Best Adventure Movies of 1916


20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

6.1/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Lois Alexander, Curtis Benton, Wallace Clarke, Howard Crampton, Jane Gail, Joseph W. Girard, Dan Hanlon, Allen Holubar, Leviticus Jones, Matt Moore ..
Directed by: Stuart Paton
Release date: 1916-12-24
Best Adventure Movies of 1916 : The Americano

The Americano

6.2/10 IMDB

Doug is an American mining engineer. Pres. Valdez of Paragonia wants him to reopen the country's mines. Doug is not interested ... until he sees the President's beautiful daughter, Juana. Valdez returns to Paragonia, but is deposed by Generals Sanchez and Garcia and locked in San Mateo Prison. The Americano arrives...

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Alma Rubens, Spottiswoode Aitken, Carl Stockdale, Tote Du Crow, Charles Stevens, Mildred Harris, Lillian Langdon, Thomas Jefferson, Tom Wilson ..
Directed by: John Emerson
Release date: 1916-12-23
Best Adventure Movies of 1916 : Flirting with Fate

Flirting with Fate

6.4/10 IMDB

In the midst of an emotional depression, a man hires a murderer to kill him. But the despair soon passes, and the man must now escape the killer he's hired to end his life.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Jewel Carmen, Howard Gaye, W.E. Lawrence, George Beranger ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1916-01-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1916 : Beatrice Fairfax

Beatrice Fairfax

7.2/10 IMDB

Beatrice Fairfax, the original advice-to-the-lovelorn reporter and her friend and not-so-secret admirer Jimmy Barton investigate calls for help and escape exotic perils and dangers. Episodes include exciting and fun stories of baby-napping, blackmail, jewel thievery, disguise, counterfeiting, and the long-unseen episode featuring entrancing cult starlet Olive Thomas and the real New York Yankees and Giants playing a game in the Polo Grounds.

Starring: Harry Fox, Grace Darling, Allan Murnane, Nigel Barrie, Bruce McRae, F.W. Stewart, Robin H. Townley, May Hopkins, Betty Howe, Elaine Hammerstein ..
Directed by: Leopold Wharton, Theodore Wharton
Release date: 1916-08-07
Best Adventure Movies of 1916 : Joan the Woman

Joan the Woman

6.4/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Geraldine Farrar, Raymond Hatton, Wallace Reid, Hobart Bosworth, Theodore Roberts, Charles Clary, James Neill, Tully Marshall, Lawrence Peyton, Horace B. Carpenter ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1916-12-25
Best Adventure Movies of 1916 : The Return of Draw Egan

The Return of Draw Egan

6.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: William S. Hart, Margery Wilson, Robert McKim, Louise Glaum, J.P. Lockney, Dorothy Benham, Hector Dion, J.H. Gilmour, Aggie Herring, Florence La Badie ..
Directed by: William S. Hart
Release date: 1916-10-14

Captain Grogg's Wonderful Journey

5.7/10 IMDB

Kapten Groggs and his companion Kalle sail to foreign shores, encountering wild animals, stormy weather, and friendly villains.

Directed by: Victor Bergdahl
Release date: 1916-08-12
Best Adventure Movies of 1916 : American Aristocracy

American Aristocracy

6.1/10 IMDB

A young man fights to overcome a piratical arms smuggler and to win the heart of a rich man's daughter.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Jewel Carmen, C.A. de Lima, Albert Parker, Artie Ortego, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Charles Stevens ..
Directed by: Lloyd Ingraham
Release date: 1916-11-05
Best Adventure Movies of 1916 : Miss Ledya

Miss Ledya

5.0/10 IMDB

Miss Ledyia, daughter of American millionaire Mr. Katson, vacationing in A Toxa (Galicia, Spain), will try to abort an Anarchist assassination plot against the King and Queen of Suavia.

Starring: Fefa Sandoval, Marina Fonseca, Petra Gaztambide, Lola Quiñones, Afonso R. Castelao ..
Directed by: Xosé Gil
Release date: 1916-07-25
Best Adventure Movies of 1916 : The Pool of Flame

The Pool of Flame

8.0/10 IMDB

J. Warren Kerrigan plays the standard Vance hero, a devil-may-care Irish mercenary named Terrence O'Rourke. While knocking about in India, O'Rourke comes into possession of the Pool of Flame, a valuable ruby stolen from a Hindu temple. Typically, whosoever possesses this gem is marked for death, but O'Rourke hopes to beat the odds by utilizing the Pool of Flame to insure, rather than impede, his good luck.

Starring: J. Warren Kerrigan, Lois Wilson, Harry Carter, Maude George, Bertram Grassby, H.L. Holland, Frank MacQuarrie, Earl Rogers ..
Directed by: Otis Turner
Release date: 1916-08-21
Best Adventure Movies of 1916 : Pearl of the Army

Pearl of the Army

7.8/10 IMDB

A 1916 movie serial.

Starring: Pearl White, Ralph Kellard, Marie Wayne, Theodore Friebus, William T. Carleton, Floyd Buckley, Joe Cuny ..
Directed by: Edward José
Release date: 1916-01-02
Best Adventure Movies of 1916 : The Mutiny of the Bounty

The Mutiny of the Bounty

7.6/10 IMDB

The Mutiny of the Bounty is a 1916 Australian-New Zealand silent film directed by Raymond Longford about the mutiny aboard HMS Bounty. It is the first known cinematic dramatization of this story and is considered a lost film. Longford claimed it was the first Australian film to shoot scenes at sea.

Starring: George Cross, John Storm, D.L. Dalziel, Wilton Power ..
Directed by: Raymond Longford
Release date: 1916-09-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1916 : To Have and to Hold

To Have and to Hold

6.5/10 IMDB

Lady Jocelyn, a favorite in the court of England's King James, escapes a forced marriage to the hated Lord Carnal by fleeing to American colonies. There she meets and marries Captain Ralph Percy. Pursued by Lord Carnal, Lady Jocelyn and her new husband eventually find themselves shipwrecked on a desert island with Lord Carnal.

Starring: Mae Murray, Wallace Reid, Tom Forman, Robert N. Bradbury, Raymond Hatton, James Neill, Lucien Littlefield, Bob Fleming, Camille Astor ..
Directed by: George Melford
Release date: 1916-03-05
Best Adventure Movies of 1916 : Under Two Flags

Under Two Flags

6.4/10 IMDB

The Legion's mascot, Cigarette falls for an Englishman, Bertie Cecil (Herbert Heyes), and when he is sentenced to a firing squad, she heroically takes the bullet herself.

Starring: Theda Bara, Herbert Heyes, Stuart Holmes, Stanhope Wheatcroft, Joseph Crehan, Charles Craig, Claire Whitney ..
Directed by: J. Gordon Edwards
Release date: 1916-07-31
Best Adventure Movies of 1916 : The Iron Claw

The Iron Claw

6.3/10 IMDB

Only Episode 7, "The Hooded Helper," of this 20-Episode Serial is known to survive. All other episodes are believed to be lost.

Starring: Pearl White, Creighton Hale, Sheldon Lewis, Harry L. Fraser, J.E. Dunn, Carey Lee, Clare Miller, Henry G. Sell, Edward José, E. Cooper Willis ..
Directed by: Edward José, George B. Seitz
Release date: 1916-02-28
Best Adventure Movies of 1916 : The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

6.1/10 IMDB

D'Artagnan leaves home travelling to Paris to join the Musketeers of the Guard. Although D'Artagnan is not able to join this elite corps immediately, he befriends the three most formidable musketeers of the age: Athos, Porthos and Aramis and gets involved in affairs of the state and court.

Starring: Orrin Johnson, Dorothy Dalton, Alfred Hollingsworth, Louise Glaum, Edward Kenny, Claude N. Mortensen, Walt Whitman, Arthur Maude, George Fisher, Rhea Mitchell ..
Directed by: Charles Swickard
Release date: 1916-02-06

The Valley of Fear

5.6/10 IMDB

An ex-convict tries to kill the detective who once posed as a member of an American hooded clan.

Starring: H.A. Saintsbury, Daisy Burrell, Booth Conway, Jack McCauley, Cecil Mannering, Arthur M. Cullin, Lionel d'Aragon, Bernard Vaughan, Jack Clare ..
Directed by: Alexander Butler
Release date: 1916-05-19
Best Adventure Movies of 1916 : A Sister of Six

A Sister of Six

5.4/10 IMDB

A young woman and her five little brothers and sisters are left orphans by the murder of their father over gold found on his ranch. Together the seven offspring fight against their greedy neighbors to keep what is rightfully theirs.

Starring: Ben Lewis, Bessie Love, Georgie Stone, Violet Radcliffe, 'Baby' Carmen De Rue, Francis Carpenter, Beulah Burns, Lloyd Perl, Ralph Lewis, Frank Bennett ..
Directed by: Sidney Franklin, Chester M. Franklin
Release date: 1916-10-29
Best Adventure Movies of 1916 : Daphne and the Pirate

Daphne and the Pirate

5.3/10 IMDB

Philip de Mornay, a courtier in the French royal court of the 18th century, falls in love with Daphne La Tour, the daughter of a nobleman. Knowing that her family would never approve of their marriage, he takes her and hides her in a brothel, but is soon captured by pirates. Soldiers looking for women to bring with them to a settlement across the ocean in Louisiana raid the brothel and take the girls, including Daphne. Later on the trip to the new world their ship is attacked by pirates--and she discovers that her lover Philip is on board the pirate ship.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Elliott Dexter, Walter Long, Howard Gaye, Lucille Young, Richard Cummings, Jack Cosgrave, Joseph Singleton, George C. Pearce, W.E. Lawrence ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1916-03-04
Best Adventure Movies of 1916 : The Captive God

The Captive God

5.5/10 IMDB

A Spanish boy is shipwrecked and cast ashore in Mexico in the sixteenth century. He is raised as a god by the Tehuan tribe, who have never before seen a white man, and is named Chiapa. Then at manhood he rules the Tehuans. Chiapa loves the priestess Tecolote but she is kidnapped by the Aztec warrior Mexitli, so he follows in the hopes of rescuing her.

Starring: William S. Hart, Enid Markey, Dorothy Dalton, P. Dempsey Tabler, Robert McKim ..
Directed by: Charles Swickard
Release date: 1916-07-23
Best Adventure Movies of 1916 : Liberty


3.8/10 IMDB

A 20 part 2-reel Western film serial.

Starring: Marie Walcamp, Eddie Polo, Jack Holt, G. Raymond Nye, Bertram Grassby, Neal Hart, Maude Emory, L.M. Wells, Charles Brinley, Roy Stewart ..
Directed by: Henry MacRae, Jacques Jaccard
Release date: 1916-08-20
Best Adventure Movies of 1916 : Prudence the Pirate

Prudence the Pirate

0.0/10 IMDB

To her aunt's dismay, Prudence isn't interested in society life. She'd rather listen to the butler's tall tales of being a pirate. Nixed from a boat trip, she rents a schooner, recruits a crew and raises the jolly roger.

Starring: Gladys Hulette, Flora Finch, Riley Chamberlin, Barnett Parker, William Parke Jr. ..
Directed by: William Parke
Release date: 1916-10-21

His Majesty Dick Turpin

0.0/10 IMDB

His Majesty Dick Turpin

Starring: Francis Ford, Grace Cunard, Jack Holt, Peter Gerald, Neil Hardin, Irving Lippner ..
Directed by: Francis Ford
Release date: 1916-02-12

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