1926: The General


– Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton

– IMDb user rating: 8.1

– Votes: 81,771

– Runtime: 67 minutes

Buster Keaton co-wrote, co-directed, and starred in this Civil War-era adventure story. Inspired by actual events, Keaton portrays an engineer who attempts to recover a stolen locomotive. The action culminates with a now-famous bridge stunt, which was the most expensive scene in silent movie history.