My Favorite Short Films

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1.
A Trip to the Moon (1902 Short Film)
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A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon. (13 mins.)
 
2.
Day 73 with Sarah (2007 Short Film)
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Day 73 With Sarah tells the story of a little girl, who with the help of her dead father hatches a plan... (17 mins.)
Director: Brent Hanley
 
3.
La Jetée (1962 Short Film)
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Time travel, still images, a past, present and future and the aftermath of World War III. The tale of a man... (28 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
 
4.
12:01 PM (1990 Short Film)
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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. (25 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Heap
 
5.
Pay Day (1922 Short Film)
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After a difficult day at work, a bricklayer tries to enjoy his pay day without his wife knowing. (21 mins.)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
 
6.
The Suburbanite (1904 Short Film)
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A family moves out to the 'peaceful' suburbs where everything goes wrong, including the mother-in-law moving in. (9 mins.)
 
7.
The Country Doctor (1909 Short Film)
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While caring for his sick daughter, a doctor is called away to the sickbed of a neighbor. He finds the neighbor gravely ill, and ignores his wife's pleas to come home and care for his own daughter, who has taken a turn for the worse. (14 mins.)
 
8.
What the Daisy Said (1910 Short Film)
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Two sisters want to know whether there is romance in their future. One sister pulls the petals off of a flower... (16 mins.)
 
9.
Algie, the Miner (1912 Short Film)
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Algie Allmore has one year to prove he's a man in order to wed Harry Lyons' daughter. (10 mins.)
Director: Edward Warren
 
10.
Fatty's Faithful Fido (1915 Short Film)
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Fatty and Al are Minta's suitors. After Fatty sics his dog on him, Al marks Fatty for roughing up by two thugs, but the plan backfires. (13 mins.)
 
11.
Fatty's New Role (1915 Short Film)
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Fatty's a harmless hobo. When he tries to cadge hooch and a free lunch at Ambrose Schnitz's bar, Herr Schnitz ejects him... (13 mins.)
 
12.
Fatty's Plucky Pup (1915 Short Film)
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Four bad men have kidnapped Fatty's girlfriend and plan to kill her. Fatty's dog knows where she is... (27 mins.)
 
13.
Cockeyed: Gems from the Memory of a Nutty Cameraman (1925 Short Film)
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(3 mins.)
 
14.
Inklings, Issue 12 (1925 Short Film)
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Series of animated vignettes linked by a disembodied hand which appears to be drawing the illustrations... (6 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
15.
The Tell-Tale Heart (1941 Short Film)
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In this classic Edgar Allan Poe story, a man commits a murder, but afterward the victim's beating heart torments the murderer's mind. (20 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
16.
Baseball Bugs (1946 Short Film)
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Bugs plays every defensive position against the Gashouse Gorillas. (7 mins.)
Director: I. Freleng
 
17.
The Foghorn Leghorn (1948 Short Film)
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Little Henery the Chicken Hawk wants to prove he's big enough to hunt chickens, but he doesn't know what a chicken is... (6 mins.)
Director: Robert McKimson
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
18.
Rabbit of Seville (1950 Short Film)
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Bugs and Elmer supply new lyrics to Rossini's opera. (7 mins.)
 
19.
What's Opera, Doc? (1957 Short Film)
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Elmer Fudd is again hunting rabbits - only this time it's an opera. Wagner's Siegfried with Elmer as the titular hero and Bugs as Brunnhilde. They sing, they dance, they eat the scenery. (7 mins.)
Director: Chuck Jones
 
20.
The Steamroller and the Violin (1961)
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Seven year old Sasha practices violin every day to satisfy the ambition of his parents. Already withdrawn as a result of his routines... (46 mins.)
 
21.
The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics (1965 Short Film)
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A simple line attempts to woo his true love, a dot, away from the unkempt squiggle she prefers. But... (10 mins.)
 
22.
Mr. Krueger's Christmas (1980 Short Film)
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An elderly widower relies on his daydreams and faith to get through a lonely Christmas. (26 mins.)
Director: Kieth Merrill
 
23.
The Woman in the Room (1983 Short Film)
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She is incurable ill. But she cannnot die. Only her son, a lawyer, could bring her relief. When he decides, to do so, starts his personal nightmare. (30 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
 
24.
Bottle Rocket (1994 Short Film)
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Dysfunctional friends Dignan and Anthony plan and execute a robbery with their pot-growing friend, Bob. (13 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
25.
Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade (1994 Short Film)
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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... (25 mins.)
 
26.
The Pretty Girl (2002 Short Film)
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In a reverie, a young woman (the pretty girl) puzzles out why no one is smiling at her the way they did... (7 mins.)
Director: Gorman Bechard
 
27.
Objects in the Mirror Are Further Than They Appear (2003 Short Film)
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To supplement her scholarship to Yale, 19-year-old Midori works as an escort one night a week. But on one sweltering night... (15 mins.)
Director: Gorman Bechard