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1. The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Not Rated | 165 min | Drama, History, Romance

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: 15,579

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: 9,789

3. 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

Votes: 3,639

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: 6,593

5. 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

Votes: 793

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: 3,561

7. 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

Votes: 3,547

8. 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: 969

9. 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: 1,221

10. The Struggle (1931)

87 min | Drama

6.3
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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: 203

11. 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: 629

12. 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: 289

13. 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: 994

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

Votes: 885

15. 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: 458

16. A Romance of Happy Valley (1919)

76 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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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: 197

17. 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

Votes: 156

18. 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: 784

19. 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: 1,368

20. 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: 265

21. 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: 391

22. 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: 584

23. 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

Votes: 95

24. Isn't Life Wonderful (1924)

115 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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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: 196

25. 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: 496

26. 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: 306

27. Dream Street (1921)

102 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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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

28. 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

Votes: 216

29. 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

Votes: 37

30. Friends (1912)

17 min | Short, Western, Romance

5.5
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The orphan Dora is courted by two different gold miners.

Writer: D.W. Griffith | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Pickford, Henry B. Walthall, Lionel Barrymore, Harry Carey

Votes: 158

31. Reggie Mixes In (1916)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Reggie, a wealthy young man about town, is eager for excitement, so he takes to visiting the rougher sections of the city in search of thrills. He meets and falls for a cabaret singer, but ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert M. Baker, Roy Somerville | Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Bessie Love, Joseph Singleton, William Lowery

Votes: 471

32. The White Rose (1923)

100 min | Drama

6.9
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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: 101

33. 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

Votes: 443

34. 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: 413

35. 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: 491

36. 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: 507

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

6 min | Action, Short

5.7
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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: 359

38. One Exciting Night (1922)

128 min | Mystery

7.0
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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

Votes: 46

39. Lady of the Pavements (1929)

85 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 42

40. The Life of General Villa (1914)

105 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.7
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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: 26

41. Ramona (1910)

17 min | Drama, Short, Romance

6.0
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Ramona is a little orphan of the great Spanish household of Moreno. Alessandro, the Indian, arrives at the Camulos ranch with his sheep-shearers, showing his first meeting with Ramona. ... 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

Votes: 226

42. Edgar Allan Poe (1909)

Short, Biography

6.1
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The story, while not biographical, is founded on incidents in his life, showing his devotion for his sick wife, Virginia. Desperate from his utter helplessness to ameliorate his dying ... See full summary »

Writers: D.W. Griffith, Frank E. Woods | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Barry O'Moore, Linda Arvidson, Clara T. Bracy, Anita Hendrie

Votes: 199

43. 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: 90

44. 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

Votes: 36

45. Three Friends (1913)

17 min | Western, Short

5.4
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Each night, after the day's work at the factory, the three bachelor friends met and declared anew their attachment over a social glass. They bound themselves to remain thus as long as life ... See full summary »

Writer: M.S. Reardon | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Blanche Sweet, John Francis Dillon, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 5

46. The Massacre (1912)

20 min | Short, War, Western

6.6
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The story of the massacre of an Indian village, and the ensuing retaliation.

Writer: D.W. Griffith | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Wilfred Lucas, Blanche Sweet, Charles West, Alfred Paget

Votes: 168

47. The Fall of Babylon (1919)

82 min | Drama

6.7
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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

Votes: 55

48. The Social Secretary (1916)

52 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Writers: John Emerson, Anita Loos | Director: John Emerson | Stars: Norma Talmadge, Kate Lester, Helen Weir, Gladden James

Votes: 438

49. Don Quixote (1915)

50 min | Drama

5.4
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Alonso Quijano is a country gentleman who imagines himself to be a knight named Don Quixote de la Mancha. He sets out to right the wrongs of the world which sees him as he is, a comical ... See full summary »

Writers: Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, Chester Withey | Director: Edward Dillon | Stars: DeWolf Hopper Sr., Fay Tincher, Max Davidson, Rhea Mitchell

Votes: 11

50. 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: 44