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List of 1917 Movies and TV Shows

Browse the full list of 1917 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. The Immigrant

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7.6/10
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61/100
Released: 1917
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: An European immigrant endures a challenging voyage only to get into trouble as soon as he arrives in New York.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Kanopy & FilmBox) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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2. Easy Street

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7.5/10
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57/100
Released: 1917
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: A derelict, huddled under the steps of a missionary church, feels enlightened by the sermon of a passionate preacher and infatuated by the beauty of the congregation's pianist, in such a way that he tries to improve his life of poverty by becoming a policeman. His first assignment will be to patrol along Easy Street, the turf of a vicious bully and his criminal gang.

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

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3. The Adventurer

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7.4/10
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54/100
Released: 1917
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: The daring convict no. 23, known as The Eel, escapes from prison and, after mocking his inept persecutors, saves the lives of three people in peril: a beautiful girl, her mother and an annoying suitor, only to get exhausted and almost drowned. Once he regains his strength at Judge Brown's home, he participates on an upper-class social party where he competes with the suitor for the favors of the charming Miss Brown. But prison guards are still after him…

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

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4. A Man There Was

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7.4/10
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53/100
Released: 1917
Drama

What it's about: Terje Vigen, a sailor, suffers the loss of his family through the inflexibility of another man. Years later, when his enemy's family finds itself dependent on his benevolence, Terje must decide whether to avenge himself.

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

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5. The Cure

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7.2/10
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52/100
Released: 1917
Comedy

What it's about: An alcoholic checks into a health spa and his antics promptly throw the establishment into chaos.

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

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6. A Romance of the Redwoods

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5.9/10
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47/100
Released: 1917
Romance

What it's about: A young girl travels west to live with her uncle during the California Gold Rush only to find that he has been killed by Indians and his identity assumed by an outlaw.

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

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7. The Little American

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6.1/10
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44/100
Released: 1917
Drama, Romance

What it's about: A young American has her ship torpedoed by a German U-boat but makes it back to her ancestral home in France, where she witnesses German brutality firsthand.

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

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8. A Modern Musketeer

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6.7/10
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43/100
Released: 1917Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: A young man grows restless living in a small Kansas town, dreaming of the adventures of the Three Musketeers. So in hopes of becoming a modern D'Artagnan, he mounts his steed (a Model T Ford) and sets out across the West in search of excitement and adventure.

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

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9. Wild and Woolly

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6.5/10
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43/100
Released: 1917
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A rich young Easterner who has always wanted to live in "the Wild West" plans to move to a Western town. Unknown to him, the town's "wild" days are long gone, and it is an orderly, civilized place now. The townsmen, not wanting to lose a rich potential resident, contrive to make over the town to suit the young man's fantasy.

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

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10. The Woman in White

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7.1/10
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39/100
Released: 1917
Drama

What it's about: The lead Florence La Badie plays dual roles. Clever editing is used for the scene where her two characters meet. La Badie, however, does appear twice within a scene via superimposition, but that's in a flashback-within-a-mirror scene. There are a couple such scenes where La Badie's reflection in the mirror reflects her reflective melancholy mood.

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

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11. Cenere

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6.1/10
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39/100
Released: 1917
Drama

What it's about: The most important aspect of "Cenere" is that it was the only film in which appeared the eminent Italian stage actress Dame Eleonora Duse. She plays a poor woman who, incapable of raising and feed him, leaves her illegitimate son with foster parents. Before she leaves her boy, the woman gives to the child an amulet in order to protect him. The amulet will be the key to put him in connection with his old mother when the boy grows up.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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12. A Clever Dummy

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5.8/10
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38/100
Released: 1917
Comedy

What it's about: An inventor and his assistant build a robot that looks like their janitor, and everyone tries to profit off the invention.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

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13. Reaching for the Moon

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6.4/10
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38/100
Released: 1917
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A factory worker has always dreamed that he was meant for better things, to be rich and famous and in "the company of kings". One day he discovers that he is indeed the only heir to the throne of a small European kingdom. However, there are forces at work who don't want him to survive to take the throne.

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

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14. The Sultan's Wife

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5.8/10
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37/100
Released: 1917
Comedy

What it's about: On a sailing trip, sweethearts Bobby and Gloria arrive in a very sinister-looking India, where an evil rajah attempts to force Gloria into his harem.

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

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15. The Vicar of Wakefield

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6.2/10
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37/100
Released: 1917
Romance, Drama

What it's about: The production vindicated the new feature-length movie format by restoring several characters, plot complications, and atmosphere that had been truncated in Thanhouser’s 1910 version of less than one-sixth the length.

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

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16. Mothers of Men

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5.9/10
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37/100
Released: 1917
Drama

What it's about: Dorothy Davenport as Clara Madison, a prominent lawyer, wins a judgeship over fellow Attorney Grant Williams, played by Willis L. Robards. Upon winning the prominent position as judge, Ms. Madison finds herself walking a political tight rope with enemies all around doing what they can to cause her down fall. Judge Madison convicts a murderer to death paving the way for her to be easily elected as the first female Governor. As Governor she is faced with a difficult dilemma. She has the power to pardon her husband who has been convicted of a serious crime, but to do so she’d be using her office for her own personal gain. “I must find some way to realize my ideals without sacrificing my husband. I must struggle on somehow for the sake of womanhood!”

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

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17. The Wrong Mr. Fox

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5.6/10
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37/100
Released: 1917
Comedy

What it's about: An unemployed actor is mistaken for the new preacher in a small town.

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

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18. The Heart of Texas Ryan

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5.3/10
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36/100
Released: 1917
Romance

What it's about: To get in the good graces of his rancher boss’s daughter, cowboy Single Shot captures a cattle raider but then gets kidnapped by his gang of thieves.

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

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19. The Eye of Envy

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6.4/10
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36/100
Released: 1917
Romance, Drama

What it's about: In Sleepy Hollow dwells a young blacksmith who, when not happily making horseshoes, is courting a village maiden.

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

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20. Her Fame and Shame

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5.7/10
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34/100
Released: 1917
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: A slapstick comedy with Charles Murray & Louise Fazenda.

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

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21. Won By a Fowl

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4.2/10
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31/100
Released: 1917
Comedy

What it's about: A Keystone Slapstick comedy with Claire Anderson & Joseph Belmont in the lead.

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

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