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The Best Movies of 1913  

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List of the best movies of 1913, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1913 are listed by popularity, so the movies with the most votes are at the top. This list consists of all different movie genres, but each film was released in 1913. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1913 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1913 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

Everything from The Mirror to Three Friends is included on this list.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1913?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1913?"

1913 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1913. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1913 aren't just one persons opinion.
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Lionel Barrymore, Blanche Sweet, Harry Carey
Oil and Water is a 1913 film directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Blanche Sweet. The supporting cast includes Henry B. Walthall, Lionel Barrymore, and Harry Carey. A stage dancer and a ...more
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Blanche Sweet
Two Men of the Desert was a 1913 American silent Western short film written and directed by D. W. Griffith. Based on a story by Jack London, the film was shot on location in Death Valley. Two ...more
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Blanche Sweet, Henry B. Walthall
Broken Ways is a 1913 Western film directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Henry B. Walthall and Blanche Sweet. A print of the film survives.
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Lillian Gish, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh
The Battle at Elderbush Gulch is a 1913 American silent Western film directed by D. W. Griffith and featuring Mae Marsh, Lillian Gish, and Lionel Barrymore.
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Blanche Sweet, Henry B. Walthall
Three Friends is a 1913 American silent film directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Blanche Sweet.
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Jacques Jaccard, Jack Richardson, Harry von Meter
American Born is a 1913 American silent short film starring Sydney Ayres, Harry Van Meter, Charles Cummings, Jacques Jaccard, Louise Lester, Charles Morrison, Jack Richardson and Vivian Rich.
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Lionel Barrymore
The Ranchero's Revenge is a 1913 American film directed by D. W. Griffith.
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Lillian Gish, William Garwood, F. A. Turner
The Hunchback is a 1914 American silent short drama film directed by W. Christy Cabanne and written by Anita Loos. The film stars William Garwood, Frank Turner, Edna Mae Wilson and Lillian
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Lillian Gish, Frank Opperman
During the Round-Up is a 1913 American short Western film directed by Christy Cabanne and featuring Lillian Gish.
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Lon Chaney, Wallace Reid, Vivian Rich
The Ways of Fate is an 1913 American silent short romance film produced by the American Film Manufacturing Company. The film's directorial and producer roles have been both attributed to Allan ...more
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William Garwood, Florence La Badie, Jean Darnell
Some Fools There Were is a 1913 American silent short comedy film starring William Garwood, Riley Chamberlin, Jean Darnell, Florence La Badie, and William Russell.
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Jack Richardson, Harry von Meter, Charlotte Burton
The Rose of San Juan is a 1913 silent era short drama motion picture starring Sydney Ayres, Charlotte Burton, and Louise Lester. Directed by Sydney Ayres for the American Film Manufacturing ...more
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Harry Carey
The Tenderfoot's Money is a 1913 American film featuring Harry Carey.
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J. Warren Kerrigan, Pauline Bush
The Restless Spirit is a 1913 American silent short drama film written and directed by Allan Dwan, featuring J. Warren Kerrigan and Pauline Bush. The film is based on Thomas Gray's 1751 poem, ...more
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Torben Meyer, Olaf Fønss, Ebba Thomsen
Atlantis is a 1913 Danish silent film directed by August Blom, the head of production at the Nordisk Film company, and was based upon the 1912 novel by Gerhart Hauptmann. It starred an ...more
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Jack Richardson, Harry von Meter, Vivian Rich
At Midnight is a 1913 American silent short film written by Gordon V. May starring Harry Van Meter, Violet Neitz, Louise Lester, Jack Richardson and Vivian Rich.
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Lillian Gish, Frank Opperman
An Indian’s Loyalty is a 1913 short Western film directed by Christy Cabanne and featuring Lillian Gish.
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Henry B. Walthall
The Mirror is a 1913 silent film directed by Anthony O'Sullivan.
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Clarence Burton, William Clifford, Phyllis Gordon
The Werewolf is a silent film short that is considered the first werewolf film and the earliest film of the Universal Monsters series. It was directed by Henry MacRae, produced by Bison Film ...more
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Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett, Edgar Kennedy
Mabel's Awful Mistakes is a 1913 film starring Mabel Normand and directed by Mack Sennett. The film also features Mack Sennett, Ford Sterling and Edgar Kennedy.
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Murdock MacQuarrie, Pauline Bush
Bloodhounds of the North is a 1913 American silent short drama film directed by Allan Dwan and starring Murdock MacQuarrie, Pauline Bush, and Lon Chaney. The film is now considered lost.
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Roscoe Arbuckle
Fatty Joins the Force is a 1913 American short comedy film featuring Fatty Arbuckle. It features the Keystone Kops in a background role.
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Roscoe Arbuckle, Mabel Normand
Fatty at San Diego is a 1913 short comedy film featuring Fatty Arbuckle and Mabel Normand.
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Roscoe Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, Al St. John
The Waiters' Picnic is a 1913 American short comedy film featuring Fatty Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, and Al St. John.
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Charlotte Burton, Edith Borella, Winifred Greenwood
The Shriner's Daughter is a 1913 American silent short film starring Charlotte Burton, Violet Neitz, Helen Armstrong, William Bertram, Edith Borella, Ed Coxen, Reaves Eason, George Field, ...more