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1. The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Not Rated | 165 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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The Civil War divides friends and destroys families, but that's nothing compared to the anarchy in the black-ruled South after the war.

Writers: Thomas Dixon Jr., D.W. Griffith, Frank E. Woods | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper

2. Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)

Not Rated | 197 min | Drama, History

8.0
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The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.

Writers: D.W. Griffith, Anita Loos | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Douglas Fairbanks, Spottiswoode Aitken, Mary Alden

3. Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl (1919)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A frail waif, abused by her brutal boxer father in London's seedy Limehouse District, is befriended by a sensitive Chinese immigrant with tragic consequences.

Writers: Thomas Burke, D.W. Griffith | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Donald Crisp, Arthur Howard

4. Way Down East (1920)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A naive country girl is tricked into a sham marriage by a wealthy womanizer, then must rebuild her life despite the taint of having borne a child out of wedlock.

Writers: Lottie Blair Parker, William A. Brady, Joseph R. Grismer, Anthony Paul Kelly | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Mrs. David Landau, Lowell Sherman

5. Abraham Lincoln (1930)

TV-G | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.8
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An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States.

Writers: Stephen Vincent Benet, John W. Considine Jr., Gerrit J. Lloyd | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Walter Huston, Una Merkel, William L. Thorne, Lucille La Verne

6. San Francisco (1936)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.4
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A Barbary Coast saloonkeeper and a Nob Hill impresario are rivals for the affections of a beautiful singer, both personally and professionally in 1906 San Francisco.

Writers: Anita Loos, Robert E. Hopkins | Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy, Jack Holt

7. One Million B.C. (1940)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

5.8
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Tumak, member of the prehistoric Rock tribe, is exiled and makes his way to the more peaceful Shell tribe, where he is taken in and taught manners by the lovely Loana. Forced to leave the ... See full summary »

Writers: Mickell Novack, George Baker, Joseph Frickert, Grover Jones | Directors: Hal Roach Jr., Hal Roach | Stars: Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Lon Chaney Jr., Conrad Nagel

8. Orphans of the Storm (1921)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, History

8.0
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Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way.

Writers: Adolphe d'Ennery, Eugène Cormon, D.W. Griffith | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut, Frank Losee

9. A Corner in Wheat (1909)

G | 14 min | Short, Drama

6.7
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A greedy tycoon decides, on a whim, to corner the world market in wheat. This doubles the price of bread, forcing the grain's producers into charity lines and further into poverty. The film... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Frank Powell, Grace Henderson, James Kirkwood, Linda Arvidson

10. The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916)

25 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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Coke Ennyday, the scientific detective, divides his own time in periods for "Sleep", "Eat", "Dope" and "Drink". In fact he's used to overcome every situation with drugs: consuming it to ... See full summary »

Writers: Tod Browning, Anita Loos | Directors: Christy Cabanne, John Emerson | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Bessie Love, Allan Sears, Tom Wilson

11. The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)

17 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.7
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A young wife and her musician husband live in poverty in a New York City tenement. The husband's job requires him to go away for for a number of days. On his return, he is robbed by the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Elmer Booth, Lillian Gish, Clara T. Bracy, Walter Miller

12. The Struggle (1931)

87 min | Drama

6.4
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A young couple's marriage is jeopardized by the husband's descent into alcoholism.

Writers: Anita Loos, John Emerson | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Hal Skelly, Zita Johann, Charlotte Wynters, Evelyn Baldwin

13. Hearts of the World (1918)

TV-PG | 117 min | Drama, War

6.9
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Young lovers in a French village are torn apart with the coming of the Great War.

Writer: D.W. Griffith | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Adolph Lestina, Josephine Crowell

14. Judith of Bethulia (1914)

61 min | Drama

7.7
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A religious woman seeks to save her people from destruction by seducing and murdering the enemy leader, but her plans get complicated once she falls for him.

Writers: Thomas Bailey Aldrich, D.W. Griffith, Grace Pierce, Frank E. Woods | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron

15. Sally of the Sawdust (1925)

104 min | Comedy

6.9
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Judge Foster throws his daughter out because she married a circus man. She leaves her baby girl with Prof. McGargle before she dies. Years later Sally is a dancer with whom Peyton, a son of... See full summary »

Writers: Dorothy Donnelly, Forrest Halsey | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Carol Dempster, W.C. Fields, Alfred Lunt, Erville Alderson

16. The Sorrows of Satan (1926)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Geoffrey, a young and impoverished writer, is desperately in love with Mavis, who lives at his boardinghouse and is also pursuing a writing career. Unable to marry her because of his ... See full summary »

Writers: Marie Corelli, John Russell, Forrest Halsey, Julian Johnson | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Ricardo Cortez, Carol Dempster, Lya De Putti

17. America (1924)

Passed | 141 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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The story of a family caught up in the American Revolutionary War.

Writer: Robert W. Chambers | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Neil Hamilton, Carol Dempster, Erville Alderson, Charles Emmett Mack

18. The Adventures of Dollie (1908)

Not Rated | 12 min | Action, Short

5.6
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On a warm and sunny summer's day, a mother and father take their young daughter Dollie on a riverside outing. A gypsy basket peddler happens along, and is angered when the mother refuses to... See full summary »

Writer: Stanner E.V. Taylor | Directors: D.W. Griffith, G.W. Bitzer | Stars: Arthur V. Johnson, Linda Arvidson, Gladys Egan, Charles Inslee

19. True Heart Susie (1919)

87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Susie, a plain young country girl, secretly loves a neighbor boy, William. She believes in him and sacrifices much of her own happiness to promote his own ambitions, all without his ... See full summary »

Writer: Marian Fremont | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Wilbur Higby, Loyola O'Connor

20. The Battle of the Sexes (1928)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy

6.7
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Gum-chewing frizzy-haired golddigger Marie Skinner cooks up a scheme with her lover Babe Winsor, a jazz hound, to fleece a portly middle-aged real estate tycoon, William Judson. Marie moves... See full summary »

Writers: Daniel Carson Goodman, Gerrit J. Lloyd | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Jean Hersholt, Phyllis Haver, Belle Bennett, Sally O'Neil

21. Isn't Life Wonderful (1924)

115 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A family of Polish refugees tries to survive in post-World War I Germany. For a while it seems that they are making it, but soon the economic and political deterioration in the country begins to take their toll.

Writers: D.W. Griffith, Geoffrey Moss | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Carol Dempster, Neil Hamilton, Erville Alderson, Helen Lowell

22. An Unseen Enemy (1912)

17 min | Crime, Short, Thriller

6.8
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The physician's death orphans his two adolescent daughters. Their older brother is able to convert some of the doctor's small estate to cash. But it is late in the day, and with the banks ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Elmer Booth, Robert Harron

23. The Battle at Elderbush Gulch (1913)

29 min | Short, Action, Western

6.4
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Writers: D.W. Griffith, Henry Albert Phillips | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mae Marsh, Leslie Loveridge, Alfred Paget, Robert Harron

24. Lady of the Pavements (1929)

85 min | Drama

7.1
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Karl, a German diplomat in Paris, discovers that his fiancee, Diane, has been cheating on him. He tells her that he would rather marry a "girl of the streets" than her. Outraged, Diane ... See full summary »

Writers: Gerrit J. Lloyd, Sam Taylor, Karl Vollmöller | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lupe Velez, Jetta Goudal, Albert Conti, George Fawcett

25. The Greatest Thing in Life (1918)

70 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.3
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Jeannette Peret, daughter of a cigar-store owner, leaves her Greenwich Village home for France in hopes of finding there the love which eludes her at home. She becomes enamored of le Bebe, ... See full summary »

Writers: Lillian Gish, D.W. Griffith, Stanner E.V. Taylor | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: David Butler, Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Peaches Jackson

26. In Old California (1910)

17 min | Short, Drama, History

7.1
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An historical dramatization of a Spanish woman during the reign of Spanish and Mexican owned California in the early 19th century.

Writer: Stanner E.V. Taylor | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Frank Powell, Arthur V. Johnson, Marion Leonard, Henry B. Walthall

27. Death's Marathon (1913)

17 min | Short, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Two business partners pursue the same woman. She accepts the marriage proposal of the irresponsible partner, much to her later regret. He squanders money on gambling, as his interest in her... See full summary »

Writer: William E. Wing | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Henry B. Walthall, Walter Miller, Lionel Barrymore

28. The Old Actor (1912)

17 min | Short, Drama

5.8
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An elderly actor who lives with his wife and daughter is dismissed from his acting job because he is considered to old. On his way home from the theatre he panics at the thought of telling ... See full summary »

Writer: George Hennessy | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: W. Chrystie Miller, Kate Bruce, Mary Pickford, Edwin August

29. The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' (1914)

Not Rated | 78 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Objected to date his sweetheart by his uncle, a young man turns his thoughts to murder.

Writers: Edgar Allan Poe, D.W. Griffith | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Spottiswoode Aitken, Blanche Sweet, George Siegmann

30. A Child of the Ghetto (1910)

16 min | Short, Drama

5.5
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After her mother's death, Ruth struggles to support herself as a seamstress. While Ruth delivers shirts to the factory owner, the owner's son steals some money and Ruth is accused of the ... See full summary »

Writer: Stanner E.V. Taylor | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Dorothy West, Kate Bruce, Dell Henderson, Charles West

31. The White Rose (1923)

100 min | Drama

7.1
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A wealthy young Southern aristocrat, Joseph, graduates from a seminary and, before he takes charge of his assigned parish, decides to go out and see what "the real world" is all about. He ... See full summary »

Writer: D.W. Griffith | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mae Marsh, Carol Dempster, Ivor Novello, Neil Hamilton

32. Martyrs of the Alamo (1915)

71 min | Drama, History, War

5.7
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The story of the defense of the mission-turned-fortress by 185 Texans against an overwhelming Mexican army in 1836.

Writers: Christy Cabanne, Theodosia Harris | Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Sam De Grasse, Allan Sears, Walter Long, Alfred Paget

33. Home, Sweet Home (1914)

55 min | Drama

5.7
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John Howard Payne at his most miserable point in life, writes a song which becomes popular and inspires other people at some point in their lives.

Writers: H.E. Aitken, D.W. Griffith | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Josephine Crowell, Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish

34. The Greatest Question (1919)

80 min | Drama

6.9
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An orphan girl is given shelter by a farm family, but soon finds herself in the clutches of a murderous farmer and his wife.

Writers: William Hale, Stanner E.V. Taylor | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Ralph Graves, Eugenie Besserer

35. The Red Man's View (1909)

11 min | Short, Western

5.9
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An Indian village is forced to leave its land by white settlers, and must make a long and weary journey to find a new home. The settlers make one young Indian woman stay behind. This woman ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Alfred Paget, Kate Bruce, Charles Craig, Frank Evans

36. The Lonely Villa (1909)

8 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.1
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A gang of thieves lure a man out of his home so that they can rob it and threaten his wife and children. The family barricade themselves in an interior room, but the criminals are ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Foley, André de Lorde, Mack Sennett | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: David Miles, Marion Leonard, Mary Pickford, Gladys Egan

37. The Life of General Villa (1914)

105 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.9
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Writer: Frank E. Woods | Directors: Christy Cabanne, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Irene Hunt, W.H. Lawrence, Walter Long, Teddy Sampson

38. The Girl and Her Trust (1912)

17 min | Short, Drama

6.9
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Some tramps assault the telegraph office trying to rob $2000 delivered by train. The telegraphist girl, trying to help, telegraphs the next station and then the men are captured.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Dorothy Bernard, Wilfred Lucas, Anthony O'Sullivan, Edwin August

39. Resurrection (1909)

12 min | Drama, Short

6.2
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Free adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's powerful novel. The subject opens with the return home of Prince Dimitri, who meets the maid Katusha, a little peasant girl, and is instantly charmed with ... See full summary »

Writers: Leo Tolstoy, Frank E. Woods | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Arthur V. Johnson, Florence Lawrence, Marion Leonard, Owen Moore

40. The Taming of the Shrew (1908)

17 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Based on Shakespeare's play: Petruchio courts the bad-tempered Katharina, and tries to change her aggressive behavior.

Writers: D.W. Griffith, William Shakespeare, Harry Solter | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Florence Lawrence, Arthur V. Johnson, Linda Arvidson, Harry Solter

41. Fighting Blood (1911)

18 min | Short, Action, Western

5.7
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After the Civil War, an ex-soldier and his family settle in the Dakota Territory. The son quarrels with the father and leaves home. Riding in the hills, he spots a band of Indians attacking... See full summary »

Writer: Zane Grey | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: George Nichols, Kate Bruce, Robert Harron, Florence La Badie

42. Rescued from an Eagle's Nest (1908)

6 min | Action, Short

5.6
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A family is terrified when an eagle carries off its young child.

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Miss Earle, Jinnie Frazer, D.W. Griffith

43. Wilful Peggy (1910)

17 min | Romance, Short, Comedy

5.9
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Peggy is a high-spirited young woman from a poor family. One day she catches the eye of a wealthy lord, who proposes marriage and wants to introduce her into his social circle. But ... See full summary »

Writer: Frank E. Woods | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Pickford, Clara T. Bracy, Henry B. Walthall, Kate Bruce

44. Ramona (1910)

17 min | Drama, Short, Romance

5.9
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Ramona, a young girl growing up on her adoptive mother's rancho in California, falls in love with the Indian lad Alessandro. When Ramona is denied permission to marry Alessandro, the two ... See full summary »

Writers: Helen Hunt Jackson, D.W. Griffith, Stanner E.V. Taylor | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Pickford, Henry B. Walthall, Francis J. Grandon, Kate Bruce

45. The Love Flower (1920)

70 min | Drama

6.8
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A man murders his wife's lovers, escapes with his daughter to the South Pacific. A detective pursues him, joined by a young man who eventually falls in love with the daughter.

Writers: D.W. Griffith, Ralph Stock | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Carol Dempster, Richard Barthelmess, George MacQuarrie, Anders Randolf

46. The Unchanging Sea (1910)

14 min | Drama, Short

6.5
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In this story set at a seaside fishing village and inspired by a Charles Kingsley poem, a young couple's happy life is turned about by an accident. The husband, although saved from drowning... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Kingsley | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Arthur V. Johnson, Linda Arvidson, Gladys Egan, Mary Pickford

47. The Fall of Babylon (1919)

82 min | Drama

6.8
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In the last days of ancient Babylon, a tomboyish mountain girl fights for her king when the city is attacked.

Writer: D.W. Griffith | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Tully Marshall, Constance Talmadge, Alfred Paget, Carl Stockdale

48. One Exciting Night (1922)

128 min | Mystery

7.1
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A young orphan girl, courted by an unpleasant older wealthy man who has a hold over her adoptive mother, falls in love with a young stranger at a party. Odd noises begin to be heard as a ... See full summary »

Writer: D.W. Griffith | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Carol Dempster, Henry Hull, Porter Strong, Morgan Wallace

49. The Girl Who Stayed at Home (1919)

60 min | Drama, War

6.5
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Story of two brothers who go off to France to fight in World War I, the women who love them and an American expatriate living in France who rallies behind his former country.

Writers: D.W. Griffith, Stanner E.V. Taylor | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Adolph Lestina, Carol Dempster, Frances Parks, Richard Barthelmess

50. Drums of Love (1928)

100 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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A princess is betrothed to a deformed monarch, but falls hard for his handsome brother.

Writer: Gerrit J. Lloyd | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Philbin, Lionel Barrymore, Don Alvarado, Tully Marshall