1920s Historical Movies

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Battleship Potemkin(1925)

| 1h 15min | Drama, History
3.9/5 (with 367 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.

The Divine Lady(1929)

2.7/5 (with 5 votes)

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

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.


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 Loves of Pharaoh(1922)

1h 40min | History, Drama
3.7/5 (with 4 votes)

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

Anna Boleyn(1920)

1h 58min | History, Drama
3.6/5 (with 7 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 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.

Der Graf von Charolais(1922)

1h 52min | History

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The Loves of Mary, Queen of Scots(1924)

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

When Knighthood Was in Flower(1922)

| 2h 1min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.3/5 (with 1 vote)

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.


1h 14min | Drama, Action
3.8/5 (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.


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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.

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.

Captain Blood(1924)

| 1h 50min | War, Action, Adventure, Romance / Love
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Young Irish physician Peter Blood is exiled as a slave to Barbados, where he and his friend Jeremy are purchased by Colonel Bishop at the behest of his niece Arabella. With other slaves he captures a Spanish galleon and becomes the terror of the Caribbean privateers until offered a commission in the English Navy. He defeats the French at Port Royal, and as a reward he is named governor of Jamaica and marries Arabella.

Directed by David Smith - With J. Warren Kerrigan, Jean Paige

Peter the Great(1922)

- No description / details available yet. -

Die Liebe einer Königin(1923)

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Directed by Ludwig Wolff

Aus des Rheinlands Schicksalstagen(1926)

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Directed by Helene Lackner - With Hans Mierendorff

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.

The Age of Innocence(1924)

Directed by Wesley Ruggles.

Directed by Wesley Ruggles - With Beverly Bayne

Rok 1863(1922)

1h 33min | History, Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

In the Battle of Małogoszcz Prince Jozef Odrowaz was seriously wounded . Miss Salomea Brynicka and his father risked their own lives giving him food and shelter.

Directed by Edward Puchalski

Pan Tadeusz(1928)

2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Pan Tadeusz (film 1928) is a Polish historical film directed by Ryszard Ordynski based on the national epic of Poland, an 1834 poem by Adam Mickiewicz.


1h 8min | Drama
2.7/5 (with 2 votes)

Vanina loves rebel leader Octavio, who gets caught. He gets a pardon and marries Vanina. When he is captured again, Vanina helps him to escape prison. They are both caught, and after his execution she dies from grief.

Der Ochsenkrieg(1920)

1h 26min | Drama, History
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Berchtesgaden in the 15th century: A power struggle between mountain peasants who have been raising milk cows on common land and a village bailiff trying to gain power driving them off the land. Both have a ducal documents that states the opposite.

Directed by Franz Osten - With Fritz Greiner, Lia Eibenschütz, Fritz Kampers, Ernst Rückert, Katharina Schratt

The Fight for the Matterhorn(1928)

1h 18min
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Struggle for the Matterhorn (German: Der Kampf ums Matterhorn) is a 1928 German-Swiss silent drama film co-directed by Mario Bonnard and Nunzio Malasomma and starring Luis Trenker, Marcella Albani, and Alexandra Schmitt. The film is part of the popular cycle of mountain films of the 1920s and 1930s. Art direction was by Heinrich Richter. Based on a novel by Carl Haensel, the film depicts the battle between British and Italian climbers to be the first to climb the Matterhorn. Trenker later remade the film as The Challenge in 1938.

Samson und Delila(1922)

2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

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1h 52min | History
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

German silent film about the life of Martin Luther.

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.

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

Sweeney Todd(1928)

1.5/5 (with 1 vote)

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Directed by Walter West - With Moore Marriott, Judd Green
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