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List of the best movies of 1916, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1916 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 1916. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1916 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1916 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different movies, including Intolerance and The Fireman.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1916?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1916?"

1916 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1916. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1916 aren't just one persons opinion.
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Charlie Chaplin, Eric Campbell, Edna Purviance The Count is Charlie Chaplin's fifth film for Mutual Film Corporation in 1916. Released on September 4, it co-starred Eric Campbell and Edna Purviance.

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Charlie Chaplin, Lloyd Bacon, Eric Campbell The Fireman is the second film Charlie Chaplin created for Mutual Film Corporation in 1916. Released on June 12, it starred Chaplin as the fireman and Edna Purviance as the daughter to Lloyd

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Charlie Chaplin, Wesley Ruggles, Eric Campbell The Pawnshop was Charlie Chaplin's sixth film for Mutual Film Corporation. Released on October 2, 1916, it stars Chaplin in the role of assistant to the pawnshop owner, played by Henry Bergman. ...more

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Lillian Gish, Douglas Fairbanks, Erich von Stroheim Intolerance is a 1916 epic silent film directed by D. W. Griffith and considered one of the great masterpieces of the Silent Era. The three-and-a-half hour epic intercuts four parallel ...more

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Charlie Chaplin, Eric Campbell, Edna Purviance After amusements working in a restaurant, Charlie uses his lunch break to go roller skating. Mr. Stout makes advances toward the unwilling Edna (whose father and Mrs. Stout had earlier carried ...more

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Charlie Chaplin, Eric Campbell, Edna Purviance After passing the hat and taking the donations intended for German street musicians Charlie heads for the country. Here he finds and rescues a girl from a band of gypsies. The girl falls in love ...more

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Harry Carey A Knight of the Range is a 1916 American Western film, featuring Harry Carey.

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William S. Hart, Clara Williams Hell's Hinges is a 1916 American Western silent film starring William S. Hart and Clara Williams. Directed by Charles Swickard, William S. Hart and Clifford Smith, and produced by Thomas H. ...more

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Alice Terry, Herschel Mayall, Howard Hickman Civilization is a 1916 American pacifist allegorical drama film produced by Thomas H. Ince, written by C. Gardner Sullivan, and directed by Ince, Reginald Barker and Raymond B. West. The story ...more

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Harry Carey A Woman's Eyes is a 1916 silent film featuring Harry Carey.

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Harry Carey The Night Riders is a 1916 American silent Western film, featuring Harry Carey.

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Charlie Chaplin, Snub Pollard, Bud Jamison Police is Charlie Chaplin's 14th film with Essanay Studios and was released in 1916. It was made at the Majestic Studio in Los Angeles. Charlie plays an ex-convict who finds life on the outside ...more

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Jack Holt, Marie Walcamp Liberty is a 1916 American Western film serial directed by Jacques Jaccard and Henry MacRae, and was the first purely Western serial ever made. The film is now presumed to be lost.

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Charlie Chaplin, Lloyd Bacon, Bud Jamison The Floorwalker is a 1916 American silent comedy film, Charlie Chaplin's first Mutual Film Corporation film. The film stars Chaplin, in his traditional Tramp persona, as a customer who creates ...more

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Wallace Reid, Geraldine Farrar Maria Rosa is a surviving 1916 silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. It was based on a 1914 Broadway stage play Maria Rosa by Àngel Guimerà. On the stage the principal ...more

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Charlie Chaplin, Peter Sellers, Edna Purviance This is the original two-reel parody of Bizet's Carmen by Chaplin. Darn Hosiery, a Spanish officer, is seduced by the gypsy girl Carmen, leading to disgrace and downfall.

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Harry Carey The Committee on Credentials is a 1916 American silent film featuring Harry Carey. It is based on the novel The Pride of Palomar by Peter Bernard Kyne. It follows the protagonist Ballrat Bob, ...more

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Harry Carey Love's Lariat is a 1916 American silent film featuring Harry Carey.

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Charlie Chaplin, Eric Campbell, Edna Purviance Behind the Screen is a 1916 short silent film written by, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin, and also starring Eric Campbell and Edna Purviance.

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Richard Barthelmess, Creighton Hale, Marguerite Clark Snow White is an American silent romantic fantasy film directed by J. Searle Dawley based on the Winthrop Ames Broadway play, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Tha latter was adapted from the ...more

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Roscoe Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, Al St. John He Did and He Didn't is a 1916 short comedy film starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Mabel Normand. The dark plot, extremely sophisticated for its time, involves a corpulent husband ...more

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Harold Lloyd Luke's Movie Muddle is a 1916 American short comedy film starring Harold Lloyd. Prints of the film survive in various film archives around the world, including George Eastman House and the ...more

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Theodore Roberts, Thomas Meighan, Earle Fox The Trail of the Lonesome Pine is a 1916 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. It is based on the novel and play of the same name.

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Constance Collier, Jack Conway, Wilfred Lucas Macbeth is a silent, black-and-white 1916 film adaptation of the William Shakespeare play Macbeth. It was directed by John Emerson, assisted by Erich von Stroheim, and produced by D. W. ...more

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Mae Murray The Dream Girl was a 1916 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Based on an original story by DeMille writer Jeanie MacPherson, the film starred Mae Murray and Theodore ...more

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Theda Bara, John Webb Dillon, Alice Gale Romeo and Juliet is a 1916 American silent romantic drama film directed by J. Gordon Edwards and starring Theda Bara. The film was based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and was produced by the ...more

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Lois Wilson, William Garwood, Andrew Arbuckle A Soul at Stake is a 1916 American silent short drama directed by and starring William Garwood, Andrew Arbuckle and Lois Wilson.

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Annette Kellerman, Hal De Forrest A Daughter of the Gods was a 1916 American silent fantasy drama film written and directed by Herbert Brenon. The film was controversial because of the sequences of what was regarded as ...more

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Nils Asther, Mauritz Stiller, Lars Hanson The Wings is a 1916 Swedish silent film directed by Mauritz Stiller, starring Egil Eide, Lars Hanson, Lili Bech, and Julius Hälsig, and was based on Herman Bang's 1902 novel Mikaël, ...more

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Lillo of the Sulu Seas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 1916
Harry von Meter, Harold Lockwood, May Allison Lillo of the Sulu Seas is a 1916 American silent short romance film written and directed by Thomas Ricketts. The film stars Harold Lockwood and May Allison.

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Harold Lloyd Luke's Shattered Sleep is a 1916 American short comedy film starring Harold Lloyd.

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Lillian Gish, Spottiswoode Aitken Pathways of Life is a 1916 American short drama film directed by Christy Cabanne. A surviving film at UCLA Film and Television.

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Harry Carey The Passing of Hell's Crown is a 1916 American silent Western film, featuring Harry Carey.

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Harry von Meter, Harold Lockwood, May Allison The Other Side of the Door is a 1916 American silent romantic drama directed by Tom Ricketts. Based on the novel of the same name by Lucia Chamberlain, the film stars Harold Lockwood and May

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Harold Lloyd Luke Locates the Loot is a 1916 American short comedy film starring Harold Lloyd. A print of the film survives in the National Film Archive.

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Ebba Thomsen The End of the World is a 1916 Danish science fiction drama film directed by August Blom and written by Otto Rung, starring Olaf Fønss and Ebba Thomsen. The film depicts a worldwide ...more

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Mary Miles Minter, Harry von Meter, Wallace MacDonald Youth's Endearing Charm is a 1916 American silent drama film directed by William C. Dowlan. The film stars Mary Miles Minter, Wallace McDonald and Harry von Meter. The script for the film was ...more

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Ivan Mosjoukine The Queen of Spades is a 1916 film adaptation of the Aleksandr Pushkin short story of the same name, noted for high producer and operator culture, with the psychological depth of actor's game, ...more

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Harold Lloyd Luke and the Mermaids is a 1916 short comedy film featuring Harold Lloyd.

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Harold Lloyd Luke's Speedy Club Life is a 1916 American short comedy film starring Harold Lloyd.

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Harold Lloyd Luke's Lost Lamb is a 1916 American short comedy film starring Harold Lloyd.

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Roscoe Arbuckle, Al St. John The Waiters' Ball is a 1916 American short comedy film directed by and starring Fatty Arbuckle. Arbuckle's nephew Al St. John has a memorable role as Roscoe's rival.

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Lon Chaney, Murdock MacQuarrie Accusing Evidence is a 1916 American silent Western film directed by Allan Dwan and starring Lon Chaney.

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Harry Carey The Three Godfathers is a 1916 American silent film featuring Harry Carey. The film was remade in 1919 as Marked Men, which also starred Carey.

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Harold Lloyd Luke, Crystal Gazer is a 1916 American short comedy film starring Harold Lloyd.

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Harold Lloyd Luke, the Candy Cut-Up is a 1916 short comedy film starring Harold Lloyd. A print of the film survives in George Eastman House.

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Hoot Gibson Stampede in the Night is a 1916 American short Western film directed by Jacques Jaccard.

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Mildred Harris, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron Hoodoo Ann is a 1916 American comedy-drama silent film, written by D.W. Griffith, directed by Lloyd Ingraham and released by Triangle Film Corporation.

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Harold Lloyd Luke's Late Lunchers is a 1916 short comedy film starring Harold Lloyd.

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Harold Lloyd Luke Rides Roughshod is a 1916 American short comedy film featuring Harold Lloyd.