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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. 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

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

5. Abraham Lincoln (1930)

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

5.9
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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. Orphans of the Storm (1921)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama

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

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. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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 »

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

14. 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

15. 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 »

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

16. 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

17. America (1924)

Passed | 141 min | Drama, History, War

6.6
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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. 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

19. 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

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

21. 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

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

23. 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

24. 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

25. 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

26. A Romance of Happy Valley (1919)

76 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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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

27. The Battle of the Sexes (1928)

Not Rated | 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

28. The Sealed Room (1909)

11 min | Short, Drama

6.2
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A king exacts vengeance upon his faithless mistress and her lover.

Writers: Edgar Allan Poe, Frank E. Woods, Honoré de Balzac | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Arthur V. Johnson, Marion Leonard, Henry B. Walthall, Linda Arvidson

30. The Girl and Her Trust (1912)

17 min | Short, Drama

7.0
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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.

Writer: George Hennessy | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Dorothy Bernard, Wilfred Lucas, Edwin August, Christy Cabanne

31. 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

32. Mammy's Boy (1923)

Short

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Writer: D.W. Griffith | Director: D.W. Griffith | Star: Al Jolson

33. 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

34. 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

35. The Mother and the Law (1919)

95 min | Drama

7.3
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A re-edited version of the 'modern' story from Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916).

Writer: D.W. Griffith | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, Miriam Cooper, Vera Lewis

36. 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

37. 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

38. The Necklace (1909)

11 min | Short, Drama

5.9
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Miss Louise Leroque was one of those charming young ladies, born, as if through an error of destiny, into a family of clerks, and after she married John Kendrick, she suffered an incessant ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank E. Woods, Guy de Maupassant | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Rose King, Herbert Prior, Caroline Harris, Mary Pickford

39. The Half-Breed (1916)

50 min | Western

6.9
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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

40. The Mothering Heart (1913)

29 min | Short, Drama

6.5
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A young couple struggle to get ahead, the wife always assuaging the troubles of her melancholy husband. As he climbs the ladder of success, he abandons the homely values and takes up with ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Walter Miller, Lillian Gish, Kate Bruce, Viola Barry

41. 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

42. 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

43. The Lamb (1915)

56 min | Adventure, Comedy, Western

5.7
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Writers: Christy Cabanne, D.W. Griffith | Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Seena Owen, William Lowery, Lillian Langdon

44. The Life of General Villa (1914)

105 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.2
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Writer: Frank E. Woods | Directors: Christy Cabanne, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Irene Hunt, W.H. Lawrence, Walter Long, Teddy Sampson

45. 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

46. 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

47. Home, Sweet Home (1914)

55 min | Drama

5.8
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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

48. 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

49. Man's Genesis (1912)

17 min | Short, Drama

6.1
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A man tells his grandchildren about prehistoric man. Weakhands is unable to court a woman because of his physical weakness. Humiliated by Bruteforce, he bumps into Lillywhite, who has also ... See full summary »

Writers: D.W. Griffith, Frank E. Woods | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: W. Chrystie Miller, Robert Harron, Mae Marsh, Wilfred Lucas

50. 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