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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.

List features films like Go West and Allez Oop.

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  • 1
    Sherlock, Jr.
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    11

    Sherlock, Jr.

    Buster Keaton, George Davis

    Released1924

    Directed byBuster Keaton

    Sherlock, Jr. is an American silent comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton and... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    The Scarecrow
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    4

    The Scarecrow

    Buster Keaton, Al St. John

    Released1920

    Directed byBuster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

    The Scarecrow is a 1920 American short comedy film starring comedian Buster Keaton. It was... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 3
    The General
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    26

    The General

    Boris Karloff, Mike Donlin

    Released1926

    Directed byBuster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman

    The General is a 1926 American silent comedy film released by United Artists. Inspired by the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Steamboat Bill Jr.
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    Steamboat Bill Jr.

    Buster Keaton, Ernest Torrence

    Released1928

    Directed byBuster Keaton, Charles Reisner

    Steamboat Bill Jr. is a 1928 feature-length comedy silent film featuring Buster Keaton.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    The Balloonatic
    28
    4

    The Balloonatic

    Buster Keaton, Phyllis Haver

    Released1923

    Directed byBuster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

    The Balloonatic is a 1923 American short comedy film co-directed by and starring Buster... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 6
    The Electric House
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    2

    The Electric House

    Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts

    Released1922

    Directed byBuster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

    The Electric House is a 1922 American short comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton.Amazon_watch buy button
  • 7
    Convict 13
    27
    4

    Convict 13

    Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely

    Released1920

    Directed byBuster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

    Convict 13 is a 1920 short comedy film starring comedian Buster Keaton. It was written and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 8
    The Boat
    27
    4

    The Boat

    Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely

    Released1921

    Directed byBuster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

    The Boat is a 1921 American short comedy film written by, directed and starring Buster Keaton.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 9
    The Navigator
    29
    6

    The Navigator

    Buster Keaton, Noble Johnson

    Released1924

    Directed byBuster Keaton, Donald Crisp

    The Navigator is a 1924 comedy directed by and starring Buster Keaton. The film was written by... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Hard Luck
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    8

    Hard Luck

    Buster Keaton, Bull Montana

    Released1921

    Directed byBuster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

    Hard Luck is a 1921 American short comedy film starring comedian Buster Keaton. It was written... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    The Haunted House
    25
    4

    The Haunted House

    Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge

    Released1921

    Directed byBuster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

    The Haunted House is a 1921 short comedy film starring comedian Buster Keaton. It was written... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 12
    The Butcher Boy
    27
    8

    The Butcher Boy

    Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle

    Released1917

    Directed byRoscoe Arbuckle

    The Butcher Boy is a 1917 American short comedy film starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 13
    The Cook
    23
    4

    The Cook

    Buster Keaton, Al St. John

    Released1918

    Directed byRoscoe Arbuckle

    The Cook is a silent film starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Buster Keaton. The movie is a... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 14
    Out West
    27
    8

    Out West

    Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle

    Released1918

    Directed byRoscoe Arbuckle

    Out West is a 1918 short comedy film, a satire on contemporary westerns, starring Roscoe... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 15
    The Cameraman
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    The Cameraman

    Buster Keaton, Vernon Dent

    Released1928

    Directed byBuster Keaton, Edward Sedgwick

    The Cameraman is a 1928 American silent comedy directed by Edward Sedgwick and an uncredited... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 16
    The Bell Boy
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    2

    The Bell Boy

    Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle

    Released1918

    Directed byRoscoe Arbuckle

    The Bell Boy is a short film produced and released in 1918 by the Comique film company. The... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 17
    Our Hospitality
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    11

    Our Hospitality

    Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge

    Released1923

    Directed byBuster Keaton, John G. Blystone

    Our Hospitality is a silent comedy directed by and starring Buster Keaton. Released in 1923 by... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Coney Island
    23
    5

    Coney Island

    Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle

    Released1917

    Directed byRoscoe Arbuckle

    Coney Island is a 1917 short silent film comedy written and directed by Roscoe "Fatty"... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 19
    Seven Chances
    23
    5

    Seven Chances

    Buster Keaton, Snitz Edwards

    Released1925

    Directed byBuster Keaton

    Seven Chances is a 1925 American comedy silent film directed by and starring Buster Keaton,... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    The High Sign
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    7

    The High Sign

    Buster Keaton, Al St. John

    Released1921

    Directed byBuster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

    The High Sign is a 1921 American short comedy film starring comedian Buster Keaton. It was... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 21
    The Love Nest
    23
    6

    The Love Nest

    Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts

    Released1923

    Directed byBuster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

    The Love Nest is a 1923 American short comedy silent film written and directed by and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 22
    Day Dreams
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    4

    Day Dreams

    Buster Keaton, Renée Adorée

    Released1922

    Directed byBuster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

    Daydreams is a 1922 American short comedy film directed by and featuring Buster Keaton.
  • 23
    Around the World in 80 Days
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    11

    Around the World in 80 Days

    Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine

    Released1956

    Directed byMichael Anderson

    Around the World in 80 Days is a 1956 Technicolor epic action adventure comedy film starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    My Wife's Relations
    18
    4

    My Wife's Relations

    Buster Keaton, Wallace Beery

    Released1922

    Directed byBuster Keaton

    My Wife's Relations is a 1922 American short comedy film directed by and starring Buster... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    The Garage
    16
    2

    The Garage

    Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle

    Released1919

    Directed byRoscoe Arbuckle

    The Garage is a 1920 American short comedy film starring Buster Keaton and Roscoe "Fatty"... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button