Best Drama Movies of 1918


A Dog's Life

7.7/10 IMDB

The Tramp and his dog companion struggle to survive in the inner city.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Dave Anderson, Minnie Chaplin, Syd Chaplin, Bert Appling, Ted Edwards, Louis Fitzroy, Charles Force, M.J. McCarthy ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1918-04-14
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : Stella Maris

Stella Maris

6.9/10 IMDB

Stella Maris is a beautiful, crippled girl, who is cared for by a rich family. They shield her from the harsh realities of the world, so that she has no idea of the cruel things that some people do. Unity Blake is a poor orphan all too familiar with the harsh realities of the real world. These two young women both fall in love with John, love which is complicated by the fact that he is still married to (though separated from) a bad wife.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Ida Waterman, Herbert Standing, Conway Tearle, Josephine Crowell, Marcia Manon, Lou Conley, Teddy the Dog, Gustav von Seyffertitz ..
Directed by: Marshall Neilan
Release date: 1918-01-21
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : The Ghost of Rosy Taylor

The Ghost of Rosy Taylor

6.7/10 IMDB

George Periolat plays a dual role in this film, initially as Joseph Sayles a sickly old man who has taken his daughter, Rhoda (played by Mary Miles Minter), overseas after a quarrel with his family. She yearns to return home, but he has disowned his past. After his death, Rhoda ventures to America on her own. She nearly becomes destitute for a lack of money but happens upon some questionable fortune as she takes on the chores of Rosy Taylor after inadvertently finding an envelope with money in it. Rosy had been hired as a housekeeper (thus the money), but has passed away before actually showing up for employment.

Starring: Mary Miles Minter, Allan Forrest, George Periolat, Helen Howard, Emma Kluge ..
Directed by: Edward Sloman, Henry King
Release date: 1918-07-08
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : The Sinking of the Lusitania

The Sinking of the Lusitania

6.9/10 IMDB

Winsor McCay recreates the sinking of the ocean liner Lusitania by a German U-boat in this propaganda piece designed to stir up anti-German sentiment during World War I.

Starring: Winsor McCay ..
Directed by: Winsor McCay
Release date: 1918-07-20


6.1/10 IMDB

Mickey, an orphan who has been brought up in a mining settlement, is sent to New York to live with her aunt.

Starring: Mabel Normand, George Nichols, Wheeler Oakman, Minta Durfee, Laura La Varnie, Lew Cody, Tom Kennedy, Minnie Devereaux ..
Directed by: F. Richard Jones, James Young
Release date: 1918-08-01
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : Hearts of the World

Hearts of the World

6.6/10 IMDB

A group of youngsters grow up and love in a peaceful French village. But war intrudes and peace is shattered. The German army invades and occupies village, bringing both destruction and torture. The young people of the village resist, some successfully, others tragically, until French troops retake the town.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Dorothy Gish, Adolph Lestina, Josephine Crowell, Jack Cosgrave, Kate Bruce, Ben Alexander, Marion Emmons, Francis Marion ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1918-03-11
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : The Safety Curtain

The Safety Curtain

6.8/10 IMDB

Puck is a music hall dancer, married to an abusive husband. One night the music hall catches fire. Puck is rescued by an army officer and her husband perishes. Puck marries the officer and they begin a new life in India, until a man from her past finds her and makes demands.

Starring: Norma Talmadge, Eugene O'Brien, Anders Randolf, Gladden James, Lillian Hall ..
Directed by: Sidney Franklin
Release date: 1918-07-10
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : The Blue Bird

The Blue Bird

6.9/10 IMDB

Two peasant children, Mytyl and Tyltyl, are led by Berylune, a fairy, to search for the Blue Bird of Happiness. Berylune gives Tyltyl a cap with a diamond setting, and when Tyltyl turns the diamond, the children become aware of and conversant with the souls of a Dog and Cat, as well as of Fire, Water, Bread, Light, and other presumably inanimate things. The troupe thus sets off to find the elusive Blue Bird of Happiness.

Starring: Tula Belle, Robin Macdougall, Edwin E. Reed, Emma Lowry, William J. Gross, Florence Anderson, Gertrude McCoy, Lillian Cook ..
Directed by: Maurice Tourneur
Release date: 1918-03-31
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : Salome


6.2/10 IMDB

Palestine, under the rule of Rome. Salome, daughter of Herodias and both niece and stepdaughter of King Herod, becomes infatuated with the prophet John the Baptist, who publicly denounces the depravity of the royal family and proclaims the arrival of a new messiah. (Film presumed lost.)

Starring: Theda Bara, G. Raymond Nye, Alan Roscoe, Herbert Heyes, Bertram Grassby, Genevieve Blinn, Vera Doria, Al Fremont ..
Directed by: J. Gordon Edwards
Release date: 1918-08-10
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : The Whispering Chorus

The Whispering Chorus

6.6/10 IMDB

John Trimble has embezzled and obtains another identity by having a mutilated body buried in his place. He is later arrested for murdering himself. During the trial his mother, before dying from shock, asks him to keep his identity secret since his wife is now married to the Governor and expecting a child.

Starring: Raymond Hatton, Kathlyn Williams, Edythe Chapman, John Burton, Elliott Dexter, Noah Beery, Guy Oliver, Tully Marshall, William H. Brown, James Neill ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1918-03-28
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : Old Wives for New

Old Wives for New

6.2/10 IMDB

Charles Murdock neglects his fat and lazy wife for another woman; When his other love interest becomes involved in a murder, he leaves for Paris.

Starring: Elliott Dexter, Florence Vidor, Sylvia Ashton, Wanda Hawley, Theodore Roberts, Helen Jerome Eddy, Marcia Manon, Julia Faye, J. Parks Jones, Edna Mae Cooper ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1918-05-18
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : My Cousin

My Cousin

6.3/10 IMDB

Sincere but struggling sculptor Tommasso (Caruso--bushy moustache, gawky) works in an ornamental plaster shop, but his masterpiece on the side is a bust of his cousin Caroli (Caruso--no moustache, polished), who is the Metropolitan Opera's leading tenor. Tommasso hopes to marry his model Rosa, but her father, restaurant owner Pietro, wants her to find someone more settled and money-conscious, such as the greengrocer Lombardi down the street. Tommasso, he says, throws away his money, such as for a pair of tickets to take Rosa to the opera to see his famed cousin. After the opera, the cousins cross paths in the swanky Galeotto's restaurant, but when neither recognizes the other, Tommasso is generally mocked and Rosa believes him a liar and unworthy. Tommasso must recover his reputation and make a sale, preferably the Caroli bust to his cousin, in order to win Rosa back.

Starring: Enrico Caruso, Henry Leone, Carolina White, Joseph Riccardi, A.G. Corbelle, Bruno Zirato, Will H. Bray ..
Directed by: Edward José
Release date: 1918-11-23
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : Take a Chance

Take a Chance

6.5/10 IMDB

It's a classic boy-meets-girl story, boy-loses-girl, boy gets mistaken for an escaped convict and ruthlessly chased by armies of cops across the countryside in a thrill-packed stunt-addled climax.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, Harry 'Snub' Pollard, William Blaisdell, Sammy Brooks, Harry Burns, Billy Fay, James A. Fitzgerald, William Gillespie, Lew Harvey ..
Directed by: Alfred J. Goulding
Release date: 1918-12-15
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : M'Liss


6.5/10 IMDB

M'liss, a feisty young girl in a mining camp, falls for Charles Gray, the school teacher. Charles is implicated in a murder of which he is innocent, and the two must fight to save him from a lynching.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Theodore Roberts, Thomas Meighan, Tully Marshall, Charles Ogle, Monte Blue, Winifred Greenwood, Helen Kelly, Val Paul, William H. Brown ..
Directed by: Marshall Neilan
Release date: 1918-05-05
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : The Heart of Humanity

The Heart of Humanity

6.0/10 IMDB

The story centers around Nanette, an American girl living in a small Canadian village, who is in love with John Patricia, the eldest of five brothers. The war interrupts their romantic idyll, as everyone goes overseas to Belgium and France. Nanette becomes a Red Cross nurse and is terrorized by the evil Prussian Lt. von Eberhard.

Starring: Dorothy Phillips, William Stowell, Walt Whitman, Margaret Mann, Erich von Stroheim, Lloyd Hughes, Frank Braidwood, George Hackathorne, Pat O'Malley, William Welsh ..
Directed by: Allen Holubar
Release date: 1918-12-21
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : The Unbeliever

The Unbeliever

6.0/10 IMDB

A wealthy young American, bred to class distinction and racial intolerance, enters the Marines during the First World War. In the course of his training and his experiences in the trenches fighting, being wounded by, and being hospitalized with Germans, he comes to a recognition of the equality and brotherhood of men.

Starring: Erich von Stroheim, Marguerite Courtot, Raymond McKee, Kate Lester, Frank de Vernon, Lew Hart, Darwin Karr, Sgt. Moss Gill, U.S.M.C., Thomas Sterrett, Mortimer Martini ..
Directed by: Alan Crosland
Release date: 1918-02-15
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : The Life Story of David Lloyd George

The Life Story of David Lloyd George

6.7/10 IMDB

A biopic of Britain's Great War Prime Minister.

Starring: Norman Page, Alma Reville, Ernest Thesiger, Douglas Munro, Thomas Canning, Judd Green, Winifred Sadler, Miriam Stuart, Eric Stuart, Leonard Tugwell ..
Directed by: Maurice Elvey
Release date: 1918-01-01

The Woman Suffers

5.5/10 IMDB

The Woman Suffers is a complicated silent melodrama of revenge and sexual betrayal, only part of which survives. In the first two reels, which have been lost, a woman caught in an abusive marriage runs away with her infant son from her drunken husband. He falls on a knife and dies and she collapses in the bush. The child wanders off and is found by one family; the mother is rescued by another family and is unaware that her son lives.

Starring: Lottie Lyell, Boyd Irwin, Roland Conway, Connie Martyn, Paul Baxter ..
Directed by: Raymond Longford
Release date: 1918-02-28
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : 'Blue Blazes' Rawden

'Blue Blazes' Rawden

5.9/10 IMDB

Rawden, a lumberjack in the North woods, fights with crooked dance hall owner 'Ladyfingers' Hilgard over the affections of Babette DuFresne. Hilgard is killed. When Hilgard's mother and younger brother arrive in the remote logging town, Rawden attempts to ease their suffering by creating the fiction that Hilgard had been a well-loved man who died naturally. But when young Eric Hilgard learns the truth of his brother's death, he comes gunning for Rawden.

Starring: William S. Hart, Maude George, Robert McKim, Gertrude Claire, Robert Gordon, Jack Hoxie ..
Directed by: William S. Hart
Release date: 1918-02-01
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : The Star Prince

The Star Prince

5.4/10 IMDB

The Star Prince has fallen to Earth and because of his cruelty towards a beggar, he is turned into a grotesque pauper. He goes on a quest to find his mother, meeting a wicked witch and princess on his way. He falls in love with the princess, but an evil dwarf tries to force the princess to marry him. The Star Prince rescues the princess and is thus turned back into his original form and marries the beautiful princess.

Starring: Zoe Rae, Dorphia Brown, John Dorland, Edith Rothschild, Marjorie Claire Bowden, Gulnar Kheiralla ..
Directed by: Madeline Brandeis
Release date: 1918-06-17
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : The Floor Below

The Floor Below

6.5/10 IMDB

Patricia O'Rourke, a good-natured prankster who works as a copy girl for the Sentinel , angers her co-worker Stubbs and is about to lose her job when the managing editor offers her one more chance. Her assignment is to explain the clue that links the Hope Mission, a derelict home run by millionaire Hunter Mason and his secretary, Monty Latham, with a series of local robberies. When Hunter discovers Patricia in his office, he assumes that she is a crook in need of reforming and takes her into his home to be cared for by his mother.....

Starring: Mabel Normand, Tom Moore, Helen Dahl, Wallace McCutcheon Jr., Lincoln Plumer, Charlotte Granville, Romaine Callender, Louis R. Grisel, Willard Dashiell, Tex Charwate ..
Directed by: Clarence G. Badger
Release date: 1918-03-10
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : A Society Sensation

A Society Sensation

5.5/10 IMDB

A wealthy society playboy falls in love with the daughter of a poor fisherman. After Valentino shot to fame, A Society Sensation was cut down to a meek 24 minutes so the lead would be in every scene. Title cards tried to make up for the lost scenes.

Starring: Rudolph Valentino, Carmel Myers, Zasu Pitts, Lydia Yeamans Titus, Alfred Allen, Fred Kelsey, Harold Goodwin ..
Directed by: Paul Powell, Edmund Mortimer
Release date: 1918-09-22
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City

5.4/10 IMDB

The daughter of a Chinese mandarin is sentenced to death for her secret marriage to an American. Their child, raised in the mandarin's palace, grows up and escapes to seek her father, now a high-ranking official in the Philippines.

Starring: Norma Talmadge, Thomas Meighan, E. Alyn Warren, Michael Rayle, L. Rogers Lytton, Reid Hamilton, Charles Fang, Michael Rayle ..
Directed by: Sidney Franklin
Release date: 1918-10-06
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : All Night

All Night

6.0/10 IMDB

A married society couple (Dorian and Warren) persuade an unmarried pair (Valentino and Myers) to take their places at a party while they pretend to be the servants.

Starring: Rudolph Valentino, Carmel Myers, Charles Dorian, Mary Warren, William Dyer, Wadsworth Harris, Lydia Yeamans Titus ..
Directed by: Paul Powell
Release date: 1918-11-29
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley

Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley

6.2/10 IMDB

Amarilly comes from a large family in a working-class neighborhood. She is happy with her family and her boyfriend Terry, a bartender in a cafe. But one day she meets Gordon, a sculptor who comes from a rich family, and she begins to be drawn into the world of the upper class.

Starring: Mary Pickford, William Scott, Kate Price, Ida Waterman, Norman Kerry, Fred Goodwins, Margaret Landis, Tom Wilson, Wesley Barry, Frank Butterworth ..
Directed by: Marshall Neilan
Release date: 1918-03-10
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : The Married Virgin

The Married Virgin

5.5/10 IMDB

In order to save her wealthy father from disgrace and a possible prison sentence, a daughter agrees to marry the gigolo who's been blackmailing him...

Starring: Rudolph Valentino, Vera Sisson, Frank Newburg, Kathleen Kirkham, Lillian Leighton, Edward Jobson ..
Directed by: Joseph Maxwell
Release date: 1918-12-01
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : Nelson


7.4/10 IMDB

Lord Nelson's life, loves and death.

Starring: Donald Calthrop, Malvina Longfellow, Ivy Close, Ernest Thesiger, Allan Jeayes, Edward O'Neill, Teddy Arundell, Eric Barker, Judd Green, Edmund Freemantle ..
Directed by: Maurice Elvey
Release date: 1918-01-02
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : His Birthright

His Birthright

5.5/10 IMDB

Yukio is illegal in the United States and is used by a gang of spies for their plans. Yukio must steal secret documents from an admiral. When he's submitting the documents to the gang, he realizes what he has done and claims the documents back. A struggle follows.

Starring: Sessue Hayakawa, Marin Sais, Tsuru Aoki, Sidney De Gray, Harry von Meter, Mayme Kelso, Mary Anderson, Howard Davies ..
Directed by: William Worthington
Release date: 1918-09-08
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : The Risky Road

The Risky Road

5.4/10 IMDB

Ida May Park started in the film business as a scriptwriter, but in 1917 Universal announced that Park would direct films with actress and producer Dorothy Phillips for the company’s Bluebird brand. Park’s films often had a strong female perspective and The Risky Road is no exception. The story of a country girl who comes to the city to work, but falls for a rich man and undeservedly gets a bad reputation, the film was marketed as “the drama every woman should see”. The surviving fragment, showing the despair of Phillips’s character, is a real cinematic gem that leaves one yearning for more material of the film to be discovered. In 2008, a tinted nitrate fragment, with Swedish intertitles at the opening of the second reel, was deposited at the Archival Film Collections of the Svenska Filminstitutet. From the fragment, a 35mm B&W duplicate negative was made, from which this print was struck using the tinting of the nitrate as color reference.

Starring: Dorothy Phillips, William Stowell, Juanita Hansen, Claire Du Brey, George Chesebro, Edward Cecil, Joseph W. Girard, Sally Starr ..
Directed by: Ida May Park
Release date: 1918-04-08
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : Cecilia of the Pink Roses

Cecilia of the Pink Roses

8.6/10 IMDB

Cecilia is a spunky Irish girl from a struggling family, faced with the imminent death of her mother.

Starring: Marion Davies, Harry Benham, Edward O’Connor, Willette Kershaw, Charles Jackson, George LeGuere, Danny Sullivan, John Charles, Eva Campbell, Joseph Burke ..
Directed by: Julius Steger
Release date: 1918-06-02
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : Knocknagow


4.6/10 IMDB

The agent of an absentee landlord resorts to underhand means in order to evict tenants from land that could be more profitably used for cattle. Adapted from the 1879 novel of the same name.

Starring: Brian Magowan, Fred O'Donovan, Kathleen Murphy, Arthur Shields, J.M. Carre, Breffni O'Rourke, Valentine Roberts, Patrick O'Donnell, Dermot O'Dowd, George Larchet ..
Directed by: Fred O'Donovan
Release date: 1918-01-30
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : The Burden of Proof

The Burden of Proof

8.1/10 IMDB

Elaine Brooks marries Robert Ames, a junior member of the Department of Justice. Mrs. Durand, a spy uses underhanded means to steal important papers from Ames, which she gives to her superior, Dr. Kemp. Although she is innocent, Elaine becomes implicated in this plot.

Starring: Marion Davies, Mary Richards, Eloise Clement, Wilmuth Merkyl, L. Rogers Lytton, Willard Cooley, Fred Hearn, Fred Lenox, Maude Lowe ..
Directed by: John G. Adolfi, Julius Steger
Release date: 1918-09-21
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : The Soul of Buddha

The Soul of Buddha

7.6/10 IMDB

Theda Bara plays a Javanese priestess who elopes with an English military officer (Hugh Thompson). Bara's Bavahari becomes a celebrated dancer but is murdered onstage by a vengeful Buddhist priest (Victor Kennard).

Starring: Theda Bara, Victor Kennard, Florence Martin, Tony Merlo, Jack Ridgeway, Hugh Thompson, Henry Warwick ..
Directed by: J. Gordon Edwards
Release date: 1918-04-21
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : The House of Mirth

The House of Mirth

7.6/10 IMDB

Wharton creates a portrait of a stunning beauty who, though raised and educated to marry well both socially and economically, is reaching her 29th year, an age when her youthful blush is drawing to a close and her marital prospects are becoming ever more limited. The House of Mirth traces Lily's slow two-year social descent from privilege to a tragically lonely existence on the margins of society.

Starring: Katherine Corri Harris, Henry Kolker, Christine Mayo, Joseph Kilgour, Lottie Briscoe, Edward Abeles, Maggie Western, Pauline Welch, Nellie Parker Spaulding, W.D. Fischter ..
Directed by: Albert Capellani
Release date: 1918-08-05
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : The Fall of the Romanoffs

The Fall of the Romanoffs

7.3/10 IMDB

The overthrow of Czar Nicholas II in Russia was such big news that the then-fledgling art of cinema couldn't help but jump on it immediately and create a couple of dramatizations.

Starring: Edward Connelly, Iliodor, Alfred Hickman, Conway Tearle, Charles Craig, Georges Deneubourg, Robert Paton Gibbs, William E. Shay, Lawrence Johnson, W. Francis Chapin ..
Directed by: Herbert Brenon
Release date: 1918-01-01
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

7.4/10 IMDB

A story of the First World War, told in semi-documentary style, focusing on the iniquities of the German war machine, and with its dramatic center the sinking by a German U-boat of the passenger liner Lusitania in 1915.

Starring: Rita Jolivet, Hamilton Revelle, L. Rogers Lytton, Kate Blancke, Cliff Saum, Emil Roe, Henry Smith ..
Directed by: Léonce Perret
Release date: 1918-01-27
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : De Luxe Annie

De Luxe Annie

7.1/10 IMDB

A 1918 film directed by Roland West.

Starring: Norma Talmadge, Eugene O'Brien, Frank Mills, Edna Hunter, Fred R. Stanton, Joseph Burke, Edwards Davis, Harriet Jenkins, David Burns ..
Directed by: Roland West
Release date: 1918-05-19
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : A Doll's House

A Doll's House

7.4/10 IMDB

Differing considerably from Henrik Ibsen's classic play, the basic story of a woman who forges her father's name and comes to grief therefore is retained.

Starring: Elsie Ferguson, Holmes Herbert, Alex Shannon, Ethel Grey Terry, Warren Cook, Zelda Crosby, Mrs. R.S. Anderson, Ivy Ward, Tula Belle, Douglas Redmond ..
Directed by: Maurice Tourneur
Release date: 1918-06-09
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : Station Content

Station Content

6.2/10 IMDB

A wayward wife abandons her husband but finds redemption by preventing a railway accident and finding her way back to him.

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Lee Hill, Arthur Millett, Nellie Allen, Ward Caulfield, May Walters, Diana Carrillo ..
Directed by: Arthur Hoyt
Release date: 1918-06-16
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : Boston Blackie's Little Pal

Boston Blackie's Little Pal

7.0/10 IMDB

While burgling a mansion, Blackie is interrupted by little Joey, who has been awakened from his slumbers. Blackie gently orders the kid to return to bed, but Joey refuses to do so unless Blackie helps him say his prayers. Thus is formed a strong friendship between Blackie and his "little pal," inspiring our raffish hero to rescue Joey's mother Rosemary Theby from a scandalous situation.

Starring: Bert Lytell, Rhea Mitchell, Rosemary Theby, Joey Jacobs, Howard Davies, John Burton, Frank Whitson ..
Directed by: E. Mason Hopper
Release date: 1918-08-26
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : The Beloved Blackmailer

The Beloved Blackmailer

6.9/10 IMDB

The girlfriend of the son of a rich railroad tycoon, attempts to help him escape the clutches of his well-meaning, but over-bearing mother whilst encouraging her own father not to give up on his business, by instigating a staged kidnapping and black-mailing scheme.

Starring: Carlyle Blackwell, William T. Carleton, Isabel Berwin, Evelyn Greeley, Charles Dungan, Jack Drumier, Rex McDougall ..
Directed by: Dell Henderson
Release date: 1918-08-12
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : Rich Man, Poor Man

Rich Man, Poor Man

7.0/10 IMDB

Born and raised in poverty, Marguerite Clark has learned to expect very little out of life and thus is rather surprised to learn that she is the niece of a wealthy financier. Alas, this puts a crimp in her romance with a handsome young architect, who has long despised the financier for causing the downfall of the architect's father.

Starring: Marguerite Clark, Richard Barthelmess, George Backus, Frederick Warde, J.W. Herbert, Augusta Anderson, Donald Clayton, William Wadsworth, Ottola Nesmith, Mary Davis ..
Directed by: J. Searle Dawley
Release date: 1918-04-22

The Greatest Thing in Life

7.0/10 IMDB

A lost film. Leo Peret has a small quiet tobacco shop in Greenwich Village. Edward Livingston, a wealthy young clubman and man-about-town, comes in frequently ostensibly to buy cigarettes but in reality to talk to the daughter Jeannette, and he is soon in love with the little shop girl. Leo is homesick for his native France, but lacks the funds to make the passage. Edward, learning of their plight, sends $1,000 with a note saying that the money is payment for a good deed. Leo accepts the money and he and Jeannette embark at once.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, David Butler, Peaches Jackson, Adolph Lestina, Elmo Lincoln, Edward Peil Sr., Kate Bruce ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1918-12-22
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : Little Orphant Annie

Little Orphant Annie

6.7/10 IMDB

Annie, left orphaned after the death of her mother, goes to live in an orphanage where she tells her fellow orphans stories of ghosts and goblins. The matron of the orphanage finds Annie's closest relative, the abusive Uncle Thomp. Her uncle who puts her to hard work doing hard labor on his farm, belittling her all the while. Big Dave, a neighbor and tough cow-poke sees this and comes to her aid. Dave becomes her protector. Eventually Annie goes to live with Squire Goode and his large family. There, she entertains the children of the household with her stories, but sees her abusive aunt and uncle as her chief tormentors. She tells stories of how the goblins will take away the children if they are not good. Each story she tells is illustrated. War breaks out and Dave, who Annie adores, enlists. Uncle Thomp, hearing that Dave has been killed in action, takes pleasure in telling Annie the news. Broken-hearted, Annie falls ill and dies in bed, surrounded by family.

Starring: Colleen Moore, Tom Santschi, Harry Lonsdale, Eugenie Besserer, Doris Baker, Baby Lillian Wade, Ben Alexander, Billy Jacobs, George Hupp, Mae Gaston ..
Directed by: Colin Campbell
Release date: 1918-12-31
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : The Eyes of Julia Deep

The Eyes of Julia Deep

6.6/10 IMDB

The Eyes of Julia Deep is a 1918 silent comedy-drama film starring Mary Miles Minter, directed by Lloyd Ingraham. The film is based on the short story by the same name, written by Kate L. McLaurin. It is one of the few films starring Minter which are known to have survived.

Starring: Mary Miles Minter, Allan Forrest, Alice Wilson, George Periolat, Ida Easthope, Eugenie Besserer, Carl Stockdale, Louise Emmons ..
Directed by: Lloyd Ingraham
Release date: 1918-08-01
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : The Great Love

The Great Love

6.8/10 IMDB

Jim Young of Youngstown, Pennsylvania, reads of the German war atrocities and decides to enlist in the British army, thus becoming a forerunner of the American forces that are subsequently to leave for the battlefields of Europe. He begins active training at a camp outside London. While enjoying a few hours of leave, he meets Susie Broadplains , a young woman from Australia. She is flattered by his attentions and their friendship soon blossoms into love. However German plotters plan to destroy an arsenal at night and Sir Roger is inveigled into driving an automobile along a London road with its lights turned skyward to guide the Zeppelins. Jim, wounded and home on furlough, detects Sir Roger on the lonely road, follows and traps him in his cottage. Sir Roger turns his pistol on himself rather than be taken alive. Susie finds the "great love" in service for the cause of democracy and her country, with a greater love in sight.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, George Siegmann, Gloria Hope, Maxfield Stanley, Rosemary Theby, Henry B. Walthall ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1918-08-11
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : The Passing of the Third Floor Back

The Passing of the Third Floor Back

6.1/10 IMDB

Starring: Johnston Forbes-Robertson, Augusta Haviland, Alfred Hickman, Germaine Bourville ..
Directed by: Herbert Brenon
Release date: 1918-05-01
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : The Great Adventure

The Great Adventure

6.5/10 IMDB

Ragna "Rags" Jansen has found local success and acclaim in her small town as an actress, but dreams of stardom on Broadway.

Starring: Bessie Love, Flora Finch, Donald Hall, Chester Barnett, Florence Short ..
Directed by: Alice Guy-Blaché
Release date: 1918-03-10
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : The Yellow Ticket

The Yellow Ticket

6.6/10 IMDB

Anna Mirrel, a young Jewish girl in Czarist Russia, is forced to degrade herself in order to visit her father, whom she believes to be ill. She obtains a yellow passport, signifying that she is a prostitute.

Starring: Fannie Ward, Milton Sills, Warner Oland, Armand Kaliz, J.H. Gilmour, Helene Chadwick, Léon Bary, Anna Lehr, Dan Mason ..
Directed by: William Parke
Release date: 1918-05-26
Best Drama Movies of 1918 : Little Women

Little Women

6.5/10 IMDB

Jo March and her sisters Meg, Beth, and Amy live in a happy family in Concord, Massachusetts. Jo yearns to be a writer, and through the course of the years, finds much within her own family.

Starring: Isabel Lamon, Dorothy Bernard, Lillian Hall-Davis, Florence Flinn, Henry Hull, Conrad Nagel, Kate Lester, George Kelson, Julia Hurley, Lynn Hammond ..
Directed by: Harley Knoles
Release date: 1918-11-30

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