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List of the best movies of 1897, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1897 are listed by popularity, so the movies with the most votes are at the top. This list consists of all different movie genres, but each film was released in 1897. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1897 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1897 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

This list features movies like Kørsel med Grønlandske Hunde and La bandera argentina.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1897?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1897?"

1897 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1897. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1897 aren't just one persons opinion.

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La bandera Argentina La Bandera Argentina was for a time considered the first film ever produced in the Cinema of Argentina. It was directed by French-Argentine cinema pioneer Eugene Py in 1897 in which he captured ...more

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Kørsel med Grønlandske Hunde Kørsel med Grønlandske hunde, is a Danish silent film made in 1897 by the photographer Peter Elfelt. It was the first movie sequence filmed in Denmark. The film, less than one ...more

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The X-Rays Tom Green The X-Rays is a 1897 British short silent comedy film, directed by George Albert Smith, featuring a courting couple exposed to X-rays. The trick film, according to Michael Brooke of BFI ...more

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The Haunted Castle The Haunted Castle is a film directed by George Albert Smith in 1897.

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Sea Fighting in Greece Sea Fighting in Greece is an 1897 French silent film directed by Georges Méliès. It was released by Méliès's Star Film Company and is numbered 110 in its catalogues. ...more

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New Pillow Fight Marguerite Sessler, Emily Lubin New Pillow Fight, also titled Daughters' Pillow Fight, is the name of a very early short comedy film, released in 1897. This scene shows four little girls indulging in a pillow fight. ...more

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The Miller and the Sweep The Miller and the Sweep is a 1898 British short black-and-white silent comedy film, directed by George Albert Smith, featuring a miller carrying a bag of flour fighting with a chimney sweep ...more

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The Maid in the Garden

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On the Roofs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 1897
On the Roofs Georges Méliès On the Roofs is an 1897 French short silent comedy film, directed by Georges Méliès. The film was released by Méliès's Star Film Company and is numbered 100 in its ...more

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He and She is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 1897
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Tipsy-Topsy-Turvy

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The Last Cartridges The Last Cartridges is an 1897 French short silent film directed by Georges Méliès, based on the 1873 painting of the same name by Alphonse de Neuville. The film recreates the ...more

The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks

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Gaumont Treasures: The Films of Alice Guy

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Hanging Out the Clothes

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Musical Drill; Troop A., Third... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 1897
Musical Drill; Troop A., Third Cavalry

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A Newsboys' Scrap

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Children Paddling at the Seaside

The Best Biopics About Real Comedians

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The Sign Writer

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The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 1897
The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight James J. Corbett The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight is an 1897 documentary film directed by Enoch J. Rector depicting a boxing match between James J. Corbett and Bob Fitzsimmons in Carson City, Nevada on St. ...more

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Weary Willie

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Workers Leaving Brighton Railw... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 1897
Workers Leaving Brighton Railway Station

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Pillow Fight Pillow Fight is a 1897 short comedy film directed by William Heise.

The Best G-Rated Music Movies

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The Milker's Mishap The Milker's Mishap is a very early short 1897 comedy film about a man milking a Holstein, which becomes frisky and kicks over the milker and the pail of milk. The man blames some farm hands, ...more

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Young America Young America is a short silent film. The plot: a couple are love-making in a picturesque garden. A youngster spoils it all by tying a bunch of fire-crackers to the young man's coat tails, and ...more

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Place de l'étoile Place de l'étoile is a 1897 documentary short film.

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Gymnastics - Indian Club Performer

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Comic Face

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Nursing the Baby

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Admiral Cigarette

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Making Sausages

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Comic Shaving

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The Haverstraw Tunnel The Haverstraw Tunnel is an early black and white silent film released in 1897 by the American Mutoscope Company. It is considered to be one of the first examples of a phantom ride and features ...more