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Top 100 Classic Movies of the 1920’s

Decade:
RankTitleCastScore
1 . The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)Conrad Veidt9.89
2 . The Gold Rush (1925)Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Tom Murray, Henry Bergman9.32
3 . The Circus (1928)Charlie Chaplin, Al Ernest Garcia, Harry Crocker, Henry Bergman8.68
4 . The General (1926)Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Frank Hagney8.57
5 . Sherlock Jr. (1924)Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire8.57
6 . Nosferatu (1922)Max Schreck7.89
7 . The Kid (1921)Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan, Albert Austin7.86
8 . Wings (1927)Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen, Jobyna Ralston7.50
9 . Sunrise (1927)George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing7.22
10 . Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)Conrad Veidt, Béla Lugosi7.11
11 . Our Hospitality (1923)Ralph Bushman, Monte Collins, Natalie Talmadge, Buster Keaton7.11
12 . Big Business (1929)Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Charlie Hall7.08
13 . Safety Last! (1923)Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Westcott Clarke, William Gillespie6.94
14 . Metropolis (1927)Brigitte Helm6.67
15 . The Phantom of the Opera (1925)Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe6.53
16 . Seven Chances (1925)Buster Keaton, Snitz Edwards, Jean Arthur, Constance Talmadge6.48
17 . Blood and Sand (1922)Leo White, Rudolph Valentino, Lila Lee, Charles Belcher6.30
18 . The Crowd (1928)Eleanor Boardman, James Murray, Bert Roach, Sally Eilers6.30
19 . The Jazz Singer (1927)Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer6.30
20 . 7th Heaven (1927)Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Ben Bard, David Butler6.11
21 . The Big Parade (1925)John Gilbert, Hobart Bosworth, Karl Dane, Harry Crocker6.11
22 . The Eagle (1925)Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, Louise Dresser, Carrie Clark Ward6.11
23 . The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)Rudolph Valentino, Stuart Holmes, Nigel De Brulier, Edward Connelly6.11
24 . Girl Shy (1924)Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston6.11
25 . In Old Arizona (1929)Warner Baxter, Edmund Lowe, Dorothy Burgess, Henry Armetta6.11
26 . Scaramouche (1923)Ramon Novarro, Lewis Stone, George Siegmann, Edward Connelly6.11
27 . The Skeleton Dance (1929)6.11
28 . Speedy (1928)Harold Lloyd, Babe Ruth, Ernie Adams, Sam Lufkin6.11
29 . Street Angel (1928)Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Natalie Kingston, Henry Armetta6.11
30 . The Thief of Bagdad (1924)Douglas Fairbanks, Snitz Edwards, Charles Belcher, Julanne Johnston6.11
31 . The Navigator (1924)Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Noble Johnson5.93
32 . Two Arabian Knights (1927)William Boyd, Mary Astor, Louis Wolheim, Ian Keith5.93
33 . Barbed Wire (1927)Pola Negri, Clive Brook, Claude Gillingwater, Einar Hanson5.83
34 . Our Dancing Daughters (1928)Joan Crawford, Johnny Mack Brown, Nils Asther, Anita Page5.83
35 . The Sheik (1921)Rudolph Valentino, Agnes Ayres, George Waggner, Lucien Littlefield5.83
36 . Bulldog Drummond (1929)Ronald Colman, Claud Allister, Montagu Love, Wilson Benge5.78
37 . Flesh and the Devil (1926)John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, Eugenie Besserer, Marcelle Corday5.74
38 . Sadie Thompson (1928)Lionel Barrymore, Blanche Friderici, Charles Lane, Raoul Walsh5.74
39 . Along Came Auntie (1926)Vivien Oakland, Oliver Hardy, Tyler Brooke, Martha Sleeper5.56
40 . Angora Love (1929)Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Charlie Hall5.56
41 . The Awful Truth (1929)Henry Daniell, Paul Harvey, Blanche Friderici5.56
42 . Bacon Grabbers (1929)Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Jean Harlow5.56
43 . Battle of the Century (1927)Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Hall, Sam Lufkin5.56
44 . Beggars of Life (1928)Wallace Beery, Louise Brooks, Richard Arlen, Roscoe Karns5.56
45 . Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson5.56
46 . Camille (1926)Norma Talmadge, Gilbert Roland, Harvey Clark, Helen Jerome Eddy5.56
47 . Captain Blood (1924)Otis Harlan, Boyd Irwin5.56
48 . Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)Louise Brooks, Sig Arno5.56
49 . Disraeli (1921)Reginald Denny, Betty Blythe5.56
50 . The Enchanted Cottage (1924)Richard Barthelmess, May McAvoy, Holmes Herbert5.56
51 . The Freshman (1925)Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Charles Farrell, Grady Sutton5.56
52 . The Garden of Allah (1927)Michael Powell5.56
53 . Get Out and Get Under (1920)Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis5.56
54 . Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929)Winnie Lightner, William Bakewell, Louise Beavers, Gertrude Short5.56
55 . The Great Gatsby (1926)Warner Baxter, Lois Wilson, Neil Hamilton, Georgia Hale5.56
56 . The Hole in the Wall (1929)Claudette Colbert, Edward G. Robinson, Donald Meek5.56
57 . The Idle Class (1921)Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Mack Swain, Henry Bergman5.56
58 . The Iron Mask (1929)Douglas Fairbanks, Belle Bennett, Marguerite De La Motte, Dorothy Revier5.56
59 . It (1927)Clara Bow, Antonio Moreno, William Austin, Priscilla Bonner5.56
60 . The Kiss (1929)Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel, Holmes Herbert, Lew Ayres5.56
61 . The Last Laugh (1924)Emil Jannings5.56
62 . The Man Who Laughs (1928)Mary Philbin, Conrad Veidt, Stuart Holmes, Sam De Grasse5.56
63 . The Mississippi Gambler (1929)Joseph Schildkraut, Joan Bennett, Otis Harlan5.56
64 . Neighbors (1920)Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Jack Duffy5.56
65 . Oliver Twist (1922)Jackie Coogan, Joan Standing, Lon Chaney, George Siegmann5.56
66 . Pay Day (1922)Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Edna Purviance, Syd Chaplin5.56
67 . Putting Pants on Philip (1927)Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harvey Clark, Sam Lufkin5.56
68 . Queen Kelly (1929)Gloria Swanson, Seena Owen, Sylvia Ashton, Wilson Benge5.56
69 . The Revenge of Tarzan (1920)Karla Schramm, Estelle Taylor, Walter Miller5.56
70 . Say It with Songs (1929)Al Jolson, Holmes Herbert, Arthur Hoyt5.56
71 . Scorching Sands (1923)Stan Laurel, James Finlayson, Billy Engle5.56
72 . The Sea Hawk (1924)Milton Sills, Enid Bennett, Wallace Beery, Lionel Belmore5.56
73 . Smiling Irish Eyes (1929)Colleen Moore, Claude Gillingwater, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Julanne Johnston5.56
74 . The Three Musketeers (1921)Douglas Fairbanks, George Siegmann, Eugene Pallette, Boyd Irwin5.56
75 . Treasure Island (1920)Lon Chaney, Bull Montana, Charles Hill Mailes5.56
76 . Untamed (1929)Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, Holmes Herbert, John Miljan5.56
77 . The Vagabond Lover (1929)Rudy Vallée, Sally Blane, Marie Dressler, Charles Sellon5.56
78 . Words and Music (1929)Elizabeth Patterson, John Wayne, Frank Albertson, Dorothy Jordan5.56
79 . Yes, Yes, Nanette (1925)James Finlayson, Oliver Hardy5.56
80 . You're Darn Tootin (1928)Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Wilson Benge, Christian J. Frank5.56
81 . The Young Rajah (1922)Rudolph Valentino, George Periolat, William Boyd, Wanda Hawley5.56
82 . Young Sherlocks (1922)William Gillespie5.56
83 . The Broadway Melody (1929)Charles King, Anita Page, Bessie Love, Arthur Freed5.44
84 . College (1927)Anne Cornwall, Harold Goodwin, Snitz Edwards, Carl Harbaugh5.42
85 . A Girl in Every Port (1928)Victor McLaglen, Robert Armstrong, Louise Brooks, Leila Hyams5.37
86 . Go West (1925)Buster Keaton, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Babe London5.37
87 . The Matinee Idol (1928)Bessie Love, Lionel Belmore, Mary Gordon5.37
88 . Beau Brummel (1924)John Barrymore, Mary Astor, Carmel Myers, Irene Rich5.28
89 . Berth Marks (1929)Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Baldwin Cooke5.28
90 . The Cameraman (1928)Buster Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin, Richard Alexander5.28
91 . Dangerous Curves (1929)Clara Bow, Richard Arlen, Kay Francis, Joyce Compton5.28
92 . The Iron Horse (1924)George O'Brien, Madge Bellamy, J. Farrell MacDonald, George Waggner5.28
93 . The King of Kings (1927)H.B. Warner, Dorothy Cumming, Joseph Schildkraut, James Neill5.28
94 . The Mark of Zorro (1920)Douglas Fairbanks, Noah Beery, Charles Hill Mailes, Marguerite De La Motte5.28
95 . Our Modern Maidens (1929)Joan Crawford, Rod La Rocque, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Anita Page5.28
96 . Son of the Sheik (1926)Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, Montagu Love, Karl Dane5.28
97 . Way Down East (1920)5.28
98 . A Boy of Flanders (1924)Jackie Coogan, Nigel De Brulier, Lionel Belmore, Sidney Franklin5.19
99 . Faust (1926)Emil Jannings, William Dieterle5.19
100 . After Midnight (1927)Lon Chaney, Marceline Day, Henry B. Walthall, Conrad Nagel5.00

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