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Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

Vampire Count Orlok is interested in a new residence and in his real estate agent’s young wife. F. W. Murnau’s unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”

Release On: 16th - February - 1922

Vote Count: 1479
Vote Average: 7.7/10

Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler

Dr. Mabuse and his organization of criminals are in the process of completing their latest scheme, a theft of information that will allow Mabuse to make huge profits on the stock exchange. Afterwards, Mabuse disguises himself and attends the Folies Bergères show, where Cara Carozza, the main attraction of the show, passes him information on Mabuse's next intended victim, the young millionaire Edgar Hull. Mabuse then uses psychic manipulation to lure Hull into a card game where he loses heavily. When Police Commissioner von Wenk begins an investigation of this mysterious crime spree, he has little to go on, and he needs to find someone who can help him.

Release On: 27th - April - 1922

Vote Count: 151
Vote Average: 7.7/10


Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath: Benjamin Christensen's legendary film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages suffered the same hysteria as turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients. But the film itself is far from serious-- instead it's a witches' brew of the scary, gross, and darkly humorous.

Release On: 18th - September - 1922

Vote Count: 257
Vote Average: 7.6/10

Nanook of the North

This pioneering documentary film depicts the lives of the indigenous Inuit people of Canada's northern Quebec region. Although the production contains some fictional elements, it vividly shows how its resourceful subjects survive in such a harsh climate, revealing how they construct their igloo homes and find food by hunting and fishing. The film also captures the beautiful, if unforgiving, frozen landscape of the Great White North, far removed from conventional civilization.

Release On: 11th - June - 1922

Vote Count: 215
Vote Average: 7.1/10

Pay Day

A bricklayer and his wife clash over his end-of-the-week partying.

Release On: 2nd - April - 1922

Vote Count: 96
Vote Average: 7/10


Buster Keaton gets involved in a series of misunderstandings involving a horse and cart. Eventually he infuriates every cop in the city when he accidentally interrupts a police parade.

Release On: 11th - March - 1922

Vote Count: 141
Vote Average: 7.1/10

The Electric House

Botany major Buster mistakenly graduates in electrical engineering and is hired to wire a new home.

Release On: 1st - October - 1922

Vote Count: 65
Vote Average: 6.7/10

My Wife's Relations

Buster is falsely accused of breaking a window by a woman and is taken into a courtroom. Thinking that Buster and the woman are engaged, the judge mistakenly marries them and Buster is quickly taken home by the woman to meet her family. At first unwelcoming, the family begins to treat Buster nice when they come to believe that he is going to inherit a large sum of money.

Release On: 15th - May - 1922

Vote Count: 58
Vote Average: 6.3/10

The Frozen North

This satirical parody of William S. Hart's melodramatic films finds Buster in the frozen north, "last stop on the subway." He uses a wanted poster as his partner in robbing a gambling house. When he thinks he spies his wife making love to another man he shoots them both only to learn it isn't his cabin after all.

Release On: 28th - August - 1922

Vote Count: 51
Vote Average: 6.1/10

Foolish Wives

“Count” Karamzin, a Don Juan, lives off the money he scams from rich ladies who are attracted by his charms and his title. Having set up shop in Monte Carlo, he and his partners in crime pick their next target: the wife of an American diplomat.

Release On: 11th - January - 1922

Vote Count: 59
Vote Average: 6.7/10

The Blacksmith

Buster clowns around in a blacksmith's shop until he and the smithy get in a fight which sends the smithy to jail. Buster helps several customers with horses, then destroys a Rolls Royce while fixing the car parked next to it.

Release On: 21st - July - 1922

Vote Count: 65
Vote Average: 6.7/10

Robin Hood

Amid big-budget medieval pageantry, King Richard goes on the Crusades leaving his brother Prince John as regent, who promptly emerges as a cruel, grasping, treacherous tyrant. Apprised of England's peril by message from his lady-love Marian, the dashing Earl of Huntingdon endangers his life and honor by returning to oppose John, but finds himself and his friends outlawed, with Marian apparently dead. Enter Robin Hood, acrobatic champion of the oppressed, laboring to set things right through swashbuckling feats and cliffhanging perils!

Release On: 18th - October - 1922

Vote Count: 40
Vote Average: 6.4/10

Day Dreams

In order to impress the father of a girl he is keen on, Buster goes to the city in search of work. In his letters home he writes of his various jobs which her imagination expands into much nobler ones than those that he is actually attempting.

Release On: 27th - November - 1922

Vote Count: 60
Vote Average: 6.6/10

The Paleface

A butterfly collector unwittingly wanders into an Indian encampment while chasing a butterfly, but the tribe has resolved to kill the first white man who enters their encampment because white oil tycoons are trying to force them from their land.

Release On: 1st - January - 1922

Vote Count: 65
Vote Average: 6.1/10


Cinderella, the "ash girl," is kept in menial labor by her two wicked stepsisters. Meanwhile the handsome prince of the territory is out hunting bears. His father invites everyone in the country to a ball, and a fairy godmother appears to help Cinderella attend in style. The prince falls for her, but she runs away as her fairy godmother's deadline of midnight arrives. The prince finds her lost slipper and searches the territory for its rightful owner, hoping to live happily ever after when he finds her.

Release On: 6th - December - 1922

Vote Count: 15
Vote Average: 4.7/10

Blood and Sand

Juan is the son of a poor widow in Seville. Against his mother's wishes he pursues a career as toreador. He rapidly gains national prominence, and takes his childhood sweetheart Carmen as his bride. He meets the Marquis' daughter Doña Sol and finds himself in the awkward position of being in love with two women, which threatens the stability of his family and his position in society. He finds interesting parallels in the life of the infamous bandit Plumitas when they eventually meet by chance.

Release On: 5th - August - 1922

Vote Count: 17
Vote Average: 5.9/10

Der brennende Acker

The film follows tells the story of a struggle over a plot of petroleum-rich land.

Release On: 3rd - March - 1922

Vote Count: 15
Vote Average: 6.1/10

The Headless Horseman

The village of Sleepy Hollow is getting ready to greet the new schoolteacher, Ichabod Crane, who is coming from New York. Crane has already heard of the village's legendary ghost, a headless horseman who is said to be searching for the head that he lost in battle. The schoolteacher has barely arrived when he begins to pursue the beautiful young heiress Katrina Van Tassel, angering Abraham Van Brunt, who is courting her. Crane's harsh, small-minded approach to teaching also turns some of the villagers against him. Soon there many who would like to see him leave the village altogether.

Release On: 5th - November - 1922

Vote Count: 4
Vote Average: 5.5/10

Grandma's Boy

A meek young man must find the courage within when a rogue tramp menaces his home town.

Release On: 3rd - September - 1922

Vote Count: 31
Vote Average: 6.5/10

Tess of the Storm Country

Wealthy Elias Graves builds his home on the top of a hill, where a group of squatters have taken up residence at the bottom. Many of the men in the squatters' village have their eyes on young Tess, and one of them, Ben Letts, frames Tess's father for murder. While maintaining her father's innocence, Tess must keep her love for Graves' son a secret, while caring for Elias' daughter's illegitamate child.

Release On: 12th - November - 1922

Vote Count: 9
Vote Average: 5.9/10