1902 (48)

A group of men travel to the moon by being shot in a capsule from a giant cannon. They are captured by moon-men, escape, and return to the earth.

IMDB Rating: 8.2

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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.

IMDB Rating: 6.6

 

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 disappear. He then removes his coat and seats himself upon a chair. On one side of the chair, two figures, each an exact counterpart of himself, appear. On the other side a third figure, also an exact counterpart of himself, appears. The figures then run up the wall, one of them balancing itself upon the head of the magician, and the others stand on their heads in the palms of his hands. The figures are then turned into flags, which the magician waves and throws aside as he makes his exit.

IMDB Rating: 6.1

 

In a colourful Russian Cossack tunic, the indefatigable French director, George Méliès, plays an energetic dancer who knows how to impress his audience with his extraordinary set of moves designed to capture applause. Amazingly and quite unexpectedly, the dancer begins running up and down and across the walls, performing all kinds of extreme acrobatics, such as handstands, flips and splits like a weightless human fly, as the elegant and fashionable ladies cheer enthusiastically. Now, that's a really impressive party trick.

IMDB Rating: 6.4

 

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, puts the seven bags in a strong box, and makes with his hands some cabalistic motions. The miser comes into the hall and is greatly astonished to find his fortune missing. He opens the coffer and immediately the bags leap out. He gathers them up and puts them back into the coffer. When he opens it again he finds that they have been transformed into seven young girls, who rush out and chase after him, beating him unmercifully. They shut him up in the coffer from which his gold has vanished. The miser pushes open the lid of the coffer, and to his profound despair finds that both young girls and money have disappeared. (This view is most sensational in its mysterious scenes.)

IMDB Rating: 5.5