Best Romance Movies of 1920

1.

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 Romance Movies of 1920 : Neighbors
2.

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 Romance Movies of 1920 : The Mark of Zorro
3.

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
Best Romance Movies of 1920 : Why Change Your Wife?
4.

Why Change Your Wife?

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Robert and Beth Bordon are married but share little. He runs into Sally at a cabaret and the Gordons are soon divorced. Just as he gets bored with Sally's superficiality, Beth strives to improve her looks. The original couple falls in love again at a summer resort.

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Thomas Meighan, Bebe Daniels, Theodore Kosloff, Sylvia Ashton, Clarence Geldart, Mayme Kelso, Lucien Littlefield, Edna Mae Cooper, Jane Wolfe ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1920-05-21
5.

Within Our Gates

3.2
6.4/10 IMDB

Abandoned by her fiancé, an educated negro woman with a shocking past dedicates herself to helping a near bankrupt school for impoverished negro youths.

Starring: Evelyn Preer, Flo Clements, James D. Ruffin, Jack Chenault, Charles D. Lucas, Bernice Ladd, Mrs. Evelyn, William Starks, Mattie Edwards, E.G. Tatum ..
Directed by: Oscar Micheaux
Release date: 1920-01-12
Best Romance Movies of 1920 : Suds
6.

Suds

3.0
6.3/10 IMDB

Amanda Afflick is a lovesick laundress who daydreams about customer Horace Greensmith and cherishes the shirt he brought in for washing eight months and sixteen days ago. She tells her fellow workers that the garment belongs to her fiancé, a lord. Just wait, Amanda boasts, one day his lordship will return for his wash — and for her.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Albert Austin, Harold Goodwin, Rose Dione, Darwin Karr, Lavendor the Horse, Taylor N. Duncan, Joan Marsh, Nadyne Montgomery, Theodore Roberts ..
Directed by: John Francis Dillon
Release date: 1920-01-27
7.

The Mollycoddle

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

An American who has lived much of his life outside the country returns to Arizona for the first time in years and encounters villainy.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Ruth Renick, Wallace Beery ..
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Release date: 1920-06-13
Best Romance Movies of 1920 : Nomads of the North
8.

Nomads of the North

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

A Canadian Mountie allows an innocent fugitive to escape with the women he loves.

Starring: Betty Blythe, Lon Chaney, Lewis Stone, Francis McDonald, Spottiswoode Aitken, Melbourne MacDowell, Gordon Mullen, Charles Smiley ..
Directed by: David Hartford
Release date: 1920-09-25
Best Romance Movies of 1920 : The Daughter of Dawn
9.

The Daughter of Dawn

2.3
5.7/10 IMDB

Daughter of Dawn told the story of a Comanche chief's daughter torn between two lovers, one wealthy but cowardly, the other poor but honest and loyal. A contest of bravery involving a dangerous jump off of a cliff reveals the true nature of each man. The cowardly lover disgraced by his failing defects to the rival Kiowa tribe and joins in a failed attack on the Comanche village. When the Comanches successfully repel the attack the Chief gladly sends his daughter off with her true love and the young lovers, paddling together in a canoe, sail into the proverbial sunset.

Starring: Esther LeBarre, White Parker, Wanada Parker, Hunting Horse, Belo Cozad, Oscar Yellow Wolf ..
Directed by: Norbert A. Myles
Release date: 1920-10-01
10.

The Love Expert

2.2
5.2/10 IMDB

In this comedy, Constance Talmadge plays Babs, a girl who is thrown out of boarding school because she's more interested in studying romance than she is in studying books. The object of her affections is Jim Winthrop, but before they can wed, he has to find suitable mates for his two plain sisters, Dorcas and Matilda -- and Winthrop's elderly aunt, too. To speed things up, Babs takes it upon herself to find them all men.

Starring: Constance Talmadge, John Halliday, Arnold Lucy, Natalie Talmadge, Fannie Bourke, Nellie Parker Spaulding, Marion Sitgreave, James Spottswood, David Kirkland, Edward Keppler ..
Directed by: David Kirkland
Release date: 1920-04-17

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