2019: A MOVIE ODYSSEY

by Dr-Faustus | created - 16 May 2011 | updated - 1 hour ago | Public

1878-2019 - For the love of film: A personal choice of the greatest movies of all-time. An ever-evolving, lifetime quest of an endless journey. This list is purely subjective and in chronological order.

"Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls." Ingmar Bergman

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| 1878-1929 | 1930-1939 | 1940-1944 | 1945-1949 | 1950-1954 | | 1955-1959 | 1960-1964 | 1965-1969 | 1970-1974 | 1975-1979 | | 1980-1984 | 1985-1989 | 1990-1994 | 1995-1999 | 2000-2004 | | 2005-2009 | 2010-2014 | 2015-2019 |

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1. Wielki Szu (1983)

96 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Released from prison after five years, con-artist Szu is sent packing by his young wife; he heads for the town of Lutyn where he runs a con and attracts the interest of Jurek, a young cab ... See full summary »

Director: Sylwester Checinski | Stars: Jan Nowicki, Andrzej Pieczynski, Dorota Pomykala, Leon Niemczyk

Votes: 704

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2. Sallie Gardner at a Gallop (1878)

1 min | Documentary, Short

The clip shows a jockey, Domm, riding a horse, Sally Gardner. The clip is not filmed but instead consists of 24 individual photographs shot in rapid succession, making a moving picture when using a zoopraxiscope.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge | Stars: Gilbert Domm, Sallie Gardner

Votes: 1,785

1878

Included for it's historical significance. A precursor to the development of the motion picture.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sallie_Gardner_at_a_Gallop.

3. Roundhay Garden Scene (1888)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

In the garden, a man asks his friends to do something silly for him to record on film.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince | Stars: Annie Hartley, Adolphe Le Prince, Joseph Whitley, Sarah Whitley

Votes: 4,859

1888

Recorded at 12 frames per second and running for 2.11 seconds, 'Roundhay Garden Scene' is the oldest surviving film in existence.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roundhay_Garden_Scene.

5. The Great Train Robbery (I) (1903)

TV-G | 11 min | Short, Action, Crime

A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, A.C. Abadie, George Barnes, Justus D. Barnes

Votes: 15,142

6. The Voyage Across the Impossible (1904)

Not Rated | 24 min | Short, Action, Adventure

Using every known means of transportation, several savants from the Geographic Society undertake a journey through the Alps to the Sun which finishes under the sea.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Fernande Albany, Jehanne d'Alcy, May de Lavergne

Votes: 2,796

7. The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906)

Not Rated | 70 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

True story of notorious Australian outlaw Ned Kelly (1855-80).

Director: Charles Tait | Stars: Elizabeth Tait, John Tait, Norman Campbell, Bella Cola

Votes: 508

8. Frankenstein (1910)

Unrated | 16 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle, Augustus Phillips

Votes: 3,202

9. Dante's Inferno (1911)

68 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream.

Directors: Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan, Giuseppe de Liguoro | Stars: Salvatore Papa, Arturo Pirovano, Giuseppe de Liguoro, Pier Delle Vigne

Votes: 1,868

10. The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Crime, Drama

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: 1,792

11. The Cameraman's Revenge (1912)

Not Rated | 12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mr Beetle seeks companionship from a statuesque dragonfly dancer, unaware that her ex-boyfriend, a slender grasshopper and an industrious cameraman, watches their every move. Will Mrs Beetle forgive him? Will he get away with adultery?

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz

Votes: 2,261

12. Ingeborg Holm (1913)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

Single mother is separated from her children due to financial struggles.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Hilda Borgström, Aron Lindgren, Erik Lindholm, Georg Grönroos

Votes: 863

13. Traffic in Souls (1913)

TV-PG | 88 min | Crime, Drama

A woman, with the aid of her police officer sweetheart, endeavors to uncover the prostitution ring that has kidnapped her sister, and the philanthropist who secretly runs it.

Director: George Loane Tucker | Stars: Jane Gail, Ethel Grandin, William H. Turner, Matt Moore

Votes: 515 | Gross: $0.43M

14. Fantômas: In the Shadow of the Guillotine (1913)

Not Rated | 54 min | Crime, Drama

Inspector Juve is tasked to investigate and capture an infamous criminal Fantomas.

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: René Navarre, Edmund Breon, Georges Melchior, Renée Carl

Votes: 1,812

15. Fantomas: The Man in Black (1913)

Not Rated | 61 min | Crime, Drama

In Part Two of Louis Feuillade's 5 1/2-hour epic follows FantÃ'mas, the criminal lord of Paris, master of disguise, the creeping assassin in black, as he is pursued by the equally resourceful Inspector Juve.

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: René Navarre, Edmund Breon, Georges Melchior, Renée Carl

Votes: 1,265

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16. Fantômas: The Dead Man Who Killed (1913)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After a body disappears from inside the prison, a series of crimes take place, all seemingly by the dead man. With Juve presumed dead, Fandor must investigate alone. Will Fantomas finally be brought to justice?

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: René Navarre, Edmund Breon, Georges Melchior, André Luguet

Votes: 978

See Above.

17. Fantomas: The Mysterious Finger Print (1914)

Not Rated | 59 min | Crime, Drama

The mystery of the drama is the appearance of the finger-print of a dead artist upon the neck of Princess Sonia Danidoff, whom Fantomas, as Nanteuil, relieves of her pearl necklace, and ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: René Navarre, Georges Melchior, Laurent Morléas, Renée Carl

Votes: 1,091

1914

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18. Fantômas: The False Magistrate (1914)

Not Rated | 70 min | Crime, Drama

Having committed murder in Belgium, Fantomas is sentenced to life imprisonment. Two crimes committed in France suggest to inspector Juve that the Fantomas gang is still at work. He ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: René Navarre, Edmund Breon, Georges Melchior, Mesnery

Votes: 870

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19. Cabiria (1914)

Not Rated | 148 min | Adventure, Drama, History

Three centuries before Christus. Young Cabiria is kidnapped by some pirates during one eruption of the Etna. She is sold as a slave in Carthage, and as she is just going to be sacrificed to... See full summary »

Director: Giovanni Pastrone | Stars: Italia Almirante-Manzini, Lidia Quaranta, Bartolomeo Pagano, Carolina Catena

Votes: 2,768

20. Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)

Not Rated | 12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The cartoonist, Winsor McCay, brings the Dinosaurus back to life in the figure of his latest creation, Gertie the Dinosaur.

Director: Winsor McCay | Stars: Winsor McCay, George McManus, Roy L. McCardell, Thomas A. 'Tad' Dorgan

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