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Ranking All Of Director Charles Chaplin’s Movies

Charlie Chaplin Filmography Movie Ranking Movies

“What are Charles Chaplin’s Best Movies?” We looked at all of Chaplin’s directed filmography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the movies directed by Charles Chaplin and looked at his Rotten Tomato Critic, Rotten Tomato User, IMDB, and Letterboxd scores, ranking them against one another to see which movies came out on top. The movies are ranked in our list below based on which movies have the highest overall score between all 6 review sites in comparison with all of the other movies by the same director. The process is all very scientific with no flaws at all.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page.

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The Top Film’s Of Charles Chaplin



70 ) Nice and Friendly

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 53
  • IMDB User Review Score: 70
  • Letterboxd User Score: 69

This short which was made as a wedding present for Lord and Lady Mountbatten. In it, Lady Mountbatten has a valuable pearl necklace, which a very large number of crooks wants to steal.

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69 ) Recreation

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 52
  • IMDB User Review Score: 69
  • Letterboxd User Score: 66

Charlie begins to woo a woman on a bench, only to have her seaman boyfriend object. After a brick fight between the two men that eventually involves two police officers, all five people end up in the local pond to cool off.

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67 ) Triple Trouble

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 53
  • IMDB User Review Score: 65
  • Letterboxd User Score: 66

As Colonel Nutt is experimenting with explosives, a new janitor is joining his household. The inept janitor proceeds to make life difficult for the rest of staff.

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67 ) The Face on the Barroom Floor

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 50
  • IMDB User Review Score: 68
  • Letterboxd User Score: 66

A painter turned tramp (Chaplin), devastated by losing the woman he was courting as a wealthy man, finds himself drunk and getting drunker by the minute with some sailors at a bar until he’s literally falling down. He keeps futilely trying to draw the woman’s picture on the floor with a piece of chalk until he finally passes out cold (or perhaps dies, as in the poem) at the end of the film.

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66 ) Tango Tangles

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 53
  • IMDB User Review Score: 65
  • Letterboxd User Score: 61

The action takes place in a dance hall, with a drunken Chaplin, Sterling, and the huge, menacing, and acrobatic Arbuckle fighting over a girl.

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65 ) Getting Acquainted

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 53
  • IMDB User Review Score: 62
  • Letterboxd User Score: 61

Charlie and his wife are walking in the park when they encounter Ambrose and his wife where they become attracted to each other’s wife and start chasing them around the park. A policeman out looking for a masher also becomes involved.

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64 ) Her Friend the Bandit

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 50
  • IMDB User Review Score: 53
  • Letterboxd User Score: 70

A comedy made by Keystone Studios starring Charlie Chaplin and Mabel Normand, both of whom co-directed the movie. This is Chaplin’s only lost film as no copy is known to exist.

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63 ) Twenty Minutes of Love

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 53
  • IMDB User Review Score: 55
  • Letterboxd User Score: 61

Charlie is hanging around in the park, finding problems with a jealous suitor, a man who thinks that Charlie has robbed him a watch, a policeman and even a little boy, all because our friend can’t stop snooping.

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62 ) Those Love Pangs

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 53
  • IMDB User Review Score: 64
  • Letterboxd User Score: 51

Charlie and a rival vie for the favors of their landlady.

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61 ) His Prehistoric Past

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Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 49
  • IMDB User Review Score: 65
  • Letterboxd User Score: 51

Set in the stone age, King Low-Brow rules the land and a harem of wives. When Charlie arrives in this land (where every man has one thousand wives), he falls in love with the King’s favorite wife. When the King falls over a cliff, he is presumed dead and Charlie crowns himself King. The King, however, is not dead and comes back and bashes Charlie over the head with a rock. It turns out it was a dream and a police man bashed Charlie over the head with his club because he was sleeping in the park.

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60 ) Laughing Gas

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 48
  • IMDB User Review Score: 55
  • Letterboxd User Score: 61

Although only a dental assistant, Charlie pretends to be the dentist. After receiving too much anesthesia, a patient can’t stop laughing, so Charlie knocks him out with a club.

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59 ) Gentlemen of Nerve

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 45
  • IMDB User Review Score: 61
  • Letterboxd User Score: 51

Mabel and her beau go to an auto race and are joined by Charlie and his friend. As Charlie’s friend is attempting to enter the raceway through a hole, the friend gets stuck and a policeman shows up.

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58 ) The Bond

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 29
  • IMDB User Review Score: 62
  • Letterboxd User Score: 61

A propaganda film created by Charlie Chaplin at his own expense for the Liberty Load Committee to help sell U.S. Liberty Bonds during World War I. The story is a series of sketches humorously illustrating various bonds like the bond of friendship and of marriage and, most important, the Liberty Bond, to K.O. the Kaiser which Charlie does literally.

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56 ) Mabel’s Married Life

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 45
  • IMDB User Review Score: 55
  • Letterboxd User Score: 51

Mabel goes home after being humiliated by a masher whom her husband won’t fight. The husband goes off to a bar and gets drunk.

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56 ) The Property Man

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 45
  • IMDB User Review Score: 55
  • Letterboxd User Score: 51

Charlie is in charge of stage “props” and has trouble with actors’ luggage and conflicts over who gets the star’s dressing room. Once the dressing-room issue is resolved the next issue is getting everyone on stage with the correct backdrop. Backstage Charlie and an old man fight, often disrupting the on-stage performances. The audience also break into a fight, and a hose brought out behind the scenes ends up squirted over them.

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55 ) Caught in the Rain

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 44
  • IMDB User Review Score: 55
  • Letterboxd User Score: 51

When a married couple become separated in the park, Charlie takes up with the lady and is beat up when her husband rejoins her. He takes a room in their hotel, and she sleepwalks into his room so that when her husband returns from his walk he must go out again to look for her. Charlie returns the lady to her room but must climb out onto the window ledge in a downpour.

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54 ) His Musical Career

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 53
  • IMDB User Review Score: 43
  • Letterboxd User Score: 51

Charlie and his partner are to deliver a piano to 666 Prospect St. and repossess one from 999 Prospect St.

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52 ) A Jitney Elopement

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 53
  • IMDB User Review Score: 48
  • Letterboxd User Score: 41

Edna’s father wants her to marry wealthy Count He-Ha. Charlie, Edna’s true love, impersonates the Count at dinner, but the real Count shows up and Charlie is thrown out.

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52 ) His New Profession

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 53
  • IMDB User Review Score: 48
  • Letterboxd User Score: 41

Charlie takes care of a man in a wheelchair.

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51 ) By the Sea

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 34
  • IMDB User Review Score: 53
  • Letterboxd User Score: 51

It is windy at a bathing resort. After fighting with one of the two husbands, Charlie approaches Edna while the two husbands themselves fight over ice cream. Driven away by her husband, Charlie turns to the other’s wife.

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49 ) The Professor

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 53
  • IMDB User Review Score: 43
  • Letterboxd User Score: 41

Professor Bosco, a poor flea trainer, rents a bed in a flophouse. Before going to bed, he rallies his troops and once he has made sure his beloved fleas are settled for the night, the professor prepares to sleep the sleep of the just man. Unfortunately he accidentally knocks the box off his bed and the fleas have the time of their lives pestering Bosco’s neighbors. To get the escapees back in their box again, the trainer resorts to… his whip! All is back to normal one more time. But not for long, as a stray dog enters the flophouse and very unwisely opens the box, thus creating new havoc. Written by Guy Bellinger

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49 ) The Masquerader

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 38
  • IMDB User Review Score: 48
  • Letterboxd User Score: 51

Charlie plays an actor who bungles several scenes and is kicked out. He returns convincingly dressed as a lady and charms the director, but Charlie never makes it into the film. The plot involving a guy dressing up as a woman is quite popular in old silent movies.

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47 ) Shanghaied

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 53
  • IMDB User Review Score: 38
  • Letterboxd User Score: 41

A shipowner intends to scuttle his ship on its last voyage to get the insurance money. Charlie, a tramp in love with the owner’s daughter, is grabbed by the captain and promises to help him shanghai some seamen. The daughter stows away to follow Charlie. Charlie assists in the galley and attempts to serve food during a gale.

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47 ) In the Park

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 26
  • IMDB User Review Score: 55
  • Letterboxd User Score: 51

A tramp steals a girl’s handbag, but when he tries to pick Charlie’s pocket loses his cigarettes and matches. He rescues a hot dog man from a thug, but takes a few with his walking stick. When the thief tries to take some of Charlie’s sausages, Charlie gets the handbag. The handbag makes its way from person to person to its owner, who is angry with her boyfriend who didn’t protect her in the first place. The boyfriend decides to throw himself in the lake in despair, so Charlie helps him out.

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46 ) Dough and Dynamite

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 40
  • IMDB User Review Score: 48
  • Letterboxd User Score: 41

Chaplin and Conklin are working as waiters at a restaurant where the cooks go on strike. When the two are forced to work as bakers, the striking cooks put dynamite in the dough, with explosive results.

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45 ) How to Make Movies

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 53
  • IMDB User Review Score: 41
  • Letterboxd User Score: 32

This film was never released for the general public. It was hidden in Chaplin’s private vaults for forty years until he included some parts of it in his compilation ‘The Chaplin Revue’ in 1959.

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44 ) Burlesque on Carmen

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 36
  • IMDB User Review Score: 48
  • Letterboxd User Score: 41

A gypsy seductress is sent to sway a goofy officer to allow a smuggling run.

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42 ) His New Job

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 41
  • IMDB User Review Score: 41
  • Letterboxd User Score: 41

When one of the actors on a movie set doesn’t show up, Charlie gets his chance to be on camera and replaces the actor. While waiting, he plays in a dice game and gets on many people’s nerves. When he finally gets to act, he ruins his scene, accidentally destroys the set, and tears the skirt of the star of the movie.

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42 ) A Night Out

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 39
  • IMDB User Review Score: 43
  • Letterboxd User Score: 41

After a visit to a pub, Charlie and Ben cause a ruckus at a posh restaurant. Charlie later finds himself in a compromising position at a hotel with the head waiter’s wife.

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41 ) The New Janitor

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 41
  • IMDB User Review Score: 43
  • Letterboxd User Score: 37

The hero, a janitor played by Chaplin, is fired from work for accidentally knocking his bucket of water out the window and onto his boss the chief banker (Tandy). Meanwhile, one of the junior managers (Dillon) is being threatened with exposure by his bookie for gambling debts unpaid. Thus the manager decides to steal from the company.

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40 ) The Floorwalker

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 53
  • IMDB User Review Score: 31
  • Letterboxd User Score: 32

Chaplin, in his traditional Tramp persona, is a customer who creates chaos in a department store and becomes inadvertently entangled in the nefarious scheme of the store manager and the store’s floorwalker to embezzle money from the establishment.

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39 ) A Countess from Hong Kong

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 34
  • IMDB User Review Score: 43
  • Letterboxd User Score: 37

A Russian countess stows away in the stateroom of a married U.S. diplomat bound for New York.

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38 ) His Trysting Place

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 32
  • IMDB User Review Score: 38
  • Letterboxd User Score: 41

Charlie and his friend Ambrose meet in a restaurant and accidentally leave with each other’s coats. Charlie was going to pick up a baby bottle and Ambrose was going to mail a love letter that was in his coat pocket. Charlie’s wife finds the letter and thinks he has a secret lover and Ambrose’s wife believes he has an illegitimate child. Controversy arises in the park between Charlie and his wife and Ambrose and his wife. It is resolved at the end, but Charlie sparks another fight between the other couple by showing his friend’s wife the love letter that was in his pocket.

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37 ) A Night in the Show

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 41
  • IMDB User Review Score: 35
  • Letterboxd User Score: 32

Mr. Pest tries several theatre seats before winding up in front in a fight with the conductor. He is thrown out. In the lobby he pushes a fat lady into a fountain and returns to sit down by Edna. Mr. Rowdy, in the gallery, pours beer down on Mr. Pest and Edna. He attacks patrons, a harem dancer, the singers Dot and Dash, and a fire-eater.

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35 ) The Fireman

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 32
  • IMDB User Review Score: 33
  • Letterboxd User Score: 37

Charlie is a fireman who always does everything wrong. A man talks the Fire Chief into ignoring his burning home (he wants the insurance money) unaware that his daughter (the love of the Chief) is upstairs in the house. When the house next door catches fire its owner rouses Charlie who rouses the force.

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35 ) Work

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 23
  • IMDB User Review Score: 38
  • Letterboxd User Score: 41

Charlie and his boss have difficulties just getting to the house they are going to wallpaper. The householder is angry because he can’t get breakfast and his wife is screaming at the maid as they arrive. The kitchen gas stove explodes, and Charlie offers to fix it. The wife’s secret lover arrives and is passed off as the workers’ supervisor, but the husband doesn’t buy this and fires shots. The stove explodes violently, destroying the house.

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34 ) The Rounders

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 27
  • IMDB User Review Score: 37
  • Letterboxd User Score: 37

Two drunks fight with their wives and then go out and get even drunker.

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33 ) Behind the Screen

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Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 53
  • IMDB User Review Score: 24
  • Letterboxd User Score: 19

Charlie is an overworked labourer at a film studio who helps a young woman find work even while his coworkers strike against his tyrannical boss.

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32 ) Police

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 36
  • IMDB User Review Score: 33
  • Letterboxd User Score: 25

Charlie is released from prison and immediately swindled by a fake parson. A fellow ex-convict convinces Charlie to help burglarize a house.

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31 ) A Day’s Pleasure

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 30
  • IMDB User Review Score: 27
  • Letterboxd User Score: 32

A quickly made Chaplin two-reeler to help fill a gap while working on his first feature The Kid. It’s about a an outing with his wife and kids and things don’t go smoothly.

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30 ) The Count

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 21
  • IMDB User Review Score: 31
  • Letterboxd User Score: 32

The tailor’s handyman (Chaplin) burns a count’s trousers while ironing them and is fired. His superior discovers a note explaining the count can’t attend a party, and dresses up like one to take his place. Chaplin also goes to the residence hosting the party, but runs into the tailor. They both then struggle to win the fair maiden, Miss Moneybags. Soon, Charlie is distracted by a gypsy girl and the tailor must fend off other suitors. The real Count finally arrives, learns of the imposters and calls the police.

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29 ) The Bank

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 31
  • IMDB User Review Score: 27
  • Letterboxd User Score: 25

In a departure from the tramp character, Chaplin plays a janitor at a bank. Edna Purviance plays the secretary on whom Charlie has a crush and dreams that she has fallen in love with him.

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28 ) A Woman

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 35
  • Letterboxd User Score: 25

Mother, father and daughter go to the park. The women doze off on a bench while the father plays a hide-and-seek game with a girl, blindfolded. Charlie leads him into a lake. Both dozing ladies on the bench fall for Charlie and invite him for dinner. The father returns home with a friend. Charlie rushes upstairs and dresses like a woman, shaving his mustache. Both men fall for Charlie.

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26 ) The Adventurer

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 53
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

The Little Tramp escapes from prison; saves a girl and her mother from drowning; and creates havoc at a swank party.

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26 ) The Champion

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 28
  • IMDB User Review Score: 27
  • Letterboxd User Score: 25

Walking along with his bulldog, Charlie finds a “good luck” horseshoe just as he passes a training camp advertising for a boxing partner “who can take a beating.” After watching others lose, Charlie puts the horseshoe in his glove and wins. The trainer prepares Charlie to fight the world champion. A gambler wants Charlie to throw the fight. He and the trainer’s daughter fall in love.

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25 ) Pay Day

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 53
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

A bricklayer and his wife clash over his end-of-the-week partying.

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24 ) Sunnyside

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 25
  • IMDB User Review Score: 27
  • Letterboxd User Score: 25

Chaplin plays a handyman at a hotel. His love interest in the village is the girl played by Edna Purviance. A young man from the city arrives and appears to have an eye for Edna too. Chaplin tries to win her back.

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23 ) Easy Street

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 53
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

When Charlie the Tramp wanders into a mission he is smitten by Edna and puts back the collection box which he has taken. Reformed, he becomes a policeman and is assigned to rough-and-tumble Easy Street. Unable to trick or beat Eric the Tough, he puts Eric’s head in a gas pipe and anesthetizes him. A hero, he now helps many poor people living on Easy Street. Eric escapes jail, Edna is kidnapped, but Charlie (recharged after sitting on a doper’s needle) conquers all. Easy Street is transformed as is Eric.

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22 ) The Chaplin Revue

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 53
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

Three Chaplin silent comedies “A Dog’s Life”, “Shoulder Arms”, and “The Pilgrim” are strung together to form a single feature length film. Chaplin provides new music, narration, and a small amount of new connecting material. “Shoulder Arms” is now described as taking place in a time before “the atom bomb”.

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20 ) The Pawnshop

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 23
  • IMDB User Review Score: 18
  • Letterboxd User Score: 25

Chaplin plays an assistant in a pawnshop run by Bergman. He engages in a slapstick battles with his fellow pawnshop assistant, deals with eccentric customers, and flirts with the pawnbroker’s daughter. One customer, posing as a jewelry buyer, pulls a gun and tries to rob the place. Chaplin disarms him.

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20 ) The Vagabond

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  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 17
  • IMDB User Review Score: 24
  • Letterboxd User Score: 25

After passing the hat and taking the donations intended for German street musicians Charlie heads for the country. Here he finds and rescues a girl from a band of gypsies. The girl falls in love with an artist whose portrait is later seen in a shop by the girl’s real mother. The mother and the artist arrive in a chauffeured auto and offer Charlie money for his services, money which he rejects.

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19 ) The Tramp

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  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 17
  • IMDB User Review Score: 22
  • Letterboxd User Score: 19

The Little Fellow finds the girl of his dreams and work on a family farm. He helps defend the farm against criminals, and all seems well, until he discovers the girl of his dreams already has someone in her life. Unwilling to be a problem in their lives, he takes to the road, though he is seen skipping and swinging his cane as if happy to be back on the road where he knows he belongs.

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16 ) The Rink

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  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 20
  • IMDB User Review Score: 18
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

After amusements working in a restaurant, Charlie uses his lunch break to go roller skating.

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16 ) A King in New York

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  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 16
  • IMDB User Review Score: 18
  • Letterboxd User Score: 19

Due to a revolution in his country, King Shahdov comes to New York – almost broke. To get some money he goes to TV, making commercials and meets the child from communist parents. Due to this he is suddenly a suspected as a communist himself and has to face one of McCarthy’s hearings.

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16 ) A Woman of Paris

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  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 14
  • IMDB User Review Score: 22
  • Letterboxd User Score: 19

When Marie St. Clair believes she has been jilted by her artist fiance Jean, she decides to leave for Paris on her own. After spending a year in the city as a mistress of the wealthy Pierre Revel, she is reunited with Jean by chance. This leaves her with the choice between a glamorous life in Paris, and the true love she left behind.

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13 ) One A.M.

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  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 19
  • IMDB User Review Score: 18
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

A drunken homeowner has a difficult time getting about in his home after arriving home late at night.

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13 ) Shoulder Arms

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • IMDB User Review Score: 26
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

Charlie is a boot camp private who has a dream of being a hero who goes on a daring mission behind enemy lines.

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13 ) The Cure

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  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 14
  • IMDB User Review Score: 17
  • Letterboxd User Score: 19

An alcoholic checks into a health spa and his antics promptly throw the establishment into chaos.

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12 ) The Pilgrim

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  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 13
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 19

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

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11 ) The Idle Class

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

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.

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10 ) A Dog’s Life

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  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

Poor Charlie lives in a vacant lot. He tries to get a job but when he gets to the head of the employment line the jobs are gone. Back “home” he rescues Scraps, a bitch being attacked by other strays. Together they manage to steal some sausages from a lunch wagon. They enter a dance hall where Edna is a singer and unwilling companion to the clientele. He is thrown out when he can’t pay. Back “home”

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9 ) The Immigrant

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  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

Charlie is an immigrant who endures a challenging voyage and gets into trouble as soon as he arrives in America.

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8 ) Monsieur Verdoux

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

The film is about an unemployed banker, Henri Verdoux, and his sociopathic methods of attaining income. While being both loyal and competent in his work, Verdoux has been laid-off. To make money for his wife and child, he marries wealthy widows and then murders them. His crime spree eventually works against him when two particular widows break his normal routine.

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7 ) Limelight

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  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

A fading music hall comedian tries to help a despondent ballet dancer learn to walk and to again feel confident about life.

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6 ) The Circus

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  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

Charlie, a wandering tramp, becomes a circus handyman and falls in love with the circus owner’s daughter. Unaware of Charlie’s affection, the girl falls in love with a handsome young performer. Charlie’s versatility makes him star of the show when he substitutes for an ailing tightwire walker. He is discharged from the company when he protects the girl from her father’s abuse, but he returns and appeals to the handsome performer to marry the girl. After the wedding the father prevails upon them to rejoin the circus. Charlie is hired again, but he stays behind when the caravan moves on.

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5 ) The Gold Rush

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  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

A lone prospector ventures into Alaska looking for gold. He gets mixed up with some burly characters and falls in love with the beautiful Georgia. He tries to win her heart with his singular charm.

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4 ) The Great Dictator

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  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel’s regime.

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3 ) The Kid

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  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

Considered one of Charlie Chaplin’s best films, The Kid also made a star of little Jackie Coogan, who plays a boy cared for by The Tramp when he’s abandoned by his mother, Edna. Later, Edna has a change of heart and aches to be reunited with her son. When she finds him and wrests him from The Tramp, it makes for what turns out be one of the most heart-wrenching scenes ever included in a comedy.

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2 ) City Lights

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  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

City Lights is the first silent film that Charlie Chaplin directed after he established himself with sound accompanied films. The film is about a penniless man who falls in love with a flower girl. The film was a great success and today is deemed a cult classic.

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1 ) Modern Times

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  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.

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Charles Chaplin’s Best Movies



Charles Chaplin Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
Modern Times 1221 1
City Lights 5111 2
The Kid 1244 3
The Great Dictator 8223 4
The Gold Rush 1654 5
The Circus 1566 6
Limelight 6766 7
Monsieur Verdoux 6988 8
The Immigrant 128109 9
A Dog’s Life 1210109 10
The Idle Class 12121413 11
The Pilgrim 12131419 12
One A.M. 12191813 13
Shoulder Arms 12112613 13
The Cure 12141719 13
The Rink 12201813 16
A King in New York 10161819 16
A Woman of Paris 8142219 16
The Tramp 12172219 19
The Pawnshop 12231825 20
The Vagabond 12172425 20
The Chaplin Revue 1253911 22
Easy Street 12531211 23
Sunnyside 12252725 24
Pay Day 12531213 25
The Adventurer 12531413 26
The Champion 12282725 26
A Woman 12223525 28
The Bank 12312725 29
The Count 12213132 30
A Day’s Pleasure 12302732 31
Police 12363325 32
Behind the Screen 12532419 33
The Rounders 12273737 34
The Fireman 12323337 35
Work 12233841 35
A Night in the Show 12413532 37
His Trysting Place 12323841 38
A Countess from Hong Kong 11344337 39
The Floorwalker 12533132 40
The New Janitor 12414337 41
His New Job 12414141 42
A Night Out 12394341 42
Burlesque on Carmen 12364841 44
How to Make Movies 12534132 45
Dough and Dynamite 12404841 46
Shanghaied 12533841 47
In the Park 12265551 47
The Professor 12534341 49
The Masquerader 12384851 49
By the Sea 12345351 51
A Jitney Elopement 12534841 52
His New Profession 12534841 52
His Musical Career 12534351 54
Caught in the Rain 12445551 55
Mabel’s Married Life 12455551 56
The Property Man 12455551 56
The Bond 12296261 58
Gentlemen of Nerve 12456151 59
Laughing Gas 12485561 60
His Prehistoric Past 12496551 61
Those Love Pangs 12536451 62
Twenty Minutes of Love 12535561 63
Her Friend the Bandit 12505370 64
Getting Acquainted 12536261 65
Tango Tangles 12536561 66
Triple Trouble 12536566 67
The Face on the Barroom Floor 12506866 67
Recreation 12526966 69
Nice and Friendly 12537069 70

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