Most Popular Feature Films Released 1917-01-01 to 1917-12-31


1. Cleopatra (1917)

125 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.9
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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: 246

2. 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: 949

3. Jack and the Beanstalk (1917)

Approved | 100 min | Fantasy

4.8
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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: 5

4. The Colonel (1917)

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Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Sándor Góth, László Z. Molnár, Károly Huszár, Bela Lugosi

Votes: 29

5. The Little Princess (1917)

62 min | Drama

7.1
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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: 493

6. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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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: 588

7. A Man There Was (1917)

48 min | Drama, War

7.2
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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: 896

8. Tom Sawyer (1917)

Unrated | 59 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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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: 96

9. The Little American (1917)

80 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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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: 482

10. Nászdal (1917)

8.3
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Director: Alfréd Deésy | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Károly Lajthay, Klára Peterdy, Irén Barta

Votes: 10

12. A Romance of the Redwoods (1917)

70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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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: 592

13. The Silent Man (1917)

61 min | Western

6.5
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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: 44

14. 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: 258

15. El apóstol (1917)

70 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Argentinian President Yrigoyen burns Buenos Aires using Jupiter's thunderbolts.

Director: Quirino Cristiani

Votes: 25

16. Leoni Leo (1917)

Adventure

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Director: Alfréd Deésy | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Lilla Bársony, Róbert Fiáth, Lajos Gellért

17. The Lincoln Cycle (1917)

Biography, Drama, History

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Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Benjamin Chapin, Charles Jackson, Madelyn Clare, John Stafford

18. Malombra (1917)

75 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: Lyda Borelli, Amleto Novelli, Augusto Mastripietri, Amedeo Ciaffi

Votes: 50

19. 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: 332

20. Patria (1917)

Action, Drama

6.0
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Directors: Jacques Jaccard, Leopold Wharton, Theodore Wharton | Stars: Irene Castle, Milton Sills, Warner Oland, Dorothy Green

Votes: 6

21. Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman (1917)

70 min | Adventure, Crime, Romance

6.6
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Director: George Irving | Stars: John Barrymore, Christine Mayo, H. Cooper Cliffe, Frank Morgan

Votes: 58

22. The Vicar of Wakefield (1917)

90 min | Romance, Drama

6.1
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Dr. Primrose, the vicar of Wakefield, enjoys life with his wife and five children. His two daughters, Olivia and Sophia, are courted by two apparent gentlemen, Mr. Burchell and Squire ... See full summary »

Director: Ernest C. Warde | Stars: Frederick Warde, Boyd Marshall, Kathryn Adams, Gladys Leslie

Votes: 14

23. 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

24. 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: 200

25. A Mormon Maid (1917)

68 min | Drama, History, Western

6.3
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This silent melodrama is set against the 1840s westward migration of the Mormons. Dora, a young woman, and her family are saved from an Indian attack by a Mormon community traveling to Utah... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Mae Murray, Frank Borzage, Hobart Bosworth, Edythe Chapman

Votes: 55

26. The New Mission of Judex (1917)

374 min | Adventure

8.3
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Is a continuation of the film series "Judex" the masked fighter for justice.

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: René Cresté, Marcel Lévesque, Yvette Andréyor, Édouard Mathé

Votes: 7

27. In Again, Out Again (II) (1917)

50 min | Comedy

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A young man drowns his sorrows in strong drink when jilted by his girl. His drunkenness gets him thrown in jail, where he falls in love with the jailer's daughter. When released, the young ... See full summary »

Director: John Emerson | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Arline Pretty, Walter Walker, Arnold Lucy

28. Happiness of Three Women (1917)

Drama

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Constance, the beautiful wife of Mark Barr, is in fear of her husband's jealousy. Among the guests at their reception are Myrtle Gale and her fiancé, Billy Craig, to whom Constance was at ... See full summary »

Director: William Desmond Taylor | Stars: House Peters, Myrtle Stedman, Larry Steers, Daisy Jefferson

29. The Black Stork (1917)

50 min | Drama

4.8
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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: 12

30. Wild and Woolly (1917)

72 min | Comedy, Western, Romance

6.9
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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: 389

31. The Dying Swan (1917)

49 min | Drama

6.7
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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: 570

32. The Scarlet Letter (1917)

Drama

8.0
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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

33. The Pride of the Clan (1917)

84 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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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: 49

34. The Bronze Bride (1917)

Drama, Western

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A white fur-trapper, Harvey Ogden (Frank Mayo)) takes an Indian maiden, A-Che-Chee (Claire McDowell), as his bride, a union that meets with much disapproval when they return to civilization... See full summary »

Director: Henry MacRae | Stars: Claire McDowell, Frank Mayo, Edward Clark, Charles Hill Mailes

35. Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp (1917)

80 min | Fantasy

5.6
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Directors: Chester M. Franklin, Sidney Franklin | Stars: Francis Carpenter, F.A. Turner, Virginia Lee Corbin, Alfred Paget

Votes: 50

36. A Girl's Folly (1917)

65 min | Comedy

6.6
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A restless young girl yearns to leave her rural environment and "get away from it all". One day she stumbles upon a film crew shooting a western near her home. She makes friends with the ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Robert Warwick, Doris Kenyon, June Elvidge, Jane Adair

Votes: 87

37. Snap Judgment (1917)

Comedy, Western

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Director: Edward Sloman | Stars: William Russell, Francelia Billington, Harvey Clark, Charles Newton

38. Heart Strings (1917)

Drama

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After being abandoned by her mother and adopted by Dr.McLean, little Johanna grows into an attractive young woman. She falls in love with medical student Gerald, but trouble ensues for both... See full summary »

Director: Allen Holubar | Stars: Allen Holubar, Francelia Billington, Paul Byron, Maude George

39. Masks and Faces (1917)

Comedy

4.8
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An actress cures an aged flirt by posing as his wife.

Director: Fred Paul | Stars: Johnston Forbes-Robertson, Irene Vanbrugh, Henry S. Irving, Gerald du Maurier

Votes: 5

40. Reaching for the Moon (1917)

69 min | Adventure

6.2
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A factory worker has always dreamed that he was meant for better things, to be rich and famous and in "the company of kings". One day he discovers that he is indeed the only heir to the ... See full summary »

Director: John Emerson | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Richard Cummings, Millard Webb

Votes: 41

41. The Secret of the Storm Country (1917)

72 min | Drama

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Director: Charles Miller | Stars: Norma Talmadge, Edwin Denison, J. Herbert Frank, Niles Welch

42. The Torture of Silence (1917)

80 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Emmy Lynn, Firmin Gémier, Armand Tallier, Anthony Gildès

Votes: 70

43. Mothers of France (1917)

Drama, War

5.8
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A mother loses first her son and then her husband in the trenches of France during the First World War. She devotes herself to the French cause and to helping those wounded in the war.

Directors: René Hervil, Louis Mercanton | Stars: Sarah Bernhardt, Berthe Jalabert, Gabriel Signoret, Jean Signoret

Votes: 12

44. The Fall of the Romanoffs (1917)

80 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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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: 8

45. Dokuso (I) (1917)

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

46. Seven Keys to Baldpate (1917)

Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A writer bets a friend that he can write a 10,000-word novel in 24 hours. The friends takes the bet, and gives him the keys to his Baldpate Inn, which has been closed for the winter, so he ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Ford | Stars: George M. Cohan, Anna Q. Nilsson, Hedda Hopper, Corene Uzzell

Votes: 40

47. The Blood of His Fathers (1917)

Drama

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Directors: Harrish Ingraham, Crane Wilbur | Stars: Crane Wilbur, Jode Mullally, Gene Crosby, Don Bailey

48. The White Raven (1917)

60 min | Drama

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William Baldwin, ruined in business by his partner, John Blaisdell, implores Blaisdell's aid, and receives in answer a five-dollar bill across the face of which is written, "Spend this for ... See full summary »

Director: George D. Baker | Stars: Ethel Barrymore, William B. Davidson, Walter Hitchcock, George A. Wright

49. The Heart of Texas Ryan (1917)

56 min | Western

5.4
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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: 54

50. Mothers of Men (1917)

Drama

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Director: Willis Robards | Stars: Dorothy Davenport, Willis Robards, Hal Reid, Mrs. Hal Reid