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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 Boris Karloff, Mike Donlin, Glen Cavender 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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Sherlock, Jr. Buster Keaton, George Davis, Kewpie Morgan 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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The Cameraman Buster Keaton, Vernon Dent, Edward Brophy 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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The Playhouse Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Joe Roberts 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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Our Hospitality Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Roberts 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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Steamboat Bill Jr. Buster Keaton, Ernest Torrence, Marion Byron 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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The Blacksmith Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Virginia Fox 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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The Navigator Buster Keaton, Noble Johnson, Clarence Burton 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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The Goat Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Jean C. Havez The Goat is a 1921 American short comedy film written, directed by, and starring comedian Buster Keaton.

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Seven Chances Buster Keaton, Snitz Edwards, T. Roy Barnes 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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One Week Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely 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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The Scarecrow Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Sybil Seely 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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Cops Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Joe Roberts 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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Go West Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle, Gus Leonard 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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Convict 13 Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, 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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College Buster Keaton, Harold Goodwin, Carl Harbaugh 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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The Haunted House Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, 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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Three Ages Buster Keaton, Wallace Beery, Joe Roberts 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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Hard Luck Buster Keaton, Bull Montana, Joe Roberts 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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The Bell Boy Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle, Joe Keaton The Bell Boy is a short film produced and released in 1918 by the Comique film company. The film stars Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton as bellboys in Elk's Head Hotel. They cause trouble with ...more

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The Electric House Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Virginia Fox The Electric House is a 1922 American short comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton.

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The Cook Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Alice Lake The Cook is a silent film starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Buster Keaton. The movie is a slapstick comedy and focuses on goings-on at a high-end restaurant with Arbuckle as the ...more

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Sunset Boulevard William Holden, Buster Keaton, Gloria Swanson 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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The Balloonatic Buster Keaton, Phyllis Haver, Babe London 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 High Sign Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Bartine Burkett The High Sign 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 21 minutes. Although One Week was ...more

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Limelight Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Claire Bloom Limelight is a 1952 comedy-drama film written, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin, co-starring Claire Bloom, with an appearance by Buster Keaton. In dance scenes, Bloom is doubled by ...more

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The Boat Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, 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.

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Coney Island Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle, Al St. John Coney Island is a 1917 short silent film comedy written and directed by Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, and starring Arbuckle and Buster Keaton.

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Around the World in 80 Days Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Marlene Dietrich Around the World in 80 Days is a 1956 Technicolor epic action adventure comedy film starring David Niven and Cantinflas, produced by the Michael Todd Company and released by United Artists. The ...more

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Out West Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle, Al St. John Out West is a 1918 short comedy film, a satire on contemporary westerns, starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, and Al St. John. It was the first of Arbuckle's ...more

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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Buster Keaton 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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The Butcher Boy Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle, Al St. John The Butcher Boy is a 1917 American short comedy film starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Buster Keaton. This was the first in Arbuckle's series of films with the Comique Film ...more

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The Paleface Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Virginia Fox The Paleface is a 1922 Buster Keaton two-reeler Western comedy film.

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The Garage Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle The Garage is a 1920 American short comedy film starring Buster Keaton and Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. It was directed by Arbuckle himself. The film was also known as Fire Chief. This was ...more

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Day Dreams Buster Keaton, Renée Adorée, Edward F. Cline Daydreams is a 1922 American short comedy film directed by and featuring Buster Keaton.

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The Frozen North Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Edward F. Cline The Frozen North is a 1922 American short comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton. The film is a parody of early western films, especially those of William S. Hart. The film was ...more

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Battling Butler Buster Keaton, Francis McDonald, Snitz Edwards Battling Butler is a 1926 comedy silent film directed by and starring Buster Keaton.

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My Wife's Relations Buster Keaton, Wallace Beery, Kate Price My Wife's Relations is a 1922 American short comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton. Through a judicial error Buster finds himself married to a large domineering woman with an ...more

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

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Back Stage Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle Back Stage is a 1919 American comedy film, one of the last films that Buster Keaton would appear with Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle before they went their separate ways, Keaton would get his ...more

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Buster Keaton, Jon Pertwee, Michael Crawford A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a 1966 farce musical comedy film, based on the stage musical of the same name. It was inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright ...more

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Tars and Stripes Buster Keaton, Vernon Dent, Johnny Kascier Tars and Stripes is a 1935 American short comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton.

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Forever and a Day Buster Keaton, Charles Laughton, Claude Rains Forever and a Day is a 1943 drama film, a collaborative effort employing seven directors/producers and 22 writers, including an uncredited Alfred Hitchcock, with an enormous cast of well-known

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What! No Beer? Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante What! No Beer? is a 1933 comedy film starring Buster Keaton and Jimmy Durante, and directed by Edward Sedgwick. The studio had also paired Keaton and Durante as a comedy team during this period ...more

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How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Montgomery, Buster Keaton How to Stuff a Wild Bikini is a 1965 Pathécolor beach party film from American International Pictures. The sixth entry in a seven-film series, the movie features Mickey Rooney, Annette ...more

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In the Good Old Summertime Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Buster Keaton In the Good Old Summertime is a 1949 Technicolor musical film directed by Robert Z. Leonard. It starred Judy Garland, Van Johnson and S.Z. Sakall. The film is a musical adaptation of the 1940 ...more

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Pajama Party Teri Garr, Buster Keaton, Don Rickles Pajama Party is a 1964 beach party film starring Tommy Kirk and Annette Funicello. This is the fourth in a series of seven beach films produced by American International Pictures. The other ...more

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The Passionate Plumber Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante The Passionate Plumber is a 1932 American comedy film directed by Edward Sedgwick and starring Buster Keaton and Jimmy Durante. The screenplay by Laurence E. Johnson and Ralph Spence is based on ...more

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The Hollywood Revue of 1929 Joan Crawford, Buster Keaton, Jack Benny The Hollywood Revue of 1929 is a 1929 American musical-comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was the studio's second feature-length musical, and one of the earliest ventures into the ...more

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The Saphead Buster Keaton, Irving Cummings, Edward Connelly The Saphead is a 1920 American comedy film featuring Buster Keaton. It was the actor's first starring role, on the recommendation of Douglas Fairbanks, in a full-length feature and the film that ...more