1900s Rediscovered Movies

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A Trip to the Moon(1902)

4.0/5 (with 740 votes)

Professor Barbenfouillis and five of his colleagues from the Academy of Astronomy travel to the Moon aboard a rocket propelled by a giant cannon. Once on the lunar surface, the bold explorers face the many perils hidden in the caves of the mysterious planet.

Joan of Arc(1900)

11min | Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 25 votes)

A divinely inspired peasant woman becomes an army captain for France and then is martyred after she is captured.

The Kingdom of the Fairies(1903)

3.4/5 (with 32 votes)

At the royal court, a prince is presenting the princess whom he is pledged to marry when a witch suddenly appears. Though driven off, the witch soon returns, summons some of her servants, and carries off the princess. A rescue party is quickly organized, but the unfortunate captive has been taken to a strange, forbidding realm, from where it will be impossible to rescue her without some special help.

Gulliver's Travels Among the Lilliputians and the Giants(1902)

4min | Fantasy
3.1/5 (with 18 votes)

Georges Méliès' adaptation of Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels" is most distinguished, today, for being a color film of the classic story. Color was rare in 1902 (and many years after) as non-tinted color has to be hand painted on the film; this was an arduous task. Also notable is the film's short running time of approximately five minutes. Much of the original work is not covered, but viewers were expected to be familiar with the story, and enjoy the filmed highlights. There are a couple of scenes missing; according to contemporary reports, Gulliver's shipwreck was certainly included. You can do a lot in a few minutes, as Mr. Méliès includes a re-make of his own "Une partie de cartes" (1896), which already looked like something previously covered by the Lumière Brothers.

The Spider and the Butterfly(1909)

2min | Horror, Fantasy
2.9/5 (with 12 votes)

Surviving fragment of a longer film. A magician makes a butterfly woman appear, and a woman in a star. Exhausted, the magician falls asleep and the star woman turns into a spider, dragging the butterfly into her web.

The Electric Hotel(1908)

9min | Fantasy
3.1/5 (with 26 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Sherlock Holmes Baffled(1900)

2.6/5 (with 17 votes)

Sherlock Holmes enters his drawing room to find it being burgled, but on confronting the villain is surprised when the latter disappears.

Directed by Arthur Marvin

The Magician and the Imp(1902)

1min | Comedy, Fantasy
2.4/5 (with 6 votes)

The magician appears upon the stage with an imp as his assistant. The imp holds a piece of cloth in his hand. At the command of the magician the cloth is suddenly transformed into a beautiful girl, clad in tights. A barrel is then introduced and the girl enters one end.

Directed by Georges Méliès

The Terrible Eruption of Mount Pelee and Destruction of St. Pierre, Martinique(1902)

2.6/5 (with 17 votes)

This picture depicts the eruption of the volcano by which over 30,000 souls were hurled into eternity. The numerous explosions which took place during the eruption are plain to be seen. Thousands upon thousands of tons of molten lava, sand, rocks and steam are thrown high in the air and descend with crushing force upon the unfortunate inhabitants of the doomed city of St. Pierre. This is the worst calamity which occurred since a similar eruption by Mt. Vesuvius when Pompeii was destroyed. (Lubin Catalog)

Directed by Georges Méliès

Robinson Crusoe(1902)

12min | Adventure
2.8/5 (with 8 votes)

Georges Méliès adaptation of Robinson Crusoe, the first film adaptation of the story. Filmed in black & white, Méliès would then paint the film by hand to colour it. Originally a 15 minute film, twelve and a half minutes of painted film have been found and have been restored.

The Witch(1906)

3.1/5 (with 15 votes)

A penniless troubadour consults witch Carabosse about his future, but offends her by paying with a bag of sand. He evades the witch's revenge, and saves the beautiful princess.

The Capture of Roma(1905)

6min | History
2.8/5 (with 19 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

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Grandma's Reading Glass(1900)

1min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 30 votes)

A child borrows his grandmother's magnifying glass to look at a newspaper ad for Bovril, at a watch, and then at a bird. The child shows grandma what he is doing. The child looks next at grandma's eye, then at a kitten.

Edgar Allan Poe(1909)

7min | Drama
2.6/5 (with 12 votes)

As Poe's lover is slowly dying, he struggles to make money to care for her.

Whimsical Illusions(1909)

5min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.1/5 (with 10 votes)

In this hand-colored short, a magician and his assistant do a series of magic tricks, including making potted plants appear, among others. Melies played the magician, and the actor Manuel played his assistant.

Directed by Georges Méliès

The Gallants of the Park(1905)

6min | Comedy
2.4/5 (with 3 votes)

The heir of a rich family puts up a notice, where he says he is looking for a wife. As a result, he will soon find himself fleeing from a dozen women.

Directed by Segundo de Chomón

The Death of Poor Joe(1901)

1min | Drama
2.0/5 (with 4 votes)

A scene from Charles Dickens Bleak House.

The Wonderful Rose Tree(1904)

3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The Brahmin, Iftikar, who enjoys a great reputation in India, has determined to create something miraculous which will place the seal upon his renown. (

Directed by Georges Méliès

The Artist and the Dummy(1900)

2.3/5 (with 6 votes)

A very simple gag film as a young lady substitutes herself for a dummy in order to play a practical joke on an artist.

Directed by Georges Méliès

Matsumoto Fragment(1907)

3.0/5 (with 11 votes)

A boy in a cadet's uniform paints a statement on the top of the frame and then tips his cap to the audience.

The Girl from Arles(1908)

18min | Drama
2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

The young hero, Frederick, is leaving his country home and going to the city to attend the bull fight, and while there he meets and woos a beautiful maiden, forgetting his own little sweetheart at home.

Prussian Culture(1908)

2.4/5 (with 9 votes)

Film about politically motivated violence in the Kingdom of Prussia.

The Triple Headed Lady(1901)

2.7/5 (with 2 votes)

A conjuror appears to demonstrate a lady with three heads.

Directed by Georges Méliès

A Wager Between Two Magicians, or, Jealous of Myself(1904)

2min | Fantasy
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Georges Méliès

Les miracles du Brahmine(1900)

2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Georges Méliès

Ringling Bros. Circus Parade(1902)

3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

Through special arrangements with Ringling Brothers, we have obtained the finest circus parade caught by a moving picture camera.

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