Movies: Popular Movies of 1916

Movies in chronological context: 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar, the 1916th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 916th year of the 2nd millennium, the 16th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1910s decade. As of the start of 1916, the Gregorian calendar was 13 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923. ()

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

3h 17min | Drama, History
3.7/5 (with 108 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.

The Vagabond(1916)

24min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 46 votes)

Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp tries to earn money by playing the violin, but he’s soon facing off against the jealous competition.

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.

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 Pawnshop(1916)

26min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 37 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 Fireman(1916)

26min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 33 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
3.3/5 (with 32 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 31 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.

The Count(1916)

24min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 25 votes)

A tailor's apprentice burns Count Broko's clothes while ironing them and the tailor fires him. Later, the tailor discovers a note explaining that the count cannot attend a dance party, so he dresses as such to take his place; but the apprentice has also gone to the mansion where the party is celebrated and bumps into the tailor in disguise….


26min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 21 votes)

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

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea(1916)

3.3/5 (with 17 votes)

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.

The Mystery of the Leaping Fish(1916)

25min | Mystery, Comedy, Crime
3.2/5 (with 12 votes)

Coke Ennyday, the scientific detective, divides his time into periods of "Sleep", "Eat", "Dope" and "Drinks". In fact, he overcomes every situation with drugs: consuming cocaine to increase his energy or injecting it in his opponents to incapacitate them. To help the police, he tracks down a contraband of opium (which he eagerly tastes) transported within "leaping fishes", saving a "fish-blower" girl from blackmail along the way.

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Hell's Hinges(1916)

3.2/5 (with 10 votes)

When Reverend Robert Henley and his sister Faith arrive in the town of Hell's Hinges, saloon owner Silk Miller and his cohorts sense danger to their evil ways. They hire gunman Blaze Tracy to run the minister out of town. But Blaze finds something in Faith Henley that turns him around, and soon Silk Miller and his compadres have Blaze to deal with.

Where Are My Children?(1916)

1h 4min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 9 votes)

Walton, the District Attorney, yearns to have children. Soon after defending an author on trial for publishing indecent literature, Walton discovers a secret his wife and her socialite friends have been hiding from him.

Joan the Woman(1916)

2h 18min | History, Drama, Adventure
2.8/5 (with 8 votes)

A WWI English officer is inspired the night before a dangerous mission by a vision of Joan of Arc, whose story he relives.

Luke's Movie Muddle(1916)

2.4/5 (with 7 votes)

An early Harold Lloyd short depicting Lloyd as a Chaplin-esque character.

The Return of Draw Egan(1916)

2.7/5 (with 7 votes)

A small town marshal’s secret past as an outlaw comes back to haunt him when an old associate shows up and threatens to expose his former dark deeds.

Shoe Palace Pinkus(1916)

45min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 7 votes)

Sally Pinkus is an German-Jewish boy who takes a job as a shoe store clerk after being expelled from school for goofing around. Soon fired for trying to court the owner's daughter, Pinkus lands another job in a more 'upmarket' shoe salon, only to be fired again, before charming a rich benefactress to fund his ultimate dream: Pinkus' Shoe Palace.

The Battle of the Somme(1916)

1h 13min | Documentary, War
3.2/5 (with 7 votes)

A documentary and propaganda film which shows the British Army's preparations for, and the early stages of, the battle of the Somme.

Directed by Geoffrey H. Malins - With Beauvoir De Lisle


3.6/5 (with 7 votes)

When an unscrupulous banker ruins his family, a young man swears to bring him to justice, so he adopts a new identity, the mysterious Judex, and ominously disguised and sunk into the muddy path of vengeance, punishes the crooks and protects the innocents. (Originally a twelve-part epic serial.)

The End of the World(1916)

2.9/5 (with 6 votes)

Mine worker West lives in a small mining town with his daughters Edith and Dina. When the mine owner Stoll comes to town to inspect the work, he falls in love with Dina. Against her fathers will, she elopes with the unscrupulous stock exchange speculator. When the news about a meteor approaching the earth causes panic, Stoll exploits the situation to make a killing on the stock market. While people sell, Stoll buys everything he can get his hands on. In collaboration with the newspaper editor he reassures the public with a fake article and sells his stock, earning millions. When the meteor hits earth, he and Dina will hide in a secret underground tunnel. But things don't go as planned. (


| 50min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 6 votes)

A young working girl must support her family on only five dollars a week. The strain of trying to feed, house and clothe her mother, her father and three sisters finally gets to be too much, and she winds up selling her body for a pair of shoes.

Directed by Lois Weber - With Mary MacLaren, Harry Griffith, Martha Witting, Jessie Arnold, William V. Mong

The Queen of Spades(1916)

1h 3min | Horror, Drama, Fantasy
2.9/5 (with 6 votes)

While hosting a game of cards one night, Narumov tells his friends a story about his grandmother, a Countess. As a young woman, she had once incurred an enormous gambling debt, which she was able to erase by learning a secret that guaranteed that she could win by playing her cards in a certain order. One of Narumov's friends, German, has never gambled, but he is intrigued by the story about the Countess and her secret. He soon becomes obsessed with learning this secret from her, and he starts by courting her young ward Lizaveta, hoping to use her to gain access to the Countess.

Blind Justice(1916)

1h 40min | Drama, Thriller, Crime
3.6/5 (with 6 votes)

A simple-minded circus strongman, John Sikes, has been wrongly accused of a crime committed by Wilken. On the run with his infant son, he enters an affluent house and seeks help from Ann, but is taken captive and imprisoned. Fourteen years pass. Ann has married Dr. Richard West. John, a broken man, is released early for good behaviour. He goes to find his son Robert at the orphanage, but the boy was adopted years before.

Directed by Benjamin Christensen - With Benjamin Christensen, Thilda Fønss, Aage Schmidt, Otto Reinwald, Jørgen Lund, Mathilde Nielsen, ...

Royal Tiger(1916)

1h 20min | Drama
2.7/5 (with 5 votes)

"Tigre Reale" (1916) was the film that consolidated Frau Menichelli's stardom, a film more than suitable for her performing skills and silent idiosyncrasy that any silent diva would kill to star in… In "Tigre Reale", Frau Menichelli performs the part of Frau Natka, a Russian countess with a troublesome past and an uncertain future. She was married to a revolutionary and the matrimony ended in tragedy. She likes to flirt with men but due to her traumatic sentimental past, she doesn't allow herself attachments. That is until she meets a young diplomat who will help her to make up her mind and exorcize her old sentimental traumas.

The Ocean Waif(1916)

2.7/5 (with 5 votes)

An abused young woman finds safety and love in the arms of a famous novelist.

Hoodoo Ann(1916)

2.9/5 (with 5 votes)

A teenage orphan (Mae Marsh) is taken in by a childless couple and quickly falls for the boy next door (Robert Harron). Director Lloyd Ingraham's 1916 silent film also stars Wilbur Higby, Loyola O'Connor and Anna Hernandez.

Directed by Lloyd Ingraham - With Mae Marsh

The Fire(1916)

50min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 5 votes)

It's another Pastrone collaboration with silent-cinema hottie Pina Menichelli, who ruins a painter's life just for ths sheer fun of it.

Sherlock Holmes(1916)

1h 57min | Mystery, Drama, Crime
2.8/5 (with 5 votes)

When a couple of scammers hold young Alice Faulkner against her will to discover the whereabouts of letters whose dissemination could cause a scandal affecting the royal family, Sherlock Holmes decides to take over the case. (Considered lost, a copy was found in 2014, in the vaults of the Cinémathèque Française.)

The Good Bad Man(1916)

50min | Western
3.2/5 (with 5 votes)

An outlaw calling himself Passin' Through halts his "evil" ways long enough to help out some children in difficulty.

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