Cinema's 100 Most Wantedby egmeinder | created - 28 Sep 2013 | 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: 159 | 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.
31. Emerald of Death (1919)
54 min | Drama
Thomas von Weerth lives as the last descendant of an aristocratic family in the decayed castle. He is fascinated by the picture, 'The Boy in Blue', which shows the so-called Death Emerald.
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: 129 | 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)
20 min | Comedy, Short
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: 50 | 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: 22 | 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.
Votes: 7,848 | Gross: $0.16M
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.
Votes: 15 | Gross: $0.17M
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 »
53. Zange no yaiba (1927)
70 min | Drama