Best Movies of 1898

1.

Tossing a Nigger in a Blanket

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

A method soldier boys have for amusing themselves in their leisure moments. New comrades are frequently initiated by the old-fashioned sport of tossing in a blanket. The newly arrived recruit, who is the victim of their sport, enjoys himself, perhaps, less than the other participants.

Directed by: William C. Paley
Release date: 1898-04-06
2.

Santa Claus

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Santa arrives at a house on Christmas Eve to deliver his presents for the children.

Starring: Laura Bayley, Dorothy Smith, Harold Smith ..
Directed by: George Albert Smith
Release date: 1898-09-01
Best Movies of 1898 : Something Good - Negro Kiss
3.

Something Good - Negro Kiss

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Earliest known example of African American intimacy on screen.

Starring: Saint Suttle, Gertie Brown ..
Directed by: William Nicholas Selig
Release date: 1898-01-02
4.

Cinderella

2.5
6.9/10 IMDB

An adaptation of the folk tale.

Starring: Laura Bayley ..
Directed by: George Albert Smith
Release date: 1898-08-01
5.

The Launch of H.M.S. Albion

2.2
5.6/10 IMDB

The festive start and disastrous aftermath of the launch of the H.M.S. Albion.

Directed by: Robert W. Paul
Release date: 1898-01-01
6.

The Launch of HMS Albion at Blackwall

2.2
5.7/10 IMDB

The film documents the launch of HMS Albion at Blackwall on the 21st of June, 1898—an event that was witnessed by 30,000 onlookers, 37 of whom lost their lives when the jetty upon which they were standing became washed away by the resultant swell.

Directed by: E.P. Prestwich
Release date: 1898-09-30
7.

Come Along, Do!

2.1
4.9/10 IMDB

Come Along, Do! is an 1898 British short silent comedy film, produced and directed by Robert W. Paul. The film was of 1 minute duration, but only 38 seconds has survived. The whole of the second shot is only available as film stills. The film features an elderly man at an art gallery who takes a great interest in a nude statue to the irritation of his wife. The film has cinematographic significance as the first example of film continuity. It was, according to Michael Brooke of BFI Screenonline, "one of the first films to feature more than one shot." In the first shot, an elderly couple is outside an art exhibition having lunch and then follow other people inside through the door. The second shot shows what they do inside.

Directed by: Robert W. Paul
Release date: 1898-01-01
Best Movies of 1898 : Revue à Longchamp : défilé du Génie
8.

Revue à Longchamp : défilé du Génie

2.1
4.6/10 IMDB

A review of engineers at the Longchamp parade, filmed by the Lumière brothers.

Directed by: Gabriel Veyre
Release date: 1898-07-14
9.

Tetherball, or Do-Do

2.1
5.0/10 IMDB

Four men of different ranks play a game of tetherball on a ship's deck.

Directed by: Robert W. Paul
Release date: 1898-01-01
10.

A Switchback Railway

2.0
5.4/10 IMDB

The Switchback Railway was the forerunner of the roller coaster. Passengers sit in a small car which trundles up a swooping railway track then performs a 180 degree turn at its summit before swooping back down on a parallel track.

Directed by: Robert W. Paul
Release date: 1898-01-01

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