1920s Historical Movies

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Battleship Potemkin(1925)

| 1h 15min | Drama, History
3.9/5 (with 383 votes)

A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resultant public demonstration, showing support, which brought on a police massacre. The film had an incredible impact on the development of cinema and is a masterful example of montage editing.


1h | History
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

At the height of Reign of Terror Maximilien Robespierre orchestrates the trial and execution of several of his fellow leading French revolutionaries including Georges Danton.

The Divine Lady(1929)

2.7/5 (with 5 votes)

Lady Hamilton's love affair with Admiral Horatio Nelson rocks the British Empire.

Anna Boleyn(1920)

1h 58min | History, Drama
3.6/5 (with 8 votes)

The story of the ill-fated second wife of the English king Henry VIII, whose marriage to the Henry led to momentous political and religious turmoil in England.

The Loves of Mary, Queen of Scots(1924)

The Dauphin's widow weds a lord and is executed for plotting against the queen.


The actor Edmund Kean, adored by his fans and critics, makes another brilliant performance. The young Anna Danby clings to his lips. But Kean has a liaison with a married woman.

Directed by Rudolf Biebrach

The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln(1924)

A biographical film featuring the presidency and assassination of Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. Only an incomplete abridged copy survives.


1h 12min | Drama, War

A British army officer is cashiered, and re-enlists as Private to take part in the Crimean War. He succeeds in capturing a top Russian spy which results in the famous Charge of the Light Brigade to take the Balaclava Heights.

The Four Feathers(1929)

1h 21min | Drama, Adventure
2.1/5 (with 3 votes)

An Englishman (Richard Arlen) fights in the Sudan after receiving white feathers of cowardice from his fiancee (Fay Wray) and friends.

Under the Red Robe(1923)

1h 40min | History, Drama
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Under the Red Robe is a 1923 silent historical drama directed by Alan Crosland based upon the Stanley Weyman novel Under the Red Robe. The film marks the last motion picture appearance by stage actor Robert B. Mantell who plays Cardinal Richelieu and the only silent screen performance of opera singer John Charles Thomas.

Directed by Alan Crosland - With Robert B. Mantell, Otto Kruger, William Powell, Genevieve Hamper, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Arthur Housman, ...


1h 20min

Recounts some highlights in the career of Admiral Nelson, including his battles with the French fleet under Napoleon, and his dalliances with Lady Hamilton.

When Knighthood Was in Flower(1922)

| 2h 1min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.8/5 (with 2 votes)

Mary Tudor falls in love with a new arrival to court, Charles Brandon. She convinces her brother King Henry VIII to make him his Captain of the Guard. Meanwhile, Henry is determined to marry her off to the aging King Louis XII of France as part of a peace agreement.

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The Poet and the King(1927)

1h 35min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Tsar Nicholas I is enamoured by Natalia, the wife of Alexander Pushkin. To cover his tracks, the tsar encourages the suit of Georges d'Anthès, a French officer, with the help of Count Alexander von Benckendorff. Pushkin hears rumours of D’Anthès’s love for his wife and challenges him to a duel. The officer attempts to save his life by marrying Natalia’s sister Ekaterina. Returning from his country estate, Pushkin receives anonymous letters and insists on a duel with D’Anthès.

Wallenstein, 1. Teil - Wallensteins Macht(1925)

Historical drama about the life of Albrecht von Wallenstein.

Bismarck, 1. Teil(1925)

1h 50min | History, Drama

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Directed by Ernst Wendt - With Franz Ludwig, Erna Morena, Robert Leffler, Rudolf Lettinger, Bruno Ziener, Carl de Vogt, ...

Madame Récamier(1928)

The film displays Madame Récamier 's conflict with Napoleon. Twice she was pressed to become one of the Empress's ladies. In revenge for her refusal Napoleon declined to save her husband from ruin.

Directed by Tony Lekain - With Marie Bell, Roberte Cusey-Brassens

Jesse James(1927)

| 1h 20min | Western

A light approach on the life of Jesse James.

Directed by Lloyd Ingraham - With Fred Thomson

Vater Radetzky(1929)

1h 30min

A movie by Karl Leiter.

Directed by Karl Leiter - With Karl Forest, Otto Hartmann, Theodor Pištěk, Otto Hartmann, Agnes Esterhazy, Grete Natzler, ...

Lorna Doone(1922)

1h 27min
3.2/5 (with 3 votes)

In 17th-century England, an outlaw clan kidnaps a young girl, who grows up among them. The farm boy who met her just before the kidnapping eventually rescues her, and they fall in love.

The Loves of Pharaoh(1922)

1h 40min | History, Drama
3.7/5 (with 3 votes)

The Ethiopian King offers his daughter to a powerful Pharaoh to secure peace between the two countries.


1h 14min | Drama, Action
3.7/5 (with 7 votes)

This is the story of a samurai who falls on hard times due to misunderstandings and and follows the plots of his enemies.

The Man Without Desire(1923)

A doctor suspends the life of a mourning lover and he is revived 200 years later.

Directed by Adrian Brunel - With Nina Vanna

Kit Carson Over the Great Divide(1925)


When the Indians attack, a doctor is separated from his wife. The reunion is set against the heroism of the foremost Indian scout of the day...Kit Carson!

Directed by Frank S. Mattison

A Glass of Water(1923)

1h 52min
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A Glass of Water (German: Ein Glas Wasser) is a 1923 German silent historical film directed by Ludwig Berger and starring Mady Christians, Lucie Höflich and Hans Brausewetter. It premiered at the UFA-Palast am Zoo on 1 February 1923. It was based on a play of the same title by Eugène Scribe, set in England during the reign of Queen Anne. The film was very well received both commercially and critically on its release. It is considered one of the milestones of Weimar cinema.

With Buffalo Bill on the U. P. Trail(1926)


When Buffalo Bill Cody learns that the Union Pacific railroad is making its way through Kansas, he and other heroes of the Wild West join forces to build a town along the route.

Directed by Frank S. Mattison - With Roy Stewart

Bismarck 1862 - 1898(1927)

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Directed by Curt Blachnitzky - With Franz Ludwig, Robert Leffler, Erna Morena, Bruno Ziener, Heinrich Peer, Adolf Klein, ...

Die fünf Frankfurter(1922)

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Anna Karenina(1920)

1h 6min | Drama

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59min | Drama, Adventure
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Paris, France, 1784. After living many tribulations, Joseph Balsamo, known as Count Cagliostro, an infamous adventurer, enigmatic magician and necromancer, experienced physician and ruthless swordsman, triumphs among the members of the decadent French aristocracy. But a bold foretelling about a very prominent noblewoman causes his fall in disgrace… (Partially lost film.)

Miracle of the Wolves(1924)

2h 12min | History, Drama
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

King Louis XI tries to unify France by all means fair or foul, which does not please his powerful rival Charles the Bold. It is against this troubled backdrop that the loves of the daughter of a wealthy bourgeois and the king's god-daughter Jeanne Fouquet and knight Robert Cottereau unfurl in spite of all the obstacles in their way. One of these being a pack of hungry wolves trying to stop Jeanne from carrying out an important mission assigned to her by the king himself.

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