Greatest Charlie Chaplin Movies


Including both his feature length films and his short films. Charlie Chaplin is a legend and every film he ever made should have place on this top ten. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

City Lights
This film is an absolute masterpiece. The funniest and most moving film in history. And arguably the single greatest film ever made.
Classic Chaplin, who was the best at mixing comedy with pathos. No one was better at making you feel so strongly about a character and this film was the epitome of his genius.
It is one of the best movie which ever I see
It is amazing and I think it is the best movie of cc.
Boxing part is the best part of the movie. It not only funniest movie but also a grate act by charlie.
Clssic Chaplin, who was the best at mixing comedy with pathos. No one was better at making you feel so strongly about a character and this film was the epitome of his genius
An amazing! Greatest movie ever watch the boxing scene and more are just outrageous
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2Modern Times
best slapstick movie 80 years ago & best slapstick movie today!
some of the funniest moments in film history.
I find it disappointing that people think "Limelight" is better than this. "Modern Times" is one of the most entertaining movies ever.


The issues he touched with this movie still exist even after 80 years. The first part of the movie is like a visual summary of Marx's alienation theory. The rest of the movie is like a summary of the struggle of the mankind. And he tells us everything in a funny but also clever way.
It's amazing movie, I love Mr. Charlie Chaplin his work in this movie outstanding
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3The Great Dictator
the king of political satires, betterthan kubrick's dr strangelove. funny, and serious, simply a masterpiece
The Great Dictator is so good. I love Charlie chaplin. He has very good humor. When I saw the movie I just loved it. I really recommend it.
I voted for this film because I watched it, and it is just the best mix of sadness, revenge, happiness, and mostly hilariousness! I recommend this film to any Chaplin fan.
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4The Kid
Hats off to the child artist.. Unmatchable performance by charlie, awesome film with fantastic scrennplay
This was my first movie of Charlie and in 2 minutes I just fall in love with him, this is a fantastic and great film, always will be my most favorite film of Chaplin
Probably the saddest movie ever


It was one of the funniest and most moving movies I have ever come accross
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5Gold Rush
Everyone raves about this one and it's easy to see why - the best story and some of the funniest moments in film history.


Simply outstanding... I would suggest not to miss chance to watch it. Biggest stress buster.
One of the greatest comedies! A brilliant film
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One the funniest yet saddest films ever. The bittersweet blend gives one of the greatest films ever.


LIMELIGHT has the passion, the acting, the classic script and the most important thing of all, one of the most beautiful music themes ever written (limelight), comedy with heartbreak still stands up today, a faultless combination rarely seen today in movies
Not that funny. Dialogs are great. But this is not one of the greatest movies of CC. It must not be put on top. It should be put on number 10. Besides story is not even of moderate quality.
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7The Circus
One of the greatest romantic comedy of all time. The music by himself makes it the best.
It has to be my favorite. It was HILARIOUS! I've gotta check out City Lights sometime.


8Monsieur Verdoux
This, I feel, was one of the greatest Chaplin movies despite it being of a slightly darker character compared to his earlier films. His acting is absolutely incredible, though and the character of Verdoux is amazing.


9Shoulder Arms
This is, in my opinion the greatest Chaplin short ever. There are no words to describe it's brilliance. Watch it.


10A King in New York
His last great film... it's got less of a story line but it's no less hilarious!


The Contenders

11The Adventurer
This is a severely underrated Chaplin short... it is beautifully executed, is absolutely hilarious and it's a cute story.


12Easy Street
An amazing short... really cute and well executed.


13The Immigrant
In his early career Chaplin filmed lots of shorts. Most of them where just funny gags, but a few had something more. One of those shorts is The Immigrant

The Immigrant tells the story of man arriving to the States, and the many problems he has after arriving to the Land of Libery.

14One AM
This short had me absolutely crying with laughter. Its simplicity lends itself to the best slapstick ever. Genius.


15A Dog's Life

16The Tramp

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This list was created 6 years, 134 days ago and has been voted on over 600 times. This top ten list has been remixed 3 times.

Updated Monday, September 22, 2014

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