Cinema's 100 Most Wantedby egmeinder | last updated - 28 Sep 2013 | Public
100 of the most sought after (and if not, they should be) lost or partially lost films. I don't want people coming on here and chiding me for choosing to be concerned about this, so please don't. Some have at least 5 IMDb votes, so please report any findings to email@example.com.
4. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1905)
Short, Crime, Drama
The millionaire's child is kidnapped. Sherlock Holmes after many thrilling adventures and narrow escapes rescues the child.
6. The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays (1908)
120 min | Fantasy, Adventure
L. Frank Baum would appear in a white suit and present his live actors, slide shows and films as a live travelogue presentation of his popular fantasies. Highlights include Dorothy being ... See full summary »
10. Saved from the Titanic (1912)
10 min | Short, Drama
A young woman tells her parents and fiance (in flashback) about the recent sinking of the Titanic and her experiences as a passenger during the disaster. Her intended marriage now faces a ... See full summary »
11. The Werewolf (1913)
18 min | Short, Adventure, Drama
An old Indian legend tells of the supposed ability of persons who have been turned into wolves through magic power to assume human form at will for purposes of vengeance.
19. The Golem (1915)
60 min | Horror
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 »
20. Last Night of the Barbary Coast (1913)
10 min | Documentary, Short
This film -- now lost -- supposedly showed the last night of the depraved Barbary Coast section of San Francisco, although the neighborhood wasn't fully cleaned up by police and city ... See full summary »
22. A Daughter of the Gods (1916)
180 min | Drama
A sultan agrees to help an wicked witch destroy a mysterious young lady, if the witch will bring his young son back from the dead with magic.
24. Cleopatra (1917)
125 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Cleopatra, the fabulous queen of Egypt, and the epic romances between her and the greatest men of Rome, Julius Caesar and Antony.
26. The Great Love (1918)
70 min | Drama, War
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 »
28. The Ghost of Slumber Mountain (1918)
Not Rated | 16 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy
In a dream Uncle Jack looks through a magic telescope owned by the ghost of a hermit and sees what life was like millions of years ago, including a battle between prehistoric monsters.
Votes: 142 | Gross: $0.10M
29. Auction of Souls (1919)
80 min | Drama, History, Romance
Aurora Mardiganian, a young and beautiful Armenian girl, lives with her parents in the Turkish city of Havpoul. Her father, a prosperous merchant, was preparing to send her to the West to ... See full summary »
30. The Grim Game (1919)
71 min | Adventure, Drama
Jailed unjustly for a murder he did not commit, a young man uses his amazing powers of escape to free himself and pursue the actual killers, who hold his fiancée captive.
32. The Miracle Man (1919)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama
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 »
Votes: 127 | Gross: $3.00M
33. The Devil's Passkey (1920)
130 min | Drama
The wife of an American playwright in Paris becomes ensnared in the seductive wiles of an American Army officer, but her devotion to her husband convinces the officer to try to extricate ... See full summary »
34. Treasure Island (1920)
76 min | Adventure
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 »
35. Remodeling Her Husband (1920)
50 min | Comedy
After she marries Jack Valentine, Janie Wakefield ( Dorothy Gish ) discovers that her husband's reputation as a flirt is well deserved when she sees him riding in a taxi with a strange ... See full summary »
36. Dracula's Death (1921)
65 min | Horror, Thriller
A girl has frightening visions after visiting an insane asylum where one of the inmates claims to be Drakula and she can not be sure whether they were a nightmare or real.
37. Humor Risk (1921)
This silent short saw the Marx Bros. teamed for the first time prior to their move to features. The film had only one public screening. Groucho later claimed that it was not very good.
39. The Power of Love (1922)
Because of his financial trouble, Don Almeda (Noah Beery) promises his daughter, Maria (Barbara Bedford), to Don Alvarez (Albert Prisco). But Maria does not love Don Alvarez, and, in fact, ... See full summary »
40. Adam's Rib (1923)
Michael Ramsay only has time for gathering his fortune in wheat. His wife seeks comfort elsewhere and, to avoid a scandal, her daughter Matilda assumes her mother's guilt. Ramsay nearly goes broke but gets rich again; his wife returns.
Votes: 46 | Gross: $0.25M
41. Hollywood (1923)
Angela comes to Hollywood with only two things: Her dream to become a movie star, and Grandpa. She leaves an Aunt, a brother, Grandma, and her longtime boyfriend back in Centerville. ... See full summary »
Votes: 21 | Gross: $0.31M
44. The Courtship of Myles Standish (1923)
90 min | Drama, History
A dramatization of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem 'The Courtship of Miles Standish,' this is the story of the Pilgrims who fled religious persecution in England and came to America ... See full summary »
46. Greed (1924)
Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Thriller, Western
The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved.
Released on VHS in edited form. Originally 9 hours.
48. That Royle Girl (1925)
Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Drama
Joan Royle, beautiful but naive model who came from the slums, falls for Fred Ketlar, the leader of a dance band. When Fred's estranged wife Adele is murdered, Fred is arrested and ... See full summary »
49. The Dark Angel (1925)
80 min | Drama
The Dark Angel tells the story of three childhood friends, two male, one female. When the woman chooses one of the men to marry, the other, jealous, sends his rival off into a dangerous situation during wartime.
50. The House Without a Key (1926)
Passed | 210 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A Pathe serial in ten chapters of two-reels each: Dan Winterslip, a wealthy man in Honolulu, has not spoken to his brother, who owns a hotel next to Winterslip's estate, in over twenty ... See full summary »
51. The Great Gatsby (1926)
Passed | 80 min | Drama
Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbour, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is ... See full summary »
54. London After Midnight (1927)
Passed | 69 min | Horror
The abandoned home of a wealthy man who supposedly committed suicide five years earlier is taken over by ghoulish figures - could they be vampires?
55. The Battle of the Century (1927)
19 min | Short, Comedy
Fight manager (Hardy) takes out an insurance policy on his puny pugilist (Laurel) and then proceeds to try to arrange for an accident so that he can collect. When a pie delivery man (Hall) ... See full summary »
58. The Way of All Flesh (1927)
94 min | Drama
The story takes place in Milwaukee during the early 1900s with a bank clerk named August Schiller who is happy with both his job and his family. He is tasked with transporting $1,000 in ... See full summary »
59. Huo shao hong lian si (1928)
This movie was adapted from a newspaper serial (Strange Tales of the Adventurer in the Wild Country) and released in 18 feature-length parts over a period of 3 years (1928-31). In its ... See full summary »
61. The Patriot (1928)
113 min | Drama
In 18th-Century Russia, the Czar, Paul, is surrounded by murderous plots and trusts only Count Pahlen. Pahlen wishes to protect his friend, the mad king, but because of the horror of the ... See full summary »
66. The Honeymoon (1930)
"The Wedding March" ended with the marriage between Nikki and the crippled Cecilia takes place. Eberle swears to kills the prince unless Mitzi will agree to marry him. She relents, but at ... See full summary »
68. Sins of the Fathers (1928)
A married restaurant owner is persuaded to become a bootlegger by a beautiful young girl. When he starts making money at it, she steals it, then runs off with another man. His wife finds ... See full summary »
70. Song of the West (1930)
82 min | Musical, Western
Missing above: Has anyone heard of Black Waters?
71. Tol'able David (1930)
65 min | Drama
Young David Kinemon is a good-natured, easy-going lad in a mountain village. Circumstances force him to take his brother's place as mailman for the community, and this brings him into ... See full summary »
74. Charlie Chan's Chance (1932)
73 min | Mystery
Charlie is the intended murder victim here, and he avoids death only by chance. To find the murderer (since, of course, murder does occur), Charlie must outguess Scotland Yard and New York City police.
76. Murder at Monte Carlo (1935)
70 min | Crime, Drama
A professor comes up with a system to win at roulette, and goes to the famous casino at Monte Carlo to try it out. When he turns up murdered and his "system" missing, a reporter sets out to find the killer--and the system.
77. Tag der Freiheit - Unsere Wehrmacht (1935)
28 min | Documentary, Short
Filming of the performance show the Deutsche Wehrmacht (German Army) made during the Reichsparteitag of the NSDAP in Nurnberg 1935. Showing the readiness and the will of the newly build ... See full summary »
78. Seventh Heaven (1937)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance
A Parisian sewer worker longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to ... See full summary »
80. The Patient Vanishes (1941)
Approved | 73 min | Mystery
James Mason as a private detective, whose father is a Scotland Yard man, takes a case involving extortion and kidnapping. A young girl is kidnapped from a nursing home and he advises the ... See full summary »
81. Le ciel est à vous (1944)
105 min | Drama
The wife of a mechanic and former fighter pilot falls in love with the idea of flying herself. This soon becomes an obsession and she undertakes a lofty feat: the longest solo flight ever made by a woman.
Is this the right film? By Ozu?
82. Escape Episode (1947)
35 min | Short
'Escape Episode' was Anger's first film to be publicly screened, and was available to rent from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. It was filmed under the working title of 'Demigods' ... See full synopsis »
83. Little Iodine (1946)
Approved | 57 min | Comedy
Based on the "Little Iodine" two-panel cartoon strip by Jimmy Hatlo, which had evolved from his "They'll Do It Everytime" strip, Little Iodine was the most-scheming kid in comics aside from... See full summary »
84. Cinderella (1957 TV Special)
90 min | Musical, Family, Comedy
The first of three TV versions of the classic fairy tale that featured a Rodgers and Hammerstein score.
Missing above: IVAN THE TERRIBLE PART III. As for this, it was originally in color, but only B&W now survives.
88. Batman Dracula (1964)
54 min | Drama
Andy Warhol's infamous lost campy classic charting the adventures of Batman two years before Adam West donned the Caped Crusader's wings in the classic TV show.
89. Batman Fights Dracula (1967)
Mad scientist Doctor Zorba is at his wit's end because of the interference of Batman in his smuggling attempts. Together with his mad fanatic follower Turko, they hatch a plan to bring ... See full summary »
91. The Promise (1969)
98 min | Drama
During the siege of Leningrad, Marat goes to the partly wrecked house of his parents, and finds Lika, a sixteen-year-old girl, who has sought shelter. They become friendly and fall in love,... See full summary »
94. Together for Days (1972)
PG | 84 min | Drama
A Black radical activist and a young White woman find themselves drawn to one another during the politically and racially-charged atmosphere of early 1970s America.
95. The Cherry Picker (1974)
92 min | Drama
Millionaire's son James Burn III (Bob Sherman) just wants to live a life free from responsibility (and work) and the film opens with him taking part in a mass sleep-in outside Windsor ... See full summary »
96. Clockwork (1978)
7 min | Horror, Short
A very wealthy, but lonely woman is stalked in her home by a violent serial killer.
Above: HIM (1974) was discussed in the Golden Turkey Awards, but is not even listed at IMDb.
97. My Best Friend's Birthday (1987)
36 min | Comedy
It's Mickey's Birthday and his girlfriend just left him, so that's when his friend Clarence shows him a birthday he'll never forget.