The History of Film by HistoryShots
"History of Film" is a graphic map of the 2000 most important films from the nascent roots of the feature-film industry to the present day. Films are organized by genre represented by streams that grow and shrink over time. The starting point is the early 1900s when the first feature-length films were released in the drama genre. The number and sizes of streams quickly grow as filmmakers expand their creativity by moving into such genres as action/adventure, westerns, war and comedy. It's fascinating to see the importance of each genre rise and fall overtime. With more than 60,000 movies released over the past 100 years in the United States alone, what was the selection process?