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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: 23,873

2. Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Not Rated | 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: 24,650

3. Time Piece (1965)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.7
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A surreal stream of consciousness montage about time and related bizarreness.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Jim Henson, Enid Cafritz, Dennis Paget, Jim Hutchison

Votes: 556

4. Eine murul (1987)

25 min | Animation, Short

7.1
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Several episodes, each focusing on a different figure. Towards the end they all come together to replicate the famous painting by Édouard Manet that provides the title.

Director: Priit Pärn

Votes: 194

5. Winnie-the-Pooh (1969)

11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.4
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Winnie Pooh finds a beehive on the top of a big oak tree and tries to get to the honey with the help of Piglet.

Director: Fyodor Khitruk | Stars: Evgeniy Leonov, Iya Savvina, Vladimir Osenev

Votes: 2,818

6. Skazka skazok (1979)

29 min | Animation, Short

8.0
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Distant, well-worn memories of childhood are inhabited by a little gray wolf. Through astonishing imagery, the memory of all of Russia is depicted.

Director: Yuriy Norshteyn | Star: Aleksandr Kalyagin

Votes: 2,631

7. The Heart of the World (2000)

6 min | Short

7.7
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Nikolai, a mortician, and Osip, an actor playing Christ in a play, are brothers in love with the same woman. Anna, a state scientist and said woman, is in love with both brothers and ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Leslie Bais, Caelum Vatnsdal, Shaun Balbar, Greg Klymkiw

Votes: 2,839

8. Rusalka (1997)

10 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

7.9
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An elderly monk, while training the young novice who will succeed him, recalls the mysterious lost love of his past - just as his young successor appears to be encountering her himself.

Director: Aleksandr Petrov | Star: Yevgeniya Smolyaninova

Votes: 728

9. Kigeki (2002 Video)

11 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.2
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A young girl, desperate to save her village, sets out in search of a legendary swordsman who accepts only rare books of a particular genre as payment.

Director: Kazuto Nakazawa | Stars: Ai Maeda, Hikaru Midorikawa

Votes: 365

10. Ruka (1965)

18 min | Animation, Short, Horror

8.0
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A happy little potter is approached by a huge hand which wants him to sculpt its statue. The potter refuses, wanting nothing more than to be left alone with his only friend, a potted plant.... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Trnka

Votes: 1,213

11. Story of a Certain Street Corner (1962)

38 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

7.3
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In a small and colourful town, a little girl, a tiny grey mouse, a plentiful sycamore tree, a troublesome moth and a vivid community of posters coexist in a forgotten street corner.

Directors: Yusaku Sakamoto, Eiichi Yamamoto

Votes: 162

12. Rhapsody in Blue (2000)

12 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

8.1
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New York City in the 1930s. Through George Gershwin's famous tune, "Rhapsody in Blue," a story is told about a day in the life of four random people who are longing for something more: a ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Goldberg

Votes: 146

13. Fantascope 'Tylostoma' (2006 Video)

33 min | Animation, Short

6.8
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Director: Yoshitaka Amano | Stars: Yumi Asô, Tetta Sugimoto

Votes: 18

14. Pan-dane to Tamago-hime (2010)

12 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

7.7
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The witch Baba Yaga keeps her servant the Egg Princess confined and forces her to do hard daily chores around the mill. One night, a batch of kneaded dough comes to life and befriends the Egg Princess.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Votes: 522

15. The Man Who Planted Trees (1987)

30 min | Animation, Short, Drama

8.6
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The story of a shepherd's single handed quest to re-forest a barren valley.

Director: Frédéric Back | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 4,864

16. Panda! Go Panda! (1972)

35 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.8
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When her grandmother goes away on a trip, 7-year-old Mimiko stays at home by herself in her small, friendly village, unafraid of burglars. When she arrives back home from the train station ... See full summary »

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Kazuko Sugiyama, Kazuo Kumakura, Yoshiko Ohta, Yasuo Yamada

Votes: 1,413

17. Mu di (1963)

20 min | Animation, Short, Music

7.5
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A young boy who likes to play the flute dreams that he has lost his water buffalo.

Directors: Jiajun Qian, Wei Te

Votes: 77

18. Once Upon a Time there Lived a Dog (1982)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.6
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An old dog and an old wolf help each other in times of need, by pretending to be enemies.

Director: Eduard Nazarov | Stars: Georgiy Burkov, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Eduard Nazarov

Votes: 2,202

19. Kanojo to kanojo no neko (1999 Video)

5 min | Animation, Drama, Short

7.4
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A lonely young woman adopts a cat on a rainy day.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Makoto Shinkai, Mika Shinohara

Votes: 1,843

20. Fast Film (2003)

14 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.4
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Bits of found film and different types of animation illustrate a classic chase scene scenario: A woman is abducted and a man comes to her rescue, but during their escape they find themselves in the enemy's secret headquarters.

Director: Virgil Widrich

Votes: 820

21. Labyrinth (1963)

15 min | Animation, Short

6.7
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A short film by Jan Lenica in which a lonely woman undergoes a series of surreal visions.

Director: Jan Lenica

Votes: 279

22. Byt (1968)

13 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.7
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A nondescript man is trapped in a sinister flat, where nothing seems to obey the laws of nature.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Ivan Kraus, Juraj Herz

Votes: 1,318

23. The Bremen Town Musicians (1969)

20 min | Animation, Short, Family

8.0
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A loosely based story on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Town Musicians of Bremen about a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster and their master Troubadour.

Director: Inessa Kovalevskaya | Stars: Elmira Zherzdeva, Oleg Anofriev, Anatoliy Gorokhov, Gennadiy Gladkov

Votes: 1,649

24. Hoshi no koe (2003)

Unrated | 25 min | Animation, Short, Drama

7.4
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The love of Japanese high school students Mikako Nagamine and Noboru Tera is tested when Mikako is sent to fight aliens in a distant universe and voice mails to and from Earth become months to years in transmission.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Mika Shinohara, Makoto Shinkai, Sumi Mutoh, Chihiro Suzuki

Votes: 6,999

25. Donald in Mathmagic Land (1959)

Approved | 27 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.9
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Donald's goes on an adventure in which it is explained how mathematics can be useful in real life. Through this journey it is shown how numbers are more than graphs and charts, they are geometry, music and magical living things.

Directors: Les Clark, Joshua Meador, Wolfgang Reitherman, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Paul Frees, Clarence Nash

Votes: 1,789

26. La boulangère de Monceau (1963)

Not Rated | 23 min | Romance, Short

7.5
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A law student regularly visits a Paris bakery to flirt with a brunette employee.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Barbet Schroeder, Claudine Soubrier, Michèle Girardon, Fred Junck

Votes: 2,821

27. Crac (1980)

15 min | Animation, Short, Drama

7.4
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The industrialization of Montreal, as seen from the point of view of a rocking-chair.

Director: Frédéric Back

Votes: 1,245

28. Yozhik v tumane (1975)

11 min | Animation, Short

8.3
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A little hedgehog, on the way to visit his friend the bear, gets lost in thick fog, where horses, dogs and even falling leaves take on a terrifying new aspect...

Director: Yuriy Norshteyn | Stars: Vyacheslav Nevinnyy, Mariya Vinogradova, Aleksey Batalov

Votes: 5,142

29. Hotarubi no mori e (2011)

45 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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Hotaru is rescued by a spirit when she gets lost in a forest as a child. The two become friends, despite the spirit revealing that he will disappear if he is ever touched by a human.

Director: Takahiro Ômori | Stars: Hiroki Gotô, Asami Imai, Taya Jun, Ayane Sakura

Votes: 7,098

30. Legend of the Forest (1987 Video)

30 min | Animation, Short

7.3
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Director: Osamu Tezuka

Votes: 234

31. Kanikuly Bonifatsiya (1965)

21 min | Animation, Short

7.3
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A circus lion goes on holiday to Africa, but his circus skills doesn't let him be.

Director: Fyodor Khitruk | Star: Aleksey Polevoy

Votes: 809

32. 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: 44,352

33. The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello (2005)

26 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.8
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Set in a world of iron dirigibles and steam powered computers, this gothic horror mystery tells the story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his plague-ridden home on a desperate voyage to redeem himself.

Director: Anthony Lucas | Stars: Joel Edgerton, Helmut Bakaitis, Tommy Dysart, Jude Beaumont

Votes: 2,109

34. Troe iz Prostokvashino (1978)

17 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

8.3
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Little Fedor brings a cat to home despite his mother's distaste for cats. He runs away with his talking cat, to make more friends on the way.

Director: Vladimir Popov | Stars: Oleg Tabakov, Valentina Talyzina, Mariya Vinogradova, Boris Novikov

Votes: 1,979

35. 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: 619

36. Winnie-the-Pooh Pays a Visit (1971)

10 min | Animation, Short, Family

8.3
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Winnie the Pooh and Piglet visit their friend the rabbit. After a hearty breakfast of honey, Pooh finds it hard to leave.

Director: Fyodor Khitruk | Stars: Evgeniy Leonov, Iya Savvina, Anatoliy Shchukin, Vladimir Osenev

Votes: 2,242

37. Winnie-the-Pooh and a Busy Day (1972)

21 min | Animation, Short, Family

8.3
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Vinni-Pukh is trying to help his friend donkey with huge depression which happened to be on his birthday

Directors: Fyodor Khitruk, Gennadiy Sokolskiy | Stars: Vladimir Osenev, Evgeniy Leonov, Iya Savvina, Erast Garin

Votes: 2,073

38. Tori no uta (2007)

30 min | Animation, Short, Drama

7.4
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A boy is walking home through the city where he finds a new path that he follows. It starts to rain and he seeks shelter with the aid of a girl. He falls in love with the girl. He gets a ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshitaka Amano

Votes: 16

39. The Big Snit (1985)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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A couple have a fight over a scrabble game unaware that a full scale nuclear war has started.

Director: Richard Condie | Stars: Jay Brazeau, Ida Osler, Randy Woods, Bill Guest

Votes: 1,484

40. Grim (1985)

7 min | Short

7.4
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A sensuous ghost haunts a flat in this unusual ode to plain, generic areas.

Director: Takashi Ito

Votes: 96

41. Wonder (2014)

8 min | Animation, Short, Music

6.5
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The 365 days animation consists of sequence of 8760 pictures, all different shape and color, hand-drawn by the director every day in 365 days. This is the ultimate analog approach by the abstract animated film creator in digital era.

Director: Mirai Mizue

Votes: 40

42. Iblard jikan (2007 Video)

30 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

6.9
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A fantastical city portrayed in artful pictures that come to life through animation, music and background sounds.

Director: Naohisa Inoue

Votes: 456

43. Tango (1981)

8 min | Animation, Short

7.8
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Subsequent characters appear in a poorly-decorated room, intertwining but never colliding, all possessed by never-ending rituals.

Director: Zbigniew Rybczynski

Votes: 1,937

44. Film Film Film (1968)

20 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.1
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Classic Soviet cartoon about the film industry.

Director: Fyodor Khitruk | Stars: Aleksey Polevoy, Georgiy Vitsin

Votes: 1,095

45. The Public Voice (1988)

10 min | Animation, Short

6.9
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A short animated film that starts with a close up on a Paul Delvaux painting then pulls back the shot while continually changing the picture.

Director: Lejf Marcussen

Votes: 131

46. Son smeshnogo cheloveka (1992)

20 min | Animation, Short, Drama

7.9
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Dostoevsky's "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man" tells the story of a desperate man disenchanted with the world and at the verge of committing suicide. But when a little girl comes his way ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Petrov

Votes: 673

47. Secha pri Kerzhentse (1971)

10 min | Animation, Short, War

7.1
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The film is set to music by Rimsky-Korsakov and uses Russian frescoes and paintings from the 14th-16th centuries.

Directors: Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Yuriy Norshteyn

Votes: 388

48. Everything Will Be Ok (2006)

17 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.1
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A series of dark and troubling events forces Bill to reckon with the meaning of his life - or lack thereof.

Director: Don Hertzfeldt | Star: Don Hertzfeldt

Votes: 1,969

49. 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: 7,700

50. L'homme sans ombre (2004)

9 min | Animation, Short, Drama

7.2
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A solitary man without a shadow rises from his desk, dons his hat, and leaves his apartment. He walks through a city to a large door, knocks, shows his invitation, and is admitted to a ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Schwizgebel

Votes: 390

51. Bimbo's Initiation (1931)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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Bimbo the dog is initiated into a secret society in a sadistic 'fun house'; then Betty Boop (with dog's ears) takes a hand.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Billy Murray, Mae Questel

Votes: 1,130

52. Tengu taiji (I) (1934)

10 min | Animation, Short

5.6
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Director: Noburô Ôfuji

Votes: 12

53. The Tale of the Floating World (2002)

24 min | Animation, Short, Drama

7.1
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Director: Alain Escalle | Stars: Yûko Nakamura, Ryôya Kobayashi, Kakuya Ohashi, Takuji Suzuki

Votes: 96

54. Felix in Exile (1994)

9 min | Animation, Short

6.2
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Artistic animation film on the human violence and feelings of guilt caused by South African apartheid.

Director: William Kentridge

Votes: 138

55. Now You Tell One (1926)

20 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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The Liars Club is holding their contest to see who can tell the most unbelievable story, with a gold medallion waiting to be awarded to the winner. Disappointed with the other members' ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles R. Bowers, Harold L. Muller | Star: Charles R. Bowers

Votes: 241

56. Rabbit of Seville (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

8.5
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Bugs and Elmer supply new lyrics to Rossini's opera.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 4,160

57. The Cat Concerto (1947)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.2
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Jerry is determined to disrupt Tom's concert while Tom fights him with the piano without missing a single note.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 3,217