2020: A MOVIE ODYSSEYby Dr-Faustus | created - 16 May 2011 | updated - 1 day ago | Public
1878-2020 - For the love of film: A personal choice of the greatest movies of all-time. An ever-evolving, lifetime quest of an endless journey.
"Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls." Ingmar Bergman
This list is purely subjective and in chronological order.
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| 1878-1909 | 1910-1919 | 1920-1929 | 1930-1939 | | 1940-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | | 2020 |
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1. Sallie Gardner at a Gallop (1878)
TV-G | 1 min | Documentary, Short
The clip shows a jockey, Domm, riding a horse, Sally Gardner. The clip is not filmed but instead consists of 24 individual photographs shot in rapid succession, making a moving picture when using a zoopraxiscope.
Included for it's historical significance. A precursor to the development of the motion picture.
Wikipedia Link: The Horse in Motion.
All Titles Released Between 1878 & 1909
All Titles Released between 1878 and 1909 (Sorted by Year Ascending).
Feature Films Released Between 1878 & 1909
Feature Film, Released between 1878 and 1909 (Sorted by Year Ascending).
5 Vote Minimum Feature Films Released Between 1878 & 1909
Feature Film, Released between 1878 and 1909 Rating Count at Least 5 (Sorted by Year Ascending).
National Film Preservation Board, USA
National Film Preservation Board, USA.
Wikipedia: National Film Preservation Board.
National Film Board Preserved Titles (Sorted by Year Ascending).
Wikipedia: National Film Registry.
Film Awards & Film Festivals Across the Globe
All Events - Alphabetically Listed.
2. Roundhay Garden Scene (1888)
Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short
In the garden, a man asks his friends to do something silly for him to record on film.
Recorded at 12 frames per second and running for 2.11 seconds, 'Roundhay Garden Scene' is the oldest surviving film in existence.
Link: Roundhay Garden Scene.
3. A Trip to the Moon (1902)
TV-G | 13 min | Short, Action, Adventure
A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.
Link: A Trip to the Moon.
4. The Great Train Robbery (1903)
TV-G | 11 min | Short, Action, Crime
A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.
Link: The Great Train Robbery (1903 film).
5. The Voyage Across the Impossible (1904)
Not Rated | 24 min | Short, Action, Adventure
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.
Link: The Impossible Voyage.
6. The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906)
Not Rated | 70 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
True story of notorious Australian outlaw Ned Kelly (1855-80).
Link: The Story of the Kelly Gang.
7. Frankenstein (1910)
Unrated | 16 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror
Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée ... See full summary »
Link: Frankenstein (1910 film).
All Titles Released Between 1910 & 1919
All Titles Released between 1910 and 1919 (Sorted by Year Ascending).
Feature Films Released Between 1910 & 1919
Feature Film, Released beween 1910 and 1919 (Sorted by Year Ascending).
5 Vote Minimum Feature Films Released Between 1910 & 1919
Feature Film, Released between 1910 and 1919 Rating Count at Least 5 (Sorted by Year Ascending).
8. Dante's Inferno (1911)
71 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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.
9. The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)
Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Crime, Drama
A young wife and her musician husband live in poverty in a New York City tenement. The husband's job requires him to go away for for a number of days. On his return, he is robbed by the ... See full summary »
Link: The Musketeers of Pig Alley.
10. The Cameraman's Revenge (1912)
Not Rated | 12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Mr Beetle seeks companionship from a statuesque dragonfly dancer, unaware that her ex-boyfriend, a slender grasshopper and an industrious cameraman, watches their every move. Will Mrs Beetle forgive him? Will he get away with adultery?
Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz
Link: The Cameraman's Revenge.
11. Ingeborg Holm (1913)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama
Single mother is separated from her children due to financial struggles.
Link: Ingeborg Holm.
12. Traffic in Souls (1913)
TV-PG | 88 min | Crime, Drama
A woman, with the aid of her police officer sweetheart, endeavors to uncover the prostitution ring that has kidnapped her sister, and the philanthropist who secretly runs it.
Votes: 555 | Gross: $0.43M
Link: Traffic in Souls.
13. Fantômas: In the Shadow of the Guillotine (1913)
Not Rated | 54 min | Crime, Drama
Inspector Juve is tasked to investigate and capture an infamous criminal Fantomas.
Link: Fantômas (1913 serial).
14. Fantomas: The Man in Black (1913)
Not Rated | 61 min | Crime, Drama
In Part Two of Louis Feuillade's 5 1/2-hour epic follows FantÃ'mas, the criminal lord of Paris, master of disguise, the creeping assassin in black, as he is pursued by the equally resourceful Inspector Juve.
15. Fantômas: The Dead Man Who Killed (1913)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
After a body disappears from inside the prison, a series of crimes take place, all seemingly by the dead man. With Juve presumed dead, Fandor must investigate alone. Will Fantomas finally be brought to justice?
16. Fantomas: The Mysterious Finger Print (1914)
Not Rated | 59 min | Crime, Drama
The mystery of the drama is the appearance of the finger-print of a dead artist upon the neck of Princess Sonia Danidoff, whom Fantomas, as Nanteuil, relieves of her pearl necklace, and ... See full summary »