Sunday, November 13, 2011

Top Ranked Films of D.W. Griffith

D.W. Griffith
3 titles, 58th in points with 13,198

These are all the films of classic American director D.W. Griffith's that made the top 1000 in our 2011 update of the Top Ranked 1000 Films on the Net, all polls.

1. Intolerance (1916) #148
2. Birth of a Nation, The (1915) #162
3. Broken Blossoms (1919) #247

Out of the top 1000
4. Way Down East (1920) #1779
5. True Heart Susie #1880

Griffith is primarily of interest to fans of cinema history, for he did create the 'modern epic' with some massive casts and sets, usually in historical films. His films were the archetype for the William Wylers and David Leans and others that followed.

I would say watch Intolerance and skip Birth of a Nation due to the Klan theme. Intolerance is an epic about times history was changed due to mankind's intolerance.

See the full list of top ranked 100 directors here: Top Ranked 100 Directors, 2011 Edition

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