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20s The Best Movies of 1920  

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List of the best movies of 1920, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1920 are listed by popularity, so the movies with the most votes are at the top. This list consists of all different movie genres, but each film was released in 1920. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1920 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1920 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

This list is made up of many different movies, including The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1920?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1920?"

1920 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1920. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1920 aren't just one persons opinion.

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Conrad Veidt, Lil Dagover, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a 1920 German silent horror film, directed by Robert Wiene and written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer. Considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist ...more

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Way Down East Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Lowell Sherman Way Down West is a 1920 film directed by D. W. Griffith.

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The Round-Up Roscoe Arbuckle, Wallace Beery, Lucien Littlefield The Round-Up is a 1920 Western film starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and featuring Wallace Beery. The movie was written by Edmund Day and Tom Forman, directed by George Melford, and ...more

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The Head of Janus Bela Lugosi, Conrad Veidt, Willy Kaiser-Heyl The Head of Janus is a 1920 German horror silent film directed by F. W. Murnau. The film was an unauthorized adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. ...more

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Convict 13 Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Edward F. Cline Convict 13 is a 1920 short comedy film starring comedian Buster Keaton. It was written and directed by Keaton and Edward F. Cline.

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The Scarecrow Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Sybil Seely The Scarecrow is a 1920 American short comedy film starring comedian Buster Keaton. It was written and directed by Keaton and Edward F. Cline. The runtime is 19 minutes. One of the more ...more

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One Week Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely One Week is a 1920 American short comedy film starring comedian Buster Keaton, the first film to be released made by Keaton on his own; Keaton had worked with Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle ...more

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Sundown Slim Harry Carey Sundown Slim is a 1920 American silent western film starring Harry Carey.

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The Moon Riders Art Acord The Moon Riders was a 1920 American Western film serial directed by B. Reeves Eason and Theodore Wharton. The serial is considered lost.

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Ruth of the Rockies Ruth Roland, Herbert Heyes Ruth of the Rockies is a 1920 American Western film serial directed by George Marshall. Two of the 15 episodes survive in the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

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Just Pals Buck Jones Just Pals is a 1920 American Western film directed by John Ford, and was Ford's first film for Fox Film Corporation.

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde John Barrymore, Edgard Varèse, Charles Lane Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a 1920 horror silent film, produced by Famous Players-Lasky and released through Paramount/Artcraft. The film is based upon Robert Louis Stevenson's novella The ...more

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The Curse of Man Bela Lugosi The Curse of Man is a 1920 German film directed by Richard Eichberg and featuring Béla Lugosi.

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Nomads of the North Lon Chaney, Lewis Stone, Betty Blythe Nomads of the North is a 1920 American film featuring Lon Chaney and Lewis Stone. A Canadian Mountie allows an innocent fugitive to escape with the woman he loves. The film is based on the 1919 ...more

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Outside the Law Lon Chaney, Wheeler Oakman, Priscilla Dean Outside the Law is a 1920 American crime film directed by Tod Browning and starring Lon Chaney. Browning would remake the film in 1930. Outside the Law is considered to be one of the first ...more

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The Last of the Mohicans Boris Karloff, Wallace Beery, George Hackathorne The Last of the Mohicans is a 1920 American film adapted from James Fenimore Cooper's novel of the same name. Clarence Brown and Maurice Tourneur directed an adaption by Robert Dillon — a story ...more

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The Golem: How He Came into the World Fritz Feld, Ernst Deutsch, Paul Wegener The Golem: How He Came into the World is a 1920 silent horror film co-directed by and starring Paul Wegener. The picture was directed by Carl Boese and Wegener, written by Wegener and Henrik ...more

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The Penalty Lon Chaney, Kenneth Harlan, Claire Adams The Penalty is an American crime film starring Lon Chaney and originally released in 1920. The movie was directed by Wallace Worsley, and written by Philip Lonergan and Charles Kenyon, based ...more

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The Mark of Zorro Milton Berle, Douglas Fairbanks, Noah Beery The Mark of Zorro is a 1920 silent film starring Douglas Fairbanks and Noah Beery. This genre-defining swashbuckler adventure was the first movie version of The Mark of Zorro. Based on the 1919 ...more

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Neighbors Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Seth Rogen Neighbors is a 2014 American comedy film, directed by Nicholas Stoller and written by Andrew Cohen and Brendan O'Brien. The film stars Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, with Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, and ...more

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Algol Emil Jannings, John Gottowt, Käthe Haack Algol: Tragedy of Power is a 1920 German science fiction film about an alien from the planet Algol.

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Elmo the Fearless Elmo Lincoln, Louise Lorraine Elmo the Fearless is a 1920 American Western film serial directed by J. P. McGowan. The film is now considered to be lost.

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Suds Mary Pickford, Theodore Roberts, Albert Austin Suds is a 1920 silent film directed by John Francis Dillon and starring Mary Pickford. The film is based on the 1904 English stage play 'Op o' Me Thumb, a one-act work first produced in London ...more

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One Arabian Night Ernst Lubitsch, Pola Negri, Paul Wegener One Arabian Night is a 1920 film written by Hanns Kräly and Ernst Lubitsch and directed by Ernst Lubitsch.

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The Man with the Punch Hoot Gibson The Man with the Punch is a 1920 American short Western film directed by Edward Laemmle and featuring Hoot Gibson.

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Held Up for the Makin's Hoot Gibson Held Up for the Makin's is a 1920 short Western film directed by B. Reeves Eason.

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The Jay Bird Hoot Gibson The Jay Bird is a 1920 short Western film directed by Phil Rosen and featuring Hoot Gibson.

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Bullet Proof Harry Carey Bullet Proof is a 1920 American Western film directed by Lynn Reynolds and starring Harry Carey. Its survival status is classified as unknown, which suggests that it is a lost film.

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The Shootin' Fool Hoot Gibson The Shootin' Fool is a 1920 American short Western film directed by and featuring Hoot Gibson.

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Superstition Hoot Gibson Superstition is a 1920 American short Western film directed by Edward Laemmle for the Universal Film Mfg. Co. and featuring Hoot Gibson.

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The Big Catch Hoot Gibson The Big Catch is a 1920 short Western film released by the Universal Film Mfg. Co., written by Ford Beebe, directed by Leo D. Maloney and starring Hoot Gibson.

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West Is West Harry Carey West Is West is a 1920 American silent Western film starring Harry Carey.

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The Two-Fisted Lover Hoot Gibson The Two-Fisted Lover is a 1920 American short Western film directed by Edward Laemmle and featuring Hoot Gibson.

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Tipped Off Hoot Gibson Tipped Off is a 1920 American short Western film directed by Albert Russell and featuring Hoot Gibson.

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Pollyanna Mary Pickford, Helen Jerome Eddy, Herbert Prior Pollyanna is a 1920 American silent melodrama/comedy film starring Mary Pickford, directed by Paul Powell, and based upon Eleanor H. Porter's 1913 novel of the same name. It was Pickford's first ...more

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His Nose in the Book Hoot Gibson His Nose in the Book is a 1920 American short Western film directed by B. Reeves Eason and featuring Hoot Gibson.

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Anna Boleyn Emil Jannings, Aud Egede-Nissen, Henny Porten Anna Boleyn is a 1920 German historical film directed by Ernst Lubitsch. It stars Henny Porten as Anne Boleyn and Emil Jannings as King Henry VIII.

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The Rattler's Hiss Hoot Gibson The Rattler's Hiss is a 1920 short Western film directed by B. Reeves Eason.

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The Champion Liar Hoot Gibson The Champion Liar is a 1920 short Western film directed by and starring Hoot Gibson for Universal Film Manufacturing Co.

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The Shootin' Kid Hoot Gibson The Shootin' Kid is a 1920 American short Western film directed by and featuring Hoot Gibson.

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'If Only' Jim Harry Carey 'If Only' Jim is a 1920 western silent film starring Harry Carey. The film is based on Philip Verrill Mighel's 1904 story "Bruvver Jim's Baby". Its survival status is classified as ...more

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Double Danger Hoot Gibson Double Danger is a 1920 American short Western film directed by Albert Russell and featuring Hoot Gibson.

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The Fightin' Terror Hoot Gibson The Fightin' Terror is a 1920 short Western film directed by and featuring Hoot Gibson.

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Thieves' Clothes Hoot Gibson Thieves' Clothes is a 1920 American short Western film directed by Mack V. Wright and featuring Hoot Gibson.

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Hair Trigger Stuff Hoot Gibson Hair Trigger Stuff is a 1920 American short Western film directed by B. Reeves Eason and starring Hoot Gibson.

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Human Stuff Harry Carey Human Stuff is a 1920 American western film produced and released by Universal Film Manufacturing Company, directed by B. Reeves Eason and starring Harry Carey. Its survival status is classified ...more

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'In Wrong' Wright Hoot Gibson 'In Wrong' Wright is a 1920 American western silent film directed by Albert Russell and starring Hoot Gibson.

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Fight It Out Hoot Gibson Fight It Out is a 1920 American short Western film directed by Albert Russell and featuring Hoot Gibson.

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West Is Best Hoot Gibson West Is Best is a 1920 American short Western film directed by Phil Rosen and featuring Hoot Gibson.

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Wolf Tracks Hoot Gibson Wolf Tracks is a 1920 American short Western film directed by Mack V. Wright and featuring Hoot Gibson.