Best Movies of 1920

1.

One Week

5.0
8.2/10 IMDB

The story involves two newlyweds, Keaton and Seely, who receive a build-it-yourself house as a wedding gift. The house can be built, supposedly, in "one week." A rejected suitor secretly re-numbers packing crates. The movie recounts Keaton's struggle to assemble the house according to this new "arrangement."

Starring: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts, Lon Chaney ..
Directed by: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline
Release date: 1920-08-29
Best Movies of 1920 : The Scarecrow
2.

The Scarecrow

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

Buster competes with another farmhand for the love of the farmer's daughter.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Sybil Seely, Joe Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Al St. John, Mary Astor ..
Directed by: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline
Release date: 1920-11-07
Best Movies of 1920 : Way Down East
3.

Way Down East

4.0
7.4/10 IMDB

A naive country girl is tricked into a sham marriage by a wealthy womanizer, then must rebuild her life despite the taint of having borne a child out of wedlock.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Lowell Sherman, Burr McIntosh, Kate Bruce, Mrs. David Landau, Josephine Bernard, Mrs. Morgan Belmont, Patricia Fruen, Florence Short ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1920-09-03
Best Movies of 1920 : Neighbors
4.

Neighbors

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

The Romeo and Juliet story played out in a tenement neighborhood with Buster and Virginia's families hating each other over the fence separating their buildings.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts, Joe Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Jack Duffy ..
Directed by: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Release date: 1920-12-12
Best Movies of 1920 : The Penalty
5.

The Penalty

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Blizzard, deranged from a childhood operation in which both his legs were needlessly amputated after an accident, becomes a vicious criminal, and eventually mob leader of the San Francisco underworld.

Starring: Charles Clary, Doris Pawn, Claire Adams, Lon Chaney, Jim Mason, Milton Ross, Ethel Grey Terry, Kenneth Harlan, Cesare Gravina, Montgomery Carlyle ..
Directed by: Wallace Worsley
Release date: 1920-08-15
Best Movies of 1920 : The Mark of Zorro
6.

The Mark of Zorro

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Douglas Fairbanks impersonates a wealthy young Spanish noble who, in his proper person, is an indolent imbecile, the despair of his father and of his charming sweetheart. When he sallies forth a masked black figure on a black horse, the terrible Zorro, he rescues the oppressed and leaves “The Mark of Zorro,” a “Z” made with his rapier, on the oppressor of the weak.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Noah Beery, Charles Hill Mailes, Claire McDowell, Marguerite De La Motte, Robert McKim, George Periolat, Walt Whitman, Sidney De Gray, Tote Du Crow ..
Directed by: Fred Niblo
Release date: 1920-12-05
7.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

A doctor's research into the roots of evil turns him into a hideous depraved fiend.

Starring: John Barrymore, Charles Lane, Brandon Hurst, Cecil Clovelly, Nita Naldi, Alma Aiken, J. Malcolm Dunn, Martha Mansfield, Edgard Varèse, Louis Wolheim ..
Directed by: John S. Robertson
Release date: 1920-03-18
Best Movies of 1920 : Convict 13
8.

Convict 13

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

A young golfer is mugged by an escaped convict and finds himself in a prison where he foils a jailbreak.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts, Edward F. Cline, Joe Keaton ..
Directed by: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Release date: 1920-10-27
Best Movies of 1920 : An Eastern Westerner
9.

An Eastern Westerner

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A young man in New York has exasperated his father because of his constant carousing and irresponsibility, so his father sends him to his uncle's ranch in the west. The young man arrives in the town of Piute Pass, which is being terrorized by Tiger Lip Tompkins and his gang, the Masked Angels. The Easterner befriends a young woman whose father is being held captive by Tompkins, and he decides to help her.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Noah Young, James T. Kelley, Sammy Brooks, Mark Jones, Wallace Howe ..
Directed by: Hal Roach
Release date: 1920-05-02
Best Movies of 1920 : High and Dizzy
10.

High and Dizzy

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A tipsy doctor encounters his patient sleepwalking on a building ledge, high above the street.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Roy Brooks, Mildred Davis, Wallace Howe, William Gillespie, Gaylord Lloyd, Charles Stevenson, Noah Young, Mark Jones ..
Directed by: Hal Roach
Release date: 1920-07-11

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