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In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Release On: 6th - February - 1927

Vote Count: 2085
Vote Average: 8.2/10


Two young men, one rich, one middle class, both in love with the same woman, become US Air Corps fighter pilots and, eventually, heroic flying aces during World War I. Devoted best friends, their mutual love of the girl eventually threatens their bond. Meanwhile, a hometown girl who's the lovestruck lifelong next door neighbor of one of them, pines away.

Release On: 12th - August - 1927

Vote Count: 193
Vote Average: 7.2/10

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife.

Release On: 4th - November - 1927

Vote Count: 597
Vote Average: 7.9/10

The Jazz Singer

A young Jewish man is torn between tradition and individuality when his old-fashioned family objects to his career as a jazz singer. This is the first full length feature film to use synchronized sound, and is the original film musical.

Release On: 6th - October - 1927

Vote Count: 145
Vote Average: 6.3/10

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

London. A mysterious serial killer brutally murders young blond women by stalking them in the night fog. One foggy, sinister night, a young man who claims his name is Jonathan Drew arrives at the guest house run by the Bunting family and rents a room.

Release On: 14th - February - 1927

Vote Count: 207
Vote Average: 7.2/10


A biopic of Napoleon Bonaparte, tracing the Corsican's career from his schooldays (where a snowball fight is staged like a military campaign) to his flight from Corsica, through the French Revolution (where a real storm is intercut with a political storm) and the Terror, culminating in his triumphant invasion of Italy in 1797. Originally intended to be the first of six films, director Abel Gance realized the full project would be nigh impossible, and never raised the money to complete the other five. The film's legendary reputation is due to the astonishing range of techniques that Gance uses to tell his story, culminating in the final twenty-minute triptych sequence, which alternates widescreen panoramas with complex multiple- image montages projected simultaneously on three screens.

Release On: 7th - April - 1927

Vote Count: 119
Vote Average: 7.8/10

The Unknown

A criminal on the run hides in a circus and seeks to possess the daughter of the ringmaster at any cost.

Release On: 29th - May - 1927

Vote Count: 116
Vote Average: 7.7/10

The Ring

Both Jack Sander and Bob Corby are boxers in love with Mabel. Jack and Mabel wed, but their marriage is flat. The young wife looks to Bob for comfort.

Release On: 1st - October - 1927

Vote Count: 61
Vote Average: 5.9/10

7th Heaven

A dejected Parisian sewer worker feels his prayers have been answered when he falls in love with a street waif.

Release On: 1st - January - 1927

Vote Count: 67
Vote Average: 7.4/10


Roddy, first son of the rich Berwick family, is expelled from school when he takes the blame for his friend Tim's charge. His family sends him away and all of his friends leave him alone. Through many life choices that don't work out in his favor, Roddy begins to find his life slowly spiraling out of his control.

Release On: 24th - October - 1927

Vote Count: 53
Vote Average: 5.8/10


Boisterous gangster kingpin Bull Weed rehabilitates his former lawyer from his alcoholic haze, but complications arise when he falls for Weed's girlfriend.

Release On: 20th - August - 1927

Vote Count: 53
Vote Average: 7.2/10


Brilliant in his studies and dismissive of athletics, Ronald finishes high school at the top of his class. But in college his uptight attitude doesn't win him any points with his sports-loving classmates, and pretty coed Mary ignores him in favor of brutish jock Jeff. Hoping to impress Mary, Ronald makes a buffoon of himself at every sport imaginable.

Release On: 10th - September - 1927

Vote Count: 81
Vote Average: 6.8/10

The Kid Brother

The most important family in Hickoryville is (not surprisingly) the Hickorys, with sheriff Jim and his tough manly sons Leo and Olin. The timid youngest son, Harold, doesn't have the muscles to match up to them, so he has to use his wits to win the respect of his strong father and also the love of beautiful Mary.

Release On: 17th - January - 1927

Vote Count: 66
Vote Average: 7.1/10

The Cat and the Canary

Rich old Cyrus West's relatives are waiting for him to die so they can inherit. But he stipulates that his will be read 20 years after his death. On the appointed day his expectant heirs arrive at his brooding mansion. The will is read and it turns out that Annabelle West, the only heir with his name left, inherits, if she is deemed sane. If she isn't, the money and some diamonds go to someone else, whose name is in a sealed envelope. Before he can reveal the identity of her successor to Annabelle, Mr. Crosby, the lawyer, disappears. The first in a series of mysterious events, some of which point to Annabelle in fact being unstable.

Release On: 9th - September - 1927

Vote Count: 46
Vote Average: 7/10

Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt

A train speeds through the country on its way to Berlin, then gradually slows down as it pulls into the station. It is very early in the morning, about 5:00 AM, and the great city is mostly quiet. But before long there are some signs of activity, and a few early risers are to be seen on the streets. Soon the new day is well underway. It's just a typical day in Berlin, but a day full of life and energy.

Release On: 23rd - September - 1927

Vote Count: 76
Vote Average: 7.8/10


A flapper shopgirl woos her rich boss with animal magnetism, otherwise known as "it."

Release On: 5th - February - 1927

Vote Count: 39
Vote Average: 6.7/10

The King of Kings

The King of Kings is the Greatest Story Ever Told as only Cecil B. DeMille could tell it. In 1927, working with one of the biggest budgets in Hollywood history, DeMille spun the life and Passion of Christ into a silent-era blockbuster. Featuring text drawn directly from the Bible, a cast of thousands, and the great showman’s singular cinematic bag of tricks, The King of Kings is at once spectacular and deeply reverent—part Gospel, part Technicolor epic.

Release On: 19th - April - 1927

Vote Count: 30
Vote Average: 6.1/10

Two Arabian Knights

During World War I, two American soldiers fight to escape the Germans while squabbling over a beautiful harem girl.

Release On: 23rd - September - 1927

Vote Count: 10
Vote Average: 6.1/10

Call of the Cuckoo

Mishaps befall a new home owner located next door to an insane asylum.

Release On: 15th - October - 1927

Vote Count: 15
Vote Average: 5.7/10

Mr. Wu

When Mandarin Wu's unmarried daughter becomes pregnant by a young Englishman, he seeks vengeance.

Release On: 26th - March - 1927

Vote Count: 13
Vote Average: 5.5/10