Movies In The 1920s

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Movies In The 1920s

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Metropolis (1927)

Metropolis
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Fritz Lang, starring Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge
Rated Not Rated

Metropolis is a silent science fiction film directed by Fritz Lang and released in 1927. It is set in a futuristic urban dystopia and follows the efforts of Freder, the son of the city's leader, to improve the lives of the city's working class, who live in poverty and oppression. Freder joins forces with Maria, a mysterious woman with the power to heal and prophesy, in order to bridge the divide between the classes. Together, they must fight against the evil forces of the city's master, Rotwang, and defeat his plans to use an android to control the city. The film is noted for its groundbreaking special effects, expressionist architecture, and epic scale. It is considered a milestone of silent film and has been described as "the mother of all science fiction movies".

The Circus (1928)

The Circus
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Charles Chaplin, starring Charles Chaplin, Merna Kennedy, Al Ernest Garcia, Harry Crocker
Rated Passed

In The Circus, Charlie Chaplin plays The Tramp, a down-on-his-luck fellow who stumbles into a traveling circus and is mistaken for an acrobat. After unintentionally dazzling the crowd with his slapstick performance, The Tramp is hired by the circus owner as a clown. The Tramp quickly wins the affections of the circus's bareback rider, Merna (Merna Kennedy), who finds his clumsy antics endearing. But his newfound popularity introduces him to the jealous wrath of the circus' ringmaster. The Tramp must now contend with a series of dangerous stunts, blackmail and trapeze tricks, all while trying to rescue the circus from financial ruin. With the help of a runaway elephant and the strength of his newfound love, The Tramp is able to restore the circus to its former glory and win the heart of Merna.

Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Battleship Potemkin
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Sergei Eisenstein, starring Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barskiy, Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Ivan Bobrov
Rated Not Rated

Battleship Potemkin is a 1925 silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein. It is often considered one of the most influential films in the history of cinema. The film tells the story of a mutiny aboard the battleship Potemkin during the 1905 Russian Revolution, in which the crew of the ship fought against their oppressive officers. The film is divided into five acts, each focusing on a different part of the rebellion and its consequences. The film is known for its revolutionary editing techniques and its use of montage to create powerful emotional moments. The film ends with a powerful sequence of the citizens of Odessa standing up to the Tsarist regime and ultimately winning.

The Cocoanuts (1929)

The Cocoanuts
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Robert Florey, Joseph Santley, starring Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx
Rated Passed

The Jazz Singer (1927)

The Jazz Singer
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Alan Crosland, starring Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer
Rated Passed

 



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