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


1. The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)

Not Rated | 65 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.8
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The wealthy but selfish parents of a lonely young girl begin to rethink what is important to them after a servant's irresponsibility results in a crisis.

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

Votes: 1,143

2. 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: 274

3. Terje Vigen (1917)

Not Rated | 48 min | Drama, War

7.4
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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: 1,224

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: 593

5. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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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: 705

6. Seven Keys to Baldpate (1917)

65 min | 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: 58

7. 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: 113

8. 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: 301

9. 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: 435

10. Jack and the Beanstalk (1917)

Approved | 100 min | Fantasy

4.3
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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 castle that is his.Jack sets a deal with the giant in exchange for ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 13

11. El apóstol (1917)

70 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Argentinian President Yrigoyen burns Buenos Aires using Jupiter's thunderbolts.

Director: Quirino Cristiani

Votes: 28

12. Kidnapped (II) (1917)

Adventure

7.6
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In Scotland in 1751, young David Balfour is shanghaied aboard a ship where he meets Jacobite rebel Alan Breck Stewart with whom he escapes to the Scottish Highlands, dodging the redcoats.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Raymond McKee, Joseph Burke, Ray Hallor, William Wadsworth

Votes: 10

13. Camille (1917)

60 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hopes of a career and position by marrying... See full summary »

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Alan Roscoe, Walter Law, Glen White

Votes: 6

14. 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: 49

15. The 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: 11

16. 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: 392

17. Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation (1917)

70 min | Drama, War

8.2
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When the nation of Ruthania declares war on the United States, an army of enemy soldiers invades the U.S. and captures New York. But the American forces have prepared adequately for such an... See full summary »

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, William P.S. Earle | Stars: Alice Joyce, Harry T. Morey, Naomi Childers, Joseph Kilgour

Votes: 6

18. 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: 65

19. The Little American (1917)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.5
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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: 560

20. Little Women (1917)

Drama, Romance, Family

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The lives and loves of four sisters during their pastor father's absence.

Director: Alexander Butler | Stars: Daisy Burrell, Mary Lincoln, Minna Grey, Ruby Miller

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. Wild and Woolly (1917)

Not Rated | 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: 486

23. A Tale of Two Cities (1917)

70 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.3
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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: 84

24. The Cinderella Man (1917)

60 min | Comedy

7.1
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Director: George Loane Tucker | Stars: Mae Marsh, Tom Moore, Alec B. Francis, George Fawcett

Votes: 28

25. Broadway Jones (1917)

60 min | Comedy

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An arrogant young man leaves his Ohio home to make it big on Broadway in New York City when he inherits the family business and $1-million. However, things don't go quite according to his ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kaufman | Stars: George M. Cohan, Marguerite Snow, Russell Bassett, Crauford Kent

26. Souls Triumphant (1917)

50 min | Drama

8.2
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Director: John B. O'Brien | Stars: Lillian Gish, Wilfred Lucas, Spottiswoode Aitken, Louise Hamilton

Votes: 10

27. Polly of the Circus (1917)

80 min | Drama

7.7
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When circus aerialist Polly Fisher is injured, she is taken to the nearby home of minister John Hartley. The two fall in love and marry secretly. But when the news leaks out, the minister ... See full summary »

Directors: Edwin L. Hollywood, Charles Horan | Stars: Mae Marsh, Vernon Steele, Harry La Pearl, Wellington A. Playter

Votes: 27

28. Sirens of the Sea (1917)

60 min | Fantasy

5.7
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Director: Allen Holubar | Stars: Louise Lovely, Carmel Myers, Jack Mulhall, Sydney Deane

Votes: 6

29. Umirayushchii lebed (1917)

49 min | Drama

7.0
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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: 737

30. Great Expectations (1917)

50 min | Drama

6.2
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Directors: Robert G. Vignola, Paul West | Stars: Jack Pickford, Louise Huff, Frank Losee, William Black

Votes: 13

31. The Scarlet Car (1917)

50 min | Drama

5.4
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After discovering that Cyrus Peabody, the president of the bank, and his son Ernest have embezzled 35,000 dollars, their cashier, Paul Revere Forbes, threatens to expose them. In a rage, ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph De Grasse | Stars: Franklyn Farnum, Edith Johnson, Lon Chaney, Sam De Grasse

Votes: 57

32. A Romance of the Redwoods (1917)

70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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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: 668 | Gross: $0.42M

33. The Whip (1917)

80 min | Drama

6.0
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The story of the training of a racehorse, the Whip, of the amnesiac nobleman who loves the horse, and of the villains who attempt to keep it from racing.

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Alma Hanlon, June Elvidge, Irving Cummings, Warren Cook

Votes: 24

34. Betsy Ross (1917)

60 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

4.9
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Revolutionary War heroine Betsy Ross finds herself in competition with her sister for the affections of a British soldier.

Directors: George Cowl, Travers Vale | Stars: Alice Brady, John Bowers, Lillian Cook, Victor Kennard

Votes: 32

35. Patria (1917)

Action, Drama

5.8
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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: 17

36. Lanka Dahan (1917)

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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A retelling of the familiar 'Ramayana' story of Rama's wife Sita being abducted by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka, and Rama's triumph with the aid of men, monkeys and bears. From the trees... See full summary »

Director: Dhundiraj Govind Phalke | Stars: Anna Salunke, Ganpat G. Shinde, D.D. Dabke, Mandakini Phalke

Votes: 10

37. 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: 14

38. The Merry Jail (1917)

48 min | Comedy

6.2
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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: 462

39. Nächte des Grauens (1917)

56 min | Drama, Horror

6.3
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An extremely jealous artist slips into a monkey costume and kills all those men who come too close to his wife, another artist.

Directors: Richard Oswald, Arthur Robison | Stars: Emil Jannings, Werner Krauss, Laurence Köhler, Hans Mierendorff

Votes: 6

40. The Secret Man (1917)

50 min | Western

5.3
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Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Edythe Sterling, J. Morris Foster, Elizabeth Janes

Votes: 28

41. The Narrow Trail (1917)

68 min | Western

7.2
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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: 46

42. 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

43. American Maid (1917)

Drama

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Virginia Lee, daughter of a United States Senator, meets David Starr, a wounded United States soldier, in a field hospital in which she is serving as a Red Cross nurse. Star returns to the ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Capellani | Stars: Edna Goodrich, George Henry, William B. Davidson, Jack Hopkins

44. La comtesse de Somerive (1917)

90 min | Drama

8.4
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Directors: Georges Denola, Jean Kemm | Stars: Hélène Plet, Albert Mayer, Armand Tallier, Émilienne Dux

Votes: 11

45. The Spirit of '76 (1917)

Drama, History, War

5.5
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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: 13

46. The Woman God Forgot (1917)

60 min | History, Romance

6.5
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Cortez sends Alvarado to Montezuma who throws him into a dungeon from which he is rescued by Tecza who loves him. He is recaptured when her lover Guatemoco finds Alvarado hiding in her ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Wallace Reid, Raymond Hatton, Hobart Bosworth, Theodore Kosloff

Votes: 40 | Gross: $0.34M

47. El último malón (1917)

97 min | History, War

6.7
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Reconstruction of the last Indian rebellion of Mocovíes in San Javier, north of the province of Santa Fe, in 1904. Silent Movie.

Director: Alcides Greca | Stars: Mariano López, Salvador López, Rosa Volpe, Alcides Greca

Votes: 67

48. The Island of Desire (1917)

Drama

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The tale is that of a curious expedition to a pearl lagoon off the South Sea Islands in search of untold treasures. The members of the party are a newspaper reporter, a degenerate ... See full summary »

Director: Otis Turner | Stars: George Walsh, Patricia Palmer, Anna Luther, Herschel Mayall

49. The Peddler (1917)

Drama

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Director: Herbert Blaché | Stars: Joe Welch, Sidney Mason, Catherine Calvert, Kittens Reichert

50. Stage Struck (1917)

50 min | Drama

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In a garish theatrical boardinghouse in New York, orphan Ruth Colby ( Dorothy Gish ), who taught herself to be an actress through a correspondence course, turns for companionship to Jack ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Morrissey | Stars: Dorothy Gish, Frank Bennett, Kate Toncray, Jennie Lee