Best Movies of 1914

1.

Gertie the Dinosaur

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Although not the first feature-length animated film, as is sometimes thought, it was the first cartoon to feature a character with an appealing personality. The appearance of a true character distinguished it from earlier animated "trick films", such as those of Blackton and Cohl, and makes it the predecessor to later popular cartoons such as those by Walt Disney. The film was also the first to be created using keyframe animation.

Starring: Winsor McCay, George McManus, Roy L. McCardell, Thomas A. 'Tad' Dorgan, Tom Powers ..
Directed by: Winsor McCay
Release date: 1914-09-15
Best Movies of 1914 : Mother's Baby Boy
2.

Mother's Baby Boy

3.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Percival is a spoiled mama's boy. When two toughs make time with his girlfriend he sends a telegram to his mother for help.

Starring: Eva Bell, Oliver Hardy, Nellie Farron, Don Ferrando, Burt Bucher, Royal Byron ..
Directed by: Arthur Hotaling
Release date: 1914-11-24
Best Movies of 1914 : The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'
3.

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 Movies of 1914 : The Rounders
4.

The Rounders

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Two drunks fight with their wives and then go out and get even drunker.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Phyllis Allen, Minta Durfee, Al St. John, Jess Dandy, Wallace MacDonald, Charley Chase, Peggy Page, Cecile Arnold ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1914-09-07
Best Movies of 1914 : Tillie's Punctured Romance
5.

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 Movies of 1914 : Judith of Bethulia
6.

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 Movies of 1914 : His New Profession
7.

His New Profession

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Charlie takes care of a man in a wheelchair.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Jess Dandy, Charley Chase, Cecile Arnold, Harry McCoy, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Peggy Page, Dan Albert, Glen Cavender, Vivian Edwards ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1914-08-31
Best Movies of 1914 : The Masquerader
8.

The Masquerader

3.1
6.0/10 IMDB

Charlie plays an actor who bungles several scenes and is kicked out. He returns convincingly dressed as a lady and charms the director, but Charlie never makes it into the film.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Chester Conklin, Charles Murray, Jess Dandy, Minta Durfee, Cecile Arnold, Vivian Edwards, Harry McCoy, Charley Chase ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1914-08-27
Best Movies of 1914 : Mabel's Married Life
9.

Mabel's Married Life

3.1
5.7/10 IMDB

Mabel goes home after being humiliated by a masher whom her husband won't fight. The husband goes off to a bar and gets drunk.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Mack Swain, Eva Nelson, Hank Mann, Charles Murray, Harry McCoy, Wallace MacDonald, Al St. John, Dixie Chene ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin, Mack Sennett
Release date: 1914-06-20
Best Movies of 1914 : Kid Auto Races at Venice
10.

Kid Auto Races at Venice

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

The Tramp interferes with the celebration of several kid auto races in Venice, California (Junior Vanderbilt Cup Race, January 10 and 11, 1914), standing himself in the way of the cameraman who is filming the event.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Henry Lehrman, Frank D. Williams, Gordon Griffith ..
Directed by: Henry Lehrman
Release date: 1914-02-07

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