Best Comedy Movies of 1921


The Kid

8.3/10 IMDB

A tramp cares for a boy after he's abandoned as a newborn by his mother. Later the mother has a change of heart and aches to be reunited with her son.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Coogan, Edna Purviance, Albert Austin, Beulah Bains, Carl Miller, Henry Bergman, Kitty Bradbury, Nellie Bly Baker, F. Blinn ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1921-01-21
Best Comedy Movies of 1921 : The Goat

The Goat

7.7/10 IMDB

A series of adventures begins when Buster is mistaken for Dead Shot Dan, the evil bad guy.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts, Malcolm St. Clair, Edward F. Cline, Jean C. Havez, Joe Keaton, Louise Keaton, Myra Keaton ..
Directed by: Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair
Release date: 1921-05-15
Best Comedy Movies of 1921 : The High Sign

The High Sign

7.6/10 IMDB

Buster is thrown off a train near an amusement park. There he gets a job in a shooting gallery run by the Blinking Buzzards mob. Ordered to kill a businessman, he winds up protecting the man and his daughter by outfitting their home with trick devices.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Bartine Burkett, Charles Dorety, Joe Roberts, Al St. John, Ingram B. Pickett ..
Directed by: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Release date: 1921-04-18
Best Comedy Movies of 1921 : The Play House

The Play House

7.5/10 IMDB

After waking up from his wacky dream, a theater stage hand inadvertently causes havoc everywhere he works.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Virginia Fox, Joe Murphy, Joe Roberts ..
Directed by: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline
Release date: 1921-10-26
Best Comedy Movies of 1921 : Never Weaken

Never Weaken

7.5/10 IMDB

Our hero (Lloyd) is infatuated with a girl in the next office. In order to drum up business for her boss, an osteopath, he gets an actor friend to pretend injuries that the doctor "cures", thereby building a reputation. When he hears that his girl is marrying another, he decides to commit suicide and spends the bulk of the film in thrilling, failed attempts.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Roy Brooks, Mark Jones, Charles Stevenson ..
Directed by: Fred C. Newmeyer
Release date: 1921-10-22
Best Comedy Movies of 1921 : Seven Years Bad Luck

Seven Years Bad Luck

7.1/10 IMDB

After breaking a mirror in his home, superstitious Max tries to avoid situations which could bring bad luck, but in doing so causes himself the worst luck imaginable.

Starring: Max Linder, Alta Allen, Ralph McCullough, Betty K. Peterson, F.B. Crayne, Chance Ward, Hugh Saxon, Thelma Percy, C.E. Anderson, Lola Gonzales ..
Directed by: Max Linder
Release date: 1921-02-06
Best Comedy Movies of 1921 : Hard Luck

Hard Luck

7.0/10 IMDB

A down on his luck young man makes several attempts at committing suicide but fails them too. He then finds himself becoming more confident through a series of petty adventures, to such an extent that this becomes his undoing.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts, Bull Montana ..
Directed by: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline
Release date: 1921-03-14
Best Comedy Movies of 1921 : The Boat

The Boat

7.1/10 IMDB

Buster's handmade boat, The Damfino, is finished and is, of course, too large to get through the basement door. When he drives off with it in tow, the side of his house, then the whole thing, collapses. At the harbor he rides the boat out only to have it sink beneath him. The rest is a series of adventures he and his family have with the restored boat.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Sybil Seely ..
Directed by: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Release date: 1921-11-10
Best Comedy Movies of 1921 : The Affairs of Anatol

The Affairs of Anatol

6.6/10 IMDB

Socialite Anatol Spencer, finding his relationship with his wife lackluster, goes in search of excitement. After bumping into old flame Emilie, he lets an apartment for her only to find that she cheats on him. He is subsequently robbed, conned, and booted from pillar to post. He decides to return to his wife and discovers her carousing with his best friend Max.

Starring: Wallace Reid, Gloria Swanson, Wanda Hawley, Theodore Roberts, Elliott Dexter, Theodore Kosloff, Agnes Ayres, Monte Blue, Bebe Daniels ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1921-09-25

One a Minute

6.2/10 IMDB

An excellent silent comedy starring unjustly forgotten star Douglas MacLean. Its indictment of pharmaceutical entrepreneurs is far sharper than Side Effects'.

Starring: Douglas MacLean, Marian De Beck, Victor Potel, Frances Raymond, Andrew Robson, Graham Pettie, Robert Dudley, Wilfred Lucas, Patsy Ruth Miller, George Reed ..
Directed by: Jack Nelson
Release date: 1921-06-19

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