Short films Worthy of Watching

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1. Manon sur le bitume (I) (2007)

TV-MA | 15 min | Short, Drama, Romance

A woman gains a new insight of life while she's near death.

Directors: Elizabeth Marre, Olivier Pont | Star: Aude Léger

Votes: 287

9/10

2. Powder Keg (2001)

Not Rated | 8 min | Action, Short

January 13, 2001. Times war photographer Harvey Jacobs is wounded while witnessing a massacre at Nuevo Colon by terrorists. In a desperate effort, the United Nations sends a vehicle to get ... See full summary »

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Clive Owen, Stellan Skarsgård, Lois Smith, Javier Zaragoza

Votes: 4,639

9/10

3. Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962)

TV-PG | 28 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

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.

Director: Robert Enrico | Stars: Roger Jacquet, Anne Cornaly, Anker Larsen, Stéphane Fey

Votes: 3,290

9/10

4. Kiwi! (2006)

3 min | Animation, Short, Action

The story of a Kiwi who spends his whole life working towards achieving his dream.

Director: Dony Permedi

Votes: 7,281

9/10

5. Balance (1989)

7 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A group of fishermen on a precariously balanced platform fight over a trunk.

Directors: Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein

Votes: 4,134

9/10

6. Tango (1981)

8 min | Animation, Short

Subsequent characters appear in a poorly-decorated room, intertwining but never colliding, all possessed by never-ending rituals.

Director: Zbigniew Rybczynski

Votes: 1,991

9/10

7. 10 minuta (2002)

10 min | Short, Drama, War

It's 1994. How different can ten minutes of a tourist in Rome and a family in the besieged Sarajevo be?

Director: Ahmed Imamovic | Stars: Almedin Leleta, Satoshi Yahata, Milan Pavlovic, Jasna Zalica

Votes: 1,053

8. The Critic (1963)

Approved | 4 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Mel Brooks is an old man watching abstract animations. He doesn't understand them, so he heckles with strange commentary, to the annoyance of those around him.

Director: Ernest Pintoff | Star: Mel Brooks

Votes: 746

9/10

9. Quest (1996)

12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A being made of sand wakes up in the desert. It finds a bottle near him, but it's empty. The noise of dropping water can be heard not far away. When the being finds the place the ground ... See full summary »

Director: Tyron Montgomery

Votes: 539

9/10

10. Pas de deux (1968)

G | 13 min | Animation, Short, Musical

Two ballet dancers perform a dance enhanced with surreal multi and after-image effect visuals.

Director: Norman McLaren | Stars: Margaret Mercier, Vincent Warren

Votes: 1,175

9/10

11. Son smeshnogo cheloveka (1992)

20 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Dostoevsky's "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man" tells the story of a desperate man disenchanted with the world and at the verge of committing suicide. But when a little girl comes his way ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Petrov

Votes: 695

9/10

12. Validation (2007)

16 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

A fable about a parking attendant who gives his customers REAL validation -- dispensing both free parking and free compliments.

Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: T.J. Thyne, Vicki Davis, Dave Kuhr, Pam Cook

Votes: 3,825

8/10

13. Sounds from a Town I Love (2001 TV Short)

3 min | Short, Comedy

Woody Allen's short film was his contribution to the Concert for New York City in October 2001. The short film features New Yorkers on the street talking about life in the City That Never Sleeps.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Marshall Brickman, Griffin Dunne, Michael Emerson, Hazelle Goodman

Votes: 800

8/10

14. The House of Small Cubes (2008)

12 min | Animation, Short, Drama

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.

Director: Kunio Kato | Star: Masami Nagasawa

Votes: 8,275

8/10

15. The Old Man and the Sea (1999)

20 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

An old fisherman goes out on his fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life.

Director: Aleksandr Petrov | Stars: Gordon Pinsent, Kevin Duhaney, Yôji Matsuda, Rentarô Mikuni

Votes: 3,227

8/10

16. 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

Votes: 4,175

8/10

17. Signs (I) (2008)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Romance

Where do you find love? Sometimes all you need is a sign.

Director: Patrick Hughes | Stars: Nick Russell, Kestie Morassi

Votes: 4,079

8/10

18. The Confession (IV) (2010)

26 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

Quiet and sincere 9-year-old Sam is worried about making his first confession. His conscience is clear, therefore he cannot hope for any relief from the experience. He and his friend Jacob ... See full summary »

Director: Tanel Toom | Stars: Lewis Howlett, Joe Eales, James Simmons, Gemma Atkins

Votes: 611

8/10

19. Most (2003)

29 min | Short, Drama

A poetic and powerful story of a father forced to choose between love and duty.

Director: Bobby Garabedian | Stars: Vladimír Javorský, Linda Rybová, Ladislav Ondrej, Ester Geislerová

Votes: 1,319

8/10

20. Vincent (1982)

G | 6 min | Short, Animation, Family

Young Vincent Malloy dreams of being just like Vincent Price and loses himself in macabre daydreams which annoys his mother.

Director: Tim Burton | Star: Vincent Price

Votes: 19,585

8/10

21. True (2004)

10 min | Short, Romance

The phone rings, startling Tomas, who is seated in front of the computer. He feels for the telephone receiver. Tomas is blind. His girlfriend, Francine, tells him that it's all over and ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Natalie Portman, Melchior Derouet

Votes: 2,278

8/10

22. Logorama (2009)

R | 16 min | Animation, Short, Action

Police chase an armed criminal in a version of Los Angeles comprised entirely of corporate logos.

Directors: François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy, Ludovic Houplain | Stars: Bob Stephenson, Sherman Augustus, Aja Evans, Joel Michaely

Votes: 5,139

8/10

23. The Lost Thing (2010)

Not Rated | 15 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A boy finds a strange creature on a beach, and decides to find a home for it in a world where everyone believes there are far more important things to pay attention to.

Directors: Andrew Ruhemann, Shaun Tan | Star: Tim Minchin

Votes: 3,077

8/10

24. West Bank Story (2005)

21 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

A musical comedy set in the fast-paced, fast-food world of competing falafel stands on the West Bank. David, an Israeli soldier, falls in love with Fatima, a beautiful Palestinian cashier, ... See full summary »

Director: Ari Sandel | Stars: Ben Newmark, Noureen DeWulf, A.J. Tannen, Joey Naber

Votes: 1,487

8/10

25. The Lady and the Reaper (La dama y la muerte) (2009)

TV-G | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

All alone in her room, a solitary elderly widow lying on her deathbed yearns to reunite with her beloved late husband, nevertheless, the road to the afterlife can be long, while on the other hand, today's modern medicine works miracles.

Director: Javier Recio Gracia | Stars: Miguel Angel Perez, Eva Molina

Votes: 2,220

8/10

26. The New Tenants (2009)

TV-14 | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

A nosy neighbor, a drug dealer and an angry husband make for a move-in day that two men will never forget.

Director: Joachim Back | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Kevin Corrigan, Liane Balaban, Jamie Harrold

Votes: 1,286

8/10

27. Wish 143 (2009)

24 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Tells the story of a young man desperate to come of age before time runs out.

Director: Ian Barnes | Stars: Samuel Holland, Rory Kinnear, Kieran Hardcastle, Lizzie Roper

Votes: 502

8/10

28. Spielzeugland (2007)

TV-PG | 14 min | Short, Drama, War

A German mother lies to her son about where the Nazis are sending their Jewish neighbors.

Director: Jochen Alexander Freydank | Stars: Julia Jäger, Cedric Eich, Tamay Bulut Özvatan, Torsten Michaelis

Votes: 2,043

8/10

29. The Big Shave (1967)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Drama, Horror

In the process of shaving, a young man cuts himself. A lot.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Star: Peter Bernuth

Votes: 4,810

8/10

30. Plastic Bag (2009)

18 min | Short, Drama

A plastic bag, thrown out in the trash, attempts to find his way back to his owner and along the way discovers the world.

Director: Ramin Bahrani | Stars: Werner Herzog, Barbara Weetman

Votes: 1,018

8/10

31. Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers (2001)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Music

A gang in a Volvo have staked out a flat; when its occupants leave to walk their dog, the six break into the place. One keeps his eyes on a stopwatch: they have only ten minutes before the ... See full summary »

Directors: Ola Simonsson, Johannes Stjärne Nilsson | Stars: Johannes Björk, Magnus Börjeson, Marcus Haraldson, Fredrik Myhr

Votes: 1,160

8/10

32. What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? (1963)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A writer named Algernon (but called Harry by his friends) buys a picture of a boat on a lake, and his obsession with it renders normal life impossible. He attempts to function again by ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Zeph Michelis, Mimi Stark, Sarah Braveman, Fred Sica

Votes: 1,252

8/10

33. Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present 17 minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Pierre Batcheff, Simone Mareuil, Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dalí

Votes: 39,323

8/10

34. The Lunch Date (1989)

12 min | Short, Drama

A woman misses her train and buys lunch in a café. When she returns to her table, a man is eating her salad.

Director: Adam Davidson | Stars: Scotty Bloch, Clebert Ford, Bernard Johnson, Paul Sarnoff

Votes: 1,199

8/10

35. Katedra (2002)

7 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

A space fantasy about an explorer who pays a visit to an unusual cathedral built with organic materials.

Director: Tomasz Baginski | Stars: Jola Rzebuska, Maria Kucharska, Marcin Jaskowski, Piotr Widlarz

Votes: 3,584

8/10

36. Fallen Art (2004)

6 min | Comedy, Animation, Short

A volunteer soldier plummets to his death. A photograph is taken and sent by courier to a huge man, who adds it to his macabre collection.

Director: Tomasz Baginski | Stars: Arkadiusz Jakubik, Marcin Kudelka, Dariusz Toczek

Votes: 3,377

8/10

37. Strangers (I) (2003)

7 min | Short, Drama

A short story of two strangers meeting in a train journey, not knowing that something stranger is coming their way.

Directors: Guy Nattiv, Erez Tadmor | Stars: Guy Eliayahoo, Ooky Etinger, Guy Loel, Gil Rimer

Votes: 349

8/10

38. Copy Shop (2001)

12 min | Drama, Short, Comedy

Unknowingly, a copy shop employee sets off a bizarre series of events with utterly unforeseen consequences.

Director: Virgil Widrich | Stars: Johannes Silberschneider, Elisabeth Ebner-Haid

Votes: 1,551

8/10

39. My Heart Laid Bare (2008)

7 min | Short

Inspired to Boccaccio's Decameron, the story takes place in the Roman suburbs between the Port of Fiumicino and Ostia: it is about the end of love.

Director: Yi Zhou | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Enzo Basile, Gianmaria Majorana

Votes: 53

8/10

40. The Last 3 Minutes (2010)

5 min | Short, Drama

The last 3 minutes of William Turner's life and his beloved crystal.

Director: Po Chan | Stars: Harwood Gordon, Eli Jane, Alex Weber, David Scales

Votes: 204

8/10

41. Das Rad (2003)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Apparently, rocks are having conversations all around us, but they talk very, very slowly...

Directors: Chris Stenner, Arvid Uibel, Heidi Wittlinger | Stars: Rainer Basedow, Michael Habeck

Votes: 1,808

8/10

42. Security (I) (2006)

13 min | Short

Add a Plot

Director: Lars Henning | Stars: Peter Kurth, Suzana Rozkosny

Votes: 59

8/10

43. A légy (1980)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A fine day in the life of a fly presented completely from the fly's point of view. A fine day until something dreary happens, that is.

Director: Ferenc Rofusz

Votes: 1,372

8/10

44. El empleo (2008)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A man prepares and goes to work in a bizarre world, where the meaning of human workforce is taken to another level.

Director: Santiago Bou Grasso

Votes: 2,355

8/10

45. Ghosts Before Breakfast (1928)

6 min | Short

Hans Richter, noted for his abstract shorts, has everyday objects rebelling against their daily routine.

Director: Hans Richter | Stars: Werner Graeff, Walter Gronostay, Paul Hindemith, Darius Milhaud

Votes: 1,227

8/10

46. Black Rider (1993)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Comedy

A young black man is verbally harassed by an older woman on a streetcar, while the other passengers remain silent. He finally exacts his revenge.

Director: Pepe Danquart | Stars: Senta Moira, Paul Outlaw, Stefan Merki, Klaus Tilsner

Votes: 1,387

8/10

47. Still Life (III) (2005)

9 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

A pill-popping, over-caffeinated driver accidentally hits something. Panic-stricken, he searches for help in a strange and desolate town that offers very little in the form of human kindness.

Director: Jon Knautz | Stars: Trevor Matthews, Kyle Brydges, Joe Newton, Sam Pollack

Votes: 933

8/10

48. Offside (II) (2006)

7 min | Short, Drama, War

One fence, four fans, and the game of their lives. This is a story about 4 men and a radio.

Directors: Guy Nattiv, Erez Tadmor | Stars: Liron Levo, Joad Abed El Gani, Ido Mosseri, Dirar Suleiman

Votes: 173

8/10

49. J'attendrai le suivant... (2002)

4 min | Comedy, Short, Romance

A man falls in love while in a subway station.

Director: Philippe Orreindy | Stars: Sophie Forte, Thomas Gaudin, Pascal Casanova

Votes: 1,336

8/10

50. High Maintenance (I) (2006)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

In the near-future, a woman whose robotic husband fails to meet her standards returns and upgrades him for a better version with standards that she now fails to meet.

Director: Phillip Van | Stars: Nicolette Krebitz, Wanja Mues, Judith Rohde, Anna Schenk-Rollmann

Votes: 324

8/10

51. Korova (1989)

10 min | Animation, Short, Drama