Best Drama Movies of 1928

1.

The Cameraman

5.0
8.1/10 IMDB

A photographer takes up newsreel shooting to impress a secretary.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin, Sidney Bracey, Harry Gribbon, Ray Cooke, Vernon Dent, Harry Keaton, Louise Keaton, Bert Moorhouse ..
Directed by: Edward Sedgwick, Buster Keaton
Release date: 1928-09-10
Best Drama Movies of 1928 : The Crowd
2.

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: 1928-02-18
Best Drama Movies of 1928 : Lonesome
3.

Lonesome

4.1
7.8/10 IMDB

Two lonely people in the big city meet and enjoy the thrills of an amusement park, only to lose each other in the crowd after spending a great day together. Will they ever see each other again?

Starring: Barbara Kent, Glenn Tryon, Fay Holderness, Gusztáv Pártos, Eddie Phillips, Andy Devine ..
Directed by: Pál Fej?s
Release date: 1928-06-20
Best Drama Movies of 1928 : The Mysterious Lady
4.

The Mysterious Lady

4.1
7.3/10 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 Patsy
5.

The Patsy

4.1
7.4/10 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
6.

The Wind

4.0
8.1/10 IMDB

When Letty Mason relocates to West Texas, she finds herself unsettled by the ever-present wind and sand. Arriving at her new home at the ranch of her cousin, Beverly, she receives a surprisingly cold welcome from his wife, Cora. Soon tensions in the family and unwanted attention from a trio of suitors, including neighbor Lige Hightower, leave Letty increasingly disturbed, resulting in tragedy.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Montagu Love, Dorothy Cumming, Edward Earle, William Orlamond ..
Directed by: Victor Sjöström
Release date: 1928-09-15
Best Drama Movies of 1928 : The Last Command
7.

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
8.

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 ..
Directed by: Paul Leni
Release date: 1928-04-27
Best Drama Movies of 1928 : West of Zanzibar
9.

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 : Sadie Thompson
10.

Sadie Thompson

3.9
7.2/10 IMDB

A young, beautiful prostitute named Sadie Thompson arrives on the South Pacific island of Pago Pago looking for honest work, and falls for Timothy O'Hara, an American sailor who is unfazed by her unsavory past. However, Mr. Davidson, a missionary who arrived on the island at the same time, aims to "save" Sadie from her sinful life and petitions to have her separated from her beau and deported back to San Francisco.

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Lionel Barrymore, Blanche Friderici, Charles Lane, Florence Midgley, James A. Marcus, Sophia Artega, Will Stanton, Raoul Walsh ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1928-01-07

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