Feature Film Released between 1917-01-01 and 1917-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



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: 279

2. '49-'17 (1917)

Unrated | 61 min | Western

5.7
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A retired judge comes West to restore a ghost town.

Director: Ruth Ann Baldwin | Stars: Joseph W. Girard, Leo Pierson, William Dyer, Mattie Witting

Votes: 182

3. 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: 1,168

4. The Little Princess (1917)

62 min | Drama

6.5
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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: 605

5. 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: 52

6. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917)

Passed | 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: 721

7. House of Cards (1917)

Drama

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The Mannings are a professional couple--she's a doctor, he's a lawyer--who are so absorbed in their careers that they have little time for their young daughter Louise, who is basically left... See full summary »

Director: Alice Guy | Stars: Catherine Calvert, Frank Mills, Kittens Reichert, James O'Neill

8. The Fall of the Romanoffs (1917)

Passed | 80 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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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: 10

9. 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: 1,277

10. 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: 310

11. 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: 570

12. 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: 475

13. Alexander den Store (1917)

73 min | Comedy

5.3
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Members of the upper class regularly frequent Alexander Nyberg's elegant establishment. Affairs of the heart and misunderstandings create the comedic scenarios that accompany the guests. Based on the Gustav Esmann play of the same name.

Director: Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Hauk Aabel, Arthur Alftán, Gucken Cederborg, Hjalmar Lauritz

Votes: 23

14. El apóstol (1917)

70 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Argentinian President Yrigoyen burns Buenos Aires using Jupiter's thunderbolts.

Director: Quirino Cristiani

Votes: 29

15. Thomas Graals bästa film (1917)

90 min | Comedy

6.7
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Thomas Graal's a screenwriter, is very fond of his secretary Bessie. Overtaken by a kiss by Thomas she runs away. In his misfortune Thomas writes a screenplay inspired by Bessie. But she has not been really honest with him .

Director: Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Karin Molander, Albin Lavén, Jenny Tschernichin-Larsson

Votes: 161

16. 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

17. 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: 13

18. Satan's Rhapsody (1917)

55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.0
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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: 475

19. 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: 10

20. 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

21. Camille (1917)

60 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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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: 5

22. 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: 93

23. A Doll's House (1917)

Drama

8.1
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Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's finding out and... See full summary »

Director: Joseph De Grasse | Stars: Dorothy Phillips, William Stowell, Lon Chaney, Sydney Deane

Votes: 8

24. The Golem and the Dancing Girl (1917)

Horror, Comedy

6.5
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As a practical joke, an actor impersonates the screen monster he made famous. Complications ensue.

Directors: Rochus Gliese, Paul Wegener | Stars: Paul Wegener, Lyda Salmonova, Rochus Gliese, Wilhelm Diegelmann

Votes: 22

25. 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

26. The Unfortunate Marriage (1917)

Not Rated | 68 min | Drama

7.5
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Based on the classic Wilkie Collins novel The Woman In White.

Director: Ernest C. Warde | Stars: Florence La Badie, Richard Neill, Gertrude Dallas, Arthur Bauer

Votes: 51

27. Paradise Garden (1917)

50 min | Comedy, Romance

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Director: Fred J. Balshofer | Stars: Harold Lockwood, Vera Sisson, Virginia Rappe, William Clifford

28. 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: 401

29. Satyavadi Raja Harishchandra (1917)

Drama

8.2
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The homage to the upright King Harishchandra who almost sacrifices his kingdom for his love of truth, opens with a tableau showing the king, his wife Taramati and his young son, to whom he ... See full summary »

Director: Dhundiraj Govind Phalke | Stars: D.D. Dabke, Bhalachandra D. Phalke, Anna Salunke

Votes: 9

30. Patria (1917)

310 min | Action, Drama

6.0
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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: 18

31. Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman (1917)

70 min | Adventure, Crime, Romance

6.7
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Gentleman burglar Raffles tries to get his hand on a priceless pearl.

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

Votes: 101

32. 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: 68

33. Seven Keys to Baldpate (1917)

Passed | 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: 64

34. 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: 67

35. The Voice on the Wire (1917)

Passed | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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Chapter 15: "The Living Death" - Chapter 14 ends with the floating hand writing a message to John Spencer and Polly Marion that all would be made clear in next week's episode. Tom and Polly... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Paton | Stars: Ben F. Wilson, Neva Gerber, Francis McDonald, Joseph W. Girard

Votes: 5

36. The Rose of Blood (1917)

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Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Genevieve Blinn, Charles Clary, Marie Kiernan

37. The Torture of Silence (1917)

80 min | Drama

6.5
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Sad story of an unfaithful wife and her subsequent sufferings as a mother.

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

Votes: 86

38. Jack and the Beanstalk (1917)

Approved | 100 min | Fantasy

3.7
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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: 11

39. Heart and Soul (1917)

Romance

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Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Edwin Holt, Claire Whitney, Walter Law

40. The Bad Boy (1917)

Crime, Drama

5.4
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Jim is the leader of the "Slouchy Seven," a gang of small town boys. He takes the gang for a swim in the reservoir, and is reported to his father, who, as a punishment, locks him in his ... See full summary »

Director: Chester Withey | Stars: Robert Harron, Richard Cummings, Josephine Crowell, Mildred Harris

Votes: 8

41. 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: 33

42. Souls Triumphant (1917)

50 min | Drama

7.6
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Director: John B. O'Brien | Stars: Lillian Gish, Wilfred Lucas, Spottiswoode Aitken, Louise Hamilton

Votes: 20

43. Umirayushchiy lebed (1917)

49 min | Drama

7.1
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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: 766

44. 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: 690 | Gross: $0.42M

45. 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: 504

46. Blue Jeans (1917)

Drama

7.6
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Perry Bascom comes to the town of Rising Sun, Indiana, to take charge of the sawmills which have for years been managed by his father's best friend, Col. Henry Clay Risener. His father's ... See full summary »

Director: John H. Collins | Stars: Viola Dana, Robert Walker, Sally Crute, Clifford Bruce

Votes: 23

47. 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: 42 | Gross: $0.34M

48. Lanka Dahan (1917)

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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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: 14

49. Wenn Frauen lieben und hassen (1917)

40 min

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Director: Jaap Speyer | Stars: Ludwig Hartau, Ernst Hofmann, Werner Krauss, Hans Lanser-Ludolff

50. The Adventurer (II) (1917)

50 min | Drama

7.4
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Director: Alice Guy | Stars: Marian Swayne, Pell Trenton, Ethel Stanard, Kirke Brown

Votes: 7


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