Best Drama Movies of 1921

1.

The Kid

6.0
8.3/10 IMDB

Considered one of Charlie Chaplin's best films, The Kid also made a star of little Jackie Coogan, who plays a boy cared for by The Tramp after he's abandoned, as a newborn, by his mother. The mother later 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: 1921-02-06
Best Drama Movies of 1921 : The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
2.

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Set in the years before and during World War I, this epic tale tells the story of a rich Argentine family, one of its two descending branches being half of French heritage, the other being half German. Following the death of the family patriarch, the man's two daughters and their families resettle to France and Germany, respectively. In time the Great War breaks out, putting members of the family on opposing sides.

Starring: Rudolph Valentino, Josef Swickard, Alice Terry, Alan Hale, Pomeroy Cannon, Bridgetta Clark, Virginia Warwick, Mabel Van Buren, Stuart Holmes, John St. Polis ..
Directed by: Rex Ingram
Release date: 1921-03-06
Best Drama Movies of 1921 : Orphans of the Storm
3.

Orphans of the Storm

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

France, on the eve of the French Revolution. Henriette and Louise have been raised together as sisters. When the plague that takes their parents' lives causes Louise's blindness, they decide to travel to Paris in search of a cure, but they separate when a lustful aristocrat crosses their path.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut, Frank Losee, Katherine Emmet, Morgan Wallace, Lucille La Verne, Sheldon Lewis, Frank Puglia, Creighton Hale ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1921-12-28
Best Drama Movies of 1921 : Tol'able David
4.

Tol'able David

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Young David Kinemon is a good-natured, easy-going lad in a mountain village. Circumstances force him to take his brother's place as mailman for the community, and this brings him into deadly contact with the vicious Hatburn brothers.

Starring: Richard Barthelmess, Gladys Hulette, Walter P. Lewis, Ernest Torrence, Ralph Yearsley, Forrest Robinson, Laurence Eddinger, Edmund Gurney, Warner Richmond, Marion Abbott ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1921-12-31
Best Drama Movies of 1921 : The Affairs of Anatol
5.

The Affairs of Anatol

3.5
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
Best Drama Movies of 1921 : Little Lord Fauntleroy
6.

Little Lord Fauntleroy

3.3
6.7/10 IMDB

An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Claude Gillingwater, Joseph J. Dowling, James A. Marcus, Kate Price, Fred Malatesta, Rose Dione, Arthur Thalasso, Francis Marion, Milton Berle ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green, Jack Pickford
Release date: 1921-09-15
7.

The Sheik

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Sheik Ahmed (Valentino) desperately desires fiesty British socialite Diana (Ayres), so he abducts her and carries her off to his luxurious desert tent-palace. The free-spirited Diana recoils from his passionate embraces and yearns to be released. Only after being kidnapped by desert bandits does Diana realize how much she has grown to love Ahmed, who comes to her rescue in the nick of time

Starring: Rudolph Valentino, Agnes Ayres, Ruth Miller, George Waggner, Frank Butler, Charles Brinley, Lucien Littlefield, Adolphe Menjou, Walter Long, Sally Blane ..
Directed by: George Melford
Release date: 1921-11-20
Best Drama Movies of 1921 : Through The Back Door
8.

Through The Back Door

3.2
6.8/10 IMDB

A young Belgian girl (Mary Pickford), raised by her longtime nanny, flees Europe at the advent of World War I and travels to America to find her real mother. This 1921 melodrama, co-directed by Alfred E. Green and Jack Pickford, also stars Gertrude Astor, John Harron, Helen Raymond and Adolphe Menjou.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Gertrude Astor, John Harron, Helen Raymond, Adolphe Menjou, Wilfred Lucas, C. Norman Hammond, Elinor Fair, Peaches Jackson, Doreen Turner ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green, Jack Pickford
Release date: 1921-05-05
Best Drama Movies of 1921 : The Blot
9.

The Blot

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Professor Griggs, teaching at the college, doesn't get paid a living wage; his next door neighbor, successful shoemaker Olsen, has money and plentiful food, while the Griggses have hardly any. When the professor's rich student Phil West falls for beautiful Griggs daughter Amelia and also befriends the poor Reverend Gates (a young man who is also in love with Amelia), he observes the difference in his life and theirs and tries to help make a difference.

Starring: Philip Hubbard, Margaret McWade, Claire Windsor, Louis Calhern, Marie Walcamp, William H. O'Brien, Gertrude Short, Larry Steers ..
Directed by: Lois Weber
Release date: 1921-09-04
Best Drama Movies of 1921 : The Love Light
10.

The Love Light

3.0
6.5/10 IMDB

Angela maintains a coastal lighthouse in Italy, where she awaits the return of her brothers from the war. She learns they are casualties and takes solace in the arms of an American sailor washed ashore. However, the sailor turns out to be a German spy, and she is torn between her love for him and her realization that he is part of the enemy force that has destroyed her family.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Evelyn Dumo, Raymond Bloomer, Fred Thomson, Albert Prisco, George Regas, Eddie Phillips, Jean De Briac ..
Directed by: Frances Marion
Release date: 1921-01-08

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