Os anos do cinema / The years of cinema (1895-1995)

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2. Christ Walking on Water (1899)


Showing the rolling sea, upon which gradually appears a cloud of mist. From this evolves the figure of Christ, who proceeds to walk on the waves. The rolling movement of the water and the ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 5

3. 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: 801

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: 1,886

5. The Last Days of Pompeii (1900)

Short, Drama

Vesuvius erupts and people escape from a room as the ceiling falls.

Director: Walter R. Booth

Votes: 8

6. Kruger's Dream of Empire (1900)


Oom Paul dreams Chamberlain offers him England's crown, and is changed into Britannia by a soldier.

Director: Walter R. Booth

7. Massacre of the Christians by the Chinese (1900)

Drama, Short

Reenactment of a scene from the Boxer Rebellion.

8. 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: 332

9. 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, Thomas White

Votes: 1,355

10. History of a Crime (1901)

5 min | Short, Crime, Drama

A burglar is arrested for a murder. He is condemned to death. Before his execution the murderer dreams of his past, of how he was a bank clerk, then turned to crime. The criminal is then ... See full summary »

Director: Ferdinand Zecca | Stars: Jean Liézer, Bretteau, Ferdinand Zecca

Votes: 523

11. Conquering the Skies (1906)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

Fend l'air, a flying machine, flies over the heights of Paris.

Director: Ferdinand Zecca | Star: Ferdinand Zecca

Votes: 64

12. A Photographic Contortion (1901)

1 min | Comedy, Short

A man, objecting to being filmed, comes closer and closer to the camera lens until his mouth is all we see. Then he opens wide and swallows camera and cinematographer. He steps back, chews, and grins.

Director: James Williamson | Star: Sam Dalton

Votes: 1,393

14. 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: 602

15. 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: 39,824

16. The Coronation of 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 | Star: Paul Méliès

Votes: 248

17. Midwife to the Upper Classes (1902)

4 min | Short, Comedy

A young couple go shopping for a baby.

Director: Alice Guy | Stars: Alice Guy, Germaine Serand, Yvonne Serand

Votes: 144

19. The Passion Play (1903)

44 min | Short, Biography, Drama

The story of Jesus Christ from the proclamation of his Nativity to his crucifixion. Impressive scenes and dynamism of the actors prelude to the Italian colossal movies of the silent period.

Directors: Lucien Nonguet, Ferdinand Zecca | Stars: Madame Moreau, Monsieur Moreau

Votes: 371

20. Peace with Honour (1902)

Short, War

Survey of the Boer war with reconstructions and actualities.

Directors: Cecil M. Hepworth, Percy Stow | Stars: Cecil M. Hepworth, Norman Whitten, May Clark

21. Life of an American Fireman (1903)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Action

A fireman rushes into a carriage to rescue a woman from a house fire. Breaks the window glasses and he goes down with the woman. After dangerous and uncertain moments, the fireman save the woman' s son, too.

Directors: George S. Fleming, Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Edwin S. Porter, Vivian Vaughan, Arthur White, James H. White

Votes: 1,887

22. 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.

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

Votes: 15,581

24. The Music Lover (1903)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Music

The leader of a marching band demonstrates an unusual way of writing music.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,571

25. Fairyland; or, the Kingdom of the 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, André Deed

Votes: 1,008

26. 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: 576

27. 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: 2,168

28. Uncle Tom's Cabin (I) (1903)

Not Rated | 13 min | Short, Drama

Based on the novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe: Eliza, a slave who has a young child, pleads with Tom, another slave, to escape with her. Tom does not leave, but Eliza flees with her child. ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 370

29. The Escaped Lunatic (1904)

Short, Comedy

This is one of the most exciting and at the same time one of the most laughable subjects ever made. A lunatic confined in a barred cell, labors under the delusion that he is the Emperor ... See full summary »

Director: Wallace McCutcheon

Votes: 9

30. Kit Carson (1903)

21 min | Short, Western

Kit Carson is captured by Indians and tied to a tree in the Indian village. An Indian maiden helps him make his escape.

Director: Wallace McCutcheon

Votes: 6

32. The Voyage Across the Impossible (1904)

Not Rated | 24 min | Short, Action, Adventure

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.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Fernande Albany, Jehanne d'Alcy, May de Lavergne

Votes: 2,867

34. Attack on a Japanese Convoy (1904)

Short, War

Russians ambush a Japaneses convoy but are defeated.

Director: Frank S. Mottershaw

35. Max Learns to Skate (1907)

5 min | Short, Comedy

Max causes havoc when he joins other skaters on a frozen lake.

Director: Louis J. Gasnier | Star: Max Linder

Votes: 157

38. Rip Van Winkle (II) (1903)


Rip Van Winkle, a lazy American man, wanders off one day with his dog Wolf into the Kaatskill mountains where he runs into an odd group of men drinking and playing bowls. He drinks some of ... See full summary »

Votes: 14

39. The Capture of Roma (1905)

6 min | Short, Drama

The Italian army captures Rome after refusal to surrender this unifying Italy.

Director: Filoteo Alberini | Stars: Ubaldo Maria Del Colle, Carlo Rosaspina

Votes: 214

40. The Electric Hotel (1908)

8 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

An enthusiastic young couple is astounded with modern technology's giant leaps in the fascinating field of electricity.

Director: Segundo de Chomón | Stars: Segundo de Chomón, Julienne Mathieu

Votes: 772

42. Rescued by Rover (1905)

Not Rated | 7 min | Short, Drama, Family

A dog leads its master to his kidnapped baby.

Directors: Lewin Fitzhamon, Cecil M. Hepworth | Stars: Blair, May Clark, Barbara Hepworth, Cecil M. Hepworth

Votes: 936