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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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Georges Méliès, Jehanne d'Alcy, Bleuette Bernon Joan of Arc is a 1900 French silent film directed by Georges Méliès, based on the life of Joan of Arc.

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Sherlock Holmes Baffled 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 ...more

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As Seen Through a Telescope is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 1900
As Seen Through a Telescope 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. ...more

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The Enchanted Drawing 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

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The House That Jack Built The House That Jack Built is a 1900 British short silent drama film, directed by George Albert Smith, featuring a boy who knocks over a house made of bricks built by his sister and then rebuilds ...more

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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.

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Grandma's Reading Glass Grandma's Reading Glass is a 1900 British short silent drama film, directed by George Albert Smith, featuring a young Willy who borrows a huge magnifying glass to focus on various objects, which ...more

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The Two Blind Men The Two Blind Men was a short silent film created and released in 1900 and directed by Georges Méliès.

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Explosion of a Motor Car Cecil Hepworth, Henry Lawley Explosion of a Motor Car is a 1900 British short black-and-white silent comedy film, directed by Cecil M. Hepworth, featuring an exploding automobile scattering the body parts of its driver and ...more

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Hamlet Sarah Bernhardt, Pierre Magnier, Suzanne Seylor 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 ...more

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Capture of Boer Battery by British Capture of Boer Battery by British is a black-and-white silent short documentary film produced by James H. White for Edison Manufacturing Company in 1900. It is one minute in length and depicts ...more

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Searching Ruins on Broadway, G... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 1900
Searching Ruins on Broadway, Galveston, for Dead Bodies Searching Ruins on Broadway, Galveston, for Dead Bodies is a 1900 black-and-white silent film depicting the destruction caused by the Galveston hurricane on September 8, 1900. The film was ...more

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How It Feels to Be Run Over Cecil Hepworth, May Clark How It Feels to Be Run Over is a one-minute British silent film, made in 1900, and directed by Cecil M. Hepworth. As in other instances of the very earliest films, the film presents the audience ...more

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Grandmother's Wolf

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Attack on a China Mission Attack on a China Mission is a 1900 British short silent drama film, directed by James Williamson, showing some sailors coming to the rescue of the wife of a missionary killed by Boxers. The ...more

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A Jolly Old Couple is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 1900
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Romeo and Juliet Emilio Cossira Roméo et Juliette is a 1900 French film adaptation of the classic and famous William Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet. This film version was directed by Clément Maurice, starred ...more

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Trekking to Utopia Trekking to Utopia is a 1994 film directed by Michael Hammon.

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Spiders on a Web Spiders on a Web is a 1900 British short silent documentary film, directed by George Albert Smith, featuring a single shot close-up of two spiders trapped in an enclosure. The film is, according ...more

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Clowns Spinning Hats Clowns Spinning Hats is a black-and-white silent film featuring clowns throwing hats back and forth to each other. It was written and produced by Lubin Films and released April 7, 1900.

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A Bad Cigar

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The Two Old Sports' Game of Nap

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Zeitspiegel: Zwölf Minuten bei... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 1900
Zeitspiegel: Zwölf Minuten bei der jüngsten dt.Filmprod. Zeitspiegel: Zwölf Minuten bei der jüngsten dt.Filmprod. is a 1900 short film.

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Snapshotting an Audience

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Army Life; or, How Soldiers Are Made: Mounted Infantry Army Life; or, How Soldiers Are Made: Mounted Infantry is an 1900 British short black-and-white silent propaganda actuality film, directed by Robert W. Paul, featuring the King's Own Royal ...more

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Functional Disturbances In Org... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 1900
Functional Disturbances In Organic Hemiplegia Functional Disturbances In Organic Hemiplegia is a 1898 short documentary film directed by Gheorghe Marinescu.

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Grandma Threading her Needle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 1900
Grandma Threading her Needle Grandma Threading her Needle is a 1900 British short silent comedy film, directed by George Albert Smith, featuring a grandma trying to get a thread though a needle. The sole purpose of the ...more

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The Conjurer

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The Old Maid's Valentine The Old Maid's Valentine is a 1900 British short silent comedy film, directed by George Albert Smith, which features the titular Miss Pimple receiving an unpleasant surprise on 14 February. The ...more

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Let Me Dream Again Let Me Dream Again is a 1900 British short silent drama film, directed by George Albert Smith, featuring a man dreaming about an attractive young woman and then waking up next to his wife. The ...more

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The Beggar's Deceit The Beggar's Deceit is a 1900 British short film directed by Cecil Hepworth. The film is a comedy sketch shot from a static camera position, with the composition divided into thirds: on the left ...more

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The Magician The Magician is a 1900 American silent film produced by Thomas A. Edison's Edison Manufacturing Company. According to the Edison film catalog, the film originally was sold to theaters for $9.00. ...more

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Zeitspiegel Nr. 3246 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 1900
Zeitspiegel Nr. 3246 Zeitspiegel Nr. 3246 is a 1900 short film.

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The Two Old Sports' Political Discussion

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The Two Old Sports is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of 1900
The Two Old Sports

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The Dull Razor

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An Incident on Brighton Pier

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Where Did You Get It? is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 1900
Where Did You Get It?

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Bakuvians Walk in the City Par... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 1900
Bakuvians Walk in the City Park Bakuvians Walk in the City Park is a 1900 Azerbaijani film directed by Q. Matye. It was filmed on November 12, 1900 the same day Matye shot The Life of Bakuvians and Their Movement Along the ...more

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Above the Limit is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 1900
Above the Limit Charley Grapewin Above the Limit is a short film made in November 1900 by F.S. Armitage, and marks the film debut of vaudevillian actor Charley Grapewin, 39 years before his more memorable role as Dorothy's ...more

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The Life of Bakuvians and Thei... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies of 1900
The Life of Bakuvians and Their Movement Along the Velikokniaz Avenue The Life of Bakuvians and Their Movement Along the Velikokniaz Avenue is a 1900 Azerbaijani film directed by Q. Matye. It was filmed on November 12, 1900 the very day Matye shot Bakuvians Walk ...more

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Two Grinning Yokels

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The Clockwork Heart The Clockwork Heart is a film released in 1900.

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Scandal Over the Teacups

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Two Jolly Old Fellows

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The Village Choir

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Letty Limelight in Her Lair

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Feeding Sea Lions Feeding Sea Lions is short silent film featuring Paul Boyton feeding sea lions at his Sea Lion Park at Coney Island. Boyton is shown feeding the trained sea lions, twelve in number. The sea ...more

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Zeitspiegel: Zwölf Minuten Ufa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 1900
Zeitspiegel: Zwölf Minuten Ufa Zeitspiegel: Zwölf Minuten Ufa is a 1900 short film.

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A Quick Shave and Brush Up