2012: Shorts

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1. Getting Stronger Every Day (2001)

7 min | Short

5.4
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A man tells the story of a movie he once saw.

Director: Miranda July | Stars: Carrie Brownstein, Mia Cianciulli, Richard Greiling

Votes: 71

2. ORA (2011)

15 min | Short

7.5
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ORA is a stunning meeting between the artistic worlds of choreographer José Navas and filmmaker Philippe Baylaucq. It is the first film to use 3D thermal imaging, producing visuals like ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Baylaucq | Stars: Lindsey Renée Derry, Sarah Fregeau, Alexandre Jolicoeur, François Richard

Votes: 35

3. Manhatta (1921)

11 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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This groundbreaking silent documentary captures the beauty and majesty of the New York City in its streets, skyscrapers, bridges, rail yards and harbors.

Directors: Charles Sheeler, Paul Strand

Votes: 1,049

4. Waning (2011)

8 min | Short, Drama

8.2
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A man, a dead woman, a rundown apartment. Far from your typical murder mystery, Waning engages in a visual and temporal deconstruction of a homicide in a single, multi-layered frame.

Director: Gina Hara | Stars: Madeline Thomson, Roch Tibauld

Votes: 6

5. Waning (2011)

8 min | Short, Drama

8.2
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A man, a dead woman, a rundown apartment. Far from your typical murder mystery, Waning engages in a visual and temporal deconstruction of a homicide in a single, multi-layered frame.

Director: Gina Hara | Stars: Madeline Thomson, Roch Tibauld

Votes: 6

6. Dimanche (I) (2011)

9 min | Animation, Short

6.0
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On a typically boring Sunday a small boy goes to church with his parents before being taken to a relative's house for a family lunch. Still bored he amuses himself by placing a coin on the ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Doyon | Stars: Chantal Baril, Natalie Hamel Roy, Jacques Lavallée, François Sasseville

Votes: 933

7. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011)

TV-G | 15 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

8.0
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After a hurricane levels his city, a young man wanders into a mysterious library where books literally come to life.

Directors: William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg

Votes: 4,908

8. A Morning Stroll (2011)

Not Rated | 7 min | Animation, Short, Action

6.8
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When a New Yorker walks past a chicken on his morning stroll, we are left to wonder which one is the real city slicker.

Director: Grant Orchard

Votes: 656

9. Wild Life (2011)

TV-PG | 14 min | Animation, Short, Western

6.4
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Calgary, 1909. An Englishman moves to the Canadian frontier, but is singularly unsuited to it. His letters home are much sunnier than the reality. Intertitles compare his fate to that of a comet.

Directors: Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby | Stars: Adam Blackwood, Luba Goy, Anthony Bekenn, Keith Dinicol

Votes: 688

10. Pentecost (2011)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Ireland 1977. Eleven-year-old Damian Lynch (Scott Graham) is called in at the last moment to serve as an altar boy at an important mass in his local parish. Following his last appearance as... See full summary »

Director: Peter McDonald | Stars: Andrew Bennett, Scott Graham, Michael McElhatton, Valerie Spelman

Votes: 343

11. Raju (2011)

24 min | Short, Drama

7.1
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A German couple adopts in Kolkata an Indian orphan. Their child suddenly disappears and they realize that they are part of the problem.

Director: Max Zähle | Stars: Wotan Wilke Möhring, Julia Richter, Krish Gupta, Arindam Sil

Votes: 341

12. The Shore (2011)

Not Rated | 29 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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The story of Joe and Paddy, whose childhood friendship is shattered by the troubles in Northern Ireland. Twenty five years later they are reunited.

Director: Terry George | Stars: Anthony Brophy, Conleth Hill, Packy Lee, Aidan McAteer

Votes: 924

13. Time Freak (2011)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A neurotic inventor creates a time machine and gets lost traveling around yesterday.

Director: Andrew Bowler | Stars: Michael Nathanson, John Conor Brooke, Emilea Wilson, Hector Diaz

Votes: 339

14. Tuba Atlantic (2010)

TV-MA | 25 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Everybody is going to die one day. Oskar (70) is going to die in 6 days. He is now ready to forgive his brother for a disagreement years ago. Will he reach his brother, who he believes live... See full summary »

Director: Hallvar Witzø | Stars: Ryan Adams, Runi Ur Arantsstovu, David Chocron, Edvard Hægstad

Votes: 685

15. Krazy Kat Goes A-Wooing (1916)

3 min | Animation, Short

4.8
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Krazy Kat, carrying his banjo, leaves home and flies his plane "Kazook" to the house of Ignatz Mouse, whom he loves. Outside Ignatz's window, Krazy starts his serenade. Meanwhile, Ignatz ... See full summary »

Votes: 143

16. Bydlo (2012)

9 min | Animation, Short

7.1
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An allegory of mankind heading for disaster, this animated short is a tragic vision inspired by the 4th movement of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Drawing on the composer's ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Bouchard

Votes: 80

17. Decapoda Shock (2011)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.2
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An astronaut returns to Earth after a fatal accident on a distant planet.

Director: Javier Chillon | Stars: Federico Martín, Jaroslaw Bielski, José Antonio Fuentes, Benito Sagredo

Votes: 48

18. La Jetée (1962)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Drama, Romance

8.3
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The story of a man forced to explore his memories in the wake of World War III's devastation, told through still images.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Étienne Becker, Jean Négroni, Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich

Votes: 23,878

19. The Escape on the Fast Freight (1915)

13 min | Short, Thriller

6.8
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Two yeggmen hold up Helen, on night duty at Ferndale, lock her in a closet, and escape. Later, standing on a bridge over the freight yards, Helen sees the two bandits aboard an outgoing ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Hurst | Stars: Helen Holmes, Leo D. Maloney, J. Gunnis Davis, George A. Williams

Votes: 37

20. The Wild Engine (1915)

Short, Thriller

6.6
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Helen, informed of the danger which menaces an excursion train because another engine on the same track is running wild, mounts a motorcycle and speeds down the track to warn the passengers... See full summary »

Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: Helen Holmes, Leo D. Maloney, Rex Downs, Jack Hoxie

Votes: 48

21. Rescued by Rover (1905)

7 min | Short, Drama, Family

6.7
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A dog leads its master to his kidnapped baby.

Directors: Lewin Fitzhamon, Cecil M. Hepworth | Stars: Blair, May Clark, Barbara Hepworth, Cecil M. Hepworth

Votes: 822

22. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

8.2
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A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet

Votes: 34,490

23. Suspense (1913)

10 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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An isolated house in deserted area is too remote for a servant, who leaves a note, quietly exits the back door, and puts the key under the mat. Alone in the house is a mother and her infant... See full summary »

Directors: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber | Stars: Lois Weber, Val Paul, Douglas Gerrard, Sam Kaufman

Votes: 781

24. The Invaders (1912)

Not Rated | 41 min | Short, Western

6.2
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The U.S. Army and the Indians sign a peace treaty. However, a group of surveyors trespass on the Indians' land and violate the treaty. The army refuses to listen to the Indians' complaints,... See full summary »

Directors: Francis Ford, Thomas H. Ince | Stars: Francis Ford, Ethel Grandin, Ann Little, Ray Myers

Votes: 216

25. The Battle of Elderbush Gulch (1913)

29 min | Short, Action, Western

6.3
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The fact that an Indian tribe is eating puppies starts an action packed battle in a western town.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mae Marsh, Leslie Loveridge, Alfred Paget, Robert Harron

Votes: 600

26. The Great Train Robbery (1903)

TV-G | 11 min | Short, Action, Western

7.3
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A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, A.C. Abadie, George Barnes, Justus D. Barnes

Votes: 13,596

27. Broncho Billy and the Schoolmistress (1912)

Short, Western

5.5
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A new schoolteacher arrives at Snakeville and immediately all the marriageable men of the county come a-courtin'. The affair finally resolves about Jack Heyworth and Broncho Billy, but it ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Brinsley Shaw, Augustus Carney, Arthur Mackley

Votes: 37

28. The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)

17 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.7
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A young wife and her musician husband live in poverty in a New York City tenement. The husband's job requires him to go away for for a number of days. On his return, he is robbed by the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Elmer Booth, Lillian Gish, Clara T. Bracy, Walter Miller

Votes: 1,590

29. New York Subway (1905)

Unrated | 6 min | Short, Documentary

5.8
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Starting at Union Square, we are taken for an underground excursion, following the path of a subway train as it makes its way through New York City subway tunnels on its journey to the old ... See full summary »

Director: G.W. Bitzer

Votes: 543

30. Skyscraper Symphony (1929)

Not Rated | 9 min | Short, Documentary

6.0
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A montage of the skyscrapers of Manhattan opens with a succession of stationary views of the upper portions of numerous buildings. This is followed by a wide variety of fluid shots, which ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey

Votes: 217

31. The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra (1928)

Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Drama

7.2
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This short experimental film tells the story of a man who comes to Hollywood to become a star, only to fail and be dehumanized (he is identified by the number 9314 written on his forehead),... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Florey, Slavko Vorkapich | Stars: Jules Raucourt, Voya George, Robert Florey, Adriane Marsh

Votes: 915

32. Regen (1929)

12 min | Short, Documentary

7.3
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Rain falls on a Dutch city.

Directors: Mannus Franken, Joris Ivens

Votes: 1,219

33. À propos de Nice (1930)

Not Rated | 25 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

7.5
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What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants.

Directors: Boris Kaufman, Jean Vigo

Votes: 3,055

34. Images d'Ostende (1929)

15 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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Belgian director Henri Storck presents a tribute to one of the most well-known spots in Belgium: the Ostende beach. Filming from everyone and everything, gathering a small collection of ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Storck

Votes: 79

35. Momijigari (1899)

6 min | Short

6.1
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Historical nobleman Taira no Koremori fights a demon who has disguised itself as Princess Sarashina.

Director: Tsunekichi Shibata | Stars: Danjuro Ichikawa, Kikugoro Onoe V.

Votes: 64

36. Gôketsu Jiraiya (1921)

21 min | Short, Action

5.9
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The story of Jiraiya, a legendary ninja with great powers who set off on a adventure.

Director: Shôzô Makino | Stars: Matsunosuke Onoe, Suminojo Ichikawa, Kijaku Ôtani, Chosei Kataoka

Votes: 107

37. Meaning of Robots (2012)

4 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.3
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Mike Sullivan has been shooting a stop-motion robot sex film in his apartment for the past 10 years. Now his miniature robot porn stars are threatening to squeeze him out of the space he needs to shoot his epic.

Director: Matt Lenski

Votes: 31

38. Lady, Play Your Mandolin! (1931)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

5.6
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Things are hopping at a certain Mexican café. And then Foxy walks in and the customers go really wild.

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 381

39. The Hard Guy (1930)

Unrated | 6 min | Drama, Short

6.1
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An unemployed man hangs around his flat.

Director: Arthur Hurley | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Alexander, Arch Hendricks, Pat Kearney

Votes: 385

40. The Eyes Have It (1931)

Unrated | 10 min | Comedy, Short

4.9
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A nine-year-old boy named Charlie McCarthy is sent by his teacher to an eye doctor. The lad has been complaining about headaches and has missed a lot of school. The doctor, with the help of... See full summary »

Director: Alfred J. Goulding | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Christina Graver, Charlie McCarthy

Votes: 228