Best shorts to view on IMDb

by galenhoward82 | created - 16 Jun 2011 | updated - 01 Jul 2011 | Public

A great number of short films have been uploaded to IMDb over the last several years. These are the best of those that I have seen thus far.

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1. Tunnel (1998)

23 min | Fantasy, Short, Horror

6.4
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Fantastic and surreal voyage through a dark and impressive universe. This short actually captures a world that is in our fears: When the mute hero of the story falls in front of the subway,... See full summary »

Director: Martin Libich | Stars: Gerd David, Mary Dobrian, Eduardo Kapsch, Ina Rudolph

Votes: 16

2. Nailbiter (1999)

10 min | Short

8.0
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An overbearing man causes his son to develop a worrying and nervous habit. After a violent act, the boy's mother takes matters into her own hands, with gruesome consequences.

Director: Elliot Kew | Stars: Sam Challenger, Eamon Geoghegan, Georgia Fitch

Votes: 24

3. The Box (III) (2000)

9 min | Short

6.6
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Director: Elliot Kew | Stars: Eamon Geoghegan, Monty Ravenscroft, Oliver Russell-Lewis, Julian Roberts

Votes: 12

4. The Terms (2000)

11 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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A father and son live in a caravan in the middle of nowhere. When the son burns down the caravan, his father decides to kill him in a bizarre and convoluted execution pact. Having agreed to... See full summary »

Director: Johnny O'Reilly | Stars: Eamonn Owens, John O'Toole

Votes: 34

5. Johnny Flynton (2002)

37 min | Drama, Short

6.8
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Johnny Flynton is good at one thing: boxing. He's not too bright, and there's clearly some issues in his past, but what's worse, when he's boxing, his temper flares up. His wife, Samantha, ... See full summary »

Director: Lexi Alexander | Stars: Dash Mihok, Michele Matheson, Robert W. Hill, Austin Crim

Votes: 115

6. Maelstrom (2002)

14 min | Short, Fantasy

7.2
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At a point between life and death, a Man is judged. But pleasing the judges can lead to even more horrors. Maelstrom is a surreal film where a Man's spirit is severely tested, and where all he can rely on is the eternal will to live.

Director: Terry O'Leary | Stars: John Burke, Laragh Cullen, Ned Dennehy, Mary Keane

Votes: 16

7. Side Effects (2002)

Unrated | 18 min | Short

7.7
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When a shy, 20-something guy becomes a human guinea pig in an experimental drug test, he meets the girl of his dreams, but the drug that brings them together may be the very thing that keeps them apart.

Director: Scott Allen Perry | Stars: Scott Allen Perry, Kathryn Gordon, Doug Jones, Daniel MacLeith

Votes: 70

8. The End and Back Again (2002)

10 min | Drama, Short

5.2
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Following an innocent game of strip poker in a derelict hut fourteen-year-old Penny struggles with her encroaching sexuality and the blurring of boundaries between childhood games and adult fantasies.

Director: Lee Jane | Stars: Lucy Brooks, Emily Sills, Remy LeFevre, Filippo Fiori

Votes: 8

9. I Cannot Understand You (2004)

6 min | Short

5.7
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Director: David Baeumler | Stars: Sandra Kelberlau, Otto Mörth, Viktor Mörth, Klaus Ruprecht

Votes: 10

10. No Ordinary Sun (2004)

15 min | Short

7.6
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A man living in the Antarctic makes a discovery that will change his life and the lives of everyone in the world.

Director: Jonathan Brough | Star: Crawford Thomson

Votes: 34

11. The Select Fit (2004)

4 min | Short

7.6
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In a world of sound-bytes, two angelic messengers challenge a young man to find lifes true meaning. Will he accept the challenge or will he just sink back into his artificial reality?

Director: Daniel Roemer | Stars: Daniel Roemer, Daniel Felix de Weldon, Jeff Cole

Votes: 24

12. Heavy Soul (2005)

14 min | Short, Drama

7.2
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1959. In a world of teenage lust and twisted morals, it is hard to keep one's innocence. With a simple roll of the dice, the child becomes a predator. The saint, a sinner.

Director: Oren Shai | Stars: Sally Conway, Joe Cabatit, Guil Fisher, Mike Horn

Votes: 17

13. Return to Sender (I) (2005)

11 min | Short

7.1
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Gil Dunmeyer isn't your typical high school senior. He drives a Hearse for a living. Saul Burrows isn't your typical corpse. He's alive and breathing. The odd couple team up for their first... See full summary »

Director: Ravi Malhotra | Stars: Lori Barbaccia, Adam Briggs, Cabran E. Chamberlain, Claudene Chamberlain

Votes: 23

14. Sons of the Rodeo (2005)

13 min | Short, Sci-Fi, Western

6.0
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"Sons of the Rodeo" is a rite-of-passage film about a small-town Texas boy who gains independence from his domineering brother at a futuristic rodeo. Shooter assists his overbearing, older ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Muir | Stars: James Arlen, David Blackwell, J. Ward Boyce, Blake DeLong

Votes: 6

15. The Tribe (2005)

18 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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An unorthodox, unauthorized history of the Jewish people and the Barbie doll.

Director: Tiffany Shlain | Stars: Peter Coyote, Vanessa Hidary

Votes: 86

16. Twitch (2005)

10 min | Short

5.7
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Twitch portrays a young girl's conflicted relationship with her disabled mother and her irrational fear that the disability is contagious. Slamdance Grand Jury Prize winner and Student Academy Awards finalist.

Director: Leah Meyerhoff | Stars: Sarah Bradley-King, Peter Corrie, Emma Adele Galvin, Robert Hancock

Votes: 75

17. A Taste of Nate (2006)

4 min | Short

6.7
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A look at Nate Wiley and his trio, the Crowd Pleasers, performing at Bob and Barbara's Lounge in Philadelphia: Nate on tenor, Cliff Lamar on drums, and Howard Candie on the Hammond B3. Each... See full summary »

Director: Jim McGorman | Stars: Howard Candie, Cliff Lamar, Nate Wiley

Votes: 14

18. Onion Underwater (2006)

26 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

5.6
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Ten minutes into the future a drug is invented called "GOD". This drug allows its user to actually commune with God. There is one drawback however... the user will die. This hasn't stopped thousands of people from taking it.

Director: Paul Yates | Stars: Rachel Miner, Tyler Bosserman, Kim Haden, Beaux Yarrow

Votes: 116

19. Unlocked (2006)

11 min | Short, Drama

6.3
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A teenage girl has to decide whether or not to donate her hair to charity.

Director: Daryl Wein | Stars: Meagan Hooper, Eric Nelsen, Violet O'Neill, Jessica Philbin

Votes: 65

20. Papiroflexia (2007)

3 min | Animation, Short

6.8
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A burly man lives with his cat in a flat on a busy city street. He sits at his table making origami figures. He decides he's had too much of noise and pollution, so he goes outside and ... See full summary »

Director: Joaquin Baldwin

Votes: 194

21. Pustota (2007)

10 min | Short

7.2
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Director: Alexander Kargaltsev | Stars: Vlad Kaptur, Irina Roy

Votes: 17

22. Paper Thin Walls (2006)

19 min | Short, Comedy

6.5
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Director: Justin Warias | Stars: Michael Chamoun, Maggie Kretzmer, Kristen Torrianni, Jim Ulmer

Votes: 11

23. The Knockdown King Lucky Peralta (2007)

16 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Director: Wes Shive | Stars: Rodney Holland, Rossif Sutherland, Stephen DeCordova, Dean Schaller

Votes: 5

24. I Fucking Hate You (2008)

9 min | Short, Drama

5.8
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A raw, compelling glimpse into a young man's charmingly ill-conceived scheme to redeem himself in the eyes of his ex-girlfriend. Ron lures Carol back to his apartment under the pretense ... See full summary »

Director: Zak Forsman | Stars: John T. Woods, Marion Kerr

Votes: 114

25. Interpretation (2008)

7 min | Short, Crime, Thriller

8.4
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A romantic couple's brief encounter with a few philosophical thugs unfolds in an unusual way. After this night, no one will be the same. Everyone will learn something new.

Director: Lin Oeding | Stars: Ian Bohen, Cindy Chiu, Jay Giannone, Jeremy Luke

Votes: 277

26. The Secret Adventures of the Projectionist (2008)

R | 5 min | Short, Adventure

6.8
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A cinema projectionist becomes supernaturally entangled in a dangerous liaison with a silver screen femme fatale.

Director: Max Sacker | Stars: Nikolai Kinski, Senta Dorothea Kirschner, Mark Gisbourne, Peter Hofman

Votes: 45

27. Mixtape (II) (2009)

2 min | Short, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Ben spends his time listening to his Dad's old 70's vinyl and making mixtapes on an old double deck tape recorder. He makes a tape to try and woo the girl next door, Lily, the girl of his dreams.

Director: Luke Snellin | Stars: Bill Milner, Charlotte Beaumont, Kate Miles

Votes: 178

28. The Last Temptation of Chris (2010)

11 min | Short, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Chris has found happiness being a marriage guidance therapist. One day, his first girlfriend and her husband walk in looking for his help. Old flames are rekindled. Now Chris has to choose between the job and the married woman.

Director: Marcus Markou | Stars: Vic Bryson, James Garnon, Lucy McGuinness, George Potts

Votes: 16