With American Mutoscope & Biograph (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. American Experience (1988– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,280

2. 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: 37,189

3. A Kiss in the Tunnel (I) (1899)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A humorous subject intended to be run as a part of a railroad scene during the period in which the train is passing through a tunnel.

Director: George Albert Smith | Stars: Laura Bayley, George Albert Smith

Votes: 1,085

4. American Justice (1992– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

8.3
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Bill Kurtis hosts this documentary series that profiles criminal cases involving high profile murders, serial killers, and organized crime. Each episode culminating with the justice dispensed by the American legal system in each case.

Stars: Bill Kurtis, Sonny Vellozzi, Linda Fairstein, F. Lee Bailey

Votes: 537

5. Judith of Bethulia (1914)

61 min | Drama

7.2
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A religious woman seeks to save her people from destruction by seducing and murdering the enemy leader, but her plans get complicated once she falls for him.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron

Votes: 1,127

6. Hollywood (1980– )

60 min | Documentary, History

9.2
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The definitive documentary about the American silent film industry.

Stars: James Mason, Viola Dana, Byron Haskin, Colleen Moore

Votes: 605

7. The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.7
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A young wife and her musician husband live in poverty in a New York City tenement. The husband's job requires him to go away for for a number of days. On his return, he is robbed by the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Elmer Booth, Lillian Gish, Clara T. Bracy, Walter Miller

Votes: 1,733

8. An Unseen Enemy (1912)

Not Rated | 17 min | Crime, Short, Thriller

6.7
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The physician's death orphans his two adolescent daughters. Their older brother is able to convert some of the doctor's small estate to cash. But it is late in the day, and with the banks ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Elmer Booth, Robert Harron

Votes: 648

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: 2,072

10. 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: 1,108

11. Bluebeard (1901)

12 min | Short, Horror

7.0
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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: 1,265

12. A Trap for Santa Claus (1909)

Not Rated | 16 min | Drama, Short

5.6
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The children set a trap for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, knowing he has to come through the window because their estate has no chimney. Their father, who abandoned them and his wife before... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Marion Leonard, Gladys Egan, John Tansey

Votes: 191

13. The House That Jack Built (1900)

1 min | Short

6.2
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A cleverly conceived picture of a little boy and girl with building blocks. The little girl has erected a pretty structure, which the boy proceeds to demolish with pokes of his fingers. ... See full summary »

Director: George Albert Smith | Stars: Dorothy Smith, Harold Smith

Votes: 32

14. Three Hot Babies (1899)

Short, Comedy

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15. The Adventures of Dollie (1908)

Not Rated | 12 min | Action, Short

5.7
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On a warm and sunny summer's day, a mother and father take their young daughter Dollie on a riverside outing. A gypsy basket peddler happens along, and is angered when the mother refuses to... See full summary »

Directors: D.W. Griffith, G.W. Bitzer | Stars: Arthur V. Johnson, Linda Arvidson, Gladys Egan, Charles Inslee

Votes: 584

16. A Corner in Wheat (1909)

G | 14 min | Short, Drama

6.7
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An unscrupulous and greedy capitalist speculator decides to corner the wheat market for his own profit, establishing complete control over the markets.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Frank Powell, Grace Henderson, James Kirkwood, Linda Arvidson

Votes: 1,838

17. L'homme à la tête en caoutchouc (1901)

3 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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A chemist carries out a bizarre experiment with his own head.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 2,100

18. 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: 295

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: 712

20. The New York Hat (1912)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Drama

6.5
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The young village minister was not quite as discreet as he might have been in fulfilling the strange trust left by the dying mother, but it certainly worked for the common good. By the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Pickford, Charles Hill Mailes, Kate Bruce, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 660

21. 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: 634

22. Friends (1912)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Western, Romance

5.6
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The orphan Dora is courted by two different gold miners.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Pickford, Henry B. Walthall, Lionel Barrymore, Harry Carey

Votes: 200

23. Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1900)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

5.1
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Sherlock Holmes enters his drawing room to find it being burgled, but on confronting the villain is surprised when the latter disappears. Holmes initially attempts to ignore the event by ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Marvin | Star: Anonymous

Votes: 423

24. The Massacre (1912)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Action, War

6.5
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The story of the massacre of an Indian village, and the ensuing retaliation.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Wilfred Lucas, Blanche Sweet, Charles West, Alfred Paget

Votes: 227

25. 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

26. In Old California (1910)

17 min | Short, Drama, History

7.2
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An historical dramatization of a Spanish woman during the reign of Spanish and Mexican owned California in the early 19th century.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Frank Powell, Arthur V. Johnson, Marion Leonard, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 38

27. The Unchanging Sea (1910)

Not Rated | 14 min | Drama, Short

6.4
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In this story set at a seaside fishing village and inspired by a Charles Kingsley poem, a young couple's happy life is turned about by an accident. The husband, although saved from drowning... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Arthur V. Johnson, Linda Arvidson, Gladys Egan, Mary Pickford

Votes: 493

28. 100 Years at the Movies (1994 TV Short)

9 min | Documentary, Short

8.1
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Commemorates the centennial of American movies with a montage of clips and music scores from the most important movies of the century.

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Woody Allen, Julie Andrews, Fred Astaire, Dan Aykroyd

Votes: 643

29. The Battle of Elderbush Gulch (1913)

Not Rated | 29 min | Short, Action, Western

6.3
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The fact that an Indian tribe is eating puppies starts an action packed battle in a western town.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mae Marsh, Leslie Loveridge, Alfred Paget, Robert Harron

Votes: 654

30. The Burglar's Dilemma (1912)

15 min | Short, Drama

6.3
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In this latter day Cain and Abel story, a jealous brother strikes down his sibling just as a young burglar is about to enter the house. The jealous brother summons police, who then charge ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Henry B. Walthall, Robert Harron, Harry Carey

Votes: 281

31. Enoch Arden: Part I (1911)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Drama

6.4
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Enoch Arden, a humble fisherman, marries Annie Lee. He signs on as a sailor to make more money to support their growing family. A storm wrecks his ship, but Enoch swims to a deserted island... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Wilfred Lucas, Linda Arvidson, Francis J. Grandon, George Nichols

Votes: 247

32. The Country Doctor (1909)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Drama

6.5
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While caring for his sick daughter, a doctor is called away to the sickbed of a neighbor. He finds the neighbor gravely ill, and ignores his wife's pleas to come home and care for his own daughter, who has taken a turn for the worse.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Kate Bruce, Adele DeGarde, Gladys Egan, Rose King

Votes: 439

33. Logging in Maine (1906)

Not Rated | 17 min | Documentary, Short

4.6
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The subject is the movement of cut timber from the forest to the mill. The few scenes that make up the film are loggers performing the various operations necessary to prevent logs from ... See full summary »

Director: G.W. Bitzer

Votes: 34

34. 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

35. New York Subway (1905)

Unrated | 6 min | Short, Documentary

5.8
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Starting at Union Square, we are taken for an underground excursion, following the path of a subway train as it makes its way through New York City subway tunnels on its journey to the old ... See full summary »

Director: G.W. Bitzer

Votes: 580

36. The Miser's Heart (1911)

Not Rated | 18 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Thieves decide to steal the money an old miser has hidden away. He refuses to open the safe for them, so they threaten to kill a girl who lives in his building.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Linda Arvidson, Lionel Barrymore, William J. Butler, Donald Crisp

Votes: 183

37. The Tunnel Workers (1906)

9 min | Short, Drama

5.9
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Two tunnel workers are fighting over the wife of one, who's also involved with the other. Suddenly an explosion occurs. Instead of fighting, they help each other escape.

Stars: Guy Hedlund, Jim Slevin, Kate Toncray

Votes: 10

38. The Painted Lady (1912)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Drama

6.0
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A lonely young woman lives with her strict father who forbids her to wear make-up. One day at an ice cream social, she meets a young man you seems interested in her. However, unknown to her... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Madge Kirby, Charles Hill Mailes, Kate Bruce

Votes: 449

39. The Female of the Species (1912)

17 min | Short, Drama

6.1
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Four survivors from an abandoned mining town - a married couple, the wife's sister, and a younger woman - are making a desperate trip to safety across the desert. The wife suspects the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Charles West, Claire McDowell, Mary Pickford, Dorothy Bernard

Votes: 208

40. Those Awful Hats (1909)

Not Rated | 2 min | Comedy, Short

6.2
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Set in an early cinema house, this comic short illustrates the problems with the gals' hats obscuring the movie patron's line of vision.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Linda Arvidson, John R. Cumpson, Flora Finch, George Gebhardt

Votes: 903

41. Attack on a China Mission (1900)

4 min | Short, Drama, War

5.4
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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

Votes: 383

42. The Christmas Dream (1901)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Fantasy

5.8
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The entire story of Christmastide is here depicted. The scene opens in a large boudoir of an apparently wealthy man's home. His children, assisted by their governess, are about to retire. ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 265

43. A Nigger in the Woodpile (1904)

4 min | Comedy, Short

6.2
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This is a clever comedy production in several scenes. In the opening scene the hired man is complaining to Farmer Jones that the woodpile is being depleted by thieves. Farmer Jones decides ... See full summary »

Votes: 174

44. Skyscrapers (1906)

8 min | Drama, Short

5.8
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A recently fired construction worker robs the contractor, but blames the foreman.

Stars: Gene Gauntier, Jim Slevin

Votes: 50

45. The Fugitive (1910)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Drama, War

5.8
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Two Johns, a Confederate and an Union soldier, leave their family to go to the front. After a skirmish they end up separated from their respective sides, the Union soldier shoots the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Kate Bruce, Edward Dillon, Clara T. Bracy, Edwin August

Votes: 161

46. The Impossible Convicts (1906)

3 min | Short

5.7
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Four prisoners, in convicts' stripes, march backwards down stairs and, under the watchful eyes of guards, hop backwards into their cells. Later, one overpowers a guard and springs his three... See full summary »

Director: G.W. Bitzer

Votes: 154

47. Vesta Tilley (1906)

Short

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Star: Vesta Tilley

48. The Black Hand (1906)

11 min | Crime, Drama, Short

5.8
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Two members of a gang write a threatening letter to a butcher, demanding that he give them money, or else they will harm his family and his shop. The butcher is afraid and upset, but he is ... See full summary »

Director: Wallace McCutcheon | Stars: Anthony O'Sullivan, Robert G. Vignola

Votes: 162

49. The Battle (1911)

Not Rated | 19 min | Short, Action, Drama

5.6
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Union soldiers march off to battle amid cheering crowds. After the battle turns against the Union Army, one soldier runs away, hiding in his girlfriend's house. Ashamed of his cowardice, he... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Charles West, Blanche Sweet, Charles Hill Mailes, Robert Harron

Votes: 224

50. The Sunbeam (1912)

Not Rated | 17 min | Drama, Short, Romance

6.4
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Set in a tenement boarding house, a lonely confirmed bachelor occupies a room across the hall from a dour spinster. Children run amok in the hallways playing pranks. Believing the bachelor ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Ynez Seabury, Kate Bruce, Claire McDowell, Dell Henderson

Votes: 300


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