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1. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Unrated | 93 min | Horror

7.7
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A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.

Writer: Gaston Leroux | Directors: Rupert Julian, Lon Chaney, Ernst Laemmle, Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe

Votes: 11,293

2. The Last Circus (2010)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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70 Metascore

A young trapeze artist must decide between her lust for Sergio, the Happy Clown, or her affection for Javier, the Sad Clown, both of whom are deeply disturbed.

Writer: Álex de la Iglesia | Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Carolina Bang, Manuel Tallafé

Votes: 9,274

3. London After Midnight (1927)

Unrated | 69 min | Horror

7.0
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The abandoned home of a wealthy man who supposedly committed suicide five years earlier is taken over by ghoulish figures - could they be vampires?

Writers: Tod Browning, Waldemar Young, Joseph Farnham | Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Marceline Day, Henry B. Walthall, Percy Williams

Votes: 933

4. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (I) (1923)

Unrated | 133 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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In fifteenth century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen.

Writers: Victor Hugo, Perley Poore Sheehan, Edward T. Lowe Jr. | Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Kate Lester

Votes: 3,260

5. The Unknown (1927)

Unrated | 63 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

7.9
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A criminal on the run hides in a circus and seeks to possess the daughter of the ringmaster at any cost.

Writers: Tod Browning, Waldemar Young, Joseph Farnham | Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Joan Crawford, Nick De Ruiz

Votes: 4,944

6. He Who Gets Slapped (1924)

95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.9
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A bitter clown endeavors to rescue the young woman he loves from the lecherous count who once betrayed him.

Writers: Leonid Andreyev, Carey Wilson, Victor Sjöström, Marian Ainslee | Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer, John Gilbert, Ruth King

Votes: 1,806

7. Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928)

Passed | 73 min | Drama

7.8
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A professional clown and a self-indulgent count learn to help each other with their problems, but then become romantic rivals.

Writers: David Belasco, Tom Cushing, Joseph Farnham, Elizabeth Meehan | Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Lon Chaney, Bernard Siegel, Loretta Young, Cissy Fitzgerald

Votes: 1,244

8. The Unholy Three (1930)

Passed | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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"Talkie" remake of Tod Browning's 1925 silent film. A trio of former sideshow performers double as the "Unholy Three" in a scam to nab some shiny rocks.

Writers: Clarence Aaron 'Tod' Robbins, J.C. Nugent, Elliott Nugent | Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Lon Chaney, Lila Lee, Elliott Nugent, Harry Earles

Votes: 729

9. West of Zanzibar (1928)

TV-G | 65 min | Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A magician seeks vengeance upon the man who paralyzed him and the illegitimate daughter he sired with the magician's wife.

Writers: Elliott J. Clawson, Chester De Vonde, Joseph Farnham, Kilbourn Gordon, Waldemar Young | Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Lionel Barrymore, Mary Nolan, Warner Baxter

Votes: 1,057

10. The Unholy Three (1925)

Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A sideshow ventriloquist, midget, and strongman form a conspiracy known as "The Unholy Three" and commit a series of robberies.

Writers: Clarence Aaron 'Tod' Robbins, Waldemar Young | Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mae Busch, Matt Moore, Victor McLaglen

Votes: 1,076

11. The Penalty (1920)

Passed | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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A deformed criminal mastermind plans to loot the city of San Francisco as well as revenge himself on the doctor who mistakenly amputated his legs.

Writers: Gouverneur Morris, Charles Kenyon | Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Charles Clary, Doris Pawn, Jim Mason, Lon Chaney

Votes: 1,304

12. Oliver Twist (I) (1922)

98 min | Drama

6.8
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Oliver's mother, a penniless outcast, died giving birth to him. As a young boy Oliver is brought up in a workhouse, later apprenticed to an uncaring undertaker, and eventually is taken in ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter Anthony, Charles Dickens, Frank Lloyd, Harry Weil | Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Jackie Coogan, James A. Marcus, Aggie Herring, Lewis Sargent

Votes: 509

13. The Ace of Hearts (1921)

Passed | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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A romantic rivalry among members of a secret society becomes even tenser when one of the men is assigned to carry out an assassination.

Writers: Gouverneur Morris, Ruth Wightman | Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Lon Chaney, Leatrice Joy, John Bowers, Hardee Kirkland

Votes: 798

14. Tell It to the Marines (1926)

Passed | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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A gruff Marine sergeant and a handsome new recruit compete for the affection of a nurse.

Writers: Richard Schayer, Joseph Farnham | Director: George W. Hill | Stars: Lon Chaney, William Haines, Eleanor Boardman, Eddie Gribbon

Votes: 1,171

15. Outside the Law (1920)

Passed | 75 min | Crime, Romance

6.6
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In this early collaboration with director Tod Browning (Dracula, Freaks), Chaney delivers a dual performance of dramatic intensity, starring as Ah Wing, a kind-hearted student of Confucian ... See full summary »

Writers: Gardner Bradford, Tod Browning, Lucien Hubbard | Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Priscilla Dean, Wheeler Oakman, Lon Chaney, Ralph Lewis

Votes: 332

16. Mr. Wu (1927)

Passed | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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When Mandarin Wu's unmarried daughter becomes pregnant by a young Englishman, he seeks vengeance.

Writers: Maurice Vernon, Harold Owen, Lorna Moon, Lotta Woods | Director: William Nigh | Stars: Lon Chaney, Louise Dresser, Renée Adorée, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 417

17. The Blackbird (1926)

86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Two thieves, the Blackbird and West End Bertie, fall in love with the same girl, a French nightclub performer named Fifi. Each man tries to outdo the other to win her heart.

Writers: Tod Browning, Joseph Farnham, Waldemar Young | Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Owen Moore, Renée Adorée, Doris Lloyd

Votes: 426

18. The Miracle Man (1919)

Not Rated | 34 min | Short, Drama

5.9
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A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam gullible public of funds for a supposed ... See full summary »

Writers: George M. Cohan, Robert Hobart Davis, Robert M. Davis, Wid Gunning, Frank L. Packard, George Loane Tucker | Director: George Loane Tucker | Stars: Lon Chaney, Betty Compson, Joseph J. Dowling, J.M. Dumont

Votes: 120

19. Where East Is East (1929)

65 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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When an animal trapper in Indo-China finds that his daughter's fiancé is being successfully seduced by her estranged mother, he takes appropriate action.

Writers: Tod Browning, Harry Sinclair Drago, Joseph Farnham, Waldemar Young | Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Lupe Velez, Estelle Taylor, Lloyd Hughes

Votes: 276

20. The Monster (1925)

Unrated | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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A meek clerk who doubles as an amateur detective investigates some very strange goings-on at a remote mental sanitarium.

Writers: Roland West, Crane Wilbur, Willard Mack, Albert Kenyon, C. Gardner Sullivan | Director: Roland West | Stars: Lon Chaney, Gertrude Olmstead, Hallam Cooley, Johnny Arthur

Votes: 581

21. The Road to Mandalay (1926)

70 min | Drama

6.7
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Writers: Tod Browning, Elliott J. Clawson, Joseph Farnham, Herman J. Mankiewicz | Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Lois Moran, Owen Moore, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 131

22. Suspense (1913)

10 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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An isolated house in deserted area is too remote for a servant, who leaves a note, quietly exits the back door, and puts the key under the mat. Alone in the house is a mother and her infant... See full summary »

Writer: Lois Weber | Directors: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber | Stars: Lois Weber, Val Paul, Douglas Gerrard, Sam Kaufman

Votes: 494

23. While the City Sleeps (1928)

66 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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A tough New York cop is determined to bring down a crook who has always managed to provide an alibi for the crimes he's been accused of, even though the detective knows he's guilty of committing them.

Writers: Joseph Farnham, A.P. Younger | Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Lon Chaney, Anita Page, Carroll Nye, Wheeler Oakman

Votes: 115

24. Mockery (1927)

75 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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During the Russian Revolution, a mentally challenged peasant saves then obsesses over a beautiful countess.

Writers: Benjamin Christensen, Stig Esbern, Joseph Farnham, Bradley King | Director: Benjamin Christensen | Stars: Lon Chaney, Barbara Bedford, Ricardo Cortez, Mack Swain

Votes: 263

25. Flesh and Blood (1922)

Passed | 74 min | Drama

6.6
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A convict hiding in Chinatown assumes the identity of a cripple to track down a businessman who framed him 15 years previously. He discovers that his daughter has fallen in love with the businessman's son.

Writer: Louis D. Lighton | Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Lon Chaney, Edith Roberts, Noah Beery, DeWitt Jennings

Votes: 102

26. Victory (1919)

62 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Axel Heyst, an uncommitted wanderer, has settled on an island in the South Seas. He takes pity on a troubled young woman, Lena, and gives her refuge on her island. But the piratical Mr. ... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Conrad, Jules Furthman | Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Jack Holt, Seena Owen, Wallace Beery, Ben Deeley

Votes: 234

27. The Shock (1923)

96 min | Drama

6.8
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A gang of blackmailers sends a cripple to San Francisco to expose a banker they have been blackmailing. However, the cripple meets and falls in love with the banker's daughter.

Writers: Charles Kenyon, William Dudley Pelley | Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Lon Chaney, Virginia Valli, Jack Mower, William Welsh

Votes: 289

28. The Tower of Lies (1925)

Drama

7.3
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After his beloved daughter leaves for the city to pay off his debt, an old farmer goes mad when her letters become less frequent and it is suspected she may be using her body to get the money.

Writers: Marian Ainslee, Ruth Cummings, Agnes Christine Johnston, Selma Lagerlöf, Max Marcin | Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Norma Shearer, Lon Chaney, Ian Keith, Claire McDowell

Votes: 51

29. The Scarlet Car (1917)

50 min | Drama

5.2
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Writers: Richard Harding Davis, William Parker | Director: Joseph De Grasse | Stars: Franklyn Farnum, Edith Johnson, Lon Chaney, Sam De Grasse

Votes: 43

30. Damon and Pythias (1914)

100 min | Drama

4.6
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After a prologue which shows several aerial views of the Acropolis, the story begins. The friendship of Damon, the senator, and Pythias, the soldier, is famous in Ancient Syracuse. Because ... See full summary »

Writers: Ruth Ann Baldwin, Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, James Dayton, Allan Dwan | Director: Otis Turner | Stars: William Worthington, Herbert Rawlinson, Cleo Madison, Ann Little

Votes: 5

31. The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin (1918)

70 min | Drama, History, War

5.4
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A propagandistic view of the First World War, showing the political greed of the German Kaiser Wilhelm, the resistance of some of his own soldiers, and fanciful prediction of the nature of ... See full summary »

Writers: Elliott J. Clawson, Rupert Julian | Director: Rupert Julian | Stars: Rupert Julian, Elmo Lincoln, Nigel De Brulier, Lon Chaney

Votes: 19

32. Thunder (1929)

86 min | Drama

6.3
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Writers: Joseph Farnham, Byron Morgan, Ann Price | Director: William Nigh | Stars: Lon Chaney, Phyllis Haver, James Murray, Tom Keene

Votes: 13

33. The Trap (1922)

60 min | Drama

6.9
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A miner's happiness is destroyed when a rival steals his mine. He becomes obsessed with revenge, and plans a trap for the man who took his mine.

Writers: Lon Chaney, Lucien Hubbard, George C. Hull, Irving Thalberg | Director: Robert Thornby | Stars: Lon Chaney, Alan Hale, Dagmar Godowsky, Stanley Goethals

Votes: 97

34. The Big City (1928)

70 min | Crime

8.2
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Writers: Tod Browning, Waldemar Young | Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Marceline Day, James Murray, Betty Compson

Votes: 22

35. Riddle Gawne (1918)

50 min | Action, Western

5.8
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Riddle Gawne seeks revenge on the man who stole his wife and killed his brother. Gawne saves Kathleen Harkness from cattle rustler Bozzam and discovers that Bozzam is the man he seeks.

Writer: Charles Alden Seltzer | Directors: William S. Hart, Lambert Hillyer | Stars: William S. Hart, Katherine MacDonald, Lon Chaney, Gretchen Lederer

Votes: 24

36. The Light in the Dark (1922)

33 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A young girl is struck and seriously injured by a wealthy society matron's car. The woman brings the girl back to her house. Later, a hardened thief is told by the girl of a goblet, that ... See full summary »

Writers: Clarence Brown, William Dudley Pelley | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Hope Hampton, E.K. Lincoln, Lon Chaney, Theresa Maxwell Conover

Votes: 99

37. The Wicked Darling (1919)

59 min | Drama, Crime

6.3
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A slum girl is forced to steal for a living. After she swipes a rich society's matron's necklace, she hides out at the home of a man who turns out to be the socialite's former fiance.

Writers: Evelyn Campbell, Harvey Gates, Waldemar Young | Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Priscilla Dean, Wellington A. Playter, Lon Chaney, Spottiswoode Aitken

Votes: 229

38. The False Faces (1919)

70 min | Drama

6.1
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During World War I, a professional thief known as The Lone Wolf is assigned to steal a cylinder with important information from behind the German lines and bring it to Allied intelligence ... See full summary »

Writers: Louis Joseph Vance, Irvin Willat | Director: Irvin Willat | Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Mary Anderson, Lon Chaney, Milton Ross

Votes: 39

39. Treasure Island (1920)

76 min | Adventure

6.1
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Young Jim Hawkins is caught up with the pirate Long John Silver in search of the buried treasure of the buccaneer Captain Flint, in this adaptation of the classic novel by Robert Louis ... See full summary »

Writers: Jules Furthman, Robert Louis Stevenson | Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Shirley Mason, Josie Melville, Al W. Filson, Wilton Taylor

Votes: 16

40. By the Sun's Rays (1914)

Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Action, Drama

5.3
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A company detective goes undercover to expose a gang that uses inside information to rob gold shipments.

Director: Charles Giblyn | Stars: Murdock MacQuarrie, Lon Chaney, Seymour Hastings, Agnes Vernon

Votes: 163

41. Nomads of the North (1920)

109 min | Drama

5.9
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A Canadian Mountie allows an innocent fugitive to escape with the women he loves.

Writers: James Oliver Curwood, David Hartford | Director: David Hartford | Stars: Lon Chaney, Lewis Stone, Melbourne MacDowell, Spottiswoode Aitken

Votes: 150

42. Shadows (1922)

Passed | 70 min | Drama

6.3
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A dying Chinese man converts to Christianity in order to stop a friend from being blackmailed.

Writers: Wilbur Daniel Steele, Eve Unsell, Hope Loring | Director: Tom Forman | Stars: Lon Chaney, Marguerite De La Motte, Harrison Ford, John St. Polis

Votes: 285

43. The Trap (I) (1913)

Drama, Short

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Lon is engaged to Jane, a social butterfly whose financial desires are impossible for him to fulfill.

Director: Edwin August | Stars: Murdock MacQuarrie, Pauline Bush, Cleo Madison, Lon Chaney

44. A Doll's House (1917)

Drama

7.2
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Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's finding out and... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph De Grasse, Henrik Ibsen | Director: Joseph De Grasse | Stars: Dorothy Phillips, William Stowell, Lon Chaney, Sydney Deane

Votes: 13

45. All the Brothers Were Valiant (1923)

101 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.6
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Writers: Julien Josephson, Ben Ames Williams | Director: Irvin Willat | Stars: Malcolm McGregor, Billie Dove, Lon Chaney, William Orlamond

Votes: 14

46. A Blind Bargain (1922)

57 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.4
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Lon Chaney performs two roles: Doctor Lamb, a mad surgeon who's doing experiments on human bodies, and his crippled and apish assistant, the result of his first experiment.

Writers: J.G. Hawks, Barry Pain | Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Lon Chaney, Raymond McKee, Virginia True Boardman, Fontaine La Rue

Votes: 21

47. The Sea Urchin (1913)

15 min | Short, Drama, Romance

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Barnacle Bill, a hunchback fisherman, rescues a child from the sea. He brings her up in the hope of making her his wife, but she eventually falls in love with a young man her own age.

Writer: Jeanie Macpherson | Director: Edwin August | Stars: Jeanie Macpherson, Lon Chaney, Robert Z. Leonard, Lawrence Peyton

48. Paid in Advance (1919)

Drama

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In the northwestern wilderness of Alaska, an innocent young girl falls into the clutches of a band of evil men of the gold fields.

Writers: James Oliver Curwood, Allen Holubar | Director: Allen Holubar | Stars: Dorothy Phillips, Joseph W. Girard, Lon Chaney, Priscilla Dean

49. Pay Me! (1917)

74 min | Drama

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Joe Lawson, a corrupt gold miner, kills his partner, his partner's wife and his own wife for the mine, and steals his partner's child, while abandoning his own child. He starts an outlaw ... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph De Grasse, Bess Meredyth | Director: Joseph De Grasse | Stars: Lon Chaney, J. Edwin Brown, William Clifford, Evelyn Selbie

50. The Place Beyond the Winds (1916)

Drama

3.8
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Writers: Harriet T. Comstock, Ida May Park | Director: Joseph De Grasse | Stars: Dorothy Phillips, Jack Mulhall, Lon Chaney, Joseph De Grasse

Votes: 5