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

5.6/10 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

5.9/10 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
Best Drama Movies of 1908 : The Black Viper

The Black Viper

4.7/10 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

4.3/10 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

The Man and the Woman

6.6/10 IMDB

John and Tom Wilkins are brothers and most divergent in natures. John is a clergyman and a noble, upright fellow, while Tom is a scapegrace, wild, reckless and unscrupulous. Not having the parental guidance so essential in youth, his father being dead and his mother blind, he drifted into bad company, the contaminating influence deeply affecting his susceptible nature.

Starring: George Gebhardt, Linda Arvidson, Charles Inslee, Harry Solter ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1908-08-14

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