The Best Movies of 1917

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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  • The Immigrant
    1
    Charlie Chaplin, William Gillespie, Eric Campbell
    11 votes
    • Released: 1917
    • Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
    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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  • Easy Street
    2
    Charlie Chaplin, Eric Campbell, Edna Purviance
    10 votes
    • Released: 1917
    • Directed by: Charlie Chaplin, Edward Brewer
    Easy Street is a 1917 short action-comedy film by Charlie Chaplin.
  • Poor Little Rich Girl
    3
    Mary Pickford, Marcia Harris, Frank McGlynn
    9 votes
    • Released: 1917
    • Directed by: Maurice Tourneur
    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 future ...more
  • Cleopatra
    4
    Theda Bara, Art Acord, Thurston Hall
    9 votes
    • Released: 1917
    • Directed by: J. Gordon Edwards
    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 Shakespeare's Antony ...more
  • The Butcher Boy
    5
    Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle, Al St. John
    7 votes
    • Released: 1917
    • Directed by: Roscoe Arbuckle
    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 Corporation, and ...more
  • Patria
    6
    Rudolph Valentino, Wallace Beery, Warner Oland
    6 votes
    • Released: 1917
    • Directed by: Leopold Wharton, Theodore Wharton, Jacques Jaccard
    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 independent ...more