With American Mutoscope & Biograph (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. American Experience (1988– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,464

2. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

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

8.2
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A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

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

Votes: 41,236

3. American Justice (1992–2005)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

8.1
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Bill Kurtis hosts this documentary series that profiles criminal cases involving high profile murders, serial killers, and organized crime. Each episode culminating with the justice dispensed by the American legal system in each case.

Stars: Bill Kurtis, Sonny Vellozzi, Linda Fairstein, F. Lee Bailey

Votes: 609

4. The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.6
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A young wife and her musician husband live in poverty in a New York City tenement. The husband's job requires him to go away for for a number of days. On his return, he is robbed by the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Elmer Booth, Lillian Gish, Clara T. Bracy, Walter Miller

Votes: 1,907

5. Hollywood (1980– )

676 min | Documentary, History

9.3
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The history of the American film industry in Hollywood during the Silent era.

Stars: James Mason, Viola Dana, Byron Haskin, Colleen Moore

Votes: 638

6. Judith of Bethulia (1914)

Not Rated | 61 min | Drama

6.1
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A religious woman seeks to save her people from destruction by seducing and murdering the enemy leader, but her plans get complicated once she falls for him.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron

Votes: 1,213

7. Alice in Wonderland (1903)

8 min | Fantasy, Short

6.3
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Alice dozes in a garden, awakened by a dithering white rabbit in waistcoat with pocket watch. She follows him down a hole and finds herself in a hall of many doors. A key opens a small door... See full summary »

Directors: Cecil M. Hepworth, Percy Stow | Stars: May Clark, Cecil M. Hepworth, Blair, Geoffrey Faithfull

Votes: 2,237

8. An Unseen Enemy (1912)

Not Rated | 17 min | Crime, Short, Thriller

6.6
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The physician's death orphans his two adolescent daughters. Their older brother is able to convert some of the doctor's small estate to cash. But it is late in the day, and with the banks ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Elmer Booth, Robert Harron

Votes: 726

9. B.F. Keith's New Million Dollar Theatre (1902)

Documentary, Short

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Picture shows the placing of one of the large steel roof trusses.

10. A Kiss in the Tunnel (I) (1899)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A humorous subject intended to be run as a part of a railroad scene during the period in which the train is passing through a tunnel.

Director: George Albert Smith | Stars: Laura Bayley, George Albert Smith

Votes: 1,245

11. Bluebeard (1901)

12 min | Short, Horror

7.0
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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: 1,407

12. A Gay Old Boy (1899)

Short, Comedy

6.3
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"A pretty maid is busy putting a blank record into a graphophone on the parlor table. Mr. Gayboy comes in and kisses the maid several times against her will; all unaware of the fact that ... See full summary »

Director: Wallace McCutcheon

Votes: 31

13. Cinderella (1899)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Drama, Family

6.5
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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: 1,273

14. A Corner in Wheat (1909)

G | 14 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.6
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An unscrupulous and greedy capitalist speculator decides to corner the wheat market for his own profit, establishing complete control over the markets.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Frank Powell, Grace Henderson, James Kirkwood, Linda Arvidson

Votes: 2,046

15. The New York Hat (1912)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Drama

6.4
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The young village minister was not quite as discreet as he might have been in fulfilling the strange trust left by the dying mother, but it certainly worked for the common good. By the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Pickford, Charles Hill Mailes, Kate Bruce, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 746

16. Joan of Arc (1900)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Drama, History

6.6
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A divinely inspired peasant woman becomes an army captain for France and then is martyred after she is captured.

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

Votes: 837

17. Gulliver's Travels (1902)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Fantasy

6.5
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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.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 712

18. The Call of the Wild (1908)

16 min | Short, Action

5.3
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George Redfeather, the hero of this subject, returns from Carlisle, where he not only graduated with high honors, but was also the star of the college football team. At a reception given in... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Charles Inslee, Harry Solter, Florence Lawrence, George Gebhardt

Votes: 44

19. The Drunken Mattress (1906)

Not Rated | 9 min | Short, Comedy

6.2
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Comedy is benefited by originality. In this Alice Guy short, an alcoholic is inadvertently sewn in to a mattress. With that unique premise, havoc ensues.

Directors: Romeo Bosetti, Alice Guy | Star: Romeo Bosetti

Votes: 144

20. In Old California (1910)

17 min | Short, Drama, History

6.8
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An historical dramatization of a Spanish woman during the reign of Spanish and Mexican owned California in the early 19th century.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Frank Powell, Arthur V. Johnson, Marion Leonard, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 41

21. 100 Years at the Movies (1994 TV Short)

9 min | Documentary, Short

8.0
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Commemorates the centennial of American movies with a montage of clips and music scores from the most important movies of the century.

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Woody Allen, Julie Andrews, Fred Astaire, Dan Aykroyd

Votes: 651

22. The Man with the Rubber Head (1901)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.1
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A chemist carries out a bizarre experiment with his own head.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 2,338

23. Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1900)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

5.2
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Sherlock Holmes enters his drawing room to find it being burgled, but on confronting the villain is surprised when the latter disappears. Holmes initially attempts to ignore the event by ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Marvin | Star: Anonymous

Votes: 490

24. Those Awful Hats (1909)

Not Rated | 2 min | Comedy, Short

6.1
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Set in an early cinema house, this comic short illustrates the problems with the gals' hats obscuring the movie patron's line of vision.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Linda Arvidson, John R. Cumpson, Flora Finch, George Gebhardt

Votes: 1,001

25. The Girl and Her Trust (1912)

17 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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Some tramps assault the telegraph office trying to rob $2000 delivered by train. The telegraphist girl, trying to help, telegraphs the next station and then the men are captured.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Dorothy Bernard, Wilfred Lucas, Alfred Paget, Charles Hill Mailes

Votes: 1,054

26. The Planter's Wife (1908)

14 min | Short, Action, Drama

5.4
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John Holland, a planter in a small way, is devotedly attached to his wife and infant child. The wife wearies of the monotonous grind of farm life and is easy prey of a contemptible villain,... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Arthur V. Johnson, Claire McDowell, Harry Solter, Florence Lawrence

Votes: 8

27. The Unchanging Sea (1910)

Not Rated | 14 min | Drama, Short

6.4
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In this story set at a seaside fishing village and inspired by a Charles Kingsley poem, a young couple's happy life is turned about by an accident. The husband, although saved from drowning... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Arthur V. Johnson, Linda Arvidson, Gladys Egan, Mary Pickford

Votes: 585

28. Enoch Arden: Part I (1911)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Drama

6.3
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Enoch Arden, a humble fisherman, marries Annie Lee. He signs on as a sailor to make more money to support their growing family. A storm wrecks his ship, but Enoch swims to a deserted island... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Wilfred Lucas, Linda Arvidson, Francis J. Grandon, George Nichols

Votes: 279

29. The Sealed Room (1909)

Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Drama, History

6.0
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A king exacts vengeance upon his faithless mistress and her lover.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Arthur V. Johnson, Marion Leonard, Henry B. Walthall, Linda Arvidson

Votes: 694

30. The Battle of Elderbush Gulch (1913)

Not Rated | 29 min | Short, Action, Western

6.1
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The fact that an Indian tribe is eating puppies starts an action packed battle in a western town.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mae Marsh, Leslie Loveridge, Alfred Paget, Robert Harron

Votes: 710

31. The Female of the Species (1912)

17 min | Short, Drama

5.9
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Four survivors from an abandoned mining town - a married couple, the wife's sister, and a younger woman - are making a desperate trip to safety across the desert. The wife suspects the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Charles West, Claire McDowell, Mary Pickford, Dorothy Bernard

Votes: 232

32. Edgar Allan Poe (1909)

7 min | Short, Biography, Drama

6.0
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The story, while not biographical, is founded on incidents in his life, showing his devotion for his sick wife, Virginia. Desperate from his utter helplessness to ameliorate his dying ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Barry O'Moore, Linda Arvidson, Arthur V. Johnson, Charles Perley

Votes: 375

33. The Adventures of Dollie (1908)

Not Rated | 12 min | Action, Short

5.7
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On a warm and sunny summer's day, a mother and father take their young daughter Dollie on a riverside outing. A gypsy basket peddler happens along, and is angered when the mother refuses to... See full summary »

Directors: D.W. Griffith, G.W. Bitzer | Stars: Arthur V. Johnson, Linda Arvidson, Gladys Egan, Charles Inslee

Votes: 643

34. His Trust: The Faithful Devotion and Self-Sacrifice of an Old Negro Servant (1911)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Drama, War

5.1
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A Confederate officer is called off to war. He leaves his wife and daughter in the care of George, his faithful Negro servant. After the officer is killed in an exciting battle sequence, ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Wilfred Lucas, Dell Henderson, Claire McDowell, Edith Haldeman

Votes: 493

35. The Mothering Heart (1913)

Not Rated | 29 min | Short, Drama

6.4
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A young couple struggle to get ahead, the wife always assuaging the troubles of her melancholy husband. As he climbs the ladder of success, he abandons the homely values and takes up with ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Walter Miller, Lillian Gish, Kate Bruce, Viola Barry

Votes: 705

36. Rip Van Winkle (I) (1903)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Comedy

4.8
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An abridged version of the tale of Rip Van Winkle, a lazy American man, who wanders off one day with his dog Wolf into the Kaatskill mountains where he runs into an odd group of men ... See full summary »

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Joseph Jefferson

Votes: 329

37. Attack on a China Mission (1900)

4 min | Short, Drama, War

5.5
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The titles tell us this film is based on an incident in the Boxer Rebellion. A man tries to defend a woman and a large house against Chinese attackers. They attack with swords, guns, and ... See full summary »

Director: James Williamson | Stars: Mr. James, Mr. Lepard, Florence Williamson

Votes: 448

38. A Photographic Contortion (1901)

1 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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A man, objecting to being filmed, comes closer and closer to the camera lens until his mouth is all we see. Then he opens wide and swallows camera and cinematographer. He steps back, chews, and grins.

Director: James Williamson | Star: Sam Dalton

Votes: 1,470

39. A Nigger in the Woodpile (1904)

4 min | Comedy, Short

5.5
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This is a clever comedy production in several scenes. In the opening scene the hired man is complaining to Farmer Jones that the woodpile is being depleted by thieves. Farmer Jones decides ... See full summary »

Votes: 185

40. The Burglar's Dilemma (1912)

15 min | Short, Drama

6.2
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In this latter day Cain and Abel story, a jealous brother strikes down his sibling just as a young burglar is about to enter the house. The jealous brother summons police, who then charge ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Henry B. Walthall, Robert Harron, Harry Carey

Votes: 310

41. Mary Jane's Mishap (1903)

4 min | Short, Comedy

6.6
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Smith casts his wife as a sluttish housewife who is mutilated by lighting her oven with paraffin.

Director: George Albert Smith | Star: Laura Bayley

Votes: 697

42. The Taming of the Shrew (1908)

17 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

5.6
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Based on Shakespeare's play: Petruchio courts the bad-tempered Katharina, and tries to change her aggressive behavior.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Florence Lawrence, Arthur V. Johnson, Linda Arvidson, Harry Solter

Votes: 95

43. New York Subway (1905)

Unrated | 6 min | Short, Documentary

5.7
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Starting at Union Square, we are taken for an underground excursion, following the path of a subway train as it makes its way through New York City subway tunnels on its journey to the old ... See full summary »

Director: G.W. Bitzer

Votes: 633

44. The Miser's Heart (1911)

Not Rated | 18 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.3
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Thieves decide to steal the money an old miser has hidden away. He refuses to open the safe for them, so they threaten to kill a girl who lives in his building.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Adolph Lestina, Ynez Seabury, Wilfred Lucas, Charles Hill Mailes

Votes: 211

45. The House That Jack Built (1900)

1 min | Short

5.7
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A cleverly conceived picture of a little boy and girl with building blocks. The little girl has erected a pretty structure, which the boy proceeds to demolish with pokes of his fingers. ... See full summary »

Director: George Albert Smith | Stars: Dorothy Smith, Harold Smith

Votes: 57

46. The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies (1995 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.9
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Based on the first centenary of the largest exporter of films in the world, that is Hollywood, is the story told by its protagonists, actors and writers and other people who made life in ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Peter Coyote, Robert Altman, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Fred Astaire

Votes: 192

47. The Painted Lady (1912)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Drama

5.9
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A lonely young woman lives with her strict father who forbids her to wear make-up. One day at an ice cream social, she meets a young man you seems interested in her. However, unknown to her... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Madge Kirby, Charles Hill Mailes, Kate Bruce

Votes: 495

48. Assassinations That Changed the World (1996– )

100 min | Documentary, Crime, History

7.2
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Add a Plot

Stars: Lee Davis, James W. Clarke, Ethel Kennedy, Marina Oswald

Votes: 13

49. Bullets Over Hollywood (2005 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

7.2
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"Bullets Over Hollywood" chronicles the blood-soaked landscape and enduring appeal of the American gangster movie - - from its origins in the silent film era to modern times.

Director: Elaina Archer | Stars: Warren Beatty, Humphrey Bogart, Marlon Brando, Joseph I. Breen

Votes: 132

50. The Battle (1911)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Action, Drama

5.5
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Union soldiers march off to battle amid cheering crowds. After the battle turns against the Union Army, one soldier runs away, hiding in his girlfriend's house. Ashamed of his cowardice, he... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Charles West, Blanche Sweet, Charles Hill Mailes, Spottiswoode Aitken

Votes: 249


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