1900's films I have seen

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1. A Fantastical Meal (1900)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short

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: 223

2. How He Missed His Train (1900)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Fantasy

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: 214

3. Going to Bed Under Difficulties (1900)

Not Rated | 2 min | Comedy, Short, Fantasy

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: 439

4. The One-Man Band (1900)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Comedy

A band-leader assembles an orchestra by mystifying means.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,674

5. Addition and Subtraction (1900)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

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: 245

6. The Enchanted Drawing (1900)

2 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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: 848

7. The Cook's Revenge (1900)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

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: 250

8. The Magic Book (1900)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Comedy

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: 277

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

Not Rated | 2 min | Short

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: 208

10. The Doctor and the Monkey (1900)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

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

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 207

11. The Dainaid's Barrel (1900)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

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

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 184

12. Joan of Arc (1900)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Drama, History

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, Jehanne d'Alcy, Jeanne Calvière

Votes: 667

13. The Mystic Swing (1900)

1 min | Fantasy, Short

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: 144

14. The Magician (1900)

1 min | Short

The scene opens on a theatrical stage. The magician enters from the wings, and making a bow to the audience, removes his coat and hat and they disappear mysteriously in the air. He then ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 117

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

1 min | Short, Documentary

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: 142

16. Faust and Marguerite (1900)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

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: 224

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

2 min | Short, Comedy

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: Jehanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès

Votes: 711

18. The Devil and the Statue (1901)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

A magnificent Venetian oratory. On the left a large bay window through which may be seen the Grand Canal of the city of Venice. In the centre a colonnade and a hemicycle; to the right is a ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 411

19. Troubles in a Tenement House (1901)

2 min | Short

This picture shows the ground floor and also the first floor front of a modern lodging house. In the lower room the landlord and his lady are having dinner, while above them four young men ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 170

20. An Extraordinary Dislocation (1901)

2 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

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: 275

21. The Bachelor's Paradise (1901)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short

A bachelor meets with a magician to conjure the perfect mate.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 181

22. Bluebeard (1901)

12 min | Short, Horror

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, Jehanne d'Alcy, Bleuette Bernon

Votes: 1,197

23. The Magician and the Human Pump (1901)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Fantasy

In this trickery extravaganza, Excelsior, the wizard of illusion, pulls out a handkerchief from his pocket, and after that, everything is possible in his rare and spectacular show.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 366

24. The House of Mystery (1901)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Fantasy

In a mysterious cavern, a magician performs a magic show that includes a dancing skeleton and a woman who is levitated.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 191

25. The Brahmin and the Butterfly (1901)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Fantasy

A Brahmin comes upon a giant caterpillar, which turns into a cross between a butterfly and a girl: the Brahmin finally turns into a caterpillar.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 275

26. Hat of Many Surprises (1901)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Fantasy

The picture opens showing a gentleman in full evening dress costume. Removing his opera hat and cloak, he leaves the hat on the table and by a few passes causes it to assume immense ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 184

27. The Dwarf and the Giant (1901)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Fantasy

Georges Méliès plays the main character, as he splits into two versions of himself, and changes size.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 203

28. L'homme à la tête en caoutchouc (1901)

3 min | Short, Comedy

A chemist carries out a bizarre experiment with his own head.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,978

29. Scrooge; or Marley's Ghost (1901)

11 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

It's Christmas Eve. The miser Scrooge and his assistant Bob Cratchit finish their work in the office and go home. When Scrooge is going to open his front door, he sees the face of Marley's ... See full summary »

Director: Walter R. Booth | Star: Daniel Smith

Votes: 261

30. Another Job for the Undertaker (1901)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Comedy

Shows a bedroom in a hotel. On the wall of the room is a conspicuous sign "Don't blow out the gas." A hayseed enters the room, accompanied by a bellboy. The boy deposits the Rube's bag and ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 143

31. The Christmas Dream (1901)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Fantasy

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: 244

32. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet

Votes: 35,320

33. Dancing Skeleton (1902)

Fantasy, Short

A large grinning skeleton is seen getting up from a chair on which it has been seated, walk to the center of the stage and there execute some of the most difficult steps in the art of ... See full summary »

Votes: 7

34. Marvellous Egg Production (1902)

3 min | Short

This is an absolutely new and extraordinary subject. A juggler takes in succession about a dozen eggs out of his servant's mouth. He breaks all the eggs into a hat, and after having beaten ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 176

35. The Human Fly (1902)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Fantasy

An energetic Russian Cossack dancer who knows how to impress his audience with his extraordinary set of moves has a trick up his sleeve designed to capture applause.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 278

36. The Magician and the Imp (1902)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

The magician appears upon the stage with an imp as his assistant. The imp holds a piece of cloth in his hand. At the command of the magician the cloth is suddenly transformed into a ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 166

37. Mephistopheles' School of Magic (1902)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

The setting of this fantastic scene represents the hall of an old chateau in which a miser has locked up seven large bags containing his wealth. Satan, who has made his way into the chateau... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 258

38. An Impossible Balancing Feat (1902)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Fantasy

An ancient tower, in which is seated the magician, occupies the centre of the stage. On either side of the tower is a statue. The magician waves his hands and the tower and both statues ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 183

39. Gulliver's Travels (1902)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Fantasy

Gulliver washes ashore on Lilliput, the inhabitants of which are no more than six inches tall. He later travels to Brobdingnag, a country populated by giants.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 589

40. La douche du colonel (1902)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

Two painters are working just above a group of soldiers, just as the commanding officer enters. One little slip with a paint bucket, and hilarity ensues.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 245

41. Reproduction, Coronation Ceremonies: King Edward VII (1902)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, History

A re-enactment using actors of the recent coronation of Britain's King Edward VII.

Directors: Georges Méliès, Charles Urban

Votes: 215

42. Fairyland: A Kingdom of Fairies (1903)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

In this spectacular free adaptation of the popular theatre play "La Biche au Bois", the valiant Prince Bel-Azor pursues a baleful old witch to her impregnable castle, to save the beautiful young Princess Azurine.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Marguerite Thévenard, Bleuette Bernon, Durafour

Votes: 856

43. Alice in Wonderland (1903)

8 min | Fantasy, Short

Alice dozes in a garden, awakened by a dithering white rabbit in waistcoat with pocket watch. She follows him down a hole and finds herself in a hall of many doors. A key opens a small door... See full summary »

Directors: Cecil M. Hepworth, Percy Stow | Stars: May Clark, Cecil M. Hepworth, Blair, Geoffrey Faithfull

Votes: 2,004

44. 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.

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, A.C. Abadie, George Barnes, Justus D. Barnes

Votes: 13,894

45. Mary Jane's Mishap (1903)

4 min | Short, Comedy

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: 583

46. The Monster (1903)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

An Egyptian prince has lost his beloved wife and he has sought a dervish who dwells at the base of the sphinx. The prince promises him a vast fortune if the dervish will only give him the ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 854

47. The Gay Shoe Clerk (1903)

Unrated | 1 min | Comedy, Short

A woman being fitted for shoes exposes her ankle to the shoe clerk, who is intrigued. He kisses her, but her chaperone hits him with her umbrella.

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Star: Edward Boulden

Votes: 865

48. Up-to-Date Spiritualism (1903)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

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: 213

49. La guirlande merveilleuse (1903)

4 min | Short, Fantasy

A musketeer bows to the audience and proceeds to hang his hat, coat and vest on the wall in a most amazing manner. Being in need of two pages, he brings them out of his coat, and with rope ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 140

50. Misfortune Never Comes Alone (1903)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Comedy

The scene takes place in front of a barrack, where a young soldier is on duty --most laughable and comical.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 169