Early Films

Films from the time Muybridge used a kinetiscope to make the earliest, most primitive "film" in 1878 until 1920. Many of these films were from the The Pre Hollywood Era though many of the later films of the era belong to the Silent Age of Hollywood

See also: Films of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s.
Early Films (pre-1900)
  • 1896 — The Kiss: the first example of a movie kiss and of a scandal caused by a movie.
  • 1896 — Rip Van Winkle: Possibly the first film with a narrative plot, however brief.

1900

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1911

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1914

1915
  • 1915-1919: Charlie Chaplin goes into business for himself, producing and starring in a series of pioneering Slapstick comedies at Essenay, Mutual, and First National studios, including:

1916

1917

1918

1919


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