Best Adventure Movies of 1926

1.

The General

5.8
8.1/10 IMDB

During America’s Civil War, Union spies steal engineer Johnnie Gray's beloved locomotive, 'The General'—with Johnnie's lady love aboard an attached boxcar—and he single-handedly must do all in his power to both get The General back and to rescue Annabelle.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley, Frederick Vroom, Charles Henry Smith, Frank Barnes, Joe Keaton, Mike Donlin, Tom Nawn ..
Directed by: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton
Release date: 1926-12-25
Best Adventure Movies of 1926 : The Black Pirate
2.

The Black Pirate

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

A nobleman vows to avenge the death of his father at the hands of pirates. To this end he infiltrates the pirate band. Acting in character he is instrumental in the capture of a ship, but things are complicated when he finds that there is a young woman on board whom he wishes to protect from the threat of rape.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Billie Dove, Anders Randolf, Donald Crisp, Tempe Pigott, Sam De Grasse, Charles Stevens, John Wallace, Fred Becker, Charles Belcher ..
Directed by: Albert Parker
Release date: 1926-03-08
Best Adventure Movies of 1926 : The Son of the Sheik
3.

The Son of the Sheik

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Ahmed, son of Diana and Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan, falls in love with Yasmin, a dancing girl who fronts her father's gang of mountebanks. She and Ahmed meet secretly until one night when her father and the gang capture the son of the sheik, torture him, and hold him for ransom.

Starring: Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Banky, George Fawcett, Montagu Love, Agnes Ayres, Karl Dane, Bull Montana, Bynunsky Hyman ..
Directed by: George Fitzmaurice
Release date: 1926-09-05
4.

The Nervous Wreck

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Henry Williams, out in Arizona looking for a cure for his imaginary ills, stops at the ranch of Jud Morgan, and decides to stay. Jud's daughter, Sally, attracts his attention, although she is engaged to be married to Sheriff Bob Wells. Henry rides with her to town, where she wants to go shopping for her wedding clothes, but they run out of gas. No, problem' Henry holds up a passing motorist, with a monkey-wrench, and takes gasoline out of his car. They stop at a ranch where the foreman makes them become the cook and dishwasher. Then Jerome Underwood and his daughter, Harriet, arrive and they recognize Henry and Sally as the ones who held them up for gas. The jealous sheriff adds to the complications.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Phyllis Haver, Chester Conklin, Mack Swain, Hobart Bosworth, Paul Nicholson, Vera Steadman, Charles K. Gerrard, Clarence Burton ..
Directed by: Scott Sidney
Release date: 1926-10-09
5.

Beau Geste

2.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Michael "Beau" Geste leaves England in disgrace and joins the infamous French Foreign Legion. He is reunited with his two brothers in North Africa, where they face greater danger from their own sadistic commander than from the rebellious Arabs.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Neil Hamilton, Ralph Forbes, Alice Joyce, Mary Brian, Noah Beery, Norman Trevor, William Powell, George Regas, Bernard Siegel ..
Directed by: Herbert Brenon
Release date: 1926-08-24
Best Adventure Movies of 1926 : Moonland
6.

Moonland

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

The Man in the Moon invites little Mickey and his dog over for a visit. They go on a magical trip and meet strange characters along the way.

Starring: Mickey McBan ..
Directed by: William A. O'Connor
Release date: 1926-04-28
Best Adventure Movies of 1926 : Ranson's Folly
7.

Ranson's Folly

2.5
5.3/10 IMDB

U. S. Cavalry Lieutenant Ranson belittles the exploits of a bandit known as "The Red Rider," and boasts to his fellow officers that he could hold up a stagecoach with a pair of scissors. And rides out and does so. But the next day, the postmaster, returning from a neighboring town, is also held up and his bodyguard is killed. Ranson is arrested on suspicion and placed on trial. But at the trial suspicion point to Cahill, post trader, and father of Ranson's sweetheart, Mary. In order to save him, Ranson pleads guilty but, in return and knowing that his daughter loves Ranson, Cahill admits he is "The Red Rider." Meanwhile, the real "Red Rider" is still at large.

Starring: Richard Barthelmess, Dorothy Mackaill, Anders Randolf, Pat Hartigan, William Bailey, Brooks Benedict ..
Directed by: Sidney Olcott
Release date: 1926-05-30
8.

Bucking the Truth

1.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Slim Duane, a wandering cowpuncher in search of his stolen horse, is forced by a fugitive to exchange clothes and finds himself stranded and broke in a town. He is seen by Eben Purkiss, who mistakenly identifies him as the fugitive (Matt Holden) and rides for the sheriff.

Release date: 1926-07-18
Best Adventure Movies of 1926 : The Sea Beast
9.

The Sea Beast

1.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Based on Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick."

Starring: John Barrymore, Dolores Costello, George O'Hara, Mike Donlin, Sam Baker ..
Directed by: Millard Webb
Release date: 1926-01-15
Best Adventure Movies of 1926 : Across the Pacific
10.

Across the Pacific

1.5
6.2/10 IMDB

Following the Spanish-American War, a soldier is given the assignment of finding the leader of a band of rebels in the Philippines. In order to do this, he must romance Roma, a cabaret spy working for the rebels. This does not please the daughter of his commanding officer, whom he is romancing.

Starring: Monte Blue, Jane Winton, Myrna Loy, Charles Stevens, Tom Wilson, Walter McGrail, Herbert Prior, Edgar Kennedy, Theodore Lorch, Sôjin Kamiyama ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1926-10-02

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