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1. A Terrible Night (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

A man tries to get a good night's sleep, but is disturbed by a giant spider that leaps onto his bed, and a battle ensues in hilarious comic fashion.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,094

2. The Bewitched Inn (1897)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

At a solitary cheap inn, a distant traveller overcome with fatigue has a close encounter with the supernatural.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 871

3. Le squelette joyeux (1898)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

A skeleton dances joyously, often collapsing into a heap of bones and quickly putting itself back together.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 764

4. Cinderella (1899)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Drama, Family

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: Mlle Barral, Bleuette Bernon, Carmelli, Jehanne d'Alcy

Votes: 1,355

5. 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: Jeanne Calvière, Jehanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès

Votes: 893

6. What Happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City (1901)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

A winner and sure to please. In front of one of the largest newspaper offices is a hot air shaft through which immense volumes of air are forced by a blower. Ladies in crossing this shaft ... See full summary »

Directors: George S. Fleming, Edwin S. Porter | Stars: A.C. Abadie, Florence Georgie

Votes: 905

7. Jack and the Beanstalk (1902)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Fantasy

Porter's sequential continuity editing links several shots to form a narrative of the famous fairy tale story of Jack and his magic beanstalk. Borrowing on cinematographic methods ... See full summary »

Directors: George S. Fleming, Edwin S. Porter | Stars: James H. White, Thomas White

Votes: 645

8. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

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

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

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

Votes: 43,182

9. 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.

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

Votes: 17,010

10. The Night Before Christmas (1905)

9 min | Animation, Short, Family

It's December 24th, and 'Santa Claus' is busy feeding his reindeer and finishing up the toys that he will soon deliver. Meanwhile, the children in a large family hang their stockings over ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 440

11. A Trip Down Market Street Before the Fire (1906)

Not Rated | 12 min | Documentary, Short

From the front of a cable car, a motion picture camera records a trip down Market Street, San Francisco, California, from a point between 8th & 9th Streets, Eastward to the cable car turnaround at the Ferry Building.

Votes: 503

12. The Country Doctor (1909)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Drama

While caring for his sick daughter, a doctor is called away to the sickbed of a neighbor. He finds the neighbor gravely ill, and ignores his wife's pleas to come home and care for his own daughter, who has taken a turn for the worse.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Frank Powell, Florence Lawrence, Gladys Egan, Kate Bruce

Votes: 543

13. The Sealed Room (1909)

Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Drama, History

A king exacts vengeance upon his faithless mistress and her lover.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Arthur V. Johnson, Marion Leonard, Henry B. Walthall, Linda Arvidson

Votes: 736

14. 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 »

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle, Augustus Phillips

Votes: 3,636

15. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910)

Not Rated | 13 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Short

An early version of the classic, based more on the 1902 stage musical than on the original novel.

Director: Otis Turner | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Hobart Bosworth, Eugenie Besserer, Robert Z. Leonard

Votes: 1,360

16. An Arcadian Maid (1910)

11 min | Drama, Short

A young girl looking for work, is hired by a farmer's wife to work as a maid. A smooth talking peddler comes by the farm, and flirts with the young maid. He gives the naive girl an ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Pickford, Mack Sennett, George Nichols, Kate Bruce

Votes: 134

17. A Christmas Carol (1910)

Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

Based on the story by Charles Dickens: Ebenezer Scrooge is well known for his harsh, miserly ways, until he is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, and then by three other spirits.

Directors: J. Searle Dawley, Charles Kent, Ashley Miller | Stars: Marc McDermott, Charles Ogle, William Bechtel, Viola Dana

Votes: 519

18. Troublesome Secretaries (1911)

7 min | Short, Comedy

Mr. Harding, a fussy old fellow, has a daughter; he also has a private secretary, an attractive young fellow, who falls in love with the daughter and gets his "walking papers." Later he ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Ince | Stars: John Bunny, Mabel Normand, Ralph Ince, Alec B. Francis

Votes: 65

19. Her Crowning Glory (1911)

Unrated | 14 min | Comedy, Short

A widower becomes infatuated with his daughter's governess, to the displeasure of the child and her nurse.

Director: Laurence Trimble | Stars: John Bunny, Flora Finch, Helene Costello, Kate Price

Votes: 170

20. The New York Hat (1912)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Drama

The young village minister was not quite as discreet as he might have been in fulfilling the strange trust left by the dying mother, but it certainly worked for the common good. By the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Pickford, Charles Hill Mailes, Kate Bruce, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 779

21. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1912)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Drama, Horror

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: Lucius Henderson | Stars: James Cruze, Florence La Badie, Marie Eline, Jane Gail

Votes: 527

22. The Mender of Nets (1912)

16 min | Short, Romance

A young woman who works mending fishermen's nets is engaged to be married. But her fiancé has an old love who refuses to let him go. Further, his former girlfriend has a brother who is ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Pickford, Charles West, Marguerite Marsh, W. Chrystie Miller

Votes: 184

23. The Girl and Her Trust (1912)

17 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

Some tramps assault the telegraph office trying to rob $2000 delivered by train. The telegraphist girl, trying to help, telegraphs the next station and then the men are captured.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Dorothy Bernard, Wilfred Lucas, Alfred Paget, Charles Hill Mailes

Votes: 1,092

24. The Furs (1912)

8 min | Comedy, Short

Her mother-in-law strenuously objects to her extravagance, and so wifey has to resort to subtle means to get a set of furs that strikes her fancy. She gets the furs all right, but in ... See full summary »

Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Mabel Normand, Dell Henderson, Kate Bruce, Mack Sennett

Votes: 38

25. The Portrait of the Lady Anne (1912)

Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

The ghost of a selfish, inconsiderate woman must make up for her past transgressions by making sure that her descendant marries the man who is right for her.

Stars: Florence La Badie, Justus D. Barnes, William Russell, Carl M. Leviness

Votes: 66

26. The Painted Lady (1912)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Drama

A lonely young woman lives with her strict father who forbids her to wear make-up. One day at an ice cream social, she meets a young man you seems interested in her. However, unknown to her... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Madge Kirby, Charles Hill Mailes, Kate Bruce

Votes: 520

27. 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 »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Elmer Booth, Lillian Gish, Clara T. Bracy, Walter Miller

Votes: 1,988

28. The Telephone Girl and the Lady (1913)

17 min | Short, Drama

A telephone operator hears a robbery in progress over the Phone and goes in search for help.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mae Marsh, Claire McDowell, Alfred Paget, Charles Hill Mailes

Votes: 73

29. The Evidence of the Film (1913)

Not Rated | 15 min | Crime, Short

A messenger boy is wrongfully accused of stealing bonds worth $20,000.

Directors: Lawrence Marston, Edwin Thanhouser | Stars: William Garwood, Marie Eline, Florence La Badie, Riley Chamberlin

Votes: 367

30. A Strong Revenge (1913)

10 min | Short, Comedy

Pretty Mabel is giving a party, and invites the grocer and the cobbler. Both are extremely fond of Mabel, and after a tiff between the two men, the cobbler puts Limburger cheese into the ... See full summary »

Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Mack Sennett, Mabel Normand, Ford Sterling, Nick Cogley

Votes: 37

31. That Ragtime Band (1913)

10 min | Short, Comedy

Professor Smelts the band leader gets into a romantic rivalry with one of his musicians over the affections of a pretty girl.

Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Ford Sterling, Mabel Normand, Nick Cogley, Raymond Hatton

Votes: 44

32. Barney Oldfield's Race for a Life (1913)

13 min | Comedy, Short

Virtuous Mabel rejects the improper advances of a villainous cad. The furious villain and his henchmen then seize Mabel and chain her to a railroad track. Mabel's anxious boyfriend turns ... See full summary »

Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett, Ford Sterling, Barney Oldfield

Votes: 330

33. Granddad (1913)

29 min | Short, Drama

Mildred loves her grandfather, Civil War veteran Jabez Burr, but her new stepmother wants her to be rid of his influence, because of his drinking.

Director: Jay Hunt | Stars: J. Barney Sherry, Mildred Harris, Frank Borzage, William Desmond Taylor

Votes: 68

34. Mabel's New Hero (1913)

10 min | Short, Comedy

Fatty rescues Mabel twice: first, from the unwelcome attentions of a masher, then from a runaway observation balloon.

Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Mabel Normand, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Edgar Kennedy, Charles Inslee

Votes: 80

35. Fatty Joins the Force (1913)

12 min | Comedy, Short

After rescuing the Police Commissioner's daughter from drowning, Fatty is rewarded with a position on the force, but soon finds that the job isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Director: George Nichols | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Charles Avery, Lou Breslow, Harry DeRoy

Votes: 309