Movies to watch, enjoy and download, from the 1896-1919

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1896

Unknown day 1896 - Une nuit terrible (A Terrible Night)
Starring Georges Méliès

1897

Unknown day 1897 - L'auberge ensorcelée (The Bewitched Inn)
Starring Georges Méliès

1898

Unknown day 1898 - Le squelette joyeux (The Cheerful Skeleton)
Starring a skeleton puppet

1899

Unknown day 1899 - Cendrillon (Cinderella)
Starring Georges Méliès, Jeanne d'Alcy, Barral and Bleuette Bernon

1900

January 11, 1900 - Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc) - Historical Film Drama
Starring Georges Méliès, Jeanne d'Alcy and Bleuette Bernon

1901

Unknown day, 1901 - What Happened on Twenty-Third Street - Historic Edison Short
Starring Alfred Abadie and Florence Georgie

1902

July 15, 1902 - Jack and the Beanstalk - Fantasy Adventure
Starring Thomas White as Jack, produced by Thomas Edison

October 2, 1902 - Le Voyage dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon) - Sci-Fi Adventure
Starring Georges Méliès, Henri Delannoy, Bluette Bernon and Jeanne d'Alcy

1903

December 1, 1903 - The Great Train Robbery - Crime Adventure
Starring Justus D. Barnes, A.C. Abadie, Walter Cameron and Frank Hanaway

1905

December 16, 1905 - The Night Before Christmas - First Movie of the Famous Poem
Starring unknown actors of the Thomas Edison Manufacturing Company

1906

April, 1906 - A Trip Down Market Street - Historic San Francisco Short
A Streetcar Ride Down Market Street Just Before the Great Earthquake

1909

July 8, 1909 - The Country Doctor - Silent Drama Short
Starring Kate Bruce, Frank Powell, Florence Lawrence and Mary Pickford

September 2, 1909 - The Sealed Room - Macabre Murder Short
Starring Arthur V. Johnson, Marion Leonard, Henry B. Walthall and Mary Pickford

1910

March 18, 1910 - Mary Shelly's Frankenstein - Sci-Fi Horror Classsic
Starring Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle and Aubustus Phillips

March 24, 1910 - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Classic Fantasy Adventure
Starring Bebe Daniels, Hobart Bosworth and Eugenie Besserere

August 1, 1910 - An Arcadian Maid - Traveling Salesman Drama
Starring Mary Pickford, Mack Sennett, George Nichols and Kate Bruce

December 23, 1910 - "A Christmas Carol" - Christmas Classic Drama
Starring Marc Mcdermott, Charles Ogle, William Bechtel and Viola Dana

1911

April 21, 1911 - Troublesome Secretaries - Silent Comedy Short
Starring John Bunny, Mabel Normand, Ralph Ince and James Morrison

September 12, 1911 - Her Crowning Glory - Silent Comedy Short
Starring John Bunny, Flora Finch, Helene Costello and Mae Costello

1912

January 5, 1912 - The New York Hat - Short Relationship Drama
Starring Mary Pickford, Lionel Barrymore, Charles Hill Mailes and Lillian Gish

January 16, 1912 - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Silent Short Horror Drama
Starring James Cruze, Florence La Badie, Marie Eline and Harry Benham

February 15, 1912 - The Mender of Nets - Silent Short Drama
Starring Mary Pickford, Mabel Normand, Charles West and Charles Hill Mailes

March 28, 1912 - The Girl and Her Trust - Railroad Crime Thriller
Starring Dorothy Bernard, Wilfred Lucas, Edwin August and Christy Cabanne

May 13, 1912 - The Furs - Farce Comedy Short
Starring Mabel Normand, Dell Henderson, Kate Bruce and Mack Sennett

June 25, 1912 - Katchem Kate - Private Detective Comedy Short
Starring Mabel Normand, Fred Mace, Jack Pickford, Vivian Prescott

July 23, 1912 - The Portrait of Lady Anne - Romantic Ghost Story
Starring Florence La Badie, William Russell, Carl M. Leviness and Harry Benham

October 24, 1912 - The Painted Lady - Romantic Murder Drama
Starring Blanche Sweet, Madge Kirby, Charles Hill Mailes and Joseph Graybill

October 31, 1912 - The Musketeers of Pig Alley - First Motion Picture Gangster Adventure
Starring Elmer Booth, Lillian Gish, Walter Miller and Harry Carey

1913

January 6, 1913 - The Telephone Girl and the Lady - Silent Crime Short
Starring Mae Marsh, Harry Carey, Lionel Barrymore and Claire McDowell

January 10, 1913 - The Evidence of the Film - Silent Crime Short
Starring Edwin Thanhouser, Florence La Badie, Marie Eline and Wiliam Garwood

March 10, 1913 - A Strong Revenge - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Mack Sennett, Mabel Normand, Ford Sterling and Nick Cogley

March 27, 1913 - That Ragtime Band - Silent Slapstick Comedy Short
Starring Mabel Normand, Ford Sterling, Edgar Kennedy, Nick Cogley

April 24, 1913 - Barney Oldfield's Race for a Life - Girl tied to Railroad Tracks Drama
Starring Barney Oldfield, Mack Sennett, Mabel Normand and Ford Sterling

July 23, 1913 - Granddad - Civil War Veteran Drama
Starring William Desmond Taylor, Mildred Harris and Frank Borzage

August 28, 1913 - Mabel's New Hero - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Mabel Normand, Fatty Arbuckle, Charles Inslee and Edgar Kennedy

November 13, 1913 - Fatty Joins the Force - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Fatty Arbuckle, Dot Farley, Billy Gilbert, Edgar Kennedy

1914

January 12, 1914 - A Flirt's Mistake - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Fatty Arbuckle, Minta Durfee, Edgar Kennedy, Virginia Kirtley

February 2, 1914 - Making A Living - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Charlie Chaplin and Virginia Kirtley

February 7, 1914 - Kid Auto Race at Venice - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Charlie Chaplin and Henry Lehrman

February 9, 1914 - Mabel's Strange Predicament - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Charlie Chaplin and Mabel Normand

February 15, 1914 - The Squaw Man - First Hollywood Feature Film
Starring Dustin Farnum, Princess Red Wing, William Elmer and Slim Whitaker

February 28, 1914 - Between Showers - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Charlie Chaplin and Ford Sterling

March 2, 1914 - A Film Johnnie - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Charlie Chaplin and Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle

March 16, 1914 - His Favorite Pasttime - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Charlie Chaplin and Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle

March 26, 1914 - Cruel, Cruel Love - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Charlie Chaplin and Minta Durfee

April 4, 1914 - The Landlady's Pet - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Charlie Chaplin and Minta Durfee

April 11, 1914 - The Spoilers - Silent Gold Mine Adventure
Starring William Farnum, Kathlyn Williams, Tom Santchi, Bessie Eyton

April 14, 1914 - The Kiss - Silent Relationship Short
Starring Patricia Palmer, William Desmond Taylor, Myrtle Gonzalez and Jane Novak

April 20, 1914 - Twenty Minutes of Love - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Charlie Chaplin and Minta Durfee

April 27, 1914 - Caught in a Cabaret - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Charlie Chaplin and Mabel Normand

May 7, 1914 - A Busy Day - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, and Phyllis Allen

June 11, 1914 - The Knockout - Silent Cornball Comedy
Starring Fatty Arbuckle, Minta Durfee, Charles Chaplin, Edgar Kennedy

September 7, 1914 - The Virginian - Cowboy Western Adventure
Starring Dustin Farnum, Winifred Kingston, Jack W. Johnston and William Elmer

September 12, 1914 - Mabel's Blunder - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Mabel Normand, Harry McCoy, Charley Chase, Eve Nelson

September 28, 1914 - The Patchwork Girl of Oz - L. F. Baum's Whimsical Fairy Tale
Starring Violet MacMillan, Raymond Russell, Bobbie Gould, Marie Wayne, Hal Roach

October 26, 1914 - Dough and Dynamite - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Charlie Chaplin, Chester Conklin and Slim Summerville

November 14, 1914 - Tillie's Punctured Romance - Silent Slapstick Comedy
Starring Charlie Chaplin, Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand and Milton Berle

December 5, 1914 - Getting Acquainted - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Edgar Kennedy and Mack Swain

December 28, 1914 - Cinderella - Silent Fantasy Drama
Starring Mary Pickford, Owen Moore, Isabel Vernon andGeorgia Wilson

1915

February 1, 1915 - His New Job - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson, Ben Turpin and Robert Bolder

February 13, 1915 - Broncho Billy's Sentence - Cowboy Crime Adventure
Starring Gilbert M. Anderson, Virginia True Boardman and Evelyn Selbie

February 15, 1915 - A Night Out - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Ben Turpin and Bud Jamison

March 1, 1915 - Wilfull Ambrose - One Reel Comedy
Starring Mack Swain, Louise Fazenda, Vivian Edwards and Mae Busch

April 11, 1915 - The Tramp - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Ernest Van Pelt and Paddy McGuire

June 21, 1915 - Work - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Billy Armstrong and Marta Golden

June 29, 1915 - Crossed Wires, A Telephone Tragedy - Silent Drama Short
Starring Inda Palmer, J. Morris Foster, Florence La Badie and Ina Hammer

August 20, 1915 - Knight of the Trail, Two-Reel Cowboy Western Adventure
Starring William S. Hart, Leona Huton and Frank Borzage

November 25, 1915 - Martyrs of the Alamo - Dramatic Feature Film
Starring Sam De Grasse, Allan Sears, Walter Long and Alfred Paget

December 12, 1915 - The Cheat - Adultery Murder Adventure
Starring Fannie Ward, Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Dean and James Neill

1916

February 13, 1916 - His Picture in the Paper - Silent Comedy Classic
Starring Douglas Fairbanks, Clarence Handyside, Rene Boucicault and Jean Temple

May 15, 1916 - The Floorwalker - Slapstick Crime Comedy
Starring Charlie Chaplin, Eric Campbell, Edna Purviance and Lloyd Bacon

July 9, 1916 - Flirting with Fate - Murder Adventure Drama
Starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jewel Carmen, Howard Gaye and W.E. Lawrence

August 25, 1916 - The Danger Girl - Madcap Comedy Romantic Adventure
Starring Gloria Swanson, Bobby Vernon, Helen Bray and Myrtle Lind

September 4, 1916 - The Count - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell and Albert Austin

October 2, 1916 - The Pawnshop - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Henry Bergman and John Rand

October 15, 1916 - The Return of Draw Egan - Silent Cowboy Crime Adventure
Starring William S. Hart, Margery Wilson, Robert McKim and Louise Glaum

December 17, 1916 - King Lear - William Shakespeare Tragedy
Starring Frederick Warde, Lorraine Huling, Wayne Arey and Ernest C. Warde

1917

June 17, 1917 - The Immigrant - Short Immigration Comedy
Starring Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Tiny Sandford and Eric Campbell

June 17, 1917 - Fires of Youth - Industrial Workers Drama
Starring Frederick Warde, Helen Badgley, Jeanne Eagels and Robert Vaughn

July 1, 1917 - The Unfortunate Marriage - Murder Crime Drama
Starring Florence La Badie, Richard Neill, Gertrude Dallas and Arthur Bauer

July 12, 1917 - The Little American - World War I Drama
Starring Mary Pickford, Jack Holt, Raymond Hatton and Wallace Beery

September 22, 1917 - Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm - Poor Girl Comedy Adventure
Starring Mary Pickford, Eugene O'Brien, Marjorie Daw and Helen Jerome Eddy

1918

February 11, 1918 - The Unbeliever - World War One Adventure
Starring Marguerite Courtot, Raymond McKee, Erich von Stroheim, Kate Lester

March 31, 1918 - The Blue Bird - Family Fantasy Fairy Tale
Starring Tula Belle, Robin Macdougal, Lillian Cook and Emma Lowry

July 18, 1918 - Good Night, Nurse - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John and Alice Lake

August, 1918 - Mickey - Cinderella Gold Mine Adventure
Starring Mabel Normand, Wheeler Oakman, Lew Cody and Tom Kennedy

September 15, 1918 - The Cook - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John and Alice Lake

1919

February 16, 1919 - Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch - Feel-Good Orphan Adventure
Starring Marguerite Clark, Mary Carr, Vivia Ogden, Gladys Valerie

April 22, 1919 - The Roaring Road - Car Racing Adventure
Starring Wallace Reid, Ann Little, Theodore Roberts and Guy Oliver

May 11, 1919 - Daddy-Long-Legs - Silent Romantic Comedy
Starring Mary Pickford, Mahlon Hamilton, Mila Davenport and Percy Haswell

May 13, 1919 - Broken Blossoms - British Relationship Drama
Starring Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Donald Crisp and Arthur Howard

June 1, 1919 - True Heart Susie - Silent Romantic Drama
Starring Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Loyola O'Connor and Clarine Seymour

June 8, 1919 - Love's Prisoner - Jewel Thief Crime Adventure
Starring Olive Thomas, William V. Mong, Joe King and Francis McDonald

November 9, 1919 - Call for Mr. Cave Man - Silent Comedy Short
Starring Snub Pollard, Mildred Davis and Ernest Morrison

November 23, 1919 - Male and Female - South Seas Survival Adventure
Starring Thomas Meighan, Gloria Swanson, Lila Lee and Mildred Reardon

December 28, 1919 - The Greatest Question - Orphan Murder Ghost Story
Starring Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Ralph Graves and Eugenie Besserer