Overstreet’s Favorite Films: 1920s

Here is the current (but occasionally updated) list of my favorite films from the 1920s. Clearly, I have a lot to learn about this decade. But give me a break… I wasn’t born until 1970, and didn’t start really exploring cinema until I was in college.

In order to understand the purpose and meaning of this list, please read my introduction to the Looking Closer Favorite Films lists here.


  • Treasures: The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), Man With the Movie Camera (1929)
  • Favorites: Metropolis (1927), Peter Pan (1924)
  • Achievements: Battleship Potemkin (1925), The Gold Rush (1925), Sherlock Jr. (1924), Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1923), The Kid (1921), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)