The Best Movies of 1927

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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  • Metropolis
    Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich
    18 votes
    • Released: 1927
    • Directed by: Fritz Lang
    This influential German science-fiction film presents a highly stylized futuristic city where a beautiful and cultured utopia exists above a bleak underworld populated by mistreated workers. When the ...more
  • Wings
    Clara Bow, Charles "Buddy" Rogers, Richard Arlen
    18 votes
    • Released: 1927
    • Directed by: William A. Wellman
    With World War I afoot, David Armstrong (Richard Arlen) and Jack Powell (Charles "Buddy" Rogers) join the military with an eye toward flying American fighter planes. They leave behind Mary Preston ...more

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  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
    Janet Gaynor, Fletcher Henderson, George O'Brien
    12 votes
    • Released: 1927
    • Directed by: F. W. Murnau
    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 "Die Reise ...more
  • 7th Heaven
    Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Ben Bard
    7 votes
    • Released: 1927
    • Directed by: Frank Borzage
    Chico (Charles Farrell) is a poor Parisian sewer cleaner who aspires to work his way out of his dead-end job and into the middle class. When he meets Diane (Janet Gaynor), an abused prostitute, he ...more
  • The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
    Ramon Novarro, Norma Shearer, Jean Hersholt
    8 votes
    • Released: 1927
    • Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
    Having spent a lonely, sheltered life being tutored by the kindly Dr. Juttner (Jean Hersholt), handsome Crown Prince Karl Heinrich (Ramon Novarro) refuses to reveal his royal lineage when he enrolls ...more
  • The Kid Brother
    Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Walter James
    8 votes
    • Released: 1927
    • Directed by: J.A. Howe, Ted Wilde, Harold Lloyd, Lewis Milestone
    Harold Hickory (Harold Lloyd), a feeble boy in an otherwise brawny family, is known for being clever -- and getting into trouble. After inviting the lovely carnival worker Mary Powers (Jobyna ...more

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