Movies: Popular Movies of 1925

Movies in chronological context: 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1925th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 925th year of the 2nd millennium, the 25th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1920s decade. ()

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The Gold Rush(1925)

1h 35min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
4.0/5 (with 485 votes)

A lone prospector ventures into Alaska looking for gold. He gets mixed up with some burly characters and falls in love with the beautiful Georgia. He tries to win her heart with his singular charm.

Directed by Charlie Chaplin - With Mack Swain, Tom Murray, Charlie Chaplin, Georgia Hale, Henry Bergman, Albert Austin, ...

Battleship Potemkin(1925)

| 1h 15min | Drama, History
3.9/5 (with 356 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 Phantom of the Opera(1925)

| 1h 41min | Drama, Horror
3.6/5 (with 98 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.

Directed by Rupert Julian, Lon Chaney, Edward Sedgwick - With Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe, Gibson Gowland, Snitz Edwards, ...

Seven Chances(1925)

| 56min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 68 votes)

Struggling stockbroker Jimmie Shannon learns that, if he gets married by 7 p.m. on his 27th birthday -- which is today -- he'll inherit $7 million from an eccentric relative.

Directed by Buster Keaton - With Buster Keaton, Snitz Edwards, Ruth Dwyer, Jean Arthur, Constance Talmadge, Doris Deane, ...


1h 29min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 55 votes)

Workers in a factory in pre-revolutionary Russia go on strike and are met by violent suppression.

Directed by Sergei Eisenstein - With Aleksandr Pavlovich Antonov, Grigori Aleksandrov, Maksim Shtraukh


2h 20min | Drama, Crime
3.9/5 (with 50 votes)

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

Directed by Erich von Stroheim - With Gibson Gowland, ZaSu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Cesare Gravina, Chester Conklin, Dale Fuller, ...

The Lost World(1925)

1h 46min | Adventure, Fantasy, Drama
3.3/5 (with 38 votes)

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

Directed by Harry O. Hoyt - With Bessie Love, Lewis Stone, Wallace Beery, Lloyd Hughes, Alma Bennett, Arthur Hoyt, ...

Go West(1925)

1h 9min | Comedy, Western
3.5/5 (with 33 votes)

With little luck at keeping a job in the city a New Yorker tries work in the country and eventually finds his way leading a herd of cattle to the West Coast.

Directed by Buster Keaton - With Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle, Babe London

The Big Parade(1925)

2h 31min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
3.8/5 (with 31 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.

Directed by King Vidor, George W. Hill - With John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Hobart Bosworth, Claire McDowell, Julanne Johnston, Claire Adams, ...

The Freshman(1925)

3.6/5 (with 29 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.

Directed by Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor - With Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, James Anderson, Charles Farrell, Grady Sutton, Hazel Keener, ...

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

| 2h 23min | Adventure, Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 26 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.

Directed by Fred Niblo, Charles Brabin, Christy Cabanne, Rex Ingram - With Ramón Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Claire McDowell, Leo White, Betty Bronson, ...


1h 14min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 15 votes)

Young man shows his millionaire grandfather a film based on Molière's Tartuffe, in order to expose the old man's hypocritical governess who covets his own inheritance.

Directed by F. W. Murnau - With Rosa Valetti, Werner Krauss, Lil Dagover, Lucie Höflich, Emil Jannings, Hermann Picha, ...
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Chess Fever(1925)

28min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 14 votes)

With an international chess tournament in progress, a young man becomes completely obsessed with the game. His fiancée has no interest in it, and becomes frustrated and depressed by his neglect of her, but wherever she goes she finds that she cannot escape chess. On the brink of giving up, she meets the world champion, Capablanca himself, with interesting results.

Directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin, Nikolai Shpikovsky - With Vladimir Fogel, José Raúl Capablanca, Boris Barnet, Mikhail Zharov, Yakov Protazanov, Yuli Raizman, ...

The Wizard of Oz(1925)

2.6/5 (with 13 votes)

A farm girl learns she is a princess and is swept away by a tornado to the land of Oz.

Directed by Larry Semon - With Larry Semon, Bryant Washburn, Dorothy Dwan, Virginia Pearson, Oliver Hardy, Charles Murray, ...

Master of the House(1925)

1h 47min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 13 votes)

A bully browbeats his wife and children until he meets his match in the woman who raised him.

Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer - With Johannes Meyer, Mathilde Nielsen, Karin Nellemose, Clara Schønfeld, Petrine Sonne, Astrid Holm, ...

The Pleasure Garden(1925)

| 1h 15min | Drama
2.8/5 (with 12 votes)

Patsy Brand is a chorus girl at the Pleasure Garden music hall. She meets Jill Cheyne who is down on her luck and gets her a job as a dancer. Jill meets adventurer Hugh Fielding and they get engaged, but when Hugh travels out of the country, she begins to play around.

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock - With Virginia Valli, Carmelita Geraghty, Miles Mander, John Stuart, Georg H. Schnell, Ferdinand Martini, ...

The Unholy Three(1925)

3.3/5 (with 12 votes)

Three sideshow performers form a conspiracy known as "The Unholy Three" - a ventriloquist, midget, and strongman working together to commit a series of robberies.

Directed by Tod Browning - With Lon Chaney, Mae Busch, Matt Moore, Victor McLaglen, Harry Earles, Edward Connelly, ...

Joyless Street(1925)

2h 30min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 12 votes)

In 1921, we follow two women - Marie and Grete - from the same poor Viennese neighborhood, as they try to better the lives of themselves and their families during the period of Austrian postwar hyperinflation.

Directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst - With Werner Krauss, Jaro Fürth, Greta Garbo, Loni Nest, Asta Nielsen, Sylvia Torff, ...

The Eagle(1925)

3.1/5 (with 11 votes)

Vladimir Dubrouvsky, a lieutenant in the Russian army, catches the eye of Czarina Catherine II. He spurns her advances and flees, and she puts out a warrant for his arrest, dead or alive. Vladimir learns that his father's lands have been taken by the evil Kyrilla Troekouroff, and his father dies. He dons a black mask, and becomes the outlaw The Black Eagle. He enters the Troekouroff household disguised as a French instructor for Kyrilla's daughter Mascha. He is after vengeance, but instead falls in love with Mascha.

Directed by Clarence Brown - With Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, Louise Dresser, George Nichols, Spottiswoode Aitken, Mario Carillo, ...

Lady Windermere's Fan(1925)

2h | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 9 votes)

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

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch - With Ronald Colman, May McAvoy, Irene Rich, Bert Lytell, Edward Martindel, Carrie Daumery, ...


3.4/5 (with 8 votes)

The murderer “Boss” Huller – after having spent ten years in prison – breaks his silence to tell the warden his story.

Directed by Ewald André Dupont - With Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Lya De Putti, Warwick Ward, Georg John, Kurt Gerron, ...

The Merry Widow(1925)

2h 17min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 8 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.

Directed by Erich von Stroheim - With Mae Murray, John Gilbert, Roy D'Arcy, George Fawcett, Tully Marshall, Clark Gable, ...

Maciste in Hell(1925)

1h 35min | Fantasy, Horror
3.3/5 (with 7 votes)

The devil takes Maciste down to hell in an attempt to corrupt and ruin his morality.

Directed by Guido Brignone - With Bartolomeo Pagano, Elena Sangro, Polaire, Franz Sala, Sergio Amidei


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.

Directed by Buntarō Futagawa - With Tsumasaburō Bandō

Body and Soul(1925)

1h 42min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 6 votes)

A minister is malevolent and sinister behind his righteous facade. He consorts with, and later extorts from, the owner of a gambling house, and betrays an honest girl, eventually driving them both to ruin.

Directed by Oscar Micheaux - With Paul Robeson, Mercedes Gilbert

Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life(1925)

1h 11min | Documentary
3.9/5 (with 6 votes)

A silent documentary which follows a branch of the Bakhtiari tribe of Persia as they and their herds make their seasonal journey to better pastures.

Gus Visser and His Singing Duck(1925)

2min | Music
2.2/5 (with 6 votes)

An early sound film featuring Gus Visser and a duck.

Little Annie Rooney(1925)

| 1h 35min | Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 6 votes)

A feisty little girl, the daughter of a beat cop, faces the challenges of growing up in a tough city neighborhood.

Directed by William Beaudine - With Mary Pickford, William Haines, Eugene Jackson, Gordon Griffith, Hugh Fay, Oscar Rudolph, ...

Don Q Son of Zorro(1925)

3.4/5 (with 6 votes)

Don Cesar De Vega crosses swords with a vicious member of the Queen's Guard, and steals the affection of a young heiress. When the officer frames the young upstart for murder, Don Cesar fakes his own death and retreats to the crumbling ruins of the family castle he plots his vengeance.

Directed by Donald Crisp - With Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Astor, Donald Crisp, Warner Oland, Jean Hersholt, Lottie Pickford, ...

Kino-pravda no. 21(1925)

29min | Documentary
2.8/5 (with 5 votes)

Dziga Vertov-directed Soviet newsreel made to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of Vladimir Ilich Lenin (21st January 1924 - 1925) drawn from 'The Final Journey', a Pravda feuilleton written on the occasion of Lenin's funeral by the man who had introduced Vertov to cinema, Mikhail Koltsov. Contains: First anniversary of Lenin's death: 1. Assassination attempt on Lenin and Soviet Russia's progress under his leadership / 2. Lenin's illness, death and funeral / 3. The year after Lenin's death.

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