Best Drama Movies of 1908


Dreams of Toyland

5.9/10 IMDB

Arthur Melbourne Cooper's animation showing a boy's dream of his toys coming to life uses a live action framing device for the dream sequence which uses stop motion techniques to animate a child's toys.

Directed by: Arthur Melbourne Cooper
Release date: 1908-02-24

Rescued from an Eagle's Nest

5.7/10 IMDB

A woodsman leaves a hut followed by a woman with their baby. Nearby some men chop down a tree. The baby is left outside the hut, but an eagle flies away with it.

Starring: Henry B. Walthall, Miss Earle, Jinnie Frazer, D. W. Griffith ..
Directed by: J. Searle Dawley, Edwin S. Porter
Release date: 1908-01-16
Best Drama Movies of 1908 : Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

5.7/10 IMDB

Biographical drama, adaptation of Shakespeare's play.

Starring: Charles Kent, William Shea, Maurice Costello, Florence Lawrence ..
Directed by: J. Stuart Blackton, William V. Ranous
Release date: 1908-12-01
Best Drama Movies of 1908 : Money Mad

Money Mad

5.9/10 IMDB

The central figure is an old miser, a Harpagon of sorts, who, like Frosine, stashes his ill-gotten money in a secret cellar. While the miser is at the bank, exchanging stolen notes for gold coin, a couple of thugs witness the transaction and see their opportunity- It seems avarice grips the hearts of all those who'd possess the bag.

Starring: Charles Inslee, George Gebhardt, Arthur V. Johnson, Florence Lawrence, Jeanie Macpherson, Mack Sennett, Harry Solter ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1908-12-04

Justinian's Human Torches

5.0/10 IMDB

During an orgy, Emperor Justinian orders three people to be torched alive.

Directed by: Georges Méliès
Release date: 1908-01-15
Best Drama Movies of 1908 : Humanity Through the Ages

Humanity Through the Ages

6.6/10 IMDB

An episodic narrative displaying examples of humankind's brutality, from the story of Cain and Abel through the Hague Convention of 1907.

Directed by: Georges Méliès
Release date: 1908-01-01

A Christmas Carol

6.0/10 IMDB

Scrooge goes into his office and begins working. His nephew, along with three women who wish for Scrooge to donate enter. However, Scrooge dismisses them. On the night of Christmas Eve, his long-dead partner Jacob Marley comes as a ghost, warning him of a horrible fate if he does not change his ways.

Starring: Tom Ricketts ..
Release date: 1908-12-09
Best Drama Movies of 1908 : Where the Breakers Roar

Where the Breakers Roar

5.3/10 IMDB

Mack Sennett appears as a policeman in this film produced by the Biograph Company.

Starring: Arthur V. Johnson, Linda Arvidson, Charles Inslee, Edward Dillon, Mack Sennett, George Gebhardt, Robert Harron, Guy Hedlund, Florence Lawrence, Marion Leonard ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1908-09-22

The Tempest

5.8/10 IMDB

Prospero and his daughter Miranda must take refuge on an enchanted island. There Prospero, who himself has magical powers, releases the spirit Ariel from a spell, and also meets the savage Caliban. Then Prospero uses his powers to create a tempest that shipwrecks some of the persons who caused his exile.

Directed by: Percy Stow
Release date: 1908-11-01

The Viking's Daughter: The Story of the Ancient Norsemen

6.6/10 IMDB

A Saxon prisoner rescues his Viking's captor's daughter, resulting in his freedom and their marriage.

Starring: Florence Lawrence ..
Directed by: J. Stuart Blackton
Release date: 1908-08-01

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