What are the best Charlie Chaplin movies?

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    #1The Great Dictator

    The Great Dictator

    The Great Dictator is a 1940 political satire film by Charlie Chaplin. The film is about an amnesiac Jewish barber escaping from the persecution of the Tomainian dictator Adenoid Hynkel.

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    Paul Hamilton
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "This is the only Chaplin movie I've seen, but its hilarious. Its one of the only comedies I can think of that has to do with Hitler, aside from maybe that Brad Pitt one. Highly recommend. "
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    #2Modern Times

    Modern Times

    The Tramp struggles to live in a modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman. Modern Times is a 1936 comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin.

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    Enrique Juárez
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "The argument can be made that "Modern Times" is the best Charlie Chaplin movie ever - created just during the switch from silent movies to "talkies", the movie almost makes fun of itself as a dying breed. Everything is done in a lovely and entertaining way, leaving the viewer wondering what we miss today in films compared to the magic of Charlie Chaplin in "Modern Times"."
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    #3City Lights

    City Lights

    With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically. City Lights is a 1931 silent film from directed by Charlie Chaplin. 

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    Patrick Vasquez
    Written on July 25, 2017
    "This is a must see for anyone that want's to see how far along movies have come from silent films in black in white to the current movie style that is HD and color, its amazing what Charlie is able to do without speaking."
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    #4The Gold Rush

    The Gold Rush

    A prospector goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more. The Gold Rush is a 1925 American comedy film written, produced, and directed by Charlie Chaplin.  

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    Jerry Medina
    Written on January 7, 2017
    "The Gold Rush is one of Chaplin's more popular movies though it's not among the best. The plot is entirely comic and suffers from underdevelopment. Nevertheless, it's fine entertainment that everyone should see."
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    #5Limelight

    Limelight

    A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find meaning and hope in their lives.Limelight is a 1952 comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by Charlie Chaplin. 

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    Sofía Cabrera
    Written on February 23, 2017
    "Limelight has over a hundred reviews and averages a 4.5/5 star rating. This is one of the highest ratings I have seen and suggests that the movie is worth seeing. Many people are convinced that it is the best Chaplin film and, given the ratings, it is hard to argue."
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    #6The Kid

    The Kid

    The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy. The Kid is a 1921 American silent dramedy film written by, produced by, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin, and features Jackie Coogan as his adopted son and sidekick.   

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    Robert Myers
    Written on March 8, 2017
    "The Kid is a silent film masterpiece. It's not Chaplin's best film by a long shot - which says a lot about the quality of his resume. Nevertheless, it shows Chaplin's versatility as an artist not just in performance but in crafting a movie that could appeal to high and low brow audiences alike."
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    #7Monsieur Verdoux

    Monsieur Verdoux

    Monsieur Verdoux is a bluebeard who marries women and kills them after the marriage to get the money he needs for his family. But with two ladies he has bad luck. Monsieur Verdoux is a 1947 black comedy film directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin, who plays a bigamist wife killer inspired by serial killer Henri Désiré Landru. 

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    Jose Evans
    Written on February 6, 2017
    "Monsieur Verdoux is Chaplin's modern masterpiece. Though not his first talkie, it's undoubtedly his best. Often overshadowed by The Great Dictator or Modern Times, Monsieur Verdoux offers a bruising critique of capitalism and moral politics unlike any other Chaplin film. Stepping out of the confines of his most famous character, the Tramp, Chaplin sets one of film's first anti-heroes loose in a cruel and uncaring world."
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    #8The Circus

    The Circus

    The Tramp finds work and the girl of his dreams at a circus. The Circus is a 1928 silent film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin. 

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    Nathan Owens
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "This is one of the most iconic Charlie Chaplin movies, and one that most people think of when they picture his stunts (aside from "Modern Times", of course). The setting of a circus really gives Charlie a chance to perform some unique stunts, and of course the humor is top notch!"

Summary

Best What are the best Charlie Chaplin movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Great DictatorMovies 18 Paid
2Modern TimesMovies 14 Paid
3City LightsMovies 13 Paid
4The Gold RushMovies 9 Paid
5LimelightMovies 8 Paid
6The Kid Movies 6 Paid
7Monsieur VerdouxMovies 4 Paid
8The CircusMovies 1 Paid
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