Criterion Collection Movies to Watch

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1. Pool Sharks (1915)

TV-G | 10 min | Comedy, Short

Two romantic rivals play a game of pool for the hand of their lady love.

Director: Edwin Middleton | Stars: W.C. Fields, Marian West, Larry Westford, Bud Ross

Votes: 878

2. Bucking Broadway (1917)

53 min | Western

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: 420

3. A Dog's Life (1918)

Not Rated | 33 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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: 6,451

4. Shoulder Arms (1918)

45 min | Comedy, War

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: 5,203

5. Ask Father (1919)

Passed | 13 min | Comedy, Short

The young couple have decided to marry and it is time to ask the father for the hand of his daughter. Problem is, the father does not want to give the daughter away. So every time he goes ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, 'Snub' Pollard, Bebe Daniels, Sammy Brooks

Votes: 927

6. Billy Blazes, Esq. (1919)

Passed | 12 min | Short, Comedy, Western

Billy Blazes confronts Crooked Charley, who has been ruling the town of Peaceful Vale through fear and violence.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, 'Snub' Pollard, Bebe Daniels, Sammy Brooks

Votes: 682

7. A Day's Pleasure (1919)

TV-G | 24 min | Short, Comedy

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: 2,419

8. Sunnyside (1919)

41 min | Comedy, Short

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: 2,352

9. Young Mr. Jazz (1919)

10 min | Comedy, Short

While running away from his girl's father, their car breaks down in front of a dance hall run by crooks. Harold has to not only stay one step ahead of the girl's father, but also those trying to rob them of everything they have.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, 'Snub' Pollard, Sammy Brooks

Votes: 314

10. An Eastern Westerner (1920)

Passed | 23 min | Comedy, Short, Family

Blase eastern boy is shipped off to a ranch in the 'wild west ' by his father.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Noah Young, J. Ray Avery

Votes: 1,152

11. Get Out and Get Under (1920)

Passed | 25 min | Comedy, Short

The comic adventures of a new car owner.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Fred McPherson, Roy Brooks

Votes: 758

12. High and Dizzy (1920)

Passed | 26 min | Comedy, Short

A tipsy doctor encounters his patient sleepwalking on a building ledge, high above the street.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Roy Brooks, Wallace Howe

Votes: 903

13. His Royal Slyness (1920)

Passed | 27 min | Comedy, Short

An American book salesman (Lloyd) is persuaded to go to the kingdom of Thermosa to impersonate the Prince. He is greeted by a peasants' revolt before the real prince shows up to claim his ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, 'Snub' Pollard, Gus Leonard

Votes: 545

14. Number, Please? (1920)

Passed | 25 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

While at an amusement park, two men try to win the heart of a young lady. They compete with each other while attempting to find her runaway dog, and they race to ask her mother's permission to take her up in a hot air balloon.

Directors: Hal Roach, Fred C. Newmeyer | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Roy Brooks, Sammy Brooks

Votes: 931

15. The Idle Class (1921)

TV-G | 32 min | Short, Comedy

A tramp sneaks into a upper class golf resort. The tramp meets a rich woman who is having an argument with her drunken husband. Complications arise when she mistakes the tramp for her husband.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Charles Aber, Joe Anderson

Votes: 2,865

16. Never Weaken (1921)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy, Thriller

Our hero (Lloyd) is infatuated with a girl in the next office. In order to drum up business for her boss, an osteopath, he gets an actor friend to pretend injuries that the doctor "cures", ... See full summary »

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Roy Brooks, Mark Jones

Votes: 1,438

17. The Phantom Carriage (1921)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

On New Year's Eve, the driver of a ghostly carriage forces a drunken man to reflect on his selfish, wasted life.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Hilda Borgström, Tore Svennberg, Astrid Holm

Votes: 8,917

18. Häxan (1922)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Fantasy, Horror

Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe.

Director: Benjamin Christensen | Stars: Benjamin Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Maren Pedersen, Clara Pontoppidan

Votes: 10,160

19. Dr. Jack (1922)

Passed | 59 min | Comedy

Country Doctor, Jack Jackson is called in to treat the Sick-Little-Well-Girl, who has been making Dr. Saulsbourg and is sanitarium very rich, after years of unsuccessful treatment. His ... See full summary »

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, John T. Prince, Eric Mayne

Votes: 1,116 | Gross: $0.32M

20. Pay Day (I) (1922)

TV-G | 21 min | Comedy, Short

After a difficult day at work, a bricklayer tries to enjoy his pay day without his wife knowing.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Phyllis Allen, Mack Swain, Edna Purviance

Votes: 3,170 | Gross: $0.13M

21. Nanook of the North (1922)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuits living in the Arctic Circle.

Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Allakariallak, Alice Nevalinga, Cunayou, Allegoo

Votes: 9,693

22. Safety Last! (1923)

Not Rated | 70 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

A store clerk organizes a publicity stunt in which a friend climbs the outside of a tall building.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother, Noah Young

Votes: 16,386 | Gross: $0.62M

23. The Pilgrim (1923)

TV-G | 47 min | Comedy

The Tramp is an escaped convict who is mistaken as a pastor in a small town church.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Syd Chaplin, Mai Wells

Votes: 3,773 | Gross: $0.28M

24. A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Romance

A kept woman runs into her former fiancé and finds herself torn between love and comfort.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Edna Purviance, Clarence Geldart, Carl Miller, Lydia Knott

Votes: 4,331 | Gross: $0.39M

25. The Last Laugh (1924)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

An aging doorman, after being fired from his prestigious job at a luxurious Hotel is forced to face the scorn of his friends, neighbours and society.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller, Emilie Kurz

Votes: 11,099 | Gross: $0.09M

26. Body and Soul (1925)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

A minister is malevolent and sinister behind his righteous facade. He consorts with, and later extorts from, the owner of a gambling house, and betrays an honest girl, eventually driving ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Micheaux | Stars: Paul Robeson, Marshall Rogers, Lawrence Chenault, Chester A. Alexander

Votes: 596

27. The Freshman (1925)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

A nerdy college student will do anything to become popular on campus.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Brooks Benedict, James H. Anderson

Votes: 4,557 | Gross: $0.00M

28. Master of the House (1925)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

When a man becomes tyrannical towards his family, the women of the house decide to teach him a lesson in gratitude.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Johannes Meyer, Astrid Holm, Karin Nellemose, Mathilde Nielsen

Votes: 1,501

29. The King of Kings (1927)

Not Rated | 155 min | Biography, Drama, History

Jesus Christ faces religious and political oppression during his ministry and in the days before his death and resurrection.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: H.B. Warner, Dorothy Cumming, Ernest Torrence, Joseph Schildkraut

Votes: 1,744 | Gross: $1.77M

30. The Kid Brother (1927)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A sheriff's milquetoast son has a chance to prove himself when a medicine show run by con artists comes into town.

Directors: Ted Wilde, Harold Lloyd, Lewis Milestone, J.A. Howe | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Walter James, Leo Willis

Votes: 3,397 | Gross: $1.55M

31. The Last Performance (1929)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

A middle-aged magician is in love with his beautiful young assistant. She, on the other hand, is in love with the magician's young protege, who turns out to be a bum and a thief.

Director: Pál Fejös | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Mary Philbin, Leslie Fenton, Fred MacKaye

Votes: 283

32. Underworld (1927)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Boisterous gangster kingpin Bull Weed rehabilitates his former lawyer from his alcoholic haze, but complications arise when he falls for Weed's girlfriend.

Directors: Josef von Sternberg, Arthur Rosson | Stars: George Bancroft, Clive Brook, Evelyn Brent, Fred Kohler

Votes: 2,212 | Gross: $0.75M

33. The Last Command (1928)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, History, Romance

A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, William Powell, Jack Raymond

Votes: 2,939

34. The Docks of New York (1928)

Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A blue-collar worker on New York's depressed waterfront finds his life changed after he saves a woman attempting suicide.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George Bancroft, Betty Compson, Olga Baclanova, Clyde Cook

Votes: 3,493

35. Lonesome (1928)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two lonely people in the big city meet and enjoy the thrills of an amusement park, only to lose each other in the crowd after spending a great day together. Will they ever see each other again?

Director: Pál Fejös | Stars: Barbara Kent, Glenn Tryon, Fay Holderness, Gusztáv Pártos

Votes: 1,833

36. The Octopus (1928)

13 min | Short

Underwater photography presents the octopus: breathing, swimming, eating, dying.

Director: Jean Painlevé

Votes: 242

37. The Circus (1928)

G | 72 min | Comedy, Romance

90 Metascore

The Tramp finds work and the girl of his dreams at a circus.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Merna Kennedy, Al Ernest Garcia, Harry Crocker

Votes: 22,969

38. Speedy (1928)

Passed | 85 min | Action, Comedy, Family

Harold "Speedy" Swift, a fan of Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees, saves from extinction the city's last horse-drawn trolley, operated by his girlfriend's grandfather.

Director: Ted Wilde | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy, Bert Woodruff, Babe Ruth

Votes: 2,888

39. Blackmail (1929)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Thriller

After killing a man in self-defense, a young woman is blackmailed by a witness to the killing.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anny Ondra, John Longden, Sara Allgood, Charles Paton

Votes: 8,634

40. Pandora's Box (1929)

Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Romance