Best Drama Movies of 1905


Rescued by Rover

6.6/10 IMDB

A dog leads its master to his kidnapped baby.

Starring: Blair, May Clark, Barbara Hepworth, Cecil M. Hepworth, Mrs. Hepworth ..
Directed by: Cecil M. Hepworth, Lewin Fitzhamon
Release date: 1905-07-03

Down in the Coal Mines

5.6/10 IMDB

A father and son are working in a coal mine. An explosion occurs, which kills the son.

Directed by: Ferdinand Zecca, Lucien Nonguet
Release date: 1905-07-12
Best Drama Movies of 1905 : Christian Martyrs

Christian Martyrs

5.3/10 IMDB

Various scenes from New Testament and Old: Christian martyrdom under Roman rule, Daniel in the lion's den, and Belshazzar's vision of a floating hand spelling the end of his rule.

Directed by: Lucien Nonguet
Release date: 1905-07-03
Best Drama Movies of 1905 : The Train Wreckers

The Train Wreckers

5.8/10 IMDB

A romance between a railroad engineer and the switchman's daughter is nearly ruined by train wreckers who knock out the girl and leave her on the tracks to be run over. The engineer perches on the engine's cow catcher and rescues the girl.

Starring: Gilbert M. Anderson, Margaret Illington ..
Directed by: Edwin S. Porter
Release date: 1905-11-27
Best Drama Movies of 1905 : The White Caps

The White Caps

5.5/10 IMDB

Two members of a vigilante group known as 'The White Caps' post a warning sign on a man's home. When the man comes home, he tears down the sign, and then proceeds to abuse his wife both verbally and physically. As soon as she can get away from him, the wife leaves home with her child to find a place of refuge. When the vigilantes find out about this, they arm themselves with rifles and immediately go to confront the abusive husband.

Starring: Kate Toncray, John R. Cumpson, Arthur V. Johnson, Lionel Barrymore ..
Directed by: Edwin S. Porter, Wallace McCutcheon Sr.
Release date: 1905-09-14
Best Drama Movies of 1905 : The Nihilists

The Nihilists

5.6/10 IMDB

A happy Russian family is broken up when their patriarch is arrested for treason. His distraught wife joins the secret society of nihilists and is assigned to commit an act of terror. Based on the play "Vera; or, The Nihilists" by Oscar Wilde.

Starring: Edward Dillon ..
Directed by: Wallace McCutcheon Sr.
Release date: 1905-03-27
Best Drama Movies of 1905 : The Life of an American Policeman

The Life of an American Policeman

5.0/10 IMDB

A policeman has breakfast with his wife and children, and then prepares for the day's work. While on his beat, he finds and helps a lost child. Later, several officers try to save a woman who has attempted to drown herself. And there are some even more hazardous situations yet to come.

Directed by: Edwin S. Porter, Wallace McCutcheon Sr.
Release date: 1905-12-06


5.7/10 IMDB

Two men get into a knife fight, in a possibly Spanish tavern, and and one of them kills another and escapes. He takes refuge in his house but escapes when the guard arrives, starting a persecution to the death.

Directed by: Ferdinand Zecca
Release date: 1905-08-26

The Counterfeiters

5.2/10 IMDB

The story of a group of counterfeiters, caught, and then escaping from prison.

Release date: 1905-04-26

L'assassinat du grand-duc Serge

4.5/10 IMDB

The assassination of the Grand Duke Serge.

Directed by: Lucien Nonguet
Release date: 1905-03-26

Les petits vagabonds

5.4/10 IMDB

A couple of young boys clamber over a fence and break into the hen coop. They steal some eggs and a fat chicken. The adults are after them, but the boys start a fire by accident and lead the adults on a long chase.

Directed by: Lucien Nonguet
Release date: 1905-07-22
Best Drama Movies of 1905 : The Mutiny on the Potemkin

The Mutiny on the Potemkin

4.9/10 IMDB

Mutiny on a Russian Battleship.

Release date: 1905-09-22

Les voleurs d'enfants

5.5/10 IMDB

A gang of child thieves take one away and hand him over to other gypsies who dress him in rags and cruelly mistreat him. The boy wants to escape and the police find them. The father shoots one of the gypsies and the others are happily arrested.

Release date: 1905-12-14

A Kentucky Feud

4.5/10 IMDB

A fictionalized account of the Hatfields and the McCoys.

Release date: 1905-11-07

Le nihiliste

5.3/10 IMDB

During a raid, a police officer is shot, and a woman is mistakenly arrested for the crime. Despite the pleas of her mother, she is sentenced to Siberia, but she dies along the way. Her mother decides to take revenge.

Release date: 1905-12-14
Best Drama Movies of 1905 : Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

4.6/10 IMDB

The millionaire's child is kidnapped. Sherlock Holmes after many thrilling adventures and narrow escapes rescues the child.

Starring: Gilbert M. Anderson, H. Kyrle Bellew, J. Barney Sherry, Paul Panzer ..
Directed by: J. Stuart Blackton
Release date: 1905-10-07

Duel Scene from Macbeth

4.0/10 IMDB

Based on a scene from Shakespeare's play: Macbeth, king of Scotland, is being challenged by forces led by Macduff. Young Siward comes to confront the king, but Macbeth kills him easily. Then Macduff himself arrives. The two rivals exchange words, and then begin a deadly fight.

Release date: 1905-06-26

Le braconnier

0.0/10 IMDB

A Poacher om the loose.

Release date: 1905-12-14

Desperate Encounter Between Burglar and Police

0.0/10 IMDB

Film shot with the help of the New York City (Metropolitan) Police.

Directed by: Edwin S. Porter
Release date: 1905-12-05

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