Black & White (Sorted by Date of Your Rating Ascending)



1. 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

2. The Arrival of a Train (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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A train arrives at La Ciotat station.

Directors: Auguste Lumière, Louis Lumière | Stars: Madeleine Koehler, Marcel Koehler, Mrs. Auguste Lumiere, Jeanne-Joséphine Lumière

Votes: 8,648

3. Rough Sea at Dover (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.3
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The sea is quite rough, and at Dover a series of heavy waves pounds against a pier and along the adjacent shoreline. The scene then shifts to a different view of flowing water, and shows a heavy current from a point along a riverbank.

Directors: Birt Acres, Robert W. Paul

Votes: 596

4. Le bivouac (1896)

1 min | Short

4.8
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This lost film, among the earliest by Georges Méliès, presumably featured the use of a bivouac sack for a soldier encampment.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 21

5. Bois de Boulogne (1896)

Documentary, Short

4.7
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Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 15

6. The Boxing Kangaroo (1896)

Short

5.5
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Director: Birt Acres

Votes: 95

7. Uma Corrida de Touros no Campo Pequeno (1896)

Short

4.0
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Director: Henry Short

Votes: 8

8. Cortège de tzar allant à Versailles (1896)

Documentary, Short

5.0
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Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarina Alexandra

Votes: 11

9. Dessinateur express (1896)

Short

4.4
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This lost film featured a talented sketch artist drawing the statesman and historian Adolphe Thiers with stunning rapidity.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 8

10. Dessinateur: Reine Victoria (1896)

Short

4.3
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This lost film featured a talented sketch artist drawing Her Majesty H. M. Queen Victoria with stunning rapidity.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 9

11. Démolition d'un mur (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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Auguste Lumière directs four workers in the demolition of an old wall at the Lumière factory. One worker is pressing the wall inwards with a jackscrew, while another is pushing it with a ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière | Star: Auguste Lumière

Votes: 1,926

12. Exit of Rip and the Dwarf (1896)

1 min | Drama, Short

4.5
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A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle.

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

Votes: 371

13. Feira de Gado na Corujeira (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

4.4
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Campinos on horseback drive small herds of cattle through the vast area of the traditional fair, before prospective buyers.

Director: Aurélio da Paz dos Reis

Votes: 36

14. Les indiscrets (1896)

Short

5.3
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Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 14

15. Jardinier brûlant des herbes (1896)

Short

5.3
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Little is known about this lost film, which presumably features a gardener.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 14

16. Jetée et plage de Trouville (2e partie) (1896)

Documentary, Short

5.3
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Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 15

17. Départ de Jérusalem en chemin de fer (1897)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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A train is leaving a railway station at the outskirts of Jerusalem. From the very end of the train a barren, rocky landscape is seen, and some ruins of very old buildings,. Five men walk ... See full summary »

Directors: Auguste Lumière, Alexandre Promio

Votes: 693

18. Miss de Vere (1896)

Short

4.8
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Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Miss de Vère

Votes: 11

19. Place de la Bastille (1896)

Documentary, Short

5.3
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Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 12

20. Rip Meeting the Dwarf (1896)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

4.6
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Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Joseph Jefferson

Votes: 375

21. Salut malencontreux d'un déserteur (1896)

Short

5.9
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Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 13

22. Séance de prestidigitation (1896)

Short

5.9
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Boognish the goddemon Wants your soul to perform tricks for him. WEEN is your only salvation.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 53

23. Tom Old Boot (1896)

Short

6.2
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Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 13

24. Au réfectoire (1897)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Alice Guy

25. Henley Regatta (I) (1897)

Short, News, Sport

4.7
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Director: Birt Acres

Votes: 6

26. Le magnétiseur (1897)

Short

5.1
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Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 8

27. L'hôtel empoisonné (1896)

Short, Comedy

5.0
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Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 8

28. Riña en un café (1897)

1 min | Short

5.3
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Short in which two men discuss in a cafe for the love of a woman. Discussion become more heated until they start fist-fighting.

Director: Fructuós Gelabert | Stars: José Amigo, Antonio Fino, Fructuós Gelabert, Antonio Masia

Votes: 66

29. Une nuit agitée (1897)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Alice Guy

30. Výstavní párkar a lepic plakátù (1898)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.0
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Director: Jan Krízenecký | Stars: Josef Sváb-Malostranský, Ferdinand Gýra

Votes: 85

31. Le chemin de croix (1898)

Short

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Director: Alice Guy

32. The Corsican Brothers (1898)

Short, Drama

6.7
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The ghost of a man's twin shows him a vision of how he was killed in a duel.

Director: George Albert Smith

Votes: 12

33. Déménagement à la cloche de bois (1898)

Short

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Director: Alice Guy

34. Express Train on a Railway Cutting (1898)

Documentary, Short

5.5
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Director: Cecil M. Hepworth

Votes: 62

35. Faust and Mephistopheles (1898)

Short, Fantasy

5.5
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Satan conjures a vision of a girl, for whom an old man signs a pact and is made young.

Director: George Albert Smith

Votes: 11

36. La flagellation (1898)

1 min | Short

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Director: Alice Guy

37. Indian War Council (1898)

Short, News

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"Here is a group of genuine Sioux Indians sitting around in a war council, deliberating. Buffalo Bill is addressing them."

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

38. Le jardin des oliviers (1898)

Short

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Director: Alice Guy

39. Llegada de un tren a la estación de ferrocarril del Norte, de Barcelona (1898)

Documentary, Short

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Short documentary where a train arrives at the station.

Director: Fructuós Gelabert

40. Photographing a Ghost (1898)

Short, Horror

6.4
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Photographer tries to take a picture of a ghost, but it won't keep still and then vanishes.

Director: George Albert Smith

Votes: 7

41. Visita de Doña María Cristina y Alfonso XIII a Barcelona (1898)

Short, News

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Short documentary that shows the visit to Barcelona of King Alfonso XIII - aged 11 years old - and his mother, Doña María Cristina, in February 1898.

Director: Fructuós Gelabert | Stars: Maria Christina of Austria, King Alfonso XIII

42. Distributing a War Extra (1899)

1 min | Short, Documentary

4.4
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"This scene shows a crowd of newsboys running to meet the 'World' newspaper delivery wagon, and falling back to the point of distribution. There is a mad scramble for papers, and fight between two of the gamins."

Votes: 42

43. Le diable au couvent (1899)

3 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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Satan appears in a convent and takes the guise of a priest. Before long he is causing all manner of perturbation and despair.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 688

44. Le déjeuner des enfants (1899)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Alice Guy

45. La résurrection (I) (1899)

Short

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Director: Alice Guy

47. Avenue de l'opéra (1900)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.7
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You aren't imaging things. This short, filmed on the aforementioned Avenue de l'Opera in Paris, is backward as intended. As a bit of excessive cleverness, the music (a recent addition) is ... See full summary »

Director: Alice Guy

Votes: 153

48. Bataille d'oreillers (1900)

Short

7.6
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Director: Alice Guy

Votes: 8

49. Buffalo Bill's Wild West Parade (II) (1900)

Short, News

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Star: William F. Cody

50. Dans les coulisses (1900)

Short

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Director: Alice Guy


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