Best Drama Movies of 1919

1.

Broken Blossoms

4.6
7.3/10 IMDB

The love story of an abused English girl and a Chinese Buddhist in a time when London was a brutal and harsh place to live.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Donald Crisp, Arthur Howard, Edward Peil Sr., George Beranger, Norman Selby ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1919-05-13
Best Drama Movies of 1919 : True Heart Susie
2.

True Heart Susie

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Susie secretly loves her neighbor, William Jenkins, but neither, it seems, can confess their feelings for each other.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Wilbur Higby, Loyola O'Connor, George Fawcett, Clarine Seymour, Kate Bruce, Carol Dempster, Raymond Cannon, Louise Emmons ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1919-06-01
Best Drama Movies of 1919 : Daddy-Long-Legs
3.

Daddy-Long-Legs

3.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Wealthy Jervis Pendleton acts as benefactor for orphan Judy Abbott, anonymously sponsoring her in her boarding school. But as she grows up, he finds himself falling in love with her, and she with him, though she does not know that the man she has fallen for is her benefactor.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Milla Davenport, Percy Haswell, Fay Lemport, Mahlon Hamilton, Lillian Langdon, Betty Bouton, Audrey Chapman, Marshall Neilan, Joan Marsh ..
Directed by: Marshall Neilan
Release date: 1919-05-11
Best Drama Movies of 1919 : Blind Husbands
4.

Blind Husbands

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

An Austrian military officer and roue' attempts to seduce the wife of a surgeon. The two men confront each other in a test of abilities that ends surprisingly.

Starring: Erich von Stroheim, Gibson Gowland, Sam De Grasse, Francelia Billington, Fay Holderness, Ruby Kendrick, Valerie Germonprez, Jack Perrin, Richard Cummings, Louis Fitzroy ..
Directed by: Erich von Stroheim
Release date: 1919-10-21
Best Drama Movies of 1919 : The Man Beneath
5.

The Man Beneath

3.0
8.0/10 IMDB

The Man Beneath (also known as Østens Søn) is a 1919 American crime drama film directed by William Worthington and produced by Sessue Hayakawa's Haworth Pictures Corporation.

Starring: Sessue Hayakawa, Helen Jerome Eddy, Pauline Curley, John Gilbert, Fontaine La Rue, Wedgwood Nowell, Fanny Midgley ..
Directed by: William Worthington
Release date: 1919-07-05
Best Drama Movies of 1919 : Behind the Door
6.

Behind the Door

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Oscar Krug is looked upon with suspicion by his neighbors because of his German name. When the US is drawn into the war with Germany, he enlists and travels the seas with his wife, Alice Morse. During a submarine attack Alice is snatched from Krug's side by a German officer. Krug now lives to have his revenge, and when the opportunity presents itself, he will have it.

Starring: Hobart Bosworth, Jane Novak, Wallace Beery, James Gordon, Richard Wayne, J.P. Lockney, Gibson Gowland, Otto Hoffman, Tom Ashton, Fred Kohler ..
Directed by: Irvin Willat
Release date: 1919-12-14
Best Drama Movies of 1919 : Mazeppa, der Volksheld der Ukraine
7.

Mazeppa, der Volksheld der Ukraine

3.0
6.5/10 IMDB

The film tells the story of Ivan Mazeppa, a Ukrainian page at the Polish court who has an affair with the young wife of a much older count. Outraged when he learns of the incident, the nobleman has Mazeppa tied naked to a wild horse which is then released into the wilderness. The bulk of the poem describes the long hazardous journey during which Mazeppa almost dies twice but ultimately survives and returns to his native Ukraine.

Starring: Werner Krauss, Lulu Lànyi, Mi. Samoliows, Aenderly Lebius, Eva Speyer ..
Directed by: Martin Berger
Release date: 1919-07-01
Best Drama Movies of 1919 : The Mother and the Law
8.

The Mother and the Law

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

After the relatively low box office takings of 'Intolerance', D. W. Griffith would revisit his epic film three years later by releasing two of the film's interlocking stories as standalone features, with some new additional footage. The second of these was 'The Mother and the Law', which demonstrates how crime, moral puritanism, and conflicts between ruthless capitalists and striking workers help ruin the lives of marginal Americans.

Starring: Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, Miriam Cooper, Vera Lewis, Sam De Grasse, Clyde E. Hopkins ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1919-08-18
Best Drama Movies of 1919 : Heart o' the Hills
9.

Heart o' the Hills

2.9
5.6/10 IMDB

Family tensions in the Kentucky hills are inflamed by an outsider's dishonest scheme to exploit the area for its coal.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Harold Goodwin, Fred Huntley, Claire McDowell, Sam De Grasse, John Gilbert, Henry Hebert, Fred Warren ..
Directed by: Joseph De Grasse, Sidney Franklin
Release date: 1919-11-30
Best Drama Movies of 1919 : A Romance of Happy Valley
10.

A Romance of Happy Valley

2.9
6.0/10 IMDB

John Logan leaves his parents and sweetheart in bucolic Happy Valley to make his fortune in the city. Those he left behind become miserable and beleaguered in his absence, but after several years he returns, a wealthy man. But his embittered father, not recognizing him for who he is, plans to murder the newly- arrived "stranger" for his money.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Lydia Yeamans Titus, Robert Harron, Kate Bruce, George Fawcett, George Nichols, Adolph Lestina, Bertram Grassby, Porter Strong, Andrew Arbuckle ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1919-01-26

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