Best Movies of 1915

1.

The Birth of a Nation

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

Two families, abolitionist Northerners the Stonemans and Southern landowners the Camerons, intertwine. When Confederate colonel Ben Cameron is captured in battle, nurse Elsie Stoneman petitions for his pardon. In Reconstruction-era South Carolina, Cameron founds the Ku Klux Klan, battling Elsie's congressman father and his African-American protégé, Silas Lynch.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper, Mary Alden, Ralph Lewis, Joseph Henabery, Josephine Crowell, Spottiswoode Aitken, Jennie Lee ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1915-02-08
Best Movies of 1915 : The Regeneration
2.

The Regeneration

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

At 10 years old, Owen becomes a ragged orphan when his mother dies. Abusive next-door neighbors the Conways take him in, and by 17, Owen has learned that might is right. At 25, he's a career gangster: loitering, gambling and drinking in dens of iniquity. Marie Deering arrives in Owen's area, eager to empower the impoverished, gang-affiliated youth through education. Owen slowly but surely leaves his old life behind, choosing the narrow path- all the while falling in love with Marie. Skinny, who's taken over Owen's role in the gang, reappears to him, spelling trouble.

Starring: James A. Marcus, Maggie Weston, John McCann, Harry McCoy, Rockliffe Fellowes, William Sheer, Carl Harbaugh, Anna Q. Nilsson, Peggy Barn, Maggie Weston ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1915-09-12
Best Movies of 1915 : The Tramp
3.

The Tramp

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

The Little Fellow finds the girl of his dreams and work on a family farm. He helps defend the farm against criminals, and all seems well, until he discovers the girl of his dreams already has someone in her life. Unwilling to be a problem in their lives, he takes to the road, though he is seen skipping and swinging his cane as if happy to be back on the road where he knows he belongs.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Ernest Van Pelt, Paddy McGuire, Lloyd Bacon, Leo White, Bud Jamison, Billy Armstrong ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1915-04-12
Best Movies of 1915 : The Cheat
4.

The Cheat

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

A venal, spoiled stockbroker's wife impulsively embezzles $10,000 from the charity she chairs and desperately turns to a Burmese ivory trader to replace the stolen money.

Starring: Fannie Ward, Jack Dean, Sessue Hayakawa, James Neill, Yutaka Abe, Dana Ong, Hazel Childers, Arthur H. Williams, Dick La Reno, Lucien Littlefield ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1915-12-13
Best Movies of 1915 : The Champion
5.

The Champion

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Walking along with his bulldog, Charlie finds a "good luck" horseshoe just as he passes a training camp advertising for a boxing partner "who can take a beating." After watching others lose, Charlie puts the horseshoe in his glove and wins. The trainer prepares Charlie to fight the world champion. A gambler wants Charlie to throw the fight. He and the trainer's daughter fall in love.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Ernest Van Pelt, Lloyd Bacon, Leo White, Carl Stockdale, Billy Armstrong, Paddy McGuire, Bud Jamison, Ben Turpin ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1915-03-11
Best Movies of 1915 : The Bank
6.

The Bank

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A janitor at a bank is in love with a secretary and dreams that she has fallen in love with him too.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Carl Stockdale, Charles Inslee, Leo White, Billy Armstrong, Fred Goodwins ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1915-08-09
7.

Gertie the Dinosaur

3.4
5.8/10 IMDB

A plagiarised version of Winsor McCay's short from 1914

Directed by: John Randolph Bray
Release date: 1915-01-01
Best Movies of 1915 : A Night in the Show
8.

A Night in the Show

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Mr. Pest tries several theatre seats before winding up in front in a fight with the conductor. He is thrown out. In the lobby he pushes a fat lady into a fountain and returns to sit down by Edna. Mr. Rowdy, in the gallery, pours beer down on Mr. Pest and Edna. He attacks patrons, a harem dancer, the singers Dot and Dash, and a fire-eater.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Charlotte Mineau, Dee Lampton, Leo White, Wesley Ruggles, John Rand, James T. Kelley, Paddy McGuire, Lloyd Bacon ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1915-11-20
Best Movies of 1915 : A Woman
9.

A Woman

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Mother, father and daughter go to the park. The women doze off on a bench while the father plays a hide-and-seek game with a girl, blindfolded. Charlie leads him into a lake. Both dozing ladies on the bench fall for Charlie and invite him for dinner. The father returns home with a friend. Charlie rushes upstairs and dresses like a woman, shaving his mustache. Both men fall for Charlie.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Charles Inslee, Marta Golden, Margie Reiger, Billy Armstrong, Leo White ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1915-07-12
Best Movies of 1915 : Work
10.

Work

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

Charlie and his boss have difficulties just getting to the house they are going to wallpaper. The householder is angry because he can't get breakfast and his wife is screaming at the maid as they arrive. The kitchen gas stove explodes, and Charlie offers to fix it. The wife's secret lover arrives and is passed off as the workers' supervisor, but the husband doesn't buy this and fires shots. The stove explodes violently, destroying the house.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Charles Inslee, Edna Purviance, Billy Armstrong, Marta Golden, Leo White, Paddy McGuire ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1915-06-21

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