What are the best movies in theaters 1908

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Fantasmagorie

The first all-animated film in history, a series of scenes without much narrative structure, but morphing into each other.

Release On: 17th - August - 1908

Vote Count: 76
Vote Average: 6.7/10


Rescued from an Eagle's Nest

A woodsman leaves a hut followed by a woman with their baby. Nearby some men chop down a tree. The baby is left outside the hut, but an eagle flies away with it.

Release On: 16th - January - 1908

Vote Count: 25
Vote Average: 5.5/10


Photographie électrique à distance

Into a photography studio full of large fantastic machines steps an elderly couple. The bearded proprietor explains the equipment and gives them a demonstration: he starts machines whirring, and projects a painting of three women onto a large screen; suddenly the women begin to move. The customers are impressed. First the women sits in the special seat: she's projected onto the screen, and her good nature comes out in the laughing image. Then it's the man's turn, but the machine discloses a vastly different nature in him. Will his reaction threaten our proprietor's inventions?

Release On: 31st - March - 1908

Vote Count: 14
Vote Average: 5.1/10


Pruska Kultura

Film about politically motivated violence in the Kingdom of Prussia.

Release On: 23rd - May - 1908

Vote Count: 14
Vote Average: 4.7/10


Barcelona en tranvía

Very early footage of the streets of Barcelona, filmed from a tram.

Release On: 31st - December - 1908

Vote Count: 5
Vote Average: 6.4/10


French interpreter policeman

The seven-minute film takes place inside a classroom where some cops are learning English.

Release On: 1st - January - 1908

Vote Count: 6
Vote Average: 4.9/10


Dreams of Toyland

Arthur Melbourne Cooper's animation showing a boy's dream of his toys coming to life uses a live action framing device for the dream sequence which uses stop motion techniques to animate a child's toys.

Release On: 24th - February - 1908

Vote Count: 9
Vote Average: 5.8/10


Le nouveau seigneur du village

There's a scene in a village, then there's a scene out in the wilderness with what appear to be gods, and a giant crab, and a giant frog... then there's another scene in the village... and that's it.

Release On: 23rd - May - 1908

Vote Count: 6
Vote Average: 5.2/10


Magic Bricks

Experimental color film that shows a magician and his assistant making objects and people appear and disappear. Then they stack up some blocks and a moving picture of a little girl appears on them.

Release On: 1st - January - 1908

Vote Count: 7
Vote Average: 5.9/10


La Bonne Bergère et la mauvaise princesse

A good shepherdess is persecuted by an evil, tantrum-throwing princess. A good fairy decides to intervene, and dishes out quite a bit of retribution.

Release On: 23rd - May - 1908

Vote Count: 7
Vote Average: 4.9/10


L'Homme aux gants blancs

When a dandy steals a woman's jewels, a vindictive poor man turns it into something else.

Release On: 1st - November - 1908

Vote Count: 5
Vote Average: 5.8/10


A Calamitous Elopement

A young couple are enjoying a romantic interlude in the young woman's home, when her father discovers them and angrily chases the young man out of the house. They thus decide to elope, and they make plans accordingly. But as they are leaving, a thief discovers their plans, and he decides to turn the situation to his own advantage.

Release On: 6th - August - 1908

Vote Count: 5
Vote Average: 4/10


Une dame vraiment bien

Renée Carl stars in this lively slapstick silent short as a beautiful lady who causes distractions and accidents among the male population as she walks though the streets of Paris.

Release On: 7th - October - 1908

Vote Count: 10
Vote Average: 5.1/10


L'araignée d'or

Some gnomes are searching for a wonderful spider that weaves webs of golden coins. Intent on their search, they are unaware that their movements are closely followed by a poor woodcutter, who also penetrates into their caves when they have caught the spider and imprisoned it there. He watches the wonderful spider making gold and other articles with wonder and in this scene the moving picture camera has excelled itself in turning out some good tricks, and finally he steals the golden spider. (Moving Picture World)

Release On: 1st - January - 1908

Vote Count: 5
Vote Average: 6.3/10


Excursion dans la lune

Segundo de Chomón's remake of Georges Méliès' A Trip to the Moon.

Release On: 31st - January - 1908

Vote Count: 13
Vote Average: 5.5/10


The Adventures of Dollie

On a warm and sunny summer's day, a mother and father take their young daughter Dollie on a riverside outing.

Release On: 14th - July - 1908

Vote Count: 13
Vote Average: 4.9/10


Le médecin du château

Two criminals lure a doctor away from his home with a phony note about a child's illness. After the doctor rushes off, the criminals break into his house and menace his wife and child. By the time the doctor realizes what has happened, his family faces a desperate situation.

Release On: 1st - January - 1908

Vote Count: 6
Vote Average: 5.5/10


The Thieving Hand

A one-armed street peddler notices that a well-to-do man has dropped his ring. He returns it to him. The wealthy man is very grateful and, to show his appreciation, takes the peddler to a 'Limb Store', where he buys him a new arm. The recipient soon discovers that this new arm has a will of its own - causing him considerable embarrassment.

Release On: 1st - February - 1908

Vote Count: 21
Vote Average: 6.5/10


Romance of a Jewess

This early D.W. Griffith short shows the director's interest in Jewish ghetto life, portrayed here with sympathy and sentimentality. The melodramatic plot involves the conflict between generations in an immigrant Jewish family.

Release On: 23rd - October - 1908

Vote Count: 3
Vote Average: 4/10


Vive la vie de garçon

A housewife tires of her husband's annoying behavior and returns to her mother. At first, the husband is quite pleased to have the house all to himself. But he quickly discovers that even the most basic domestic chores can be fraught with difficulty.

Release On: 29th - February - 1908

Vote Count: 9
Vote Average: 5.1/10