Most Popular Feature Films Released 1925-01-01 to 1925-12-31


1. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror

7.7
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A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.

Directors: Rupert Julian, Lon Chaney, Ernst Laemmle, Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe

Votes: 14,046 | Gross: $0.72M

2. The Gold Rush (1925)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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A prospector goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Tom Murray, Henry Bergman

Votes: 83,518 | Gross: $5.45M

3. Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Not Rated | 66 min | Drama, History

8.0
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In the midst of the Russian Revolution of 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin mutiny against the brutal, tyrannical regime of the vessel's officers. The resulting street demonstration in Odessa brings on a police massacre.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barskiy, Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Ivan Bobrov

Votes: 45,753 | Gross: $0.05M

4. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)

Not Rated | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

8.0
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A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned.

Directors: Fred Niblo, Charles Brabin, Christy Cabanne, J.J. Cohn, Rex Ingram | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson

Votes: 6,595 | Gross: $12.45M

5. The Lost World (1925)

Unrated | 106 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.

Director: Harry O. Hoyt | Stars: Wallace Beery, Bessie Love, Lloyd Hughes, Lewis Stone

Votes: 3,900 | Gross: $0.55M

6. The Wizard of Oz (1925)

TV-G | 81 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.2
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Dorothy, heir to the Oz throne, must take it back from the wicked Prime Minister Kruel with the help of three farmhands.

Director: Larry Semon | Stars: Dorothy Dwan, Charles Murray, Oliver Hardy, Mary Carr

Votes: 1,234

7. Seven Chances (1925)

Passed | 56 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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A man learns he will inherit a fortune if he marries by 7 p.m. that same day.

Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Ruth Dwyer, T. Roy Barnes, Snitz Edwards

Votes: 7,617 | Gross: $0.21M

8. The Pleasure Garden (1925)

75 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Patsy Brand is a chorus girl at the Pleasure Garden music hall. She meets Jill Cheyne who is down on her luck and gets her a job as a dancer. Jill is engaged to adventurer Hugh Fielding and... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Virginia Valli, Carmelita Geraghty, Miles Mander, John Stuart

Votes: 1,719

9. The Freshman (1925)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.6
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A nerdy college student will do anything to become popular on campus.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Brooks Benedict, James H. Anderson

Votes: 4,233 | Gross: $0.00M

10. The Joyless Street (1925)

125 min | Drama

7.4
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Vienna in the biggest depression, directly after WW1. In a slum, Lila Leid, the wife of lawyer Leid is murdered, Egon, secretary of one of Leid's clients is arrested. He was with her, and ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Asta Nielsen, Greta Garbo, Ágnes Eszterházy, Werner Krauss

Votes: 1,182

11. Go West (1925)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Western

7.2
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With little luck at keeping a job in the city a New Yorker tries work in the country and eventually finds his way leading a herd of cattle to the West Coast.

Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Howard Truesdale, Kathleen Myers, Ray Thompson

Votes: 3,120

12. The Big Parade (1925)

Not Rated | 151 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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A young American soldier witnesses the horrors of the Great War.

Directors: King Vidor, George W. Hill | Stars: John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Hobart Bosworth, Claire McDowell

Votes: 5,457 | Gross: $11.00M

13. Stachka (1925)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

7.6
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A group of oppressed factory workers go on strike in pre-revolutionary Russia.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Maksim Shtraukh, Mikhail Gomorov, I. Ivanov

Votes: 5,823

14. The Merry Widow (1925)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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A prince must woo the now wealthy dancer he once abandoned in order to keep her money in the country in order to keep it from crashing economically.

Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Mae Murray, John Gilbert, Roy D'Arcy, Josephine Crowell

Votes: 1,943 | Gross: $0.88M

15. Stage Struck (1925)

70 min | Comedy

8.0
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A young woman dreams of becoming a great actress. When her boyfriend starts to flirt with an actual actress, she becomes jealous and decides to fight with her rival.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Lawrence Gray, Gertrude Astor, Oliver Sandys

Votes: 736 | Gross: $0.24M

16. The Eagle (1925)

Unrated | 73 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A wanted Russian lieutenant becomes a masked vigilante seeking vengeance upon the man who stole his family's land, only to fall for his charming daughter.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, Louise Dresser, Albert Conti

Votes: 1,431 | Gross: $0.32M

17. Lady Windermere's Fan (1925)

Approved | 120 min | Comedy

7.5
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A society woman believes her husband is having an affair, a misconception which may have dire personal consequences for all involved.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Irene Rich, May McAvoy, Bert Lytell, Ronald Colman

Votes: 827

18. Tartuffe (1925)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama

7.3
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Young man shows his millionaire grandfather a film based on Molière's Tartuffe, in order to expose the old man's hypocritical governess who covets his own inheritance.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Hermann Picha, Rosa Valetti, André Mattoni, Werner Krauss

Votes: 1,583

19. Don Q Son of Zorro (1925)

Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Romance

7.1
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Don Cesar, son of Zorro, is framed for murder while visiting Spain, and becomes the whip-wielding outlaw Don Q.

Director: Donald Crisp | Stars: Mary Astor, Jack McDonald, Donald Crisp, Stella De Lanti

Votes: 343

20. The Unholy Three (1925)

Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A sideshow ventriloquist, midget, and strongman form a conspiracy known as "The Unholy Three" and commit a series of robberies.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mae Busch, Matt Moore, Victor McLaglen

Votes: 1,389 | Gross: $0.70M

21. Never the Twain Shall Meet (1925)

Passed | 80 min | Drama

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Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Anita Stewart, Bert Lytell, Huntley Gordon, Justine Johnstone

Gross: $0.34M

22. Maciste in Hell (1925)

95 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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The devil takes Maciste down to hell in an attempt to corrupt and ruin his morality.

Director: Guido Brignone | Stars: Bartolomeo Pagano, Umberto Guarracino, Mario Saio, Franz Sala

Votes: 348

23. Sally of the Sawdust (1925)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy

6.9
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Judge Foster throws his daughter out because she married a circus man. She leaves her baby girl with Prof. McGargle before she dies. Years later Sally is a dancer with whom Peyton, a son of... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Carol Dempster, W.C. Fields, Alfred Lunt, Erville Alderson

Votes: 437 | Gross: $0.30M

24. The Plastic Age (1925)

Not Rated | 73 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.3
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Hugh Carver is an athletic star and a freshman at Prescott College. He falls in love with Cynthia Day, a popular girl who loves to go to parties. He finds that it is impossible to please ... See full summary »

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Donald Keith, Mary Alden, Henry B. Walthall, Gilbert Roland

Votes: 244

25. Master of the House (1925)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

7.2
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When a man becomes tyrannical towards his family, the women of the house decide to teach him a lesson in gratitude.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Johannes Meyer, Astrid Holm, Karin Nellemose, Mathilde Nielsen

Votes: 1,379

26. Variety (1925)

Passed | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Prologue: The murderer "Boss" Huller - after having spent ten years in prison - breaks his silence to tell the warden his story. "Boss", a former trapeze artist, and his wife own a cheap ... See full summary »

Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Lya De Putti, Warwick Ward

Votes: 759 | Gross: $0.71M

27. Lady of the Night (1925)

TV-G | 70 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A world-weary prostitute yearns after respectability and the love of an inventor.

Director: Monta Bell | Stars: Norma Shearer, Malcolm McGregor, Dale Fuller, George K. Arthur

Votes: 480 | Gross: $0.21M

28. Pretty Ladies (1925)

74 min | Comedy, Drama

2.4
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Maggie, a headlining comedienne with the Follies, takes a fall off the stage into the orchestra pit and lands on the drum of musician Al Cassidy. One thing leads to another, they fall in ... See full summary »

Director: Monta Bell | Stars: Zasu Pitts, Tom Moore, Ann Pennington, Lilyan Tashman

Votes: 111

29. Charles XII (1925)

136 min | Drama, History

7.5
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An historical film depicting the life of Charles XII of Sweden (1682-1718), who oversaw the expansion of the Swedish Empire until its defeat at the Battle of Poltava.

Director: John W. Brunius | Stars: Gösta Ekman, Bengt Djurberg, Augusta Lindberg, Mona Mårtenson

Votes: 10

30. Stella Dallas (1925)

110 min | Drama

7.5
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Stella Dallas is a small town girl who marries the upper class Stephen Dallas, with whom she has nothing in common. After the birth of a daughter, Laurel, the Dallases go their separate ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King | Stars: Ronald Colman, Belle Bennett, Alice Joyce, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 202 | Gross: $0.76M

31. She (1925)

98 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.4
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In Africa an explorer is the reincarnated lover of the 2,000-year-old White Queen.

Directors: Leander De Cordova, G.B. Samuelson | Stars: Betty Blythe, Carlyle Blackwell, Mary Odette, Tom Reynolds

Votes: 84

32. Tumbleweeds (1925)

Approved | 78 min | Western

6.9
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The government will grant a fringe of terrain for the settlers who want to live and work there. The starting sign will be a gunshot which will iniciate the run for the best fields and ... See full summary »

Directors: King Baggot, William S. Hart | Stars: William S. Hart, Barbara Bedford, Lucien Littlefield, J. Gordon Russell

Votes: 474

33. North Star (1925)

Passed | Drama

5.9
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Melodrama about a man who heads into the Northwest after he mistakenily believes he has killed another man and is followed there by his sister.

Director: Paul Powell | Stars: Strongheart the Dog, Virginia Lee Corbin, Stuart Holmes, Ken Maynard

Votes: 15

34. Sally, Irene and Mary (1925)

58 min | Comedy, Drama

2.4
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The three are showgirls, each with a different approach to life and love. Sally wants wealth and gets it finally in Marcus. Mary plots and schemes but winds up with salt-of-the-earth Jimmy.... See full summary »

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Constance Bennett, Joan Crawford, Sally O'Neil, William Haines

Votes: 105

35. Braveheart (1925)

71 min | Western

7.0
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Chief Standing Rock's tribe has a treaty protecting their fishing grounds, but a canning corporation is violating the treaty through intimidation and force. The tribe is divided as to how ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Hale | Stars: Rod La Rocque, Lillian Rich, Robert Edeson, Arthur Housman

Votes: 170

36. Whirlpool of Fate (1925)

TV-PG | 71 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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After her father's death and her uncle having drunk all the inheritance, Virginia is left alone. She is accepted by a family of bohemians but a quarrel between the bohemians and the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Catherine Hessling, Charlotte Clasis, Pierre Champagne, Maurice Touzé

Votes: 475

37. Lazybones (1925)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Steve Tuttle, the titular lazybones, takes on the responsibility of raising a fatherless girl, causing a scandal in his small town. Many years later, having returned from World War I, he ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Madge Bellamy, Buck Jones, Zasu Pitts, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 410

38. Riders of the Purple Sage (1925)

TV-G | 56 min | Western

6.6
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A Texas Ranger searches for his kidnapped sister.

Director: Lynn Reynolds | Stars: Tom Mix, Beatrice Burnham, Arthur Morrison, Warner Oland

Votes: 131

39. The Red Kimona (1925)

Unrated | 77 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A small town girl finds escape from her cruel home life in the arms of a handsome stranger. Soon she finds herself working as a prostitute in New Orleans, desperately clinging to the belief that he really loves her.

Directors: Walter Lang, Dorothy Davenport | Stars: Priscilla Bonner, Nellie Bly Baker, Carl Miller, Mary Carr

Votes: 204

40. Cobra (1925)

70 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A penniless, skirt-chasing Italian nobleman finds love and scandal when he travels to New York City.

Director: Joseph Henabery | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Nita Naldi, Casson Ferguson, Gertrude Olmstead

Votes: 623

41. The Circle (1925)

Not Rated | 71 min | Drama

6.7
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Elizabeth Cheney has a wealthy husband, social prominence and everything she could want in life . . . except Ted Lutton, the man she loves. Now, she must decide whether to give up ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, Malcolm McGregor, Alec B. Francis, Eugenie Besserer

Votes: 459

42. The Monster (1925)

Unrated | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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A meek clerk who doubles as an amateur detective investigates some very strange goings-on at a remote mental sanitarium.

Director: Roland West | Stars: Lon Chaney, Gertrude Olmstead, Hallam Cooley, Johnny Arthur

Votes: 774

43. Visages d'enfants (1925)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.9
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A man whose wife has died remarries, and his new wife has a daughter of her own from a previous marriage. The man's young son, however, who loved his mother deeply and misses her terribly, ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Jean Forest, Victor Vina, Pierrette Houyez, Jeanne Marie-Laurent

Votes: 570

44. Body and Soul (1925)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

6.2
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A minister is malevolent and sinister behind his righteous facade. He consorts with, and later extorts from, the owner of a gambling house, and betrays an honest girl, eventually driving ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Micheaux | Stars: Paul Robeson, Marshall Rogers, Lawrence Chenault, Chester A. Alexander

Votes: 552

45. Wege zu Kraft und Schönheit - Ein Film über moderne Körperkultur (1925)

100 min

5.8
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The perfect body as an object of cult worship. Based on the mass sports and body worship movement of the 1920s, the film propagates physical training and shows in stylized documentary ... See full summary »

Directors: Nicholas Kaufmann, Wilhelm Prager | Stars: Josephine Baker, Anita Berber, Kitty Cauer, Jack Dempsey

Votes: 92

46. White Fang (1925)

Adventure, Family, Western

5.2
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Director: Laurence Trimble | Stars: Strongheart the Dog, Theodore von Eltz, Ruth Dwyer, Matthew Betz

Votes: 17

47. Kiss Me Again (1925)

Comedy

6.9
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Gaston Fleury's ( Monte Blue ) wife, Loulou ( Marie Prevost ), takes a perfunctory interest in music but a deeper one in a musician named Maurice ( John Roche ). Although Gaston has no ... See full summary »

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Marie Prevost, Monte Blue, John Roche, Clara Bow

Votes: 26

48. A Woman of the World (1925)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A sensual European countess arrives at a small American town where she quickly provokes moral outrage from the community. Upon arriving, even before she steps out of her taxi a district ... See full summary »

Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Pola Negri, Charles Emmett Mack, Holmes Herbert, Blanche Mehaffey

Votes: 97

49. The Salvation Hunters (1925)

70 min | Drama

6.8
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A cowardly young man, a bitter young woman and a helpless child live on the docks, spend their days full of ennui watching a dredge dig the same hole day in and day out, chased around by ... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George K. Arthur, Georgia Hale, Bruce Guerin, Otto Matieson

Votes: 265

50. Ingmarsarvet (1925)

92 min | Drama

6.7
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The story of a group of farmers who choose to leave their homes and follow the preacher Helgum to the Holy Land.

Director: Gustaf Molander | Stars: Märta Halldén, Ivan Hedqvist, John Ekman, Lars Hanson

Votes: 36