With Kleine Optical Company (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. 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
2. The Great Train Robbery (1903)
TV-G | 11 min | Short, Action, Adventure
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
3. Cabiria (1914)
Not Rated | 148 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Cabiria is a Roman child when her home is destroyed by a volcano. Sold in Carthage to be sacrificed in a temple, is saved by Fulvio, a Roman spy. But danger lurks, and hatred between Rome and Carthage can only lead to war.
Director: Giovanni Pastrone | Stars: Italia Almirante-Manzini, Lidia Quaranta, Bartolomeo Pagano, Carolina Catena
4. Quo Vadis? (1913)
120 min | Drama, History
An epic Italian film, "Quo Vadis" influenced many of the later movies.
Director: Enrico Guazzoni | Stars: Amleto Novelli, Gustavo Serena, Carlo Cattaneo, Amelia Cattaneo
5. The Last Days of Pompeii (1913)
88 min | Adventure, Drama
Two love triangles intersect in ancient Pompei.
Directors: Mario Caserini, Eleuterio Rodolfi | Stars: Fernanda Negri Pouget, Eugenia Tettoni Fior, Ubaldo Stefani, Antonio Grisanti
6. Alice in Wonderland (1903)
9 min | Short, Family, Fantasy
This is the first movie version of the famous story. 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.
Directors: Cecil M. Hepworth, Percy Stow | Stars: May Clark, Cecil M. Hepworth, Blair, Geoffrey Faithfull
7. 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
8. 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. He breaks the windowpanes and carries the woman to safety; after dangerous and uncertain moments he also saves the woman's son.
Directors: George S. Fleming, Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Edwin S. Porter, Vivian Vaughan, Arthur White, James H. White
9. The Passion Play (1903)
45 min | 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
10. Le duel d'Hamlet (1900)
2 min | Short, Drama
The final duel in 'Hamlet', in the first film of the play.
Director: Clément Maurice | Stars: Sarah Bernhardt, Pierre Magnier, Suzanne Seylor
11. 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
12. A Love Affair in Toyland (1908)
4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
A cast of stick figures plays out a series of comic vignettes.
Director: Émile Cohl
13. Spartacus (1913)
88 min | Biography, Drama, History
Spartacus sold as a slave rises up and battles the evil Crassus.
Director: Giovanni Enrico Vidali | Stars: Mario Guaita-Ausonia, Cristina Ruspoli, Enrico Bracci, Maria Gandini
14. Antony and Cleopatra (1913)
72 min | Drama, History, Romance
After the murder of her lover Julius Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Mark Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor, Octavius.
Director: Enrico Guazzoni | Stars: Gianna Terribili-Gonzales, Amleto Novelli, Ignazio Lupi, Elsa Lenard
15. Gulliver's Travels (1902)
Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Fantasy
Gulliver washes ashore on Lilliput, the inhabitants of which are no more than six inches tall. He later travels to Brobdingnag, a country populated by giants.
Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès
16. 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
17. The Naked Truth (1914)
60 min | Drama
The painter Pierre Bernier becomes famous thanks to the portrait "The Naked Woman" which represents his model, the seductive Lolette. The very evening of his triumph at the Salon des ... See full summary »
Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: Lyda Borelli, Lamberto Picasso, Ugo Piperno, Wanda Capodaglio
18. The Hasher's Delirium (1910)
5 min | Animation, Comedy, Short
Four customers are having a peaceful game of cards in a quiet café. The atmosphere bring heavy, the waiter falls asleep and has a beautiful dream in which two angels come and play to him on... See full summary »
Director: Émile Cohl
19. Cain and Abel (1910)
Genesis IV, 3-16: And in the process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his ... See full summary »
20. The Flying Train (1902)
2 min | Documentary, Short
Panoramic view taken from the Suspension Railway at Barmen and Elbefeld, Germany. A marvelous example of engineering work.
21. The Clink of Gold (1910)
Mr. Goodman gives all his money to his daughter when she marries. She and her husband do not display any gratitude and the poor fellow has a dreadful time, receiving from the married couple... See full summary »
22. The Battle in the Clouds (1909)
20 min | Short, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
An inventor uses a wireless controlled flying torpedo to destroy enemy airships.
Director: Walter R. Booth
23. Attack on a China Mission (1900)
4 min | Short, Action, Crime
The titles tell us this film is based on an incident in the Boxer Rebellion. A man tries to defend a woman and a large house against Chinese attackers. They attack with swords, guns, and ... See full summary »
Director: James Williamson | Stars: Mr. James, Mr. Lepard, Florence Williamson
24. Puss in Boots (1903)
9 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy
An old miller, feeling that his end is near, assembles his three sons to divide his property among them. He leaves his mill to the oldest, his land and property to the second, and when his ... See full summary »
Directors: Lucien Nonguet, Ferdinand Zecca | Stars: Bretteau, Edmond Boutillon
25. The Birth, the Life and the Death of Christ (1906)
Not Rated | 33 min | Short, Biography, Drama
The life of Jesus Christ in 25 scenes.
Director: Alice Guy
26. Faust and Marguerite (1904)
4 min | Short, Fantasy
Old and burdened Faust sells his soul to the Devil for the exchange of youth and pleasures. He seduces Marguerite and is finally condemned to hell.
Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jeanne Calvière, Georges Méliès
27. Robinson Crusoe (1902)
14 min | Short, Drama
Robinson Crusoe and Friday fight with hostile natives, and eventually retire to their jungle cottage to relax.
Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: André Deed, Georges Méliès
28. The Conspiracy of Catiline (1912)
To set fire to Rome, murder the consuls, cancel all debts, and proscribe the wealthy citizens, is the plan of Catiline and his fellow conspirators, when they meet at the house of Quintus ... See full summary »
Director: Mario Caserini | Stars: Maria Caserini, Bruto Castellani, Antonio Monti, Amleto Novelli
29. Judge Not (1914)
57 min | Drama
Helder is a happy family man, but one day his wife receives a letter from her brother Albert, who managed to escape from prison.
Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Nils Aréhn, Hilda Borgström, Greta Almroth, John Ekman
30. Mary Jane's Mishap (1903)
4 min | Short, Comedy
Smith casts his wife as a sluttish housewife who is mutilated by lighting her oven with paraffin.
Director: George Albert Smith | Star: Laura Bayley
31. What Happened in the Tunnel (1903)
Not Rated | 1 min | Comedy, Short
A woman riding a train must contend with the unwelcome advances of a male passenger.
Director: Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Bertha Regustus
32. Christopher Columbus (1910)
13 min | Short, Drama
This film presents some of the principal episodes in the life of Christopher Columbus, including the discovery of America. Here we see the meeting with Queen Isabella of Spain and her ... See full summary »
Director: Étienne Arnaud | Star: Renée Carl
33. Boy Under the Table (1904)
A small boy is sent from the table because his mother expects a caller. He slyly comes back and creeps under the table, where he pins his mother's gown to the tablecloth. When the caller ... See full summary »
34. The Good Omen (1909)
Mistletoe has ever been the emblem of good luck and from time immemorial the branch of mistletoe has been the hope of the fair sex. In this series of views the spell is broken and in quick ... See full summary »
35. A Set of Teeth (1909)
3 min | Short, Comedy
Mother-in-law has been presented with a new set of false teeth, the gift of her son-in-law. The teeth are much admired by the family, but unfortunately their acquisition enables ... See full summary »
Director: Émile Cohl | Star: Max Linder
36. Shylock (1913)
20 min | Short, Drama
Bassanio meets his friend, Antonio, a merchant of wealth and influence in Venice and tells him of his love for Portia, a rich heiress dwelling in Belmont. Bassanio wishes to woo the ... See full summary »
Director: Henri Desfontaines | Stars: Harry Baur, Romuald Joubé, Jean Hervé, Pépa Bonafé
37. Telltale Reflections (1909)
2 min | Animation, Short
Showing a weird invention, called hypnotic mirror, in action. Placed before anyone the polished surface reflects the actual thoughts within their minds. Its uses in the court room, the home... See full summary »
Director: Émile Cohl
38. X-Ray Glasses (1909)
5 min | Animation, Short
Grandfather gets a pair of magic spectacles, which he claims to possess the miraculous power of showing the tastes and inclinations of the person who puts them on. There are present at the ... See full summary »
Director: Émile Cohl
39. Acrobatic Sisters Dainef (1903)
3 min | Documentary, Short
The most remarkable female acrobatic act on earth. These wonderful performers do some of the most difficult and dangerous acrobatic feats that it is possible to imagine, and all of their tricks are entirely new.
40. Catherine Howard (1911)
Revival of an old drama founded on the marriage of King Henry VIII to Catherine Howard. The Duke of Norfolk, friend of "Bluff King Hal," marries Catherine secretly. The King sees Catherine,... See full summary »
41. The Irresistible Piano (1907)
4 min | Short, Comedy
The first scene is that of a music teacher, with the aid of two men, moving his worldly belongings into a new apartment. No sooner is the piano rolled into the room than he sits down to ... See full summary »
Director: Alice Guy
42. The Lady with the Beard; or, Misfortune to Fortune (1908)
A lady and her sweetheart are seated in a park when the young man notices that the object of his affection is possessed of a considerable number of stray hair over her physiognomy. He is ... See full summary »
43. The Daughter of the Spy (1912)
The opening scene introduces Louis, the jailer's son, and Beatrice, whom he loves. He pleads his suit with all a lover's ardor and diffidence, but she gently, yet firmly, says him nay. ... See full summary »
Director: Mario Caserini | Stars: Augusto Mastripietri, Leah Gillami, Amleto Novelli
44. Capturing the North Pole (1909)
Munchhausen's fantastic conquest of the Pole.
Director: Walter R. Booth
45. Sleeping Beauty (1903)
Fantasy, Short, Drama
The baptism of the Princess. The fatal spinning-wheel. The Prince is smitten with the Princess. The three cross-roads. The haunted inn. Fairy palace. The mysterious oak. The fairy grotto. The Princess awakes.
Directors: Lucien Nonguet, Ferdinand Zecca
46. A Four-Year-Old Heroine (1907)
Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Drama
The library of a modern home is shown, husband, wife and child each occupied in their particular diversions. The maid is called in, who dresses the child in street garments, and the two ... See full summary »
Directors: Louis Feuillade, Alice Guy
47. The Delights of Automobiling (1900)
Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy
As two couples enjoy their evening promenade in a nice but rickety open motor car, without notice, an explosion blows the vehicle to smithereens.
Director: Cecil M. Hepworth | Stars: Cecil M. Hepworth, Henry Lawley
48. An Eye for an Eye; or, The Last Days of King Henry III of France (1911)
1. The Duchess of Montpensier meets the fanatical young monk, Jacques Clement. 2. She receives a message telling of the murder of her brother. 3. Henry of Navarre overhears the duchess ... See full summary »
Directors: Henri Desfontaines, Louis Mercanton | Stars: Henri Desfontaines, Georges Saillard, Grégoire, Constant Rémy
49. Daylight Burglary (1903)
5 min | Short, Crime, Drama
A thief jumps a fence and removes the shutter from a house. He enters, but a lad who's witnessed the crime runs off to hail the coppers. The first officer on the scene climbs the fence, ... See full summary »
Director: Frank S. Mottershaw
50. Tracked by Bloodhounds; or, A Lynching at Cripple Creek (1904)
4 min | Short, Crime, Drama
A tramp kills a generous woman. In revenge, her husband tracks down and lynches the tramp.
Director: Harry H. Buckwalter