Favourite short film from each year

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1.
“ 7 Days in Hell ” - Horst_In_Translation
 
2.
Lava (2014 Short Film)
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A story that takes place over millions of years and is inspired by the beauty of tropical islands and the allure of ocean volcanoes. (7 mins.)
 
4.
Paperman (2012 Short Film)
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After meeting the gal of his dreams on a commuter train, an office worker uses a fleet of paper airplanes to get her attention after spying her again in a skyscraper window. (7 mins.)
Director: John Kahrs
 
5.
Born to Be Wild (2011 Documentary)
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This heartwarming film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them-saving endangered species one life at a time. (40 mins.)
Director: David Lickley
 
6.
Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury (2010 Short Film)
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A sexy pop homage to the science fiction author Ray Bradbury. (3 mins.)
Director: Paul Briganti
 
8.
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008 Mini-Series)
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An aspiring supervillain must balance his career and his pursuit of a beautiful do-gooder. (42 mins.)
 
9.
The Substitute (2007 Short Film)
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There's something strange about the new substitute teacher in class. (17 mins.)
Director: Andrea Jublin
 
10.
The Little Matchgirl (2006 Short Film)
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A poor young girl has a burning desire to find comfort and happiness in her life. Desperate to keep warm, the girl lights the matches she sells, and envisions a very different life for herself in the fiery flames. (7 mins.)
Director: Roger Allers
“ Snow (Hey Oh)

Everything Will Be Ok
Kiwi!
Laid Off ” - Horst_In_Translation
 
11.
The Children of Leningradsky (2005 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
AIDS, drug abuse, police brutality, and other social ills in post-Soviet Russia. (35 mins.)
“ Maybe Next Year ” - Horst_In_Translation
 
12.
This Land (2004 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The cut-out heads of George W. Bush and John Kerry alternate singing verses and choruses of a partisan... (2 mins.)
 
13.
Chernobyl Heart (2003 Documentary)
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This Academy Award-winning documentary takes a look at children born after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster who have been born with a deteriorated heart condition. (39 mins.)
Director: Maryann DeLeo
“ Harvie Krumpet
The Babysitter
Underground ” - Horst_In_Translation
 
14.
CinéMagique (2002 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
George is a modern-day traveler literally stuck in movie history, looking for a way out. Ever so soon having fallen in love with Marguerite...
Director: Jerry Rees
 
15.
A Man Thing (2001 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
13-year-old Bartek tries desperately to hide the fact that his father beats him. Lonely and with no support from his mother or his school, tyrannised by his soccer coach, the boy finds his only friend in an old dying stray dog. (26 mins.)
 
16.
The 10th Kingdom: The Making of an Epic (2000 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of "The 10th Kingdom", a mini-series about a fairy tale adventure that spills over into our world... (30 mins.)
Director: Bill Elliott
 
17.
Inside-Out (1999 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Girl cleaning windows of an Oxford St store catches the eye of a guy in the street who larks about much to her amusement (7 mins.)
 
18.
Alaska: Spirit of the Wild (1998 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A look at the Alaskan wilderness throughout the year, from the harsh winters to the rejuvenating spring... (41 mins.)
Director: George Casey
 
19.
Lily and Jim (1997 Short Film)
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Lily and Jim are interviewed about their disastrous blind date. (13 mins.)
Director: Don Hertzfeldt
 
20.
Survival Island (1996 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
South Georgia is an island south-east of South America. For a short period each year the temperatures rise into bearable regions... (40 mins.)
Director: David Douglas
“ Genre
Une robe d'été ” - Horst_In_Translation
 
21.
Anything Can Happen (1995 Documentary)
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An energetic six-year-old boy talks to elderly strangers relaxing in the park. He confronts his childish knowledge of the world with their life-long experience. (39 mins.)
Director: Marcel Lozinski
 
22.
M.A. Numminen Sings Wittgenstein (1994 Short Film)
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M.A. Numminen, accompanied by Pedro Hietanen, sings an excerpt from Ludwig Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus in his inimitable style. (2 mins.)
Director: Claes Olsson
 
23.
Educating Peter (1992 Documentary)
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Peter Gwazdauskas, a child with Down Syndrome, attends a normal school with regular students. The documentary follows Peter and how much he has improved throughout the school year. (30 mins.)
 
24.
Désenchantée (1991 Short Film)
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(10 mins.)
“ Losing My Religion
The Sandman ” - Horst_In_Translation
 
25.
Why, Charlie Brown, Why? (1990 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Linus falls for a new girl who soon must go to the hospital for cancer treatment. (30 mins.)
Director: Sam Jaimes
 
26.
Seinfeld (1989 TV Series)
Episode: The Seinfeld Chronicles (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Jerry and George argue whether an overnight visitor Jerry is expecting is coming with romantic intentions. (22 mins.)
“ Madonna: Like a Prayer
Metallica: One ” - Horst_In_Translation
 
27.
Beavers (1988 Documentary)
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A story about several beaver families in their wild surroundings. The interesting process of building... (31 mins.)
Director: Stephen Low
“ Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story ” - Horst_In_Translation
 
28.
Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The classic Disney animated characters play the roles in this animated retelling of the Charles Dickens masterpiece. (26 mins.)
Director: Burny Mattinson
 
29.
The Small One (1978 Short Film)
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A young Judean boy tries to sell his beloved old donkey to someone who would care for him as much as he does. (26 mins.)
Director: Don Bluth
 
30.
Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An outcast donkey in Roman era Judea with overlong ears finds his destiny on the way to Bethlehem. (24 mins.)
 
31.
No One Will Play with Me (1976 Short Film)
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(14 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
32.
Like a Bird on a Wire (1975 TV Movie)
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Staged as a TV show, in a TV studio, set up like Brigitte Mira living room. She recounts her four husbands. Inspired by Leonard Cohen's "Bird on a wire". (44 mins.)
 
33.
The Phone Box (1972 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A man gets trapped inside a telephone box and nobody is able to free him. (35 mins.)
Director: Antonio Mercero
“ The Lorax ” - Horst_In_Translation
 
34.
The Crunch Bird (1971 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A woman goes into a pet store seeking a gift for her husband. She decides to get him a bird with a most unusual talent, but her gift brings about an unforeseen result. (2 mins.)
Director: Ted Petok
 
35.
The Bread and Alley (1970 Short Film)
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A child carrying a bread is going home but in the alley on his way to home, there is a frightening dog and he doesn't seem to pass it alone. (10 mins.)
 
36.
Le poulet (1965 Short Film)
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(15 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
“ Now ” - Horst_In_Translation
 
37.
Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination (1963 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The home movie footage that caught the assassination of the American President, John F. Kennedy. (1 mins.)
 
38.
The Wall (1962 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A propaganda film describing the evils of the Berlin Wall. (9 mins.)
 
39.
Fish Hooked (1960 Short Film)
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(6 mins.)
Director: Paul J. Smith
 
40.
All the Boys Are Called Patrick (1959 Short Film)
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Two French college girls each meet a boy named Patrick and quickly realize that it is less a coincidence then they think. (21 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
41.
Good Will to Men (1955 Short Film)
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A group of young mice is in the ruins of a church, practicing singing for an upcoming service. After singing an adulterated version of "Hark... (8 mins.)
 
42.
Johnnie Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet (1954 Short Film)
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(8 mins.)
Director: Jack Kinney
 
43.
How to Dance (1953 Short Film)
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Goofy learns the basics of ballroom dancing. (6 mins.)
Director: Jack Kinney
“ By the Old Mill Scream
Father's Week-end ” - Horst_In_Translation
 
44.
Lambert the Sheepish Lion (1952 Short Film)
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A delivery stork mistakenly delivers Lambert, a lion cub, to a flock of sheep. The mother won't let the stork take him back... (8 mins.)
Director: Jack Hannah
 
45.
No Smoking (1951 Short Film)
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Goofy (again playing George Geef) is a nicotine addict to the extreme. He smokes while doing income tax... (6 mins.)
Director: Jack Kinney
“ Fathers are People
Nature's Half Acre ” - Horst_In_Translation
 
46.
Lion Around (1950 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Donald's nephews use a mountain lion costume to scare Donald away so they can grab a pie off the windowsill. The deception is exposed, but a short while later, a real mountain lion comes along. (7 mins.)
Director: Jack Hannah
 
47.
Tennis Racquet (1949 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Two Goofys play a tennis match in typical Goofy style. The announcer sometimes has trouble following the action... (7 mins.)
Director: Jack Kinney
 
48.
Old Rockin' Chair Tom (1948 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Mammy Two-Shoes replaces Tom with a younger cat who is a lightning-quick mouser. Tom and Jerry form an alliance in order to get rid of this dangerous newcomer. (8 mins.)
 
49.
Straight Shooters (1947 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Donald runs a shooting gallery. His nephews come by and he offers them a free shot, but when the first one hits all the targets... (6 mins.)
Director: Jack Hannah
“ Bootle Beetle ” - Horst_In_Translation
 
50.
Johnnie Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet (1946 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two hats fall in love in a department store window, but are separated when each are purchased by different owners.
Director: Jack Kinney
“ Double Dribble
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Wet Paint ” - Horst_In_Translation
 
51.
Hockey Homicide (1945 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two hockey teams of Goofies play a game that quickly degenerates into a riot. (8 mins.)
Director: Jack Kinney
 
52.
Theresienstadt (1944 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Nazi propaganda film depicting the notorious Theresienstadt concentration camp as a sort of idyllic rest stop, in an attempt to convince world opinion that there was no such thing as Nazi death camps. (28 mins.)
“ Mouse Trouble
Movie Pests
The Private Life of a Cat ” - Horst_In_Translation
 
53.
Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi (1943 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young German boy is indoctrinated into conforming with the Nazi social mindset (10 mins.)
“ I Can Hardly Wait
Spies ” - Horst_In_Translation
 
54.
Little Gravel Voice (1942 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A little burro is beloved by all the cute woodland creatures until he opens his mouth and they hear the horrible braying... (8 mins.)
 
55.
Truant Officer Donald (1941 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Donald catches his nephews swimming on a school day. He thinks he's made an easy catch, but the boys are much more resourceful than that... (8 mins.)
Director: Jack King
“ The Field Mouse
The Night Before Christmas ” - Horst_In_Translation
 
56.
Bedtime for Sniffles (1940 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Christmas eve, and Sniffles is determined to stay awake to see Santa. Not an easy task. (8 mins.)
Director: Charles Jones
“ Donald's Dog Laundry ” - Horst_In_Translation
 
57.
Ugly Duckling (1939 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A newborn cygnet searches for a family that will accept him. (9 mins.)
“ Donald's Cousin Gus
The Standard Parade ” - Horst_In_Translation
 
58.
The Playful Polar Bears (1938 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
59.
MGM Christmas Trailer (1937 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Judy Garland sings "Silent Night, Holy Night", accompanied by the St. Luke's Episcopal Church Choristers of Long Beach, California. (2 mins.)
“ Plenty of Money and You ” - Horst_In_Translation
 
60.
Elmer Elephant (1936 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The other children at a birthday party mock Elmer Elephant for his big nose, but it proves useful when he needs to save the birthday girl from a fire in her tree house. (8 mins.)
“ Erbkrank
Mickey's Polo Team
The Blow Out ” - Horst_In_Translation
 
61.
Pluto's Judgement Day (1935 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Pluto chases a kitten through a window and right into Mickey's lap. Mickey scolds him, and goes off to wash the kitten... (7 mins.)
Director: David Hand
“ The Tortoise and the Hare
Three Lazy Mice ” - Horst_In_Translation
 
62.
Camping Out (1934 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
While out camping, Mickey and friends make battle with a horde of angry mosquitoes. (7 mins.)
 
63.
Parade of the Award Nominees (1932 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Academy Award nominees march in a parade grand marshaled by Mickey Mouse. (2 mins.)
“ Mickey's Good Deed
Nursery Scandal ” - Horst_In_Translation
 
64.
The Ugly Duckling (1931 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A black duckling is rejected by its mother, a hen, but manages to prove his worth when a tornado threatens the hen's chicks. (7 mins.)
 
65.
Felix Gets the Can (1925 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Felix the Cat is fishing, but has not caught anything. He goes into a restaurant and tries to steal a fish... (10 mins.)
Director: Otto Messmer
 
66.
From Hand to Mouth (1919 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A penniless young man tries to save an heiress from kidnappers and help her secure her inheritance. (22 mins.)
Director: Alf. Goulding
 
67.
A Christmas Accident (1912 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Well-to-do Mr. and Mrs. Gilton live next door to a large family that struggles to make ends meet. Despite their desire to be friendly... (15 mins.)
Director: Harold M. Shaw
 
68.
Edgar Allan Poe (1909 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The story, while not biographical, is founded on incidents in his life, showing his devotion for his sick wife...
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
69.
The Sick Kitten (1903 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A girl gives a spoonful of medicine to a kitten. (1 mins.)
 
70.
The Countryman's First Sight of the Animated Pictures (1901 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A satire on the way that audiences unaccustomed to the cinema didn't know how to react to the moving images on a screen - in this film...
Director: Robert W. Paul