Short Films That Have Been Remade As Featuresby Erik | last updated - 14 Jan 2016 | Public
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1. La Jetée (1962)
Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Drama, Romance
The story of a man forced to explore his memories in the wake of World War III's devastation, told through still images.
Remade as Twelve Monkeys
2. Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB (1967)
15 min | Sci-Fi, Short
While monitored and pursued, a man races to escape through a futuristic labyrinth.
Remade as THX 1138
3. Within the Woods (1978)
Not Rated | 31 min | Horror, Short
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 »
Remade as The Evil Dead
4. Diversion (I) (1980)
50 min | Drama
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 »
Remade as Fatal Attraction
5. Stryker's War (1980 Video)
45 min | Short, Action
A wounded Vietnam Vet and his pal's save a small town from a crazed cult leader and his maniac killer gang.
Remade as Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except
6. Frankenweenie (1984)
PG | 29 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
A young boy sets out to revive his dead pet using the monstrous power of science.
Remade as Frankenweenie
7. Futsû saizu no kaijin (1986)
18 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi
A man gradually transforms into a robotic, metal-encrusted monster.
Remade as Tetsuo, the Iron Man
8. The Dirk Diggler Story (1988)
Not Rated | 32 min | Short, Biography, Drama
The rise and fall of Dirk Diggler.
Remade as Boogie Nights
9. 12:01 PM (1990)
25 min | Sci-Fi, Short
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.
Remade as 12:01
TV-G | 34 min | Musical, Short, Family
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 »
Votes: 96 | Gross: $0.33M
11. Office Space (1991)
2 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
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 »
Remade as Office Space
12. Joe's Apt. (1992 TV Short)
2 min | Short, Comedy
Joe's apartment is infested with a peculiar kind of pest. Things do not go well when he brings home a hot date.
Remade as Joe's Apartment
13. Flirt (1993)
23 min | Short, Drama
Remade as Flirt
14. Bottle Rocket (1994)
13 min | Short, Comedy, Crime
Dysfunctional friends Dignan and Anthony plan and execute a robbery with their pot-growing friend, Bob.
Remade as Bottle Rocket
15. Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade (1994)
Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Drama, Thriller
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 »
Remade as Sling Blade
16. Catalina (1994)
5 min | Comedy, Romance, Short
Short film depicting a gay man's crush on a straight man.
Director: Tommy O'Haver
Remade as Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss
17. Boys Don't Cry (1995)
The original short film that inspired the 1999 version of Boys Don't Cry.
Remade as Boys Don't Cry
18. If it Don't Fit, Use a Bigger Hammer (1997)
15 min | Comedy, Short
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.
Remade as Was nicht passt, wird passend gemacht
19. Snake Feed (1997)
Not Rated | 23 min | Short
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 »
Remade as Down to the Bone
20. A Day Without a Mexican (1998)
28 min | Short
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 »
Remade as A Day Without a Mexican
21. Larger Than Life (1998)
13 min | Sci-Fi, Short, Horror
A young woman battles against a series of giant spiders, spawned by toxic waste, in her new suburban home.
Remade as Eight Legged Freaks
22. Hank and Mike (2000)
15 min | Comedy, Short
Two foul-mouthed chain-smoking Easter Bunnies get drunk at a strip joint when they are fired from "Easter Inc."
Remade as Hank and Mike
23. Roslyn (2001)
8 min | Short, Action
Remade as Brotherhood
24. Ellie Parker (2001)
R | 16 min | Short, Comedy
A comic portrait of a young woman's struggle with contemporary life in Los Angeles, as she juggles an acting career, friends and lovers.
Remade as Ellie Parker
25. Peluca (2003)
9 min | Comedy, Short
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!!
Remade as Napoleon Dynamite
26. Saw (2003)
Not Rated | 9 min | Short, Crime, Horror
David, an orderly at a hospital, tells his horrific story of being kidnapped and forced to play a vile game of survival.
Remade as Saw
27. Rare Exports Inc. (2003)
8 min | Short, Action, Comedy
An elite trio of expert hunters venture into the woods to track and capture an especially rare and dangerous prey for the Christmas season.
Remade as Rare Exports
28. D.E.B.S. (2003)
Not Rated | 11 min | Action, Short, Comedy
A quartet of girls from a prep high school are recruited by a secret paramilitary academy to conduct cloak-and-dagger missions.
Remade as D.E.B.S.
29. Fairies (2003)
20 min | Musical, Short
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 »
Remade as Were the World Mine
30. Jesus Henry Christ (2003)
18 min | Comedy, Short
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 »
Remade as Jesus Henry Christ
31. Cashback (2004)
18 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
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?
Remade as Cashback
32. Tetra Vaal (2004)
2 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi
A police robot patrols the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Remade as Chappie
33. 9 (2005)
11 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy
A rag doll fights a monster that has been stealing the souls of his people.
Director: Shane Acker
Remade as 9
34. Dare (2005)
Not Rated | 16 min | Drama, Short
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.
Remade as Dare
35. Across the Hall (2005)
25 min | Short, Drama, Thriller
Remade as Across the Hall
36. Medianeras (2005)
28 min | Short
Remade as Medianeras
37. Carne de neón (2005)
15 min | Short, Comedy
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 »
Remade as Carne de neón
38. The World of Tomorrow (2005 Video)
Not Rated | 6 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Short
As a reporter covers a story on a missing scientist, giant robots attack New York City.
Director: Kerry Conran
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
An eerie tale of a close encounter of the third kind in Johannesburg.
Remade as District 9
40. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2006)
10 min | Short, Musical
A teenage girl raised in a world of addiction to drugs, cosmetic surgery and artificial organ transplant and upgrades.
Remade as Repo! The Genetic Opera
41. Grace (II) (2006)
6 min | Short, Horror
A woman must make a mother's ultimate choice when the dead baby she has carried to term returns to life... With an appetite.
Remade as Grace
42. Jay and Seth Versus the Apocalypse (2007)
10 min | Short, Comedy
Jay and Seth are at each other's throats while holed up in a messy apartment during an apocalyptic crisis.
Remade as This Is the End
43. Dennis (2007)
18 min | Short, Drama
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.
Remade as Teddy Bear
44. The Brass Teapot (2007)
22 min | Short, Thriller
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.
Remade as [Link=tt1935902]
45. Hobo with a Shotgun (2007)
2 min | Short, Action, Thriller
A vagabond with a 20-gauge shotgun (changed to a 12-gauge for the actual movie) who becomes a vigilante.
Remade as Hobo with a Shotgun
46. Pariah (2007)
28 min | Short, Drama
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.
Remade as Pariah
47. Mamá (2008)
3 min | Short, Horror
A young girl wakes up and tells her sister that their mother has returned home.
Remade as Mama
48. Short Term 12 (2008)
21 min | Short, Drama
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 »
Remade as Short Term 12
49. (Uno de los) primos (2010)
3 min | Short, Comedy
Remade as Primos
50. 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.
Remade as Before I Disappear