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The Circus

When we first meet Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp in this comic gem, he’s in typical straits: broke, hungry, destined to fall in love, and just as sure to lose the girl.

Charles Chaplin United States, 1928
35 mm

City Lights

The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells flowers on the street (a magical Virginia Cherrill) and mistakes him for a millionaire.

Charles Chaplin United States, 1931
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A Day’s Pleasure

Charlie decides to take his wife and children on a boat trip, but the family car proves somewhat recalcitrant.

Charles Chaplin United States, 1919
35 mm

A Dog’s Life

Thanks to a dog he finds, Charlie ends up in possession of some stolen loot. But the wrongdoers want their ill-gotten gains back.

Charles Chaplin United States, 1918
35 mm

The Gold Rush

Charlie Chaplin’s comedic masterwork—which charts a prospector’s search for fortune in the Klondike and his discovery of romance (with the beautiful Georgia Hale)—forever cemented the iconic status of Chaplin and his Little Tramp character.

Charles Chaplin United States, 1942
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The Great Dictator

In his controversial masterpiece The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona.

Charles Chaplin United States, 1940
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The Idle Class

Charlie is the spitting image of a rich woman’s drunk husband. At a masked ball, her inability to distinguish one from the other leads to much confusion.

Charles Chaplin United States, 1921
35 mm

A King in New York

Forced out of the U.S. in 1952, Charlie Chaplin lashed back with this scathing satire of everything American—from McCarthyist witch hunts to CinemaScope and rock and roll—as he played his last full role, as a deposed and impoverished monarch seeking refuge in Manhattan (though the film was shot in the United Kingdom).

Charles Chaplin United Kingdom, 1957
35 mm

Limelight

Charlie Chaplin’s masterful drama about the twilight of a former vaudeville star is among the writer-director’s most touching films. Chaplin plays Calvero, a once beloved musical-comedy performer, now a washed-up alcoholic who lives in a small London flat.

Charles Chaplin United States, 1952
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Pay Day

Charlie is a bricklayer who sets off to celebrate payday with his pals. But his wife is waiting with the rolling pin.

Charles Chaplin United States, 1922
35 mm

The Pilgrim

Having escaped from prison, Charlie disguises himself as a pastor. In a village, he’s mistaken for the new curate.

Charles Chaplin United States, 1923
35 mm

Shoulder Arms

Enlisted during the First World War, Charlie discovers the hard life of the trenches and the dangers of combat.

Charles Chaplin United States, 1918
35 mm

A Woman of Paris

For his premiere United Artists release, Charlie Chaplin chose a sophisticated drama sans himself (apart from a heavily disguised cameo), with frequent leading lady Edna Purviance as the eponymous femme kept by rich philanderer Adolphe Menjou.

Charles Chaplin United States, 1923
35 mm