Movies: Popular Movies of 1914

Movies in chronological context: 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar, the 1914th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 914th year of the 2nd millennium, the 14th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1910s decade. As of the start of 1914, the Gregorian calendar was 13 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923. This year saw the beginning of what became known as World War I, after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the Austrian throne was assassinated by Serbian nationalist Gavrillo Princip. It also saw the first airline to provide scheduled regular commercial passenger services with heavier-than-air aircraft, with the St. Petersburg–Tampa Airboat Line. ()

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Gertie the Dinosaur(1914)

| 12min | Animation, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 44 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.


2h 7min | Drama, History
3.6/5 (with 38 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?

Directed by Giovanni Pastrone - With Bartolomeo Pagano, Lidia Quaranta, Teresa Marangoni, Umberto Mozzato, Italia Almirante Manzini, Vitale De Stefano, ...

Kid Auto Races at Venice(1914)

7min | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 32 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, ...

Making a Living(1914)

13min | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 22 votes)

A swindler scams a journalist to get some money and then applies for a job at his newspaper.

Mabel's Strange Predicament(1914)

11min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 20 votes)

The Tramp gets drunk in a hotel lobby and causes some misunderstandings between Mabel and her lover.

Directed by Mabel Normand - With Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Chester Conklin, Alice Davenport, Al St. John, Harry McCoy, ...

Mabel's Married Life(1914)

17min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 18 votes)

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.

Directed by Charlie Chaplin - With Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Mack Swain, Al St. John, Alice Davenport, Grover Ligon, ...

The Masquerader(1914)

16min | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 18 votes)

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.

Directed by Charlie Chaplin - With Charlie Chaplin, Minta Durfee, Fritz Schade, Ben Turpin, Roscoe Arbuckle, Charley Chase, ...

The Rounders(1914)

13min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 18 votes)

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

Directed by Charlie Chaplin - With Charlie Chaplin, Roscoe Arbuckle, Phyllis Allen, Minta Durfee, Charley Chase, Fritz Schade, ...

Between Showers(1914)

14min | Comedy
2.6/5 (with 18 votes)

Mr. Snookie steals an umbrella and then, while trying to help a woman to cross a puddle, the Tramp appears and intervenes.

A Film Johnnie(1914)

12min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 18 votes)

The Tramp, a film Johnnie (someone who loiters near theaters or studios to meet stars or get a job), attempts to meet his favorite movie actress at the Keystone Studio, but does not win friends there.

Directed by George Nichols - With Charlie Chaplin, Roscoe Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, Ford Sterling, Hampton Del Ruth, Minta Durfee, ...

Tillie's Punctured Romance(1914)

3.2/5 (with 16 votes)

A womanizing city man meets Tillie in the country, after a fight with his girlfriend. When he sees that Tillie's father has a very large bankroll for his workers, he persuades her to elope with him.

Directed by Mack Sennett - With Marie Dressler, Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Mack Swain, Charles Bennett, Minta Durfee, ...

The New Janitor(1914)

16min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 15 votes)

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.

Directed by Charlie Chaplin - With Charlie Chaplin, Fritz Schade, Jack Dillon, Minta Durfee, Al St. John, Glen Cavender, ...
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7min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 13 votes)

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.

Directed by Charlie Chaplin - With Charlie Chaplin, Charles Bennett, Charles Bennett, Helen Carruthers

Twenty Minutes of Love(1914)

11min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 13 votes)

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.

Directed by Charlie Chaplin - With Charlie Chaplin, Minta Durfee, Edgar Kennedy, Chester Conklin, Gordon Griffith, Hank Mann, ...

Laughing Gas(1914)

14min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 13 votes)

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.

Directed by Charlie Chaplin - With Charlie Chaplin, Fritz Schade, Mack Swain, Slim Summerville, Alice Howell

Those Love Pangs(1914)

16min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 13 votes)

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

Directed by Charlie Chaplin - With Charlie Chaplin, Edgar Kennedy, Chester Conklin, Fred Hibbard, Harry McCoy, Helen Carruthers, ...

Tango Tangles(1914)

10min | Comedy
2.4/5 (with 12 votes)

In a dance hall, two members of the orchestra and a tipsy dancer fight over the hat check girl.

His New Profession(1914)

16min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 12 votes)

Charlie takes care of a man in a wheelchair.

Cruel, Cruel Love(1914)

10min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 12 votes)

This early Chaplin film has him playing a character quite different from the Tramp for which he would become famous. He is a rich, upper-class gentleman whose romance is endangered when his girlfriend oversees him being embraced by a maid. Chaplin's romantic interest in this film, Minta Durfee, was the wife of fellow Keystone actor, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle.

Directed by George Nichols, Mack Sennett - With Charlie Chaplin, Minta Durfee, Alice Davenport, Glen Cavender, Billy Gilbert, Chester Conklin, ...

A Busy Day(1914)

6min | Comedy
2.3/5 (with 11 votes)

A jealous wife (Chaplin) is chasing her unfaithful husband during a parade, after he starts to flirt with a pretty woman.

Directed by Charlie Chaplin - With Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Phyllis Allen, Billy Gilbert, Mack Sennett

The Knockout(1914)

27min | Comedy
2.6/5 (with 11 votes)

To show his girl how brave he is, Fatty challenges the champion to a fight. Charlie referees, trying to avoid contact with the two monsters.

Directed by Charles Avery, Mack Sennett - With Roscoe Arbuckle, Charlie Chaplin, Minta Durfee, Edgar Kennedy, Mack Sennett, Mack Swain, ...

His Musical Career(1914)

16min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 11 votes)

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

Directed by Charlie Chaplin - With Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Charley Chase, Fritz Schade, Alice Howell, Billy Gilbert, ...

The Face on the Barroom Floor(1914)

14min | Comedy
2.6/5 (with 11 votes)

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.

The Star Boarder(1914)

16min | Comedy
2.4/5 (with 11 votes)

A brat's magic lantern show exposes an indiscreet moment between a landlady and her star boarder.

Directed by George Nichols - With Charlie Chaplin, Edgar Kennedy, Minta Durfee, Alice Davenport, Gordon Griffith

The Fatal Mallet(1914)

14min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 11 votes)

Three men will fight for the love of a charming girl. Charlie will play dirty, throwing bricks and using a huge hammer.

Caught in a Cabaret(1914)

23min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 11 votes)

Charlie is a clumsy waiter in a cheap cabaret, suffering the strict orders from his boss. He meets a pretty girl in the park and tries to impress her by pretending to be an ambassador. Unfortunately she has a jealous fiancé.

Getting Acquainted(1914)

16min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 11 votes)

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.

Directed by Charlie Chaplin - With Charlie Chaplin, Phyllis Allen, Mack Swain, Mabel Normand, Edgar Kennedy, Glen Cavender, ...

His Favorite Pastime(1914)

16min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 10 votes)

A very plastered fella follows a pretty woman home, and proceeds to make a nuisance of himself.

His Prehistoric Past(1914)

22min | Comedy
2.6/5 (with 10 votes)

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.

Directed by Charlie Chaplin - With Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Fritz Schade, Cecile Arnold, Al St. John, Frank D. Williams, ...

Gentlemen of Nerve(1914)

16min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 10 votes)

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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