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Movies: Popular Movies of the 1910s (1910-1919)

Movies in chronological context: The 1910s (pronounced "nineteen-tens" abbreviated as the "10s" or simply the "Tens") was a decade that began on January 1, 1910, and ended on December 31, 1919. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism which had its beginnings during the second half of the 19th century. The conservative lifestyles during the first half of the decade, as well as the legacy of military alliances, were forever changed by the assassination, on June 28, 1914, of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne. The murder triggered a chain of events in which, within 33 days, World War I broke out in Europe on August 1, 1914. The conflict dragged on until a truce was declared on November 11, 1918, leading to the controversial, one-sided Treaty of Versailles, which was signed on June 28, 1919. The war's end triggered the abdication of various monarchies and the collapse of four of the last modern empires of Russia, Germany, Ottoman Turkey and Austria-Hungary, with the latter splintered into Austria, Hungary, southern Poland (who acquired most of their land in a war with Soviet Russia), Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, as well as the unification of Romania with Transylvania and Moldavia. However, each of these states (with the possible exception of Yugosl... ()

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The Birth of a Nation(1915)

| 3h 13min | Drama, History, War
3.0/5 (with 201 votes)

Two families, abolitionist Northerners the Stonemans and Southern landowners the Camerons, intertwine. 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.

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

| 3h 17min | Drama, History
3.6/5 (with 130 votes)

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

A Dog's Life(1918)

| 34min | Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 119 votes)

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

The Immigrant(1917)

24min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 101 votes)

An European immigrant endures a challenging voyage only to get into trouble as soon as he arrives in New York.

Broken Blossoms(1919)

1h 29min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 73 votes)

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.

Easy Street(1917)

26min | Comedy, Action
3.6/5 (with 68 votes)

A derelict, huddled under the steps of a missionary church, feels enlightened by the sermon of a passionate preacher and infatuated by the beauty of the congregation's pianist, in such a way that he tries to improve his life of poverty by becoming a policeman. His first assignment will be to patrol along Easy Street, the turf of a vicious bully and his criminal gang.

Shoulder Arms(1918)

38min | Comedy, War
3.4/5 (with 64 votes)

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


3.0/5 (with 62 votes)

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.

Gertie the Dinosaur(1914)

| 12min | Animation, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 54 votes)

Although not the first feature-length animated film, as is sometimes thought, it was the first cartoon to feature a character with an appealing personality. The appearance of a true character distinguished it from earlier animated "trick films", such as those of Blackton and Cohl, and makes it the predecessor to later popular cartoons such as those by Walt Disney. The film was also the first to be created using keyframe animation.

Dante's Inferno(1911)

1h 12min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
3.2/5 (with 53 votes)

The classic tale of Dante's journey through hell, loosely adapted from the Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré. This historically important film stands as the first feature from Italy and the oldest fully-surviving feature in the world, and boasts beautiful sets and special effects that stand above other cinema of the era.

Directed by Giuseppe de Liguoro, Adolfo Padovan, Francesco Bertolini - With Salvatore Papa, Arturo Pirovano, Giuseppe de Liguoro, Emilise Beretta, Augusto Milla, Attilio Motta, ...

Kid Auto Races at Venice(1914)

| 7min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 52 votes)

The Tramp interferes with the celebration of several kid auto races in Venice, California (Junior Vanderbilt Cup Race, January 10 and 11, 1914), standing himself in the way of the cameraman who is filming the event.

Directed by Henry Lehrman - With Charlie Chaplin, Henry Lehrman, Franklin Delano Williams, Gordon Griffith, Billy Jacobs, Frank D. Williams, ...

The Cure(1917)

31min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 51 votes)

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

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The Right of Youth(1911)

3.0/5 (with 50 votes)

Directed by August Blom.

The Vagabond(1916)

24min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 49 votes)

A tramp tries to earn money by playing the violin, but he’s soon facing off against the jealous competition.

The Adventurer(1917)

26min | Comedy, Adventure
3.4/5 (with 49 votes)

The daring convict no. 23, known as The Eel, escapes from prison and, after mocking his inept persecutors, saves the lives of three people in peril: a beautiful girl, her mother and an annoying suitor, only to get exhausted and almost drowned. Once he regains his strength at Judge Brown's home, he participates on an upper-class social party where he competes with the suitor for the favors of the charming Miss Brown. But prison guards are still after him….


2h 7min | Drama, History
3.6/5 (with 47 votes)

Young Cabiria is kidnapped by pirates and sold as a slave in Carthage. Just as she's to be sacrificed to Moloch, Cabiria is rescued by Fulvius Axilla, a good-hearted Roman spy, and his powerful slave, Maciste. The trio are broken up as Cabiria is entrusted to a woman of noble birth. With Cabiria's fate unknown, Maciste punished for his heroism, and Fulvius sent away to fight for Rome, is there any hope of our heroes reuniting?

The Tramp(1915)

26min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 42 votes)

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.

The Pawnshop(1916)

| 26min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 41 votes)

A pawnbroker's assistant deals with his grumpy boss, his annoying co-worker and some eccentric customers as he flirts with the pawnbroker's daughter, until a perfidious crook with bad intentions arrives at the pawnshop.

The Rink(1916)

| 24min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 40 votes)

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

The Musketeers of Pig Alley(1912)

| 17min | Crime, Drama
3.1/5 (with 38 votes)

A man recognizes the thief who had previously robbed him as one of the men involved in an unrelated mob shootout.

One A.M.(1916)

25min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 38 votes)

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

The Vampires or, The Arch Criminals of Paris(1915)

6h 52min | Drama, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 37 votes)

Paris is prey to an invisible terror against which the police can do nothing: a sinister organization that sows chaos and death. The intrepid journalist Philippe Guérande and his partner embark on a long crusade to put an end to the crimes of the Great Vampire and Irma Vep, his dangerous accomplice. (A ten episode movie serial.)

The Fireman(1916)

26min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 36 votes)

Firefighter Charlie Chaplin is tricked into letting a house burn by an owner who wants to collect on the insurance.

The Floorwalker(1916)

28min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 36 votes)

An impecunious customer creates chaos in a department store while the manager and his assistant plot to steal the money kept in the establishment's safe.

Behind the Screen(1916)

3.2/5 (with 35 votes)

During the troubled shooting of several movies, David, the prop man's assistant, meets an aspiring actress who tries to find work in the studio. Things get messy when the stagehands decide to go on strike.

A Day's Pleasure(1919)

| 18min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 34 votes)

A father takes his family for an outing, which turns out to be a ridiculous trial.

The Champion(1915)

31min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 32 votes)

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.


3.3/5 (with 31 votes)

An overworked farmhand who works also at the adjacent hotel dreams of marrying the village belle.

The Cameraman's Revenge(1912)

13min | Animation
3.6/5 (with 31 votes)

A jilted husband takes his revenge by filming his wife and her lover and showing the result at the local cinema. This was one of Starewicz' first animated films, and stars a cast of animated beetles.

Directed by Ladislas Starevich

A Night in the Show(1915)

| 24min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 31 votes)

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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