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Film The Best Movies of 1927  

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List of the best movies of 1927, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1927 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 1927. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1927 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1927 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

List movies include Metropolis, Wings and more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1927?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1927?"

1927 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1927. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1927 aren't just one persons opinion.
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Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Theodor Loos Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist epic science fiction drama film directed by Fritz Lang. The film was written by Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou, and starred Brigitte Helm, Gustav ...more

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Gary Cooper, Clara Bow, Hedda Hopper Wings is a 1927 American silent war film set during the First World War produced by Lucien Hubbard, directed by William A. Wellman and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Clara Bow, Charles ...more

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Lon Chaney, Conrad Nagel, Henry B. Walthall London After Midnight was a 1927 American silent mystery film with horror overtones distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film was based on the short story "The Hypnotist" by Tod ...more

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Janet Gaynor, Fletcher Henderson, George O'Brien Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, also known as Sunrise, is a 1927 American silent film directed by German film director F. W. Murnau. The story was adapted by Carl Mayer from the short story ...more

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Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase Call Of The Cuckoo is a Hal Roach two reel silent film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film's principal star is Jewish comedian Max Davidson, though the film is just as well known for ...more

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Joseph Schildkraut, H.B. Warner, Ernest Torrence The King of Kings is a 1927 American silent epic film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille. It depicts the last weeks of Jesus before his crucifixion and stars H. B. Warner in the lead ...more

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Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Leo Willis The Kid Brother is a 1927 American classic comedy silent film starring Harold Lloyd. It was successful and popular upon release and today is considered by critics and fans to be one of Lloyd's ...more

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Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sam Lufkin Putting Pants On Philip is a silent short film starring American comedy double act Laurel and Hardy. Made in 1927, it's the first film to bill them as an official team. The duo appeared in a ...more

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Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis is a 1927 German film directed by Walter Ruttmann, co-written by Carl Mayer and Karl Freund. The film is an example of the city symphony film genre. A musical ...more

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Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Eugene Pallette The Second Hundred Years is a 1927 American silent comedy short film starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy prior to their official billing as the duo Laurel and Hardy. The team appeared in a ...more

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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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Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sam Lufkin Sugar Daddies is a silent comedy short film starring Jimmy Finlayson, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy prior to their official billing as the duo Laurel and Hardy. The team appeared in a total of ...more

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Lewis Stone, Ricardo Cortez, María Corda The Private Life of Helen of Troy is a 1927 American silent film about Helen of Troy based on a novel by John Erskine and adapted to screen by Gerald C. Duffy. The film was directed by Alexander ...more

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Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Herbert Rawlinson Slipping Wives is a silent comedy short film starring Priscilla Dean, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy prior to their official billing as the duo Laurel and Hardy. The team appeared in a total of ...more

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Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Lupe Vélez Sailors, Beware! is a silent comedy short film starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy prior to their official billing as the duo Laurel and Hardy. The team appeared in a total of 107 films ...more

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Gertrude Astor, Tully Marshall, Flora Finch The Cat and the Canary is an American silent horror film adaptation of John Willard's 1922 black comedy play of the same name. Directed by German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni, the film ...more

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Emil Jannings, Belle Bennett, Phyllis Haver The Way of All Flesh is a drama film directed by Victor Fleming, written by Lajos Bíró, Jules Furthman and Julian Johnson from a story by Perley Poore Sheehan. The film is ...more

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Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Wilson Benge Do Detectives Think? is a silent comedy short film starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy prior to their official billing as the duo Laurel and Hardy. The team appeared in a total of 107 films ...more

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Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sam Lufkin The Battle of the Century is a silent short film starring American comedy double act Laurel and Hardy. The team appeared in a total of 107 films between 1921 and 1951.

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Myrna Loy, Al Jolson, William Demarest The Jazz Singer is a 1927 American musical film. The first feature-length motion picture with synchronized dialogue sequences, its release heralded the commercial ascendance of the ...more

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Janet Gaynor, David Butler, George E. Stone 7th Heaven is a 1927 American silent romantic drama directed by Frank Borzage, and starring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell. The film is based upon the 1922 play Seventh Heaven, by Austin ...more

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Marion Davies, Conrad Nagel Quality Street is a 1927 MGM silent film based on the 1901 play by James M. Barrie which starred Barrie favorite Maude Adams. The film starred Marion Davies and Conrad Nagel and was directed by ...more

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Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Ed Brandenburg Love 'em and Weep is a silent comedy short film starring Mae Busch, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy prior to their official billing as the duo Laurel and Hardy. The team appeared in a total of 107 ...more

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Stan Laurel, Jean Darling, Ham Kinsey Seeing the World, also known as A Roamin' Holiday, is a 1927 silent Our Gang film featuring Stan Laurel, directed by Robert F. McGowan and Robert A. McGowan. It was the 57th Our Gang short ...more

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Clara Bow, Duke Kahanamoku, Clive Brook Hula is a 1927 American silent romantic comedy film directed by Victor Fleming, and based on the novel Hula, a Romance of Hawaii by Armine von Tempski. The film stars Clara Bow and was released ...more

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Harry Semels, Frank Lackteen, Paul Panzer Hawk of the Hills is a 1927 American Western film serial directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet.

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Joan Crawford, Ernest Torrence, John Gilbert Twelve Miles Out is a 1927 silent drama film starring John Gilbert and Joan Crawford.

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Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Viola Richard Why Girls Love Sailors is a comedy short silent film directed by Fred Guiol for Hal Roach Studios starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy before they had become the comedy team of Laurel and ...more

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John Wayne, Lillian Gish, Norman Kerry Annie Laurie is a 1927 silent film directed by John S. Robertson, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and starring Lillian Gish and Norman Kerry. This was the third film of Lillian Gish at MGM, and ...more

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Wallace MacDonald Whispering Smith Rides is a 1927 Western film serial directed by Ray Taylor. The film is considered to be lost, but a trailer is held for this serial at the Library of Congress.

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William Powell, Eddie Cantor Special Delivery is a 1927 American silent comedy film directed by Fatty Arbuckle, starring Eddie Cantor, written by Cantor, John F. Goodrich and George Marion Jr.. It was released by Paramount ...more

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Stan Laurel Eve's Love Letters is a 1927 American silent comedy film featuring Stan Laurel.

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James Pierce, Edna Murphy, Dorothy Dunbar Tarzan and the Golden Lion is a Tarzan film based on the 1923 novel of the same name written by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The film starred James Pierce as Tarzan, Frederick Peters as Esteban ...more

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Joan Crawford, Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry The Unknown is a 1927 American silent horror film directed by Tod Browning and featuring Lon Chaney as carnival knife thrower Alonzo the Armless and Joan Crawford as the scantily clad carnival ...more

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Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Chet Brandenburg With Love and Hisses is a silent comedy short film starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy prior to their official billing as the duo Laurel and Hardy. The team appeared in a total of 107 films ...more

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John Wayne, Richard Barthelmess, Barbara Kent The Drop Kick is a 1927 silent film directed by Millard Webb written by Katherine Brush about a college football player who finds his reputation on the line when he pays an innocent visit to a ...more

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Norma Talmadge, Gilbert Roland, Noah Beery The Dove is an American silent film directed by Roland West and starring Norma Talmadge, Noah Beery, and Gilbert Roland, and based on a 1925 Broadway play by Willard Mack.

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Wallace Beery, Sterling Holloway, ZaSu Pitts Casey at the Bat is a 1927 silent film, directed by Monte Brice, written by Ernest Thayer, based on the baseball poem of the same name and starred Wallace Beery, Ford Sterling, Zasu Pitts and ...more

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Gilbert Roland, Billie Dove The Love Mart is a 1927 American silent drama film directed by George Fitzmaurice and featuring Boris Karloff. The film is lost.

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Gary Cooper, Clara Bow, Esther Ralston Children of Divorce is a 1927 American silent romantic drama film directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Clara Bow, Esther Ralston, and Gary Cooper. Adapted from the 1927 novel of the same name by ...more

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Mary Astor, Noah Beery, Sr. The Rough Riders is a silent film directed by Victor Fleming, released by Paramount Pictures, and starring Noah Beery, Sr., Charles Farrell, George Bancroft, and Mary Astor. The picture is ...more

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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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Maurice Bennett Flynn, Joe Bonomo The Golden Stallion is a 1927 American Western film serial produced by Nat Levine's Mascot Pictures and directed by Harry S. Webb.

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Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Parker Hats Off is a silent short film starring American comedy double act Laurel and Hardy. The team appeared in a total of 107 films between 1921 and 1951.

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Eugene Pallette, Julia Faye, Victor Varconi Chicago is a 1927 comedy-drama silent film produced by Cecil B. DeMille and directed by Frank Urson.

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Mary Nolan, Nils Asther, H.B. Warner Sorrell and Son is a 1927 silent film released on December 2, 1927 and nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director in the 1st Academy Awards the following year. The film was based on the ...more

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Gary Cooper, Clara Bow, Lloyd Corrigan "It" is a 1927 silent romantic comedy film which tells the story of a shop girl who sets her sights on the handsome and wealthy boss of the department store where she works. It is ...more

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Oleg Zhakov, Sergei Gerasimov, Janina Żejmo The Club of the Big Deed is a 1927 Soviet silent film directed by Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg about 1825 Decembrist revolt.

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Evelyn Brent, George Bancroft, Larry Semon Underworld is a 1927 silent crime film directed by Josef von Sternberg.

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Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin, Betty Compson Love Me and the World Is Mine is an American romantic film directed by Ewald André Dupont and released by Universal Pictures. This film is unknown to survive and might be a lost film.