Most Popular Sci-Fi Short Films


1. Kung Fury (2015)

Not Rated | 31 min | Short, Action, Comedy

8.1
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In 1985, Kung Fury, the toughest martial artist cop in Miami, goes back in time to kill the worst criminal of all time - kung fuhrer Hitler.

Director: David Sandberg | Stars: David Sandberg, Jorma Taccone, Steven Chew, Leopold Nilsson

Votes: 41,553

2. Axiom (I) (2015)

15 min | Short, Action, Drama

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A high fashion action film set in the near future about robotic assassins causing female genocide in peaceful communities for an unknown reason.

Director: Ashley Eberbach | Stars: Hannah Landberg, Aqueela Zoll, Kaley Victoria Rose, Patrick Barnitt

3. Rebellion: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Short, Sci-Fi

9.0
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"In a time of peril, and uncertainty, the stakes are high as Captain Saibo Osa, and Ana-Li Zemren, call on the aid of an clever old junk trader; Kerren. He provides them vital intel on ... See full summary »

Director: Geoff Reisner | Stars: Marci Miller, Jason Tobias, Jack E. Curenton

Votes: 6

4. Power Rangers (2015)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

7.8
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A dark and gritty re-imagining of the classic franchise.

Director: Joseph Kahn | Stars: Katee Sackhoff, James Van Der Beek, Russ Bain, Will Yun Lee

Votes: 2,419

5. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

8.2
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A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet

Votes: 30,445

6. Till Human Voices Wake Us (2015)

10 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

8.0
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Inspired by the Celtic myths of the Selkies -- seals in water and enchanting maidens on land -- who storm Manhattan when one of their kind falls for a man drowning under the Brooklyn Bridge.

Director: Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Casie Chegwidden, Jordan Weller, Adam Lindo

Votes: 45

7. Riddick: Blindsided (2013)

6 min | Animation, Short, Action

6.4
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A new attempt on Lord Marshal Riddick's life is made on the Necromongers' ship. It's time for Riddick to end the years long meandering through space and go back to his roots.

Director: Bonner Bellew | Stars: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban

Votes: 1,137

8. Darth Maul: Apprentice (2016)

18 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

7.6
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With his training almost complete, Darth Maul must face six Jedi in order to reach his true potential, and become a Dark Lord of the Sith.

Director: Shawn Bu | Stars: Ben Schamma, Mathis Landwehr, Svenja Jung, Eskindir Tesfay

Votes: 916

9. Code 8 (2016)

10 min | Short, Action, Crime

8.1
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A desperate young man possessing special powers clashes with a militarized police force after committing a petty crime.

Director: Jeff Chan | Stars: Stephen Amell, Robbie Amell, Sung Kang, Chad Donella

Votes: 881

10. The Recordist (2007)

23 min | Short, Sci-Fi

6.5
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When Charlie Hall encounters an eccentric older woman named Avis Dauphin her life is turned upside down. Avis is convinced that Charlie is an alien life form sent to Earth to record a ... See full summary »

Director: Zal Batmanglij | Stars: Brit Marling, Annie O'Donnell, Dwight Bacquie, Kandice Stroh

Votes: 106

11. Rise (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 5 min | Short, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A dystopian future, where man's attempt to create artificial intelligence has spun wildly out of control, leading to a war between man and machine.

Director: David Karlak | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Anton Yelchin, Kerry Bishé, Sarah Dumont

Votes: 255

12. La jetée (1962)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Drama, Romance

8.4
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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, a slave, sent back and forth, in and out of time, to find a solution to the ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Étienne Becker, Jean Négroni, Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich

Votes: 21,883

13. Wonder Woman (2013)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Action, Fantasy

6.4
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Wonder Woman faces two simultaneous battles, one on Earth and the other in Themyscira.

Director: Sam Balcomb | Stars: Rileah Vanderbilt, Clare Grant, Alicia Marie, America Young

Votes: 1,132

14. Hoshi no koe (2003)

Unrated | 25 min | Animation, Short, Drama

7.5
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The love of Japanese high school students Mikako Nagamine and Noboru Tera is tested when Mikako is sent to fight aliens in a distant universe and voice mails to and from Earth become months to years in transmission.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Mika Shinohara, Makoto Shinkai, Sumi Mutoh, Chihiro Suzuki

Votes: 6,222

15. Tunnelen (2016)

12 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A family is caught in slow-moving traffic with the hope of making it home safely.

Director: André Øvredal | Stars: Siri Helene Müller, Kyrre Haugen Sydness, Max Amundsen, Maria Dingsøyr-Henriksen

Votes: 35

16. Exile: A Star Wars Story (2016)

16 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Jedi around the galaxy are being viciously hunted and killed by the evil Galactic Empire. Aware of the imminent danger, Jedi Master Boemana Tora and her Padawan Makal Lori, flee to the ... See full summary »

Directors: Noel Braham, Pokey Spears | Stars: Noel Braham, Pokey Spears, Georginna Savoye, Bria Roberts

Votes: 80

17. 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: 9,711

18. The Wrong Trousers (1993)

Unrated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.4
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Wallace is used by a criminal penguin in a robbery involving mechanical trousers.

Director: Nick Park | Star: Peter Sallis

Votes: 42,085

19. Deadpool and Black Panther: The Gauntlet (2016)

30 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

6.2
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Deadpool and Black Panther are back for one last ride, and this time the enemy is a whole new breed of soldier.

Director: Garrett H. Dumas | Stars: Sherod Ogletree, Tatem Spearman, Geoffrey Howard, Jennifer Ansari

Votes: 39

20. Tron: The Next Day (2011)

10 min | Short, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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About the "Flynn Lives" movement.

Director: Kurt Mattila | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Jeff Bridges, Paul Dzenkiw, Garrett Hedlund

Votes: 962

21. World of Tomorrow (2015)

17 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.2
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A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.

Director: Don Hertzfeldt | Stars: Julia Pott, Winona Mae, Sara Cushman

Votes: 5,770

22. Phil Coulson: Agent of SHIELD (2012)

Short, Action, Sci-Fi

5.9
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When a drug deal goes bad, the rivaling gangs enter a Mexican stand off. But peace is always an option when Phil Coulson, agent of SHIELD decides to "mediate" the situation.

Director: Chris R. Notarile | Stars: Anthony Aveni, Emmanuel Brown, Hector De La Rosa, Ron Fulmer

Votes: 99

23. Closets (2015)

19 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.8
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CLOSETS is an interesting, unusual film with a sci-fi twist. It features a tormented 16 year old boy called Henry who, on 12 March 1986, time travels through his bedroom closet and meets up... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Eyre-Morgan | Stars: Julie Hesmondhalgh, Tommy Knight, Ceallach Spellman, Jason Done

Votes: 59

24. The Fall of Men (2015)

29 min | Short, Action, Adventure

7.6
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The Fall Of Men is an original story of Trunks against the infamous Cell. It is a live action fan fiction of Dragon Ball Z.

Director: Yohan Faure | Stars: Benjamin Hubert, Aurélie Dujarrier, Christophe Perez, Samuel Aldrich

Votes: 583

25. A Grand Day Out (1989)

Unrated | 23 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.8
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Wallace takes a break from trying to decide on a holiday destination only to find he has no cheese for his crackers. The solution to both problems is a trip to the moon, with dog Gromit, because everybody knows the moon's made of cheese.

Director: Nick Park | Star: Peter Sallis

Votes: 24,104

26. T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996)

PG-13 | 12 min | Action, Short, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Three freedom fighters attack a large corporation to prevent a future apocalypse.

Directors: John Bruno, James Cameron, Stan Winston | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick

Votes: 6,701

27. Blackadder Back & Forth (1999)

33 min | Short, Comedy, History

7.7
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At a New Millennium Eve party Blackadder and Baldrick test their new time machine and ping pong through history encountering famous characters and changing events rather alarmingly....

Director: Paul Weiland | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Votes: 10,968

28. Connected (V) (2015)

11 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.7
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A spin instructor obsessed with self-improvement is drawn to an experimental treatment center.

Director: Luke Gilford | Stars: Pamela Anderson, Dree Hemingway, Jane Fonda, Patrick Belaga

Votes: 143

29. The Death and Return of Superman (2011)

17 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Screen writer Max Landis accounts DC's 1994 multi-issue story arc "The Death and Return of Superman", pointing out various plot holes and featuring a number of celebrity cameos.

Director: Max Landis | Stars: Max Landis, Kit Willesee, Yuri Lowenthal, Grae Drake

Votes: 946

30. Captain EO (1986)

17 min | Musical, Sci-Fi, Short

6.4
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Captain EO and his space crew are on a mission to save the world from the evil queen by giving her a song and dance.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Michael Jackson, Anjelica Huston, Dick Shawn, Tony Cox

Votes: 3,130

31. I'm Here (2010)

29 min | Short, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A young man faces the abrupt loss of his friend.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sienna Guillory, Annie Hardy, Daniel London

Votes: 6,505

32. 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: 2,999

33. A Close Shave (1995)

Unrated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.2
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Wallace falls for Wendolene, a wool shop owner, while Gromit is framed for the sheep rustling.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Anne Reid

Votes: 31,300

34. Star Wars: Rise of the Grey Jedi

Short, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | Announced

Set in the times of the Old Republic; a young Jedi falls from the ways of the Jedi and becomes a Grey Jedi.

Directors: Timothy Routledge, Niko Velazquez | Stars: Chelsea Mee, Scott L. Schwartz, Kelly Lynn Reiter, Lydia McElderry

35. Gayniggers from Outer Space (1992)

26 min | Comedy, Short, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Extraterrestrial beings travel the galaxy to free men "oppressed" by females to make way for an entirely-homosexual society.

Director: Morten Lindberg | Stars: Coco C.P. Dalbert, Sammy Salomon, Gbatokai Dakinah, Konrad Fields

Votes: 5,341

36. Portal: No Escape (2011)

7 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A woman, named Chell, wakes up in a testing facility with no memory of how she got there. The one thing on her mind, escape.

Director: Dan Trachtenberg | Stars: Danielle Rayne, Alex Albrecht, Brad Arnold, James Logan

Votes: 1,665

37. Star Wars: The New Republic Anthology (2015)

Short, Action, Adventure

7.4
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Add a Plot

Director: Eric Demeusy

Votes: 5

38. Tale of a Timelord (2016)

42 min | Short, Sci-Fi

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Director: Steve Healey | Stars: Sophie Aldred, Simon Baker, John Barrowman, Jamie Baxter

39. Loom (2012)

21 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.6
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In a near dystopian high tech future, where everything is sterilized and many feel completely detached, a loyal chief technician in one of the plants, where meat is grown for food from protein strains, decides to grow something else.

Director: Luke Scott | Stars: Gino Aquino, Evelyn Edwards, Kimi Evans, Patrick Foy

Votes: 302

40. Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (2011)

5 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

8.3
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In the newly opened Star Tours touring agency, C-3PO is accidentally made to be the pilot of a StarSpeeder 1000. Also on board the craft is one of the guests, who is revealed to be a rebel ... See full summary »

Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher, Tom Fitzgerald

Votes: 280

41. Ødeland (2015)

27 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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In a post-apocalyptic world in human decay, a protective father and his teenage daughter are forced to bring a mute teenage boy to their hide-out, which puts their relationship under decisive pressure and expose them to outer dangers.

Director: Jesper Quistgaard | Stars: Alex Høgh Andersen, Elias Munk, Rudi Köhnke, Ramadan Huseini

Votes: 26

42. The Russian Sleep Experiment (2015)

29 min | Short, Drama, Horror

7.9
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Russian researchers funded by the Soviet Union during WWII are testing an expirimental gas on subjects deemed enemies of the state. The experimental gas is meant to eliminate the need for ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Smith | Stars: Gary Brunner, Michael Bugard, Brett Solferino, Zachary Ross

Votes: 31

43. Prelude to Axanar (2014)

21 min | Short, Action, Drama

8.5
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Various retired leaders discuss their experiences of The Four Years War, a war between Star Fleet and The Klingons, and the build up to a battle at Axanar that caused a major turning point in the war.

Director: Christian Gossett | Stars: Richard Hatch, Tony Todd, Kate Vernon, J.G. Hertzler

Votes: 969

44. Youth (II) (2016)

18 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

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Wasted on the young? A sci-fi film about growing old in a world of perpetual youth.

Director: Brett Marty | Stars: Jessica Stroup, George Maguire, Taylor Lambert, Alicia Blasingame

45. Lightningface (2016)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

8.6
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An origin story, of sorts--LIGHTNINGFACE stars Oscar Isaac as Basil Stitt, who in the aftermath of an inexplicable incident, decides to sequester himself inside his apartment, setting the stage for a profound transformation.

Director: Brian Petsos | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Tim Rock, Kristen Wiig, Erika Rankin

Votes: 56

46. Panic Attack! (2009)

5 min | Short, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Giant robots invade Montevideo.

Director: Fede Alvarez | Stars: Diego Garrido, Pedro Luque, Rodo Sayagues

Votes: 1,257

47. Halo: Helljumper (2012)

22 min | Short, Action, Adventure

7.1
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Halo Helljumper is an unofficial live action Halo fan series that follows the life of one human ODST from his enlistment in the UNSC before the Human-Covenant War to around the Fall of ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Wang | Stars: Bradley Rose, Mingyu Chu, Phil Cappadora, Kimberly Carvalho

Votes: 347

48. 2081 (2009)

25 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

7.1
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A short film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron, 2081 depicts a dystopian future in which, thanks to the 212th Amendment to the Constitution and the unceasing vigilance of the ... See full summary »

Director: Chandler Tuttle | Stars: James Cosmo, Julie Hagerty, Armie Hammer, Patricia Clarkson

Votes: 2,106

49. Sonic (2013)

18 min | Short, Action, Adventure

4.6
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On the distant planet of Mobius, all is peaceful. However, the days of the planet's peace are numbered when a man named Julian Kintobor, who now goes by Robotnik, declares himself ruler. ... See full summary »

Director: Eddie Lebron | Stars: Jaleel White, DJ Hazard, Lauren Schacher, Gary Lee Mahmoud

Votes: 160

50. Burn-E (2008)

8 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.8
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If BURN-E (a welding robot) had known how much trouble he'd be caused by WALL-E's pursuit of EVE, then he'd have taken the day off.

Director: Angus MacLane | Stars: Angus MacLane, Tessa Swigart, Ben Burtt, Jeff Garlin

Votes: 7,684