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List of the best movies of 1898, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1898 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 1898. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1898 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1898 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 The Four Troublesome Heads and The Nearsighted School Teacher.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1898?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1898?"

1898 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1898. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1898 aren't just one persons opinion.

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The Nearsighted School Teacher Augusta Selmer The Nearsighted School Teacher was an early short comedy film released in 1898. It stars Augusta Selmer as a young lady.

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The Four Troublesome Heads Georges Méliès The Four Troublesome Heads is an 1898 French silent film directed by Georges Méliès. It was released by Méliès's company Star Film and is numbered 167 in its ...more

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Cinderella

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Surrender of General Toral Surrender of General Toral is an 1898 film which featured appearances by military leaders Joseph Wheeler and William Rufus Shafter.

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Balaxanı-Sabunçu polis idarəsi... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 1898
Balaxanı-Sabunçu polis idarəsi süvari qorodovoyların at oynatmaları Balaxanı-Sabunçu Polis İdarəsi Süvari Qorodovoylarının At Oynatmaları is one of the earliest films ever produced in the Cinema of Azerbaijan directed by Azeri cinema pioneer ...more

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Train Entering the Railroad Station Train Entering the Railroad Station is one of the earliest films ever produced in the Cinema of Azerbaijan directed by Azeri cinema pioneer Aleksandr Mişon. It was released in the summer of ...more

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Waves and Spray

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Qafqaz və Merkuri cəmiyyətinin... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 1898
Qafqaz və Merkuri cəmiyyətinin paroxodunun limandan yola düşməsi Qafqaz və Merkuri cəmiyyətinin paroxodunun limandan yola düşməsi is one of the earliest films ever produced in the Cinema of Azerbaijan directed by Azeri cinema pioneer Alexandre Michon. It ...more

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Santa Claus Santa Claus is a 1898 British short silent drama film, directed by George Albert Smith, which features Santa Claus visiting a house on Christmas Eve. The film, according to Michael Brooke of BFI ...more

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Faust and Mephistopheles

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Animated Clown Portrait

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The Magician The Magician is a 1898 French short black-and-white silent trick film, directed by Georges Méliès, featuring a wizard, a Pierrot and a sculptor in a rapid series of jump cuts. The ...more

The Best Teen Romance Movies

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Farewell Ceremony for His Maje... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 1898
Farewell Ceremony for His Majesty Emir of Bukhara on "Velikiy Kniaz Alexei" Steamboat Farewell Ceremony for His Majesty Emir of Bukhara on Velikiy Kniaz Alexei Steamboat or Azerbaijani: Əlahəzrət Buxara Əmirinin Veliki Knyaz Aleksey Paroxodunda Yolasalma Mərasimi is one of the ...more

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The Corsican Brothers

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The Mesmerist

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The Woman Barber

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Pope Leo XIII Leaving Carriage... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 1898
Pope Leo XIII Leaving Carriage and Being Ushered Into Garden, No. 104

The Best Horror Movie Remakes

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The Policeman, the Cook and the Copper

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Pope Leo XIII in Carriage, No.... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 1898
Pope Leo XIII in Carriage, No. 102

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Ally Sloper

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Pope Leo XIII Walking Before K... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 1898
Pope Leo XIII Walking Before Kneeling Guards

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Pope Leo XIII Being Carried in Chair Through Upper Loggia, No. 101

The Best R-Rated Musical Drama Movies

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Hanging Out the Clothes; or, Master, Mistress and Maid

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Disintegrator ray In science fiction, a disintegrator ray is an energy beam that destroys an object by disintegrating it to its basic components, which usually disperse into the atmosphere. Ray gun is the generic ...more

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The Ball Game The Ball Game is an 1898 American short black-and-white silent documentary sports film produced and distributed by Edison Manufacturing Company.

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Early Fashions on Brighton Pier Early Fashions on Brighton Pier is a 19th-century British silent actuality film, generally considered to be shot by Scottish film pioneer James Williamson. Previously, the film had been credited ...more

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The Folk Dance of Caucasus The Folk Dance of Caucasus is one of the earliest Azerbaijani films produced and directed by the pioneer of Azerbaijani cinema, Alexander Mishon. It was released on August 2, 1898. The film was ...more

The Most Rewatchable Movies

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The Oil Gush Fire in Bibiheyba... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 1898
The Oil Gush Fire in Bibiheybat The Oil Gush Fire in Bibiheybat is an 1898 Azerbaijani silent film. Directed by the pioneer of cinema in Azerbaijan, Alexandre Michon, this 30-second film was shot on August 6, 1898 in ...more

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Photographing a Ghost Photographing a Ghost is a short film that was directed by George Albert Smith. It is about photographers that try to take a picture of a ghost, but they repeatedly fail.

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The Temptation of Saint Anthony Georges Méliès The Temptation of Saint Anthony is a 1898 French short black-and-white silent drama film, directed by Georges Méliès, featuring Anthony the Great being visited by seductive women ...more

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The Oil Gush in Balakhany is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 1898
The Oil Gush in Balakhany The Oil Gush in Balakhany is a film directed by the pioneer of cinema in Azerbaijan, Alexandre Michon, it was filmed on August 4, 1898 in Baku and presented at the International Paris ...more

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Şəhər bağında xalq gəzintisi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 1898
Şəhər bağında xalq gəzintisi Şəhər bağında xalq gəzintisi is one of the earliest films ever produced in the Cinema of Azerbaijan directed by Azeri cinema pioneer Aleksandr Mişon. It was filmed on May 31, 1898 and released ...more

How the Cast of Friends Aged from the First to Last Season

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Tearing Down the Spanish Flag J. Stuart Blackton Tearing Down the Spanish Flag is a 1898 short, war, silent film directed by J. Stuart Blackton.

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Adventures of William Tell Adventures of William Tell is a 1898 French short black-and-white silent trick film, directed by Georges Méliès, featuring a clown trying to shoot fruit off the head of a dummy ...more

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Come Along, Do! Come Along, Do! is an 1898 British short silent comedy film, produced and directed by Robert W. Paul. The film was of 1 minute duration, but only 38 seconds has survived. The whole of the second ...more

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The Runaway Knock

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The Famous Box Trick Georges Méliès The Famous Box Trick is a 1898 French short black-and-white silent trick film, directed by Georges Méliès, featuring a stage magician who transforms one boy into two with the aid ...more

Surprising Reasons Why Humans Have Fingernails

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Pope Leo XIII Seated in Garden... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 1898
Pope Leo XIII Seated in Garden, No. 105

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A Practical Joke

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The Dude's Experience with a Girl on a Tandem The Dude's Experience with a Girl on a Tandem, also known as The Dude and the Bathing Girl, is a silent, comedy film made in August 1898 by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. The film ...more

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Pelicans at the Zoo Pelicans at the Zoo is an 1898 British short black-and-white silent actuality film, produced by British Mutoscope & Biograph Company, featuring pelicans being released for feeding into their ...more

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Pope Leo XIII Being Seated Bes... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 1898
Pope Leo XIII Being Seated Bestowing Blessing Surrounded by Swiss Guards, No. 107

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Pope Leo XIII in Canopy Chair,... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 1898
Pope Leo XIII in Canopy Chair, No. 100

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The Baker and the Sweep

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The Lady Barber

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Old Man Drinking a Glass of Beer Old Man Drinking a Glass of Beer is a 1897 British short silent comedy film, directed by George Albert Smith, featuring a man drinking a glass of beer whose face and hands become increasingly ...more

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A Switchback Railway A Switchback Railway is an 1898 British short black-and-white silent actuality film, directed by Robert W. Paul, featuring patrons riding on a switchback railway at a fairground. "This ...more

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Hockey Match on the Ice Hockey Match on the Ice is a 1898 short sport film directed by William Heise.

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Pope Leo XIII and Count Pecci, No. 1