Most Voted Titles Released 1900-01-01 to 1900-12-31


1. 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: 1,608

2. The Enchanted Drawing (1900)

2 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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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: 808

3. Grandma's Reading Glass (1900)

2 min | Short

6.0
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A boy looks through glasses at various objects, seen magnified.

Director: George Albert Smith | Star: Harold Smith

Votes: 746

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

2 min | Short, Comedy

7.0
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Right in front of our very eyes, two attractive and feminine women metamorphose into two professional wrestlers who begin a no-holds-barred wrestling match.

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

Votes: 671

5. The Delights of Automobiling (1900)

1 min | Short, Comedy

6.4
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As two couples enjoy their evening promenade in a nice but rickety open motor car, without notice, an explosion blows the vehicle to smithereens.

Director: Cecil M. Hepworth | Stars: Cecil M. Hepworth, Henry Lawley

Votes: 649

6. 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: 629

7. How It Feels to Be Run Over (1900)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

6.2
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In one glorious point-of-view shot, a vehicle dashes full-speed into an ill-starred passer-by.

Director: Cecil M. Hepworth | Stars: May Clark, Cecil M. Hepworth

Votes: 549

8. Let Me Dream Again (1900)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.9
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A man dreams he is flirting with an attractive young lady, then he wakes up in bed next to his wife.

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

Votes: 522

9. The Professor and His Field Glass (1900)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.7
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An elderly gentleman in a silk hat sits on a stool in front of a store on the main street of town. He has a telescope that he focuses on the ankle of a young woman who is a short distance ... See full summary »

Director: George Albert Smith

Votes: 493

10. Going to Bed Under Difficulties (1900)

2 min | Comedy, Short, Fantasy

6.8
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As if by magic, a weary traveller trying to undress, is foiled by his mutinous clothes as they teleport and multiply before his eyes, refusing to stay on the clothing rack.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 414

11. Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1900)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

5.1
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Sherlock Holmes enters his drawing room to find it being burgled, but on confronting the villain is surprised when the latter disappears. Holmes initially attempts to ignore the event by ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Marvin | Star: Anonymous

Votes: 376

12. Attack on a China Mission (1900)

4 min | Short, Drama, War

5.4
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The titles tell us this film is based on an incident in the Boxer Rebellion. A man tries to defend a woman and a large house against Chinese attackers. They attack with swords, guns, and ... See full summary »

Director: James Williamson | Stars: Mr. James, Mr. Lepard, Florence Williamson

Votes: 359

13. The Triple Conjurer and the Living Head (1900)

1 min | Short

6.3
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A man comes onto the stage through the fireplace, divides himself, and sits on stools on either side of a table. He places a woman's head on the table and a hat on her head. She speaks to ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 309

14. The Kiss (1900)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.3
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Nothing new, but an old thing done over again and done well. Some one has attempted to describe a kiss as "something made of nothing," but this is not one of that kind, but one of those old... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Star: Fred Ott

Votes: 298

15. Spanish Bullfight (1900)

1 min | Short, Sport

5.1
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With a crowded arena in the background, a stationary camera records a bull charging a picador astride his horse. An attendant on foot throws stones at the rump of the horse to get it to ... See full summary »

Votes: 267

16. The Magic Book (1900)

3 min | Short, Comedy

6.3
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When this picture opens, you see a large book mounted on an easel. An old student is seen poring over old manuscripts when he advances toward the book, and by the aid of some mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 259

17. Le village de Namo - Panorama pris d'une chaise à porteurs (1900)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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A black and white short in which a moving rear facing camera documents people running towards it on the street.

Director: Gabriel Veyre

Votes: 242

18. Uncle Josh's Nightmare (1900)

2 min | Comedy, Short, Fantasy

5.1
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Poor Uncle Josh is trying to get to sleep, but being constantly bedeviled by a fellow in red long underwear with horns. A short early trick editing film using a stationary camera.

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Star: Charles Manley

Votes: 236

19. The Cook's Revenge (1900)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.9
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Showing the interior of a kitchen, with the cook trying to embrance and kiss the maid, who drops the dishes and runs away as she hears the proprietor approaching. The cook hides in a ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 235

20. Addition and Subtraction (1900)

1 min | Short

5.9
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A man attempts to sit on a stool, only to find a woman has magically appear to steal his place. This happens again and again. Soon, more amazing transformations occur.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Jeanne Mareyla

Votes: 228

21. 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: 226

22. Oh! What a Night; or, The Sultan's Dream (1900)

3 min | Short, Fantasy

5.7
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The picture opens with the Sultan lying down to rest on his luxurious cushioned couch. The scene changes to the grounds around the palace. An odd-looking tree appears in the foreground and ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 213

23. Faust and Marguerite (1900)

Short, Fantasy, Horror

4.5
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Marguerite is seated before the fireplace, Faust standing by her side. Mephistopheles enters and offers his sword to Faust, commanding him to behead the fair Marguerite. Faust refuses, ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 210

24. Rough Sea (I) (1900)

1 min | Short

4.4
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The camera is positioned so that it looks out to sea on a day when the waters are rough and the waves are high. As the waves come towards the shore, they are partially broken up by some ... See full summary »

Votes: 210

25. A Fantastical Meal (1900)

2 min | Short

6.0
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A man and two women sit down to eat dinner, but several unexpected surprises prevent them from their repast: the legs of the table grow, the table disappears into the floor, and a ghostly spirit appears and takes possession of the man.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 207

26. Panorama of Eiffel Tower (1900)

2 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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Showing the entire height of this wonderful structure from the base of the dome and return, with the great Paris Exposition in the background, looking down Champs de Mars. A most realistic picture.

Director: James H. White

Votes: 206

27. How He Missed His Train (1900)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

5.9
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A man wishing to catch a train, and having left himself none too much time to do so, rises from his couch and proceeds to don his garments. These, however, change in a most fearful manner, ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 204

28. Up-to-Date Spiritualism (1903)

2 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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In this subject a "comique eccentric" enters the drawing room inhabited by spirits. He tries to take off his coat and hat, but these garments return to his head and shoulders as soon as he ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 197

29. The Wizard, the Prince and the Good Fairy (1900)

2 min | Short

5.5
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A prince visits a wizard, and asks him to conjure up a fiancee to be his wife. But the wizard plays several tricks on the prince, who is infuriated, when the wizard's magic then turns him ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 196

30. The Doctor and the Monkey (1900)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.1
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A doctor's monkey escapes from its cage, and causes mayhem about the office.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 191

31. Uncle Josh in a Spooky Hotel (1900)

1 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Short

5.1
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Another adventure involving the recurring character from silent era Uncle Josh, one of the first characters to have film sequels of his own. This episode involves a haunted hotel where a ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Star: Charles Manley

Votes: 179

32. The Dainaid's Barrel (1900)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

5.0
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Dainaid demonstrates that he can fit 8 women into a magic barrel.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 171

33. Danse serpentine (1900)

2 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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Director: Alice Guy

Votes: 167

34. Scene from the Elevator Ascending Eiffel Tower (1900)

Documentary, Short

6.0
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A marvelously clear picture taken from the top of the elevator of the Eiffel Tower during going up and coming down of the car. This wonderful tower is 1,000 feet in height, and the picture ... See full summary »

Director: James H. White

Votes: 166

35. A Nymph of the Waves (1900)

1 min | Short

5.0
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A woman in ballet slippers wearing a large white hat and a long white dress - with ruffles, puffy sleeves and petticoats - dances across water with roiling waves behind her. She holds the ... See full summary »

Star: Catarina Bartho

Votes: 152

36. Champs de Mars (1900)

Documentary, Short

5.2
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Shows all the prominent buildings on this thoroughfare, ending with a close view of the base of the Eiffel Tower, with the Trocadero Palace in the background.

Director: James H. White

Votes: 151

37. Cyrano de Bergerac (1900)

2 min | Drama, Short

6.3
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The only film record ever made of the original star of Rostand's famous play performing a scene from his most famous role. It is accompanied by a sound-on-cylinder recording of Coquelin's voice reciting one of Cyrano's speeches.

Director: Clément Maurice | Star: Benoit Constant Coquelin

Votes: 149

38. A Storm at Sea (1900)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.7
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While our photographers were crossing the Atlantic Ocean a most wonderful and sensational picture was secured, showing a storm at sea. The picture was secured by lashing the camera to the ... See full summary »

Director: James H. White

Votes: 146

39. Eiffel Tower from Trocadero Palace (1900)

1 min | Documentary, Short

4.6
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From a stationary camera, we see the base of the Eiffel Tower, a crowd walking in the foreground during the 1900 Paris Exposition. Behind the tower and to the left is a smokestack pouring ... See full summary »

Director: James H. White

Votes: 143

40. Les infortunes d'un explorateur (1900)

1 min | Short

4.2
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A movie fragment depicting an archaeological explorer entering a standing sarcophagus.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 142

41. Palace of Electricity (1900)

Documentary, Short

5.3
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A panoramic shot, making a full circle, at the 1900 Paris Exposition. It begins and ends looking at the front of the Palace of Electricity. As it pans, first we see a workman hosing down ... See full summary »

Director: James H. White

Votes: 141

42. The Mystic Swing (1900)

1 min | Fantasy, Short

4.9
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The professor shows his power to Mephisto by mysteriously placing a young lady in a swing. Mephisto then shows his power by making the young lady disappear from the swing, to the surprise ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 139

43. Searching Ruins on Broadway, Galveston, for Dead Bodies (1900)

1 min | Short, Documentary

4.9
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This shows the heart of the tremendous drifts in the east end of Galveston. Hundreds of bodies are concealed in these immense masses, and at the time the picture was taken the odor given ... See full summary »

Director: Albert E. Smith

Votes: 136

44. Avenue de l'opéra (1900)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.8
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Director: Alice Guy

Votes: 133

45. Capture of Boer Battery by British (1900)

1 min | Short, War

4.8
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Nothing can exceed the stubborn resistance shown by the Gordon Highlanders, as we see them steadily advancing in the face of a murderous fire of the Boers, who are making their guns speak ... See full summary »

Director: James H. White

Votes: 132

46. Le duel d'Hamlet (1900)

2 min | Short, Drama

5.6
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Director: Clément Maurice | Stars: Sarah Bernhardt, Pierre Magnier, Suzanne Seylor

Votes: 128

47. Chez le photographe (1900)

1 min | Short

5.4
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A man turns up to have his photograph taken. He and the photographer have different views concerning the composition of the photo.

Director: Alice Guy

Votes: 126

48. Chirurgie fin de siècle (1900)

2 min | Comedy, Short

5.8
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Director: Alice Guy

Votes: 125

49. Danses espagnoles (1900)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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A girl in a Sevillian dress dances to the sound of music played a couple of men at the "Féria Sevillanos" [sic] during the Exposition Universelle de Paris - though she does not look a real Sevillian dancer.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 124

50. Chapellerie et charcuterie mécanique (1900)

1 min | Short

5.8
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Director: Alice Guy | Star: Henri Vallouy

Votes: 123