Comedy (Sorted by Runtime Ascending)



1. The Last Flight (2005)

Short, Comedy

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The last 15 seconds of a fly's life.

Director: Doron Kipper | Star: Doron Kipper

2. The Talk (2003)

Comedy, Short

8.0
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A father prepares to give his son The Talk about sex.

Director: Adam B. Stein | Stars: Elliott Grey, Robert Machemer

Votes: 9

3. Blacksmith Scene (1893)

Unrated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

6.1
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Three men hammer on an anvil and pass a bottle of beer around.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Charles Kayser, John Ott

Votes: 1,984

4. The Sprinkler Sprinkled (1895)

Not Rated | 1 min | Comedy, Short

7.1
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An impudent child plays a prank on a gardener innocently watering his plants.

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: François Clerc, Benoît Duval

Votes: 4,199

5. Trick Riding (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

5.5
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A man tries to get on a horse , but he climbs to one side and falls from the other, until he manages to stay in balance.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 808

6. Watering the Flowers (1896)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.6
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This lost film presumably features a person watering flowers to comedic effect. This film is believed to have imitated the Louis and Auguste Lumière film "L'arroseur arrose", which survives.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 52

7. Snowball Fight (1897)

1 min | Documentary, Short, Action

6.6
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 1,327

8. The Soldier's Courtship (1896)

1 min | Short, Comedy

4.6
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Director: Alfred Moul | Stars: Fred Storey, Julie Seale, Ellen Daws

Votes: 43

9. A Terrible Night (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

5.8
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A man tries to get a good night's sleep, but is disturbed by a giant spider that leaps onto his bed, and a battle ensues in hilarious comic fashion.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,003

10. L'arroseur arrosé (1897)

1 min | Short, Comedy

6.3
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A gardener is watering some plants. A small boy stops the flow of water and the gardener looks into his hose. The boy starts the water again, and the gardener is soaked. He fights with the boy.

Director: Alice Guy

Votes: 290

11. Les cambrioleurs (1897)

Not Rated | 1 min | Comedy, Short

4.9
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Alice Guy's brief THE BURGLARS takes a classic cops-and-robbers set-up and places it upon the roofs of Paris circa late-1800s (albeit a Méliès-like set that approximates the city skyline). ... See full summary »

Director: Alice Guy

Votes: 193

12. Chez le magnétiseur (1897)

1 min | Comedy, Short

5.2
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The Magnetizer uses his powers to change the costumes of the three other players.

Director: Alice Guy

Votes: 212

13. Le pêcheur dans le torrent (1897)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

5.0
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It could be said that the essence of comedy is the misfortune of others. Among other things, of course. In THE FISHERMAN AT THE STREAM, our fisherman is set upon by a band of swimmers (for ... See full summary »

Director: Alice Guy

Votes: 219

14. The Twins' Tea Party (1896)

1 min | Comedy, Short

5.2
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One of the prettiest pictures of child life we have yet offered. Two pretty children are seated in their high chairs playing "Tea Party" with their dishes arranged about them. They become ... See full summary »

Director: Robert W. Paul

Votes: 171

15. The X-Ray Fiend (1897)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

6.1
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A man and woman are flirting when a professor turns on an X-ray machine, revealing their insides. After turning it off again the two have a dispute and break up.

Director: George Albert Smith | Stars: Laura Bayley, Tom Green

Votes: 587

16. Výstavní párkar a lepic plakátù (1898)

1 min | Short, Comedy

4.7
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Director: Jan Krízenecký | Stars: Josef Sváb-Malostranský, Ferdinand Gýra

Votes: 101

17. Come Along, Do! (1898)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

4.9
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A couple look at a statue while eating in an art gallery.

Director: Robert W. Paul

Votes: 448

18. Dostavenícko ve mlýnici (1898)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.1
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Josef Sváb-Malostranský unrolls a poster in front of a mill with the words Czech Cinematograph. All the actors in the film gather around him. An old philanderer meets up with the miller's ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Krízenecký | Stars: Josef Sváb-Malostranský, Ferdinand Gýra

Votes: 112

19. Leçons de boxe (1898)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

5.4
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Director: Alice Guy

Votes: 18

20. The Miller and Chimney Sweep (I) (1897)

1 min | Comedy, Short

5.7
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In front of a flour mill, two men fight. One is the miller, and he's swinging a bag of flour in the scuffle. The other is a chimney sweep, and he's swinging what may be a bag of flour, but ... See full summary »

Director: George Albert Smith

Votes: 449

21. Au cabaret (1899)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

4.6
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Everyone knows that mixing gambling and liquor can produce unexpected and occasionally dangerous results. As true today as it was back in the late-1800s (when this dramatic short subject was made).

Director: Alice Guy

Votes: 172

22. A Kiss in the Tunnel (I) (1899)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A humorous subject intended to be run as a part of a railroad scene during the period in which the train is passing through a tunnel.

Director: George Albert Smith | Stars: Laura Bayley, George Albert Smith

Votes: 1,218

23. A Midnight Episode (1899)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

5.9
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A sleeping apartment of a friend who retires for the night. The rays of the moon are shining upon the bed through the window. He is suddenly awakened by a bug of gigantic proportions ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 43

24. As Seen Through the Telescope (1900)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.6
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An elderly gentleman in a silk hat sits on a stool in front of a store on the main street of town. He has a telescope that he focuses on the ankle of a young woman who is a short distance ... See full summary »

Director: George Albert Smith

Votes: 633

25. Avenue de l'opéra (1900)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

5.6
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You aren't imaging things. This short, filmed on the aforementioned Avenue de l'Opera in Paris, is backward as intended. As a bit of excessive cleverness, the music (a recent addition) is ... See full summary »

Director: Alice Guy

Votes: 173

26. La concierge (1900)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.4
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Director: Alice Guy

Votes: 151

27. How It Feels to Be Run Over (1900)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

6.1
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In one glorious point-of-view shot, a vehicle dashes full-speed into an ill-starred passer-by.

Director: Cecil M. Hepworth | Stars: May Clark, Cecil M. Hepworth

Votes: 669

28. Let Me Dream Again (1900)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.9
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A man dreams he is flirting with an attractive young lady, then he wakes up in bed next to his wife.

Director: George Albert Smith | Stars: Laura Bayley, Tom Green

Votes: 622

29. Uncle Josh in a Spooky Hotel (1900)

1 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Short

5.0
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Another adventure involving the recurring character from silent era Uncle Josh, one of the first characters to have film sequels of his own. This episode involves a haunted hotel where a ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Star: Charles Manley

Votes: 213

30. What Came Out of the Cheese; or, The Lilliputians in a New York Restaurant (1901)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.9
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jovial looking man is seated nearest the window of a restaurant. He has just finished his meal and the waiter brings a glass of beer, and when he places the glass upon the table, lo, a ... See full summary »

Director: Walter R. Booth

Votes: 89

31. The Countryman's First Sight of the Animated Pictures (1901)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

5.8
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A satire on the way that audiences unaccustomed to the cinema didn't know how to react to the moving images on a screen - in this film, an unsophisticated (and stereotypical) country yokel ... See full summary »

Director: Robert W. Paul

Votes: 573

32. A Chess Dispute (1903)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

6.0
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A stationary camera looks on as two dapper gents play a game of chess. One drinks and smokes, and when he looks away, his opponent moves two pieces. A fight ensues, first with the squirting... See full summary »

Director: Robert W. Paul | Star: Alfred Collins

Votes: 575

33. How Monsieur Takes His Bath (1903)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

5.6
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An uncharacteristic "trick" film from Alice Guy. The fellow prepares for his bath. And prepares. And prepares.

Director: Alice Guy | Star: Ferdinand Zecca

Votes: 151

34. An Extraordinary Cab Accident (1903)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

6.2
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A man and a woman talk beside a street near a corner where a cop stands. Just as a horse-drawn cart rounds the corner, the man backs off the sidewalk saying good-by to his companion. The ... See full summary »

Directors: Walter R. Booth, Robert W. Paul

Votes: 425

35. The Sick Kitten (1903)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Family

5.8
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A girl gives a spoonful of medicine to a kitten.

Director: George Albert Smith

Votes: 836

36. Beastly Behaviour (1994– )

1 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.6
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Comedic animation series explaining the mating habits of various creatures.

Star: Rupert Farley

Votes: 18

37. Four Heads Are Better Than One (1898)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

7.5
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Much to our amazement, an elegant and masterful illusionist detaches his own head effortlessly from his shoulders for a once-in-a-lifetime performance.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 2,718

38. Meat Love (1989)

1 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Two pieces of meat fall in love.

Director: Jan Svankmajer

Votes: 1,922

39. Bitten by Love (1998)

1 min | Short, Comedy

7.5
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Director: Kyle Newman | Stars: Amanda Byron, Margaret Devine, Kyle Newman, Ferdie Pacheco

Votes: 20

40. A Trip Through Time (1997)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

5.0
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Stars: Dan Pascoe, Melissa Pascoe

Votes: 5

41. En casa del fotógrafo (1901)

1 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Eugenio Cardini

42. Children in the Nursery (1896)

1 min | Short, Comedy

4.5
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Children fight with pillows.

Votes: 11

43. Two AM; or, The Husband's Return (1896)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.2
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Husband comes home late and wakes the wife.

Director: Robert W. Paul | Stars: Paul Clerget, Miss Ross-Selwicke

Votes: 133

44. A Photographic Contortion (1901)

1 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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A man, objecting to being filmed, comes closer and closer to the camera lens until his mouth is all we see. Then he opens wide and swallows camera and cinematographer. He steps back, chews, and grins.

Director: James Williamson | Star: Sam Dalton

Votes: 1,435

45. Lone Fisherman (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Comedy, Short

5.1
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"Depicts the patient fisherman, sitting on the end of a plank, waiting for a bite. Practical joker comes along and removes stone from other end of plank."

Director: James H. White

Votes: 237

46. A Morning Bath (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

4.4
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"Mammy is washing her little pickaninny. She thrusts him, kicking and struggling, into a tub full of foaming suds." - from the Edison Catalog

Director: James H. White

Votes: 412

47. Sack Race (1896)

1 min | Comedy, Short

5.1
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"A number of boys bound to the neck in sacks, racing for prize. There are several falls and many comical antics."

Votes: 30

48. The Mechanical Butcher (1895)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.9
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A butcher puts a full-grown live pig into his large box-like machine. Moments later, he draws out a full range of pork products, many already packaged for sale.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 679

49. The Extraordinary Waiter (1902)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.2
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A Swiss tourist knocks the head off a negro waiter.

Director: Walter R. Booth

Votes: 71

50. The Wonderful Baby Incubator (1901)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.7
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An up to date idea and a great picture. The professor sits in his laboratory with his newly invented baby incubator. A mother who is anxious for the growth of her child enters, places her ... See full summary »

Director: Walter R. Booth

Votes: 112


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