Best Drama Movies of 1916

1.

Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, F.A. Turner, Sam De Grasse, Vera Lewis, Lillian Langdon, Olga Grey, Erich von Ritzau, Bessie Love ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1916-09-04
Best Drama Movies of 1916 : A Daughter of the Gods
2.

A Daughter of the Gods

2.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A sultan agrees to help an evil witch destroy a mysterious beauty if the witch will bring his young son back to life.

Starring: Annette Kellerman, William E. Shay, William E. Shay ..
Directed by: Herbert Brenon
Release date: 1916-10-16
Best Drama Movies of 1916 : The Children in the House
3.

The Children in the House

2.7
4.5/10 IMDB

Silent melodrama.

Starring: Norma Talmadge, Alice Wilson, Jewel Carmen, William Hinckley, W.E. Lawrence, George C. Pearce, Eugene Pallette, Walter Long, A.D. Blake, Georgie Stone ..
Directed by: Chester M. Franklin, Sidney Franklin
Release date: 1916-04-29
Best Drama Movies of 1916 : Poor Little Peppina
4.

Poor Little Peppina

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Holding a grudge against Robert Torrens and his wife, who live in Italy, a member of the Mafia kidnaps their infant daughter Lois. Fifteen years later, after having been raised by Italian peasants, Lois, now called Peppina, dresses as a boy and stows away on a ship to America in order to avoid a marriage to a particularly loathsome count. While aboard ship she befriends Hugh Carroll, an assistant district attorney, who arranges first-class transportation for the "boy." In New York, she once again meets her kidnapper, who fled to America after the crime. He forces Peppina to maintain the masculine disguise and to pass counterfeit bills for him, for which she is arrested. Peppina gladly exposes the kidnapper's operation to the authorities, one of whom, Hugh, recognizes her as the "boy" he met on the ship. Then, once the kidnapper has been apprehended, Peppina is reunited with her parents, after which she and Hugh, who has finally discovered that she is female, get married.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Eugene O'Brien, Antonio Maiori, Ernest Torti, Edwin Mordant, Jack Pickford, Edith Shayne, Cesare Gravina, William T. Carleton, N. Cervi ..
Directed by: Sidney Olcott
Release date: 1916-03-02
Best Drama Movies of 1916 : Sherlock Holmes
5.

Sherlock Holmes

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

When a couple of scammers hold young Alice Faulkner against her will to discover the whereabouts of letters whose dissemination could cause a scandal affecting the royal family, Sherlock Holmes decides to take over the case. (Considered lost, a copy was found in 2014, in the vaults of the Cinémathèque Française.)

Starring: William Gillette, Ernest Maupain, Marjorie Kay, Edward Fielding, Stewart Robbins, Hugh Thompson, Ludwig Kreiss, Mario Majeroni, William Postance, Chester Beery ..
Directed by: Arthur Berthelet
Release date: 1916-06-30
Best Drama Movies of 1916 : The Ocean Waif
6.

The Ocean Waif

2.5
6.5/10 IMDB

An abused young woman finds safety and love in the arms of a famous novelist.

Starring: Carlyle Blackwell, Doris Kenyon, Edgar Norton, Fraunie Fraunholz, William Morris, Augusta Burmeister, Lyn Donelson ..
Directed by: Alice Guy-Blaché
Release date: 1916-11-02
Best Drama Movies of 1916 : Going Straight
7.

Going Straight

2.5
5.2/10 IMDB

A man and his wife both have criminal pasts, but have quit crime and are now respectable citizens. One day a member of their old gang shows up and threatens to expose them if they don't help him pull a heist.

Starring: Norma Talmadge, Ralph Lewis, Ninon Fovieri, Francis Carpenter, Fern Collier, Ruth Handforth, Eugene Pallette, Georgie Stone, Kate Toncray, 'Baby' Carmen De Rue ..
Directed by: Chester M. Franklin, Sidney Franklin
Release date: 1916-06-03
Best Drama Movies of 1916 : Her Defiance
8.

Her Defiance

2.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A woman is deserted by her wealthy young lover.

Starring: Cleo Madison, Taylor N. Duncan, Edward Hearn, Willis Marks, Adele Farrington ..
Directed by: Joe King, Cleo Madison
Release date: 1916-01-14
Best Drama Movies of 1916 : Discontent
9.

Discontent

2.3
6.1/10 IMDB

Ed Brown plays a old war veteran tired of living in a veterans' home and decides to move in with his wealthy nephew.

Starring: J. Edwin Brown, Charles Hammond, Katherine Griffith, Marie Walcamp, A.D. Blake ..
Directed by: Allen G. Siegler, Lois Weber
Release date: 1916-01-25
Best Drama Movies of 1916 : East Is East
10.

East Is East

2.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Victoria Vickers, a little East End Cockney girl, is left a vast fortune by an uncle in America. She is finally discovered hop-picking in Kent by her solicitor, who has given up the search and gone off on a photographic holiday instead! The conditions of the legacy are that she must spend three years learning to be a lady before she inherits absolutely. 'Vicky' does her best, but she is not happy in high society. Meanwhile her old East End beau Bert accepts a loan from her in order to 'better himself' and starts a highly-successful fish-and-chip shop business. He takes elocution lessons and buys gentleman's clothes in the hopes of aspiring to her hand. But Vicky, who thinks he has deserted her now she is a fine lady, is lonely enough to accept an offer of marriage from her guardian's spendthrift son, and when Bert reads of the engagement in the newspapers he abandons London and goes down to live in Kent where they were once happy together.

Starring: Florence Turner, Henry Edwards, Ruth Mackay, W.G. Saunders, Edith Evans ..
Directed by: Henry Edwards
Release date: 1916-09-02

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