Top 100 Short Filmsby transitasis | created - 04 Sep 2012 | updated - 17 May 2015 | Public
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2. A Day in the Country (1946)
Not Rated | 40 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love with a man at the inn, where they spend the day.
4. The House Is Black (1963)
20 min | Documentary, Short
Set in a leper colony in the north of Iran, The House is Black juxtaposes "ugliness", of which there is much in the world as stated in the opening scenes, with religion and gratitude.
6. Antoine and Colette (1962)
32 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
Antoine Doinel is 17, lives in a hotel and works in a factory making records; he loves music. He falls in love with a woman he meets at a concert. She sees him as a friend, but her parents love him.
7. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)
Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Fantasy, Mystery
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.
9. At Land (1944)
15 min | Short
Silently, a woman wakes on a beach as the tides go in reverse. Her dreamscape unfolds as she tries to locate a chess piece traveling from the beach to a party to a country road and then back.
11. Un Chant D'Amour (1950)
Not Rated | 26 min | Short, Fantasy, Romance
Two prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls, and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication.
13. Light Is Calling (2004)
8 min | Short
A scene from The Bells (1926) is optically reprinted and edited to Michael Gordon¹s 7 minute composition. A meditation on the fleeting nature of life and love, as seen through the roiling emulsion of an film.
16. ...No Lies (1973)
R | 16 min | Short, Drama
A young filmmaking student turns his camera on a female friend as she gets ready to go out for the night. His questions strip away the young woman's defenses, and soon she reveals her ... See full summary »
17. It's Not Just You, Murray! (1964)
15 min | Short, Comedy, Crime
Now middle-aged, mobster Murray looks back at his humble beginnings as a bootlegger and his rise to becoming wealthy and highly influential. Through it he talks about how much of his ... See full summary »
18. North Atlantic (2010)
15 min | Short, Drama
An isolated air traffic controller in a small island of the Azores archipelago is contacted by a lone pilot cut helplessly adrift over the North Atlantic.
22. Curfew (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 19 min | Short, Drama
Having reached the lowest point in his life, a self-destructive man on the brink of demise receives an unexpected call from his estranged sister to look after her young daughter for the night. Could this be the beginning of a new reality?
23. Patriotism (1966)
Not Rated | 30 min | Drama, Short
A Noh dramatization of the suicides of Lt. Shinji Takeyama and his wife Reiko. After participating in a failed 1936 coup and being ordered to execute his friends, he bids his wife an intimate farewell and commits harakiri.
24. Mujo no kaze: The wind of impermanence (2008)
12 min | Short, Drama
Kaz, a Japanese college student, is thrown into a world of depression after his best friend is murdered in America. Elsewhere, a girl named Michi stands in front of a grave high in the ... See full summary »
28. Wasp (2003)
26 min | Short, Drama
Zoë is a single mother who lives with her four children in Dartford. She is poor and can't afford to buy food. One day her ex-boyfriend drives by and asks her to go on a date with him. ... See full summary »
29. Things I Like, Things I Don't Like (1989)
8 min | Short, Comedy
A 9 minute comedy starring Dominique Pinon (Delicatessen). Featuring muted colors with a sepia black and white, Pinon takes the viewer through various examples of what he "likes and ... See full summary »
30. Beat the Devil (2002)
Not Rated | 9 min | Action, Short, Adventure
Decades ago, the legendary James Brown sold his soul to the devil for fame and fortune. Now he wishes to renegotiate. Hired to take Mr. Brown to a rendezvous with the devil (Gary Oldman), ... See full summary »
31. Hostage (2002)
Not Rated | 9 min | Short, Action, Adventure
The driver races to locate a kidnapped victim locked in the trunk of an abandoned car somewhere on the water's edge. Linked to her only by cell phone, the driver narrows in on her location in a desperate race against time and tide.
32. Ticker (2002)
Not Rated | 8 min | Short, Action, Adventure
The Driver finds himself in a dangerous, yet highly political situation; this time being pursued by a helicopter gunship while carrying a passenger with a suitcase, the contents of which will decide the fate of a nation.
35. Cold Tropics (2009)
24 min | Short
In tropical Recife, in northeastern Brazil, temperatures drop to impossible lows and the inhabitants have to adapt. This 'mockumentary' gradually turns critical, looking at the climate, ... See full summary »
36. Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1961)
Not Rated | 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.
42. 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 »
44. Star (I) (2001)
Not Rated | 7 min | Action, Short, Comedy
The Driver now carries an arrogant rock star who is visiting a major city (not Pittsburgh as earlier believed). Played by Madonna, this title character wants to get away from her bodyguards... See full summary »
45. Chosen (2001)
Not Rated | 6 min | Action, Short
The Driver is carrying an East Asian child who has been chosen for a strange rite. He must drive him through a dark night in the city to get to a monk's house, while eluding several U.S. ... See full summary »
46. Six Shooter (2004)
Not Rated | 27 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
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....
48. The Day We Disappear (2001)
24 min | Short
TDWD is a dark surreal nightmare dealing with the themes of desire, jealousy, and ultimately pursuing something that cannot be obtained. The story follows a man who wanders into a reality ... See full summary »
49. A Curtain Raiser (2006)
TV-PG | 30 min | Short, Drama, Romance