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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: 15,691

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: 9,873

3. 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: 3,658

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: 6,634

5. 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: 3,595

6. 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: 974

7. 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: 3,578

8. 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: 794

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: 1,004

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: 205

11. 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: 894

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

Votes: 633

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 »

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

Votes: 1,233

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: 265

15. 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

16. 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: 792

17. 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: 102

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: 290

19. 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: 394

20. 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: 828

21. The Battle at Elderbush Gulch (1913)

29 min | Short, Action, Western

6.3
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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: 501

22. 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: 1,377

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. The Battle of the Sexes (1914)

50 min | Drama

6.1
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Writer: Daniel Carson Goodman | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Donald Crisp, Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Mary Alden

Votes: 34

25. 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

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: 587

27. 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: 197

28. 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: 459

29. 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: 169

30. 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: 217

31. 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: 44

32. 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: 663

33. Macbeth (1916)

80 min | Drama, History

6.3
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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

34. 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: 229

35. 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: 38

36. Those Awful Hats (1909)

Not Rated | 2 min | Comedy, Short

6.3
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Set in an early cinema house, this comic short illustrates the problems with the gals' hats obscuring the movie patron's line of vision.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Linda Arvidson, John R. Cumpson, Flora Finch, George Gebhardt

Votes: 627

38. The School Teacher and the Waif (1912)

17 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

5.3
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Nora, a wild girl who lives with her alcoholic father, is forced to attend school. The untamed girl, who does not know how to socialize, is soon taunted by the other children. She warms ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Edwin August, Mary Pickford, Charles Hill Mailes, Bert Hendler

Votes: 10

39. The Mother and the Law (1919)

95 min | Drama

7.2
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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

Votes: 104

40. 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

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

Votes: 344

42. 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: 343

43. Drums of Love (1928)

100 min | Drama, Romance

5.2
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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: 37

44. 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: 446

45. His Trust: The Faithful Devotion and Self-Sacrifice of an Old Negro Servant (1911)

14 min | Short, Drama, War

5.2
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A Confederate officer is called off to war. He leaves his wife and daughter in the care of George, his faithful Negro servant. After the officer is killed in an exciting battle sequence, ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Wilfred Lucas, Dell Henderson, Claire McDowell, Edith Haldeman

Votes: 374

46. The Primitive Man (1914)

32 min | Short, Drama

5.8
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A primitive tribe are attacked by apemen and menaced by various prehistoric monsters.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Robert Harron, Mae Marsh, William J. Butler, Wilfred Lucas

Votes: 48

47. 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: 333

48. 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

49. The Taming of the Shrew (1908)

17 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

6.1
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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

Votes: 47

50. 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: 365