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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.

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

Movie fans who love Buster Keaton have also been known to enjoy films starring William Powell and Rod Steiger.

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The General is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Buster Keaton Movies
Boris Karloff, Mike Donlin, Glen Cavender

Released: 1926

Directed by: Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman

The General is a 1926 American silent comedy film released by United Artists. Inspired by the Great Locomotive Chase, which happened in 1862, the film stars Buster Keaton who co-directed it with ...more

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Buster Keaton, George Davis, Kewpie Morgan

Released: 1924

Directed by: Buster Keaton

Sherlock, Jr. is an American silent comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton and written by Clyde Bruckman, Jean Havez and Joseph A. Mitchell. It features Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton ...more
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Steamboat Bill Jr. Buster Keaton, Ernest Torrence, Marion Byron

Released: 1928

Directed by: Buster Keaton, Charles Reisner

Steamboat Bill Jr. is a 1928 feature-length comedy silent film featuring Buster Keaton. Released by United Artists, the film is the last product of Keaton's independent production team and set ...more

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Buster Keaton, Vernon Dent, Edward Brophy

Released: 1928

Directed by: Buster Keaton, Edward Sedgwick

The Cameraman is a 1928 American silent comedy directed by Edward Sedgwick and an uncredited Buster Keaton. The picture stars Buster Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin, and others. The ...more
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Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Roberts

Released: 1923

Directed by: Buster Keaton, John G. Blystone

Our Hospitality is a silent comedy directed by and starring Buster Keaton. Released in 1923 by Metro Pictures Corporation, the movie uses slapstick and situational comedy to tell the story of ...more
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Buster Keaton, Noble Johnson, Clarence Burton

Released: 1924

Directed by: Buster Keaton, Donald Crisp

The Navigator is a 1924 comedy directed by and starring Buster Keaton. The film was written by Clyde Bruckman and co-directed by Donald Crisp.
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One Week is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Buster Keaton Movies
Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely

Released: 1920

Directed by: Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

One Week is a 1920 American short comedy film starring comedian Buster Keaton, the first film to be released made by Keaton on his own; Keaton had worked with Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle ...more
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Buster Keaton, Snitz Edwards, T. Roy Barnes

Released: 1925

Directed by: Buster Keaton

Seven Chances is a 1925 American comedy silent film directed by and starring Buster Keaton, based on a play written by Roi Cooper Megrue, produced in 1916 by David Belasco. Additional cast ...more

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Cops is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Buster Keaton Movies
Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Joe Roberts

Released: 1922

Directed by: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

Cops is a 1922 comedy short silent film about a young man who accidentally gets on the bad side of the entire Los Angeles Police Department during a parade, and is chased all over town. It was ...more
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Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Jean C. Havez

Released: 1921

Directed by: Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair

The Goat is a 1921 American short comedy film written, directed by, and starring comedian Buster Keaton.
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Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle, Gus Leonard

Released: 1925

Directed by: Buster Keaton

Go West is a silent movie starring Buster Keaton. Keaton portrays Friendless, who travels west to try to make his fortune. Once there, he tries his hand at bronco-busting, cattle wrangling, and ...more
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Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Sybil Seely

Released: 1920

Directed by: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

The Scarecrow is a 1920 American short comedy film starring comedian Buster Keaton. It was written and directed by Keaton and Edward F. Cline. The runtime is 19 minutes. One of the more ...more
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Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Joe Roberts

Released: 1921

Directed by: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

The Playhouse is a 1921 silent short film written, directed by, and starring Buster Keaton. The movie runs for 22 minutes, and is most famous for an opening sequence in which Keaton plays every
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Buster Keaton, Harold Goodwin, Carl Harbaugh

Released: 1927

Directed by: Buster Keaton, James W. Horne

College is a 1927 comedy-drama silent film directed by James W. Horne and Buster Keaton, and starring Buster Keaton, Anne Cornwall, and Harold Goodwin.
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Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Virginia Fox

Released: 1922

Directed by: Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair

The Blacksmith is a 1922 American short comedy film co-written, co-directed by and featuring Buster Keaton. Buster plays an assistant blacksmith to the big worker played by Joe Roberts, with ...more
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Buster Keaton, Wallace Beery, Joe Roberts

Released: 1923

Directed by: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

Three Ages is a 1923 black-and-white American feature-length silent comedy film starring comedian Buster Keaton and Wallace Beery. The first feature Keaton wrote, directed, produced, and starred ...more
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Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Edward F. Cline

Released: 1920

Directed by: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

Convict 13 is a 1920 short comedy film starring comedian Buster Keaton. It was written and directed by Keaton and Edward F. Cline.
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William Holden, Buster Keaton, Gloria Swanson

Released: 1950

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Sunset Boulevard—stylized onscreen as SUNSET BLVD.—is a 1950 American film noir directed and co-written by Billy Wilder, and produced and co-written by Charles Brackett. It was named after the ...more

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Buster Keaton, Phyllis Haver, Babe London

Released: 1923

Directed by: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

The Balloonatic is a 1923 American short comedy film co-directed by and starring Buster Keaton. It was one of Keaton's final short films.
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The Electric House is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Buster Keaton Movies
Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Virginia Fox

Released: 1922

Directed by: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

The Electric House is a 1922 American short comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton.
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Hard Luck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Buster Keaton Movies
Buster Keaton, Bull Montana, Joe Roberts

Released: 1921

Directed by: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

Hard Luck is a 1921 American short comedy film starring comedian Buster Keaton. It was written and directed by Keaton and Edward F. Cline. The runtime is 22 minutes. For sixty years it was ...more
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Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Buster Keaton

Released: 1963

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a 1963 American epic comedy film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and starring Spencer Tracy with an all-star cast, about the madcap pursuit of $350,000 ...more

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Buster Keaton, Francis McDonald, Snitz Edwards

Released: 1926

Directed by: Buster Keaton

Battling Butler is a 1926 comedy silent film directed by and starring Buster Keaton.
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The Haunted House is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Buster Keaton Movies
Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Edward F. Cline

Released: 1921

Directed by: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

The Haunted House is a 1921 short comedy film starring comedian Buster Keaton. It was written and directed by Keaton and Edward F. Cline. The runtime is 21 minutes. One of the more memorable ...more
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Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Edward F. Cline

Released: 1921

Directed by: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

The Boat is a 1921 American short comedy film written by, directed and starring Buster Keaton. The International Buster Keaton Society takes its name, The Damfinos, from this film.