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Remembering Charlie Chaplin: Top 10 movies of the comic legend


Team Udayavani, Apr 16, 2020, 2:28 PM IST

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin who is well known as “Charlie Chaplin” is the worldwide icon of cinema and considered one of the most important figures in the history of film industry.

In the career spanning over 75 years, one of the character played by the Chaplin, “The Tramp” is his most memorable icon in the world cinema.

On his 131st birth anniversary, here are some of the 10 top movies of cinema legend.

10. Tillie’s Punctured Romance (1914)

IMDb Rating: 6.3
Directors: Mack Sennett, Charles Bennett |
Synopsis: A con man from the city dupes a wealthy country girl into marriage.

9. Limelight (1952)

IMDb Rating: 8.1
Director: Charles Chaplin
Synopsis: A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find purpose and hope in their lives.

8. A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923)

IMDb: Rating: 7
Director: Charles Chaplin
Synopsis: A kept woman runs into her former fiancé and finds herself torn between love and comfort.


7. A King in New York (1957)

IMDb Rating: 7.1
Director: Charles Chaplin
Synopsis: A recently-deposed European monarch seeks shelter in New York City, where he becomes an accidental television celebrity and is later wrongly accused of being a Communist.


6. The Gold Rush (1925)

IMDb Rating: 8.2
Director: Charles Chaplin
Synopsis: A prospector goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more.

5. The Circus (1928)

IMDb Rating: 8.2
Director: Charles Chaplin
Synopsis: The Tramp finds work and the girl of his dreams at a circus.

4. The Kid (1921)

IMDb Rating: 8.3
Director: Charles Chaplin
Synopsis: The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy.


3. The Great Dictator (1940)

IMDb Rating: 8.4
Director: Charles Chaplin
Synopsis: Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel’s regime.


2. City Lights (1931)

IMDb Rating: 8.4
Director: Charles Chaplin
Synopsis: 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.


1. Modern Times (1936)

IMDb Rating: 8.5
Director: Charles Chaplin
Synopsis: The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.

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