A Trip to the Moon (1902) – Georges Méliès

"Le voyage dans la lune, en plein dans l'œil!!", a drawing by Georges Méliès of the vessel landing in the moon's eye in the film Le voyage dans la lune

This short film is the first work of science fiction in cinema.

“The first cinematic encounter between humans and extraterrestrials was in Georges Méliès' “Le Voyage dans la Lune”. A ten-minute film that makes an old human dream come true, already imagined by Cyrano de Bergerac – not Rostand's, no, the 17th-century writer.” — Jérôme Clément