1925 in Film
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1925 in Film

This is a list focusing on motion pictures that were released in the year 1925.


  • November 5: The Big Parade holds its Grand Premiere
  • December 30: Première of Ben-Hur, the most expensive silent film ever made, costing $4-6 million (around $50-80 million when adjusted for inflation)
  • September 25: Ufa-Palast am Zoo in Berlin rebuilt as Germany's largest cinema reopens.
  • Hong Shen publishes the film script Mrs. Shentu in the Shanghai magazine Eastern Miscellany. It is never filmed, but is considered a milestone in film history for being the first published film script in China.[1] Hong also directs his first film, Young Master Feng, at Mingxing (Star) Film Company in this year.

Top-grossing films (Worldwide)

Rank Title Gross
1. The Big Parade $18-22 million
2. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ $10,700,000
3. The Gold Rush $5,450,000
4. His People $3,000,000
5. The Phantom of the Opera $2,000,000
6. The Lost World $1,300,000
7. Little Annie Rooney $1,100,000
8. East Lynne $1,000,000
9. The Unholy Three $704,000
10. The Plastic Age n/a

Notable films released in 1925

U.S.A. unless stated

Comedy film series

Animated short film series

  • Felix the Cat (1919-1936)
  • Koko the Clown (1919-1963)
  • Aesop's Film Fables (1921-1934)
  • Alice Comedies
    • Alice Cans the Cannibals
    • Alice the Toreador
    • Alice Gets Stung
    • Alice Solves the Puzzle
    • Alice's Egg Plant
    • Alice Loses Out
    • Alice is Stage Struck
    • Alice Wins the Derby
    • Alice Picks the Champ
    • Alice's Tin Pony
    • Alice Chops the Suey
    • Alice the Jail Bird
    • Alice Plays Cupid
    • Alice Rattled by Rats
    • Alice in the Jungle
  • Koko's Song Car Tunes (1924-1927)
  • Krazy Kat (1925-1940)
  • Un-Natural History (1925-1927)



Film debuts


  1. ^ Ye, Tan; Zhu, Yun (2012). Historical Dictionary of Chinese Cinema. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 76. ISBN 978-0-8108-6779-6. 

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