Best Drama Movies of 1914

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The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Thwarted by his despotic uncle from continuing his love affair, a young man's thoughts turn dark as he dwells on ways to deal with his uncle. Becoming convinced that murder is merely a natural part of life, he kills his uncle and hides the body. However, the man's conscience awakens; Paranoia sets in and nightmarish visions begin to haunt him.

Starring: Henry B. Walthall, Spottiswoode Aitken, Blanche Sweet, George Siegmann, Ralph Lewis, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, George Beranger, Donald Crisp ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1914-08-02
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : Tillie's Punctured Romance
2.

Tillie's Punctured Romance

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

A womanizing city man meets Tillie in the country, after a fight with his girlfriend. When he sees that Tillie's father has a very large bankroll for his workers, he persuades her to elope with him.

Starring: Marie Dressler, Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Mack Swain, Charles Bennett, Chester Conklin, Dan Albert, Phyllis Allen, Billie Bennett, Helen Carruthers ..
Directed by: Mack Sennett
Release date: 1914-11-14
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : Judith of Bethulia
3.

Judith of Bethulia

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

Griffith adapts the story of the Apocryphal Book of Judith to the screen. During the siege of the Jewish city of Bethulia by the Assyrian tyrant Holofernes, a widow named Judith forms a plan to stop the war as her people suffer in starvation, nearly ready to surrender.

Starring: Blanche Sweet, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, Kate Bruce, Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, J. Jiquel Lanoe, Gertrude Bambrick ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1914-03-08
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : The Perils of Pauline
4.

The Perils of Pauline

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

The Perils of Pauline is a motion picture serial shown in weekly installments featuring the actress Pearl White playing the title character. Pauline has often been cited as a famous example of a damsel in distress, although some analyses hold that her character was more resourceful and less helpless than the classic damsel stereotype.

Starring: Milton Berle, Edward José, Pearl White, Crane Wilbur, Paul Panzer, Donald MacKenzie ..
Directed by: Louis J. Gasnier, Donald MacKenzie
Release date: 1914-03-31
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : A Christmas Carol
5.

A Christmas Carol

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

A miser is reformed by visions of past, present and future.

Starring: Charles Rock, Edna Flugrath, George Bellamy, Mary Brough ..
Directed by: Harold M. Shaw
Release date: 1914-11-10
6.

The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Giles Bateson gets expelled from college for misconduct. His angry father, the Earl, sends him a message: "Never let me see you again until you have earned a half crown and proven yourself worthy of confidence."

Starring: Alec B. Francis, Chester Barnett, Gyp Williams, Simeon Wiltsie, Walter Morton, Johnny Hines, Vivian Martin ..
Directed by: Maurice Tourneur
Release date: 1914-11-09
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : Tess of the Storm Country
7.

Tess of the Storm Country

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

A young girl, squatting on a wealthy man's land fights for her fellow squatters' right to stay.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Harold Lockwood, Olive Carey, David Hartford, Louise Dunlap, William Walters, Richard Garrick, Eugene Walter, Jack Henry, H.R. Macy ..
Directed by: Edwin S. Porter
Release date: 1914-03-30
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : The Wrath of the Gods
8.

The Wrath of the Gods

2.6
5.7/10 IMDB

An American sailor falls in love with a fisherman's daughter and convinces her that Jesus is more powerful than the gods who have cursed her.

Starring: Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, Frank Borzage, Kisaburô Kurihara, Henry Kotani, Gladys Brockwell, Herschel Mayall ..
Directed by: Reginald Barker
Release date: 1914-06-08
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : In the Land of the Head Hunters
9.

In the Land of the Head Hunters

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

In the Land of the Head Hunters is a 1914 silent film fictionalizing the world of the Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) peoples of the Queen Charlotte Strait region of the Central Coast of British Columbia, Canada, written and directed by Edward S. Curtis and acted entirely by Kwakwaka'wakw natives. It was the first feature-length film whose cast was composed entirely of Native North Americans; the second, eight years later, was Robert Flaherty's Nanook of the North.

Starring: Stanley Hunt, Sarah Constance Smith Hunt, Mrs. George Walkus, Paddy 'Malid, Balutsa, Kwagwanu, Francine Hunt, Bob Wilson, Maggie Frank ..
Directed by: Edward S. Curtis
Release date: 1914-12-07
Best Drama Movies of 1914 : The Squaw Man
10.

The Squaw Man

2.6
5.7/10 IMDB

Blamed for the theft of an orphans fund, Captain James Wynnegate flees to the West where he makes a new life with the Indian woman Nat-U-Rich.

Starring: Dustin Farnum, Monroe Salisbury, Winifred Kingston, Red Wing, Mrs. A.W. Filson, Haidee Fuller, Foster Knox, Richard L'Estrange ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1914-02-15

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