With Kleine Optical 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: 37,177

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: 14,576

3. Cabiria (1914)

Not Rated | 148 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.8
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Three centuries before Christus. Young Cabiria is kidnapped by some pirates during one eruption of the Etna. She is sold as a slave in Carthage, and as she is just going to be sacrificed to... See full summary »

Director: Giovanni Pastrone | Stars: Italia Almirante-Manzini, Lidia Quaranta, Bartolomeo Pagano, Carolina Catena

Votes: 2,686

4. Quo Vadis? (1913)

120 min | Drama, History

6.3
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An epic Italian film "Quo Vadis" influenced many of the later movies.

Director: Enrico Guazzoni | Stars: Amleto Novelli, Gustavo Serena, Amelia Cattaneo, Carlo Cattaneo

Votes: 222

5. 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

6. Le voyage à travers l'impossible (1904)

Not Rated | 24 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

7.7
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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

Votes: 2,713

7. The Last Days of Pompeii (1913)

88 min | Adventure, Drama

6.1
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Two love triangles intersect in ancient Pompei.

Directors: Mario Caserini, Eleuterio Rodolfi | Stars: Fernanda Negri Pouget, Eugenia Tettoni Fior, Ubaldo Stefani, Antonio Grisanti

Votes: 443

8. Fairyland: A Kingdom of 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: 930

9. 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: 1,743

10. The Passion Play (1903)

44 min | Short, Biography, Drama

6.6
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1. THE ANNUNCIATION. The Angel of the Lord appears to Mary, announcing the birth of a child, which shall be called the "Son of God." 2. THE STRANGE STAR. Led by the light of the strange new... See full summary »

Directors: Lucien Nonguet, Ferdinand Zecca | Stars: Madame Moreau, Monsieur Moreau

Votes: 345

11. 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

12. The Battle in the Clouds (1909)

20 min | Short, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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An inventor uses a wireless controlled flying torpedo to destroy enemy airships.

Director: Walter R. Booth

Votes: 230

13. 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: 619

14. The Birth, the Life and the Death of Christ (1906)

Not Rated | 33 min | Short, Biography, Drama

6.3
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The life of Jesus Christ in 25 scenes.

Director: Alice Guy

Votes: 259

15. Spartacus (1913)

88 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.7
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Director: Giovanni Enrico Vidali | Stars: Mario Guaita-Ausonia, Cristina Ruspoli, Enrico Bracci, Maria Gandini

Votes: 45

16. 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

17. A Message from the Sea (1905)

Short, Drama

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A shipwrecked sailor sends a bottled message to his wife and is saved by a battle ship.

Director: William Haggar | Stars: Will Haggar Jr., Jennie Haggar, Jenny Haggar

18. Love and Fortune (1908)

Short, Drama

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A young fellow drudging along industriously to eke out an existence, is in love with an equally unfortunate maiden. Love stimulates them to renewed efforts, and hopes run high in the hearts... See full summary »

19. Marc'Antonio e Cleopatra (1913)

Drama, History, Romance

5.6
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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

Votes: 29

20. A Four-Footed Detective (1913)

Short, Drama

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The mysterious Mr. Raffles walks into a bank with his gang. A clever hold-up is effected, and a clean get-away is made. Detective Keene is notified, and soon arrives with his dog, "Spot," ... See full summary »

21. 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

22. The Still Alarm (1903)

Documentary, Short

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An exciting run of the New York Fire Department's first battalion coming down Broadway, opposite City Hall Park, after emerging from the Chambers Street Fire Engine House. The horses come ... See full summary »

23. Four-Footed Hawkshaw (1909)

Short, Crime, Drama

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Farmer Lorin returning with cattle meets Vallon, his landlord, who calls for his rent. Lorin tells him he will be able to pay in two days as he expects to sell some of his cattle at the ... See full summary »

24. Le duel d'Hamlet (1900)

2 min | Short, Drama

5.5
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Director: Clément Maurice | Stars: Sarah Bernhardt, Pierre Magnier, Suzanne Seylor

Votes: 141

25. Daylight Burglary (1903)

5 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.2
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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

Votes: 317

26. What Is Seen Through a Keyhole (1901)

2 min | Short, Comedy

6.0
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A hotel porter tries in his spare time to find out the secrets of the guests in looking through the keyholes of the different rooms. He must see very funny things, judging from his facial expressions.

Director: Ferdinand Zecca

Votes: 381

27. 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

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: 255

29. Stop Thief! (1901)

2 min | Short, Action, Comedy

5.7
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A hungry vagabond snatches a wrapped leg of lamb and jumps into a large wooden barrel to hide. Will he get away scot-free?

Director: James Williamson | Star: Sam Dalton

Votes: 440

30. The Glue (1907)

3 min | Short, Comedy

6.1
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This is the story of a pot of glue and the over interfering boy. Finding a pot of glue, the lad immediately proceeds to apply it to everything in sight. Accordingly, the stairway, lawn seat... See full summary »

Director: Alice Guy

Votes: 148

31. The Stepmother (1906)

Not Rated | Short, Drama

5.3
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Alice Guy (later known as Alice Guy-Blaché) tackles the subject of bad parenting in this dramatic, tear-jerking short.

Director: Alice Guy

Votes: 92

32. 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

33. Kit Carson (1903)

21 min | Short, Western

6.6
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Kit Carson is captured by Indians and tied to a tree in the Indian village. An Indian maiden helps him make his escape.

Director: Wallace McCutcheon

Votes: 5

34. The Runaway Match, or Marriage by Motor (1903)

Short, Drama

6.2
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Mansion; father's car seen from lover's car; vice versa; church, ring; father arrives too late.

Director: Alf Collins

Votes: 8

35. Anne Boleyn (1914)

Short, Drama

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At a court gathering at Greenwich, in 1532, Sir Thomas Wyatt reads some verses to Queen Catherine. Henry VIII, hearing that the Queen has found a new lady-in-waiting, visits the assembly to... See full summary »

Directors: Henri Desfontaines, Louis Mercanton | Stars: Laura Cowie, Max Maxudian, Albert Decoeur, Suzanne Méthivier

36. The Puppet's Nightmare (1908)

Not Rated | 2 min | Animation, Short

6.5
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The nightmare of Émile Cohl's chalk animation is one of unreliable appearances. Fishermen catch fish which eat them whole. Ladders transform into coils which just as suddenly take the form ... See full summary »

Director: Émile Cohl

Votes: 130

37. Caught Red Handed (1905)

Short, Comedy

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38. The Vow; or, Jephthah's Daughter (1910)

Short, Drama

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Jephthah, the ninth judge of the Israelites, a natural son of Gilead, of the tribe of Manasseh, was expelled from his home by his brothers, at the death of his father, on account of his ... See full summary »

Director: Léonce Perret | Stars: Renée Carl, Fabienne Fabrèges, Jeanne Marie-Laurent, Léonce Perret

39. Cyrano de Bergerac (1900)

Not Rated | 2 min | Drama, Short

6.2
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The only film record ever made of the original star of Rostand's famous play performing a scene from his most famous role. It is accompanied by a sound-on-cylinder recording of Coquelin's voice reciting one of Cyrano's speeches.

Director: Clément Maurice | Star: Benoît-Constant Coquelin

Votes: 166

40. Samson and Delilah (1902)

6 min | Drama, Short

5.6
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This picture describes the well-known biblical story of Samson and Delila. The picture commences with Samson's visit to Gaza, a city of the Philistines. While there they closed the gates ... See full summary »

Director: Ferdinand Zecca

Votes: 13

41. L'amazzone mascherata (1914)

56 min | Drama, Romance

4.5
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Director: Baldassarre Negroni | Stars: Francesca Bertini, Alberto Collo, Emilio Ghione, Leda Gys

Votes: 12

42. The Happy Man's Shirt (1908)

Short, Comedy

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A young prince, wearied of life, chooses to sit and pine away. Efforts on the part of friends and subjects to cheer him prove unavailing. He is taken before a sorcerer and given the counsel... See full summary »

43. The Poachers (1903)

3 min | Drama, Short

6.0
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Three hunters surprise two poachers in the act. The hunters take umbrage and give chase over fences and through fields. The hunters fire away, but the poachers have guns as well, and a ... See full summary »

Director: William Haggar | Stars: Sid Griffiths, Will Haggar Jr., Walter Haggar

Votes: 301

44. The Drunken Mattress (1906)

Not Rated | 9 min | Short, Comedy

6.1
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Comedy is benefited by originality. In this Alice Guy short, an alcoholic is inadvertently sewn in to a mattress. With that unique premise, havoc ensues.

Directors: Romeo Bosetti, Alice Guy | Star: Romeo Bosetti

Votes: 121

45. The Somnambulist (1903)

Short, Fantasy

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The scene is laid in the boudoir of a pretty maiden, who is seen in her bed fast asleep. She is a somnambulist. Rising, she lights a candle and leaves her room. We follow her through the ... See full summary »

Director: Alf Collins

46. The Elixir of Life (1901)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

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An old, grumpy-looking individual is seated behind a table, on which a black bottle and a tumbler is placed. From the expression on his face one would think he was suffering from a bad case... See full summary »

Director: James Williamson | Star: Sam Dalton

47. The Life of Moliere (1910)

Short, Biography, Drama

5.6
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We first see Moliere at work in his father's shop, when a boy. All the employees are busy at their appointed tasks, except the youthful playwright, who snatches time to re-read one of his ... See full summary »

Director: Léonce Perret | Stars: André Bacqué, Abel Gance, René d'Auchy, Amélie de Pouzols

Votes: 44

48. An Eye for an Eye; or, The Last Days of King Henry III of France (1911)

Short, Drama

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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. Baby Bet (1910)

Short, Comedy

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A mischievous four-year-old girl tricks a tramp, policeman and doctor.

50. Boxing Mania (1908)

Short, Comedy

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