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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 American Civil War divides friends and destroys families, but that's nothing compared to the anarchy in the black-ruled South after the war.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper

Votes: 16,907 | Gross: $3.00M

2. Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)

Not Rated | 197 min | Drama, History, War

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.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Douglas Fairbanks, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron

Votes: 10,687

3. Broken Blossoms (1919)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.6
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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.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Donald Crisp, Arthur Howard

Votes: 7,106

4. Orphans of the Storm (1921)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, History, Romance

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.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut, Frank Losee

Votes: 3,740

5. 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.

Directors: Hal Roach Jr., Hal Roach | Stars: Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Lon Chaney Jr., Conrad Nagel

Votes: 872

6. Way Down East (1920)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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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.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Mrs. David Landau, Lowell Sherman

Votes: 3,808

7. 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.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy, Jack Holt

Votes: 3,789

8. Abraham Lincoln (1930)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.8
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An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Walter Huston, Una Merkel, William L. Thorne, Lucille La Verne

Votes: 1,027

9. The Life of General Villa (1914)

105 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.3
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The life and career of Panccho Villa from young man to revolutionary leader is chronicled.

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

Votes: 23

10. The Unveiling (1911)

17 min | Drama, Short

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The boy, who is the idol of his widowed mother, returns from college with a collegiate record she is justly proud of. To mark the occasion his boyhood sweetheart and her mother come to ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Robert Harron, Mabel Normand, Grace Henderson, William J. Butler

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: 1,490

12. 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 »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Wilbur Higby, Loyola O'Connor

Votes: 1,086

13. The Sorrows of Satan (1926)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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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 »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Ricardo Cortez, Carol Dempster, Lya De Putti

Votes: 152

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.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron

Votes: 917

15. 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.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Adolph Lestina, Josephine Crowell

Votes: 650

16. 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.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Neil Hamilton, Carol Dempster, Erville Alderson, Charles Emmett Mack

Votes: 263

17. 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.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Hal Skelly, Zita Johann, Charlotte Wynters, Evelyn Baldwin

Votes: 206

18. 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: 1,339

19. The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' (1914)

Not Rated | 78 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Objected to date his sweetheart by his uncle, a young man turns his thoughts to murder.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Spottiswoode Aitken, Blanche Sweet, George Siegmann

Votes: 812

20. 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: 488

21. 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 »

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

Votes: 5

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 »

Directors: Christy Cabanne, John Emerson | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Bessie Love, Allan Sears, Tom Wilson

Votes: 626

23. Lady of the Pavements (1929)

85 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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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 »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lupe Velez, Jetta Goudal, Albert Conti, George Fawcett

Votes: 53

24. 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 »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Pickford, Charles Hill Mailes, Kate Bruce, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 515

25. 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 »

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

Votes: 202

26. Martyrs of the Alamo (1915)

71 min | Drama, History, War

5.9
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The story of the defense of the mission-turned-fortress by 185 Texans against an overwhelming Mexican army in 1836.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Sam De Grasse, Allan Sears, Walter Long, Alfred Paget

Votes: 95

27. The Battle of the Sexes (1928)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy

6.7
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Gum-chewing frizzy-haired gold-digger 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 ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Jean Hersholt, Phyllis Haver, Belle Bennett, Sally O'Neil

Votes: 294

28. 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

29. 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 »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Carol Dempster, W.C. Fields, Alfred Lunt, Erville Alderson

Votes: 396

30. The Love Flower (1920)

70 min | Drama

6.7
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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.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Carol Dempster, Richard Barthelmess, George MacQuarrie, Anders Randolf

Votes: 56

31. The Miser's Heart (1911)

18 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Thieves decide to steal the money an old miser has hidden away. He refuses to open the safe for them, so they threaten to kill a girl who lives in his building.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Linda Arvidson, Lionel Barrymore, William J. Butler, Donald Crisp

Votes: 146

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.

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

Votes: 35

33. The Sealed Room (1909)

11 min | Short, Drama, Horror

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: 463

34. 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.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Carol Dempster, Neil Hamilton, Erville Alderson, Helen Lowell

Votes: 198

35. 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: 430

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.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Ralph Graves, Eugenie Besserer

Votes: 507

37. The Mothering Heart (1913)

29 min | Short, Drama

6.6
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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

Votes: 510

38. Hoodoo Ann (1916)

65 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A little orphan girl believes that her life is falling apart. It seems that everything that could possibly go wrong does go wrong. However, certain things happen that begin to make her ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Ingraham | Stars: Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, William H. Brown, Wilbur Higby

Votes: 695

39. The Mother and the Law (1919)

95 min | Drama

7.4
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A re-edited version of the 'modern' story from Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916).

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

Votes: 99

40. 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: 312

41. 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: 865

42. Footlight Varieties (1951)

61 min | Comedy, Music

5.5
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A compilation of scenes and acts from various comedy and musical shorts over the years.

Directors: D.W. Griffith, Benjamin Stoloff, Hal Yates | Stars: Jack Paar, Leon Errol, The Sportsmen Quartet, Bill Days

Votes: 20

43. 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 »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Bessie Love, Joseph Singleton, William Lowery

Votes: 476

44. Pippa Passes; or, The Song of Conscience (1909)

11 min | Short, Drama

5.8
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Pippa awakes and faces the world outside with a song. Unknown to her, the music has a healing effect on all who hear her as she passes by.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Gertrude Robinson, George Nichols, Arthur V. Johnson, Marion Leonard

Votes: 36

45. The Battle of the Sexes (1914)

50 min | Drama

6.5
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Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Donald Crisp, Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Mary Alden

Votes: 33

46. 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: 714

47. The Fall of Babylon (1919)

82 min | Drama

6.9
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In the last days of ancient Babylon, a tomboyish mountain girl fights for her king when the city is attacked.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Tully Marshall, Constance Talmadge, Alfred Paget, Carl Stockdale

Votes: 53

48. The Great Love (1918)

70 min | Drama, War

6.6
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An idealistic young American during World War I, itching to fight the Germans and not wanting to wait until the U. S. joined the war, journeys to Canada and enlists in the British army. He ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: George Fawcett, Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Gloria Hope

Votes: 8

49. The Matrimaniac (1916)

46 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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A young couple attempts to elope, with the bride's irate father in hot pursuit. The train stops briefly and the young man dashes off to find a minister, but before he can get himself and ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Powell | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Constance Talmadge, Wilbur Higby, Fred Warren

Votes: 503

50. The Massacre (1912)

20 min | Short, Action, War

6.7
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The story of the massacre of an Indian village, and the ensuing retaliation.

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

Votes: 174