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- Buster Keaton starred in several short Slapstick comedies, including:
- He also starred in several feature comedies, including
- Ditto Charlie Chaplin. Chaplin started to work at a slower pace in the 1920s, but he still made four feature films:
- and his last three comedic shorts:
- The Idle Class
- Pay Day
- The Pilgrim
- Harold Lloyd was more prolific than Chaplin and more popular than Keaton. His features from this decade include:
- An Adventuress
- After Six Days
- Anna Boleyn
- Build Thy House
- The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) -- A masterpiece of the Expressionist movement
- Dangerous Love
- The Daredevil
- Daredevil Jack
- The Deep Purple
- The Devil's Passkey
- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
- The Flapper
- From Morn To Midnight
- The Golem, How He Came Into The World (Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam)
- Headin' Home
- Huckleberry Finn
- Just Pals
- The Last of the Mohicans
- Life Of The Party
- The Love Flower
- The Man From Snowy River
- The Mark Of Zorro
- The Mollycoddle
- Nomads Of The North
- Oliver Twist
- Once To Every Woman
- Out Of The Dust
- Outside The Law
- The Penalty
- Remodeling Her Husband
- The Restless Sex
- The Revenge Of Tarzan
- Robbery Under Arms
- The Round-Up
- The Saphead
- The Shark
- Something New
- Something To Think About
- The Son Of Tarzan
- Terror Island
- The Tidal Wave
- The Toll Gate
- Treasure Island
- The Virgin Of Stamboul
- Way Down East
- What Women Want
- Why Change Your Wife
- The Witch Woman
- Within Our Gates
- Wuthering Heights
- Orphans of the Storm--the last collaboration of star Lillian Gish and director DW Griffith, and Griffith's last commercial hit
- Fritz Lang directed a number of trope making feature films, including
- Woman in the Moon (Frau im Mond) -- The first Interplanetary Voyage made with attention to realism.
- Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (Dr. Mabuse der Spieler) -- Invented gangster film tropes that would be used for many years
- Metropolis -- Arguably responsible for nearly every Science Fiction trope we're familiar with in film today.
- The Nibelungs (Die Nibelungen) -- Two-part film adaptation of the mediæval German epic, Das Nibelungenlied (on which Richard Wagner's Ring opera cycle was also partly based): Siegfried , in which zillions of Fantasy tropes are seen on film for the first time, and the grimmer and more realistic Kriemhild's Revenge (Kriemhilds Rache).
- F.W. Murnau directed several influential silent films including
- Dr. Mabuse the Gambler
- The Little Rascals
- Nanook Of The North -- A pioneering Documentary and the template for all future ones.
- Haxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame -- The first English-language feature film adaptation of the story, and Lon Chaney's Quasimodo is still the ugliest one yet.
- Safety Last
- The Thief of Bagdad
- Greed -- A 9½-hour epic by Erich von Stroheim, edited to 2½ hours against his wishes, the cut footage destroyed.
- In fact, von Stroheim's producer on Greed said that he had a "footage fetish". Right before he took the film away and cut it down.
- Wild Oranges
- The Battleship Potemkin (Bronyenosyets Potyomkin) -- Establishes (among many others) the Baby Carriage trope.
- Ben-Hur -- The first feature film adaptation of the story.
- The Big Parade -- The first major World War One film, notable for realistically depicting combat
- The Freshman
- The Lost World -- based on the novel by Arthur Conan Doyle.
- Les Misérables -- 6 hour French film, said to be the most accurate adaptation.
- The Phantom of the Opera
- The Unholy Three
- The Adventures of Prince Achmed - the oldest surviving animated film
- Flesh and the Devil - made Greta Garbo a star
- The Scarlet Letter - Adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, starring Lillian Gish
- The Cat and the Canary
- The Jazz Singer -- First "talkie".
- The Lodger -- The first of many suspense thrillers directed by Alfred Hitchcock
- Napoleon -- An epic five 1/2 hour drama about the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. Might never be seen in its intact form again thanks to Executive Meddling.
- Our Dancing Daughters
- Wings -- A World War One film, and the first film to win Best Picture at the Oscars.
- Underworld -- The very first gangster picture.
- The Burning of Red Lotus Temple (Huo shao hong lian si) -- Genre-defining first Chinese Wuxia film. One of the longest films ever made.
- The Crowd
- The Little Rascals
- The Man Who Laughs
- The Passion of Joan of Arc (Le passion de Jeanne d'Arc)
- Show People
- The Wind-- the last silent film of Lillian Gish
- Blackmail -- The first talkie directed by Alfred Hitchcock
- An Andalusian Dog (Un Chien Andalou) -- Most remembered for its Eye Scream moment at the beginning.
- The Man With The Movie Camera (Chelovek s kino-apparatom) -- Every Camera Trick in the book, and the fastest Montages ever attempted.
- Pandora's Box (Die Büchse der Pandora) -- Heartbreaking drama by G.W. Pabst.
Other 1920s film series
- Alice Comedies
- Classic Disney Shorts
- Felix the Cat
- Laurel and Hardy
- Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
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