1928 in film

This page is a subpage of the List of years in film page.

This is a list of films that were released in 1928. Although some movies released in 1928 had sound, most were still silent.

List of years in film (table)
In television


Top-grossing films

Rank Title Worldwide Gross
1. The Singing Fool $5,900,000
2. Lights of New York $1,000,000
3. Street Angel $1,700,000[8]
4. West of Zanzibar $921,000[9]

Academy Awards

Note: Prior to 1933, awards were not based on calendar years, which is why there is no 'Best Picture' for a 1928 film.

Notable films released in 1928

U.S.A. unless stated

Short film series

Animated short film series



Film debuts


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  3. Kiner, Larry F.; Evans, Philip R. (1992). Al Jolson: A Bio-Discography. Scarecrow Press. p. 107. ISBN 9780810826335.
  4. Furia, Philip; Patterson, Laurie (2010). The Songs of Hollywood. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. p. 26. ISBN 9780199792665.
  5. Munden, Kenneth White (1971). The American Film Institute Catalog - Feature Films 1921-1930. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. p. WH1. ISBN 9780520209695.
  6. Brown, Allen (November 29, 2014). "The Story Behind MGM's Lion Logo". Movie Review World. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  7. Stafford, Jeff. "White Shadows in the South Seas". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  8. "Which cinema films have earned the most". Trove digitized newspapers and more. The Argus (Melbourne, 1848-1957). Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  9. "Box office / business for West of Zanzibar". Internet Movie Database (IMDB). Retrieved 14 January 2014.
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