Best films, pre-1915

by Poisonthewell | created - 15 Apr 2012 | updated - 16 hours ago | Public

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1. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

8.2
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A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet

Votes: 34,738

2. The Revenge of a Kinematograph Cameraman (1912)

Not Rated | 12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.8
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A jilted husband takes his revenge by filming his wife and her lover and showing the result at the local cinema. This was one of Starewicz' first animated films, and stars very realistic ... See full summary »

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz

Votes: 2,049

3. Cabiria (1914)

Not Rated | 148 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.8
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Three centuries before Christus. Young Cabiria is kidnapped by some pirates during one eruption of the Etna. She is sold as a slave in Carthage, and as she is just going to be sacrificed to... See full summary »

Director: Giovanni Pastrone | Stars: Italia Almirante-Manzini, Lidia Quaranta, Bartolomeo Pagano, Carolina Catena

Votes: 2,519

4. Fantômas: In the Shadow of the Guillotine (1913)

Not Rated | 54 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Inspector Juve is tasked to investigate and capture an infamous criminal Fantomas.

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: René Navarre, Edmund Breon, Georges Melchior, Renée Carl

Votes: 1,641

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5. Le voyage à travers l'impossible (1904)

Not Rated | 24 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

7.7
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Using every known means of transportation, several savants from the Geographic Society undertake a journey through the Alps to the Sun which finishes under the sea.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Fernande Albany, Jehanne d'Alcy, May de Lavergne

Votes: 2,565

6. Quo Vadis? (1913)

120 min | Drama, History

6.4
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An epic Italian film "Quo Vadis" influenced many of the later movies.

Director: Enrico Guazzoni | Stars: Amleto Novelli, Gustavo Serena, Amelia Cattaneo, Carlo Cattaneo

Votes: 191

7. Dante's Inferno (1911)

68 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream.

Directors: Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan, Giuseppe de Liguoro | Stars: Salvatore Papa, Arturo Pirovano, Giuseppe de Liguoro, Pier Delle Vigne

Votes: 1,539

8. Ingeborg Holm (1913)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

7.3
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Single mother is separated from her children due to financial struggles.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Hilda Borgström, Aron Lindgren, Erik Lindholm, Georg Grönroos

Votes: 748

9. The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' (1914)

Not Rated | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.9
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Prevented from dating his sweetheart by his uncle, a young man turns his thoughts to murder.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Spottiswoode Aitken, Blanche Sweet, George Siegmann

Votes: 932

10. The Woman Always Pays (1910)

38 min | Short, Drama

6.6
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At a tramcar in Copenhagen the piano teacher Magda Vang meets the young man Knud Svane, who falls in love with her. She is invited to spend the summer with him and his parents at the ... See full summary »

Director: Urban Gad | Stars: Asta Nielsen, Robert Dinesen, Poul Reumert, Hans Neergaard

Votes: 602

11. Mary Jane's Mishap (1903)

4 min | Short, Comedy

6.7
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Smith casts his wife as a sluttish housewife who is mutilated by lighting her oven with paraffin.

Director: George Albert Smith | Star: Laura Bayley

Votes: 573

12. À la conquête du pôle (1912)

33 min | Short, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Scientists from all over the world are meeting to discuss the best way to reach the North Pole. Professor Maboul demonstrates for them the innovative equipment that he has designed for the ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Fernande Albany

Votes: 622

13. Sumerki zhenskoi dushi (1913)

48 min | Drama

6.8
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A young, rich woman decides to dedicate her life to helping the poor, but a tragic incident changes her life.

Director: Yevgeni Bauer | Stars: Nina Chernova, A. Ugrjumov, V. Demert, V. Brianski

Votes: 464

14. Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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A man opens the big gates to the Lumière factory. Through the gateway and a smaller doorway beside it, workers are streaming out, turning either left or right. Most of them are women in ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 4,848

15. The Great Train Robbery (1903)

TV-G | 11 min | Short, Action, Western

7.3
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A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, A.C. Abadie, George Barnes, Justus D. Barnes

Votes: 13,688

16. The Student of Prague (1913)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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Balduin, a student of Prague, leaves his roystering companions in the beer garden, when he finds he has reached the end of his resources. He is scarcely seated in a quiet corner when a ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Wegener, Stellan Rye | Stars: Paul Wegener, Grete Berger, Lyda Salmonova, John Gottowt

Votes: 1,392

17. That Fatal Sneeze (1907)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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As an older man and a youth are eating at the table, the older man decides to amuse himself by using pepper to make the boy sneeze. Later, the boy retaliates by sneaking into the older ... See full summary »

Director: Lewin Fitzhamon | Stars: Thurston Harris, Gertie Potter

Votes: 445

18. Suspense (1913)

10 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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An isolated house in deserted area is too remote for a servant, who leaves a note, quietly exits the back door, and puts the key under the mat. Alone in the house is a mother and her infant... See full summary »

Directors: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber | Stars: Lois Weber, Val Paul, Douglas Gerrard, Sam Kaufman

Votes: 790

19. The Delights of Automobiling (1900)

1 min | Short, Comedy

6.4
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As two couples enjoy their evening promenade in a nice but rickety open motor car, without notice, an explosion blows the vehicle to smithereens.

Director: Cecil M. Hepworth | Stars: Cecil M. Hepworth, Henry Lawley

Votes: 670

20. A Photographic Contortion (1901)

1 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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A man, objecting to being filmed, comes closer and closer to the camera lens until his mouth is all we see. Then he opens wide and swallows camera and cinematographer. He steps back, chews, and grins.

Director: James Williamson | Star: Sam Dalton

Votes: 1,140

21. An Interesting Story (1904)

4 min | Short, Comedy

7.0
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The adventures of an inattentive man. He's at his kitchen table, reading. A woman brings his hat and points to the clock. He continues reading and pours coffee into his hat. He leaves, ... See full summary »

Director: James Williamson

Votes: 433

22. Démolition d'un mur (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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Auguste Lumière directs four workers in the demolition of an old wall at the Lumière factory. One worker is pressing the wall inwards with a jackscrew, while another is pushing it with a ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière | Star: Auguste Lumière

Votes: 1,817

23. The Arrival of a Train (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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A train arrives at La Ciotat station.

Directors: Auguste Lumière, Louis Lumière

Votes: 8,006

24. Alice in Wonderland (1903)

8 min | Fantasy, Short

6.3
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Alice dozes in a garden, awakened by a dithering white rabbit in waistcoat with pocket watch. She follows him down a hole and finds herself in a hall of many doors. A key opens a small door... See full summary »

Directors: Cecil M. Hepworth, Percy Stow | Stars: May Clark, Cecil M. Hepworth, Blair, Geoffrey Faithfull

Votes: 1,975

25. Judith of Bethulia (1914)

61 min | Drama

7.3
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A religious woman seeks to save her people from destruction by seducing and murdering the enemy leader, but her plans get complicated once she falls for him.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron

Votes: 1,057

26. Humorous Phases of Funny Faces (1906)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.2
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A cartoonist draws faces and figures on a blackboard - and they come to life.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 851

27. The Last Days of Pompeii (1913)

88 min | Adventure, Drama

6.2
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Two love triangles intersect in ancient Pompei.

Directors: Mario Caserini, Eleuterio Rodolfi | Stars: Fernanda Negri Pouget, Eugenia Tettoni Fior, Ubaldo Stefani, Antonio Grisanti

Votes: 415

28. The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)

17 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.7
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A young wife and her musician husband live in poverty in a New York City tenement. The husband's job requires him to go away for for a number of days. On his return, he is robbed by the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Elmer Booth, Lillian Gish, Clara T. Bracy, Walter Miller

Votes: 1,607

29. Life of an American Fireman (1903)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Action

6.4
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Porter's sequential continuity editing links several shots to form a narrative of firemen responding to a house fire. They leave the station with their horse drawn pumper, arrive on the ... See full summary »

Directors: George S. Fleming, Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Vivian Vaughan, Arthur White, James H. White

Votes: 1,593

30. Jack and the Beanstalk (1902)

10 min | Short, Fantasy

6.2
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Porter's sequential continuity editing links several shots to form a narrative of the famous fairy tale story of Jack and his magic beanstalk. Borrowing on cinematographic methods ... See full summary »

Directors: George S. Fleming, Edwin S. Porter | Star: Thomas White

Votes: 527

31. Dough and Dynamite (1914)

33 min | Comedy, Short

6.0
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Charlie and another waiter must become bakers when the regular bakers go out on strike. The strikers put dynamite in a piece of bread which is delivered to the cake counter. It winds up in the oven and explodes.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Chester Conklin, Fritz Schade, Norma Nichols

Votes: 702 | Gross: $0.13M

32. Frankenstein (1910)

Unrated | 16 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle, Augustus Phillips

Votes: 2,806

33. The Battle in the Clouds (1909)

20 min | Short, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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An inventor uses a wireless controlled flying torpedo to destroy enemy airships.

Director: Walter R. Booth

Votes: 216

34. Tables Turned on the Gardener (1895)

1 min | Comedy, Short

7.2
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A gardener is watering his flowers, when a mischievous boy sneaks up behind his back, and puts a foot on the water hose. The gardener is surprised, and looks into the nozzle to find out why... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: François Clerc, Benoît Duval

Votes: 3,507

35. Cinderella (1914)

52 min | Fantasy, Drama

6.6
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Though mistreated by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella is able to attend the royal ball through the help of a fairy godmother.

Director: James Kirkwood | Stars: Mary Pickford, Owen Moore, Isabel Vernon, Georgia Wilson

Votes: 869

36. The Rounders (1914)

Unrated | 16 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Phyllis Allen, Minta Durfee

Votes: 1,150

37. The Night Before Christmas (1905)

9 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.4
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It's December 24th, and 'Santa Claus' is busy feeding his reindeer and finishing up the toys that he will soon deliver. Meanwhile, the children in a large family hang their stockings over ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 349

38. A Corner in Wheat (1909)

G | 14 min | Short, Drama

6.7
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An unscrupulous and greedy capitalist speculator decides to corner the wheat market for his own profit, establishing complete control over the markets.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Frank Powell, Grace Henderson, James Kirkwood, Linda Arvidson

Votes: 1,732

39. Four Heads Are Better Than One (1898)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

7.6
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Much to our amazement, an elegant and masterful illusionist detaches his own head effortlessly from his shoulders for a once-in-a-lifetime performance.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 2,324

40. The Insects' Christmas (1913)

7 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.0
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A Father Christmas ornament climbs down from a decorated tree, and goes to the forest. There he creates and decorates a Christmas tree for the forest creatures. He then invites all the ... See full summary »

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz

Votes: 485

41. Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (1906)

7 min | Short, Fantasy

6.7
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The fiend faces the spectacular mind-bending consequences of his free-wheeling rarebit binge.

Directors: Wallace McCutcheon, Edwin S. Porter | Star: Jack Brawn

Votes: 1,390

42. Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)

12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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The cartoonist, Winsor McCay, brings the Dinosaurus back to life in the figure of his latest creation, Gertie the Dinosaur.

Director: Winsor McCay | Stars: Winsor McCay, George McManus, Roy L. McCardell, Thomas A. 'Tad' Dorgan

Votes: 2,380

43. Mobilier fidèle (1910)

4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.6
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A film of more than unusual interest. Those who are familiar with the length of time it takes to make a picture wherein oil the furniture in the house moves out automatically, will appreciate the great labor of making this film.

Directors: Romeo Bosetti, Émile Cohl

Votes: 274

44. The Masquerader (I) (1914)

9 min | Short, Comedy

6.0
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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.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Chester Conklin, Charles Murray

Votes: 952

45. The Knockout (1914)

TV-G | 27 min | Short, Comedy

5.9
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To show his girl how brave he is Fatty challenges the champion to a fight. Charlie referees, trying to avoid contact with the two monsters.

Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Edgar Kennedy, Charles Chaplin, Dan Albert

Votes: 907

46. De molens die juichen en weenen (1912)

7 min | Short

6.2
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A hobo takes revenge to a miller who didn't give him something to eat.

Director: Alfred Machin | Stars: Jacques Vandenne, Maurice Mathieu, Germaine Dury, Germaine Lecuyer

Votes: 30

47. Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914)

11 min | Short, Comedy

5.8
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The Tramp wanders into and disrupts the filming of a go-kart race.

Director: Henry Lehrman | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Henry Lehrman, Gordon Griffith

Votes: 2,152

48. Bluebeard (1901)

12 min | Short, Horror

7.1
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A young woman becomes the eighth wife of the wealthy Bluebeard, whose first seven wives have died under mysterious circumstances.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Jehanne d'Alcy, Bleuette Bernon

Votes: 1,167

49. De mésaventure van een Fransch heertje zonder pantalon aan het strand te Zandvoort (1905)

6 min | Short, Comedy

5.7
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A gentleman on a beach-chair is surprised by the high tide, and takes his trousers off to keep them dry. A policeman chases him across the beach and through the village of Zandvoort, until he is arrested.

Directors: Albert Mullens, Willy Mullens | Star: Willy Mullens

Votes: 58

50. The New Janitor (1914)

16 min | Short, Comedy

6.2
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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... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, John T. Dillon, Al St. John, Glen Cavender

Votes: 661

51. Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics (1911)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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Cartoon figures announce, via comic strip balloons, that they will move - and move they do, in a wildly exaggerated style.

Directors: Winsor McCay, J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Winsor McCay, John Bunny, Maurice Costello, George McManus

Votes: 1,274

52. His Musical Career (1914)

16 min | Short, Comedy

6.1
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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,... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Fritz Schade, Cecile Arnold

Votes: 678

53. The Golden Beetle (1907)

3 min | Short, Fantasy

6.7
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A sorcerer tosses an iridescent little beetle into a flaming ceremonial cauldron, and much to his amazement, a six-winged fairy in the body of a beautiful young woman emerges. Is his sorcery potent enough to tame her?

Director: Segundo de Chomón

Votes: 653

54. Caught in a Cabaret (1914)

TV-G | 30 min | Short, Comedy

5.8
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Charlie is a clumsy waiter in a cheap cabaret and must endure the strict orders from his boss. He meets a pretty girl in the park and pretends to be a fancy ambassador but must contend with the jealousy of her fiancé.

Director: Mabel Normand | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Dan Albert, Phyllis Allen

Votes: 880

55. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910)

Not Rated | 13 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Short

5.7
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An early version of the classic, based more on the 1902 stage musical than on the original novel.

Director: Otis Turner | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Hobart Bosworth, Eugenie Besserer, Robert Z. Leonard

Votes: 1,190

56. A Day in the Life of a Coal Miner (1910)

9 min | Short, Documentary

6.3
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A coal miner says good-bye to his wife and children, and heads off to work. He reaches the mine, prepares his lamp, and then descends into the mine along with some other workers. As he and ... See full summary »

Votes: 204

57. The Electric Hotel (1908)

8 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

6.6
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An enthusiastic young couple is astounded with modern technology's giant leaps in the fascinating field of electricity.

Director: Segundo de Chomón | Stars: Segundo de Chomón, Julienne Mathieu

Votes: 650

58. Mabel's Married Life (1914)

17 min | Short, Comedy

5.8
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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.

Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Mack Swain, Eva Nelson

Votes: 901

59. The Black Imp (1905)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

7.1
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A traveler at an inn is harassed by a mischievous devil in his room.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,549

60. His Trysting Place (1914)

32 min | Short, Comedy

6.3
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Mack Swain, Phyllis Allen

Votes: 548

61. L'affaire Dreyfus (1899)

13 min | Short, Biography, Drama

5.9
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Dramatized re-enactments of the events of the Dreyfus-affair from 1894 to 1899.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 371

62. Cinderella (1899)

6 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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A fairy godmother magically turns Cinderella's rags to a beautiful dress, and a pumpkin into a coach. Cinderella goes to the ball, where she meets the Prince - but will she remember to leave before the magic runs out?

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Mlle Barral, Bleuette Bernon, Carmelli, Jehanne d'Alcy

Votes: 1,027

63. Fantasmagorie (1908)

2 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

6.9
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The first all-animated film in history, a series of scenes without much narrative structure, but morphing into each other.

Director: Émile Cohl

Votes: 1,682

64. In the Land of the Head Hunters (1914)

Not Rated | 65 min | Drama, History

6.0
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In 1911, as part of his massive undertaking, famed Northwest photographer Edward S. Curtis travelled to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, to visit the Kwakwaka'wakw. By the next year, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward S. Curtis | Stars: Stanley Hunt, Sarah Constance Smith Hunt, Mrs. George Walkus, Paddy 'Malid

Votes: 335

65. Joan of Arc (1900)

10 min | Short, Drama, History

6.7
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A divinely inspired peasant woman becomes an army captain for France and then is martyred after she is captured.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Bleuette Bernon, Georges Méliès, Jehanne d'Alcy, Jeanne Calvière

Votes: 650

66. The Fat and the Lean Wrestling Match (1901)

2 min | Short, Comedy

7.0
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Right in front of our very eyes, two attractive and feminine women metamorphose into two professional wrestlers who begin a no-holds-barred wrestling match.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jehanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès

Votes: 694

67. Fairyland: A Kingdom of Fairies (1903)

16 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

7.3
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In this spectacular free adaptation of the popular theatre play "La Biche au Bois", the valiant Prince Bel-Azor pursues a baleful old witch to her impregnable castle, to save the beautiful young Princess Azurine.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Marguerite Thévenard, Bleuette Bernon

Votes: 836