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1.
Roundhay Garden Scene (1888 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In the garden, a man asks his friends to do something silly for him to record on film. (1 mins.)
 
2.
Barque sortant du port (1895 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
This is another one-shot Lumiere Brothers film, which consists of a single shot of a boat leaving the port, being watched by members of the Lumiere family. (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
 
3.
Leaving Jerusalem by Railway (1897 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A train, with a camera mounted near the front, pulls out of the Jerusalem station. It passes groups... (1 mins.)
 
4.
Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory (1895 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A man opens the big gates to the Lumière factory. Through the gateway and a smaller doorway beside it... (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
 
5.
A Photographic Contortion (1901 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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. (1 mins.)
Stars: Sam Dalton
 
6.
Éruption volcanique à la Martinique (1902 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
This picture depicts the eruption of the volcano by which over 30,000 souls were hurled into eternity... (1 mins.)
 
7.
A Trip to the Moon (1902 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon. (13 mins.)
 
8.
Electrocuting an Elephant (1903 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
The execution of Topsy, a female elephant, in a publicity stunt advertising the opening of Luna Park on Coney Island... (1 mins.)
Stars: Topsy
 
9.
The Music Lover (1903 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The leader of a marching band demonstrates an unusual way of writing music. (3 mins.)
 
10.
The Arrival of a Train (1896 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A group of people are standing in a straight line along the platform of a railway station, waiting for a train... (1 mins.)
 
11.
The '?' Motorist (1906 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A British trick film in which a motorist ends up driving around the rings of Saturn. (3 mins.)
Director: Walter R. Booth
 
12.
A Corner in Wheat (1909 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A greedy tycoon decides, on a whim, to corner the world market in wheat. This doubles the price of bread... (14 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
13.
The Mothering Heart (1913 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A young couple struggle to get ahead, the wife always assuaging the troubles of her melancholy husband... (29 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
14.
The Country Doctor (1909 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
While caring for his sick daughter, a doctor is called away to the sickbed of a neighbor. He finds the neighbor gravely ill, and ignores his wife's pleas to come home and care for his own daughter, who has taken a turn for the worse. (14 mins.)
 
15.
The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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... (17 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
16.
Road to Nowhere (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A young filmmaker gets wrapped up in a crime while shooting his new project on location. (121 mins.)
Director: Monte Hellman
 
17.
Melancholia (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth. (135 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
 
18.
The Painted Lady (1912 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A lonely young woman lives with her strict father who forbids her to wear make-up. One day at an ice cream social... (12 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
19.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A substance, designed to help the brain repair itself, gives rise to a super-intelligent chimp who leads an ape uprising. (105 mins.)
Director: Rupert Wyatt
 
20.
Hugo (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
21.
A Dog's Life (1918 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The Little Tramp and his dog companion struggle to survive in the inner city. (33 mins.)
 
22.
Häxan (1922 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe. (91 mins.)
 
23.
The Social Network (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. (120 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
24.
The Arbor (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Portrayal of the late Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar. (94 mins.)
Director: Clio Barnard
 
25.
Certified Copy (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged British writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. While there, a chance question reveals something deeper. (106 mins.)
 
26.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker. (158 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
27.
Black Swan (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity. (108 mins.)
 
28.
Starship Troopers (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Humans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival. (129 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
29.
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their non-traditional family life. (106 mins.)
Director: Lisa Cholodenko
 
30.
Inception (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. (148 mins.)
 
31.
Toy Story 3 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home. (103 mins.)
Director: Lee Unkrich
 
32.
Acrobatic Sisters Dainef (1903 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The most remarkable female acrobatic act on earth. These wonderful performers do some of the most difficult and dangerous acrobatic feats that it is possible to imagine, and all of their tricks are entirely new.
 
33.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. (117 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
34.
A Separation (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. (123 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
35.
The Artist (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. (100 mins.)
 
36.
Airplane! (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick. (88 mins.)
 
37.
Bad Timing (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A psychiatrist living in Vienna enters a torrid relationship with a married woman. When she ends up in the hospital from an overdose, an inspector becomes set on discovering the demise of their affair. (123 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
38.
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult. (102 mins.)
Director: Sean Durkin
 
39.
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined. (112 mins.)
Director: Lynne Ramsay
 
40.
Nostalgia for the Light (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In Chile's Atacama Desert, astronomers peer deep into the cosmos in search for answers concerning the origins of life... (90 mins.)
 
41.
Arnulf Rainer (1960 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
(7 mins.)
Director: Peter Kubelka
 
42.
Little Stabs at Happiness (1960 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A film in four parts. In "In the Room", a man and a woman in outlandish garb are sitting in a claw-foot bathtub smoking... (15 mins.)
Director: Ken Jacobs
 
43.
Schwechater (1958 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
(1 mins.)
Director: Peter Kubelka
 
44.
Blue (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and... (79 mins.)
Director: Derek Jarman
 
45.
Dazed and Confused (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976. (102 mins.)
 
46.
Groundhog Day (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again. (101 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
 
47.
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist. (98 mins.)