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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
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
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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Buster Keaton, Dorothy Sebastian, George J. Lewis
Allez Oop is a 1934 American short comedy film starring Buster Keaton.
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When Comedy Was King is a 1960 comedy and documentary film written and directed by Robert Youngson.
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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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30 Years of Fun is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Buster Keaton Movies
30 Years of Fun Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy
30 Years of Fun is a 1963 comedy film written and directed by Robert Youngson.
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Buster Keaton, Don Brodie, James C. Morton
The Timid Young Man is a 1935 short comedy film featuring Buster Keaton.
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Ditto is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Buster Keaton Movies
Buster Keaton, Lynton Brent, Harold Goodwin
Ditto is a 1937 American short comedy film featuring Buster Keaton.
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Three on a Limb is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Buster Keaton Movies
Buster Keaton, Grant Withers, John Ince
Three on a Limb is a 1936 American short comedy film directed by Charles Lamont and starring Buster Keaton.
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Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle, Joe Roberts
Moonshine is a 1918 American short comedy film directed by and starring Fatty Arbuckle. While the film is considered incomplete, there are different surviving prints of varying quality. The Kino ...more
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Mixed Magic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Buster Keaton Movies
Buster Keaton, Eddie Hall, Eddie Lambert
Mixed Magic is a 1936 American short comedy film starring Buster Keaton.
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Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle, Al St. John
His Wedding Night is a 1917 American short comedy film starring Fatty Arbuckle, Al St. John, and Buster Keaton, and directed by Arbuckle.
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Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle
Oh Doctor! is a 1917 American short comedy film directed by and starring Fatty Arbuckle.
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Buster Keaton, Lloyd Ingraham, Warren Hymer
The Gold Ghost is a 1934 short American comedy film starring Buster Keaton.
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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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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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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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Buster Keaton, Bull Montana, Dewey Robinson
Palooka from Paducah is a 1935 American short comedy film featuring Buster Keaton.
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Buster Keaton, Bud Jamison, Al St. John
Love Nest on Wheels is a 1937 film directed by Buster Keaton and Charles Lamont. The Internet Movie Database cites the plot as "Elmer, the eldest son in a family of hillbillies who manage a ...more
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Buster Keaton, Jeff York, Martha O'Driscoll
Li'l Abner is a 1940 film based on the comic strip of the same name created by Al Capp. The three most recognizable names associated with the film are Buster Keaton as Lonesome Polecat, Jeff ...more
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One Week is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Buster Keaton Movies
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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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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4 Clowns Buster Keaton, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy
4 Clowns is a 1970 documentary compilation film written and directed by Robert Youngson that studies the golden age of comedy through a compilation of rare silent film footage of the works of ...more
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Cops is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Buster Keaton Movies
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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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.