short films worth watching

by anthony-suomi | created - 23 Feb 2012 | updated - 10 May 2012 | Public

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1. T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996)

PG-13 | 12 min | Action, Short, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Three freedom fighters attack a large corporation to prevent a future apocalypse.

Directors: John Bruno, James Cameron, Stan Winston | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick

Votes: 6,937

2. CollegeHumor Originals (2006– )
Episode: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Star Wars (2011)

3 min | Comedy

8.3
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Simon Pegg (C-3PO) and Nick Frost (R2-D2) try to recreate the droids' walk in the desert, but end up arguing about Frost's interpretation of R2's bleeps and bloops.

Director: Matthew Pollock | Stars: Nick Frost, Simon Pegg

Votes: 373

3. A légy (1980)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.6
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A fine day in the life of a fly presented completely from the fly's point of view. A fine day until something dreary happens, that is.

Director: Ferenc Rófusz

Votes: 1,343

4. Sergeant Slaughter, My Big Brother (2011)

13 min | Short, Drama

7.2
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Dan's decision to run away and join the French Foreign Legion has far reaching implications for his younger brother, Keith.

Director: Greg Williams | Stars: Tom Hardy, Ben Macleod, Gillian Bevan, Nathaniel Parker

Votes: 628

5. I Am Harry Potter (2010)

3 min | Short, Comedy

6.6
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Director: Judd Apatow

Votes: 405

6. Star (I) (2001)

Not Rated | 7 min | Action, Short, Comedy

7.8
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The Driver now carries an arrogant rock star who is visiting a major city (not Pittsburgh as earlier believed). Played by Madonna, this title character wants to get away from her bodyguards... See full summary »

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Clive Owen, Michael Beattie, Toru Tanaka Jr., DTeflon

Votes: 6,612

7. Gogwana (2000 TV Short)

Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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Directors: Sion Jones, Michael Mort, Joe Turner | Stars: Marie Clifford, Gillian Elisa, Dafydd Emyr, Josie Lawrence

Votes: 46

8. Wikus and Charlize (2010)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Music

6.8
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Wikus attempts to track down Charlize Theron in Hollywood to help him present the Award for Best Afrikaans Pop album.

Director: Sharlto Copley | Stars: Sharlto Copley, Jhon Doria, Andrew Schlessinger, Charlize Theron

Votes: 405

9. A Grand Day Out (1989)

Not Rated | 23 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.8
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Wallace takes a break from trying to decide on a holiday destination only to find he has no cheese for his crackers. The solution to both problems is a trip to the moon, with dog Gromit, because everybody knows the moon's made of cheese.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Peter Hawkins

Votes: 25,932

10. A Close Shave (1995)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.2
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Wallace falls for Wendolene, a wool shop owner, while Gromit is framed for the sheep rustling.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Anne Reid, Justin Fletcher, Peter Hawkins

Votes: 33,221

11. The Wrong Trousers (1993)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.4
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Wallace is used by a criminal penguin in a robbery involving mechanical trousers.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Peter Hawkins

Votes: 44,319

12. Burn-E (2008)

G | 8 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.7
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If BURN-E (a welding robot) had known how much trouble he'd be caused by WALL-E's pursuit of EVE, then he'd have taken the day off.

Director: Angus MacLane | Stars: Angus MacLane, Tessa Swigart, Ben Burtt, Jeff Garlin

Votes: 8,310

13. Requiem 2019 (2011)

5 min | Short

8.0
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The last surviving whale in the oceans meets its greatest enemy - man.

Directors: Rutger Hauer, Sil Van Der Woerd | Star: Rutger Hauer

Votes: 48

14. Alvorada Vermelha (I) (2011)

20 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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Directors: João Rui Guerra da Mata, João Pedro Rodrigues

Votes: 72

15. 663114 (2012)

8 min | Animation, Short, Drama

6.2
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663114 is a short but hard-hitting monologue of a 66-year-old cicada. The insect draws parallels between the catastrophes of Hiroshima and Fukushima and poses a fundamental question about ... See full summary »

Director: Isamu Hirabayashi

Votes: 71

16. Drunk History Christmas (2011)

6 min | Short, Comedy

5.7
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The poem The Night Before Christmas recited by a drunken Allan McLeod; enacted by some friends.

Directors: Derek Waters, Jeremy Konner | Stars: Allan McLeod, Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Jim Carrey

Votes: 848

17. The Other Guys NYPD Recruitment Video (2010 Video)

3 min | Short, Comedy

5.6
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Let's watch Allen Gamble trying to make a recruitment video for NYPD.

Director: Eric Appel | Stars: Josh Covitt, Will Ferrell

Votes: 184

18. Histoire tragique avec fin heureuse (2006)

7 min | Animation, Short

7.2
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A girl whose heart beats faster than normal and so loudly that it bothers the neighbors seeks both acceptance and escape.

Director: Regina Pessoa | Stars: Manuela Azevedo, Elina Löwensohn

Votes: 311

19. Nuvem (2011)

30 min | Short, Drama

5.6
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Cloud, a young man with a particular penchant for wandering and daydreaming, lives in the center of the Creole slum of Lisbon.

Director: Basil da Cunha | Stars: Nelson Duarte, Pedro Diniz, Marlene Alexandra Lopes Monteiro, Tuna

Votes: 18

20. A Detective Story (2003)

10 min | Drama, Fantasy, Animation

7.6
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A private detective is hired to track down the computer hacker known as Trinity. But as he gets close his goal, reality takes a weird turn for him.

Director: Shinichirô Watanabe | Stars: James Arnold Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, Terrence 'T.C.' Carson, Matt McKenzie

Votes: 3,974

21. Kid's Story (2003)

15 min | Animation, Sci-Fi, Short

7.5
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A teenager's dreams which conclude with him falling off a building, lead him to believe that the reality he lives in, may not be so real after all.

Director: Shinichirô Watanabe | Stars: Clayton Watson, Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, John DeMita

Votes: 5,222

22. Marvel One-Shot: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Agent Coulson stops at a convenience store and deals with a coincidental robbery during his visit.

Director: Leythum | Stars: Clark Gregg, Jessica Manuel, Jeff Prewett, Zach Hudson

Votes: 4,555