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1. The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Not Rated | 165 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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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

Votes: 16,357

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

Votes: 10,310

3. One Million B.C. (1940)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

5.8
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Tale of Prehistoric survival and love between a male and a female belonging to opposing tribes that happened to be at slightly different stages of evolution.

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

Votes: 861

4. 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

Votes: 6,917

5. San Francisco (1936)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.3
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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

Votes: 3,757

6. 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

Votes: 3,730

7. 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

Votes: 1,013

8. Orphans of the Storm (1921)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, History

7.9
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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

Votes: 3,673

9. 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

Votes: 1,053

10. 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

Votes: 1,312

11. A Corner in Wheat (1909)

G | 14 min | Short, Drama

6.6
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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

Votes: 1,450

12. 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

Votes: 913

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

Votes: 648

14. 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

Votes: 268

15. The Day After (1909)

Short, Comedy

5.7
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Mr. and Mrs. Hilton throw a New Year's Eve party. They agree not to drink the punch themselves, but as guests begin to arrive their resolve weakens, and soon they are both cavorting ... See full summary »

Writer: Mary Pickford | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Arthur V. Johnson, Blanche Sweet, Marion Leonard, George Nichols

Votes: 10

16. 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

Votes: 208

17. 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

Votes: 522

18. 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

Votes: 295

19. Martyrs of the Alamo (1915)

71 min | Drama, History, War

5.8
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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

Votes: 93

20. 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

Votes: 805

21. The Sands of Dee (1912)

17 min | Romance, Short

6.9
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A young girl who lives by the sea with her parents, is the object of one fellows affection. One day she meets a wily artist painting on the beach, he seduces the young girl and gives her a ... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Kingsley | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, Charles Hill Mailes, Grace Henderson

Votes: 42

22. The Sorrows of Satan (1926)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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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

Votes: 157

23. 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

Votes: 486

24. 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

Votes: 438

25. The New York Hat (1912)

16 min | Short, Drama

6.5
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When Mrs. Harding dies, she leaves a mysterious letter to her pastor. The note tells how her cold, miserly husband worked her to death. She asks the pastor to administer a small trust which... See full summary »

Writers: Anita Loos, Frances Marion | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Pickford, Charles Hill Mailes, Kate Bruce, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 512

26. 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

Votes: 609

27. Lady of the Pavements (1929)

85 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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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

Votes: 55

28. 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

Votes: 853

29. The Lonely Villa (1909)

8 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.0
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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

Votes: 487

30. 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

Votes: 406

31. Jordan Is a Hard Road (1915)

50 min | Drama

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A bandit reforms himself and gives up his baby into better hands. Years later, he attempts to reunite with his daughter without revealing who he is.

Writers: Allan Dwan, Gilbert Parker | Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Dorothy Gish, Frank Campeau, Sarah Truax, Owen Moore

32. In Old California (1910)

17 min | Short, Drama, History

7.2
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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

Votes: 36

33. 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

Votes: 354

34. The Sealed Room (1909)

11 min | Short, Drama

6.1
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A king exacts vengeance upon his faithless mistress and her lover.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Arthur V. Johnson, Marion Leonard, Henry B. Walthall, Linda Arvidson

Votes: 448

35. The Life of General Villa (1914)

105 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.6
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The life and career of Panccho Villa from young man to revolutionary leader is chronicled.

Writers: Frank E. Woods, Raoul Walsh | Directors: Christy Cabanne, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Eagle Eye, Robert Harron, Irene Hunt, W.H. Lawrence

Votes: 25

36. Isn't Life Wonderful (1924)

115 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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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

Votes: 201

37. Life of Villa (1912)

Documentary, War

7.6
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Although some scenes were re-enacted after the fact, this is a real documentary on the struggle of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa to overthrow dictator Porfirio Díaz . Directors Christy... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Pancho Villa, Don Luis Terrazas

Votes: 14

38. The Lonedale Operator (1911)

Unrated | 17 min | Short, Drama, Romance

6.6
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When her father becomes ill, a young woman takes over the telegraph at a lonely western railroad station. She soon gets word that the next train will deliver the payroll for a mining ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Francis J. Grandon, Wilfred Lucas, Edward Dillon

Votes: 704

39. Monday Morning in a Coney Island Police Court (1908)

7 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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The Hon. Patrick Henry McPheeney is Justice of the Police Court of the world's greatest playground. Sunday night is a most busy one for the coppers, and the cooler on Monday morning is ... See full summary »

Writer: Mack Sennett | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: John R. Cumpson, Harry Solter, Edward Dillon, George Gebhardt

Votes: 5

40. A Romance of Happy Valley (1919)

76 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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John Logan leaves his parents and sweetheart in bucolic Happy Valley to make his fortune in the city. Those he left behind become miserable and beleaguered in his absence, but after several... See full summary »

Writer: D.W. Griffith | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lydia Yeamans Titus, Robert Harron, Kate Bruce, George Fawcett

Votes: 200

41. Dream Street (1921)

102 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Three men in London compete for the love of a dance-hall girl.

Writers: Thomas Burke, D.W. Griffith | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Carol Dempster, Charles Emmett Mack, Ralph Graves, Edward Peil Sr.

Votes: 82

42. The Half-Breed (1916)

73 min | Western

6.7
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An outcast named Lo Dorman encounters a young woman lost in the woods. He defends her from danger in the forest and from Sheriff Dunn.

Writers: Bret Harte, Anita Loos | Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Alma Rubens, Sam De Grasse, Tom Wilson

Votes: 75

43. The Love Flower (1920)

70 min | Drama

6.6
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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

Votes: 60

44. 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

Votes: 413

45. Macbeth (1916)

80 min | Drama, History

6.1
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Shakespeare's tragedy of the Scots nobleman whose ambition leads him to betrayal, murder, and damnation.

Writers: John Emerson, Anita Loos, William Shakespeare | Director: John Emerson | Stars: Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Constance Collier, Wilfred Lucas, Spottiswoode Aitken

Votes: 17

46. His Picture in the Papers (1916)

62 min | Comedy

6.3
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A young man can only get the woman he loves if he becomes famous and manages to get his picture in the newspapers. He determines to let nothing stand in the way of his doing exactly that, ... See full summary »

Writers: John Emerson, Anita Loos | Director: John Emerson | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Clarence Handyside, Rene Boucicault, Jean Temple

Votes: 76

47. The White Rose (1923)

100 min | Drama

7.2
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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

Votes: 99

48. In the Border States (1910)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Drama, War

6.5
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During the Civil War, a father living in a border state leaves to join the Union Army. After he leaves, Confederate troops forage on his property, where a soldier encounters one of his ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Charles West, Charles Arling, Owen Moore, William J. Butler

Votes: 340

49. 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

Votes: 508

50. The Painted Lady (1912)

12 min | Short, Drama

6.0
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A lonely young woman lives with her strict father who forbids her to wear make-up. One day at an ice cream social, she meets a young man you seems interested in her. However, unknown to her... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Madge Kirby, Charles Hill Mailes, Kate Bruce

Votes: 313