wegener, Jenny Hasselqvist

Votes: 508

27. Shakuntala (I) (1920)

Drama

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Raja Dushyanta is out hunting in a nearby forest happens upon an attractive maiden, named Shakuntala, and instantly falls in love with her. He gives Shakuntala his ring as a symbol of his ... See full summary »

Director: Suchet Singh | Stars: Dorothy Kingdon, Goharjaan, Samson, Sutria

28. Treasure Island (1920)

76 min | Adventure

6.6
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Young Jim Hawkins is caught up with the pirate Long John Silver in search of the buried treasure of the buccaneer Captain Flint, in this adaptation of the classic novel by Robert Louis ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Shirley Mason, Josie Melville, Al W. Filson, Wilton Taylor

Votes: 16

29. Huckleberry Finn (1920)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Huckleberry Finn, a rambuctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi ... See full summary »

Director: William Desmond Taylor | Stars: Lewis Sargent, Katherine Griffith, Martha Mattox, Frank Lanning

Votes: 64

30. Hearts of the West (1920)

Western

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Director: Phil Goldstone | Stars: William Fairbanks, Frances Conrad, Jack Waltemeyer, Chai Hong

31. Down on the Farm (I) (1920)

50 min | Comedy

6.3
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The day starts off as any normal day on Roach's farm, where Teddy, the farmhouse dog, is doing more productive work than everyone else combined. But the day changes when Roach's farmhand ... See full summary »

Directors: Ray Grey, F. Richard Jones, Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Louise Fazenda, Harry Gribbon, Bert Roach, James Finlayson

Votes: 77

32. The Inferior Sex (1920)

50 min | Drama

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Director: Joseph Henabery | Stars: Mildred Harris, Milton Sills, Mary Alden, John Steppling

33. Satanas (1920)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.7
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A three-part historical film, with episode one taking place in ancient Egypt, the second is based on the Hugo novel, and the third episode takes place during the 1917 Russian revolution.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Fritz Kortner, Sadjah Gezza, Ernst Hofmann, Margit Barnay

Votes: 39

34. The Revenge of Tarzan (1920)

90 min | Action, Adventure

5.1
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Tarzan and Jane are sailing for France in answer to a call for help from Countess de Coude who is being persecuted by her brother Rokoff. After a duel with the Countess' jealous husband, ... See full summary »

Directors: Harry Revier, George M. Merrick | Stars: Gene Pollar, Karla Schramm, Estelle Taylor, Armand Cortes

Votes: 23

35. The Symbol of the Unconquered (1920)

TV-PG | 54 min | Drama

5.7
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Racists learn that the land a negro owns lies over a vast oil field, and threaten his life when he refuses to sell.

Director: Oscar Micheaux | Stars: Iris Hall, Walker Thompson, Lawrence Chenault, Mattie Wilkes

Votes: 220

36. From Morn to Midnight (1920)

65 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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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

37. Nomads of the North (1920)

109 min | Drama

5.8
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A Canadian Mountie allows an innocent fugitive to escape with the women he loves.

Director: David Hartford | Stars: Lon Chaney, Lewis Stone, Melbourne MacDowell, Spottiswoode Aitken

Votes: 157

38. L'homme du large (1920)

86 min | Drama

7.2
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Nolff, a tough Breton fisherman is happy: his wife has just given birth to a son, Michel. His only wish is to make him a fisherman like him. But when he becomes a man, Michel becomes a ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel L'Herbier | Stars: Jaque Catelain, Roger Karl, Charles Boyer, Philippe Hériat

Votes: 148

39. Das wandernde Bild (1920)

Not Rated | 67 min | Romance

6.2
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Mia May has surrendered herself to a disciple of free love, and, having given birth to a child, marries the twin brother and Doppelgänger of her chosen lover.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Mia May, Hans Marr, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Loni Nest

Votes: 280

40. Suds (1920)

75 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A London laundress attempts to rise above her station in order to capture the love of a wealthy young man, thus missing out on the truer love of one of her own class.

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Mary Pickford, Albert Austin, Harold Goodwin, Rose Dione

Votes: 175

41. The Virgin of Stamboul (1920)

70 min | Drama

6.0
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Achmet Bey, a Turkish chieftain, catches one of his many wives in adultery and murders her lover. Throwing aside the cuckolding wife, he abducts his harem an innocent girl. However, a brave... See full summary »

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Priscilla Dean, Wheeler Oakman, Wallace Beery, Clyde Benson

Votes: 20

42. The Yellow Typhoon (1920)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Edward José | Stars: Anita Stewart, Ward Crane, Donald MacDonald, Joseph Kilgour

43. The Man from Snowy River (1920)

61 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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A country boy, Jim Conroy, is living a dissolute life in the city, running around with vamp Helen Ross. When his father cuts him off, he is dumped by Helen and returns to the bush.

Directors: Beaumont Smith, John K. Wells | Stars: Cyril Mackay, Stella Southern, Tal Ordell, Hedda Barr

44. The Round-Up (1920)

70 min | Comedy, Western

5.7
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An overweight sheriff does his best to assist a man accused of theft.

Director: George Melford | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Mabel Julienne Scott, Irving Cummings, Tom Forman

Votes: 109

45. Once to Every Woman (1920)

Drama

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Director: Allen Holubar | Stars: Dorothy Phillips, William Ellingford, Margaret Mann, Emily Chichester

46. Just Pals (1920)

Not Rated | 50 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

6.6
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Small-town tramp befriends runaway boy.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Buck Jones, Helen Ferguson, Georgie Stone, Duke R. Lee

Votes: 264

47. Power (1920)

99 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.7
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An alien from the planet Algol gives a man a device that gives him superpowers.

Director: Hans Werckmeister | Stars: Emil Jannings, John Gottowt, Hans Adalbert Schlettow, Hanna Ralph

Votes: 101

48. Kohlhiesel's Daughters (1920)

64 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Somewhere in Southern Bavaria Xaver wants to marry Gretel, but her father Kohlhiesel wants his elder daughter Liesel to marry first. The problem is, nobody wants to marry her, because she's... See full summary »

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Henny Porten, Emil Jannings, Jakob Tiedtke, Gustav von Wangenheim

Votes: 211

49. Daredevil Jack (1920)

Action

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Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Jack Dempsey, Josie Sedgwick, Herschel Mayall, Albert R. Cody

Votes: 6

50. The Lone Hand (1920)

Western

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Director: Clifford Smith | Stars: Roy Stewart, Josie Sedgwick, Harry von Meter, Wilbur Higby