Best Movies of 1902


Alfred Raymond, Agnes May, & Wilfred Sydney

6.2/10 IMDB

Likely the world's oldest color film, shot in 1902. Like other works by Edward R. Turner, there is no indication that it was ever relesead to the public before its discovery in 2012.

Starring: Agnes May Turner, Alfred Raymond Turner, Wilfred Sidney Turner ..
Directed by: Edward Raymond Turner
Release date: 1902-01-01
Best Movies of 1902 : The Little Match Seller

The Little Match Seller

6.6/10 IMDB

A short melodrama based on Hans Christian Andersen's harrowing tale. A poor little girl tries to sell matchsticks in the freezing December cold. She lights matches for some light and warmth. There are visions: a fireplace, dinner, a Christmas tree. She sees her dead mother, welcoming her.

Directed by: James Williamson
Release date: 1902-12-24
Best Movies of 1902 : Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

6.1/10 IMDB

Porter's sequential continuity editing links several shots to form a narrative of the famous fairy tale story of Jack and his magic beanstalk. Borrowing on cinematographic methods reminiscent of 'Georges Melies' , Porter uses animation, double exposure, and trick photography to illustrate the fairy's apparitions, Jack's dream, and the fast growing beanstalk.

Starring: Thomas White, James H. White ..
Directed by: George S. Fleming, Edwin S. Porter
Release date: 1902-07-15

Fun in a Bakery Shop

5.9/10 IMDB

A baker's assistant throws a handful of dough at a rat. The dough sticks to the side of a barrel and the assistant proceeds to sculpt the dough into various faces and shapes. There is some experimental use of stop motion.

Directed by: Edwin S. Porter
Release date: 1902-04-10

How to Stop a Motorcar

5.7/10 IMDB

A policeman is run over by an automobile

Starring: Cecil M. Hepworth, T.C. Hepworth, Claude Whitten ..
Directed by: Percy Stow
Release date: 1902-02-01

Tram Ride Into Halifax

5.8/10 IMDB

Tram Ride.

Release date: 1902-02-11

Pas de deux

5.2/10 IMDB

A short dance scene filmed by Danish photographer Peter Elfelt.

Starring: Margrethe Andersen, Clara Rasmussen ..
Directed by: Peter Elfelt
Release date: 1902-10-11

The Boys Think They Have One on Foxy Grandpa, But He Fools Them

5.1/10 IMDB

The boys dance to Grandpa's banjo playing, then indicate that he can't equal their skill. Grandpa gets up and performs an intricate step while still playing the banjo.

Starring: Joseph Hart ..
Release date: 1902-05-05
Best Movies of 1902 : Uncle Josh at the Moving Picture Show

Uncle Josh at the Moving Picture Show

5.4/10 IMDB

Country rube thinks what he sees on the movie screen is real. He jumps out of his seat to try to stop a kissing scene.

Starring: Charles Manley ..
Directed by: Edwin S. Porter
Release date: 1902-02-01

Sheffield United v Bury

5.5/10 IMDB

Sheffield United v Bury

Release date: 1902-10-10

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