Oscar Best Short Film (Live Action)

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1. Sing (2016)

25 min | Short, Drama, Music

8.1
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'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.

Director: Kristóf Deák | Stars: Zsófia Szamosi, Dorka Hais, Dorka Gáspárfalvi, Péter Bregyán

Votes: 3,697

2. Stutterer (2015)

12 min | Short, Drama

7.7
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A man whose lush inner thoughts are rendered mute by a crippling stutter feels isolated from the world despite a flourishing online relationship.

Director: Benjamin Cleary | Stars: Matthew Needham, Chloe Pirrie, Eric Richard, Serena Armitage

Votes: 1,893

3. The Phone Call (2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Short, Drama

7.2
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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.

Director: Mat Kirkby | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Edward Hogg, Prunella Scales

Votes: 1,857

4. Helium (II) (2013)

Not Rated | 23 min | Short, Drama, Family

7.3
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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.

Director: Anders Walter | Stars: Casper Crump, Pelle Falk Krusbæk, Marijana Jankovic

Votes: 2,001

5. Curfew (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 19 min | Short, Drama

7.9
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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.

Director: Shawn Christensen | Stars: Shawn Christensen, Fatima Ptacek, Kim Allen, Dana Segal

Votes: 5,161

6. 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: 922

7. God of Love (2010)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.7
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A lovestruck, lounge-singing darts champion finds his prayers are answered -- literally -- when he mysteriously receives a box of love-inducing darts.

Director: Luke Matheny | Stars: Luke Matheny, Marian Brock, Christopher Hirsh, Emily Young

Votes: 1,469

8. The New Tenants (2009)

TV-14 | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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A nosy neighbor, a drug dealer and an angry husband make for a move-in day that two men will never forget.

Director: Joachim Back | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Kevin Corrigan, Liane Balaban, Jamie Harrold

Votes: 1,260

9. Spielzeugland (2007)

TV-PG | 14 min | Short, Drama, War

7.8
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A German mother lies to her son about where the Nazis are sending their Jewish neighbors.

Director: Jochen Alexander Freydank | Stars: Julia Jäger, Cedric Eich, Tamay Bulut Özvatan, Torsten Michaelis

Votes: 2,001

10. The Mozart of Pickpockets (2006)

31 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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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 »

Director: Philippe Pollet-Villard | Stars: Matteo Razzouki-Safardi, Philippe Pollet-Villard, Richard Morgiève, Samir Guesmi

Votes: 679

11. West Bank Story (2005)

21 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

7.4
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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 »

Director: Ari Sandel | Stars: Ben Newmark, Noureen DeWulf, A.J. Tannen, Joey Naber

Votes: 1,468

12. Six Shooter (2004)

Unrated | 27 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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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....

Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Rúaidhrí Conroy, David Wilmot, Aisling O'Sullivan

Votes: 7,433

13. Wasp (2003)

26 min | Short, Drama

7.6
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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 »

Director: Andrea Arnold | Stars: Natalie Press, Danny Dyer, Jodie Mitchell, Molly Griffiths

Votes: 2,289

14. Two Soldiers (2003)

Not Rated | 40 min | Short, Drama, War

7.4
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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 »

Director: Aaron Schneider | Stars: Jonathan Furr, Ben Allison, Ron Perlman, David Andrews

Votes: 281

15. This Charming Man (2002)

30 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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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 »

Director: Martin Strange-Hansen | Stars: Martin Buch, Camilla Bendix, Farshad Kholghi, Martin Hestbæk

Votes: 591

16. The Accountant (2001)

TV-14 | 35 min | Comedy, Short

7.9
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The O'Dell farm is on the rocks. A non-traditional accountant comes with a variety of ways to save the farm.

Director: Ray McKinnon | Stars: Ray McKinnon, Walton Goggins, Eddie King, Gary Richardson

Votes: 736

17. Quiero ser (I want to be...) (2000)

35 min | Short, Drama

6.8
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The paths of two orphan brothers drastically change over the years, beginning when they were just boys living on the streets of Mexico City.

Director: Florian Gallenberger | Stars: Emilio Perez, Luis Fernando Peña, Chaco, Mario Zaragoza

Votes: 283

18. My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples in New York (1998)

30 min | Short

7.2
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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.

Director: Barbara Schock | Stars: Helen Stenborg, Patricia Dunnock, Scott Sowers, Mickey Jones

Votes: 107

19. Election Night (1998)

Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Comedy

7.4
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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.

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Jens Jørn Spottag, John Martinus, Ole Thestrup

Votes: 1,863

20. Visas and Virtue (1997)

26 min | Short

7.3
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Europe, 1940. For thousands of Jews, a Japanese diplomat and his wife defy Tokyo and the Nazis, and offer visas, for life.

Director: Chris Tashima | Stars: Chris Tashima, Susan Fukuda, Diana Georger, Lawrence Craig

Votes: 96

21. Dear Diary (1996)

22 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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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.

Director: David Frankel | Stars: Bruce Altman, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Cheryl Freeman, Peter Giles

Votes: 54

22. Lieberman in Love (1995)

39 min | Short

6.7
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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.

Director: Christine Lahti | Stars: Danny Aiello, Christine Lahti, Nancy Travis, Allan Arbus

Votes: 82

23. Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life (1993)

Not Rated | 23 min | Short, Biography, Comedy

7.4
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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 »

Director: Peter Capaldi | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Crispin Letts, Ken Stott, Elaine Collins

Votes: 867

24. Black Rider (1993)

12 min | Short, Comedy

7.8
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A young black man is verbally harassed by an older woman on a streetcar, while the other passengers remain silent. He finally exacts his revenge.

Director: Pepe Danquart | Stars: Senta Moira, Paul Outlaw, Stefan Merki, Klaus Tilsner

Votes: 1,354

25. Omnibus (1992)

8 min | Comedy, Short

7.1
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A commuter suddenly realizes he's mistakenly boarded the express train and desperately tries to get off between stations.

Director: Sam Karmann | Stars: Daniel Rialet, Jacques Martial, Christian Rauth, Brigitte Auber

Votes: 268

26. Session Man (1991)

31 min | Short, Drama, Music

6.6
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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?

Director: Seth Winston | Stars: Michael Harris, Ricardo Aguilar, Erich Anderson, Teresa Crespo

Votes: 163

27. The Lunch Date (1989)

12 min | Short, Drama

7.7
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A woman misses her train and buys lunch in a café. When she returns to her table, a man is eating her salad.

Director: Adam Davidson | Stars: Scotty Bloch, Clebert Ford, Bernard Johnson, Paul Sarnoff

Votes: 1,157

28. Work Experience (1989)

11 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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Terence is caught in a vicious circle. he cannot get a job because he has no experience, but he cannot gain experience without getting a job!

Director: James Hendrie | Stars: Lenny Henry, Susan Brown, Kathy Burke, Shelagh Fraser

Votes: 50

29. The Appointments of Dennis Jennings (1988)

29 min | Comedy, Short

7.1
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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 »

Director: Dean Parisot | Stars: Steven Wright, Rowan Atkinson, Laurie Metcalf, Carrotte

Votes: 352

30. Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall (1987)

23 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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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.

Director: Bryan Gordon | Stars: John Achorn, Tim Choate, Joe D'Angerio, Boyd Gaines

Votes: 128

31. Precious Images (1986)

8 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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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

Votes: 524

32. Molly's Pilgrim (1985)

24 min | Short

8.2
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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 »

Director: Jeffrey D. Brown | Stars: Lilly Balaban, Jessica Bertan, Travis Blank, Robert Clohessy

Votes: 51

33. Up (1984)

14 min | Short

6.7
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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.

Directors: Mike Hoover, Tim Huntley | Stars: Ed Cesar, Erick McWayne

Votes: 24

34. Boys and Girls (1983)

22 min | Short

6.7
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A girl growing up on a fox farm in rural Canada must deal with the gender roles she is expected to conform to by her loving - yet unobservant parents.

Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Megan Follows, David Fox, Clare Coulter, Ian Heath

Votes: 44

35. A Shocking Accident (1982)

25 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

7.2
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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 »

Director: James Scott | Stars: Rupert Everett, Jenny Seagrove, Barbara Hicks, Benjamin Whitrow

Votes: 34

36. Violet (1981)

Short

8.3
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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 »

Director: Shelley Levinson | Stars: Didi Conn, Patrick Dollaghan, Rodney Saulsberry, Thomas McGowan

Votes: 89

37. The Dollar Bottom (1981)

G | 33 min | Short

6.7
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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

Director: Roger Christian | Stars: Robert Urquhart, Rikki Fulton, Jonathan McNeil, Angus Kittler Reid

Votes: 33

38. Board and Care (1980)

27 min | Short

7.5
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Two young people with Down syndrome desire to have a relationship.

Director: Ron Ellis | Stars: Richard Goss, Laura Jean Ellis, Luana Anders, Sunshine Parker

Votes: 18

39. Teenage Father (1978)

25 min | Short

7.5
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Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jeannie Dimter Barton, Susan Cronkite, Suzanne Crough, Wesley Thompson

Votes: 39

40. I'll Find a Way (1977)

26 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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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

Votes: 41

41. In the Region of Ice (1976)

37 min | Short

7.3
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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 »

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Fionnula Flanagan, Peter Lampert, Vance Colvig Jr., John Durren

Votes: 18

42. Angel and Big Joe (1975)

27 min | Short, Drama

6.9
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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 »

Director: Bert Salzman | Stars: Paul Sorvino, Dadi Pinero, Gloria Irizarry, Nicky Irizarry

Votes: 55

43. One-Eyed Men Are Kings (1974)

15 min | Short, Comedy

7.1
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A man and his dog go to walk.

Directors: Michel Leroy, Edmond Séchan | Stars: Paul Préboist, Marie Marc, Lyne Chardonnet

Votes: 42

44. The Bolero (1973)

26 min | Short, Music, Documentary

7.8
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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 »

Directors: William Fertik, Allan Miller | Star: Zubin Mehta

Votes: 60

45. Norman Rockwell's World... An American Dream (1972)

25 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.8
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A look at artist Norman Rockwell.

Director: Robert Deubel | Star: Norman Rockwell

Votes: 10

46. Sentinels of Silence (1971)

G | 18 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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An 18-minute helicopter-based aerial visit across the archaeological ruins in Mexico.

Director: Robert Amram | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Orson Welles

Votes: 80

47. The Resurrection of Broncho Billy (1970)

23 min | Western, Short

6.5
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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.

Director: James R. Rokos | Stars: Johnny Crawford, Kristin Harmon, Ruth Hussey, Ricky Nelson

Votes: 155

48. The Magic Machines (1969)

15 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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A look at the life and work of Robert Gilbert, a young hippie sculptor who makes brilliantly-colored, motor-driven machines from metal trash and spare parts.

Director: Bob Curtis | Star: Robert Gilbert

Votes: 25

49. Robert Kennedy Remembered (1968)

30 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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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 »

Director: Charles Guggenheim | Stars: Richard Burton, Robert F. Kennedy

Votes: 34

50. A Place to Stand (1967)

17 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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A multi-image large-format film showcasing life in Ontario without narration and dialogue.

Director: Christopher Chapman

Votes: 55

51. Wild Wings (1965)

34 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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Exploration of the Slimbridge Wild Fowl Trust in Gloucestershire, England, which boasts the largest collection of living wild fowl in the world.

Directors: Patrick Carey, John Taylor | Star: Peter Scott

Votes: 17

52. Le poulet (1965)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Family

7.1
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Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Jacques Marin, Viviane Bourdonneux, Martin Serre

Votes: 408

53. Casals Conducts: 1964 (1964)

20 min | Short

5.8
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While at his workshop in Puerto Rico, Pablo Casals prepares to conduct a Bach suite for a concert performance.

Director: Larry Sturhahn | Star: Pau Casals

Votes: 8

54. Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962)

TV-PG | 28 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

8.2
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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.

Director: Robert Enrico | Stars: Roger Jacquet, Anne Cornaly, Anker Larsen, Stéphane Fey

Votes: 3,239

55. Happy Anniversary (1962)

15 min | Short, Action, Comedy

7.3
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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 »

Directors: Jean-Claude Carrière, Pierre Étaix | Stars: Georges Loriot, Nono Zammit, Lucien Frégis, Ican Paillaud

Votes: 478

56. Seawards the Great Ships (1961)

28 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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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 »

Director: Hilary Harris | Stars: Bryden Murdoch, Kenneth Kendall

Votes: 45

57. Day of the Painter (1960)

15 min | Short, Comedy

8.2
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An extremely funny film of abstract-expressionist painting.

Director: Robert P. Davis

Votes: 21

58. The Golden Fish (1959)

Approved | 19 min | Short

7.9
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Similar in design and technique to "The Red Baloon", and winner of the 1959 International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, this is the story of a boy who has a goldfish as a pet, ... See full summary »

Director: Edmond Séchan

Votes: 61

59. Grand Canyon (1958)

Approved | 29 min | Short, Documentary

7.2
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Scenes from the Grand Canyon set to Ferde Grofé's "Grand Canyon Suite."

Director: James Algar

Votes: 334

60. The Wetback Hound (1957)

18 min | Short, Family

7.2
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Paco, a hound of exceptional heritage, is easily distracted by other animals while on the hunt.

Directors: Janet Lansburgh, Larry Lansburgh

Votes: 25

61. Crashing the Water Barrier (1956)

Passed | 9 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.0
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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.

Director: Konstantin Kalser | Stars: Jay Jackson, Donald Campbell, Leo Villa

Votes: 83

62. The Bespoke Overcoat (1955)

36 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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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 »

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: David Kossoff, Alfie Bass, Alf Dean, Alan Tilvern

Votes: 267

63. Survival City (1955)

20 min | Short, Documentary

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Director: Anthony Muto

64. The Face of Lincoln (1956)

20 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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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 »

Director: Edward Freed | Star: Merrell Gage

Votes: 30

65. This Mechanical Age (1954)

10 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

6.8
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Director: Robert Youngson | Star: Dwight Weist

Votes: 20

66. A Time Out of War (1954)

20 min | Short, Drama, War

6.9
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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 »

Director: Denis Sanders | Stars: Barry Atwater, Robert Sherry, Corey Allen

Votes: 129

67. Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor (1953)

Passed | 9 min | Short, Music

6.3
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Johnny Green conducts the MGM Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the title work.

Stars: Johnny Green, The MGM Symphony Orchestra

Votes: 98

68. Bear Country (1953)

Not Rated | 33 min | Short, Documentary, Family

8.2
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The lives of black bears in Yellowstone National Park.

Director: James Algar | Stars: Winston Hibler, Kjeld Jacobsen

Votes: 94

69. Light in the Window (1952)

10 min | Short

5.6
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An innovative profile of the painter Johannes Vermeer.

Director: Jean Oser

Votes: 8

70. Water Birds (1952)

Approved | 30 min | Documentary, Short, Family

7.0
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Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Star: Winston Hibler

Votes: 124

71. World of Kids (1951)

10 min | Short, Documentary

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Director: Robert Youngson

72. Nature's Half Acre (1951)

Passed | 33 min | Documentary, Short, Family

7.6
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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.

Director: James Algar | Stars: Winston Hibler, Mogens Lind

Votes: 94

73. Grandad of Races (1950)

Not Rated | 9 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

5.7
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The annual horse race held in the Piazza del Campo in Siena is highlighted in all its color, pomp, and pageantry.

Director: André de la Varre | Star: Art Gilmore

Votes: 89

74. Beaver Valley (1950)

Approved | 32 min | Documentary, Short, Family

8.2
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Director: James Algar | Stars: Winston Hibler, Mogens Lind

Votes: 106

75. Aquatic House Party (1950)

9 min | Short

6.9
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Director: Ernest Corts

Votes: 7

76. Van Gogh (1948)

20 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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The biography of Dutch artist Van Gogh, illustrated only with images of his paintings and drawings, or details of those, and according dramatic musical score.

Director: Alain Resnais | Star: Claude Dauphin

Votes: 287

77. Människor i stad - En kortfilm från Stockholm (1947)

20 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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A short impression of Stockholm.

Director: Arne Sucksdorff

Votes: 64

78. Seal Island (1948)

Approved | 27 min | Documentary, Short, Family

8.0
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Director: James Algar | Star: Winston Hibler

Votes: 80

79. Goodbye, Miss Turlock (1948)

Approved | 11 min | Short

6.6
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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.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: John Nesbitt, Nana Bryant, Norman Ollestad

Votes: 87

80. Climbing the Matterhorn (1947)

21 min | Short, Documentary

6.1
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Iring Allen was filming High Conquest when he shot this short film. Locale villagers rescue a couple trapped om the mountain.

Director: Irving Allen | Star: Warren Douglas

Votes: 7

81. Facing Your Danger (1946)

Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

6.5
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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 »

Director: Edwin E. Olsen | Stars: Knox Manning, Norman Nevills, Edwin E. Olsen

Votes: 120

82. A Boy and His Dog (1946)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Drama, Family

6.3
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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 »

Director: LeRoy Prinz | Stars: Harry Davenport, Billy Sheffield, Dorothy Adams, Russell Simpson

Votes: 152

83. Stairway to Light (1945)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Drama, History

6.4
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The story of 18th Century French physician Dr. Phillipe Pinel, whose initiated enlightened, humane treatment of the mentally ill.

Director: Sammy Lee | Stars: John Nesbitt, Harry Cording, Lotte Palfi Andor, Dewey Robinson

Votes: 148

84. Star in the Night (1945)

Not Rated | 22 min | Short, Drama, Family

7.7
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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 »

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Donald Woods, Rosina Galli, Richard Erdman

Votes: 583

85. Who's Who in Animal Land (1944)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Comedy, Family

6.4
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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 »

Director: Lou Lilly | Star: Ken Carpenter

Votes: 23

86. I Won't Play (1944)

Passed | 18 min | Short, Drama, Music

6.9
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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 »

Director: Crane Wilbur | Stars: Dane Clark, Janis Paige, Warren Douglas, Robert Shayne

Votes: 246

87. Amphibious Fighters (1943)

10 min | Short

6.0
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Director: Jack Eaton | Star: Ted Husing

Votes: 10

88. Heavenly Music (1943)

Passed | 22 min | Short, Fantasy, Music

6.1
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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 »

Director: Josef Berne | Stars: Frederick Brady, Mary Elliott, Eric Blore, Steven Geray

Votes: 133

89. Speaking of Animals and Their Families (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Short, Comedy, Family

6.7
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Directors: Robert Carlisle, Jerry Fairbanks | Stars: Gayne Whitman, Mel Blanc

Votes: 23

90. Beyond the Line of Duty (1942)

Approved | 22 min | Short, Biography, War

5.8
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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 »

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Hewitt T. Wheless, Ronald Reagan, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hubert R. Harmon

Votes: 177

91. Of Pups and Puzzles (1941)

Approved | 10 min | Short

6.5
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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 »

Director: George Sidney | Stars: John Nesbitt, Eddy Chandler, Mark Daniels, William Forrest

Votes: 101

92. Main Street on the March! (1941)

20 min | Short, History

6.6
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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 »

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: John Nesbitt, Raymond Gram Swing, Neville Chamberlain, H.V. Kaltenborn

Votes: 69

93. Quicker'n a Wink (1940)

Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

7.2
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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 »

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Harold E. Edgerton, Clarence Curtis, Tex Harris, Charles Lacey

Votes: 254

94. Teddy the Rough Rider (1940)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Biography, Drama

6.1
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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 »

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Sidney Blackmer, Pierre Watkin, Theodore von Eltz, Arthur Loft

Votes: 122

95. Busy Little Bears (1939)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Family

6.7
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Three bear cubs are observed exploring the forests of the Sierra Nevadas, encountering other wildlife, and invading the kitchen of a local ranch house.

Director: John A. Haeseler | Star: Joe Laurie Jr.

Votes: 11

96. Sons of Liberty (1939)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Biography, Drama

5.9
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Set during the American Revolution, this colorful 2 reel short tells the story of Haym Salomon, American patriot and financier of the American Revolution.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Claude Rains, Gale Sondergaard, Donald Crisp, Montagu Love

Votes: 246

97. That Mothers Might Live (1938)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Biography, Drama

6.5
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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 »

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Shepperd Strudwick, John Nesbitt, Rudolph Anders, King Baggot

Votes: 133

98. The Declaration of Independence (1938)

Approved | 17 min | Short, Drama, History

5.9
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This historical featurette focuses on Caesar Rodney of Delaware, who cast the deciding vote so that the Declaration of Independence was adopted in 1776.

Director: Crane Wilbur | Stars: John Litel, Ted Osborne, Rosella Towne, Richard Bond

Votes: 149

99. Penny Wisdom (1937)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.2
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A "Pete Smith Specialty" on cookery.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Prudence Penny, Harold Minjir, Gertrude Short, Pete Smith

Votes: 202

100. The Private Life of the Gannets (1934)

Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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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 »

Director: Julian Huxley | Star: A.L. Alexander

Votes: 41