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The Best Movies From The 1910s

“What are the best 1910s Movies?” We looked at 182 of the top 1910s films, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 14 films, all appearing on 3 or more “Best 1910s” movie lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 150+ movies, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

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Top 14 Best 1910s Movies Ever Made



14 .) 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1916) directed by Stuart Paton

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1916)

Lists It Appears On:

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Captain Nemo has built a fantastic submarine for his mission of revenge. He has traveled over 20,000 leagues in search of Charles Denver – a man who caused the death of Princess Daaker. Seeing what he had done, Denver took the daughter to his yacht and sailed away.



13 .) A Dog’s Life (1918) directed by Charlie Chaplin

A Dog's Life (1918)

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The Tramp and his dog companion struggle to survive in the inner city.



12 .) Behind The Screen (1916) directed by Charles Chaplin

Behind The Screen (1916)

Lists It Appears On:

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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.



11 .) Easy Street (1917) directed by Charles Chaplin

Easy Street (1917)

Lists It Appears On:

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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. ×



10 .) J’accuse! (1919) directed by Abel Gance

J'accuse! (1919)

Lists It Appears On:

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The story of two men, one married, the other the lover of the other’s wife, who meet in the trenches of the First World War, and how their tale becomes a microcosm for the horrors of war.



9 .) Les Vampires (1916) directed by Louis Feuillade

Les Vampires (1916)

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Two journalists attempt to uncover the truth behind the criminal organisation, known as The Vampires, who are terrorizing Paris.



8 .) Shoulder Arms (1918) directed by Charlie Chaplin

Shoulder Arms (1918)

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An American doughboy, stationed in France during the Great War, goes on a daring mission behind enemy lines and becomes a hero.



7 .) The Student Of Prague (1913) directed by Paul Wegener, Stellan Rye

The Student Of Prague (1913)

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A poor student rescues a beautiful countess and soon becomes obsessed with her. A sorcerer makes a deal with the young man to give him fabulous wealth and anything he wants, if he will sign his name to a contract. The student hurriedly signs the contract, but doesn’t know what he’s in for.



6 .) Cabiria (1914) directed by Giovanni Pastrone

Cabiria (1914)

Lists It Appears On:

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Three centuries before Christus. Young Cabiria is kidnapped by some pirates during one eruption of the Etna. She is sold as a slave in Carthage, and as she is just going to be sacrificed to god Moloch, Cabiria is rescued by both Fulvio Axilla, a Roman noble, and his giant slave Maciste. Maciste is captured just after having confided Cabiria to Sophinisbe’s safe keeping, while Fulvio Axilla manages to escape from Carthage. Ten years went away with Punic wars before he is able to come back to Carthage… ×



5 .) The Doll (1919) directed by Ernst Lubitsch

The Doll (1919)

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The misadventures of an effete young man who must get married in order to inherit a fortune. He opts to purchase a remarkably lifelike doll and marry it instead, not realizing that the doll is actually the puppet-maker’s flesh-and-blood daughter in disguise.



4 .) The Birth of a Nation (1915) directed by D.W. Griffith

The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Lists It Appears On:

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Two families, abolitionist Northerners the Stonemans and Southern landowners the Camerons, intertwine in director D.W. Griffith’s controversial Civil War epic. When Confederate colonel Ben Cameron is captured in battle, nurse Elsie Stoneman petitions for his pardon. In Reconstruction-era South Carolina, Cameron founds the Ku Klux Klan, battling Elsie’s congressman father and his African-American protégé, Silas Lynch.



3 .) Frankenstein (1910) directed by J. Searle Dawley

Frankenstein (1910)

Lists It Appears On:

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  • IMDB
  • Ranker
  • Scifist

Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée; but on his wedding night he is visited by the monster.



2 .) Broken Blossoms (1919) directed by D.W. Griffith

Broken Blossoms (1919)

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The love story of an abused English girl and a Chinese Buddhist in a time when London was a brutal and harsh place to live.



1 .) Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916) directed by D.W. Griffith

Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)

Lists It Appears On:

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The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.




The 150+ Additional Best 1910s Films



# Movies Directors List Challenges
15 A Day’s Pleasure (1919) Charles Chaplin Flick Chart 2
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16 A Man There Was (1917) Victor Sjöström Flick Chart 2
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17 A Trip to Mars   Flick Chart 2
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18 After Death (1916) Yevgeny Bauer Flick Chart 2
IMDB
19 Blind Husbands (1919)   Eskify
Flick Chart 2
20 Dante’s Inferno (1911)   Flick Chart 2
Frame Trek
21 Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde John S. Robertson Flick Chart 2
IMDB 2
22 Male and Female (1919)   Flick Chart 2
List Challenges
23 One A.M.   Flick Chart
Flick Chart 2
24 Ramona   Ranker
Ranker
25 The Adventurer   Flick Chart
Flick Chart 2
26 The Cameraman’s Revenge (1912) Wladyslaw Starewicz Flick Chart 2
IMDB
27 The Champion   Flick Chart
Flick Chart 2
28 The Cheat (1915) Cecil B. DeMille Flick Chart 2
IMDB
29 The Cure   Flick Chart
Flick Chart 2
30 The Immigrant   Flick Chart
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31 The Pawnshop   Flick Chart
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32 The Rink   Flick Chart
Flick Chart 2
33 The Sinking of the ‘Lusitania’ (1918) Winsor McCay Flick Chart 2
IMDB
34 The Tramp   Flick Chart
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35 The Vagabond   Flick Chart
Flick Chart 2
36 Tillie’s Punctured Romance (1914)   Flick Chart 2
Frame Trek
37 True Heart Susie (1919) D.W. Griffith Flick Chart 2
IMDB
38 When the Clouds Roll by (1919) Victor Fleming Frame Trek
IMDB
39 A Christmas Carol   Ranker
40 A Message from Mars   Scifist
41 A Modern Musketeer   Flick Chart 2
42 A Night in the Show   Flick Chart 2
43 A Night Out   Flick Chart 2
44 A Romance of the Western Hills   Ranker
45 A Thief Catcher   Flick Chart 2
46 A Woman   Flick Chart 2
47 Alias Jimmy Valentine   Flick Chart 2
48 Alice in Wonderland   Flick Chart 2
49 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland   Ranker
50 All on Account of the Milk   Ranker
51 An Interplanetary Marriage   Scifist
52 Ask Father   Flick Chart 2
53 Barney Oldfield’s Race for a Life (1913) Mack Sennett IMDB
54 Battleship Potemkin (1925) Sergei M. Eisenstein IMDB 2
55 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) Fred Niblo IMDB 2
56 Between Showers   Flick Chart 2
57 Billy Blazes, Esq.   Flick Chart 2
58 Blackmail (1929) Alfred Hitchcock IMDB 2
59 Bumping Into Broadway   Flick Chart 2
60 Burlesque on Carmen   Flick Chart 2
61 By The Sea   Flick Chart 2
62 Cinderella   Flick Chart 2
63 Cleopatra (1917)   List Challenges
64 Coney Island   Flick Chart 2
65 Diary of a Lost Girl (1929) Georg Wilhelm Pabst IMDB 2
66 Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild’s Revenge (1924) Fritz Lang IMDB 2
67 Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924) Fritz Lang IMDB 2
68 Different from the Others   Flick Chart 2
69 Don Juan (1926) Alan Crosland IMDB 2
70 Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922) Fritz Lang IMDB 2
71 Falling Leaves   Flick Chart 2
72 Fantômas – À l’ombre de la guillotine   Flick Chart 2
73 Fantomas Against Fantomas   Flick Chart 2
74 Faust (1926) F.W. Murnau IMDB 2
75 Gertie the Dinosaur   Flick Chart 2
76 Getting Acquainted   Flick Chart 2
77 Good Night, Nurse!   Flick Chart 2
78 Grass: A Nation’s Battle for Life (1925) Merian C. Cooper IMDB 2
79 Greed (1924) Erich von Stroheim IMDB 2
80 Harakiri (1919)   List Challenges
81 Head over Heels   Ranker
82 Hearts and Planets   Flick Chart 2
83 Hell’s Hinges   Flick Chart 2
84 His Musical Career   Flick Chart 2
85 Homunculus   Scifist
86 Hypocrites (1915) Lois Weber IMDB
87 I Don’t Want to Be a Man   Flick Chart 2
88 In the Border States   Ranker
89 Judex   Flick Chart 2
90 Just Neighbors   Flick Chart 2
91 Juve Against Fantomas   Flick Chart 2
92 Kitchener’s Great Army in the Battle of the Somme (1916) Geoffrey Malins IMDB
93 Madame DuBarry (1919) Ernst Lubitsch IMDB
94 Making a Living   Flick Chart 2
95 Man with a Movie Camera (1929) Dziga Vertov IMDB 2
96 Metropolis (1927) Fritz Lang IMDB 2
97 Moonshine (1918) Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle IMDB
98 Napoleon (1927) Abel Gance IMDB 2
99 Nosferatu (1922) F.W. Murnau IMDB 2
100 Our Hospitality (1923) John G. Blystone IMDB 2
101 Pandora’s Box (1929) Georg Wilhelm Pabst IMDB 2
102 Police   Flick Chart 2
103 Pride of the Range   Ranker
104 Queen Kelly (1932) Erich von Stroheim IMDB 2
105 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm   Flick Chart 2
106 Regeneration   Flick Chart 2
107 Riders of the Plains   Ranker
108 Shanghaied   Flick Chart 2
109 Sherlock Jr Buster Keaton IMDB 2
110 Sir Arne’s Treasure (1919) Mauritz Stiller IMDB
111 Sparrows (1926) William Beaudine IMDB 2
112 Spies (1928) Fritz Lang IMDB 2
113 Stella Maris   Flick Chart 2
114 Strike (1925) Sergei M. Eisenstein IMDB 2
115 Sunnyside   Flick Chart 2
116 Sunrise (1927) F.W. Murnau IMDB 2
117 Suspense   Flick Chart 2
118 Take a Chance   Flick Chart 2
119 Tarzan of the Apes   Flick Chart 2
120 Teddy at the Throttle   Flick Chart 2
121 The Bank   Flick Chart 2
122 The Battle of the Somme   Flick Chart 2
123 The Big Parade (1925) King Vidor IMDB 2
124 The Black Pirate (1926) Albert Parker IMDB 2
125 The Blue Bird   Flick Chart 2
126 The Butcher Boy   Flick Chart 2
127 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) Robert Wiene IMDB 2
128 The Cinema Murder   Flick Chart 2
129 The Conquest of the Pole   Scifist
130 The Count   Flick Chart 2
131 The Coward   Flick Chart 2
132 The Crowd (1928) King Vidor IMDB 2
133 The Docks of New York (1928) Josef von Sternberg IMDB 2
134 The Dying Swan (1917) Yevgeny Bauer IMDB
135 The End of the World   Scifist
136
The Extraordinary Adventures of Saturnino Farandola
  Scifist
137 The Fireman   Flick Chart 2
138 The Floorwalker   Flick Chart 2
139 The Freshman (1925) Fred C. Newmeyer IMDB 2
140 The Fugitive   Ranker
141 The General (1926) Clyde Bruckman IMDB 2
142 The Gold Rush (1925) Charles Chaplin IMDB 2
143 The Golem (1915)   List Challenges
144 The Golem (1920) Carl Boese IMDB 2
145 The Hoodlum   Flick Chart 2
146 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (I) (1923) Wallace Worsley IMDB 2
147 The Insects’ Christmas   Flick Chart 2
148 The Kid (1921) Charles Chaplin IMDB 2
149 The Kid Brother (1927) Ted Wilde IMDB 2
150 The Knockout   Flick Chart 2
151 The Last Command (1928) Josef von Sternberg IMDB 2
152 The Last Laugh (1924) F.W. Murnau IMDB 2
153 The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927) Alfred Hitchcock IMDB 2
154 The Magic Cloak of Oz   Flick Chart 2
155 The Man Who Laughs (1928) Paul Leni IMDB 2
156 The Murderous Corpse   Flick Chart 2
157 The Musketeers of Pig Alley   Flick Chart 2
158 The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916) John Emerson IMDB
159 The Non-Stop Kid   Flick Chart 2
160 The Outlaw and His Wife   Flick Chart 2
161 The Oyster Princess   Flick Chart 2
162 The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) Carl Theodor Dreyer IMDB 2
163 The Perils Of Pauline (1914)   Eskify
164 The Phantom Carriage (1921) Victor Sjöström IMDB 2
165 The Phantom of the Opera (1925) Rupert Julian IMDB 2
166 The Pirates of 1920   Scifist
167 The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917) Maurice Tourneur IMDB
168 The Rough House   Flick Chart 2
169
The Spiders, Part I: The Golden Lake
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170 The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927) Ernst Lubitsch IMDB 2
171 The Tales of Hoffmann   Scifist
172 The Ten Commandments (1923) Cecil B. DeMille IMDB 2
173 The Two Brothers   Ranker
174 The Unchanging Sea   Ranker
175 The Wind (1928) Victor Sjöström IMDB 2
176 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz   Ranker
177 Traffic in Souls   Flick Chart 2
178 Tumbleweeds (1925) King Baggot IMDB 2
179 Vive la France!   Flick Chart 2
180 Wagon Tracks (1919) Lambert Hillyer IMDB
181 Wings (1927) William A. Wellman IMDB 2
182 Work   Flick Chart 2


9 Best 1910s Film Sources/Lists



Source Article
Eskify 10 Best Films Of The 1910s
Flick Chart The Best Movies of the 1910s
Flick Chart 2 The Top 100 Movies of the 1910s
Frame Trek Best Movies of All Time Episode 2: Top 10 Films of the 1910s
IMDB 25 Best Films of the 1910s
IMDB 2 Top 50 Films from the 1910’s to the 1920’s
List Challenges 10 Best 1910s Movies – How many have you seen?
Ranker Best Movies of 1910 | Top Films Released in 1910
Scifist Top 10 Sci-Fi Films of the 1910s

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