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1. Photographing Fairies (1997)

R | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.0
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Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in ... See full summary »

Writers: Chris Harrald, Steve Szilagyi, Nick Willing | Director: Nick Willing | Stars: Toby Stephens, Emily Woof, Ben Kingsley, Frances Barber

Votes: 2,269

2. The Voyage Across the Impossible (1904)

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.

Writers: Georges Méliès, Jules Verne, Adolphe d'Ennery | Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 2,002

3. The House of the Devil (1896)

3 min | Short, Horror

6.8
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A bat flies into an ancient castle and transforms itself into Mephistopheles himself. Producing a cauldron, Mephistopheles conjures up a young girl and various supernatural creatures, one ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,111

4. Cinderella (1899)

6 min | Drama, Short

6.6
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A fairy godmother magically turns Cinderella's rags to a beautiful dress, and a pumpkin into a coach. Cinderella goes to the ball, where she meets the Prince - but will she remember to leave before the magic runs out?

Writer: Charles Perrault | Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Barral, Bleuette Bernon, Carmely, Jeanne d'Alcy

Votes: 568

5. A Trip to the Moon (1898)

3 min | Short, Fantasy

7.6
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"In the opening of this film is seen the astronomer intently poring over his books. Suddenly, in a cloud of smoke, Satan appears and surprises the astronomer. At the command of the Fairy ... See full summary »

Creator: Georges Méliès | Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,026

6. 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: 414

7. Fairyland: A Kingdom of Fairies (1903)

16 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

7.3
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At the royal court, a prince is presenting the princess whom he is pledged to marry, when a witch suddenly appears. Though driven off, the witch soon returns, summons some of her servants, ... See full summary »

Writers: Georges Méliès, Marie-Catherine le Jumel d'Aulnoy | Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Bleuette Bernon, Georges Méliès

Votes: 564

8. Pool Sharks (1915)

TV-G | 10 min | Comedy, Short

5.7
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Two romantic rivals play a game of pool for the hand of their lady love.

Director: Edwin Middleton | Stars: W.C. Fields, Marian West, Larry Westford, Bud Ross

Votes: 706

9. The India Rubber Head (1901)

3 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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A chemist in his laboratory places upon a table his own head, alive; then fixing upon his head a rubber tube with a pair of bellows, he begins to blow with all his might. Immediately the ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,422

10. 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: 437

11. 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: 1,741

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

1 min | Short

6.3
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A woman disappears on stage.

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

Votes: 753

13. The Devil's Castle (1897)

1 min | Short

6.5
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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 »

Writer: Georges Méliès | Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 393

14. 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: 1,262

15. 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: 181

16. The X-Ray Fiend (1897)

1 min | Short, Comedy

6.1
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Director: George Albert Smith | Stars: Laura Bayley, Tom Green

Votes: 192

17. Méliès, los Orígenes (1996 Video)

45 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

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Directors: Georges Méliès, Segundo de Chomón | Stars: Sergio Capelo, Rafael Ordóñez Arrieta

18. The Devil's Laboratory (1897)

Short, Horror

4.8
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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: 17

19. The Haunted Castle (1897)

Short, Horror

5.7
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Director: George Albert Smith

Votes: 111

20. 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: 381

21. A Nightmare (1896)

1 min | Short

6.7
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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: 583

22. The Infernal Boiling Pot (1903)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

6.8
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Two demons throw helpless captives into a boiling cauldron, and then try to summon forth their spirits.

Writer: Georges Méliès | Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 708

23. Cinderella (1898)

Short, Fantasy

7.6
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Writer: Charles Perrault | Director: George Albert Smith | Star: Laura Bayley

Votes: 24

24. The Palace of Arabian Knights (1905)

14 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

6.2
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 195

25. 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: 395

26. Faust and Mephistopheles (1898)

Short, Fantasy

5.2
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Satan conjures a vision of a girl, for whom an old man signs a pact and is made young.

Writer: Johann Wolfgang Goethe | Director: George Albert Smith

Votes: 8

27. 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: 190

28. Photographing a Ghost (1898)

Short, Horror

4.2
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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

Votes: 6

29. 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: 442

30. The Corsican Brothers (1898)

Short, Drama

5.8
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The ghost of a man's twin shows him a vision of how he was killed in a duel.

Writer: Alexandre Dumas père | Director: George Albert Smith

Votes: 10

31. The Mysterious Pilot (1937)

Passed | 300 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

3.8
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A 15-episode serial in which our hero, Jim Dorn helps hide Jean McNain from a man she can implicate in a murder.

Writers: George Rosener, George M. Merrick, William Byron Mowery | Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Frank Hawks, Dorothy Sebastian, Esther Ralston, Rex Lease

Votes: 52

32. 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: 311

33. The Spiritualist Photographer (1903)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

5.7
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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: 172

34. Die Another Day: From Script to Screen (2002 Video)

52 min

7.4
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Writer: Rob Done | Director: Rob Done | Stars: G.A. Aguilar, Bob Anderson, Vic Armstrong, Martin Asbury

Votes: 26

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

3 min | Short

5.6
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Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 100

36. The Clown Barber (1898)

Short, Comedy

5.8
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Clown cuts off customer's head and replaces it.

Director: James Williamson

Votes: 13

37. Use Your Imagination (1933)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Musical, Romance

6.3
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The story of a likable young man can't hold a job because he is always daydreaming usually about girlfriend Mitzi.

Writers: A. Dorian Otvos, Cyrus Wood | Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Hal Le Roy, Mitzi Mayfair, Pat Rooney Jr., Robert Pitkin

Votes: 61

38. The Jester's Joke (1912)

Comedy, Short

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A jester causes pierrots to merge, fade and appear.

Director: Walter R. Booth

39. Les casse-pieds (1948)

Approved | 71 min | Animation, Comedy

6.7
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A series of vignettes, in which Noel-Noel appears as the moderator, lecturer, commentator and leading actor, that examine the bores and pests of everyday life much like Pete Smith and ... See full summary »

Writers: Noël-Noël, Edward Kingsley | Director: Jean Dréville | Stars: Noël-Noël, Bernard Blier, Jean Tissier, Henri Crémieux

Votes: 54

40. The Men Behind the Mayhem: The Special Effects of James Bond (2000 Video)

18 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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Writer: Bruce Scivally | Director: John Cork | Stars: Marie Clairu, Maud Adams, Tanya Roberts, Jill St. John

Votes: 40

41. Willie's Magic Wand (1907)

3 min | Short, Comedy

5.5
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A magician's son plays tricks with his father's magic wand.

Director: Walter R. Booth

Votes: 24

42. Making Sausages (1897)

Short, Comedy

4.2
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Four cooks make sausages from cats, dogs, ducks and old boots.

Director: George Albert Smith

Votes: 5

43. 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: 159

44. On the Farm (2003 Video)

7 min | Short, Comedy

6.5
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Stop-motion, pixillation and other trick photography methods are used to depict situations on a farm.

Director: Norman McLaren

Votes: 14

45. The Wandering Jew (1904)

3 min | Short, Drama

5.2
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Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 95

46. Paris to Monte Carlo (1905)

10 min | Adventure, Short

5.9
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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.

Writer: Georges Méliès | Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Fernande Albany, Henry Fragson, Félix Galipaux, Jane Ivon

Votes: 134

47. A Mysterious Portrait (1899)

1 min | Short

5.9
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Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 213

48. The Fugitive Futurist (1924)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.6
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A habitual loser at the race-track is approached by a man who claims to be an inventor with a machine that can see into the future; but can it predict the winner of tomorrow's race? And just whom is the 'inventor' trying to escape anyway?

Writer: Gaston Quiribet | Director: Gaston Quiribet

Votes: 42

49. Bathers Will Be Prosecuted (1905)

Comedy, Short

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A PC tries to arrest swimmers; then the film reverses.

Director: Lewin Fitzhamon | Stars: Cecil M. Hepworth, Claude Whitten

50. Professor Piecan's Discovery (1910)

Short, Comedy

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A boy squirts magic fluid onto weaklings, making them strong.

Director: A.E. Coleby