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 : Male and Female
4.

Male and Female

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Gloria Swanson plays a spoiled maiden who always gets her way until shipwrecked with her butler, then learns which qualities are really admirable in a person.

Starring: Thomas Meighan, Theodore Roberts, Raymond Hatton, Robert Cain, Gloria Swanson, Lila Lee, Bebe Daniels, Julia Faye ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1919-11-23
Best Drama Movies of 1919 : Blind Husbands
5.

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
6.

The Man Beneath

3.0
8.1/10 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
7.

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
8.

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 Grim Game
9.

The Grim Game

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Jailed unjustly for a murder he did not commit, a young man uses his amazing powers of escape to free himself and pursue the actual killers, who hold his fiancée captive.

Starring: Harry Houdini, Thomas Jefferson, Ann Forrest, Augustus Phillips, Tully Marshall, Arthur Hoyt, Mae Busch, Edward Martin, Jane Wolfe, George Cowl ..
Directed by: Irvin Willat
Release date: 1919-10-11
Best Drama Movies of 1919 : The Mother and the Law
10.

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

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