Best shorts ever according to lampa

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1. 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: 23,682

2. Die große Ekstase des Bildschnitzers Steiner (1974)

45 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.8
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A study of the psychology of a champion ski-jumper, whose full-time occupation is carpentry.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Walter Steiner, Werner Herzog

Votes: 1,805

3. Vertical Features Remake (1978)

44 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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Tongue-in-cheek, early Greenaway short reflects the incredibly meticulous encyclopedic nature of his early films. An attempt is made to "reconstruct" a proposed, but never made, film ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway | Star: Colin Cantlie

Votes: 496

4. H Is for House (1973)

10 min | Short

6.7
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Experimental short film set in the English countryside, with strange narration which has a particular focus on objects beginning with the letter 'H'.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Peter Greenaway, Hannah Greenaway, Colin Cantlie

Votes: 481

5. Act of God (1980 TV Short)

25 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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Documentary film by Peter Greenaway made for Thames Television, in which people who have survived being struck by lightning relate their experiences against a typically Greenaway backdrop ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway

Votes: 120

6. Jaime (1974)

35 min | Short, Documentary

7.4
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A documentary about a deceased psychiatric patient, Jaime Fernandes.

Director: António Reis | Stars: Evangelina Gil Delgado, Jaime Fernandes

Votes: 130

7. 2084: Video clip pour une réflexion syndicale et pour le plaisir (1984)

10 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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Director: Chris Marker | Stars: François Périer, Sophie Garnier, Bibiane Kirby, Atika Tahiri

Votes: 198

8. Looking for Mushrooms (1996)

15 min | Short

7.2
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Director: Bruce Conner

Votes: 73

9. Film (1965)

20 min | Short, Drama

7.5
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A twenty-minute, almost totally silent film (no dialogue or music one 'shhh!') in which Buster Keaton attempts to evade observation by an all-seeing eye. But, as the film is based around ... See full summary »

Directors: Samuel Beckett, Alan Schneider | Stars: Buster Keaton, Nell Harrison, James Karen, Susan Reed

Votes: 1,461

10. Philips-Radio (1931)

36 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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An industrial film which shows the operations inside the Philips Radio plant: In a mêlée of activity, glassblowers make delicate glass bulbs. Machinery assists the bulb manufacture. A ... See full summary »

Director: Joris Ivens

Votes: 197

11. Night and Fog (1956)

Not Rated | 32 min | Documentary, Short, History

8.6
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The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Reinhard Heydrich, Heinrich Himmler, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 14,223

12. Global Groove (1973 Video)

30 min | Short, Music, Musical

7.0
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Directors: John Godfrey, Nam June Paik | Stars: John Cage, Russell Connor, Allen Ginsberg, Charlotte Moorman

Votes: 21

13. Histoire(s) du cinéma (1989–1999)
Episode: Le contrôle de l'univers (1999)

27 min

7.3
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An 8-part documentary chronically the history of cinema: "All the Histories", "A Single History", "Only Cinema", "Deadly "Beauty", "The Coin of the Absolute", "A New Wave", "The Control of the Universe", and "The Signs Among Us".

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Votes: 599

14. Histoire(s) du cinéma (1989–1999)
Episode: La monnaie de l'absolu (1999)

27 min

7.6
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An 8-part documentary chronically the history of cinema: "All the Histories", "A Single History", "Only Cinema", "Deadly "Beauty", "The Coin of the Absolute", "A New Wave", "The Control of the Universe", and "The Signs Among Us".

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Alain Cuny, Juliette Binoche

Votes: 604

15. Histoire(s) du cinéma (1989–1999)
Episode: Seul le cinéma (1994)

26 min

7.3
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An 8-part documentary chronically the history of cinema: "All the Histories", "A Single History", "Only Cinema", "Deadly "Beauty", "The Coin of the Absolute", "A New Wave", "The Control of the Universe", and "The Signs Among Us".

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Luc Godard, Serge Daney, Julie Delpy

Votes: 648

16. Histoire(s) du cinéma (1989–1999)
Episode: Toutes les histoires (1989)

51 min

7.2
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An 8-part documentary chronically the history of cinema: "All the Histories", "A Single History", "Only Cinema", "Deadly "Beauty", "The Coin of the Absolute", "A New Wave", "The Control of the Universe", and "The Signs Among Us".

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Votes: 857

17. Histoire(s) du cinéma (1989–1999)
Episode: Une vague nouvelle (1999)

27 min

7.4
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An 8-part documentary chronically the history of cinema: "All the Histories", "A Single History", "Only Cinema", "Deadly "Beauty", "The Coin of the Absolute", "A New Wave", "The Control of the Universe", and "The Signs Among Us".

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Votes: 648

18. Histoire(s) du cinéma (1989–1999)
Episode: Les signes parmi nous (1999)

38 min

7.4
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An 8-part documentary chronically the history of cinema: "All the Histories", "A Single History", "Only Cinema", "Deadly "Beauty", "The Coin of the Absolute", "A New Wave", "The Control of the Universe", and "The Signs Among Us".

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Votes: 587

19. Histoire(s) du cinéma (1989–1999)
Episode: Une histoire seule (1989)

42 min

7.3
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An 8-part documentary chronically the history of cinema: "All the Histories", "A Single History", "Only Cinema", "Deadly "Beauty", "The Coin of the Absolute", "A New Wave", "The Control of the Universe", and "The Signs Among Us".

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Votes: 675

20. Histoire(s) du cinéma (1989–1999)
Episode: Fatale beauté (1994)

28 min

7.4
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An 8-part documentary chronically the history of cinema: "All the Histories", "A Single History", "Only Cinema", "Deadly "Beauty", "The Coin of the Absolute", "A New Wave", "The Control of the Universe", and "The Signs Among Us".

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Luc Godard, Sabine Azéma

Votes: 670

21. Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

7.8
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Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present seventeen minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Pierre Batcheff, Simone Mareuil, Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dalí

Votes: 38,404

22. The Arrival of a Train (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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A train arrives at La Ciotat station.

Directors: Auguste Lumière, Louis Lumière

Votes: 7,862

23. Hapax Legomena I: Nostalgia (1971)

36 min | Short

7.0
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Frampton burning slowly his an nostalgia black and white photograph who his taken on a hot plate.

Director: Hollis Frampton | Star: Michael Snow

Votes: 486

24. Hapax Legomena II: Poetic Justice (1972)

31 min | Short

6.0
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This Experiment is a Scenario who Have 4 Act titled (1-4) Tableau. Poetic Justice is story about lovers who holding camera, Third Tableau is have Middle Shot and other Tableau is on various camera shot.

Director: Hollis Frampton

Votes: 217

25. The Old Mill (1937)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.0
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We see the various birds, mice, and bats that have moved into an old windmill, followed by the frogs, crickets, and fireflies making their music in an adjacent pond. Then a storm comes, ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Marie Arbuckle, Jean MacMurray, Louise Myers, Clarence Nash

Votes: 2,734

26. Toute la mémoire du monde (1957)

21 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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This documentary explores the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, its priceless treasures and how humanity remembers itself.

Director: Alain Resnais | Star: Jacques Dumesnil

Votes: 1,094

27. Salut les Cubains (1971)

30 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

7.2
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A photo montage of Cubans filmed by Agnes Varda during her visit to Cuba in 1963. The film explores Cuban society and culture post-revolution.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Nelson Rodríguez, Agnès Varda

Votes: 331

28. Simón del desierto (1965)

Not Rated | 43 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Simon, a deeply religious man living in the 4th century, wants to be nearer to God so he climbs a column. The Devil wants him come down to Earth and is trying to seduce him.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Claudio Brook, Silvia Pinal, Enrique Álvarez Félix, Hortensia Santoveña

Votes: 7,649

29. Wavelength (1967)

45 min | Drama

5.7
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One of the most unconventional and experimental films ever made, Wavelength is a structural film of a 45-minute long zoom in on a window over a period of a week.

Director: Michael Snow | Stars: Hollis Frampton, Lyne Grossman, Naoto Nakazawa, Roswell Rudd

Votes: 1,751

30. Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954)

38 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

7.1
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A Slavonic Mass by Leos Janácek plays as historical figures, biblical characters, and mythical creatures gather in the pleasure dome. Aphrodite, Lilith, Isis, Kali, Astarte, Nero, Pan, and ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Anger | Stars: Samson De Brier, Marjorie Cameron, Joan Whitney, Katy Kadell

Votes: 1,387

31. One Froggy Evening (1955)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.5
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A man futilely struggles to make his fortune with a frog that sings and dances, but only when it is alone with the owner.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: William Roberts

Votes: 4,536

32. Hall of Mirrors (1966)

7 min | Short

7.4
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Director: Warren Sonbert

Votes: 11

33. La Soufrière - Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe (1977)

30 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.7
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Herzog takes a film crew to the island of Guadeloupe when he hears that the volcano on the island is going to erupt. Everyone has left, except for one old man who refuses to leave. Herzog ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Star: Werner Herzog

Votes: 1,531

34. Les statues meurent aussi (1953)

30 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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A documentary of black art.

Directors: Ghislain Cloquet, Chris Marker, Alain Resnais | Stars: Jean Négroni, François Mitterrand, Pope Pius XII, Sugar Ray Robinson

Votes: 814

35. Da Vinci (2012)

25 min | Documentary, Short

8.4
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Robotic surgery department. A surgeon performs an entire operation, controlling the robot's motions using a joystick.

Director: Yuri Ancarani | Stars: Olivia Fanucchi, Stylianos Korasidis, Franca Melfi

Votes: 42

36. Century (2012)

7 min | Short, Action

6.8
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Century, filmed in 16mm in Charlottesville, Virginia, consists of a General Motors automobile--a Buick Century--meeting its fate.

Director: Kevin Jerome Everson | Star: Buick Century

Votes: 6

37. A Walk Through H: The Reincarnation of an Ornithologist (1979)

41 min | Short

7.4
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An anonymous narrator outlines a bizarre journey taken through "H", aided by a series of extraordinary maps, and his previous dealings with the mysterious Tulse Luper and the keeper of the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Colin Cantlie, Jean Williams

Votes: 458

38. Schwechater (1958)

1 min | Short

5.3
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A short film originally intended to be a commercial for Schwechater Beer, but along the way it morphed into something completely different.

Director: Peter Kubelka

Votes: 615

39. A Sense of History (1992 TV Short)

25 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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The 23rd Earl of Leete shares brief moments of his life, the truth behind his family estate and his particular glorious moment when he murdered his wife and his brother.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Stephen Bill, Belinda Bradley, Edward Bradley

Votes: 884

40. A Caça (1964)

21 min | Short, Drama

7.0
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José and Roberto are friends, and they decide to go hunting but without guns, so that no accident will happen. As they stroll and talk, one of them falls into a hole in a hidden marshland. ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: António Rodrigues Sousa, João Rocha Almeida, Albino Freitas, Manuel De Sa

Votes: 261

41. Pièce touchée (1989)

16 min | Short

7.5
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Arnold's original material is a piece of found-footage from the 50s. 18 seconds long and very typical for the period. A quiet take: a living room, a woman in an arm-chair. Her husband opens... See full summary »

Director: Martin Arnold

Votes: 206

42. Passionless Moments (1983)

13 min | Short, Drama

7.3
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A collection of everyday awkward and embarrassing moments, each with an uneasy familiarity.

Directors: Jane Campion, Gerard Lee | Stars: David Benton, Ann Burriman, Alan Brown, Sean Callinan

Votes: 697

43. Powers of Ten (1977)

9 min | Documentary, Short

8.1
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A scientific film essay, narrated by Phil Morrison. A set of pictures of two picnickers in a park, with the area of each frame one-tenth the size of the one before. Starting from a view of ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Eames, Ray Eames | Star: Philip Morrison

Votes: 1,762

44. A Letter to Uncle Boonmee (2009)

17 min | Short

6.9
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A filmmaker captures images that characterize the violence and repression as well as the hope of rebirth and remembrance in northeastern Thailand.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Kumgieng Jittamaat, Miti Jittamaat, Phetmongkol Chantawong, Nuttapon Kemthong

Votes: 387

45. Kustom Kar Kommandos (1970)

3 min | Short, Music

6.4
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A man in tight jeans buffs his car to the strains of "Dream Lover".

Director: Kenneth Anger

Votes: 1,233

46. Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy (1998)

15 min | Short

6.8
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Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland are cloned in an experimental backyard musical. The starting point is a number of scenes from the days when both the adolescents romped through the family ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Arnold | Stars: Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 437

47. Reverse Television: Portraits of Viewers (1983– )

1 min | Documentary

5.2
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Votes: 13

48. So Is This (1983)

48 min

6.8
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Experimental short in which sentences are formed by displaying one word at a time and at alternating speeds.

Director: Michael Snow

Votes: 131

49. Zig-Zag - le jeu de l'oie (Une fiction didactique à propos de la cartographie) (1980 TV Short)

30 min | Short, Mystery

7.1
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A man awakens to find himself immersed in a real-life scenario of a board game with an ever expanding cartography.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Pascal Bonitzer, Jean-Loup Rivière

Votes: 108

50. H2O (1929)

13 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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A study on water, the reflections and motions of the liquid that accentuates its ethereality and metallic beauty.

Director: Ralph Steiner

Votes: 555

51. The Tenth Legion (1967)

30 min | Short

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Director: Warren Sonbert

52. Phantoms of Nabua (2009)

11 min | Short

7.0
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A fluorescent tube illuminates an empty playground in the evening. Nearby a flash of light is projected on a makeshift screen. This outdoor movie is a portrait of a village repeatedly ... See full summary »

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Phetmongkol Chantawong, Kumgieng Jittamaat, Miti Jittamaat, Nuttapon Kemthong

Votes: 200

53. Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Unrated | 45 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

8.3
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A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.

Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Erwin Connelly

Votes: 24,446

54. Unsere Afrikareise (1966)

13 min | Short

6.3
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Kubelka was asked to do a documentation group of Europe's hunters in Africa, working on it for hours and do the editing very extreme so film live leaving only 12 1/2 minutes, Kubelka also ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Kubelka

Votes: 554

55. Dear Phone (1976)

17 min | Short

6.1
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A narrator relates a variety of peculiar stories involving characters with the initials HC and their dealings with telephones. These are interspersed with artistic shots of telephone boxes ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway | Star: Peter Greenaway

Votes: 561

56. Uncle Josh at the Moving Picture Show (1902)

2 min | Comedy, Short

5.5
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Country rube thinks what he sees on the movie screen is real. He jumps out of his seat to try to stop a kissing scene.

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Star: Charles Manley

Votes: 549

57. Who Killed Who? (1943)

8 min | Animation, Mystery, Comedy

7.5
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A man is murdered, and the detective tries to find out whodunit. But the house he's investigating is decidedly haunted, and he never knows just what's round the next corner...

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Tex Avery, Sara Berner, Billy Bletcher, Richard Haydn

Votes: 616

58. Douro, Faina Fluvial (1931)

20 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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A documentary that looks at the people working in the river Douro, around the city of Porto.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira

Votes: 521

59. Slow Action (2011)

45 min | Sci-Fi

6.5
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Director: Ben Rivers

Votes: 96

60. Water Wrackets (1975)

12 min | Short

6.2
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Hypnotic photography of swirling rivers and misty ponds and droning music (not Michael Nyman for a change) form the backdrop to a documentary-style narration about the history of a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway | Star: Colin Cantlie

Votes: 353

61. Regen (1929)

12 min | Short, Documentary

7.3
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Rain falls on a Dutch city.

Directors: Mannus Franken, Joris Ivens

Votes: 1,208

62. All My Life (1966)

3 min | Short, Music

5.4
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A 3 minute pan to the left.

Director: Bruce Baillie | Star: Ella Fitzgerald

Votes: 506

63. Entretanto (1999)

25 min | Short

5.7
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Director: Miguel Gomes | Stars: Gonçalo Félix da Costa, André Delphim, Nuno Oliveira, Mariana Ricardo

Votes: 107

64. Bottle Rocket (1994)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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Dysfunctional friends Dignan and Anthony plan and execute a robbery with their pot-growing friend, Bob.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Robert Musgrave, Elissa Sommerfield

Votes: 4,311

65. Scorpio Rising (1963)

28 min | Short, Music

7.0
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An army of gay/nazi bikers make their engines roar and ride the way to pain/pleasure as sexual and sadistic symbols are intercut into the dazing chaos and rhythmic experiences of this ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Anger | Stars: Ernie Allo, Bruce Byron, Frank Carifi, Steve Crandell

Votes: 3,557

66. Las Hurdes (1933)

30 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Abel Jacquin, Alexandre O'Neill

Votes: 4,123

67. The House Is Black (1963)

20 min | Documentary, Short

8.0
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Set in a leper colony in the north of Iran, The House is Black juxtaposes "ugliness", of which there is much in the world as stated in the opening scenes, with religion and gratitude.

Director: Forugh Farrokhzad | Stars: Forugh Farrokhzad, Ebrahim Golestan, Hossein Mansouri

Votes: 3,100

68. 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: 3,021

69. Inside Rooms: 26 Bathrooms, London & Oxfordshire, 1985 (1985)

26 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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Greenaway's documentary short shows us...well, 26 bathrooms, some in use by their owners while we visit. Whee!

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Cosey Fanni Tutti, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 297

70. Bezhin lug (1937)

31 min | Short, Drama

6.9
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A Soviet farmer's son, who is working at a Kolchos is killed by his father, who wants to burn the fields of the Kolchos to damage the Soviet Society.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Viktor Kartashov, Nikolay Khmelyov, Pyotr Arzhanov, Yekaterina Teleshova

Votes: 473

71. Ein Bild (1983 TV Short)

25 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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Director: Harun Farocki

Votes: 47

72. China China (2007)

19 min | Short, Drama

6.1
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Directors: João Rui Guerra da Mata, João Pedro Rodrigues | Stars: Jialiang Chen, Luís Rafael Chen, Chen Jie

Votes: 122

73. Dimanche à Pekin (1956)

22 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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Director Chris Marker begins by recounting his childhood dream of visiting the city of Peking, a city he was once only able to admire in books. The viewer is taken on a journey through this... See full summary »

Director: Chris Marker | Star: Gilles Quéant

Votes: 263

74. Palindrome (1969)

22 min | Short

6.3
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Director: Hollis Frampton

Votes: 57

75. Spend It All (1972)

Not Rated | 41 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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Portrait of the Cajun lifestyle in Southwest Louisiana.

Director: Les Blank

Votes: 236

76. 66 scener fra Amerika (1982)

42 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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As a visual narrative 66 scener fra America is reminiscent of a pile of postcards from a journey, which indeed is what the film is. It consists of a series of lengthy shots of a tableau ... See full summary »

Director: Jørgen Leth | Stars: Kim Larsen, Andy Warhol

Votes: 153

77. The Metaphor (1980)

Unrated | 36 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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A short documentary about painting.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: King Vidor, Andrew Wyeth, Betsy Wyeth

Votes: 66

78. Il capo (2010)

15 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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Monte Bettogli, Carrara: in the marble quarries men and machines dig the mountain. The Chief manages, coordinates and guides quarrymen and heavyduty machines using a language consisting ... See full summary »

Directors: Yuri Ancarani, Pietro Savorelli | Star: Franco Barattini

Votes: 70

79. Crossroads (1976)

36 min | Short

7.2
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The 1945 atomic-bomb explosion at Bikini Atoll becomes a thing of terrible beauty and haunting visual poetry when shown in extreme slow motion, shown from 27 different angles, and ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Conner

Votes: 194

80. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)

14 min | Short

8.0
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A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen.

Directors: Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid | Stars: Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid

Votes: 8,055

81. Evidence (1995)

8 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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A haunting look at children watching television.

Director: Godfrey Reggio

Votes: 345

82. A Day with the Boys (1969)

18 min | Short, Drama

7.3
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A group of boys spend their day outdoors exploring, wreaking havoc and letting their imaginations run wild.

Director: Clu Gulager | Stars: Mike Hertel, Jack Grindle, John McCaffrey, William Elliott

Votes: 319

83. Quem Espera por Sapatos de Defunto Morre Descalço (1970)

34 min | Short, Drama

6.6
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The tribulations of two friends who, in despair, start begging from door-to-door, and are given a bundle including, literally, a pair of deadman's shoes.

Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: Antónia Brandão, Carlos Ferreiro, Carlos Porto, Elsa Figueiredo

Votes: 104

84. Jamestown Baloos (1957)

6 min | Short

5.6
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An experimental short film from Robert Breer with animated and live-action scenes cut together.

Director: Robert Breer

Votes: 130

85. The Reflecting Pool (1979)

7 min | Short

6.5
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Director: Bill Viola

Votes: 101

86. Rendezvous (1976)

9 min | Short, Action

7.9
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A high-speed drive through the streets of Paris.

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Gunilla Friden, Claude Lelouch

Votes: 2,908

87. Pull My Daisy (1959)

30 min | Short

6.6
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Milo is a railroad brakeman, his wife a painter. They have some poet friends who spend a good bit of time hanging out at their apartment. When Milo and his wife are visited by their bishop,... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie | Stars: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Larry Rivers

Votes: 570

88. Der Lauf der Dinge (1987)

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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Inside a warehouse, a precarious 70-100 feet long structure has been constructed using various items. When this is set in motion, a chain reaction ensues. Fire, water, law of gravity as ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Fischli, David Weiss

Votes: 783

89. Pas de deux (1968)

G | 13 min | Animation, Short, Musical

7.9
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Two ballet dancers perform a dance enhanced with surreal multi and after-image effect visuals.

Director: Norman McLaren | Stars: Margaret Mercier, Vincent Warren

Votes: 1,143

90. Dog's Dialogue (1977)

22 min | Short

7.3
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A charming tale of murder, perversity and narrative echoes told through shots of barking dogs and a La jetée-like series of stills.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Eva Simonet, Robert Darmel, Silke Humel, Frank Lesne

Votes: 385

91. Valparaiso (1964)

28 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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A travelogue of Valparaiso, Chile, a city built on steep hills. Life is a constant struggle against geography. Neighbourhoods are reached by series of ramps, staircases, and funicular ... See full summary »

Director: Joris Ivens | Star: Roger Pigaut

Votes: 397

92. Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase (1992)

7 min | Animation, Short

7.0
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Two-dimensional clay animations melding and merging the work of 35 famous artists.

Director: Joan C. Gratz | Star: Jean G. Poulot

Votes: 579

93. Mosaik im Vertrauen (1955)

16 min | Short

6.4
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Director: Peter Kubelka | Stars: Johann Bayer, Konrad Bayer, Magda Denov, Peter Putnik

Votes: 98

94. Allures (1961)

8 min | Short

6.9
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An experimental short film by Jordan Belson which combines various colors and shapes.

Director: Jordan Belson

Votes: 286

95. Papillon d'amour (2004)

3 min | Short

6.9
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By subjecting fragments from the Akira Kurosawa's film Rashomon to a mirror effect, Provost creates a hallucinatory scene of a woman's reverse chrysalis into an imploding butterfly. This ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Provost

Votes: 139

96. Intervals (1969)

7 min | Short

6.0
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A short film which has its emphasis on back street walls with peeling posters and the constant pedestrian traffic in the foreground. It has a static camera positioned in front of the walls;... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway

Votes: 409

97. Go! Go! Go! (1964)

12 min | Short

6.4
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A short experimental film made by New York visual and avant-garde artist Marie Menken.

Director: Marie Menken

Votes: 275

98. God is Dog Spelled Backwards (1967)

3 min | Short

6.4
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A short film in which 3,000 years of art are shown in 3 minutes while the score Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is played.

Director: Dan McLaughlin

Votes: 122

99. Universal Citizen (1987)

21 min | Short

5.9
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Universal Citizen is a multifaceted personal travelogue that brings us to a real Universal Hotel, in Guatemala, and to the same public square in Siena that appears at the beginning of ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Thompson | Star: Peter Thompson

Votes: 34

100. In the Street (1948)

16 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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Images of street life in New York's Spanish Harlem during the 1940s.

Directors: James Agee, Helen Levitt, Janice Loeb

Votes: 245