College - Early Short Films (Live Action)

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1. The House of the Devil (1896)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Horror

With the help of a magic cauldron, Mephistopheles conjures up a variety of supernatural characters.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jehanne d'Alcy, Jules-Eugène Legris, Georges Méliès

Votes: 2,069

2. Conjuring (1896)

Short

Boognish the goddemon Wants your soul to perform tricks for him. WEEN is your only salvation.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 48

3. The Conjuring of a Woman at the House of Robert Houdin (1896)

1 min | Short, Horror

As an elegant maestro of mirage and delusion drapes his beautiful female assistant with a gauzy textile, much to our amazement, the lady vanishes into thin air.

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

Votes: 1,160

4. Une partie de cartes (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Biography

In what is considered to be the first remake in the history of cinema, the grand French director, Georges Méliès, directs his very first short film, influenced by the Lumière Brothers' original story in "Partie d'écarté (1896)".

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Octavie Huvier, Gaston Méliès, Georges Méliès, Georgette Méliès

Votes: 683

5. Danse serpentine (1896)

1 min | Short

This lost film is speculated to have featured a serpentine dance, possibly in an imitation of the Edison Studios' "Annabelle" films, except with a different dancer.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 133

6. The Devil's Castle (1897)

3 min | Short, Horror

Released under different titles in France--and not surprisingly, often confused with its analogous 1896 movie, "Le Manoir du Diable (1896)"--Georges Méliès' Haunted Castle is considered, by all means, a remake.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 678

7. The Devil's Laboratory (1897)

1 min | Short, Horror

"The picture shows the Devil working at a fire. Two cavaliers appear, and the Devil takes the form of a seer, old, bent and wrinkled. Then he disappears in a cloud of smoke, to reappear ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 36

8. The Living Playing Cards (1905)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

With a brand-new deck of playing cards in his hand, an elegantly-attired thaumaturge, by fire and the pure power of illusion, transforms a plain nine of spades card into a full-size Queen of Hearts.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,134

9. Annie Oakley (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

The 'Little Sure Shot' of the 'Wild West.' Exhibition of Rifle Shooting at Glass Balls, etc. (from the Edison Catalog)

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Francis E. Butler, Annie Oakley

Votes: 887

10. Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

The sound has been found in the form of an old Edisonian recording cylinder. The cylinder was repaired, then Walter Murch ACE MPSE synced the film to the correct music in (I believe) 2002. Total running time is approximately 17 seconds.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 1,639

11. Buffalo Dance (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

Three Sioux Indians perform a 'buffalo dance', while two others use drums to supply a rhythm. The three dancers move around in a circle as they perform the various actions that are part of the dance.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Hair Coat, Parts His Hair, Last Horse

Votes: 680

12. Bucking Broncho (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

A fine exhibition of horsemanship by Lee Martin, a genuine cowboy. This particular broncho is an unusually wicked one. (from Edison Films)

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Stars: Frank Hammitt, Lee Martin, Sunfish

Votes: 493

13. Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge (1888)

Documentary, Short

A shot of people walking on The Leeds Bridge.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince

Votes: 2,281

14. Accordion Player (1888)

1 min | Short

A very brief film of a man playing the accordion.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince | Star: Adolphe Le Prince

Votes: 800

15. 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: 1,696

16. The Magic Lantern (1903)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

In this brief "trick film" two clowns assemble an enormous magic lantern which first projects moving images, then emits dancing girls.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 519

17. The Mermaid (1904)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Fantasy

A magician conjures up a mermaid while fishing.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 735

18. The Black Imp (1905)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

A traveler at an inn is harassed by a mischievous devil in his room.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,584

19. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1907)

10 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

Undersea adventures in a submarine by a dreaming fisherman who encounters mystical underwater creatures at odds with him. A parody on Jules Verne's novel.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Manuel, Georges Méliès

Votes: 309

20. Inventor Crazybrains and His Wonderful Airship (1906)

3 min | Short

An inventor dreams that his newly designed airship takes flight.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 146

21. À la conquête du pôle (1912)

Not Rated | 33 min | Short, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Scientists from all over the world are meeting to discuss the best way to reach the North Pole. Professor Maboul demonstrates for them the innovative equipment that he has designed for the ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Fernande Albany

Votes: 646

22. 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: 1,208

25. 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: 35,830

26. A Trip to Mars (1910)

5 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

A scientist discovers reverse gravity and goes to Mars in the process.

Director: Ashley Miller

Votes: 328

27. 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: 586

28. Four Heads Are Better Than One (1898)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

Much to our amazement, an elegant and masterful illusionist detaches his own head effortlessly from his shoulders for a once-in-a-lifetime performance.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 2,400

29. The Astronomer's Dream; or, The Man in the Moon (1898)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

An astronomer falls asleep and has a strange dream involving a fairy queen and the Moon.

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

Votes: 2,512

30. Pygmalion and Galatea (1898)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

Showing Pygmalion at work in his studio on the statue of Galatea, who, on being completed, comes to life. He attempts to clasp her to his arms, when the bust leaves the body and crossing ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 82

31. The Magician (1898)

1 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

In a traditional "magician" attire, the wizard of illusion and jump cuts, Georges Méliès, says the magic words and conjures up wonders from a plain wooden box.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 546

32. Humorous Phases of Funny Faces (1906)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A cartoonist draws faces and figures on a blackboard - and they come to life.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 879

33. 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: 680

34. 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: 855

35. 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: 2,008

36. Fire! (1901)

5 min | Drama, Short

Firefighters ring for help, and here comes the ladder cart; they hitch a horse to it. A second horse-drawn truck joins the first, and they head down the street to a house fire. Inside a man... See full summary »

Director: James Williamson

Votes: 456

37. 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: 1,220

38. 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: 283

39. 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: 2,026

40. 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: 14,079

41. The Hilarious Posters (1906)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

A wall full of advertising posters comes to life.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 753

42. 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 »

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

Votes: 2,907

43. The Bridegroom's Dilemma (1899)

Short

An excellent film, full of surprise and illusions, the exhibition of which will certainly be welcomed at any smoking concert or stag party.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Mlle Barral, Louise Willy

Votes: 27

44. Cleopatra's Tomb (1899)

Short, Horror

A man digging inside an Egyptian tomb chops up a mummy, then resurrects the woman inside it.

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

Votes: 27

45. Le chevalier mystère (1899)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Fantasy

The conjurer appears at a blackboard and shows the head of a knight on it. He seizes the picture of the head, removes it from the blackboard, and it turns into life and bows and smiles ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 331

46. Miser's Dream (1899)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

Showing interior of a laboratory of a metallurgist conducting experiments and he is endeavoring to produce gold from baser metals. In a huge fireplace is seen a cauldron, into which he puts... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 7

47. A Dinner Under Difficulties (1899)

Short, Fantasy

Showing the interior of a dining room of a modest cottage, whereto enter a young couple to partake in their meal, which is being served up by the maid. Suddenly the legs of the table are ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 15

48. The Suburbanite (1904)

9 min | Comedy, Short

A family moves out to the 'peaceful' suburbs where everything goes wrong, including the mother-in-law moving in.

Votes: 179

49. 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: Kate Bruce, Adele DeGarde, Gladys Egan, Rose King

Votes: 415

50. The Invaders (1912)

Not Rated | 41 min | Short, Western

The U.S. Army and the Indians sign a peace treaty. However, a group of surveyors trespass on the Indians' land and violate the treaty. The army refuses to listen to the Indians' complaints,... See full summary »

Directors: Francis Ford, Thomas H. Ince | Stars: Francis Ford, Ethel Grandin, Ann Little, Ray Myers

Votes: 222

51. The Breath of a Nation (1919)

Not Rated | 6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.7