List of science fiction films of the 1920s

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A list of science fiction films released in the 1920s. These films include core elements of science fiction and are widely available with reviews by reputable critics or film historians.

Title Director Cast Country Subgenre/Notes
Algol Hans Werckmeister Emil Jannings, John Gottowt, Hans Adalbert Schlettow Germany
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde J. Charles Haydon Sheldon Lewis United States
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde John S. Robertson John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield, Charles Willis Lane, Nita Naldi United States
Figures of the Night Richard Oswald Paul Wegener, Reinhold Schünzel, Conrad Veidt Germany
The Invisible Ray Harry A. Pollard Ruth Clifford, Jack Sherrill, Sidney Bracey United States Serial film
Die Blitzzentrale Valy Arnheim Valy Arnheim, Victor Colani Germany
The Mechanical Man Andre Deed Gabriel Moreau, Valentina Frascaroli, Fernando Vivas-May Italy
The Man from Beyond Burton L. King Harry Houdini, Arthur Maude, Albert Tavernier, Erwin Connelly United States [1]
Black Oxen Frank Lloyd Corinne Griffith, Conway Tearle, Clara Bow United States
Aelita Yakov Protazanov Yuliya Solntseva, Igor Ilyinsky, Nikolai Tsereteli Soviet Union
The Hands of Orlac Robert Wiene Conrad Veidt, Alexandra Sorina, Fritz Kortner, Carmen Cartellieri Austria
L'Inhumaine Marcel L'Herbier Georgette Leblanc, Jaque Catelain, Philippe Hériat France
The Last Man on Earth John G. Blystone Buck Black, Maurice Murphy, William Steele United States
The Lost World Harry Hoyt Bessie Love, Lewis Stone, Wallace Beery, Lloyd Hughes, Alma Bennett United States
Luch Smerti Lev Kuleshov Porfiri Podobed, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Alexandra Khokhlova Soviet Union [2][3]
Paris Qui Dort René Clair Madeleine Rodrigue, Myla Seller, Henri Rollan France Sci-Fi Comedy
The Power God Francis Ford, Ben F. Wilson Ben F. Wilson, Neva Gerber, Mary Crane United States Serial film[4][5]
Wunder Der Schöpfung Hanns Walter Kornblum Paul Bildt, Willy Kaiser-Heyl, Theodor Loos, Oscar Marion Germany [6]
Metropolis Fritz Lang Alfred Abel, Gustav Froehlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Theodor Loos Germany
Alraune Henrik Galeen Brigitte Helm Germany
High Treason Maurice Elvey Benita Hume, Basil Gill, Jameson Thomas, Milton Rosmer United Kingdom [7]
The Mysterious Island Lucien Hubbard Lionel Barrymore, Jane Daly, Lloyd Hughes United States
Woman in the Moon Fritz Lang Klaus Pohl, Willy Fritsch, Gerda Maurus, Fritz Rasp Germany

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Weldon, Michael (1996). The Psychotronic Video Guide. Macmillan. p. 351. ISBN 0-312-13149-6. 
  2. ^ Gillespie, David C. (2000). Early Soviet Cinema: Innovation, Ideology and Propaganda. Wallflower Press. pp. 30–31. ISBN 1-903364-04-3. 
  3. ^ Telotte, J. P. (1999). A Distant Technology: Science Fiction Film and the Machine Age. Wesleyan University Press. p. 35–36. ISBN 0819563463. 
  4. ^ Rainey, Buck (1990). Those Fabulous Serial Heroines: their lives and films. Scarecrow Press. p. 53. ISBN 0-8108-1911-2. 
  5. ^ Benson, Michael (1985). Vintage Science Fiction Films, 1896-1949. McFarland. p. 90. ISBN 0-89950-085-4. 
  6. ^ "Wunder der Schöpfung". Edition Filmmuseum. Retrieved 15 May 2009. 
  7. ^ Erickson, Hal. "High Treason (1929)". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
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