1900's films I have seen

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1. A Fantastical Meal (1900)

2 min | Short

6.0
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A man and two women sit down to eat dinner, but several unexpected surprises prevent them from their repast: the legs of the table grow, the table disappears into the floor, and a ghostly spirit appears and takes possession of the man.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 215

2. How He Missed His Train (1900)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

5.9
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A man wishing to catch a train, and having left himself none too much time to do so, rises from his couch and proceeds to don his garments. These, however, change in a most fearful manner, ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 210

3. Going to Bed Under Difficulties (1900)

2 min | Comedy, Short, Fantasy

6.8
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As if by magic, a weary traveller trying to undress, is foiled by his mutinous clothes as they teleport and multiply before his eyes, refusing to stay on the clothing rack.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 424

4. The One-Man Band (1900)

2 min | Short, Comedy

7.1
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A band-leader assembles an orchestra by mystifying means.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,629

5. Addition and Subtraction (1900)

1 min | Short

5.9
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A man attempts to sit on a stool, only to find a woman has magically appear to steal his place. This happens again and again. Soon, more amazing transformations occur.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Jeanne Mareyla

Votes: 235

6. The Enchanted Drawing (1900)

2 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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A cartoonist defies reality when he draws objects that become three-dimensional after he lifts them off his sketch pad.

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

Votes: 828

7. The Cook's Revenge (1900)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.9
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Showing the interior of a kitchen, with the cook trying to embrance and kiss the maid, who drops the dishes and runs away as she hears the proprietor approaching. The cook hides in a ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 242

8. The Magic Book (1900)

3 min | Short, Comedy

6.3
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When this picture opens, you see a large book mounted on an easel. An old student is seen poring over old manuscripts when he advances toward the book, and by the aid of some mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 265

9. The Wizard, the Prince and the Good Fairy (1900)

2 min | Short

5.5
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A prince visits a wizard, and asks him to conjure up a fiancee to be his wife. But the wizard plays several tricks on the prince, who is infuriated, when the wizard's magic then turns him ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 202

10. The Doctor and the Monkey (1900)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.1
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A doctor's monkey escapes from its cage, and causes mayhem about the office.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 197

11. The Dainaid's Barrel (1900)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

5.0
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Dainaid demonstrates that he can fit 8 women into a magic barrel.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 178

12. 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, Jeanne d'Alcy, Jeanne Calvière

Votes: 644

13. The Mystic Swing (1900)

1 min | Fantasy, Short

4.8
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The professor shows his power to Mephisto by mysteriously placing a young lady in a swing. Mephisto then shows his power by making the young lady disappear from the swing, to the surprise ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 142

14. The Magician (1900)

1 min | Short

4.5
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The scene opens on a theatrical stage. The magician enters from the wings, and making a bow to the audience, removes his coat and hat and they disappear mysteriously in the air. He then ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 116

15. Searching Ruins on Broadway, Galveston, for Dead Bodies (1900)

1 min | Short, Documentary

4.9
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This shows the heart of the tremendous drifts in the east end of Galveston. Hundreds of bodies are concealed in these immense masses, and at the time the picture was taken the odor given ... See full summary »

Director: Albert E. Smith

Votes: 137

16. Faust and Marguerite (1900)

1 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

4.5
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Marguerite is seated before the fireplace, Faust standing by her side. Mephistopheles enters and offers his sword to Faust, commanding him to behead the fair Marguerite. Faust refuses, ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 213

17. 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: Jeanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès

Votes: 683

18. The Devil and the Statue (1901)

2 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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A magnificent Venetian oratory. On the left a large bay window through which may be seen the Grand Canal of the city of Venice. In the centre a colonnade and a hemicycle; to the right is a ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 400

19. Troubles in a Tenement House (1901)

2 min | Short

5.5
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This picture shows the ground floor and also the first floor front of a modern lodging house. In the lower room the landlord and his lady are having dinner, while above them four young men ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 162

20. An Extraordinary Dislocation (1901)

2 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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The funniest of all mystical pictures yet produced. Several body parts of a dancing clown float away from his body and come back again.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: André Deed

Votes: 266

21. The Bachelor's Paradise (1901)

2 min | Short

5.6
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A bachelor meets with a magician to conjure the perfect mate.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 174

22. 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, Jeanne d'Alcy, Bleuette Bernon

Votes: 1,146

23. The Magician and the Human Pump (1901)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

6.6
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In this trickery extravaganza, Excelsior, the wizard of illusion, pulls out a handkerchief from his pocket, and after that, everything is possible in his rare and spectacular show.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 354

24. The House of Mystery (1901)

3 min | Short, Fantasy

6.2
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In a mysterious cavern, a magician performs a magic show that includes a dancing skeleton and a woman who is levitated.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 183

25. The Brahmin and the Butterfly (1901)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

6.1
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A Brahmin comes upon a giant caterpillar, which turns into a cross between a butterfly and a girl: the Brahmin finally turns into a caterpillar.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 262

26. Hat of Many Surprises (1901)

3 min | Short, Fantasy

5.6
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The picture opens showing a gentleman in full evening dress costume. Removing his opera hat and cloak, he leaves the hat on the table and by a few passes causes it to assume immense ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 179

27. The Dwarf and the Giant (1901)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

5.7
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Georges Méliès plays the main character, as he splits into two versions of himself, and changes size.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 194

28. L'homme à la tête en caoutchouc (1901)

3 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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A chemist carries out a bizarre experiment with his own head.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,916

29. Scrooge; or Marley's Ghost (1901)

11 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

5.6
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It's Christmas Eve. The miser Scrooge and his assistant Bob Cratchit finish their work in the office and go home. When Scrooge is going to open his front door, he sees the face of Marley's ... See full summary »

Director: Walter R. Booth | Star: Daniel Smith

Votes: 251

30. Another Job for the Undertaker (1901)

2 min | Short, Comedy

5.2
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Shows a bedroom in a hotel. On the wall of the room is a conspicuous sign "Don't blow out the gas." A hayseed enters the room, accompanied by a bellboy. The boy deposits the Rube's bag and ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 138

31. The Christmas Dream (1901)

4 min | Short, Fantasy

5.8
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The entire story of Christmastide is here depicted. The scene opens in a large boudoir of an apparently wealthy man's home. His children, assisted by their governess, are about to retire. ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 234

32. 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: 34,427

33. Dancing Skeleton (1902)

Fantasy, Short

7.8
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A large grinning skeleton is seen getting up from a chair on which it has been seated, walk to the center of the stage and there execute some of the most difficult steps in the art of ... See full summary »

Votes: 6

34. Marvellous Egg Production (1902)

3 min | Short

5.6
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This is an absolutely new and extraordinary subject. A juggler takes in succession about a dozen eggs out of his servant's mouth. He breaks all the eggs into a hat, and after having beaten ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 170

35. The Human Fly (1902)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

6.4
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An energetic Russian Cossack dancer who knows how to impress his audience with his extraordinary set of moves has a trick up his sleeve designed to capture applause.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 269

36. The Magician and the Imp (1902)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

5.4
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The magician appears upon the stage with an imp as his assistant. The imp holds a piece of cloth in his hand. At the command of the magician the cloth is suddenly transformed into a ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 158

37. Mephistopheles' School of Magic (1902)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

5.6
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The setting of this fantastic scene represents the hall of an old chateau in which a miser has locked up seven large bags containing his wealth. Satan, who has made his way into the chateau... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 248

38. An Impossible Balancing Feat (1902)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

6.1
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An ancient tower, in which is seated the magician, occupies the centre of the stage. On either side of the tower is a statue. The magician waves his hands and the tower and both statues ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 176

39. Gulliver's Travels (1902)

4 min | Short, Fantasy

6.6
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Of all the beautiful stories ever told none are more interesting than Gulliver's Travels. How Gulliver set out on a journey and was shipwrecked on an island, where he found strange people, ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 577

40. La douche du colonel (1902)

1 min | Short, Comedy

4.4
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Two painters are working just above a group of soldiers, just as the commanding officer enters. One little slip with a paint bucket, and hilarity ensues.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 239

41. Reproduction, Coronation Ceremonies: King Edward VII (1902)

4 min | Short, History

5.2
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A re-enactment using actors of the recent coronation of Britain's King Edward VII.

Directors: Georges Méliès, Charles Urban

Votes: 212

42. Fairyland: A Kingdom of Fairies (1903)

16 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

7.4
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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: 826

43. 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: 1,968

44. 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: 13,572

45. 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: 570

46. The Monster (1903)

3 min | Short, Fantasy

6.4
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An Egyptian prince has lost his beloved wife and he has sought a dervish who dwells at the base of the sphinx. The prince promises him a vast fortune if the dervish will only give him the ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 835

47. The Gay Shoe Clerk (1903)

Unrated | 1 min | Comedy, Short

5.8
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A woman being fitted for shoes exposes her ankle to the shoe clerk, who is intrigued. He kisses her, but her chaperone hits him with her umbrella.

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Star: Edward Boulden

Votes: 845

48. Up-to-Date Spiritualism (1903)

2 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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In this subject a "comique eccentric" enters the drawing room inhabited by spirits. He tries to take off his coat and hat, but these garments return to his head and shoulders as soon as he ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 203

49. La guirlande merveilleuse (1903)

4 min | Short, Fantasy

5.4
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A musketeer bows to the audience and proceeds to hang his hat, coat and vest on the wall in a most amazing manner. Being in need of two pages, he brings them out of his coat, and with rope ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 135

50. Misfortune Never Comes Alone (1903)

3 min | Short, Comedy

5.5
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The scene takes place in front of a barrack, where a young soldier is on duty --most laughable and comical.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 162

51. The Enchanted Box (1903)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

5.5
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As scene as pleasing as incomprehensible. A juggler summons two chairs, which come to the stage jumping and twirling around. Across the back of these chairs the operator places a sheet of ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 134

52. The Cake-Walk Infernal (1903)

5 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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Pluto, having seen the earth, comes back home amazed at the success of that well-known dance, the "cake-walk." He has brought back with him two noted well-known dancers, who start their ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 721

53. The Enchanted Well (1903)

4 min | Fantasy, Drama, Short

6.1
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Denied a handout, a witch exacts vengeance by cursing the village well.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 292

54. The Spiritualist Photographer (1903)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

5.8
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A magician transforms a woman into a portrait of herself, then restores her to life.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 252

55. The Inn Where No Man Rests (1903)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

6.3
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A traveler is shown to a room in an inn. After a brief dispute with the hostess and a porter, he is left to himself. But strange things begin to happen in his room, and before long he has ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 200

56. The Drawing Lesson (1903)

3 min | Short, Fantasy

5.0
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In a corner of the garden we see an ornamental fountain. An old professor comes along, looking for a nice spot where he can teach his pupils. Finding the fountain to his liking he goes ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 149

57. The Oracle of Delphi (1903)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

5.2
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A thief attempts to steal treasure from the tomb of Delphi when a spirit appears. He brings two statues come to life, who in turn transform to thief's head into that of a donkey.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 157

58. Revenge Is Sweet (1903)

4 min | Short, Fantasy

5.4
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Two guards bring a sorcerer into the hall of a palace of the time of the Middle Ages. The king who follows them orders the sorcerer to be chained and to be condemned to death for his ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 112

59. The Music Lover (1903)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Music

6.9
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The leader of a marching band demonstrates an unusual way of writing music.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,401

60. The Infernal Boiling Pot (1903)

2 min | Short, Horror

6.7
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Two demons throw helpless captives into a boiling cauldron, and then try to summon forth their spirits.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 927

61. The Apparition (1903)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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Alone in his room at an inn, a lustful old man is haunted by spirits.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 247

62. Jupiter's Thunderballs (1903)

4 min | Short, Fantasy

5.7
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Brief "trick film" in which Zeus and two other gods romp with dancing girls on Olympian clouds.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 298

63. Ten Ladies in One Umbrella (1903)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

5.6
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The scene is similar to that seen at Coney Island, where a number of shows are constantly going on. A Juggler enters, dressed in promenade costume, with an overcoat hanging over his arm, a ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 218

64. Bob Kick, the Mischievous Kid (1903)

2 min | Short, Comedy

4.7
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A boy is led into the frame by two nursemaids who give him a big ball to play with. For the remainder of the film heads appear and disappear, stage props blow up and turn into other objects or people, and finally Bob Kick disappears.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 139

65. Jack Jaggs and Dum Dum (1903)

3 min | Short, Comedy

5.1
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A magician is performing a magic act but is constantly visited by his rival, who tries to steal his show.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 111

66. Extraordinary Illusions (1903)

2 min | Short

5.8
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Pioneer filmmaker Georges Méliès performs his cine-magic act.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 238

67. Alcofribas, the Master Magician (1903)

4 min | Short

5.5
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A prince is in need of a fiancee, so he visits a well-known sorcerer and asks for help. However, the prince does not exactly get what he bargained for.

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

Votes: 127

68. Jack and Jim (1903)

3 min | Short, Fantasy

5.0
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In a room filled with jugglers' properties of enormous size a prestidigitateur dressed in eccentric costume enters with his assistant. The servant, believing that he would be comfortable in... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 112

69. The Magic Lantern (1903)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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In this brief "trick film" two clowns assemble an enormous magic lantern which first projects moving images, then emits dancing girls.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 499

70. The Ballet Master's Dream (1903)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

5.3
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A ballet master dreams of ballerinas.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Zizi Papillon

Votes: 143

71. Faust in Hell (1903)

6 min | Short, Fantasy

6.3
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Scenes. 1. The Route to the Depths of Perdition (a Dazzingly Sensational New Effect.) 2. The Fantastical Ride. 3. The Gloomy Pass. 4. The Stream. 5. The Entrance to the Lower Regions. 6. ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 187

72. 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, Jeanne d'Alcy, May de Lavergne

Votes: 2,550

73. Oh! What a Night; or, The Sultan's Dream (1900)

3 min | Short, Fantasy

5.7
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The picture opens with the Sultan lying down to rest on his luxurious cushioned couch. The scene changes to the grounds around the palace. An odd-looking tree appears in the foreground and ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 222

74. The Living Playing Cards (1904)

3 min | Comedy, Short, Fantasy

6.7
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With a brand-new deck of playing cards in his hand, an elegantly-attired thaumaturge, by fire and the pure power of illusion, transforms a plain nine of spades card into a full-size Queen of Hearts.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,096

75. Decapitation in Turkey (1904)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

6.7
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In a public place in Constantinople at the corner of a bazaar, the executioner is seated upon a stone and is resting from his daily labors while eating a crust of bread. Suddenly there come... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 306

76. Le coffre enchanté (1904)

3 min | Short, Fantasy

5.0
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A medieval magician performs a magic show involving a long ornate trunk in which he makes his assistants appear, disappear, and transform into other people.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 118

77. A Moonlight Serenade; or, The Miser Punished (1904)

3 min | Short

5.6
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Pierrot comes to a miser's house to serenade his lover but he kicks him out. The lady on the moon offers him her hand. He serenades her till the greedy miser comes out and attempts to ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 137

78. The Untamable Whiskers (1904)

3 min | Short, Fantasy

6.4
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Through a rapid succession of drawings, ingenious disguises and soft dissolves, the director portrays a quick-sketch artist who transforms to various characters according to the static outlines on his chalkboard.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 834

79. The Clock Maker's Dream (1904)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

5.4
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A weary clock-maker dozes off in a chair. While he is asleep, three women suddenly appear in the midst of his shop. They proceed to show the sleeping clock-maker some new kinds of clocks that they know how to make.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 136

80. The Imperceptible Transmutations (1904)

3 min | Short, Fantasy

5.6
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This shows a prince entering upon the stage of the King's private theatre. He is about to do a few mystifying tricks for the amusement of the court. Taking a large sheet of cardboard, he ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 194

81. Faust and Marguerite (1904)

4 min | Short, Fantasy

5.5
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Old and burdened Faust sells his soul to the Devil for the exchange of youth and pleasures. He seduces Marguerite and is finally condemned to hell.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 137

82. Tchin-Chao, the Chinese Conjuror (1904)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Fantasy

5.6
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A Chinese conjurer stands next to a table, it becomes two tables. A fan becomes a parasol, lanterns appear and disappear. The conjurer spins the open parasol in front of himself, and a dog ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 610

83. The Wonderful Living Fan (1904)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

5.7
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The king of France receives a marvelous fan. The fan opens to reveal plain lace. This lace becomes pictures of women which then come to life an move in unison as their clothing changes.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 440

84. The Cook in Trouble (1904)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

6.1
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A cook has his hands full with three mischievous devils, who pop in and out of his kitchen.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 633

85. The Devilish Plank (1904)

2 min | Short

4.9
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A magic trick is performed with a long plank with two pots built into it, both with holes in the bottom. Pretty girls are part of the magic.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 132

86. The Firefall (1904)

3 min | Short

5.2
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A short film from Georges Méliès in which two servants are arguing when suddenly the devil makes an appearance.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 208

87. The Black Imp (1905)

4 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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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: 1,538

88. The Legend of Rip Van Winkle (1905)

10 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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Pioneer filmmaker Georges Melies tells his version of the famous Washington Irving story of a man who takes a nap and wakes up 20 years later.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: André Méliès, Georges Méliès

Votes: 130

89. The Mermaid (1904)

4 min | Short, Fantasy

6.2
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A magician conjures up a mermaid while fishing.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 701

90. The Crystal Casket (1905)

2 min | Short

5.2
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In this 1-minute fragment of a 4-minute original, a magician does some tricks with a die, including making it grow, spin and open up to reveal a giant bower of flowers, which in turn fall back to reveal a beautiful fairy.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 101

91. The Lilliputian Minuet (1905)

1 min | Short

5.2
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A fragment of a longer film, four small people are dancing a minuet, and are transformed through magic.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 104

92. The Palace of Arabian Knights (1905)

14 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

6.1
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A poor but honest young man wins the hand of a beautiful Princess after facing a series of exciting adventures involving apparitions, cartwheeling skeletons, a dragon, and plump dancing girls from the Folies Bergere.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 267

93. Paris to Monte Carlo (1905)

10 min | Adventure, Short

6.1
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A man needs to get to Monte Carlo from Paris, but finds out that a train will take 17 hours to get there. He decides to go with a man with a special car, who claims that he can get there in just two hours. Complications ensue.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Fernande Albany, Antonich, Blondet, Séverin Cafferra

Votes: 173

94. Unexpected Fireworks (1905)

4 min | Short

4.7
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After a drunkard falls asleep on a street some thieves rob him, then wake him up using fireworks.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 113

95. The Scheming Gambler's Paradise (1905)

3 min | Short

6.1
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A combination gambling den and bawdy house is set up so that croupiers, patrons, prostitutes, and the owner can quickly change it all into a mercantile establishment when the cops stage a ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 625

96. The 400 Tricks of the Devil (1906)

17 min | Short, Fantasy

6.9
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Two travelers are tormented by Satan from inn to inn and eventually experience a buggy ride through the heavens courtesy of the Devil before he takes one of them down to Hell and roasts him... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 683

97. 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: 1,377

98. A Crazy Composer (1906)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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A composer alone in his music room has a better imagination while asleep than awake.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 203

99. The '?' Motorist (1906)

3 min | Fantasy, Short, Comedy

6.7
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A British trick film in which a motorist ends up driving around the rings of Saturn.

Director: Walter R. Booth

Votes: 697

100. The Haunted House (1906)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

6.9
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Three friends go on a trip and decided to rest at an abandoned house. Everything seems pretty normal until really weird things start to happen.

Director: Segundo de Chomón

Votes: 214