Best Drama Movies of 1925

1.

The Gold Rush

5.9
8.2/10 IMDB

A lone prospector ventures into Alaska looking for gold. He gets mixed up with some burly characters and falls in love with the beautiful Georgia. He tries to win her heart with his singular charm.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Georgia Hale, Mack Swain, Tom Murray, Henry Bergman, Malcolm Waite, Harry Arras, James Dime, Charles Force, J. C. Fowler ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1925-07-12
2.

The Phantom of the Opera

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

A grotesquely disfigured composer known as "The Phantom" haunts Paris' opera house, where he's secretly grooming Christine Daae to be an opera diva. Luring her to his remote underground lair, The Phantom declares his love. But Christine loves Raoul de Chagny and plans to elope with him. When The Phantom learns this, he abducts Christine.

Starring: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe, John St. Polis, Virginia Pearson, Gibson Gowland, Snitz Edwards, Chester Conklin, Carla Laemmle ..
Directed by: Rupert Julian
Release date: 1925-09-22
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : The Big Parade
3.

The Big Parade

4.2
7.9/10 IMDB

The story of an idle rich boy who joins the US Army's Rainbow Division and is sent to France to fight in World War I, becomes friends with two working class men, experiences the horrors of trench warfare, and finds love with a French girl.

Starring: John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Hobart Bosworth, Claire McDowell, Claire Adams, Robert Ober, Tom O'Brien, Karl Dane, Kathleen Key, Rosita Marstini ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1925-11-05
4.

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

4.2
7.8/10 IMDB

Erstwhile childhood friends, Judah Ben-Hur and Messala meet again as adults, this time with Roman officer Messala as conqueror and Judah as a wealthy, though conquered, Israelite. A slip of a brick during a Roman parade causes Judah to be sent off as a galley slave, his property confiscated and his mother and sister imprisoned. Years later, as a result of his determination to stay alive and his willingness to aid his Roman master, Judah returns to his homeland an exalted and wealthy Roman athlete. Unable to find his mother and sister, and believing them dead, he can think of nothing else than revenge against Messala.

Starring: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Carmel Myers, Nigel De Brulier, Claire McDowell, Kathleen Key, Frank Currier, Betty Bronson, Winter Hall ..
Directed by: Fred Niblo, Charles Brabin, Christy Cabanne, J.J. Cohn, Rex Ingram
Release date: 1925-12-25
5.

Greed

4.1
8.1/10 IMDB

A lottery win of $5,000 forever changes the lives of a miner turned dentist and his wife.

Starring: Zasu Pitts, Gibson Gowland, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller, Tempe Pigott, Sylvia Ashton, Chester Conklin, Joan Standing, Jack Curtis, James F. Fulton ..
Directed by: Erich von Stroheim
Release date: 1925-01-26
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : The Unholy Three
6.

The Unholy Three

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Three sideshow performers leave their lives of captivity and form a conspiracy known as "The Unholy Three" - a sideshow ventriloquist, midget, and strongman work together to commit a series of robberies.

Starring: Lon Chaney, Mae Busch, Matt Moore, Victor McLaglen, Harry Earles, Matthew Betz, Edward Connelly, William Humphrey, E. Alyn Warren, Margie Angus ..
Directed by: Tod Browning
Release date: 1925-07-20
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : The Merry Widow
7.

The Merry Widow

3.6
7.3/10 IMDB

When Prince Danilo falls in love with American dancer Sally O'Hara, his uncle, King Nikita I of Monteblanco, forbids him to marry her because Sally is a commoner. Thinking she has been jilted by her prince, Sally marries wealthy Baron Sadoja. When the elderly man dies suddenly, Sally must be wooed all over again by Danilo.

Starring: Mae Murray, John Gilbert, Roy D'Arcy, Josephine Crowell, George Fawcett, Tully Marshall, Edward Connelly, Sidney Bracey, Albert Conti, Joan Crawford ..
Directed by: Erich von Stroheim
Release date: 1925-08-26
8.

The Lost World

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.

Starring: Bessie Love, Lewis Stone, Wallace Beery, Lloyd Hughes, Alma Bennett, Arthur Hoyt, Margaret McWade, Bull Montana, Frank Finch Smiles, Jules Cowles ..
Directed by: Harry O. Hoyt
Release date: 1925-06-22
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : The Red Kimona
9.

The Red Kimona

3.1
6.6/10 IMDB

A woman is abandoned by her lover and prostitution is the only way she has to survive.

Starring: Priscilla Bonner, Nellie Bly Baker, Carl Miller, Mary Carr, Virginia Pearson, Tyrone Power Sr., Sheldon Lewis, Theodore von Eltz, Emily Fitzroy, George Siegmann ..
Directed by: Walter Lang, Dorothy Davenport
Release date: 1925-11-15
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : Smouldering Fires
10.

Smouldering Fires

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

A successful businesswoman falls in love with one of her (much younger) factory workers. She doesn't know that he is in love with her younger sister.

Starring: Pauline Frederick, Laura La Plante, Malcolm McGregor, Tully Marshall, Wanda Hawley ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1925-01-18

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