Drama Movies The Best Movies Directed by Charlie Chaplin  

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List of all movies directed by Charlie Chaplin ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Charlie Chaplin are listed here and include movie posters and Charlie Chaplin movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Charlie Chaplin as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Charlie Chaplin movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Charlie Chaplin film is can be factored into this list.

From Charlie Chaplin's studio films to Charlie Chaplin's independent films, this Charlie Chaplin filmography keeps tabs on all Charlie Chaplin movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

List includes City Lights, Modern Times and more.

If you’re wondering “what movies did Charlie Chaplin direct?” or “who is Charlie Chaplin?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by Charlie Chaplin?” and “what's a good selection of good Charlie Chaplin movies?”

If you're wanting to get into Charlie Chaplin films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent Charlie Chaplin works.

All Charlie Chaplin director credits are included. This list of every movie that Charlie Chaplin has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Charlie Chaplin movie is and which actors starred in the Charlie Chaplin film.

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Robert Downey Jr. and James Stewart both worked on a Charlie Chaplin directed movie, as have many other great actors. Did you have fun voting on this list of Charlie Chaplin movies? You might also want to vote on our lists of the best Fritz Lang and Billy Wilder movies as well.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The Gold Rush is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Charlie Chaplin
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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Charlie Chaplin, Billy Gilbert, Mack Sennett A Busy Day is a 1914 short film starring Charlie Chaplin and Mack Swain.

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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

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

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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

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

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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, Lloyd Bacon, Edna Purviance Edna's father wants her to marry wealthy Count He-Ha. Charlie, Edna's true love, impersonates the Count at dinner, but the real Count shows up and Charlie is thrown out. Later on Charlie and ...more

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Charlie Chaplin, Sid James, Phil Brown A King in New York is a 1957 British comedy film directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin in his last leading role, which co-stars, among others, his young son Michael. The film presents a ...more

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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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Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Mack Swain Mabel's Married Life is an American comedy silent film made by Keystone Studios starring and co-written by Charles Chaplin and Mabel Normand, and directed by Chaplin. As was so often the case ...more

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Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Coogan, Edna Purviance A Day's Pleasure is Charlie Chaplin's fourth film for First National Films. It was created at the Chaplin Studio. It was a quickly made two-reeler to help fill a gap while working on his first ...more

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Marlon Brando, Sophia Loren, Charlie Chaplin A Countess from Hong Kong is a 1967 British comedy film and the last film directed, written, produced and scored by Charlie Chaplin. It was one of two films Chaplin directed in which he did not ...more

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Charlie Chaplin Carnival Charlie Chaplin Carnival is a 1938 film directed by Charles Chaplin.

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Charlie Chaplin Cavalcade Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin Cavalcade is a comedy film written and directed by Charles Chaplin.

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Charlie Chaplin, Roscoe Arbuckle, Charley Chase Charlie meets a couple and agrees to care for the man's crippled uncle. After the couple breaks up the man's new girl drops some eggs which Charlie slips on while trying to control the ...more

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Charlie Chaplin, Edgar Kennedy, Slim Summerville The story involves Chaplin and Chester Conklin working as waiters at a restaurant where the cooks go on strike. When the two are forced to work as bakers, the striking cooks put dynamite in the ...more

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Charlie Chaplin, Roscoe Arbuckle, Mabel Normand The Masquerader is a 1914 film written and directed by Charles Chaplin during his time at The Keystone Company. This film stars Chaplin and Roscoe Arbuckle and has a running time of 9 minutes. ...more

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Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Mack Swain The Pilgrim is a 1923 American silent film made by Charlie Chaplin for the First National Film Company, starring Chaplin and Edna Purviance. The film marks the last time Edna Purviance would ...more

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Charlie Chaplin, Albert Austin, Henry Bergman The Professor is a 1919 American silent comedy film made at the Chaplin Studios for the First National film company starring Charlie Chaplin. However, the film was never released or even ...more

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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

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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.

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Charlie Chaplin, Edgar Kennedy, Chester Conklin Twenty Minutes of Love is a 1914 American comedy silent film made by Keystone Studios. The film is widely reported as Charlie Chaplin's directorial debut; some sources name Joseph Maddern as the ...more

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Charlie Chaplin, Bud Jamison, Edna Purviance It is windy at a bathing resort. After fighting with one of the two husbands, Charlie approaches Edna while the two husbands themselves fight over ice cream. Driven away by her husband, Charlie ...more

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Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Edgar Kennedy Gentlemen of Nerve is a 1914 American comedy silent film directed by Charles Chaplin, starring Chaplin and Mabel Normand, and produced by Mack Sennett at Keystone Studios.

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Charlie Chaplin, Chester Conklin, Hank Mann Face on the Bar Room Floor is a short film written and directed by Charles Chaplin in 1914. Chaplin stars in this film, loosely based on the poem of the same name by Hugh Antoine d'Arcy.

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Charlie Chaplin, Alice Howell Laughing Gas is a 1914 film starring Charlie Chaplin. The film is also known as Busy Little Dentist, Down and Out, Laffing Gas, The Dentist, and Tuning His Ivories.

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Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Mack Swain The Idle Class is a 1921 American silent film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin for First National Pictures.

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Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Edgar Kennedy Charlie and his wife are walking in the park when they encounter Ambrose and his wife where they become attracted to each other's wife and start chasing them around the park. The policeman is ...more

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Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Leo White A Woman was Charlie Chaplin's ninth film for Essanay Films. It was made in Los Angeles at the Majestic Studio and released in 1915. The film starts with Chaplin meeting Edna and her parents in a ...more

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Charlie Chaplin, Slim Summerville, Charley Chase Those Love Pangs, also known as The Rival Mashers, is an American silent comedy film. It was release in 1914 produced by Keystone Studios starring Charlie Chaplin and Chester Conklin with the ...more

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The Charlie Chaplin Festival The Charlie Chaplin Festival is a 1946 comedy film written and directed by Charles Chaplin.

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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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Charlie Chaplin, Charley Chase, Mack Swain His Musical Career is a 1914 American comedy silent film made by Keystone Studios starring Charlie Chaplin.