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 : The Mark of Zorro
2.

The Mark of Zorro

3.8
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?
3.

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
Best Romance Movies of 1920 : Within Our Gates
4.

Within Our Gates

3.2
6.3/10 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 Stark, Mattie Edwards, E.G. Tatum ..
Directed by: Oscar Micheaux
Release date: 1920-01-12
Best Romance Movies of 1920 : Suds
5.

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
Best Romance Movies of 1920 : Outside the Law
6.

Outside the Law

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Outside the Law is a 1920 crime film directed by Tod Browning. Browning would remake the film in 1930. Outside the Law is considered to be one of the first psychologically driven films in the gangster genre.

Starring: Priscilla Dean, Wheeler Oakman, Lon Chaney, Ralph Lewis, E. Alyn Warren, Stanley Goethals, Melbourne MacDowell, Wilton Taylor, Anna May Wong, Bessie Wong ..
Directed by: Tod Browning
Release date: 1920-12-26
Best Romance Movies of 1920 : Nomads of the North
7.

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 ..
Directed by: David Hartford
Release date: 1920-09-25
Best Romance Movies of 1920 : The Restless Sex
8.

The Restless Sex

2.0
6.1/10 IMDB

A love triangle drama, based on a novel by Robert W. Chambers, who is better-known for weird fiction (which is not noticeable in this story.)

Starring: Marion Davies, Ralph Kellard, Carlyle Blackwell, Charles Lane, Corinne Barker, Vivienne Osborne, Robert Vivian, Stephen Carr, Etna Ross, Athole Shearer ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard, Leon D'Usseau
Release date: 1920-11-12
Best Romance Movies of 1920 : The Lure of Crooning Water
9.

The Lure of Crooning Water

1.8
7.8/10 IMDB

A London actress collapses on stage and is sent by her doctor to stay in the country with a farmer and his wife. But when she starts an affair with the farmer, the idyllic life at "Crooning Water" is threatened with tragedy.

Starring: Guy Newall, Ivy Duke, Hugh Buckler, Douglas Munro, Mary Dibley, Arthur Chesney ..
Directed by: Arthur Rooke
Release date: 1920-01-01
10.

Oh, Lady, Lady

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A silent film version of the Kern-Bolton-Wodehouse "Princess Theatre" musical. The story concerns an engaged young man, Bill, whose ex-fiancée arrives unexpectedly on his wedding day. Meanwhile, comic complications arise because of a couple of crooks, the bride's mother dislikes the groom, and the nuptials are called off. Bill works to convince his old flame that he was not worthy to marry her; but his clumsy efforts do not make him look good to his new fiancée.

Starring: Bebe Daniels, Harrison Ford, Walter Hiers, Charlotte Woods, Lillian Langdon, Jack Doud ..
Directed by: Maurice Campbell
Release date: 1920-11-01

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