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: 37,205

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: 14,585

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: 3,085

4. 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: 452

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

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, History, Horror

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: 1,587

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: 1,445

7. 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: 1,294

8. 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: 2,072

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

Documentary, Short

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Directors: Alfred T. Schauffler, James H. White

10. The White Caps (1905)

Not Rated | 12 min | Drama, Short

5.9
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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: 107

11. 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: 1,110

12. 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: 930

13. 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: 1,741

14. The Night Before Christmas (1905)

9 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.4
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It's December 24th, and 'Santa Claus' is busy feeding his reindeer and finishing up the toys that he will soon deliver. Meanwhile, the children in a large family hang their stockings over ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 372

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: 2,576

16. 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: 1,542

17. 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: 1,215

18. 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: 354

19. Hansel and Gretel (1909)

Drama, Short

4.4
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We are transported back to the little Dutch cottage in the woods and see little Hansel and Gretel and their parents, and we feel their hunger and are glad when their father starts out with ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Cecil Spooner, Mary Fuller, Ethel Browning

Votes: 17

20. 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: 1,708

21. 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: 1,745

22. 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: 469

23. 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: 1,033

24. 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: 1,061

25. A Little Girl Who Did Not Believe in Santa Claus (1907)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Drama, Family

5.9
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A generous boy tries to help a girl who does not believe in Santa Claus because of her family's poverty.

Directors: J. Searle Dawley, Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Gitchner Hartman, Mr. Lehapman, Bessie Schrednecky, William Sorelle

Votes: 109

26. 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: 712

27. 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: 635

28. 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: 580

29. 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: 1,472

30. 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: 1,258

31. 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: 1,690

32. Laughing Gas (I) (1907)

Not Rated | 9 min | Comedy, Short

5.7
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A woman goes to the dentist for a toothache and is given gas. On her way home on the subway she can't stop laughing, and every other passenger catches the laughter from her.

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Bertha Regustus, Edward Boulden, Mr. La Montte, Mr. Sullivan

Votes: 148

33. An Interesting Story (1904)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Comedy

7.0
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The adventures of an inattentive man. He's at his kitchen table, reading. A woman brings his hat and points to the clock. He continues reading and pours coffee into his hat. He leaves, ... See full summary »

Director: James Williamson

Votes: 458

34. 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: 697

35. Tossing a Nigger in a Blanket (1898)

1 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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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: 1,890

36. The Whole Dam Family and the Dam Dog (1905)

Not Rated | 5 min | Short, Comedy, Family

5.4
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The Whole Dam Family and The Dam Dog is a popular fad which has been widely advertised by lithographs and souvenir mailing cards, and has recently been made the subject of a sketch in a New... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Stars: William Courtenay, Frank Daniels, May Irwin, Charlotte Walker

Votes: 579

37. 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

38. 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: 2,501

39. 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: 896

40. 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: 567

41. A Trip to Mars (1910)

5 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

6.1
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A scientist discovers reverse gravity and goes to Mars in the process.

Director: Ashley Miller

Votes: 343

42. Robinson Crusoe (1903)

1 min | Drama, Short

4.8
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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: 187

43. Boyhood Dreams (1909)

Short

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44. Horse Shoeing (1893)

Documentary, Short

5.0
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One of the pictures to be seen in the machine, for example, was that of a blacksmith shop in which two men were working, one shoeing a horse, the other heating iron at the forge. One would ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 72

45. How a French Nobleman Got a Wife Through the 'New York Herald' Personal Columns (1904)

Not Rated | 8 min | Comedy, Short

5.3
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A French aristocrat, who has recently arrived in America, has placed a personal advertisement in the newspaper. In the ad, he invites any well-to-do young woman who is interested in ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 192

46. Annabelle Butterfly Dance (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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Annabelle (Whitford) Moore performs one of her popular dances. For this performance, her costume has a pair of wings attached to her back, to suggest a butterfly. As she dances, she uses her long, flowing skirts to create visual patterns.

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

Votes: 684

47. Ice Skating in Central Park, N.Y. (1904)

Documentary, Short

5.7
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Showing thousands of young people enjoying their favorite Winter Sport.

Votes: 13

48. Coney Island at Night (1905)

Not Rated | 4 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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A panorama of Coney Island, taken at night: the camera sweeps across the scene from a vantage point well above the area. It then moves in for closer views of Dreamland and Luna Park.

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 217

49. 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

50. Duncan Smoking (1891)

1 min | Short

5.2
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Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: James C. Duncan

Votes: 73


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