Films by year: 1928

by misspaddylee | created - 14 Nov 2011 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

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1. The Cameraman (1928)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Romance, Family

Hopelessly in love with a woman working at MGM Studios, a clumsy man attempts to become a motion picture cameraman to be close to the object of his desire.

Directors: Edward Sedgwick, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin, Sidney Bracey

Votes: 9,498

2. The Circus (1928)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Romance

90 Metascore

The Tramp finds work and the girl of his dreams at a circus.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Merna Kennedy, Al Ernest Garcia, Harry Crocker

Votes: 23,754

3. The Crowd (1928)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Romance

The life of a man and woman together in a large, impersonal metropolis through their hopes, struggles and downfalls.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, James Murray, Bert Roach, Estelle Clark

Votes: 6,978

4. The Docks of New York (1928)

Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A blue-collar worker on New York's depressed waterfront finds his life changed after he saves a woman attempting suicide.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George Bancroft, Betty Compson, Olga Baclanova, Clyde Cook

Votes: 3,616

5. Four Sons (1928)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, War

A family saga in which three of a Bavarian widow's sons go to war for Germany and the fourth goes to America, Germany's eventual opponent.

Director: John Ford | Stars: James Hall, Margaret Mann, Charles Morton, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Votes: 581

6. Hangman's House (1928)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

"Citizen" Hogan, an exile Irish patriot, risks his life by returning to Ireland and helping a young couple.

Director: John Ford | Stars: June Collyer, Larry Kent, Victor McLaglen, Earle Foxe

Votes: 380

7. Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928)

Passed | 73 min | Drama

A professional clown and a self-indulgent count learn to help each other with their problems, but then become romantic rivals.

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Lon Chaney, Bernard Siegel, Loretta Young, Cissy Fitzgerald

Votes: 1,627

8. The Matinee Idol (1928)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Romance

A Broadway matinee idol famous for his black-face portrayals anonymously joins an amateur acting troupe and falls in love with the leading lady.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Bessie Love, Johnnie Walker, Ernest Hilliard, Lionel Belmore

Votes: 461

9. Noah's Ark (1928)

Passed | 135 min | Drama, War

The Biblical story of Noah and the Great Flood, with a parallel story of soldiers in the First World War.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: Dolores Costello, George O'Brien, Noah Beery, Louise Fazenda

Votes: 616 | Gross: $1.37M

10. Our Dancing Daughters (1928)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

A flapper who's secretly a good girl and a gold digging floozy masquerading as an ingénue both vie for the hand of a millionaire.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Joan Crawford, Johnny Mack Brown, Nils Asther, Dorothy Sebastian

Votes: 1,403 | Gross: $0.76M

11. The Patsy (1928)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An awkward teenager hopelessly in love with her elder sister's boyfriend tries to make him notice her.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Marion Davies, Orville Caldwell, Marie Dressler, Lawrence Gray

Votes: 2,288

12. Show People (1928)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

A young lady from Georgia goes to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actress.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson, Paul Ralli

Votes: 3,355 | Gross: $1.10M

13. Speedy (1928)

Passed | 85 min | Action, Comedy, Family

Harold "Speedy" Swift, a fan of Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees, saves from extinction the city's last horse-drawn trolley, operated by his girlfriend's grandfather.

Director: Ted Wilde | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy, Bert Woodruff, Babe Ruth

Votes: 2,993

14. Spies (1928)

Not Rated | 90 min | Romance, Thriller

The mastermind behind a ubiquitous spy operation learns of a dangerous romance between a Russian lady in his employ and a dashing agent from the government's secret service.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Gerda Maurus, Willy Fritsch, Lien Deyers

Votes: 2,896

15. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)

Not Rated | 70 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

The effete son of a cantankerous riverboat captain comes to join his father's crew.

Directors: Charles Reisner, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Tom McGuire, Ernest Torrence, Tom Lewis

Votes: 12,052

16. The Wind (1928)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Western

A frail young woman from the east moves in with her cousin in the west, where she causes tension within the family and is slowly driven mad.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Montagu Love, Dorothy Cumming

Votes: 5,663

17. Their Purple Moment (1928)

Passed | 22 min | Comedy, Short

Stan and Ollie hold out money from their paychecks from their shrewish wives so they can enjoy a night out on the town... with predictable results.

Directors: James Parrott, Fred Guiol | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Garvin, Kay Deslys

Votes: 614

18. Two Tars (1928)

Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short

Stanley and Oliver, two sailors on shore leave, rent a car and go on a drive with their dates, but soon get involved in a huge traffic jam with dozens of ill-tempered motorists. A minor ... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Thelma Hill

Votes: 1,205

19. The Racket (1928)

Passed | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An honest police captain vows to bring down a powerful bootlegger who is protected by corrupt politicians and judges.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Thomas Meighan, Louis Wolheim, Marie Prevost, G. Pat Collins

Votes: 1,003

20. We Faw Down (1928)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Short

Stan & Ollie attempt to fool their wives by sneaking out to a poker game, but instead get involved with two flirty ladies, one of whom is the girlfriend of a jealous boxer.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Vivien Oakland, Bess Flowers

Votes: 805

21. The Horse Ate the Hat (1928)

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy

On his way through the woods to his marriage, Fadinard's horse eats the hat of a married lady spending here a few moments with her lover. Fadinard has to find the very same rare hat to ... See full summary »

Director: René Clair | Stars: Alice Tissot, Alexej Bondireff, Marise Maia, Yvonneck

Votes: 732

22. West of Zanzibar (1928)

TV-G | 65 min | Drama, Mystery

A magician seeks vengeance upon the man who paralyzed him and the illegitimate daughter he sired with the magician's wife.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Lionel Barrymore, Mary Nolan, Warner Baxter

Votes: 1,466 | Gross: $0.92M

23. The Viking (1928)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Adventure, History

Vikings compete for power and the love of a woman.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Donald Crisp, Pauline Starke, LeRoy Mason, Anders Randolf

Votes: 336

24. The Trail of '98 (1928)

Passed | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Fortune hunters from all over the country rush to the Klondike in 1897 to seek their fortunes in the gold are tested by hardships of the journey.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Ralph Forbes, Karl Dane, Harry Carey

Votes: 325

25. Sadie Thompson (1928)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama

A prostitute seeking a fresh start becomes the obsession of a religious extremist.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Blanche Friderici, Charles Lane, Florence Midgley

Votes: 2,428 | Gross: $1.00M

26. The Last Command (1928)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, History, Romance

A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, William Powell, Jack Raymond

Votes: 3,059

27. Beggars of Life (1928)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

After killing her treacherous step-father, a girl tries to escape the country with a young vagabond. She dresses as a boy, they hop freight trains, quarrel with a group of hobos, and steal ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Wallace Beery, Louise Brooks, Richard Arlen, Blue Washington

Votes: 883

29. The Spanking Age (1928)

20 min | Comedy, Family, Short

Mary and Wheezer live with a malicious step mother. One day, when she is out, they decide to throw a party for the Gang.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Joe Cobb, Jean Darling, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins

Votes: 26

30. Across to Singapore (1928)

Passed | 85 min | Drama, Romance

Conflict ensues when a young man's childhood sweetheart becomes betrothed to his older brother.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Joan Crawford, Ernest Torrence, Frank Currier

Votes: 890

31. The Wedding March (1928)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

A young impoverished aristocrat falls in love with an inn-keepers daughter, but has to marry money.

Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Erich von Stroheim, Fay Wray, Zasu Pitts, Matthew Betz

Votes: 1,410

32. The Mating Call (1928)

Approved | 72 min | Drama

A WWI vet takes on the KKK when he loses his wife to a womanizing Klansman.

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Thomas Meighan, Evelyn Brent, Renée Adorée, Alan Roscoe

Votes: 331

33. Street Angel (1928)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

A woman on the run from the law finds her past catching up to her just as she is on the verge of true happiness.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Natalie Kingston, Henry Armetta

Votes: 2,009

34. City Girl (1930)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

A Chicago waitress falls in love with a Minnesota farmer, and decides to face a life in the country.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Charles Farrell, Mary Duncan, David Torrence, Edith Murgatroyd

Votes: 2,664



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