List of American films of the 1890s

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A list of the earliest American films released in the 1890s.


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Monkeyshines, No. 1 William K.L. Dickson, William Heise Short First ever American film: contradictory sources indicate this was shot either in June 1889 or November 1890
Monkeyshines, No. 2 Short
Monkeyshines, No. 3 Short
Dickson Greeting William Kennedy Dickson William Kennedy Dickson Short
Newark Athlete William Kennedy Dickson Short
Blacksmith Scene William K.L. Dickson Short First Kinetoscope film shown in public exhibition
The Dickson Experimental Sound Film William K.L. Dickson Short First Kinetophone film (i.e., first film with synchronous sound). Possibly 1895.
The Barbershop William K.L. Dickson, William Heise Short
Rip's Twenty Years' Sleep Short
Dancing Darkies Short
McKinley at Home, Canton, Ohio William McKinley, Ida Saxton McKinley, George Cortelyou Short
The Kiss William Heise May Irwin, John Rice Short
The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight Enoch J. Rector James J. Corbett, Bob Fitzsimmons Feature First feature film, first wide screen film, most successful film of the century
Peeping Tom Short
How Would You Like to Be the Ice Man? Short

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