Obscure and Non-Obscure Films

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1. Häxan (1922)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Fantasy, Horror

Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe.

Director: Benjamin Christensen | Stars: Benjamin Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Maren Pedersen, Clara Pontoppidan

Votes: 10,729

2. Warning Shadows (1923)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A wealthy man invites the local wealthy bachelors over for a puppet show about men who covet another man's wife. The puppeteer is actually a witch and gives the men nightmares about what could happen if they date the lady of the house.

Director: Arthur Robison | Stars: Alexander Granach, Max Gülstorff, Lilli Herder, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Votes: 787

3. Wolfblood (1925)

68 min | Drama

After wolf blood transfusion, man thinks he's becoming a wolf.

Directors: George Chesebro, Bruce Mitchell | Stars: George Chesebro, Roy Watson, Milburn Morante, Frank Clark

Votes: 226

4. Two Monks (1934)

85 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

In a Gothic-styled monastery, a monk named Javier sees the face of another monk, Juan, and suddenly attempts to bludgeon him to death with a heavy crucifix. Both men then relate their own ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Bustillo Oro | Stars: Víctor Urruchúa, Carlos Villatoro, Magda Haller, Beltrán de Heredia

Votes: 129

5. Blood and Black Lace (1964)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A masked, shadowy killer brutally murders the models of a scandalous fashion house in Rome.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner, Arianna Gorini

Votes: 7,796

6. ...and the Fifth Horseman Is Fear (1965)

TV-MA | 100 min | Drama, War

A Jewish doctor in Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia risks his life and attempts to regain his identity by assisting a wounded political fugitive.

Director: Zbynek Brynych | Stars: Miroslav Machácek, Olga Scheinpflugová, Zdenka Procházková, Jirí Adamíra

Votes: 412

7. Dante's Inferno (1911)

68 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream.

Directors: Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan, Giuseppe de Liguoro | Stars: Salvatore Papa, Arturo Pirovano, Giuseppe de Liguoro, Pier Delle Vigne

Votes: 2,013

8. The Golem (1915)

60 min | Horror

In this version of the golem legend, the golem, a clay statue brought to life by Rabbi Loew in 16th century Prague to save the Jews from the ongoing brutal persecution by the city's rulers,... See full summary »

Directors: Henrik Galeen, Paul Wegener | Stars: Paul Wegener, Henrik Galeen, Lyda Salmonova, Rudolf Blümner

Votes: 1,008

9. Life Without Soul (1915)

70 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

A young man gives life to a statue with disastrous results.

Director: Joseph W. Smiley | Stars: William W. Cohill, Percy Standing, George De Carlton, Lucy Cotton

Votes: 23

10. The End of the World (1916)

77 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A comet, passing by Earth, causes rioting, social unrest, and major disasters that destroy the world.

Director: August Blom | Stars: Olaf Fønss, Carl Lauritzen, Ebba Thomsen, Johanne Fritz-Petersen

Votes: 267

11. The Mysteries of Myra (1916)

Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Myra Maynard, is plagued by a wide variety of metaphysical assaults by the corrupt Black Order, a secret organization which uses magic, curses and any supernatural means possible to achieve its ends.

Directors: Leopold Wharton, Theodore Wharton | Stars: Jean Sothern, Howard Estabrook, Allan Murnane, M.W. Rale

Votes: 9

12. The Voice on the Wire (1917)

Passed | Action, Adventure, Crime

Chapter 15: "The Living Death" - Chapter 14 ends with the floating hand writing a message to John Spencer and Polly Marion that all would be made clear in next week's episode. Tom and Polly... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Paton | Stars: Ben F. Wilson, Neva Gerber, Francis McDonald, Joseph W. Girard

Votes: 10

13. The Golem and the Dancing Girl (1917)

Horror, Comedy

As a practical joke, an actor impersonates the screen monster he made famous. Complications ensue.

Directors: Rochus Gliese, Paul Wegener | Stars: Paul Wegener, Lyda Salmonova, Rochus Gliese, Wilhelm Diegelmann

Votes: 25

14. The Master Mystery (1918)

Action, Adventure, Mystery

Justice Department agent Quentin Locke must investigate a powerful cartel protected by a robot (here referred to as "The Automaton") and using a gas weapon "The Madagascar Madness".

Directors: Harry Grossman, Burton L. King | Stars: Harry Houdini, Marguerite Marsh, Ruth Stonehouse, Edna Britton

Votes: 108

15. J'accuse! (1919)

Not Rated | 166 min | Drama, Horror, War

The story of two men, one married, the other the lover of the other's wife, who meet in the trenches of the First World War, and how their tale becomes a microcosm for the horrors of war.

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Romuald Joubé, Maxime Desjardins, Séverin-Mars, Angèle Guys

Votes: 1,303

16. Nachtgestalten (1920)

106 min | Horror

Thomas Bezug, the richest man in the world, is a solitary, domineering and cruel cripple who hardly can move on his crutches. He dwells a fanatical love for his son, whom he holds like a monkey in a cage.

Director: Richard Oswald | Stars: Paul Wegener, Reinhold Schünzel, Erna Morena, Erik Charell

Votes: 8

17. The Head of Janus (1920)

107 min | Horror

See everything in the book "Conrad Veidt on Screen" by John T. Soister (McFarland 2002), pages 109-113.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Magnus Stifter, Margarete Schlegel, Willy Kaiser-Heyl

Votes: 88

18. The Golem (1920)

Unrated | 91 min | Fantasy, Horror

In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates the Golem - a giant creature made of clay. Using sorcery, he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.

Directors: Carl Boese, Paul Wegener | Stars: Paul Wegener, Albert Steinrück, Ernst Deutsch, Lyda Salmonova

Votes: 5,931

19. The Phantom Carriage (1921)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

On New Year's Eve, the driver of a ghostly carriage forces a drunken man to reflect on his selfish, wasted life.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Hilda Borgström, Tore Svennberg, Astrid Holm

Votes: 9,310

20. Dracula's Death (1921)

65 min | Horror, Thriller

A girl has frightening visions after visiting an insane asylum where one of the inmates claims to be Drakula and she can not be sure whether they were a nightmare or real.

Director: Károly Lajthay | Stars: Paul Askonas, Margit Lux, Lene Myl, Dezsõ Kertész

Votes: 65

21. Destiny (1921)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

When a woman's fiancé disappears, Death gives her three chances to save him from his fate.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Bernhard Goetzke, Lil Dagover, Walter Janssen, Hans Sternberg

Votes: 4,692 | Gross: $0.01M

22. Príchozí z temnot (1921)

60 min | Fantasy, Horror

Richard Bor brings his neighbor, the landowner Drazicky, an old book. The latter tries in vain to persuade his wife Dagmar to leave. In the book Drazicky finds the story of the Mystery of ... See full summary »

Director: Jan S. Kolár | Stars: Theodor Pistek, Anny Ondra, Josef Sváb-Malostranský, Karel Lamac

Votes: 59

23. A Blind Bargain (1922)

57 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Lon Chaney performs two roles: Doctor Lamb, a mad surgeon who's doing experiments on human bodies, and his crippled and apish assistant, the result of his first experiment.

Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Lon Chaney, Raymond McKee, Virginia True Boardman, Fontaine La Rue

Votes: 25

24. Red Lights (1923)

70 min | Mystery

The wealthy owner of a railroad is about to be reunited with his daughter, who was kidnapped in her childhood. However, a mysterious figure is attempting to frighten the girl away by having... See full summary »

Director: Clarence G. Badger | Stars: Marie Prevost, Raymond Griffith, Johnnie Walker, Alice Lake

Votes: 9

25. 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: 4,801

26. 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: 3,655

27. 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: 1,501

28. The Monster (1925)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

A meek clerk who doubles as an amateur detective investigates some very strange goings-on at a remote mental sanitarium.

Director: Roland West | Stars: Lon Chaney, Gertrude Olmstead, Hallam Cooley, Johnny Arthur

Votes: 874

29. A Page of Madness (1926)

70 min | Drama, Horror

A man takes a job at an asylum with hopes of freeing his imprisoned wife.

Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Stars: Masuo Inoue, Ayako Iijima, Yoshie Nakagawa, Hiroshi Nemoto

Votes: 2,463

30. Klovnen (1926)

128 min | Drama, Romance

The clown Joe Higgins och the circus princess Daisy has grown up together and seems perfect for each other.

Director: A.W. Sandberg | Stars: Gösta Ekman, Karina Bell, Maurice de Féraudy, Robert Schmidt

Votes: 67

31. The Holy Mountain (1926)

100 min | Drama

The dancer, Diotima, meets an engineer and skier, Karl, in his cottage in the mountains where they fall in love and have an affair. When Karl's young friend, Vigo, meets her she gives him ... See full summary »

Director: Arnold Fanck | Stars: Leni Riefenstahl, Luis Trenker, Ernst Petersen, Frida Richard

Votes: 633

33. The Terror (1928)

85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Guests at an old English manor house are stalked by a mysterious killer known only as 'The Terror.'

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: May McAvoy, Louise Fazenda, Edward Everett Horton, Alec B. Francis

Votes: 25

34. The Unholy Night (1929)

Passed | 94 min | Mystery, Thriller

On a dark foggy London night, someone tries to strangle Lord Montague, but he escapes. Only to discover the four other men who did get killed were old regimental comrades in Gallipoli. When... See full summary »

Director: Lionel Barrymore | Stars: Ernest Torrence, Roland Young, Dorothy Sebastian, Natalie Moorhead

Votes: 183

35. Westfront 1918 (1930)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Romance, War

A group of German infantrymen of the First World War live out their lives in the trenches of France. They find brief entertainment and relief in a village behind the lines, but primarily ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Fritz Kampers, Gustav Diessl, Hans-Joachim Möbis, Claus Clausen

Votes: 1,425

36. La voluntad del muerto (1930)

Passed | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

Strange happenings and disappearances take place in an old dark house

Directors: Enrique Tovar Ávalos, George Melford | Stars: Antonio Moreno, Lupita Tovar, Andrés de Segurola, Roberto E. Guzmán

Votes: 10

37. Black Magic (1933)

60 min | Drama

Wajan, the son of Nudonk,a witch, is beset with difficulties. His mother is in ill favor with the Balinese natives who want to get rid of her, and the hand of Sari, a native chieftain's ... See full summary »

Director: Friedrich Dalsheim | Stars: Lombos, Sari, Nodonk, Wajan

Votes: 10

38. The Crying Woman (1933)

73 min | Horror, Mystery

In modern day Mexico, a man on the street is supernaturally killed after hearing the eerie sound of a wailing woman. We then arrive at the manor of an upper class family, who are ... See full summary »

Director: Ramón Peón | Stars: Ramón Pereda, Virginia Zurí, Carlos Orellana, Adriana Lamar

Votes: 112

39. The Phantom of the Convent (1934)

85 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

Alfonso (Del Campo), Eduardo (Villatoro) and Eduardo's wife Cristina (Ruel) get lost when visiting a forest. A strange monk finds them and takes them to an ancient convent. There, the three... See full summary »

Director: Fernando de Fuentes | Stars: Enrique del Campo, Marta Roel, Carlos Villatoro, Paco Martínez

Votes: 132

40. The Return of Chandu (I) (1934)

Not Rated | 208 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

The Black Magic cult of Ubasti, based on the isle of Lemuria, believes that Nadji, a princess of Egypt, is a reincarnation of their long-dead goddess, Ossana, and intend to sacrifice Nadji ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Maria Alba, Clara Kimball Young, Lucien Prival

Votes: 234

41. The Return of Chandu (II) (1934)

65 min | Horror, Adventure, Fantasy

The cult of Ubasti, headquartered on the isle of Lemuria, believes that Princess Nadji of Egypt is a reincarnation of their long-dead goddess, Ossana, and intend to sacrifice her so that ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Maria Alba, Lucien Prival, Clara Kimball Young

Votes: 63

42. The Phantom Light (1935)

76 min | Mystery, Thriller

A lighthouse keeper has been murdered in mysterious circumstances and, during the ensuing investigation a Phantom Light keeps appearing at the scene of his death.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Binnie Hale, Gordon Harker, Donald Calthrop, Milton Rosmer

Votes: 419

43. The Crime of Doctor Crespi (1935)

Approved | 63 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

A crazed scientist invents a serum that induces a catatonic state in whoever it is injected into. He uses the serum to paralyze his enemies, so that he can bury them alive.

Director: John H. Auer | Stars: Erich von Stroheim, Harriet Russell, Dwight Frye, Paul Guilfoyle

Votes: 186

44. The Man of Stone (1936)

83 min | Fantasy, Horror

The Golem, a giant creature created out of clay by a rabbi, comes to life in a time of trouble to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Harry Baur, Roger Karl, Charles Dorat, Roger Duchesne

Votes: 171

45. The Spider's Web (1938)

Passed | 300 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A crime fighter known as The Spider battles a villain called The Octopus, who is out to sabotage America and install his own government.

Directors: James W. Horne, Ray Taylor | Stars: Warren Hull, Iris Meredith, Richard Fiske, Kenne Duncan

Votes: 104

46. The Phantom Creeps (1939)

Approved | 265 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A military intelligence officer and a pretty reporter try to find a scientist whose inventions can destroy the world.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Saul A. Goodkind | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Robert Kent, Dorothy Arnold, Edwin Stanley

Votes: 768