Released between 1903-01-01 and 1903-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Great Train Robbery (I) (1903)

TV-G | 11 min | Short, Action, Crime

7.3
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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: 15,219

2. Alice in Wonderland (1903)

8 min | Fantasy, Short

6.3
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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: 2,137

3. Electrocuting an Elephant (1903)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short, Horror

3.0
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The execution of Topsy, a female elephant, in a publicity stunt advertising the opening of Luna Park on Coney Island. Topsy was originally owned by Forepaugh Circus where she killed a ... See full summary »

Stars: Carl Goliath, Topsy

Votes: 1,355

4. Life of an American Fireman (1903)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Action

6.4
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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: 1,839

5. The Passion Play (1903)

44 min | Short, Biography, Drama

6.6
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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: 360

6. The Great Train Robbery (II) (1903)

12 min | Short, Western

7.1
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The first scene shows the chief as he explains to his followers the plan of the great train robbery. Two masked robbers enter and compel the operator to stop the approaching train. They ... See full summary »

Director: Siegmund Lubin | Star: Emily Lowry

Votes: 343

7. Fairyland; or, the Kingdom of the Fairies (1903)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

7.4
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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: 976

8. Japanese Foot Juggler (1903)

Documentary, Short

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This pictures shows the world-famous Kitamura, the Japanese Foot Juggler. Watch him juggle a live Japanese boy with his feet, never touching him with his hands. It is truly marvelous, and ... See full summary »

Star: Kitamura

9. The Cake-Walk Infernal (1903)

5 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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Deep into a vast cavern of the pitch-black inferno, a couple of professional dancers demonstrate the cakewalk that is currently so much in vogue, and now, everyone in the once-gloomy underworld is doing the crazy dance. Who is the best?

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 823

10. The Gay Shoe Clerk (1903)

Unrated | 1 min | Comedy, Short

5.8
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A woman being fitted for shoes exposes her ankle to the shoe clerk, who is intrigued. He kisses her, but her chaperone hits him with her umbrella.

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Star: Edward Boulden

Votes: 915

11. The Infernal Boiling Pot (1903)

2 min | Short, Horror

6.7
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Two demons throw helpless captives into a boiling cauldron, and then try to summon forth their spirits.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,070

12. Faust in Hell (1903)

6 min | Short, Fantasy

6.2
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Scenes. 1. The Route to the Depths of Perdition (a Dazzingly Sensational New Effect.) 2. The Fantastical Ride. 3. The Gloomy Pass. 4. The Stream. 5. The Entrance to the Lower Regions. 6. ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 226

13. Robinson Crusoe (1903)

1 min | Drama, Short

4.9
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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

Votes: 198

14. Rip Van Winkle (I) (1903)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Comedy

4.8
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An abridged version of the tale of Rip Van Winkle, a lazy American man, who wanders off one day with his dog Wolf into the Kaatskill mountains where he runs into an odd group of men ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 304

15. Puss in Boots (1903)

Short, Comedy, Fantasy

5.6
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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

Votes: 26

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

Not Rated | 13 min | Short, Drama

5.2
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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: 365

17. The Drawing Lesson (1903)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Fantasy

5.0
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In a corner of the garden we see an ornamental fountain. An old professor comes along, looking for a nice spot where he can teach his pupils. Finding the fountain to his liking he goes ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Jehanne d'Alcy

Votes: 174

18. The Georgetown Loop (Colorado) (1903)

3 min | Short, Documentary

6.3
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Georgetown is a silver-mining town at 8,500 feet near the crest of the Rockies. Hooked somehow to the rear of a four-car passenger train is a camera that pans the scenery and, when the ... See full summary »

Votes: 182

19. Fireboat 'New Yorker' in Action (1903)

2 min | Documentary, Short

4.1
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A magnificent picture of this boat making a run and starting the water from a least a dozen nozzles at once. In the middle of the picture the boat throws at least twenty streams, so ... See full summary »

Votes: 36

20. A Total Accident (1903)

Documentary, Short

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Showing the entire catastrophe resulting from the attempt of Mr. Gorham to ride around the loop the loop on a bicycle. While the enormous crowd watches him he comes down the slide with the ... See full summary »

Director: Wallace McCutcheon | Star: William Gorham

21. Procession of 1800 Child Widows (1903)

Documentary, Short

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22. The Music Lover (1903)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Music

6.9
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The leader of a marching band demonstrates an unusual way of writing music.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,541

23. Skyscrapers of New York City, from the North River (1903)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Documentary

6.0
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This short film shows a panoramic view of Manhattan Island, as it appeared in 1903. The island is viewed from the North River (Hudson River), and the view moves down the west side of the ... See full summary »

Director: J.B. Smith

Votes: 469

24. The Oracle of Delphi (1903)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Fantasy

5.2
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A thief attempts to steal treasure from the tomb of Delphi when a spirit appears. He brings two statues come to life, who in turn transform to thief's head into that of a donkey.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 186

25. A Chess Dispute (1903)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

6.0
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A stationary camera looks on as two dapper gents play a game of chess. One drinks and smokes, and when he looks away, his opponent moves two pieces. A fight ensues, first with the squirting... See full summary »

Director: Robert W. Paul | Star: Alfred Collins

Votes: 548

26. Delhi Durbar (1903)

Documentary, Short

5.8
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Director: Harishchandra Sakharam Bhatavdekar | Star: George Nathaniel Curzon

Votes: 16

27. Hiawatha (1903)

15 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

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20 scenes: The birth, life, marriage and death of Hiawatha.

Director: Joe Rosenthal

28. What Happened in the Tunnel (1903)

Not Rated | 1 min | Comedy, Short

5.8
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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

Votes: 258

29. A Search for Evidence (1903)

3 min | Short, Comedy

5.6
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A woman and a detective search a hotel for her husband, peering through keyholes. They find him and confront him with his mistress.

Star: Kathryn Osterman

Votes: 32

30. Misfortune Never Comes Alone (1903)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Comedy

5.5
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The scene takes place in front of a barrack, where a young soldier is on duty --most laughable and comical.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 184

31. The Enchanted Well (1903)

Not Rated | 4 min | Fantasy, Drama, Short

6.0
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Denied a handout, a witch exacts vengeance by cursing the village well.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 330

32. Stop That Bus! (1903)

2 min | Short, Comedy

6.8
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An elderly woman is determined to board an omnibus that does not want to stop for her.

Director: Percy Stow

Votes: 6

33. Levi & Cohen, the Irish Comedians (1903)

1 min | Comedy, Short

4.4
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Showing two typical concert hall knock-about teams in a very poor performance. It ends up in their being egged by the audience. Very realistic and very funny.

Director: G.W. Bitzer

Votes: 68

34. The Monster (1903)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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An Egyptian prince has lost his beloved wife and he has sought a dervish who dwells at the base of the sphinx. The prince promises him a vast fortune if the dervish will only give him the ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 938

35. Revenge Is Sweet (1903)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Fantasy

5.4
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Two guards bring a sorcerer into the hall of a palace of the time of the Middle Ages. The king who follows them orders the sorcerer to be chained and to be condemned to death for his ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 138

36. The Sick Kitten (1903)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Family

5.9
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A girl gives a spoonful of medicine to a kitten.

Director: George Albert Smith

Votes: 788

37. The Apparition (1903)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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Alone in his room at an inn, a lustful old man is haunted by spirits.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 275

38. Alcofribas, the Master Magician (1903)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short

5.5
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A prince is in need of a fiancee, so he visits a well-known sorcerer and asks for help. However, the prince does not exactly get what he bargained for.

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

Votes: 142

39. Extraordinary Illusions (1903)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Comedy

5.8
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Pioneer filmmaker Georges Méliès performs his cine-magic act.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 275

40. Panorama Water Front and Brooklyn Bridge from East River (1903)

Documentary, Short

4.7
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Votes: 36

41. Panorama of Riker's Island, N.Y. (1903)

2 min | Short, Documentary

4.4
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A view of Riker's Island and its landfill, filmed from a passing boat on 9 May 1903. While heavy steam powered construction equipment construct a sea wall, nearby garbage scows are unloaded... See full summary »

Votes: 44

42. Orphans in the Surf (1903)

2 min | Documentary, Short

4.7
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Taken at St. John's Home, Coney Island. A large number of boys are bathing in the surf. At a signal the boys leave the water and walk toward the camera. A very unique subject.

Directors: A.C. Abadie, G.W. Bitzer

Votes: 10

43. The Inn Where No Man Rests (1903)

Not Rated | 5 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

6.4
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A traveler is shown to a room in an inn. After a brief dispute with the hostess and a porter, he is left to himself. But strange things begin to happen in his room, and before long he has ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 246

44. Egyptian Fakir with Dancing Monkey (1903)

Not Rated | 2 min | Documentary, Short

4.9
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The fakir with his trick monkey is seated on the pavement in a street in Cairo. He plays a tom-tom, while the monkey dances the couchee-couchee. The movements of the monkey are very comical... See full summary »

Votes: 104

45. Boat Race (II) (1903)

Documentary, Short

4.8
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The U.S.S. "Indiana" in action.

Votes: 21

46. The Spiritualist Photographer (1903)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Fantasy

5.7
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A magician transforms a woman into a portrait of herself, then restores her to life.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jules-Eugène Legris, Georges Méliès

Votes: 284

47. 'Africander' Winning the Suburban Handicap, 1903 (1903)

Documentary, Short

7.3
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The Coney Island Jockey Club's Suburban Handicap race was won by the three-year-old bay colt Africander, with the best and most seasoned horses in training at his heels. He took the lead in... See full summary »

Votes: 6

48. La guirlande merveilleuse (1903)

4 min | Short, Fantasy

5.5
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A musketeer bows to the audience and proceeds to hang his hat, coat and vest on the wall in a most amazing manner. Being in need of two pages, he brings them out of his coat, and with rope ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 159

49. Bathing Horses (1903)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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An amusing and interesting scene wherein is shown a company of soldiers taking their horses down to the river for a bath.

Director: Gabriel Veyre

Votes: 31

50. New York Harbor Police Boat Patrol Capturing Pirates (1903)

2 min | Action, Short

4.3
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The "Patrol" is seen chasing a row-boat containing river pirates. The pirates are pulling at the oars with all their strength, but a few shots from the Police Boat weaken their nerves and ... See full summary »

Votes: 55


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