Feature Film, Released between 1917-01-01 and 1917-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Cleopatra (1917)

125 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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The story of Cleopatra, the fabulous queen of Egypt, and the epic romances between her and the greatest men of Rome, Julius Caesar and Antony.

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Fritz Leiber, Thurston Hall, Alan Roscoe

Votes: 296

2. Little Women (1917)

Drama, Romance, Family

6.0
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The lives and loves of four sisters during their pastor father's absence.

Director: Alexander Butler | Stars: Daisy Burrell, Mary Lincoln, Minna Grey, Ruby Miller

Votes: 6

3. A Man There Was (1917)

Not Rated | 48 min | Drama, War

7.4
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Terje Vigen, a sailor, suffers the loss of his family through the cruelty of another man. Years later, when his enemy's family finds itself dependent on Terje's beneficence, Terje must ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Victor Sjöström, August Falck, Edith Erastoff, Bergliot Husberg

Votes: 1,429

4. The Little Princess (1917)

62 min | Drama

5.8
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Little Sara Crewe is placed in a boarding school by her father when he goes off to war, but he does not understand that the headmistress is a cruel, spiteful woman who makes life miserable ... See full summary »

Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Mary Pickford, Norman Kerry, Katherine Griffith, Anne Schaefer

Votes: 631

5. The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)

Not Rated | 65 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.7
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The wealthy but selfish parents of a lonely young girl begin to rethink what is important to them after a servant's irresponsibility results in a crisis.

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Mary Pickford, Madlaine Traverse, Charles Wellesley, Gladys Fairbanks

Votes: 1,231

6. One of Many (1917)

50 min | Drama

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The home of Mrs. Bryson and her two daughters is happy except for the poverty that prevents the girls from sending their sick mother away to the mountains. Both help to support the ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Frances Nelson, Niles Welch, Mary Mersch, Harold Entwistle

7. Satan's Rhapsody (1917)

55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.9
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A Faustian tale about an old woman who makes a pact with Mephisto to regain her youth, in return she must stay away from love. After the deal she meets two brothers who fall in love with her.

Director: Nino Oxilia | Stars: Lyda Borelli, Andrea Habay, Ugo Bazzini, Giovanni Cini

Votes: 550

8. Straight Shooting (1917)

Passed | 57 min | Western

6.2
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Cattleman Flint cuts off farmer Sims' water supply. When Sims' son Ted goes for water, one of Flint's men kills him. Cheyenne is sent to finish off Sims, but finding the family at the newly dug grave, he changes sides.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Duke R. Lee, George Berrell, Molly Malone

Votes: 344

9. A Tale of Two Cities (1917)

70 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.0
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Alcoholic lawyer Sydney Carton travels to Paris during the Reign of Terror to rescue French aristocrat Charles Darnay, husband of the woman he loves.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: William Farnum, Jewel Carmen, Charles Clary, Herschel Mayall

Votes: 106

10. The Silent Man (1917)

61 min | Western

6.6
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A gold prospector strikes it rich, but the crooks who run a frontier town take it away from him. He determines to get it back and clean up the town.

Director: William S. Hart | Stars: William S. Hart, Vola Vale, Robert McKim, Dorcas Matthews

Votes: 60

11. The Black Stork (1917)

50 min | Drama

4.9
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A young man and woman are considering marriage; eugenicist Harry J Haiselden warns that they are ill-matched and will produce defective offspring. He is right; their baby is born defective,... See full summary »

Directors: Leopold Wharton, Theodore Wharton | Stars: Jane Fearnley, Allan Murnane, Hamilton Revelle, Elsie Esmond

Votes: 16

12. The Little American (1917)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.0
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A young American has her ship torpedoed by a German U-boat but makes it back to ancestral home in France, where she witnesses German brutality firsthand.

Directors: Cecil B. DeMille, Joseph Levering | Stars: Mary Pickford, Jack Holt, Raymond Hatton, Hobart Bosworth

Votes: 596

13. '49-'17 (1917)

Unrated | 61 min | Drama, Western

5.8
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A retired judge comes West to restore a ghost town.

Director: Ruth Ann Baldwin | Stars: Joseph W. Girard, Leo Pierson, William Dyer, Mattie Witting

Votes: 242

14. Les Misérables (1917)

100 min | Drama

5.7
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Jean Valjean, a good and decent man who has committed a minor crime, is imprisoned but escapes. He is pursued thereafter for years by Javert, the cruel and implacable arm of the law.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: William Farnum, George Moss, Hardee Kirkland, Gretchen Hartman

Votes: 18

15. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1917)

Passed | 60 min | Drama

6.6
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A doctor's wife is the head of a bureau that publishes and hands out literature on birth control. However, the police stop it and forbid her to speak in meetings about the secret that was ... See full summary »

Directors: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber | Stars: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber, Priscilla Dean, Wedgwood Nowell

Votes: 15

16. Bucking Broadway (1917)

53 min | Western

6.0
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A ranch foreman battles a rich stockbroker for the affections of a beautiful young woman.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Molly Malone, L.M. Wells, Vester Pegg

Votes: 445

17. Wild and Woolly (1917)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Western, Romance

6.5
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A rich young Easterner who has always wanted to live in "the Wild West" plans to move to a Western town. Unknown to him, the town's "wild" days are long gone, and it is an orderly, ... See full summary »

Director: John Emerson | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Calvert Carter, Charles Stevens

Votes: 544

18. El apóstol (1917)

70 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Argentinian President Yrigoyen burns Buenos Aires using Jupiter's thunderbolts.

Director: Quirino Cristiani

Votes: 39

19. The Suburban Vicar (1917)

70 min | Drama

5.9
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The priest Erik falls in love with Elin. But Eriks father general Von Tillisch don't approve.

Director: Georg af Klercker | Stars: Gabriel Alw, Georg Blickingberg, Lilly Gräber, Mary Johnson

Votes: 12

20. Seven Keys to Baldpate (1917)

Passed | 65 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A writer bets a friend that he can write a 10,000-word novel in 24 hours. The friends takes the bet, and gives him the keys to his Baldpate Inn, which has been closed for the winter, so he ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Ford | Stars: George M. Cohan, Anna Q. Nilsson, Hedda Hopper, Corene Uzzell

Votes: 79

21. A Marked Man (1917)

50 min | Western

4.3
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A mother is convinced her son is a ranch owner when in fact he is an outlaw, and she just saves him from hanging.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Molly Malone, Harry L. Rattenberry, Vester Pegg

Votes: 27

22. Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray (1917)

80 min | Fantasy, Thriller

6.9
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A variation of the famous Oscar Wilde tale in which Dorian Gray's soul is manifested in a painting instead of his own body.

Director: Richard Oswald | Stars: Bernd Aldor, Ernst Pittschau, Ernst Ludwig, Andreas Van Horn

Votes: 22

23. Satyavadi Raja Harishchandra (1917)

Drama

6.4
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The homage to the upright King Harishchandra who almost sacrifices his kingdom for his love of truth, opens with a tableau showing the king, his wife Taramati and his young son, to whom he ... See full summary »

Director: Dhundiraj Govind Phalke | Stars: D.D. Dabke, Bhalachandra D. Phalke, Anna Salunke

Votes: 17

24. The Dying Swan (1917)

49 min | Drama

7.2
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A grief-stricken ballerina becomes the obsession of an increasingly unhinged artist.

Director: Yevgeny Bauer | Stars: Vera Karalli, Aleksandr Kheruvimov, Vitold Polonsky, Andrey Gromov

Votes: 836

25. Reaching for the Moon (1917)

69 min | Adventure

6.4
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A factory worker has always dreamed that he was meant for better things, to be rich and famous and in "the company of kings". One day he discovers that he is indeed the only heir to the ... See full summary »

Director: John Emerson | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Richard Cummings, Millard Webb

Votes: 73

26. The Narrow Trail (1917)

68 min | Western

7.0
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Ice Harding, outlaw, tames a wild horse and names it King. Ice and his gang hold up a stagecoach and encounter San Francisco vice king Bates and his innocent niece Betty Werdin. Ice is ... See full summary »

Directors: William S. Hart, Lambert Hillyer | Stars: William S. Hart, Sylvia Breamer, Milton Ross, Bob Kortman

Votes: 58

27. The Darling of Paris (1917)

Drama

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A gypsy girl with her foster-mother arrive in the French Capital where her beauty attracts the attention of the Apaches, and she becomes a member of their band. Her beauty attracts Claude ... See full summary »

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Glen White, Walter Law, Herbert Heyes

28. Sirens of the Sea (1917)

60 min | Fantasy

6.0
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Director: Allen Holubar | Stars: Louise Lovely, Carmel Myers, Jack Mulhall, Sydney Deane

Votes: 8

29. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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With her family in financial difficulties, Rebecca is sent to live with her two strict, unfeeling aunts, who do not appreciate the young girl's charm and energy. Rebecca must make new ... See full summary »

Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Mary Pickford, Eugene O'Brien, Helen Jerome Eddy, Charles Ogle

Votes: 754

30. Mr. Dolan of New York (1917)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Raymond Wells | Stars: Jack Mulhall, Noble Johnson, Julia Ray, Albert MacQuarrie

31. Nearly Married (1917)

60 min | Comedy

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Director: Chester Withey | Stars: Madge Kennedy, Frank M. Thomas, Mark Smith, Alma Tell

32. The Whip (1917)

80 min | Drama

5.8
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The story of the training of a racehorse, the Whip, of the amnesiac nobleman who loves the horse, and of the villains who attempt to keep it from racing.

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Alma Hanlon, June Elvidge, Irving Cummings, Warren Cook

Votes: 30

33. The Merry Jail (1917)

48 min | Comedy

6.2
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A neglected wife disguises herself in order to lure her wastrel husband into a compromising position.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Harry Liedtke, Emil Jannings, Paul Biensfeldt, Erich Schönfelder

Votes: 504

34. House of Cards (1917)

Drama

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The Mannings are a professional couple--she's a doctor, he's a lawyer--who are so absorbed in their careers that they have little time for their young daughter Louise, who is basically left... See full summary »

Director: Alice Guy | Stars: Catherine Calvert, Frank Mills, Kittens Reichert, James O'Neill

35. The Secret Game (1917)

67 min | Drama

6.2
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During the Great War, German and Japanese spies face off in the United States.

Director: William C. de Mille | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Holt, Florence Vidor, Mayme Kelso

Votes: 93

36. A Mormon Maid (1917)

68 min | Drama, History, Western

6.1
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This silent melodrama is set against the 1840s westward migration of the Mormons. Dora, a young woman, and her family are saved from an Indian attack by a Mormon community traveling to Utah... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Mae Murray, Frank Borzage, Hobart Bosworth, Edythe Chapman

Votes: 73

37. The Torture of Silence (1917)

80 min | Drama

6.4
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Sad story of an unfaithful wife and her subsequent sufferings as a mother.

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Emmy Lynn, Firmin Gémier, Armand Tallier, Anthony Gildès

Votes: 102

38. The Golem and the Dancing Girl (1917)

Horror, Comedy

6.4
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As a practical joke, an actor impersonates the screen monster he made famous. Complications ensue.

Directors: Rochus Gliese, Paul Wegener | Stars: Paul Wegener, Lyda Salmonova, Rochus Gliese, Wilhelm Diegelmann

Votes: 28

39. A Modern Musketeer (1917)

Passed | 68 min | Adventure, Comedy, Western

6.7
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A restless young man travels west, encountering adventure, romance, and danger.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Marjorie Daw, Kathleen Kirkham, Eugene Ormonde

Votes: 251

40. The Woman God Forgot (1917)

60 min | History, Romance

6.6
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Cortez sends Alvarado to Montezuma who throws him into a dungeon from which he is rescued by Tecza who loves him. He is recaptured when her lover Guatemoco finds Alvarado hiding in her ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Wallace Reid, Raymond Hatton, Hobart Bosworth, Theodore Kosloff

Votes: 56 | Gross: $0.34M

41. Blue Jeans (1917)

Drama

8.1
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Perry Bascom comes to the town of Rising Sun, Indiana, to take charge of the sawmills which have for years been managed by his father's best friend, Col. Henry Clay Risener. His father's ... See full summary »

Director: John H. Collins | Stars: Viola Dana, Robert Walker, Sally Crute, Clifford Bruce

Votes: 34

42. Masks and Faces (1917)

Comedy

5.5
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An actress cures an aged flirt by posing as his wife.

Director: Fred Paul | Stars: Johnston Forbes-Robertson, Irene Vanbrugh, Henry S. Irving, Gerald du Maurier

Votes: 15

43. The Learnin' of Jim Benton (1917)

Western

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Jim Benton has been too busy making money to learn to read and write, but he persuades Evelyn Hastings to open school on his ranch and he is her most devoted pupil. The sheepmen carry out ... See full summary »

Director: Clifford Smith | Stars: Roy Stewart, Fritzi Ridgeway, Walter Perry, Ed Brady

44. The Vicar of Wakefield (1917)

Not Rated | 90 min | Romance, Drama

6.0
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Dr. Primrose, the vicar of Wakefield, enjoys life with his wife and five children. His two daughters, Olivia and Sophia, are courted by two apparent gentlemen, Mr. Burchell and Squire ... See full summary »

Director: Ernest C. Warde | Stars: Frederick Warde, Boyd Marshall, Kathryn Adams, Gladys Leslie

Votes: 24

45. The Spirit of '76 (1917)

Drama, History, War

5.6
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Catherine Montour (Adda Gleason), a striking half-breed Indian princess, and mistress of King George III (Jack Cosgrove) aspires to become the first Queen of America when the revolution breaks out.

Director: George Siegmann | Stars: Adda Gleason, Howard Gaye, George Chesebro, Dark Cloud

Votes: 13

46. The Last Indian Attack (1917)

97 min | History, War

6.7
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Reconstruction of the last Indian rebellion of Mocovíes in San Javier, north of the province of Santa Fe, in 1904. Silent Movie.

Director: Alcides Greca | Stars: Mariano López, Salvador López, Rosa Volpe, Alcides Greca

Votes: 79

47. Paradise Garden (1917)

50 min | Comedy, Romance

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Director: Fred J. Balshofer | Stars: Harold Lockwood, Vera Sisson, Virginia Rappe, William Clifford

48. The Scarlet Car (1917)

50 min | Drama

5.4
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After discovering that Cyrus Peabody, the president of the bank, and his son Ernest have embezzled 35,000 dollars, their cashier, Paul Revere Forbes, threatens to expose them. In a rage, ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph De Grasse | Stars: Franklyn Farnum, Edith Johnson, Lon Chaney, Sam De Grasse

Votes: 74

49. Sangre y arena (1917)

65 min

6.4
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Juan Gallardo, a poor but ambitious young shoemaker's son in Southern Spain yearns to be a matador. To that end he and his companions set out for Seville where he eventually finds fame and ... See full summary »

Directors: Ricardo de Baños, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez | Stars: P. Alcaide, Mark Andrews, Matilde Domenech, José Portes

Votes: 13

50. A Girl Like That (1917)

50 min | Crime, Drama

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Nell Gordon is unfortunate in her ancestry; her father is a crook, but she possesses qualities of resourcefulness and loyalty. Though she loves her father, she detests his associates, ... See full summary »

Director: Dell Henderson | Stars: Irene Fenwick, Owen Moore, Thomas O'Keefe, Eddie Sturgis


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