Oscar Best Short Film (Live Action)by done_play | created - 18 Apr 2013 | updated - 9 months ago | Public
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1. Sing (2016)
25 min | Short, Drama, Music
'Sing' is a childhood drama with a lot of music, set in 1990s Budapest, Hungary. Inspired by a true story, it follows an award winning school choir and the new girl in class who just might uncover the ugly secret behind their fame.
3. The Phone Call (2013)
TV-14 | 22 min | Short, Drama
Heather is a shy lady who works in a helpline call centre. When she receives a phone call from a mystery man, she has no idea that the encounter will change her life forever.
4. Helium (II) (2013)
Not Rated | 23 min | Short, Drama, Family
A young boy Alfred is dying, but through the stories about HELIUM - a magical fantasy world, told by the hospital's eccentric janitor Enzo, Alfred regain the joy and happiness of his life, and finds a safe haven away from daily life.
5. Curfew (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 19 min | Short, Drama
On the brink of demise, a self-destructive man who has sadly reached the lowest point in his life, receives an unexpected call from his estranged sister to look after her young daughter for the night.
6. The Shore (2011)
Not Rated | 29 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
The story of Joe and Paddy, whose childhood friendship is shattered by the troubles in Northern Ireland. Twenty five years later they are reunited.
7. God of Love (2010)
18 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy
A lovestruck, lounge-singing darts champion finds his prayers are answered -- literally -- when he mysteriously receives a box of love-inducing darts.
10. The Mozart of Pickpockets (2006)
31 min | Short, Comedy, Crime
Richard and Philippe live hand to mouth, backing up a gang of Spanish pickpockets on the streets of Paris, posing as policemen who arrest a gang member while the others rifle the pockets ... See full summary »
11. West Bank Story (2005)
21 min | Short, Comedy, Musical
A musical comedy set in the fast-paced, fast-food world of competing falafel stands on the West Bank. David, an Israeli soldier, falls in love with Fatima, a beautiful Palestinian cashier, ... See full summary »
12. Six Shooter (2004)
Unrated | 27 min | Comedy, Short
A black and bloody Irish comedy about a sad train journey where an older man, whose wife has died that morning, encounters a strange and possibly psychotic young oddball....
13. Wasp (2003)
26 min | Short, Drama
Zoë is a single mother who lives with her four children in Dartford. She is poor and can't afford to buy food. One day her ex-boyfriend drives by and asks her to go on a date with him. ... See full summary »
14. Two Soldiers (2003)
Not Rated | 40 min | Short, Drama, War
Mississippi, just before Pearl Harbor. Two brothers, Pete, about 19 and Willie, about 10 years younger. They are clearly close friends. The news arrives, and Pete goes to enlist. Willie ... See full summary »
15. This Charming Man (2002)
30 min | Comedy, Short
Lars Hansen is in a job training program. He finds a potential job at a print shop, but his paperwork gets mixed up with an El Hassan. He is scheduled for a Danish class, since he's ... See full summary »
17. Quiero ser (I want to be...) (2000)
35 min | Short, Drama
The paths of two orphan brothers drastically change over the years, beginning when they were just boys living on the streets of Mexico City.
30 min | Short
A widowed Midwestern housewife travels to Manhattan for the first time to visit her daughter. Once there, she becomes obsessed with the Hell's Angels-ish bikers' club across the street from her daughter's East Village apartment.
19. Election Night (1998)
Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Comedy
On his way to the polls, an idealist, yet absent-minded voter has to endure continuous waves of racist cab drivers and their offensive remarks.
21. Dear Diary (1996)
22 min | Comedy, Short
The film revolves around a New York magazine art director, married and the mother of two, who, having just turned 40, decides to record the events of her day in a journal.
22. Lieberman in Love (1995)
39 min | Short
Joe Lieberman is attracted to Shaleen. They begin a professional relationship, which continues even after Joe develops a romantic interest in a woman named Kate, who is married.
23. Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life (1993)
Not Rated | 23 min | Short, Biography, Comedy
While trying to decide what Gregor Samsa wakes up as, Kafka's constantly being interrupted by knife-selling strangers, party noise, girls, fancy dress costumes, and other strange, dreamlike... See full summary »
26. Session Man (1991)
31 min | Short, Drama, Music
Classic hard rock band Raging Kings is making a new record. Talented session guitarist McQueen is called in to replace their disgruntled band member for one recording session. Could this be his one shot at success?
29. The Appointments of Dennis Jennings (1988)
29 min | Comedy, Short
Dennis Jennings is an introverted daydreamer, sleepwalking through life. He is a professional waiter and has an equally-dull girlfriend, Emma. In an attempt to release his pent-up feelings ... See full summary »
30. Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall (1987)
23 min | Comedy, Short
In this short film, our unemployed hero finds that getting that great job depends a lot on whom you choose to dance with at Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall.
31. Precious Images (1986)
8 min | Documentary, Short
A cross-cut of nearly 100 years of American movies. We see the most precious film sequences that we all remember: From "Citizen Kane" to "Star Wars", from "Some like it hot" to "E.T.". The ... See full summary »
Director: Chuck Workman
32. Molly's Pilgrim (1985)
24 min | Short
Based on the beloved children's book of the same name by Barbara Cohen (who makes a cameo appearance as a school crossing guard in the film), "Molly's Pilgrim" tells the story of Molly, a ... See full summary »
33. Up (1984)
14 min | Short
Man (Ed Casaer) sets his pet hawk free and goes on a fantastic hang gliding adventure in search of his old friend. On the way, he encounters a boy (Erick McWayne) on a hillside who he offers to take on a flight.
35. A Shocking Accident (1982)
25 min | Short, Comedy, Romance
When he was a child, Jerome was told that his father died on a bizarre accident involving a pig that fell from a balcony. He refuses to accept this fact and keeps creating another scenario ... See full summary »
36. Violet (1981)
Badly scarred in a childhood accident, Violet boards a bus in North Carolina on a pilgrimage to Oklahoma to visit a TV preacher, the one that heals. On the bus, she meets two soldiers on ... See full summary »
37. The Dollar Bottom (1981)
G | 33 min | Short
Light-hearted tale about an enterprising Edinburgh boarding school boy who sets up an insurance scheme for fellow pupils in 1953 against getting caned, which quickly earns him a small fortune
40. I'll Find a Way (1977)
26 min | Documentary, Short
Nadia DeFranco lives in Toronto and she has spina bifida. This film follows her through some of her daily activities as she goes to school, works with her therapists, visits her relatives and lives life with her family.
Director: Beverly Shaffer
41. In the Region of Ice (1976)
37 min | Short
In this American Film Institute-subsidized short subject, Fionnula Flanagan plays a sharp-tongued but compassionate nun, while Peter Lempert is cast as a sullen, emotionally disturbed boy. ... See full summary »
42. Angel and Big Joe (1975)
27 min | Short, Drama
Big Joe is a lineman for the telephone company. Angel is a teenage migrant worker. They form an unlikely alliance and start a rose-growing business. At first wary of each other, they grow ... See full summary »
44. The Bolero (1973)
26 min | Short, Music, Documentary
The first part of this Academy Award-winning short consists of a behind-the-scenes look at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra as it prepares to perform Ravel's "Bolero." Individual ... See full summary »
47. The Resurrection of Broncho Billy (1970)
23 min | Western, Short
The story of a young man (Johnny Crawford) who dreams of being a cowboy in the old west, but lives in a big city in present time.
49. Robert Kennedy Remembered (1968)
30 min | Documentary, Short
Shown on all television networks simultaneously and at the Chicago Democratic National Convention in August of 1968, this moving film tribute to a man who had hoped to win the presidency ... See full summary »
54. Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962)
TV-PG | 28 min | Short, Adventure, Drama
In 1862, during the American Civil War, a Southern civilian is about to be hanged for attempting to sabotage a railway bridge. When the execution takes place from the bridge, the rope breaks and he begins his escape toward home.
55. Happy Anniversary (1962)
15 min | Short, Action, Comedy
A woman is preparing a romantic dinner for two for her and her husband to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Her husband is out running a series of errands, most of his stops to pick up ... See full summary »
56. Seawards the Great Ships (1961)
28 min | Documentary, Short
Documentary about shipbuilding on the Clyde. In 1960, Glasgow and other towns and ports on the River Clyde, on the west coast of Scotland, were still one of the world's great centres of ... See full summary »
61. Crashing the Water Barrier (1956)
Passed | 9 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
This Oscar-winning short documentary follows the exploits of Donald Campbell on Lake Mead, Nevada in his boat Bluebird as he attempts to be the first to successfully set a water speed record in excess of 200 mph.
62. The Bespoke Overcoat (1955)
36 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
Fender is a lowly clerk in the warehouse of clothing manufacturers Ranting and Co. His one ambition is to have an overcoat of his own. Refused one by the cold hearted Ranting he asks a ... See full summary »
64. The Face of Lincoln (1956)
20 min | Documentary, Short
Head of the sculpture dpeartment at USC when this film was made (by USC), Merrell Gage was a lifelong expert on Abraham Lincoln. This short was a lecture often given by Gage, using wet clay... See full summary »
66. A Time Out of War (1954)
20 min | Short, Drama, War
Two Union soldiers maintaining a position on a riverbank negotiate a one-hour truce with the Confederate soldier manning the opposite bank. During the hour, they gain respect for one ... See full summary »
72. Nature's Half Acre (1951)
Passed | 33 min | Documentary, Short, Family
The variety of wildlife in a meadow - particularly insects and flowers - is observed over the course of a year, through the use of microphotography and time-lapse photography.
79. Goodbye, Miss Turlock (1948)
Approved | 11 min | Short
Oscar-winning short film has an adult looking back fondly at his childhood when he was taught in a one-room schoolhouse by Miss Turlock, a stern, but caring and respected teacher.
81. Facing Your Danger (1946)
Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short, Sport
Par of the Warner Brothers Sports Parade series, this short film chronicles the attempt by a group of men to navigate the Colorado river through the Grand Canyon to Lake Mead. Led by Norman... See full summary »
82. A Boy and His Dog (1946)
Approved | 21 min | Short, Drama, Family
One Friday afternoon, young Davy Allen discovers that a dog, Buck, is badly wounded around the neck because of the collar he is forced to wear by his owner, Mr. Thornycroft. When Buck comes... See full summary »
83. Stairway to Light (1945)
Approved | 10 min | Short, Drama, History
The story of 18th Century French physician Dr. Phillipe Pinel, whose initiated enlightened, humane treatment of the mentally ill.
84. Star in the Night (1945)
Not Rated | 22 min | Short, Drama, Family
It's Christmas Eve. Three cowboys have just bought out a store of items as Christmas presents, despite not having anyone to give the presents to. While two of them admit to wanting to ... See full summary »
85. Who's Who in Animal Land (1944)
Approved | 10 min | Short, Comedy, Family
An Academy Award-winning Paramount Headliner short featuring a tour of the animal kingdon with the animals tossing around quips and jokes via dubbing and special effects. The narration is ... See full summary »
86. I Won't Play (1944)
Passed | 18 min | Short, Drama, Music
In this Warner Bros. short, a Marine in a South Sea island during World War II, Joe Fingers, tells tales of the influence he's had on various personalities. In the words of one of his ... See full summary »
88. Heavenly Music (1943)
Passed | 22 min | Short, Fantasy, Music
Boogie-woogie band-leader Ted Barry is outside the pearly gates. Because of Ted's musical background, the gatekeeper points him in the direction of the Hall of Music section, where he is ... See full summary »
90. Beyond the Line of Duty (1942)
Approved | 22 min | Short, Biography, War
Narrated by Ronald Reagan, this Warner Brothers short in support of the war effort focuses on the exploits of Army Air Corps Captain Hewett T. Wheless and his exploits just after the U.S. ... See full summary »
91. Of Pups and Puzzles (1941)
Approved | 10 min | Short
A nation preparing for war must match people with jobs they can do well. This film shows how a Ph.D., a chimp, and three dogs help design aptitude tests for men applying for work. The tests... See full summary »
92. Main Street on the March! (1941)
20 min | Short, History
The film begins in the spring of 1940, just before the Nazi occupation of the Benelux countries, and ends immediately after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It chronicles how the people... See full summary »
93. Quicker'n a Wink (1940)
Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy
In this Pete Smith Specialty, Dr. Harold E. Edgerton demonstrates stroboscopic photography, which he helped develop. This process allows us to see in slow motion what happens during events ... See full summary »
94. Teddy the Rough Rider (1940)
Approved | 19 min | Short, Biography, Drama
This short follows the political career of Theodore Roosevelt, beginning in 1895, when he was appointed police commissioner of New York City. In 1897 he was appointed Assistant Secretary of... See full summary »
96. Sons of Liberty (1939)
Approved | 20 min | Short, Biography, Drama
Set during the American Revolution, this colorful 2 reel short tells the story of Haym Salomon, American patriot and financier of the American Revolution.
97. That Mothers Might Live (1938)
Approved | 10 min | Short, Biography, Drama
It's the mid-nineteenth century. As long as there have been hospitals, the joy that women have felt having just given birth in a hospital may be quickly marred by their sudden death due to ... See full summary »
98. The Declaration of Independence (1938)
Approved | 17 min | Short, Drama, History
This historical featurette focuses on Caesar Rodney of Delaware, who cast the deciding vote so that the Declaration of Independence was adopted in 1776.
100. The Private Life of the Gannets (1934)
Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short
A 1934 GB production that was picked up in 1937 by Educational for 20th Century Fox distribution about the gannet, (a beautiful white and exceedingly graceful bird deemed the best fisherman... See full summary »