Best Movies of 1914

1.

Gertie the Dinosaur

4.3
7.1/10 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, Robert McCay, John Bunny ..
Directed by: Winsor McCay
Release date: 1914-02-08
Best Movies of 1914 : Kid Auto Races at Venice
2.

Kid Auto Races at Venice

3.5
5.7/10 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
Best Movies of 1914 : Mother's Baby Boy
3.

Mother's Baby Boy

3.4
6.0/10 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 : Samson
4.

Samson

3.3
5.6/10 IMDB

Samson, an Israelite whose enormous strength is legendary, falls in love with Zorah, a Philistine, and marries her, overcoming his father Manoah's objections.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, J. Warren Kerrigan, George Periolat, Lule Warrenton, Cleo Madison, Kathleen Kerrigan, Edith Bostwick, Rose Gibbons, William Worthington, Marion Emmons ..
Directed by: J. Farrell MacDonald
Release date: 1914-04-30
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

3.3
6.2/10 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, Harry Carey ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1914-03-08
Best Movies of 1914 : The Rounders
7.

The Rounders

3.3
6.2/10 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 : The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'
8.

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, Josephine Crowell ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1914-08-02
Best Movies of 1914 : The Perils of Pauline
9.

The Perils of Pauline

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

The Perils of Pauline is a motion picture serial shown in weekly installments featuring the actress Pearl White playing the title character. Pauline has often been cited as a famous example of a damsel-in-distress, although viewers will find her character more resourceful and less helpless than the classic 'damsel' stereotype. Nine episodes (from a condensed 1916 re-release) survive to this day.

Starring: Milton Berle, Edward José, Pearl White, Crane Wilbur, Paul Panzer, Donald MacKenzie ..
Directed by: Louis J. Gasnier, Donald MacKenzie
Release date: 1914-03-31
Best Movies of 1914 : The New Janitor
10.

The New Janitor

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

The hero, a janitor played by Chaplin, is fired from work for accidentally knocking his bucket of water out the window and onto his boss the chief banker (Tandy). Meanwhile, one of the junior managers (Dillon) is being threatened with exposure by his bookie for gambling debts unpaid. Thus the manager decides to steal from the company.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Jess Dandy, John T. Dillon, Al St. John, Glen Cavender, Frank Hayes, Peggy Page ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1914-09-14
Best Movies of 1914 : Dough and Dynamite
11.

Dough and Dynamite

3.2
5.9/10 IMDB

Pierre and Jacques are working as waiters at a restaurant where the cooks go on strike. When the two are forced to work as bakers, the striking cooks put dynamite in the dough, with explosive results.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Chester Conklin, Fritz Schade, Norma Nichols, Cecile Arnold, Vivian Edwards, Phyllis Allen, John Francis Dillon, Edgar Kennedy, Slim Summerville ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1914-10-26
Best Movies of 1914 : Cinderella
12.

Cinderella

3.1
6.1/10 IMDB

Based on Charles Perrault's fairy tale: Cinderella is mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters, but she is able to go to the Royal Ball with the help of the Fairy Godmother.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Owen Moore, Isabel Vernon, Georgia Wilson, Lucille Carney, W.N. Cone, Inez Marcel ..
Directed by: James Kirkwood
Release date: 1914-12-28
Best Movies of 1914 : His New Profession
13.

His New Profession

3.1
5.9/10 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
14.

The Masquerader

3.1
5.9/10 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
15.

Mabel's Married Life

3.1
5.6/10 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 : Laughing Gas
16.

Laughing Gas

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

Although only a dental assistant, Charlie pretends to be the dentist. After receiving too much anesthesia, a patient can't stop laughing, so Charlie knocks him out with a club.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Fritz Schade, Alice Howell, Joseph Sutherland, Slim Summerville, Josef Swickard, Mack Swain, Helen Carruthers, Fred Hibbard, Gene Marsh ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1914-07-09
Best Movies of 1914 : Caught in a Cabaret
17.

Caught in a Cabaret

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

Charlie is a clumsy waiter in a cheap cabaret, suffering the strict orders from his boss. He meets a pretty girl in the park and tries to impress her by pretending to be an ambassador. Unfortunately she has a jealous fiancé.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Harry McCoy, Chester Conklin, Edgar Kennedy, Minta Durfee, Phyllis Allen, Josef Swickard, Alice Davenport, Gordon Griffith ..
Directed by: Mabel Normand
Release date: 1914-04-27
Best Movies of 1914 : Making a Living
18.

Making a Living

3.0
5.5/10 IMDB

A swindler scams a journalist to get some money and then applies for a job at his newspaper.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Henry Lehrman, Virginia Kirtley, Alice Davenport, Minta Durfee, Chester Conklin, Billy Gilbert, Emma Bell Clifton, Edward Nolan, Charles Inslee ..
Directed by: Henry Lehrman
Release date: 1914-02-02
Best Movies of 1914 : Twenty Minutes of Love
19.

Twenty Minutes of Love

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

Charlie is hanging around in the park, finding problems with a jealous suitor, a man who thinks that Charlie has robbed him a watch, a policeman and even a little boy, all because our friend can't stop snooping.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Minta Durfee, Edgar Kennedy, Gordon Griffith, Chester Conklin, Josef Swickard, Hank Mann, Eva Nelson ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin, Joseph Maddern
Release date: 1914-04-20
Best Movies of 1914 : The Spoilers
20.

The Spoilers

3.0
6.2/10 IMDB

The Spoilers is a 1914 film directed by Colin Campbell. It is set in Nome, Alaska during the 1898 Gold Rush, with William Farnum as Roy Glennister, Kathlyn Williams as Cherry Malotte, and Tom Santschi as Alex McNamara. The film culminates in a spectacular saloon fistfight between Glennister and McNamara. It was adapted to screen by Lanier Bartlett from the Rex Beach novel of the same name.

Starring: William Farnum, Kathlyn Williams, Bessie Eyton, Frank Clark, Tom Santschi, Jack McDonald, Wheeler Oakman, Norval MacGregor, William Ryno ..
Directed by: Colin Campbell
Release date: 1914-04-10
Best Movies of 1914 : A Film Johnnie
21.

A Film Johnnie

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

The Tramp, a film Johnnie (someone who loiters near theaters or studios to meet stars or get a job), attempts to meet his favorite movie actress at the Keystone Studio, but does not win friends there.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Ford Sterling, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, Peggy Pearce, Billy Gilbert, Dan Albert, Edgar Kennedy, George Nichols, Hampton Del Ruth ..
Directed by: George Nichols
Release date: 1914-03-02
Best Movies of 1914 : The Knockout
22.

The Knockout

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

To show his girl how brave he is, Pug challenges the champion to a fight. Charlie referees, trying to avoid contact with the two monsters.

Starring: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Minta Durfee, Edgar Kennedy, Charlie Chaplin, Frank Opperman, Al St. John, Hank Mann, Mack Swain, Dan Albert, Charles Avery ..
Directed by: Charles Avery, Mack Sennett
Release date: 1914-06-11
Best Movies of 1914 : Mabel's Strange Predicament
23.

Mabel's Strange Predicament

3.0
5.5/10 IMDB

The Tramp gets drunk in a hotel lobby and causes some misunderstandings between Mabel and her lover.

Starring: Mabel Normand, Charlie Chaplin, Chester Conklin, Alice Davenport, Harry McCoy, Frank Cooley, Henry Lehrman, Al St. John, Billy Gilbert, William Hauber ..
Directed by: Mabel Normand
Release date: 1914-02-14
Best Movies of 1914 : Those Love Pangs
24.

Those Love Pangs

2.9
5.4/10 IMDB

Charlie and a rival vie for the favors of their landlady.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Chester Conklin, Cecile Arnold, Vivian Edwards, Peggy Page, Charley Chase, Marvin Faylen, Edwin Frazee, William Hauber, Fred Hibbard ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1914-10-10
Best Movies of 1914 : A Dog's Love
25.

A Dog's Love

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

A lonely little girl is befriended by Shep, a neighbor's collie. The girl meets an untimely death, leaving Shep behind.

Starring: Helen Badgley, Arthur Bauer, Ethyle Cooke, Fannie Bourke, Shep the Dog ..
Directed by: Jack Harvey
Release date: 1914-10-03
Best Movies of 1914 : Between Showers
26.

Between Showers

2.9
5.4/10 IMDB

Mr. Snookie steals an umbrella and then, while trying to help a woman to cross a puddle, the Tramp appears and intervenes.

Starring: Ford Sterling, Charlie Chaplin, Chester Conklin, Emma Bell Clifton, Edward Nolan, Emma Clifton ..
Directed by: Henry Lehrman
Release date: 1914-02-28
Best Movies of 1914 : Cruel, Cruel Love
27.

Cruel, Cruel Love

2.8
5.3/10 IMDB

This early Chaplin film has him playing a character quite different from the Tramp for which he would become famous. He is a rich, upper-class gentleman whose romance is endangered when his girlfriend oversees him being embraced by a maid. Chaplin's romantic interest in this film, Minta Durfee, was the wife of fellow Keystone actor, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edgar Kennedy, Minta Durfee, Eva Nelson, Glen Cavender, William Hauber, Bert Hunn, Harry Russell, Billy Gilbert ..
Directed by: George Nichols, Mack Sennett
Release date: 1914-03-26
Best Movies of 1914 : The Face on the Barroom Floor
28.

The Face on the Barroom Floor

2.8
5.2/10 IMDB

A painter turned tramp (Chaplin), devastated by losing the woman he was courting as a wealthy man, finds himself drunk and getting drunker by the minute with some sailors at a bar until he's literally falling down. He keeps futilely trying to draw the woman's picture on the floor with a piece of chalk until he finally passes out cold (or perhaps dies, as in the poem) at the end of the film.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Cecile Arnold, Jess Dandy, Vivian Edwards, Chester Conklin, Harry McCoy, Hank Mann, Wallace MacDonald, Fritz Schade, Edward Nolan ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1914-08-10
Best Movies of 1914 : Tango Tangles
29.

Tango Tangles

2.7
5.2/10 IMDB

In a dance hall, two members of the orchestra and a tipsy dancer fight over the hat check girl.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Ford Sterling, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Chester Conklin, Minta Durfee, Sadie Lampe, Edgar Kennedy, Dave Morris, Frank Opperman, George Jeske ..
Directed by: Mack Sennett
Release date: 1914-03-09
Best Movies of 1914 : His Favorite Pastime
30.

His Favorite Pastime

2.7
5.0/10 IMDB

A very plastered fella follows a pretty woman home, and proceeds to make a nuisance of himself.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Peggy Pearce, Frank Opperman, Helen Carruthers, Jess Dandy, Hampton Del Ruth, William Hauber, Bert Hunn, George Jeske ..
Directed by: George Nichols
Release date: 1914-03-16
Best Movies of 1914 : Recreation
31.

Recreation

2.7
5.0/10 IMDB

Charlie begins to woo a woman on a bench, only to have her seaman boyfriend object. After a brick fight between the two men that eventually involves two police officers, all five people end up in the local pond to cool off.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Charles Bennett, Helen Carruthers, Edwin Frazee, Edward Nolan ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1914-08-13
Best Movies of 1914 : The Exploits of Elaine
32.

The Exploits of Elaine

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Elaine Dodge is the beautiful young daughter of Taylor Dodge, president of the Consolidated Insurance Company. When Mr Dodge is murdered by a mysterious cloaked figure known only as the Clutching Hand, Elaine enlists the aid of Craig Kennedy to unmask the killer

Starring: Pearl White, Arnold Daly, Creighton Hale, Raymond Owens, Sheldon Lewis, Edwin Arden, Leroy Baker, Lionel Barrymore, George B. Seitz ..
Directed by: George B. Seitz, Louis J. Gasnier, Leopold Wharton
Release date: 1914-12-29
Best Movies of 1914 : Ammunition Smuggling on the Mexican Border: Incidents of the Mexican Revolution
33.

Ammunition Smuggling on the Mexican Border: Incidents of the Mexican Revolution

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Around the film hang fascinating questions about border politics, which I’ll touch on in an introduction before the screening. One of Eugene Buck’s motivations for making the film may have been his rough cross-examination during his kidnappers’ first trials, in October 1913, when defense attorneys cast him as a confused and unreliable witness against idealistic freedom fighters. On film he could reproduce the pursuit, the shootouts, his kidnapping, and his friend’s murder just as he had testified. Reenacting the crime on film may have been the best revenge—and a way to honor the sacrifice of Deputy Ortiz, a twenty-year police veteran and, for the era, a rare Mexican American lawman.

Starring: Eugene Buck, Candelario Ortiz, Tom Gardner, Ive White, Bruce Roberts ..
Release date: 1914-09-29
Best Movies of 1914 : The Bargain
34.

The Bargain

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

After the bandit Jim Stokes robs the stage he is wounded fleeing. Recuperating at a ranch, he falls in love with and marries the daughter. Now wishing to go straight he tries to return the money but is recognized and captured. When the Sheriff then loses the recovered money at a crooked roulette table, he and Stokes strike a bargain.

Starring: William S. Hart, J. Frank Burke, Clara Williams, J. Barney Sherry, Joseph J. Dowling, Charles K. French, Roy Laidlaw, Herschel Mayall, Charles Swickard, Leo Willis ..
Directed by: Reginald Barker
Release date: 1914-12-03
Best Movies of 1914 : A Christmas Carol
35.

A Christmas Carol

2.6
5.5/10 IMDB

A miser is reformed by visions of past, present and future.

Starring: Charles Rock, Edna Flugrath, George Bellamy, Mary Brough ..
Directed by: Harold M. Shaw
Release date: 1914-11-10
Best Movies of 1914 : The Photo-Drama of Creation
36.

The Photo-Drama of Creation

2.6
6.8/10 IMDB

The film presents Jehovah's Witness beliefs about God's plan from the creation of the Earth through to the end of the 1,000 year reign of Christ. This presentation combined motion pictures and a slideshow, synchronized with sound (the first time such synchronization had been achieved). Over 9,000,000 people in North America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia saw the film.

Starring: Charles Taze Russell ..
Directed by: Charles Taze Russell
Release date: 1914-01-11
Best Movies of 1914 : Daisy Doodad's Dial
37.

Daisy Doodad's Dial

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Daisy and her husband both go in for a face-pulling contest, but when the big day comes she is unable to attend the competition, and her husband wins instead. When the next opportunity comes around, she is determined to win -- but gets a little over-enthusiastic on the way to the contest and finds herself in trouble! She is most ungrateful for her rescue; fate, however, catches up with her that night…

Starring: Florence Turner, Tom Powers ..
Directed by: Florence Turner
Release date: 1914-03-31
Best Movies of 1914 : The Wrath of the Gods
38.

The Wrath of the Gods

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

An American sailor falls in love with a fisherman's daughter and convinces her that Jesus is more powerful than the gods who have cursed her.

Starring: Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, Frank Borzage, Kisabur? Kurihara, Henry Kotani, Gladys Brockwell, Herschel Mayall ..
Directed by: Reginald Barker
Release date: 1914-06-08
Best Movies of 1914 : Tess of the Storm Country
39.

Tess of the Storm Country

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

A young girl, squatting on a wealthy man's land fights for her fellow squatters' right to stay.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Harold Lockwood, Olive Carey, David Hartford, Louise Dunlap, William Walters, Richard Garrick, Eugene Walter, Jack Henry, H.R. Macy ..
Directed by: Edwin S. Porter
Release date: 1914-03-30
Best Movies of 1914 : The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England
40.

The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Giles Bateson gets expelled from college for misconduct. His angry father, the Earl, sends him a message: "Never let me see you again until you have earned a half crown and proven yourself worthy of confidence."

Starring: Alec B. Francis, Chester Barnett, Gyp Williams, Simeon Wiltsie, Walter Morton, Johnny Hines, Vivian Martin ..
Directed by: Maurice Tourneur
Release date: 1914-11-09
Best Movies of 1914 : His Musical Career
41.

His Musical Career

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

Charlie and his partner are to deliver a piano to 666 Prospect St. and repossess one from 999 Prospect St.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Charley Chase, Fritz Schade, Frank Hayes, Cecile Arnold, Helen Carruthers, William Hauber, Billy Gilbert ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1914-11-07
42.

The Little Match Girl

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

A poor child strikes matches for warmth and dies in the snow.

Starring: John East ..
Directed by: Percy Nash
Release date: 1914-12-20
Best Movies of 1914 : A Busy Day
43.

A Busy Day

2.6
4.8/10 IMDB

A jealous wife is chasing her unfaithful husband during a parade, after he starts to flirt with a pretty woman.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Phyllis Allen, Ted Edwards, Mack Sennett, Billy Gilbert ..
Directed by: Mack Sennett
Release date: 1914-05-07
Best Movies of 1914 : His Trysting Places
44.

His Trysting Places

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Charlie and his friend Ambrose meet in a restaurant and accidentally leave with each other's coats. Charlie was going to pick up a baby bottle and Ambrose was going to mail a love letter that was in his coat pocket. Charlie's wife finds the letter and thinks he has a secret lover and Ambrose's wife believes he has an illegitimate child. Controversy arises in the park between Charlie and his wife and Ambrose and his wife. It is resolved at the end, but Charlie sparks another fight between the other couple by showing his friend's wife the love letter that was in his pocket.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Mack Swain, Phyllis Allen, Helen Carruthers, Glen Cavender, Nick Cogley, Ted Edwards, Vivian Edwards, Edwin Frazee ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1914-11-09
Best Movies of 1914 : The Squaw Man
45.

The Squaw Man

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

Blamed for the theft of an orphans fund, Captain James Wynnegate flees to the West where he makes a new life with the Indian woman Nat-U-Rich.

Starring: Dustin Farnum, Monroe Salisbury, Winifred Kingston, Red Wing, Mrs. A.W. Filson, Haidee Fuller, Foster Knox, Richard L'Estrange ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1914-02-15
Best Movies of 1914 : Home, Sweet Home
46.

Home, Sweet Home

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

John Howard Payne leaves home and begins a career in the theater. Despite encouragement from his mother and his sweetheart, Payne begins to lead a life of dissolute habits, and this soon leads to ruin and misery. In deep despair, he thinks of better days, and writes a song that later provides inspiration to several others in their own times of need.

Starring: Henry B. Walthall, Josephine Crowell, Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, Jack Pickford, Fay Tincher, Spottiswoode Aitken, Miriam Cooper ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1914-05-16
Best Movies of 1914 : In the Land of the Head Hunters
47.

In the Land of the Head Hunters

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

In the Land of the Head Hunters is a 1914 silent film fictionalizing the world of the Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) peoples of the Queen Charlotte Strait region of the Central Coast of British Columbia, Canada, written and directed by Edward S. Curtis and acted entirely by Kwakwaka'wakw natives. It was the first feature-length film whose cast was composed entirely of Native North Americans; the second, eight years later, was Robert Flaherty's Nanook of the North.

Starring: Stanley Hunt, Sarah Constance Smith Hunt, Mrs. George Walkus, Paddy 'Malid, Balutsa, Kwagwanu, Francine Hunt, Bob Wilson, Maggie Frank ..
Directed by: Edward S. Curtis
Release date: 1914-12-07
Best Movies of 1914 : Caught in the Rain
48.

Caught in the Rain

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

When a married couple become separated in the park, Charlie takes up with the lady and is beat up when her husband rejoins her. He takes a room in their hotel, and she sleepwalks into his room so that when her husband returns from his walk he must go out again to look for her. Charlie returns the lady to her room but must climb out onto the window ledge in a downpour.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Alice Davenport, Alice Howell, Helen Carruthers, Ted Edwards, Grover Ligon, Harry Russell, Slim Summerville ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1914-05-04
Best Movies of 1914 : The Property Man
49.

The Property Man

2.5
5.6/10 IMDB

Charlie is in charge of stage "props" and has trouble with actors' luggage and conflicts over who gets the star's dressing room. Once the dressing-room issue is resolved the next issue is getting everyone on stage with the correct backdrop. Backstage Charlie and an old man fight, often disrupting the on-stage performances. The audience also break into a fight, and a hose brought out behind the scenes ends up squirted over them.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Phyllis Allen, Alice Davenport, Charles Bennett, Jess Dandy, Vivian Edwards, Cecile Arnold, Norma Nichols, Joe Bordeaux, Dan Albert ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1914-08-01
50.

Gentlemen of Nerve

2.5
5.6/10 IMDB

Mabel and her beau go to an auto race and are joined by Charlie and his friend. As Charlie's friend is attempting to enter the raceway through a hole, the friend gets stuck and a policeman shows up.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Chester Conklin, Mack Swain, Phyllis Allen, Edgar Kennedy, Alice Davenport, Dan Albert, Helen Carruthers, Glen Cavender ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1914-10-29

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