Movies: Popular Movies of 1922

Movies in chronological context: 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar, the 1922nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 922nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 22nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1920s decade. As of the start of 1922, the Gregorian calendar was 13 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923. ()

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| 1h 34min | Fantasy, Horror
3.9/5 (with 780 votes)

The mysterious Count Orlok summons Thomas Hutter to his remote Transylvanian castle in the mountains. The eerie Orlok seeks to buy a house near Hutter and his wife, Ellen. After Orlok reveals his vampire nature, Hutter struggles to escape the castle, knowing that Ellen is in grave danger.


3.8/5 (with 129 votes)

Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath: Benjamin Christensen's legendary film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages suffered the same hysteria as turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients. But the film itself is far from serious-- instead it's a witches' brew of the scary, gross, and darkly humorous.

Nanook of the North(1922)

1h 19min | Documentary
3.5/5 (with 115 votes)

This pioneering documentary film depicts the lives of the indigenous Inuit people of Canada's northern Quebec region. Although the production contains some fictional elements, it vividly shows how its resourceful subjects survive in such a harsh climate, revealing how they construct their igloo homes and find food by hunting and fishing. The film also captures the beautiful, if unforgiving, frozen landscape of the Great White North, far removed from conventional civilization.

Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler(1922)

4h 31min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 78 votes)

Dr. Mabuse and his organization of criminals are in the process of completing their latest scheme, a theft of information that will allow Mabuse to make huge profits on the stock exchange. Afterwards, Mabuse disguises himself and attends the Folies Bergères show, where Cara Carozza, the main attraction of the show, passes him information on Mabuse's next intended victim, the young millionaire Edgar Hull. Mabuse then uses psychic manipulation to lure Hull into a card game where he loses heavily. When Police Commissioner von Wenk begins an investigation of this mysterious crime spree, he has little to go on, and he needs to find someone who can help him.


3.6/5 (with 72 votes)

Buster Keaton gets involved in a series of misunderstandings involving a horse and cart. Eventually he infuriates every cop in the city when he accidentally interrupts a police parade.

Pay Day(1922)

22min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 54 votes)

A bricklayer and his wife clash over his end-of-the-week partying.

Foolish Wives(1922)

2h 23min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 35 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

The Paleface(1922)

20min | Western, Comedy
3.1/5 (with 33 votes)

A butterfly collector unwittingly wanders into an Indian encampment while chasing a butterfly, but the tribe has resolved to kill the first white man who enters their encampment because white oil tycoons are trying to force them from their land.

The Electric House(1922)

19min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 33 votes)

Botany major Buster mistakenly graduates in electrical engineering and is hired to wire a new home.

The Blacksmith(1922)

25min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 33 votes)

Buster clowns around in a blacksmith's shop until he and the smithy get in a fight which sends the smithy to jail. Buster helps several customers with horses, then destroys a Rolls Royce while fixing the car parked next to it.

Day Dreams(1922)

18min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 30 votes)

In order to impress the father of a girl he is keen on, Buster goes to the city in search of work. In his letters home he writes of his various jobs which her imagination expands into much nobler ones than those that he is actually attempting.

My Wife's Relations(1922)

| 24min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 29 votes)

Buster is falsely accused of breaking a window by a woman and is taken into a courtroom. Thinking that Buster and the woman are engaged, the judge mistakenly marries them and Buster is quickly taken home by the woman to meet her family. At first unwelcoming, the family begins to treat Buster nice when they come to believe that he is going to inherit a large sum of money.

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The Frozen North(1922)

17min | Comedy, Western
3.1/5 (with 27 votes)

This satirical parody of William S. Hart's melodramatic films finds Buster in the frozen north, "last stop on the subway." He uses a wanted poster as his partner in robbing a gambling house. When he thinks he spies his wife making love to another man he shoots them both only to learn it isn't his cabin after all.


2h 5min | Drama, Fantasy
3.4/5 (with 16 votes)

Lorenz Lubota is a city clerk with no direction in life. One day on his way to work he is run over by a woman driving a chariot and he is immediately infatuated with her.

Robin Hood(1922)

3.1/5 (with 16 votes)

Amid big-budget medieval pageantry, King Richard goes on the Crusades leaving his brother Prince John as regent, who promptly emerges as a cruel, grasping, treacherous tyrant. Apprised of England's peril by message from his lady-love Marian, the dashing Earl of Huntingdon endangers his life and honor by returning to oppose John, but finds himself and his friends outlawed, with Marian apparently dead. Enter Robin Hood, acrobatic champion of the oppressed, laboring to set things right through swashbuckling feats and cliffhanging perils!

Grandma's Boy(1922)

56min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 16 votes)

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

Dr. Jack(1922)

3.4/5 (with 12 votes)

Country doctor Jack Jackson is called in to treat the Sick-Little-Well-Girl, who has been making Dr. Saulsbourg and his sanitarium very rich after years of unsuccessful treatment.

The Frogs Who Wanted a King(1922)

3.0/5 (with 10 votes)

The frogs have a democracy, but they beseech Jupiter to send them a king. Jupiter can hardly believe this amphibian foolishness, so he sends them a tree as king. The frogs make obeisance to their new monarch, but they are dissatisfied and petition Jupiter again.

Directed by Ladislas Starevich

Blood and Sand(1922)

| 1h 50min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.0/5 (with 9 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.

Kino-Pravda No. 1(1922)

11min | Documentary
2.9/5 (with 9 votes)

Dziga Vertov-directed Soviet newsreel covering: Starving children / Requisitioning of valuables possessed by the Russian Orthodox Church / Fundraising flights in support of the hungry / Trial of the Socialist Revolutionaries.

Nice and Friendly(1922)

11min | Crime, Comedy
2.5/5 (with 9 votes)

This short which was made as a wedding present for Lord and Lady Mountbatten. In it, Lady Mountbatten has a valuable pearl necklace, which a very large number of crooks wants to steal.

Directed by Charlie Chaplin - With Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Coogan, Edwina Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma, Louis Mountbatten

The Three Must-Get-Theres(1922)

3.2/5 (with 8 votes)

In this movie, Max Linder parodies the famous novel "The Three Musketeers".

Little Red Riding Hood(1922)

2.2/5 (with 8 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Walt Disney

Danse macabre(1922)

8min | Drama, Horror, Music
2.9/5 (with 7 votes)

The Black Death is ravaging Spain. As Camille Saint-Saëns's "Danse Macabre" plays on the soundtrack, a mix of animation and acted scenes tells the story of Youth and Love meeting one night. They dance, embrace, and kiss. As the night wears on, exuberant Death, a skeletal figure with a violin, pursues the couple. They try to elude him. Eventually, Love swoons. Youth is powerless to protect her. Is she doomed?

Directed by Dudley Murphy

Love One Another(1922)

1h 35min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 7 votes)

Based on the novel 'Elsker hverandre' by Aage Madelung, the film follows various lives, one of which is Jewish girl Hanne-Liebe, as she grows up, and experiences the pains of living as a Jew in Russia, leading to a revolution.

The Four Musicians of Bremen(1922)

7min | Animation
2.3/5 (with 7 votes)

Four animal musicians consisting of a Horse, Cat, Dog, & Rooster set out on their own quest to try to find some fame by playing their own music. Unfortunitly every where they go, trouble always occurs whether they are being chased by town folk, a sword fish, or being attacked by an army.

Directed by Walt Disney

Once Upon a Time(1922)

2.9/5 (with 7 votes)

The Princess of Illyria has spurned every suitor, when a gypsy loitering around the castle catches her eye. In actuality, he is the Prince of Denmark, there with his friend Kasper Røghat. The prince captivates her with magic devices, a noisemaker and a copper kettle, in return for kisses and a night in her bedchamber. When Kasper Røghat tells the king about the “affair,” the princess is thrown out of the castle, forcing her to settle in Denmark with the prince and work as a poor potter. Will the fairytale have a happy ending?


3.2/5 (with 7 votes)

Lotte Reiniger's interpretation of Grimm's recorded version of Aschenputtel (Cinderella) from 1922.

The Prisoner of Zenda(1922)

1h 53min | Adventure, Drama
3.2/5 (with 7 votes)

A kingdom's ascending heir, marked for assassination, switches identities with a lookalike, who takes his place at the coronation. When the real king is kidnapped, his followers try to find him, while the stand-in falls in love with the king's intended bride, the beautiful Princess Flavia.


7min | Animation
2.6/5 (with 7 votes)

Cinderella, the "ash girl," is kept in menial labor by her two wicked stepsisters. Meanwhile the handsome prince of the territory is out hunting bears. His father invites everyone in the country to a ball, and a fairy godmother appears to help Cinderella attend in style. The prince falls for her, but she runs away as her fairy godmother's deadline of midnight arrives. The prince finds her lost slipper and searches the territory for its rightful owner, hoping to live happily ever after when he finds her.

Directed by Walt Disney
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