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Film The Best Movies of 1917  

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List of the best movies of 1917, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1917 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 1917. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1917 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1917 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

This list is made up of many different movies, including The Cure and The Immigrant.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1917?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1917?"

1917 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1917. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1917 aren't just one persons opinion.

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Easy Street Charlie Chaplin, Eric Campbell, Edna Purviance Easy Street is a 1917 short action-comedy film by Charlie Chaplin.

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The Immigrant Charlie Chaplin, William Gillespie, Eric Campbell The Immigrant is a 1917 American silent romantic comedy short film. The film stars the Charlie Chaplin Tramp character as an immigrant coming to the United States who is accused of theft on the ...more

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Poor Little Rich Girl Mary Pickford, Marcia Harris, Frank McGlynn The Poor Little Rich Girl is a 1917 American comedy-drama film directed by Maurice Tourneur. Adapted by Frances Marion from the 1913 play by Eleanor Gates. The Broadway play actually starred ...more

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The Little American Mary Pickford, Sam Wood, Ramon Novarro The Little American is a 1917 American silent romantic war drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. The film stars Mary Pickford as an American woman who is in love with both a German and a ...more

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The Cure Charlie Chaplin, Eric Campbell, Edna Purviance The Cure is a 1917 short comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin.

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Cleopatra Theda Bara, Art Acord, Thurston Hall Cleopatra was an American silent historical drama film based on H. Rider Haggard's 1889 novel Cleopatra and the plays Cleopatre by Émile Moreau and Victorien Sardou and William ...more

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Wild and Woolly Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Charles Stevens Wild and Woolly is a 1917 American silent Western comedy film which tells the story of one man's personal odyssey from sophisticated Easterner to Western tough guy. It stars Douglas Fairbanks, ...more

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The Butcher Boy Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle, Al St. John The Butcher Boy is a 1917 American short comedy film starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Buster Keaton. This was the first in Arbuckle's series of films with the Comique Film ...more

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Straight Shooting Harry Carey Straight Shooting is a 1917 American silent Western film directed by John Ford and featuring Harry Carey. Prints of this film survive in the International Museum of Photography and Film at ...more

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The Empty Gun Lon Chaney, Sam De Grasse The Empty Gun is a 1917 American silent Western film directed by Joe De Grasse and featuring Lon Chaney

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The Little Princess Mary Pickford, ZaSu Pitts, Theodore Roberts The Little Princess is a 1917 American silent film directed by Marshall Neilan based upon the novel A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This version is notable for having been adapted ...more

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The Adventurer Charlie Chaplin, Eric Campbell, Edna Purviance The Adventurer is a short comedy film made in 1917 written and directed by Charlie Chaplin, and is the last of the twelve films made under contract for the Mutual Film Corporation.

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One A.M. Charlie Chaplin One A.M. was a unique Charlie Chaplin silent film created for Mutual Film in 1916. It was the first film he starred in alone, except for a brief scene of Albert Austin playing a cab driver.

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Lonesome Luke's Lovely Rifle Harold Lloyd Lonesome Luke's Lovely Rifle is a 1917 American short comedy film featuring Harold Lloyd.

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Bashful Harold Lloyd Bashful is a 1917 short comedy film featuring Harold Lloyd. A copy exists in the film archive of the Museum of Modern Art, New York City.

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The Devil-Stone Wallace Reid, Tully Marshall, Geraldine Farrar The Devil-Stone is a 1917 American silent romance film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and co-written by his mother Beatrice and his some time lover Jeanie MacPherson. The film had sequences filmed ...more

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Goin' Straight Harry Carey Goin' Straight is a 1917 silent film featuring Harry Carey and released by Universal Pictures.

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Joan the Woman Ramon Novarro, Wallace Reid, Tully Marshall Joan the Woman is a 1916 American epic silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Geraldine Farrar as Joan of Arc. The film premiered on Christmas Day in 1916. This was ...more

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Hands Up! Colleen Moore, Wilfred Lucas Hands Up! is a 1917 Western film directed by Tod Browning. This was Colleen Moore's last film for Triangle/Fine Arts. D. W. Griffith had withdrawn from the Triangle arrangement and taken many ...more

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Cheyenne's Pal Harry Carey Cheyenne's Pal is a 1917 American silent Western film directed by John Ford and featuring Harry Carey. The film is considered to be lost.

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The Mysterious Outlaw Harry Carey The Mysterious Outlaw is a 1917 American western film featuring Harry Carey and released by Universal Pictures.

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Patria Rudolph Valentino, Wallace Beery, Warner Oland Patria is a 1917 15-chapter serial film starring Irene Castle, Milton Sills, and Warner Oland based on the novel The Last of the Fighting Channings by Louis Joseph Vance. Patria was an ...more

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Step Lively Frank Sinatra, Harold Lloyd, George Murphy Step Lively is a 1917 American short comedy film featuring Harold Lloyd. A print of the film at the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

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The Golden Bullet Harry Carey The Golden Bullet is a 1917 American Western film featuring Harry Carey.

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The Soul Herder Harry Carey The Soul Herder is a 1917 American silent Western film directed by John Ford, and featuring Harry Carey. The film is presumed to be lost.

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The Bad Man of Cheyenne Harry Carey The Bad Man of Cheyenne is a 1917 American silent Western film featuring Harry Carey.

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Coney Island Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle, Al St. John Coney Island is a 1917 short silent film comedy written and directed by Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, and starring Arbuckle and Buster Keaton.

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The Wrong Man Harry Carey, Francelia Billington The Wrong Man is a 1917 American Western film, featuring Harry Carey.

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Pinched Harold Lloyd Pinched is a 1917 short comedy film starring Harold Lloyd.

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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Mary Pickford, Charles Stanton Ogle, Helen Jerome Eddy Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is a 1917 silent comedy-drama film directed by Marshall Neilan based upon the novel of the same name by Kate Douglas Wiggin. This version is notable for having been ...more

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Father Sergius "Father Sergius" is a short story written by Leo Tolstoy in 1890 and first published in 1898.

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Over the Fence Harold Lloyd Over the Fence is a 1917 American short comedy film directed by and starring Harold Lloyd. The film is notable as the debut of the "Glasses" or "Boy" character. Prints of the ...more

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The Wedding Song Bela Lugosi, Károly Lajthay, Richard Kornay The Wedding Song is a 1917 Hungarian film directed by Alfréd Deésy. It featured Béla Lugosi in his first onscreen appearance.

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A Man There Was Victor Sjöström, Edith Erastoff, Bergliot Husberg A Man There Was is a 1917 Swedish drama directed by Victor Sjöström, based on a poem of the same title by Henrik Ibsen. At a cost of 60,000 SEK it was the by then most expensive ...more

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Bucking Broadway Harry Carey, Martha Mattox, Molly Malone Bucking Broadway is a 1917 film by John Ford, probably his sixth feature film. Long thought to be lost, along with about 60 of Ford's 70 silent films, it was found in 2002 in the archives of the ...more

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A Marked Man Harry Carey A Marked Man is a 1917 American silent Western film, directed by John Ford and featuring Harry Carey. The film is considered to be lost.

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Leoni Leo Bela Lugosi, Lajos Gellért, Gusztáv Turán Leoni Leo is a 1917 Hungarian adventure film directed by Alfréd Deésy and featuring Béla Lugosi.

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The Outlaw and the Lady Harry Carey The Outlaw and the Lady is a 1917 film featuring Harry Carey and released by Universal Pictures.

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Camille Theda Bara, Richard Barthelmess, Claire Whitney Camille was an American silent drama film based on the 1852 novel and play La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, fils, adapted by Adrian Johnson, directed by J. Gordon Edwards, and ...more

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The Fighting Gringo Harry Carey The Fighting Gringo is a 1917 Western film directed by John Ford and featuring Harry Carey.

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A Romance of the Redwoods Mary Pickford A Romance of the Redwoods is a 1917 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Mary Pickford. A print of the film survives in the film archive at George Eastman House.

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The Little Brother William Garwood, Enid Bennett, Josephine Headley The Little Brother is a 1917 American silent drama directed by Charles Miller and starring William Garwood and Australian actress Enid Bennett. The scenario was written by Lambert Hillyer based ...more

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Six-Shooter Justice Harry Carey Six-Shooter Justice is a 1917 American Western film featuring Harry Carey.

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The Texas Sphinx Harry Carey The Texas Sphinx is a 1917 American silent Western film, featuring Harry Carey and released by Universal Pictures.

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A 44-Calibre Mystery Harry Carey A 44-Calibre Mystery is a 1917 American short Western film, featuring Harry Carey. Carey plays the role of Sheriff Cheyenne Harry who saves Kitty Flanders from Pete McGuire takes her safely ...more

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Clubs Are Trump Harold Lloyd Clubs Are Trump is a 1917 American short comedy film featuring Harold Lloyd.

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The Woman God Forgot Ramon Novarro, Wallace Reid The Woman God Forgot is a 1917 American romance film directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

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The Millionaire Oliver Hardy, Billy West The Millionaire is a 1917 American silent comedy film featuring Oliver Hardy.

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Hair-Trigger Burke Harry Carey, William Steele, Claire Du Brey Hair-Trigger Burke is a 1917 American film starring Harry Carey.

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Beloved Rogues Harry von Meter, Clarence Kolb Beloved Rogues is a 1917 American silent comedy-drama film directed and written by Alfred Santell with the storyline by Aaron Hoffman. Starring C. William Kolb. A surviving fragment, 1 reel, ...more