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List of 1916 Movies and TV Shows

Browse the full list of 1916 movies and TV shows streaming online, including services like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, HBO and more. Sort by Reelgood, IMDB rating, popularity and more to find something to watch!

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1. Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

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7.7/10
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68/100
Released: 1916
History, Drama

What it's about: The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Paramount+, Epix, Fandor & 2 others) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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2. The Rink

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7.1/10
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57/100
Released: 1916Rated: G
Family, Comedy

What it's about: After amusements working in a restaurant, Charlie uses his lunch break to go roller skating.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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3. One A.M.

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7.1/10
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54/100
Released: 1916Rated: G
Family, Comedy

What it's about: A drunken homeowner has a difficult time getting about in his home after arriving home late at night.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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4. The Pawnshop

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7.1/10
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54/100
Released: 1916Rated: G
Family, Comedy

What it's about: A pawnbroker's assistant deals with his grumpy boss, his annoying co-worker and some eccentric customers as he flirts with the pawnbroker's daughter, until a perfidious crook with bad intentions arrives at the pawnshop.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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5. The Floorwalker

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6.6/10
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53/100
Released: 1916Rated: G
Family, Comedy

What it's about: An impecunious customer creates chaos in a department store while the manager and his assistant plot to steal the money kept in the establishment's safe.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (The Roku Channel) & stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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6. Behind the Screen

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7.0/10
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52/100
Released: 1916Rated: G
Romance, Comedy

What it's about: During the troubled shooting of several movies, David, the prop man's assistant, meets an aspiring actress who tries to find work in the studio. Things get messy when the stagehands decide to go on strike.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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7. The Fireman

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6.6/10
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52/100
Released: 1916Rated: G
Comedy

What it's about: Firefighter Charlie Chaplin is tricked into letting a house burn by an owner who wants to collect on the insurance.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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8. The Count

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6.6/10
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52/100
Released: 1916
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: A tailor's apprentice burns Count Broko's clothes while ironing them and the tailor fires him. Later, the tailor discovers a note explaining that the count cannot attend a dance party, so he dresses as such to take his place; but the apprentice has also gone to the mansion where the party is celebrated and bumps into the tailor in disguise…

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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9. Judex

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7.4/10
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51/100
Released: 1916
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When an unscrupulous banker ruins his family, a young man swears to bring him to justice, so he adopts a new identity, the mysterious Judex, and ominously disguised and sunk into the muddy path of vengeance, punishes the crooks and protects the innocents. (Originally a twelve-part epic serial.)

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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10. The Vagabond

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6.9/10
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49/100
Released: 1916
Romance, Comedy

What it's about: Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp tries to earn money by playing the violin, but he’s soon facing off against the jealous competition.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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11. The Mystery of the Leaping Fish

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6.9/10
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48/100
Released: 1916
Mystery, Comedy

What it's about: Coke Ennyday, the scientific detective, divides his time into periods of "Sleep", "Eat", "Dope" and "Drinks". In fact, he overcomes every situation with drugs: consuming cocaine to increase his energy or injecting it in his opponents to incapacitate them. To help the police, he tracks down a contraband of opium (which he eagerly tastes) transported within "leaping fishes", saving a "fish-blower" girl from blackmail along the way.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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12. The Matrimaniac

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6.0/10
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46/100
Released: 1916
Romance, Comedy

What it's about: A young couple attempts to elope, with the bride's irate father in hot pursuit. The train stops briefly and the young man dashes off to find a minister, but before he can get himself and the minister onto the train, it leaves, carrying his bride-to- be away. Now the young man, minister in tow, pursues his bride while her father and a horde of lawmen pursue them both.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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13. Joan the Woman

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6.5/10
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45/100
Released: 1916
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A WWI English officer is inspired the night before a dangerous mission by a vision of Joan of Arc, whose story he relives.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+, Epix & Kanopy) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix).

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14. Flirting with Fate

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6.4/10
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44/100
Released: 1916
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: In the midst of an emotional depression, a man hires a murderer to kill him. But the despair soon passes, and the man must now escape the killer he's hired to end his life.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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15. The Battle of the Somme

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6.7/10
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44/100
Released: 1916
Documentary

What it's about: The Battle of the Somme is a 1916 British documentary and propaganda film. Shot by two official cinematographers, Geoffrey Malins and John McDowell, the film depicts the British Army's preparations for, and the early stages of, the battle of the Somme. Premiered in London on 10 August 1916 and released generally on 21 August, while the battle continued in France, the film gave a very graphic depiction of trench warfare, showing dead and wounded British and German soldiers. The film was a massive success, selling some twenty million tickets in its first six weeks of release in Britain. It was later distributed in eighteen other countries.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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16. Sherlock Holmes

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6.3/10
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43/100
Released: 1916
Mystery, Drama

What it's about: When a couple of scammers hold young Alice Faulkner against her will to discover the whereabouts of letters whose dissemination could cause a scandal affecting the royal family, Sherlock Holmes decides to take over the case. (Considered lost, a copy was found in 2014, in the vaults of the Cinémathèque Française.)

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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17. The Ocean Waif

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6.4/10
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43/100
Released: 1916
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: An abused woman finds love in the arms of a famous novelist

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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18. Burlesque on Carmen

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6.1/10
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41/100
Released: 1916Rated: R
Horror, Comedy

What it's about: A gypsy seductress is sent to sway a goofy officer to allow a smuggling run.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

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19. Fatty and Mabel Adrift

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6.7/10
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41/100
Released: 1916
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Villains launch Fatty and Mabel's beachfront house into the ocean.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

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20. King Lear

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5.7/10
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41/100
Released: 1916
Drama

What it's about: Silent adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

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21. His Picture in the Papers

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5.9/10
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40/100
Released: 1916
Comedy

What it's about: A young man can only get the woman he loves if he becomes famous and manages to get his picture in the newspapers. He determines to let nothing stand in the way of his doing exactly that, and in the process winds up getting involved with a gang of criminals and a locomotive chase.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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22. The Devil's Needle

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39/100
Released: 1916
Drama

What it's about: THE DEVIL'S NEEDLE (1916, dir: Chester Withey) stars silent superstar Norma Talmadge as Renee, a French artist's model who uses morphine as an escape from the dull reality of her life. She recommends it to a neurotic artist played by Tully Marshall (Queen Kelly), because "it kindles the fires of genius." The artist quickly becomes addicted to the drug and the quality of his work begins to disintegrate. He takes on a new model, marries her, and starts her on the same path of moral degradation, until a guilt-ridden Renee decides to intervene in order to save them both. According to silent film historian Kevin Brownlow, THE DEVIL'S NEEDLE was banned by the state of Ohio, but the censor board reversed its decision after recognizing the positive message beneath the film's scandalous surface. This special edition was mastered from a 35mm preservation print of the 1923 re-release version. The only known surviving copy, the element suffers significant nitrate decomposition during some scenes.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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23. Silas Marner

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4.8/10
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39/100
Released: 1916
Drama, History

What it's about: After having been wrongly accused of murder and robbery, a heretofore kindly and gregarious weaver becomes a nasty, bitter, lonely old miser.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

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24. Madcap Ambrose

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5.7/10
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39/100
Released: 1916
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Ambrose likes his mother's assistant, but when she inherits a fortune, the obstacles to their relationship keep mounting.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

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25. Eleanor's Catch

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5.6/10
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38/100
Released: 1916
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: ELEANOR'S CATCH is a delightful short, directed by and starring Cleo Madison. A successful actress, Madison was one of many women who directed films at Universal, particularly in the mid 1910s. In this two-reeler, she stars as a young city girl dragged into a life of crime by a ne’er-do-well suitor. A terrific surprise ending gives Eleanor and Cleo an early claim to promoting women’s equality in the workforce.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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26. The Return of Draw Egan

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6.4/10
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38/100
Released: 1916
Action & Adventure

What it's about: A small town marshal’s secret past as an outlaw comes back to haunt him when an old associate shows up and threatens to expose his former dark deeds.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi).

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27. Discontent

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6.1/10
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37/100
Released: 1916
Drama

What it's about: Ed Brown plays a old war veteran tired of living in a veterans' home and decides to move in with his wealthy nephew.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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28. The Danger Girl

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37/100
Released: 1916
Comedy

What it's about: Madcap Gloria disguises herself as a man, in order to lure a "dangerous" vamp away from her beau, Bobbie.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

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29. Reggie Mixes In

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37/100
Released: 1916
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Reggie, a wealthy young man about town, is eager for excitement, so he takes to visiting the rougher sections of the city in search of thrills. He meets and falls for a cabaret singer, but she turns out to be the inamorata of the local gang boss. The gangster sends his men after Reggie, but eventually it comes down to a duel between the two men themselves.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

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30. Bombs!

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5.6/10
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37/100
Released: 1916
Comedy

What it's about: A World War 1 slapstick comedy from Keystone.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

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31. The World and the Woman

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6.2/10
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37/100
Released: 1916
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: In "The World and the Woman", Jeanne Eagels plays a prostitute (which is only implied by her walking the streets and, at one point, being harassed by a policeman). Later in the film, Eagels's walk ends with her regeneration. She walks the path to church and to God. She becomes a faith healer, while the drama is in whether her past will catch up with her.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

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32. His Bitter Pill

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5.5/10
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36/100
Released: 1916
Comedy

What it's about: Jim, the apple of his mother's eyes, is the big-hearted galoot of a man and is sheriff of his small town. He is sweet on Nell, who he has known all his life. Just as he is about to propose to her, he finds out that he has missed his opportunity as Diamond Dan, a big city slicker, has already proposed to her, to which she's accepted.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

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33. Nugget Jim's Pardner

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6.1/10
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35/100
Released: 1916

What it's about: Nugget Jim's pardner (Borzage), is an easy-come-easy-go character, an heirling who has worn through the last of pater's patience, eaten through his allowance of allowances. Off he pops, after one last drunken hurrah, to makes his living way out west. He teams up with a prospector and his daughter and they develop a happy family situation.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

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34. Heaven Will Protect a Woiking Goil

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5.2/10
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33/100
Released: 1916
Comedy

What it's about: Nell leaves for the big city in search of her missing father, followed by a helpless boyfriend hoping to protect her.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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35. A Ready-Made Maid

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5.3/10
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31/100
Released: 1916
Comedy

What it's about: Billie Reeves comedy produced by Lubin.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

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36. The Dancer

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3.9/10
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29/100
Released: 1916
Drama

What it's about: Johnny Madden travels to the city and falls in love with Capella. His mother is heartbroken that her son has flown the nest and that the woman he has flown to is a common actress. She had always intended that he would marry their neighbor, Daisy Brown. Mrs. Madden begins secretly putting the screws to Capella to make her abandon Johnny so that he will come back to the farm and Daisy.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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