With Edison Manufacturing Company (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

8.2
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A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet

Votes: 37,534

2. The Great Train Robbery (1903)

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

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: 14,696

3. Frankenstein (1910)

Unrated | 16 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle, Augustus Phillips

Votes: 3,129

4. The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, History

6.7
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This short film, one of the first to use camera tricks, depicts the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Director: Alfred Clark | Star: Mrs. Robert L. Thomas

Votes: 1,603

5. Electrocuting an Elephant (1903)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short, Horror

3.1
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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: 1,307

6. Carmencita (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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Performing on what looks like a small wooden stage, wearing a dress with a hoop skirt and white high-heeled pumps, Carmencita does a dance with kicks and twirls, a smile always on her face.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Carmencita

Votes: 1,456

7. Blacksmith Scene (1893)

Unrated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

6.2
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Three men hammer on an anvil and pass a bottle of beer around.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Charles Kayser, John Ott

Votes: 1,767

8. Cinderella (1899)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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A fairy godmother magically turns Cinderella's rags to a beautiful dress, and a pumpkin into a coach. Cinderella goes to the ball, where she meets the Prince - but will she remember to leave before the magic runs out?

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Mlle Barral, Bleuette Bernon, Carmelli, Jehanne d'Alcy

Votes: 1,128

9. 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: 2,083

10. Newark Athlete (1891)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

4.9
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An athlete swings Indian clubs.

Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 1,226

11. Life of an American Fireman (1903)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Action

6.4
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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: 1,765

12. Indian Club Swinging, High School Girls (1900)

Documentary, Short

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Add a Plot

Directors: Alfred T. Schauffler, James H. White

13. Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (1906)

Not Rated | 7 min | Short, Fantasy

6.8
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The fiend faces the spectacular mind-bending consequences of his free-wheeling rarebit binge.

Directors: Wallace McCutcheon, Edwin S. Porter | Star: Jack Brawn

Votes: 1,481

14. Gulliver's Travels (1902)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Fantasy

6.5
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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

Votes: 644

15. The Kiss (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Romance

5.9
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In a medium close-up shot of the first kiss ever recorded on screen, two fervent lovers cuddle and talk passionately at hair's breadth, just before the love-smitten gentleman decides to give his chosen one an innocent peck.

Director: William Heise | Stars: May Irwin, John C. Rice

Votes: 2,599

16. A Christmas Carol (1910)

Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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Based on the story by Charles Dickens: Ebenezer Scrooge is well known for his harsh, miserly ways, until he is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, and then by three other spirits.

Directors: J. Searle Dawley, Charles Kent, Ashley Miller | Stars: Marc McDermott, Charles Ogle, William Bechtel, Viola Dana

Votes: 461

17. Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (1894)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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A man (Thomas Edison's assistant) takes a pinch of snuff and sneezes. This is one of the earliest Thomas Edison films and was the first motion picture to be copyrighted in the United States.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Fred Ott

Votes: 1,553

18. Annie Oakley (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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The 'Little Sure Shot' of the 'Wild West.' Exhibition of Rifle Shooting at Glass Balls, etc. (from the Edison Catalog)

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Francis E. Butler, Annie Oakley

Votes: 937

19. Joan of Arc (1900)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Drama, History

6.7
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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: 726

20. 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: 191

21. Monkeyshines, No. 1 (1890)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy, Family

5.1
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One of W.K.L. Dickson's laboratory workers horses around for the camera.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Giuseppe Sacco Albanese

Votes: 1,076

22. Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Music

6.8
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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.

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

Votes: 1,726

23. A Photographic Contortion (1901)

1 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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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: 1,272

24. Annabelle Serpentine Dance (1895)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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Annabelle (Whitford) Moore performs one of her popular dance routines. She uses her dance steps and her long, flowing skirts to create a variety of visual patterns.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Annabelle Moore

Votes: 1,705

25. Four Heads Are Better Than One (1898)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

7.6
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Much to our amazement, an elegant and masterful illusionist detaches his own head effortlessly from his shoulders for a once-in-a-lifetime performance.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 2,517

26. The White Caps (1905)

Not Rated | 12 min | Drama, Short

5.8
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Two members of a vigilante group known as 'The White Caps' post a warning sign on a man's home. When the man comes home, he tears down the sign, and then proceeds to abuse his wife both ... See full summary »

Directors: Wallace McCutcheon, Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Kate Toncray, John R. Cumpson, Arthur V. Johnson, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 109

27. 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: 356

28. The Triple Headed Lady (1902)

Short, Fantasy

7.3
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A most astounding film, showing a lady with three heads. These are taken away one after the other, and seem to be quite as lively when separated from the body as they were when united. The ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 15

29. The Enchanted Drawing (1900)

2 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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A cartoonist defies reality when he draws objects that become three-dimensional after he lifts them off his sketch pad.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 896

30. Men Boxing (1891)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short, Action

4.8
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Two men wearing boxing gloves prepare to spar in the Edison Company studio.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise

Votes: 708

31. 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

32. Dickson Greeting (1891)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

5.4
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"A little while ago there was a great convention of women's clubs of America. Mrs. Edison is interested in women's clubs and their work and she decided to entertain the Presidents of the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,040

33. Tossing a Nigger in a Blanket (1898)

1 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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"Company F, 1st Ohio Volunteers, initiating a new man. Nineteen times he bounces in the blanket, and each toss is funnier than the last one."

Director: William 'Daddy' Paley

Votes: 1,893

34. The Little Match Seller (1902)

3 min | Drama, Short

6.6
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In front of a windowless, soot-blackened brick wall on a snowy evening, a young girl wearing one shoe, a dress, and apron, tries to sell matches. She has no buyers. A cheeky lad comes by ... See full summary »

Director: James Williamson

Votes: 242

35. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1902)

9 min | Adventure, Short

6.2
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An early adaptation of the Ali Baba tale.

Director: Ferdinand Zecca

Votes: 261

36. Off to Bloomingdale Asylum (1901)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.8
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Clowns ride in on a wagon drawn by a skeletal horse. The clowns proceed to transform from blackface performers to white costumed clowns, and back again, as they perform zany antics.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 160

37. Rescued from an Eagle's Nest (1908)

Not Rated | 8 min | Action, Short

5.7
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A family is terrified when an eagle carries off its young child.

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Miss Earle, Jinnie Frazer, D.W. Griffith, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 570

38. A Gay Old Boy (1902)

Comedy, Short

7.5
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Here is a picture that is extremely laughable. An old man is indulging in a dream, which dream is demonstrated in the picture. It shows him in a restaurant partaking of a sumptuous meal and... See full summary »

Votes: 24

39. Jack and the Beanstalk (1902)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Fantasy

6.2
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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: 570

40. The 'Teddy' Bears (1907)

Not Rated | 13 min | Short, Comedy, Family

6.1
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Seven toy teddy bears of varying sizes suddenly come to life, getting in all sorts of merry misadventures.

Directors: Wallace McCutcheon, Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 475

41. Nero and the Burning of Rome (1908)

Short, Drama

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Arrival of the Christian Slaves: The captives are brought before Nero. He chooses one fair maiden to serve in his palace. The others are condemned to death for a Roman holiday. In the ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter

42. Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Sport

5.5
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James J. Corbett and Peter Courtney meet in a boxing exhibition.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Stars: James J. Corbett, Peter Courtney

Votes: 582

43. The Cock Fight (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

4.4
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Two gamecocks fight in the Edison Company film studio. This feature was remade later in the same year, with additional detail added.

Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 449

44. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1910)

10 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Alice and her big sister are sitting on the side of a hill overlooking the lake, the big sister busy with her book. Before long we see the little girls eyes grow heavy and she finally ... See full synopsis »

Star: Gladys Hulette

Votes: 40

45. Surrender of General Toral (1898)

Short, News, War

7.4
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"The white flag of truce is prominent in the center of the picture. Shafter and Wheeler are on the left, conferring with staff officers. Toral hands his sword to General Shafter, who ... See full summary »

Director: James H. White | Stars: William Rufus Shafter, José Toral y Vázquez, Joseph Wheeler

Votes: 10

46. The Boxing Cats (Prof. Welton's) (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Action, Comedy

5.8
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"A glove contest between trained cats. A very comical and amusing subject, and is sure to create a great laugh." (by Edison Films)

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Henry Welton

Votes: 854

47. Mary Jane's Mishap (1903)

4 min | Short, Comedy

6.7
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Smith casts his wife as a sluttish housewife who is mutilated by lighting her oven with paraffin.

Director: George Albert Smith | Star: Laura Bayley

Votes: 623

48. The Gordon Sisters Boxing (1901)

2 min | Action, Short, Documentary

4.7
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The scene is a theatre stage with a painted panorama of French garden, with a central alley between lawns, with a couple of marble steps and balcony in front, and a line of trees in the ... See full summary »

Stars: Bessie Gordon, Minnie Gordon

Votes: 112

49. 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: 899

50. The Devil's Money Bags (1902)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

5.5
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The setting of this fantastic scene represents the hall of an old chateau in which a miser has locked up seven large bags containing his wealth. Satan, who has made his way into the chateau... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 287


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