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1. 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: 1,855

2. La cravate (1957)

20 min | Short

6.7
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A short mime adaptation of a Thomas Mann story about a Parisian urchin who makes her living selling human heads.

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Denise Brossot, Rolande Polya, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Saul Gilbert

Votes: 1,415

3. Cremaster 4 (1995)

42 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.1
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An experimental short film from the Cremaster series which alludes to the position of the reproductive organs during the embryonic development process.

Director: Matthew Barney | Stars: Matthew Barney, Dave Molyneux, Graham Molyneux, Steve Sinnott

Votes: 628

4. Cremaster 1 (1996)

Unrated | 40 min | Short, Fantasy, Musical

6.2
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An experimental short film from the Cremaster series which alludes to the position of the reproductive organs during the embryonic development process.

Director: Matthew Barney | Stars: Marti Domination, Gemma Bourdon Smith, Kathleen Crepeau, Nina Kotov

Votes: 918

5. Drengen der ikke kunne svømme (2011)

33 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

5.3
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Two teen boys meet each other by chance in Copenhagen and team up to find one of the boys' mother. Will they find her or will they instead find the thing that is really missing from their lives?

Director: Anders Helde | Stars: Jonas Wandschneider, Sebastian Elkrog Sørensen, Christian Damsgaard, Danny Thykær

Votes: 431

6. Stella Shorts 1998-2002 (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy

8.9
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STELLA is a three-man comedy troupe from New York City, comprised of well-known comedians/actors Michael Showalter, David Wain, and Michael Ian Black. Though the three have made a living ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, David Wain | Stars: Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, David Wain, Leo Allen

Votes: 488

7. The Horror Vault Vol.1 (2008)

Unrated | 111 min | Horror, Thriller

4.9
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Nine tales of human cruelty, nine tales of human depravity, nine tales of true horror

Directors: Rusty Apper, David Boone, Josh Card, Mark Marchillo, Kenny Selko, Kim Sønderholm, Thomas Steen Sørensen, J.P. Wenner | Stars: Claire Ross-Brown, Kim Sønderholm, Sally Wells Cook, Chad Mehle

Votes: 192

8. Little Red Riding Hood (1997)

12 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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A black comedy version of the classic tale.

Director: David Kaplan | Stars: Christina Ricci, Timour Bourtasenkov, Evelyn Solann, Quentin Crisp

Votes: 520

9. Cremaster 5 (1997)

55 min | Musical, Drama

6.8
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Director: Matthew Barney | Stars: Ursula Andress, Matthew Barney, Joanne Rha, Susan Rha

Votes: 581

10. The Man with the Smallest Penis in Existence and the Electron Microscope Technician Who Loved Him (2003)

9 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

5.2
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One man's pencildick is another man's hackblammer - The truth that Stefan Guttenheim needed to swallow.

Director: Patrick O'Brien | Stars: Ariane Brandt, Luke Dinsdale

Votes: 1,034

11. Coin Operated (2017)

5 min | Animation, Short

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A young boy dreams of star-ships and space travel.

Director: Nicholas Arioli

12. The Diary of Anne Frank Part II (1998)

30 min | Short

5.9
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An experimental film originally shown as an art installation in Manhattan by Harmony Korine. It involved left-over footage from his directorial debut "Gummo", projected on three separate ... See full summary »

Director: Harmony Korine

Votes: 59

13. 2 Hours (2012)

25 min | Short, Action, Horror

5.5
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A nameless survivor is ambushed and infected with the virus, a beautiful gift to the world.

Director: Michael Ballif | Stars: Josh Merrill, Brooke Hemsath, Joel Manwaring, William Tyler Dunkley

Votes: 219

14. Mae Day: The Crumbling of a Documentary (1992)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Documentary

4.8
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After a student documentary project on a transsexual entertainer falls apart, the two director/producers have to come up with another documentary. This is what they came up with.

Directors: Scott Mosier, Kevin Smith | Stars: Emelda Mae, Kevin Smith, Scott Mosier, Jon Stoddart

Votes: 446

15. Cinema16: British Short Films (2003 Video)

203 min

7.7
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16 short and student films by British directors

Director: Martin Parr | Stars: Stephen Daldry, Simon Ellis, Jonathan Finn, Jim Gillespie

Votes: 407

16. Happy Tree Friends, Volume 2: Second Serving (2003 Video)

60 min | Animation, Comedy, Horror

7.5
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Directors: Rhode Montijo, Kenn Navarro | Stars: Michael 'Lippy' Lipman, Peter Herrmann, Liz Stewart, Nica Lorber

Votes: 462

17. Shams & Rumi: The Fragrance of Axis Mundi (2006)

22 min | Short, Drama

3.7
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Director: Pouria Montazeri | Stars: Tom E. Mason, Andrew Newell, Nicolas Crisafulli, Sarkaut Taro

Votes: 10

18. The Man Who Invented the Moon (2003)

33 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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Director: John Cabrera | Stars: Sean Gunn, Nicolette DiMaggio, Julie Dolan, Brent Sexton

Votes: 37

19. Hag in a Black Leather Jacket (1964)

17 min | Short

6.0
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Wedding ceremony of a black man in a garbage can and a white ballerina.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Mona Montgomery, Mary Vivian Pearce, Tricia Waters

Votes: 73

20. Obiekt (2015)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

7.1
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A creative image of an underwater search in the dimensions of two worlds-ice desert and underwater, told from the point of view of the rescue team, of the diver, and of the ordinary people waiting on the shore.

Director: Paulina Skibinska | Stars: Dariusz Charzynski, Andrzej Cielecki, Piotr Czechowski, Dariusz Szczepan

Votes: 38

21. Boo (1932)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

5.1
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A wisecracking narrator mocks footage featuring Frankenstein's monster and Count Dracula.

Director: Albert DeMond | Stars: Morton Lowry, Mae Clarke, Lawrence Grant, Raymond Hackett

Votes: 510

22. Repairman (2011)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short

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Director: Andy Thompson | Stars: Raphael Kepinski, Pandora Morgan, Jay Clift, Gina Bastone

23. Bigas Luna: La mirada entomòloga (2008)

25 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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An exploration of the world and the work of the most international Catalan filmmaker through the director's entomological vision and his portrayal of the characters and themes he loves and hates.

Director: Sergi Rubió | Stars: Bigas Luna, Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Jordi Mollà

24. Because It Mattered (2015)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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When dealing with heartbreak, all you want to do is turn back time. So when you get the chance... why not?

Director: Ryan Simpkins | Stars: Ryan Simpkins, Haley Elise Pehrson, August Robinson, Townes Perry

25. Arena Brains (1987)

35 min | Short, Drama

4.8
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Short, weird film about a group of New Yorkers.

Director: Robert Longo | Stars: Eric Bogosian, Steve Buscemi, Jessica Cardindale, Tom Gilroy

Votes: 80

26. Worm (2011)

Not Rated | 8 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.1
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A lonely dog fanatic is delivered his first Fantasites, a recreational parasite used to induce fantasies, and finally gets to live out his craziest dreams... for a while at least.

Director: Doug Mallette | Stars: John Ferguson, Shane O'Brien, Jes Mercer, Jennifer Bonior

Votes: 7

27. Best Offer (1993)

28 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Lisa Krueger

28. Thr33 (2008)

Not Rated | 5 min | Short, Action, Drama

7.6
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Two ordinary men pass the time as they wait to perform an act of extraordinary cruelty.

Director: Zach Paul | Stars: Jason Adkins, Wayne Bastrup, Brittany Dickey, Tracy Duran

Votes: 11

29. Persian Series #1 (1999)

2 min | Short

5.3
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An experimental short film from the Persian series made by Stan Brakhage.

Director: Stan Brakhage

Votes: 295

30. Persian Series #2 (1999)

2 min | Short

5.8
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An experimental short film from the Persian series made by Stan Brakhage.

Director: Stan Brakhage

Votes: 279

31. The Devil and Me (2010)

Not Rated | 7 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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Director: Evan Burr | Stars: David Lafontant, Armany Habed, Eddie Gomez, Sole Lorenzino

32. Amazon Women (2010)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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Love Hurts, They Heal. Adventures in romance lead to discoveries in relationships.

Director: Kiara Jones | Stars: Stephen Hill, Roger Payano, Celester Rich, Nicole Roderick

33. Candy Cane Lane (2013)

14 min | Short, Drama

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It's New Year's Eve, Los Angeles, 1957. The ideal American family Brad Ford, Jan Ford and their ten-year-old son Little Johnny, sit down for a pleasant dinner together before they host ... See full summary »

Director: Tyler Onassis | Stars: Tyler Onassis, Ali Chappell, Michelle Jones, Pablo Estevez

34. Beneath the Veneer of a Murder (2010)

8 min | Short, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A brief, tense phone conversation between politically connected powerhouse Tom Buchanan and a desperate lower-class thug named Judd over Buchanan's bisexual wife Daisy, her working-class ... See full summary »

Director: Angel Connell | Stars: Christy Scott Cashman, Eric Scheiner, Mark Grant, Jennifer McCartney

Votes: 35

35. Desistfilm (1954)

7 min | Short, Romance

5.9
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Four young men and a young woman sit in boredom. She smokes while one strums a lute, one looks at a magazine, and two fiddle with string. The door opens and in comes a young man, cigarette ... See full summary »

Director: Stan Brakhage | Stars: A. Austin, Robert Benson, Yvonne Fair, Larry Jordan

Votes: 758

36. Who's There? (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Horror, Mystery

5.6
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Ashlee Fridenberg Irene González and Natalie Hansen Ewelina Lukaszewska are two college students. On a crazy week, they decide to take a Ryan Air flight to spend the weekend in the forests ... See full summary »

Director: Pau Masó | Stars: Irene González, Ewelina Lukaszewska, Pau Masó, Angela Vida

Votes: 48

37. The Riverbank (2006)

Not Rated | Short

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Director: Chris Messineo | Stars: Jerry Broome, Meissa Hampton, Allison Lane, Jeff Maschi

38. Mistletoe (2011 Video)

Short, Comedy, Romance

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Director: Michael Tucker | Stars: Mikie Beatty, Dan Beckner

39. Time & Chance (2008)

9 min | Short, Comedy

8.4
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Director: Tim Hodge | Stars: Ansley Bancroft, Nicole Cannella, Tim Hodge, Megan Murphy

Votes: 9

40. Quick Flix (2013– )

30 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Quick Flix is the New show that Features Up and coming filmmakers and offers an outlet to film students and all around Film and Shorts lovers from every corner of the world.

Votes: 14

41. The Fanimatrix: Run Program (2003 Video)

16 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Short

7.2
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A short fan-film that tells the story of two rebels, Dante and Medusa, as they enter the virtual prison world of "The Matrix" to execute a carefully created plan of espionage, distraction and cat and mouse.

Director: Rajneel Singh | Stars: Steven A. Davis, Fasitua Amosa, Vaughan Beckley, Farrah Lipsham

Votes: 62

42. The Filmmaker (2010)

17 min | Short, Biography, Comedy

9.4
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Mark is a filmmaker. He's head over heels in love with Jess but she thinks he's an idiot. She might be right. The Filmmaker follows Mark's laughable exploits in romance and moviemaking, ... See full summary »

Director: Marcello Fabrizi | Stars: James Barrow, Julia Billington, Steven Convery, Ande Cunningham

Votes: 7

43. Merry Christmas, Eve (2011)

37 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Three aimless post-collegiate friends interpret different ways of growing up.

Director: Alyssa Codamon | Stars: Kristin Villanueva, Pamela Fila, Josh Hemphill, Kaitlin Stewart

Votes: 6

44. Night Rituals (2009)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Anna Horowitz fails Latin, loses her virginity, and faces expulsion in a film by Andrew Gitomer.

Director: Andrew Gitomer | Stars: Hannah Bailey, Darcie Wilder, Steven Levine, Joshua Reily

Votes: 11

45. Dog Star Man: Part III (1964)

11 min | Short, Drama

6.6
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Sexual intimacy. Three kinds of images race past, superimposed on each other sometimes: two bodies, a man and a woman's, close up, nude - patches of skin, wisps of hair, glimpses of a face ... See full summary »

Director: Stan Brakhage | Stars: Jane Brakhage, Stan Brakhage

Votes: 942

46. Game Night (II) (2009)

6 min | Short

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Director: Geronimo Deadly | Stars: Rob Bebenek, Simon Box, Sarah Grange, Aaron Lloyd Wilkerson

47. No Tomorrow without Merci (2015)

15 min | Short, Drama, Family

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At the highest point of WW2 two enemies facing each other and instead of killing it turns to helping each other.

Director: Elham Madani | Stars: Jonathan Cousens, Tommy Gunns, Elham Madani, Jackie Zender

48. Mac and Plak (2010)

27 min | Short, Drama

4.8
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Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Charles Ezell, Kevin Guthrie, Rachel Korine, Brian Kotzur

Votes: 50

49. Lost and Found (VII) (2006)

Not Rated | Short

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Director: Chris Messineo | Stars: Meissa Hampton, Jeff Maschi

50. Gone Goodbye (2009)

Not Rated | 5 min | Short, Drama

5.4
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Director: Keith Rivers | Stars: Doug Vogel, Cody Lewis

Votes: 32