The Best Movies of 1900

List of the best movies of 1900, with movie trailers when available. These top movies of 1900 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 1900. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1900 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1900 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

List includes To Have and to Hold, As Seen Through a Telescope, more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1900?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1900?"

1900 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1900. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1900 aren't just one persons opinion.
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  • Joan of Arc
    Georges Méliès, Jehanne d'Alcy, Bleuette Bernon
    11 votes
    • Released: 1900
    • Directed by: Georges Méliès
    Joan of Arc is a 1900 French silent film directed by Georges Méliès, based on the life of Joan of Arc.
  • As Seen Through a Telescope

    As Seen Through a Telescope

    10 votes
    As Seen Through a Telescope is a 1900 British short silent comedy film, directed by George Albert Smith, featuring an elderly gentleman getting a glimpse of a woman's ankle through a telescope. The ...more
  • Sherlock Holmes Baffled

    Sherlock Holmes Baffled

    10 votes
    Sherlock Holmes Baffled is a very short American silent film created in 1900 with cinematography by Arthur Marvin. It is the earliest known film to feature Arthur Conan Doyle's detective character ...more
  • Hamlet


    Sarah Bernhardt, Pierre Magnier, Suzanne Seylor
    5 votes
    • Released: 1900
    • Directed by: Clément Maurice
    Hamlet, also known as Le Duel d'Hamlet, is a 1900 French film adaptation of an excerpt from the William Shakespeare play Hamlet. It is believed to have been the earliest film adaptation of the play, ...more
  • To Have and to Hold is a novel by American author Mary Johnston. Published by Houghton Mifflin, it was the bestselling novel in the United States that year.
  • The Enchanted Drawing

    The Enchanted Drawing

    J. Stuart Blackton
    7 votes
    • Released: 1900
    • Directed by: J. Stuart Blackton
    The Enchanted Drawing is a silent film best known for containing the first animated sequences recorded on standard picture film, directed in 1900 by J. Stuart Blackton, who is because of that ...more