2018: A MOVIE ODYSSEYby Dr-Faustus | created - 16 May 2011 | updated - 59 minutes ago | Public
1878-2018 - For the love of film: A personal choice of the greatest movies of all-time. An ever-evolving, lifetime quest of an endless journey. This list is purely subjective and in chronological order.
"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
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| 1878-1929 | 1930-1939 | 1940-1944 | 1945-1949 | 1950-1954 | | 1955-1959 | 1960-1964 | 1965-1969 | 1970-1974 | 1975-1979 | | 1980-1984 | 1985-1989 | 1990-1994 | 1995-1999 | 2000-2004 | | 2005-2009 | 2010-2014 | 2015-2018 |
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1. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011)
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, History
A comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures.
An introductory television mini-series on the history of motion pictures.
Chronological order follows >>>
2. Sallie Gardner at a Gallop (1878)
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.
3. 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.
4. A Trip to the Moon (1902)
TV-G | 13 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy
A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.
IMDb Link: Most Popular Feature Films Released 1900 to 1919.
IMDb Link: National Film Preservation Board, USA. IMDb Link: National Film Board Preserved Titles.
IMDb Link: All Events (film award ceremonies and festivals across the globe) - Alphabetically Listed.
5. The Great Train Robbery (1903)
TV-G | 11 min | Short, Action, Western
A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.
6. Le voyage à travers l'impossible (1904)
Not Rated | 24 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
7. The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906)
70 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
True story of notorious Australian outlaw Ned Kelly (1855-80).
8. Frankenstein (1910)
Unrated | 16 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi
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 »
9. Dante's Inferno (1911)
68 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.
10. 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 »
11. The Cameraman's Revenge (1912)
Not Rated | 12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
A jilted husband takes his revenge by filming his wife and her lover and showing the result at the local cinema. This was one of Starewicz' first animated films, and stars very realistic ... See full summary »
Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz
12. Ingeborg Holm (1913)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama
Single mother is separated from her children due to financial struggles.
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.
14. Fantômas: Juve versus Fantômas (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 »
17. Fantômas: The False Magistrate (1914)
Not Rated | 70 min | Crime, Drama
Fantômas has been arrested and is jailed in Brussels, but inspector Juve wants him arrested and sentenced for all his crimes in France. Thus Juve settles Fantômas' escape so he can be ... See full summary »
18. Cabiria (1914)
Not Rated | 148 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Three centuries before Christus. Young Cabiria is kidnapped by some pirates during one eruption of the Etna. She is sold as a slave in Carthage, and as she is just going to be sacrificed to... See full summary »
19. Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)
Not Rated | 12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
The cartoonist, Winsor McCay, brings the Dinosaurus back to life in the figure of his latest creation, Gertie the Dinosaur.
20. Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914)
Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy
A con man from the city dupes a wealthy country girl into marriage.
21. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
Not Rated | 195 min | Drama, History, War
The Stoneman family finds its friendship with the Camerons affected by the Civil War, both fighting in opposite armies. The development of the war in their lives plays through to Lincoln's assassination and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.
Votes: 19,616 | Gross: $10.00M
22. Les vampires (1915)
Not Rated | 421 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
An intrepid reporter and his loyal friend battle a bizarre secret society of criminals known as The Vampires.