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Raja Harishchandra (1913)

Based on the eponymous legend recounted in the Sanskrit epics, this is the very first full-length Indian feature — the beginning of Bollywood….more

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)

The very first motion picture filmed underwater, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1916 silent film adaptation of Jules Vernes’ novel of the same name, as well as i…more

Artistic Creation (1901)

A wonderful short film directed by illusionist-turned-filmmaker Walter R. Booth and produced by Robert Paul – one of the earliest examples of trickery in the editin…more

The Monster (1903)

A 1903 film directed by French filmmaker Georges Méliès and, as is common with his films, starring the man himself. The story centres on the chaotic, and ultimate…more

Rip Van Winkle (1896)

The first film adaptation of Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle”, a short story about a man who awakes after a 20 year long sleep to a huge white beard on hi…more

The Night Before Christmas (1905)

1905 version directed by Edwin S. Porter of the poem first published anonymously in 1823 and generally attributed to Clement Clarke Moore. Porter’s version is the…more