What are the best movies in theaters 1899

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Cendrillon

A fairy godmother magically turns Cinderella's rags to a beautiful dress, and a pumpkin into a coach. Cinderella goes to the ball, where she meets the Prince - but will she remember to leave before the magic runs out? Méliès based the art direction on engravings by Gustave Doré. First known example of a fairy-tale adapted to film, and the first film to use dissolves to go from one scene to another.

Release On: 1st - October - 1899

Vote Count: 79
Vote Average: 6.1/10


L'impressionniste fin de siècle

A film from Méliès has him playing a magician who does a few tricks including making a woman disappear.

Release On: 1st - January - 1899

Vote Count: 44
Vote Average: 6.3/10


The Kiss in the Tunnel

A humorous subject intended to be run as a part of a railroad scene during the period in which the train is passing through a tunnel.

Release On: 30th - November - 1899

Vote Count: 65
Vote Average: 5.9/10


Le Diable au couvent

A priest is officiating at a convent, when suddenly he is transformed into the devil, who frightens away the nuns and turns the place into a outlet of Pandemonium.

Release On: 1st - January - 1899

Vote Count: 47
Vote Average: 6.1/10


La colonne de feu

A devil wearing bat-like wings and brandishing a trident dances around a giant pot, conjuring forth flame from his trident to lit a fire beneath the pot. After the devil works the fire with bellows, an angelic woman emerges from the pot. The devil and the pot vanish as the woman performs a dance, waving about her diaphanous sleeves until she conjures forth another fire, then she rises amongst the smoke into the air.

Release On: 1st - January - 1899

Vote Count: 37
Vote Average: 5.7/10


La petite fille et son chat

A little girl sits at a table, holding a container of what appears to be some sort of food. Suddenly there's a flash of movement: a tortoiseshell cat, with long hair and a very furry tail, has leapt onto the table.

Release On: 20th - May - 1899

Vote Count: 35
Vote Average: 5.7/10


Le portrait mystérieux

A magician produces a living portrait of himself.

Release On: 1st - January - 1899

Vote Count: 28
Vote Average: 5.9/10


L'affaire Dreyfus

The first movie ever censored for political reasons. The title refers to the then contemporaneous Dreyfus affair in which a Jewish military officer was falsely convicted of treason, and it was alleged that he was framed due to anti-semitism.

Release On: 4th - November - 1899

Vote Count: 31
Vote Average: 5.7/10


Intérieur d'une imprimerie (tirage d'une épreuve)

Within a printing (printing a test).

Release On: 29th - October - 1899

Vote Count: 14
Vote Average: 5.6/10


Fête de Paris 1899: Concours d'automobiles fleuries

Carriages travel down the Champs Elysée.

Release On: 12th - June - 1899

Vote Count: 14
Vote Average: 5.8/10


Le commandant Marchand au Cercle Militaire à Paris

Arrival of Commander Marchand at Military Circle in Paris.

Release On: 29th - October - 1899

Vote Count: 2
Vote Average: 5/10


L'affaire Dreyfus, bagarre entre journalistes

During an interval in the proceedings of the court martial, the journalists enter into an animated discussion, resulting in a dispute between Arthur Meyer of the 'Gaulois', and Mme. Severine of the 'Fronde', resulting in a fight between Dreyfusards and Anti-Dreyfusards, in which canes and chairs are brought down upon the heads of many. The room is finally cleared by the gendarmes.

Release On: 1st - January - 1899

Vote Count: 19
Vote Average: 5.1/10


Le chevalier mystère

A knight performs several magic tricks with a disembodied head materialized from a chalkboard drawing.

Release On: 1st - January - 1899

Vote Count: 22
Vote Average: 6.3/10


La bonne absinthe

Gentlemen get into a misunderstanding over absinthe.

Release On: 1st - January - 1899

Vote Count: 14
Vote Average: 4.4/10


Bicycle Trick Riding, No. 2

"'Neidert,' of national fame, does stunts on his wheel that are simply wonderful. Makes his bicycle rear up

Release On: 20th - March - 1899

Vote Count: 11
Vote Average: 4.7/10


La Pelouse - Voitures et foules

Carriages and crowds cross a grassy area.

Release On: 31st - December - 1899

Vote Count: 11
Vote Average: 5.5/10


General Lee's Procession, Havana

Filmed on January 1, 1899, this Edison short shows a victory march by General Lee and the Seventh Army Corps. When watching these early films it's best to look at them as a newsreel because you're really not going to get any type of entertainment like we expect from films today. There isn't any story, performances or direction here and instead we pretty much just see a part of history as these men, war vets of course, are being celebrated for their jobs.

Release On: 20th - January - 1899

Vote Count: 3
Vote Average: 2.7/10


King John

Based on Shakespeare's play, Act V, Scene vii: King John is in torment, and his supporters fear that his end is near. As he writhes in agony, he is attended by Prince Henry, the Earl of Pembroke, and Robert Bigot. Prince Henry tries repeatedly to comfort his delirious father, but to no avail - John's pain is too great.

Release On: 20th - September - 1899

Vote Count: 19
Vote Average: 4.8/10


L'affaire Dreyfus, le Conseil de guerre en séance à Rennes

The infamous Dreyfus is finally brought before a court martial.

Release On: 1st - January - 1899

Vote Count: 15
Vote Average: 4.8/10


Entretien de Dreyfus et de sa femme à Rennes

Showing room at the military prison at Rennes in which Dreyfus the accused is confined. He is visited by his counsel, Maître Labori and Demange, with whom he is seen in animated conversation. A visit from his wife is announced, who enters. The meeting of the husband and wife is most pathetic and emotional.

Release On: 1st - January - 1899

Vote Count: 14
Vote Average: 4.7/10