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Top 100 Classic Movies of the 1920’s

Decade:
RankTitleCastScore
1 . The Gold Rush (1925)Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Tom Murray, Henry Bergman9.87
2 . The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)Conrad Veidt9.74
3 . The Circus (1928)Charlie Chaplin, Al Ernest Garcia, Harry Crocker, Henry Bergman9.19
4 . The Kid (1921)Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan, Albert Austin8.32
5 . The General (1926)Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Frank Hagney7.84
6 . Sherlock Jr. (1924)Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire7.84
7 . Nosferatu (1922)Max Schreck7.76
8 . Sunrise (1927)George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing7.65
9 . Big Business (1929)Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Charlie Hall7.50
10 . Wings (1927)Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen, Jobyna Ralston7.35
11 . Metropolis (1927)Brigitte Helm7.06
12 . Our Hospitality (1923)Ralph Bushman, Monte Collins, Natalie Talmadge, Buster Keaton6.94
13 . The Phantom of the Opera (1925)Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe6.91
14 . Safety Last! (1923)Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Westcott Clarke, William Gillespie6.76
15 . The Crowd (1928)Eleanor Boardman, James Murray, Bert Roach, Sally Eilers6.67
16 . The Jazz Singer (1927)Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer6.67
17 . Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)Conrad Veidt, Béla Lugosi6.62
18 . 7th Heaven (1927)Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Ben Bard, David Butler6.47
19 . In Old Arizona (1929)Warner Baxter, Edmund Lowe, Dorothy Burgess, Henry Armetta6.47
20 . The Skeleton Dance (1929)6.47
21 . Street Angel (1928)Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Natalie Kingston, Henry Armetta6.47
22 . Seven Chances (1925)Buster Keaton, Snitz Edwards, Jean Arthur, Constance Talmadge6.27
23 . Two Arabian Knights (1927)William Boyd, Mary Astor, Louis Wolheim, Ian Keith6.27
24 . Bulldog Drummond (1929)Ronald Colman, Claud Allister, Montagu Love, Wilson Benge6.12
25 . Blood and Sand (1922)Leo White, Rudolph Valentino, Lila Lee, Charles Belcher6.08
26 . Sadie Thompson (1928)Lionel Barrymore, Blanche Friderici, Charles Lane, Raoul Walsh6.08
27 . Along Came Auntie (1926)Vivien Oakland, Oliver Hardy, Tyler Brooke, Martha Sleeper5.88
28 . Angora Love (1929)Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Charlie Hall5.88
29 . The Awful Truth (1929)Henry Daniell, Paul Harvey, Blanche Friderici5.88
30 . Bacon Grabbers (1929)Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Jean Harlow5.88
31 . Battle of the Century (1927)Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Hall, Sam Lufkin5.88
32 . Beggars of Life (1928)Wallace Beery, Louise Brooks, Richard Arlen, Roscoe Karns5.88
33 . The Big Parade (1925)John Gilbert, Hobart Bosworth, Karl Dane, Harry Crocker5.88
34 . Camille (1926)Norma Talmadge, Gilbert Roland, Harvey Clark, Helen Jerome Eddy5.88
35 . Captain Blood (1924)Otis Harlan, Boyd Irwin5.88
36 . Disraeli (1921)Reginald Denny, Betty Blythe5.88
37 . The Eagle (1925)Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, Louise Dresser, Carrie Clark Ward5.88
38 . The Enchanted Cottage (1924)Richard Barthelmess, May McAvoy, Holmes Herbert5.88
39 . The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)Rudolph Valentino, Stuart Holmes, Nigel De Brulier, Edward Connelly5.88
40 . The Freshman (1925)Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Charles Farrell, Grady Sutton5.88
41 . The Garden of Allah (1927)Michael Powell5.88
42 . Get Out and Get Under (1920)Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis5.88
43 . Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929)Winnie Lightner, William Bakewell, Louise Beavers, Gertrude Short5.88
44 . The Great Gatsby (1926)Warner Baxter, Lois Wilson, Neil Hamilton, Georgia Hale5.88
45 . The Hole in the Wall (1929)Claudette Colbert, Edward G. Robinson, Donald Meek5.88
46 . The Idle Class (1921)Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Mack Swain, Henry Bergman5.88
47 . The Iron Mask (1929)Douglas Fairbanks, Belle Bennett, Marguerite De La Motte, Dorothy Revier5.88
48 . The Kiss (1929)Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel, Holmes Herbert, Lew Ayres5.88
49 . The Last Laugh (1924)Emil Jannings5.88
50 . The Merry Widow (1925)Mae Murray, John Gilbert, Tully Marshall, Edward Connelly5.88
51 . The Mississippi Gambler (1929)Joseph Schildkraut, Joan Bennett, Otis Harlan5.88
52 . Neighbors (1920)Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Jack Duffy5.88
53 . Oliver Twist (1922)Jackie Coogan, Joan Standing, Lon Chaney, George Siegmann5.88
54 . Pay Day (1922)Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Edna Purviance, Syd Chaplin5.88
55 . Putting Pants on Philip (1927)Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harvey Clark, Sam Lufkin5.88
56 . Queen Kelly (1929)Gloria Swanson, Seena Owen, Sylvia Ashton, Wilson Benge5.88
57 . The Revenge of Tarzan (1920)Karla Schramm, Estelle Taylor, Walter Miller5.88
58 . Say It with Songs (1929)Al Jolson, Holmes Herbert, Arthur Hoyt5.88
59 . Scaramouche (1923)Ramon Novarro, Lewis Stone, George Siegmann, Edward Connelly5.88
60 . Scorching Sands (1923)Stan Laurel, James Finlayson, Billy Engle5.88
61 . The Sea Hawk (1924)Milton Sills, Enid Bennett, Wallace Beery, Lionel Belmore5.88
62 . Smiling Irish Eyes (1929)Colleen Moore, Claude Gillingwater, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Julanne Johnston5.88
63 . Speedy (1928)Harold Lloyd, Babe Ruth, Ernie Adams, Sam Lufkin5.88
64 . The Thief of Bagdad (1924)Douglas Fairbanks, Snitz Edwards, Charles Belcher, Julanne Johnston5.88
65 . The Three Musketeers (1921)Douglas Fairbanks, George Siegmann, Eugene Pallette, Boyd Irwin5.88
66 . Treasure Island (1920)Lon Chaney, Bull Montana, Charles Hill Mailes5.88
67 . Untamed (1929)Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, Holmes Herbert, John Miljan5.88
68 . The Vagabond Lover (1929)Rudy Vallée, Sally Blane, Marie Dressler, Charles Sellon5.88
69 . Words and Music (1929)Elizabeth Patterson, John Wayne, Frank Albertson, Dorothy Jordan5.88
70 . Yes, Yes, Nanette (1925)James Finlayson, Oliver Hardy5.88
71 . You're Darn Tootin (1928)Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Wilson Benge, Christian J. Frank5.88
72 . The Young Rajah (1922)Rudolph Valentino, George Periolat, William Boyd, Wanda Hawley5.88
73 . Young Sherlocks (1922)William Gillespie5.88
74 . The Broadway Melody (1929)Charles King, Anita Page, Bessie Love, Arthur Freed5.76
75 . College (1927)Anne Cornwall, Harold Goodwin, Snitz Edwards, Carl Harbaugh5.74
76 . A Girl in Every Port (1928)Victor McLaglen, Robert Armstrong, Louise Brooks, Leila Hyams5.69
77 . The Matinee Idol (1928)Bessie Love, Lionel Belmore, Mary Gordon5.69
78 . The Navigator (1924)Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Noble Johnson5.69
79 . Barbed Wire (1927)Pola Negri, Clive Brook, Claude Gillingwater, Einar Hanson5.59
80 . Berth Marks (1929)Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Baldwin Cooke5.59
81 . Dangerous Curves (1929)Clara Bow, Richard Arlen, Kay Francis, Joyce Compton5.59
82 . The Iron Horse (1924)George O'Brien, Madge Bellamy, J. Farrell MacDonald, George Waggner5.59
83 . The King of Kings (1927)H.B. Warner, Dorothy Cumming, Joseph Schildkraut, James Neill5.59
84 . The Mark of Zorro (1920)Douglas Fairbanks, Noah Beery, Charles Hill Mailes, Marguerite De La Motte5.59
85 . Our Dancing Daughters (1928)Joan Crawford, Johnny Mack Brown, Nils Asther, Anita Page5.59
86 . The Sheik (1921)Rudolph Valentino, Agnes Ayres, George Waggner, Lucien Littlefield5.59
87 . Way Down East (1920)5.59
88 . A Boy of Flanders (1924)Jackie Coogan, Nigel De Brulier, Lionel Belmore, Sidney Franklin5.49
89 . Faust (1926)Emil Jannings, William Dieterle5.49
90 . Flesh and the Devil (1926)John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, Eugenie Besserer, Marcelle Corday5.49
91 . After Midnight (1927)Lon Chaney, Marceline Day, Henry B. Walthall, Conrad Nagel5.29
92 . Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson5.29
93 . The Black Pirate (1926)Douglas Fairbanks, Billie Dove, Donald Crisp, Tempe Pigott5.29
94 . From Soup to Nuts (1928)Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Tiny Sandford, Sam Lufkin5.29
95 . The Gold Diggers (1923)Louise Fazenda, Gertrude Short, Anne Cornwall, Louise Beavers5.29
96 . Hallelujah! (1929)Nina Mae McKinney5.29
97 . Isn't Life Terrible? (1925)Charley Chase, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Hall, Fay Wray5.29
98 . It (1927)Clara Bow, Antonio Moreno, William Austin, Priscilla Bonner5.29
99 . Liberty (1929)Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Tom Kennedy, Sam Lufkin5.29
100 . The Man Who Laughs (1928)Mary Philbin, Conrad Veidt, Stuart Holmes, Sam De Grasse5.29

This chart uses a weighted rating based on the average rating per film and the number of votes per film.