Trip Down Century Lane (1927-2027)

by Cine_Independiente_MX | created - 5 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Revisit the past century through Cinema,

Films from 1927 to be seen (or revisited) during 2027,

No particular order.

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1. 7th Heaven (1927)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

A street cleaner saves a young woman's life, and the pair slowly fall in love until war intervenes.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Ben Bard, Albert Gran

Votes: 2,743 | Gross: $1.32M

2. Xixiang ji (1927)

49 min | Drama, Romance

A famous Chinese story about a young couple who consummate their marriage without the approval of their parents.

Directors: Minwei Li, Hou Yao | Stars: Cijiang Ge, Chichang Hu, Cho-cho Lam, Dandan Li

Votes: 98

3. Charleston Parade (1927)

17 min | Short, Sci-Fi

Shot in three days, this surreal, erotic silent short shows a native white girl teaching a futuristic African airman the Charleston dance.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Catherine Hessling, Johnny Hudgins, Pierre Braunberger, André Cerf

Votes: 570

4. The Chess Player (1927)

135 min | Drama, Fantasy

In 1776, an inventor conceals a Polish nobleman in his chess-playing automaton, a machine whose fame leads it to the court of the Russian empress.

Director: Raymond Bernard | Stars: Pierre Blanchar, Charles Dullin, Édith Jéhanne, Camille Bert

Votes: 246

8. Women of Ryazan (1927)

67 min | Drama

Orphan Anna lives with her aunt Aliona in the Russian district of Ryazan. One day, they meet Wassily and his son Ivan. In order to marry off his son, Wassily organizes a meeting with all ... See full summary »

Directors: Ivan Pravov, Olga Preobrazhenskaya | Stars: Kuzma Yastrebitsky, Olga Narbekova, Yelena Maksimova, Georgi Bobynin

Votes: 172

9. The King of Kings (1927)

Not Rated | 155 min | Biography, Drama, History

Jesus Christ faces religious and political oppression during his ministry and in the days before his death and resurrection.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: H.B. Warner, Dorothy Cumming, Ernest Torrence, Joseph Schildkraut

Votes: 1,736 | Gross: $1.77M

10. Many a Slip (1927)

20 min | Comedy, Short

Charley attempts to invent a non-slippery banana peel.

Directors: Charles R. Bowers, Harold L. Muller | Stars: Charles R. Bowers, Corinne Powers, Ricca Allen, Eddie Dunn

Votes: 65

11. The Scar of Shame (1927)

TV-PG | 68 min | Drama

An educated, upscale young black musician marries a woman from a lower socioeconomic class to get her out of the clutches of her stepfather, who beats and abuses her. However, once he "... See full summary »

Director: Frank Peregini | Stars: Harry Henderson, Norman Johnstone, Ann Kennedy, Lucia Lynn Moses

Votes: 236

12. Underworld (1927)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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

Directors: Josef von Sternberg, Arthur Rosson | Stars: George Bancroft, Clive Brook, Evelyn Brent, Fred Kohler

Votes: 2,189 | Gross: $0.75M

13. The Cat and the Canary (1927)

Passed | 108 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Relatives of an eccentric millionaire gather in his spooky mansion on the 20th anniversary of his death for the reading of his will.

Director: Paul Leni | Stars: Laura La Plante, Creighton Hale, Forrest Stanley, Tully Marshall

Votes: 2,435

14. Mockery (1927)

75 min | Drama, Romance

During the Russian Revolution, a mentally challenged peasant saves then obsesses over a beautiful countess.

Director: Benjamin Christensen | Stars: Lon Chaney, Ricardo Cortez, Barbara Bedford, Mack Swain

Votes: 368 | Gross: $0.45M

15. Pan si dong (1927)

59 min | Fantasy

One of the earliest cinematic adaptation of Chinese classic novel Journey to the West. When seeking for food alone, Tang Xuanzang was kept prisoner by seven spider monsters who took the ... See full summary »

Director: Duyu Dan | Stars: Mingzhu Yin, Wenchao Wu, Jiang Meikang, Zhou Hongquan

Votes: 29

16. The Valley of the Giants (1927)

70 min | Drama, Romance

Bryce Cardigan struggles to protect his Redwood inheritance from a railroad-owner, who is also the guardian of the woman Bryce loves.

Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Milton Sills, Doris Kenyon, Arthur Stone, George Fawcett

Votes: 12

17. The Kid Brother (1927)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A sheriff's milquetoast son has a chance to prove himself when a medicine show run by con artists comes into town.

Directors: Ted Wilde, Harold Lloyd, Lewis Milestone, J.A. Howe | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Walter James, Leo Willis

Votes: 3,372 | Gross: $0.71M

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19. For the Term of His Natural Life (1927)

101 min | Adventure, Romance

A convict, wrongfully accused and sent a harsh prison colony, attempts to escape.

Director: Norman Dawn | Stars: George Fisher, Eva Novak, Dunstan Webb, Jessica Harcourt

Votes: 82

20. Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness (1927)

Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Documentary

Elephants disrupt the lives of a family deep in the jungles of Northern Siam, and an entire village.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Kru, Chantui, Nah, Ladah

Votes: 804 | Gross: $0.61M

21. Emak-Bakia (1927)

18 min | Short

A long series of unrelated images, revolving, often distorted: lights, flowers, nails. A lightboard appears from time to time carrying the news of the day. Then, an eye. A woman in a car ... See full summary »

Director: Man Ray | Stars: Kiki of Montparnasse, Jacques Rigaut

Votes: 1,089

22. Uncle Tom's Cabin (1927)

Passed | 144 min | Drama, History

Slavery tears apart a black family in the South before the start of the Civil War.

Director: Harry A. Pollard | Stars: Margarita Fischer, James B. Lowe, Arthur Edmund Carewe, George Siegmann

Votes: 347

23. Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary

This movie shows us one day in Berlin, the rhythm of that time, starting at the earliest morning and ends in the deepest night.

Director: Walter Ruttmann | Star: Paul von Hindenburg

Votes: 3,464

25. Napoleon (1927)

240 min | Biography, Drama, History

A film about the French general's youth and early military career.

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Albert Dieudonné, Vladimir Roudenko, Edmond Van Daële, Alexandre Koubitzky

Votes: 6,234

26. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

98 Metascore

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.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Votes: 142,812 | Gross: $1.24M

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27. Bed and Sofa (1927)

86 min | Comedy, Drama

A married couple have a small apartment in Moscow. When an old friend of the husband's arrives in the city, he is unable to find lodgings. Kolia, the husband, invites his friend to move in with them.

Director: Abram Room | Stars: Vladimir Fogel, Nikolay Batalov, Lyudmila Semyonova, Leonid Yurenev

Votes: 933

28. The End of St. Petersburg (1927)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

A peasant comes to St. Petersburg to find work. He unwittingly helps in the arrest of an old village friend who is now a labor leader. The unemployed peasant is also arrested and sent to ... See full summary »

Directors: Vsevolod Pudovkin, Mikhail Doller | Stars: Aleksandr Chistyakov, Vera Baranovskaya, Ivan Chuvelyov, V. Obolensky

Votes: 1,330

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29. The Unknown (1927)

Unrated | 63 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

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

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Joan Crawford, Nick De Ruiz

Votes: 6,431 | Gross: $0.41M

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30. The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)

Not Rated | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: June Tripp, Ivor Novello, Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney

Votes: 8,958

31. The Jazz Singer (1927)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Music, Musical

The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer

Votes: 8,182 | Gross: $7.63M

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32. College (1927)

Not Rated | 66 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

To reconcile with his girlfriend, a bookish college student tries to become an athlete.

Directors: James W. Horne, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Anne Cornwall, Flora Bramley, Harold Goodwin

Votes: 3,931

33. It (1927)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Romance

A salesgirl with plenty of "it" (sex appeal) pursues a handsome playboy.

Directors: Clarence G. Badger, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Clara Bow, Antonio Moreno, William Austin, Priscilla Bonner

Votes: 2,709 | Gross: $0.41M

34. The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Romance

A cloistered, overprotected Austrian prince falls in love with a down-to-earth barmaid in this "Viennese fairy tale."

Directors: Ernst Lubitsch, John M. Stahl | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Norma Shearer, Jean Hersholt, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Votes: 1,231

35. Sunrise (1927)

Passed | 94 min | Drama, Romance

An allegorical tale about a man fighting the good and evil within him. Both sides are made flesh - one a sophisticated woman he is attracted to and the other his wife.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing

Votes: 43,134

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36. Long Pants (1927)

60 min | Comedy

Harry Shelby receives his first pair of long pants. He immediately falls in love with a cocaine-smuggling flapper named Bebe. When Bebe is imprisoned, Harry decides to rescue her. To do so,... See full summary »

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Harry Langdon, Gladys Brockwell, Alan Roscoe, Priscilla Bonner

Votes: 399

37. Two Arabian Knights (1927)

TV-G | 92 min | Comedy, Romance, Adventure

Two American soldiers are captured by the Germans on the Western Front during World War One and escape a POW camp only to stumble into further life-threatening adventures when they come across an Arabian king's daughter while on the lam.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: William Boyd, Mary Astor, Louis Wolheim, Ian Keith

Votes: 789 | Gross: $0.51M

38. My Best Girl (1927)

Unrated | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

A department store's stock girl falls in love with a co-worker, the son of the store's manager; the feeling is mutual though he is engaged to a debutante and focusing on becoming successful without the influence of his father.

Director: Sam Taylor | Stars: Mary Pickford, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Sunshine Hart, Lucien Littlefield

Votes: 744 | Gross: $2.24M

39. Wings (1927)

PG-13 | 144 min | Drama, Romance, War

Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I.

Directors: William A. Wellman, Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast | Stars: Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen, Jobyna Ralston

Votes: 10,103 | Gross: $6.59M

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40. The Three-Sided Mirror (1927)

45 min | Drama, Romance

Psychological narrative avantgarde film about a wealthy young businessman who consecutively falls in love with a classy English woman (Pearl), a Russian sculptress (Athalia), and a naive ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Epstein | Stars: Jeanne Helbling, Suzy Pierson, Olga Day, Raymond Guérin-Catelain

Votes: 685

41. A Wild Roomer (1927)

20 min | Short, Comedy

Charles Bowers is once again an eccentric inventor. This time, he has only a matter of hours to debut his extraordinary new invention in order to collect a huge bequest from his deceased ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles R. Bowers, Harold L. Muller | Star: Charles R. Bowers

Votes: 86

43. The Town Rat and the Country Rat (1927)

10 min | Short

The Country Rat visits his friend, the Town Rat, but finds that life in the great metropolis is rather too hectic (and dangerous - there's a live cat among all the puppet rats!)

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz

Votes: 156

44. Sensation Seekers (1927)

70 min | Drama, Romance

Sensation Seekers is a 1927 silent film romantic drama directed by Lois Weber, produced and distributed by Universal Pictures and starring Billie Dove. The film and a trailer survive.

Director: Lois Weber | Stars: Billie Dove, Huntley Gordon, Raymond Bloomer, Peggy Montgomery

Votes: 28

45. The Ring (I) (1927)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Two boxers compete for the love of a woman.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Carl Brisson, Lillian Hall-Davis, Ian Hunter, Forrester Harvey

Votes: 2,856

46. Moscow That Weeps and Laughs (1927)

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Natasha and her grandfather live in a cottage near Moscow, making hats for Madame Irène. Madame and her husband have told the housing committee that Natasha rents a room from them; this ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Barnet | Stars: Anna Sten, Vladimir Mikhaylov, Vladimir Fogel, Ivan Koval-Samborsky

Votes: 542

47. Get Your Man (1927)

63 min | Comedy, Romance

A young American girl in Paris falls in love with a handsome nobleman, but he is about to wed in an arranged marriage. She hatches a plan to overcome that obstacle and get her man.

Director: Dorothy Arzner | Stars: Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Josef Swickard, Josephine Dunn

Votes: 135

48. The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty (1927)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History

In May 1913 the Romanov Dynasty celebrates its 300th anniversary at the Russian throne. The last emperor in the long line is czar Nicholas II. He rules over a country with huge social and ... See full summary »

Director: Esfir Shub | Stars: Mikhail Alekseyev, Alexei Brusilov, Nikolai Chkheidze, Emperor Franz Josef

Votes: 222

49. Upstream (1927)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

Among the residents of a theatrical boarding house is the last member of a once great acting family, down on his luck. When an offer to star in a London "Hamlet" comes, he takes lessons ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: Nancy Nash, <