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List of the best movies of 1922, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1922 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 1922. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1922 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1922 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

List is made up of movies like Nosferatu and Blood and Sand.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1922?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1922?"

1922 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1922. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1922 aren't just one persons opinion.
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Dr. Mabuse the Gambler Georg John, Charles Puffy, Rudolf Klein-Rogge Dr. Mabuse the Gambler is the first film in the Dr. Mabuse series, about the character Doctor Mabuse who featured in the novels of Norbert Jacques. It was directed by Fritz Lang and released in ...more

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Nosferatu Max Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens is a 1922 German Expressionist horror film, directed by F. W. Murnau, starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok. The film, shot in 1921 and released ...more

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Foolish Wives Erich von Stroheim, Mae Busch, Dale Fuller Foolish Wives is a 1922 American drama silent film produced and distributed by Universal Pictures and written and directed by Erich von Stroheim. Although uncredited, Irving Thalberg, aged 22, ...more

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The Paleface Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Virginia Fox The Paleface is a 1922 Buster Keaton two-reeler Western comedy film.

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Robin Hood Douglas Fairbanks, Wallace Beery, Alan Hale Robin Hood, starring Douglas Fairbanks and Wallace Beery, is the first motion picture ever to have a Hollywood premiere, held at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre on October 18, 1922. The movie's full ...more

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Blood and Sand Rudolph Valentino, Lila Lee, Nita Naldi Blood and Sand is an American silent drama film produced by Paramount Pictures, directed by Fred Niblo and starring Rudolph Valentino, Lila Lee, and Nita Naldi. The film was based on the Spanish ...more

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One Terrible Day Ed Brandenburg, William Gillespie, Ernie Morrison One Terrible Day is a 1922 American silent short film, the first entry in Hal Roach's Our Gang series to be released. Directed by Robert F. McGowan and Tom McNamara, the two-reel short was ...more

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The Trap Lon Chaney, Lon Chaney, Jr. The Trap is a 1922 American silent film starring Lon Chaney, directed by Robert Thornby, and released by Universal Pictures. The movie was released in the United Kingdom under the title Heart of ...more

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Saturday Morning William Gillespie, Ernie Morrison, Allen Hoskins Saturday Morning is the fifth Our Gang short subject comedy released. The Our Gang series was created by Hal Roach in 1922, and continued production until 1944.

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In the Days of Buffalo Bill Art Acord, Duke R. Lee In the Days of Buffalo Bill is a 1922 American western film serial directed by Edward Laemmle. The film is considered to be lost.

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Our Gang Ernie Morrison, Allen Hoskins, Mickey Daniels Our Gang is an American Our Gang silent short film that was the third entry in the series to be released. It was directed by Charley Chase, Robert F. McGowan, Tom McNamara, and Fred Newmeyer. ...more

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A Blind Bargain Lon Chaney, Wallace Beery, Raymond McKee A Blind Bargain was a 1922 American silent horror film starring Lon Chaney and Raymond McKee, released through Goldwyn Pictures. The film was directed by Wallace Worsley and is based on Barry ...more

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The Frozen North Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Edward F. Cline The Frozen North is a 1922 American short comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton. The film is a parody of early western films, especially those of William S. Hart. The film was ...more

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Cops Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Joe Roberts Cops is a 1922 comedy short silent film about a young man who accidentally gets on the bad side of the entire Los Angeles Police Department during a parade, and is chased all over town. It was ...more

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The Lane That Had No Turning Agnes Ayres The Lane That Had No Turning is a lost 1922 American silent film that was directed by Victor Fleming. It was produced by Famous Players-Lasky and released through Paramount Pictures.

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Oliver Twist Lon Chaney, Jackie Coogan, Carl Stockdale Oliver Twist is a 1922 silent film adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist featuring Lon Chaney as Fagin and Jackie Coogan as Oliver. Directed by Frank Lloyd.

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Phantom Lil Dagover, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski, Lya De Putti Phantom is a 1922 silent film that was directed by F. W. Murnau the same year Murnau directed Nosferatu. It is an example of German Expressionist film and has a surreal, dreamlike quality.

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White Eagle Ruth Roland White Eagle is a 1922 American Western film serial directed by Fred Jackman and W. S. Van Dyke. The film is considered to be lost.

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The Young Rajah Rudolph Valentino, William Boyd, Josef Swickard The Young Rajah is a 1922 silent film starring Rudolph Valentino. The film was based on the book Amos Judd by John Ames Mitchell.

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Tess of the Storm Country Milton Berle, Mary Pickford, Lloyd Hughes Tess of the Storm Country is a 1922 melodrama starring Mary Pickford, directed by John S. Robertson, and based upon a Grace Miller White novel. It is a remake of Pickford's film from eight years ...more

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Lorna Doone Gertrude Astor, Madge Bellamy, John Bowers Lorna Doone is a 1922 American film version of Richard Doddridge Blackmore's novel of the same name. Directed by French director Maurice Tourneur in the United States, the film starred Madge ...more

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A Quiet Street William Gillespie, Ernie Morrison, Mickey Daniels A Quiet Street is the sixth Our Gang short subject comedy released. The Our Gang series was created by Hal Roach in 1922, and continued production until 1944.

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Across the Continent Wallace Reid, Theodore Roberts, Mary MacLaren Across the Continent is a lost silent film released by Paramount Pictures in June 1922, and was one of star Wallace Reid's last performances. This film was also the opening night film of the ...more

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My Wife's Relations Buster Keaton, Wallace Beery, Kate Price My Wife's Relations is a 1922 American short comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton. Through a judicial error Buster finds himself married to a large domineering woman with an ...more

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Good Men and True Harry Carey, Tully Marshall, Noah Beery Good Men and True is a 1922 American silent Western film starring Harry Carey. The film was directed by Val Paul and the supporting cast includes Noah Beery, Sr. and Tully Marshall.

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My American Wife Gloria Swanson, Antonio Moreno My American Wife is a 1922 silent American drama film directed by Sam Wood and starring Gloria Swanson. The film was produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. Its ...more

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The Toll of the Sea Anna May Wong, Kenneth Harlan, Beatrice Bentley The Toll of the Sea is an American drama film, directed by Chester M. Franklin, produced by the Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation, released by Metro Pictures, and featuring Anna May Wong in ...more

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Young Sherlocks Ed Brandenburg, William Gillespie, Ernie Morrison Young Sherlocks is a 1922 silent short subject, the fourth entry in Hal Roach's Our Gang series. Directed by Robert F. McGowan and Tom McNamara, the two-reel short was released to theaters in ...more

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Smilin' Through Norma Talmadge, Gene Lockhart, Harrison Ford Smilin' Through is a 1922 silent film based on the 1919 play of the same name, written by Jane Cowl and Jane Murfin. The film starred Norma Talmadge, Harrison Ford, and Wyndham Standing. It was ...more

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The Loaded Door Hoot Gibson The Loaded Door is a 1922 American Western film directed by Harry A. Pollard and starring Hoot Gibson. Its survival status is classified as unknown, which suggests that it is a lost film.

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Moran of the Lady Letty Rudolph Valentino, Dorothy Dalton, Walter Long Moran of the Lady Letty is a 1922 American silent adventure drama film directed by George Melford and stars Rudolph Valentino and Dorothy Dalton. Medford and Valentino has previously worked ...more

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Conquering the Woman Florence Vidor Conquering the Woman is a 1922 American silent drama film directed by King Vidor. A print of the film exists at the Cinematheque Royale de Belgique in Belgium.

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The Bearcat Hoot Gibson The Bearcat is a lost 1922 American Western film directed by Edward Sedgwick and featuring Hoot Gibson.

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Fire Fighters Ernie Morrison, Allen Hoskins, Jackie Condon Fire Fighters is a 1922 silent short film, the second entry in Hal Roach's Our Gang series. Directed by Robert F. McGowan and Tom McNamara, the two-reel short was released to theaters in October ...more

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The Prisoner of Zenda Ramon Novarro, Lewis Stone, Stuart Holmes The Prisoner of Zenda is a 1922 silent adventure film, one of the many adaptations of Anthony Hope's popular 1894 novel of the same name and the subsequent 1896 play by Hope and Edward Rose.

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Mixed Nuts Stan Laurel Mixed Nuts is a 1922 American black-and-white silent film starring Stan Laurel. The film is a two-reeler comedy short.

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Sherlock Holmes John Barrymore, William Powell, Hedda Hopper Sherlock Holmes is a 1922 American silent mystery drama film starring John Barrymore as Sherlock Holmes and Roland Young as Dr. John Watson. The movie, which features the screen debuts of both ...more

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Headin' West Hoot Gibson Headin' West is a 1922 Western film directed by William James Craft and featuring Hoot Gibson.

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Red Hot Romance Basil Sydney, Carl Stockdale, Snitz Edwards Red Hot Romance is a 1922 American silent film directed by Victor Fleming. A fragmentary print survives in the Library of Congress.

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Sodom und Gomorrha Walter Slezake, Victor Varconi, Willi Forst Sodom und Gomorrha is an Austrian silent epic film from 1922. It was shot on the Laaer Berg, Vienna, as the enormous backdrops specially designed and constructed for the film were too big for ...more

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Pay Day Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Mack Swain Pay Day is an American short film made by First National Pictures. Charlie Chaplin wrote, directed, and starred in the film. It is Chaplin's final two-reel short film.

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Perils of the Yukon Laura La Plante, William Desmond Perils of the Yukon is a 1922 American Northern film serial directed by Jay Marchant, J. P. McGowan and Perry N. Vekroff. This serial is presumably lost.

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The Electric House Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Virginia Fox The Electric House is a 1922 American short comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton.

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Beyond the Rocks Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson Beyond the Rocks is a 1922 American silent romantic drama film directed by Sam Wood, starring Rudolph Valentino and Gloria Swanson. It is based on the 1906 novel of the same name by Elinor Glyn. ...more

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Shadows Lon Chaney, Marguerite De La Motte, John St. Polis Shadows is a dramatic 1922 silent film starring Lon Chaney, Marguerite De La Motte, Harrison Ford and John St. Polis. Shadows is a tale of deception, sacrifice and humility by a gentle Chinese ...more

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Step on It! Hoot Gibson Step on It! is a lost 1922 American Western film directed by Jack Conway and featuring Hoot Gibson, released by Universal Pictures.

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Under Two Flags Stuart Holmes, James Kirkwood^! Sr., John Davidson Under Two Flags is a 1922 American drama film directed by Tod Browning and starring Priscilla Dean. The picture was one of several films based upon the 1867 novel Under Two Flags by Ouida.

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Little Miss Smiles Gaston Glass, Shirley Mason Little Miss Smiles is a 1922 American drama film directed by John Ford. The film is considered to be lost.

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Shuzhendong Chinese Typewriter Shuzhendong Chinese Typewriter is the first Chinese animation ever made in 1922 by Wan Laiming and Wan Guchan.

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The Real Adventure Florence Vidor The Real Adventure is a 1922 American silent drama film directed by King Vidor, based on the best-selling novel by Henry Kitchell Webster that was serialized in 1915 and published as a book in ...more