Short Films That Have Been Remade As Features

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1. La Jetée (1962)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Drama, Romance

8.4
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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: 23,668

Remade as Twelve Monkeys

2. Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB (1967)

15 min | Sci-Fi, Short

6.4
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While monitored and pursued, a man races to escape through a futuristic labyrinth.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Dan Nachtsheim, Joy Carmichael, David Munson, Marvin Bennett

Votes: 1,997

Remade as THX 1138

3. Within the Woods (1978)

Not Rated | 31 min | Horror, Short

6.7
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A group of friends spend a weekend at a remote cabin, and one of them accidentally desecrates an Indian burial ground. This causes him to turn into a zombie, and kill off his friends. They ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Mary Valenti, Scott Spiegel

Votes: 1,862

Remade as The Evil Dead

4. Diversion (I) (1980)

50 min | Drama

6.3
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Gary is a happily married man, devoted to his wife, their kid and the family dog. A weekend without the presence of his wife presents to him a chance of getting involved in a casual ... See full summary »

Director: James Dearden | Stars: Stephen Moore, Cherie Lunghi, Morag Hood, Ned Vukovic

Votes: 27

5. Stryker's War (1980 Video)

45 min | Short, Action

8.5
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A wounded Vietnam Vet and his pal's save a small town from a crazed cult leader and his maniac killer gang.

Director: Josh Becker | Stars: Josh Becker, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

Votes: 15

6. Frankenweenie (1984)

PG | 29 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A young boy sets out to revive his dead pet using the monstrous power of science.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Shelley Duvall, Daniel Stern, Barret Oliver, Joseph Maher

Votes: 9,966

Remade as Frankenweenie

7. Futsû saizu no kaijin (1986)

18 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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A man gradually transforms into a robotic, metal-encrusted monster.

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto | Stars: Kei Fujiwara, Nobu Kanaoka, Tomorô Taguchi, Shin'ya Tsukamoto

Votes: 236

8. The Dirk Diggler Story (1988)

Not Rated | 32 min | Short, Biography, Drama

6.0
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The rise and fall of Dirk Diggler.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Michael Stein, Robert Ridgely, Eddie Delcore, Rusty Schwimmer

Votes: 727

Remade as Boogie Nights

9. 12:01 PM (1990)

25 min | Sci-Fi, Short

7.7
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A man is stuck living his life in the same 59 minute time frame. He tries various methods of finding out why, eventually consulting a physicist.

Director: Jonathan Heap | Stars: Jane Alden, Don Amendolia, John Bachelder, Laura Harrington

Votes: 1,030

Remade as 12:01

10. Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School (1990)

TV-G | 34 min | Musical, Short, Family

7.1
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Worse than having your glove stolen, worse than Chinese water torture, even worse than the earth spinning off its axis and careening into Mars, your mom enrolls you in Marilyn Hotchkiss' ... See full summary »

Director: Randall Miller | Stars: Elden Henson, Kate Mulligan, William Hurt, Teri Johnston

Votes: 96 | Gross: $0.33M

11. Office Space (1991)

2 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.5
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Poor Milton can't get any respect. He works at an evil corporation called Initech and his "office" has been shoved into the basement. He talks to the camera, picks his nose, and threatens ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Judge | Star: Mike Judge

Votes: 766

Remade as Office Space

12. Joe's Apt. (1992 TV Short)

2 min | Short, Comedy

5.7
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Joe's apartment is infested with a peculiar kind of pest. Things do not go well when he brings home a hot date.

Director: John Payson | Stars: Arija Bareikis, Mark Rosenthal

Votes: 190

Remade as Joe's Apartment

13. Flirt (1993)

23 min | Short, Drama

6.8
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Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Martin Donovan, Dwight Ewell, Geno Lechner, Parker Posey

Votes: 235

Remade as Flirt

14. 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: 4,305

Remade as Bottle Rocket

15. Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade (1994)

Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Twenty-five years after commiting a double murder, Karl Childers is going to be released from an institution for the criminally insane. A local reporter comes to talk to him, and after some... See full summary »

Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Molly Ringwald, J.T. Walsh, Jefferson Mays

Votes: 1,524

Remade as Sling Blade

16. Catalina (1994)

5 min | Comedy, Romance, Short

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Short film depicting a gay man's crush on a straight man.

Director: Tommy O'Haver

17. Boys Don't Cry (1995)

Short, Drama

7.4
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The original short film that inspired the 1999 version of Boys Don't Cry.

Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Anna Grace, Angela Marie Baker, Sean Sweeney, Adria Tennor

Votes: 86

Remade as Boys Don't Cry

18. If it Don't Fit, Use a Bigger Hammer (1997)

15 min | Comedy, Short

7.1
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An illegal Polish worker on a building site falls from the scaffolding in the Ruhr region. Everyone wants to hush up the accident except the well-educated trainee.

Directors: Peter Thorwarth, Tim Trageser | Stars: Peter Thorwarth, Diether Krebs, Willi Thomczyk, Ralf Richter

Votes: 195

19. Snake Feed (1997)

Not Rated | 23 min | Short

5.7
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Snake Feed is a glimpse into the lives of Irene and Rick, two people struggling with life-long addiction and marginal employment. The film follows a day in their lives at a time when Rick ... See full summary »

Director: Debra Granik | Stars: Corinne Stralka, Richard Lieske, Jerry Dean, Jesse Stralka

Votes: 58

20. A Day Without a Mexican (1998)

28 min | Short

5.6
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News reports, with dramatizations within the faux documentary footage, explain that people across California have awakened to a state from which the Mexicans have disappeared: husbands, ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Arau | Stars: Dawn Westlake, Michael White, Tina S. Nieto, Louis Hock

Votes: 55

21. Larger Than Life (1998)

13 min | Sci-Fi, Short, Horror

6.7
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A young woman battles against a series of giant spiders, spawned by toxic waste, in her new suburban home.

Director: Ellory Elkayem | Stars: Rebecca Hobbs, Jeremy Callaghan, Patrick Wilson, Hamish McFarlane

Votes: 261

22. Hank and Mike (2000)

15 min | Comedy, Short

5.5
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Two foul-mouthed chain-smoking Easter Bunnies get drunk at a strip joint when they are fired from "Easter Inc."

Director: Matthiew Klinck | Stars: Paolo Mancini, Thomas Michael, Greg Lawrence, Susan Brooks

Votes: 57

Remade as Hank and Mike

23. Roslyn (2001)

8 min | Short, Action

8.4
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Director: Will Canon | Stars: Jesse Steccato, Meyer DeLeeuw, Murry DeLeeuw, Blake Hackler

Votes: 26

Remade as Brotherhood

24. Ellie Parker (2001)

R | 16 min | Short, Comedy

6.2
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A comic portrait of a young woman's struggle with contemporary life in Los Angeles, as she juggles an acting career, friends and lovers.

Director: Scott Coffey | Stars: Naomi Watts, Rebecca Rigg, Scott Coffey, Mark Pellegrino

Votes: 253

Remade as Ellie Parker

25. Peluca (2003)

9 min | Comedy, Short

6.6
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A day in the life of Seth, super nerd extraordinaire; rocking the megalopolis of Preston, Idaho, and soon the world, with his illegal ninja moves and his sweet fanny pack. GOSH!!

Director: Jared Hess | Stars: Jon Heder, Greg Hansen, Chris Sanchez, Bracken Johnson

Votes: 1,559

26. Saw (2003)

Not Rated | 9 min | Short, Crime, Horror

7.6
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David, an orderly at a hospital, tells his horrific story of being kidnapped and forced to play a vile game of survival.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Leigh Whannell, Paul Moder, Katrina Mathers, Dean Francis

Votes: 5,424

Remade as Saw

27. Rare Exports Inc. (2003)

8 min | Short, Action, Comedy

8.0
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An elite trio of expert hunters venture into the woods to track and capture an especially rare and dangerous prey for the Christmas season.

Director: Jalmari Helander | Stars: Otso Tarkela, Tommi Korpela, Jorma Tommila, Tazu Ovaska

Votes: 1,823

Remade as Rare Exports

28. D.E.B.S. (2003)

Not Rated | 11 min | Action, Short, Comedy

6.2
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A quartet of girls from a prep high school are recruited by a secret paramilitary academy to conduct cloak-and-dagger missions.

Director: Angela Robinson | Stars: Alexandra Breckenridge, Shanti Lowry, Tammy Lynn Michaels, Jill Ritchie

Votes: 912

Remade as D.E.B.S.

29. Fairies (2003)

20 min | Musical, Short

4.8
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Screened in over 75 international film festivals (including the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival), "Fairies" is a musical fantasy come true. Timothy is bullied by homophobic classmates at his all... See full summary »

Director: Tom Gustafson | Stars: James McKay, Wendy Robie, Vanessa Conway, Billy Cooper

Votes: 238

30. Jesus Henry Christ (2003)

18 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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St. Agnes Academy has a new principal, Father Benet, and a classroom of ten-year-olds that includes Sister Mary Gilbert, straight-A-student Mary Brown, and a precocious scholarship boy, ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Lee | Stars: Maria Scavullo, Marielle Torres, Jeffrey Danneman, Mark Miscavage

Votes: 123

31. Cashback (2004)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Ben is an art college student in London, whose imagination runs wild as he works the late-night shift at the local supermarket. What do he and his colleagues do to pass the long, endless hours of the night?

Director: Sean Ellis | Stars: Sean Biggerstaff, Emilia Fox, Stuart Goodwin, Michael Dixon

Votes: 8,935

Remade as Cashback

32. Tetra Vaal (2004)

2 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

6.4
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A police robot patrols the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Director: Neill Blomkamp

Votes: 485

Remade as Chappie

33. 9 (2005)

11 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

7.8
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A rag doll fights a monster that has been stealing the souls of his people.

Director: Shane Acker

Votes: 4,011

Remade as 9

34. Dare (2005)

Not Rated | 16 min | Drama, Short

6.6
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High school senior Ben secretly lusts after bad boy classmate Johnny. After Ben gives Johnny a ride home one night, the boys end up in Johnny's swimming pool and have an encounter that breaks the rules and blows Ben's mind.

Director: Adam Salky | Stars: Adam Fleming, Michael Cassidy, Marla Burkholder, Terry Guerin

Votes: 1,368

Remade as Dare

35. Across the Hall (2005)

25 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Add a Plot

Director: Alex Merkin | Stars: Adrian Grenier, James Aaron Oliver, Jamie Benge, Natalie Smyka

Votes: 142

Remade as Across the Hall

36. Medianeras (2005)

28 min | Short

8.0
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Add a Plot

Director: Gustavo Taretto | Stars: Mariana Anghileri, Javier Drolas, Valentina Liernud, Carlos Santamaría

Votes: 231

Remade as Medianeras

37. Carne de neón (2005)

15 min | Short, Comedy

6.4
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Pura, Ricky's mother , just left jail. A simple fact that changes the whole existence of Ricky. In a desperate try to show a regular life, he kicks out of his life to the ones who have ... See full summary »

Director: Paco Cabezas | Stars: Óscar Jaenada, Dámaso Conde, Victoria Abril, Eva García-Vacas

Votes: 126

38. The World of Tomorrow (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 6 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Short

6.9
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As a reporter covers a story on a missing scientist, giant robots attack New York City.

Director: Kerry Conran

Votes: 166

Remade as Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow; released after Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.

39. Alive in Joburg (2005)

6 min | Short, Sci-Fi

7.5
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An eerie tale of a close encounter of the third kind in Johannesburg.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Braam Greyling, Godfrey Seome, Dawie Ackermann, Sweetness Hlomza

Votes: 3,240

Remade as District 9

40. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2006)

10 min | Short, Musical

7.5
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A teenage girl raised in a world of addiction to drugs, cosmetic surgery and artificial organ transplant and upgrades.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Michael Rooker, Shawnee Smith, Kristin Fairlie, Terrance Zdunich

Votes: 237

41. Grace (II) (2006)

6 min | Short, Horror

6.3
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A woman must make a mother's ultimate choice when the dead baby she has carried to term returns to life... With an appetite.

Director: Paul Solet | Stars: Liza Weil, Brian Austin Green, Katherine Disque, Susan Foley

Votes: 70

Remade as Grace

42. Jay and Seth Versus the Apocalypse (2007)

10 min | Short, Comedy

5.7
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Jay and Seth are at each other's throats while holed up in a messy apartment during an apocalyptic crisis.

Director: Jason Stone | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen

Votes: 630

Remade as This Is the End

43. Dennis (2007)

18 min | Short, Drama

7.4
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When Dennis, an introvert bodybuilder, invites a local girl out on a date his mother is hurt and disappointed. Despite the pressure she puts on him to cancel the date, Dennis ventures into a night that he will never forget.

Director: Mads Matthiesen | Stars: Kim Kold, Elsebeth Steentoft, Lykke Sand, Julie E. Pedersen

Votes: 1,115

Remade as Teddy Bear

44. The Brass Teapot (2007)

22 min | Short, Thriller

7.5
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When a couple discovers that a brass teapot makes them money whenever they hurt themselves, they must come to terms with how far they are willing to go.

Director: Ramaa Mosley | Stars: Traci Dinwiddie, Ben Weber, Lilyan Chauvin, Thomas F. Evans

Votes: 13

Remade as [Link=tt1935902]

45. Hobo with a Shotgun (2007)

2 min | Short, Action, Thriller

6.7
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A vagabond with a 20-gauge shotgun (changed to a 12-gauge for the actual movie) who becomes a vigilante.

Director: Jason Eisener | Stars: David Brunt, Michael Jackson, Glen Matthews, Rob Cotterill

Votes: 292

46. Pariah (2007)

28 min | Short, Drama

7.5
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A lesbian teenager unsuccessfully juggles multiple identities to avoid rejection from her friends and family. Mounting pressure from home, school, and within wears the line between her personas thin with explosive consequences.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Maine Anders, Chanté Lewis, Sahra Mellesse, Adepero Oduye

Votes: 176

Remade as Pariah

47. Mamá (2008)

3 min | Short, Horror

7.1
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A young girl wakes up and tells her sister that their mother has returned home.

Director: Andy Muschietti | Stars: Victoria Harris, Berta Ros, Irma Monroig

Votes: 2,316

Remade as Mama

48. Short Term 12 (2008)

21 min | Short, Drama

7.4
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A day at a group home for troubled adolescents. Denim is the head counselor, involved somehow with Natalia, another counselor. During the day, we watch them and other staff deal with a boy ... See full summary »

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton | Stars: Brad William Henke, Tania Verafield, Phoenix Henke, Lakeith Stanfield

Votes: 475

Remade as Short Term 12

49. (Uno de los) primos (2010)

3 min | Short, Comedy

6.7
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Director: Daniel Sánchez Arévalo | Star: Quim Gutiérrez

Votes: 61

Remade as Primos

50. 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: 5,159

51. Whiplash (2013)

18 min | Short, Drama, Music

7.8
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A ferocious, bullying music teacher teaches a dedicated student.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Johnny Simmons, Nate Lang, J.K. Simmons, C.J. Vana

Votes: 2,921

Remade as Whiplash