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1920s Romantic Drama Movies

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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans(1927)

NR
| 1h 34min | Drama, Romance / Love
4.0/5 (with 292 votes)

A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife.

The Jazz Singer(1927)

1h 29min | Drama, Music
3.2/5 (with 70 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 Man Who Laughs(1928)

1h 50min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 66 votes)

Gwynplaine, son of Lord Clancharlie, has a permanent smile carved on his face by the King, in revenge for Gwynplaine's father's treachery. Gwynplaine is adopted by a travelling showman and becomes a popular idol. He falls in love with the blind Dea. The king dies, and his evil jester tries to destroy or corrupt Gwynplaine.

A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate(1923)

1h 18min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 51 votes)

When Marie St. Clair believes she has been jilted by her artist fiance Jean, she decides to leave for Paris on her own. After spending a year in the city as a mistress of the wealthy Pierre Revel, she is reunited with Jean by chance. This leaves her with the choice between a glamorous life in Paris, and the true love she left behind.

Way Down East(1920)

NR
| 2h 25min | Drama, Action, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 35 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.

Easy Virtue(1928)

2.6/5 (with 25 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 Last Command(1928)

3.7/5 (with 22 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.

7th Heaven(1927)

NR
| 1h 50min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 27 votes)

A dejected Parisian sewer worker feels his prayers have been answered when he falls in love with a street waif.

The Wind(1928)

3.7/5 (with 30 votes)

When Letty Mason relocates to West Texas, she finds herself unsettled by the ever-present wind and sand. Arriving at her new home at the ranch of her cousin, Beverly, she receives a surprisingly cold welcome from his wife, Cora. Soon tensions in the family and unwanted attention from a trio of suitors, including neighbor Lige Hightower, leave Letty increasingly disturbed, resulting in tragedy.

The Merry Widow(1926)

2h 17min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 12 votes)

When Prince Danilo falls in love with American dancer Sally O'Hara, his uncle, King Nikita I of Monteblanco, forbids him to marry her because Sally is a commoner. Thinking she has been jilted by her prince, Sally marries wealthy Baron Sadoja. When the elderly man dies suddenly, Sally must be wooed all over again by Danilo.

Flesh and the Devil(1926)

NR
| 1h 52min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 20 votes)

As lifelong best friends Leo and Ulrich return home following completion of their military training, Leo sees stunning Felicitas at the railway station and, mesmerized by her beauty, is smitten. A scandal follows, for which Leo is sent away. Returning home three years later, he discovers that much has changed.

The Docks of New York(1928)

NR
| 1h 16min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 36 votes)

A blue-collar worker on New York's depressed waterfront finds his life changed after he saves a woman attempting suicide.

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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse(1921)

2h 12min | Drama, War
3.6/5 (with 14 votes)

Set in the years before and during World War I, this epic tale tells the story of a rich Argentine family, one of its two descending branches being half of French heritage, the other being half German. Following the death of the family patriarch, the man's two daughters and their families resettle to France and Germany, respectively. In time the Great War breaks out, putting members of the family on opposing sides.

Directed by Rex Ingram - With Josef Swickard, Bridgetta Clark, Rudolph Valentino, Wallace Beery, Alice Terry, Alan Hale, ...

Lady Windermere's Fan(1925)

2h | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 11 votes)

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

The Sheik(1921)

3.2/5 (with 20 votes)

Sheik Ahmed desperately desires feisty British socialite Diana, so he abducts her and carries her off to his luxurious tent-palace in the desert. The free-spirited Diana recoils from his passionate embraces and yearns to be released. Later, allowed to go into the desert, she escapes and makes her way across the sands...

The Love of Jeanne Ney(1927)

1h 53min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 8 votes)

In the Crimea, the Reds and the Whites aren't done fighting, and Jeanne discovers that the man she loves is a Bolshevik (when he kills her father). Penniless, she returns to Paris where she works for her uncle. Soon after, her lover Andreas is in France to organize the sailors in Toulon. So also is a thief, traitor, and libertine, Khalibiev, who wants to seduce Jeanne. His schemes, Jeanne and Andreas's naivete, and a lost diamond bring the lovers to the brink of tragedy.

The Toll of the Sea(1922)

3.1/5 (with 9 votes)

An American sailor marries then deserts the Chinese beauty who had saved his life.

Blood and Sand(1922)

1h 50min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.8/5 (with 7 votes)

Juan is the son of a poor widow in Seville. Against his mother's wishes he pursues a career as toreador. He rapidly gains national prominence, and takes his childhood sweetheart Carmen as his bride. He meets the Marquis' daughter Doña Sol and finds himself in the awkward position of being in love with two women, which threatens the stability of his family and his position in society. He finds interesting parallels in the life of the infamous bandit Plumitas when they eventually meet by chance.

Lady of the Night(1925)

1h 10min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 5 votes)

The story of two baby girls, born near in proximity, but worlds apart in life: Molly Helmer, the daughter of a thief, and Florence Banning, the daughter of the judge who would send Molly's father to prison. The girls' lives come together as young women at eighteen as Florence leaves the security of the exclusive Girls Select School, and Molly, now orphaned, begins her life free from reform school.

The Temptress(1926)

NR
| 1h 57min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.3/5 (with 8 votes)

A seductive woman forsakes her husband and lover to pursue a young engineer.

Laugh, Clown, Laugh(1928)

1h 13min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 12 votes)

A despairing clown suffering a broken heart and a self-indulgent count who uncontrollably laughs learn to help each other with their problems, but both fall in love with the same young woman.

Zaza(1923)

NR
| 1h 24min | Romance / Love, Drama, Comedy
3.1/5 (with 9 votes)

Zaza is an actress and the favorite at an open-air theater in a small French town. When diplomat Bernard Dufresne comes to the village, he stays away for fear he will fall for her. But during one performance, while Zaza is singing on a swing, her rival cuts the rope and she falls. Zaza is badly injured and she makes Dufresne's acquaintance. A romance quickly springs up and he installs her in a villa. Their happiness is marred, however, when his wife appears.

The Wedding March(1928)

1h 53min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 14 votes)

A young impoverished aristocrat falls in love with an inn-keepers daughter, but has to marry money.

Uncharted Seas(1921)

After her drunken husband Tom brings home three cabaret women, Lucretia can no longer bear the abuse and turns to Arctic explorer Frank, who has long loved her and promised to come back to her whenever she needs his help.

The Blot(1921)

1h 31min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 8 votes)

Professor Griggs, teaching at the college, doesn't get paid a living wage; his next door neighbor, successful shoemaker Olsen, has money and plentiful food, while the Griggses have hardly any. When the professor's rich student Phil West falls for beautiful Griggs daughter Amelia and also befriends the poor Reverend Gates (a young man who is also in love with Amelia), he observes the difference in his life and theirs and tries to help make a difference.

The Mysterious Lady(1928)

1h 29min | Adventure, Drama
3.8/5 (with 12 votes)

A beautiful Russian spy seduces an Austrian military officer in order to obtain secret plans. When she falls in love with him, both are placed in danger.

Children of Divorce(1927)

1h 10min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.1/5 (with 6 votes)

A young flapper tricks her childhood sweetheart into marrying her. He really loves another woman, but didn't marry her for fear the marriage would end in divorce, like his parents'. Complications ensue.

Beau Brummel(1924)

2h 7min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 5 votes)

George Bryan Brummel, a British military officer, loves Lady Margery, the betrothed of Lord Alvanley. Despite her own desperate love for Brummel, she submits to family pressure and marries Lord Alvanley. Brummel, broken-hearted, embarks upon a life of revelry.

The Saga of Gosta Berling(1924)

3.3/5 (with 11 votes)

Gösta Berling is a young and attractive minister. Because of his alcoholism and his daring sermons, he is finally defrocked. He becomes a tutor of countess Marta's stepdaughter and they fall in love. But the countess has a plan of her own.

The Magician(1926)

1h 23min | Drama, Horror
3.3/5 (with 9 votes)

A young woman, Margaret Dauncey, is caught between the forces of a charlatan magician, Oliver Haddo, whom she is unable to resist, and the love of a handsome surgeon, Arthur Burdon, who has saved her from being a helpless cripple by performing a delicate operation on her spine.

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