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Film The Best Movies of 1918  

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List of the best movies of 1918, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1918 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 1918. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1918 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1918 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

List features A Dog's Life, Hearts of the World and more movies.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1918?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1918?"

1918 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1918. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1918 aren't just one persons opinion.
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Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Albert Austin A Dog's Life is a silent film written, produced and directed by Charlie Chaplin. This was Chaplin's first film for First National Films. Chaplin plays opposite an animal as "co-star". ...more

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Lillian Gish, David Butler, Robert Harron The Greatest Thing in Life is a 1918 American silent drama film about World War I, directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, and David Butler. The film is now ...more

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Lon Chaney, Elmo Lincoln, Harry von Meter The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin was a 1918 silent war propaganda melodrama film written, directed and starring Rupert Julian. The film's supporting cast included Elmo Lincoln, Nigel De Brulier ...more

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Victor Sjöström, Edith Erastoff, William Larsson The Outlaw and His Wife is a 1918 Swedish silent film directed by Victor Sjöström, based on a play from 1911 by Jóhann Sigurjónsson. It tells the story of Eyvind of the ...more

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Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle, Al St. John Out West is a 1918 short comedy film, a satire on contemporary westerns, starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, and Al St. John. It was the first of Arbuckle's ...more

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Rudolph Valentino, Carmel Myers, Mary Warren All Night is a 1918 American silent comedy-drama film starring Carmel Myers and Rudolph Valentino, directed by Paul Powell and released by Universal Pictures under the name Bluebird Photoplays. ...more

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Harry Carey The Phantom Riders is a 1918 American Western film directed by John Ford and featuring Harry Carey. The film is considered to be lost.

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Harry Carey, Neva Gerber Three Mounted Men was a 1918 American Western film directed by John Ford and featuring Harry Carey. The film is considered to be lost.

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Mary Pickford, Conway Tearle, Josephine Crowell Stella Maris is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by Marshall Neilan, written by Frances Marion and based on William John Locke's 1913 novel of the same name. The film stars Mary ...more

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Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Leo White Triple Trouble is a two-reel silent comedy film that was released in 1918. It starred Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance and Leo White. This film was not an official Chaplin film, even though it ...more

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Mabel Normand, Rod La Rocque A Perfect 36 is a 1918 silent comedy film directed by Charles Giblyn, written by Tex Charwate, and starring Mabel Normand and Rod La Rocque. The plot involves Normand's clothes being stolen in a ...more

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Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Albert Austin The Bond is a propaganda film created by Charlie Chaplin at his own expense for the Liberty Loan Committee for theatrical release to help sell U.S. Liberty Bonds during World War I. Made in 1918 ...more

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Douglas Fairbanks, Pauline Curley Bound in Morocco was an American silent action comedy/romance film starring Douglas Fairbanks. Fairbanks produced and wrote the film's story and screenplay, and Allan Dwan directed. The film was ...more

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Lillian Gish, George Fawcett The Great Love is a 1918 American silent war drama film directed by written and D. W. Griffith who, along with scenario writer Stanner E.V. Taylor, is credited as "Captain Victor ...more

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Mary Pickford, ZaSu Pitts, Spottiswoode Aitken How Could You, Jean? is a silent comedy-drama film, starring Mary Pickford, directed by William Desmond Taylor, and based on a novel by Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd. Casson Ferguson was the male lead; ...more

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Curt Goetz, Victor Janson, Ferry Sikla I Don't Want to Be a Man is a 1918 German film directed by Ernst Lubitsch.

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Pearl White, Antonio Moreno, Paul Panzer The House of Hate is a 1918 American film serial directed by George B. Seitz, produced when many early film studios in America's first motion picture industry were based in Fort Lee, New Jersey. ...more

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Lon Chaney, William S. Hart, Gretchen Lederer Riddle Gawne is a 1918 American silent Western film directed by William S. Hart and Lambert Hillyer and featuring Lon Chaney. Considered lost for decades, one of the five reels was found to have ...more

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Hoot Gibson Play Straight or Fight is a 1918 American short Western film directed by Paul Hurst.

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Douglas Fairbanks Headin' South is a 1918 American silent romantic comedy film directed by Arthur Rosson with supervision from Allan Dwan and starring Douglas Fairbanks. The film is now considered lost.

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Harry Carey The Scarlet Drop is a 1918 American Western film directed by John Ford and featuring Harry Carey. Just over 30 minutes of footage of the film now survives in the Getty Images Archive.

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Enid Bennett, Albert Ray When Do We Eat? is a 1918 American silent comedy film directed by Fred Niblo.

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Lon Chaney, Dorothy Phillips The Grand Passion is a 1918 American silent Western film directed by Ida May Park and starring Lon Chaney.

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Hoot Gibson, Noble Johnson, Helen Gibson The Branded Man is a 1918 American short Western film starring Hoot Gibson.

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Harry Carey A Woman's Fool is a 1918 American Western film directed by John Ford featuring Harry Carey. The film is considered to be lost.

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Mae Marsh, Alec B. Francis, Wyndham Standing The Glorious Adventure is a lost 1918 American silent film which was one of the last made in the Kinemacolor process.

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Harry Carey Wild Women is a 1918 American Western film directed by John Ford and featuring Harry Carey. The film is considered to be lost.

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Lillian Gish, Noël Coward, Erich von Stroheim Hearts of the World is a 1918 American silent World War I propaganda film written, produced and directed by D. W. Griffith. In an effort to change the neutral mindset of the American public ...more

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Elmo Lincoln, Gordon Griffith, Enid Markey Tarzan of the Apes is a 1918 American action/adventure silent film directed by Scott Sidney starring Elmo Lincoln, Enid Markey, George B. French and Gordon Griffith. The movie was the first ...more

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Theda Bara, Josef Swickard When a Woman Sins is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by J. Gordon Edwards and starring Theda Bara.

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Harold Lloyd The Lamb is a 1918 American short comedy film starring Harold Lloyd. It is believed to be lost.

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Harry Carey Hell Bent is a 1918 American Western film directed by John Ford and featuring Harry Carey. A print of the film exists in the Czechoslovak Film Archive.

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Anna Q. Nilsson, Lillian West Ravished Armenia is a book written in 1918 by Arshaluys Mardiganian about her experiences in the Armenian Genocide. A Hollywood film based on it was filmed in 1919 under the title Auction of ...more

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Harry Carey Thieves' Gold is a 1918 American Western film directed by John Ford and featuring Harry Carey. The film is considered to be lost.

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Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle, Joe Keaton The Bell Boy is a short film produced and released in 1918 by the Comique film company. The film stars Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton as bellboys in Elk's Head Hotel. They cause trouble with ...more

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Theda Bara, G. Raymond Nye Under the Yoke is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by J. Gordon Edwards and starring Theda Bara. Based on the short story "Maria of the Roses", by George Scarborough.

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Bryant Washburn, Florence Vidor Till I Come Back to You is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. This film is preserved at George Eastman House.

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Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Alice Lake The Cook is a silent film starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Buster Keaton. The movie is a slapstick comedy and focuses on goings-on at a high-end restaurant with Arbuckle as the ...more

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Kathlyn Williams We Can't Have Everything was a 1918 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

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Ruth Roland, George Larkin Hands Up! is a 1918 American adventure film serial directed by Louis J. Gasnier and James W. Horne.

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Raymond Hatton The Whispering Chorus is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

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Enid Bennett, Douglas MacLean Fuss and Feathers is a 1918 American silent comedy film directed by Fred Niblo.

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Bela Lugosi, Ila Lóth, Camilla von Hollay The Picture of Dorian Gray is a 1918 Hungarian drama film directed by Alfréd Deésy, featuring Béla Lugosi., and based on Oscar Wilde's novel of the same name.

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Oliver Hardy Painless Love is a 1918 American silent comedy film featuring Oliver Hardy.

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Oliver Hardy Hello Trouble is a 1918 silent comedy film featuring Oliver Hardy.

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Noah Beery, Jr., Theodore Roberts Old Wives for New is a 1918 American drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Prints of the film survive at the International Museum of Photography and Film at George Eastman House.

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Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle, Joe Roberts Moonshine is a 1918 American short comedy film directed by and starring Fatty Arbuckle. While the film is considered incomplete, there are different surviving prints of varying quality. The Kino ...more

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William Garwood, Gloria Hope, Vivian Reed The Guilty Man is a 1918 American silent drama directed by Irvin Willat and starring William Garwood, Vivian Reed and Gloria Hope. The film was based on a play by Charles Klein.

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Oliver Hardy The King of the Kitchen is a 1918 American silent comedy film featuring Oliver Hardy.

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Harold Lloyd Follow the Crowd is a 1918 short comedy film with Harold Lloyd. Previously thought to be a lost film, the SilentEra website says now that a "print exists".