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1. The Magic Book (1900)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Comedy

When this picture opens, you see a large book mounted on an easel. An old student is seen poring over old manuscripts when he advances toward the book, and by the aid of some mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 442

2. The Wizard, the Prince and the Good Fairy (1900)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short

A prince visits a wizard, and asks him to conjure up a fiancee to be his wife. But the wizard plays several tricks on the prince, who is infuriated, when the wizard's magic then turns him ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 316

3. The Three Bacchantes (1900)

Short, Fantasy

A conjurer causes three handsome maidens to appear on pedestals, one at a time, although there was nothing to indicate that they were near before he practiced his art. They are made to disappear in the same mysterious manner.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 16

4. Uncle Josh in a Spooky Hotel (1900)

1 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Short

Another adventure involving the recurring character from silent era Uncle Josh, one of the first characters to have film sequels of his own. This episode involves a haunted hotel where a ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Star: Charles Manley

Votes: 284

5. The Triple Conjurer and the Living Head (1900)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

A man comes onto the stage through the fireplace, divides himself, and sits on stools on either side of a table. He places a woman's head on the table and a hat on her head. She speaks to ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 481

6. The Doctor and the Monkey (1900)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

A doctor's monkey escapes from its cage, and causes mayhem about the office.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 323

7. A Fantastical Meal (1900)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

A man and two women sit down to eat dinner, but several unexpected surprises prevent them from their repast: the legs of the table grow, the table disappears into the floor, and a ghostly spirit appears and takes possession of the man.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 356

8. The Dainaid's Barrel (1900)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

Dainaid demonstrates that he can fit 8 women into a magic barrel.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 284

9. Addition and Subtraction (1900)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

A man attempts to sit on a stool, only to find a woman has magically appear to steal his place. This happens again and again. Soon, more amazing transformations occur.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Jeanne Mareyla

Votes: 366

10. Oh! What a Night; or, The Sultan's Dream (1900)

3 min | Short, Fantasy

The picture opens with the Sultan lying down to rest on his luxurious cushioned couch. The scene changes to the grounds around the palace. An odd-looking tree appears in the foreground and ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 355

11. The One-Man Band (1900)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Comedy

A band-leader assembles an orchestra by mystifying means.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 2,212

12. The Enchanted Drawing (1900)

2 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A cartoonist defies reality when he draws objects that become three-dimensional after he lifts them off his sketch pad.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 1,176

13. The Conjurer (1900)

Not Rated | Short

A conjurer vanishes a girl and produces kittens from a handkerchief.

Director: George Albert Smith

Votes: 16

14. Faust and Marguerite (1900)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

Marguerite is seated before the fireplace, Faust standing by her side. Mephistopheles enters and offers his sword to Faust, commanding him to behead the fair Marguerite. Faust refuses, ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 371

15. The House of Mystery (1901)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Fantasy

In a mysterious cavern, a magician performs a magic show that includes a dancing skeleton and a woman who is levitated.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 309

16. The Bachelor's Paradise (1901)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short

A bachelor meets with a magician to conjure the perfect mate.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 290

17. The Brahmin and the Butterfly (1901)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Fantasy

A Brahmin comes upon a giant caterpillar, which turns into a cross between a butterfly and a girl: the Brahmin finally turns into a caterpillar.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 434

18. The Gigantic Devil (1901)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

A magnificent Venetian oratory. On the left a large bay window through which may be seen the Grand Canal of the city of Venice. In the centre a colonnade and a hemicycle; to the right is a ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 626

19. Hat of Many Surprises (1901)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Fantasy

The picture opens showing a gentleman in full evening dress costume. Removing his opera hat and cloak, he leaves the hat on the table and by a few passes causes it to assume immense ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 310

20. The Haunted Curiosity Shop (1901)

2 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

An old proprietor is startled by the sudden appearance of a skull. Just as he draws back from the uncanny object, the doors of a mediaeval wardrobe fly back and a hand prods him with a ... See full summary »

Director: Walter R. Booth

Votes: 418

21. The Dwarf and the Giant (1901)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Fantasy

Georges Méliès plays the main character, as he splits into two versions of himself, and changes size.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 331

22. The Wonderful Baby Incubator (1901)

1 min | Short, Comedy

An up to date idea and a great picture. The professor sits in his laboratory with his newly invented baby incubator. A mother who is anxious for the growth of her child enters, places her ... See full summary »

Director: Walter R. Booth

Votes: 137

23. Magical Sword (1901)

2 min | Short, Fantasy, Romance

On the roof of an ancient palace appear a young Knight and his lady. While they are making love an ugly old witch appears and is rather troublesome. The Knight commands her to leave, and ... See full summary »

Director: Walter R. Booth

Votes: 140

24. The Magician and the Human Pump (1901)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Fantasy

In this trickery extravaganza, Excelsior, the wizard of illusion, pulls out a handkerchief from his pocket, and after that, everything is possible in his rare and spectacular show.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 538

25. Bluebeard (1901)

12 min | Short, Horror

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, Thomas White

Votes: 1,645

26. Undressing Extraordinary (1901)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

Here we present a picture that simply convulses an audience with laughter. The scene opens in the bedroom of a hotel. A traveler appears, evidently a "little worse for wear." After ... See full summary »

Director: Walter R. Booth

Votes: 112

28. The Clown with the Portable Body (1901)

2 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

The funniest of all mystical pictures yet produced. Several body parts of a dancing clown float away from his body and come back again.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: André Deed

Votes: 436

30. Going to Bed with Difficulties (1900)

Not Rated | 2 min | Comedy, Short, Fantasy

As if by magic, a weary traveller trying to undress, is foiled by his mutinous clothes as they teleport and multiply before his eyes, refusing to stay on the clothing rack.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 689

31. Scrooge; or Marley's Ghost (1901)

6 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

It's Christmas Eve. The miser Scrooge and his assistant Bob Cratchit finish their work in the office and go home. When Scrooge is going to open his front door, he sees the face of Marley's ... See full summary »

Director: Walter R. Booth | Star: Daniel Smith

Votes: 438

32. The Man with the Rubber Head (1901)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

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

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 2,749

34. What Came Out of the Cheese; or, The Lilliputians in a New York Restaurant (1901)

1 min | Short, Comedy

jovial looking man is seated nearest the window of a restaurant. He has just finished his meal and the waiter brings a glass of beer, and when he places the glass upon the table, lo, a ... See full summary »

Director: Walter R. Booth

Votes: 120

35. Le chevalier mystère (1899)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Fantasy

The conjurer appears at a blackboard and shows the head of a knight on it. He seizes the picture of the head, removes it from the blackboard, and it turns into life and bows and smiles ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 489

36. The Christmas Dream (1901)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Fantasy

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: 397

37. Gulliver's Travels (1902)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Fantasy

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: 835

38. The Devil's Money Bags (1902)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

The setting of this fantastic scene represents the hall of an old chateau in which a miser has locked up seven large bags containing his wealth. Satan, who has made his way into the chateau... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 412

39. The Magician and the Imp (1902)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 245

40. The Dancing Midget (1902)

3 min | Short

This is an absolutely new and extraordinary subject. A juggler takes in succession about a dozen eggs out of his servant's mouth. He breaks all the eggs into a hat, and after having beaten ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 260

41. The Human Fly (1902)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Fantasy

An energetic Russian Cossack dancer who knows how to impress his audience with his extraordinary set of moves has a trick up his sleeve designed to capture applause.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 447

42. The Spring Fairy (1902)

3 min | Short

A couple invites an old lady at home, after having seen her outside under the snow. The lady turns into a fairy and cast a spell to transform the winter season by spring.

Director: Segundo de Chomón

Votes: 141

43. The Triple Headed Lady (1902)

Short, Fantasy

A most astounding film, showing a lady with three heads. These are taken away one after the other, and seem to be quite as lively when separated from the body as they were when united. The ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 51

44. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Action, Adventure

A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet

Votes: 46,337

45. An Impossible Balancing Feat (1902)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Fantasy

An ancient tower, in which is seated the magician, occupies the centre of the stage. On either side of the tower is a statue. The magician waves his hands and the tower and both statues ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 284