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

Documentary, Comedy

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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

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

TV-G | 52 min | Documentary, Comedy

9.2
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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

3. Apocalypse - La 1ère guerre mondiale (2014 TV Mini-Series)

260 min | Documentary

9.1
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Stars: Kaiser Wilhelm II, King George V, Mathieu Kassovitz, Joseph Joffre

4. City Lights (1931)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.7
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The Tramp struggles to help a blind flower girl he has fallen in love with.

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

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. 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

7. 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

8. Canada: A People's History (2000– )

120 min | History

8.4
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A dramatized comprehensive survey of the history of Canada.

Stars: Paule Baillargeon, Torri Higginson, Jeff Page, Maggie Huculak

9. Hollywood (1980 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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The definitive documentary about the American silent film industry.

Stars: James Mason, Viola Dana, Byron Haskin, Colleen Moore

10. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )

30 min

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Stars: Joseph Cotten, Rita Hayworth, Paul Newman, Humphrey Bogart

11. The Gold Rush (1925)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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

12. 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

13. The New Bike (2009)

Short, Drama

8.3
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Writer: David Gantz | Director: David Gantz | Stars: Matt Zemlin, John Riley Billings

14. Unknown Chaplin (1983 TV Mini-Series)

156 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.2
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A documentary series examining the film making methods and techniques of Charles Chaplin.

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

15. Hollywood Greats (1977– )

40 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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Documentary series profiling various Hollywood stars of yesteryear and more recent times.

Stars: Barry Norman, Jonathan Ross, George Cukor, David Thomson

16. Limelight (1952)

TV-G | 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

17. The Circus (1928)

Unrated | 71 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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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

18. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

19. 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

20. The American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Creator: Henry Hampton | Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Joe Morton

21. City Confidential (1998–2006)

50 min | Crime, Documentary

8.0
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City Confidential features real life stories in a wide variety of American cities. While many of these stories deal with murder, some also deal with attempted murder, and public officials caught in compromising situations, among other things. The cities featured vary widely in size, from the smallest village to the largest urban areas.

Stars: Paul Winfield, Keith David, Marc Wanamaker, Mary Pickford

22. 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

23. Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995 TV Mini-Series)

348 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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Documentary mini-series about the rise and fall of the European silent film industry.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Louise Brooks, Sidney Gilliat

24. Courtyard (2010)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Family

8.0
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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

25. Chasing Churchill: In Search of My Grandfather (2008– )

Documentary

8.0
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Stars: Celia Sandys, Nick Ashdon, Charles Chaplin, Clementine Churchill

26. 1914-1918 (1996– )

Biography, History, Sport

7.9
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Stars: Judi Dench, Salome Jens, Jürgen Prochnow, Michael York

27. 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

28. The Twentieth Century (1957–1966)

30 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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Stars: Walter Cronkite, Daniel Schorr, Peter Kalischer, Winston Burdett

29. Muppet Babies (1984–1991)

TV-Y | 60 min | Animation, Family

7.8
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The Muppets, as babies, have adventures with their imaginations inside their nursery.

Creator: Jim Henson | Stars: Greg Berg, Katie Leigh, Laurie O'Brien, Russi Taylor

30. 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

31. 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

32. Silents Please (1960–1961)

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Stars: Ernie Kovacs, William Boyd, Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks

33. The Human Face (2001 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

7.7
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This 4 part BBC series examines the science behind facial beauty, expression, and fame in an entertaining fashion.

Stars: John Cleese, David Attenborough, Elizabeth Hurley, Pierce Brosnan

34. 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

35. Funny Business (1992– )

50 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.7
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An examination of the art of comedy and the styles and techniques of some of the world's greatest comedians.

Stars: Hugh Armstrong, John Cleese, Oliver Hardy, Bill Hicks

36. The Key (VI) (2010)

Short, Family

7.7
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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

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. That Fellow in the Coat (2008– )

Talk-Show

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Stars: Stefan Ellison, Robin Williams, Tim Allen, Jodi Benson

39. Silent Clowns (2006 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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A profile of some of the greatest stars of silent comedy.

Stars: Paul Merton, Neil Brand, Vic Armstrong, Sanjeev Bhaskar

40. 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

41. Chaplin (1992)

PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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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

42. The Idle Class (1921)

TV-G | 32 min | Short, Comedy

7.5
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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

43. 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

44. Project XX (1954–1970)

60 min | Documentary

7.5
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Stars: Alexander Scourby, Woodrow Wilson, Bob Hope, Herbert Hoover

45. Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy

7.4
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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

46. The Pilgrim (1923)

TV-G | 40 min | Short, Comedy

7.4
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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

47. Chaplin (2011)

Drama

7.4
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Bangshi Das is an impersonator of Charlie Chaplin. He earns peanuts by being the 'joker' at birthday parties. However, he prefers to call himself an actor rather than a worker. His life ... See full summary »

Writers: Anindo Banerjee, Annapurna Basu, Padmanabha Dasgupta, Srijato | Director: Anindo Banerjee | Stars: Rudranil Ghosh, Soham Maitra, Srijit Mukherji, Mir Afsar Ali

48. A King in New York (1957)

TV-PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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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

49. The Cure (1917)

Unrated | 24 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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An alcoholic checks into a health spa and his antics promptly throw the establishment into chaos.

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

50. Souls for Sale (1923)

Passed | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A young woman hits Hollywood, determined to become a star.

Writer: Rupert Hughes | Director: Rupert Hughes | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, Frank Mayo, Richard Dix, Mae Busch