Most Popular Feature Films Released 1921-01-01 to 1921-12-31


1. The Kid (1921)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.3
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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: 88,782 | Gross: $5.45M

2. The Phantom Carriage (1921)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.1
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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: 8,105

3. Der müde Tod (1921)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

7.7
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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: 4,181 | Gross: $0.01M

4. The Sheik (1921)

Unrated | 86 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.1
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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: 2,770

5. Orphans of the Storm (1921)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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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: 4,202 | Gross: $0.79M

6. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)

Passed | 150 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.8
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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: 2,807 | Gross: $9.20M

7. The Smart Sex (1921)

Comedy

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Director: Fred LeRoy Granville | Stars: Eva Novak, Frank Braidwood, Geoffrey Webb, Mayre Hall

8. The Three Musketeers (1921)

119 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.0
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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: 689 | Gross: $3.27M

9. The Haunted Castle (1921)

Not Rated | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.3
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In the castle Vogeloed, a few aristocrats are awaiting baroness Safferstätt. But first count Oetsch invites himself.. Everyone thinks he murdered his brother, baroness Safferstat's first ... See full summary »

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Arnold Korff, Lulu Kyser-Korff, Lothar Mehnert, Paul Hartmann

Votes: 1,118

10. Camille (1921)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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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: 796

11. Hamlet (1921)

131 min | Drama

7.1
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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: 310

12. The Wildcat (1921)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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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: 850

13. The Queen of Sheba (1921)

90 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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The story of the ill-fated romance between Solomon, king of Israel, and the Queen of Sheba.

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Betty Blythe, Fritz Leiber, Claire de Lorez, George Siegmann

Votes: 25

14. Brewster's Millions (1921)

Passed | 61 min | Comedy

6.7
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Monte Brewster learns that he has inherited $10 million from his late grandfather, but then learns that he must spend $2 million in less than a year and remain unmarried to inherit the rest of the money.

Director: Joseph Henabery | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Betty Ross Clarke, Fred Huntley, Marian Skinner

Votes: 23

15. Adventures of Tarzan (1921)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure

6.6
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Tarzan spurns the love of La, Queen of Opar. When he isn't trying to keep the Bolshevik Rokoff and Clayton (pretender to the Greystoke estate) from reaching Opar, he is attacked ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert F. Hill, Scott Sidney | Stars: Elmo Lincoln, Louise Lorraine, Scott Pembroke, Frank Whitson

Votes: 84

16. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921)

112 min | Drama

7.0
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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: 239 | Gross: $0.90M

17. The Affairs of Anatol (1921)

Unrated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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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: 1,151

18. The Love Light (1921)

Unrated | 89 min | Drama

6.7
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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: 286 | Gross: $0.69M

19. A Sailor-Made Man (1921)

Passed | 47 min | Comedy

6.9
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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: 843

20. Seven Years Bad Luck (1921)

TV-G | 62 min | Comedy

7.3
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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: 841

21. Dracula's Death (1921)

65 min | Horror, Thriller

7.4
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A girl has frightening visions after visiting an insane asylum where one of the inmates claims to be Drakula and she can not be sure whether they were a nightmare or real.

Director: Károly Lajthay | Stars: James Ard, Paul Askonas, Carl Goetz, Károly Hatvani

Votes: 53

22. The Torrent (1921)

50 min | Adventure

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Director: Stuart Paton | Stars: Eva Novak, Elita Proctor Otis, Jack Perrin, Lee Shumway

23. Little Italy (1921)

50 min | Comedy, Romance

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Rosa (Alice Brady)is told by her father that she must marry a man from her own clan. She refuses, and vows to marry the first man she meets. That man is Antonio (Norman Kerry), who is from ... See full summary »

Director: George Terwilliger | Stars: Alice Brady, Norman Kerry, George Fawcett, Jack Ridgeway

24. Man-Woman-Marriage (1921)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Allen Holubar | Stars: Dorothy Phillips, Ralph Lewis, Margaret Mann, James Kirkwood

25. Der Gang in die Nacht (1921)

81 min | Drama

6.7
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Dr Eigil Borne is engaged to Hélène, a girl who is madly in love with him. At Hélène's birthday celebration, Eigil invites her to a cabaret, where he meets his other love, Lily, a passionate, fiery and funny dancer.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Olaf Fønss, Erna Morena, Conrad Veidt, Gudrun Bruun Stephensen

Votes: 232

26. Rich Girl, Poor Girl (1921)

Drama

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Poor abused Nora runs into privileged bored Beatrice, while wandering onto the rich girl's family estate. Both girls notice the uncanny resemblance between each other, so they decide to ... See full summary »

Director: Harry B. Harris | Stars: Gladys Walton, Gordon McGregor, Harold Austin, Antrim Short

27. Desire (1921)

59 min

7.8
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A young Russian dancer in Geneva returns to Russia, where he falls in love with a grand duchess. He is arrested but manages to escape.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Gussy Holl, Eugen Klöpfer, Margarete Schlegel

Votes: 37

28. Johan (1921)

84 min | Drama

7.1
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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: 173

29. Tol'able David (1921)

99 min | Drama

7.9
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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: 1,613

30. Forbidden Fruit (1921)

87 min | Drama

7.2
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Mary Maddock becomes a seamstress after her husband Steve wastes their money on booze. Her employer provides her as an escort to accompany millionaire Mallory. Her husband tries ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Agnes Ayres, Clarence Burton, Theodore Roberts, Kathlyn Williams

Votes: 77

31. En lyckoriddare (1921)

95 min | Drama

7.7
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Historical drama which features Gösta Ekman as the dashing rogue who steals the heart of the ethereal Mary Johnson.

Director: John W. Brunius | Stars: Gösta Ekman, Mary Johnson, Axel Ringvall, Hilda Forsslund

Votes: 22

32. Mysteries of India, Part I: Truth (1921)

120 min | Adventure, Fantasy

6.9
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Director: Joe May | Stars: Olaf Fønss, Mia May, Conrad Veidt, Erna Morena

Votes: 201

33. Rojô no reikion (1921)

91 min | Drama

6.7
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Director: Minoru Murata | Stars: Kaoru Osanai, Haruko Sawamura, Denmei Suzuki, Mikiko Hisamatsu

Votes: 102

34. The Wolverine (1921)

Western

7.2
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Director: William Bertram | Stars: Helen Gibson, Jack Connolly, Leo D. Maloney, Ivor McFadden

Votes: 16

35. Idle Hands (1921)

60 min

6.5
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Director: Frank Reicher | Stars: Gail Kane, Thurston Hall, J. Herbert Frank, William Bechtel

Votes: 11

36. Vier um die Frau (1921)

Not Rated | 52 min | Drama

6.4
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Harry Yquem, a wealthy broker, remains obsessed with delusions of his devout wife's infidelity.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Hermann Böttcher, Carola Toelle, Lilli Lohrer, Ludwig Hartau

Votes: 257

37. Missing Husbands (1921)

Not Rated | 136 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

6.9
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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: 263

38. Kipps (1921)

Comedy

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A sacked clerk inherits £3,000 a year, tries society, and returns to his working-class sweetheart.

Director: Harold M. Shaw | Stars: George K. Arthur, Edna Flugrath, Christine Rayner, Teddy Arundell

39. Lady Hamilton (1921)

Drama, History

6.2
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The dramatic story of Lady Hamilton's rise and fall in European society during the 1700s and early 1800s, including the romantic love story with Lord Nelson.

Director: Richard Oswald | Stars: Liane Haid, Conrad Veidt, Werner Krauss, Reinhold Schünzel

Votes: 12

41. Be My Wife (1921)

Not Rated | 55 min | Comedy

7.1
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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: 302

42. The Conquering Power (1921)

TV-G | 89 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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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: 330

43. Paying the Piper (1921)

60 min | Drama

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Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Dorothy Dickson, Alma Tell, George Fawcett, Rod La Rocque

44. The Ace of Hearts (1921)

Passed | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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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: 930

45. Rip Van Winkle (1921)

58 min | Fantasy

6.0
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The story shows the development of the united state in divergent fields : Political, social and even economic field.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Thomas Jefferson, Milla Davenport, Daisy Jefferson, Gertrude Messinger

Votes: 24

46. Arsena Jorjiashvili (1921)

50 min | Action, Adventure

5.5
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Revolutionary uprising of Georgian laborers in 1905.

Director: Ivane Perestiani | Stars: Mikheil Chiaureli, Ivane Perestiani, Alisa Kikodze, Nino Dolidze

Votes: 20

47. A Tale of Two Worlds (1921)

70 min | Drama

6.2
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A white child is adopted and raised by a Chinese citizen and brought to San Francisco, where no one surmises that she is actually not Chinese.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: J. Frank Glendon, Leatrice Joy, Wallace Beery, E. Alyn Warren

Votes: 25

48. Eldorado (1921)

100 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 292

49. Peck's Bad Boy (1921)

51 min | Comedy

6.6
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Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Jackie Coogan, Wheeler Oakman, Doris May, Raymond Hatton

Votes: 51

50. The Silent Call (1921)

70 min | Adventure, Family

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When Flash's master, Clark Moran, goes out of town on business, Flash, who is part wolf, is falsely accused of sheepicide and sentenced to death by local ranchers. Escaping into the ... See full summary »

Director: Laurence Trimble | Stars: Strongheart the Dog, John Bowers, Kathryn McGuire, William Dyer



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