The Greatest Films of All-Time

by MasterKGlas | created - 05 Oct 2012 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

NOT A PERSONAL LIST.

A list of commercial successes in tandem with high popularity for their time and an above-average rating.

An attempt to match critically acclaimed works that were popular at a specific point in time, past to present.

Films compiled by using "# of votes for" cap for each decade and "rating" cap for each decade.

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By Decade: (24)...Pre-1900's (27)...1900's (47)...1910's (55)...1920's (56)...1930's (69)...1940's (71)...1950's (82)...1960's (80)...1970's (109)..1980's (105)..1990's (127)..2000's (133)....2010's

This is a continually evolving list. It will change with trends and grow with time.

Also a nice place to find movies for your watchlist.

So, find a genre, pick a time period to explore, and I hope you enjoy...

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1. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

9.2
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100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,287,432 | Gross: $134.97M

The rest of this list will be categorized in alphabetical order by the film's annually released year.

2. Roundhay Garden Scene (1888)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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In the garden, a man asks his friends to do something silly for him to record on film.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince | Stars: Annie Hartley, Adolphe Le Prince, Joseph Whitley, Sarah Whitley

Votes: 4,239

3. Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge (1888)

Documentary, Short

6.9
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A shot of people walking on The Leeds Bridge.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince

Votes: 2,188

4. Pauvre Pierrot (1892)

4 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.6
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One night, Arlequin come to see his lover Colombine. But then Pierrot knocks at the door and Colombine and Arlequin hide. Pierrot starts singing but Arlequin scares him and the poor man goes away.

Director: Émile Reynaud

Votes: 914

5. Blacksmith Scene (1893)

Unrated | 1 min | Short

6.2
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Three men hammer on an anvil and pass a bottle of beer around.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Charles Kayser, John Ott

Votes: 1,600

6. Annie Oakley (1894)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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The 'Little Sure Shot' of the 'Wild West.' Exhibition of Rifle Shooting at Glass Balls, etc. (from the Edison Catalog)

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Annie Oakley

Votes: 842

7. Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

6.8
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The sound has been found in the form of an old Edisonian recording cylinder. The cylinder was repaired, then Walter Murch ACE MPSE synced the film to the correct music in (I believe) 2002. Total running time is approximately 17 seconds.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 1,570

8. Annabelle Serpentine Dance (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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Annabelle (Whitford) Moore performs one of her popular dance routines. She uses her dance steps and her long, flowing skirts to create a variety of visual patterns.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Annabelle Moore

Votes: 1,565

9. Baby's Dinner (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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As part of a maiden public film screening at the Salon Indien, on December 28, in Paris, Auguste Lumière pivots the centre of attention around his baby daughter, as he tries to feed her from a spoon.

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: Auguste Lumière, Mrs. Auguste Lumiere, Andrée Lumière

Votes: 2,270

10. Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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A man opens the big gates to the Lumière factory. Through the gateway and a smaller doorway beside it, workers are streaming out, turning either left or right. Most of them are women in ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 4,781

11. Tables Turned on the Gardener (1895)

1 min | Comedy, Short

7.2
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A gardener is watering his flowers, when a mischievous boy sneaks up behind his back, and puts a foot on the water hose. The gardener is surprised, and looks into the nozzle to find out why... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: François Clerc, Benoît Duval

Votes: 3,444

12. The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895)

1 min | Short, History, Horror

6.7
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This short film, one of the first to use camera tricks, depicts the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Director: Alfred Clark | Star: Mrs. Robert L. Thomas

Votes: 1,431

13. Transformation by Hats (1895)

1 min | Short, Comedy

6.3
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In commedia dell'arte style, an actor on a stool presents six distinct characters through speedy application of whiskers and a hat or, in one case, a wig followed by a few gestures. First ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 832

14. A Nightmare (1896)

1 min | Short

6.6
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In this fantastic scene, a man who is eager to retire has a difficult time finding peace, as his nocturnal illusions come to life out of thin air.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jeanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès

Votes: 878

15. The Arrival of a Train (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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A train arrives at La Ciotat station.

Directors: Auguste Lumière, Louis Lumière

Votes: 7,853

16. Démolition d'un mur (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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Auguste Lumière directs four workers in the demolition of an old wall at the Lumière factory. One worker is pressing the wall inwards with a jackscrew, while another is pushing it with a ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière | Star: Auguste Lumière

Votes: 1,788

17. The House of the Devil (1896)

3 min | Short, Horror

6.7
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With the help of a magic cauldron, Mephistopheles conjures up a variety of supernatural characters.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jeanne d'Alcy, Jules-Eugène Legris, Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,934

18. The Kiss (1896)

1 min | Short, Romance

5.8
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Two people kiss.

Director: William Heise | Stars: May Irwin, John C. Rice

Votes: 2,361

19. Bataille de neige (1897)

1 min | Short, Documentary

6.7
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Wintertime in Lyon. About a dozen people, men and women, are having a snowball fight in the middle of a tree-lined street. The cyclist coming along the road becomes the target of ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 1,102

20. Départ de Jérusalem en chemin de fer (1897)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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A train is leaving a railway station at the outskirts of Jerusalem. From the very end of the train a barren, rocky landscape is seen, and some ruins of very old buildings,. Five men walk ... See full summary »

Directors: Auguste Lumière, Alexandre Promio

Votes: 629

21. The Devil's Castle (1897)

3 min | Short

6.4
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Released under different titles in France--and not surprisingly, often confused with its analogous 1896 movie, "Le Manoir du Diable (1896)"--Georges Méliès' Haunted Castle is considered, by all means, a remake.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 631

22. The Astronomer's Dream; or, The Man in the Moon (1898)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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An astronomer falls asleep and has a strange dream involving a fairy queen and the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jeanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès

Votes: 2,287

23. Four Heads Are Better Than One (1898)

1 min | Short, Comedy

7.6
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Much to our amazement, an elegant and masterful illusionist detaches his own head effortlessly from his shoulders for a once-in-a-lifetime performance.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 2,284

24. The Magician (1898)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

6.5
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In a traditional "magician" attire, the wizard of illusion and jump cuts, Georges Méliès, says the magic words and conjures up wonders from a plain wooden box.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 496

25. Cinderella (1899)

6 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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A fairy godmother magically turns Cinderella's rags to a beautiful dress, and a pumpkin into a coach. Cinderella goes to the ball, where she meets the Prince - but will she remember to leave before the magic runs out?

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Barral, Bleuette Bernon, Carmely, Jeanne d'Alcy

Votes: 996

26. Joan of Arc (1900)

10 min | Short, Drama, History

6.7
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A divinely inspired peasant woman becomes an army captain for France and then is martyred after she is captured.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Bleuette Bernon, Georges Méliès, Jeanne d'Alcy, Jeanne Calvière

Votes: 636

27. The Enchanted Drawing (1900)

2 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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A cartoonist defies reality when he draws objects that become three-dimensional after he lifts them off his sketch pad.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 812

28. The One-Man Band (1900)

2 min | Short, Comedy

7.1
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A band-leader assembles an orchestra by mystifying means.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,620

29. A Photographic Contortion (1901)

1 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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A man, objecting to being filmed, comes closer and closer to the camera lens until his mouth is all we see. Then he opens wide and swallows camera and cinematographer. He steps back, chews, and grins.

Director: James Williamson | Star: Sam Dalton

Votes: 1,116

30. Bluebeard (1901)

12 min | Short, Horror

7.1
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A young woman becomes the eighth wife of the wealthy Bluebeard, whose first seven wives have died under mysterious circumstances.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Jeanne d'Alcy, Bleuette Bernon

Votes: 1,136

31. Demolishing and Building Up the Star Theatre (1901)

Unrated | 2 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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Time-lapse photography is used to show the manual dismantling and demolition of New York's Star Theatre over a period of about 30 days.

Director: Frederick S. Armitage

Votes: 718

32. The Fat and the Lean Wrestling Match (1901)

2 min | Short, Comedy

7.0
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Right in front of our very eyes, two attractive and feminine women metamorphose into two professional wrestlers who begin a no-holds-barred wrestling match.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jeanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès

Votes: 676

33. L'homme à la tête en caoutchouc (1901)

3 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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A chemist carries out a bizarre experiment with his own head.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,904

34. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

8.2
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A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet

Votes: 34,050

35. Alice in Wonderland (1903)

8 min | Fantasy, Short

6.3
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Alice dozes in a garden, awakened by a dithering white rabbit in waistcoat with pocket watch. She follows him down a hole and finds herself in a hall of many doors. A key opens a small door... See full summary »

Directors: Cecil M. Hepworth, Percy Stow | Stars: May Clark, Cecil M. Hepworth, Blair, Geoffrey Faithfull

Votes: 1,951

36. Fairyland: A Kingdom of Fairies (1903)

16 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

7.4
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In this spectacular free adaptation of the popular theatre play "La Biche au Bois", the valiant Prince Bel-Azor pursues a baleful old witch to her impregnable castle, to save the beautiful young Princess Azurine.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Marguerite Thévenard, Bleuette Bernon

Votes: 813

37. Mary Jane's Mishap (1903)

4 min | Short, Comedy

6.7
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Smith casts his wife as a sluttish housewife who is mutilated by lighting her oven with paraffin.

Director: George Albert Smith | Star: Laura Bayley

Votes: 565

38. The Great Train Robbery (1903)

TV-G | 11 min | Short, Action, Western

7.3
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A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, A.C. Abadie, George Barnes, Justus D. Barnes

Votes: 13,427

39. The Infernal Boiling Pot (1903)

2 min | Short, Horror

6.7
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Two demons throw helpless captives into a boiling cauldron, and then try to summon forth their spirits.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 921

40. The Music Lover (1903)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Music

6.9
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The leader of a marching band demonstrates an unusual way of writing music.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,399

41. Le voyage à travers l'impossible (1904)

Not Rated | 24 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

7.7
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Using every known means of transportation, several savants from the Geographic Society undertake a journey through the Alps to the Sun which finishes under the sea.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Fernande Albany, Jeanne d'Alcy, May de Lavergne

Votes: 2,534

42. The Living Playing Cards (1904)

3 min | Comedy, Short, Fantasy

6.7
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A bearded magician holds up a large playing card and makes it larger. He tears up a card of a queen, burns the torn bits, and a life-size Queen of Hearts card appears; then, it becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,090

43. Rescued by Rover (1905)

7 min | Short, Drama, Family

6.7
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A dog leads its master to his kidnapped baby.

Directors: Lewin Fitzhamon, Cecil M. Hepworth | Stars: Blair, May Clark, Barbara Hepworth, Cecil M. Hepworth

Votes: 815

44. The Black Imp (1905)

4 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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A traveler at an inn is harassed by a mischievous devil in his room.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,533

45. Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (1906)

7 min | Short, Fantasy

6.7
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The fiend faces the spectacular mind-bending consequences of his free-wheeling rarebit binge.

Directors: Wallace McCutcheon, Edwin S. Porter | Star: Jack Brawn

Votes: 1,366

46. The '?' Motorist (1906)

3 min | Fantasy, Short, Comedy

6.7
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A British trick film in which a motorist ends up driving around the rings of Saturn.

Director: Walter R. Booth

Votes: 688

47. The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906)

70 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.3
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True story of notorious Australian outlaw Ned Kelly (1855-80).

Director: Charles Tait | Stars: Elizabeth Tait, John Tait, Norman Campbell, Bella Cola

Votes: 423

48. The Eclipse: Courtship of the Sun and Moon (1907)

Not Rated | 9 min | Short, Fantasy, Romance

6.5
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An astronomer of age, wealth, and erudition conducts classes in his home. His students are not always respectful, and he suffers their pranks and high jinks. Then, at noon, everything ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 893

49. The Golden Beetle (1907)

3 min | Short, Fantasy

6.7
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A sorcerer tosses an iridescent little beetle into a flaming ceremonial cauldron, and much to his amazement, a six-winged fairy in the body of a beautiful young woman emerges. Is his sorcery potent enough to tame her?

Director: Segundo de Chomón

Votes: 648

50. Fantasmagorie (1908)

2 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

6.9
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The first all-animated film in history, a series of scenes without much narrative structure, but morphing into each other.

Director: Émile Cohl

Votes: 1,654

51. A Corner in Wheat (1909)

G | 14 min | Short, Drama

6.7
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An unscrupulous and greedy capitalist speculator decides to corner the wheat market for his own profit, establishing complete control over the markets.

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

Votes: 1,698

52. The Devilish Tenant (1909)

6 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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A man rents an apartment and furnishes it in remarkable fashion.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Charles Claudel, Octavie Huvier, André Méliès, Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,307

53. Frankenstein (1910)

Unrated | 16 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle, Augustus Phillips

Votes: 2,762

54. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910)

Not Rated | 13 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Short

5.7
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An early version of the classic, based more on the 1902 stage musical than on the original novel.

Director: Otis Turner | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Hobart Bosworth, Eugenie Besserer, Robert Z. Leonard

Votes: 1,170

55. Dante's Inferno (1911)

68 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream.

Directors: Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan, Giuseppe de Liguoro | Stars: Salvatore Papa, Arturo Pirovano, Giuseppe de Liguoro, Pier Delle Vigne

Votes: 1,495

56. Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics (1911)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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Cartoon figures announce, via comic strip balloons, that they will move - and move they do, in a wildly exaggerated style.

Directors: Winsor McCay, J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Winsor McCay, John Bunny, Maurice Costello, George McManus

Votes: 1,256

57. 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: 1,566

58. The Revenge of a Kinematograph Cameraman (1912)

Not Rated | 12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.8
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A jilted husband takes his revenge by filming his wife and her lover and showing the result at the local cinema. This was one of Starewicz' first animated films, and stars very realistic ... See full summary »

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz

Votes: 2,018

59. Fantômas: In the Shadow of the Guillotine (1913)

Not Rated | 54 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Inspector Juve is tasked to investigate and capture an infamous criminal Fantomas.

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: René Navarre, Edmund Breon, Georges Melchior, Renée Carl

Votes: 1,601

60. Cabiria (1914)

Not Rated | 148 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.8
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Three centuries before Christus. Young Cabiria is kidnapped by some pirates during one eruption of the Etna. She is sold as a slave in Carthage, and as she is just going to be sacrificed to... See full summary »

Director: Giovanni Pastrone | Stars: Italia Almirante-Manzini, Lidia Quaranta, Bartolomeo Pagano, Carolina Catena

Votes: 2,463

61. Cinderella (1914)

52 min | Fantasy, Drama

6.7
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Though mistreated by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella is able to attend the royal ball through the help of a fairy godmother.

Director: James Kirkwood | Stars: Mary Pickford, Owen Moore, Isabel Vernon, Georgia Wilson

Votes: 849

62. Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)

12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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The cartoonist, Winsor McCay, brings the Dinosaurus back to life in the figure of his latest creation, Gertie the Dinosaur.

Director: Winsor McCay | Stars: Winsor McCay, George McManus, Roy L. McCardell, Thomas A. 'Tad' Dorgan

Votes: 2,330

63. Judith of Bethulia (1914)

61 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 1,031

64. Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914)

11 min | Short, Comedy

5.8
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The Tramp wanders into and disrupts the filming of a go-kart race.

Director: Henry Lehrman | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Henry Lehrman, Gordon Griffith

Votes: 2,113

65. Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy

7.1
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A con man from the city dupes a wealthy country girl into marriage.

Directors: Mack Sennett, Charles Bennett | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand, Mack Swain

Votes: 2,896

66. Les vampires (1915)

Not Rated | 421 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.9
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An intrepid reporter and his loyal friend battle a bizarre secret society of criminals known as The Vampires.

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: Musidora, Édouard Mathé, Marcel Lévesque, Jean Aymé

Votes: 3,467

67. The Bank (1915)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Short

6.8
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Charlie does everything but an efficient job as janitor. Edna buys her fiance, the cashier, a birthday present. Charlie thinks "To Charles with Love" is for him. He presents her a rose ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Billy Armstrong, Carl Stockdale

Votes: 1,370

68. The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Not Rated | 195 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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The Stoneman family finds its friendship with the Camerons affected by the Civil War, both fighting in opposite armies. The development of the war in their lives plays through to Lincoln's assassination and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.

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

Votes: 18,703 | Gross: $10.00M

69. The Champion (1915)

31 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

6.8
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Walking along with his bulldog, Charlie finds a "good luck" horseshoe just as he passes a training camp advertising for a boxing partner "who can take a beating." After watching others lose... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Bud Jamison, Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Billy Armstrong

Votes: 1,620

70. The Cheat (1915)

Not Rated | 59 min | Drama

6.6
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A venal, spoiled stockbroker's wife impulsively embezzles $10,000 from the charity she chairs and desperately turns to a Burmese ivory trader to replace the stolen money.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Fannie Ward, Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Dean, James Neill

Votes: 1,961

71. The Golem (1915)

60 min | Horror

6.1
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In this version of the golem legend, the golem, a clay statue brought to life by Rabbi Loew in 16th century Prague to save the Jews from the ongoing brutal persecution by the city's rulers,... See full summary »

Directors: Henrik Galeen, Paul Wegener | Stars: Paul Wegener, Henrik Galeen, Lyda Salmonova, Rudolf Blümner

Votes: 914

72. The Tramp (1915)

TV-G | 26 min | Short, Comedy

7.1
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The Little Fellow finds the girl of his dreams and work on a family farm.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Billy Armstrong, Lloyd Bacon, Bud Jamison

Votes: 2,360

73. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)

Passed | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Captain Nemo has built a fantastic submarine for his mission of revenge. He has traveled over 20,000 leagues in search of Charles Denver - a man who caused the death of Princess Daaker. ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Paton | Stars: Allen Holubar, Dan Hanlon, Edna Pendleton, Curtis Benton

Votes: 1,254 | Gross: $8.00M

74. Behind the Screen (1916)

TV-G | 30 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Charlie is an overworked labourer at a film studio who helps a young woman find work even while his coworkers strike against his tyrannical boss.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Albert Austin

Votes: 1,852

75. 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.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Mae Marsh, F.A. Turner

Votes: 11,739

76. One A.M. (1916)

TV-G | 24 min | Comedy, Family, Short

7.2
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A drunken homeowner has a difficult time getting about in his home after arriving home late at night.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Albert Austin

Votes: 2,341

77. The Count (1916)

Unrated | 24 min | Short, Comedy

6.8
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Charlie burns a count's trousers while ironing them and is fired. The tailor finds an invitation to dinner at Miss Moneybags and goes in place of the count. Charlie goes to the kitchen of ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Albert Austin

Votes: 1,517

78. The Fireman (1916)

TV-G | 24 min | Short, Comedy

6.6
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Charlie is a fireman who always does everything wrong. A man talks the Fire Chief into ignoring his burning home (he wants the insurance money) unaware that his daughter (the love of the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Lloyd Bacon, Eric Campbell

Votes: 1,816

79. The Floorwalker (1916)

TV-G | 29 min | Short, Comedy

6.7
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The Tramp is tricked into impersonating an embezzling floorwalker in a department store.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Eric Campbell, Edna Purviance, Lloyd Bacon

Votes: 1,674

80. The Pawnshop (1916)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Short

7.2
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Charlie competes with his fellow shop assistant. He is fired by the pawnbroker and rehired. He nearly destroys everything in the shop and and himself. He helps capture a burglar. He destroys a client's clock while examining it in detail.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Henry Bergman, Edna Purviance, John Rand

Votes: 2,378

81. The Rink (1916)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Short

7.2
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After causing restaurant chaos at work, a bumbling waiter tears up the local roller rink with his skating.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, James T. Kelley, Eric Campbell

Votes: 2,597

82. The Vagabond (1916)

34 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

7.0
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After passing the hat and taking the donations intended for German street musicians Charlie heads for the country. Here he finds and rescues a girl from a band of gypsies. The girl falls in... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Leo White

Votes: 2,000

83. Easy Street (1917)

Unrated | 24 min | Short, Comedy

7.6
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A reformed tramp becomes a police constable who must fight a huge thug who dominates an inner city street.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Albert Austin

Votes: 3,833

84. The Adventurer (I) (1917)

Unrated | 24 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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The Little Tramp escapes from prison; saves a girl and her mother from drowning; and creates havoc at a swank party.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Henry Bergman

Votes: 2,809

85. The Cure (1917)

Unrated | 24 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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An alcoholic checks into a health spa and his antics promptly throw the establishment into chaos.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Henry Bergman

Votes: 2,537

86. The Immigrant (1917)

Unrated | 30 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Charlie is an immigrant who endures a challenging voyage and gets into trouble as soon as he arrives in America.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Albert Austin

Votes: 5,924

87. The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)

65 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.8
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The wealthy but selfish parents of a lonely young girl begin to rethink what is important to them after a servant's irresponsibility results in a crisis.

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Mary Pickford, Madlaine Traverse, Charles Wellesley, Gladys Fairbanks

Votes: 1,085

88. A Dog's Life (1918)

Not Rated | 33 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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The Little Tramp and his dog companion struggle to survive in the inner city.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Dave Anderson, Bert Appling

Votes: 5,579

89. Shoulder Arms (1918)

Not Rated | 45 min | Comedy, War

6.9
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Charlie is a boot camp private who has a dream of being a hero who goes on a daring mission behind enemy lines.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Edna Purviance, Charles Chaplin, Syd Chaplin, Loyal Underwood

Votes: 4,552

90. Stella Maris (1918)

Unrated | 84 min | Drama

7.4
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Two young women - a paraplegic girl sheltered by her wealthy guardians and a more experienced orphan - fall in love with a man separated from his violent wife.

Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Mary Pickford, Ida Waterman, Herbert Standing, Conway Tearle

Votes: 1,190

91. A Day's Pleasure (1919)

TV-G | 24 min | Short, Comedy

6.8
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A father takes his family for an outing, which turns out to be a ridiculous trial.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, C. Allen, Naomi Bailey

Votes: 2,143

92. Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl (1919)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

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: 7,810

93. Daddy-Long-Legs (1919)

Unrated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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An orphan discovers that she has an anonymous benefactor who is willing to pay her college tuition, unaware he's the same man who has been romantically pursuing her.

Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Mary Pickford, Milla Davenport, Percy Haswell, Fay Lemport

Votes: 1,179

94. Don't Change Your Husband (1919)

Not Rated | 71 min | Comedy

7.8
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Leila Porter comes to dislike her husband James, a glue king who is always eating onions and looking sloppy. But after she divorces him and marries two-timing playboy Schuyler Van Sutphen the now-reformed James looks pretty good.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Elliott Dexter, Gloria Swanson, Lew Cody, Sylvia Ashton

Votes: 993

95. Male and Female (1919)

Not Rated | 116 min | Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Lady Mary Lasenby is a spoiled maiden who always gets her way until shipwrecked with her butler, then learns which qualities are really admirable in a person.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Thomas Meighan, Theodore Roberts, Raymond Hatton, Robert Cain

Votes: 1,493

96. Die Austernprinzessin (1919)

58 min | Comedy

7.1
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An American heiress seeks the hand of an impoverished German prince.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Victor Janson, Ossi Oswalda, Harry Liedtke, Julius Falkenstein

Votes: 1,266

97. Sunnyside (1919)

41 min | Comedy, Short

6.8
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Charlie works on a farm from 4am to late at night. He gets his food on the run (milking a cow into his coffee, holding an chicken over the frying pan to get fried eggs). He loves the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Olive Ann Alcorn, Albert Austin

Votes: 2,062

98. The Doll (1919)

Not Rated | 48 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.3
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Because the Baron of Chanterelle wants to preserve his family line, he forces his timid nephew Lancelot to choose one of the village maidens to wed. Lancelot flees to a monastery to escape ... See full summary »

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Ossi Oswalda, Hermann Thimig, Victor Janson, Max Kronert

Votes: 1,276

99. True Heart Susie (1919)

87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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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: 1,267

100. One Week (1920)

TV-G | 25 min | Short, Comedy

8.2
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A newly wedded couple attempts to build a house with a prefabricated kit, unaware that a rival sabotaged the kit's component numbering.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts

Votes: 5,380