Film The Best Charlie Chaplin Movies  

Reference
1.7k votes 309 voters 15.9k views 100 items

List Rules Vote for your favorite movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, Ranker may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

List of the best Charlie Chaplin movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Charlie Chaplin's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Charlie Chaplin movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Charlie Chaplin movies will be at the top of the list. Charlie Chaplin has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Charlie Chaplin movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Charlie Chaplin films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Charlie Chaplin role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Charlie Chaplin performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different films, like Behind the Screen and Between Showers.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Charlie Chaplin movies?" and "What are the greatest Charlie Chaplin roles of all time?"

Is Charlie Chaplin your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Buster Keaton and Alfred Hitchcock films lists too.

list ordered by

1
135 31
Ranker Video
Charlie Chaplin, Jean Harlow, Virginia Cherrill City Lights is a 1931 American romantic comedy film written by, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin. The story follows the misadventures of Chaplin's Tramp as he falls in love with a blind ...more

2
122 26
Ranker Video
Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Edward LeSaint Modern Times is a 1936 comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin in which his iconic Little Tramp character struggles to survive in the modern, industrialized world. The film is a ...more

3
103 22
Ranker Video
Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Billy Gilbert The Great Dictator is a 1940 American satirical political comedy-drama film starring, written, produced, scored, and directed by Charlie Chaplin, following the tradition of many of his other ...more

4
95 21
Ranker Video
Charlie Chaplin, Lita Grey, Jackie Coogan The Kid is a 1921 American silent comedy-drama film written by, produced by, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin, and features Jackie Coogan as his adopted son and sidekick. This was ...more

5
93 21
The Gold Rush is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Charlie Chaplin Movies
Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Georgia Hale The Gold Rush is a 1925 American silent comedy film written, produced, and directed by Charlie Chaplin. The film also stars Chaplin in his Little Tramp persona, Georgia Hale, Mack Swain, Tom ...more

6
54 11
Ranker Video
Charlie Chaplin, Albert Austin, Stanley Blystone The Circus is a 1928 silent film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin with Joseph Plunkett as an uncredited writer. The film stars Chaplin, Al Ernest Garcia, Merna Kennedy, Harry Crocker, ...more

7
36 6
Ranker Video
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

8
39 11
Ranker Video
Charlie Chaplin, Martha Raye, William Frawley Monsieur Verdoux is a 1947 black comedy film directed by and starring Charles Chaplin, who plays a bigamist wife killer inspired by serial killer Henri Désiré Landru. The ...more

9
34 8
Ranker Video
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

10
40 14
Ranker Video
Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Claire Bloom Limelight is a 1952 comedy-drama film written, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin, co-starring Claire Bloom, with an appearance by Buster Keaton. In dance scenes, Bloom is doubled by ...more

11
28 5
Ranker Video
Charlie Chaplin, Eric Campbell, Edna Purviance Easy Street is a 1917 short action-comedy film by Charlie Chaplin.

12
22 4
Ranker Video
Charlie Chaplin, Lloyd Bacon, Bud Jamison The Tramp is Chaplin's sixth film for Essanay Studios in 1915. Directed by Chaplin, it was the fifth and last film made at Essanay's Niles, California studio. The Tramp marked the beginning of ...more

13
24 7
Ranker Video
Charlie Chaplin, Eric Campbell, Edna Purviance The Cure is a 1917 short comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin.

14
19 3
Ranker Video
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.

15
16 2
Ranker Video
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

16
19 5
Ranker Video
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

17
19 6
Ranker Video
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

18
11 1
Ranker Video
Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Leo White The Bank was Charlie Chaplin's tenth film for Essanay Films. Released in 1915, it is a departure from the tramp character, as Charlie Chaplin plays a janitor at a bank. Edna Purviance plays the ...more

19
16 4
Ranker Video
Charlie Chaplin, Ben Turpin, Lloyd Bacon The Champion is a comedy film released in 1915 by Essanay Studios, starring Charles Chaplin alongside Edna Purviance and Leo White. Essanay co-owner and star, Broncho Billy Anderson can be seen ...more

20
18 6
Ranker Video
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.

21
6 0
Ranker Video
Charlie Chaplin, Roscoe Arbuckle, Charley Chase The Rounders is a 1914 comedy short starring Charles Chaplin and Roscoe Arbuckle. The film involves two drunks fighting with their wives who then go out to get even drunker, and was written and ...more

22
6 0
Ranker Video
Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Leo White Work is a 1915 silent film starring Charlie Chaplin, and co-starring Edna Purviance, Marta Golden and Charles Inslee. It was filmed at the Majestic Studio in Los Angeles.

23
20 9
Ranker Video
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.

24
13 3
Ranker Video
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

25
14 4
Ranker Video
Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Henry Bergman Sunnyside is a 1919 American short silent film written, directed and starring Charlie Chaplin. It was his third film for First National Pictures.