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The Best 1920s Romantic Comedies  

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List Rules Only romantic comedies that were released in the 1920s

The 1920s brought the first "talkie" to the world with 1927s, The Jazz Singer. But the decade was also great for romantic comedies. These are the best 20s Romantic comedies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some good 20s romantic comedies are still shown in film schools all over the world to this day, while others have been unfortunately lost to the sands of time.

What movies belong on this '20s romantic comedies list? Buster Keaton ruled the silver screen throughout the glory days of silent film. His 1926 romantic comedy, The General, is full of action, adventure and the love of Johnnie Gray's (Keaton) beautiful fiance. The Saturday Night Kid is another good chick flick that was released in the 1920s. The Cameraman examines the lengths that one hopeless romantic will go to in order to catch the eye of the woman he loves. Other great movies that are featured on this top '20s romantic comedies list include Seven Chances, The Farmer's Wife and The Love Parade.

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Seven Chances is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1920s Romantic Comedies
Buster Keaton, Snitz Edwards, T. Roy Barnes
Seven Chances is a 1925 American comedy silent film directed by and starring Buster Keaton, based on a play written by Roi Cooper Megrue, produced in 1916 by David Belasco. Additional cast ...more
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The General is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1920s Romantic Comedies
Boris Karloff, Mike Donlin, Glen Cavender
The General is a 1926 American silent comedy film released by United Artists. Inspired by the Great Locomotive Chase, which happened in 1862, the film stars Buster Keaton who co-directed it with ...more
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The Cameraman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1920s Romantic Comedies
Buster Keaton, Vernon Dent, Edward Brophy
The Cameraman is a 1928 American silent comedy directed by Edward Sedgwick and an uncredited Buster Keaton. The picture stars Buster Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin, and others. The ...more
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Our Hospitality is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1920s Romantic Comedies
Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Roberts
Our Hospitality is a silent comedy directed by and starring Buster Keaton. Released in 1923 by Metro Pictures Corporation, the movie uses slapstick and situational comedy to tell the story of ...more
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The King on Main Street is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1920s Romantic Comedies
Adolphe Menjou, Bessie Love
The King on Main Street is a 1925 silent film romantic comedy directed by Monta Bell, released by Paramount Pictures, and starring Adolphe Menjou and Bessie Love. Carlotta Monterey, later wife ...more
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The Saturday Night Kid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1920s Romantic Comedies
Jean Harlow, Jean Arthur, Clara Bow
The Saturday Night Kid is an early talking romantic comedy film about two sisters and the man they both want. It stars Clara Bow, Jean Arthur, James Hall, and in her first credited role, Jean ...more
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Bright Lights is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1920s Romantic Comedies
Frank McHugh, Noah Beery, Sr.
Bright Lights is an all-talking pre-code American musical comedy film photographed entirely in Technicolor and produced and released by First National Pictures, a subsidiary of Warner Brothers. ...more
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Two Arabian Knights is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1920s Romantic Comedies
Boris Karloff, Mary Astor, William Boyd
Two Arabian Knights is an American comedy film, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring William Boyd, Mary Astor and Louis Wolheim. A silent film, Two Arabian Knights was produced by Howard ...more
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Her Night of Romance is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1920s Romantic Comedies
Ronald Colman, Constance Talmadge, Sidney Bracey
Her Night of Romance is a 1924 silent film written by Hanns Kräly, and directed by Sidney Franklin. The romantic comedy stars Constance Talmadge and Ronald Colman.
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The Farmer's Wife is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1920s Romantic Comedies
Jameson Thomas, Gordon Harker, Lillian Hall-Davis
The Farmer's Wife is a 1928 British silent romantic comedy film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Jameson Thomas, Lillian Hall-Davis and Gordon Harker. It was made by British ...more
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Battling Butler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1920s Romantic Comedies
Buster Keaton, Francis McDonald, Snitz Edwards
Battling Butler is a 1926 comedy silent film directed by and starring Buster Keaton.
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Rough House Rosie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1920s Romantic Comedies
Clara Bow, Reed Howes, Arthur Housman
Rough House Rosie is a 1927 American silent romantic comedy film produced and released by Paramount Pictures and directed by Frank Strayer. The film is a starring vehicle for Clara Bow who was ...more
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The Love Parade is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1920s Romantic Comedies
Jean Harlow, Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier
The Love Parade is a 1929 musical comedy film about the marital difficulties of Queen Louise of Sylvania and her consort, Count Alfred Renard. Despite his love for Louise and his promise to be ...more
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The Student Prince in Old Heid... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1920s Romantic Comedies
Norma Shearer, Ramon Novarro, Otis Harlan
The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg, also known as The Student Prince and Old Heidelberg, is a 1927 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer silent film based on the 1901 play Old Heidelberg by Wilhelm ...more
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The Matinee Idol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1920s Romantic Comedies
Bessie Love, Lionel Belmore, Sidney D'Albrook
The Matinee Idol is a 1928 silent romantic comedy film directed by Frank Capra, and starring Bessie Love and Johnnie Walker. A Broadway star falls in love with a woman who does not know his real ...more
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Taxi for Two is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1920s Romantic Comedies
Taxi for Two John Stuart, Mabel Poulton
Taxi for Two is a 1929 British romantic comedy film drama, directed by Denison Clift and Alexander Esway for Gainsborough Pictures and starring Mabel Poulton and John Stuart. It was the first ...more
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The Mollycoddle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1920s Romantic Comedies
Douglas Fairbanks, Wallace Beery, Charles Stevens
The Mollycoddle is a 1920 film starring Douglas Fairbanks and Wallace Beery, and directed by Victor Fleming. Beery plays an ice-cold villain brawling with Fairbanks' character all the way down ...more
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The Match-Breaker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1920s Romantic Comedies
The Match-Breaker
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The Awful Truth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1920s Romantic Comedies
Ina Claire, Henry Daniell, Paul Harvey
The Awful Truth was a 1929 American romantic comedy film, distributed by Pathé Exchange, directed by Marshall Neilan, and starring Ina Claire and Henry Daniell. The screenplay was written ...more
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Good and Naughty is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1920s Romantic Comedies
Good and Naughty Pola Negri, Ford Sterling, Stuart Holmes
Good and Naughty is a lost American silent film directed by Malcolm St. Clair and starring Pola Negri and Tom Moore. It was based on the play Naughty Cinderella by Henry Falk René Peter. ...more
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Just Another Blonde is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1920s Romantic Comedies
Louise Brooks, Jack Mulhall, Dorothy Mackaill
Just Another Blonde is a 1926 American silent romantic comedy/adventure film distributed by First National Pictures. Based on the short story "Even Stev'en" by Gerald Beaumont, the ...more
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The Lure of Crooning Water is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1920s Romantic Comedies
The Lure of Crooning Water Guy Newall, Hugh Buckler, Arthur Chesney
The Lure of Crooning Water is a 1920 British silent comedy romance film directed by Arthur Rooke and starring Guy Newall, Ivy Duke and Hugh Buckler. It is adapted from a novel by Marion Hill. It ...more
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Moonlight and Honeysuckle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1920s Romantic Comedies
Moonlight and Honeysuckle Mary Miles Minter
Moonlight and Honeysuckle was a 1921 silent romantic comedy film produced and released by the Realart Company. It is based on a 1919 Broadway play, Moonlight and Honeysuckle, by George ...more
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The Off-Shore Pirate is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1920s Romantic Comedies
The Off-Shore Pirate Jack Mulhall, Viola Dana, Edward Jobson
The Off-Shore Pirate is a lost 1921 silent film comedy romance produced and released by Metro Pictures and directed by Dallas Fitzgerald. The film was based on a short story by F. Scott ...more
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Eve's Secret is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1920s Romantic Comedies
Eve's Secret Jack Holt, William Collier Jr., Betty Compson
Eve's Secret is a surviving 1925 silent film romantic comedy produced by Famous Players-Lasky and released by Paramount Pictures. It is based on a Broadway play, Moon-Flower, by Zoe Akins, ...more