Most Popular Titles With D.W. Griffith

1. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
165 min | Drama, History, Romance, War
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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.

2. Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)
197 min | Drama, History
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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.

3. San Francisco (1936)
115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
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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.

4. Orphans of the Storm (1921)
150 min | Drama
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Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way.

5. Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl (1919)
90 min | Drama, Romance
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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.

6. Abraham Lincoln (1930)
96 min | Biography, Drama, History, War
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An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States.

7. Way Down East (1920)
145 min | Drama, Romance
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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.

8. One Million B.C. (1940)
80 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
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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 »

9. Hollywood (1980 TV Mini-Series)
60 min | Documentary, History
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The definitive documentary about the American silent film industry.

10. The Battle of the Sexes (1928)
88 min | Comedy
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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 »

11. An Unseen Enemy (1912)
17 min | Crime, Short, Thriller
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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 »

12. The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)
17 min | Short, Crime, Drama
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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 »

13. Judith of Bethulia (1914)
61 min | Drama, History
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A fascinating work of high artistry, "Judith of Bethulia" will not only rank as an achievement in this country, but will make foreign producers sit up and take notice. It has a signal and ... See full summary »

14. Hearts of the World (1918)
117 min | Drama, War
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Young lovers in a French village are torn apart with the coming of the Great War.

15. True Heart Susie (1919)
87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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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 »

16. America (1924)
141 min | Drama, History, War
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The story of a family caught up in the American Revolutionary War.

17. Sally of the Sawdust (1925)
104 min | Comedy
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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 »

18. Isn't Life Wonderful (1924)
115 min | Drama, Romance
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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.

19. A Fair Exchange (1909)
11 min | Short, Drama
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Silas Marner takes care of a dying friend while William Dane steals the dying man's money and leaves evidence to incriminate Silas. Found guilty of the crime, Silas restores the money out ... See full summary »

20. A Corner in Wheat (1909)
14 min | Short, Drama
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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 »

21. The Struggle (1931)
87 min | Drama
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A young couple's marriage is jeopardized by the husband's descent into alcoholism.

22. The Battle at Elderbush Gulch (1913)
29 min | Short, Action, Western
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23. The Painted Lady (1912)
12 min | Short, Drama
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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 »

24. The Adventures of Dollie (1908)
12 min | Action, Short
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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 »

25. In Old California (1910)
17 min | Short, Drama, History, Western
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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.

26. Dream Street (1921)
102 min | Drama, Romance
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Three men in London compete for the love of a dance-hall girl.

27. The Sorrows of Satan (1926)
90 min | Drama, Romance
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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 »

28. The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' (1914)
78 min | Crime, Drama
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Thwarted by his despotic uncle from continuing his love affair, a young man turns to thoughts of murder. Experiencing a series of visions, he sees murder as a normal course of events in ... See full summary »

29. The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916)
25 min | Comedy, Short
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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 »

30. The Love Flower (1920)
70 min | Drama
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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.

31. Edgar Allan Poe (1909)
Short, Biography
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32. The White Rose (1923)
100 min | Drama
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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 »

33. A Romance of Happy Valley (1919)
76 min | Drama, Romance
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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 »

34. The Red Man's View (1909)
11 min | Short, Western
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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 »

35. The Lonedale Operator (1911)
17 min | Short, Drama, Romance, Western
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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 »

36. Lady of the Pavements (1929)
85 min | Drama
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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 »

37. Life of Villa (1912)
Documentary, War
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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 »

38. The Sealed Room (1909)
11 min | Short, Drama
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In this movie suggested by Poe's "A Cask of Amontillado", The king constructs a cozy, windowless love-nest for himself and his concubine. However, she is not faithful to her sovereign, but ... See full summary »

39. The Greatest Question (1919)
80 min | Drama
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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.

40. The Necklace (1909)
11 min | Short, Drama
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Mrs. Kendrick borrows a jeweled necklace from a friend for an important social event. Afterwards it is stolen, and Mrs. Kendrick goes into debt to duplicate it. The thief discovers it's ... See full summary »

41. Those Awful Hats (1909)
2 min | Comedy, Short
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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.

42. The Life of General Villa (1914)
105 min | Action, Biography, Drama
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43. Enoch Arden: Part I (1911)
17 min | Short, Drama
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Enoch Arden, a humble fisherman, marries Annie Lee. He signs on as a sailor to make more money to support their growing family. A storm wrecks his ship, but Enoch swims to a deserted island... See full summary »

44. The Fight for Freedom (1908)
Short, Western
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In a saloon in a Mexican border town, a group of cowboys, including a Mexican named Pedro, play poker. One man is discovered cheating, and is shot dead by Pedro, who is wounded as he ... See full summary »

45. Scarlet Days (1919)
77 min | Adventure, Romance, Western
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A romantic bandit named Alvarez, wanted for raids on the mining camps of the California gold rush in 1849, is reformed by the love of a good woman.

46. Drums of Love (1928)
100 min | Drama, Romance
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A princess is betrothed to a deformed monarch, but falls hard for his handsome brother.

47. One Exciting Night (1922)
128 min | Mystery
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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 »

48. The Girl and Her Trust (1912)
17 min | Short, Drama
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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.

49. The Fall of Babylon (1919)
Drama
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A re-edited version of the Babylonian episode of Griffith's 'Intolerance (1916)', this is the story of a mountain girl who loves Belshazzar and strives to protect him against the evil High ... See full summary »

50. The Greatest Thing in Life (1918)
70 min | Drama, Romance, War
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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 »