YEAR 1924: TOP 50 FILMS by CANONMOVIES

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1. Greed (1924)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved.

Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller

Votes: 8,470 | Gross: $0.16M

2. Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Not Rated | 45 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.

Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Erwin Connelly

Votes: 35,480 | Gross: $0.98M

3. The Last Laugh (1924)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

An aging doorman, after being fired from his prestigious job at a luxurious Hotel is forced to face the scorn of his friends, neighbours and society.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller, Emilie Kurz

Votes: 11,421 | Gross: $0.09M

4. The Navigator (1924)

Unrated | 59 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

Two spoiled rich people find themselves trapped on an empty passenger ship.

Directors: Donald Crisp, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Frederick Vroom, Clarence Burton

Votes: 8,399 | Gross: $1.48M

5. He Who Gets Slapped (1924)

95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

A bitter clown endeavors to rescue the young woman he loves from the lecherous count who once betrayed him.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer, John Gilbert, Ruth King

Votes: 2,783 | Gross: $0.19M

6. The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

Not Rated | 155 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A recalcitrant thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Julanne Johnston, Snitz Edwards, Charles Belcher

Votes: 5,159 | Gross: $4.36M

7. Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Siegfried, son of King Sigmund, hears of the beautiful sister of Gunter, King of Worms, Kriemhild. On his way to Worms, he kills a dragon and finds a treasure, the Hort. He helps Gunther to... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Paul Richter, Margarete Schön, Theodor Loos, Gertrud Arnold

Votes: 4,815

8. Girl Shy (1924)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

A shy, young man, who is completely incapable of talking to women, decides to write a book that details to other bachelors how to find a girlfriend.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Richard Daniels, Carlton Griffin

Votes: 2,919 | Gross: $0.63M

9. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge (1924)

Not Rated | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

After Siegfried's dead, Kriemhild marries Etzel, the King of the Huns. She gives birth to a child, and invites her brothers for a party. She tries to persuade Etzel and the other Huns, that... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Margarete Schön, Gertrud Arnold, Theodor Loos, Hans Carl Mueller

Votes: 3,667

10. The Saga of Gösta Berling (1924)

Not Rated | 183 min | Drama, Romance

A drunkard priest who has been cast out by his community struggles to atone and regain his honour and dignity.

Director: Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Lars Hanson, Sven Scholander, Ellen Hartman-Cederström, Mona Mårtenson

Votes: 1,027

11. Entr'acte (1924)

22 min | Short

An absolute dada movie. Somebody gets killed, his coffin gets out of control and after a chase it stops. The person gets out of it and let everybody who followed the coffin dissapear.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Jean Börlin, Inge Frïss, Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp

Votes: 3,231

12. The Iron Horse (1924)

Passed | 150 min | History, Romance, Western

After witnessing the murder of his father by a renegade as a boy, the grown-up Brandon helps to realize his father's dream of a transcontinental railway.

Director: John Ford | Stars: George O'Brien, Madge Bellamy, Charles Edward Bull, Cyril Chadwick

Votes: 1,804 | Gross: $2.06M

13. The Marriage Circle (1924)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

Professor Stock and his wife Mizzi are always bickering. Mizzi tries to seduce Dr. Franz Braun, the new husband of her good friend Charlotte. Dr. Braun's colleague, Dr. Mueller, who has had... See full summary »

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Florence Vidor, Monte Blue, Marie Prevost, Creighton Hale

Votes: 1,006 | Gross: $0.81M

14. The Great White Silence (1924)

108 min | Documentary

In 1910 the British Antarctic Expedition, led by Capt. Robert F. Scott, embarks from Lyttleton, NZ on a quest to become the first to reach the South Pole.

Director: Herbert G. Ponting | Stars: Robert Falcon Scott, Herbert G. Ponting, Henry R. Bowers, Edgar Evans

Votes: 820

15. At 3:25 (1924)

Unrated | 35 min | Short, Sci-Fi

A scientist's invisible ray freezes Paris into immobility.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Henri Rollan, Charles Martinelli, Louis Pré Fils, Albert Préjean

Votes: 1,446

16. The Hands of Orlac (1924)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

A world-famous pianist loses both hands in an accident. When new hands are grafted on, he doesn't know they once belonged to a murderer.

Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Alexandra Sorina, Fritz Strassny, Paul Askonas

Votes: 2,022

17. Michael (1924)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance

Triangle story: painter, his young male model, unscrupulous princess.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Walter Slezak, Benjamin Christensen, Nora Gregor, Alexander Murski

Votes: 1,453

18. The Epic of Everest (1924)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, History

The official record of Mallory and Irvine's 1924 expedition.

Director: J.B.L. Noel | Stars: Andrew Irvine, George Mallory

Votes: 423

19. Peter Pan (1924)

105 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Family

Peter Pan enters the nursery of the Darling children and, with the help of fairy dust, leads them off to Never Never Land, where they meet the nefarious Captain Hook.

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Betty Bronson, Ernest Torrence, George Ali, Esther Ralston

Votes: 803 | Gross: $0.63M

20. Waxworks (1924)

Not Rated | 65 min | Fantasy, Horror

A wax museum hires a writer to give the sculptures stories. The writer imagines himself and the museum owner's daughter in the stories.

Directors: Leo Birinsky, Paul Leni | Stars: Emil Jannings, Conrad Veidt, Werner Krauss, William Dieterle

Votes: 1,515

21. Ballet mécanique (1924)

19 min | Short

A pulsing, kaleidoscope of images set to an energetic soundtrack. A young women swings in a garden; a woman's face smiles. The rest is spinning cylinders, pistons, gears and turbines, ... See full summary »

Directors: Fernand Léger, Dudley Murphy | Stars: Kiki of Montparnasse, Fernand Léger, Dudley Murphy, Katherine Murphy

Votes: 2,531

22. The Sea Hawk (1924)

Passed | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A wrongly convicted English gentleman goes from galley slave to pirate captain.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Milton Sills, Enid Bennett, Lloyd Hughes, Wallace Beery

Votes: 433 | Gross: $0.78M

23. Kino Eye (1924)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

This documentary promoting the joys of life in a Soviet village centers around the activities of the Young Pioneers. These children are constantly busy, pasting propaganda posters on walls,... See full summary »

Director: Dziga Vertov

Votes: 806

24. The Inhuman Woman (1924)

Not Rated | 135 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

Claire Lescot is a famous prima donna. All men want to be loved by her. Among them is the young scientist Einar Norsen. When she mocks at him, he leaves her house with the declared ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel L'Herbier | Stars: Jaque Catelain, Léonid Walter de Malte, Philippe Hériat, Fred Kellerman

Votes: 637

25. The Enchanted Cottage (1924)

70 min | Drama

A crippled World War I veteran retracts to a small cottage in the countryside to escape from his nosy family and to hide from the outside world. There he meets a plain but also a very kind ... See full summary »

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, May McAvoy, Ida Waterman, Alfred Hickman

Votes: 596

26. Forbidden Paradise (1924)

76 min | Comedy

Forbidden Paradise is a 1924 American silent drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by German film director Ernst Lubitsch. The ... See full summary »

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Pola Negri, Adolphe Menjou, Rod La Rocque, Pauline Starke

Votes: 119 | Gross: $0.25M

27. The Red Lily (1924)

Passed | 81 min | Drama

Two young lovers escape their past lives to Paris until fate separates them.

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Enid Bennett, Frank Currier, Mitchell Lewis

Votes: 398

28. Symphonie diaganale (1924)

7 min | Animation, Short, Music

A tilted figure, consisting largely of right angles at the beginning, grows by accretion, with the addition of short straight lines and curves which sprout from the existing design. The ... See full summary »

Director: Viking Eggeling

Votes: 1,184

29. Hot Water (1924)

Passed | 60 min | Comedy

Episodic look at married life and in-law problems. Adventures include a ride on a crowded trolley with a live turkey; a wild spin in a new auto with the in-laws in tow; and a sequence in ... See full summary »

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Josephine Crowell, Charles Stevenson

Votes: 1,166

30. Janice Meredith (1924)

Passed | 153 min | Drama, History, Romance

It is 1774, the eve of the American War of Independence. Janice comes from a Tory household. She cavorts with American and British alike, is pursued by Charles Fownes, patriot and friend of... See full summary »

Director: E. Mason Hopper | Stars: Marion Davies, Holbrook Blinn, Harrison Ford, Macklyn Arbuckle

Votes: 662 | Gross: $0.43M

31. Isn't Life Wonderful (1924)

115 min | Drama, Romance

A family of Polish refugees tries to survive in post-World War I Germany. For a while it seems that they are making it, but soon the economic and political deterioration in the country begins to take their toll.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Carol Dempster, Neil Hamilton, Erville Alderson, Helen Lowell

Votes: 268

32. Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924)

Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

A mysterious radio message is beamed around the world, and among the engineers who receive it are Los, the hero, and his colleague Spiridonov. Los is an individualist dreamer. Aelita is the... See full summary »

Director: Yakov Protazanov | Stars: Yuliya Solntseva, Igor Ilyinsky, Nikolai Tsereteli, Nikolay Batalov

Votes: 2,192

33. Secrets (1924)

108 min | Drama

After 40 years of struggle on the Wyoming frontier, a woman reflects on her hardscrabble life with her unfaithful husband.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Norma Talmadge, Eugene O'Brien, Patterson Dial, Emily Fitzroy

Votes: 212 | Gross: $0.47M

34. America (1924)

Passed | 141 min | Drama, History, War

The story of a family caught up in the American Revolutionary War.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Neil Hamilton, Carol Dempster, Erville Alderson, Charles Emmett Mack

Votes: 333

35. Too Many Mammas (1924)

9 min | Short, Comedy

Jimmy (Charley Chase) must help his boss hide an affair with a beautiful woman and try to keep his own girlfriend happy.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Charley Chase, Martha Sleeper, Beth Darlington, Olive Borden

Votes: 40

36. Captain January (1924)

64 min | Drama

A lighthouse keeper finds a little girl who is washed ashore tied to some wreckage. He adopts her and they become inseparable. Eventually her real family finds her and tries to take her away.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Baby Peggy, Irene Rich, Lincoln Stedman

Votes: 194

37. The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks (1924)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy

The film chronicles the adventures of an American, "Mr. West," and his faithful bodyguard and servant Jeddie, as they visit the land of the horrible, evil Bolsheviks. Through various ... See full summary »

Director: Lev Kuleshov | Stars: Porfiri Podobed, Boris Barnet, Aleksandra Khokhlova, Vsevolod Pudovkin

Votes: 829

38. Finances of the Grand Duke (1924)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy

The likeable and carefree Grand Duke of Abacco is in dire straits. There is no money left to service the State's debt; the main creditor is looking forward to expropriating the entire Duchy... See full summary »

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Mady Christians, Harry Liedtke, Robert Scholtz, Alfred Abel

Votes: 699

39. New Year's Eve (1924)

66 min | Drama

The film is set in a bar on New Year's Eve. We see plenty of Germans swilling beer non-stop and the owner of the bar and his wife await the arrival of his mother for a little celebration together.

Director: Lupu Pick | Stars: Eugen Klöpfer, Edith Posca, Frida Richard, Karl Harbacher

Votes: 117

40. Quo Vadis? (1924)

G | 90 min | Drama

Watch the Apostles and other followers like Saul preach the gospel and spread the message of love and hope in this high quality entertaining animated feature for your kids and family.

Directors: Gabriellino D'Annunzio, Georg Jacoby | Stars: Emil Jannings, Elena Sangro, Rina De Liguoro, Lillian Hall-Davis

Votes: 52 | Gross: $0.26M

41. Wine of Youth (1924)

72 min | Comedy, Drama

Unlike earlier generations of Marys who used every trickery to secure husbands, Mary the Third questions the validity of marriage in her search for adventure. Unable to decide between quiet... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, James Morrison, Johnnie Walker, Niles Welch

Votes: 301

42. Wild Oranges (1924)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, Romance

Millie Stope lives with her grandfather on a remote island. Her grandfather fled there for political reasons. But they're not alone. An escaped prisoner, Nicholas, is terrorizing them, and ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Frank Mayo, Virginia Valli, Ford Sterling, Nigel De Brulier

Votes: 417

43. Manhandled (1924)

Passed | 75 min | Drama, Comedy

Gloria Swanson plays Tessie McGuire, a shopgirl who, when her boyfriend breaks their date one evening, goes to a party with a louche crowd of artists and hangers-on. She wows them with some... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Tom Moore, Lilyan Tashman, Ian Keith

Votes: 938

44. La belle Nivernaise (1924)

69 min | Drama

Bargeman Louveau finds an abandoned boy, Victor, and with the authorities permission takes him back to his own family where he raises him. 10 years later Victor and Louveau's daughter Clara... See full summary »

Director: Jean Epstein | Stars: Blanche Montel, Marie Lacroix, Maurice Touzé, Pierre Hot

Votes: 81

46. Happiness (1924)

76 min | Comedy