65 Free Charlie Chaplin Films Online

A few things to know about Charlie Chaplin. He starred in over 80 films, reeling off most during the silent film era. In 1914 alone, he acted in 40 films, then another 15 in 1915. By the 1920s, Chaplin had emerged as the first larger-than-life movie star and director, if not the most recognizable person in the world.

The film icon died on Christmas Day in 1977, and we’re commemorating this just-passed anniversary by highlighting 65 Chaplin films available on the web. Above, you will find a Chaplin mini-film festival that brings together four movies shot in 1917: The Adventurer, The Cure, Easy Street and The Immigrant. And then below you’ll find 60+ other films arranged in a neat list. Many can be otherwise found in our collection of 600 Free Movies Collection.

  • A Day’s PleasureFree - “Chaplin’s fourth film for First National Films. It was created at the Chaplin Studio. It was a quickly made two-reeler to help fill a gap while working on his first feature The Kid. It is about a day outing with his wife and the kids and things don’t go smoothly.” (1919)
  • A Dog’s LifeFree – This endearing short film tells the story of underdogs, hunan and canine, succeeding despite the odds. (1918)
  • A Burlesque On Carmen - Free - Original two-reel parody of Bizet’s Carmen by Charlie Chaplin. Also stars Leo White & Edna Purviance. (1915)
  • A Busy DayFree – Chaplin plays a wife jealous of her husband’s interest in another woman, played by Phyllis Allen. On her way to attack the couple, the wife interrupts the set of a film, knocking over a film director, played by Mack Sennett, and a policeman, played by Billy Gilbert. (1914)
  • A Fair ExchangeFree – Originally released as Getting Acquainted, the film’s plot has been summarized as follows: “Charlie and his wife are walking in the park when they encounter Ambrose and his wife. The partners become fond of their counterparts and begin chasing each other around. A policeman looking for a professional Don Juan becomes involved, as does a Turk.” (1914)
  • A Film Johnnie -  Free - Charlie goes to the movie and falls in love with a girl on the screen. (1914)
  • A Night in the ShowFree – “Mr. Pest tries several theatre seats before winding up in front in a fight with the conductor. He is thrown out. In the lobby he pushes a fat lady into a fountain and returns to sit down by Edna. Mr. Rowdy, in the gallery, pours beer down on Mr. Pest and Edna. He attacks patrons, a harem dancer, the singers Dot and Dash, and a fire-eater.” (1915)
  • All Night OutFree – “After a visit to a pub, Charlie and Ben cause a ruckus at a posh restaurant. Charlie later finds himself in a compromising position at a hotel with the head waiter’s wife.” (1915)
  • A WomanFree – “Mother, Father and Daughter go to the park. The women dose off on a bench while the father plays a hide-and-seek game with a girl, blindfolded. Charlie leads him into a lake. Both dozing ladies on the bench fall for Charlie and invite him for dinner. The father returns home with a friend. Charlie rushes upstairs and dresses like a woman, shaving his moustache. Both men fall for Charlie.” (1915)
  • Behind the Screen – Free – A short film written and directed by Chaplin, the film is long on slapstick, but it also gets into themes dealing with gender bending and homosexuality. (1916)

  • Between Showers - Free – A short Keystone film from 1914 starring Charlie Chaplin, Ford Sterling, and Emma Bell Clifton.
  • By the SeaFree – “It is windy at a bathing resort. After fighting with one of the two husbands, Charlie approaches Edna while the two husbands themselves fight over ice cream. Driven away by her husband, Charlie turns to the other’s wife.” (1915)
  • Caught in a CabaretFree –  Charlie is a clumsy waiter in a cheap cabaret, suffering the strict orders from his boss. He’ll meet a pretty girl in the park, pretending to be a fancy ambassador, despite the jealousy of her fiancée. (1914)
  • Charlie Shanghaied - Free - Charlie Chaplin and his Tramp character gets shanghaied by crooks. (1915)
  • Charlie’s RecreationFree - Out of costume, Charlie is a clean-shaven dandy who, somewhat drunk, visits a dance hall. There the wardrobe girl has three rival admirers: the band leader, one of the musicians, and now Charlie. (1914)Charlotte et Le Mannequin
  • Charlotte et Le MannequinFree – Also known as Mabel’s Married Life, the film’s plot is summarized as follows: “Accosted by a masher in the park and unable to motivate husband Charlie into taking action, Mabel gets him a boxing mannequin to sharpen his fighting skills.” (1914)
  • Cruel Cruel Love - Free – Chaplin plays a rich, upper-class gentleman whose romance is endangered when his girlfriend oversees him being embraced by a maid. (1914)
  • Face on a Barroom Floor – Free – “The plot is a satire derived from Hugh Antoine D’Arcy’s poem of the same title. The painter courts Madeleine but loses to the wealthy client who sits for his portrait. The despairing artist draws the girl’s portrait on the barroom floor and gets tossed out. Years later he sees her, her husband and their horde of children. Unrecognized by her, Charlie shakes off his troubles and walks off into the future.” (1914)
  • Gentlemen of NerveFree – “Mabel and her beau go to an auto race and are joined by Charlie and his friend. As Charlie’s friend is attempting to enter the raceway through a hole, the friend gets stuck and a policeman shows up. Charlie sprays the policeman with soda until he friends makes it through the hole. In the grandstand, Mabel abandons her beau for Charlie. Both Charlie’s friend and Mabel’s are arrested and hauled away.” (1914)
  • His Favorite PastimeFree - Charlie gets drunk in the bar. He steps outside, meets a pretty woman, tries to flirt with her, only to retreat after the woman’s father returns. (1914)
  • His New JobFree – “Charlie is trying to get a job in a movie. After causing difficulty on the set he is told to help the carpenter. When one of the actors doesn’t show, Charlie is given a chance to act but instead enters a dice game. When he does finally act he ruins the scene, wrecks the set and tears the skirt from the star.” (1915
  • His Prehistoric PastFree – “Charlie dreams he is in the stone age. There King Low-Brow rules a harem of wives. Charlie, in skins and a bowler, falls in love with the king’s favorite wife, Sum-Babee. During a hunting trip the king is pushed over a cliff. Charlie proclaims himself king, but Ku-Ku discovers the real king alive. They return to find Charlie and Sum- Babee together.” (1914)
  • His Trysting PlaceFree – “Charlie’s wife sends him to the store for a baby bottle with milk. Elsewhere, Ambrose offers to post a love letter for a woman in his boarding house. The two men meet at a restaurant and each takes the other’s coat by mistake. Charlie’s wife thinks he has a lover; Ambrose’s believes he has an illegitimate child.” (1914)
  • In the ParkFree – “A tramp steals a girl’s handbag, but when he tries to pick Charlie’s pocket loses his cigarettes and matches. He rescues a hot dog man from a thug, but takes a few with his walking stick. When the thief tries to take some of Charlie’s sausages, Charlie gets the handbag. The handbag makes its way from person to person to its owner, who is angry with her boyfriend who didn’t protect her in the first place. The boyfriend decides to throw himself in the lake in despair, so Charlie helps him out.” (1915)
  • Kid Auto Races at Venice – Free – It’s the first film in which Charlie Chaplin’s iconic “Little Tramp” character makes his appearance. (1914)
  • Laughing Gas - Free - Film starring Chaplin is sometimes known as “Busy Little Dentist”, “Down and Out”, “Laffing Gas”, “The Dentist”, and “Tuning His Ivories”.
  • Mabel’s Busy DayFree – “A hotdog girl gives one to a policeman who then allows her into a race track. While other customers swipe her hotdogs, Charlie runs off with the whole box, pretending to sell them while actually giving them away. She calls her policeman who battles Charlie.” (1914)
  • Mabel’s Strange PredicamentFree – Watch lots of lots of high jinks go down in a hotel. (1914)
  • Making a Living - Free – Premiering on February 2, 1914, Making a Living marks the first film appearance by Charlie Chaplin.
  • Musical TrampsFree - “Charlie and his partner are to deliver a piano to 666 Prospect St. and repossess one from 999 Prospect St. They confuse the addresses. The difficulties of delivering the piano by mule cart, and most of the specific gags, appeared later in Laurel and Hardy’s ‘The Music Box’.” (1914)
  • One A.M.Free – The first silent film Charlie Chaplin starred in alone. (1916)
  • PoliceFree - “Police was Charlie Chaplin’s 14th released film from Essanay. It was made at the Majestic Studio in Los Angeles. Charlie playing an ex-convict finds life on the outside not to his liking and leads him to breaking into a home with another thief (Wesley Ruggles). Edna Purviance plays the girl living in the home who tries to change him.” (1916)
  • Shoulder ArmsFree - Charlie is a boot camp private who has a dream of being a hero who goes on a daring mission behind enemy lines. (1918)
  • SunnysideFree – “Charlie works on a farm from 4am to late at night. He gets his food on the run (milking a cow into his coffee, holding an chicken over the frying pan to get fried eggs). He loves the neighbor’s daughter Edna but is disliked by her father. He rides a cow into a stream and is kicked off. Unconscious, he dreams of a nymph dance. Back in reality a city slicker is hurt in a car crash and is being cared for by Edna. When Charlie is rejected after attempting to imitate the slicker, the result is ambiguous–either tragic or a happy ending. Critics have long argued as to whether the final scene is real or a dream.” (1919)
  • The BankFree – “Charlie does everything but an efficient job as janitor. Edna buys her fiance, the cashier, a birthday present. Charlie thinks “To Charles with Love” is for him. He presents her a rose which she throws in the garbage. Depressed, Charlie dreams of a bank robbery and his heroic role in saving he manager and Edna … but it is only a dream.”
  • The BondFree – A propaganda film created and funded by Chaplin for theatrical release to help sell U.S. Liberty Bonds during World War I. (1918)
  • The Champion - Free – “Walking along with his bulldog, Charlie finds a “good luck” horseshoe just as he passes a training camp advertising for a boxing partner “who can take a beating.” After watching others lose, Charlie puts the horseshoe in his glove and wins. The trainer prepares Charlie to fight the world champion. A gambler wants Charlie to throw the fight. He and the trainer’s daughter fall in love.” (1915)
  • The CountFree – The Count was Charlie Chaplin’s 5th film for Mutual Films. Co-starring Eric Campbell and Edna Purviance, it is a story about Charlie and his boss finding an invitation to a party from a real Count. (1916)
  • The Fatal MalletFree - Three man will fight for the love of a charming girl. Charlie will play dirty, throwing bricks to his contender, and using a huge hammer to hurt one of them. But a precocious kid will be the fourth suitor in discord. (1914)
  • The FiremanFree – “Released in June 1916, it starred Charlie as the fireman and Edna Purviance as the daughter to Leo White. Leo White played a character trying to arrange with Eric Campbell (the fire chief) to have his house burn down so he could collection the insurance money. Shows some early day street scenes in the surrounding Los Angeles area.” (1916)
  • The FloorwalkerFree – “The Floorwalker was Charlie Chaplin’s first Mutual Film Company made in 1916. It starred Chaplin as a customer in a department store who finds out the manager is stealing money from the store. It was noted for the first ‘running staircase’ used in films.” (1916)
  • The Gold Rush – Free – Charlie Chaplin wrote, produced, directed and starred in The Gold Rush. Chaplin repeatedly said that this is the film he most wanted to be remembered for. (1925)
  • The Good for Nothing - Free - Made at the Keystone Studios, the film involves Chaplin taking care of a man in a wheelchair. (1914)
  • The ImmigrantFree - Chaplin, in the role of the Tramp character, plays an immigrant coming to the United States. He gets accused of theft while on a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. (1917)
  • The Kid – Free – This was Charlie Chaplin’s first full-length film as a director, and it is still considered one of his best. (1921)
  • The KnockoutFree -  Charlie Chaplin’s seventeenth film for Keystone Studios. Chaplin only has a small role, and Fatty Arbuckle takes up the main role. (1914)
  • The Landlady’s PetFree – Otherwise known as The Star Boarder, the film turns around this theme: A brat’s magic lantern show exposes an indiscreet moment between a landlady and her star boarder. (1914)
  • The MasqueraderFree – “Charlie is an actor in a film studio. He messes up several scenes and is tossed out. Returning dressed as a lady, he charms the director. Even so, Charlie never makes it into film, winding up at the bottom of a well.” (1914)
  • The New JanitorFree – “Charlie is janitor for a firm the manager of which receives a threatening note about his gambling debts. He throws a bucket of water out the window which lands on his boss and costs him his job. The boss, attempting to steal the money heeds from the office safe, is caught by his secretary and Charlie comes to save her and the money. He is briefly accused of being the thief but ultimately triumphs.” (1914)
  • The Pawnshop – Free – Rich in slapstick, The Pawnshop was one of Chaplin’s more popular movies for Mutual Film, the producer of many fine Chaplin comedies. (1916)
  • The Property ManFree – “Charlie has trouble with actors’ luggage and conflicts over who gets the star’s dressing room. There are further difficulties with frequent scene changes, wrong entries and a fireman’s hose. At one point he juggles an athlete’s supposed weights. The humor is still rough: he kicks an older assistant in the face and allows him to be run over by a truck.” (1914)
  • The Rink – FreeThe Rink, Chaplin’s 8th film for Mutual Films, showcases the actor’s roller skating abilities. (1916)
  • The Rival Mashers - Free – “Charlie and a rival vie for the favors of their landlady. In the park they each fall different girls, though Charlie’s has a male friend already. Charlie considers suicide, is talked out of it by a policeman, and later throws his girl’s friend into the lake. Frightened, the girls go off to a movie. Charlie shows up there and flirts with them. Later both rivals substitute themselves for the girls and attack the unwitting Charlie. In an audience-wide fight, Charlie is tossed from the screen.” (1914)
  • The RoundersFree – Writes IMDB: “Two drunks live in the same hotel. One beats his wife, the other is beaten by his. They go off and get drunk together. They try to sleep in a restaurant using tables as beds and are thrown out. They lie down in a row boat which fills with water, drowning them (a fate apparently better than going home to their wives).” (1914)
  • The Tramp - Free – The film made Chaplin’s great Tramp character famous. (1915)
  • The Vagabond - Free - A silent film by Charlie Chaplin that co-starred Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Leo White and Lloyd Bacon. Chaplin appears as The Tramp. (1916)
  • Tillie’s Punctured Romance – Free – Among other things, the film is notable for being the last film that Chaplin didn’t write or direct by himself. (1914)
  • Triple TroubleFree - “As Colonel Nutt is experimenting with explosives, a new janitor is joining his household. The inept janitor proceeds to make life difficult for the rest of staff. Meanwhile, a foreign agent arrives at the house in hopes of getting Col. Nutt’s latest invention. The inventor throws him out, so the agent then employs a thug to get the formula. When police head to the Nutt home to start an investigation, a complicated fracas ensues.” (1918)
  • Twenty Minutes of LoveFree – IMDB summarizes thusly: “Charlie is hanging around in the park, finding problems with a jealous suitor, a man who thinks that Charlie has robbed him a watch, a policeman and even a little boy, all because our friend can’t stop snooping.” (1914)
  • WorkFree – “Charlie and his boss have difficulties just getting to the house they are going to wallpaper. The householder is angry because he can’t get breakfast and his wife is screaming at the maid as they arrive. The kitchen gas stove explodes, and Charlie offers to fix it. The wife’s secret lover arrives and is passed off as the workers’ supervisor, but the husband doesn’t buy this and fires shots. The stove explodes violently, destroying the house.” (1915)

Most of the quoted summaries above were written by Ed Stephan on IMDB.

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  1. Cristina Milos says . . . | February 11, 2012 / 4:22 am

    Thank you for sharing these – Charlie is irreplaceable! ♡

  2. Hawaii Photography says . . . | March 7, 2012 / 12:36 am

    Love Chaplin!!!

  3. PHIL TYE says . . . | April 6, 2012 / 6:14 pm

    A TRUE COMICAL GENIUS, WILL BE MAKING PEOPLE LAUGH…….. AND CRY FOR ANOTHER HUNDRED YEARS… OUTSTANDING TALENT!!!

  4. Bob says . . . | July 14, 2012 / 8:56 am

    Great actor…Love all his work. He was a genius.

  5. vinod d rane says . . . | August 26, 2012 / 11:24 am

    charlie chaplin was a joker we all are jokers

  6. sateesh says . . . | August 29, 2012 / 1:17 pm

    You can watch all movies of Charlie Chaplin on my youtube channel.
    http://youtube.com/charliechaplinvideos

  7. adoreonline says . . . | September 2, 2012 / 9:21 am

    Can I actually screen Charlie Chaplin’s films publicly? Will I be violating any laws or copyrights?

  8. Steve in the UK says . . . | October 11, 2012 / 9:37 am

    All these years I never rated Chaplin, but I based that on film clips featuring custard pies and other early slapstick routines. After seeing The Great Dictator, City Lights, Modern Times and The Circus for the first time I have changed my mind. I missed out on all the subtle aspects of Chaplin I had never noticed before, the sensitivity of his performance and the political awareness he demonstrates.

    I would love to see Chaplin on the Big Screen somewhere, sometime, somehow….?

  9. Theresa says . . . | November 14, 2012 / 7:24 pm

    The Columbus Symphony Orchestra in Columbus, Ga had a Valentines Day special last year. They showed City Lights on the big screen while the orchestra provided the live musical score. They also served chocolate covered strawberries &champagne as part of the ticket price.

  10. suresh says . . . | February 1, 2013 / 2:11 am

    I love to watch charli chplins film. He is realy a legend.

  11. shibu[joseph]devassy theckanath says . . . | February 2, 2013 / 12:20 am

    good all rounder charli chaplin no one like charli chaplin

  12. sadiq khan babar says . . . | February 14, 2013 / 5:11 am

    mr, charlie chaplin was great joker in wild.every one know about it .any movie isn,t seen by me ,so that i a

    m very thursty obout his action but every time my friend is telling a story about him .so he is elligible for admire thanks my dear actor

  13. zoran dimic says . . . | March 9, 2013 / 1:32 am

    Hvala za ovaj KAPITALNI sajt!!! Puno pozdrava tebi i tvojoj familiji od Zuce!!!

  14. suelena souza says . . . | April 16, 2013 / 6:25 pm

    muito bom pena que estou sem tempo para ver mais, irei retornar obrigada.

  15. Michael says . . . | May 5, 2013 / 12:09 am

    Headline says 26 movies, text says 15 (4+11 listed below), but there are actually 27 (4+23). Slapstick maths.

  16. Toms.P.A says . . . | May 25, 2013 / 9:47 am

    I love Chaplin…and i wish that he is still alive, then i would definitely be able to see him in person and tell him that why did you try to increase our age by making us laugh

  17. Toms.P.A says . . . | May 26, 2013 / 3:33 am

    I love Chaplin…and i wish that he is still alive,
    then i would definitely be able to see him in person and tell him that why did he try to increase our age by making us laugh so that we dont have nothing to worry about

  18. Josh says . . . | June 27, 2013 / 11:03 am

    U are the best!!!

  19. Mohammed Munawar says . . . | July 7, 2013 / 2:50 am

    when he was alive,peoples were laughing & now we all missing him.He was big actor.

  20. mahdie says . . . | July 10, 2013 / 4:12 am

    thank you for sharing

  21. Ronnie Bray says . . . | July 15, 2013 / 6:26 pm

    A great English comic that from his tragic childhood taught the world to laugh!

  22. Zia Roomani says . . . | August 28, 2013 / 9:42 am

    Charlie Chaplin was superior one among millions of artists ever born in this universe. We must solute hin when ever we remember him. His creations are master pieces, and his art is like beaken light to us.

  23. Tom Degan says . . . | December 8, 2013 / 5:20 am

    CHAPLIN SPEAKS!nnhttp://tomdegan.blogspot.com/2006/10/chaplin-speaks_116004967991296783.html nnnOne of the bravest men who ever lived.nnnnCheers!

  24. Commissionor abdur rehman kakar says . . . | December 29, 2013 / 11:34 am

    I like charli chuplen commedy but i thank never become such like joker

  25. huchappa says . . . | March 26, 2014 / 3:44 am

    i like n love you charlie

  26. Hugo Macías Macotela says . . . | April 23, 2014 / 6:47 am

    I Love Charlie Chaplin

  27. P.Sermuga pandian says . . . | April 26, 2014 / 3:39 am

    Charlie is a legend. He is unique and indomitable in his style and action.Many may imitate him but no one can surpass him

  28. A S Ponnuswamy says . . . | June 4, 2014 / 9:06 am

    He is a legend who is the inspiration to many present day actors including Kamal Hassan,the great.

  29. SUMAN KUMAR DAS says . . . | July 1, 2014 / 11:22 pm

    Charlie champlin is best,he is good of comdey acting,all of comdey films is follow him.

  30. SUMAN KUMAR DAS says . . . | July 2, 2014 / 8:10 pm

    In world,he is only legend and he was last legend

  31. AD says . . . | July 4, 2014 / 11:30 am

    CHARLIE CHAPLIN and LAUREL AND HARDY Movies, GREAT ACTORS FROM THE past .
    the best off his time

  32. Bill says . . . | July 15, 2014 / 9:28 pm

    The first half hour of Modern Times is possibly the funniest thing ever put on film.

  33. tibebu asha says . . . | July 30, 2014 / 1:30 am

    charlis is the great man for comedy

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