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1. Le prince de Galles (1892)

Documentary, Short

This short documentary is a mini-biography of Edward VII, then Prince of Wales and heir apparent to the throne of England. Because his mother, Queen Victoria, reigned for such an unusually ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière | Star: King Edward VII

Votes: 149

2. Transformation by Hats, Comic View (1895)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

The transformation of the same character in six different characters. A vision of the act of transformation.

Director: Louis Lumière | Star: Félicien Trewey

Votes: 1,056

3. The Mechanical Butcher (1895)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

A butcher puts a full-grown live pig into his large box-like machine. Moments later, he draws out a full range of pork products, many already packaged for sale.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 822

4. Leaving the Factory (1895)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

Workers leaving the Lumière factory for lunch in Lyon, France in 1895; a place of great photographic innovation and one of the birth places of cinema.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 6,469

5. The Photographical Congress Arrives in Lyon (1895)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

The photographers who need to participate in the congress of Lyon get off a boat in Neuville-sur-Saône, dividing to the right and left.

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: Auguste Lumière, P.J.C. Janssen

Votes: 1,698

6. Bocal aux poissons-rouges (1895)

1 min | Short, Documentary

No.18 in the Lumière catalogue really stands out. Most of their films were long shots of people in everyday situations, usually in a diagonal composition. So these poor fish did not have ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 379

7. Baby's Dinner (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

As part of a maiden public film screening at the Salon Indien, on December 28, in Paris, Auguste Lumière pivots the centre of attention around his baby daughter, as he tries to feed her from a spoon.

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: Auguste Lumière, Mrs. Auguste Lumiere, Andrée Lumière

Votes: 3,056

8. Cordeliers' Square in Lyon (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

A stationary camera looks across the boulevard at a diagonal toward one corner of Lyon's Cordeliers' Square. It's a long shot, with a great deal of depth of focus. We can see the sky and ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 1,011

9. Blacksmith Scene (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

Two blacksmiths work while the vapors rise in the air. Later, another man arrives and offers a drink.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 970

10. Jumping the Blanket (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

Outdoors, with a nondescript building in the background, four men stand, each holding the corner of a blanket stretched parallel to the ground. They wear the clothes of laborers. By the ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 904

11. Trick Riding (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

A man tries to get on a horse , but he climbs to one side and falls from the other, until he manages to stay in balance.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 918

12. Fishing for Goldfish (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

A baby held by his father dips his little hands into a water jug and he can' t catch the goldfish .

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: Andrée Lumière, Auguste Lumière

Votes: 941

13. The Sea (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

Several little boys run along a pier, then jump into the ocean.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 1,249

14. Photographe (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

A photographer has his camera all set up to take a gentleman's picture. The subject checks his face in a hand mirror, and the photographer poses him. Just as the photographer is about to ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: Auguste Lumière, Clément Maurice

Votes: 444

15. Boat Leaving the Port (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

A rowboat with three men is leaving a little harbor. Two of them are rowing the boat, while the third is sitting in the stern. All of them wear hats. They are passing the outer end of a ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: Mrs. Auguste Lumiere, Jeanne-Joséphine Lumière

Votes: 1,300

16. Écriture à l'envers (1896)

1 min | Short

A black in white short film in which a man writes backwards on a board and displays the message.

Director: Louis Lumière | Star: Félicien Trewey

Votes: 261

17. The Arrival of a Train (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

A train arrives at La Ciotat station.

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

Votes: 11,095

18. Demolition of a Wall (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

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: 2,437

19. Childish Quarrel (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

"Two babies are shown seated in high chairs and apparently enjoying themselves. Suddenly one snatches a toy from the other, and they indulge in hair-pulling."

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: Andrée Lumière, Suzanne Lumière

Votes: 854

20. Children at Play (1896)

1 min | Short, Documentary

A short black and white film in which children are seen playing a game of marbles.

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: Madeleine Koehler, Marcel Koehler, Andrée Lumière, Suzanne Lumière

Votes: 196

21. Baths at Milan, Italy (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

A large pool in Milan has diving boards set at different heights. As some people watch from along the pool's edge, others enjoy themselves by diving into the pool, using a variety of different styles.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 149

22. Arrivée d'un train à Perrache (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

A train arrives at the Perrache station.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 567

23. Ateliers de La Ciotat (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

A short black and white film which documents the workday of shipbuilders.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 416

24. Marseille, la Canebière (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

A short black and white film which captures the busy street traffic at a corner in La Canebiere, Marseille.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 200

25. Partie de boules (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

A short black and white film documenting a group of gentleman engaged in lawn bowling.

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: Pierre Bellingard, André Honnorat, Mrs. Auguste Lumiere, Rose Lumière

Votes: 459

26. Lancement d'un navire (1896)

1 min | Short, Documentary

A ship is launched into the water.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 290

27. Bataille de femmes (1896)

TV-PG | 1 min | Short, Action, Comedy

The first brunette is outdoors, sweeping the street or a patio in front of a white wall, well lighted by the sunshine coming from the top left of the fixed camera; we may assume she is the ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière | Star: Auguste Lumière

Votes: 208

28. Londres, Entrée du cinématographe (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

The facade and the traffic in front of the Cinematographe in London, close to the large ensign of the historical Empire Theatre, in London.

Directors: Louis Lumière, Charles Moisson

Votes: 411

29. Cuirassiers à cheval (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

A troupe of French mounted cuirassiers charge across a field.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 112

30. Bains en mer (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

This short documentary captures various men and children enjoying water activities.

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: Mrs. Auguste Lumiere, Jeanne-Joséphine Lumière, Rose Lumière, Édouard Lumière

Votes: 315

31. Bicyclist (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

In 1896, cinema pioneer Louis Lumière decided to register a man doing impressive tricks on his bicycle, closely observed by a curious crowd. Riding it backwards or standing on the top of ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 296

32. Premiers pas de bébé (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

A short black and white film which documents a mother taking her children out for a walk.

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: Jeanne Koehler, Madeleine Koehler, Marcel Koehler

Votes: 403

33. Children Playing Marbles (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

Several young boys are playing marbles on the streets, while several girls of about the same age watch their game.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 298

34. Concours de boules (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

A short black and white film which documents an outdoor bowling game.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 479

35. Panorama des rives de la Seine à Paris, III (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

Eifel tower seen from a boat floating down the river Seine.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 119

36. Course en sacs (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

Several competitors take part in a friendly sack race, with widely varying degrees of success.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 457

37. Bal d'enfants (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

A group of ten infant girls are on a playground. They are in pairs, matched in height. They are doing an organized dance. Each pair twirls simultaneously, while all five pairs rotate in a ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 161

38. Quai de l'Archevêché (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

The floods of the Saône river during the first week of November, 1896.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 360

39. Panorama de l'arrivée en gare de Perrache pris du train (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

A short black and white film which captures the arrival of a train at the Perrache station.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 415

40. Carmaux: Drawing Out the Coke (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Documentary

Carmaux is in south-central France, near the Tarn River. As a brick of coke, about four feet high and three feet wide, is gradually pushed out of a smelter into a yard, one worker sprays it... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 714

41. Snowball Fight (1897)

1 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

People start a snowball fight on a street in Lyons, France.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 1,618

42. Douche après le bain (1897)

1 min | Short, Comedy

A black and white short film of children having a water fight.

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: Édouard Lumière, Louise Willy

Votes: 311

43. Danse serpentine (II) (1897)

1 min | Short

Angelic and demonic serpentine dances from dawn of cinema by the Lumière Brothers film, called the Serpentine Dance. The dancer is Loie Fuller; the pioneer modern dancer. Recorded in 1896 in Paris, and hand-colored frame by frame.

Director: Louis Lumière | Star: Loie Fuller

Votes: 753