A Movie Trivia List: Which was the first film... Last Update: 07 May 2017by SuperKino | created - 07 May 2017 | updated - 7 months ago | Public
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1. 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.
First motion picture ever.
2. Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894)
Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Music
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.
The first film with a notable form of homosexuality.
3. The Sprinkler Sprinkled (1895)
Not Rated | 1 min | Comedy, Short
A gardener is watering his flowers, when a mischievous boy sneaks up behind his back, and puts a foot on the water hose. The gardener is surprised, and looks into the nozzle to find out why... See full summary »
The poster of this film has was the first poster ever designed to promote an individual film. Also this movie is the earliest known instance of film comedy.
4. 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.
The first horror, ghost and vampire film.
5. After the Ball, the Bath (1897)
1 min | Short
The first film to ever show a nudity scene on screen is a simple presentation of a servant preparing a bath for another woman.
The first adult movie with a nude scene
6. A Trip to the Moon (1902)
TV-G | 13 min | Short, Action, Adventure
A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.
The first sci-fi movie
7. The Great Train Robbery (I) (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.
The first Western movie.
8. A Fantasy (1908)
2 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy
The first all-animated film in history, a series of scenes without much narrative structure, but morphing into each other.
Director: Émile Cohl
The first animated cartoon.
9. In Old California (1910)
17 min | Short, Drama, History
An historical dramatization of a Spanish woman during the reign of Spanish and Mexican owned California in the early 19th century.
First movie shot in Hollywood.
10. Raja Harishchandra (1913)
40 min | Short
The film opens with a Ravi Varma like tableau showing King Harishchandra, his wife Taramati and his young son. The king is teaching his son archery. They go on a hunt. The king enters an ... See full summary »
The first Indian movie
11. The Werewolf (1913)
18 min | Short, Adventure, Drama
An old Indian legend tells of the supposed ability of persons who have been turned into wolves through magic power to assume human form at will for purposes of vengeance.
The first werewolf movie
12. The Humpty Dumpty Circus (1914)
Animated dolls perform in a circus.
The first film to use the stop-motion technique
Passed | 197 min | Drama, History
The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.
Votes: 12,701 | Gross: $2.18M
The first splatter movie.
14. The Fall of a Nation (1916)
Three acts and a prologue. Act 1: A nation falls. Act 2: The heel of the conqueror. Act 3: The uprising two years later.
The first movie sequel after the 1915 film "The Birth of a Nation".
15. The Squaw Man (1918)
60 min | Western
Captain Wynnegate leaves England, accepting the blame for embezzling charity funds though knowing that his cousin Sir Henry is guilty. Out West he and the Indian girl Nat-U-Rich save each ... See full summary »
Votes: 22 | Gross: $0.62M
First movie remake.
16. The Master Mystery (1918)
Action, Adventure, Mystery
Justice Department agent Quentin Locke must investigate a powerful cartel protected by a robot (here referred to as "The Automaton") and using a gas weapon "The Madagascar Madness".
The first appearance of a robot in cinema.
17. The Mark of Zorro (1920)
Passed | 107 min | Adventure, Romance, Western
A seemingly idiotic fop is really the courageous vigilante Zorro, who seeks to protect the oppressed.
The first super-hero movie.
18. The Power of Love (1922)
Because of his financial trouble, Don Almeda (Noah Beery) promises his daughter, Maria (Barbara Bedford), to Don Alvarez (Albert Prisco). But Maria does not love Don Alvarez, and, in fact, ... See full summary »
The first 3D feature film worldwide.
19. The Jazz Singer (1927)
Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Music, Musical
The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.
Votes: 8,148 | Gross: $7.63M
The first feature-length motion picture with synchronized recorded music score and lip-synchronous singing and speech.
20. Daze and Knights (1927)
7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Director: Otto Messmer
First cartoon with sound.
21. Wings (1927)
PG-13 | 144 min | Drama, Romance, War
Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I.
Votes: 10,051 | Gross: $6.59M
First film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
22. Steamboat Willie (1928)
8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Mickey Mouse, piloting a steamboat, delights his passenger, Minnie, by making musical instruments out of the menagerie on deck.
First cartoon with synchronized sound.
23. Blackmail (1929)
Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Thriller
After killing a man in self-defense, a young woman is blackmailed by a witness to the killing.
First British "all-talkie" feature film.
24. La canzone dell'amore (1930)
94 min | Drama
The first Italian talking film.
25. The Big Trail (1930)
Passed | 125 min | Adventure, Western, Romance
Breck Coleman leads hundreds of settlers in covered wagons from the Mississippi River to their destiny out West.
The first Hollywood movie to have a swear word: "they always told me women were dahm funny."
26. City Streets (1931)
Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Man joins a gang to free his girlfriend from prison.
First movie with a flashback.
27. White Zombie (1932)
Passed | 69 min | Horror
A young man turns to a witch doctor to lure the woman he loves away from her fiancé, but instead turns her into a zombie slave.
First zombie movie.
28. Becky Sharp (1935)
Unrated | 84 min | Drama, Romance, War
Set against the background of the Battle of Waterloo, Becky Sharp is the story of Vanity Fair by Thackeray. Becky and Amelia are girls at school together, but Becky is from a "show biz" ... See full summary »
The first film in Technicolor.
29. Fantasia (1940)
G | 125 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music.
Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Ford Beebe Jr., Norman Ferguson, David Hand, Jim Handley, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor, Corey Burton, Walt Disney
Votes: 81,508 | Gross: $76.41M
First commercial film shown in stereophonic sound.
30. Momotaro, Sacred Sailors (1945)
TV-PG | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
This animated film--Japan's first--was a propaganda piece made to show the Japanese public how the Japanese military had achieved such decisive victories in the South Pacific. It tells the ... See full summary »
Director: Mitsuyo Seo
The first feature-length animated film in Japan.
31. Francis (1950)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
During World War II, a junior American Army officer, Lt. Peter Stirling, gets sent to the psychiatric ward whenever he insists that an Army mule named Francis speaks to him.
First movie with a live talking animal.
32. Toto in Color (1952)
104 min | Comedy
A musician, Antonio Scannagatti (Totò), hopes to sell his composition , ''Epopea italiana'', to Tiscordi one of the most important Italian impresarios.
The first Italian color film
33. Bullitt (1968)
M/PG | 114 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection.
Votes: 54,964 | Gross: $42.30M
First modern car chase movie
34. MASH (1970)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War
The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.
Votes: 63,003 | Gross: $81.60M
First movie with the F word.
35. Westworld (1973)
PG | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.
First use of 2D computer animation in a feature film.
36. Futureworld (1976)
PG | 108 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Upon uncovering the dirty secret of futuristic theme-park Futureworld, an ex-employee is killed after he tips off two other reporters who decide to do an undercover investigation.
First 3D computer graphics
37. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Unrated | 95 min | Adventure, Horror
During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew.
First found footage movie.
38. André and Wally B. (1984)
G | 2 min | Animation, Short, Family
A brainless android wakes up to be taunted by a large bee.
Director: Alvy Ray Smith
First fully CGI-animated film.
39. Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
PG-13 | 109 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
When assorted people start having inexplicable delusions that lead to their deaths, a teenage Sherlock Holmes decides to investigate.
Votes: 17,213 | Gross: $19.74M
This movie contains the Pixar’s first work: the first fully computer-generated photorealistic animated character
40. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
PG | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.
Votes: 167,508 | Gross: $156.45M
First film to have live-action and cartoon animation share the screen for the entire film.
41. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
G | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A prince cursed to spend his days as a hideous monster sets out to regain his humanity by earning a young woman's love.
Votes: 385,822 | Gross: $218.97M
First animated film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.