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2017

Ghost in the Shell directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 2017.

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2016

Joy directed by David O. Russell was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 2016.

2015

The Imitation Game directed by Morten Tyldum was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 2015.

2014

The Best Offer directed by Giuseppe Tornatore was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 2014.

2013

The Millionaire Tour directed by Inon Shampanier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

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2012

The Flowers of War directed by Yimou Zhang was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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2011

TRON: Legacy directed by Joseph Kosinski was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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2010

Sherlock Holmes directed by Guy Ritchie was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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2009

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Zohra Dati. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, directed by David Fincher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009. Hot, Flat, And Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 2009.

2008

P.S. I Love You directed by Richard LaGravenese was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

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2007

Rocky Balboa directed by Sylvester Stallone was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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2006

The Descent directed by Neil Marshall was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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2005

Oldboy directed by Chan-wook Park was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

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2004

Famous people born on this day include Caylie Almada. In that special week people in US were listening to Hey Ya! by OutKast. Cold Mountain, directed by Anthony Minghella, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include AstroDatabank News. In UK Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) by Cheeky Girls was in the top 5 hits. 28 Days Later..., directed by Danny Boyle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The South Beach Diet by Arthur Agatston was one of the best selling books.
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2002

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring directed by Peter Jackson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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2001

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christopher Barrios Jr. Traffic, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Time and Again by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 2001.

2000

The Virgin Suicides directed by Sofia Coppola was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000.

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1999

Run Lola Run directed by Tom Tykwer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

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1998

Famous people born on this day include Dana Vaughns. In that special week people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. Angel, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Survival Of The Fittest by Jonathan Kellerman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 1998.

1997

Scream directed by Wes Craven was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

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1996

Famous people born on this day include Aleeza Mehtab. In that special week people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. Dead Man Walking, directed by Tim Robbins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Yellow Admiral by Patrick O'Brian was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Alex Ramos. In UK Think Twice by Celine Dion was in the top 5 hits. The Usual Suspects, directed by Bryan Singer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Liars' Club by Mary Karr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 1995.

1994

Clerks. directed by Kevin Smith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

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1993

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alden Richards. Chaplin, directed by Richard Attenborough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. The Devil'S Heart by Carmen Carter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 1993.

1992

Paths of Glory directed by Stanley Kubrick was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992.

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1991

Famous people born on this day include Danny Miller. In that special week people in US were listening to Justify My Love by Madonna. Kindergarten Cop, directed by Ivan Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Kitchen God'S Wife by Amy Tan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Garrett Watterson. In that special week people in US were listening to Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins. Born on the Fourth of July, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 1990.

1989

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include James Byrne. In UK Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle was in the top 5 hits. Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 1989.

1988

Good Morning, Vietnam directed by Barry Levinson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988.

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1987

Famous people born on this day include Lauren Storm. In UK The Final Countdown by Europe was in the top 5 hits. Platoon, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Christmas Day Kitten by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Troy Andrews. In that special week people in US were listening to Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie. Enemy Mine, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. An Alien Affair by L. Ron Hubbard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Luis Beza. In that special week people in US were listening to Like A Virgin by Madonna. Stranger Than Paradise, directed by Jim Jarmusch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Jaguar Woman by Lynn V. Andrews was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Otacilio. In that special week people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney. Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Superior Women by Alice Adams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Andrew Ebbett. In UK The Land Of Make Believe by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Xtro, directed by Harry Bromley Davenport, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Different Seasons by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
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1982

Neighbors directed by John G. Avildsen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982.

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1981

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kirk Hinrich. In that special week people in US were listening to (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon. Maniac, directed by William Lustig, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Aviator by Ernest K. Gann was one of the best selling books.
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1980

Scavenger Hunt directed by Michael Schultz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980.

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1979

Every Which Way But Loose directed by James Fargo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979.

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1978

Famous people born on this day include Stéphane Krauth. In that special week people in US were listening to How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees. High Anxiety, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Eye Of The Needle by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 1978.

1977

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ales Pisa. The Enforcer, directed by James Fargo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Dark Lady by Louis Auchincloss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 1977.

1976

Famous people born on this day include Mahee Paiement. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Barry Lyndon, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Doug Robb. In that special week people in US were listening to Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds by Elton John. Black Christmas, directed by Bob Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Shogun by James Clavell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Juha Lind. Don't Look Now, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The House Of A Thousand Lanterns by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Abu Wilson. In that special week people in US were listening to You're So Vain by Carly Simon. Cries & Whispers, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke was one of the best selling books.
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1972

Straw Dogs directed by Sam Peckinpah was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972.

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1971

Famous people born on this day include Horace Copeland. In that special week people in US were listening to My Sweet Lord by George Harrison. Sometimes a Great Notion, directed by Paul Newman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Underground Man by Ross Macdonald was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Aleksandr Shimin. In that special week people in US were listening to Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head by B.J. Thomas. The Punch Bowl, directed by Helmut Weiss, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 1970.

1969

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Stephen Davies. The Wrecking Crew, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Naked Came The Stranger by Penelope Ashe was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 1969.

1968

Famous people born on this day include Scott Mitchell. In that special week people in US were listening to Hello Goodbye by The Beatles. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Couples by John Updike was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Harlon Barnett. In UK I'm A Believer by The Monkees was in the top 5 hits. Grand Prix, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton was one of the best selling books.
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1966

The Slender Thread directed by Sydney Pollack was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966.

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1965

Famous people born on this day include Diane Lane in New York City. In that special week people in US were listening to I Feel Fine by The Beatles. Sex and the Single Girl, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Manchild In The Promised Land by Claude Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Christopher John. In that special week people in US were listening to There! I've Said It Again by Bobby Vinton. Love with the Proper Stranger, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Minister And The Choir Singer by William M. Kunstler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include David Cone in Kansas City. Days of Wine and Roses, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. When The Legends Die by Hal Borland was one of the best selling books.
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1962

The Innocents directed by Jack Clayton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962.

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1961

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Todd Haynes. In that special week people in US were listening to Are You Lonesome To-Night? by Elvis Presley. Where the Boys Are, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Firsthand Report by Sherman Adams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 1961.

1960

Famous people born on this day include Raman Lamba. In that special week people in US were listening to Why by Frankie Avalon. Jack and the Beanstalk, directed by Jean Yarbrough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Elements Of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Kim Coates. In that special week people in US were listening to The Chipmunk Song by The Chipmunks. Bell Book and Candle, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. From The Terrace by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 January 1959.

1958

The Enemy Below directed by Dick Powell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958.

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1957

The Wrong Man directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957.

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1956

All That Heaven Allows directed by Douglas Sirk was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

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1955

Famous people born on this day include Tex Brashear. In UK Oh Mein Papa by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits. Animal Farm, directed by Joy Batchelor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Silver Leopard by F. Van Wyck Mason was one of the best selling books.
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1954

David and Bathsheba directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

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1953

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Manfred Wittke. My Cousin Rachel, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books.
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1952

Westward the Women directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952.

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1951

Born Yesterday directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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1950

The Outlaw directed by Howard Hughes was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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1949

Golden Boy directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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1948

Secret Beyond the Door... directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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1947

Dead Reckoning directed by John Cromwell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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1946

Scarlet Street directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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1945

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Bernard Hebey. Meet Me in St. Louis, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945. Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor was one of the best selling books.
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1944

A Guy Named Joe directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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1943

Commandos Strike at Dawn directed by John Farrow was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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1942

They Died with Their Boots On directed by Raoul Walsh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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1941

The Reluctant Dragon directed by Alfred L. Werker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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1940

The Hunchback of Notre Dame directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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1939

The Dawn Patrol directed by Edmund Goulding was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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1938

Sex Madness directed by Dwain Esper was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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1937

After the Thin Man directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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1936

Professional Soldier directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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1935

Forsaking All Others directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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1934

Design for Living directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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1933

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jacques Izard. Frisco Jenny, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933. One More River by John Galsworth was one of the best selling books.
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1932

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

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1931

The Royal Family of Broadway directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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1930

The Manxman directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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1929

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Art Prysock. Queen Kelly, directed by Erich Von Stroheim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929. The Bishop Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine was one of the best selling books.
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1928

West Point directed by Edward Sedgwick was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

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1927

Flesh and the Devil directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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1926

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ directed by Fred Niblo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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1925

Peter Pan directed by Herbert Brenon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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1924

So Big by Edna Ferber was one of the best seller of 1924.

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1923

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rachel Waterhouse. Lederstrumpf, directed by Arthur Wellin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
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1922

Tol'able David directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

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1921

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean Luciano. Outside the Law, directed by Tod Browning, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921. The Mysterious Rider by Zane Gre was one of the best selling books.
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1920

When the Clouds Roll by directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

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1919

The Heart of Humanity directed by Allen Holubar was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

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1918

A Modern Musketeer directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

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1917

Joan the Woman directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

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1916

Burlesque on Carmen directed by Charles Chaplin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

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1915

Cinderella directed by James Kirkwood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

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1914

The Goat directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

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1913

The Inside of the Cup by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1913.

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1912

The Melting of Molly by Maria Thompson Davies was one of the best seller of 1912.

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1911

Little Snow White directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911.

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1910

Anna Karenina directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1910.

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1909

The Inner Shrine by Anonymous (Basil King) was one of the best seller of 1909.

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1908

The Doctor's Experiment directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908.

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1907

Violante directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1907.

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1906

The Story of the Kelly Gang directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1906.

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1905

Bohemios directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1905.

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1904

Los políticos directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1904.

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1903

The Divorce directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1903.

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1902

Shut Up! directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1902.

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1901

Prison Bars directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1901.

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