Pioneerism Classics until 1913

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1. The Battle of Elderbush Gulch (1913)

29 min | Short, Action, Western

6.3
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The fact that an Indian tribe is eating puppies starts an action packed battle in a western town.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mae Marsh, Leslie Loveridge, Alfred Paget, Robert Harron

Votes: 600

2. 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: 782

3. Granddad (1913)

29 min | Short, Drama

6.2
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Mildred loves her grandfather, Civil War veteran Jabez Burr, but her new stepmother wants her to be rid of his influence, because of his drinking.

Director: Jay Hunt | Stars: J. Barney Sherry, Mildred Harris, Frank Borzage, William Desmond Taylor

Votes: 58

4. The Pony Express Girl (1912)

Short, Western

9.0
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Two desperadoes plan to rob the pony express and their plot is overheard by May, the girl at the station. May rides after her sweetheart, the express rider, and overtakes him just as he is ... See full summary »

Director: Pat Hartigan | Stars: Marin Sais, Edward Coxen

Votes: 5

5. The Girl and Her Trust (1912)

17 min | Short, Drama

6.9
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Some tramps assault the telegraph office trying to rob $2000 delivered by train. The telegraphist girl, trying to help, telegraphs the next station and then the men are captured.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Dorothy Bernard, Wilfred Lucas, Anthony O'Sullivan, Edwin August

Votes: 951

6. Le mystère des roches de Kador (1912)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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The action takes place in Brittany .Fernand De Keranic wants to latch on to his niece and ward Suzanne's fortune.He tries to do away with her and her lover when she goes for a sail with ... See full summary »

Director: Léonce Perret | Stars: Suzanne Grandais, Émile Keppens, Léonce Perret, Max Dhartigny

Votes: 225

7. The Heart of an Indian (1912)

20 min | Short, Western

6.5
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When Indians attack a white settlement, a brave kidnaps a white baby to give to his wife as a replacement for their dead baby. The white mother goes to the Indian camp to look for her child... See full summary »

Director: Thomas H. Ince | Stars: Francis Ford, Ann Little, J. Barney Sherry, Art Acord

Votes: 61

8. Le chrysanthème rouge (1912)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

6.9
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A woman tells her two competing suitors she will marry the one who brings her her favourite flowers. When she reveals that these are red chrysanthemums, one of the competitors resorts to desperate measures.

Director: Léonce Perret | Stars: Suzanne Grandais, Léonce Perret, Émile Keppens

Votes: 44

9. 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: 615

10. The Sunbeam (1912)

17 min | Drama, Short, Romance

6.4
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Set in a tenement boarding house, a lonely confirmed bachelor occupies a room across the hall from a dour spinster. Children run amok in the hallways playing pranks. Believing the bachelor ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Ynez Seabury, Kate Bruce, Claire McDowell, Dell Henderson

Votes: 284

11. Custer's Last Fight (1912)

30 min | Short, Western

6.5
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Director: Francis Ford | Stars: Francis Ford, Grace Cunard, William Eagle Shirt, J. Barney Sherry

Votes: 32

12. The Springtime of Life (1912)

54 min | Drama

6.8
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Little Gerta, when her mother dies. is brought to her father, Carl Von Seydling, a government official, who deserted his wife and child a few years before. Councilor Van Seydling found the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Garbagni | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Mauritz Stiller, Georg af Klercker, Selma Wiklund af Klercker

Votes: 55

13. The Grit of the Girl Telegrapher (1912)

12 min | Drama, Short

7.8
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Betty is the telegraph operator at the railway station in the small town of Oreland. She realizes that the new guest at the local boarding house is "Smoke Up Smith, a notorious car thief". ... See full summary »

Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: Anna Q. Nilsson, Guy Coombs, Hal Clements, Henry Hallam

Votes: 8

14. From the Manger to the Cross; or, Jesus of Nazareth (1912)

TV-PG | 71 min | Biography, Drama

5.8
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An account of the life of Jesus Christ, based on the books of the New Testament: After Jesus' birth is foretold to his parents, he is born in Bethlehem, and is visited by shepherds and wise... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Olcott | Stars: R. Henderson Bland, Percy Dyer, Gene Gauntier, Alice Hollister

Votes: 384

15. In Night and Ice (1912)

30 min | Short, Action, Drama

6.2
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On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.

Director: Mime Misu | Stars: Waldemar Hecker, Mime Misu, Otto Rippert, Ernst Rückert

Votes: 131

16. Poor Jenny (1912)

34 min | Short

6.1
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Drama: Jenny is a cleaner. Seduced by a local boy, Edouard, her parents reject her. She finds a job as a vaudeville dancer, but winds up in the gutter and decides to take her own life.

Director: Urban Gad | Stars: Asta Nielsen, Leo Peukert, Emil Albes, Hans Staufen

Votes: 29

17. Dødsspring til hest fra cirkuskuplen (1912)

45 min | Drama

5.9
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A melodrama about the destitute Count lured into a circus environment and forced to show their daring high up in the circus dome.

Director: Eduard Schnedler-Sørensen | Stars: Frederik Christensen, Aage Hertel, Alma Hinding, Frederik Jacobsen

Votes: 34

18. The New York Hat (1912)

16 min | Short, Drama

6.5
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The young village minister was not quite as discreet as he might have been in fulfilling the strange trust left by the dying mother, but it certainly worked for the common good. By the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Pickford, Charles Hill Mailes, Kate Bruce, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 591

19. Les amours de la reine Élisabeth (1912)

44 min | Short, Biography, Drama

5.3
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Episodes from the life of Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1533-1603), focusing on her ill-fated love affair with Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex.

Directors: Henri Desfontaines, Louis Mercanton | Stars: Sarah Bernhardt, Lou Tellegen, Max Maxudian, Nita Romani

Votes: 67

20. Richard III (1912)

55 min | Drama

5.7
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Richard of Gloucester uses manipulation and murder to gain the English throne.

Directors: André Calmettes, James Keane | Stars: Robert Gemp, Frederick Warde, Albert Gardner, James Keane

Votes: 190

21. Cinderella (I) (1912)

Fantasy, Romance, Short

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(First Reel) Cinderella's mother dies and her father marries a cruel widow with two ugly daughters of her own disposition. The father leaves on a long journey and poor Cinderella is soon ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Mabel Taliaferro, Winifred Greenwood, Frank Weed, Josephine Miller

22. The Kiss of Mary Jane (1911)

10 min | Short, Romance

8.8
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Mary Jane had nursed Black Bill's wife through a spell of fever and Bill was grateful with all the fullness of his rough nature. He sent Mary Jane a necklace and a note in which he promised... See full summary »

Director: William F. Haddock | Stars: William Clifford, Edith Storey, Gaston Méliès, Francis Ford

Votes: 5

23. A Tale of Two Cities (1911)

30 min | Short, Drama, History

6.3
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A condensed silent film version of the Charles Dickens classic about the French Revolution and its subsequent Reign of Terror.

Director: William Humphrey | Stars: Maurice Costello, Florence Turner, Charles Kent, Leo Delaney

Votes: 61

24. The Scarlet Letter (1911)

Short, Drama

7.3
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Hester Prynne has left Holland in advance of her husband, Roger, to join the colonists in Salem, Maxx. Roger follows her to the new world but upon landing in New England is captured by ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph W. Smiley, George Loane Tucker | Stars: King Baggot, Lucille Young, William Robert Daly, Anita Hendrie

Votes: 19

25. 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: 1,530

26. Den sorte drøm (1911)

53 min | Drama

6.2
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Two men of high rank are both wooing the beautiful and famous equestrian acrobat Stella. While Stella ignores the jeweler Hirsch, she accepts Count von Waldberg's offer to follow her home, ... See full summary »

Director: Urban Gad | Stars: Asta Nielsen, Valdemar Psilander, Gunnar Helsengreen, Emil Albes

Votes: 140

27. The Crusaders (1911)

Drama

5.7
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Director: Enrico Guazzoni | Stars: Amleto Novelli, Gianna Terribili-Gonzales, Carlo Cattaneo, Emilio Ghione

Votes: 9

28. La tare (1911)

41 min | Short

6.1
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Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: Jean Aymé, Renée Carl, Henri Collen, Max Dhartigny

Votes: 75

29. L'épouvante (1911)

11 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.5
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An actress returns from the theatre and discovers her apartment has been burglarized; she lights a cigarette and the room catches fire; the burglar saves her life, and she, in return, saves his, and he returns her jewels.

Director: Albert Capellani | Stars: Mistinguett, Émile Mylo, Paul Capellani, Carly

Votes: 15

30. Baron Munchausen's Dream (1911)

11 min | Short, Fantasy

6.4
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After an evening of excessive wining and dining Baron Munchausen must be helped to bed by his servants. Once asleep, he has bizarre and frightening dreams.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 269

31. Pinocchio (1911)

50 min | Fantasy

5.9
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Director: Giulio Antamoro | Stars: Polidor, Augusto Mastripietri, Natalino Guillaume, Lea Giunchi

Votes: 53

32. The Lonedale Operator (1911)

Unrated | 17 min | Short, Drama, Romance

6.6
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When her father becomes ill, a young woman takes over the telegraph at a lonely western railroad station. She soon gets word that the next train will deliver the payroll for a mining ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Francis J. Grandon, Wilfred Lucas, Edward Dillon

Votes: 830

33. 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: 1,273

34. Sweet Memories (1911)

10 min | Short, Drama, Romance

5.1
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An elderly woman looks back on the special times in her life, thinking especially about her now-departed husband and the things they did together. Though it is sad that these times are now ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas H. Ince | Stars: Mary Pickford, King Baggot, Owen Moore, William E. Shay

Votes: 31

35. The Fall of Troy (1911)

10 min | Short, War

6.2
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One of the first epics on the History of Movies, it tells the story of the Fall of Troy: Paris seduces Helen, queen of Sparta, and takes her to Troy, city state of his father, King Priam. ... See full summary »

Directors: Luigi Romano Borgnetto, Giovanni Pastrone | Stars: Luigi Romano Borgnetto, Giovanni Casaleggio, Madame Davesnes, Emilio Gallo

Votes: 145

36. Billy the Kid (1911)

Short, Western

7.9
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The duties of the sheriff as performed by "Uncle Billy" were not a matter of pleasure. His son-in-law is a member of the posse; lie and "Uncle Billy" leave the house hurriedly to join their... See full summary »

Director: Laurence Trimble | Stars: Tefft Johnson, Edith Storey, Ralph Ince, Julia Swayne Gordon

Votes: 11

37. Richard III (1911)

23 min | Short, Biography, Drama

5.8
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Although several others are ahead of him in the line of succession, Richard of Gloucester is determined to gain the throne. Through deceit, manipulation, and murder, he does become King ... See full summary »

Director: Frank R. Benson | Stars: James Berry, Alfred Brydone, Kathleen Yorke, Murray Carrington

Votes: 166

38. Queen Elizabeth's Ring (1911)

Short, Drama

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The capricious Queen Elizabeth presents her favorite, Lord Leigh, with a ring, saying that if ever he is in trouble he should send the ring to her, and she would aid him. Lord Leigh scorns ... See full summary »

39. 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: 594

40. Sumurûn (1910)

Romance

5.9
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Director: Max Reinhardt | Stars: Bertha Wiesenthal, Victor Arnold, Rudolf Blümner, Paul Conradi

Votes: 10

41. In the Border States (1910)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Drama, War

6.5
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During the Civil War, a father living in a border state leaves to join the Union Army. After he leaves, Confederate troops forage on his property, where a soldier encounters one of his ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Charles West, Charles Arling, Owen Moore, William J. Butler

Votes: 377

42. The Sergeant (1910)

Short, Western

6.5
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A story laid in the Great Yosemite Valley during the eighties. Col. Westley has an only daughter who is the one softening influence in his rugged nature. She is fond of taking morning rides... See full summary »

Director: Francis Boggs | Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Iva Shepard, Tom Santschi, Frank Clark

Votes: 23

43. Faust (I) (1910)

Short, Drama

5.4
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Directors: Henri Andréani, David Barnett | Stars: Ugo Bazzini, Fernanda Negri Pouget, Alfredo Bracci, Giuseppe Gambardella

Votes: 24

44. 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: 1,184

45. The Fugitive (1910)

17 min | Short, Drama, War

5.7
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Two Johns, a Confederate and an Union soldier, leave their family to go to the front. After a skirmish they end up separated from their respective sides, the Union soldier shoots the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Kate Bruce, Edward Dillon, Clara T. Bracy, Edwin August

Votes: 144

46. Inside the Earth (1910)

9 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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A couple of Englishmen reach the middle of the earth accompanied by their guides. Here they find huge caverns covered with stalactites with gigantic mushrooms springing up spontaneously. ... See full summary »

Director: Segundo de Chomón

Votes: 7

47. Hercules and the Big Stick (1910)

7 min | Short, Fantasy

5.9
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1. Hercules discovers an excellent method of tanning the skin of the Nemean lion. 2. Without effort he cuts off the seven heads of the Lerneau hydra. E. With equal ease he captures the wild... See full summary »

Director: Émile Cohl | Stars: Maurice Vinot, Alice Tissot

Votes: 33

48. A Christmas Carol (1910)

11 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

6.0
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Based on the story by Charles Dickens: Ebenezer Scrooge is well known for his harsh, miserly ways, until he is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, and then by three other spirits.

Directors: J. Searle Dawley, Charles Kent, Ashley Miller | Stars: Marc McDermott, Charles Ogle, William Bechtel, Viola Dana

Votes: 436

49. Uncle Tom's Cabin (I) (1910)

Short, Drama

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PART I. The incidents of this story are some of those preceding and lending up to the Civil War in 1861 and the Declaration of Emancipation. The central figure in the drama is Uncle Tom, a ... See full synopsis »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Florence Turner, Mary Fuller, Edwin R. Phillips, Flora Finch

50. Uncle Tom's Cabin (II) (1910)

Drama, Short

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Our story opens in winter at the time when Mr. Shelby is forced to sell some of his slaves, owing to business reverses. Up to this time they have lived all their lives with him, and he has ... See full summary »

Director: Barry O'Neil | Stars: Frank Hall Crane, Anna Rosemond, Marie Eline, Grace Eline

51. L'amorino (1910)

Short, Comedy

4.7
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An accident after an unwanted marriage request brings in a much more wanted suitor.

Director: Mario Caserini | Stars: Enna Saredo, Amleto Novelli, Giuseppe Gambardella, Augusto Mastripietri

Votes: 25

52. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (I) (1910)

Drama

5.3
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Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Director: Gérard Bourgeois | Star: Jean Mounet-Sully

Votes: 14

53. The Country Doctor (1909)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Drama

6.5
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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.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Kate Bruce, Adele DeGarde, Gladys Egan, Rose King

Votes: 390

54. Smert Ioanna Groznogo (1909)

Short, Drama, History

7.4
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Director: Vasili Goncharov | Stars: A. Slavin, Yelizaveta Uvarova, S. Tarasov, Nikolai Vekov

Votes: 7

55. Those Awful Hats (1909)

Not Rated | 2 min | Comedy, Short

6.3
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Set in an early cinema house, this comic short illustrates the problems with the gals' hats obscuring the movie patron's line of vision.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Linda Arvidson, John R. Cumpson, Flora Finch, George Gebhardt

Votes: 849

56. Oliver Twist (1909)

Drama, Short

6.3
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An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Edith Storey, William Humphrey, Elita Proctor Otis

Votes: 30

57. Banana (1909)

Documentary, Short

6.9
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Directors: François Evenepoel, Léon Reinelt

Votes: 19

58. Too Much Beauty (1909)

Short, Comedy

6.3
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Director: André Deed | Star: André Deed

Votes: 10

59. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1909)

12 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.9
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In ancient Athens, four young lovers escape into the woods. Meanwhile, tradesmen rehearse a play. All of them suffer from the shenanigans of mischievous fairies.

Directors: Charles Kent, J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Walter Ackerman, Charles Chapman, Dolores Costello, Helene Costello

Votes: 256

60. Andreas Hofer (1909)

Drama

4.8
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Director: Rudolf Biebrach | Star: Henny Porten

Votes: 6

61. The Taming of the Shrew (1908)

17 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

5.9
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Based on Shakespeare's play: Petruchio courts the bad-tempered Katharina, and tries to change her aggressive behavior.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Florence Lawrence, Arthur V. Johnson, Linda Arvidson, Harry Solter

Votes: 67

62. The Assassination of the Duke de Guise (1908)

15 min | Short, History, Drama

5.6
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France, at the end of the sixteenth century. Henry III decided to eliminate his rival, the Duke of Guise, and, therefore, calls him in the castle of Blois. The mistress of the duke, warned ... See full summary »

Directors: André Calmettes, Charles Le Bargy | Stars: Charles Le Bargy, Albert Lambert, Gabrielle Robinne, Berthe Bovy

Votes: 433

63. The Stolen Jewels (1908)

11 min | Drama, Short

7.2
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It would have taken more than the wonderful powers of deduction of a Sherlock Holmes to have dispelled the mystery that shrouded the disappearance of a case of jewels at the home of Robert ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Harry Solter, Florence Lawrence, Linda Arvidson, John R. Cumpson

Votes: 5

64. Mr. Jones at the Ball (1908)

8 min | Short, Comedy

6.1
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Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: John R. Cumpson, Florence Lawrence, Mack Sennett, George Gebhardt

Votes: 14

65. 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: 1,670

66. Susceptible Youth (1908)

Short, Comedy

7.5
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In this funny picture we see a young man who is possessed with an over amount of admiration for the fair son, and his lack of discretion in forcing his attentions on every woman that he ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Durand | Stars: Joaquim Renez, Maurice Chevalier

Votes: 6

67. La légende de la fileuse (1908)

8 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: Alice Tissot, Georges Wague, Renée Carl, Christiane Mandelys

Votes: 49

68. A Christmas Carol (1908)

15 min | Drama, Fantasy, Short

6.0
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The miser Scrooge passes down a London street the morning before Christmas, on his way to his counting house. So much is he detested that no one speaks to him until a beggar approaches, ... See full summary »

Star: Tom Ricketts

Votes: 42

69. First Success (1907)

3 min | Short, Comedy

6.4
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Votes: 64

70. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1907)

Short, Drama

5.3
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Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 20

71. The Talisman or Sheep's Foot (1907)

15 min | Short

6.2
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A man is helped by a good fairy to conquer his beloved. Thanks to the talisman she gives him, a sheep's foot, he will triumph from all obstacles.

Director: Albert Capellani

Votes: 76

72. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1907)

8 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

6.0
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The legend of Ali Baba and the forty thieves: Ali Baba discovers a hidden cave where a band of thieves have stored their enormous treasure. Cassim also learns about the cave, but he is ... See full summary »

Director: Segundo de Chomón

Votes: 172

73. El ciego de la aldea (1907)

8 min | Short, Crime, Drama

4.9
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Directors: Antonio Cuesta, Angel García Cardona

Votes: 37

74. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1907)

10 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

6.1
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Undersea adventures in a submarine by a dreaming fisherman who encounters mystical underwater creatures at odds with him. A parody on Jules Verne's novel.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Manuel, Georges Méliès

Votes: 293

75. The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906)

70 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.3
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True story of notorious Australian outlaw Ned Kelly (1855-80).

Director: Charles Tait | Stars: Elizabeth Tait, John Tait, Norman Campbell, Bella Cola

Votes: 427

76. 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: 1,378

77. Apachentanz (1906)

Short

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Directors: Albert Kutzner, Oskar Messter | Stars: Henny Porten, Rosa Porten

78. Othello (1906)

Short, Drama, Music

4.5
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The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.

Directors: Mario Caserini, Gaston Velle | Stars: Ubaldo Maria Del Colle, Maria Caserini, Mario Caserini, Fernanda Negri Pouget

Votes: 8

79. Aladdin and His Wonder Lamp (1906)

12 min | Short, Fantasy

6.5
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The legend of Aladdin and his magic lamp: Aladdin finds a magic lamp which brings him wealth, luxury, and marriage to a princess. But his rival, an evil magician, steals the lamp for ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Capellani | Star: Georges Vinter

Votes: 297

80. L'obsession de l'or (1906)

Short

5.0
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Features a painter in trouble with his landlord. Then, magical dancing safes appear and the painter selects a bag of gold from each, and plays with his money until a fairy appears and ... See full summary »

Directors: Segundo de Chomón, Lucien Nonguet

Votes: 60

81. The Moon Lover (1905)

6 min | Comedy, Short

6.1
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Directors: Gaston Velle, Ferdinand Zecca | Star: Ferdinand Zecca

Votes: 57

82. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1905)

Short, Crime, Drama

4.6
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The millionaire's child is kidnapped. Sherlock Holmes after many thrilling adventures and narrow escapes rescues the child.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, H. Kyrle Bellew, J. Barney Sherry

Votes: 19

83. 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: 2,555

84. The Passion Play (1903)

44 min | Short, Biography, Drama

6.6
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1. THE ANNUNCIATION. The Angel of the Lord appears to Mary, announcing the birth of a child, which shall be called the "Son of God." 2. THE STRANGE STAR. Led by the light of the strange new... See full summary »

Directors: Lucien Nonguet, Ferdinand Zecca | Stars: Madame Moreau, Monsieur Moreau

Votes: 316

85. 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

86. 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: 827

87. 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: 13,593

88. Snow White (1902)

5.0
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Votes: 21

89. 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: 34,472

90. 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: 523

91. 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: 1,147

92. History of a Crime (1901)

5 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.2
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La cella di un condannato a morte. L'uomo sta dormendo e sogna il passato che lo ha portato in prigione : vita frenetica, cattive amicizie, alcolismo, l'assassinio di un cassiere di banca. ... See full summary »

Director: Ferdinand Zecca | Stars: Jean Liézer, Bretteau, Ferdinand Zecca

Votes: 460

93. 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: 1,128

94. 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

95. The Kiss (1896)

1 min | Short, Romance

5.8
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Two people kiss.

Director: William Heise | Stars: May Irwin, John C. Rice

Votes: 2,391

96. Panorama du grand Canal pris d'un bateau (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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The first moving shot, created by a stationary camera on a gondola in Panorama du Grand Canal vu d'un Bateau, was filmed by Alexandre Promio for Louis Lumiere. Filming Locations: Venice, Veneto, Italy. Release Date: 1896 (France).

Director: Alexandre Promio

Votes: 339

97. 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: 7,947

98. Carmencita (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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Performing on what looks like a small wooden stage, wearing a dress with a hoop skirt and white high-heeled pumps, Carmencita does a dance with kicks and twirls, a smile always on her face.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Carmencita

Votes: 1,346

99. Pauvre Pierrot (1892)

4 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.6
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One night, Arlequin come to see his lover Colombine. But then Pierrot knocks at the door and Colombine and Arlequin hide. Pierrot starts singing but Arlequin scares him and the poor man goes away.

Director: Émile Reynaud

Votes: 927

100. Roundhay Garden Scene (1888)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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In the garden, a man asks his friends to do something silly for him to record on film.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince | Stars: Annie Hartley, Adolphe Le Prince, Joseph Whitley, Sarah Whitley

Votes: 4,301