Best Drama Movies of 1928

1.

The Crowd

4.1
8.1/10 IMDB

John, an ambitious but undisciplined New York City office worker, meets and marries Mary. They start a family, struggle to cope with marital stress, financial setbacks, and tragedy, all while lost amid the anonymous, pitiless throngs of the big city.

Starring: Eleanor Boardman, James Murray, Bert Roach, Estelle Clark, Daniel G. Tomlinson, Dell Henderson, Lucy Beaumont, Freddie Burke Frederick, Alice Mildred Puter, Sidney Bracey ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1928-03-03
Best Drama Movies of 1928 : The Mysterious Lady
2.

The Mysterious Lady

4.0
7.2/10 IMDB

A beautiful Russian spy seduces an Austrian military officer in order to obtain secret plans. When she falls in love with him, both are placed in danger.

Starring: Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Albert Pollet, Edward Connelly, Richard Alexander, Symona Boniface, Geraldine Dvorak, Nicholai Konovaloff, William H. O'Brien ..
Directed by: Fred Niblo, Harold S. Bucquet
Release date: 1928-08-04
Best Drama Movies of 1928 : The Last Command
3.

The Last Command

4.0
8.0/10 IMDB

A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.

Starring: Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, William Powell, Jack Raymond, Nicholas Soussanin, Michael Visaroff, Fritz Feld, Harry Cording, Shep Houghton, Alexander Ikonnikov ..
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Release date: 1928-01-21
Best Drama Movies of 1928 : The Man Who Laughs
4.

The Man Who Laughs

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

Gwynplaine, son of Lord Clancharlie, has a permanent smile carved on his face by the King, in revenge for Gwynplaine's father's treachery. Gwynplaine is adopted by a travelling showman and becomes a popular idol. He falls in love with the blind Dea. The king dies, and his evil jester tries to destroy or corrupt Gwynplaine.

Starring: Conrad Veidt, Mary Philbin, Olga Baclanova, Brandon Hurst, Cesare Gravina, Stuart Holmes, John George, Sam De Grasse, Josephine Crowell, Károly Huszár ..
Directed by: Paul Leni
Release date: 1928-04-27
Best Drama Movies of 1928 : Laugh, Clown, Laugh
5.

Laugh, Clown, Laugh

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

A despairing clown suffering a broken heart and a self-indulgent count who uncontrollably laughs learn to help each other with their problems, but both fall in love with the same young woman.

Starring: Lon Chaney, Bernard Siegel, Loretta Young, Nils Asther, Cissy Fitzgerald, Gwen Lee, Emmett King, Mickey McBan ..
Directed by: Herbert Brenon
Release date: 1928-04-14
Best Drama Movies of 1928 : The Patsy
6.

The Patsy

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

Jealous that her older sister Grace has landed handsome and successful Tony Anderson, Patricia Harrington launches an elaborate charm offensive to win his heart. Patricia shrugs off her diffidence and, in the hope that Tony will be drawn to her new persona, tries to carry herself with the self-confidence of the era's silent film stars. When this doesn't have the desired effect, Patricia takes things a step further.

Starring: Marion Davies, Orville Caldwell, Marie Dressler, Lawrence Gray, Dell Henderson, Jane Winton, William H. O'Brien ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1928-04-22
Best Drama Movies of 1928 : The Docks of New York
7.

The Docks of New York

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

A blue-collar worker on New York's depressed waterfront finds his life changed after he saves a woman attempting suicide.

Starring: George Bancroft, Betty Compson, Olga Baclanova, Clyde Cook, Mitchell Lewis, Guy Oliver, May Foster, Lillian Worth, Gustav von Seyffertitz ..
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Release date: 1928-09-16
Best Drama Movies of 1928 : West of Zanzibar
8.

West of Zanzibar

3.9
7.2/10 IMDB

A magician seeks vengeance upon the man who paralyzed him and the illegitimate daughter he sired with the magician's wife.

Starring: Lon Chaney, Lionel Barrymore, Mary Nolan, Warner Baxter, Jacqueline Gadsden, Tiny Ward, Kalla Pasha, Curtis Nero, Mae Busch, Noble Johnson ..
Directed by: Tod Browning
Release date: 1928-11-24
Best Drama Movies of 1928 : The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
9.

The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

A young prince falls in love with a beautiful barmaid while at university in old Heidelberg.

Starring: Ramon Novarro, Norma Shearer, Jean Hersholt, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Philippe De Lacy, Edgar Norton, Bobbie Mack, Edward Connelly, Otis Harlan, John S. Peters ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1928-01-30
10.

Street Angel

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

A spirited young woman finds herself destitute and on the streets before joining a traveling carnival, where she meets a vagabond painter.

Starring: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Natalie Kingston, Henry Armetta, Guido Trento, Alberto Rabagliati, cino conti, louis liggett, milton dickinson, helena herman ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1928-04-09

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