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: 714

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: 1,764

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: 294

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

Votes: 1,268

10. History of a Crime (1901)

5 min | Short, Crime, Drama

La cella di un condannato a morte. L'uomo sta dormendo e sogna il passato che lo ha portato in prigione : vita frenetica, cattive amicizie, alcolismo, l'assassinio di un cassiere di banca. ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 491

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: 46

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: 1,258

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 | Star: Thomas White

Votes: 567

15. 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: 37,239

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: 229

19. The Passion Play (1903)

44 min | Short, Biography, Drama

1. THE ANNUNCIATION. The Angel of the Lord appears to Mary, announcing the birth of a child, which shall be called the "Son of God." 2. THE STRANGE STAR. Led by the light of the strange new... See full summary »

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

Votes: 345

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

Porter's sequential continuity editing links several shots to form a narrative of firemen responding to a house fire. They leave the station with their horse drawn pumper, arrive on the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,744

22. 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: 14,599

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: 1,506

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: 931

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: 537

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: 2,073

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: 354

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: 6

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. Le voyage à travers l'impossible (1904)

Not Rated | 24 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

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: 2,717

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: 151

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. La presa di Roma (20 settembre 1870) (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: 203

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: 710

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: 868

43. The Kleptomaniac (1905)

Not Rated | 8 min | Crime, Drama, Short

A well-dressed woman leaves her