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250 movies

This list is a ranked list of the top 250 shorts as compiled by the They Shoot Pictures, Don't They website as a companion to their Top 1000 films. This follows a project originally started and abandoned in 2009 to do the same, the preliminary list for which was the original source of this list.

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189 148 5

10 +103

Le voyage dans la lune (1902)

A.k.a. A Trip to the Moon · 13 min · Directed by Georges Méliès · In 13 official lists

A.k.a. A Trip to the Moon · In 13 official lists Adventure · Sci-Fi · Fantasy

16K 966 37

81 new

Balle traversant une bulle de savon (1904)

A.k.a. Bullet Piercing a Soap Bubble · 1 min · Directed by Lucien Bull · In 1 official list

A.k.a. Bullet Piercing a Soap Bubble · In 1 official list Documentary

421 1 1

97 +8

Le mélomane (1903)

A.k.a. The Music Lover · 3 min · Directed by Georges Méliès · In 1 official list

A.k.a. The Music Lover · In 1 official list Comedy · Music

1.5K 50 7

116 -6
180 new

The Big Swallow (1901)

A.k.a. A Photographic Contortion · 1 min · Directed by James Williamson · In 1 official list

A.k.a. A Photographic Contortion · In 1 official list Comedy

993 43 4

190 -78

Le voyage à travers l'impossible (1904)

A.k.a. The Voyage Across the Impossible · 24 min · Directed by Georges Méliès · In 4 official lists

A.k.a. The Voyage Across the Impossible · In 4 official lists Adventure · Fantasy · Short

1.5K 71 3

191 new

El hotel eléctrico (1908)

A.k.a. The Electric Hotel · 8 min · Directed by Segundo de Chomón · In 2 official lists

A.k.a. The Electric Hotel · In 2 official lists Animation

710 19 3

201 new

Éruption volcanique à la Martinique (1902)

A.k.a. The Terrible Eruption of Mount Pelee and Destruction of St. Pierre, Martinique · 1 min · Directed by Georges M · In 1 official list

A.k.a. The Terrible Eruption of Mount Pelee and Destruction of St. Pierre, Martinique · In 1 official list Short

496 10 3

Updated Feb 20, 2017 · Source

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PeacefulAnarchy

For those wondering about the new update after all these years, the source is now official. There's an excel sheet on the TSPDT website for this list: http://www.theyshootpictures.com/gf1000_links2.htm, the last link in the Resources section. Hopefully it will be updated yearly from now on.

1 year ago

jrod944

the youtube links people are posting in pages for these shorts are much appreciated. Keep em coming!

8 years ago

tomsalad

My theory is that they have no interest in this list so they just checked them all off instead of actually watching them. I agree, there are at least 20 that are almost impossible to find. I really like the competitive aspect of this site but I really wish everyone would be honest in their checking.

8 years ago

tomsalad

Yeah, when questioned, someone's actually admitted to me they haven't seen any of the films on a certain list because they hate those type of movies (even though they checked every film). Oh well...I won't name names. I don't see the point of lying though.

8 years ago

bubar

I don't get it though. If you're not interested in watching the movies, why even bother checking them all? So you're number on a list?

8 years ago

monty

Fun fact - just noticed someone who has checked every single movie on every list in the Prizes category. I wonder why I smell something fishy here...

8 years ago