Best Documentary Movies of 1897

1.

Snowball Fight

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Wintertime in Lyon. About a dozen people, men and women, are having a snowball fight in the middle of a tree-lined street. The cyclist coming along the road becomes the target of opportunity. He falls off his bicycle. He's not hurt, but he rides back the way he came, as the fight continues.

Directed by: Louis Lumière
Release date: 1897-02-07
Best Documentary Movies of 1897 : Serpentine Dance, Annabelle
2.

Serpentine Dance, Annabelle

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

1897 version of Annabelle Moore performing a serpentine dance.

Starring: Annabelle Moore ..
Directed by: James H. White
Release date: 1897-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1897 : Japanese Sword Fencing
3.

Japanese Sword Fencing

2.4
5.4/10 IMDB

The earliest surviving Japanese film showing the martial art of kendo.

Directed by: Constant Girel
Release date: 1897-05-18
Best Documentary Movies of 1897 : Danse d'hommes
4.

Danse d'hommes

2.4
4.9/10 IMDB

African men dance, sing and play instruments.

Release date: 1897-10-28
5.

Fisherman's Luck

2.3
4.5/10 IMDB

"Two German anglers are fishing, with odd results. One gets a bite, and pulls in a length of stovepipe. The other is so astonished that he falls overboard."

Directed by: William Heise
Release date: 1897-09-20
Best Documentary Movies of 1897 : Jérusalem, le saint sépulcre
6.

Jérusalem, le saint sépulcre

2.2
4.9/10 IMDB

The Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.

Directed by: Alexandre Promio, Gabriel Veyre
Release date: 1897-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1897 : École de cavalerie de Saumur, le carrousel militaire: Changement de main
7.

École de cavalerie de Saumur, le carrousel militaire: Changement de main

2.1
4.4/10 IMDB

A military horseback riding event from 1897.

Release date: 1897-10-28
8.

Launch of Surf Boat

1.2
4.3/10 IMDB

The crew of seven dressed in cork jackets, push the boat through the surf; they clamber in and row out to the wreck. 50 ft.

Release date: 1897-10-25
9.

Single harness horses

1.2
4.6/10 IMDB

Shows ten horses hitched to fashionable carts driven past the judges and grandstand to show their style, action and high-stepping movements. Among the drivers, Charles F. (Fatty ) Bates, the noted whip, shows up very prominently. The horses are all of very high class, and the action is of the very best. The film is clear, sharp and catchy.

Release date: 1897-10-01
10.

At the Top of Brooklyn Bridge

1.1
4.2/10 IMDB

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Release date: 1897-12-01

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