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The Best Buster Keaton Movies

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List of the best Buster Keaton movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Buster Keaton's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Buster Keaton movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Buster Keaton movies will be at the top of the list. Buster Keaton has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Buster Keaton movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Buster Keaton films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Buster Keaton role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Buster Keaton performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

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"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Buster Keaton movies?" and "What are the greatest Buster Keaton roles of all time?"

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    Sherlock, Jr.

    Buster Keaton, George Davis
    Sherlock, Jr. is an American silent comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton and...  more
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    The General

    Boris Karloff, Mike Donlin
    The General is a 1926 American silent comedy film released by United Artists. Inspired by the...  more

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    Steamboat Bill Jr.

    Buster Keaton, Ernest Torrence
    Steamboat Bill Jr. is a 1928 feature-length comedy silent film featuring Buster Keaton....  more

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    The Scarecrow

    Buster Keaton, Al St. John
    The Scarecrow is a 1920 American short comedy film starring comedian Buster Keaton. It was...  more
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    College

    Buster Keaton, Harold Goodwin
    College is a 1927 comedy-drama silent film directed by James W. Horne and Buster Keaton, and...  more
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    The Blacksmith

    Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts
    The Blacksmith is a 1922 American short comedy film co-written, co-directed by and featuring...  more
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    The Navigator

    Buster Keaton, Noble Johnson
    The Navigator is a 1924 comedy directed by and starring Buster Keaton. The film was written by...  more
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    Three Ages

    Buster Keaton, Wallace Beery
    Three Ages is a 1923 black-and-white American feature-length silent comedy film starring...  more
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    Sunset Boulevard

    William Holden, Buster Keaton
    Sunset Boulevard—stylized onscreen as SUNSET BLVD.—is a 1950 American film noir directed and...  more

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    Convict 13

    Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely
    Convict 13 is a 1920 short comedy film starring comedian Buster Keaton. It was written and...  more
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    The Balloonatic

    Buster Keaton, Phyllis Haver
    The Balloonatic is a 1923 American short comedy film co-directed by and starring Buster...  more
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    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

    Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy
    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a 1963 American epic comedy film produced and directed by...  more

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    The High Sign

    Buster Keaton, Al St. John
    The High Sign is a 1921 American short comedy film starring comedian Buster Keaton. It was...  more
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    Hard Luck

    Buster Keaton, Bull Montana
    Hard Luck is a 1921 American short comedy film starring comedian Buster Keaton. It was written...  more
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    Coney Island

    Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle
    Coney Island is a 1917 short silent film comedy written and directed by Roscoe "Fatty"...  more
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    24
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    The Haunted House

    Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge
    The Haunted House is a 1921 short comedy film starring comedian Buster Keaton. It was written...  more
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    The Butcher Boy

    Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle
    The Butcher Boy is a 1917 American short comedy film starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and...  more
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    27
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    Out West

    Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle
    Out West is a 1918 short comedy film, a satire on contemporary westerns, starring Roscoe...  more
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    The Cameraman

    Buster Keaton, Vernon Dent
    The Cameraman is a 1928 American silent comedy directed by Edward Sedgwick and an uncredited...  more
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    The Cook

    Buster Keaton, Al St. John
    The Cook is a silent film starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Buster Keaton. The movie is a...  more
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    The Bell Boy

    Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle
    The Bell Boy is a short film produced and released in 1918 by the Comique film company. The...  more
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    The Love Nest

    Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts
    The Love Nest is a 1923 American short comedy silent film written and directed by and starring...  more
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    Day Dreams

    Buster Keaton, Renée Adorée
    Daydreams is a 1922 American short comedy film directed by and featuring Buster Keaton....  more
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    Our Hospitality

    Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge
    Our Hospitality is a silent comedy directed by and starring Buster Keaton. Released in 1923 by...  more
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    Around the World in 80 Days

    Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine
    Around the World in 80 Days is a 1956 Technicolor epic action adventure comedy film starring...  more

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