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1. Unknown Chaplin (1983– )
Episode: Hidden Treasure (1983)

TV-G | 52 min | Documentary, Comedy

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Sequences that Chaplin filmed, and mostly discarded, from many of his features are shown, including a lengthy one from 'The Professor (1923)', which was never released.

Writers: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: Charles Chaplin, James Mason, Tom Harrington, General Wood

2. Unknown Chaplin (1983– )
Episode: The Happiest Years (1983)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Comedy

9.3
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This film concentrates on the 12 Mutual films Chaplin made during a 17-month period in 1916-17, the first time he had total control over his work. By showing outtakes of scenes with ... See full summary »

Writers: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: James Mason, Charles Chaplin, Albert Austin, Henry Bergman

3. Unknown Chaplin (1983 TV Mini-Series)

156 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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Using in part rare out-take footage, the film-making methods and techniques of Charles Chaplin are explored.

Stars: James Mason, Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Albert Austin

4. City Lights (1931)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.6
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With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help help her medically.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers

5. Modern Times (1936)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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96 Metascore

The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford

6. Chris Botti in Boston (2009 TV Movie)

Music

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Director: Jim Gable | Stars: Chris Botti, Josh Groban, Keith Lockhart, Yo-Yo Ma

7. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Michael Bublé: Caught in the Act (2005)

Not Rated | Biography, Drama, Music

8.6
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Directors: David Horn, Michael Perlmutter | Stars: Michael Bublé, Frank Basile, Chris Botti, Joshua Brown

8. The Great Dictator (1940)

Approved | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.5
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Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner

9. The Cove (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

8.5
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84 Metascore

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Writer: Mark Monroe | Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones, Michael Illiff

10. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: The Screaming Skull (1998)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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A vengeful skull comes back from the dead and the bots are scarred for life when Gumby abuses his robot slaves.

Creator: Joel Hodgson | Director: Kevin Murphy | Stars: Kevin Murphy, Michael J. Nelson, Mary Jo Pehl, Bill Corbett

11. The Kid (1921)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.4
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The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan, Carl Miller

12. The New Bike (2009)

Short, Drama

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Writer: David Gantz | Director: David Gantz | Stars: Matt Zemlin, John Riley Billings

13. Glee (2009– )
Episode: Mattress (2009)

41 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.4
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When Glee Club is left out of the yearbook due to budget cuts, everyone's relieved that they won't have to suffer the ridicule of years past.

Creators: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan | Director: Elodie Keene | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

14. Unknown Chaplin (1983– )
Episode: The Great Director (1983)

Documentary, Comedy

8.4
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This episode concentrates on problems and solutions of three feature films that Chaplin wrote, directed and starred in: "The Kid (1921)," "The Gold Rush (1925)" and "City Lights (1931)."

Writers: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Directors: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: James Mason, Charles Chaplin, Syd Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill

15. The Gold Rush (1925)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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The Tramp goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Tom Murray, Henry Bergman

16. Show People (1928)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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A young lady from Georgia goes to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actress.

Writers: Agnes Christine Johnston, Laurence Stallings, Wanda Tuchock, Ralph Spence | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson, Paul Ralli

18. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Devil Doll (1997)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

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An evil ventriloquist traps souls in his stage dummies while Crow innocently falls in league with a devil.

Writers: Paul Chaplin, Bill Corbett, Bridget Jones, Kevin Murphy, Michael J. Nelson, Mary Jo Pehl | Director: Kevin Murphy | Stars: Kevin Murphy, Jim Mallon, Michael J. Nelson, Mary Jo Pehl

19. Limelight (1952)

Approved | 137 min | Drama, Music

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A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find meaning and hope in their lives.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce, Buster Keaton

20. The Circus (1928)

Unrated | 71 min | Comedy, Romance

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The Tramp finds work and the girl of his dreams at a circus.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Merna Kennedy, Al Ernest Garcia, Harry Crocker

21. 100 Years at the Movies (1994 TV Movie)

9 min | Documentary, Short

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Commemorates the centennial of American movies with a montage of clips and music scores from the most important movies of the century.

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Woody Allen, Julie Andrews, Fred Astaire, Dan Aykroyd

22. The Key (VI) (2010)

Short, Family

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Tells a somber yet inspirational story of a young girl's search for understanding in the midst of a personal tragedy. In her deepest despair... she is confronted by a mystery.

Writers: Gabrielle Blumetti, Jim Blumetti | Director: Jim Blumetti | Stars: Gabrielle Blumetti, Max Ary, Larry Jack Dotson, Pattie James

23. Sora kara furu ichioku no hoshi (2002– )

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Stars: Maiko Itô, Sanma Akashiya, Takuya Kimura, Ko Shibasaki

24. Due South (1994–1999)
Episode: Chicago Holiday: Part 2 (1994)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

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Creator: Paul Haggis | Director: Lyndon Chubbuck | Stars: Paul Gross, David Marciano, Beau Starr, Daniel Kash

25. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Jack and Gisele MacKenzie's Violin Duet (1955)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Jack and versatile performer and musician Gisele MacKenzie,pair up on violin and perform 2 musical pieces together. Gisele also plays and sings on piano the song "Smile". With great comedy from Jack and cast as well.

Writers: George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon, Milt Josefsberg, Sam Perrin, John Tackaberry | Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Jack Benny, Tom D'Andrea, Gisele MacKenzie, Dale White

26. Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

Not Rated | 124 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A suave but cynical man supports his family by marrying and murdering rich women for their money, but the job has some occupational hazards.

Writers: Charles Chaplin, Orson Welles | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis

27. Brazil Avenue (2012– )

Comedy, Drama, Mystery | Active

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A young girl who had her life ruined by an ambitious, unscrupulous woman returns to her as an adult, under a new identity and seeking revenge.

Creator: João Emanuel Carneiro | Stars: Murilo Benício, Marcello Novaes, Adriana Esteves, Eliane Giardini

28. Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003)

TV-PG | 132 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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80 Metascore

Narrated by Sydney Pollack, film critic Richard Schickel's dazzling two-hour plus documentary to one of the towering figures in film: Charles Chaplin. Hardcore Chaplin fans may not find ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Schickel | Director: Richard Schickel | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Sydney Pollack, Bill Irwin, Norman Lloyd

29. Screen Snapshots Series 19, No. 9: Sports in Hollywood (1940)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Hollywood favorites both participate in, and watch, a variety of popular sports.

Writer: Ralph Staub | Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Ken Murray, Richard Arlen, Mischa Auer, Robert Benchley

30. Courtyard (2010)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Family

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A drunk wanders into a courtyard and causes trouble between a couple when he tries to take another man's girl.

Writer: Austin Newman | Director: Austin Newman | Stars: Austin Newman, Heather Rothrock, Stephen Sanders

31. The Chaplin Revue (1959)

Unrated | 119 min | Comedy

7.9
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Three Chaplin silent comedies "A Dog's Life", "Shoulder Arms", and "The Pilgrim" are strung together to form a single feature length film. Chaplin provides new music, narration, and a small... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Albert Austin, Henry Bergman

32. A Dog's Life (1918)

Not Rated | 33 min | Short, Comedy

7.8
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The Little Tramp and his dog companion struggle to survive in the inner city.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Dave Anderson, Bert Appling

33. The Immigrant (1917)

Unrated | 30 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Charlie is an immigrant who endures a challenging voyage and gets into trouble as soon as he arrives in America.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Albert Austin

34. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Hong Kong Suit (1960)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Jack has a violin duel with guest star Gisele McKenzie. To primp for the show, Jack visits a swank Hollywood barber shop where the skinflint throws around nickels like manhole covers. Will ... See full summary »

Writers: Sam Perrin, George Balzer, Al Gordon, Hal Goldman | Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Gisele MacKenzie, Rolfe Sedan

35. Easy Street (1917)

Unrated | 24 min | Short, Comedy

7.7
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A reformed tramp becomes a police constable who must fight a huge thug who dominates an inner city street.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Albert Austin

36. Chaplin (1992)

PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker.

Writers: David Robinson, Charles Chaplin, Diana Hawkins, William Boyd, Bryan Forbes, William Goldman | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw

37. Pay Day (I) (1922)

TV-G | 21 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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Charlie is an expert bricklayer. He has lots of fun and work and enjoys himself greatly while at the saloon. As he leaves work his wife takes the pay he has hidden in his hat. But he steals... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Phyllis Allen, Mack Swain, Edna Purviance

38. Chaplinesque, My Life and Hard Times (1972)

56 min | Documentary

7.6
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The biography of silent film legend Charlie Chaplin is brought to the screen with the narration of fellow silent star, Gloria Swanson.

Writer: Harry Hurwitz | Director: Harry Hurwitz | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Gloria Swanson

39. Tony Bennett: An American Classic (2006 TV Special)

42 min | Biography, Music

7.5
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Tony Bennett sings classics with an array of top-notch guest artists, and stars pay tribute to his career.

Writer: Doug Wright | Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Tony Bennett, Christina Aguilera, Billy Crystal, k.d. lang

40. The Adventurer (I) (1917)

Unrated | 24 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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The Little Tramp escapes from prison; saves a girl and her mother from drowning; and creates havoc at a swank party.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Henry Bergman

41. The Idle Class (1921)

TV-G | 32 min | Short, Comedy

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A tramp sneaks into a upper class golf resort. The tramp meets a rich woman who is having an argument with her drunken husband. Complications arise when she mistakes the tramp for her husband.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Charles Aber, Joe Anderson

42. 14 d'abril. Macià contra Companys (2011 TV Movie)

84 min | Drama

7.5
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Writer: Toni Soler | Director: Manuel Huerga | Stars: Pere Ponce, Fermí Reixach, Aleix Albareda, Ruben Ametllé

43. The Pilgrim (1923)

TV-G | 40 min | Short, Comedy

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The Tramp is an escaped convict who is mistaken as a pastor in a small town church.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Edna Purviance, Charles Chaplin, Syd Chaplin, Mai Wells

44. The Gentleman Tramp (1976)

G | 78 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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A film about the life and work of the master comedy filmmaker, Charles Chaplin.

Writer: Richard Patterson | Director: Richard Patterson | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Laurence Olivier

45. This Boy's Life (1993)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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60 Metascore

The story about the relationship between a rebellious 50s teenager and his abusive father, based on the memoirs of writer and literature professor Tobias Wolff.

Writers: Tobias Wolff, Robert Getchell | Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Barkin, Jonah Blechman

46. A King in New York (1957)

G | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

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A recently-deposed European monarch seeks shelter in New York City, where he becomes an accidental television celebrity and is later wrongly accused of being a Communist.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Maxine Audley, Jerry Desmonde, Oliver Johnston

47. The Night Is Young (1986)

Unrated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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74 Metascore

Marc (Michel Piccoli) recruits Alex (Denis Lavant), son of his former, now dead colleague. Alex is a card shark with a big dream to go out to the world and leave his own mark. His ... See full summary »

Writer: Leos Carax | Director: Leos Carax | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Juliette Binoche, Denis Lavant, Hans Meyer

48. Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy

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Charlie talks wealthy farmer's daughter Tillie into eloping with him (and taking her father's money). In the city Tillie gets drunk and lands in jail while Charlie runs off with her money ... See full summary »

Directors: Mack Sennett, Charles Bennett | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand, Mack Swain

49. A Thousand Times Goodnight (2009)

8 min | Short, Comedy

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Lou, a hockey Pro is dating pop star Erica, and this is his first interaction with the public on the red carpet. Bud has been dying to ask Leslie to marry him. Life has it's many obstacles, if only they were like dreams.

Writer: Noah Greenwood | Director: Noah Greenwood | Stars: Noah Greenwood, Max Tsarev, Megan Scortino, Maha Assad

50. The Charlie Chaplin Festival (1941)

96 min | Comedy

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Four Chaplin shorts from 1917: The Adventurer, The Cure, Easy Street and The Immigrant, presented with music and sound effects.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Albert Austin, Lloyd Bacon, Henry Bergman