1918 in film

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List of years in film (table)

The year 1918 in film involved some significant events.


Top-grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Gross
1 Mickey $8,000,000[1]
2 Stella Maris n/a
3 Tarzan of the Apes $1,000,000
4 The Squaw Man $600,000
5 Old Wives for New $300,000
6 The Whispering Chorus $200,000
7 The Ghost of Slumber Mountain $100,000
8 Shoulder Arms n/a
9 Headin' South n/a
10 Bound in Morocco n/a

Notable films released in 1918

All films below were produced in the United States, except where stated.


Comedy film series

Only the films of the series released in 1918 are collected

Buster Keaton (1917–1944)

Snapshot of Good Night, Nurse!.

Films starring Roscoe Arbuckle, featuring Buster Keaton released in 1918:

Charlie Chaplin (1914–1940)

Film poster for A Dog's Life.

Charlie Chaplin wrote, produced, directed, and starred in 9 films for his own production company between 1918 and 1923. These films were distributed by First National. Below the movies released in 1918:

Uncompleted and unreleased films

Harold Lloyd (1913-1938)

Hit Him Again.
Bees in His Bonnet.
Back to the Woods.

Glasses character ("The Boy"):

Lupino Lane (1915–1939)

Short films acting as his character Mr. Butterbun released in 1918:

  • His Busy Day
  • His Salad Days
  • Love and Lobster
  • The Blunders of Mr. Butterbun: Trips and Tribunals
  • The Blunders of Mr. Butterbun: Unexpected Treasure
  • The Haunted Hotel





  1. ^ Coons, Robin (June 30, 1939). "Hollywood Chatter". The Daytona Beach News-Journal. Google. Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  2. ^ "How to Make Movies". Charlie Chaplin Encyclopedia. 3 April 2010. Archived from the original on 19 September 2010.
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