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1. The House of the Devil (1896)

3 min | Short, Horror

6.8
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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, Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,474

2. A Trip to the Moon (1898)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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An astronomer falls asleep and has a strange dream involving a fairy queen and the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,453

3. Four Heads Are Better Than One (1898)

1 min | Short, Comedy

7.6
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One of the greatest of black art pictures. The conjurer appears before the audience, with his head in its proper place. He then removes his head, and throwing it in the air, it appears on ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,948

4. The Infernal Boiling Pot (1903)

2 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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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: 782

5. The 400 Tricks of the Devil (1906)

17 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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Two travellers are tormented by Satan from inn to inn and eventuly 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: 502

6. A Nightmare (1896)

1 min | Short

6.6
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A man sleeps fitfully then dreams that a lovely woman is sitting at the foot of his bed. He reaches to embrace her and she becomes a minstrel, then Pierrot. The clown gestures to the moon ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 682

7. The Magician (1898)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

6.6
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In this scene is shown a magician behind an ordinary table, upon which he suddenly and mysteriously causes to appear a large box, into which he leaps. The sides of the box fall to the ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 373

8. The Devil's Castle (1897)

1 min | Short

6.4
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A man dressed in red is ushered into an antechamber in a Castle and offered a seat. When he tried to sit down the chair moves to the other side of the room causing the man to fall on the ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 488

9. The Conjuring of a Woman at the House of Robert Houdin (1896)

1 min | Short

6.4
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A woman disappears on stage.

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

Votes: 863

10. The India Rubber Head (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: 1,611

11. The Bewitched Inn (1897)

2 min | Short, Comedy

6.5
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A weary traveler stops at an inn along the way to get a good night's sleep, but his rest is interrupted by odd happenings when he gets to his room--beds vanishing and re-appearing, candles ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 399

12. 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: 1,394

13. The X-Ray Fiend (1897)

1 min | Short, Comedy

6.2
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Director: George Albert Smith | Stars: Laura Bayley, Tom Green

Votes: 243

14. Santa Claus (1898)

1 min | Short, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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"In this picture you see Santa Claus enter the room from the fireplace and proceed to trim the tree. He then fills the stockings that were previously hung on the mantle by the children. ... See full summary »

Director: George Albert Smith | Stars: Laura Bayley, Dorothy Smith, Harold Smith

Votes: 426

15. The Devil's Laboratory (1897)

Short, Horror

5.3
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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: 13

16. A Trip to Mars (1910)

5 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

6.1
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A scientist discovers reverse gravity and goes to Mars in the process.

Director: Ashley Miller

Votes: 224

17. 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

18. The Mermaid (1904)

4 min | Short, Fantasy

6.3
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A magician conjures up a mermaid while fishing.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 573

19. Going to Bed Under Difficulties (1900)

2 min | Comedy, Short, Fantasy

6.8
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A traveler puts up at an inn. He hangs his overcoat and hat upon a peg in his room, but he finds, instantly, that his clothes are on his back again. He takes off his coat a second time, but... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 329

20. Willie's Magic Wand (1907)

3 min | Short, Comedy

5.6
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A magician's son plays tricks with his father's magic wand.

Director: Walter R. Booth

Votes: 23

21. 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: 194

22. Cinderella (1898)

Short, Fantasy

7.8
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Director: George Albert Smith | Star: Laura Bayley

Votes: 22

23. 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: 422

24. A Mysterious Portrait (1899)

1 min | Short

6.1
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Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 252

25. An Extraordinary Dislocation (1901)

2 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

6.6
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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: 209

26. Faust and Mephistopheles (1898)

Short, Fantasy

4.9
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Satan conjures a vision of a girl, for whom an old man signs a pact and is made young.

Director: George Albert Smith

Votes: 7

27. The Mesmerist (1898)

Short

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Professor draws the spirit from a girl's body, and restores it.

Director: George Albert Smith

28. The Corsican Brothers (1898)

Short, Drama

6.6
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The ghost of a man's twin shows him a vision of how he was killed in a duel.

Director: George Albert Smith

Votes: 8

29. The Turn-of-the-Century Barber (1896)

1 min | Short

5.5
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Votes: 23

30. The Tulips (1907)

4 min | Short, Fantasy

5.2
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In a bower of giant tulips a boy and girl practice flower magic. They cause flowers and birds to open and human forms to issue therefrom, and on the black background of the wonderful garden... See full summary »

Director: Segundo de Chomón

Votes: 75