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
Best Drama Movies of 1908 : Rescued from an Eagle's Nest

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

Julius Caesar, an Historical Tragedy

5.5/10 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 : The Adventures of Dollie

The Adventures of Dollie

5.7/10 IMDB

On a warm and sunny summer's day, a mother and father take their young daughter Dollie on a riverside outing.

Starring: Arthur V. Johnson, Linda Arvidson, Gladys Egan, Charles Inslee ..
Directed by: Billy Bitzer, D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1908-07-14
Best Drama Movies of 1908 : Money Mad

Money Mad

5.8/10 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
Best Drama Movies of 1908 : Where the Breakers Roar

Where the Breakers Roar

5.4/10 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
Best Drama Movies of 1908 : The Black Viper

The Black Viper

4.6/10 IMDB

A thug accosts a girl as she leaves her workplace but a man rescues her. The thug vows revenge and, with the help of two friends, attacks the girl and her rescuer again as they're going for a walk. This time they succeed in kidnapping the rescuer. The girl runs home and gets help from several neighbors. They track the ruffians down to a cabin in the mountains where the gang has trapped their victim and set the cabin on fire.

Starring: Edward Dillon, George Gebhardt, Mack Sennett, D. W. Griffith, Anthony O'Sullivan ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith, Wallace McCutcheon Jr.
Release date: 1908-07-21

Justinian's Human Torches

4.9/10 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

7.0/10 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
Best Drama Movies of 1908 : An Awful Moment

An Awful Moment

4.4/10 IMDB

After a judge (Harry Solter) does his job and sentences a man, a gypsy woman (Marion Leonard) erupts in vehement protests and has to be taken forcefully out of the courtroom. Later the gypsy follows the judge to his home and plots a vicious revenge on his wife (Florence Lawrence).

Starring: George Gebhardt, Marion Leonard, Harry Solter, Florence Lawrence, Gladys Egan, Linda Arvidson, Florence Barker, Dorothy Bernard, Kate Bruce, Charles Gorman ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1908-12-18

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