Best Drama Movies of 1920

1.

The Mark of Zorro

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

Douglas Fairbanks impersonates a wealthy young Spanish noble who, in his proper person, is an indolent imbecile, the despair of his father and of his charming sweetheart. When he sallies forth a masked black figure on a black horse, the terrible Zorro, he rescues the oppressed and leaves “The Mark of Zorro,” a “Z” made with his rapier, on the oppressor of the weak.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Noah Beery, Charles Hill Mailes, Claire McDowell, Marguerite De La Motte, Robert McKim, George Periolat, Walt Whitman, Sidney De Gray, Tote Du Crow ..
Directed by: Fred Niblo
Release date: 1920-12-05
2.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

A doctor's research into the roots of evil turns him into a hideous depraved fiend.

Starring: John Barrymore, Charles Lane, Brandon Hurst, Cecil Clovelly, Nita Naldi, Alma Aiken, J. Malcolm Dunn, Martha Mansfield, Edgard Varèse, Louis Wolheim ..
Directed by: John S. Robertson
Release date: 1920-03-18
Best Drama Movies of 1920 : Why Change Your Wife?
3.

Why Change Your Wife?

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Robert and Beth Bordon are married but share little. He runs into Sally at a cabaret and the Gordons are soon divorced. Just as he gets bored with Sally's superficiality, Beth strives to improve her looks. The original couple falls in love again at a summer resort.

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Thomas Meighan, Bebe Daniels, Theodore Kosloff, Sylvia Ashton, Clarence Geldart, Mayme Kelso, Lucien Littlefield, Edna Mae Cooper, Jane Wolfe ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1920-05-21
Best Drama Movies of 1920 : The Last of the Mohicans
4.

The Last of the Mohicans

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

As Alice and Cora Munro attempt to find their father, a British officer in the French and Indian War, they are set upon by French soldiers and their cohorts, Huron tribesmen led by the evil Magua. Fighting to rescue the women are Chingachgook and his son Uncas, the last of the Mohican tribe, and their white ally, the frontiersman Natty Bumppo, known as Hawkeye.

Starring: Wallace Beery, Barbara Bedford, Alan Roscoe, Lillian Hall, Henry Woodward, James Gordon, George Hackathorne, Nelson McDowell, Nelson McDowell, Harry Lorraine ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown, Maurice Tourneur
Release date: 1920-11-21
Best Drama Movies of 1920 : The Saphead
5.

The Saphead

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

Nick Van Alstyne owns the Henrietta silver mine and is very rich. His son Bertie is naive and spoiled. His daughter Rose is married to shady investor Mark. Mark wrecks Bertie's wedding plans by making him take the blame for Mark's illegitimate daughter. Mark also nearly ruins the family business by selling off Henrietta stock at too low a price. Bertie, of all people, must come to the rescue on the trading floor.

Starring: Edward Jobson, Beulah Booker, Edward Connelly, Edward Alexander, Irving Cummings, Buster Keaton, William H. Crane, Carol Holloway, Jack Livingston ..
Directed by: Herbert Blaché, Winchell Smith
Release date: 1920-09-01
Best Drama Movies of 1920 : General Post
6.

General Post

3.2
7.1/10 IMDB

An aristocrat allows his daughter to marry a tailor after he wins the VC saving his son's life.

Starring: Robert Henderson-Bland, Lilian Braithwaite, Joyce Dearsley, Dawson Millward, Douglas Munro, Colstan Mansell, Teddy Arundell, Sara de Groot, Adelaide Grace, Thomas Canning ..
Directed by: Thomas Bentley
Release date: 1920-03-20
7.

Within Our Gates

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

Abandoned by her fiancé, an educated negro woman with a shocking past dedicates herself to helping a near bankrupt school for impoverished negro youths.

Starring: Evelyn Preer, Flo Clements, James D. Ruffin, Jack Chenault, Charles D. Lucas, Bernice Ladd, Mrs. Evelyn, William Stark, Mattie Edwards, E.G. Tatum ..
Directed by: Oscar Micheaux
Release date: 1920-01-12
Best Drama Movies of 1920 : Suds
8.

Suds

3.0
6.3/10 IMDB

Amanda Afflick is a lovesick laundress who daydreams about customer Horace Greensmith and cherishes the shirt he brought in for washing eight months and sixteen days ago. She tells her fellow workers that the garment belongs to her fiancé, a lord. Just wait, Amanda boasts, one day his lordship will return for his wash — and for her.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Albert Austin, Harold Goodwin, Rose Dione, Darwin Karr, Lavendor the Horse, Taylor N. Duncan, Joan Marsh, Nadyne Montgomery, Theodore Roberts ..
Directed by: John Francis Dillon
Release date: 1920-01-27
Best Drama Movies of 1920 : Pollyanna
9.

Pollyanna

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

When Pollyanna is orphaned, she's sent to live with her crotchety Aunt Polly. Pollyanna discovers that many of the people in her aunt's New England hometown are as ill-tempered as her aunt. But Pollyanna's incurable optimism - exemplified by her "glad game", in which she looks for the bright side of every situation - brings a change to the staid old community.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Katherine Griffith, Howard Ralston, Helen Jerome Eddy, George Berrell, William Courtleigh, Herbert Prior, Wharton James, Doc Crane, Joan Marsh ..
Directed by: Paul Powell
Release date: 1920-01-18
Best Drama Movies of 1920 : The Soul of Youth
10.

The Soul of Youth

2.8
7.1/10 IMDB

After directing him as the title character in Huckleberry Finn, William Desmond Taylor again used boy actor Lewis Sargent in this picture. His character, known merely as "the boy," has been raised in an orphanage where he has caused as much trouble as possible. He finally can't stand living there anymore and runs away. On the streets he finds a friend in Mike (Ernest Butterworth), a newsboy. Mike teaches him how to survive but inevitably the boy gets hauled into court. However, the judge sees potential in him and hands him over to be adopted by a young politician. The judge, incidentally, is played by Judge Ben Lindsey, who was famous in his day for his efforts to give delinquent boys a decent chance in life.

Starring: Lewis Sargent, Lila Lee, Ernest Butterworth Jr., Clyde Fillmore, Grace Morse, Elizabeth Janes ..
Directed by: William Desmond Taylor
Release date: 1920-08-15

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