Trip Down Century Lane (1925-2025)

by Cine_Independiente_MX | created - 04 Dec 2018 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

Revisit the past century through Cinema,

Films from 1925 to be seen (or revisited) during 2025,

No particular order.

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1. Ways to Strength and Beauty (1925)

100 min | Drama

The perfect body as an object of cult worship. Based on the mass sports and body worship movement of the 1920s, the film propagates physical training and shows in stylized documentary ... See full summary »

Directors: Nicholas Kaufmann, Wilhelm Prager | Stars: Josephine Baker, Anita Berber, Kitty Cauer, Jack Dempsey

Votes: 107

2. Master of the House (1925)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

When a man becomes tyrannical towards his family, the women of the house decide to teach him a lesson in gratitude.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Johannes Meyer, Astrid Holm, Karin Nellemose, Mathilde Nielsen

Votes: 1,663

3. The Phantom of the Moulin-Rouge (1925)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy

A man goes to the lonely estate of the mysterious Dr. Renault, whose strange experiments release the man's spirit from his body.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Albert Préjean, Sandra Milovanoff, Paul Ollivier, Madeleine Rodrigue

Votes: 127

4. Tartuffe (1925)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama

A young man shows his millionaire grandfather a film based on Molière's Tartuffe, in order to expose the old man's hypocritical governess who covets his own inheritance.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Hermann Picha, Rosa Valetti, André Mattoni, Werner Krauss

Votes: 1,846

5. Prem Sanyas (1925)

97 min | Drama

This adaptation of Arnold's 1861 Orientalist epic opens with documentary shots of tourists in Bombay watching street performers. Then a white-bearded old man sitting under the bodhi tree ... See full summary »

Directors: Franz Osten, Himanshu Rai | Stars: Seeta Devi, Himanshu Rai, Sarada Ukil, Ranibala

Votes: 128

6. The Lost World (1925)

Passed | 106 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.

Director: Harry O. Hoyt | Stars: Wallace Beery, Bessie Love, Lloyd Hughes, Lewis Stone

Votes: 4,453 | Gross: $1.19M

7. Tumbleweeds (1925)

Approved | 78 min | Western

The government will grant a fringe of terrain for the settlers who want to live and work there. The starting sign will be a gunshot which will iniciate the run for the best fields and ... See full summary »

Directors: King Baggot, William S. Hart | Stars: William S. Hart, Barbara Bedford, Lucien Littlefield, J. Gordon Russell

Votes: 531

8. The Mystic (1925)

70 min | Drama

An American criminal imports a gang of Hungarian gypsies to gain control over a fortune. The victim, Doris Merrick, is persuaded by fake medium Zara to hand over her jewels to Nash.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Aileen Pringle, Conway Tearle, Mitchell Lewis, Robert Ober

Votes: 101

9. The Wizard of Oz (1925)

TV-G | 81 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Dorothy, heir to the Oz throne, must take it back from the wicked Prime Minister Kruel with the help of three farmhands.

Director: Larry Semon | Stars: Dorothy Dwan, Charles Murray, Oliver Hardy, Mary Carr

Votes: 1,383

10. Lady of the Night (1925)

TV-G | 70 min | Drama, Romance

A world-weary prostitute yearns after respectability and the love of an inventor.

Director: Monta Bell | Stars: Norma Shearer, Malcolm McGregor, Dale Fuller, George K. Arthur

Votes: 533 | Gross: $0.21M

11. El húsar de la muerte (1925)

65 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of Manuel Rodriguez

Director: Pedro Sienna | Stars: Pedro Sienna, Clara Werther, Piet Van Ravenstein, Guillermo Barrientos

Votes: 105

12. Body and Soul (1925)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

A minister is malevolent and sinister behind his righteous facade. He consorts with, and later extorts from, the owner of a gambling house, and betrays an honest girl, eventually driving ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Micheaux | Stars: Paul Robeson, Marshall Rogers, Lawrence Chenault, Chester A. Alexander

Votes: 710

13. The Movies (1925)

TV-G | 19 min | Comedy, Short

Although his parents have warned him to stay away from the movies, our hero winds up acting in a costume picture, doubling for comedian Lloyd Hamilton.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Lloyd Hamilton, Marcella Daly, Arthur Thalasso, Frank Jonasson

Votes: 127

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14. Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde (1925)

Not Rated | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

In Victorian London the esteemed Dr. Pyckle uses himself as a guinea pig when he experiments with a new drug that changes him into a compulsive prankster.

Directors: Scott Pembroke, Joe Rock | Stars: Stan Laurel, Julie Leonard, Pete the Dog, Syd Crossley

Votes: 297

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15. Maciste in Hell (1925)

95 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

The devil takes Maciste down to hell in an attempt to corrupt and ruin his morality.

Director: Guido Brignone | Stars: Bartolomeo Pagano, Umberto Guarracino, Mario Saio, Franz Sala

Votes: 427

16. Alice the Toreador (1925)

11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Alice and Julius are going to stage a bullfight. Their bull is a broken-down old cow. They fix it up with some rollerskates. A family of cats uses a see-saw to catapult themselves over the ... See full summary »

Director: Walt Disney | Star: Virginia Davis

Votes: 135

17. Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (1925)

Passed | 71 min | Documentary

The struggles of a hardscrabble Iranian nomadic tribe as they journey through bleak country to reach the grasslands that will save their livestock.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Marguerite Harrison, Haidar Khan

Votes: 905

18. Variety (1925)

Passed | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Prologue: The murderer "Boss" Huller - after having spent ten years in prison - breaks his silence to tell the warden his story. "Boss", a former trapeze artist, and his wife own a cheap ... See full summary »

Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Lya De Putti, Warwick Ward

Votes: 930 | Gross: $0.71M

19. Strike (1925)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

A group of oppressed factory workers go on strike in pre-revolutionary Russia.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Maksim Shtraukh, Mikhail Gomorov, I. Ivanov

Votes: 6,721

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20. Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Not Rated | 66 min | Drama, History, Thriller

In the midst of the Russian Revolution of 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin mutiny against the brutal, tyrannical regime of the vessel's officers. The resulting street demonstration in Odessa brings on a police massacre.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barskiy, Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Ivan Bobrov

Votes: 51,068 | Gross: $0.05M

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21. Go West (1925)

Not Rated | 69 min | Comedy, Western

With little luck at keeping a job in the city a New Yorker tries work in the country and eventually finds his way leading a herd of cattle to the West Coast.

Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Howard Truesdale, Kathleen Myers, Ray Thompson

Votes: 3,637

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22. Seven Chances (1925)

Passed | 56 min | Comedy, Romance

A man learns he will inherit a fortune if he marries by 7 p.m. that same day.

Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Ruth Dwyer, T. Roy Barnes, Snitz Edwards

Votes: 8,765 | Gross: $0.21M

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23. The Gold Rush (1925)

Passed | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A prospector goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Tom Murray, Henry Bergman

Votes: 95,539 | Gross: $5.45M

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24. Sally of the Sawdust (1925)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy

Judge Foster throws his daughter out because she married a circus man. She leaves her baby girl with Prof. McGargle before she dies. Years later Sally is a dancer with whom Peyton, a son of... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Carol Dempster, W.C. Fields, Alfred Lunt, Erville Alderson

Votes: 473 | Gross: $0.30M

25. The Freshman (1925)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

A nerdy college student will do anything to become popular on campus.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Brooks Benedict, James H. Anderson

Votes: 4,814 | Gross: $0.00M

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26. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)

Not Rated | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned.

Directors: Fred Niblo, Charles Brabin, Christy Cabanne, J.J. Cohn, Rex Ingram | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson

Votes: 7,004 | Gross: $12.45M

27. The Big Parade (1925)

Not Rated | 151 min | Drama, Romance, War

A young American soldier witnesses the horrors of the Great War.

Directors: King Vidor, George W. Hill | Stars: John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Hobart Bosworth, Claire McDowell

Votes: 5,997 | Gross: $11.00M

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28. The Unholy Three (1925)

Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A sideshow ventriloquist, midget, and strongman form a conspiracy known as "The Unholy Three" and commit a series of robberies.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mae Busch, Matt Moore, Victor McLaglen

Votes: 1,593 | Gross: $0.70M

29. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Passed | 93 min | Horror

A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.

Directors: Rupert Julian, Lon Chaney, Ernst Laemmle, Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe

Votes: 16,019 | Gross: $3.75M

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30. The Joyless Street (1925)

125 min | Drama

Vienna in the biggest depression, directly after WW1. In a slum, Lila Leid, the wife of lawyer Leid is murdered, Egon, secretary of one of Leid's clients is arrested. He was with her, and ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Asta Nielsen, Greta Garbo, Ágnes Eszterházy, Werner Krauss

Votes: 1,329

31. Chess Fever (1925)

Not Rated | 28 min | Comedy, Short

With an international chess tournament in progress, a young man becomes completely obsessed with the game. His fiancée has no interest in it, and becomes frustrated and depressed by his ... See full summary »

Directors: Vsevolod Pudovkin, Nikolai Shpikovsky | Stars: José Raúl Capablanca, Vladimir Fogel, Anna Zemtsova, Natalya Glan

Votes: 1,091

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32. Beggar on Horseback (1925)

70 min | Comedy

Neil McRae, an impoverished composer, loves Cynthia Mason, but fearing poverty, proposes to the wealthy Gladys Cady. One night, he dozes in an armchair and has a nightmare of a wedding and ... See full summary »

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Edward Everett Horton, Esther Ralston, Erwin Connelly, Gertrude Short

Votes: 69

33. His Wooden Wedding (1925)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Comedy

A few moments before Charley is going to marry, a "friend", who is jealous, gives him an anonymous note, stating that the bride has a wooden leg. Charley cancels the wedding, but agrees to ... See full summary »

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Charley Chase, Katherine Grant, Gale Henry, Fred DeSilva

Votes: 145

34. Isn't Life Terrible? (1925)

Passed | 22 min | Comedy, Short

Charley is plagued with failure and with his brother-in-law, who's allergic to labor. When he decides to take the family on a camping trip, his wife learns about a contest sponsored by a ... See full summary »

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Charley Chase, Oliver Hardy, Katherine Grant, Lon Poff

Votes: 211

35. Innocent Husbands (1925)

TV-G | 21 min | Comedy, Short

Despite his faithfulness, Melvin is always under suspicion by wife Mame. Complications erupt when a woman from a party across the hall passes out in Melvin's bedroom just before Mame returns.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Charley Chase, Katherine Grant, Jane Sherman, Lucien Littlefield

Votes: 150

36. Buried Treasure (1925)

X | Animation, Short, Comedy

The gang has a paddle-wheel sloop in L.A.'s harbor. They chat with an old sea captain who shows them a treasure map. Joe copies the map looking over the salt's shoulder, then the gang ... See full summary »

Votes: 68

37. Alice's Egg Plant (1925)

Not Rated | 9 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

Little Alice and Julius the cat operate an egg factory. The hens are a bit lazy, but Julius cracks the whip. An out-of-town chicken arrives, only she's a labour agitator, Little Red Henski ... See full summary »

Director: Walt Disney | Star: Anne Shirley

Votes: 237

38. La voix du rossignol (1925)

13 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

A partly-animated short film, a fairy-tale-like telling of why the nightingale only sings at night. A young girl who has caught a nightingale dreams about the nightingale and its mate, and ... See full summary »

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz | Star: Nina Star

Votes: 334

39. She (1925)

98 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

In Africa an explorer is the reincarnated lover of the 2,000-year-old White Queen.

Directors: Leander De Cordova, G.B. Samuelson | Stars: Betty Blythe, Carlyle Blackwell, Mary Odette, Tom Reynolds

Votes: 115

40. The Eagle (1925)

Unrated | 73 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A wanted Russian lieutenant becomes a masked vigilante seeking vengeance upon the man who stole his family's land, only to fall for his charming daughter.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, Louise Dresser, Albert Conti

Votes: 1,675 | Gross: $0.32M

41. 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: 896

42. Motherhood: Life's Greatest Miracle (1925)

Passed | 59 min | Drama

Two women discover they are pregnant, and experience the anxiety, discomfort, fear, hope, and ultimate joy of pregnancy and motherhood. Both fathers encounter the parallel experiences of first-time fatherhood.

Director: Lita Lawrence | Stars: George E. Patton, Adelaide M. Chase, J. Thomas Hopkins, Nance Newman

Votes: 65

43. Don Q Son of Zorro (1925)

Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Romance

Don Cesar, son of Zorro, is framed for murder while visiting Spain, and becomes the whip-wielding outlaw Don Q.

Director: Donald Crisp | Stars: Mary Astor, Jack McDonald, Donald Crisp, Stella De Lanti

Votes: 400

44. Capital Punishment (1925)

67 min | Drama

An experiment in death penalty. A man is accused of a murder, that never happened. Complications arise.

Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Clara Bow, George Hackathorne, Elliott Dexter, Margaret Livingston

Votes: 37