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.

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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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The Gold Rush is listed (or ranked) 4 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, 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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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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Billy Gilbert, Mack Sennett
A Busy Day is a 1914 short film starring Charlie Chaplin and Mack Swain.

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

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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, 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
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
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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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, 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, 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