Most Popular Feature Films/TV Series Released 1917-01-01 to 1917-12-31


1. Cleopatra (1917)

125 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.0
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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.

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Fritz Leiber, Thurston Hall, Alan Roscoe

Votes: 259

2. Jack and the Beanstalk (1917)

Approved | 100 min | Fantasy

4.7
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Jack,exchanges his cow for some magic beans. The beans grow overnight into a beanstalk which Jack climbs, arriving at a magical land ruled over by a cruel giant. Jack battles the giant and ... See full summary »

Directors: Chester M. Franklin, Sidney Franklin | Stars: Francis Carpenter, Virginia Lee Corbin, Violet Radcliffe, 'Baby' Carmen De Rue

Votes: 9

3. The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)

65 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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Gwen's family is rich, but her parents ignore her and most of the servants push her around, so she is lonely and unhappy. Her father is concerned only with making money, and her mother ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,012

4. The Little Princess (1917)

62 min | Drama

6.6
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Little Sara Crewe is placed in a boarding school by her father when he goes off to war, but he does not understand that the headmistress is a cruel, spiteful woman who makes life miserable ... See full summary »

Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Mary Pickford, Norman Kerry, Katherine Griffith, Anne Schaefer

Votes: 538

5. Terje Vigen (1917)

48 min | Drama, War

7.3
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Terje Vigen, a sailor, suffers the loss of his family through the cruelty of another man. Years later, when his enemy's family finds itself dependent on Terje's beneficence, Terje must ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Victor Sjöström, August Falck, Edith Erastoff, Bergliot Husberg

Votes: 961

6. El apóstol (1917)

70 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Argentinian President Yrigoyen burns Buenos Aires using Jupiter's thunderbolts.

Director: Quirino Cristiani

Votes: 26

7. Satan's Rhapsody (1917)

55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.1
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A Faustian tale about an old woman who makes a pact with Mephisto to regain her youth, in return she must stay away from love. After the deal she meets two brothers who fall in love with her.

Director: Nino Oxilia | Stars: Lyda Borelli, Andrea Habay, Ugo Bazzini, Giovanni Cini

Votes: 310

8. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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With her family in financial difficulties, Rebecca is sent to live with her two strict, unfeeling aunts, who do not appreciate the young girl's charm and energy. Rebecca must make new ... See full summary »

Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Mary Pickford, Eugene O'Brien, Helen Jerome Eddy, Charles Ogle

Votes: 634

10. Straight Shooting (1917)

Unrated | 57 min | Western

6.2
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Cattleman Flint cuts off farmer Sims' water supply. When Sims' son Ted goes for water, one of Flint's men kills him. Cheyenne is sent to finish off Sims, but finding the family at the newly dug grave, he changes sides.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Duke R. Lee, George Berrell, Molly Malone

Votes: 269

11. The Cinderella Man (1917)

60 min | Comedy

6.9
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Director: George Loane Tucker | Stars: Mae Marsh, Tom Moore, Alec B. Francis, George Fawcett

Votes: 29

12. Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman (1917)

70 min | Adventure, Crime, Romance

6.6
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Gentleman burglar Raffles tries to get his hand on a priceless pearl.

Director: George Irving | Stars: John Barrymore, Christine Mayo, H. Cooper Cliffe, Frank Morgan

Votes: 63

13. The Scarlet Letter (1917)

Drama

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The film tells the story of a noble but poor woman who arrives at Boston in the 17th century. There she marries an old but quite rich doctor but does not become happy.

Director: Carl Harbaugh | Stars: Mary Martin, Stuart Holmes, Dan Mason, Kittens Reichert

Votes: 7

14. The Black Stork (1917)

50 min | Drama

4.7
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A young man and woman are considering marriage; eugenicist Harry J Haiselden warns that they are ill-matched and will produce defective offspring. He is right; their baby is born defective,... See full summary »

Directors: Leopold Wharton, Theodore Wharton | Stars: Jane Fearnley, Allan Murnane, Hamilton Revelle, Elsie Esmond

Votes: 13

15. Dokuso (I) (1917)

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Director: Masao Inoue | Stars: Masao Inoue, Kichinosuke Kinoshita, Kyoi Awashima, Noboru Umeshima

16. The Fall of the Romanoffs (1917)

80 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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A dramatization of the Russian revolution and the influence upon the Russian royal family of the famous "mad monk," Rasputin.

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Edward Connelly, Iliodor, Alfred Hickman, Conway Tearle

Votes: 9

17. The Skylight Room (1917)

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Director: Martin Justice | Stars: Jean Paige, Carlton S. King, Grace Ashley, Neil Spencer

18. A Romance of the Redwoods (1917)

70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A young girl travels west to live with her uncle during the California Gold Rush only to find that he has been killed by Indians and his identity assumed by an outlaw.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Mary Pickford, Elliott Dexter, Tully Marshall, Raymond Hatton

Votes: 628

19. Wild and Woolly (1917)

72 min | Comedy, Western, Romance

6.8
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A rich young Easterner who has always wanted to live in "the Wild West" plans to move to a Western town. Unknown to him, the town's "wild" days are long gone, and it is an orderly, ... See full summary »

Director: John Emerson | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Calvert Carter, Charles Stevens

Votes: 428

20. A Tale of Two Cities (1917)

70 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.4
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Alcoholic lawyer Sydney Carton travels to Paris during the Reign of Terror to rescue French aristocrat Charles Darnay, husband of the woman he loves.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: William Farnum, Jewel Carmen, Charles Clary, Herschel Mayall

Votes: 69

21. The Darling of Paris (1917)

Drama

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A gypsy girl with her foster-mother arrive in the French Capital where her beauty attracts the attention of the Apaches, and she becomes a member of their band. Her beauty attracts Claude ... See full summary »

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Glen White, Walter Law, Herbert Heyes

22. The Little American (1917)

80 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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A young American has her ship torpedoed by a German U-boat but makes it back to ancestral home in France, where she witnesses German brutality firsthand.

Directors: Cecil B. DeMille, Joseph Levering | Stars: Mary Pickford, Jack Holt, Raymond Hatton, Hobart Bosworth

Votes: 519

23. Umirayushchii lebed (1917)

49 min | Drama

6.9
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A grief-stricken ballerina becomes the obsession of an increasingly unhinged artist.

Director: Yevgeni Bauer | Stars: Vera Karalli, Aleksandr Kheruvimov, Vitold Polonsky, Andrej Gromov

Votes: 627

24. Bucking Broadway (1917)

53 min | Western

5.9
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A ranch foreman battles a rich stockbroker for the affections of a beautiful young woman.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Molly Malone, L.M. Wells, Vester Pegg

Votes: 350

25. The Heart of a Lion (1917)

70 min | Drama

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Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: William Farnum, Mary Martin, William Courtleigh Jr., Wanda Hawley

26. The Golem and the Dancing Girl (1917)

Horror, Comedy

6.7
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As a practical joke, an actor impersonates the screen monster he made famous. Complications ensue.

Directors: Rochus Gliese, Paul Wegener | Stars: Paul Wegener, Lyda Salmonova, Rochus Gliese, Wilhelm Diegelmann

Votes: 15

27. Hilde Warren und der Tod (1917)

80 min | Horror

5.9
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Hilde Warren, a famous actress, is impregnated by a convicted murderer and becomes plagued by visions of an extremely gaunt and sepulchral Death. Upon discovering her child is the image of ... See full summary »

Director: Joe May | Stars: Mia May, Bruno Kastner, Georg John, Hans Mierendorff

Votes: 63

28. The Heart of Texas Ryan (1917)

56 min | Western

5.5
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Colonel William Ryan, a ranch owner, in the Lone Star State, has named his only daughter Texas. Jack Parker, a devil-may-care cowpuncher, loves only two things, one is his horse and the ... See full summary »

Director: E.A. Martin | Stars: Tom Mix, Bessie Eyton, Frank Campeau, George Fawcett

Votes: 53

29. The Pride of the Clan (1917)

84 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Among the simple fisher-folk of a little island off the west coast of Scotland lives MacTavish, head of a clan. Here he rules as a chieftain and his word is law. One day a hurricane sweeps ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Mary Pickford, Matt Moore, Warren Cook, Kathryn Browne-Decker

Votes: 51

30. The Merry Jail (1917)

48 min | Comedy

6.1
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A neglected wife disguises herself in order to lure her wastrel husband into a compromising position.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Harry Liedtke, Emil Jannings, Paul Biensfeldt, Erich Schönfelder

Votes: 404

31. A Modern Musketeer (1917)

TV-G | 68 min | Adventure, Comedy, Western

6.6
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A restless young man travels west, encountering adventure, romance, and danger.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Marjorie Daw, Kathleen Kirkham, Eugene Ormonde

Votes: 211

32. The Gun Fighter (1917)

50 min | Western

5.6
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Cliff Hudspeth, the leader of a band of outlaws in Arizona, has won his place by the killing of notorious gun-bullies. At their headquarters, in the Gila Mountains, in consultation with "... See full summary »

Director: William S. Hart | Stars: William S. Hart, Margery Wilson, Roy Laidlaw, Joseph J. Dowling

Votes: 5

33. The Narrow Trail (1917)

68 min | Western

7.0
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Ice Harding, outlaw, tames a wild horse and names it King. Ice and his gang hold up a stagecoach and encounter San Francisco vice king Bates and his innocent niece Betty Werdin. Ice is ... See full summary »

Directors: William S. Hart, Lambert Hillyer | Stars: William S. Hart, Sylvia Breamer, Milton Ross, Bob Kortman

Votes: 41

34. The Great Secret (1917)

Action, Adventure

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A wealthy young athlete comes to the aid of a beautiful heiress, whose fortune is being threatened by two arch villains, The Great Master and Doctor Zulph.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Francis X. Bushman, Beverly Bayne, Fred R. Stanton, Edward Connelly

35. Furcht (1917)

72 min | Horror

6.7
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Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Bruno Decarli, Bernhard Goetzke, Mechthildis Thein, Conrad Veidt

Votes: 77

36. Tillie Wakes Up (1917)

48 min | Comedy

6.7
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On the third floor of the apartment house at 003 Findlet Avenue lived Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tinkelpaw. The neighbors said it was a shame the way he neglected his poor wife, but Tillie's ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Davenport | Stars: Marie Dressler, Johnny Hines, Frank Beamish, Rubye De Remer

Votes: 424

37. Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1917)

Passed | 60 min | Drama

6.8
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A doctor's wife is the head of a bureau that publishes and hands out literature on birth control. However, the police stop it and forbid her to speak in meetings about the secret that was ... See full summary »

Directors: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber | Stars: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber, Priscilla Dean, Wedgwood Nowell

Votes: 10

38. The Spirit of '76 (1917)

Drama, History, War

5.1
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Catherine Montour (Adda Gleason), a striking half-breed Indian princess, and mistress of King George III (Jack Cosgrove) aspires to become the first Queen of America when the revolution breaks out.

Director: George Siegmann | Stars: Adda Gleason, Howard Gaye, George Chesebro, Dark Cloud

Votes: 11

39. A Doll's House (1917)

Drama

8.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 7

40. Redemption (1917)

60 min | Drama

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An actress with a wild reputation finally settles down to a sedate and pleasant marriage. One of her former lovers, an architect, arrives to disrupt her happiness by renewing their affair. ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph A. Golden, Julius Steger | Stars: Evelyn Nesbit, Russell Thaw, Charles Wellesley, Mary Hall

41. Sirens of the Sea (1917)

Fantasy

5.2
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Director: Allen Holubar | Stars: Louise Lovely, Carmel Myers, Jack Mulhall, Sydney Deane

Votes: 5

42. Patria (1917)

Action, Drama

5.2
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Serial about Japanese spies trying to invade the US but whose plans are foiled by a rich heiress and a Secret Service agent.

Directors: Jacques Jaccard, Leopold Wharton, Theodore Wharton | Stars: Irene Castle, Milton Sills, Warner Oland, Dorothy Green

Votes: 8

43. The Silent Man (1917)

61 min | Western

6.6
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A gold prospector strikes it rich, but the crooks who run a frontier town take it away from him. He determines to get it back and clean up the town.

Director: William S. Hart | Stars: William S. Hart, Vola Vale, Robert McKim, Dorcas Matthews

Votes: 45

44. Tepeyac (1917)

90 min | Drama

5.0
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A man (Arroyo Carrillo) is sent to Europe on a diplomatic mission. The ship in which he travels is sunk by a German submarine. In Mexico, his girlfriend Lupita (Cota) receives a telegram ... See full summary »

Directors: Carlos E. González, José Manuel Ramos, Fernando Sáyago | Stars: Roberto Arroyo Carrillo, Pilar Cota, Beatriz de Córdova, Luis García Carrillo

Votes: 16

45. Dall'alba al tramonto (1917)

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Directors: Antonio Martini, Carlo Zangarini

46. Girl from Stormy Croft (1917)

87 min | Drama

6.9
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Helga is a young single lady who has a baby by a much older married man. After the older man tells Helga's father that he refuses to pay child support because he isn't the child's father, ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Greta Almroth, Nils Aréhn, Josua Bengtson, Georg Blomstedt

Votes: 96

47. Tom Sawyer (1917)

Unrated | 59 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Tom Sawyer, a young Missouri lad, finds fun and adventure with his pals Joe Harper and Huckleberry Finn, running away to hide out on Jackson's Island and pretending to be Mississippi River ... See full summary »

Director: William Desmond Taylor | Stars: Jack Pickford, George Hackathorne, Alice Marvin, Edythe Chapman

Votes: 101

48. Skinner's Baby (1917)

50 min

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William Skinner is very pleased with the news his wife Honey is expecting their first child. He eagerly prepares for the new arrival, as he is sure it will be the next William Skinner Jr. ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Bryant Washburn, Hazel Daly, James C. Carroll, Ullrich Haupt

49. The Man Without a Country (1917)

60 min | Drama

7.0
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Convicted in a revolutionary conspiracy, a man rashly states that he wishes never again to hear the name of the United States of America. The judge grants him his wish, sentencing him to ... See full summary »

Director: Ernest C. Warde | Stars: Florence La Badie, Holmes Herbert, J.H. Gilmour, Carey L. Hastings

Votes: 20

50. Satyavadi Raja Harishchandra (1917)

Drama

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The homage to the upright King Harishchandra who almost sacrifices his kingdom for his love of truth, opens with a tableau showing the king, his wife Taramati and his young son, to whom he ... See full summary »

Director: Dhundiraj Govind Phalke | Stars: D.D. Dabke, Bhalachandra D. Phalke, Anna Salunke