The Top 250 Movies of the 1920s

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The Kid 1921, 68 min.

Charles Chaplin     Starring: Charles ChaplinJackie Coogan

Drama    Silent Film

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Pandora's Box 1929, 133 min.

Georg Wilhelm Pabst     Starring: Louise BrooksFritz KortnerFrancis Lederer

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Häxan 1922, 104 min.

Benjamin Christensen     Starring: Maren PedersenClara PontoppidanElith Pio

Docudrama    Documentary    Drama

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Greed 1924, 239 min.

Erich von Stroheim     Starring: ZaSu PittsGibson GowlandJean Hersholt

Drama    Marriage Drama    Melodrama

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Seven Chances 1925, 56 min.

Buster Keaton     Starring: Buster KeatonT. Roy BarnesSnitz Edwards

Comedy of Errors    Comedy    Romance

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The Crowd 1928, 104 min.

King Vidor     Starring: James MurrayBert RoachDaniel G. Tomlinson

Drama    Psychological Drama    Romance

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Wings 1927, 141 min.

William A. Wellman     Starring: Clara BowCharles "Buddy" RogersGary Cooper

Action    Adventure    Combat Films

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Napoléon 1927, 330 min.

Abel Gance     Starring: Albert DieudonnéEdmond Van DaëleGina Manès

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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The Unknown 1927, 63 min.

Tod Browning     Starring: Lon ChaneyJoan CrawfordNorman Kerry

Drama    Horror    Romance

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The Big Parade 1925, 141 min.

King Vidor     Starring: John GilbertRenée AdoréeHobart Bosworth

Anti-War Film    Drama    Romance

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Siegfried 1924, 100 min.

Fritz Lang     Starring: Gertrud ArnoldMargarete SchönHanna Ralph

Adventure    Fantasy Adventure    Fantasy

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The Lodger 1927, 83 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Marie AultArthur ChesneyJune

Crime    Horror    Psychological Horror

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The Wind 1928, 95 min.

Victor Sjöström     Starring: Lillian GishLars HansonMontagu Love

Drama    Psychological Drama    Silent Film

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Nanook of the North 1922, 79 min.

Robert J. Flaherty     Starring: Berry Kroeger

Documentary    History    Silent Film

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Speedy 1928, 85 min.

Ted Wilde     Starring: Harold Lloyd

Action Comedy    Action    Adventure Comedy

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The Wizard of Oz 1925, 81 min.

Larry Semon     Starring: Larry SemonOliver HardyDorothy Dwan

Adventure    Adventure Comedy    Comedy

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Destiny 1921, 114 min.

Fritz Lang     Starring: Lil DagoverWalter JanssenBernhard Goetzke

Fantasy    Foreign Language Film    Horror

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The Kid Brother 1927, 82 min.

Ted Wilde     Starring: Harold LloydJobyna RalstonWalter James

Comedy    Crime Comedy    Crime

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Underworld 1927, 80 min.

Josef von Sternberg     Starring: George BancroftEvelyn BrentClive Brook

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Seventh Heaven 1927, 110 min.

Frank Borzage     Starring: Janet GaynorCharles FarrellBen Bard

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Melodrama

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Steamboat Willie 1928, 8 min.

Ub Iwerks     Starring: Walt Disney

Animation    Cartoon    Short Film

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Show People 1928, 83 min.

King Vidor     Starring: Marion DaviesWilliam HainesDell Henderson

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Battling Butler 1926, 71 min.

Buster Keaton     Starring: Buster KeatonSally O'NeilWalter James

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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The Boat 1921, 26 min.

Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton     Starring: Buster Keaton

Comedy    Short Film    Silent Film

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Lonesome 1928, 69 min.

Pál Fejös     Starring: Barbara KentGlenn TryonFay Holderness

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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It 1927, 72 min.

Clarence G. Badger     Starring: Clara BowAntonio MorenoWilliam Austin

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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The Lost World 1925, 106 min.

Harry O. Hoyt     Starring: Bessie LoveLewis StoneWallace Beery

Adventure    Fantasy Adventure    Fantasy

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Haunted House 1929, 7 min.

Walt Disney     Starring: Walt Disney

Animation    Cartoon    Family-Oriented Comedy

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Flesh and the Devil 1926, 113 min.

Clarence Brown     Starring: John GilbertGreta GarboLars Hanson

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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La roue 1923, 273 min.

Abel Gance     Starring: Séverin-MarsIvy CloseGabriel de Gravone

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Romance

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Doctor Jack 1922, 60 min.

Fred C. Newmeyer     Starring: Harold LloydJohn T. PrinceEric Mayne

Comedy    Silent Film

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The Iron Horse 1924, 133 min.

John Ford     Starring: George O'BrienMadge BellamyCharles Edward Bull

Action    Epic    Silent Film

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Pay Day 1922, 28 min.

Charles Chaplin     Starring: Charles ChaplinPhyllis AllenMack Swain

Comedy    Short Film    Silent Film

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The Play House 1921, 22 min.

Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton     Starring: Buster Keaton

Comedy    Short Film    Silent Film

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Grandma's Boy 1922, 60 min.

Fred C. Newmeyer     Starring: Harold LloydMildred DavisAnna Townsend

Comedy    Silent Film    Slapstick

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The Unholy Three 1925, 86 min.

Tod Browning     Starring: Lon ChaneyMae BuschMatt Moore

Crime Thriller    Crime    Silent Film

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Street Angel 1928, 102 min.

Frank Borzage     Starring: Janet GaynorCharles FarrellNatalie Kingston

Drama    Melodrama    Romance

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Never Weaken 1921, 19 min.

Fred C. Newmeyer     Starring: Harold LloydMildred DavisRoy Brooks

Comedy    Short Film    Silent Film

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The Penalty 1920, 90 min.

Wallace Worsley     Starring: Lon ChaneyDoris PawnJim Mason

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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The Hands of Orlac 1924, 92 min.

Robert Wiene     Starring: Conrad VeidtAlexandra SorinaFritz Kortner

Body Horror    Crime    Drama

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The Wedding March 1928, 113 min.

Erich von Stroheim     Starring: Erich Von StroheimFay WrayMatthew Betz

Drama    Melodrama    Romance

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For Heaven's Sake 1926, 58 min.

Sam Taylor     Starring: Harold LloydJobyna Ralston

Action    Comedy    Religious Comedy

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A Woman of Affairs 1928, 98 min.

Clarence Brown     Starring: Greta GarboJohn GilbertLewis Stone

Drama    Melodrama    Romance

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Lucky Star 1929, 90 min.

Frank Borzage     Starring: Janet GaynorCharles FarrellGuinn Williams

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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Within Our Gates 1920, 79 min.

Oscar Micheaux     Starring: Evelyn PreerFlo ClementsJack Chenault

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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The Paleface 1922, 20 min.

Buster Keaton     Starring: Buster KeatonVirginia FoxJoe Roberts

Comedy    Short Film    Silent Film

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She 1925, 98 min.

Leander de Cordova     Starring: Betty BlytheHeinrich GeorgeMary Odette

Adventure    Fantasy Adventure    Fantasy

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Hard Luck 1921, 22 min.

Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton     Starring: Buster Keaton

Comedy    Short Film    Silent Film

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Four Sons 1928, 100 min.

John Ford     Starring: Margaret MannJames HallCharles Morton

Drama    Family Drama    Silent Film

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Souls for Sale 1923, 90 min.

Rupert Hughes     Starring: Eleanor BoardmanFrank MayoRichard Dix

Comedy Drama    Melodrama    Silent Film

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Peter Pan 1924, 105 min.

Herbert Brenon     Starring: Betty BronsonMary BrianJack Murphy

Adventure    Family    Family-Oriented Adventure

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My Best Girl 1927, 80 min.

Sam Taylor     Starring: Mary PickfordCharles 'Buddy' RogersSunshine Hart

Comedy    Drama    Family Drama

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The Broadway Melody 1929, 110 min.

Harry Beaumont     Starring: Bessie LoveCharles KingAnita Page

Comedy    Musical    Pre-Code Hollywood

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Varieté 1925, 72 min.

Ewald André Dupont     Starring: Emil JanningsMaly DelschaftLya De Putti

Crime    Drama    Psychological Drama

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Laugh, Clown, Laugh 1928, 73 min.

Herbert Brenon     Starring: Lon ChaneyBernard SiegelLoretta Young

Drama    Melodrama    Romance

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Asphalt 1929, 90 min.

Joe May     Starring: Albert SteinrückElse HellerGustav Fröhlich

Caper    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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An Eastern Westerner 1920, 20 min.

Hal Roach     Starring: Harold LloydMildred DavisNoah Young

Comedy    Short Film    Silent Film

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Two Tars 1928, 21 min.

James Parrott     Starring: Stan LaurelOliver HardyEdgar Kennedy

Comedy    Short Film    Silent Film

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Liberty 1929, 20 min.

Leo McCarey     Starring: Stan LaurelOliver HardyTom Kennedy

Comedy    Short Film    Slapstick

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Phantom 1922, 117 min.

F.W. Murnau     Starring: Alfred AbelGrete BergerLya De Putti

Drama    Fantasy    Foreign Language Film

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Mickey's Choo-Choo 1929, 7 min.

Ub Iwerks     Starring: Walt DisneyMarcellite Garner

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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A Sailor-Made Man 1921, 46 min.

Fred C. Newmeyer     Starring: Harold LloydMildred DavisNoah Young

Comedy    Silent Film    Slapstick

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Coquette 1929, 76 min.

Sam Taylor     Starring: Mary PickfordJohn St. PolisWilliam Janney

Drama    Melodrama    Pre-Code Hollywood

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Erotikon 1920, 97 min.

Mauritz Stiller     Starring: Anders de WahlTora TejeKarin Molander

Comedy    Sex Comedy    Silent Film

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West of Zanzibar 1928, 65 min.

Tod Browning     Starring: Lon ChaneyLionel BarrymoreMary Nolan

Drama    Melodrama    Mystery

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Queen Kelly 1929, 101 min.

Erich von Stroheim     Starring: Gloria SwansonWalter ByronSeena Owen

Drama    Melodrama    Silent Film

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Throw of the Dice 1929, 74 min.

Franz Osten     Starring: Seeta DeviHimansu RaiCharu Roy

Drama    Epic    Melodrama

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The Ring 1927, 116 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Carl BrissonLillian Hall-DavisIan Hunter

Drama    Melodrama    Romance

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Beyond the Rocks 1922, 80 min.

Sam Wood     Starring: Rudolph ValentinoGloria SwansonEdythe Chapman

Drama    Melodrama    Silent Film

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Get Out and Get Under 1920, 25 min.

Hal Roach     Starring: Harold LloydMildred DavisFred McPherson

Comedy    Short Film    Silent Film

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Duck Soup 1927, 20 min.

Fred Guiol     Starring: Stan LaurelOliver HardyJames A. Marcus

Based-on-Theatre    Buddy Film    Comedy

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The Merry Widow 1925, 137 min.

Erich von Stroheim     Starring: Mae MurrayJohn GilbertRoy D'Arcy

Black Comedy    Drama    Romantic Drama

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The Marriage Circle 1924, 85 min.

Ernst Lubitsch     Starring: Florence VidorMonte BlueMarie Prevost

Comedy    Farce    Silent Film

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America 1924, 93 min.

D.W. Griffith     Starring: Neil HamiltonCarol DempsterArthur Dewey

Costume Adventure    Costume Romance    Epic

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Blood and Sand 1922, 80 min.

Fred Niblo     Starring: Rudolph ValentinoLila LeeLeo White

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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I Do 1921, 25 min.

Hal Roach     Starring: Harold LloydMildred DavisNoah Young

Comedy    Short Film    Silent Film

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The Bat 1926, 86 min.

Roland West     Starring: George BerangerCharles HerzingerEmily Fitzroy

Based-on-Theatre    Horror    Mystery

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The Viking 1928, 90 min.

Roy William Neill     Starring: Pauline StarkeDonald CrispLeRoy Mason

Action    Adventure    Epic

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Plane Crazy 1928, 6 min.

Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks     Starring: Walt Disney

Animation    Cartoon    Family-Oriented Comedy

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Paris Asleep 1925, 35 min.

René Clair     Starring: Henri RollanCharles MartinelliLouis Pré Fils

Chase Movie    Comedy    Fantasy

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Hallelujah! 1929, 109 min.

King Vidor     Starring: Daniel L. HaynesNina Mae McKinneyWilliam Fountaine

Drama    Melodrama    Musical

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The Barnyard Battle 1929, 7 min.

Ub Iwerks

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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His Royal Slyness 1920, 27 min.

Hal Roach     Starring: Harold LloydMildred Davis'Snub' Pollard

Comedy    Short Film    Silent Film