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Film The Best Movies of 1925  

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List of the best movies of 1925, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1925 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 1925. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1925 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1925 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

List ranges from The Phantom of the Opera to The Gold Rush, plus much more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1925?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1925?"

1925 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1925. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1925 aren't just one persons opinion.

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The Big Parade Karl Dane, Renée Adorée, John Gilbert The Big Parade is a 1925 American silent film directed by King Vidor and starring John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Hobart Bosworth, and Claire McDowell. Adapted by Harry Behn from the ...more

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The Unholy Three Lon Chaney, Victor McLaglen, Mae Busch The Unholy Three is a 1925 American silent film involving a crime spree, directed by Tod Browning and starring Lon Chaney. The film was remade in 1930 as a talkie. In both the 1925 and the 1930 ...more

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The Phantom of the Opera Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin The Phantom of the Opera is a 1925 American silent horror film adaptation of Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra, directed by Rupert Julian and starring Lon Chaney, Sr. ...more

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The Gold Rush Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Georgia Hale The Gold Rush is a 1925 American silent comedy film written, produced, and directed by Charlie Chaplin. The film also stars Chaplin in his Little Tramp persona, Georgia Hale, Mack Swain, Tom ...more

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The Freshman Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston The Freshman is a 1925 comedy film that tells the story of a college freshman trying to become popular by joining the school football team. It stars Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Brooks Benedict ...more

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Ben-Hur Gary Cooper, Carole Lombard, Mary Pickford Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a 1925 American epic silent film directed by Fred Niblo. It stars Ramón Novarro and Francis X. Bushman, and is based on the 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of ...more

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The Thundering Herd Gary Cooper, Raymond Hatton, Jack Holt The Thundering Herd is a lost 1925 American Western lost film directed by William K. Howard and starring Jack Holt, Lois Wilson, Noah Beery, Sr., and Raymond Hatton. Based on the 1925 novel The ...more

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Tartuffe Emil Jannings, Lil Dagover, Camilla Horn Tartuffe is a German silent film produced by Erich Pommer for UFA and released in 1926. It was directed by F. W. Murnau, photographed by Karl Freund and written by Carl Mayer from ...more

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Wizard of Oz Oliver Hardy, Larry Semon, Josef Swickard Wizard of Oz is a 1925 American silent film directed by Larry Semon, who also appears in a lead role—that of a farmhand disguised as a Scarecrow. The only completed 1920s adaptation of L. Frank ...more

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The Eagle Gary Cooper, Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky The Eagle is a 1925 American silent film directed by Clarence Brown and starring Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, and Louise Dresser. Based on the novel Dubrovsky by Alexander Pushkin, the ...more

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Cobra Rudolph Valentino, Nita Naldi, Hector Sarno Cobra is a 1925 American silent film starring Rudolph Valentino and Nita Naldi. It is the screen adaptation of the play Cobra written by Martin Brown, which played at the Hudson Theatre on ...more

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A Thief in Paradise Ronald Colman, Aileen Pringle, Doris Kenyon A Thief in Paradise is a silent film, produced by Samuel Goldwyn, directed by George Fitzmaurice, and adapted by Frances Marion from Leonard Merrick's novel The Worldlings. The film is now ...more

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Battleship Potemkin Sergei Eisenstein, Grigori Aleksandrov, Aleksandr Antonov Battleship Potemkin, sometimes rendered as Battleship Potyomkin, is a 1925 silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein and produced by Mosfilm. It presents a dramatized version of the mutiny that ...more

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The Merry Widow Joan Crawford, John Gilbert, Mae Murray The Merry Widow is a 1925 American silent romantic drama/black comedy film directed and written by Erich von Stroheim. Released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the film stars Mae Murray, John Gilbert ...more

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Seven Chances 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 Lost World Arthur Conan Doyle, Bessie Love, Wallace Beery The Lost World is a 1925 silent fantasy adventure film and an adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 novel of the same name. The movie was produced by First National Pictures, a large Hollywood ...more

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The Plastic Age Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Janet Gaynor The Plastic Age is a 1925 black-and-white silent film, starring Clara Bow, Donald Keith, and Gilbert Roland in his film debut. The film survives today not only on 16 mm film, but also on video ...more

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Sunken Silver Allene Ray, Walter Miller Sunken Silver is a 1925 American film serial directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet and George B. Seitz. The serial is preserved at UCLA Film & Television Center.

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The Movies Lloyd Hamilton The Movies is a 1925 comedy film directed by Fatty Arbuckle.

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The Vanishing American Gary Cooper, Richard Dix, Noah Beery The Vanishing American is a silent film western produced by Famous Players-Lasky in the United States, and distributed through Paramount Pictures. The film was directed by George B. Seitz and ...more

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Clash of the Wolves Heinie Conklin, Charles Farrell, June Marlowe Clash of the Wolves is a 1925 American silent film produced and distributed by Warner Brothers. It is an extant film and stars canine actor Rin Tin Tin, Charles Farrell and June Marlowe. It was ...more

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A Son of His Father Bessie Love, Raymond Hatton, Warner Baxter A Son of His Father is a 1925 silent film Western directed by Victor Fleming. This is a lost film.

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Das Spielzeug von Paris Hans Moser, Lili Damita, Georges Tréville Das Spielzeug von Paris is an Austrian silent film released in 1925 and directed by Michael Curtiz. It was the first film to feature French actress Lili Damita in the leading role.

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Beyond the Border Harry Carey Beyond the Border is a 1925 American Western film, directed by Scott R. Dunlap, produced by Hunt Stromberg and starring Harry Carey. It was released by Producers Distributing Corporation.

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The Fighting Ranger Eileen Sedgwick The Fighting Ranger is a 1925 American Western film serial directed by Jay Marchant. The film is now considered to be lost.

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Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman Hedda Hopper, Walter Long, Robert House Peters Raffles is a feature length silent adventure crime drama/romance motion picture starring House Peters, Miss DuPont, Hedda Hopper, Fred Esmelton and Walter Long. Directed by King Baggot and ...more

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The Air Mail Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Mary Brian The Air Mail is a 1925 silent film directed by Irvin Willat and starring Warner Baxter, Billie Dove, and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.. It was produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed through ...more

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Madame Sans-Gêne Gloria Swanson, Charles de Rochefort, Émile Drain Madame Sans-Gêne was a 1925 American silent romantic costume comedy-drama film directed by Léonce Perret and starring Gloria Swanson. Based on the play of the same name by Victorien ...more

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Stella Dallas Ronald Colman, Belle Bennett, Lois Moran Stella Dallas is a 1925 American silent film that was produced by Samuel Goldwyn, adapted by Frances Marion, and directed by Henry King. The film stars Ronald Colman, Belle Bennett, Lois Moran, ...more

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Excuse Me Norma Shearer, Adolphe Menjou, Conrad Nagel Excuse Me is a 1925 American silent comedy film starring Norma Shearer, and Conrad Nagel. It was directed by Alfred J. Goulding, and based on the play of the same name written by best-selling ...more

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Wild West Jack Mulhall, Helen Ferguson Wild West is a 1925 American Western film serial directed by Robert F. Hill. This serial is considered to be a lost film.

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Ace of Spades William Desmond, Mary McAllister Ace of Spades is a 1925 American Western film serial directed by Henry MacRae. The film is considered to be lost.

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Idaho Vivian Rich, Mahlon Hamilton Idaho was a 1925 American Western film serial directed by Robert F. Hill. The film is considered to be lost.

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The Monster Lon Chaney, Johnny Arthur, Gertrude Olmstead The Monster is a 1925 silent comedy horror directed by Roland West, based on the play by Crane Wilbur, and starring Lon Chaney and Johnny Arthur, and is remembered as an antecedental Old Dark ...more

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Go West Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle, Gus Leonard Go West is a silent movie starring Buster Keaton. Keaton portrays Friendless, who travels west to try to make his fortune. Once there, he tries his hand at bronco-busting, cattle wrangling, and ...more

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Too Many Kisses Richard Dix, Frank Currier, Frances Howard Too Many Kisses is a 1925 silent comedy directed by Paul Sloane and based on John Monk Saunders's story, "A Maker of Gestures." It is notable for being the earliest surviving film to ...more

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Lady Windermere's Fan Ronald Colman, Irene Rich, Bert Lytell Lady Windermere's Fan is a 1925 silent film directed by Ernst Lubitsch and was adapted from a play by Oscar Wilde.

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A Slave of Fashion Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer, William Haines A Slave of Fashion was a 1925 American silent romantic comedy film directed by Hobart Henley. The film stars Norma Shearer and features Joan Crawford had an early uncredited role as a mannequin. ...more

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Little Annie Rooney Mary Pickford, William Haines, Eugene Jackson Little Annie Rooney is a 1925 American silent comedy drama film starring Mary Pickford that was directed by William Beaudine.

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The Substitute Wife Jane Novak, Niles Welch, Louise Carter The Substitute Wife is a 1925 American silent drama film written by Katherine Smith and directed by Wilfred Noy.

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The Texas Trail Harry Carey The Texas Trail is a 1925 Western film featuring Harry Carey.

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The Pleasure Garden Miles Mander, Carmelita Geraghty, Virginia Valli The Pleasure Garden is a 1925 British silent film directed by Alfred Hitchcock in his directorial debut. Based on a novel by Oliver Sandys, the film is about two chorus girls at the Pleasure ...more

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The Goose Woman Constance Bennett, Jack Pickford, Louise Dresser The Goose Woman is a 1925 silent film drama directed by Clarence Brown and starring Louise Dresser with Jack Pickford as her son. The film was released by Universal Pictures. The Rex Beach short ...more

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The Man from Red Gulch Harry Carey The Man from Red Gulch is a 1925 American Western film featuring Harry Carey.

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The Prairie Pirate Harry Carey The Prairie Pirate is a 1925 American Western film featuring Harry Carey.

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The Mystic Aileen Pringle, Conway Tearle The Mystic is a 1925 American silent drama film directed by Tod Browning, who later directed MGM's Freaks. Aileen Pringle's gowns in the film were by already famous Romain de Tirtoff. A print of ...more

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Chess Fever Mikhail Zharov, José Raúl Capablanca, Boris Barnet Chess Fever is a 1925 Soviet silent comedy film directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin and Nikolai Shpikovsky. Chess Fever is a comedy about the Moscow 1925 chess tournament, made by Pudovkin during the ...more

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Tumbleweeds William S. Hart, Lucien Littlefield, Barbara Bedford Tumbleweeds is a 1925 American Western film starring and produced by William S. Hart. It depicts the Cherokee Strip land rush of 1893. The film is said to have influenced the Oscar-winning 1931 ...more

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Jealousy Emil Jannings, Kurt Gerron, Georg John Variety is a 1925 silent drama film directed by Ewald Andre Dupont based on the novel Der Eid des Stephan Huller by Felix Hollaender. Jannings portrays "Boss Huller," an ex-trapeze ...more

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Isn't Life Terrible? Oliver Hardy, Fay Wray, Charley Chase Isn't Life Terrible? is a 1925 film starring Charley Chase and featuring Oliver Hardy and Fay Wray. This short is a parody on D. W. Griffith's 1924 drama Isn't Life Wonderful. The staircase used ...more