Earliest Titles In Your "The Greatest Films of All-Time" List With Georges Méliès


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, Jules-Eugène Legris, Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,756

2. 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: 785

3. The Astronomer's Dream; or, The Man in 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: 1,967

4. 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: 2,166

5. 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: 456

6. Cinderella (1899)

6 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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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?

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

Votes: 916

7. The Devil's Castle (1899)

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: 568

8. 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: 1,533

9. 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

Votes: 582

10. Bluebeard (1901)

12 min | Short, Fantasy, 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: 1,083

11. 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: 1,798

12. The Fat and the Lean Wrestling Match (1901)

2 min | Short, Comedy

7.0
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This film is a winner, it being one of the most laughable of mysterious picture ever made. An extremely lean man and an extremely fat man are engaged in a wrestling match. The lean man ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 634

13. 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: 31,981

14. 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 »

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Bleuette Bernon, Georges Méliès

Votes: 747

15. 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: 871

16. 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: 1,334

17. 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: 2,419

18. The Living Playing Cards (1904)

3 min | Comedy, Short, Fantasy

6.7
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A bearded magician holds up a large playing card and makes it larger. He tears up a card of a queen, burns the torn bits, and a life-size Queen of Hearts card appears; then, it becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,044

19. The Black Imp (1905)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

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: 1,464

20. The Eclipse: Courtship of the Sun and Moon (1907)

Not Rated | 9 min | Short, Fantasy, Romance

6.5
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An astronomer of age, wealth, and erudition conducts classes in his home. His students are not always respectful, and he suffers their pranks and high jinks. Then, at noon, everything ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 846

21. The Devilish Tenant (1909)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.3
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A man rents an apartment and furnishes it in remarkable fashion.

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

Votes: 1,262