Best Drama Movies of 1927

1.

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

5.8
8.1/10

A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife.

Starring: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing, J. Farrell MacDonald
Directed by: F.W. Murnau
Release date: 1927-11-04
2.

Wings

5.3
7.5/10

Two young men, one rich, one middle class, both in love with the same woman, become US Air Corps fighter pilots and, eventually, heroic flying aces during World War I. Devoted best friends, their mutual love of the girl eventually threatens their bond. Meanwhile, a hometown girl who's the lovestruck lifelong next door neighbor of one of them, pines away.

Starring: Clara Bow, Charles Rogers, Richard Arlen, Jobyna Ralston, El Brendel
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1927-08-12
3.

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

4.5
7.3/10
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London.
Starring: Ivor Novello, June Tripp, Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney, Malcolm Keen
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1927-02-14
4.

The Unknown

4.0
7.8/10
The Unknown
A carnival knife thrower hopes to marry a scantily clad carnival girl.
Starring: Lon Chaney, Joan Crawford, Norman Kerry, Nick De Ruiz, John George
Directed by: Tod Browning
Release date: 1927-06-04
5.

7th Heaven

4.0
7.7/10

A dejected Parisian sewer worker feels his prayers have been answered when he falls in love with a street waif.

Starring: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Albert Gran, David Butler, Marie Mosquini
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1927-01-01
6.

The Kid Brother

3.9
7.7/10
The Kid Brother
The most important family in Hickoryville is (not surprisingly) the Hickorys, with sheriff Jim and his tough manly sons Leo and Olin. The timid youngest son, Harold, doesn't have the muscles to match up to them, so he has to use his wits to win the respect of his strong father and also the love of beautiful Mary.
Starring: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Walter James, Leo Willis, Olin Francis
Directed by: Ted Wilde, J.A. Howe
Release date: 1927-01-17
7.

It

3.8
7.3/10
It
A flapper shopgirl woos her rich boss with animal magnetism, otherwise known as "it."
Starring: Clara Bow, Antonio Moreno, William Austin, Priscilla Bonner, Jacqueline Gadsden
Directed by: Clarence G. Badger
Release date: 1927-02-15
8.

College

3.7
7.1/10
College
Brilliant in his studies and dismissive of athletics, Ronald finishes high school at the top of his class. But in college his uptight attitude doesn't win him any points with his sports-loving classmates, and pretty coed Mary ignores him in favor of brutish jock Jeff. Hoping to impress Mary, Ronald makes a buffoon of himself at every sport imaginable.
Starring: Buster Keaton, Anne Cornwall, Flora Bramley, Harold Goodwin, Snitz Edwards
Directed by: James W. Horne, Buster Keaton
Release date: 1927-09-10
9.

My Best Girl

3.7
7.4/10
My Best Girl
Joe Merrill, son of the millionaire owner of a chain of 5 and 10 cent stores, poses as Joe Grant, and takes a job in the stockroom of one of his father's stores, to prove that he can be a success without his father's influence. There he meets stockroom girl Maggie Johnson, and they fall in love. This causes problems, because Mrs. Merrill had planned for her son to marry Millicent Rogers, a high society girl.
Starring: Mary Pickford, Charles Rogers, Sunshine Hart, Lucien Littlefield, Carmelita Geraghty
Directed by: Sam Taylor
Release date: 1927-10-31
10.

The King of Kings

3.6
7.3/10

The King of Kings is the Greatest Story Ever Told as only Cecil B. DeMille could tell it. In 1927, working with one of the biggest budgets in Hollywood history, DeMille spun the life and Passion of Christ into a silent-era blockbuster. Featuring text drawn directly from the Bible, a cast of thousands, and the great showman’s singular cinematic bag of tricks, The King of Kings is at once spectacular and deeply reverent—part Gospel, part Technicolor epic.

Starring: H.B. Warner, Dorothy Cumming, Ernest Torrence, Joseph Schildkraut, James Neill
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1927-01-01
11.

The Jazz Singer

3.5
6.5/10

A young Jewish man is torn between tradition and individuality when his old-fashioned family objects to his career as a jazz singer. This is the first full length feature film to use synchronized sound, and is the original film musical.

Starring: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer, Otto Lederer
Directed by: Alan Crosland
Release date: 1927-10-06
12.

London After Midnight

3.5
6.8/10

The abandoned Balfour House, which former owner was found dead five years earlier, comes back to life with the arrival of two suspicious sinister-looking tenants. (This movie was lost in 1965 during a fire.)

Starring: Lon Chaney, Marceline Day, Henry B. Walthall, Percy Williams, Conrad Nagel
Directed by: Tod Browning
Release date: 1927-12-03
13.

The Love of Sunya

3.3
6.4/10
The Love of Sunya
A young woman at life's crossroads is granted mystic visions of how her decisions will affect her future life.
Starring: Gloria Swanson, John Boles, Pauline Garon, Ian Keith, Andrés de Segurola
Directed by: Albert Parker
Release date: 1927-03-11
14.

Downhill

3.3
6.2/10
Downhill
After public school student Roddy Berwick takes the blame for a friend's transgression and is expelled, his life goes downhill.
Starring: Ivor Novello, Annette Benson, Isabel Jeans, Ian Hunter, Ben Webster
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1927-10-24
15.

The Ring

3.3
6.2/10
The Ring
Both Jack Sander and Bob Corby are boxers in love with Mabel. Jack and Mabel wed, but their marriage is flat. The young wife looks to Bob for comfort.
Starring: Carl Brisson, Lillian Hall-Davis, Ian Hunter, Forrester Harvey, Harry Terry
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1927-10-01
16.

Love

3.2
7.0/10
Love
In Imperial Russia, Anna Karenina falls in love with the dashing military officer Count Vronsky and abandons her husband and child to become his mistress.
Starring: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Brandon Hurst, Philippe De Lacy, George Fawcett
Directed by: Edmund Goulding
Release date: 1927-11-28
17.

The Battles of the Coronel and Falkland Islands

3.1
7.2/10
The Battles of the Coronel and Falkland Islands
The film focuses on the naval warfare around the Battle of Coronel and Battle of the Falkland Islands during the First World War. It was the last in a successful series of documentary reconstructions of First World War battles by British Instructional Films made between 1921 and 1927.
Starring: Roger Maxwell, Craighall Sherry
Directed by: Walter Summers
Release date: 1927-10-26
18.

Dress Parade

3.1
7.3/10
Dress Parade
An amateur boxing champion stops at West Point to see a dress parade and falls for the commandant's daughter. He wins an appointment to the Academy and begins a rivalry for her affection.
Starring: William Boyd, Bessie Love, Hugh Allan, Walter Tennyson, Maurice Ryan
Directed by: Donald Crisp
Release date: 1927-10-26
19.

Get Your Man

3.0
6.7/10
Get Your Man
A young American girl in Paris falls in love with a handsome nobleman, but he is about to wed in an arranged marriage. She hatches a plan to overcome that obstacle and get her man.
Starring: Clara Bow, Charles Rogers, Josef Swickard, Josephine Dunn, Harvey Clark
Directed by: Dorothy Arzner
Release date: 1927-12-06
20.

The Loves of Carmen

2.8
6.9/10
The Loves of Carmen
The Loves of Carmen is a 1927 American silent romantic drama film directed by Raoul Walsh. The film, based on the novella Carmen by Prosper Mérimée, stars Dolores del Río in the title role, and Don Alvarado as Jose.
Starring: Dolores del Río, Don Alvarado, Victor McLaglen, Nancy Nash, Jack Baston
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1927-09-03

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