The Best Movies of 1928

List of the best movies of 1928, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1928 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 1928. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1928 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1928 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

This list is made up of movies like The Passion of Joan of Arc and Two Tars.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1928?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1928?"

1928 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1928. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1928 aren't just one persons opinion.
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  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
    1
    Maria Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, André Berley
    17 votes
    • Released: 1928
    • Directed by: Carl Theodor Dreyer
    A classic of the silent age, this film tells the story of the doomed but ultimately canonized 15th-century teenage warrior. On trial for claiming she'd spoken to God, Jeanne d'Arc (Renee Falconetti) ...more

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  • The Cameraman
    2
    Buster Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin
    11 votes
    • Released: 1928
    • Directed by: Edward Sedgwick
    In this silent classic, photographer Buster (Buster Keaton) meets Sally (Marceline Day), who works as a secretary for the newsreel department at MGM, and falls hard. Trying to win her attention, ...more

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  • Steamboat Bill Jr.
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    Steamboat Bill Jr.

    Buster Keaton, Ernest Torrence, Marion Byron
    9 votes
    • Released: 1928
    • Directed by: Charles Reisner, Buster Keaton
    In this silent comedy, college boy William Canfield Jr. (Buster Keaton) reunites with his boat captain father in a Mississippi River town. Though he's flummoxed by Willie's citified appearance, the ...more

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  • Our Dancing Daughters
    4
    Joan Crawford, Johnny Mack Brown, Dorothy Sebastian
    12 votes
    • Released: 1928
    • Directed by: Harry Beaumont
    In the midst of the Jazz Age, two friends wrestle with love and liberation. Diana (Joan Crawford) has a flamboyant personality that masks a sweet nature, while Ann (Anita Page) is outwardly reserved, ...more

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  • The Last Command
    5
    Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, William Powell
    14 votes
    • Released: 1928
    • Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
    Tsarist general Sergius Alexander (Emil Jannings) is basking in the glory of imperial Russia. After sending the revolutionary Lev Andreyev (William Powell) to prison, he starts romancing Andreyev's ...more
  • The Man Who Laughs
    6
    Conrad Veidt, Stuart Holmes, Mary Philbin
    12 votes
    • Released: 1928
    • Directed by: Paul Leni
    The Man Who Laughs is a 1928 American silent film directed by the German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni. The film is an adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel of the same name and stars Mary Philbin as ...more

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