Short films

A list of short films I have seen, ordered according to my preferences
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1.
La Jetée (1962 Short Film)
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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. (28 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
 
2.
Ballet mécanique (1924 Short Film)
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A pulsing, kaleidoscope of images set to an energetic soundtrack. A young women swings in a garden; a woman's face smiles... (19 mins.)
Director: Fernand Léger
 
3.
Talking Heads (1980 Documentary)
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People of different age, profession and social status answer two simple questions: who they are and what they want from life. (16 mins.)
 
4.
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.)
 
5.
Un Chien Andalou (1929 Short Film)
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Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present seventeen minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery. (16 mins.)
Director: Louis Bunuel
 
6.
Copy Shop (2001 Short Film)
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Unknowingly, a copy shop employee sets off a bizarre series of events with utterly unforeseen consequences. (12 mins.)
Director: Virgil Widrich
 
7.
The Piano Tuner (2010 Short Film)
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Adrien is a young pianist prodigy. He collapsed psychologically having failed in a renowned competition and henceforth works as a piano tuner... (14 mins.)
Director: Olivier Treiner
 
8.
Darkness Light Darkness (1989 Short Film)
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A human body gradually reconstructs itself as its various component parts crowd themselves into a small room and eventually... (6 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
9.
Drained (2012 Short Film)
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Told with animation and live-action, 'Drained' tells the story of how a man's selfish addictions can destroy the woman he cares for. (12 mins.)
 
10.
Borom sarret (1963 Short Film)
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Boron Sarret is arguably the first film made by a black African. It illustrates poverty in Senegal, particularly for the working man (20 mins.)
Director: Ousmane Sembene
 
11.
Now (1965 Documentary)
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A documentary short about racism in the United States (5 mins.)
Stars: Lena Horne
 
12.
Six Shooter (2004 Short Film)
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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.... (27 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
 
13.
The Bakery Girl of Monceau (1963 Short Film)
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A law student regularly visits a Paris bakery to flirt with a brunette employee. (23 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
14.
The Great Train Robbery (1903 Short Film)
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A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels. (11 mins.)
 
15.
Mothlight (1963 Short Film)
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A "found foliage" film composed of insects, leaves, and other detritus sandwiched between two strips of perforated tape. (4 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
16.
Vincent (1982 Short Film)
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Young Vincent Malloy dreams of being just like Vincent Price and loses himself in macabre daydreams which annoys his mother. (6 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
17.
Invention of Love (2010 Short Film)
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An inventor tries to impress the woman he loves. Will she love him back? (10 mins.)
Director: Andrey Shushkov
 
18.
Hotel Chevalier (2007 Short Film)
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A prologue of one heart-breaking history of love and the prologue of the travel told in The Darjeeling Limited. (13 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
19.
The Grandmother (1970 Short Film)
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A young boy plants some strange seeds and they grow into a grandmother. (34 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
20.
8 (2010 Short Film)
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In the depths of a snowy forest in an unknown wartime, two soldiers from opposing armies try to outwit each other in a perilous game of Tic-Tac-Toe, until they find themselves outplayed by karma. (9 mins.)
Director: Acim Vasic
 
21.
Day & Night (2010 Short Film)
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The personifications of daytime and nighttime learn to get along. (6 mins.)
Director: Teddy Newton
Stars: Wayne Dyer
 
22.
Black Button (2007 Short Film)
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A man is given a choice between salvation and damnation. What will he choose? (7 mins.)
Director: Lucas Crandles
 
23.
George Lucas in Love (1999 Short Film)
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1967 film student George Lucas has writer's block trying to finish his "Space Wheat" script, until a beautiful fellow student with a familiar hairstyle teaches him that the best stories are in plain sight. (8 mins.)
Director: Joe Nussbaum
 
24.
Wasp (2003 Short Film)
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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... (26 mins.)
Director: Andrea Arnold
 
25.
Night Mail (1936 Documentary)
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Shows the special train on which mail is sorted, dropped and collected on the run, and delivered in Scotland overnight. (25 mins.)
 
26.
Lichtspiel Opus 1. (1921 Short Film)
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Against a dark background, several bright, curved or rounded shapes pulse towards the center of the screen... (13 mins.)
 
27.
The Employment (2008 Short Film)
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A man prepares and goes to work in a bizarre world, where the meaning of human workforce is taken to another level. (7 mins.)
 
28.
La chambre (1975 Short Film)
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In a 360° circular panoramic shot the camera slowly pans an entire apartment (or house). When it first... (11 mins.)
Director: Chantal Akerman
 
29.
Tropic Thunder (2008)
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Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying. (107 mins.)
Director: Ben Stiller
 
30.
The Last Ten (2011 Short Film)
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A nameless man arrives home one evening, he steps in from the pouring rain and contemplates the towering... (15 mins.)
Director: David Higgs
 
31.
The House of Small Cubes (2008 Short Film)
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To save his house from rising flood waters, an old man uses bricks to build it higher, then he relives events from his past while searching for his dropped pipe. (12 mins.)
Director: Kunio Kato
 
32.
The One-Man Band (1900 Short Film)
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A band-leader assembles an orchestra by mystifying means. (2 mins.)
 
33.
The Living Playing Cards (1904 Short Film)
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A bearded magician holds up a large playing card and makes it larger. He tears up a card of a queen... (3 mins.)
 
34.
Four Heads Are Better Than One (1898 Short Film)
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Much to our amazement, an elegant and masterful illusionist detaches his own head effortlessly from his shoulders for a once-in-a-lifetime performance. (1 mins.)
 
35.
The Cake-Walk Infernal (1903 Short Film)
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Pluto, having seen the earth, comes back home amazed at the success of that well-known dance, the "cake-walk."... (5 mins.)
 
36.
What Is Seen Through a Keyhole (1901 Short Film)
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A hotel porter tries in his spare time to find out the secrets of the guests in looking through the keyholes of the different rooms. He must see very funny things, judging from his facial expressions. (2 mins.)
Director: Ferdinand Zecca
 
37.
The Lonely Villa (1909 Short Film)
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A gang of thieves lure a man out of his home so that they can rob it and threaten his wife and children... (8 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
38.
Rescued by Rover (1905 Short Film)
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A dog leads its master to his kidnapped baby. (7 mins.)
 
39.
A Photographic Contortion (1901 Short Film)
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A man, objecting to being filmed, comes closer and closer to the camera lens until his mouth is all we see. Then he opens wide and swallows camera and cinematographer. He steps back, chews, and grins. (1 mins.)
Stars: Sam Dalton
 
40.
Ghosts Before Breakfast (1928 Short Film)
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Hans Richter, noted for his abstract shorts, has everyday objects rebelling against their daily routine. (6 mins.)
Director: Hans Richter
 
41.
Entr'acte (1924 Short Film)
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An absolute dada movie. Somebody gets killed, his coffin gets out of control and after a chase it stops. The person gets out of it and let everybody who followed the coffin dissapear. (22 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
42.
Snow-White (1933 Short Film)
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Trouble starts when the queen's magic mirror says Betty Boop is fairest. Cab Calloway sings "St. James Infirmary Blues." (7 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
43.
Fast Film (2003 Short Film)
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Bits of found film and different types of animation illustrate a classic chase scene scenario: A woman is abducted and a man comes to her rescue, but during their escape they find themselves in the enemy's secret headquarters. (14 mins.)
Director: Virgil Widrich
 
44.
Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962 Short Film)
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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. (28 mins.)
Director: Robert Enrico
 
45.
Reason and Emotion (1943 Short Film)
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A film about the need for emotional control for the war effort. (8 mins.)
 
46.
The Old Mill (1937 Short Film)
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We see the various birds, mice, and bats that have moved into an old windmill, followed by the frogs... (9 mins.)
 
47.
Meshes of the Afternoon (1943 Short Film)
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A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen. (14 mins.)
 
48.
The Idle Class (1921 Short Film)
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A tramp sneaks into a upper class golf resort. The tramp meets a rich woman who is having an argument with her drunken husband. Complications arise when she mistakes the tramp for her husband. (32 mins.)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
 
49.
Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory (1895 Documentary)
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A man opens the big gates to the Lumière factory. Through the gateway and a smaller doorway beside it... (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière