With Photoplay Productions (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Safety Last! (1923)

Not Rated | 74 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

8.1
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A boy leaves his small country town and heads to the big city to get a job. As soon as he makes it big his sweetheart will join him and marry him. His enthusiasm to get ahead leads to some interesting adventures.

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

Votes: 19,841 | Gross: $1.36M

2. The Crowd (1928)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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The life of a man and woman together in a large, impersonal metropolis through their hopes, struggles and downfalls.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, James Murray, Bert Roach, Estelle Clark

Votes: 8,160

3. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)

Passed | 150 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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An extended family split up in France and Germany find themselves on opposing sides of the battlefield during World War I.

Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Alice Terry, Pomeroy Cannon, Josef Swickard

Votes: 3,293 | Gross: $9.20M

4. The Iron Horse (1924)

Passed | 150 min | History, Romance, Western

7.2
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After witnessing the murder of his father by a renegade as a boy, the grown-up Brandon helps to realize his father's dream of a transcontinental railway.

Director: John Ford | Stars: George O'Brien, Madge Bellamy, Charles Edward Bull, Cyril Chadwick

Votes: 2,133 | Gross: $2.06M

5. The Kid Brother (1927)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.6
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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: 4,202 | Gross: $1.55M

6. Speedy (1928)

Passed | 85 min | Action, Comedy, Family

7.7
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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: 3,606

7. The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)

TV-PG | 98 min | Documentary

7.7
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Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with innovative editing styles.

Director: Wendy Apple | Stars: Kathy Bates, Zach Staenberg, Jodie Foster, Michael Tronick

Votes: 2,935

8. Hot Water (1924)

Passed | 53 min | Comedy

7.2
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Episodic look at married life and in-law problems. Adventures include a ride on a crowded trolley with a live turkey; a wild spin in a new auto with the in-laws in tow; and a sequence in ... See full summary »

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Josephine Crowell, Charles Stevenson

Votes: 1,355

9. Girl Shy (1924)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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A shy young man who can't talk to women ventures out to publish a book full of fictional conquests, but finds true love along the way.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Richard Daniels, Carlton Griffin

Votes: 3,325 | Gross: $0.63M

10. Universal Horror (1998 TV Movie)

95 min | Documentary, Horror

7.4
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A documentary examining the early days of horror films, particularly those crafted at Universal Studios during the 1930s.

Director: Kevin Brownlow | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Christopher Adamson, John Augur, Ray Bradbury

Votes: 679

11. Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003)

TV-PG | 132 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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80 Metascore

Narrated by Sydney Pollack, film critic Richard Schickel's dazzling two-hour plus documentary to one of the towering figures in film: Charles Chaplin. Hardcore Chaplin fans may not find ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Schickel | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Sydney Pollack, Bill Irwin, Norman Lloyd

Votes: 1,367

12. Construire un feu (1930)

20 min | Short, Drama

7.4
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Despite being warned about the subzero temperature, a single man ventures out into the Yukon forest to find his destiny.

Director: Claude Autant-Lara | Stars: José Davert, Jean LeClerc, Ed. Lartigaud

Votes: 10

13. Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995– )

348 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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Documentary mini-series about the rise and fall of the European silent film industry.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ulrich Tukur, Sidney Gilliat

Votes: 412

14. Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces (2000 TV Movie)

85 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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Lon Chaney, the silent movie star and makeup artist, renowned for his various characterizations and celebrated for his horror films, becomes the subject of this documentary.

Director: Kevin Brownlow | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Forrest J. Ackerman, Michael F. Blake, Teresa Blake

Votes: 466

15. RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World' (2005 Video)

159 min | Documentary

8.5
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An in-depth look at the genesis, production, and legacy of King Kong, one of the most influential films ever made.

Stars: Rick Baker, Craig Barron, Rudy Behlmer, Daniel Bennett

Votes: 234

16. Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies (2001 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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An exploration of actress Marion Davies, including her relationship with newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst and her life both before and after her movie career.

Director: Hugh Munro Neely | Stars: Charlize Theron, Jeanine Basinger, Cari Beauchamp, Robert Board

Votes: 202

17. The Tramp and the Dictator (2002)

56 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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A look at the parallel lives of Charles Chaplin and Adolf Hitler and how they crossed with the creation of The Great Dictator (1940).

Directors: Kevin Brownlow, Michael Kloft | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Sydney Chaplin, Walter Bernstein, Ray Bradbury

Votes: 642

18. Complicated Women (2003 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

8.0
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A look at actresses who starred in films with thought-provoking subjects made between 1929-1934 - before the Hollywood Production Code was enforced.

Director: Hugh Munro Neely | Stars: Jane Fonda, Frances Dee, Kitty Carlisle, Molly Haskell

Votes: 431

19. So Funny It Hurt: Buster Keaton & MGM (2004 TV Movie)

39 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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A documentary which explores movie comedian Buster Keaton's five years under contract at MGM, where personal problems and studio tyranny nearly destroyed him.

Directors: Christopher Bird, Kevin Brownlow | Stars: Buster Keaton, James Karen, Louis B. Mayer, Irving Thalberg

Votes: 211

20. Clara Bow: Hollywood's Lost Screen Goddess (2012 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

7.8
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A documentary looking at the life, films, and troubled times of America's first sex symbol, screen actress Clara Bow, featuring interviews and archive footage. It takes a look at why she is considered the 'Lost Screen Goddess'.

Director: Tony Dimond | Stars: Clara Bow, Haydn Gwynne, David Stenn, Leonard Maltin

Votes: 51

21. Chaplin Today: City Lights (2003 TV Movie)

26 min | Documentary

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Director: Serge Bromberg | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Peter Lord

Votes: 105

22. I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper (2005)

57 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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This documentary explores the incredible life of Merian C. Cooper, from his time as a soldier and pilot in three different wars, to his exploits in Hollywood, as a director, producer and cinematic innovator.

Directors: Christopher Bird, Kevin Brownlow | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Merian C. Cooper, David Strohmaier, James D'Arc

Votes: 226

23. Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic (2004 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Documentary about the legendary American film director from his introduction to the film industry in its early years to his death in 1959. After a falling out with Adolph Zukor, he left ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Brownlow | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Frank Coghlan Jr.

Votes: 185

24. Chaplin Today: The Circus (2003 TV Movie)

26 min | Documentary

6.6
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Filmmaker Emir Kusturica shares his impressions of Charlie Chaplin's The Circus.

Director: François Ede | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Emir Kusturica

Votes: 82

25. Chaplin Today: The Gold Rush (2003 TV Movie)

27 min | Documentary

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Director: Serge Le Péron | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Lita Grey

Votes: 113

26. Anna May Wong, Frosted Yellow Willows: Her Life, Times and Legend (2007)

50 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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Director: Elaine Mae Woo | Stars: Philip Ahn, Kevin Brownlow, Charles Chaplin, Conrad Doerr

Votes: 20

27. Chaplin Today: Monsieur Verdoux (2003 TV Movie)

26 min | Documentary

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Director: Bernard Eisenschitz | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Claude Chabrol, Norman Lloyd, Hanns Eisler

Votes: 91

28. Garbo (2005)

85 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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An original documentary from Turner Classic Movies, narrated by Julie Christie

Directors: Christopher Bird, Kevin Brownlow | Stars: Julie Christie, Greta Garbo, Charles Busch, Karen Swenson

Votes: 328

29. The Making of 'the Bridge on the River Kwai' (2000 Video)

53 min | Documentary

7.1
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Documentary about the making of the classic WWII film.

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Adrian Turner, Norman Spencer, Pamela Mann, William Holden

Votes: 133

30. A Sense of Carol Reed (2006 Video)

24 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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Carol Reed, the director of The Third Man (1949) and other classics, is the subject of this documentary short.

Director: Andy Kelleher | Stars: John Boorman, Joseph Cotten, Bryan Forbes, Guy Hamilton

Votes: 39

31. Chaplin Today: A Woman of Paris (2003 TV Movie)

26 min | Documentary

6.5
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Director: Mathias Ledoux | Stars: Paul Bandey, Charles Chaplin, Steve Gadler, Patrick Guillemin

Votes: 71

32. About Unknown Chaplin (2005 Video)

13 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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Star: Kevin Brownlow

Votes: 12

33. Timeshift (2002– )
Episode: A Study in Sherlock (2005)

40 min | Documentary

8.1
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The history of Sherlock Holmes.

Director: Geoff Dunlop | Stars: Michael Maloney, Minette Walters, Kim Newman, Allan Cubitt

Votes: 7

34. Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995– )
Episode: Where It All Began (1995)

58 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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The early filmmaking years in European countries such as Britain, France, Germany, and Italy leading up to World War I.

Directors: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ulrich Tukur, Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Votes: 37

35. Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995– )
Episode: End of an Era (1995)

58 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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With sound, the problem of regional accents arose, and cooperation between national cinemas was thwarted by the rise of the Nazis in Germany.

Directors: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Annabella, Chili Bouchier

Votes: 23

36. Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995– )
Episode: Opportunity Lost (1995)

58 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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British silent film was small and old fashioned ; many actors snubbed working in movies and few establishment society figures respected directing. Documentary, however, was a field where there was a distinctive contribution.

Directors: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Michael Balcon, Charles Bennett

Votes: 25

37. Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995– )
Episode: Art's Promised Land (1995)

58 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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The title comes from a comment that Danish director Carl Dreyer made about Swedish director Victor Sjostrom, and the focus here is on the Svensk studio and the role played by adaptations of contemporary novels by the author Selma Lagerlof.

Directors: Dan Carter, Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Claude Autant-Lara, Ingmar Bergman

Votes: 31

38. Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995– )
Episode: The Music of Light (1995)

58 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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An overview of the French silent film industry during the twenties, covering technical and artistic innovations and achievements, and looking at the work of Abel Gance and Carl Dreyer, among others.

Directors: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Claude Autant-Lara, Albert Dieudonné

Votes: 27

39. Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995– )
Episode: The Unchained Camera (1995)

58 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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More free flowing movement of the camera is associated with the silent cinema in Germany.

Directors: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Louise Brooks, George Freedland

Votes: 31


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