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Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

Francis, a young man, recalls in his memory the horrible experiences he and his fiancée Jane recently went through. Francis and his friend Alan visit The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, an exhibit where the mysterious doctor shows the somnambulist Cesare, and awakens him for some moments from his death-like sleep.

Release On: 27th - February - 1920

Vote Count: 1025
Vote Average: 7.9/10

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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

Release On: 18th - March - 1920

Vote Count: 93
Vote Average: 7/10

Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam

Suffering under the tyrannical rule of Rudolf II in 16th-century Prague, a Talmudic rabbi creates a giant warrior to protect the safety of his people. Sculpted of clay and animated by the mysterious secrets of the Cabala, the Golem was a seemingly indestructible juggernaut, performing acts of great heroism, yet equally capable of dreadful violence. When the rabbi's assistant takes control of the Golem and attempts to use him for selfish gain, the lumbering monster runs rampant, abducting the rabbi's daughter and setting fire to the ghetto.

Release On: 28th - October - 1920

Vote Count: 130
Vote Average: 7/10

The Scarecrow

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

Release On: 7th - November - 1920

Vote Count: 95
Vote Average: 7.4/10

Way Down East

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.

Release On: 3rd - September - 1920

Vote Count: 66
Vote Average: 7/10

One Week

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."

Release On: 29th - August - 1920

Vote Count: 171
Vote Average: 8/10


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.

Release On: 12th - December - 1920

Vote Count: 89
Vote Average: 7.1/10

The Saphead

Nick Van Alstyne owns the Henrietta silver mine and is very rich. His son Bertie is naive and spoiled. His daughter Rose is married to shady investor Mark. Mark wrecks Bertie's wedding plans by making him take the blame for Mark's illegitimate daughter. Mark also nearly ruins the family business by selling off Henrietta stock at too low a price. Bertie, of all people, must come to the rescue on the trading floor.

Release On: 1st - September - 1920

Vote Count: 28
Vote Average: 6.3/10

Within Our Gates

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

Release On: 12th - January - 1920

Vote Count: 56
Vote Average: 5.8/10

Convict 13

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

Release On: 27th - October - 1920

Vote Count: 83
Vote Average: 6.7/10

Anna Boleyn

The story of the ill-fated second wife of the English king Henry VIII, whose marriage to the Henry led to momentous political and religious turmoil in England.

Release On: 3rd - December - 1920

Vote Count: 18
Vote Average: 6.9/10


Erotikon is a 1920 Swedish romantic comedy film directed by Mauritz Stiller, starring Tora Teje, Karin Molander, Anders de Wahl and Lars Hanson. It is based on the 1917 play A kék róka by Ferenc Herczeg. The story revolves around an entomology professor obsessed with the sexual life of bugs, and his easygoing wife who is courted by two suitors.

Release On: 8th - November - 1920

Vote Count: 25
Vote Average: 6.1/10

The Penalty

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.

Release On: 15th - August - 1920

Vote Count: 33
Vote Average: 6.8/10

The Last of the Mohicans

As Alice and Cora Munro attempt to find their father, a British officer in the French and Indian War, they are set upon by French soldiers and their cohorts, Huron tribesmen led by the evil Magua. Fighting to rescue the women are Chingachgook and his son Uncas, the last of the Mohican tribe, and their white ally, the frontiersman Natty Bumppo, known as Hawkeye.

Release On: 21st - November - 1920

Vote Count: 26
Vote Average: 6.4/10

An Eastern Westerner

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.

Release On: 2nd - May - 1920

Vote Count: 27
Vote Average: 7/10

The Mark of Zorro

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.

Release On: 5th - December - 1920

Vote Count: 40
Vote Average: 7.3/10

Haunted Spooks

After numerous failed attempts to commit suicide, our hero (Lloyd) runs into a lawyer who is looking for a stooge to stand in as a groom in order to secure an inheritance for his client (Davis). The inheritance is a house, which her scheming uncle "haunts" so that he can scare them off and claim the property.

Release On: 14th - March - 1920

Vote Count: 27
Vote Average: 6/10

High and Dizzy

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

Release On: 11th - July - 1920

Vote Count: 24
Vote Average: 6.8/10

The Garage

Roscoe and Buster operate a combination garage and fire station. In the first half they destroy a car left for them to clean. In the second half they go off on a false alarm and return to find their own building on fire.

Release On: 11th - January - 1920

Vote Count: 38
Vote Average: 6.1/10


A young man is elected by a small village to be its parson. As part of his duties, he is required to marry the widow of the parson before him. This poses two problems--first, the widow is old enough to be his grandmother, and second, he is already engaged to another woman.

Release On: 4th - October - 1920

Vote Count: 24
Vote Average: 7.5/10