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1920s English-language Movies

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The General(1926)

NR
| 1h 19min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War
4.0/5 (with 507 votes)

During America’s Civil War, Union spies steal engineer Johnnie Gray's beloved locomotive, 'The General'—with Johnnie's lady love aboard an attached boxcar—and he single-handedly must do all in his power to both get The General back and to rescue Annabelle.

Wings(1927)

PG-13
| 2h 21min | Drama, Action, War, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 108 votes)

Two young men, one rich, one middle class, both in love with the same woman, become US Air Corps fighter pilots and, eventually, heroic flying aces during World War I. Devoted best friends, their mutual love of the girl eventually threatens their bond. Meanwhile, a hometown girl who's the lovestruck lifelong next door neighbor of one of them, pines away.

The Kid(1921)

53min | Comedy, Drama
4.1/5 (with 876 votes)

A tramp cares for a boy after he's abandoned as a newborn by his mother. Later the mother has a change of heart and aches to be reunited with her son.

Safety Last!(1923)

NR
| 1h 14min | Comedy, Romance / Love, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 200 votes)

When a store clerk organizes a contest to climb the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself.

Downhill(1927)

NR
| 1h 50min | Drama, Adventure
2.9/5 (with 32 votes)

Roddy, first son of the rich Berwick family, is expelled from school when he takes the blame for his friend Tim's charge. His family sends him away and all of his friends leave him alone. Through many life choices that don't work out in his favor, Roddy begins to find his life slowly spiraling out of his control.

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

NR
| 2h 23min | Adventure, Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 40 votes)

Erstwhile childhood friends, Judah Ben-Hur and Messala meet again as adults, this time with Roman officer Messala as conqueror and Judah as a wealthy, though conquered, Israelite. A slip of a brick during a Roman parade causes Judah to be sent off as a galley slave, his property confiscated and his mother and sister imprisoned. Years later, as a result of his determination to stay alive and his willingness to aid his Roman master, Judah returns to his homeland an exalted and wealthy Roman athlete. Unable to find his mother and sister, and believing them dead, he can think of nothing else than revenge against Messala.

The Gold Rush(1925)

1h 35min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
4.0/5 (with 669 votes)

A gold prospector in Alaska struggles to survive the elements and win the heart of a dance hall girl.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame(1923)

NR
| 1h 53min | Romance / Love, Drama, Horror
3.3/5 (with 48 votes)

In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.

Blackmail(1929)

1h 26min | Drama, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 91 votes)

London, 1929. Frank Webber, a very busy Scotland Yard detective, seems to be more interested in his work than in Alice White, his girlfriend. Feeling herself ignored, Alice agrees to go out with an elegant and well-mannered artist who invites her to visit his fancy apartment.

The Freshman(1925)

3.5/5 (with 45 votes)

Harold Lamb is so excited about going to college that he has been working to earn spending money, practicing college yells, and learning a special way of introducing himself that he saw in a movie. When he arrives at Tate University, he soon becomes the target of practical jokes and ridicule. With the help of his one real friend Peggy, he resolves to make every possible effort to become popular.

The Skeleton Dance(1929)

3.7/5 (with 119 votes)

The clock strikes midnight, the bats fly from the belfry, a dog howls at the full moon, and two black cats fight in the cemetery: a perfect time for four skeletons to come out and dance a bit.

Directed by Walt Disney

The Broadway Melody(1929)

NR
| 1h 40min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.6/5 (with 53 votes)

The vaudeville act of Harriet and Queenie Mahoney comes to Broadway, where their friend Eddie Kerns needs them for his number in one of Francis Zanfield's shows. When Eddie meets Queenie, he soon falls in love with her—but she is already being courted by Jock Warriner, a member of New York high society. Queenie eventually recognises that, to Jock, she is nothing more than a toy, and that Eddie is in love with her.

Directed by Harry Beaumont - With Anita Page, Charles King, Bessie Love, Edward Dillon, Carla Laemmle, Jed Prouty, ...
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Steamboat Willie(1928)

3.7/5 (with 211 votes)

Mickey Mouse, piloting a steamboat, delights his passenger, Minnie, by making musical instruments out of the menagerie on deck.

Directed by Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks

The Jazz Singer(1927)

NR
| 1h 29min | Drama, Music
3.2/5 (with 81 votes)

A young Jewish man is torn between tradition and individuality when his old-fashioned family objects to his career as a jazz singer. This is the first full length feature film to use synchronized sound, and is the original film musical.

Directed by Alan Crosland - With Warner Oland, Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Richard Tucker, Yossele Rosenblatt, Richard Tucker, ...

The Pilgrim(1923)

NR
| 47min | Comedy, Western
3.5/5 (with 54 votes)

The Tramp is an escaped convict who is mistaken as a pastor in a small town church.

The Big Parade(1925)

NR
| 2h 31min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
3.8/5 (with 46 votes)

The story of an idle rich boy who joins the US Army's Rainbow Division and is sent to France to fight in World War I, becomes friends with two working class men, experiences the horrors of trench warfare, and finds love with a French girl.

The Phantom of the Opera(1925)

NR
| 1h 41min | Drama, Horror
3.6/5 (with 138 votes)

A grotesquely disfigured composer known as "The Phantom" haunts Paris' opera house, where he's secretly grooming Christine Daae to be an opera diva. Luring her to his remote underground lair, The Phantom declares his love. But Christine loves Raoul de Chagny and plans to elope with him. When The Phantom learns this, he abducts Christine.

Greed(1924)

2h 20min | Drama, Crime
3.8/5 (with 72 votes)

A lottery win of $5,000 forever changes the lives of a miner turned dentist and his wife.

Grandma's Boy(1922)

56min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 17 votes)

A meek young man must find the courage within when a rogue tramp menaces his home town.

The Last Command(1928)

3.7/5 (with 29 votes)

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.

Speedy(1928)

NR
| 1h 25min | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.7/5 (with 34 votes)

Speedy loses his job as a soda jerk, then spends the day with his girl at Coney Island. He then becomes a cab driver and delivers Babe Ruth to Yankee Stadium, where he stays to see the game. When the railroad tries to run the last horse-drawn trolley (operated by his girl's grandfather) out of business, Speedy organizes the neighborhood old-timers to thwart their scheme.

Directed by Ted Wilde - With Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy, Bert Woodruff, Babe Ruth, Jack Hill, Sam Lufkin, ...

The Unknown(1927)

3.8/5 (with 63 votes)

A criminal on the run hides in a circus and seeks to possess the daughter of the ringmaster at any cost.

Our Hospitality(1923)

NR
| 1h 13min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 106 votes)

A man returns to his Appalachian homestead. On the trip, he falls for a young woman. The only problem is her family has vowed to kill every member of his family.

He Who Gets Slapped(1924)

NR
| 1h 12min | Drama, Romance / Love, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 38 votes)

Story of an inventor who, suffering betrayal in life, makes a career of it by becoming a clown whose act consists of getting slapped by all the other clowns. He falls in love with another circus performer, and those who betrayed him enter his life yet again.

Easy Virtue(1928)

1h 25min | Romance / Love, Drama
2.6/5 (with 28 votes)

Larita Filton is named as correspondent in a scandalous divorce case. She escapes to France to rebuild her life where she meets John Whittaker. They are later married, but John's well-to-do family finds out Larita's secret.

The Lost World(1925)

1h 33min | Adventure, Fantasy, Drama
3.4/5 (with 57 votes)

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

The Ring(1927)

1h 56min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.0/5 (with 39 votes)

Both Jack Sander and Bob Corby are boxers in love with Mabel. Jack and Mabel wed, but their marriage is flat. The young wife looks to Bob for comfort.

The Cocoanuts(1929)

NR
| 1h 36min | Comedy, Music
3.3/5 (with 45 votes)

During the Florida land boom, the Marx Brothers run a hotel, auction off some land and thwart a jewel robbery.

The Haunted House(1921)

NR
| 21min | Comedy, Horror
3.3/5 (with 47 votes)

Buster Keaton is a bank teller who becomes involved with a hold-up, counterfeiters, and a theatrical troupe posing as spooks in a haunted house.

Way Down East(1920)

NR
| 2h 25min | Drama, Action, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 39 votes)

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.

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