What Was the First Movie Ever Made?

If you’re a movie fan, you’ve probably wondered, What’s the first movie ever made?

This is a great question, and a somewhat complicated one.

In the late 1880’s various people began experimenting with photo, blending them together to give the illusion of a motion picture.¬† But the technology and difficulty to capture that sort of video made motion pictures rare.

Even so, here are a couple of the very first movies:

The Horse In Motion (1878)
This groundbreaking motion photography was accomplished using multiple cameras and assembling the individual pictures into a a single motion picture. it’s something that you could do today, using a few cameras that are set to go off at an exact moment. The movie was made to scientifically answer a popularly debated question during this era: Are all four of a horse’s hooves ever off the ground at the same time while the horse is galloping? The video provedthat they indeed were and, more importantly, motion photography was born.


1888 – Roundhay Garden Scene
The world’s earliest surviving motion-picture film, showing actual consectuve action is called Roundhay Garden Scene. It’s a short film directed by French inventor Louis Le Prince. While it’s just 2.11 seconds long, it is technically a movie. According to the Guineness Book of Records, it is the oldest surviving film in existence.

27 Comments on What Was the First Movie Ever Made?

  1. Body steeper // May 8, 2013 at 12:16 am // Reply

    Cool I like the horse one the best

  2. Oh I shall make a movie!
    But how long?
    2 seconds!

  3. I like the horse one best too it is longer, and in the other one the man just walks across the yard.

    • Me too.

      What? says:

      I can’t understand the part “horse one best too it is longer”. Put in a period.

  4. The horse was the first!I agree with Potato!

  5. rgkgkkk

  6. You,re wrong its the sneeze

  7. Awesome Girl // June 30, 2014 at 6:45 am // Reply

    you people should get a grip. It has some flaws but so what. Overall I think it was pretty good for technology back then.

  8. Seems like nobody knows when the actual first movie was created?

  9. I think they did an AMAZING job for the first movies. I mean come on, u think that their gonna be making Family Guy and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse back then. No their not

  10. I think the first real narrative film (not just a short) was The Story of the Kelly Gang in Australia in 1906.

  11. i dont think that was the first movie they came out in 1905

  12. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaàaaaat. A horse for 10 seconds!?!?!?!?!?

  13. Oh I Know What I’ll Do Today, I’ll Make A Movie That Lasts 3 Seconds.

    Gooooooo Technology! -_-

  14. I’ve got a great idea, I’m going to make up the best movie ever, I’ll make it 2.11 seconds about a man walking over a yard.


  15. fvjhmfcgbgghvg // December 13, 2014 at 8:15 pm // Reply

    great 3second movie

  16. the first film was 10 seconds and about a horse

  17. barf barf barf barf // December 13, 2014 at 8:30 pm // Reply

    great movie for back then

  18. the first movie was 15seconds and about a hores

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