Charlie Chaplin Best MoviesCharlie Chaplin is considering the greatest comedian of all time. He was born in 1902 and began studying acting at the age of twenty-one. This is the same year he received his first film award. This is also the year he became known as Charlie Chaplin. Over his long career, he gained a reputation for comedies and his work included movies such as The Great Dictator, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Great Comet. Chaplin's early films were considered poor in quality. But, after his success with The Night Before Christmas, his movies began to be widely acclaimed. His later work is equally as good. He received six Academy Awards for his films that are considered to be among his best. The first film that he ever starred in was The Bicycle Thieves. This was the very first of his three films which were to form the pillars of his career. One of his roles in these films was the gentle played Judge Torque. After this film, Chaplin's interest in film became more pronounced. He went on to star in some more successful films such as Mother Goose, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the King Of Swing, and The Kid. The late nineteen-twenties saw some of the most prolific periods in Chaplin's career. He returned to feature films such as Charlie and the King Of Swing, and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. On these films, he exhibited his trademark style of multi-studded humor and that which conveyed a social message. Chaplin also tried his hand at some more mainstream films such as Mother Goose, The Great Bazaar, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. These films did not do well at the box office. Charlie Chaplin was an early proponent of the black comedy genre. He wrote and directed one of the early black comedy films ever made, Anjene. His efforts would prove that the format could work in both the entertainment industry and the film industry. He would continue to make successful black comedy films throughout the remainder of his life. In addition, he wrote several other scripts that never made it to the screen. Chaplin's early movies had a tone that was all over the place. They were often humorous but sometimes serious as well. Some movies were tense political parodies, while others had more of a tone that one associates with Charlie. All of these are great movies, and you will likely enjoy them. The only movie that should be on your must-see list is Charlie and the King of Swing. Charlie and the King of Swing are considered by many to be one of the greatest film noirs ever made. It stars Charlie Chaplin as Jimmie Van Kelce, escaped convicts who end up taking a job as a carnival Barker on the carnival circuit. There he meets a beautiful woman (Sigourney Weaver), who teaches him the ways of the trade and teaches him the value of hard work and discipline. Along the way, they become enemies and end up fighting off a band of muggers that have taken refuge in the local jail. One of the greatest things about this film is that the cast is just incredible. Each person puts on a great show, and they really make you laugh. In all seriousness, this is one film that is likely to stick around for many years, and is sure to be a classic for generations to come. If you like comedies, then this one is a must-see, and if you have never seen it, you need to get over here right away. Trust me, you won't regret it.