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film The Best Movies of 1923  

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List of the best movies of 1923, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1923 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 1923. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1923 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1923 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

List ranges from The Hunchback of Notre Dame to Dogs of War, plus much more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1923?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1923?"

1923 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1923. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1923 aren't just one persons opinion.
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame Lon Chaney, Ernest Torrence, Raymond Hatton The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1923 American film starring Lon Chaney, directed by Wallace Worsley, and produced by Carl Laemmle and Irving Thalberg. The supporting cast includes Patsy Ruth ...more

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Our Hospitality 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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Safety Last! Harold Lloyd, Sam Lufkin, William Gillespie Safety Last! is a 1923 romantic comedy silent film starring Harold Lloyd. It includes one of the most famous images from the silent film era: Lloyd clutching the hands of a large clock as he ...more

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Souls for Sale Charlie Chaplin, Erich von Stroheim, Barbara La Marr Souls for Sale is a 1923 American silent comedy-drama romance film written, directed, and produced by Rupert Hughes. Based on the novel of the same name also by Rupert Hughes, the film stars ...more

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The Champeen Ernie Morrison, Allen Hoskins, Mickey Daniels The Champeen is the seventh 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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Three Ages Buster Keaton, Wallace Beery, Joe Roberts Three Ages is a 1923 black-and-white American feature-length silent comedy film starring comedian Buster Keaton and Wallace Beery. The first feature Keaton wrote, directed, produced, and starred ...more

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July Days William Gillespie, Ernie Morrison, Allen Hoskins July Days is the 16th 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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To the Last Man Richard Dix, Eugene Pallette, Noah Beery^! Sr. To the Last Man is a 1923 American silent western drama feature film based on a novel by Zane Grey, produced by Famous Players-Lasky, distributed by Paramount Pictures, directed by Victor ...more

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A Pleasant Journey Sam Lufkin, William Gillespie, Ernie Morrison A Pleasant Journey is a 1923 silent short comedy film and the tenth Our Gang short subject comedy released. The Our Gang series was created by Hal Roach in 1922, and continued production until

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Stage Fright Sam Lufkin, William Gillespie, Ernie Morrison Stage Fright is the 18th 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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Dogs of War Harold Lloyd, Ernie Morrison, Allen Hoskins Dogs of War! is a 1923 silent short subject, the fourteenth entry in Hal Roach's Our Gang series. Directed by Robert F. McGowan, the two-reel short was released to theaters in July 1923 by ...more

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The Big Show Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Ernie Morrison The Big Show is the ninth 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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The Ten Commandments Richard Dix, Julia Faye, Theodore Roberts The Ten Commandments is a 1923 American silent epic film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Written by Jeanie MacPherson, the film is divided into two parts: a prologue recreating the ...more

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A Woman of Paris Charlie Chaplin, Adolphe Menjou, Edna Purviance A Woman of Paris is a feature-length American silent film that debuted in 1923. The film, an atypical drama film for its creator, was written, directed, produced and later scored by Charlie ...more

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Boys to Board Ernie Morrison, Allen Hoskins, Mickey Daniels Boys to Board is the 11th 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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Lodge Night Ernie Morrison, Allen Hoskins, Mickey Daniels Lodge Night is the 15th 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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The Love Nest Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Virginia Fox The Love Nest is a 1923 American short comedy silent film written and directed by and starring Buster Keaton.

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The Cobbler Ernie Morrison, Allen Hoskins, Mickey Daniels The Cobbler is the eighth 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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Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages William S. Burroughs, Benjamin Christensen, Elith Pio This silent docu-horror masterpiece is a study of how superstition and the misunderstanding of diseases and mental illness led to the hysteria of witch-hunts.

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Dead Game Hoot Gibson Dead Game is a 1923 American Western film directed by Edward Sedgwick and featuring Hoot Gibson.

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Merry-Go-Round Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin, George Hackathorne Merry-Go-Round is a 1923 American feature film by Erich von Stroheim and his replacement, Rupert Julian, starring Norman Kerry and Mary Philbin, and released by Universal Pictures.

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Back Stage William Gillespie, Ernie Morrison, Allen Hoskins Back Stage is a 1923 silent Our Gang silent short subject comedy film that is the 13th entry to be released. The film was released on 3 June 1923 and stars Allen "Farina" Hoskins.

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Giants vs. Yanks William Gillespie, Ernie Morrison, Allen Hoskins Giants vs. Yanks is the 12th 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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Why Worry? Harold Lloyd, John Aasen, Jobyna Ralston Why Worry? is a 1923 American comedy silent film starring Harold Lloyd.

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While Paris Sleeps Lon Chaney, John Gilbert, Hardee Kirkland While Paris Sleeps is a film based on the novel The Glory of Love by Leslie Beresford, directed by Maurice Tourneur, and starring Lon Chaney and John Gilbert. The film is believed to be lost.

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The Pilgrim Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Mack Swain The Pilgrim is a 1923 American silent film made by Charlie Chaplin for the First National Film Company, starring Chaplin and Edna Purviance. The film marks the last time Edna Purviance would ...more

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No Noise Ernie Morrison, Allen Hoskins, Mickey Daniels No Noise is the 17th 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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Blinky Hoot Gibson Blinky is a 1923 American comedy-Western film directed by Edward Sedgwick and starring Hoot Gibson and Esther Ralston.

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The Spoilers Noah Beery^! Sr., Milton Sills, Anna Q. Nilsson The Spoilers is a 1923 silent film directed by Lambert Hillyer. It is set in Nome, Alaska during the 1898 Gold Rush, with Milton Sills as Roy Glennister, Anna Q. Nilsson as Cherry Malotte, and ...more

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Shootin' for Love Hoot Gibson Shootin' for Love is a 1923 American Western film directed by Edward Sedgwick and featuring Hoot Gibson.

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Crashin' Thru Harry Carey Crashin' Thru is a 1923 American Western film starring Harry Carey.

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The Santa Fe Trail Jack Perrin, Neva Gerber The Santa Fe Trail was a 1923 Western film serial directed by Ashton Dearholt and Robert Dillon, produced by Ben F. Wilson and released by Arrow Film Corporation. The film is considered to be

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The Phantom Fortune Esther Ralston, William Desmond The Phantom Fortune is a 1923 American film serial directed by Robert F. Hill. It is thought to be lost.

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The Flame of Life Wallace Beery, Fred Kohler, Robert Ellis The Flame of Life is a 1923 American silent film starring Priscilla Dean, Robert Ellis, Kathryn McGuire, and Wallace Beery. The film was written by Elliott J. Clawson from the Frances Hodgson ...more

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Strangers of the Night Matt Moore, Enid Bennett Strangers of the Night is a 1923 American silent comedy film directed by Fred Niblo. It was produced by Louis B. Mayer and released through Metro Pictures. It is based on a 1921 stage play, ...more

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Hollywood Bess Flowers, J. Warren Kerrigan, Nita Naldi Hollywood is an American silent comedy film directed by James Cruze, co-written by Frank Condon and Thomas J. Geraghty, and released by Paramount Pictures. The film is a lengthier feature ...more

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Rosita Mary Pickford, Mathilde Comont, George Periolat Rosita is a 1923 American silent film directed by Ernst Lubitsch. The film is based upon an 1872 opera Don César de Bazan of Adolphe d'Ennery et Philippe Dumanoir.

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Canyon of the Fools Harry Carey Canyon of the Fools is a 1923 American silent Western film starring Harry Carey.

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Three Jumps Ahead Tom Mix, Alma Bennett Three Jumps Ahead is a 1923 American Western film directed by John Ford. The film is considered to be lost.

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Desert Driven Harry Carey Desert Driven is a 1923 American Western film starring Harry Carey.

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The Shock Lon Chaney, Virginia Valli, Walter Long The Shock is a 1923 American silent drama film directed by Lambert Hillyer and starring Lon Chaney as a cripple named Wilse Dilling. The film was based on a story by William Dudley Pelley. This ...more

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The Virginian Kenneth Harlan, Russell Simpson, Florence Vidor The Virginian is a silent film based upon the Owen Wister novel The Virginian and adapted from the popular 1904 theatrical play Wister had collaborated on with playwright Kirke La Shelle. The ...more

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The Miracle Baby Harry Carey The Miracle Baby is a 1923 Western film featuring Harry Carey.

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The Ramblin' Kid Hoot Gibson, Laura La Plante The Ramblin' Kid is a 1923 American Western film directed by Edward Sedgwick and featuring Hoot Gibson and Laura La Plante.

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Stormswept Wallace Beery, Noah Beery, Sr. Stormswept is a 1923 silent film starring brothers Wallace Beery and Noah Beery. The advertising phrase used for the movie was "Wallace and Noah Beery, The Two Greatest Character Actors on ...more

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Salomé Alla Nazimova, Mitchell Lewis, Nigel De Brulier Salomé, a silent film directed by Charles Bryant and starring Alla Nazimova, is a film adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play of the same name. The play itself is a loose retelling of the ...more

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Avalanche Victor Varconi, Mary Kid, Lilly Marischka Avalanche is a 1923 Austrian silent film directed by Michael Curtiz, and produced by Arnold Pressburger.

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The Covered Wagon J. Warren Kerrigan, Lois Wilson, Warner Oland The Covered Wagon is a 1923 American silent Western film released by Paramount Pictures. The film was directed by James Cruze based on a novel by Emerson Hough about a group of pioneers ...more

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Kindled Courage Hoot Gibson Kindled Courage is a 1923 American Western film directed by William Worthington and featuring Hoot Gibson. Its survival status is classified as unknown, which suggests that it is a lost film.

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Around the World in Eighteen Days Laura La Plante, William Desmond Around the World in Eighteen Days was a 1923 American silent film serial directed by B. Reeves Eason and Robert F. Hill. A total of twelve episodes of the serial were released. The film is now ...more