My favorite movies from 1890 to 1899

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1. The House of the Devil (1896)

3 min | Short, Horror

6.7
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With the help of a magic cauldron, Mephistopheles conjures up a variety of supernatural characters.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jeanne d'Alcy, Jules-Eugène Legris, Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,937

2. Une nuit terrible (1896)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

5.9
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A man tries to get a good night's sleep, but is disturbed by a giant spider that leaps onto his bed, and a battle ensues in hilarious comic fashion.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 724

3. The Bewitched Inn (1897)

2 min | Short, Comedy

6.5
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At a solitary cheap inn, a distant traveller overcome with fatigue has a close encounter with the supernatural.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 539

4. The Devil's Laboratory (1897)

1 min | Short, Horror

5.5
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"The picture shows the Devil working at a fire. Two cavaliers appear, and the Devil takes the form of a seer, old, bent and wrinkled. Then he disappears in a cloud of smoke, to reappear ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 30

5. The Hallucinated Alchemist (1897)

2 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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Strange things come to life as the fumes from an experiment cause an alchemist to have amazing visions.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 89

6. The X-Ray Fiend (1897)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

6.1
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A man and woman are flirting when a professor turns on an X-ray machine, revealing their insides. After turning it off again the two have a dispute and break up.

Director: George Albert Smith | Stars: Laura Bayley, Tom Green

Votes: 354

7. The X-Ray Mirror (1899)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

5.4
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"The interior of a millinery shop. A young woman who has been selecting a hat finally chooses one, and steps to a long mirror to inspect its effect. Her image is all right at first; but as ... See full summary »

Director: Wallace McCutcheon

Votes: 5

8. The Cavalier's Dream (1898)

1 min | Short, Horror

6.6
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"He sits asleep at a bare table; old witch enters, raps three times, then disappears; cavalier sees table spread for a sumptuous repast. Mephistopheles appears; then the old witch, who ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 15

9. The Cave of the Demons (1898)

Short, Horror

5.1
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A young woman stumbles across a cave that is populated by the spirits and skeletons of people who died there under mysterious circumstances.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 7

10. Photographing a Ghost (1898)

Short, Horror

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Photographer tries to take a picture of a ghost, but it won't keep still and then vanishes.

Director: George Albert Smith

11. Cleopatra's Tomb (1899)

Short, Horror

7.0
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A man digging inside an Egyptian tomb chops up a mummy, then resurrects the woman inside it.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Jeanne d'Alcy

Votes: 24

12. The Sign of the Cross (1899)

3 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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Satan appears in a convent and takes the guise of a priest. Before long he is causing all manner of perturbation and despair.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 585

13. The Miser's Doom (1899)

Short, Horror

4.8
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A miser dies of shock when the ghost of a poor woman appears.

Director: Walter R. Booth

Votes: 6

14. A Midnight Episode (1899)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

6.1
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A sleeping apartment of a friend who retires for the night. The rays of the moon are shining upon the bed through the window. He is suddenly awakened by a bug of gigantic proportions ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 28

15. Summoning the Spirits (1899)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

5.8
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A magician presents a wreath which in turn transforms into other things.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 255