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2. The Sign of the Cross (1899)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

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: 1,081

3. Haggard's She: The Pillar of Fire (1899)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

A devil conjures up a dancing woman from a mystical flame.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jehanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès

Votes: 789

4. Cinderella (1899)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Drama, Family

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: 1,513

5. Summoning the Spirits (1899)

1 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

A magician presents a wreath which in turn transforms into other things.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 404

6. 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

7. Miser's Dream (1899)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

Showing interior of a laboratory of a metallurgist conducting experiments and he is endeavoring to produce gold from baser metals. In a huge fireplace is seen a cauldron, into which he puts... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 18

8. Cagliostro's Mirror (1899)

Short, Fantasy

Another magical trick well worth having. A large frame is seen hanging on the wall. Suddenly a basket of flowers appears therein, followed by a picture of a beautiful lady. This picture ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 21

9. The Human Pyramid (1899)

1 min | Short

Men are magically created and transformed in order to create a human pyramid.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 248

10. Murder Will Out (1899)

Short, Crime, Fantasy

A lady is seated at her desk writing when a burglar enters and strangles her. He stabs her and after wrapping her in a sheet throws her in a trunk and then proceeds to steal her jewelry. He... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 27

11. A Visit to the Spiritualist (1899)

Comedy, Short, Fantasy

This is acknowledged by exhibitors to be the funniest of all moving magical films. A countryman is seen entering the office of the spiritualist and paying his fee. He is then mesmerized and... See full summary »

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Albert E. Smith

12. How He Missed His Train (1900)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Fantasy

A man wishing to catch a train, and having left himself none too much time to do so, rises from his couch and proceeds to don his garments. These, however, change in a most fearful manner, ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 342

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

17. Les infortunes d'un explorateur (1900)

1 min | Short

A movie fragment depicting an archaeological explorer entering a standing sarcophagus.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 236

18. 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

20. Uncle Josh's Nightmare (1900)

2 min | Comedy, Short, Fantasy

Poor Uncle Josh is trying to get to sleep, but being constantly bedeviled by a fellow in red long underwear with horns. A short early trick editing film using a stationary camera.

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Star: Charles Manley

Votes: 340

21. 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

22. The Mystic Swing (1900)

1 min | Fantasy, Short

The professor shows his power to Mephisto by mysteriously placing a young lady in a swing. Mephisto then shows his power by making the young lady disappear from the swing, to the surprise ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 210

23. 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: 372

24. The Clown and the See-Saw Fairies (1900)

Short, Fantasy

An unsually interesting trick picture. Two girls are on a see-saw, having a good time, when the clown suddenly removes the support beneath the board. To his surprise the girls keep on ... See full summary »

Votes: 26

26. Tramp in the Haunted House (1900)

Short, Comedy, Fantasy

The tramp sits down to a splendid banquet, which he finds already laid in the haunted house. As he samples each article of food, however, it undergoes a marvelous transformation; and he is left hungry in the end.

Votes: 15

27. A Yard of Frankfurters (1900)

Short, Comedy, Fantasy

Pierrot, the clown, frightens away the sausage man with a big revolver and steals his wares. The sausages, however, turn into a live dog as Pierrot is about to eat them, and he is paralyzed with fright.

Votes: 14

28. A Jersey Skeeter (1900)

2 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Short

A farmer is complaining about the size and tenacity of the local mosquitoes. One flies down, seizes him by the seat of the pants and carries him away.

Director: Arthur Marvin

29. The Chinese Rubbernecks (1900)

Short, Comedy, Fantasy

Two Chinese laundrymen start a comic fight at work.

Votes: 22

33. The Barber's Queer Customer (1900)

Short, Comedy, Fantasy

After a customer sits down in a barber's chair, he is shocked to see the man's head turn into an owl, a monkey and various other animals.

Votes: 22

34. Davey Jones' Locker (1900)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

Two sets of images are superimposed. From the side, we see a two-masted ship. Across the deck walks a skeleton. It sits down, its legs akimbo. The legs separate and continue a dance while ... See full summary »

Votes: 159

35. Neptune's Daughters (1900)

Short, Fantasy

A combination of the picture entitled "The Ballet of the Ghosts," and a surf scene; the resulting effect being that the ghostly figures rise up out of the surf and come to the shore, cast ... See full summary »

Votes: 140

36. Hooligan Assists the Magician (1900)

2 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Short

This is a new adventure in which our friend, Mr. Hooligan, appears in an entirely new capacity. On a stage a professor of magic is performing some wonderful experiments, and when he ... See full summary »

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Albert E. Smith | Star: J. Stuart Blackton

Votes: 118

37. The Clown and the Alchemist (1900)

Comedy, Fantasy, Short

Although we are led to believe that the ancient alchemists were all powerful, this picture somewhat reverses the order of things. The clown plays some wonderful pranks on the old professor.... See full summary »

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Albert E. Smith

Votes: 152

38. 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

39. Love by the Light of the Moon (1901)

1 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Shows a garden wall in the background. Two lovers appear and lean over the garden gate where the moon throws a shadow upon the ground. The young man invites the young lady to a settee, when... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 86

40. Fun in a Butcher Shop (1901)

Short, Comedy, Fantasy

Two enterprising Dutchmen are at work at their sausage mill. A constant stream of boys and men are coming into the sausage factory and depositing with the butchers, dogs, cats and various ... See full summary »

Votes: 37

41. The Tramp's Miraculous Escape (1901)

Comedy, Fantasy, Short

A fast express makes its appearance around a curve, and being unable to stop in such a short distance strikes the unfortunate hoboe and scatters his remains in every direction. The train is... See full summary »

42. Catching an Early Train (1901)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

Shows a suburbanite asleep in bed. He discovers he has overslept himself, and jumps out of bed. His shirt, trousers, shoes, collar, tie, coat, vest, hat, cane, cigar and satchel rise from ... See full summary »

Votes: 103

43. The Artist's Dilemma (1901)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

The scene opens in an artist's studio, the artist asleep in his chair. A large old fashioned clock opens and a young lady comes out and awaking the artist, requests him to paint her picture... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 197

44. 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

45. The Brahmin and the Butterfly (1901)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Fantasy